Ars Notoria

The Ars Notoria (or Notary Art) is a medieval treatise of scholastic angel magic attributed to Solomon and/or Apollonius of Tyana constituting a series of prayers and knowledge sigils (or ‘notae‘) used for rapidly learning the seven liberal arts (the Trivium: grammar, logic, and rhetoric; the Quadrivium: arithmetic, geometry, music, and astronomy).

Translated into English from the Latin by Robert Turner (1657)

Full text as PDF available here

For more context, see also:

– Claire Fanger’s Invoking Angels: Theurgic Ideas and Practices, Thirteenth to Sixteenth Centuries (PSU Press, 2015).
– Stephen Skinner’s editions 1 and 2.
– Justin Sledge’s recent video on the subject.
– For a critical edition, see Julien Véronèse, “L’Ars notoria au Moyen Age: Introduction et édition critique” (Sismel, 2007).

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