The Bornless Ritual: Bibliography

Betz, Hans Dieter, ed. The Greek Magical Papyri in Translation, 2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992.

Bonner, Campbell. “The Numerical Value of a Magical Formula,” in The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, vol. 16 No. 1/2 (May 1930). London: The Egypt Exploration Society, 1930.

Bonner, Campbell. Studies in Magical Amulets, Chiefly Graeco-Egyptian. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1950.

Crowley, Aleister. Liber Samekh, Theurgia Goetia Summa (Congressus cum Dæmone) sub figura DCCC.  Found in various Crowley publications, notably as Appendix IV of Magick: Liber ABA (Book Four), New York: Samuel Weiser, Inc. 2000, and many editions of Magick in Theory and Practice.

Goodwin, Charles Wycliffe. Fragment of a Græco-Egyptian Work upon Magic, from a Papyrus in the British Museum. Cambridge: Deighton, MacMillan, and Co., 1852. The Bornless ritual transcription and translation begin on pp. 6-7.

Kenyon, F. A., ed. Greek Papyri in the British Museum: Catalogue, with Texts. Vol. 1. London: Trustees of the British Museum et al, 1893. Discussion of the present papyrus begins on page 64.

King, C. W. The Gnostics and their remains, ancient and mediaeval. London: David Nutt, 1887.

Liddell, Henry George, and Scott, Robert, with Jones, Henry Stuart, ed. A Greek-English Lexicon. Oxford: Clarendon Press,1940.

Preisendanz, Karl, et al. Papyri Graecae Magicae. Die Griechischen Zauberpapyri. Vol. 1.  Leipzig: B. G. Teubner, 1928.

Reiling, J. Hermas and Christian Prophecy: A Study of the Eleventh Mandate. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1973.

Reitzenstein, Die hellenistischen Mysterienreligionen: nach ihren Grundgedanken und Wirkungen (Hellenistic Mystery-Religions: Their Basic Ideas and Significance), as cited in Preisendanz. Leipzig: B. G. Teubner, 1927.

Smyth, Herbert Weir. A Greek Grammar for Colleges. New York et al: American Book Company, 1920.

Unknown author. Inscription of Ieu the Painter in the letter, commonly referred to as the “Bornless Ritual”, “Bornless Rite”, or “Bornless Invocation.” London Papyrus 46 (also known as PGM V), in the collection of the British Library, available online in the Library’s Digitised Manuscripts site. c. 4th century AD.

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