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Inmanyways,Arbatelisuniqueamong
textsonmagic.Unlikethevastmajorityof
writings,itisclear,concise,andelegantly
written.Thepracticalinstructionsare
straightforwardandundemanding.Whenitfirst
appearedin1575,itattractedtheattentionof
peoplewithasurprisinglybroadrangeof
agendas,includingsomeofthefinestmindsof
thetime.Oftenquotedandreprinted,both
praisedandcondemned,itsimpactonwestern
esotericphilosophyhasbeencalled
overwhelming.
NOTICE:Anallnewprintededitionof
thistextisnowavailablefromAmazon.comand
otherfinebooksellers.Theprintededition
includesanewtranslationfromtheoriginal
Latin,extensiveintroduction,footnotes,and
index.
ThisdigitaleditionbyJosephH.Peterson,Copyright1997.Allrightsreserved.Ifyoufindtextsinthisarchiveuseful,pleasedonot
copyexceptforprivatestudy("fairuse").
ForewordbyJ.H.Peterson
ArbateldeMagiaVeterumfirstappearedinLatinin1575.ItwaspublishedinBaselSwitzerland,oneofthefirstpublishingcentersofthe
world.
JacobyexplainsthewordARBATEL[Heb.ARBOThIM=fourfold+AL=God]asanotherindirectwayorsayingTetragrammaton,using
theformi.e.thefourletter(name)ofJao(IHVH)oftenseenintheGreekMagicalPapyri.(JacobyinBchtoldStubli,Hanns,
Handwrterbuchdesdeutschenaberglaubens,Berlin:WalterdeGruyter&Co.,BerlinundLeipzig,1927,Band1,pp.568.)
ThislittlebookismentionedbyJohnDeeinhisMysteriorumLibri.DelriocondemnsthebookinhisDisquisitionesmagicae(Kln1679),
10.36.62.A.E.Waiteclassifieditasa"ritualoftranscendentalmagic"i.e.freefrom'dangerousinstructionwhichmakesforopenBlackMagic.'
(BookofCeremonialMagic,p.28.)
IneditingtheLatintextIhavemaintainedthecapitalizationanddiacriticsusedinthe1575edition.Ihaveexpandedthetildeswherethey
occurhowever.Ihavesilentlycorrectedsomeofthemoreobvioustypos.InafewplacesIhaveaddedtextinsquarebrackets[],mainlyto
improvesearchability.
In1655itwastranslatedintoEnglishbyRobertTurner.NotethatTurnerdidnotpreservetheinterestinguseofcapitalizedwords.
ThereisanotherEnglishtranslationinMSS,Sloane3851,fol.10r29v.ItisapparentlyindependentofTurner'stranslation.Thereisanote
onfol.2vthat"thisbookisthehandwritingofoneMr.ArthurGauntlet,whoprofessedphysic[i.e.medicine],andlivedaboutGray'sInnLane."
Theendsheetalsohasthewords"AnnSavadgeisRoseman,Aune(?)."Anotherinterestingfeatureofthismanuscriptisthatitincludesa
drawingofthe"SealofSecrets"(aphorism27)whichisdescribedbutnotshowninanyotherversionI'veseen.
JohannScheiblepublishedtwodifferentGermantranslationsofthistext.ThefirstisinhiseditionofHeinrichCorneliusAgrippavon
NettesheimmagischeWerke5.Stuttgart:J.Scheible,1855.ThesecondishisreprintoftheeditionofAndreasLuppius(Wesel,1686),which
ScheiblereprintedinDasKloster,Bd.3,pp.231283.AlthoughtheseGermantranslationsdiffersomewhat,theyarecloseenoughtosuggest
thattheyarenotindependent,andinfactthe1855versionseemstobeasubstantiallymodernizedversionofthe1686one,althoughIhavenot
madeasystematiccomparison.
TheoftenreproduceddiagramonthetitlepageofLuppius'editionwiththenamesSaturiel,Ioviel,Gabriel,Oriel,andPomielis
apparentlyaprinter'smarkofLuppius,sinceheuseditinotherpublications.ItdoesnotappearintheoriginalLatinorTurner'sedition.Luppius'
editionhasotherinnovationswhichIhavenotchosentoincorporateatthistime.

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TitleArbatelDemagiaveterum.
Publisher/year[PeterPerna].Basile,1575.
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TheEnglishtranslationisfrom:
Author:AgrippavonNettesheim,HeinrichCornelius,1486?1535.
UniformTitle:Deoccultaphilosophia.Book4.English
Title:HenryCorneliusAgrippa'sfourthbookofoccultphilosophyand
geomancy:magicalelementsofPeterdeAbano:astronomicalgeomancy:the
natureofspirits:andArbatelofmagick/translatedintoEnglishby
RobertTurner...
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Magicearlyworksto1800
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Petrus,deAbano,ca.1250ca.1315.Heptameron,ormagicalelementsofPeterdeAbano.
Heptameron,ormagicalelementsofPeterdeAbano.
Arbatelofmagic.
IV.livredelaphilosophieocculte.English.1655.
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Contents
Titlepage
PrefacebytranslatorRobertTurner.
Introduction.
Septenary1.
Septenary2.
Septenary3.
Septenary4.
Septenary5.
Septenary6.
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Septenary7.

