The Rawlinson necromantic manuscript, 15th century This collection of texts on magic and fortune-telling in Latin and Middle English is one of four Bodleian manuscripts consulted by Alan Garner when he was writing The Weirdstone of Brisingamen. Popularly known as the Rawlinson necromantic manuscript, it contains spells, conjurations, invocations, and ‘experimenta’ (true experiences) of angels. MS. Rawl. D. 252
This would have quite the effect for a prop. Build the book with your traditional silk and fan flames, and make a spot light LED with rotating barrel for the embers. To go the extra mile you could do the embers as a peppers ghost reflected on glass.