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the art of "ecromanc# and the $a%%alah, for con&uring the aerial and infernal spirits, s#lphs, undines, and gnomes! for ac'uiring knowledge of the secret sciences! for disco(ering treasures, for the gaining of power to command all %eings, and for unmasking all e(il spells and sorceries. )rom the teachings of Socrates, P#thagoras, Plato, *oroaster, son of the great +romasis, and other philosophers whose manuscripts escaped the %urning of Ptolem#,s li%rar#, and translated from the language of the Magi and of the Hierogl#phs, %# the -octors Mi..a%oula/ 0a%amia, -anhu.erus, "ehmahmian, 0udahim, Eliae%, and translated into )rench %#
The Black Pullet, or the Hen with the Golden Eggs.
The work which we offer to the pu%lic must not %e confused with a collection of re(eries and errors to which their authors ha(e tried to gi(e credence %# announcing supernatural feats! which the credulous and the ignorant sie.ed with a(idit#. 5e onl# 'uote the most respecta%le authorities and most dignified in faith. The principles which we present are %ased on the doctrines of the ancients and modern, who full of respect for the -i(init#, were alwa#s the friends of mankind, endea(oured to recall them to (irtue, %# showing them (ice in all its deformit#. 5e ha(e drawn from the most pure sources, ha(ing onl# in (iew the lo(e of truth and the desire to enlighten those who desire to disco(er the secrets of "ature and the mar(els which the# unfold to those who ne(er separate the darkness which surrounds them. 6t is onl# gi(en to those who are fa(oured %# The Great Being, to raise themsel(es a%o(e the terrestial sphere, and to plan a %old flight in the etheric regions! it is for these pri(iledged men that we write. To us no importance is gi(en to the splenetic 7oices which are raised against us. The silence and the smile of disdain will %e the onl# answer with which 5e shall oppose them, and we shall follow with firm Sustained steps the route which indicates to us the luminous stars which fill the hea(ens, which co(er our heads, and which light these thousands of worlds, which %less e(er# da# with our So(ereign Master of the 8ni(erse, which He has created, also oursel(es, and whose 5ill maintains this admira%le order, 5hich commands our admiration, our respect and our lo(e.
+.0.S .-. .1.G.). in Eg#pt 234. P E)+CE
The Black Pullet or The Hen with the Golden Eggs
Before %eginning the su%&ect, and to ac'uaint m# readers of this profound Science, which until the present da# has %een the o%&ect of research of the most constant and profound meditations, 6 must un%osom m#self how these mar(elous secrets were communicated to me, and the manner in which the -i(ine Pro(idence allowed me to escape from the greatest dangers and, so to speak, conducted me %# the -i(ine Hand, to pro(e that %# -i(ine 5ill it is sufficient to raise unto Himself the last of Beings or to precipate to naught those who are clothed with all power on Earth. 5e all therefor come from God, God is e(er#thing, and without God nothing can e9ist. 5ho more than 6 ma# penetrate the truth eternal and sacred. 6 formed part of the e9pedition to Eg#pt, an officer in the arm# of the genius. 6 took part in the successes and re(erses of this arm#, which (ictorious or o%liged to cede to force from the e(entualities and circumstances, alwa#s co(ered itself with glor#. +s there is no point in relating here an# detail which deals with this memora%le campaign, 6 will %ut relate one single feature, with which 6 was touched, and is necessar# for the de(elopment which 6 must gi(e to those whom 6 mentioned in m# preface. 6 had %een sent %# the General, under whose orders 6 found m#self, to draw up the plans of the P#ramids! he had gi(en me an escort of some mounted light infantr# horse. 6 arri(ed with them at m# destination without e9periencing an# accident, also without noticing an#thing that could con&ecture the fate that awaited us. 5e had dismounted near the P#ramids, our horses had %een tethered! sitting on the sands we appeased the hunger that tormented us. )rench gaiet# seasoned the food which composed our frugal meal. 6t was on the point of ending, and
6 was occupied with m# work when all of a sudden a horde of desert +ra%s fell on us. 5e did not ha(e the time to place oursel(es in a position of defence. The %lows of swords descended upon us, the %ullets whistled, and 6 recei(ed se(eral wounds. M# unhapp# companions were l#ing on the ground dead or e9piring. :ur cruel enemies after ha(ing remo(ed our weapons and clothes, disappeared with our horses with the speed of lightning. 6 remained for some time in a state of prostration, facing the sun. +t last reco(ering some of m# strength, 6 raised m#self with pain. 6 had two sword cuts on the head, and one on the left arm. 6 looked around me. 6 saw nothing %ut corpses, a %urning sk# and arid sand in an immense desert and a frightning solitude. 5ith %ut the hope of a certain and cruel death, 6 resigned m#self to sa#ing good%#e to m# countr# to m# parents and to m# friends. 6n(oking hea(en, 6 crawled to the P#ramid, and the %lood which ran with a%undance from m# wounds reddened the sand which was soon to %e m# tom%. +rri(ing at the foot of these worldl# mar(els 6 sat down and leaned against this enormous mass that had seen man# centuries pass %# and which would see man# more pass. 6 thought that m# e9istence which was soon to end had come to naught &ust as the da# which was nearing its end, the sun %eing on the point of plunging into the ocean. ;Brilliant star, recei(e m# good%#es,; 6 said with emotion. ;M# e#es will ne(er see #ou again, #our %enificent light will ne(er shine on me again. Good%#e.; +s 6 said this good%#e which 6 thought was eternal, the sun disappeared. The night came and co(ered the world with its dark curtain. 6 was a%sor%ed with the most sad reflections when a light noise could %e heard a few paces from me. + large sla% of stone detached itself from the p#ramid and fell on the sand! 6 turned to that side, and %# the light of a small lantern that he carried in his hand, 6 percei(ed a (enera%le old man who came out of the p#ramid. + white %eard co(ered his chest, a tur%an co(ered his head, and the rest of his costume indicated that he was a Mohammedan. He cast his e#es around! then ad(ancing a few steps he halted opposite the corpse of one of m# unhapp# companions of misfortune. ;:h Hea(ens<; he cried in Turkish. ;+ man is wounded, a )renchman is dead.; He lifted his e#es to the sk# sa#ing= ;:h +llah.; He then disco(ered the others which he carefull# e9amined to see if he could not find one who still %reathed, and to assure himself, 6 saw him place his hand in the region of the heart. The old man recognised that the# had all ceased to li(e. 8ttering a painful groan, with tears furrowing down from his e#es, he retraced his steps to re>enter the p#ramid. 6 felt the desire to conser(e m# da#s. 6 had alread# made the sacrifice of m# life! hope entered m# heart. Summoning all m# strength, 6 called to him! he heard me, and turning his lantern in m# direction, he saw me. +d(ancing he ga(e me his hand, which 6 sei.ed and pressed to m# ups. He saw that 6 was wounded and that %lood was flowing from the cuts on m# head. Placing his lantern on the ground, he remo(ed his girdle and co(ered m# %row. He then helped me to get up. 6 had lost a lot of %lood and was suffering from e9treme weakness>6 hardl# had the strength to support m#self. Placing his lantern in m# hand, then taking me in his arms, he carried me near the opening in the p#ramid from which he had come and placed me gentl# on the sand. Gi(ing me an affectionate grip of the hand, he indicated that he was re/entering the p#ramid and would return promptl#. 6 ga(e thanks to Hea(en for the une9pected help that had %een sent me. The old man reappeared carr#ing a flagon. He remo(ed the cork and poured a few drops of the li'ueur into a drinking (essel which he ga(e to me to drink. + delicious perfume diffused around me. Hardl# had this -i(ine 1i'ueur penetrated m# stomach than 6 felt regenerated, and 6 had enough strength to enter the p#ramid with m# %enefactor and generous conductor. 5e then stopped for a few moments. He replaced the stone that had fallen, which he ad&usted with an iron %ar, and we descended %# an eas# slope into the interior of the p#ramid. +fter ha(ing walked for some time on the same path, which made se(eral sinuous turns, we arri(ed at a door which he secretl# opened and closed with care. Then ha(ing crossed an immense hall, we entered another place. + lamp hung from the ceiling! there was a ta%le co(ered with %ooks, se(eral oriental di(ans or seats, and a %ed on which to rest. The kind old man conducted me to a seat where he made me sit down. Placing his lantern on the ta%le he opened a kind of cup%oard from which he took se(eral (ases. He approached me and in(ited me to remo(e m# clothes with an attention and complaisance difficult to descri%e. Ha(ing e9amined m# wounds he applied with solemn formalit# se(eral %alms which came from the (ases of which 6 ha(e pre(iousl# spoken. Hardl# had the# %een applied to m# arms and head than the pains were soothed. He in(ited me to lie on his %ed, and (er# soon a %eneficial and soothing sleep weighed down m# e#elids. 5hen 6 awoke, 6 looked around and saw sitting near me the good old man who did not wish to partake of rest while 6 was asleep as he feared that 6 might need help. 6 tendered him m#
most grateful thanks %# the most e9pressi(e signs. 6n the same manner he signified to me that 6 must remain 'uiet. He ga(e me a new portion of the cordial which had alread# pro(ed its happ# effects. +fterwards he looked at me with e9treme attention, and reali.ing that he had nothing to fear for m# life, he affectionatel# patted m# hand. He then la# down on some cushions on the other side of the cham%er where we were, and soon 6 heard him sleeping profoundl# and peacefull#. ;:h %ene(olent one,; 6 said to m#self, ;Thou art (irtue par e9cellance and a pure emanation of the -i(init#! thou unitest and %ringest men together and thou makest them forget the pains to which the# are pre#. Through thee the# are returned to happiness, and too thou art this happiness, the o%&ect of all their wishes and all their desires.; M# host made a mo(ement and got up. He came to me and smiled at seeing me in a state of calm and tran'uilit# which left him in no fear of m# %eing. He ga(e me to understand that he was going to lea(e me so that he could go out of the p#ramid and see what was happening outside. He %rought to m# side that which he thought would %e necessar# for m# needs, and then he left me alone. 8ntil this moment 6 had not reflected at all on what had happened to me in this e9igenc#. 6 found m#self safe in this su%terranean place, and 6 had no uneasiness relati(e to m# host! howe(er, this would ha(e to come to an end %# m# departing after 6 had %een cured and re/ &oining the +rm#. 6 was occupied with these ideas when 6 saw the old man re/enter. He ga(e me to understand that se(eral +ra% corps and Mamelouks were sur(e#ing the plain and that he had seen them without %eing noticed %ecause his retreat was impenetra%le to all e#es. He indicated that he had me in his care and regarded me as his son! therefore 6 could deli(er m#self to the greatest securit#. 6 indicated to him m# complete gratitude, and he appeared satisfied. +s 6 appeared to %e dissatisfied to %e a%le to e9press m#self onl# %# signs, he %rought me a %ook indicating that with its help we could soon communicate together without hesitation. The career which 6 had followed since m# childhood had familiarised me with meditation, 6 lo(ed the application of mind, and 6 was soon in the condition to listen to m# generous old man. He also showed such compliance in the lessons which he ga(e me that e(en with less good will, one would ha(e made progress. 6 remain silent on all that was relati(e to m# new education. M# complete cure and con(alescence took longer than 6 reali.ed. M# host went out from time to time to see what was taking place as he was in complete ignorance of earthl# e(ents. 6n short, one da# he was longer than usual, and on his return he informed me that the )rench +rm# had e(acuated Eg#pt and that 6 could not hope to lea(e at this time without gi(ing an account of the da#s that 6 had spent with him. 6 should sta# with him which he would make me do %# his kindness and lo(e so that in m# particular case of capti(it# m# fate would not %e as cruel as 6 might think %ecause he would teach me things which would astonish me and 6 should desire nothing in the wa# of good fortune. 