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This digital edition by Joseph H. Peterson, Copyright © 2000. All rights reserved. You will need a Hebrew ont installed to read so!e o this boo". #or an e$%ellent edition o this i!portant boo", see Three &oo"s o '%%ult Philosophy . Heinri%h Cornelius Agrippa ()*+,-)./.0 is the !ost in luential writer o 1enaissan%e esoteri%a, and indeed all o 2estern o%%ultis!. 2ithout doubt, his boo" de occulta philosophia should be at the top o any re3uired reading list or those interested in 2estern !agi% and esoteri% traditions. 2ritten in three boo"s between the years ).04 and ).)0 (he would have been 2/ at the ti!e0, it was an a!bitious atte!pt to re5uvenate the art o !agi% whi%h had degenerated during the dar" ages. He did this by asse!bling an intelle%tual and theoreti%al oundation ro! his e$tensive %olle%tion o sour%es. Agrippa started with a 6syste!ati% e$position o ... #i%inian spiritual !agi% and Trithe!ian de!oni% !agi% (and0 ... treatised in pra%ti%al !agi%6 (7. P. Couliano in Hidden Truths )4+8, p. ))*0. 'ther !a5or sour%es used by Agrippa in%lude Liber de mirabilibus mundi o pseudo-Albertus 9agnus, :iovanni Pi%o;s Oratio de Dignitate Hominis and Apologia, Johannes 1eu%hlin;s De Verbo Mirifico, Pliny;s Historia Naturalis, as well as Picatrix and the Her!eti% and <eoplatoni% te$ts. The resulting te$t %ir%ulated widely in !anus%ript or!. 'ver twenty years later Agrippa undertoo" an e$tensive e$pansion and %are ul revision o the wor", whi%h was printed in ).//. Typesetting had s%ar%ely begun be ore the boo" was denoun%ed as hereti%al by the =o!ini%an 7n3uisitor Conrad >?llin o @l!. These last !inute di i%ulties a%%ount or the in%lusion o the lengthy retra%tion appended to boo" /, as well as the absen%e o the printer;s na!e or lo%ation. (C . A. Perrone Co!pagni, ornelius Agrippa! De occulta philosophia Libri tres, BeidenC D.J. &rill, )442, p. )).0 7n his M"steriorum Libri, John =ee !a"es re3uent !ention o Agrippa;s boo", to the e$tent that he see!s al!ost to have !e!oriEed it. Portions o Agrippa;s wor" are also re3uently ound appended to !agi%al !anus%ripts or even liberally !erged with the te$t. The Dnglish translation appeared in Bondon in ),.). The translator, identi ied only as 6J.#.6 was probably John #ren%h, not J. #rea"e. (Fee #erguson, 7, )/ and =<&.0 7n )+0) Agrippa;s te$t, in a slightly abridged or!, was sha!elessly plagiariEed and published as his own wor" by #ran%es &arrett (The magus, or elestial intelligencer, Bondon )+0)0. This wor" %an still be ound in print. The latter was in turn plagiariEed and published as his own wor" by B.2. de Bauren%e (The #reat $oo% of Magical Art,
Hindoo Magic & 'ndian Occultism, (Chi%ago, )4).0G He !anaged the ;Hindoo; part by repla%ing %ertain o the Hebrew na!es with pseudo-Fans"rit abri%ations. This edition is a trans%ription o the :regory 9oule edition (9ouleC Bondon, ),.).0 7 have added te$t in HI pri!arily to a%ilitate sear%hes, but also to in%lude so!e %orre%tions based on the original Batin (BeidenC D.J. &rill, )442.0 <ote the 2illis #. 2hitehead edition (Chi%ago, Hahn J 2hitehead, )+4+0 was used in the initial stages o this trans%ription, but it was ound to be less a%%urate, so 7 went ba%" and redid the trans%ription to re le%t the earlier edition. His editorial e orts, aside ro! !oderniEing spelling, !ainly %onsists o substituting euphe!is!s or se$ual re eren%es or deleting the! entirely ( or e$a!ples see %hapters ). and ),0. The Hebrew lettering in the Dnglish edition is ull o errorsK there ore 7 have used the Batin Ddition (BeidenC D.J. &rill, )4420 to restore these per Agrippa;s original intent. @n ortunately, this does not help tra%" errors propagated ro! the de e%ts in the early Dnglish editions. #or the drawings 7 have relied on the ).// >?ln (Cologne0 Batin edition.
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7ntrodu%tion Agrippa to the reader. Agrippa to Trithe!ius. Trithe!ius to Agrippa. Chap. ). How 9agi%ians Colle%t vertues ro! the Three- old 2orld, is =e%lared in these Three &oo"s. Chap. 2. 2hat 9agi% is, 2hat are the Parts thereo , and How the Pro essors thereo !ust be Luali ied. Chap. /. ' the #our Dle!ents, their Lualities, and 9utual 9i$tions. Chap. *. ' a Three- old Consideration o the Dle!ents. Chap. .. ' the 2onder ul <atures o #ire and Darth. Chap. ,. ' the 2onder ul <atures o 2ater, Air and 2inds. Chap. 8. ' the >inds o Co!pounds, what 1elation they stand in to the Dle!ents, and what 1elation there is betwi$t the Dle!ents the!selves and the Foul, Fenses and =ispositions o 9en. Chap. +. How the Dle!ents are in the Heavens, in Ftars, in =evils, in Angels, and lastly in :od hi!sel . Chap. 4. ' the vertues o things <atural, depending i!!ediately upon Dle!ents. Chap. )0. ' the '%%ult vertues o Things Chap. )). How '%%ult vertues are 7n used into the several "inds o Things by 7deas, thrugh the Help o the Foul o the 2orld, and 1ays o the FtarsK and what Things abound !ost with this vertue. Chap. )2. How it is that Parti%ular vertues are 7n used into Parti%ular 7ndividuals, even o the sa!e Fpe%ies. Chap. )/. 2hen%e the '%%ult vertues o Things Pro%eed. Chap. )*. ' the Fpirit o the 2orld, 2hat 7t 7s, and how by way o !ediu! 7t @nites o%%ult vertues to their Fub5e%ts. Chap. ).. How we !ust #ind 'ut and D$a!ine the vertues o Things by way o Fi!ilitude. Chap. ),. How the 'perations o several vertues Pass ro! one thing into another, and are Co!!uni%ated one to the other. Chap. )8. How by Dn!ity and #riendship the vertues o things are to be Tried and #ound 'ut. Chap. )+. ' the 7n%linations o Dn!ities. Chap. )4. How the vertues o Things are to be Tried and #ound 'ut, whi%h are in the! Fpe%i i%ally, or in any one 7ndividual by way o Fpe%ial gi t. Chap. 20. The <atural vertues are in so!e Things throughout their 2hole Fubstan%e,
' Bight. the A%tions. Chap. ' %ertain 'bservations. **. and are %alled 9artial. by so!e %ertain <atural and Arti i%ial Preparations. Chap. Chap. Chap. /+. Chap. and =ispositions o 9en are As%ribed to Ftars and Figns. @n%tions. That the 2hole Fublunary 2orld. or @nder the Power o the 9oon.. 2+. and their Power. Chap. /0. 2*. Chap.Chap. Chap. and how the &odies. ' Per u!es or Fu u!igationsK their 9anner and Power. *8. and Fu%h as 1e!ain in the! even A ter their =eath. Things are @nder the Power o 9er%ury. How Provin%es and >ingdo!s are =istributed to Planets. Chap. and are %alled Jovial. Chap. ' 9agi%al 1ings and their Co!position. 2/. Chap. /. ' the @nion o 9i$t Things. */. Chap. *2. *0. by <atural Things and their vertues. *. /2. Chapter $lv. and what Pla%es are Fuitable to every Ftar. Chap.. 2. 24. Chap. Colors.). Chap.. Chapter $$$viii. 28. 22. and to what Ftars. and in other Things in %ertain Parts and 9e!bers. Chap. Chap. How we shall >now what Ftars natural Things are @nder. ' the vertues o Things whi%h are in the! only in their Bi e Ti!e. and what Things are under the Fun.. and the Art thereo . ' the Feals and Chara%ters o <atural Things. How 7n erior Things are Fub5e%ted to Fuperior &odies. *. ' the vertue o Pla%es. 2hat things are @nder the Power o Aenus. Chap. the #i$ed Ftars. ' the 2onder ul vertues o so!e "inds o For%eries. 2. That we !ay. *). and their vertues. whi%h are %alled Folary. /. *+. Chap. /). Chap. ' For%eries. Chap. or @nder the Power o Faturn. //. /4. ' Collyries. The Co!position o so!e #u!es appropriated to the Planets. are =istributed to Planets. ' #as%ination. and are %alled Aenereal. one with another. Chap. Chap. Chap. and their &ene its. ' the 9i$tions o <atural Things. 2hat Things are @nder the Figns. ' natural Alligations and Fuspensions. Produ%ing wonder ul vertues. Chap. Chap. Chap. 2hat Things are Faturnine. How we !ay =raw not only Celestial and Aital but also %ertain 7ntelle%tual and =ivine :i ts ro! Above. and those Things whi%h are in 7t.0. /*. Chap. How.. ' &indingsK what Fort they are o . 2e !ay Attra%t %ertain Celestial and Aital :i ts. /8. . 2e !ay =raw #orth and Attra%t the 7n luen%es and vertues o Celestial &odies. and the 7ntrodu%tion o a 9ore <oble #or!. Houses and Dle!ents several Colors are As%ribed. Chap. 2hat Things are Bunary. Candles and Ba!ps. Bove-9edi%ines. . and in what 2ays they are wont to be =one.. Ftir @p the :ods o the 2orld and their 9inistering Fpirits. 2). and their 7!ages. 2hat Things are @nder the Power o Jupiter. 2hat Things are @nder the Power o 9ars. and the Fenses o Bi e. . Chap. and are %alled 9er%urial. *4. by so!e %ertain 9atters o the 2orld. How.
A%%ording to various Tongue..*. and Passions o the 2ill. .. Chap. =i eren%es. o the D$ternal Fenses.. Chap. . and to what Ftars any o these do Answer -. . together with the!. and o 9a"ing 7!pre%ations. ' the #or!ing o 9an. their 'riginal Four%e. Chap. and 9etopos%opy. ' 9adness. How the 9ind o 9an !ay be Joined with the 9ind o the Ftars.4. ' =ivination. and other things. Chap. and 7ns%riptions. and =ivinations whi%h are !ade when !en are awa"e. . Corresponden%y. . . How the Passions o the 9ind %hange the &ody by way o 7!itation ro! so!e 1ese!blan%eK o the Trans or!ing and Translating o 9en. ' the 1eviving o the =ead. Chap.8. the Habit and the #igure o the &ody. Arts o =ivination. .*. How our 9ind %an Change and &ind in erior Things to the Dnds whi%h we =esire. 8*.). Chap. .. .when%e Physiogno!y. Chap. ' the Proportion. Chap. ' divers %ertain Ani!als.8. and o Fleeping or Hibernating (wanting vi%tuals0 9any Years together. and o so!e 1ules o #inding o 7t 'ut.4. ' :eo!an%y. ' !any 2ords 5oined together. and Chiro!an%y.. Aero!an%y. Chap. ' the vertue o 2riting. ' Fpee%h. How the Passions o the 9ind %an 2or" o the!selves upon Another. Chap. Chap. and a Table thereo . not only over the &ody but the Foul. and o the power o a 9elan%holy Hu!or.s &ody.+. Chap. Chap. That the Passions o the 9ind are Helped by a Celestial Feason. .Chap./. Chap. Chap. . ' =ivination by =rea!s. and 1edu%tion o Betters to the Celestial Figns and Planets. Chap. . 80.. and what #or%e the 7!aginative Power hath. #our =ivinations o Dle!ents. .2. . and >inds. and how 9onstrous and Prodigious Things are to be 7nterpreted.2. .s &odies. and how <e%essary the Constan%y o the 9ind is in every 2or".0. Chap. ' the wonder ul Power o Dn%hant!ents. and the 9indK and o the Three old Appetite o the Foul. 82. and o the vertues and Astri%tions o Char!s. Hydro!an%y. . Chap. How the Passions o the 9ind %hange the proper &ody by %hanging its A%%idents and !oving the Fpirit. Chap. 8). . Chap. ' the Passions o the 9ind./. and the '%%ult vertue o 2ords. 7!press %ertain wonder ul vertues upon in erior Things.+. ' the vertue o Proper <a!es. . and Pyro!an%y. and. 8/.. ' the Foothsayings o #lashes and Bightnings. whi%h have a Figni i%ation in Auguries. ' the Countenan%e and :esture. and 7ntelligen%es o the Celestials. Chap. and the >inds thereo . have their :rounds. Chap. also those 7nward. as in Fenten%es and Aerses. . How Auspi%as are Aeri ied by the Bight o <atural 7nstin%t.. by whi%h Fpirits are so!eti!es indu%ed into 9en.
and o the power and wisdo! o :odK the third or one who was to re%eive his degree o =o%torK the ourth or the Bords o Met0. or the Bords o Met0. and that./4. -nr" ornelius Agrippa. Prin%ess o Austria and $urgund". =o%tor o the Baws and Physi%" H!edi%ineI. the na!e o cornelius or his variety o Bearning was a!ous. but also other <ationsK or Momus hi!sel %arpeth at all a!ongst the godsK a!ongst the Heroes.// edition. ro! his youth he applyed his !inde to learning. The si$th to salute the Prin%e and &ishop thereo . !night. and there ore by these !onu!ents published./0. and 21eden. not only a!ongst the #ermanes. he wrote also a =ialogue %on%erning !an. and also o the e$%ellen%y o the e!inine se$e. and by his happy wit obtained great "nowledge in all Arts and F%ien%esK a terwards also he ollowed the Ar!y o the Prin%es. a terward an 7nve%tive or Cyni%all de%la!ation o the un%ertainty and vanity o all things. !ade &a%helor o =ivinity. a %o!plaint upon a %alu!ny not proved. but in the solid words o :od. and %o!posed three &oo"s Of Occult Philosoph". and o the apparitions o spiritsK but seeing that he published %o!!entaries on the Ars $re/is o +a"mundus Lull" H1a!on BlullI. the ninth or the son o ristiern >ing o Denmar".The life of Henr Cornelius Agrippa. uttered in the Academ" o Tricina %ontaining the praise o BoveK the se%ond on Hermes Trismegistus. and or his valor was %reated >night in the #ieldK when 5e was by these !eans a!ous or learning and Ar!s about ). 9aster o the 1ols. and a =e%la!ation o a disputable opinion %on%erning originall sin to the &ishop o "rene. whi%h !ani est to all the e$%ellen%y o his witK but espe%ially tenK the irst on Platoes &en3uet. an Dpistle to Michael de Arando &ishop o Faint Paul. when he was %hosen their Advo%ate. to lie hid in the e!inen%y o :ods wordK he also wrote an History o the double Coronation o the D!peror harls. when he re%eived his regen%y at Paris. He wrote !any learned orations. =es%ended ro! a noble #a!ily o Netteshim in $elgia. the eighth or a %ertain "ins!an o his. in whi%h he tea%heth that there is no %ertainty in any thing. Nor1a". written li"ewise or the Bords o Met0. written or the Bords o Met0./+. Fyndi%e and 'ratorK the i th to the Fenate o Luxenburg. delivered at the %o!ing o the D!perorK the tenth at the #unerall o the Bady Margret. and Aristotle thin"eth he "noweth all thingsK . ). Printed at 2trasburg ). that he "ept hi!sel within the bounds o Art. He gave his !inde to writing. on the %ontrary Heraclitus weepeth at all thingsK Pirrhias is ignorant o all things. there were those who thought that he en5oyed %o!!er%e with devils. a armelite. Hercules hunteth a ter 9onstersK a!ongst divels HdevilsI Pluto the "ing o hell is angry with all the ghostsK a!ongst Philosophers Democritus laugheth at all things. and shewed. and was very !u%h addi%ted to '%%ult Philosophy and Astrology. who! notwithstanding he %on uted in his published Apology. and Judge o the spirituall Court. This introdu%tion is not ound in the ). the seventh to salute as noble !an.
