Beginning of Book 3 of Picatrix,
where is treated:
- The properties of the planets and the signs.
- Their forms and figures are shown along with their color.
- How one can speak with the spirits of the planets and all the other elements of nigromancy.
- Chapter 1: Rapports of the planets with plants, animals, and metals.
- Chapter 2 : Rapports of the signs to the three genres aforementioned, that is the plants, animals, and metals.
- Chapter 3 : Figures, inks, clothing, incenses of the planets, and also inks of the decans of the signs.
- Chapter 4 : Why the secrets may not be understood except by initiates to this science.
- Chapter 5 : Discussion of the virtue proper to animals, the remarkable facts necessary in this science, and how the planetary spirits are attracted by the images and the incenses.
- Chapter 6 : Art of attracting the planetary spirits by means of natural things; nature of the talisman and its means of having power.
- Chapter 7 : Attraction of the virtue of the planets; how we are able to speak to them; how the effect is distributed between the planets, the figures, the sacrifices, the prayers, the incenses, the positions; state of the sky necessary to each planet.
- Chapter 8 : Type of prayers by which the Nabateans petitioned the Sun and Saturn; by which means they spoke to them and attracted their spirits and their effects.
- Chapter 9 : Means of attracting the strengths of each planet one by one, of naming the spirits of these forces according to their groupings, and also of working under the aforementioned names.
- Chapter 10 : Discussion regarding the preparations of the planetary spirits, on the means of suppressing the damages of the workings and the effects, on the miracles of nigromancy, on the foods, incenses, oils, and perfumes that one working upon the planetary spirits must use; effects proper to the planets and workings that work not but by the view (of the appropriate planet).
- Chapter 11 : Effects of the talismans upon diverse things, in particular upon the alteration of the view for one who sees things other than as they are; and also the means of sleeping, growing old, of making poisons and their remedies.
- Chapter 12 : Rules necessary in this science.