CYPRIANA: OLD WORLD gathers the lore and praxis regarding the good Saints CYPRIAN and JUSTINA of Antioch, the famed sorcerer-saint and the steadfast virgin-martyr, through bringing together diverse and divergent essays regarding Cyprianic traditions and practices. Recently the focus of a resurgence of interest in the English-speaking world, the Saints CYPRIAN and JUSTINA stand at a crossroads of the Old and New Worlds, and form an intermediary nexus of Christian thaumaturgy and older pagan mysteries uniquely celebrated in European Magic and its permutations world-wide. Our Saints inspire through their patronage both the Devout and the Heretic alike to new sorcerous endeavors, and this volume coheres around Cyprianic history and the magic of the Old World of Europe.
Here the dry bones of ink and parchment are given new breath in the living voices of those inspired by our Saints. First fruits upon an old altar, we offer new and original translations of source texts next to explorations of the famed Book(s) of Saint CYPRIAN and cartomancy traditions that arise therefrom, and delve deeper into the patronage of the Saint over necromancers and sorcerers.
Edited by Alexander Cummins, Jesse Hathaway Diaz and Jennifer Zahrt.
Table of Contents
Opening the Book
The Conversion of St. Cyprian
(Book I of The Acts of Saint Cyprian and Saint Justina)
—Translated by Matthew Barclay
—Translated by Johannes Björn Gårdbäck
Cyprian Books of Magic in the Scandinavian Tradition
—Johannes Björn Gårdbäck
‘In the Manner of Saint Cyprian’:
A Cyprianic Black Magic of Early Modern English Grimoires
Searching for Cyprian in Portuguese Ethnography
‘Seven Years the Sea Thou Roamed’: Cyprianic Ritual and Divination
On Saint Cyprian, Translation, and Poetics
—Jennifer Zahrt interviews José Leitão
—Jesse Hathaway Diaz