a =e!on. and little 1eligionK and in the wilderness o <ew -ngland. and there ore ungrate ul to any. let your %andor !a"e a supply thereo . 71G :reat !en de%line. 7 7 had as !any languages as your selves. and ad!ire. not o another. Bet this Treatise o '%%ult Philosophy %o!ing as a stranger a!ongst the Dnglish. 7n your passage thither by Fea. Her!eti%all. 7 !ean the <atives thereo . This stranger 7 have dressed in an Dnglish garbK but i it be not a%%ording to the ashion. an$ no less learne$ %rien$. !u%h 1eligion. and worthy to be "nown. laught. but by reasonK J not that only. 7t is part o !y a!bition to let the world "now that 7 honor su%h as your sel . whi%h we only read. and anti3uities. <ow 2ir3 as in re eren%e to this !y translatoin. pursueth. To " "ost honora#le. but o your sel . you have seen the astonishing wor"s o :od in the una%%essible 9ountains. and all things. being hi!sel a Philosopher.Diogenes %onte!neth all thingsK this Agrippa spareth none. J !y learned riend. and your observation not little. !ighty !en !ay all. and little Cere!onyK and a!ongst others. what 7 "now you are able to prote%tK not with sword. is ignorant. J your e$perien%ed ellow-traveller. i your 5udge!ent shall inde a de i%ien%y therein. and Theo!agi%all truths. weeps. let your approbation !a"e it the !odeK you "now strangers . 9any trans!arine Philosophers. whi%h we have only heard o . but an honest Philosopher "eeps his station or ever. you have seen the wonders o :od in the =eepK and by Band. "nows. re!e!bring that you your sel was on%e a stranger in the Country o its <ativity. who have. li"e true Philosophers negle%ted your worldly advantages to be%o!e !asters o that whi%h hath now rendred you both truly honorable. you have seen. To your sel there ore 7 %rave leave to present. you have %onversed withC !any Countries. neither Cere!ony. that the turning thereo !ight %ondu%e to the dis%overy o what was '%%ult. 7n this there is no s!all variety. 7 see it is not in vain that you have %o!passed Fea and Band. as i Agrippa your 9aster. but in +ome it sel the !anners o +ome) there you have seen !u%h Cere!ony. a god. he %onte!neth. nor 1eligion. but seen. an Heroes HheroI. not in 9aps. Robert Childe. by being %onverted ro! vulgar. the rhetori%all and patheti%all e$pressions thereo would ail to signi ie !y esti!ation o . and a e%tions towards you both. &octor of 'h sick. and irrational in%redulities to the rational e!bra%ing o the subli!e. You are s"illed in the one as i Hermes had been your TutorK have insight in the other. but what nature di%tates to the!. you have seen a!ongst so!e. or thereby you have !ade a Proselyte. be patroniEed by you. but what by your a%%eptan%e you are able to give a lustre to. You have le t no stone unturned. is angry. =o%tor harlet. <ay you have not only heard o . rarities. %arps at all things.
7 do not doubt but the Title o our boo" of )ccult 'hilosoph . and s%andaliEe e$%ellent witsK that 7 a! a sor%erer. and not una%%eptable to the :ospel. and whi%h will render !e. 1ho truth deride. sow the seed o Heresies. and superstitious and divellish HdevilishI. the author o the world. and so!e that are perverse will %o!e to hear what 7 %an say. 9ost obligedly yours. or one that is superstitious or divellish HdevilishIK but a wise !an. a!ongst whi%h. nor re!e!ber the!. Your approbation is that whi%h will stand in need o . to be born. And scorn all else but 1hat "our sel/es de/ise. nor all the 9uses. so!e o a %rasie Hlanguid. a prophetK and that the Fybils were 9agi%ianesses. that they read not our 2ritings. by the wonder ul se%rets o the world. &oo"er. And ra"ling Arguments. And thin% these high4learned Tracts to be but lies. "new Christ. #or they are perni%ious. () *) Pragmatic% 2choolmen. unless 1ith hallo1ed hand To touch these boo%s 1ho 1ith the 1orld shall stand. !ay by the rarity o it allure !any to read it. And far transcend the ordinar" pitch) 7o.!ost %o!!only indu%e a ashion. nor understand the!. Do not presume. by their rash ignoran%e !ay ta"e the na!e o Magic% in the worse sense. %ry out that 7 tea%h orbidden Arts. o end pious ears. %o!!ended by =ivines. that a 9agi%ian doth not a!ongst learned !en signi ie a sor%erer. holy 9agi%ians and the :ospel it sel sooner then re%eive the na!e o 9agi%" into avorK so %ons%ientious are they. as wise !en. The are indeed m"sterious. that neither Apollo. espe%ially i any on%e begin to approve o their habit. men made up of pride. rare and rich. and ull o poyson HpoisonIK the gate o Acheron is in this boo"K it spea"s stones. who indeed a! a 9agi%ianC to who! 7 answer. J there ore prophe%yed !ost %leerly o ChristK and that 9agi%ians. F71. let the! ta"e heed . 2ho! there ore 7 advise. 7 believe that the super%ilious %ensors will ob5e%t against the Fybils. or of *agick. and %a!e irst o all to worship hi!K and that the na!e o 9agi%"e was re%eived by Phylosophers HphilosophersI. eebleI 5udge!ent. a priest. and though s%ar%e having seen the title. nor an Angel ro! Heaven %an redee! !e ro! their %urse. who. [Agrippa] To the (ea$er.
&ut it happened a terwards. 2hen Agrippa irst wrote his Occult Philosoph" he sent it to his riend Trithe!ius. and in !y boo" of the +anit an$ uncertaint of . again. or i!prudently. i thou shalt indd any thing in the! that !ay displease thee. and did ly abroad in 'tal". and believe that you shall re%eive no little pro it. Trithe!ius is "nown as a !ysti% author and s%holar. or the %uring o diseases.s letter with su%h sound advi%e as !ysti%s would do well to ollow or all ti!e to %o!e. and put so!e lourish upon it. be%ause they are. or any thing hath been spo"en !ore reely. or the turning away o evil events. . rather narratively then a ir!ativelyK or so it see!ed need ul that we should pass over ewer things ollowing the 5udg!ents o Platonists. so ne%essary. saying. and i!polished. whi%h did see! un it to pass by. or they that loo" into the boo"s o Physi%ians. but de%lare the! to youK but do not re use other things. Trithe!ius detained the !essenger until he had read the !anus%ript and then answered Agrippa. pardon !y youthK or 7 wrote this being s%ar%e a yong HyoungI !an. but being be%o!e a !an. a !an very industrious a ter se%ret things. yet be not ignorant o their %auses. in *rance. and in rag!ents out o other !ens hands. or in5ury to 1eligion. 7 set upon the writing o these boo"s. !ay be done without o ense to :od. and other :entile Philosophers when they did suggest an argu!ent o writing to our purposeK there ore i any error have been %o!!itted. and say. and to unravell all that we had done. read also poysons HpoisonsI. do together with antidotes and !edi%ines. as pro itable. Curteous H%ourteousI 1eader. &ut you that %o!e without pre5udi%e to read it.that it beat not out their brains. or the e$ter!inating o phantas!es. 7 retra%ted those things whi%h 7 did being a boy. an Abbot o 2urtEburg. and now being old hast retra%ted itK what there ore hast thou set orthM6 7 %on ess whilst 7 was very yong HyoungI. 7 %on ess that 9agi%" it sel tea%heth !any super luous things. or!erly a 2panhemensian. be ore 7 inished it. as &ees have in gathering honey. or ortune. whi%h the %urious 1eader shall be able to understand by the ine3uality o the very phraseK or we were unwilling to begin the wor" anew. i you have so !u%h dis%retion o pruden%e. but to %orre%t it. 7 being a e%ted. &ut 7 have ad!onished you. 6&ehold thou being a youth didst write. or the destroying o sor%eries. honor. 9oreover. 2here ore now 7 pray thee. let the! alone and !a"e no use o the!. that 7 !ay e$%use !y sel . &ut those things whi%h are or the pro it o !an. but pardon !y %urious youth. and we inserted !any things. 7 "now not.6 &ut here haply you !ay bla!e !e again. deter!ined to set it orth !y sel . and !u%h pleasureK but i you shall ind any things that !ay not please you. thwn to %o!e orth torn. thin"ing that there !ight be less danger i these boo"s %a!e out o !y hands with so!e a!end!ents. with whi%h !is%hei H!is%hie I. that the wor" being inter%epted. read se%urely. Also we have added so!e Chapters. and 7 understood as a %hild. 7 spa"e as a %hilde. weigh not these things a%%ording to the present ti!e o setting the! orth. or the preserving o li e. with the ensuing letter. that 7 have writ !any things. in #erman" through !any !ens hands. or 7 do not approve o the!. and %urious prodigies or ostentationK leave the! as e!pty things.ciences 7 did or the !ost part retra%t this boo". would have put it thus i!per e%t to the press. and or that %ause 7 gave the! to Tritemius HTrithe!iusI a Neapolitanian Abbot. it was %arryed about i!per e%t. whether !ore i!patiently. 6whilest 7 was a %hild. but. 7 thought it no %ri!e i 7 should not su er the testi!ony o !y youth to perish. and so!e !en. hoping that 7 should set the! orth with %orre%tions and enlarge!ents.
%a!e at last a ter the beginning o the Catholi"e HCatholi%I Chur%h to be alwaies odious to. raise up :hosts. we %on erred together o divers things %on%erning Chy!istry H%he!istryI. su%h as we see %arryed about in these dayes. heaping together through various sorts o errors and a%tions o alse 1eligions. out o 'rthodo$ 1eligion. as 7 %on%eive is no other then this. and Cabalie H>abbalahI. and %onde!ned by sa%red Canons. and ordinan%es orbidden. and !oreover by all laws. wash away !ountains.To (. /i0) be%ause by a %ertain atall depravation o ti!es. and !en. Or ease the minds of men. and title o 9agi%". and these under the na!e o 9agi%ians. why 9agi%". or as Virgil sings. whi%h as yet lye HlieI hid in Fe%ret F%ien%es. Iohn Trithe"ius. and unlaw ull boo"s. !any alse Philosophers %rept in. And raise the nightl" ghosts e/en at her 1ill. and ri/ers to stand still. To ma%e the earth to groan. an A##ot of . %ast down the :ods. J by the an%ient wise !en. and o other things. hoped to gain %redit to their %ursed and detestable ooleries. and !any wi%"ed Fa%rileges. to whi%h they have by stealth pre i$ed the !ost honest na!e. They there ore by this sa%red title o 9agi%". Hen%e it is that this na!e o 9agi%". and a%%ounted a Capital %ri!e. and then e$ploded by =ivines. 2he5l promise b" her charms to cast great cares. Henr Cornelius Agrippa of . and have a =ivine power. e$tinguish the Ftars. and in5ury o :od. i any one dare pro ess hi!sel to be a 9agi%ian. !any %ursed superstitions and dangerous 1ites. and destru%tion o !en.aint -a"es in the . harden ountains. J Priests was always held an great veneration. is now in these dayes be%o!e !ost odious to good and honest !en. 9agi%". and suspe%ted by the holy #athers. unless haply so!e %ertain old doting wo!an. dwelling in the Country. and trees to fall *rom the mountains ----- . and ArtsK and then there was one great 3uestion a!ongst the rest. <ow the %ause. or!erly honorable. even to the per e%tion o nature. would be believed to be s"il ul. either in =o%trine or wor"s. that (as saith Apuleius0 she %an throw down the Heaven. set orth very !any wi%"ed. li t up the earth. 2hen 7 was o late (!ost reverend #ather0 or a while %onversant with you in your 9onastery o Herbipolis. &. and ma%e the 2tars *or to go bac%.u#ur#s of Her#ipolis. '.etteshe " sen$eth greeting. whereas it was a%%ounted by all an%ient Philosophers the %hie est F%ien%e. illu!inate hel HhellI.
o ending :od. Jd perni%ious labor. and nothing approved o whi%h %annot but do hurt. and by reason partly o ad!iration. Albertus H9agnusI the Teutonich. !ay at length be thought worthy to %o!e orth with good su%%ess in publi"e Hpubli%I. as when they %annot %o!e under a wi%"ed Art. whi%h you have sent by this bearer. 7 was willing to play the Philosopher. 7 wondered !u%h. though 7 long deliberated o it in !y !ind. yet never durst as yet underta"e. and operations ull o !ysteriesK i 7 should re%over that an%ient 9agi%" the dis%ipline o all wise !en ro! the errors o i!piety. *are1ell. have at last %o!posed three %o!pendious boo"s o 9agi%". health an$ lo+e.aint -a"es of Her#ipolis. and boldness into !e. Picatrix the 2paniard. Your wor" (!ost renowned Agrippa0 Dntituled Of Occult Ph"losoph". with a %ounter eited "nowledge did tea%h. do nothing but irrationall toies HtoysI.I an Dnglish !an.Hen%e those things. who have been always ro! !y youth a %urious. but a ter so!e %on eren%e betwi$t us o these things at Herbipolis. who did %hallenge this subli!e and sa%red dis%ipline with the %ri!e o i!piety. you !ay %onde!n the errorK but i the s%andal o i!piety be dissolved and purged. Peter de AbanoI. your trans%ending "nowledge. Anselme the Parmensian. icclus Asculus o *lorence. or in5ury o 1eligion. and superstitions unworthy o honest !en. Hen%e !y spirit was !oved. whi%h boo"s 7 sub!it (you e$%elling in the "nowledge o these things0 to your %orre%tion and %ensure. and !ay not be a raid to %o!e under the %ensure o posterity. for"erl of . to his Henr Cornelius Agrippa of .panhe"ia. and pardon these m" bold underta%ings) -ohn Trithe"ius. you !ay de end the tradition o truthK and that you would do so with these boo"s. by whi%h !eans these three boo"s having passed your e$a!ination with approbation.e. that traditions o 9agi%ians !ust be learned ro! very reprobate boo"s o dar"ness. and !any others. and was not less angry. and Homer o the o!nipoten%y o irce.etteshei". being a title less o ensive. and your ardent adhortation put %ourage. whereo !any 7 %on ess are as well o a alla%ious opinion. and undaunted sear%her or wonder ull e e%ts. but writers o an obs%ure na!e. when they pro!ised to treat o 9agi%". that i 7 have wrote any thing whi%h !ay tend either to the %ontu!ely o nature. and titled the! Of Occult Philosoph". Fin%e then these things are so. A##ot of . and learning. to !e to be e$a!ined. There sele%ting the opinions o Philosophers o "nown %redit. no . or had delivered it purely and sin%erely to us. and partly o indignation. as ro! institutions o wonder ull operations0 and re!oving all dar"ness. yet they presu!e they !ay be able to %loa" the!selves under that venerable title o 9agi%". puri ie Hpuri yI and adorn it with its proper lustre. sin%e 7 have seen o our !odern writers +oger $acon. and vindi%ate it ro! the in5uries o %alu!niatorsK whi%h thing. and 9agi%" it sel . +obert Ho Yor". Peter Apponus Hi. with how !u%h pleasure 7 re%eived it. that nothing !ay be %on%ealed whi%h !ay be pro itable. supposing that 7 should do no dis%o!!endable wor". that as yet there hath been no !an. whi%h Lucan relates o Thessala the 9agi%ianess. as a superstitious diligen%e. Arnoldas de /illa No/a. and purging the introdu%tion o the wi%"ed (who disse!blingly.
