This Rare Guide on Persian Mysticism Helps You Discover Your Astrological Demon

Princeton’s Department of Rare Books and Special Collections has a very special Persian manuscript from 1921, entitled Kitāb-i ʻAjāʾib-i makhlūqāt (Wonders of Creation).

Instructions on how to cast out the demons, written in Farsi.

This book includes 56 painted illustrations of demons and angels, while also exploring magic, astrology, spells, talismans and more. 

 

Within the book, there is a selection of the "Demons of the Zodiac", which you can browse below. 

ARIES
Aries

TAURUS

GEMINI

CANCER

VIRGO

 

SCORPIO

 

SAGITTARIUS

 

CAPRICORN

 

AQUARIUS

 

PISCES

All images are courtesy of Princeton’s Department of Rare Books and Special Collections; all images are from Princeton Islamic MSS 3rd. Series No. 349

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