ARBATEL

OftheMagicofthe
Ancients,

DeMagiaVeterum

ThegreatestStudieof
Wisdom.

SummumSapientiaeStudium.

Inallthings,askcounseloftheLord
anddonotthouthink,speak,ordo
anything,whereinGodisnotthy
counsellor.

BASILE,
1575.

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InomnibusconsuleDominum,etnihilcogites,
dicas,facias,quodtibiDeusnonconsuluerit.

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Proverbs11.
Hethatwalkethfraudulently,revealethsecrets:
buthethatisofafaithfulspirit,concealeththe
matter.

ARBATELof
MAGICK:
or,

ThespiritualWisdomofthe
Ancients,
aswellWisemenofthepeopleofGod,

Arbatel

DEMAGIA
seu

PNEVMATICA
VETERVMTVMMA
gorumpopuliDEI,tumMago
rumGentium,proillustratio
neglori&Philan
tropiasDEI.
Nuncprimmextenebrisinlucemproducta,contra
Cacomagos&contemptoresdonorumDei,advtilitatem&
delectationemomnium,quiver&pidelectanturDEI
Creaturis:&illiscumgratiarumactionevtunturadhonorum
Dei,&vtilitatemsui&proximi.

asMAGIoftheGentiles:fortheillustrationof
thegloryofGod,andhis
lovetoMankinde.
Nowfirstofallproducedoutofdarknessinto
thelight,againstallcacoMagicians,andcontemners
ofthegiftsofGodfortheprofitanddelectationof
allthose,whodotruelyandpiouslylovethecreatures
ofGod,anddousethemwiththanksgiving,tothe
honourofGod,andprofitofthemselvesandtheir
neighbours.

ArbatelofMagic
TranslatedintoEnglishbyRobertturner,
London1655.

