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Agrippa Occult Philosophy4

Agrippa Occult Philosophy4

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HENRY CORNELIUS AGRIPPA
 
 Transcribed directly from the 1654 translation by Robert Turner, publishedalong with other collected papers as
The Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy
. Nopart of this edition is under copyright.Acrobat version created by Benjamin Rowe, September 30, 2000.
 
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In our Books of Occult Philosophy, we have not so compendiously, as copi-ously, declared the principles, grounds, and reasons of Magick it self, andafter what maner the experiments thereof are to be chosen, elected, and com-pounded, to produce many wonderful effects; but because in those books they are treated of, rather Theorically, than Practically; and some also are not han-dled compleatly and fully, and others very figuratively, and as it were Enig-matically and obscure Riddles, as being those which we have attained unto with great study, diligence, and very curious searching and exploration, andare heretofore set forth in a more rude and unfashioned maner. Therefore inthis book, which we have composed and made as it were a Complement andKey of our other books of Occult Philosophy, and of all Magical Operations, we will give unto thee the documents of holy and undefiled verity, and Inex-pugnable and Unresistable Magical Discipline, and most pleasant and delec-table experiments of the sacred Deities. So that as by the reading of our otherbooks of Occult Philosophy, thou maist earnestly covet the knowledge of these things; even so with reading this book, thou shalt truely triumph. Wherefore let silence hide these things within the secret closets of they reli-gious breast, and conceal them with constant Taciturnity. This therefore is to be known, That the names of the intelligent presidentsof every one of the Planets are constituted after this maner: that is to say, By collecting together the letters out of the figure of the world, from the rising of the body of the Planet, according to the succession of the Signes through theseveral degrees; and out of the several degrees, from the aspects of the Planethimself, the calculation being made from the degree of the ascendant. In thelike maner are constituted the names of the Princes of the evil spirits; they are

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