Dan Attrell gives a talk on the use of psychoactive substances in the Picatrix, an infamous work of medieval magic which was vital to the occult traditions of the European Renaissance and played a key role in the development of renaissance demonology and astrology.
This talk entitled "High Times: Astral Magic and the Curious World of Psychotropic Substances in the Picatrix" was first presented at Western Michigan University's 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies in May 2013 in a session run by the Societas Magicka. It has since been re-recorded for a larger audience.
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