ThePREFACE
TotheunprejudicedReader

sthefallofmanmadehimselfeandallother

creaturessubjecttovanityso,byreasonthereof,themost
nobleandexcellentArtswherewiththeRationalsoulwas
indued,arebytherustycankerofTimebroughtunto
Corruption.ForMagickitself,whichtheancientsdidso
divinelycontemplate,isscandalizedwithbearingthebadge
ofalldiabolicalsorceries:whichArt(saithMirandula
[Pico])Pauciintelligunt,multireprehendunt,&sicutcanes
ignotossemperallatrant:Fewunderstood,manyreprehend,
andasdoggesbarkeatthosetheyknownot:sodoemany
condemnandhatethethingstheyunderstandnot.Many
menthereare,thatabhortheverynameandwordMagus,
becauseofSimonMagus,whobeingnotMagus,butGoes,
thatis,familiarwithevilSpirits,usurpedthatTitle.But
MagickeandWitchcraftarefardifferingScienceswhereof
Pliny*beingignorant,scoffeththereat:forNero(saith
Pliny)whohadthemostexcellentMagiciansoftheEast
senttohimbyTyridateskingofArmenia,whoheldthat
kingdombyhim,foundtheArtafterlongstudyandlabour
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altogetherridiculous.NowWitchcraftandSorcery,are
worksdonemerelybythedevil,whichwithrespectunto
somecovenantmadewithman,heactethbymenhis
instruments,toaccomplishhisevilends:ofthese,the
historiesofallages,peopleandcountries,asalsotheholy
Scriptures,affordussundryexamples.
[*Plin.lib.30.Nat.Hist.]
ButMagusisaPersianwordprimitively,wherebyis
expressedsuchaoneasisaltogetherconversantinthings
divineasPlatoaffirmeth,theArtofMagickistheartof
worshippingGod:andthePersianscalltheirgods
henceApolloniussaith,thatMagusiseither
,or
,thatis,thatMagusis
anamesometimeofhimthatisagodbynature,&
sometimesofhimthatisintheserviceofGod:inwhich
lattersenseitistakeninMatt.,2.1,2.whenthewisemen
cametoworshipJesus,andthisisthefirstandhighestkind,
whichiscalleddivineMagickandthesetheLatinsdid
entitlesapientes,orwisemen:forthefeareandworshipof
God,isthebeginningofknowledge.Thesewisementhe
GreekscallPhilosophersandamongsttheEgyptiansthey
weretermedPrieststheHebrewstermedthemCabalistos,
Prophets,ScribesandPhariseesandamongstthe
Babylonianstheyweredifferencedbythenameof
Caldeans&bythePersianstheywerecalledMagicians:
andonespeakingofSosthenes,oneoftheancient
Magicians,useththesewords:EtverumDeummerita
majestateprosequitur,&angelosministrosDei,sedveri
ejusvenerationinovitassistereidemdmonasprodit
terrenos,Vagos,humanitatisinimicosSosthenesascribeth
thedueMajestytothetrueGod,&acknowledgeththathis
Angelsareministersandmessengerswhichattendthe
worshipofthetrueGodhealsohathdelivered,thatthere
aredevilsearthlyandwandering,andenemiestomankind.
SothatthewordMagusofitselfimportsa
Contemplatorofdivine&heavenlySciencesbutunderthe
nameMagick,areallunlawfulArtscomprehendedas
NecromancyandWitchcraft,andsuchArtswhichare
effectedbycombinationwiththedevil,andwhereofheisa
party.
TheseWitchesandNecromancersarealsocalled
Maleficiorveneficisorcerersorpoisonersofwhichnames
witchesarerightlycalled,whowithouttheArtofMagickdo
indeedusethehelpofthedevilhimselftodomischief
practisingtomixthepowderofdeadbodieswithother
thingsbythehelpofthedevilpreparedandatothertimes
tomakepicturesofwax,clay,orotherwise(asitwere
Sacramentaliter)toeffectthosethingswhichthedevilby
othermeansbringethtopass.Suchwere,andtothisday
partly,ifnotaltogether,arethecorruptionswhichhave
madeodioustheverynameofMagick,havingchiefly
sought,asthemannerofallimposturesis,tocounterfeitthe
highestandmostnoblepartofit.
AsecondkindofMagickisAstrologie,whichjudgeth
oftheeventsofthingstocome,naturalandhumane,bythe
motionsandinfluencesofthestarsuponthelowerelements,
bythemobservedandunderstood.
PhiloJudaeusaffirmeth,thatbythispartofMagickor
Astrologie,togetherwiththemotionsoftheStarsandother
heavenlybodies,Abrahamfoundouttheknowledgeofthe
trueGodwhilehelivedinCaldea,QuiContemplatione
Creaturarum,cognovitCreatorem(saithDamascen)who
knewtheCreatorbythecontemplationofthecreature.
JosephusreportethofAbraham,thatheinstructedthe
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EgyptiansinArithmeticandAstronomywhobefore
Abraham'scominguntothem,knewnoneoftheseSciences.
Abrahamsanctitate&sapientiaomnium
prstantissimus,primumCaldos,deindePhoenices,
demumEgyptiosSacerdotes,Astrologia&Divinadocuerit.
Abrahamtheholiestandwisestofmen,didfirstteachthe
Caldeans,thenthePhoenicians,lastlytheEgyptianPriests,
AstrologieandDivineknowledge.
Withoutdoubt,HermesTrismegistus,thatdivine
MagicianandPhilosopher,who(assomesay)livedlong
beforeNoah,attainedtomuchDivineknowledgeofthe
CreatorthroughthestudyofMagickandAstrologieashis
writingstestifie.
ThethirdkindofMagickcontaineththewhole
PhilosophyofNaturewhichbringethtolighttheinnermost
virtues,andextracteththemoutofNature'shiddenbosome
tohumaneuse:VirtutesincentrocentrilatentesVirtues
hiddeninthecentreoftheCentre,accordingtothe
Chymists:ofthissortwereAlbertus,Arnoldusdevillanova,
Raymond.Baconandothers,&c.
TheMagickthesemenprofess'd,isthusdefined.
Magiaestconnexioavirosapienteagentiumpernaturam
cumpatientibus,sibi,congruenterrespondentibus,vtinde
operaprodeant,nonsinecorumadmirationequicausam
ignorant.Magickistheconnexionofnaturalagentsand
patients,answerableeachtoother,wroughtbyawiseman,
tothebringingforthofsucheffectsasarewonderfulto
thosethatknownottheircauses.
Inallthese,Zoroasterwaswelllearned,especiallyin
thefirstandhighest:forinhisOraclesheconfessethGodto
bethefirstandthehighesthebelievethoftheTrinity,
whichhewouldnotinvestigatebyanynaturalknowledge:
hespeakethofAngels,andofParadiseapproveththe
immortalityofthesoulteachethTruth,Faith,Hope,and
Love,discoursingoftheabstinenceandcharityoftheMagi.
OfthisZoroaster,EusebiusintheTheologyofthe
Phoenicians,usingZoroaster'sownwords:Hcadverbum
scribit(saithEusebius)Deusprimus,incorruptibilium,
sempiternus,ingenitus,experspartiumsibiipsisimillimus,
bonorumomniumauriga,muneranonexpectans,optimus,
prudentissimus,paterjuris,sinedoctrinajustitiamper
doctus,naturperfectus,sapiens,sacrnaturunicus
inventor,&c.ThussaithZoroaster,wordforword:Godthe
first,incorruptable,everlasting,unbegotten,withoutparts,
mostlikehimself,theguideofallgood,expectingno
reward,thebest,thewisest,thefatherofright,having
learnedjusticewithoutteaching,perfect,wisebynature,the
onelyinventorthereof.
SothataMagicianisnootherbutdivinorumcultor&
interpres,astudiousobserverandexpounderofdivine
thingsandtheArtitselfisnoneotherquamNaturalis
Philosophiabsolutaconsummatio,thentheabsolute
perfectionofNaturalPhilosophy.Neverthelessthereisa
mixtureinallthings,goodwithevil,offalsehoodwithtruth,
ofcorruptionwithpurity.Thegood,thetruth,thepurity,in
everykinde,maywellbeembraced:Asintheancient
worshippingofGodbySacrifice,therewasnoman
knowingGodamongtheElders,thatdidnotforbearto
worshiptheGodofallpower,orcondemnthatkindeof
Worship,becausethedevilwassoadoredintheimageof
Baal,Dagon,Astaroth,Chemosh,Jupiter,Apollo,andthe
like.
NeitherdidtheabuseofAstrologyterrifyAbraham,
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(ifwebelievethemostancientandreligiouswriters)from
observingthemotionsandnaturesoftheheavenlybodies.
Neithercanitdehortwiseandlearnedmeninthesedays
fromattributingthosevertues,influences,andinclinations,
totheStarsandotherLightsofheaven,whichGodhath
giventothosehisgloriouscreatures.
Imustexpectsomecalumniesandobtrectations
againstthis,fromthemaliciousprejudicedmen,andthe
lazieaffectersofIgnorance,ofwhomthisageswarms:but
thevoiceandsoundoftheSnakeandGooseisallone.But
ourstomacksarenotnowsoqueazieandtender,afterso
longtimefeedinguponsolidDivinity,norweso
umbragiousandstartling,havingbeensolongenlightened
inGod'spath,thatweshouldrelapseintothatchildishAge,
inwhichAristotle'sMetaphysicks,inaCouncilinFrance,
wasforbidtoberead.
ButIincitetheReadertoacharitableopinionhereof,
withaChristianProtestationofaninnocentpurposetherein
andintreattheReadertotheReadertofollowthisadviceof
Tabus,Quilitigant,sintamboinconspectistuomali&rei.
Andiftherebeanyscandalinthisenterpriseofmine,itis
taken,notgiven.AndthiscomfortIhaveinthatAxiomeof
Trismegistus,Quipiusest,summephilosopatur.And
thereforeIpresentitwithoutdisguise,andobjectittoallof
candorandindifferencie:andofReaders,ofwhomtherebe
foursorts,asoneobserves:Spunges,whichattractall
withoutdistinguishingHourglasses,whichreceive,and
pouroutasfastBags,whichretainonelythedregsof
Spices,andlettheWineescapeandSieves,whichretain
thebestonely.Somethereareofthelastsort,andtothemI
presentthisOccultPhilosophy,knowingthattheymayreap
goodthereby.Andtheywhoaresevereagainstit,theyall
pardonthismyopinion,thatsuchtheirseverityproceeds
fromSelfguiltinessandgivemeleavetoapplythatof
EnnodiusthatitisthenatureofSelfwickedness,tothink
thatofothers,whichthemselvesdeserve.Anditisallthe
comfortwhichguiltyhave,nottofindanyinnocent.But
thatamongstothersthismayfindsomeacceptance,isthe
desireof
R.Turner
London,ult.Aug.l654.

