The full title of this almost 300 year old book is: 'A Compleat System Of Magick Or The History Of The Black Art, SHEWING,I. The Original of Magicians ; and how some of them were made Kings. II. How the ancient Magi who study'd Philosophy, Astronomy, etc. were induc'd to turn Wizards and Sorcerers and deal with the Devil, III. The different Shapes assum'd by the Devil in his first Appearances to Magicians. IV. Who first practised Magick as a Diabolical Art, and its Progress among the Egyptians and Phoeniciahs. V. What the Black-Art really is, the various Manner of its Practice in different Parts of the World, and of the Doctrine of Spirits. VI. How far it may be suppos'd there can be an Intercourse between Superiour and Infernal Beings, and whether the Magick-Art now subsists. VII. How far the Devil may be raised by Magical Operations, and whether it is by their own Power, or by mutual Concert with the Devil.'


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A Compleat System Of Magick or The History Of The Black art - D Defoe 1729