Emily Selove on the Magical Book of al-Sakkaki

Sirāj al-Dīn al-Sakkākī (1160 Khwarezm – 1229 Qaryat al-Kindi) is widely known for his Miftāḥ al-‘ulūm, ‘The Key of the Sciences’, a work on Arabic grammar and rhetoric. Less known is his Kitāb al-shāmil wa al-baḥr al-kāmil, ‘The Book of the Complete and the Sea of the Perfect’, a comprehensive book on occult sciences covering … Continue reading Emily Selove on the Magical Book of al-Sakkaki