From The Stars

BUT the celestial images, according to whose likeness images of this kind are framed, are many in the heavens some visible arid conspicuous, others only imaginary, conceived and set down by the Egyptians, Indians, and Chaldeans and their parts are so ordered, that even the figures of some of them are distinguished from others for this reason they place in the circle of the Zodiac twelve general images, according to the number of the signs of these, they constituting Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius,...

Epistle To Museus

Thou, O, Museus whose mind is high, Observe my words, and read them with thine eye These secrets in thy sacred breast repone, And in thy journey think of God alone The Author of all things, that cannot die Of whom we now shall speak---------- I TELL thee here, Museus, to observe our words, and read them with thine eye, that is, the eye of thine understanding for, know, there are many that hear us speak, that read not the meaning of our words. Wherefore shouldst thou contemplate these mysteries...

General Fumes Of The Planets

To Saturn are appropriated for fumes, odoriferous roots as pepper-wort root, & c., and the frankincense tree. To Jupiter, all odoriferous fruits as nutmegs, cloves, & c. To Mars, all odoriferous woods as sanders, Cyprus, lignum balsam, and lignum aloes. To the Sun, all gums as frankincense, mastich benjamin, storax, laudanum, ambergris, and musk. To Venus, flowers as roses, violets, saffron, and the like. To Mercury, all the parings of wood or fruit as cinnamon, lignum cassia, mface,...

Of The Images Of Mars

FROM the operations of Mars, they made an image in the hour of Mars (Mars ascending in the second face of Aries), in a martial stone, especially in a diamond the form of which was a man armed, riding upon a lion, having in his right hand a naked sword erect, carrying in his left hand the head of a man. They report that an image of this kind renders a man powerful in good and evil, so that he shall be feared by all and whoever carries it, they give him the power of enchantment, so that he shall...

Of The Images Of Venus

FROM the operations of Venus they made an image, which was available for favour and benevolence, at the very hour it ascended into Pisces the form of which was the image of a woman, having the head of a bird, the feet of an eagle, and holding a dart in her hand. They made another image of Venus, to obtain the love of women, in the lapis lazuli, at the hour of Venus, Venus ascending in Taurus the figure of which was a naked maid, with her hair spread abroad, having a looking-glass in her hand,...

Spirits

IT is the opinion of divines, that all evil spirits are of that nature, that they hate God as well as man therefore Divine Providence has set over us more pure spirits, with whom he hath entrusted us, as with shepherds and governors, that they should daily help us, and drive away evil spirits from us, and curb andrestrain them, that they should not hurt us, as they would otherwise as is read in Tobias, that Raphael did apprehend the demon called Asmodeus, and bound him in the wilderness of the...

Lesson Xi

TAKE the foregoing instructions as thy principal instrument, and know that our soul has the power, when the body is free, as we before said, of any pollution, the heart void of malice and offence I say the soul is then a free agent, and has the power, spiritually and magically, to act upon any matter whatsoever therefore I said the first matter is in the soul and the extracting of it, is to bring the dormant power of the pure, living, breathing spirit and eternal soul into act. Note well that...

Magnetism

IN our following Treatise of Magnetism we have collected and arranged in order some valuable and secret things out of the writings of that most learned chemist and philosopher Paracelsus, who was the ornament of Germany and the age he lived in. Likewise we have extracted the very marrow of the science of Magnetism out of the copious and elaborate works of that most celebrated philosopher (by fire) Van Helmont, who, together with Paracelsus, industriously promulgated all kinds of magnetic and...

Of Witch Craft

LET a witch therefore be granted, who can strongly torment an absent man by an image of wax, by imprecation or cursing, by enchantment, or also by a foregoing touch alone, (for here we speak nothing of Sorceries, because they are those which kill only by poison, inasmuch as every common apothecary can im itate those things) that this act is diabolical, no man doubts however, it is profitable to discern how much Satan and how much the witch can contribute hereunto. First of all, thou shalt take...

Footnotes

77 1 Agrippa here, speaking of the element of earth being reduced to its utmost simplicity, by being purified by fire and a convenient washing, means, that it is the first and principal ingredient necessary to the production of the Philosopher's stone, either of animals or metals. THE other two elements, viz. water and air, a re not less efficacious than the former neither is Nature wanting to work wonderful things in them. There is so great a necessity of water, that without it nothing can...

The Scale Of Unity

One Divine Essence, the fountain of all virtues and power whose name is expressed with one most simple letter. One Su preme Intelligence, the first creature, the fountain of life. One King of Stars, the fountain of life. One subject, and instrument of all virtues, natural and supernatural. One Prince of Rebellion, of Angels, and Darkness. THE first number is two, because it is the first multitude it can be measured by no number besides unity alone, the common measure of all numbers it is not...

An Invocation of the Good Spirits

IN the name of the blessed and Holy Trinity, I do desire thee, strong, and mighty angels (here name the spirits you would have appear) that if it be the divine will of him who is called Tetragrammaton, & c. the holy God, the Father, that thou take upon thee some shape as best becometh thy celestial nature, and appear to us visibly here in this place, and answer our demands, in as far as we shall not transgress the bounds of the divine mercy and goodness, by requesting unlawful knowledge but...

Of the Appearance of the Spirits

THESE things being duly performed, there will appear infinite visions, apparitions, phantasms, & c. beating of drums, and the sound of all kinds of musical instruments which is done by the spirits, that with the terror they might force some of the companions out of the circle, because they can effect nothing against the exorcist himself after this you shall see an infinite company of archers, with a great multitude of horrible beasts, which will arrange themselves as if they would devour the...

Trithemius Of Spanheim

The Translator's LETTER to a FRIEND of his, a young Student in these occult KNOWING thee to be a curious searcher afte r those sciences which are out of the common track of study, (I mean the art of foretelling events, magic, telismans, & c.) I am moved spiritually to give thee my thoughts up on them, and by these ideas here written, to open to thine eye (spiritual) as much information as it seems necessary for thee to know, by. which thou mayest be led by the hand into the delectable field...

A General Exorcism of the Spirits of the AIR

WE being made after the image of God, endued with power from God and made after his will, do exorcise you, by the most mighty and powerful name of God, El, strong and wonderful, (here name the spirit which is to appear,) and we command you by Him who spoke the word and it was done, and by all the names of God, and by the name Adonai, El, Elohim, Elohe, Zebaoth, Elion, Eserchie, Jah, Tetragrammaton, Sadai, Lord God Most High we exorcise you, and powerfully comm and you that you forthwith appear...

The Conjuration of Tuesday

I CONJURE and call upon you, ye strong and good angels, in the names Ya, Ya, Ya He, He, He Va, Hy, Hy, Ha, Ha, Ha Va, Va, Va An, An, An Aia, Aia, Aia El, Ay, Elibra, Elohim, Elohim and by the names of the high God, who hath made the sea and dry land, and by his word hath made the earth, and produced trees, and hath set his seal upon the planets, with his precious, honoured, revered and holy name and by the name of the angels governing in the fifth house, who are subservient to the great angel...

With Us

WE might doubt whether angels or demons, since they are pure spirits, use any vocal speech or tongue among themselves or to us but that Paul, in some place says, if I speak with the tongue of men or angels --but what their speech or tongue is, is much doubted by many. For many think that if they use any idiom, it is Hebrew, because that was first of all, and came from heaven, and was before the confusion of languages in Babylon, in which the law was given by God the Father, and the gospel was...

Of Sympathetic Medicines

IN the year 1639, a little book came forth, whose title was, 'The Sympathetical Powder of Edricius Mohynus, of Eburo,' whereby wounds are cured without application of the medicine unto the part afflicted, and without superstition it being sifted by the sieve of the reasons of Galen and Aristotle wherein it is Aristotetically, sufficiently, proved, whatsoever the title of it promises but it hath neglected the directive faculty, or virtue, which may bring the virtues of the sympathetical powder,...

