The Philosophy of Natural Magic, by Henry Cornelius Agrippa, L. W. de Laurence ed., at sacred-texts.comClick to enlargeDedicationTHIS WORKOF OCCULTPHILOSOPHY,OR NATURALMAGIC, BYTHAT PURE MYSTIC, THINKER AND TEACHER, SCHOLAR,STATESMAN, PHILOSOPHER AND AUTHOR,HENRY CORNELIUS AGRIPPAWAS BROUGHT FORTH BY HIM THOUGHSLANDER, EDICT, AND ENEMIES OPPOSED.HE LIVED,TOILED ANDTRIUMPHED INTHIS CAUSE.TO THOSEWHO HAVEA LOVE FORTRUTH ANDMYSTIC ARTTHIS NEWEDITION ISDEDICATED. The Philosophy of Natural Magic, by Henry Cornelius Agrippa, L. W. de Laurence ed., at sacred-texts.com[p. 6] AGRIPPA.Mr. Henry Morley, an eminent English scholar, in his Life of Cornelius Agrippa,makes these tributary statements:He secured the best honors attainable in art and arms; was acquainted with eightlanguages, being the master of six. His natural bent had been from early youth toa consideration of Divine Mysteries. To learn these and teach them to others hadbeen at all times his chief ambition. He is distinguished among the learned forhis cultivation of Occult Philosophy, upon which he has written a complete work.