ARBATELOFMAGICK
ContainingnineTomes,andsevenSeptenariesof

EthabetTomosnouemAphorismorumseptiesseptenorum.

APHORISMS.
PRIMVSdiciturISAGOGE,seuInstitutionumliber

ThefirstiscalledIsagoge,or,ABookofthe
InstitutionsofMagick:or
whichinfourtyand
nineAphorismscomprehendeth,themostgeneralPrecepts
ofthewholeArt.

Magi,seu
qudquadragintanouem
Aphorismisgeneralissimatotiusartisprceptacomplectatur.

ThesecondisMicrocosmicalMagick,what
MicrocosmushatheffectedMagically,byhisSpiritand
GeniusaddictedtohimfromhisNativity,thatis,spiritual
wisdom:andhowthesameiseffected.

SECVNDVSestMICROCOSMICAMAGIA:quid
MicrocosmuspersuumSpiritum&sibinatiuitateaddictos
geniosMagic,hocestsapientiaspiritualieffecerit,&
quomodo.

ThethirdisOlympickMagick,inwhatmaneraman
maydoandsufferbythespiritsofOlympus.

TERTIVSestOLYMPICAMAGIA,quomodoper
SpiritusOlympiagat&patiaturhomo.

ThefourthisHesiodiacal,andHomericalMagick,
whichteacheththeoperationsbytheSpiritscalled
Cacodmones,[*Calodaemons]asitwerenotadversaries

QVARTVSestMAGIAHESIODICA&HOMERICA,
qudocetoperationesperSpiritusdictosCalodmones
tanquamnonhostileshumanogeneri.