Part The First

OF ALCHEMY, ITS DIVINE ORIGIN, & c.--DIFFICULTY OF ATTAINING A PERFECTION IN THE ART--WHAT AN ADEPT IS--OF THE CABALA--THE ROSIE CRUCIANS ADEPTISTS--POSSIBILITY OF BEING AN ADEPT--LIKEWISE, THAT THE LAPIS PHILOSOPHORUM EXISTS IN NATURE, AND THAT PROVED BY SUFFICIENT AUTHORITY, AND THAT THEY ARE NOT ALL IMPOSTORS WHO ARE ALCHYMISTS, OR PRETEND TO IT--THE MADNESS OF THE SCHOOLS PROVED, AND THE FOOLISHNESS OF THEIR WISDOM--THE TRIUMPH OF CHEMICAL PHILOSOPHY, OR THE HERMETIC ART PREFERABLE TO...

Info

The Composition of the CIRCLE.--(For the figure of the Circle see the Plate.) The forms of circles are not always one and the same, but are changed according to the order of spirits that are to be called, their places, times, days, and hours for in making a circle it ought to be considered in what time of the year, what day, and what hour, what spirits you would call, and to what star or region they belong, and what functions they have therefore, to begin, let there be made three circles of the...

The Consecration of Places Ground Circle c

THEREFORE when you would consecrate any place or circle, you should take the prayer of Solomon used in the dedication and consecration of the temple you must likewise bless the place by sprinkling with holy water and with suffumigations, and commemorate in the benediction holy mysteries such as these, the sanctification of the throne of God, of Mount Sinai, of the tabernacle of the coven ant, of the holy of holies, of the temple of Jerusalem also the sanctification of Mount Golgotha, by the...

Celestial Magic

With the Art of calculating by the divine Names of God shewing the Rule, Order, and Government of ANGELS, INTELLIGENCES, AND BLE SSED SPIRITS, HOLY TABLES AND SEALS, TABLES OF THE CABALA, amp c. Likewise treating of Ceremonial Magic, Invocation of Spirits, Consecrations, Circles, amp c. Also of Dreams, STUDENT OF CHEMISTRY, NATURAL AND OCCULT PHILOSOPHY, THE CABALA, amp c. TO WHICH .IS ADDED, A Translation of the Works of TRITEMIUS Of SPANHEIM, viz. His Book of Secret Things, and of Spirits....

Of The Wonderful Virtues Of S Ome Kind Of Precious Stones

IT is a common opinion of magicians, that stones inherit great virtues, which they receive through the spheres and activity of the celestial influences, by the medium of the soul or spirit of the world. Authors very much disagree in respect of the probability of their actually having such virtues in potentia, some debating warmly against any occult or secret virtue lying hid in them others, as warmly, shewing the causes and effects of these sympathetic properties. However, to leave the se...

Become A True Magician

IT is fit that we who endeavour to attain so great a height should first study two things viz. First, how we should leave vain and carnal affections, frail sense and material passions Secondly, by what ways and means we may ascend to an intellect pure, and joined with the powers of the celestials, without which we shall never happily ascend to the scrutiny of secret things, and to the power of working wonderful effects, amp c. Now, if thou art a man perfect in thy understanding, and constantly...

Of The Properties And Wonderful Nature Of Fire And Earth

THERE are two things, says Hermes viz. fire and earth, which are sufficient for the operation of all wonderful things the former is active, and the latter passive. Fire, in all things, and through all things, comes and goes away bright it is in all things bright, and at the same time occult, and unknown. When it is by itself no other matter coming to it, in which it should manifest its proper action ' it is boundless and invisible of itself sufficient for every action that is proper to it...

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OF MAGICAL SUSPENSIONS AND ALLIGATIONS--SHEWING HOW, AND BY WHAT POWER, THEY RECEIVE VIRTUE, AND ARE EFFICACIOUS IN NATURAL MAGIC. WHEN the soul of the world, by its virtue, doth make all things that are naturally generated, or artificially made fruitful, by sealing and impressing on them celestial virtues for the working of some wonderful effect, then things themselves not only applied by collyry, or suffume, or ointment, or any oth er such like way but when they are conveniently bound to, or...

Pref

IN this Work, which we have written chiefly for the information of those who are curious and indefatigable in their enquiries into occult knowledge, we have, at a vast labour and expence, both of time and charges, collected whatsoever can be deemed curious and rare, in regard to the subject of our speculations in Natural Magic--the Cabala--Celestial and Ceremonial Magic--Alchymy--and Magnetism and have divided it into two Books, subdivided into Parts to which we have added athird Book,...