Transcendental Magic

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Weiser Books, Jan 15, 1968 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 438 pages
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This is Eliphas Levi's (1810-1875) best-known book. This work arguably made Levi THE most influential writer on magic since the Renaissance. Originally issued in French, the English translator is A.E. Waite and it is doubtful that anyone else could have better captured the essence of Levi's work. The book is divided in two parts; the first is theoretical, the second practical. This is a fascinating and often debated work involving a discussion that covers almost the entire realm of Ritual and High Magic.
  

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Review: Transcendental Magic: Its Doctrine and Ritual

User Review  - Roger Buck - Goodreads

Contains deeply disturbing things which the older, penitent Eliphas Levi renounced. No book I think helps to understand the remarkable journey of Eliphas Levi than the astonishing masterpiece ... Read full review

Review: Transcendental Magic: Its Doctrine and Ritual

User Review  - Paula Crash - Goodreads

i'm continuously "currently reading" this book, no matter how many times i finish it. cryptic stuff, and you should trust me, i've been reading it for years. Read full review

Contents

THE CANDIDATE
25
THE PILLARS OF THE TEMPLE
37
THE TRIANGLE OF SOLOMON
45
THE TETRAGRAM
53
THE PENTAGRAM
63
MAGICAL EQUILIBRIUM
71
THE FIERY SWORD
80
INITIATION
92
MAGICAL EQUILIBRIUM
213
THE TRIANGLE OF PANTACLES
220
THE BLAZING PENTAGRAM
237
THE SEPTENARY OF TALISMANS
249
A WARNING TO THE IMPRUDENT
264
THE KEY OF OCCULTISM
272
NECROMANCY
289
TRANSMUTATIONS
300

THE MAGIC CHAIN
104
THE GREAT WORK
113
NECROMANCY
119
BLACK MAGIC
135
ASTROLOGY
147
CHARMS AND PHILTRES
155
THE STONE OF THE PHILOSOPHERS
164
DIVINATION
173
SUMMARY AND GENERAL
179
Introduction
187
PREPARATIONS
203
THE SABBATH OF THE SORCERERS
307
WITCHCRAFT AND SPELLS
326
THE WRITING OF THE STARS
333
PHILTRES AND MAGNETISM
346
THE MASTERY OF THE SUN
355
THE SCIENCE OF THE PROPHETS
368
THE BOOK OF HERMES
378
THE NUCTEMERON OF APOLLON
415
THE NUCTEMERON ACCORDING
424
INDEX
431
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About the author (1968)

Alphonse Louis Constant, better know by his pen name Eliphas Levi, was a master of the traditional Rosicrucian interpretation of the Kabbalah. He was born in France in 1810, and through the offices of the parish priest, was educated for the church at Saint-Sulpice. He was later expelled from seminary for teaching doctrines contrary to those of the Roman Catholic Church. In 1824 Levi began studying the occult sciences, and wrote about magic and the Kabbalah for the next three decades. His other books include Transcendental Magic, Mysteries of the Qabalah, and The Book of Splendours.

A.E. Waite (1857-1942) is one of the best-known authors and translators of magic and the occult. He is the creator of the Rider-Waite tarot and is the author of several books including Book of Black Magic and Pictorial Keys to the Tarot.

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