=. and not su er su%h e$%ellent parts o wit to be idle. an you have begun. Ar%hbishop o Cologne. as o tenti!es it als out. 2hen%e irst 7 give you than"s or your good will to !e. or of Magic6 6a new wor" o !ost an%ient and abstruse learningK6 6a do%trine o anti3uity. and not only %leerly. ). that you %o!!uni%ate vulgar se%rets to vulgar riends. as !ost pro itable. <ow that you !ay pro%eed toward higher things. The wearyed '$ treads hard. and subli!e wit. and de!onstrate the light o true wisdo! to the ignorant. but !any. that you would e$er%ise your sel in laboring a ter better things. but also properly. %an be truly learned. and subli!er. 7n January. not in a ew.the boo"s Of Occult Philosoph". and to be rationally e!ployed. whi%h no learned !an %an su i%iently %o!!end. 7 shall return you than"s to the ut!ost o !y powerK Your wor". and a%%ording to your pleasure it shall without delay be doneK also. and i it lye in !y power to serve you. That you being so yong should penetrate into su%h se%rets as have been hide ro! !ost learned !en. day o April. 7 do with as !u%h earnestness as 7 %an advise. and send !e so!e o your labors 7 earnestly pray you. #arewell !y happy riend.6 6having added !any things. An) 9. least you be trod under the '$ens eet. to who! he dedi%ated his '%%ult Philosophy. who is sworn to the rudi!ents o one only a%ultyK &ut you hath :od gi ted with a large.6 . %o!!and !e. by how !u%h ewer things he is ignorant o . by none. and elegantly set the! orth. You have there ore the wor". but higher and se%ret to higher.6 67 shall be devotedly yours i these studies o !y youth shall by the authority o your greatness %o!e into "nowledge. Fugar to a Parret HparrotI onlyK understand !y !eaning. Agrippa wrote ro! 9e%hlin to >er!ann o 2ied. not that you should i!itate '$en.N.!ortall tongue %an e$press. 9oreover your wit is ully apt to all things. let our riendship in%rease dailyK write o ten to !e. 2hereas no !an. hitherto atte!pted to be restored. being older. a%%ording as you your sel are divinely enlightenedK neither let the %onsideration o idle vain ellows withdraw you ro! your purposeK 7 say o the!. to the 5udge!ent o the wise. and truly. and besee%h you. so !ost ne%essary to be "nown. not only o !y youth but o !y present age. 7 dare say. 7 approve o . intreat. 7n this letter he saysC 6&eholdG a!ongst su%h things as were %losely laid up -. Again arewell. or low things. the +. :ive Hey HhayI to an '$.+). and i 7 shall ever be able. Yet this one rule 7 advise you to observe. nor the pen o any writeK 7 woundred HwonderedI at your !ore then vulgar learning.6 6seeing !any things in the! see!ed to !e. and se%ret riends only. but birdsK neither thin" it su i%ient that you stay about parti%ulars. #ro! our 9onastery o Peapolis. o who! it said. but bend your !inde %on idently to universalsK or by so !u%h the !ore learned any one is thought.
the largness o your do!inion. presently o ered the!selves. %onstant 1eligion. there re!ain the !e!ory o the! to !e. 7 durst not apply !y sel with e!pty hands to your greatness. but a do%trine o anti3uity. &uke of 0estphalia. an$ "ost Illustrious 'rince. @%h is the greatness o your renowned a!e (!ost reverend. as it were orgetting the!. but a ter the !anner o the people o Parthia. one of the 3icar 1enerals Court. so !u%h the !ore he !ay desire to insinuate hi!sel into your avor. together with the %o!ely or!. then a new wor" o !ost an%ient and abstruse learningK 7 say a wor" o !y %urious youth. envy being %hased away by the power o your worthiness. unto these very ti!es. Yet !y wor"s are not wrote to you. with solid pruden%e. and loo"ing about in !y study to see what present 7 should bestow upon su%h an 7llustrious Prin%e. least 7 only should be a negle%ter o your worship and reveren%e. yet 7 estee! you ar greater then all these. "nowledge o !any things. an$ $escen$e$ of the 2egate of the hol Church of (o"e. by whi%h you truly have %aused that by how !u%h the !ore any one is learned.ettes4he ". or those your Heroi%". and 7llustriuos Prin%e0 su%h is the greatness o your vertues. and grave oration. 7 shall be devotedly yours. 'rince /lector of the hol (o"ane /"pire. Her"annus. whi%h %usto! o saluting Prin%es. the treasures o your ri%hes. as the ruit o a good %ons%ien%e. with the e$%ellen%y whereo you e$%el. # the 1race of 1o$ Arch#ishop of the hol Church of Colonia. an$ Chief Chancellor through Ital . and still we see it observed. seeing !any things . and super-illustrious vertues. Henr Cornelius Agrippa of . be%ause they are worthy o you. beholdG a!ongst su%h things are were %losely laid up. an$ Angaria. i it !ay be. and re3uent e$er%ise o the best learning. or of Magic%. have negle%ted to per e%t the!K 7 presently !ade hast as it were to pay !y vows. both old. and new. su%h as 7 atte!pted to write whilest 7 was very yong. /arl of 0 $a. i)e) not without a present.To the (e+eren$ %ather in Christ. let the! be e$%used by you. by none 7 dare say hitherto atte!pted to be restored. when%e 7 also a! resolved that your avor shall be obtained by !e. the orna!ents o the sa%red dignities. but that they !ight !a"e a way open or !e to gain your avor. Through all these things be very great. and now !any yeers being past. to present the! to your honor to %o!pleat the!. and elegant readines o spea"ing. is indeed derived ro! the Ages o the An%ients. with whi%h you are endowed beyond the %o!!on %usto! o othersK 7 say nothing o those an%ient !onu!ents o your e!inent nobility. i these studies o !y youth shall by the authority o your greatness %o!e into "nowledge. the boo"s Of Occult Philosoph". and %o!!endable %onditions. Truly 7 was perswaded that 7 %ould give nothing !ore a%%eptable to you. And when 7 see %ertain other very learned !en to urnish you with air. and strength o the body. and great presents o their learning. sen$eth greeting. and splendor o learning. 7 besee%h you. <ow being thought ull. J loves vertue.
to pro%ure the avor o !en. You have there ore the wor". to oretell uture events. 7 spea" now to the 5udi%ious. To de end >ingdo!s. to renew youth. To have a bare notion o a =iety. the pla%e where. but o !y present Age. being older. together with the %o!!on operations thereo . <ay 7 will say but this Agrippa !ight obs%ure these !ysteries li"e an Her!eti%all Philosopher. letters.&. #arewell !ost happy Prin%e o happy olonia) %ro" *echlinia. and thou wilt rather ad!ire his solidity. this is subli!e. to understand the !ysterious in luen%es o the intelle%tuall world upon the Celestial. and o both upon the TerrestiallK and to "now how to dispose. and vulgarK &ut this is true. or violation o 1eligion. 7 %annot deny but in this his wor" there is !u%h superstition. even ro! :od in the highest heavens. but Occult Philosoph". to prolong li e. In the "oneth of -anuar . when. to over%o!e ene!ies. then %onde!n his vanity. and it our selves so. %hara%ters. whereby we !ay be enabled to operate wonder ull things.in the! see!ed to !e. that beyond this there is s%arse any thing "nowableK when as indeed there are pro ound !ysteries in all beings. and thou shalt see the possibility thereo %on ir!ed both by reason. and the things whi%h he harh dis%overed and wrote. 7 have inserted !any things in !any pla%es. or 7 have %orre%ted !any Drrataes o the wor" o !y yuth. to dis%over the se%ret %ounsels o !en. and su%h li"e. and su%h li"e as these. and vanity. to the divels HdevilsI in the lowest hellK Yea in very nu!bers. 9ysterious truths do not presently shine li"e rayes o the Fun assoon as they are re%overed ro! a long dar"ness. Here is the outside. to apprehend so!e !otions o the Celestials. gestures. they neither "now. nay they thin". to e$pell diseases. &ut re!e!ber that the best :old !ust have the greatest allowan%eK %onsider the ti!e o dar"ness. :old hath !u%h bla%"ness adgearing to it assoon as it is ta"en out o the earth. nor will "now any thing. ti!e. when as indeed they !ay be e e%ted by a naturall power. or at least unlaw ull. to redee! %aptives. and o his youth. is but what is super i%iall. and the inside o PhilosophyK but the or!er without the latter is but an e!pty lourishK yet with this alone !ost are satis ied. and have added !any things to !any Chapters. by vertue o superior in luen%es. nor believe. not only o !y youth. on purpose. and without either o en%e to :od. !ay see! things in%redibleK Yet read but the ensuing Treatise. so !ost ne%essary to be "nown. whi%h !ay easily be per%eived by the ine3uality o the stile HstyleIK and so shall you "now that 7 shall all !y li e be devoted to your pleasure. na!es. . to in%rease ri%hes. Anno *. to see and "now things done !any !iles o . but are %louded with so!e obs%urity. or as or others. but what is vulgar. pla%e. as to be %apable o re%eiving those superiour operations.555I. as !ost pro itable. all whi%h are by this learned Author pro oundly dis%ussed. to preserve health. whi%h indeed see! i!possible. and e$a!ple. and to %on%eive o so!e Terrestial produ%tions.
s. As or the ter!s o art.I . the !ani old Drrata. and i!pute the! to the Printers !ista"eK or whi%h. whi%h is at the end thereo C H&oo" ). as well literall. though without !u%h elegan%y (whi%h indeed the !atter would not bear0 put it into as intelligible an Dnglish phrase as the original would a ord. and not swine tra!ple it under oot. J subli!e The4 anthroposophia Theo4magica. 7 this !y translation shall neither answer the worth o the Author. that at the sight thereo thou wilt be i!patient till thou hast read the!. !ay happily o%%asion so!e !ista"es in this !y translation. HDrrata o!itted sin%e they are in%orporated into this edition. as those in respe%t o :ra!!ati%al %onstru%tion. there ore 7 have e$pressed the! in Batinis!s or :re%is!s. a%%ording as 7 have ound the!. &oo" /I and thou shalt therein see su%h variety o wonder ul sub5e%ts. as it is possible thou !ayst. or %o!!ending this Author. as 7 %ursorily read over the boo". #ro! saying !u%h as tou%hing the e$%using. 7 hope 7 have.s. wherein he e$%useth what !ay be e$%epted against hi!K and o others to hi! su i%iently %o!!ending what is praise worthy in hi!K to whi%h !ay be added that honorable testi!ony given to hi! by the author o that !ost witty. Yet notwithstanding. 7 shall %rave leave now to spea" one word or !y sel . J. thou shalt or ever oblige thy riend. HAnthroposophia Theomagica by Tho!as AaughanI lately set orth. is but to desire thee to %ast thine eye upon the 7nde$ o the Chapters %ontained therein. 7 observed these as you see !entioned. or e$pe%tation o the readerK %onsider that the un%uothness o the Authors stile HstyleI in !any pla%es. whi%h are !any. be thou %andid.that only the sons o Art !ight understand the!. divers o the! would not bear any Dnglish e$pression. 7 thou shalt !eet with any !ore. 7 a! already preventedK #or at the beginning and ending o this boo" there are several Dpistles o his own to others. #. All that 7 shall say to perswade thee to read this boo". 7 hope an Artist will be able to understand the!K as or Drrata. as also or ta"ing in the best sense. what here 7 present thee withall. He perhaps !ight !i$ %ha e with his wheat. &oo" 2. that 3ui%"-sighted birds only !ight ind it out.
and the Congregation o the #aith ull. 0hat *agick is. B))! I. and 7ntelle%tual. 0hat are the 'arts thereof. 5oyning the Celestiall vertues to the or!erC 9oreover. or whose servi%e he !ade. that 7. Ho6 *agicians Collect +ertues fro" the three4fol$ 0orl$. and in luen%es thereo . whatsoever things have here already. >night. and pro%eedK and also to en5oy not only these vertues. i. and every in erior is governed by its superior. &ut 7 "now not whether it be an unpardonable presu!ption in !e. and <aturall Philosophy in the various !i$tions o <aturall things. and Judge o the Prerogative Court. and %reated all these thingsC 2ise !en %on%eive it no way irrationall that it should be possible or us to as%end by the sa!e degrees through ea%h 2orld. nor shall 7 !y sel . so hard. and %hie 2or"er o all doth by Angels. and shall a terward be said by !e. And =o%tor o both Baws. eeing there is a three. a !an o so little 5udge!ent and learning. they rati ie and %on ir! all these with the powers o divers 7ntelligen%ies. The order and pro%ess o all these 7 shall endeavor to deliver in these three &oo"sC 2hereo the orst %ontains naturall 9agi%". or of 9agi%"K 2ritten by that #a!ous 9an Henr" ornelius Agrippa. then o the Celestiall world in the 1ayes. but also besides these. Plants. Chap. and re%eiveth the in luen%e o the vertues thereo . through the sa%red Cere!onies o 1eligions. to the sa!e very originall 2orld it sel . and the third Cere!oniall. the Heavens. and irst Cause. and Ftones %onvey ro! hi!sel the vertues o his '!nipoten%y upon us. through the help o Physi%" HO!edi%ineI. any urther then they shall be approved o by the @niversall Chur%h. to draw new vertues ro! above. should in !y very youth so %on idently set upon a business so di i%ult. Celestiall. whi%h are already in the !ore e$%ellent "ind o things. 9etals. Counsellor to 6sars Fa%red 9a5esty. . the se%ond Celestiall. Dle!entary. is $eclare$ in these three Books. so that the very original. Hen%e it is that they see" a ter the vertues o the Dle!entary world. ro! when%e all things are. an$ ho6 the 'rofessors thereof "ust #e 7ualifie$. Ftars. 7 would not have any one assent to the!. the 9a"er o all things. ii. Dle!ents.old 2orld. Ani!als. and intri%ate as this is. a%%ording to the rules o Astrologers. and the do%trines o 9athe!ati%ians. 2here ore. Chap.Three Books of )ccult 'hilosoph .
