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gri·moire

 (grəm-wär′)
n.
A book of magical knowledge, especially one containing spells.

[French, from Old French, from alteration (probably influenced by grimuche, grotesque figure, grimace, grimace kindred Old French words) of gramaire, grammar, the study of Latin literature; see grammar.]

grimoire

(ɡriːmˈwɑː)
n
(Alternative Belief Systems) a textbook of sorcery and magic
[C19: from French, altered from grammaire grammar; compare glamour]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grimoire - a manual of black magic (for invoking spirits and demons)
manual - a small handbook
Translations
grimoár
GrimoireZauberbuch
grimorio
loitsukirjataikakirja
grimorio
グリモワール
grimuaras
grimório
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Peterson, "The Book of Oberon: A Sourcebook of Elizabethan Magic" is a lavishly illustrated grimoire that will prove to be an indispensable addition to the Metaphysical Studies reference collections of magic practitioners, grimoire collectors, and Elizabethan Era historians.
For the first time, Foxwood reveals some of his own deeply personal rituals and spells directly from his own grimoire of witchery; he highlights the differences (and similarities) between Wicca, "traditional" witchcraft, and old style witchery.
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The team try to join the dots between an unidentifiable corpse, a stolen grimoire, and a profoundly peculiar south London housing estate whose architect may have practised magic.
Here the team try to join the dots between an unidentifiable corpse, a stolen grimoire, and a peculiar south London housing estate whose architect may have practised magic.
Matters have since improved, we're along for the ride here, as the team try to join the dots between an unidentifiable corpse, a stolen grimoire, and a profoundly peculiar south London housing estate whose architect may have practised magic.