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mistakenlyreads
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tomankinde.

(evildaemons)as
apposedto
"calodaemons"
(gooddaemons).

ThefifthisRomaneorSibyllineMagick,whichacteth
QVINTVSestROMANAseuSYBILLINAMAGIA,qu
andoperateswithTutelarSpiritsandLords,towhomthe
cumtutelaribusspiritibus&dominis,quibusdistributusest
*Sloane
wholeOrboftheearthisdistributed.Thisisvaldeinsignis
terrarumorbis,agit&operatur.HcestVALDEINSIGNIS
3851omitsthis
sentence.
MAGIA.Huc&DRVIDVMdoctrinarefertur.
Magia.*TothisalsoisthedoctrineoftheDruidsreferred.
ThesixthisPythagoricalMagick,whichonelyacteth
withSpiritstowhomisgiventhedoctrineofArts,as
Physick,Medicine,Mathematics,Alchymie,andsuchkinde
ofArts.

SEXTAestPYTAGORICAMAGIA,qutantumagit
cumSpiritibus,quibusdataestartiumdoctrina,Physica,
Medicina,Mathematica,Alchimia,&vicinartes.

TheseventhistheMagickofApollonius,andthelike,
andagreethwiththeRomaneandMicrocosmicalMagick:
onelyithaththispeculiar,thatithathpoweroverthehostile
spiritsofmankinde.

SEPTIMAestAPOLLONII&similiumMAGIA,
complicatacumRomana&Microcosmica.Habettamenhoc
peculiare,qudpotestatemhabetsuperSpiritushostileshumani
generis.

TheeighthisHermetical,thatis,gyptiacalMagick
anddifferethnotmuchfromDivineMagick.Thisproduceth
godsofeverykindwhichdwellintheTemples.1

OCTAVAestHERMETICA,hcestGYPTIACA,&
nonmultumabestDiuinaMagia.HcproducitDeos,quiin
templishabitantomnisgeneris.

1.This
sentenceis
omittedbyTurner,
butishere
suppliedfromSl.
3851.

Theninthisthatwisdomwhichdependethsolelyupon
NONASAPIENTIAestilla,quexsoloverboDEI
theWordofGodandthisiscalledPropheticalMagick.
dependet,&diciturPROPHETICA.

ThefirstTomeoftheBookof

ArbatelofMagick
CALLED

LIBRI

ArbatelMagi
TOMVSPRIMVS.
dictus
ISAGOGE.

ISAGOGE

IntheNameoftheCreatorofallthingsbothvisible
nNomineCreatorisvisibiliumet
andinvisible,whorevealethhisMysteriesoutofhis
inuisibilium,quiinuocantibusdethesauris
Treasurestothemthatcalluponhimandfatherlyand
suisreuelatmysteria,&secretasua,et
mercifullybestoweththosehisSecretsuponuswithout
paternacclementerealargiturnobissine
measure.Mayhegrantuntous,throughhisonelybegotten
mensura.Isdetnobispervnigenitumfilium
SonJesusChristourLord,hisministringspirits,the
suumDominumnostrumIESVM
revealersofhissecrets,thatwemaywritethisBookof
CHRISTVMministrossuosSpiritus
Arbatel,concerningthegreatestSecretswhicharelawfulfor
secretorumreuelatores,vtlibrumARBATEL
mantoknow,andtousethemwithoutoffenceuntoGod.
conscribamus.demaximissecretis,qufasesthominemscire,
Amen.
illisquesineDeioffensavti.Amen.

ThefirstSeptenaryofAphorisms.
ThefirstAphorism.

APHORISMORVMSEPTENA
prima.
APHORISMVSI.

WhosoeverwouldknowSecrets,lethimknowhowto
keepsecretthingssecretlyandtorevealthosethingsthat
aretoberevealed,andtosealthosethingswhicharetobe
sealed:andnottogiveholythingstodogs,norcastpearls
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Quivultsecretascire,secretasecretsciatcustodire,&
reuelandareuelet:sigillandasigillet:&sacrumnondetcanibus,
necmargaritasproyciatanteporcos.2Hanclegemobserua,&
aperienturtibioculimentisadintelligendasecreta,&audiestibi

2.Mat.7.6:

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beforeswine.ObservethisLaw,andtheeyesofthy
understandingshallbeopened,tounderstandsecretthings
andthoushalthavewhatsoeverthymindedesirethtobe
divinelyrevealeduntothee.ThoushalthavealsotheAngels
andSpiritsofGodpromptandreadyintheirnatureto
ministeruntothee,asmuchasanyhumanemindecan
desire.