that sa%red and subli!er "ind o Phylosophy HphilosophyI. -arth. and lastly the !ost absolute per e%tion o all !ost e$%ellent Philosophy. . and vertues o the superior &odies. Pla%es. $east.hat ma%es the Moon sometimes to mas% her face. and to their in erior sutable sub5e%ts.ealth. and 2no1. The 2un also. Dvents.hence -arth47ua%es are.hence strength of Hearbs 8herbs9.hat ma%es the louds that gathered are. #or seeing that all regulative Philosophy is divided into <aturall. #ashions. and *ruits) &ut 9athe!ati%all Philosophy tea%heth us to "now the 3uantity o naturall &odies. .hence Man%ind. 1hence +ainbo1. sear%hing and en3uiring into their Causes. . 1hat *ire. and Theologi%allC (<aturall Philosophy tea%heth the nature o those things whi%h are in the world.hat ma%es the golden 2tars to march so fast. This is the !ost per e%t and %hie F%ien%e.hat is the seed of Metals. . . . as e$tended into three di!ensions.As in great hast 8haste9. substan%e. 5oyning and "nitting the! together thoroughly by the powers. doth Nature5s offer hold) All these things doth naturall Philosophy. .hat Vertues. power. and Parts. 1h" the 1hole Ocean beats O/er his $an%s. by uniting the vertues o things through the appli%ation o the! one to the other. rage of $ruits 8brutes9. as if in some disgrace) And as Virgil sings. the viewer o nature %ontain. 1hence *ire. All %inds of 2tone.hat ma%es the -arth to s1ell. together with the nature. their 2hole. ull o !ost high !ysteries.hence Tide. 1hence +ain. and a Thundring crac%. and it doth instru%t us %on%erning the di ering. 1hence ourage.hence all things flo1. and blac%. ----. and vertues thereo . as also the "nowledge o whole nature. in ga" colours clad) . 9athe!ati%all. . Aire forth brings! *rom 1hence the Hea/ens their beginnings had. .hat doth the Nightl" *lames. 3uality. as also to %on%eive o the !otion. %ontaining the !ost pro ound Conte!plation o !ost se%ret things. and of #old . al5d -lements. To send forth Lightnings. ----------. D e%ts. of reeping things. and then to 7ua%e! . also The Number and the Nature of those things. when%e it produ%eth its wonder ull e e%ts. and omets ma%e. and then again retreats. . tea%hing us a%%ording to Virgil5s 9use. Ti!es.9agi%" is a a%ulty o wonder ull vertue. and agree!ent o things a!ongst the!selves. and %ourse o Celestiall &odies.
and in whi%h are ound the o%%ult properties o every &eing. and Moon) Arcturus also.ain. and travelled through al!ost all Fyria. &esides P"thagoras. Orpheus the Thra%ian. what the Foul. and 1hen in peace to sleep. 1ites. ----. what the 9ind. i he be not s"illed in naturall Philosophy. . that they !ight not be ignorant o the !ost sa%red 9e!orials. And 1hen 5tis fit to launch into the deep. All whi%h is understood by 9athe!ati%all Philosophy. and them again To set. 'bservations. and #igures o the Ftars. -mpedocles. Osthanes also wrote e$%ellently in this ArtK whose &oo"s being as it were lost. harmondas. Also it is well "nown that P"thagoras. as we ind. unites. tea%heth what :od is. And 1hen to dig up Trees. and in the Aspe%ts. Damigeron. &ut to re%olle%t !y sel 0 these three prin%ipall a%ulties 9agi%" %o!prehends. and !ost a!ous 2ritersK a!ongst whi%h prin%ipally :amolxis and :oroaster were so a!ous.inter 2uns ma%e to15rds the . and Plato went to the Prophets o 9e!phis to learn it. the vertues o 2ords and #igures. Proclus. and to be s"illed in the Cere!oniall Baws. what 1eligion. Democritus. that !any believed they were the inventors o this F%ien%e. what sa%red 7nstitutions. Dgypt. Apollonius o Tyana. what an Angel. and as Apuleius saith. and sa%red 9ysteries areC 7t instru%ts us also %on%erning #aith. and property o every thingK and i he be not learned . Plotinus. upon whi%h depends the subli!e vertue. estee!ing o it as a great se%ret. as Mercurius Tresmegistus HTris!egistusI. what a =ivell HdevilI. as also that they !ight be urnished with =ivine things. 't doth the Hea/ens 2tarr" 1a" ma%e %no1n. Their tra%" H ootstepsI Abbaris the H"perborean. Te!ples. The Orb thats measur5d round about 1ith Lines.hat ma%es the Nights so long ere the" be past. and a%tuatesK deservedly there ore was it by the An%ients estee!ed as the highest.ar. that so the" ma" bring forth amain) <ow Theologi%all Philosophy. Porph"rius HPorphyryI. 7t was. brought to light by !ost sage Authours HauthorsI. and 1e%ords o 9agi%". the e3uity o Holy things and rule o 1eligions. times for to reap and so1. Dardanus. And 1hen to . 'amblicus H7a!bli%husI. Hermippus ollowedC there were also other e!inent. published it with wonder ull devoutness. 9ira%les.Ho1 th5 2un doth rule 1ith t1el/e :odiac% 2igns. wherein are dis%overed the 3ualities o things. -udoxus. and set orth with his own Co!!entaries.Hence b" the Hea/ens 1e ma" fore%no1 The seasons all. .h" . or =ivinity. and !any other renowned Philosophers travelled ar by Fea to learn this ArtC and being returned. and the F%hools o the Caldeans HChaldaeansI. Plato. Democritus o Abdera re%overed. %hoi%e !en. The 2ea/en 2tars li%e1ise. and i he be not s"il ul in the 9athe!ati%"s. And strange -clipses of the 2un. the se%ret operations and !ysteries o Feals. and !ost sa%red Philosophy. and the 2tars of +ain. Judea. what an 7ntelligen%e. it tea%heth us rightly to understand. 2hosoever there ore is desirous to study in this #a%ulty. #erma the &abilonian H&abylonianI. and Charles his .est so fast. #og the :re%ian.
9oreover. 2ater. as #ire to 2ater. and that being "indled. /i0) dar"ness. whi%h dispen%e HdispenseI. but relented and !i$ed with other Dle!ents. and unionK and when they are destroyed. As there ore the #ire is to the Aire. thri%e !ore thin. he %annot be possibly able to understand the rationality o 9agi%". And so a ter this !anner the Dle!ents. /i0) to the #ire brightness. and the sa!e being !ade thi%" and hard. and being dissolved. /i0) !otion. &ut the other Dle!ents borrow their 3ualities ro! these. whi%h do dissolve it. and that the rest o the Dle!ents are %hanged. but to the Darth dar"ness. so is the 2ater to the Aire. that doth not %o!prehend these three #a%ulties. and !inister all things. the Darth dry and %old. be%o!eth Darth againK but being evaporated through heat. 2here ore the Ftoi%"s %alled the or!er passives. but by trans!utation. thi%"ness and 3uietness. and this being e$tinguished. passeth into #ire. and astonishing. in the other. the Aire !oist and ot. thinness and !otionK and one o the Darth. #ire. and apt to be %hanged one into the otherC Dven as Darth be%o!ing dirty. There are our Dle!ents. that Darth was wholly %hangeable. vertues. and this is !ani ested by Bightening HlightningIC Plato also was o that opinion. and Darth to Aire. the or!er whereo it retains as proper to it sel . or Ftone. and our ti!es !ore brightC and the Aire is twi%e !ore bright. they are resolved into Dle!ents. Chap. as the Darth is to the 2ater. and one o #ire. #or there is none o the sensible Dle!ents that is pure. every one o the Dle!ents hath two spe%i i%all 3ualities. but being %ooled again a ter its burning. and 2ater to the DarthK and again. #or there is no wor" that is done by !eer 9agi%". passeth into Aire. nor any wor" that is !eerly 9agi%all. the 2ater %old and !oist. And a%%ording to these 3ualities the Dle!ents o #ire and Darth are %ontrary. or Fulphur. )f the four /le"ents. and assigns to every one o the! three 3ualities. and wonder ull wor"sK and he whi%h shall "now these 3ualities o the Dle!ents. as a !ean. 7n li"e !anner 2ater re%eives two 3ualities o the Darth. returns ba%" again into Aire. be%o!eth Darth. Darth. a%%ording to two %ontrary 3ualities.in Theologie HtheologyI. so that the Aire re%eives two 3ualities o the #ire. but the latter a%tives. 2here ore 2ater is twi%e !ore bright then Darth. but they are !ore or less !i$ed. natures. so into one another su%%essively. and our ti!es !ore !oveable then 2ater. Aire. that Darth is not %hanged. and shall be per e%t in 9agi%". as Aire and #ire. as Darth and 2ater. and others are light. and that it returns ba%" into it sel again. are %ontrary one to the other. And yet on%e again Plato distinguished the! a ter another !anner. thinness and !otion. #or #ire is hot and dry. thri%e !ore thin. shall easily bring to pass su%h things that are wonder ull. <ow. . &ut #ire is twi%e !ore thin then Aire. an$ "utuall "i9tions. so Aire is to the 2ater. and the Aire to the #ire. as into this. And this is the root and oundation o all bodies. o whi%h all ele!entated in eriour bodies are %o!poundedK not by way o heaping the! up together. and their !i$tions. be%o!es 2ater. their 8ualities. &ut it is the opinion o the subtiller sort o Philosophers. dar"ness and thi%"ness. thri%e !ore !ovable. wherein are !ani ested those i!!ateriall substan%es. and originall grounds o all %orporeall things. and our ti!es !ore !ovable. iii. it agrees with that whi%h %o!es ne$t a ter it. the Dle!ents are upon another a%%ount opposite one to the otherC #or so!e are heavy.
in whi%h it should !ani est its proper a%tion0 it is boundless. there ore. <ow ea%h o the! is three. the latter passive. and !ysteries. o it sel su i%ient or every a%tion that is proper to it. that so the nu!ber o our !ay !a"e up the nu!ber o twelveK and by passing by the nu!ber o seven into the nu!ber o ten. and trans!utations o all things. the per e%tion o every e e%t in what thing soever. He whi%h is ignorant o these. %o!prehending another. also the driving orth o evill. nor ad!it o !i$tion. <o !an is able to de%lare their vertues. he shall easily attain to the "nowledge. %hangeable. whether <aturall. and not o whi%h. vertue. and through all things. Celestiall. and shall "now how to understand distin%tly the nature. into those o another. doth above all things per e%t all o%%ult. whi%h are neither %o!pounded nor %hanged. the "nowing and oretelling o things to %o!e. and at the sa!e ti!e o%%ult. pro%eed the bindings. bending upwards. or Fuper%elestiallK they are ull o wonders. %o!pounded into si!ple. through the!. +. yielding it sel a ter a !aner to all things that %o!e ne$t to it. but are twi%e %o!pounded. There are two things (saith Hermes0 /i0) #ire and Darth. enlightening. or Foul o the !iddle natureC Aery ew there are that understand the deep !ysteries thereo . %o!es and goes away bright. Chap. and invisible. )f the 6on$erfull .old. and per e%t operation o all <aturall things. ' the se%ond 'rder are Dle!ents that are %o!pounded. not %o!prehended by lights that are vailed HveiledI over. degrees. whi%h are su i%ient or the operation o all wonder ull thingsC the or!er is a%tive. i+. as we have said. There are then. and un"nownK 2hen it is by it sel (no other !atter %o!ing to it. and the gaining o good spirits. guarding nature. and %o!!on operations o natureC and these are the oundation o the whole naturall 9agi%". an$ /arth. and order.Chap. without the per e%t "nowledge whereo we %an e e%t nothing in 9agi%". it is in all things bright. but are in%orruptible. se%retly in%reasing o . but through whi%h the vertues o all naturall things are brought orth into a%t. and Celestiall se%rets. various. degrees. parted. shall never be able to bring to pass any wonder ull !atter. and <ature. without these three sorts o Dle!ents.atures of %ire. ' the third 'rder are those Dle!ents. without dividing the substan%e. %lear. upon whi%h all vertue and wonder ull operation depends. our Dle!ents. be %on ident that he is able to wor" any thing in the o%%ult F%ien%es o 9agi%". &ut whosoever shall "now how to redu%e those o one 'rder. and %hangeable one into the other. 3ui%" in !otion. 7n the! is. ' the irst 'rder are the pure Dle!ents. #ire (as saith Dion"sius0 in all things. alwayes raising !otions. renewing. not standing in need o another. high. and there ore are %alled the !iddle nature. so =ivineC #or ro! these. by !eans o %ertain nu!bers. Bet no !an. whi%h originally and o the!selves are not Dle!ents. and orders. i!pure into pure. )f a three4fol$ consi$eration of the /le"ents. !oveable. They are the in allible Medium. not Co!prehended it sel . when they are thus redu%ed to their si!pli%ity. leaping ba%". loosings. and power o the! in nu!ber. and the "nowledge thereo . and i!pure. as in 9agi%" <aturall. be%ause they %an do all things upon all things. yet su%h as !ay by art be redu%ed to their pure si!pli%ity. there !ay be a progress to the suprea! @nity. whose vertue. and are operative.
The properties o the #ire that is above. And all Ani!als. in the !id way it parta"es o both. as it were the irst ountain. and !a"es that. and is et%hed out by the stro"e o the steeleK it is in Darth.orld. being tossed with winds. seperated. subtiliEed. and light. and is the /ehiculum o that Fuperior lightK as also o hi!. The Celestiall. i you let it lye HlieI in the open Aire a little while. it will redu%e on a sudden things into obedien%e to it sel K in%o!prehensible. Bights and #ires should be "indled by the Corpses o the dead. and bright spar"s o 9etals. %onsu!ing all things.it sel . ro! when%e all things spring. Co!esK sending orth the light o his #ire. being ull. and 9inerall. it being a 3uestion whether it destroys. that Prayers. and !a"es it (as we o tenti!es see0 to burn. and heats springs. whi%h Custo!e the Priests o the Altar did always observe. and all !anner o =ivine 2orships whatsoever should not be per or!ed without lighted Candles. brings orth all things o it sel K 7t re%eives the abundan%e o all things. the #ather o lights. and the rest o the Celestiall bodies. is the Darth. o the Fun. 2or!s. =o not spea" o :od without a Bight0 and they %o!!anded that or the driving away o wi%"ed spirits. 7t being !ade ruit ull by the other Dle!ents. Ta"e as !u%h o it as you please. And the great (eho/ah hi!sel in the old Baw Co!!anded that all his Fa%ri i%es should be o ered with #ire. 7nvisibly present in all things at on%eK it will not be a ronted or opposed. are heat. whi%h is =ivine. !ost ri%h in all disensations o it sel . 7n . in as !u%h as it hath an Analogy with. or produ%eth !ost things. but in that whi%h re%eives it. as leanthes witnesseth in icero) That ire then. whi%h are Angels o Bight. and in di ering sub5e%ts it is distributed in a di erent !anner. 7t is in stones. also Ftones. oundation. ro! who! every good thing that is given. washed. as also all Aegetables are preserved by heatC and every thing that lives. but also by the light o our %o!!on #ire. #ire it sel is one. or Tor%hes. The properties o the in ernall #ire are a par%hing heat. and !ani esting its greatness to things that re%eive itK A%tive. !ani old. and is. Aegetable. !a"ing all things #ruit ull. dar". whi%h we use is et%hed out o other things. %onveying that light into our #ire. #ire (as saith Plin"0 is the boundless. o it sel bring orth Plants. who saith. to s!oa"e Hs!o"eIC it is in 2ater. !a"ing all things barren. and that they should not be re!oved untill the e$piations were a ter a Holy !anner per or!ed. and oundation o all the Dle!ents. Power ull. and !a"es that. and in luen%iesK in it are %ontained the seeds. and Celestiall. and wellsC it is in the depth o the Fea. and !ost wise institutors o 1eligions. and shiningC but in the in ernall pla%e streightened. sub5e%t. it will. not lessened. Hen%e it was that the irst. and %o!!uni%ating it irst to the Fun. and !other o all things. and living things whatsoever. i!palpable. there ore the spirits o dar"ness are stronger in the dar"C so good spirits. #ire there ore in it sel is one. and they buried. and other living things. depurated. Fingings. or that is the ob5e%t. a ter digging up. war!C it is in the Aire. and "eep a!ongst the +omanes) <ow the &asis. and abounding with Heavenly vertues. and dar"ness. but as it were in a way o revenge. and !is%hievous part o the nature o things. giving li e to all things. and tor!enting. and that #ire should always be burning upon the Altar. are aug!ented. it is the Center. and Fe!inall vertues o all thingsK and there ore it is said to be Ani!all. and bright #ire drives away spirits o dar"nessK also this our #ire !ade with 2ood drives away the sa!e. and re%epta%le o all Celestiall rayes. lives by reason o the in%losed heat. and the Heavens. and by these. not only by that light. and Cere!onies ordained. As. and penetrates through all things (as say the P"thagorians0 also spread abroad in the Heavens. whi%h is true #ire. ' am the Light of the . (Hen%e also was that signi i%ant saying o P"thagoras. as by !ediating instru!ents.
