The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage

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Cosimo, Inc., Jun 1, 2007 - 320 pages

The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage-originally published in 1900, translated by Samuel Mathers from a 15th-century French document-was purportedly written by Abraham for his son Lamech. Within this volume are three books. The first book is Abraham's autobiography in which he speaks to his son. The second book is an explanation of the purification rituals necessary to bring the magician's personal demon under his control. And the third book details what feats can be accomplished once the practitioner is able to use a form of magic controlled and directed through sigils of magic words written on a grid. Anyone with an interest in the occult will find this an interesting, though perhaps impractical, guide for exploring mystic arts.

 

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Contents

THE FIRST CHAPTER
4
THE FOURTH CHAPTER
10
THE FOURTEENTH CHAPTER
12
THE FIFTH CHAPTER
15
THE SIXTH CHAPTER
16
THE SEVENTH CHAPTER
24
General Advice That this Art is founded on the Holy Qabalah
35
THE TWELFTH CHAPTER
43
Description of the Names of the Spirits upon whom we may call
104
In what manner we ought to carry out the Operations page
123
The Twelve Symbols for the Twelve Hours of the Day and of
137
PROLOGUE
163
THE SECOND CHAPTER
172
THE SIXTH CHAPTER
182
THE TENTH CHAPTER
190
Night in order to make oneself Invisible to every person page
198

PROLOGUE
49
Of the Age and Quality of the person who wisheth to undertake this
55
That in this Operation it is necessary to make election neither
59
Concerning the two second Moons page
69
THE TWELFTH CHAPTER
77
Concerning the Convocation of the Spirits page
86
How one may retain the Familiar Spirits bound or free in whatsoever
96
Concerning the sending them away page
97
THE SEVENTEENTH CHAPTER
209
THE TWENTIETH CHAPTER
218
This Chapter is only for working Evil for with the Signs herein
225
To discover Thefts page
229
How to obtain as much gold and silver as one may wish both to
243
The Order of the First Hierarchy page
260
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Page xvi - had in view when he makes Sir Philip Derval in the MS. history of his life speak of certain books describing occult experiments, some of which he had tried and to his surprise found succeed. This rare and unique manuscript of the Sacred Magic of Abra-Melin, from which the present work is translated, is a French translation from the original Hebrew of Abraham the Jew. It is in the style of script usual at about the end of the seventeenth and beginning of the eighteenth centuries, and is apparently...
Page xxx - In the Hebrew, this versicle consists of exactly twenty five letters, the number of the letters of the square.

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