Aphor.2.
InallthingscallupontheNameoftheLord:and
withoutprayeruntoGodthroughhisonelybegottenson,do
notthouundertaketodoorthinkanything.Andusethe
Spiritsgivenandattributeduntothee,asMinisters,without
rashnessandpresumption,asthemessengersofGodhaving
aduereverencetowardstheLordofSpirits.Andthe
remainderofthylifedothouaccomplish,demeaningthy
selfpeaceably,tothehonourofGod,andtheprofitofthy
selfandthyneighbour.
Aphor.3.
Livetothyself,andtheMuses:avoidthefriendship
oftheMultitude:bethoucovetousoftime,beneficialtoall
men.UsethyGifts,bevigilantinthyCallingandletthe
WordofGodneverdepartfromthymouth.
Aphor.4.
BeobedienttogoodAdmonitions:avoidall
procrastination:accustomthyselftoContancieandGravity,
bothinthywordsanddeeds.Resisttemptationsofthe
Tempter,bytheWordofGod.Fleefromearthlythingsseek
afterheavenlythings.Putnoconfidenceinthyown
wisdombutlookuntoGodinallthings,accordingtothat
sentenceoftheScripture:Whenweknownotwhatweshall
do,untothee,OGod,doweliftupoureyes,andfromthee
weexpectourhelp.Forwhereallhumanerefugesdo
forsakeus,therewillthehelpofGodshineforth,according
tothesayingofPhilo.
Aphor.5.
ThoushaltlovetheLordthyGodwithallthyheart,
andwithallthystrength,andthyneighbourasthyself:
[Luke10.27]AndtheLordwillkeeptheeastheappleofhis
eye,andwilldelivertheefromallevil,andwillreplenish
theewithallgoodandnothingshallthysouldesire,but
thoushaltbefullyenduedtherewith,sothatitbecontingent
tothesalvationofthysoulandbody.
Aphor.6.
Whatsoeverthouhastlearned,frequentlyrepeat,and
fixthesameinthyminde:andlearnmuch,butnotmany
things,becauseahumaneunderstandingcannotbealike
capableinallthings,unlessitbesuchaonethatisdivinely
regenerateduntohimnothingissodifficultormanifold,
whichhemaynotbeableequallytoattainto.
Aphor.7.
Calluponmeinthedayoftrouble,andIwillhear
thee,andthoushaltglorifieme,[Ps49.15]saiththeLord.
ForallIgnoranceistribulationofthemindethereforecall
upontheLordinthyignorance,andhewillhearthee.And
rememberthatthougivehonouruntoGod,andsaywiththe
Psalmist,Notuntous,Lord,butuntothyNamegivethe
glory.[Ps113.9]
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diuinitsreuelariquicquidanimustuusdesiderauit.Habebis
etiampromptaAngelorumDei,&spirituuminnaturaministeria
obsequentiora,qumvllusanimushumanusdesiderarepossit.

nolitedare
sanctumcanibus
nequemittatis
margaritasvestras
anteporcos.

APHORISMVSII.
InomnibusinuocanomenDomini,&sineinuocatione
DEIpervnigenitumfiliumnihilsuscipiasadcogitandumvel
faciendum.VtereautemSpiritibustibidatisacattributis
tanquamministris,sinetemeritate&prsumptione,cumdebita
reuerentiaergaSpirituumdominum,tanquamlegatisDei:&
quodreliquumestvit,pacificperagesadDeihonorem,&
tuamacproximivtilitatem.

APHORISMVSIII.
Viuetibi&Musis,multitudinisamicitiasvita:Temporis
sisauarus:omnibusbeneficus:vteredonistuis:vocationi
inuigila:VerbumDeinunquamrecedataboretuo.
APHORISMVSIIII.
Obtemperabenemonentibus:Fugeprocrastinationem
omnem:adconstantiam&grauitatemindictis&factistuiste
assuefac:TentationibustentatorisresisteperverbumDei:Fuge
mundana,clestiaqure:Noninnitarisprudentitu,sedin
omnibusadDeumrespice,secundumScriptursententiam.
Cmnescimusquidfaciamus,adteDeuseleuamusoculos
nostros,&teexpectamusauxilium.Vbienimhumananos
destituuntprdsidia,ibiDeiaffulgetauxilium.Secundum
Philonisdictum.

APHORISMVSV.
Diligas[sicdiliges]DominumDeumtuumextotocorde
tuo,exomnibusviribustuis,&proximumsicutteipsum,&
Dominustecustodiettanquampupillamoculisui,&abomni
maloliberabit,actereplebitomnisuobono,nihilquedesiderabit
animatua,cuiusnoncompossisfuturus,modtibiadsalutem
corporis&animicontulerit.
APHORISMVSVI.
Quicquiddidiceris,frequenterrepete,&mentituinfige,
&multumdiscasnonmulta:quiaanimushumanusnonpotest
omnibusparesse,nisidiuinitusquisregeneratussit.Huicnihil
esttamarduum,auttammultiplexcuiparessenonpossit.

APHORISMVSVII.
Inuocameindietribulationis,&exaudiamte,et
honorificabisme,dicitDominus.Omnisautemignorantiaest
tribulatioanimi.InuocaergoinignorantiatuaDominum,&
exaudiette:&memento,vthonoremtribuasDeo,acdicascum
Psalmista:NonnobisDominenonnobis,sednominituoda
gloriam.
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ThesecondSeptenary.
Aphor.8.
EvenastheScripturetestifies,thatGodappointeth
namestothingsorpersons,andalsowiththemhath
distributedcertainpowersandofficesoutofhistreasures:so
theCharactersandNamesofStarshavenotanypowerby
reasonoftheirfigureorpronunciation,butbyreasonofthe
vertueorofficewhichGodhathordainedbynatureeitherto
suchaNameorCharacter.Forthereisnopowereitherin
heavenorinearth,orhell,whichdothnotdescendfrom
Godandwithouthispermission,theycanneithergiveor
drawforthintoanyaction,anythingtheyhave.
Aphor.9.
Thatisthechiefestwisdom,whichisfromGodand
next,thatwhichisinspiritualcreaturesafterwards,in
corporealcreaturesfourthly,inNature,andnaturalthings.
Thespiritsthatareapostate,3andreservedtothelast
judgement,dofollowthese,afteralonginterval.Sixthly,the
ministersofpunishmentsinhell,andtheobedientuntoGod.
Seventhly,thePigmiesdonotpossessthelowestplace,and
theywhoinhabitinelements,andelementarythings.Itis
convenientthereforetoknowanddiscernalldifferencesof
thewisdomoftheCreatorandtheCreatures,thatitmaybe
certainlymanifestuntous,whatweoughttoassumetoour
useofeverything,andthatwemayknowintruthhowand
inwhatmanerthatmaybedone.Fortruelyeverycreatureis
ordainedforsomeprofitableendtohumanenature,andfor
theservicethereofastheholyScriptures,Reason,and
Experience,dotestifie.
Aphor.10.
GodtheFatherAlmighty,Creatorofheavenandearth,
andofallthingsvisibleandinvisible,intheholyScriptures
proposethhimselftohaveaneyeoverusandasatender
fatherwhichlovethhischildren,heteachethuswhatis
profitable,andwhatnotwhatwearetoavoid,andwhatwe
aretoembrace:thenheallurethustoobediencewithgreat
promisesofcorporalandeternalbenefits,anddeterrethus
(withthreatningofpunishments)fromthosethingswhich
arenotprofitableforus.Turnoverthereforewiththyhand,
bothnightandday,thoseholyWritings,thatthoumayestbe
happieinthingspresent,andblessedinalleternity.Dothis,
andthoushaltlive,whichtheholyBookshavetaughtthee.
Aphor.11.

SEPTENA
Secunda.
APHORISMVSVIII.
SicutScripturatetestatur,qudDeusimponitnomina
rebusautpersonis,&simulcumillisetiamibidemvires&
officiaqudamdistribuitdethesaurissuis:itacharacteres&
nominaconstellatanonhabentviresrationefigurvel
pronunciationis,sedrationevirtutisseuofficii,quDeusvel
naturaadtalenomenvelcharacteremordinauit.Nullaenimest
virtusvelinclo,velinterra,velininferno,qunondescendat
Deo,quononfauentenihilquodhabet,dare,&inactum
traducerepotest.
APHORISMVSIX.
Sapientiasummaeaest,quinDeo:deindeincreaturis
Spiritualibus:posteacorporalibus:quartinnatura&rebus
naturalibus.HclongointeruallosequunturSpiritusApostat
&reseruatiextremoiudicio.Sextministripnarumininferno,
&obedientesDeo.SeptiminfimumlocumPygmitenent,&
quiinelementis&elementatishabitant.Omnesdifferentias
3.Better:
sapienticreatoris&creaturcognoscereacdiscernere
rebelliousspirits.
conuenit,vtquidinnostrumvsumdevnaquaquedesumere
JHP
debeamus,certnobisconstet,&quomodoidfiatreuera
sciamus:siquidemomniscreaturaadvtilemfinemnatur
humanconditaest,&ineiusministerium,sicutsacrtestantur
liter,ratio,&experientia.

APHORISMVSX.
DeusPaterOmnipotensCreatorcli&terr,visibilium
omnium&inuisibiliuminsacrisliterisseipsumconspiciendum
proponit:&tanquampaterquitenersuosfiliosamat,docetnos
quidsitvtile,quidnon,quidfugiendum,quidamplectendum:
deindeetiamnossummispropositisbeneficiiscorporalibus&
ternisadobedientiamallicit,acpropositispnisabiis,qu
nobisvtilianonsunt,deterret.Tuigitursacrasliterasnocturna
versatomanuversatodiurna,vtsisinprsentiarum&ad
omnemternitatemflix&beatus.Hocfac&viues,quodte
sacrdocuerintpagin.

APHORISMVSXI.