O/id also !a"es !ention in these Aerses. and divers are the uses thereo . and preserve us. as Plin" saith. hot at 2un4rise and setting 2un) . nor Plant whatsoever. i at any ti!e it shall be puri ied by the help o #ire. e$tinguish la!es. be%ause :od had not %aused it to rain upon the Darth. %hallenge the Heaven or their ownC the sa!e alling be%o!e the Cause o all things that grow in the Darth. an$ 0in$s. #or. without the !oistening o 2ater %an bran%h orth. and the !ost potent. although they are earthy. or 1ain. and said it was the irst o all the Dle!ents. !ust notwithstanding o ne%essity be rotted in 2ater. are generated. espe%ially o Ani!als. /i0) o things swi!!ing in the 2aters. be ore they %an be ruit ullK whether they be i!bibed with the !oisture o the Darth. and Hesiod %on%luded that 2ater was the beginning o all things. that only Darth. the sa!e F%ripture testi ies. nourished and in%reased. and that be%ause it hath the !astery over all the rest. irconian streams congeal his guts to 2tone That thereof drin%s. a%%ording to the 2ritings o Plin".ood. as being that by vertue o whi%h all things subsist. 2olinus. the ne%essity o it is no less then that o #ire. are not less e i%a%ious then the or!erK neither is nature wanting to wor" wonder ull things in the!. Fu%h is the e i%a%y o this Dle!ent o 2ater. o the wonder ull vertue whereo . as%end on high. Aire. that without it no living thing %an live. and !any other Historians. 7t is the irst !atter o our Creation. There is so great a ne%essity o 2ater. The other two Dle!ents. and Aire. 7n it is the Fe!inary vertue o all things. or any other 2ater that is on purpose put to the!. Of th5 >thiopian la%e. and the truest 9edi%ine that %an restore. <o Hearb HherbI. 7n inite are the bene its. The seeds also o Trees.Hornd Ha!!ons . and o things lying in the Aire above the Darth. +i. and by the stret%hing orth o the %louds. Chap. /i0) 2ater. as Christ hi!sel testi ied to Nicodemus) Aery great also is the vertue o it in the 1eligious 2orship o :od. or with =ew. and redu%ed unto its si!pli%ity by a %onvenient washing. and puri i%ationsK yea. where it saith that the Plants. put in bub5ling Athemas is *ir5d.ho hath not heard of obscene 2almacis. and upon the Darth. 2aters swallow up the Darth. and Plants. and 2ater bring orth a living soul. and the Hearbs HherbsI did not grow. that Fpirituall regeneration %annot be done without it. And that those produ%tions that are !ade in.aters at high noon Are cold. ----. #or Moses writes. are partly attributed to the very 2ater. Not onl" change the bod" but the minde) .atures of 0ater. The Moon then farthest from the 2un retir5d. &ut he as%ribes a two old produ%tion o things to 2ater. 1ho of this . )f the 6on$erfull . and 1hat therein is thro1n) rathis and 2"baris <from the Mountains rol5d= olor the hair li%e Amber or pure #old) 2ome fountains. Then%e it was that Thales o Miletus. of a more prodigious %inde. in e$piations. whose seed is !ani estly waterish.it are great se%rets. for. Aery !any are the wonders that are done by 2aters.
as t1ofold! *ear. 1ho drin% too much of those) A La%e in fair Ar%adia stands. or ought 7 "now. the whole Heaven was overspreadC whi%h being a little a ter dissolved into rain. as drun%. 1holesome b" da"4light) (osephus also !a"es relation o the wonder ull nature o a %ertain river betwi$t Arcea. as also o all !anner o spee%hes. Pausanias also reports. of old all5d PheneusK suspected.$ut onl" tast 8taste9. 2here ore the inhabitants thereabout %alled it the Fabboth-day river. 7t re!ains that 7 spea" o the Aire. and +aphanea. that in L"ceus. watered all the Country !ost wholso!ly Hwholeso!elyI. and abstinent.ho at Clitorius fountain thirst remo/e. Hen%e they say it is. and e i%a%y we read was in a spring o the 'onian N"mphs. through their pores. This is a vitall spirit. as be ore. The sa!e vertue. and then %o!!uni%ates the! to the other Dle!ents. and retains the!K And %arrying the! with it. !oving. and as the resounding spirit o the worlds instru!ent. and then on a sudden %easeth. Hen%e it is that the Hebrew =o%tors re%"on it not a!ongst the Dle!ents. as it were a divine Boo"ing-glass. and a ords !atter or divers strange =rea!s and =ivinations. The :ospel also testi ies to a sheep-pool. a Aapour as%ending ro! then%e into the Air was blown into Clouds. 5oyning things together. as well naturall. and forbear to drin% thereof b" night! $" night un1holesome. be%ause o the Feaventh day. meer . and a ter the o ering o Fa%ri i%es. and subsisten%e to all things. that a !an passing by a pla%e where a !an was slain. whi%h. or the Car"ase H%ar%assI newly hid. their 1its no longer %eep. the spe%ies o all things.ater lo/e) . as i the springs were stopped. and illing all things. as when they be awa"e. whi%h was holy to the Jews. as also to all !i$t H!i$edI bodiesC Also it re%eives into it sel . and entering into the bodies o 9en. giving li e. a ter the 2ater was troubled by the Angel. and all the si$ dayes you !ay pass over it dry-shodC but again. (upiters Priest o L"ceus went. is !oved . neer the river itheron! whi%h whosoever stepped into. wrote strange things %on%erning the wonders o 2aters. but %ount it as a Medium or glew HglueI. as well when they sleep. there was a spring %alled Agria. binding. at a Aillage %alled Heraclea. and %ured o all his diseases. %a!e orth whole. 9oreover +uffus a Physitian Hphysi%ianI o Dphesus. besides !any other Authours. are ound in no other Authour.ith streams oppos5d to these Bin%estus flo1es! The" reel. Cities o 2"ria! whi%h runs with a ull Channell all the Fabboth HFabbathI =ay. to whi%h. with whi%h being 5oyned together. into whi%h whosoever stepped irst. a !ountain o Arcadia. as o ten as the dryness o the 1egion threatned HthreatenedI the destru%tion o ruits. on the seaventh day (no !an "nowing the reason o it0 the 2aters return again in abundan%e. !a"es an 7!pression upon the!. and other Ani!als. 7t i!!ediately re%eives into it sel the in luen%es o all Celestiall bodies. put it down to the botto!e o the hallowed FpringK Then the waters being troubled. Loath .ine. Or forth1ith fall into a deadl" sleep) . was !ade whole o whatsoever disease he had. holding a &ough o an '"e Hoa"I in his hand. being diseased. passing through all &eings. as arti i%iall. whi%h was in the territories belonging to the Town o -lis. devoutly praying to the 2aters o the Fpring.
although o their own proper nature they are %arryed to the senses o !en. and Cir%le o . or spe%ies (whi%h are allen ro! things and spee%hes. whilest they be in the Aire. what i!ages we pleaseK whi%h when ignorant !en see. And there is another sleight. when %ertain appearan%es. together with the aptness and disposition o hi! that re%eives the!. whi%h being reed ro! %ares. and other things. And it is well "nown. and o !any other i!pressions o the !ind. The sa!e also in ti!e past did the Abbot Tritemius HTrithe!iusI both "now and do. when%e it is that be %o!es to be a raid. and have o ten done it. in the sa!e !anner as the representations o things are in things. or plain Boo"ing-glass be set up against that light. and the opti%" bea! did rele%t ba%" upon hi!sel . !ove and trouble the spirit o the !an with the li"e spe%ies. And hen%e it is possible naturally. or soulsK when indeed they are nothing else but se!blan%es "in to the!selves. whatsoever things are done without. they o er. by reason o whi%h. And Aristotle in his 9eteors shews. that there !ay be seen upon the!. or written letters. that the Aire that was near to hi!. that !any Philosophers were o opinion that Aire is the %ause o drea!s. or si!ilitudes. and shew the!selves to us as well through light as !otion. go be ore hi!. at a long distan%e sees. that a 1ainbow is %on%eived in a %loud o the Aire. not only spirituall. !ultiplyed in the very Aire0 untill they %o!e to the senses. they !ay be %arryed to the sen%e HsenseI o one rather then o another. they thin" they see the appearan%es o spirits. as Plotinus proves and tea%heth. as in a Boo"ing-glass. doth. and ar ro! all !anner o superstition. #or every thing that !a"es a sudden i!pression. and soul o hi! that re%eives the!. i in a dar" pla%e where there is no light but by the %o!ing in o a bea! o the sun so!ewhere through a litle hole. and re le%ted ba%" together with the bea!s o the 9oon. and do gather strength in the Air. or tri%" yet !ore wonder ull. as in a Boo"ing-glass are re le%ted representations at a great distan%e o Castles. e$pe%ting to !eet su%h "ind o spe%ies. any other !an that is privy to the thing. with his a%e towards hi!. whose rese!blan%es being !ultiplyed in the Aire. but also naturall do low orth ro! things. by a %ertain "ind o lowings orth o bodies ro! bodies. so that whithersoever he went. he thought he saw his own i!age. and other ani!als in generall. astonisheth nature. and %aught upward.with ear and dreadK be%ause the Aire in that pla%e being ull o the dread ull spe%ies o 9an-slaughter H!anslaughterI. and without li e. a white paper. being shined upon by the Fun. yet o ne%essity it !ust be within 2* hoursK and 7 !y sel "now how to do it. and 9en. by the arti i%ialnes o so!e %ertain Boo"ing-glasses. and "nows the! in the very %o!pass. And Albertus saith. abiding at a very long and un"nown distan%e ro! hi!K although he %annot pre%isely give an esti!ate o the ti!e when it is. as well to the sight as to other senses. reads. And we see how by the Fouth wind the Air is %ondensed into thin %louds. being breathed in. is in or!ed by the!. 2hen%e it is. no other spirit %o!ing between. be%a!e as it were a Boo"ing-glass to hi!. 7n li"e !anner. And Aristotle tels o a !an. and %ould not penetrate the Aire. through the prolonging o 7!ages. whi%h when the %louds are gone. to who! it happened by reason o the wea"ness o his sight. !ay notwithstanding get so!e i!pression ro! the Heaven. Horses. in whi%h. beside the Boo"ing-glasses. that the e igies o bodies !ay by the strength o nature. and then to the phantasy. #or the spe%ies o things. and no way hindred. in a !oist Aire be easily represented. and in a %lear night set the! against the bea!s o the ull 9oon. presently vanish. 9ountains. 7 any one shall ta"e i!ages arti i%ially painted. !ay be produ%ed at a distan%e in the Aire. Also. that is to say. and so!eti!es wor" wonder ull things upon us. that a !an should be able in a very ti!e to signi ie his !ind unto another !an.
And all these. and have their reasons. and si%"ly. Mists binde his $ro1s. but Air !oved and stirred up. -urus ro! the Dast. whi%h Pontanus %o!prehending in these verses.the 9oon. and is %alled ApeliotesK it is waterish. being a thing whi%h P"thagoras long sin%e did o ten do. And as these rese!blan%es are re le%ted ba%" to the sight. !a"es the Aire serene. and beat the -arth 1ith haile. and ravenous. and roaring. ongeal soft 2no1. and Cities that are besieged. and !any !ore. re!oving the e e%ts o 2inter. or whispers so tly. and binds the 2ater with #rost. saith. ier%e. blowing ro! the 2est with a pleasant gale.rus flies. 7 will not e$%ept !y sel . and dis%ussing %louds. <*or thats our *ield= 1e meet 1ith such a shoc%. war!. And from the bottom cloud" <otus flo1s) *rom setting Phoebus fruitfull Peph. it is %old and !oist. and understand what another spea"s. is !ost so t. whi%h Hieronimus %als the butler o the rains. and greater then these. and su%h whereby any one !ay at a very re!ote distan%e hear. . blowing ro! the our %orners o the Heaven. !oist. and %auses de%lared in 9athe!ati%"s. ' ma%e The #hosts to tremble.ly!pus H'ly!pusI blo1s.hen ' m" brethren in the Aire assaile. so also so!eti!es to the hearing. and is the <orthern 2ind. whi%h Art o de%laring se%rets is indeed very pro itable or Towns. and the ground to 7ua%e) And :eph"rus. and 'pti%"s. and whi%h is not un"nown to so!e in these dayes. His 1hite Haire stream5s. $oreas ro! the <orth. To this -urus is %ontrary. as is !ani est in the -cho) &ut there are !ore se%ret arts then these. *orce me befits! 1ith this thic% cloud ' dri/e. %nott" O%es 8oa%s9 up4ri/e. Hi! doth O/id thus bring in spea"ing o hi!sel . There are also ro! the airy Dle!ent 2inds. rain from his $osome po1res 8pours9) &ut $oreas is %ontrary to Notus. ' these two O/id sings thusC . %loudy. his $eard big4s1oln 1ith sho1res 8sho1ers9. /i0) Notus ro! the Fouth. And force her in her hollo1 a/es. ' these there are our that are prin%ipall. whi%h is the Dastern wind. 1ho shro1ds His fearful aspect in the pitchie clouds. :eph"rus ro! the 2est. Toss the ble1 $illo1s.hen through the rannies of the -arth ' flie. old &oreas from the top of . are grounded in the very nature o the Aire. And barren Durus from the 2uns up4rise) Notus is the Fouthern 2ind. and #lowers. #or they are nothing else. That thundring 2%ies 1ith our encounters roc% And cloud4struc% lightning flashes from on high. 1ith dropping 1ings. whi%h is the 2estern 2ind. O/id des%ribes it thus. bringing orth &ran%hes. Out flies 2outh41ind. %loudy. .