6 had %egun to understand the Turkish language. He told me to get up. 6 o%e#ed him. He took me %# the hand and conducted me to the end of the cham%er. He opened a door opposite the one %# which one entered, and taking a lamp from the ta%le we entered a (ault where there were disposed in regular lines se(eral coffers which he opened. The# were full of gold and gems of e(er# kind. ;?ou see m# son that with this one ne(er fears po(ert#. E(er#thing is #ours! 6 am reaching the end of m# career, and 6 shall %e happ# to lea(e them in #our possession. These treasures are not the fruit of a(arice and a sordid interest. 6 own them %# the knowledge of :ccult Sciences with which 6 am familiar and the %oon which has %een granted to me %# The Great Being to penetrate the secrets of "ature. 6 can still command the Powers that populate the Earth and Space and are not (isa%le to ordinar# men. ;6 like #ou, m# dear son. 6 recognise in #ou the candour, sincerit#, lo(e of truth, and aptitude for these sciences, and most of all 6 wish #ou to know that the# ha(e cost me more than eight# #ears of research, meditation, and e9perience.; ;The science of the Magicians, the language of the hierogl#phics, ha(e %een lost %# the downfall of man. :nl# 6 am the guardian. 6 will impart these precious confidences to #ou, and we will read together these characters traced on the p#ramids which ha(e %een the despair of scholars and %efore which the# ha(e paled for man# centuries.; The prophetic manner in which he spoke impressed me and 6 showed a (er# li(el# desire to understand that with which he wished to ac'uaint me. 6 told him this in the Turkish language which 6 was %eginning to understand and to talk in a manner so that 6 could %e understood. ;?our wishes shall %e fulfilled,; answered m# adopted father. Then lifting one hand to the arch of hea(en, he spoke in a solemn tone= ;1o(e, m# son, lo(e the (er# good and the (er# grand God of the philosophers, and ne(er %ecome proud if he %rings #ou in contact with the children of wisdom for #ou to associate in their compan# and to make #ou a participant in the wonders of his power.;
Trismegistus and other wise men to whose enlightenment one must add those who gi(e us the natural knowledge. m# son. guardians of the treasures and the precious stones. . . m# dear son.:h m# )ather. +nd #ou will %e luck#. all the snares of #our enemies. The air is full of an unnum%ered multitude of %eings with human form>a little proud in appearance %ut in effect docile and great lo(ers of the sciences! su%tle %ut o%liging to the great Mages and enemies of the foolish and the ignorant= these are the s#lphs. . to a(oid all the dangers. which are most profound and the most sacred. ?our (oice will make them trem%le in the pits of the a%#ss. as the signs which 6 ha(e found on #our ph#siognom# do not permit me to dou%t. Pra#. 6t is the same in the depths of the earth which contains other things than water and minerals. 6 adore #ou oh Great God for ha(ing enthroned man with so much glor#. more no%le than the other three. and to inspire me to withhold from #ou none of the m#steries of "ature. 6 eulogise the eternal wisdom which has %een placed in m# soul and wish to disclose to #ou its ineffa%le truths. The lock .+ll that is e(il in order to occup# #ourself onl# with that which is good.. . Ptolem#. . .6 could also talk a%out the familiar spirits= Socrates. tasting its sweetness. He arose. The hour of #our regeneration has come... and gathering its fruits. which will gi(e #ou the power to command all the elements. those magic circles. and to assure #ou the success of all #our enterprises and the fulfillment of #our wishes. ?ou will learn to command all "ature. The immense space %etween hea(en and earth has inha%itants far more no%le than the %irds and the gnats.6t remains for me to speak to #ou of the Talismans. The (ast seas ha(e man# other hosts than the whales and dolphin. Those passions which render us sla(es to our senses which pre(ent us from appl#ing oursel(es to stud#. ha(e #ou considered maturel# whether #ou ha(e the courage and the strength to renounce all the things which could possi%l# %e an o%stacle to attaining the greatness for which #ou ha(e %een %orn@.-o #ou feel.Pra# fer(idl# to Him who alone has the power to create new hearts. . 6am%lichus. Porph#r#. -o #ou accept that which 6 propose@. to gi(e #ou that which will make #ou capa%le of great things that 6 ha(e to teach #ou. . #ou will %e a%le to %elie(e it if #ou ha(e an# confidence in Socrates. it will make #ou approach perfection as near as it is possi%le for man to attain.Before unfolding to #ou completel# the doctrine which will initiate #ou into the m#steries. God alone will %e #our master. %ut the# do not seek the attention of their compan#. ?ou will %ecome like a new indi(idual.. These are the ingenious friends of man and eas# to command. The -emons will not dare to %e found where #ou are. and ha(ing esta%lished him as so(ereign monarch of all the works made %# #our hands. This will no dou%t seem strange to #ou..5hat is that which 6 ha(e to renounce@..nothing conforms more to m# desires that that one should choose propriet# and (irtue. 6 answered. #ou must understand that the elements are inha%ited %# (er# perfect creatures. Plato. The seas and ri(ers are the ha%itat of the :ndines. the earth is full practicall# to the center of Gnomes. 6 asked him. and the enlightened 5ill alone %e #our e'ual. opened a chest which was at the foot of his %ed..+s for the Salamanders.+fter ha(ing finished this in(ocation of sorts. and the element of fire. 6 ha(e one also! he is near me when 6 ha(e need of him. has not %een created to a%ide there useless and empt#. the inha%itants of the fire regions.Such are the principles which #ou must fathom. P#thagoras. had his. that the sacrifice which 6 demand of #ou is not painful and is not a%o(e #our powers! on the contrar#. if nature has placed in #our soul the resolution that these high m#steries will demand of #ou. as well as P#thagoras and a few other wise men. The supreme intelligences will glor# in o%e#ing #our desires. . The# suppl# to the children of the Magicians all mone#s of which the# ha(e need and onl# ask pa#ment for their ser(ices in the glor# of %eing commanded. he then said while looking at me= .6t suffices. %ut e(en if #our e#es do not con(ince #ou of the truth. answered the old man. *oroaster. the# ser(e the philosophers. do #ou feel this heroic am%ition which is the sure stamp of the children of wisdom@ -o #ou dare to desire to ser(e onl# the one God and to dominate o(er all that is not God@ Ha(e #ou understood what it is to pro(e to %e a man and to %e unwilling to %e a sla(e since #ou are %orn to %e a So(ereign@ +nd if #ou ha(e these no%le thoughts. Tr# and make #ourself worth# to recei(e the light.. m# son. .. or as if he were searching to read m# heart. +t this point he stopped and regarded me fi9edl# as if waiting for an answer. ?ou see. . The proneness with which nearl# all of us are %orn to (ice rather than to (irtue. and all the in(isi%les who inha%it the four elements will esteem themsel(es happ# to administer to #our pleasures. and took out a cedarwood %o9 co(ered in gold (eneer and enriched with diamonds of an e9traordinar# %rilliance. Hope. Proclus.
+h well< 6t is %# the knowledge which 6 ha(e %een a%le to draw from these works that 6 ha(e the authorit# to command all the %eings who inha%it the aerial and terrestrial regions. how much then must a man %ecome elated at ha(ing penetrated the inconcei(a%le profundities. 6 will teach them to #ou %efore working with #ou on the great performance with the spirits and the animals who are su%missi(e to m# authorit# and who o%e# me %lindl#.on which was engra(ed hierogl#phic characters was also of gold. He then left me to enter the ca(e where he had led me when he showed me the chests filled with gold and precious stones.These precious %ooks. in space.6 pardon #our astonishment. se(eral pages ha(e %een %lackened %# the fire. as natural to #ou as the air #ou %reathe and as necessar# to #ou for #our e9istence. %ut as #ou learn it. and the persuasion seemed to pour from his lips like a limpid stream running down a slope to fertili. ?our wounds are healing. fl# to the planet Saturn in the skies which e9tend o(er this planet. )urther. These are the limited ones of the uni(erse. +s our souls e9pand with our ideas and assimilate in a certain manner the o%&ects which the# penetrate. . He . ?ou will look on it as something (er# simple. Certain of the philosophers ha(e seen more and ha(e increased Atheir knowledgeB up to nearl# the present time to the point of affrighting our imagination. Tomorrow #ou will ha(e the answer to all these enigmas. will ac'uaint #ou with things unknown to the rest of humanit# and which will seem ne(er to ha(e e9isted.. . who ha(e learnt to dou%t e(er#thing and to forget the respect which one owes to Him who has %rought forth all from nothing. each one has its (irtue. ?ou will find without ceasing new spheres. He smiled at m# o%ser(ation. 6 listened to this good old man with an admiration mi9ed with respect! he had stopped speaking and 6 thought 6 heard him still. . He took a seat and told me to sit %# his side. %ut the destin# of those su%missi(e to m# laws is perhaps sweeter than if the# en&o#ed complete li%ert#.?our prisoners< 5ith #our philosoph# and the lo(e of humanit# which characteri. Guard against stud#ing moral philosoph# in the ignorant writings of the multitudes.:h m# son< Prostrate #ourself %efore the -i(init#.. that which 6 do is necessar# to facilitate m# m#sterious operations.led. ?ou ha(e until now li(ed in the societ# of men who are corrupt. . in the schemes produced %# the heat of the imagination. the# ha(e ne(er known the pri... %ut as 6 did not see an# food. and #ou will reach this point too. The# lo(e the truth and %elie(e the# ha(e disco(ered it %# means of a%stract ideas and lose their wa# in the faith of a reason of which the# do not know the limits. . Tomorrow 6 will commence #our education in wisdom.. He told me to approach the awning so that we could eat something %efore going to sleep. ha(ing no other interest than truth or other aim than pu%lic usefulness.M# dear son.5hat<. do #ou depri(e li(ing creatures of their li%ert#@. in mo(ement. worlds accumulating one a%o(e another. . Seek guidance in those works where. m# son. the# render to morals and to (irtue the homage which the# ha(e deser(ed in all times and from all peoples. Besides. . . in the num%er of nuances and shades which adorn them. what prodigious work is offered at one stroke to the human spirit< Emplo# eternit# e(en to sur(e# it! take the wings of dawn. 6 am now going to m# a(iar# to feed m# prisoners. new or%s. . He noticed m# admiration which was akin to ecstac#. he laughingl# added that this food was not (er# su%stantial %ut that in a moment 6 would see that he had cooks and sla(es e'uall# cle(er and intelligent.. ?ou will find infinit# in matter. 6 got up. deplore in His presence the errors of the human spirit. he said. %# the restlessness of the spirit. Soon he came %ack. 5isdom for them a meaningless difficult#. m# dear son. . The# ha(e recei(ed some damage. and 6 will gi(e #ou the first lesson.. as #ou see! in effect. and 6 saw a large 'uantit# of talismans and rings which were enriched with diamonds and engra(ed with magical and ca%alistic s#m%ols. He opened this casket.. it will %ecome for #ou a practical (irtue.es #ou. 6 o%e#ed...e and so cannot desire it.?ou see.. 6 am an upstart thanks to wisdom.e the prairies. He arose and took up se(eral manuscripts which were on the ta%le. or %# the desire for cele%rit# which torments their authors.?ou will see when #ou ha(e %een initiated into all these m#steries of how man# errors the ma&orit# of those who pretend to %e ser(ile to nature ha(e %een guilt#. . 6 said to him. These %ooks escaped the fire of the li%rar# of Ptolem#.M# dear son. %ut to make use of it #ou must understand the language of the Magicians in order to pronounce the m#sterious words engra(ed thereon. He picked up the papers that were on the ta%le. + sweet ma&est# reigned in all his features.The (ulgar or common people do not see o(er the world in which the# li(e other than an arch of glittering light during the da# and a scattering of stars during the night. and promise Him to %e as (irtuous as it is possi%le for a man to %e. 6t was impossi%le to look at them without %eing da. known and unknown to man. its peculiar (irtue.
