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The Lemegeton - Goetia (Book I)

The Lemegeton - Goetia (Book I)

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Compiled and Translated
S.L. \u201cMacGregor\u201d Mathers
Editing and
Additional Material
Aleister Crowley

This translation of the FIRST BOOK Of the\u201cLemegeton\u201d which is now for the first time made accessible to students of TALISMANIC MAGIC was done, after careful collation and edition, from numerous Ancient Manuscripts in Hebrew, Latin, and

French, by G. H. Fra. D.D.C.F., by the order of the Secret Chief of the Rosicrucian Order.1 The G. H. Fra., having succumbed unhappily to the assaults of the Four Great Princes (acting notably under Martial influences), it seemed expedient that the

work should be brought to its conclusion by another hand. The investigation of a competent Skryer into the house of our unhappyFra., confirmed this divination; neither ourFra. nor his Hermetic Mul. were there seen; but only the terrible shapes of the evilA depts S.V.A.2 and H., whose original bodies having been sequestered by Justice, were no longer of use to them. On this we stayed no longer Our Hand; but withdrawing Ourselves, and consulting the Rota, and the Books M. and Q. did decide to ask Mr. Aleister Crowley, a poet, and skilled student of Magical Lore, and an expertKab b al i st, to complete openly that which had been begun in secret.3 This is

that which is written: \u201cHis Bishoprick let another take.\u201d And again:\u201cOculi
Tetragammaton.\u201d This is also that which is said: \u201cNomen Secundum refertur ad
Gebhurah; qui est Rex Bittul atque Corruptio Achurajim Patris et Matrishoc
indigitatur. \u201c
And so saying we wish you well.

Ex Deo Nascimur.
In Jesu Morimur.
Per S.S. Reviviscimus.

Given forth from our Mountain of A., this day of C.C. 1903 A. D.
1 Mr. A. E. Waite writes (\u201cReal History Of The Rosicrucians,\u201d p. 426) : "I beg leave to warn my readers

that all persons who proclaim themselves to beRosicr ucian s are simply members of pseudo-fraternities,
and that there is that difference between their assertion and the fact of the case in which the essence of
a lie consists!\u201d It is within theEditor \u2019s personal knowledge that Mr. Waite was (and still is probably) a
member of a society claiming to be the R.C. fraternity AsM r.Waite constantly hints in his writing
that he is in touch with initiated centres, I think thes yl lo g i s m, whose premises are given above, is fair,
if not quite formal.-ED.

2 It was owing to ourFra. receiving this S.V.A. as his Superior, and giving up theAr can a of our
Fraternity into so unhallowed a power, that We decided no longer to leave Our dignity and authority
in the hands of one who could be thus easily imposed upon.
(For by a childish and easy magical trick did S.V.A. persuade D.D.C.F. of that lie.)
3 He that is appointed to complete in secret that which had been begun openly is R.R., and to be
heard of at the care of the Editor.

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