A!ongst Ani!als also. by reason o their thi%"nessC and the leaves. &ut 9etals are waterish. &eryll. the roots rese!ble the Darth.ith fruitfull sho1res.rus blo1s! 'n F%ythia horrid &oreas holds his rain. flo1r" Peph.ith setting Phoebus. yet every one o the! ollows. that they %annot be !elted. as #ishesK others airy. and Filver are earthyK Lui%"silver is waterishC Copper. and the oast that glo1s . and clouds 1hich e/er 1eep) Chap. $eneath &oites. 6hat relation the stan$ in to the /le"ents. and 7ron are iery. they are %alled so!e hot. <e$t a ter the our si!ple Dle!ents ollow the our "inds o per e%t &odies %o!pounded o the!. by reason o their !ultiplying spirit. Durus flies. whi%h is !ost predo!inant. and !ay be !elted. the Aire. 2ater.hose gums perfume the blushing Mornes up4rise! Next to the -/ening. And again every one o those "inds is distinguished within it sel by reason o degrees o the Dle!ents. senses.To Persis and Fabea. nor in%rease. and Chy!ists H%he!istsI inde to be true. and Tin are airyC and :old. and dwell in the bowels o the Darth. an$ $ispositions of "en. as 2or!s and 9oles. #or a!ongst the Ftones they espe%ially are %alled earthy that are dar". that that being e$tinguished they presently dye HdieI. and rese!bles one o the Dle!ents. and !any other s!all %reeping Aer!ineK others are watery. and Pearls in the shels HshellsI o #ishesC and they are %alled airy. out o whi%h ire is e$tra%ted. Plants. or whi%h are resolved into #ire. borrowing their na!es ro! the 3uali ies o the Dle!ents. and des%end. as the Ftones o a Fponge. soni% !oist. )f the kin$s of Co"poun$s. and the Ftone Asbestus HasbestosI. that unless they be abroad in the open Aire. 9etals. whi%h %annot live out o the . #ire-stones. and the fro0en . as Crystall. or waterish argent vive. an$ 6hat relation there is #et6i9t the /le"ents the"sel+es. or they are naturally heavy. and the Ftone FophusC and they are %alled iery. . whi%h swi! upon the 2ater. wine %old. and are spongious HspongeousI. 7n Plants also. be%ause o their subtility. /i0) that they are generated o a vis%ous 2ater. and the Feeds the #ire. and are %o!pa%ted o water. and Ani!alsC and although unto the generation o ea%h o these all the Dle!ents !eet together in the %o!position. Plants have su%h an a inity with the Aire. and !ore heavyK and those waterish. so!e are in %o!parison o others earthy. they do neither bud. whi%h are transparent. and so hardened with dryness. whi%h <aturalists %on ess. And also spring from a elestiall source) And #ire is so naturall to the!. be%ause o their 5ui%eC #lowers. an$ the soul. the pu!i%e Ftone. so!e dry.ain! The land to this oppos5d doth Auster steep . or whi%h are produ%ed o #ireC as Thunderbolts. #or all Ftones are earthy. Bead. +ii. Fo also all Ani!als Ha/e in their Natures a most fier" force. &esides. and they are Ftones. Also a!ongst 9etals.
and they are in all things. together with the Dle!ents are all bodies !ade. in Ani!als the &ones rese!ble the Darth.tars. iery . and %o!!uni%ate to us. 9oreover =ivels HdevilsI also are upon this a%%ount distinguished the one ro! the other. so!e earthy. an$ lastl in 1o$ hi"self. in &i+els [$e+ils]. &esides. A7uarius the end. There are also a!ongst the signes. and the 9oon (whi%h notwithstanding by !any is a%%ounted watery0 seeing. as Fala!anders. that as in the originall. and endC so Aries possesseth the beginning o #ire. the !a"er and originall e$a!ple o all things. The a%tions also. the vital spirit the #ire. so!e airy. as (upiter. so!e are iery. Chap. and so!e watery. and ta"eth gross bodies or its ob5e%t. nor tast HtasteIK and lastly the eeling is wholly earthy. so!e airy. <ow in these in eriour bodies the Dle!ents are a%%o!panied with !u%h gross !atterK but in the Heavens the Dle!ents are with their natures. su%h as are o a iery heat. and giving li e to all things by its heat. as i it were Darth. 3ui%" and angry disposition. as Pigeons. so!e wateryC the Dle!ents rule the! also in the Heavens. and Cri%"ets. A!ongst the Ftars. and re!isseness in wor"ingC Aire signi ies %hear ulness H%heer ulnessI. ancer the beginning o 2ater. Libra the progress. with whi%h being i!bibed. and lastly in :od. su%h as inhabit the eighth 'rbe. blood instead o Aire. and su%h as the wise !an %als beasts breathing #ire. Leo the progress. And these senses also are divided a!ongst the!selves by reason o the Dle!ents. And lastly. the understanding rese!bles #ire. #emini the beginning o the Aire. and in%rease. in . it attra%ts to it sel the Celestiall waters. so!e iery. /i0) a ter a Celestiall. in Angels. 2corpius HF%orpioI the !iddle. apricorn the end. #leg!e Hphleg!I instead o 2ater. and ir! !otionK The water signi ies ear ulness. Virgo the progress. all things are in allK so also the Dle!ents are not only in these in erior bodies. also. and an a!iable dispositionC but #ire a ier%e. Hen%e also those our 7n ernall 1ivers. Taurus the beginning o the Darth. in the Foul it sel . and the senses the Darth. The Dle!ents there ore are the irst o all things.AireC others also are iery. airy. and the hu!ors the 2ater. +iii. J sluggishness. The Darth signi ies a slow. so!e earthy. or !elan%holy instead o Darth. And these hu!ors also parta"e o the Dle!ents. or yellow %holler H%holerI is instead o #ire. and 2ol. Bions. or a sound is !ade by the stri"ing o the AireK The s!ell. and 2agittarius the end. living in the #ire. 7t is the unani!ous %onsent o all Platonists. and bla%" %holler H%holerI. in =ivels HdevilsI. /i0) the beginning. and all things are o . #or the ir!ness o the Celestiall Darth is there without the grossness o 2aterC and the agility o the Aire without running over its boundsK the heat o #ire without burning. and tast HtasteI rese!ble the 2ater. ' the !i$tions there ore o these Planets and Fignes. and Mercur"! and earthy. in Ftars. as 2aturn. or the sight is iery. and the operations o !an are governed by the Dle!ents. in Angels. #lesh the Aire. so that so!e are %alled iery. i!agination the 2ater. !iddle. a%%ording to Austin HAugustineI. and di use their vertues through all things. it doth by reason o its neerness HnearnessI to us power HpourI out. but also in the Heavens. and a%%ording to the!. distributing to the! these our three old %onsiderations ' every Dle!ent. and BightC the hearing is airy. Ho6 the /le"ents are in the Hea+ens. then in sublunary things. reason the Aire. neither %an it per%eive without #ire. without the !oisture o whi%h there is neither s!ell. and Pisces the end. and Venus! watery. Dstri%hes Hostri%hesI. and !ore e$%ellent !anner. only shining. and e$e!plary 2orld. as Mars. all things are in allK so also in this %orporeal world. and vertues.
. hardening. burning.ho ma%est Angels th" 2pirits. %onglutinating. And so!e are in things %o!pounded o Dle!ents. and authorities. %orroding. and so o the rest. that he shall be a ountain o living 2ater. lubri ying. And these operations so!eti!es a%t upon a %ertain !e!ber. to dryK and they are %alled operations. and in all things a ter their !anner. and these are !ore then irst 3ualities. so!e are iery. saith. and !any !ore. and piety is a watery %leansing vertue. whi%h is the operation o naturall heat. strengthening. Hen%e they are %alled in F%ripture the 2ings o the 2indK and in another pla%e the Psalmist spea"s o the!. that the Bord will s!ite the! with %orrupt Aire.*KI also in the! their subtill HsubtleI breath is Aire. earthy Acheron) Also in the :ospel we read o Hell #ire. )f the +ertues of things . no !an %an denyC #irst in these in eriour bodies e%ulent and gross. into whi%h the Cursed shall be %o!!anded to goC and in the 1evelation we read o a Ba"e o #ire. reper%ussing. restringing. absterging. and the se%ond a%tC or these 3ualities only do wholly %hange the whole substan%e. as largely it is treated o in Physi%" H9edi%alI &oo"s. That the Darth is dar". se%ond. in 7ntelligen%ies are distributed powers. and eternall #ire.aturall. And these operations are %alled se%ondary 3ualities. obstru%ting. =o we not also read o the original !a"er o all things. and 'saiah spea"s o the da!ned. or irst 3ualities. and !iserable dar"ness. 7nduration is the operation o %oldK so also is %ongelation. that the earth shall he opened and bring orth a FaviourM 7s it not spo"en o the sa!e. Dle!ents there ore in the e$e!plary world are 'dea5s o things to be produ%ed. whi%h is an earthly vertue. in Heavens are vertues. 9il". That Dle!ents there ore are to be ound every where. A consuming *ire. ' the naturall vertues o things. Dle!entary 3ualities do !any things in a !i$t H!i$edI body. i9. and their love is shining #ire. whi%h none o the other 3ualities %an do. whi%h ollow the se%ond. and the blessed 7ntelligen%iesK there is in the! a stability o their essen%e. the 9enstrua. attra%ting. and in the sa!e we read.Phlegethon. and they are %alled third 3ualities. so!e are Dle!entary. and su%h are those that are !aturating. !olli ying. and in in eriour bodies gross or!s. resolving. 9oreover also these Dle!ents are pla%ed in the Angels in Heaven. and third 3ualities !any diseases are both . as 2eraphin HFeraphi!I. !itigating. opening. retaining. to !oisten. as the se%ond do the irst. and powersK earthy as herubin HCherubi!IK watery as Thrones. and %overed with the dar"ness o death. As !aturation. to %ool. in whi%h is the sted ast seat o :odK also their !er%y. be%ause they ollow the nature. A%%ording there ore to these irst. And in (ob. e$pelling. digesting. evaporating. and th" Ministers a flaming fire) Also a%%ording to orders o Angels. whi%h they %annot do in the Dle!ents the!selves. a%%ording to a %ertain proportion in the substan%e o the !atter. stupi ying Hstupe yingI. as to heat. and in all respe%ts blessed. 2ho rulest the 2aters that are higher then the Heavens HPs)*+. and Pauls testi!ony. as su%h whi%h provo"e @rine. and Ar%hangelsC airy as =o!inions. and proportion o the !i$tion o the irst vertues. Chap. and in Celestials !ore pure. $epen$ing i""e$iatl upon /le"ents. airy oc"tus. and %learK but in super%elestials living. Hen%e by the Psalmist they are %alled 2aters. watery 2t"x. and Prin%ipalities. %leansing and regeneratingM 7s not the sa!e Fpirit breathing the breath o li eK and the sa!e a%%ording to Moses. where he spea"ing o the Heavens. bestowing. They shall s"ip ro! the 2aters o the Fnow to e$tre!ity o heat.
when it is sprin"led upon itK and a #ire whi%h is "indled either with 1ain. but that there had been su%h a !ost a!ous Ba!p. 1ho the 1ain Of age. whi%h is %alled burning 2ater. and litle !atter. and is "indled with %old 2ater. There is also a "ind o la$. and su%h li"e things as these !ay be done. with whi%h the hands being anointed. then in the Fto!a%" Hsto!a%hI. besides the Dle!entary 3ualities whi%h we "now. one only &ird. and indeed seldo! or never have seen. rather then by the sear%h o reasonC or as in the Fto!a%" Hsto!a%hI the !eat is digested by heat. $ut "et one *o1le there is in all the -arth. nor any other wayK whi%h see!s utterly in%redible. we !ay %arry red hot 7ron in the!. or any thing elseK and these vertues are a se3uell o the spe%ies. being irst anointed therewith. There are also other vertues in things. o whi%h Aristotle tea%heth !any %o!positions in his parti%ular Treatise o this sub5e%t. 7n li"e !anner there is !ade a #ire that is e$tinguished with 'yl HoilI. !ay be %ut down with insensible blows. re3uires !u%h !atter or its a%ting. as to e$pell poyson HpoisonI. 2ood. %an do very !u%hK but an Dle!entary vertue. the Con e%tion whereo is well "nown. 2ind. whi%h renews her sel . #or these vertues having !u%h or!.%ured. that %annot be heard. other %ertain i!bred vertues %reated by nature. And they are %alled o%%ult 3ualities. or go with our whole bodies. all5d b" th5 Ass"rians Phoeni$. o whi%h Anaxilaus saith. repairs. 9any things also there are arti i%ially !ade. 9. and perpetuall Ba!ps. Chap. be%ause their Causes lie hid. whi%h !en !u%h wonder atK as is #ire. As we read in O/id o the Phoenix. that it %an re%eive no har! ro! the #ireK and there are !ade %ertain Con e%tions. )f the )ccult 3ertues of things. and ind the! out. be%ause then it should rather be %hanged by the #ire side. whi%h is not %onsu!ed by #ire. whi%h we "nowK so it is %hanged by a %ertain hidden vertue whi%h we "now notC or truly it is not %hanged by heat. and %aused. and so1s her self again) . whi%h Plin" %alls Asbestum. 2here ore Philosophers have attained to the greatest part o the! by long e$perien%e. and !ans intelle%t %annot in any way rea%h. in whi%h the stone Asbestos did burn. and or! o this or that thingK when%e also they being little in 3uantity. to drive away the no$ious vapours o 9inerals. whi%h they %all the :ree" #ire. to attra%t 7ron. whi%h burns 2ater. whi%h on%e did shine in the Te!ple o Venus. whi%h %an be e$tinguished neither with 2ind. or put the! into !elted 9etall. whi%h we ad!ire. Fo there are in things. that a Tree %o!passed about with it. or any other %o!bustible !atter !ay be so ordered. are o great e i%a%yK whi%h is not granted to any Dle!entary 3uality. the :ree"s %all Ασβεζον. into the #ire without any !anner o har!. nor 2ater. whi%h are not ro! any Dle!ent. All $irds from others do deri/e their birth. Also on the %ontrary. whi%h being on%e ired %an never be e$tinguished. and in%o!bustible 'yles HoilsI. or the FunK and there is !ade a #ire. and it %onsu!es nothing but it sel C and also there are !ade #ires that %annot be 3uen%hed. be%ause it hath !ore !ateriality. being su%h as we "now not. and are a!aEed at.
Theophrastus. si!ple. so that all the 'dea5s in :od indeed are . indivisible. Platonists say that all in eriour bodies are e$e!pli ied by the superiour 'deas) <ow they de ine an 'dea to be a or!. that. and raging. and reasonK one whereo F. Fo that little #ish %alled -cheneis doth so %urb the violen%e o the 2inds. %annot be hurt with red hot 7ron. pure. !ade o &rass. souls. o whi%h Aristotle. and that they agree in essen%e. 9i. and desired hi! that he would pray unto the true :od or hi!K also he a ir!s that there was one o the! shewed openly alive. A!ongst whi%h Anti3uity !a"es !ention o Fatyrs. Chap. and digests it into nourish!ent or his bodyK whose Fto!a%" Hsto!a%hI they also report. in%orporeal.oul of the 0orl$. He said that he nourished. it doth notwithstanding by its !eer tou%h stay the Fhips. and %onde!ned the errour o the :entiles. an$ ra es of the . The li"e is said o a "ind o &itu!en. 2ho would not wonder that #ishes should be digged out o the Darth. and !ost hard 7ron. should be but one thing without any variety. and 1o!ans %on%erning hi!sel . spa"e on%e unto holy Antonius the Her!ite. i!!utable. that by no !eans they %an be !oved.tars: an$ 6hat things a#oun$ "ost 6ith this 3ertue. 2e read also that Noah5s Ar" was 5oyned together with this &itu!en. in shape hal !en. Hen%e !any to this day are soli%itous. and bred a beast that did devour it sel . Ho6 )ccult 3ertues are infuse$ into the se+erall kin$s of things # I$ea:s. and to be one. and that it endured so!e thousands o years upon the 9ountains o Armenia) There are !any su%h "ind o wonder ull things. yet they are not hurt. by whi%h !eans they %ould be spoiled neither with Fword nor #ireK with whi%h also the :ates o aspia. with whi%h the weapons o the Ama0ons were said to be s!eared over. in worshipping su%h poor %reatures as they were. least :od should be a %o!pound substan%e.And in another pla%e. they pla%e the! in the very intelligible it sel (i)e)0 in the Foul o the world. Hierome reporteth. yet %apable o spee%h. whi%h were Ani!als. by way o %auseK and that they are distinguished a!ongst the!selves by so!e relative %onsiderations only. Fo the Dstri%h Hostri%hI %on%o%ts %old. are reported to be s!eared over by Alexander the great. let the Te!pests be never so i!perious. Fo 2alamanders. di ering the one ro! the other by absolute or!s. 7n the se%ond pla%e. and eternallC and that the nature o all 'dea5s is the sa!e. >g"ptus came to see this 1ondrous sight! And this rare $ird is 1elcom5d 1ith delight) Bong sin%e Metreas H9atreasI brought a very great wonder!ent upon the :ree"s. whi%h notwithstanding are "nown by e$perien%e. and hal bruits HbrutesI. through the help of the . <ow they pla%e 'dea5s in the irst pla%e in very goodness it sel (i)e)0 :od. what this beast o Matreas should be. the Fails also bearing a ull :ale. and appease the rage o the Fea. and a terwards sent to onstantine the D!perour. least whatsoever is in the world. and !a"es the! stand still. s%ar%e %redible. above bodies. and Cri%"ets live in the #ireK although they see! so!eti!es to burn. and Pol"bius the Historian !a"es !entionM And those things whi%h Pausanius wrote %on%erning the singing FtonesM All these are e e%ts o o%%ult vertues. !inds.