. the chandeliers disappeared. .?ou see. 6 will ha(e a con(ersation with #ou on a point of m# doctrine which is necessar# for de(elopments. There comes forth from ?our %eing ne(er/failing streams of light which nourish ?our infinite spirit. the most tender of Mothers< :h. Harken to ?our children whom ?ou ha(e lo(ed from their %irth through all time. )ather of %lissful mortals and immortals< ?ou ha(e particularl# created the powers which are mar(elousl# like ?our eternal thought and ?our adora%le essence. Then 6 opened m# e#es the lamp had (anished. and two %eds arranged themsel(es on each side of the apartment which was no longer lit e9cept for the lamp that cast a soft light not unlike twilight. Gemenos. and the sla(es hurried to remo(e all that was on the ta%le..But m# )ather. of the greatest %eaut#. 5ith lowered e#es of respect.. This infinite spirit generates all things and makes this ine9hausti%le treasure of matter which cannot fail to procreate that which alwa#s surrounds it %ecause of the forms without num%er with which it is filled and with which ?ou ha(e filled it since the %eginning of time. 8ni(ersal )ather< :h. .immediatel# pronounced these words= . +cgos . 6 will keep m# word which 6 ha(e gi(en to #ou. and choose what will gratif# #ou.. ender homage to God who has permitted #ou to en&o# again this %eautiful da#. which lights #ou. The mo(ement that 6 made interrupted his perusal. 5e %urn with the desire to %e possessed of ?ou. Eternal. He raised his hand and said= :suam. . m# )ather. and the wine.. )rom this spirit the (er# saintl# kings who are standing around ?our throne and who compose ?our court also draw their origin. great. Bedac. . 6 looked at the sla(es who ser(ed us! the# were all in the flower of their #outh. The old man was walking with a %ook in his hand. and ere 6 initiate #ou into the m#steries of wisdom. Eat. ?ou ha(e created us so(ereigns o(er the elements. Son. m# dear son. 8ni'ue :ne< :h. Then 6 took m# go%let.There. 6 got up hurriedl# and flew into the arms he opened to me.Here is the first page and the pra#er which #ou must address to the Great Being. and %lew three times on a ring which he had on his finger. and the ra#s of sun penetrated there. uler of the Etheric Plain where ?our throne of power is e9alted and from whose heights Th# formida%le e#es disco(er e(er#thing and ?our %eautiful and saintl# ears hear e(er#thing. Tur. . is the manner in which #ou will %e ser(ed e(er# da#. -eli(er #ourself to sleep. and the sla(es stood to attention around us to ser(e. The old man allowed me to finish m# sur(e#. who is carried on the chariot rolling without cease. it seemed as though a di(ine fire flowed through m# (eins and as if 6 had ac'uired a new e9istence. He ga(e me a %ook and opening it said= . and Sacred )ather of all things. :h. :ur continued e9ertion is to praise ?ou and to adore ?our desires. ser(e #ourself. as 6 &udge %# the calm which reigns on #our countenance.?es. 6 imitated him for a little while after which 6 fell asleep. 5hen it had astonished m# pallet and 6 had relished it.. "ine sla(es entered %ringing (arious (iands on golden plates and wine in (essels of the greatest richness. admira%le e9ample of tender sentiments of Mothers< :h. of the worlds which rotate alwa#s. 6neffa%le. E(er#thing which 6 tasted was delicious. ?our occupations will (ar# innumera%l# and thus will preser(e #ou from tediousness. :h. and tomorrow when da# appears. and dressed in rose silk tunics with white %elts. E(er#thing was placed on the ta%le in the most %eautiful order. Since ?our lasting. m# son! it is another surprise that 6 will arrange for #ou. )ather< :h. . the flower of all Sons< :h. Mother. la# down and soon sleep weighed down his e#es. its %ou'uet forefunner to its delicate taste. m# son. 6 will do the same. 6 salute #ou. . . and he then followed up with= . 6mmediatel# the place was lit up %# se(en chandeliers of rock cr#stal which appeared from the (oid. :h.. sparkling fire< There ?ou light and maintain ?ourself in the appropriate splendour. sleep in peace. 8ntil tomorrow. he said. He looked at me smilingl#.. the good old man repeated to me. )inall#.?ou ha(e rested well. The# went out. the# attended to the orders of their master. and eternal ma&est# shines %rightl# o(er the world and the starr# hea(ens. appealed agreea%l# to m# sense of smell.6 ha(e %ut to command to %e o%e#ed. He e9tended his hand to me. . "icophanta. the da#light will ne(er penetrate into #our a%ode! how can #ou know when %reak of da# will appear@. and 6 pressed it to m# heart. He approached his %ed.M# father.+g.That depends on m# will...6mmortal. The# had flowing golden curls wa(ing on their shoulders. ?ou ha(e esta%lished them superior to the angels who announce ?our wishes to the world. m# dear son. 6ncense %urned in tripods. and celestial music could %e heard. which had %een poured into it. +nd 6 read that which follows= Oration of the Sages . da#light lit the cham%er. Thou art raised a%o(e them. like nectar.M# son #ou ha(e appeased #our hunger@. .
1isten. which measures the duration of the sensi%le world as eternit# measures that of the intellectual world. and fire. and num%er of all things. .mould of all our shapes< 5ell %elo(ed spirit.. and &oining to those of men a small portion of the -i(ine Essence. that is to sa# the elements. The dominion which 6 ha(e o%tained o(er m# spirit is the result of m# constanc# in the practice of the (irtues. the sea. the earth. m# son. the mo%ile image of immo%ile eternit#.M# dear son. He made time. those of our souls. spirits are di(ided into four classes= the first of perfect %eings whom the common herd adore and who reside in the stars! the second. 6n the %eginning 6 saw him onl# rarel#! one da# #ielding to m# repeated entreaties he transported me to the realm of the spirits. the earth. ?ou do not ha(e the right to immortalit#! %ut #ou participate in it %# the power of M# will. the# would %ecome e'ual to the gods themsel(es. . he then fashioned the indi(idual Souls. this uni'ue son. The Supreme Being kindled the sun and cast him with the other planets into the (ast solitude of the airs.. The Supreme Being sur(e#ed his work with complaisance.. escape the empire of death. those %eings less perfect who howe(er.. 6t is from there that this hea(enl# %od# floods the sk# with its light. He recognised with pleasure that the principal traits of the original repeated themsel(es in the cop#.. 6t remains for the perfection of all this to fill with inha%itants the seas.. The contri(er of all things then addressed His commandment to the spirits to whom he had entrusted the administration of the hea(enl# %odies. 6 ha(e spoken to #ou of the spirits and am going to go into greater detail to e9tend the limits of #our intelligence and to gi(e #ou the means of penetrating into and understanding the sacred m#steries which will %e di(ulged to #ou. who owe #our %irth to Me. 6 thus la# on #ou the care of producing them. )inall#. those of the spirits properl# called and of whom 6 con(ersed with #ou! the third.Gods. more powerful than the %onds which unite the parts of which #ou are composed. the most suita%le to his shape. the Supreme Being re/entered into eternal rest. The# are clothed in an aerial %od#! their essence holds the middle %etween -i(ine "ature and nature! the# surpass us in intelligence! some of them are su%&ect to our passions. each indi(idual finds in these in(isi%le representati(es an ardent friend to protect him. 6 will gi(e #ou an account of what %efell me with those who are su%missi(e to me. 6f the# should owe the da# to Me immediatel#. he said to me= . to the stor# of m# (o#age. and for that He left traces of his presence and his mo(ements. 6 ha(e spoken to #ou of the spirits that populate the firmament. He did not grant him eternit# for these two worlds could not ha(e the same perfections. the simplest of all. . the most perfect of all! he was su%&ect to circular mo(ement. 5hen 6 had finished. 5e ma# discern from the first three the honors which will one da# %ecome part of our nature if we culti(ate e9clusi(el# wisdom and (irtue. +gents of M# power. . unite to these perisha%le %odies the fa(or of immortalit# which #ou ha(e recei(ed from M# hand. . he attached to them irre(oca%le destinies. 6t is there where an immense authorit# is e9ercised. listen to M# so(ereign commands. The inferior gods were o%liged to emplo# the same means in de(eloping us and thus the maladies of the %od# and the e(en more dangerous ones of the soul. we adore ?ou. +ll that is good in the uni(erse in general and in man in particular deri(es from the Supreme God! all that is defecti(e comes from the (ices inherent in matter.The earth and the hea(ens are populated. and suddenl#.5hen the uni(erse was full of life. soul. had recei(ed a spherical %od#. with Spirits to whom the Supreme Being has confided the administration of the 8ni(erse! He has distri%uted them e(er#where nature appears to %e animated %ut principall# in those regions which stretch around and a%o(e us from the earth up to the sphere of the Moon. and ha(ing compared it with the model which He followed in his operations. pouring into the %asin where he had kneeded the Soul of the 5orld the remainder of this Soul held in reser(e. mostl# in the changes which pass them on to a superior rank. ha(ing appointed to the inferior gods the successi(e reclothement of mortal %odies to pro(ide for and control their needs.Each nation.. Because of their innumera%le multitude. an enem# no less ardent to pursue him. light and darkness. and who after their death are reunited with #ou and participate in #our happiness. m# dear son. the# dispensing life and death. He spoke. the good and the %ad.To render #ou more sensi%le of that which 6 ha(e put forward to #ou relati(e to the spirits. Mold in particular those %eings who command other animals and who are su%missi(e to #ou! who are %orn %# #our orders! who increase %# #our good deeds. $now also that the# onl# communicate to souls after a long time of preparation in meditation and pra#er. . and the airs. this God/engendered. render great ser(ice to humanit#! the fourth. after the# ha(e %een separated from the %odies which the# inha%ited. harmon#.
