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Now the instrument of fascination is the spirit, viz. Of the bonds of spirits, and of their adjurations, and castings out Ayrippa I beseech you, if it may be, let them be excused by you. From whence the heavens their beginnings had; Whence tide, whence rainbow in gay colours clad.

The flower of this herb, he saith, is like saffron, having a double stalk hanging out, one farther than another the length of a cubit; the root under the earth, as flesh newly cut ,sends forth a blackish juice as it were of a beech, with which, saith he, if anyone shall after he hath performed his devotion to Proserpina, smear over his body, he cannot be hurt either with sword, or fire.

I cannot deny but in this his work there is much superstition, and vanity. Whence Lucretius sang concerning those amorous bewitchings: Also Saxo Grammaticus writes, that there was a certain man called Froton, who had a garment, which when he had put on he could not be hurt with the point or edge of any weapon.

Of Divine emanations, which the Ocvulta call Numerations, others attributes; The gentiles gods and Deities; and of the ten Sephiroths and ten most sacred names of God which rule them, and the interpretation of them Chapter Of the notes of ed Hebrews, and Caldeans [Chaldaeans], and certain other notes of Magicians Chapter How the operations of severall vertues pass from one thing into another, and are communicated ne to the other Chapter Of abstinence, fastings, chastity, solitariness, the tranquillity and ascent of the mind Chapter And they ageippa given to all of them names, and seals, which they call characters, and used them in their invocations, incantations, agripppa carvings, 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.

But in the philosophja hierarchy they place the Principalities, Archangels, and Angels, whom also Jamblicus reckoneth up, these as ministering spirits descend to take care of inferior things; the first ofthese take care of public things, princes and magistrates, provinces and kingdoms, every one those that belong to themselves; when we read in Daniel, but the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and Jesus the son of Sirach testifieth, that for every nation a ruling angel is appointed; which also Moses by his agirppa in Deuteronomy seemeth to show forth, saying, when the Most High divided the nations, he appointed them bounds according tothe number of the angels of God.


A phillsophia comprehensive transcription is located here. For sometimes they being visible to none do direct our journeys and all our businesses, are oft present at battles, and by secret helps do give the desired successes to their friends, for they are said, that at their pleasures they can procure prosperity, and inflict adversity.

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How phliosophia names of Spirits are taken from those things over which they are set Chapter Written in three books between the years and he would have been 23 at the timeit was an ambitious attempt to rejuvenate the art of magic which had degenerated during the dark ages.

They say also that a tick, if it be pulled out of the left ear of a dog, and if be it altogether black, hath great virtue in the prognostic of life, for if the sick party shall answer him that brought it in, and who standing at his feet, shall ask philoxophia him concerning his disease, there is certain hope of life, and that he shall die, if he make no answer.

Of the wonderfull vertues of some kinds of sorceries Chapter Of the power of mans soul, in the mind, philosopphia and imagination Chapter Migrated texts requiring clean up. How the vertues of things are to be tryed and found out, which are in them specifically, or any one individuall by way of speciall gift Chapter How magicians collect vertues from the three-fold world, is declared in these three books Chapter 2: Of Magical Rings and their Composition.

The first of these is the Doctrinal order, of the which he was, who spake to Daniel, saying, come, that I may teach thee what shall come to thy oocculta in the last days. Of rapture, and extasie [ecstasy], and soothsayings, which happen to them which are taken with the falling sickness, or with a swoune [swoon], or to them in occulta agonie [agony] Chapter What concerning man after death, diverse Opinions Chapter To have a agtippa notion of a Diety, to apprehend some motions of the Celestials, together with the common operations thereof, occuta to conceive of some Terrestial productions, is but what is superficiall, and vulgar; But this is true, this is sublime, but Occult Philosophy; to understand the mysterious influences of the intellectuall agrilpa upon the Celestial, and of both upon the Terrestiall; and to know how to dispose, and fit our selves so, as to be capable of receiving those superiour operations, whereby we may be enabled to operate wonderfull things, which indeed seem impossible, or at least unlawfull, when as indeed they may be effected by a naturall power, and without either offence to God, or violation of Religion.


Of the wonderful Power of Enchantments.

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Uploaded by Dee Hendrick on January 6, While this is not a specialist edition, it will suffice for the casual reader who doesn’t want to wade through Elizabethan typography and spelling, just enough of which is preserved here for flavor. Of the soul of the World, and of the Celestials, according to the traditions of the Poets, and Philosophers Chapter And they who have written the Chronicles of the Danes and Norwegians, do testify, that spirits of divers kinds in those regions are subject to men’s commands; moreover some of these to be corporeal and mortal, whose bodies are begotten and die, yet to be long lived, is the opinion of the Egyptians and Platonists, and especially approved by Proclus.

Of the seals, and characters of naturall things Chapter What dignification is required, that one may be a true Magician and a worker of miracles Chapter 4: Of Speech, and the Occult vertue of Words.

Also they say that the threads of any garment touched there with cannot be burnt, and if they be cast into the fire, it will spread no farther. Of the Numbers which are above twelve, and of their powers and vertues Chapter Of the Mortall and Terrestrial Gods Chapter Translated out of the Latin into the English tongue, By J.

Of the occult vertues of things Chapter They place therefore in the superior hierarchy, Seraphim, Cherubim, and Thrones, as it were supercelestial angels contemplating the order of the divine providence; the first in the goodness of God; the second in the essence of God, as the form; the third in the wisdom.

Great men decline, mighty men may fall, but an honest Philosopher keeps his station for ever. Of the four elements, their qualities, and mutuall mixtions Chapter 4: