The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage (Forgotten Books)

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"This remarkable grimoire was translated by S.L.M. Mathers from a 15th century French mauscript. This text has had a huge influence on modern ceremonial magic, and has been cited as a primary influence on Aleister Crowley. Abraham of Wurzburg, a cabalist and scholar of magic, describes a quest for the secret teachings which culminated in Egypt, where he encountered the magician Abramelin, who taught him his system in detail. The procedure involves many months of purification, followed by the invocation of good and evil spirits to accomplish some very worldly goals, including acquisition of treasure and love, travel through the air and under water, and raising armies out of thin air. It also tells of raising the dead, transforming ones appearance, becoming invisible, and starting storms. The key to this is a set of remarkable magic squares, sigils consisting of mystical words which in most cases can be read in several directions. Of course, these diagrams are said to have no potency unless used in the appropriate ritual context by an initiate. Mathers analyzed these words in an extensive set of notes and gives possible derivations from Hebrew, Greek and other languages." (Quote from sacred-texts.com)

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Publisher's Preface; Introduction; Appendix A: Hebrew And Chaldee Alphabet; Appendix B. Employment Of A Child-clairvoyant By Cagliostro; Appendix C. Examples Of Other Methods Of Angelic Evocation; The First Book; Prologue; The Second Chapter; The Third Chapter; The Fourth Chapter; The Fifth Chapter; The Sixth Chapter; The Seventh Chapter; The Eighth Chapter; The Ninth Chapter; The Tenth Chapter; The Eleventh Chapter; The Twelfth Chapter; The Second Book; Prologue; The First Chapter: What And How Many Be The Forms Of Veritable Magic; The Second Chapter. What We Should Consider Before Undertaking This Operation; The Third Chapter. Of The Age And Quality Of The Person Who Wisheth To Undertake This Operation; The Fourth Chapter. That The Greater Number Of Magical Books Are False And Vain; The Fifth Chapter. That In This Operation It Is Not Necessary To Regard The Time, Nor The Day, Nor The Hours; The Sixth Chapter. Concerning The Planetary Hours And Other Errors Of The Astrologers; The Seventh Chapter. Regarding What It Is Necessary To Accomplish During The First Two Moons; The Eighth Chapter. Concerning The Two Second Moons; The Ninth Chapter. Concerning The Two Last Moons Which Must Be Thus Commenced; The Tenth Chapter. Concerning What Things A Man May Learn And Study During These Two Moons; The Eleventh Chapter. Concerning The Selection Of The Place ; The Twelfth Chapter. How One Should Keep Oneself In Order To Carry Out This Operation Well; The Thirteenth Chapter. Concerning The Convocation Of The Good Spirits; The Fourteenth Chapter. Concerning The Convocation Of The Spirits; The Fifteenth Chapter. Concerning What You Should Demand Of The Spirits; The Sixteenth Chapter. Concerning The Sending Them Away; The Seventeenth Chapter. What We Should Answer Unto The Interrogations Of The Spirits, And How We Should Resist Their Demands; The Eighteenth Chapter. How He Who Operateth Should Behave As Regardeth The Spirits; The Nineteenth Chapter. A Descriptive List Of The Names Of The Spirits; Notes To The Foregoing Lists Of Names Of Spirits; The Twentieth Chapter. How The Operations Should Be Performed; By Whom The Symbols Of The Chapters Of The Third Book Be Manifested ; Unto What Prince The Operations Of Each Chapter Are Submitted ; Instructions And Explanations Concerning What Points We Should Particularly Observe With Regard To Each Chapter Of The Third Book, And Especially Chapters I., ii., iv., vi., vii., X., xxiii., xxv., xxvii., xxix., xxx. ; The Third Book; The Prologue; The First Chapter: To Know All Manner Of Things Past And Future; Notes To The Chapters Of Magical Symbols: Introd

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