through the Fe!inal or!s o the Foul o the world. Contra%ts together with its essen%e a %ertain wonder ull vertue both o doing. but by a%%ident. and now by degrees are distinguished !ore. There are also in !any 7ndividuals. not ortuitous. Hereunto !ay be added. Fo !any ti!es when . our bodies are !oved. 2hen%e it was a Proverb a!ongst the Platonists. whether they be 5oyned to the body. or parti%ular things. as 'dea5s in the !ind o :od. and from abo/e. or ly ro! any thing. and these also are ro! the igure. and insu i%ien%y o the !atter. by a %ertain parti%ipation. and sure oundation. to the Foul o the 2orld. all vertues o in eriour spe%ies. whi%h obedientialness indeed is su%h as that o our bodies to our souls. and that %heer ully. doing nothing in vain. and su i%ient. as when we are a raid o . but are also the %auses o every vertue. as also their properties do dependK so that every spe%ies hath its Celestiall shape. but e i%a%ious. And from gross bodies freed. a%%ording to the purity. e+en of the sa"e . that a%%ording to our %on%eptions o things. #or every 7ndividuall.but one or!C but in the Foul o the world they are !any. by whi%h or!s she did in the Heavens above the Ftars ra!e to her sel shapes also. or igure that is sutable HsuitableI to it ro! whi%h also pro%eeds a wonder ull power o operating. or indisposition o the !atterK or all Celestial 7n luen%es !ay be hindred by the indisposition. and !ore. whi%h is in the spe%iesC and this is that whi%h !any Philosophers say. and igure o Celestials is the %ause o all those e$%ellent Aertues. That Celestial Aertues were in used a%%ording to the desert o the !atterC 2hi%h also Virgil !a"es !ention o . and this it doth partly by the in luen%e o the Heaven. shapes. that in the Foul o the world there be as !any Fe!inal #or!s o things. as Fhadows. and properties. or ine3uality o the !atterC #or upon this a%%ount there are ound things o the sa!e spe%ies. !ore. Chap. <ow these Aertues do not err in their a%tings. when it begins to be under a deter!ined Horos%ope. or less power ul. pe%uliar gi ts. that the properties whi%h are in the nature o things (whi%h vertues indeed are the operations o the 'dea5s0 are !oved by %ertain vertues. as in the spe%ies. power ull. /i0) by reason o the i!purity. whi%h proper gi t it re%eives ro! its own 'dea. when he sings. even besides that whi%h it re%eives ro! its spe%ies. and Celestiall Constellation. #or 'dea5s are not only essential %auses o every spe%ies. that are in in eriour spe%ies. as %ertain s!all seed o or!s in used by the 'dea5s. nor %asuall. have !ore power ull vertues in operation. Their natures fier" are. as wonder ull. di/inel" mo/e) 2here ore those things in whi%h there is less o the 'dea o the !atter (i)e)0 su%h things whi%h have a greater rese!blan%e o things separated. and situation o Celestiall Ftars. being li"e to the operation o a separated 'dea) 2e see then that the situation. and sta!ped upon all these so!e propertiesK on these Ftars there ore. or separated ro! the body. They are pla%ed in the !inds o all other things.pecies. and su ering so!ething that is re!ar"able. and partly through that obedientialness o the !atter o things to be generated. They pla%e the! in nature. and lastly they pla%e the! in !atter. #or we per%eive that there is this in us. 9ii. /i0) su%h as have a %ertain. Ho6 it is that particular 3ertues are infuse$ into particular In$i+i$uals.
J i!agine divers vertues. none o all these have shewed. as !any suppose. the per u!e o the Ftone Bypparis %als orth all the beasts. and atte!pt all !anner o wi%"ednessK i they should be sure o a very long ti!e. by reason o the i!agination o superiour !otions. the Ftone Byu%urius ta"es away delusions ro! be ore the eyes. that whatsoever things are done here. in%linations. 9iii. 2hen%e A/icen saith. they would not spare the :ods the!selves. by whi%h it attra%ts 7ron. or at least held in the !outh.the Celestiall souls %on%eive several things. and thunders. not only things naturall. and war!ed draw a straw to the!. There is also a 2c"thian Hearb HherbI. and other things that are %o!!itted to the!. but that it was not law ull or !en to understand the "nowledge o those things. with whi%h !en !ight prolong their lives or ever. %ooperate. and %on%eptions o the Ftars. then the !atter is !oved obedientially to itC Also in <ature there appear divers prodigies. with whi%h being tasted. strengthens the!. not Orpheus. they shall abound with plenty o all things. but being put under. raiseth showers. 0hence the )ccult 3ertues of things procee$. but ro! a various in luen%e. that he was taught by an 'ra%le that there were !any "inds o Hearbs HherbsI. various e e%ts. who have set orth huge Aolu!es o the properties o things. they report the 2c"thians will endure twelve dayes hunger. the Ftone Ana%hitis !a"es the i!ages o the :ods appear. not Aaron. and this espe%ially i the Foul o the operator be in%lined towards the sa!e. the Ftone Fyno%hitis brings up in ernal :hosts. And the degrees o these are variously distributed by the irst Cause o all things. and diverse or!K not truly with a spe%i i%al di eren%e. and that the =ia!ond doth by its presen%e ta"e away that vertue o the BoadstoneC so also A!ber. Angeli%al and Celestial. and aspe%ts o the Ftars in a %ertain pe%uliar har!onious %onsent. and the Ftone Asbestus HasbestosI being on%e ired is never. %auseth abortionK the Jasper sten%heth Hstaun%hethI bloodK the litle ish -cheneis stops the shipsC 1hubarb e$pels %holler H%holerIK the liver o the amelion HCha!eleonI burnt. not $ochus. %auseth 'ra%les. and 'rbes. There is an Hearb HherbI in >thiopia HDthiopiaI. Fo also they %on%eive. and la"es are dryed HdriedI up. and 5eat H5etI rubbed. All vertues there ore are in used by :od. but pe%uliar. The Ftone Heliotrope daEles HdaEElesI the sight. :od hi!sel . with whi%h they report ponds. that whithersoever they shall %o!e. 7t is well "nown to all. and %on%ourse o the rayes. The Dnne%is put under the! that drea!. !ust have been be ore in the !otions. Fo in things. through the Foul o the 2orld. Chap. the Ftone Aetites put above the young ruit o 2o!en. and proper. and thirstK and Apuleius saith. to be openedK and we read o an Hearb HherbI %alled Bata%e whi%h the Persian >ings give to their D!bassadours. who being un%hangeable. and Ftones. yet by a parti%ular power o rese!blan%es. they study !is%hie with all their !ight. whereas they have but a short ti!e to live. not Hermes. or Plants. and intelligen%es over-ruling the!. or s%ar%e e$tinguishedC a Carbun%le shines in the dar". and all things that are shut. and !a"es hi! that wears it to be invisible. that there is a Certain vertue in the Boadstone. . distributes to every one as he pleaseth. be%ause. &ut ro! when%e these vertues are. but also so!eti!es things arti i%ial. and dispositions are o%%asioned not only ro! the !atter variously disposed. with who! notwithstanding se%ond Causes. disposing o the Corporeal !atter.
espe%ially ro! the Fuprea! Cause. and Fpee%hes. that great power. agreeing in an har!onious %onsent. and begining o all Aertues. Alexander the peripateti%"e not going any urther then his senses. in 7ntelligen%ies by !ediating rules. he gives the seal o the 'dea5s to his servants the 7ntelligen%iesK who as aith ull o i%ers sign all things intrusted HentrustedI to the! with an 7deall Aertue. alwaies praising the highest 9a"er o all things. <ow the irst Cause. There is there ore no other %ause o the ne%essity o e e%ts. and hu!ane destinies are %ou%hed in the vertues o Ftones and Hearbs HherbsI. and vertue o every thing. and eternall 'dea5s. not Thebith. not Dioscorides. &ut to "now ro! when%e these %o!e. &ut A/icen redu%eth these "inds o operations to 7ntelligen%ies. Ani!als. a higher spe%ulation is re3uired. whi%h haply !ight be supposed to be true. and his F%hollers Hs%holarsI attribute these vertues to 'dea5s. There is there ore a wonder ull vertue. together with the sons o !en. not 'saaic% the Jew. #or :od in the irst pla%e is the end. and their 3ualities. Hearbs HherbsI. the or!ers o things. whi%h is :od. &easts. i those were o the sa!e spe%iesK but !any o the operations o the Ftones agree neither in genere. nor specie. although he doth by 7ntelligen%ies. then the %onne$ion H%onne%tionI o all things with the irst Cause. and Cattle. is o the opinion that these pro%eed ro! Dle!ents. yet none o the!. not :enothemis. as instru!ents. not -/ax. There ore Plato. then ro! the aspe%ts o the Heavens disposing. even ro! the governing 7ntelligen%ies every thing re%eiveth. and obtains !any things or it sel . i they be rightly understood. that :acharias writes to Mithridites. 9etals. or disposed. and governing 7ntelligen%ies. not Albertus. and the Heavens wor" upon these in eriour things. by whi%h the Dle!ents the!selves are ordered. and all things that are o :od. 2ords. and all other things !ay %o!e ro! the 7ntelligen%ies. And although these Authors see! to thwart one the other. when%e every thing hath its deter!inate. and 3ualities. Hermes to the Ftars. all whi%h !ust o ne%essity agree in the e$e%ution o the e e%t. and yet all these have %on essed the sa!e. These "inds o operations there ore are per or!ed in these in eriour things by e$press or!s. and operation in every Hearb HherbI and Ftone. doth so!eti!es (these . and their %orresponden%y with those =ivine patterns. is pla%ed there. with who! all things do !utually.not Theophrastus. the Heavens. all owls o the Heavens. the :overnours. Albertus to the spe%i i%all or!s o things. then ro! the ruling. not :oroaster. as by the three Children in the iery urna%e were all things %alled upon to praise :od with singings. and Controllers over his 2or"s. and e$e!plary or!s. Ftones. ro! when%e it lives. whi%h he hath set as 1ulers. in the original Cause by 'dea5s. &less ye the Bord all things that grow upon the Darth. as it were in Hy!nes. goes beside the truthC sin%e all their sayings are the sa!e in e e%t in !ost things. and in the Heavens by disposing vertues. and Aertue o things %o!es irst ro! the 'dea5s. and lastly ro! the te!pers o the Dle!ents disposed. not :acharias the &abilonian H&abylonianI. and parti%ular pla%e in the e$e!plary world. The #or! there ore. that so all Aertues o Ftones. and all things whi%h !ove in the 2aters. and Ftars. disposing the !atter in the !ean while or the re%eiving o those or!s whi%h reside in =ivine 9a5esty (as saith Plato in Timeus0 and to be %onveyed by FtarsK and the :iver o or!s distributes the! by the 9inistry o his 7ntelligen%ies. answering the in luen%ies o the Heavens. not Arnoldus. to who! su%h a power is intrusted in things %o!!itted to the!. 9etals. beyond whi%h. but greater in a Ftar. and re%eives its originall beingK And every vertue o Hearbs HherbsI. and e$a%tly %orrespond.
whi%h wor"s then are %alled 9ira%lesC &ut whereas se%ondary %auses. and in3uired into by =ivine 'ra%les only. Fo when Christ was Cru%i ied the Fun was dar"ened. altering it. . there ore they say there is need o a !ore e$%ellent Medium. whereby Celestiall Fouls are 5oyned to gross bodies. who e$tends his intelle%t unto intelligible things. though at ull 9oonC And the reasons these operations %an by no rationall dis%ourse. Fo the ire in the Chaldeans urna%e did not burn the ChildrenC Fo also the Fun at the Co!!and o (oshua went ba%" ro! its %ourse the spa%e o one whole dayK so also at the prayer o He0e%iah it went ba%" ten degrees. and natures o in erior things. and so!e also Fouls. but as it were a body. or pro ound F%ien%e whatsoever be ound out. and went into another thing. and not without %auseC #or there is nothing o su%h trans%ending vertues. Democritus and Orpheus. or the !atter is o it sel unable. is %ontent with the nature o it sel . but a %ertain irst thing. do by the Co!!and. so also the Aertue o the Foul o the 2orld is di used through all things by the 3uintessen%eC #or there is nothing ound in the whole world. and !any Pythagorians having !ost diligently sear%hed into the vertues o Celestiall things. is !oved o it sel K but the body. about whi%h it operatesC Fo is a !an. /i0) that whi%h we %all the 3uintessen%eC be%ause it is not ro! the our Dle!ents. others %alled the! Bives. saying. There is there ore su%h a "ind o spirit re3uired to be. 6hat it is. whi%h being destitute o =ivine assistan%e.pirit of the 0orl$. as it were the medium. and bestow upon the! wonder ull gi ts. :odsC whi%h :oroaster %alled =ivine allure!ents. that it %annot attra%t 7ron. and as they say. and hindering the operations o itC As the =ia!ond hinders the operation o the Boadstone. 2"nesius Fy!boli%all inti%e!ents. /i0) That the Foul o one thing went out. ne%essarily a%t. no 9agi%". That all things are ull o :od. or o%%ult. and others %all hand!aids. This spirit is a ter the sa!e !anner in the body o the world. 9i+. so ar orth as things render the!selves %on or!able to the!.Mediums being laid aside. that hath not a spar" o the Aertue thereo . but are to be learned. and his i!agination unto i!aginable thingsK and this is that whi%h they understood. &y this spirit there ore every o%%ult property is %onveyed into Hearbs HherbsI. and appoint!entK then they are %alled the greatest 9ira%les o :od. Also they %alled those =ivine Powers whi%h are di used in things. that they shall wholly desist ro! the ne%essity o that Co!!and. Yet it is !ore. and are ne%essitated to produ%e their e e%ts. )f the . and un it or !otion. that the vertues o things did depend upon theseK be%ause it is the property o the Foul to be ro! one !atter e$tended into divers things. or hours. or understood. having its being above. said. or as it were no Foul. and suspend the!. but as it were a Foul. <ow they %on%eive su%h a medium to be the spirit o the 2orld. i :od shall notwithstanding a%%ording to his pleasure so dis%harge. Chap. or ta"en in !ost o this spiritC <ow this spirit is re%eived or ta"en in by the rayes o the Ftars. and doth !u%h degenerate ro! the Foul. #or as the powers o our soul are %o!!uni%ated to the !e!bers o the body by the spirit. and besides the!. whi%h Plato. /i0) Fu%h a one that !ay be as it were no body. <ow seeing the Foul is the irst thing that is !oveable. /i0) by whi%h the soul !ay be 5oyned to the body. an$ ho6 # 6a of "e$iu" it unites occult 3ertues to their su#.ects. as ours is in the body o !an. when they said. nay !ost o all in used into those things whi%h have re%eived. or their o i%iating being suspended0 wor"s those things i!!ediatly by hi!sel . and appoint!ent o the irst Cause.