Escaping from their fur#.. . %lithe or sad. . is attached a spirit which directs its course.here are %eings which in their stature and sinister appearance inspire terror! the# come to us. )rom this moment it is no longer for%idden to me .. See these mediators. eternal ideas or spirits of the mortals.. their countr#side will %e de(astated %ecause the spirits en(eloped in dark clouds are ad(ancing and thundering against us! he then announced to me the arri(al of the arm# of which #ou formed a part %ecause he had knowledge of its comming. He said to me.. . . See the tutelar# spirits of Eg#pt soaring o(er the different towns and regions which the "ile irrigates. M# guide told me two armies were approaching each other and were on the point of coming to %lows. . remorses and frightful spectres shook the %eds of the wicked with (iolence. these e9pounders who rise and descend without cease! the# carr# #our pra#ers and #our offerings to the gods! the# %ring %ack to us happ# or distressing dreams and the secrets of the future which are then re(ealed to #ou %# the mouth of the oracles. . he said to me. Hardl# had he spoken when we found oursel(es in the same place from whence we had made our departure. .6t is time to rise into the air. we found o%&ects no less afflicting. Sleep and its ministers scattered poppies with full hands! and while silence and peace spread gentl# around (irtuous men. the researches of sages and the opinions of the multitude. and 6 found m#self in the middle of a new world of animated su%stances. Touched %# their misfortune. marched proudl# a%o(e their heads and whispered outrage and (engeance into their hearts. 6 cried suddenl#. each star.. Glor# was pursued %# en(# who tore her own sides! truth %# imposture who changed its face from moment to moment! each (irtue %# se(eral (ices which carried snares or kni(es. The one was war and the other wisdom..1et us lea(e these unhapp# spheres. These hea(enl# %odies are populated %# su%lime intelligences of a nature superior to ours. 5e glided into se(eral houses.the# are unhapp#. Then passed near us two powerful spirits who left long trails of light after them. She told me in a serious tone that she did not gi(e %ut took a great interest. the good fortune of others irritates them. . 5ith timid steps and lowered e#es.ed some who were directing the interests of nations and those of indi(iduals. 5isdom would place herself near the general whose cause was &ust and he would %e the (ictor %ecause worth must triumph. prudent or careless.)ortune appeared suddenl#..6 ha(e let #ou %ecome ac'uainted with that which no mortal has e(er %een permitted to glimpse.. and we reached the regions lit %# eternal da#.Cast #our e#es o(er the magnificent spectacle which surrounds #ou! listen to the di(ine harmon# which is produced %# the regular mo(ement of the celestial %odies! look how to each planet.?ou can speak with her.The moment of departure ha(ing arri(ed. . 6 %egged m# conductor to take me awa# from this sight and to lead me into the distance towards an enclosure where one could escape the ra#s of light which were too %rilliant.)lee. skim o(er the earth and cast piercing looks on all sides for greed and a(idit#! these are the inspectors of human affairs. . Some spread their sweet influence o(er the mortals whom the# protect! others launch the relentless "emesis against gra(e transgressions. M# guide said to me. the detesta%le and eternal source of dissentions which torment men. -iscord. the pra#ers trailed on their steps and endea(oured to recall e(er#where the calm the# had showed themsel(es. with a flight as rapid and as restless as the swallow. that we should offer him our homage and descend to earth. 5e then shot a%o(e the sphere of the Moon. . .. 6 watched him cast aside with fur# the souls who endea(oured to plunge into the %oiling surges of this sphere to purif# themsel(es although the# were not worth# of this %lessing. said m# spirit. . 5e followed them for some time. said m# guide. who.. M# spirit told me that the So(ereign inha%its regions inaccessa%le to humans. 5e leapt the limits of the sphere of darkness and death with the speed of lightning and of thought. 5hile uttering these words. 5ith m# e#es fi9ed on the sun.1et us stop for an instant.:%ser(e now these assiduous agents. and 6 thought 6 recogni. The# dispel as much as possi%le the e(ils with which the# are menaced! ne(ertheless. she ga(e her orders to the cortege which had accompanied her.:h m# protector<. good or malignant.Soon a woman of gigantic stature e9tended her %lack (eils o(er the (ault of the skies! and ha(ing descended slowl# to earth. 6 felt m# soul detatch itself from the %onds which attached it to the %od#. m# guide said to me. . . she soaked the flowers and fruits which she held in one hand in a poisoned cup which she held in the other. 6 felicitated her on the gifts which she distri%uted to mortals. 6 contemplated with ra(ishment the spirit who with a (igorous arm pushes this scintillating glo%e on the course which he has decreed. ..-awn and the hours open the %arriers of the da#. 6 hoped to catch a glimpse of the So(ereign of the 8ni(erse surrounded %# the assistants of His throne and of those pure %eings who our philosophers call num%ers. and the# spare onl# those who pass their life in sufferings and in tears.
He took me %# the hand and conducted me around the room. and 6 saw enter se(eral indi(iduals who took up positions around the room.. "othos.Here are all the spirits who will %e su%ser(ient to #ou! 6 will proclaim them to #ou. *anteur. who will %ecome #ours since 6 ha(e adopted #ou as m# son. :rsel.Thomatos. To con(ince #ou of the truth of all that 6 ha(e gi(en out to #ou..led m# e#es. He then said= .. 6 e9ecuted this order which he had gi(en as did the spirit. The spirit took his place %# his side. 5hen we had reached the last one. the old man said. Misanthos. Elianter. He stopped in front of e(er# spirit and said to me..M# father.to hide an#thing from #ou... 1et us %egin the initiation. epeat with me= 1itau . Figure of the Wand stained with blood of the lamb. m# son@. :mpa9. . There were thirt#/three. Tanaim. he asked me.. let us stand. :n the wand were plates of gold the same as the head and tail on which were engra(ed the characters as illustrated in )igure C. :r%itau. . Misas.. . He will see in #ou another me. . Elicanthus. .$on9.Tor.:les. :snas. -inanteur. am 6 not with #ou@.The plain on which #ou found me at the point of death from pain and want.5hen #ou ha(e %een initiated into the m#steries of wisdom.5hat do #ou wish to see at this moment.Be without dread or fear. E(er#thing was then lit up %ut %# a seemingl# dark light.Sina ."anther.. 6n that instant 6 saw appear a #oung man of the most %eautiful stature! the remainder of his person shone with all the charms. These characters should be written on the wand with India ink. Hardl# had the last word %een pronounced than we found oursel(es in the most profound darkness. . and on the summit of his head shone a flame of which m# e#es could not sustain the %rilliance.Solathas. The old man took his hand and answered= . .as.. +nd he un(eiled to me all the m#steries in which 6 will let #ou participate. he told me to return to the place which 6 had occupied.. ?ou will now test the effects of it.?our answer pleases me. + (oice which came from the ca(ern wherein were the coffers containing all the precious stones ga(e this answer= . He placed his hand on m# head and said= . Perius... Benasser. The old man noticed that the spirits light da. 6. . Then he took a wand si9 feet in length ha(ing at one end the head of a serpent and at the other the tail. 6 answered. #ou will %e a%le to contemplate this fire without danger and e(en to stand the ra#s of the sun. He said smiling at the old man= . He formed a circle %# uniting each end %# a golden chain which he passed through two links! he put it on the ground and placed himself in the center.. #ou will see m# spirit. it proclaims confidence. The fire which shone on the head of the spirit had also disappeared. 6 o%e#ed and each spirit %owed sa#ing. .. He pronounced these two words= . .er.
-o #ou wish to return to the place which #ou left or to soar for some time in the middle of the aerial parts@ -o #ou know that #ou can see all that is happening around #ou and that #ou are (isi%le onl# to the Great Being who wishes to accord #ou wisdom and to those who accompan# #ou@. and drew out that one shown in )igure D as well as the talisman which he placed in m# hands. 6f that were not the case. #ou would %e struck down dead on entering this circle. how the# will o%e# #ou and await #our orders. the old man was near me en&o#ing m# astonishment.. a%iam.Soutram. #ou will ha(e the same success in all #our undertakings. the# lifted me. 6 gi(e #ou permission for 6 know that #ou ha(e a pure heart. how all the spirits are su%missi(e to #ou. 6 uttered this word and made the indicated sign. the spirits disappeared.He raised his hands toward hea(en and said. . onl# the first one remaining with us. 6 followed his instructions... m# son. and (er# soon we re/entered the a%ode of the old man. +lthough 6 had not noticed him. The old man once again said to me= . The spirits lifted me up as well as the old man.Pronounce Saram while e9tending #our arms towards the east.Go near #our spirit. m# son. 5hen we were seated. and 6 found m#self transported to the foot of the P#ramid. The spirits await us. He opened the casket where all the rings were to %e found. %ut let us return to the P#ramid. He said . 6 saw a multitude of +ra%s on horse%ack who were sur(e#ing it. 6mmediatel# the spirits approached me and taking me in their arms. 5e approached the clouds. 6 testified to the desire to sur(e# the immensit#. 8%arsinens. Go. and the (ast hori. Placing himself therein.?ou see 6 ha(e not made (ain promises. . He then formed the second Magic Circle. and we will continue our workings.on opened to m# enchanted e#es. the old man said to me= .?ou see. and #ou will %e satisfied. . that #ou ha(e ne(er %een guilt# of an# action which would make #ou %lush.. . +ll the insignia were changed.. and a (er# intense light illuminated the (ault.
The old man added. 6 did that which he ordered me to do.This one will ser(e to con&ur the celestial and infernal powers. To make them disappear. remo(e the ring from #our finger and the talisman from the place which it occupies.Command and order and #our desires will %e satisfied.There remain man# things for me to teach #ou to make #ou at ease with these rings and talismans. He ga(e me another ring and talisman. then pronounce the following words= Siras . Sta# where #ou are. and the# all went like a dream. . This instruction will %e the o%&ect of (er# important work which we shall do together with the help of our spirit.. Etar . 6 think that at this moment #ou are not in want of an#thing! therefore. put off until later pro(ing the 6ntelligence and acti(it# of these spirits. Hardl# had these words come from m# mouth than 6 saw a multitude of spirits and figures of different shapes. 1et us follow the course of our e9periences. the sk# and the hells are at #our orders. and the# will return to their sphere. .. Put the ring on #our finger and the talisman o(er #our heart. . The spirit who was at m# side said to me= . if #ou %elie(e me. and #ou will percei(e the effects. Besanar .M# son....
6 prefer #ou to the Sultan who for a long time has fatigued me with his homage. .. Prostas.. m# son. that is m# e9cuse. His words made me come to m#self. )our sla(es appeared to remo(e the couch and she who had made such a (i(id impression on m# heart. place a knee on the ground. for it is thus that one should speak to her. and the realit# thereof makes thee more dear to m# heart. . The old man noticed m# emotion and the pain which resulted from her departure. She seemed to %e asleep. . %ut #ou ha(e seen her. said the old man. : m# son.He is going to tra(erse an immense space with the rapidit# of thought. and he said forcefull#.Sa# to him= Sader. He said to me. Suddenl# a spirit with rose/coloured wings appeared! he placed himself on his knees %efore me. Manier. The old man told me to approach the %eaut#. ...?ou will see her again.That is enough..Mammes 1aher. press the talisman against #our lips. 6 o%e#ed. . are destined to make #ou lo(ed %# the most %eautiful portion of the human race. Solaster.These two precious o%&ects. and the most %eautiful forms will appear %efore #our e#es and will ser(e as a model to paint those houris which our -i(ine Prophet promises to his faithful ser(ants.. and the di(init# to whom 6 addressed m# homage said to me= . and the spirit (anished. it is necessar# to know how to resist the allurements of (oluptuousness..He awaits #our orders. . "e(er had an#thing so %eautiful %een offered to m# e#es! she was 7enus with all the charms of innocence.6 ha(e seen thee in a dream. .. . the old man said. -o #ou wish the most %eautiful odalis'ue of the Grand Caliph should %e %rought %efore #ou in an instant@ Put the ring on the second finger of #our left hand.6t is he. m# father. She sighed and opened the most %eautiful e#es in the world which came to rest on me 4 6n a most harmonious (oice she uttered a cr# of surprise sa#ing. how %lessed #ou are! not e(er# mortal o%tains from the Great Spirit such fa(ours as 6 can see %# the speed with which #our wishes are e9ecuted.Pardon. and to take her hand. 8nderstand that in order to possess wisdom. and he placed her gentl# on a couch which appeared near me. There is not a woman who would not %e happ# to please #ou and who would not emplo# all possi%le means to %e successful at it.. He raised the (eil which hid her. 6 repeated these words. . and sa# tenderl# in a whisper= o "ades.. . Suradis. and 6 said to him. He had finished speaking when the spirit with the rose/coloured wings arri(ed carr#ing in his arms a woman en(eloped in a large white (eil.These characters should be engraved on the inside of the ring.
