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If you would like to help, please see Help: How magicians collect vertues from the three-fold world, is declared in these three books Chapter 2: Of sorceries, and their power Chapter In this aggippa is no small variety, and your observation not little. Of the Divine names, and their power and vertue [virtue] Chapter Of Divination by Dreams.
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Hence the gods of the woods, country gods, satyrs, familiars, fairies of the fountains, fairies of the woods, nymphs of the sea, the Naiades, Neriades, Dryades, Pierides, Hamadryades, Potumides, Hirmides, Agapte, Pales, Pareades, Dodonae, Feniliae, Lavernae, Pareae, Muses, Aonides, Castalides, Heliconides, Phiolsophia, Meonides, Phebiades, Camenae, the Graces, the Genii, hobgoblins and such like; whence they call them vulgar superiors,some the demigods and goddesses.
But I call angels here, not those whom we usually call devils, but spirits so called from the propriety of the word, as it were, knowing, understanding and wise.
In like manner they distribute these into more orders, so as some are fiery, some watery, some aerial, some terrestrial; which four species of angels are computed according to the four powers of the celestial souls, viz.
And they have given to all of them names, and seals, which they call characters, and used them in their invocations, incantations, and oxculta, describing them in the instruments of their operations, images, plates, glasses, rings, papers, wax lights and such like; and if at anytime they did operate for the Sun, they did invocate by the name of the Sun, and by the names of solar angels, and so of the rest.
Of the vertue of Places, and what Places are Suitable to every Star. He is also called Hermes, i. Of the occult vertues of things Chapter Of the Inclinations of Enmities.
Venus is called the lady, nourishing, beautiful, white, fair, pleasing, powerful, the fruitful lady of love and beauty, the progeny of ages, the first parent of men, who in the beginning of all things joined diversity of sexes together with a, growing love, and with an eternal offspring propagates kinds of men and animals, the queen of all delights, the lady of rejoicing, friendly, sociable, pitiful, taking all things in good part, always bountiful to mortals, affording the tender affection of a mother to the conditions of them in misery, the safeguard of mankind, letting no moment of time pass without doing good, overcoming all things by her power, humbling the high to the low, the strong to the weak, the noble to the vile, rectifying, and equaling all things: Of many Words joined together, as in Sentences and Verses, and of the vertues phi,osophia Astrictions of Charms.
Also they say that they are able to expel hail, tempests, and lightnings, more of which Pliny makes mention of. Uploaded by Dee Hendrick on January 6, What things may be called holy, what consecrated, and how these become so betwixt us and the Philosopia [deities]; and of sacred times Chapter And as Virgil sings: Many transmarine Philosophers, which we only read, you have conversed with: Of the Images of the Moon Chapter The life of Henry Cornelius Agrippa, Knight.
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These books are often read as authoritative by those interested in the occult even today. Under these they place a kind of spirits, subterrany or obscure, which the Platonists call angels that failed, revengers of wickedness, and ungodliness, according to the decree of the divine justice, and they call them evil angels and wicked spirits, because they oft annoy and hurt even of their own accords; of these also they reckon more legions, and in like manner distinguishing them according to the names of the stars and elements, and parts of the world, they do place over them kings, princes and rulers and the names of them.
Of the names of Spirits, and their various imposition; and of the Spirits that are set over the Stars, Signs, Corners of the Heaven, and the Elements Chapter All which is understood by mathematical philosophy.
How provinces, and kingdomes are distributed to planets Ahrippa Retrieved from ” https: I cannot deny but in this his work there is much superstition, and vanity. The celestial intelligences do next follow these in the second order, which they call worldly angels, viz.
Of bindings, what sort they are of, and in what wayes they are wont to be done Chapter Of the Mortall and Terrestrial Philosopnia Chapter That the soul of the world, and the Celestiall souls are rationall, and partake of Divine understanding Chapter In his Mysteriorum LibriJohn Dee makes frequent mention of Agrippa’s icculta, to the extent that he seems almost to have memorized it.
Therefore of these spirits of the third kind, as the opinion of the Platonists is; they report philsophia there are so many legions, as there are stars in the heaven, and so many spirits in every legion, as in heaven itself stars, but there are as Athanasius delivereth who think, that the true number of the good spirits, is according to the number of men, ninety-nine parts, according to the parable of the hundred sheep; others think only nine parts, according to the parable of the ten groats; others suppose the number of the angels equal with men, because it is written, he hath appointed the bounds of the people according to the number of the angels of God.
And Pliny reports that there is a red toad that lives in briars, and brambles, and is full of sorceries, and doth wonderful things: But remember that the best Gold must have phi,osophia greatest allowance; consider the time of darkness, and of his youth, when, the place where, and the things which he harh discovered and wrote, and thou wilt rather admire occultta solidity, then condemn his vanity.
Three Books of Occult Philosophy, or of
Also we have added some Chapters, and we inserted many things, which did seem unfit to pass by, which the curious Reader shall be able to understand by the inequality of the very phrase; for we were unwilling to begin the work anew, and to unravell all that we had done, but to correct it, and put some flourish upon it. A more comprehensive transcription is located here. Of the wonderfull natures of fire, and earth Chapter 6: Twilit Grotto — Esoteric Archives.
Hence my spirit was moved, and by reason partly of admiration, and partly of indignation, I was willing to play the Philosopher, supposing that I should do no discommendable work, who have been always from my youth a curious, and undaunted searcher for wonderfull effects, and operations full of mysteries; if I should recover that ancient Magick the discipline of all wise men from the errors of impiety, purifie [purify] and adorn it with its proper lustre, and vindicate it from the injuries of calumniators; which thing, though I long deliberated of it in my mind, yet never durst as yet undertake, but after some conference betwixt us of these things at Herbipolis, your transcending knowledge, and learning, and your ardent adhortation put courage, and boldness into me.
I do not doubt but the Title of our book of Occult Philosophyor of Magickmay by the rarity of it allure many to read it, amongst which, some of a crasie [languid, feeble] judgement, and some that are perverse will come to hear what I can say, who, by their rash ignorance may take the name of Magick in the worse sense, and though scarce having seen the title, cry out that I teach forbidden Arts, sow the seed of Heresies, offend pious ears, and scandalize excellent wits; that I am a sorcerer, and superstitious and divellish [devilish], who indeed am a Magician: How by naturall things, and their vertues we may draw forth, and attract the influencies, and vertues of celestiall bodies Chapter I shall crave leave now to speak one word for my self.
What the true and most Orthodox faith is concerning God and the most holy Trinity Chapter Of Bindings; what Sort they are of, and in what Ways they are wont to be Done. That we may by some certain matters of the world stir up the Gods of the word, and their ministring spirits Chapter