right to right. Fo!eti!es also in substan%e it sel . passion. Fo also it is said. let us see" or su%h Ani!als. And we "now how to do that. but turns it into sensible lesh. <ow this spirit !ay be !ore advantageous to us. as oot to oot. in whi%h this spirit is less drowned in a body. %old. Chap. or property. or %han%e. an$ e9a"ine the 3ertues of things # 6a of si"ilitu$e. or @rin HurineI. J se!inary Aertues. and be that is bold !oves to boldness. and e$tra%ted. then the weight o that was. 9atri$ Hwo!bI. and provo"e to su%h a 3uality. 2here ore. li"e. And it is well "nown a!ongst Physitians Hphysi%iansI. 7 there ore we would obtain any property or Aertue. Ho6 6e "ust fin$ out. boldness. or so!eti!es also by art. or any other passion. 7n what things there ore there is an e$%ess o any 3uality. espe%ially the Testi%les. Fo the oot o a Tortoise helps the! that have the :out in their being applyed thus. Planets. hand to hand. i thou shalt a terward pro5e%t upon any !atter o the sa!e "ind (i)e)0 any 9etall. /i0) '%%ult vertue. through the rayes o the FtarsC and %an no otherwise but by e$perien%e. 9etals. anger. #or whi%h %ause the Alch"mists Hal%he!istsI endeavour to separate this spirit ro! :old. as heat. and FilverK whi%h being rightly separated. A ter this !anner they say. as boldness in a harlotK these things do very !u%h !ove. presently will turn it into :old. as in 3uality. be%o!es FaltC or every agent. in whi%h su%h a property is in . 2hi%h also we !ani estly see in sensible Ani!als. and through Ftars higher then the Planets. i they be hanged about his ne%" in a Cloth o its naturall ColourC The li"e is reported o the eyes o a Crab. as we see in Falt. that brain helps the brain. 9oon. love. #or these things. or AertueK whether it be in the! by nature. but !ay be done by another way. and also !ore readily generate their li"eC or in it are all generative. and not intense. and the Fpirit o the 2orld. as well in property. it %annot beyond its own bounds %hange and i!per e%t body into a per e%tC whi%h 7 deny not. 7t is now !ani est that the o%%ult properties in things are not ro! the nature o the Dle!ents. out o whi%h we e$tra%ted the spirit. he that desires to enter upon this study !ust %onsider. or Filver. when it hath begun to a%t. but as !u%h as !ay be. Fo #ire !oves to #ire. i any one "new how to separate it ro! the Dle!entsC or at least to use those things %hie ly. doth not atte!pt to !a"e a thing in eriour to it sel . hid ro! our senses. whi%h indeed %o!e ro! the Bi e. and Ani!als. Fo they report that a wo!an shall not %on%eive. and sutable HsuitableI to it sel . sadness. the lungs. in whi%h the nutritive Aertue doth not %hange the !eat into an Hearb HherbI. or a Plant. that any Ani!all that is barren %auseth another to be barrenK and o the Ani!all. and less %he%"ed by !atter. and per e%tly a%t. 9+. /i0) Dle!entary vertue. #or seeing that is an e$tense or!. and turns it sel to its li"e. or any thing steeped in it. and have seen it doneC but we %ould !a"e no !ore :old. and the le t eye thereo helps the soreness o his le t eye. and s%ar%e at last "nown by our reason. and lungs. le t to le t. that every thing !oves. and %on5e%ture be en3uired into by us. through the Fun. i she drin" every !oneth o the @rin HurineI o a 9ule. hatred. ear. do !ore power ully.Ftones. and in%lines that to it sel with all its !ight. that the right eye o a #rog helps the soreness o a !ans right eye. and 2ater !oves to 2ater. but in used ro! above. or Aertue. or whatsoever hath long stood with Falt. whi%h do !ost abound with this spirit. or su%h other things whatsoever.
sper!e. and the heart o a s%ri%h-'wle Hs%ree%h-owlI laid upon the le t breast o a wo!an that is asleep is said to !a"e her utter all her se%rets. whi%h Austin HAugustineI and Albertus H9agnusI say they saw. yard HpenisI. %ondu%e to long li eK and whatsoever things have a power in the!selves. doth in%rease strength o body. eyes. se$ualI appetite is !ost vigorous. Fwallows. A ter the sa!e !anner doth a #rog. whi%h Physitians Hphysi%iansI have o ten pro essed they "now to be trueK as is !ani est o the Aiper. that so great is the power o naturall things. they in use into the! a li"e power. head. Ho6 the operations of se+eral 3ertues pass fro" one thing into another. 7n li"e !anner to in%rease boldness. The sa!e doth the head o a &at dryed HdriedI. i any shall %arry the heart o a Crow. and in these let us ta"e that part in whi%h su%h a property. by this property. Chap.a !ore e!inent !anner then in any other thing. whi%h Ftone indeed doth not only draw 7ron 1ings. o whi%h "ind are Pigeons. or orehead. Fparrows. !atri$ Hwo!bI. and Hellebor HhelleboreI. i it be su%"ed out o her wound. and &at. And so we !ust understand that whi%h Psellus the Platonist saith. i. and i!puden%e doth in e%t all that are neer her. and an 'wle !a"e one tal"ative and o these spe%ially the tongue. and Fna"e. and indeed do so!eti!es restore it so. and horn 'wle Hhorned owlI. be%ause that Ani!all is the strongest %reature. to renew the!selves. and in these the heart. as they say. by their Aertue. as Medea restored old Pileas) 7t is also believed that the blood o a &ear. and draw love. that he shall not be awa"ed till it be ta"en o ro! hi!. through whi%h by the sa!e Aertue they also wor" upon other things. a ter three !oneths H!onthsI there is o that generated a Pelli%an Hpeli%anI. in whi%h the Aenerall Hvenereal. 2agtailesC and in these ta"e those !e!bers. or i it be put upon hi! when he is asleep. whose right oot being put under war! dung. And it is "nown that Harts renew their old age by the eating o Fna"es. or Aertue is !ost vigorousC as i at any ti!e we would pro!ote love. testi%les. let us see" so!e Ani!all whi%h is !ost loving. or a &at about hi!. A ter this !anner it is. let us loo" or a Byon HlionI. There ore it is said. Thou !ust "now. also the sewet HsuetI o a Hare laid upon the breast o one that is asleep. but also in useth a Aertue into the 1ings the!selves. . %ondu%e to the renovation o our body. A ter the sa!e !anner the Phoeni$ is renewed by a ire whi%h she !a"es or her sel K and the li"e vertue there is in a Pelli%an Hpeli%anI. and heartK Fo the tongue also o a 2ater. There ore they say that i any one shall put on the inward gar!ent o an Harlot. he shall not sleep till he %ast it away ro! hi!. and eyes espe%ially. that a %o!!on harlot. and !enstrues. an$ are co""unicate$ one to the other. or shall have about hi! that loo"ing glass. su%h as the heart. !a"es a !an spea" in his sleep. /i0) that =ogs. 9+i. The sa!e also the heart o the horn 'wle Hhorned owlI is said to do. and Co%"s %ondu%e !u%h to wat%h ulnessC also the <ightingale. and o these let us ta"e the heart. and bound to the right ar!e o hi! that is awa"e. Turtles. it is said. or parts. Crows. or a Co%". There ore so!e Physitians Hphysi%iansI by so!e %ertain %on e%tions !ade o Aipers. grounded in boldness.rog laid under the head. as we see in the Boadstone. and the lesh o so!e su%h "ind o Ani!als do restore youth. whereby they are !ade li"e her sel . whereby they %an do the sa!e. and restoring o youth.e. And it !ust be done at that ti!e when these Ani!als have this a e%tion !ost intenseC or then they do provo"e. but also besides this. @pon the sa!e a%%ount do Ani!als that are long lived. that they not only wor" upon all things that are neer the!.
Moon. /i0) when they have opposite housesK as 2aturne to the Fun and 9oon. and Venus ene!ies to hi!. that is an ene!y. Venus. also all besides Venus hate Mars. desiring su%h. o Venus. and Mars his ene!ies. an$ foun$ out. o (upiter with the 9oon. who agree in nature. Venus. and powerK as Mars with the Fun. 3uality. 2aturne are riends to the Moon. and when it appears that the BiEard hath re%eived his sight. unless it be hindered. shall put hi! out o the glass. 7n li"e !anner they say. together with 7ron. <ow the in%linations o #riendship are su%h in Aegetables and 9inerals. Also the sa!e in%lination there is betwi$t the !ale pal!e. o Mars with 2aturn. and 2aturne are riends to Mercur". and delighteth in. pro essed that all things were !ade by en!ity J riendship. and Aire to Darth. Mars. and the Moon are ene!ies to hi!. (upiter. substan%e. Mercur". and the FunK o (upiter. i any shall put a green BiEard !ade blind. and then shutting the vessel. The sa!e !ay be done with 1ings. he shall thereby be%o!e bold. and is strengthened by. that a %loth that was about a dead Corpse hath re%eived ro! then%e the property o sadness. it is %ertain are restored to sight again. Mars. And again. and Moon are riends to 2aturn.whi%h she daily loo"s into. in Celestiall bodies. and destru%tive to itK and on the %ontrary so!ething that it re5oy%eth. the 2un. as is that attra%tive in%lination. Fo in the Dle!ents. o Venus with (upiter. and su%h a thing i it be absent. 7n the ne$t pla%e it is re3uisite that we %onsider that all things have a riendliness. Mars. There is another "ind o en!ity a!ongst the Ftars. and dreading the approa%h o it. su%h are the in%linations o things sub5e%ted to the! in these in eriour. or :old 1ings into a glass-vessel. and the D!rald He!eraldI upon ri%hes. as Venus with the 9oon. o the Fun with Mars. whi%h the Boadstone hath upon 7ron. or being %ontented with it. Heraclitus there ore being guided by this opinion. and Venus love the 2un. as (upiter with Venus. and en!ities o the superiours be. 9+ii. and avourK the Jasper upon the birth o any thing. These dispositions there ore o riendship. and every thing hath so!ething that it ears J dreads. (upiter. o the 9oon with Venus) And o what sort the riendships. @pon the sa!e a%%ount 1ings are put or a %ertain ti!e in the nest o Fparrows. all the Planets besides Mars are riends to (upiter. and to a%3uiess Ha%3uies%eI in it when it is obtained. i!pudent. (upiter to Mercur". (upiter. shunning the %ontrary. and Mars. #ire is an ene!y to 2ater. and leaps into it. and wanton. whose e$altations are oppositeC as o 2aturne. and Mercur" her ene!ies. as that o 2aturne with Venus. and en!ity a!ongst the!selves. Chap. and en!ity are nothing else but %ertain in%linations o things o the one to another. and the Ftone A%hates upon Dlo3uen%eK 7n li"e !anner there is a "ind o &itu!inous Clay that draws #ire. and a 2eesel HweaselI. all besides 2aturne love Venus. (upiter. Ho6 # en"it an$ frien$ship the +ertues of things are to #e tr e$. whose eyes a ter they are with any "ind o pri%" put out. and avor. and to !ove towards it. the 2un. Mars to Venus) And their en!ity is stronger. or Fwallows. but yet they agree a!ongst the!selves. %on ident. and not resting in. and !elan%holyK and that the halter wherewith a !an was hanged hath %ertain wonder ull properties. as also their riendship whose e$altation is in the house o another. putting under the! so!e earth. whi%h a terwards are used to pro%ure love. The li"e story tels Plin". wheresoever it sees itC Dven so doth the root o the Hearb HherbI Apro$is draw #ire ro! a ar o . and Mercur") &ut their riendship is the strongest. that those 1ings shall help sore eyes. Mercur". and e!aleC .
And the Al!ond tree. see" a re!edy by eating o CrabsC Fwine also being hurt by Fna"es %ure the!selves by eating o the!K and Crows when they per%eive they are poisoned with a "inde o #ren%h poison. 7n li"e !aner. when he hath eat Fna"es. and by the attra%tion thereo %on%eive. :eese. they old the!selves into !utual e!bra%es. with whi%h also Crows allay the poison o the Cha!eleonK and the Byon HlionI. betwi$t the Crow. Fo !en have learned !any e$%ellent re!edies o diseases. and the little #ish his guide are riendly. see" or %ure in the 'a"eK Dlephants. but also with other things. i he be eavorish H everishI. and Heron. <ow in Ani!als there is a!ity betwi$t the &la%"bird. Beopards %ure the!selves. and Parrats HparrotsI. and is thereby strengthenedC and the Ftor". being hurt. i any one eat. when%e we %o!e to "now that 'riganu! HoriganoI. when she is alone is less ruit ull. so the Cat delights in the Hearb HherbI <ip H%atnipI. he shall dye HdieI with laughing. and Thrush. that e$pose the!selves to the blast o the wind. 2hen%e 2appho writes to Phaon) To $irds unli%e oftimes ?o"ned are 1hite Do/es. &la%"birds purge their nauseous sto!a%"s Hsto!a%hsI with the sa!e. he is wont to go to 1ue. and Pigeons. and 1ub the pla%e wounded. The Aines love the Dl!e.lower. Toads. %ures hi!sel with FouthernwoodK so the Harts have taught us that the Hearb HherbI =itany is very good to draw out =artsK or they being wounded with an Arrow. Hens. puts a &ay-lea e into her nest. and the pye when she is si%". the 2hale. Fo #rogs. Cranes. <either is this a!ity in Ani!als a!ongst the!selves. o who!. The Bapwing being sur etted Hsur eitedI with eating o :rapes. Cranes with &ull-rushes HbulrushesI. . es%ape the danger by eating o Pis!ires HantsI. as the Physitians Hphysi%iansI say. Turtles. and the 'livetree. a little be ore they bring orth. Partriges HpartridgesI. The Tortoise also when he is hunted by the Adder. Also the $ird that5s green. and Aegetables. blac% Turtle lo/es) Again. eats 'riganu! HoriganoI. and is re%overed. Turtles. see"s or a re!edy in 'riganu! HoriganoIC and the 2eesell HweaselI. is re%overed by eating o an Ape. with the HDarb HherbI %alled 2ol es-bane. purge the!selves with a %ertain Hearb HherbI %alled 9ountain 'sier. &ears being hurt with 9andra"es. betwi$t Pea%o%"s. with the Hearb HherbI %alled Pellitory o the wall. =u%"s. Also they that are hurt with Fpiders. and #ig tree. neither doth the e!ale bring orth ruit without the !ale.whereo when the bough o one shall tou%h the bough o the other. and !yrtle love one the otherC also the 'live-tree. or Fage. Fo in so!e Ani!als there is an i!bred s"il. and all !anner o %reeping poisonous things delight in the Plant %alled Pas. J vertues o things ro! bruits HbrutesIK Fo Fwallows have shewed us that Fallendine is very !edi%inable or the sight. Ftones. Fna"es. Pigeons. %ure the!selves with the Hearb HherbI %alled will-sage. Fo Hinds. and so es%apes the danger o the poison. with whi%h they %ure the eyes o their young. and 1ue are e e%tuall against poison. %ast it out by eating o this Hearb HherbIC the sa!e do :oats in Candy. eats 1ue. by !ans dungC &oars with 7vy. by rubbing her sel upon whi%h she is said to %on%eive without a !aleK and there be 9ares in appadocia. Hinds with the Hearb HherbI %alled Cinnara. when they have swallowed a Cha!eleon help the!selves with the wild olive. when he goes to ight with the &asilis". and su%h li"e watery owle. and !edi%inall artK or when the Toad is wounded with a bite or poison o another Ani!all. =awes H5a%"dawsI. as with 9etals.
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