Book of power

Book of power

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The Book of Power was originally transcribed by Idres Shah from an 18th century manuscript, and he speculates that it has come, whether in this current form or not, from the Middle Eastern magical tradition. So far, there has only one text of The Book of Power has been found, Shah searched through many major libraries following up various rumors, but never found another copy. The text contains many interesting magical squares and cryptic references to numerological systems, probably in this case the Arabic ABJD system. I have placed all of the footnotes at the end of the document, those by Shah I formatted in italics. I cannot vouch for the accuracy of my Arabic renderings, but I have included them nonetheless