Being an Account and Rendition of the Arte of Geomantic Divination and Magic
By Gary St. M. Nottingham

Ars Geomantica explores the medieval system of Geomancy, one of the simplest and most practical of the divinatory arts, and one which crossed the boundaries of class and station due to its effectiveness. The sixteen symbols, their meanings and how to read them are lucidly demonstrated in a concise and lucid style.

Alchemist and sorceror Gary Nottingham goes far beyond simply providing a thorough exposition of the techniques and interpretations of Geomantic symbols in this work. He demonstrates their applications for working with the elemental energies of air, fire, water and earth, as well as their application in talismanic work and use as symbolic doorways for accessing the subtle realms.

The inclusion of detailed instructions for the creation of geomantic staves, elemental fluid condensers, and talismanic construction and consecration make this work a superb introduction of wide scope to the principles of magic and divination.

Ars Geomantica is Vol. III of the Foundations of Practical Sorcery series by Gary St. M. Nottingham.

2015, 72 pages. Paperback & Kindle editions available.
ISBN 978-1-905297-76-4
B&W 6.14 x 9.21 in or 234 x 156 mm (Royal 8vo) Perfect Bound on Creme w/Gloss Lam

Ars Geomantica by Gary St. M. Nottingham

  • Introduction
    Free Will or Destiny?
    Instruments of Arte
    Geomantic Symbols of Arte
    Birthing the Symbols of Arte
    Bending the Bendable
    ‘As I Do Will So Mote It Be!’
    ‘Doors of Perception’
    Further Reading

  • Gary St. M. Nottingham’s commitment to the study and practice of the alchemical arte, ritual magic, grimoires and spirit conjuration means that he can often be found peering at bubbling flasks or a shewstone – or otherwise engaged in deepening his knowledge and understanding of such matters.  His practices also draw on the work of the 17th-century astrologer William Lilly and the arte of horary astrology.

    He organised the legendary Ludlow Esoteric Conference (2004-2008), helped produce Verdelet occult magazine, has taught many free day workshops on basic occult skills and is a popular speaker at esoteric conferences.

    The seven volumes of Foundations of Practical Sorcery are an unabridged collection of Gary’s much sought-after previously published work, updated and made available to a wider readership at last.  Ars Alchemica and Ars Angelorum may be seen as companion volumes to this central work.  

    Gary was raised in south Shropshire, where, during his mid-teens, he became involved with a small Coven, thereby gaining an excellent grounding in a wide selection of magical practices.   Following the conjuration of a spirit, and asking it for help that manifested when least expected, he subsequently became involved with a group of practising alchemists. 

    He has a background in horticulture, enjoys spending time in the garden and playing chess.