By S. L. MacGregor Mathers
This approach of Abramelin the Mage is understood from a distinct 15th century manuscript preserved within the Bibliothèque de L'Arsenal in Paris. In it, Abraham of Würzburg, a cabalist and gourmet of magics, describes a journey that he made from the then civilized global, vacationing sorcerers, magicians, and cabalists, estimating their powers and virtues. This quest is in itself as interesting because the related excursions of Gurdjieff.
The excessive aspect of Abraham's travels was once present in a small city at the banks of the Nile, the place he encountered the nice magician Abramelin, whose entire approach Abraham thereupon units out intimately. This quantities to a whole direction in ceremonial magic (both white and black), which the scholar can pursue by way of himself.
Abramelin, whose approach is primarily based on Hellenistic theurgy of the Iamblichan type, yet with Jewish increments from the Cabala, explains the skills had to turn into a magician, purifications, and asceticisms to be practiced month via month, reports and actions approved in this interval, number of position and time for operating magic, gear wanted, prayers and formulation, evocation of excellent and evil spirits, commanding spirits to do one's will, overcoming rebellious spirits, and related fabric. particular directions are provided to enhance such powers as clairvoyance, divining metals and treasures, fending off evil magic, therapeutic affliction, levitation, transportation, rendering oneself invisible, growing illusions and glamour, studying minds, putting compulsions, operating black magic, and a bunch of different abilities.
We don't be sure that Abramelin's options paintings, nor that the implications are fascinating, yet we provide this as a real medieval path in magic, the most vital books within the background of occultism. it really is of paramount value to either the historian and the practitioner.
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