Chaldean Oracles

The Chaldean Oracles are fragmentary Greek magical texts comprising revelations from the gods. The Chaldean Oracles were among the texts important to the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and other Western magical traditions.

The texts were written in the second century c.e. by Julianus the Theurgist. They purport to reveal magical teachings based on Platonism, and they were important to Platonic scholars of the day.

From: The Encyclopedia of Magic and Alchemy Written by Rosemary Ellen Guiley Copyright © 2006 by Visionary Living, Inc.

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