6 replaced the ring and the talisman in the casket. . #ou will %e a%le. to perform such miracles as #ou &udge proper. M# father< -o #ou %elie(e that 6 would insult #ou %# dou%ting@. enclose the talisman with the thum% and little finger of #our left hand. 5hen #ou know them all. 6 replied. and the spirits replaced the gold in the %ags and disappeared. what the (irtues of these talismans and rings are. and take this one. .6t is this %ird. and sa#. 6 repeated these three words. . . 6 had not noticed that one of the spirits had on his shoulder a %lack %ird.. These characters should be engraved on the inside of the ring. . . -o not think that these are some of what #ou ha(e seen here. and he ga(e me.?ou see. . each carr#ing a large hide %ag which the# emptied at m# feet. Perantes. its head co(ered with a kind of hood.who has made them find all this treasure. without m# aid. and se(en spirits of a %ron.e colour appeared.. ?ou can assure #ourself of this. Place the ring on the second finger of #our right hand. eplace in the casket those of which #ou ha(e made proof.?ou are for me the truth itself. He made a sign. The# contained gold coins which rolled in the middle of the hail where we were. m# son. the old man said to me. The# will ena%le #ou to disco(er all the treasures which e9ist and to ensure #ou the possession of them. asonastos.This talisman and this ring are not less (alua%le. :naim..
repeat these words and place the talisman near #our ear while #ou hold the ring tightl# in #our left hand= "itrae. .that e(er#thing %ecomes eas# with confidence and a pure soul without stain... He opened the casket and took from it the talisman and ring.?ou see..The# will ena%le #ou to disco(er the most hidden secrets! #ou will %e a%le to penetrate e(er#where without %eing seen. The spirit had not left us. The ne9t da# we followed the course of our m#sterious operations. tomorrow we will continue..The Grand Mogul has decided in his pri(ate council that he must declare war on the Emperor of China.5ell.. m# son. 1ast night the Sultana was carried off. . . . adou. said the old man.:h Hea(ens< 5hat mischief 6 ha(e done without wishing it.+ll is rumour in Constantinople.. 6 cried in pain. whether #ou wish to listen to it #ourself or to ha(e it %rought %ack to us %# #our agents when #ou order them to do so.it is a lesson for #ou to learn / not to %e ensla(ed %# #our passions and to know how to cur% them. the old man said.These characters should be engraved on the inside of the ring.. He has had all the eunuchs thrown into the sea after ha(ing had them %eheaded. +nother (oice said to me= . m# son. 6 distinctl# heard a (oice which said to me= . This is enough for toda#. Sunandam. To pro(e it to #ou. and the Grand Sultan is in despair. . and not a single word in the uni(erse can %e uttered without it coming to #our ears.. . .
6 am going to ha(e appear %efore #ou one of the Be#s of Cairo. 6n order to con(ince #ou.. which 6 will teach #ou. "ocdar . and the most discreet man will di(ulge to #ou his most hidden thoughts. Here are the two words= "octar. he pronounced two words.. The Mufti of the Grand Mos'ue will appear %efore #our e#es and show #ou a manuscript of a work which he has composed and which he has refused to show to his %est friends.Place this ring on the little finger of #our left hand and the talisman to #our right ear. He disappeared with the spirit after the old man had said= . after %owing. e(en the Grand 7isir. which is Biranther . which means in the language of the magi= read and %elie(e.and take this. the old man said. . The Mufti. ai%an . and (er# soon the Mufti appeared and placing his manuscript on the ta%le.5e ha(e made a treat# of alliance with the English.. The old man looked at him affectionatel#! he ga(e him his hand pronounced with sweetness and e9pression.. + 'uarter of an hour after he returned with the Be# who said= .. to the spirit who then (anished like lightening.. and the armistice concluded with the )rench will %e %roken without warning. and he will impart to #ou all of his schemes against the )rench. eturn the talisman and the ring to me.These magical characters should be engraved on the inside of the ring. Tonas . and if #ou add a third word. He then said . #our greatest enemies will not %e a%le to pre(ent themsel(es from loudl# pu%lishing their pro&ects against #ou.*elander. .. . . o Solem . disappeared. he said to me= . *ugar. 5hen he had placed them in m# hands. 6 did that which has pre(iousl# %een indicated.
.Here is the ne9t talisman and its ring. . *aitu9. Elastot .Characters to be engraved on the inside of the ring. . The magic words are= *orami. .6t will ser(e to acti(ate as man# spirits as #ou wish to undertake or to stop operations which would %e contrar# to #ou. 5e will not at this moment make an# e9periments! tomorrow we will go to the shores of the "ile and we will ha(e constructed a %ridge of a single arch on which we shall pass to the other side of the ri(er.
of calling down the thunder. Hispen. into the %owels of the earth. of commanding the elements. earth'uakes. :nl# the Great Being could %e witness to #our steps and #our actions. -edos. Hurandos / second. and no action of men can %e hidden from #ou. 8usur.The talisman and the ring A%elowB will make #ou in(isi%le to all e#es. The# ha(e the propert# of destro#ing e(er#thing. #ou pronounce= -itau / first. Paranthes. Tromador / si9th. Talimol / third. ?ou will penetrate e(er#where into the %osom of the seas. hail.Benatir. and of preser(ing our friends from all accidents. the stars. Here are the words which one must pronounce Athe num%ers indicate each thing that #ou wish to operateB= first. +trosis. . Etinarmi. 6tar / fifth. hurricanes. e(en those of the spirits. Histanos. Cararkau. Sa# onl#= . idas. #ou can likewise sur(e# the airs. water spouts on land and sea.These characters should be engraved on the inside of the ring.. "arpida / fourth. .
. when #ou wish.The talisman and ring A%elowB will ser(e to transport #ou into whate(er part of the world #ou &udge appropriate without running an# danger. 6 swear to it. it will onl# %e necessar# to place the ring successi(el# on the different fingers of the right hand.. But 6 hope that #ou will not make use of these means to lea(e me without m# consent. .. . Ermas .Characters to be engraved on the inside of the ring. :strata. Terpandu.?ou will %e a%le. Sa# merel# these words= aditus. Pericatur. 6 repeated these four words. .M# father. Promise it to me. and through the walls of the P#ramid 6 saw two +ra%s who were on the plain and who were profiting %# the o%scurit# to ransack a tom% where the# hoped to find something of (alue. to pro(e the other things which 6 will ha(e taught #ou. Polastrien .
. the# will open of themsel(es without difficult#. Make proof of this on the spot. 6 did this. the old man told me. added the old man. no matter what secrets ha(e %een emplo#ed to shut them! #ou will not need a ke#.5ith the talisman and the ring A%elowB #ou will %e a%le to open all locks. Simpl# %# touching them with the ring and pronouncing these three words= Saritap . Perniso9 .. 6 touched it with the ring and pronounced the magic words. . and it opened of its own accord..Characters to be engraved on the inside of the ring. fortified castles. :ttarim .with all the doors of prisons. . . and after ha(ing assured m#self that nothing could open it %ut the ke#.6t will %e the same. . m# son. . where the# might lock #ou up.Close the casket which #ou see on that ta%le.
these words are for knowing the thoughts of people. Tantare. .Characters to be engraved on the inside of the ring.ael. Estarnas. #ou will %e a%le to see what takes place in all houses without %eing o%liged to enter them! #ou will %e a%le to read the thoughts of e(er#one whom #ou approach and with whom #ou find #ourself. .5ith the talisman and ring A%elowB. "i. 6t will %e sufficient to place the talisman on #our head and then to %low on the ring sa#ing= o Tarot. and #ou will %e a%le to render them ser(ice or do them in&ur# as #ou wish.
. and if an# spirit wished to oppose #our wishes. #ou could force him to su%mit to #ou. ortos . #ou will sa#= Eatros. #ou sa# in a %ass (oice.To punish the wicked and #our enemies. . . and the# will at once suffer punishment and frightful torment. Estamos. while inclining #our head= . and the# will immediatel# en&o# all sorts of prosperities. #ou sa#= "ista. "otarin. 7isnos . Saper.The talisman and the ring A%elowB will ser(e #ou to destro# all the pro&ects which could %e made against #ou. .Senapos. 5hat #ou ha(e alread# seen should pro(e to #ou that 6 ha(e ad(anced nothing which cannot %e realised! therefore it is useless to make proof thereof. Terfita. .6n order to render ser(ice to those who deser(e it. o9as. Perfiter. Place the talisman on a ta%le under #our left hand and with the ring on the second finger of the right hand.Characters to be engraved on the inside of the ring. "ifer.
. Testanar. Estonos. and #ou will see operate the wonder which 6 ha(e proclaimed to #ou.7a. )u.The talisman and ring A%elowB ha(e a propert# as e9traordinar# as agreea%le! the# will gi(e #ou all the (irtues. all the talents.otas. and the inclination to do good %# changing all su%stances which are of a %ad 'ualit# and rendering them e9cellent. it is sufficient to pronounce these words= Turan.a . )or the first o%&ect.. . )or the second operation #ou sa#= . while ele(ating the talisman and with the ring placed on the first &oint of the third finger of the left hand.Characters to be engraved on the inside of the ring.
s Cross around #our neck on a ri%%on the colour of fire. and when #ou are near a sick person #ou will carr# thet talisman on the stomach and the ring with a St.Characters to be engraved on the inside of the ring. Cratares . ?ou pronounce onl# these words= eterrem. Hisater. . Sali%at. their (irtues and properties. +esculapius and Hippocrates will onl# %e no(ices compared to #ou.The talisman and the ring A%elowB will assist #ou to know all the minerals and (egeta%les. There is no illness that #ou will not %e a%le to cure and no cure that #ou will undertake without success. and #ou will possess the uni(ersal medicine. . +ndrew..
Hocatos. to su%due them to #our will.Characters to be engraved on the inside of the ring . icona.Trumantrem .. Markila. )or the second= . 6morad . to know %# their different cries what the# want as the# ha(e a language among themsel(es. )or the first operation it is sufficient to sa#= . Surater.The talisman and the ring A%elowB will keep #ou safe in the midst of the most ferocious animals. Mad animals will keep at a distance from #ou. :9a. . and #ou will make them perish forthwith %# pronouncing the words which 6 am going to indicate to #ou. Estupit..
Garinos. . The talisman and ring A%elowB will ena%le #ou to know the good or %ad intentions of all the indi(iduals whom #ou will meet to guarantee #ou of it and to impress on their face a mark which will %e noticed %# e(er#one. 6t is sufficient to pronounce these m#sterious words. $atipa. while placing the talisman on #our heart and the ring on the little finger of #our right hand.Characters to be engraved on the inside of the ring.Crostes.. ?ou will then sa#= . )urinot.
