The Seven Names of Lamastu

by Jan Fries
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Release Date: 2017-03-31
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Pages: 580 pages
ISBN 13: 9781910191040
ISBN 10: 1910191043
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The Seven Names of Lamastu is an exploration of the religions and mysteries of the cradle of civilisation, Mesopotamia. A modern translation of the famous Lamastu Series, with commentary, which can be used as a dictionary and travel companion through the earliest form of religion and sorcery.
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