This is Eliphas Levi’s () bestknown book. This work arguably made Levi THE most influential writer on magic since the Renaissance. Originally issued. Éliphas Lévi Zahed, born Alphonse Louis Constant (February 8, – May 31, ), was a . The magic propagated by Éliphas Lévi became a great success, especially after his death. . et Rituel de la Haute Magie, (Transcendental Magic, its Doctrine and Ritual), –; Histoire de la magie, (The History of Magic), . ELIPHAS LEVI ZAHED is a pseudony m which was adopted in his o ccult writings by Alphonse Louis Constant, and it is said to be the Hebrew equivalent of that.

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She who forms, reunites, irrigates, and harvests. His outlook is tranwcendental very scientific. He seems to have passed through the course of study at that seminary in a way which did not disappoint the expecta- tions raised concerning him. I find it difficult to review this book. Physical laws are millstones ; if you cannot be the miller you must be the grain.

Evidently this isn’t some kind of spell book that you can use to summon up the spirits of the dead though Levi makes bold claims to have done so himself but it does provide the occult philoso Eliphas Levi was one of the “founding fathers” of the occult revival that took place in the late nineteenth century, and his “Transcendental Magic” is a marvellous work. He entered on his clerical novitiate, took minor orders, and in due course became a deacon, being thus bound by a vow of perpetual celibacy.

That Spiritualism was popular on both sides of the Atlantic from the s contributed to this success. The first is that which speaks, the second that which is spoken to, and the third the object. The triad, being the fundamental principle of the whole Kabbalah, or sacred tradition of our fathers, was necessarily the fundamental dogma of Christianity, the apparent dualism of which it explains by the intervention of a harmonious and all-powerful unity.

According to this argument, Constant not only developed his “occultism” as a direct consequence of his socialist and neo-catholic ideas, but he continued to propagate the trznscendental of “true socialism” throughout his entire life.

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. After passing our life in the search after the absolute in religion, science, and justice ; after turning in the circle of Faust, we have reached the primal doctrine and the first book of humanity.

Be it so ; I allow you to render this homage to the ass of Sterne or Apuleius. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Woman is the creation of man, and universal creation is the bride of the First Principle. The book is divided in two parts; the first is theoretical, the second practical. To succeed in performing something we must know what it is proposed to do, or at least must have faith in some one who does know it.


They rise, a dis- ordered throng, and hasten to form infernal dances. He participated on the socialist Revue philosophique et religieusefounded by his old friend Fauvety, wherein he propagated his “Kabbalistic” ideas, for the first time in public, in notably using his civil name.

Furthermore, there exists in nature a force which is immeasurably more powerful than steam, and by means of which a single man, who knows how to adapt and direct it, might upset and alter the face of the world.

In the Apoca- lypse of St John there is a reference to two witnesses or martyrs on whom prophetic tradition confers the names of Elias and Enoch Elias, man of faith, enthusiasm, miracle ; Enoch one with him who is called Hermes by the Egyptians, honoured by the Phoenicians as Cadmus, author of the sacred alphabet, and the universal key to the initiations of the Logos, father of the Kabbalah, he who, according to the sacred allegories, did not die like other men, but was trans- ported to heaven, to return at the end of time.

Devoid of knowledge, he is called upon to know all. The book shall justify the affirmation, and the affirmation is this. In other cases, we know that we’ll get what we pay for in the end. Had Edipus, instead of killing the sphinx, overcome it, harnessed it to his chariot, and thus entered Thebes, he would have been king without incest, without misfortunes, and without exile.

Transcendental Magic: Its Doctrine and Ritual

Thereby many celebrated hiero- phants, such as Mercurius Trismegistus, Osiris, Orpheus, Apollonius of Tyana, and maglc whom it might be danger- ous or unwise tranacendental name, came after their death to be adored and invoked as gods. This is the book that started it all as for the ideas, theories, and practices we have in the west and our current magick, This is the book that inspired, The whole Golden Dawn, Crowley loved it so much he began to claim that he was actually the living reincarnation of my Levi The principle of harmony is in unity, and it is this which imparts such power to the legi number in magic.

The sacred word Malchuth substituted for Kether, which is its kabbalistic correspondent, and the balance of Geburah and Chesed, repeating itself in the circles or heavens called eons by the Gnostics, provide the keystone of the whole Christian temple in this occult versicle.

In the same way, the transcendenfal triad, emanating from the antagonism of the duad, is completed by the tetrad, the four-square ground of all truth. It is not impossible that she may be still alive ; in the sense of her artistic genius, at least, she is something magjc than a memory.

Thus, Paracelsus represents the Passive by the Crab, the Active by the Lion, Intelligence or equilibrating Reason by Jupiter or the Man-King ruling the serpent ; then he balances forces by giving the Passive the fecundation of the Active represented by the Sun, and to the Active space transcendehtal might to conquer and enlighten under the symbol of the Cross.


The provisional object of Christianity was to establish, by obedience and faith, a supernatural or religious equality among men, and to immobilise intelligence by faith, so as to provide a fulcrum for virtue which came for the destruction of the aristocracy of science, or, rather, to replace that aristocracy levii destroyed. Just beware that some things in there should be taken with a grain of salt.

I have said that revelation is the word. Nothing, and at the same time he is allowed to ignore nothing. Here, then, is the triad resumed in unity, and by transscendental the conception of unity to that of the triad we are brought to the tetrad, the first square and perfect number, the source of all numerical com- binations and the principle of all forms.

Your head swims, does it not, and the earth seems to fly beneath your feet? Were God only one He would never be creator or father. Jan 31, Clay Fouts rated it it transcendnetal amazing. Looking for beautiful books? In the bible God created the world through speech. The reason is that each cultus or philosophy which comes into the world is a Benjamin of humanity which lives by the death of its mother ; it is because the symbolical serpent seems ever devouring its own tail ; it is because, as essential condition of existence, a void is necessary to every plenitude, space for every eliphaz, an affirmation for each negation ; it is the eternal realisation of the phoanix allegory.

The great magical secret is, therefore, the lamp and dagger of Psyche, the apple of Eve, the sacred fire of Prometheus, the burning sceptre of Lucifer, but it is also the holy cross of the Eedeemer. Ceremonial for the Resurrection of the Dead and for Necromancy For the same reason, also, it is contrary to the laws of hieratic and orthodox symbology to personify the Holy Ghost under the form of a woman. Apr 13, Liam rated it it was magicc. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

Men, weary of the light, took refuge in the shadow of bodily substance ; the dream of the void, which is filled by God, soon appeared to be greater than God himself in their eyes, and thus hell was created.

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The monad can only manifest by the duad ; unity itself and the notion of unity at once constitute two. Here I must pause, and I fear already that I have said too much.

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