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...

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...

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...