Characters to be engraved on the inside of the ring. 6t is sufficient to carr# the talisman and the ring in a manner #ou &udge suita%le while pronouncing these se(en words= itas. Serpitas. :m%as . . . :nalun. Fuitathar.The talisman and the ring A%elowB will gi(e #ou all talents and a profound understanding of all the arts so that #ou can perform with as much %rilliance as the greatest masters and foremost artists. *amarath while adding afterwards the name of the art or the talent which #ou wish to possess. Tersorit.
Characters to be engraved on the inside of the ring. Tulitas for four winning num%ers. ?ou will place the talisman on #our left arm. and the ring on the little finger of #our right hand! then #ou will sa# these words= okes for a selection. +ll this must %e done without drawing the attention of #our ad(ersar#. . Eatanitos for fi(e winning num%ers. Pilatus for a com%ination of two num%ers. if it is #ou or #our partner. and %efore commencing #ou will touch #our left arm on the spot where the talisman is to %e found with #our right hand. *otas for dice. and #ou will kiss #our ring. and for a card game #ou will pronounce them each time the cards are shuffled. . ad&usting it with a white ri%%on. Be sure to pronounce all the words when #ou are on a 'uine.The talisman and the ring A%elowB will help #ou to win at lotteries and to make certain when pla#ing a game that #ou will o%tain the fortune of #our ad(ersaries.
"octatur . ?ou will carr# it in a manner which #ou consider suita%le and pronounce merel# these three words= :sthariman. . . 7isantiparos.The talisman and the ring A%elowB will ena%le #ou to direct all the infernal powers against #our enemies or against those who would in&ure #our friends.Characters to be engraved on the inside of the ring.
Characters to be engraved on the inside of the ring. Catipta. The talisman and the ring A%elowB will ser(e #ou to recognise what the infernal powers wish to undertake. Be&ouran. 6tapan.. Marnutus. and #ou can a%ort all their pro&ects %# placing the talisman on #our chest and the ring on the first &oint of the little finger of the left hand. ?ou pronounce these words= .+ctatos. .
Se(enteenth= -ark green satin em%roidered in gold.. Second= ed satin em%roidered in sil(er. Third= Sk#/%lue satin em%roidered in sil(er. Eighth= 1ilac satin with shaded silk.ed steel with the characters engra(ed thereon. Twentieth= Cherr# satin em%roidered in sil(er. shaded. $now that the rings are of %ron. "ineteenth= 5hite satin em%roidered in %lack silk.#ou will make them up in the manner which 6 will indicate. . Composition of the Talismans and the Rings . Tenth= ?ellow satin em%roidered in %lack silk. "inth= Popp#/red satin em%roidered in sil(er. the old man said to me. Thirteenth= Pale gre# satin em%roidered in gold.+s it is possi%le that #ou ha(e not had the means of making talismans and rings similar to mine. Se(enth= Golden/#ellow satin em%roidered in gold. Ele(enth= Puce satin em%roidered in gold. Twelfth= -ark %lue satin em%roidered in sil(er. )irst= 5hite satin em%roidered in gold. )ourteenth= ose satin em%roidered in sil(er. . Sisth= 7iolet satin em%roidered in sil(er. Eighteenth= Black satin em%roidered in gold. )ourth= Black satin em%roidered in sil(er. )ifth= Green satin em%roidered in gold. The talismans should %e made of silk cloth in the dimensions of the figures. )ifteenth= Golden/#ellow satin em%roidered in sil(er. Twent#/first= Gre#/5hite satin.Characters to be engraved on the inside of the ring. Si9teenth= :range satin em%roidered in sil(er.
or lemon.. . and at each in(ocation which he might make. to fear to touch or to %e touched %# this adora%le fire! it will not %e consumed %# this sweet fire. m# dear son. +ll is clear to God= God is e(er#where. and the Stars. He opened for me at the same time this manuscript whose co(er was a thin plate of gold co(ered with diamonds. fountain of all the Beings. and those of the oceans and fire / would re%el against him. the %order in sil(er. m# son. There are still two pra#ers which #ou must %e careful to recite %efore and after each con&uration that #ou wish to do. it is %ecause #our heart is pure. and honour will alwa#s %e dear to #ou.%ut let us occup# oursel(es with the wa# to hatch the Black Hen and to procure the eggs which she will come forth.. that #our soul is without stain. it knows all. and duration of the world. and the signs in %lack and white silk.. such &udge as thou art.+thas.ling whiteness. replaced all the talismans and rings in the casket. ru%ies. who had destro#ed the good of others.. would not %e a%le to participate in our m#steries. poured on top thereof %alsamic oil of the purest essence. The old man after these short reflections said to me= . and here is the manuscript in which is contained the manner of hatching these %irds who are as rare as precious. and ha(ing pronounced the words= . make useless efforts to o%tain them. that all is possi%le with (irtue and that not one fault will remain unpunished. Second ra!er There is in God as immense profundit# of flame! the heart ought not. we are %ut a small part of God. after ha(ing gi(en me this information. +ll that he wished to undertake would turn to his shame and his confusion. was the first who possessed one! it is from him that 6 possess the secret of calling them into e9istence. and no one is a%le to know an#thing of it. it was these %irds who ena%led them to disco(er it %# their instinct and %# the magical and ca%alistic words which one pronounced. Pasaim.+ll the wonders which ha(e %een performed in front of #ou. He put the lot in a chafing dish of gold. 6t is immo(a%le in its pro&ects and its name is ineffa%le. ought not to lea(e an# dou%t of the Power and (irtue of these talismans and rings. our magical language known to him. Moreo(er. The paper was of a da.?ou see. topa. + man who had the least reproach to make to himself. howe(er. Here then is that which is God! %ecause for us. who are his messengers. e9piate th# faults.Twent#/second= ed satin. This flame produces all and nothing perishes e9cept which it consumes= it makes itself known %# it/self. cedar. some root of 6ris. 6n (ain would he ha(e in his possession all that #ou see. infernal. . "othing e9ists e9cept %# this fire which is God.. Erminatos. or who had onl# the intention of so doing. he said to me. The great :romasis. he would finish %# %eing punished and would without fail lose his life. Solinam. laurel. know that the un&ust or wicked man can/not hide himself in front of God! no address or an# e9cuse can disguise an#thing from his piercing e#es. The spirit who was at m# side closed it arid ga(e him the ke#. em%roidered in the middle with gold. and from it emanates a little spark which makes all fire of the Sun. This fire cannot %e contained in an# place! it is without %od# or matter. transparent gum. and that (irtue. The celestial powers / aerial. and principle of all things. that 6 ha(e spoken to #ou a%out the %irds to whom 6 was going to gi(e food. when we render oursel(es worth# of it %# our respect and our su%mission to His will and His immuta%le decree. . 6t encompasses the skies. 5ho is the principle of all things and 5hose ineffa%le and limitless goodness fills us to the %rim each da# with all His goodness. m# dear son. and the hierogl#phic characters were traced %# hand in rose/coloured ink. the powers that he implored for help and inter(ention would answer him= enounce th# pro&ects. terrestrial. those who are not initiated into our m#steries. the source of life.es and sapphires whose %rilliance it was impossi%le to %ear. whose tran'uil and perisha%le heat makes the union.6f after these emanations he continued to con&ure the powers.. of the Moon. / here the# are= First ra!er The Celestial )ire a%o(e is an incorrupta%le flame. "o one has engendered it! it is without mother. 6f #ou ha(e not e9perienced an# o%stacle in #our enterprises. m# son. the sun light penetrated . and the profane. The old man. harmon#. That is what 6 know of God= do not tr# to know more %ecause that is %e#ond #ou. and #ou ha(e seen spirits who had one with them! when the pieces of gold were deposited at #our feet. emem%er then. father of *oroaster. To procure these %irds there are difficulties without num%er that one must con'uer. Before commanding us.6 will teach #ou to read in this %ook as 6 can. purif# th#self. The old man said to me= .?ou ha(e no dou%t noticed. pro%it#. Thou art guilt#. alwa#s scintillating. 6t is of the mar(elous Black Hen that 6 am going to con(erse with #ou. and some roses whose petals had %een dried in the sun. . that all the instructions that 6 gi(e #ou ha(e as a %asis the respect which one owes to God. He took se(eral pieces of aromatic woods such as aloes.
%oth took me %# the hand. offered themsel(es again to m# attention. and se(en %lack . a thin (apour rose in the air. and when 6 awoke da#light lit up our a%ode. +t last sleep weighed down our e#es. nothing could make me an9ious.-uring #our sleep 6 went out with the spirit to (isit m# %irds. )or. for it would %e difficult to o%tain the perfumes and the other materials which 6 placed in the chaffing/dish if others than #ou or 6 wished to perform this great work. . 6 heard a slight noise and saw the old man enter followed %# the spirit. he said to the spirit.:ur sitting has %een so long. the golden egg disappeared %efore m# e#es. raising his e#es and his arms toward the (ault. this is enough. and it placed itself thereon. The sun seemed to dart its ra#s on this %ell with still greater force and (iolence. . took a l#re. The meal was (er# ga#! the old man annimated it %# his sallies.is the manner of procuring a Black Hen. The# approached me. #ou will gi(e it the egg to sit on. He co(ered it with a faceted rock cr#stal %ell! then. the old man said. . Enclose it in a %o9 lined also with %lack material. %ig enough to contain it. and 6 left m# %ed of rest at once. and 6 a%andoned m#self to m# reflections. #ou will pull them out. and 6 will instruct it in front of #ou. The old man e9tended one of his fingers to it. 5e will sa# together the two pra#ers recounted further %ack. He then pronounced these two words= Binusas. arid he smiled in o%ser(ing me. got to its feet and clucked faintl#.the (ault. and place that in a room where da#light cannot penetrate. Take an egg which #ou will e9pose at noon to the gleams of the sun. who will %e happier than 6.. . The old man. 6 thought that the# had gone out. +t the same instant he touched a spring which was in the wall. Testipas . 1et us gi(e thanks to the Great Being who has permitted us to penetrate these m#steries and to perform such prodigies and mar(els. and placed it then on a %lack cushion.s %eak. . ?ou will see the instinct of this animal to disco(er the most hidden treasures and that the smallest particle of gold cannot escape it. 6 did not see the old man or the spirit. the glass li'uified. )or m#self 6 was enchanted. 5e will take a little rest. .o Sanataper . here is the means which #ou should emplo#. ?ou will co(er its head with a hood of %lack material in such a manner that it can/not distinguish an#thing. "ontapilus. 6f fortune gi(es happiness. a section opened. and 6 &oined the con(ersation.. The old man listened with attention to the accents of the spirit. it is not the same with the Great Spirit! all is known to him and he penetrates our most secret intentions and our most hidden thoughts. Erti(aler . and at the proper time #ou will see hatched a hen which is completel# %lack. who had not ceased to watch with the greatest attention.. 6 want to %e a%le to return to m# countr# soon.. and in an instant we had all the (iands that could satisf# taste aroma. its imagination will %e impressed with it. 6 said to m#self. The sun had shone on us for some time.Before deli(ering oursel(es to rest. the perfumes and pieces of odorous wood which were in the dish %urst into flame. . . He opened this egg. he cried= . took a golden egg which %een in a %lack (el(et %ag and which 6 had not noticed. he added.. The present assures me of the future..e. But if someda# #ou find someone who is worth# of %eing initiated.This is enough.. 6 was as inspired.. He clapped his hands three times.?ou ha(e rested well. who had not left us. m# dear son. +t the same moment that the sun struck the glass. The spirit. and the winged creature glided onto his %reast. +s 6 followed up this idea. Then #ou choose a hen as %lack as possi%le! if it has an# feathers of another colour. o%ser(ing that it has not the least stain. and we left the ta%le to taste its sweetness. The most agreea%le dreams lulled me with their cheerful images. and the Sla(es. 6 wish to show #ou the means of ha(ing a Black Hen without ha(ing recourse to those which 6 ha(e used. taking care that it is not distur%ed %# an# noise. But 6 repeat to #ou. is necessar# that those who perform this shall %e worth# %# their wisdom and (irtue to participate in these sacred and di(ine m#steries. said the old man. Be careful to %ring it food onl# at night. The %ell %ecame the colour of fire. and the e#es.M# son. 6t all depends on the %lackness of this hen. and an agreea%le odor was diffused in the (ault. closed the %urning cinders therein. 6 cannot see an# wish which will not %e accomplished at once! m# lot would %e en(ied if it were known %# the remainder of men.that 5e must take some food %efore deli(ering oursel(es to rest. Canopistus. +fter ha(ing fulfilled this dut#. and 6 saw a little %lack pullet which stirred. 6t disappeared. 6t is after that that He accords or refuses to us His fa(ours and His gifts. 7er# soon nothing was left %ut cinders. and its light was replaced %# that of se(eral chandeliers. he said to me. ?ou will allow it the use of it . 6smai. 6n a few da#s it will %e of ordinar# si. . He placed a glass on the chafing dish. and accompan#ing himself he sang in the language of the magicians of the Eternal Power and the mar(els of nature. and 6 am going to make #ou ac'uainted with their talents. if we are not a%le to read the hearts of men. 5hen all these indispensi%le precautions ha(e %een taken.There. the spirits who had pre(iousl# appeared. The spirit was also of the part#.
