The Mysteries

An Ars Magica sourcebook

The Mysteries at a Glance

  • Expand your understanding of Mythic Europe magic and integrate it with real world history with this Ars Magica fourth edition sourcebook.
  • Join or investigate one of the secret societies within these pages and learn how they differ from the Order at large.
  • Extensive new mechanics offer interesting twists on gameplay. This book includes new Abilities, Virtues, spells, and more.

Minds of Magic: More about The Mysteries

How does a member of the Order of Hermes view the art of magic? How do the powers of Ars Magica wizards compare to the skills of the real life historical hermetic magic movement? What secret societies hide within the ranks of the Order, and what do those societies believe?

Explore these topics in The Mysteries, a sourcebook for Ars Magica fourth edition. This extensively researched supplement is grounded in medieval science, theology, and magical beliefs. Use the new Abilities, Virtues, spells, and laboratory activities within to inspire your plots and develop your characters.

Incorporate "actual medieval magic" with into the world of Mythic Europe with this supplement.

The Mysteries is out of print, although a revised version is available. The Mysteries requires Ars Magica fourth edition to play.

The Mysteries: Contents

  • The Heart of Tradition
  • Mystagogy
  • Ars Alchemia
  • Ars Astrologia
  • Imaginatio Magica
  • Ars Theurgia
  • Exotica
  • The Line of Hermes
  • Appendix: Library of Mysteries
  • Bibliography


  • 2000 Out of the Box Award Runner-Up – Best Supplement.

Vital Stats

Authors: Adam Bank and Jeremiah Genest
Editors: Damelon Kimbrough and Jeff Tidball
Cover: Jeff Menges
MSRP: $21.95
Atlas Stock #: AG0265
Barcode: 978-1-887801-89-8
Format: 176 pages, 8.5” x 11”, perfect bound
Release Date: 2000