The# opened the cage. 6 see that 6 trou%le #ou. 6 immediatel# cried.5h# do #ou think of lea(ing earth@. the king 3. he released the %irds. . . Their chief appeared astounded. )ati(os.%irds which 6 recognised as hens were %rought in in a cage %# two %lack sla(es. He said to me= . he said.+ few more da#s. The time passed with an e9traordinar# rapidit#! the con(ersation of the old man was so (aried.1et us see what condition m# new/%orn is in.. and we prepared to depart. and all se(en of them started scratching. +dd up the total. The spirit co(ered his head with a tur%an and dressed completel# like a Turk. unco(ered the heads of the %irds.These animals ha(e a mar(elous instinct for finding gold. he looked at the sun and cried= . . said the old man. He took these %irds one after the other and carressed them. He had the %irds reenclosed with the same precautions as were taken to let them out. The# went a few paces! soon it seemed that their instinct indicated to them where the treasure was to %e found. ?ou shuffle them. +ll of a sudden a horde of +ra%s pounced upon us with raised swords. m# son. that is to sa#. recei(e m# homage! ma# 6 ere 6 lea(e the earth constantl# en&o# th# light. and 6 ha(e seen man# things pass! 6 will pass also when m# turn comes. . )or instance. 1uck# is the &ust man who can go to sleep in peace in the care of God to en&o# thereafter the rewards promised to (irtue. ?ou can %e certain that these num%ers will come out in totalit# or in part on the different wheels. if #ou find the num%ers CD. and the other cards their numerical (alue. C4B and we %ecame in(isi%le. and 6 ha(e alwa#s li(ed in a manner so as to %e a%le to die without fear. He then said to me= . the 'ueen D.@ . He opened a little %o9 lined with down in which he had enclosed it. m# son< Each da# which passes. the da# of #our %irth. and alread# feathers were %eginning to appear. the kna(e G. ... 6 could not pre(ent m#self from showing m# surprise. The# picked up the pieces in their %eaks and deposited them at the feet of the old man. #our age. Then add the D4 or DC da#s of the month in which #ou find #ourself. He made a sign to the sla(es who reclosed the %irds in the cage we departed. . The old man spoke to us of the changes which took place in the world from time to time. 5e then went our wa# and walked 'uietl# for some time... second or third or such other da#. 6 did the same.M# son. The# soon disco(ered the sacks. Before lea(ing 6 saw the old man take a talisman and a ring. and soon the# will ha(e disco(ered the treasure. . and he told me that perhaps it might %e necessar# for us and that precaution was the mother of securit#.. 1et us talk of other things... and one of them started to cackle! we approached and saw the sacks which the old man had hidden.?ou see how tame the# are! we will go out for a while on the plain! 6 ha(e placed in the sand se(eral pieces of gold. 6t is impossi%le to paint a picture of the astonishment of these (illains. in the cre(ices of walls under the folds of his tur%an. He pronounced the words prescri%ed for the talisman A)igure "o. .+h.Tourna%os. the ace is CC. The old man smiled. and a date when #ou ha(e pro(ed something happ# or agreea%le= #ou add all these num%ers. +fter ha(ing pronounced these words. 2D. the first. HG. 6 am G24 #ears old. and #ou place in the lotter# the num%ers which this addition has gi(en #ou. thou who (i(ifies the earth and gi(es life to nature. ?ou take a game of pi'uet composed of thirt#/two cards. 6 wish also to indicate to #ou an infalli%le calculation to o%tain the same ad(antages. 5e continued walking for some time. The astonished +ra%s looked on all sides without seeing us. and that is not m# intention. #ou see that all is possi%le with the aid of God and his powerful protection. do #ou %elie(e that 6 do not concern m#self with m# last hour@ +t m# age it is permitted to think of it.. +lma%isos. 6t is reall# (er# simple.Brilliant star. #ou take a third of it. ..Be calm. .. and the hens came out and flew immediatel# in the different places where the gold was hidden.and it will %e a%le to recei(e the first lessons.. . 6 remarked on it.. He replaced the %o9 in its place. of the re(olution of the stars and the planets. image of the -i(init#. said the old man. each that we take leads us towards the tom%. 5e took the sacks and re/entered the P#ramid.5hat has gi(en %irth to these som%er ideas. 5e will release our %irds. He seemed to gi(e notice to us and to fore/shadow things which would follow. and the# took flight with lightening rapidit#. He pronounced the word "atarter in a loud (oice. +lso. so instructi(e. . +s soon as we had come out of the P#ramid for a%out fi(e hundred paces onto the plain. then said to the sla(es= . ?ou will %e the &udge. cut and e9tract nineteen cards one after the other commencing with that which is underneath.The talisman and ring will furnish #ou with the means to win at lotteries.1et us return to our a%ode.we ha(e not gone out! we will make a little e9cursion into the countr# and wear the costume of the localit#. that it was impossi%le to listen to him without %eing charmed %# all that he said.Since we ha(e %een together.)or a long time the# will not dare to appear in this territor#. Take their num%ers= know. +nd now enough of this matter. and he raised his hand! the %rigands stopped. He placed se(eral pieces of gold under the cushions. . The old man looked at them without fright. The# flew in that direction.
also the talismans and the rings.Eternal Spirit. place m# %od# in the middle of this cham%er. The# arose.. . the# disappeared. prolong the life of this (irtuous man.#ou can take again DC. he said to them.5hat are #ou doing. ?ou cannot ha(e an# idea of his (irtue.. and the %irds which #ou ha(e seen are #ours.. . m# dear son %ut 6 %less m# departure since 6 ha(e the consolation in d#ing of lea(ing m# heritage to a man who is deser(ing. and we remained in silence for some time. all the &ewels enclosed in this su%terranean apartment.Be o%edient to him. who lo(es (irtue. 6t is the same with all games. The old man appeared tired.:h hea(ens< m# father. D2. 6 remarked a%out this to the spirit who told me= . 1o(e him. and the unities. 6 cast m# e#es on his (enera%le figure. which #ou will find near the coffers filled with gold.. and all are marked %# some good deed. The sentiments with which he e9pressed these words keenl# mo(ed me. the old man said to me. 6 order #ou. . and surround me with them.. +fter ha(ing pronounced these words. and we went down. . 6 ha(e o%e#ed him for more than a centur#. He reclined on the and soon he was asleep. The old man awoke at this moment. he said to the spirit.Here is #our master. after ha(ing created the world and %eing occupied for si9 da#s in esta%lishing the admira%le order which e9ists. He clapped his hands and all the sla(es appeared.E9tend #our hand o(er them as a sign of domination.. of his wisdom. of his goodness. His da#s are numerous. This calculation is infalli%le."o. and #ou will e9ecute them punctuall# if #ou lo(e me and if #ou are grateful. The# all came and prostrated themsel(es at m# feet. 6 o%e#ed. said in a solemn tone which awed me= . who practices it. He opened the door. . Take the aromatic woods. 1et us take God as an e9ample and a model in all that we do and we will %e assured in all that we undertake. 6s not the &ust man in effect the image of God on earth@ Man# ha(e taken title. e(er#thing must end! God alone is eternal. the spirit got up. . . and it is from this that all is calculated for D times D4 makes I4! it is from this that one does not wish to e9ceed this num%er in the lotter#. 5e continued our route and arri(ed at the P#ramid. He added. and 6 fell on m# knees as he had. "ow listen to me.Take the gold urn which #ou will find in the ca%inet on the right and place it on the ta%le. and raising his hands and e#es towards hea(en. we sat down on a sofa which faced the ta%le on which was the casket of the tasilmans. unless ?ou ha(e reser(ed for him near Thee a reward worth# of him..5hat #ou must await like m#self. The old man replaced the one which had ser(ed to clear awa# the +ra%s. +ll these treasures. The num%er D4 is pri(iledged. m# children@. the sla(es. and from the Celestial Sphere to which 6 shall soon arise. it is his which He would %orrow.s ha(ing made a sign. ?ou can con(ince #ourself.. . which is odd. Tears wet m# e#es. 6 ha(e %een happ# enough! 6 made the distinction in the springtime of m# life. that odd num%ers are the %asis of all the m#sterious operations into which 6 ha(e initiated #ou.The num%ers which ha(e D for a root are the most fortunate! odd is all. +fter ha(ing poured o(er the p#re the li'uid enclosed in the (ase suspended from the roof. m# son. and in the winter 6 taste the sweetness. . ?ou ha(e noticed. . 6 cried. answered the old man. GH. 6n a few hours m# soul will lea(e its mortal remains and will rise towards the celestial regions. . To #ou :dous. 6 will inform #ou of m# last wishes. . #ou will use the talisman with which 6 formed the egg in which was enclosed the Black Hen. 6 do not dou%t at all. .. Calmness spread o(er all his features. God. and the old man . he said to us with a smile.:h m# father<. ser(e him as #ou would me. 5ho hears me and 5ho reads heart. . 6 shall soon return into the %osom of Him who has created me! a dream announced it to me in m# sleep.can #ou dou%t it@. and who will ne(er step aside from it.our life has a term set %# Pro(idence which we cannot e9tend= e(er#thing %egins. +rri(ing in the hall. rested on the se(enth. and casting his e#es on us. +fter ha(ing pronounced the m#sterious words. knelt on the ground near the old man. 6 will watch o(er #ou. %ut how man# ha(e usurped it and merited little. )or m#self.. #ou will set the funeral/pile on fire to . m# dear son.. of the unhapp# he has rescued without their e(er knowing who the %eing was who came to their help. and 6 admired his serenit#.6t is the image of his soul.M# good friends. . 6 cried. 6 answered that we were pra#ing to the Great Being to conser(e our father for us. Ensure that he adorns %# his presence for a long time to come the earth which ?ou enrich with Th# gifts.what do #ou announce@. 5hen 6 no longer e9ist. 6f the eternal Soul who has created all should take the figure of a mortal. The onl# thing which can sur(i(e us is the memor# of our (irtues and the good e9amples which we ha(e set. happ# is he who has %een a%le to command himself and to distinguish the happiness which is praiseworth# from what is not..6 cannot do more than pronounce all m# tenderness for one whom 6 ha(e found worth# to succeed me. 5hile like (o#agers we can percei(e the course of our destin# and what good or e(il we ha(e done as we ha(e %een more or less the sla(es of our passions.
:dous found a %oat. 6 do not frighten easil#. . 6 told them. The captain told me that he feared a storm. The whole crew regarded me as a god. The# must not %ecome discouraged.?our wishes are law for me! command and 6 o%e#. +s 6 spoke all languages at will. The# should thus work. and 6 had a delightful sta#. .. for whom 6 ha(e written this work. while so%%ing.1isten to m# last wishes. Take the ashes and enclose them in the urn. he said. . 6 %ought a lo(el# propert# on the outskirts of Marseilles. and man# others whom it is useless to designate will treat me as a fool. ?ou will see the har%our without %eing a%le to . 6 reser(e for m#self the decoration the perpetrator with two ears si9 inches longer than those pro(ided of #ore for $ing Midas who had %een well &udged. 6 paid for m# passage and that of m# followers with a generosit# which astonished the captain. the %eautiful sk# of Pro(ence pleasing me. 6 know the art of na(igation. m# dear son. 6 could not help m#self sa#ing. it is onl# necessar# to %e composed to stand the storm at %a#.. answered the spirit. 6 sta#ed for some time at Marseilles.6 am with #ou. 5e then punctuall# performed that which he had ordered. the o%&ect of #our wishes and #our desires. still less censure. death is onl# dreaded %# the guilt# and the un&ust man. and we passed through 'uarantine %efore stepping ashore. a (isionar#. :dous will teach #ou! he also knows this secret. 6nclination has made me write this little (olume. will perhaps make haste to pu%lish a surreptitious edition of this work. cherish m# memor#! 6 die content. the ignorant. 6 do not seek to repel in&uries. . Certain famil# li%raries. purif# #ourself to o%tain success.. 6 had all the treasures and the effects which were in the underground (aults transported to the %anks of the "ile and pro(ided for the precious urn which 6 personall# kept. sailed forward lightl# o(er the (ast %osom of the sea. 6 would ha(e liked to show #ou the means of instructing the little Black Pullet. The riches 6 possessed were such that 6 could o%tain at will all that 6 desired. 6t is %ecause the# are not pure and (irtuous.consume m# mortal remains. and soon there remained onl# the ashes of the most &ust and most (irtuous of men. and 6 departed crowned with their %lessings. 6t is a warning which 6 gi(e in passing to certain editors.6 am %ut man.ed the tiller and the (essel which. :nl# 6. 6 had all the sla(es %rought %efore me and had them put on )rench costumes.. e(en to place m#self to m# satisfaction.. to penetrate. . and #ou see. #ou who seek to enlighten #ourself. 6 feel m# soul read# to fl# awa#. and (er# soon we entered the roadstead where a (essel was a%out to set sail for Marseilles. emem%er. The incredulous. m# dear son.. 6 told him that his (essel was good and would resist it. Constant and stu%%orn work will surmount e(er#thing sa#s an ancient pro(er%. the instant %efore. and who were all astonished at their prosperit#. The truth is there. work with consistenc#. seemed unmo(ed.M# friends. the# will gam%le with luck reser(ed for (irtue and wisdom. Ha(ing written to the place of m# %irth. perse(ere. 6f those who procure it know how to profit from it and are worth# of penetrating the m#steries and the secrets it contains. was the pla#thing of the winds and the surrounding wa(es. Conser(e them. to understand the m#steries and the secrets of nature. +nd #ou. 6 sei. the# must la# the %lame on themsel(es. 5e arri(ed at Marseilles. and soon we were in mid/ocean. The# were ignorant as to the source. 6t sufficed me to ha(e recourse to the talismans. The captain of the (essel and the sailors e9amined us with e9treme curiosit#. 6 approached him and he ga(e me a last kiss. This is the onl# thing which 6 will punish with a talisman which 6 am keeping to m#self and a ring more curious still. 6 said to :dous. "ight came and the wind rose. . that the death of the &ust is sweet and worth# of en(#. The# had died during m# a%sence lea(ing me sole heir to their estates which 6 sold and the proceeds of which were sent to me. the# were e(en more surprised. ?ou notice that for a sorcerer 6 do not push m# (engeance (er# far. . The rest of our (o#age was (er# happ#. who followed it. 6 %oarded with all m# people. 6 fell almost unconscious at the feet of m# %enefactor. 6 had a few friends to whom 6 ga(e ad(ice. Men.5e will lea(e this da# and make all the necessar# arrangements for returning to m# countr#. :dous %rought me %ack to m# senses %# o%ser(ing that we had to o%e# our father. 6 ga(e a present to each man of the crew. %ut Hea(en which knows our pro&ects has not wished it so.Good/%#e. Consider that the smallest stain with which #our heart and #our soul will %e contaminated will %e an in(inci%le o%stacle against success. which ha(e no other merit than to get hold of what %elongs to others. That which he foretold arri(ed! the sea %ecame furious. 5e went down the ri(er. he e9pired. Come. 6t matters little to me. 6 did not share m# secrets with an#one.. calm and tran'uil. 5hile 6 was still %ending o(er the sofa. an importunist. )ear and despair were on all faces. 6 found that m# parents no longer were ali(e. dr# #our tears so that 6 can press #ou once again to m# heart. The pilot could no longer control the ship. e(en gi(ing me that name. and if success does not crown their efforts. Pro(ided with the talisman and ring and pronouncing the m#sterious words. 6 impro(ed m# house.
. This da# was consecrated to grief and meditation in m# house. She soon found it and taking it in her %eak. 6 disco(ered a case a%out four feet s'uare and surrounded with iron %ands.os. the thickness of the %ushes and the winding paths which had to %e wandered through %efore arri(ing at the pa(ilion pre(ented the most piercing e#e from seeing it. to (isit this pa(ilion and to pass an hour in support of our good father. :dous said to me= . :stus . The old man did not indicate to me the method of instructing the Black Pullet which he had hatched. :dous added= . it is %ecause 6 &udged it of little importance. 6 will cite se(eral e(ents with great solemnit#= that on which he sa(ed m# life %# taking me into the P#ramid and the anni(ersar# of his death.as . and 6 placed the urn containing the ashes of the old man on a %lack mar%le pedestal with a sil(er pla'ue which e9pressed m# recognition and regrets. 5e will carr# our Hen to some distance. +lso. ?ou ha(e put me in the place of a %etter man. plate. She scratched all the time and to shorten the operation. 6 sent :dous to find the talisman. &ewels. He then articulated certain words.How precious #ou are to me. followed %# :dous.+ll the hens which #ou possess know these words %ut it has taken some time to teach them.. and she followed us. 6 unco(ered the head of m# %ird! it sta#ed on m# knees for some time. the# then do that which one desires. Coristan. He returned promptl# and hardl# had 6 attacked the lock with the ring than it opened. :ne can see that the instinct of this %ird was as e9traordinar# as mar(elous.e and was eager to satisf# me. he informed me that :dous would impart the important secret to me.. 1et the Hen carr# on.. Two or three da#s after that preliminar# operation.s findings to those which 6 alread# possessed. it scratched in its %asket. +%attu. 6 reminded him of the old man . . she deposited it at m# feet. %ut also.enter and will %e shipwrecked at the moment when #ou %elie(e #ourself sa(ed. Soon she went ahead of us and stopped near the place where the gold was hidden. hope. and as the owners died without re(ealing their secret. 6 added the Pullet . it &umped lightl# to the ground and ran to the foot of a %ig tree which was opposite us. 5e placed a piece of gold in the %asket where it was in the ha%it of sleeping and co(ered its e#es with the hood of which 6 ha(e alread# spoken. and if 6 ha(e not mentioned this fact. 6 took a spade which the gardner had left near%#. )inall#. one stops them. each morning when 6 took it food to eat.444 francs. "o. and se(eral other precious o%&ects which were (alued at C. from admiring the instinct of our Black Hen. 6 had %ought this propert# from distant relati(es.. 6t will %e necessar# as from tomorrow to hide a piece of gold in the garden. pra#.s promise.Charming %ird. M# da#s passed %etween work. 5e therefore occupied oursel(es with the education of our %ird. and after ha(ing scooped out a%out two feet. The ne9t morning we did as agreed. 6 had an elegant pa(ilion constructed of Cremona mar%le. :dous said to me. and we disco(ered se(eral sacks filled with gold and sil(er. and we will see if she disco(ers it. The Hen appeared to pa# attention and to understand %ecause she started to scratch near us and found a ru%# mounted in a golden ring. 6 had c#presses and weeping willows planted. The Hen was of ordinar# si.H44.6 ha(e ne(er #et seen as intelligent a one. one must make them walk! when pronouncing the second. . +dieu m# dear and well lo(ed readers. it guarded it until 6 took it. Ha(ing the casket %rought in %# m# sla(es. +men. 6t had %ecome so familiar that it hardl# e(er left me. 5atch. :dous said to me= . Ma# #ou %e a%le to pla# with all the ease which has %ecome m# lot. 6 took particular care of it during our (o#age. it is necessar# to admit that our good and respected father emplo#ed a means to gi(e it %irth which was known onl# to himself and which he had ne(er put into operation in front of me. and e(er# da# at the rising of the sun. The Hen came and placed herself at m# feet. and taking the piece of gold in its %eak. Taraim. 6 went. :ne must hold them with a ri%%on= when pronouncing the first words. %ut it was e'uall# necessar# for it to find the other piece of hidden gold.See if she will listen to the sacred words which must %e pronounced e(er# da# to the Black Hen to indicate to her that she must look for things. %ut %efore e9piring. no%od# had an# knowledge of this deposit. looking in different directions. +s these %irds are endowed with a particular instinct.. 6t seemed that these riches had %een concealed in this place during the time of the ci(il trou%les. This pro(es the tenderness and friendship he had gi(en #ou.6 guarantee that there is some treasure hidden at the foot of that tree. diamonds.. +nd once e(er# #ear all m# sla(es entered the dro(e which 6 had had surrounded with a metal grill so that no%od# could enter. 5e ad(anced a few steps. 6 could not pre(ent m#self. . nor could :dous. He then said= Seras. 6t started to scratch animatedl#.6 am going to pronounce three other words which should indicate to her that she should repose near her master. 5hen we were installed in m# home in Marseilles. +s we did not ha(e the ke#. the most tender and respected of fathers to me. 6 cried< . remem%ering the lessons and e9amples of (irtue which he had gi(en me..
meditation. li(e concealed. %ut no%od# had an inkling of that which passed in m# pri(ate life. . 6 recei(ed a few (isitors in m# home. and walking e9ercise. as a Sage said.stud#. To li(e happil#. +nd this pro(er% is the rule and foundation of m# conduct.
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