AnumberofFourisPythagorical,andthefirst
Quadratethereforehereletusplacethefoundationofall
wisdom,afterthewisdomofGodrevealedintheholy
Scriptures,andtotheconsiderationsproposedinNature.

NumerusquaternariusestPythagoricus,&primus
quadratus:ergohcponemusfundamentumomnissapienti,
pstDEIreuelatamsapientiaminSacrisliteris,&ad
consideranduminnaturapropositum.

Appoint4thereforetohimwhosolelydependethupon
God,thewisdomofeverycreaturetoserveandobeyhim,
nolensvolens,willingorunwilling.Andinthis,the
omnipotencyofGodshinethforth.Itconsisteththereforein
this,thatwewilldiscernthecreatureswhichserveus,from
thosethatareunwillingandthatwemaylearnhowto
accommodatethewisdomandofficesofeverycreatureunto
ourselves.ThisArtisnotdelivered,butdivinely.Unto
whomGodwill,herevealethhissecretsbuttowhomhe
willnotbestowanythingoutofhistreasuries,thatperson
shallattaintonothingwithoutthewillofGod.

Constitueei,quitotusexDeopendet,omniscreatur
sapientiaminseruireetobedire,seuvolentisiuenolenti,vel
volentes,velnolentes.AcinhocDeielucescitomnipotentia.In
hocigiturCARDOREIconsistit,VTVELIMVSnobis
creaturaminseruire:&sciamusvolentesnobisinseruire
nolentibusdiscernere:acvtcuiusquesapientiametofficianobis
accommodarediscamus.HcarsnonnisiDiuinitstraditur,cui
vultDeussuasecretareuelat,cuinonvultaliquiddesuis
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Thereforeweoughttodesire
fromGodalone,whichwillmercifullyimpartthesethings
untous.ForhewhohathgivenushisSon,andcommanded
ustoprayforhisholySpirit,Howmuchmorewillhe
subjectuntousthewholecreature,andthingsvisibleand
invisible?Whatsoeveryeask,yeshallreceive.Bewarethat
yedonotabusethegiftsofGod,andallthingsshallwork
togetheruntoyouforyoursalvation.Andbeforeallthings,
bewatchfulinthis,Thatyournamesbewritteninheaven:
thisismorelight,Thatthespiritsbeobedientuntoyou,as
Christadmonisheth.

Aphor.12.
IntheActsoftheApostles,theSpiritsaithuntoPeter
aftertheVision,Godown,anddoubtnotbutIhavesent
them,whenhewassentforfromCorneliustheCenturion.
Afterthismaner,invocalwords,arealldisciplines
delivered,bytheholyAngelsofGod,asitappearethoutof
theMonumentsofthegyptians.Andthesethings
afterwardswerevitiatedandcorruptedwithhumane
opinionsandbytheinstigationofevilspirits,whosow
taresamongstthechildrenofdisobedience,asitismanifest
outofSt.Paul,andHermesTrismegistus.Thereisnoother
manerofrestoringtheseArts.thenbythedoctrineofthe
holySpiritsofGodbecausetruefaithcomethbyhearing.
Butbecausethoumaystbecertainofthetruth,andmayst
notdoubtwhetherthespiritsthatspeakwiththee,dodeclare
thingstrueorfalse,letitonelydependuponthyfaithin
GodthatthoumaystsaywithPaul,IknowonwhomItrust.
Ifnosparrowcanfalltothegroundwithoutthewillofthe
Fatherwhichisinheaven,HowmuchmorewillnotGod
suffertheetobedeceived,Othouoflittlefaith,ifthou
dependestwhollyuponGod,andadherestonelytohim?
Aphor.13.
TheLordlivethandallthingswhichlive,dolivein
him.Andheistruely
,5whohathgivenuntoallthings,
thattheybethatwhichtheyare:andbyhiswordalone,
throughhisSon,hathproducedallthingsoutofnothing,
whichareinbeing.Hecallethallthestars.andallthehost
ofheavenbytheirnames.Hethereforeknoweththetrue
strengthandnatureofthings,theorderandpolicieofevery
creaturevisibleandinvisible,towhomGodhathrevealed
thenamesofhiscreatures.Itremainethalso,thathereceive
powerfromGod,toextractthevertuesinnature,andhidden
secretsofthecreatureandtoproducetheirpowerinto
action,outofdarknessintolight.Thyscopethereforeought
tobe,thatthouhavethenamesoftheSpirits,thatis,their
powersandoffices,andhowtheyaresubjectedand
appointedbyGodtoministeruntotheeevenasRaphael
wassenttoTobias,thatheshouldhealhisfather,anddeliver
hissonfromdangers,andbringhimtoawife.SoMichael,
thefortitudeofGodgoverneththepeopleofGod:Gabriel,
themessengerofGod,wassenttoDaniel,Mary,and
ZacharythefatherofJohnBaptist.Andheshallbegivento
theethatdesiresthim,whowillteachtheewhatsoeverthy
soulshalldesire,inthenatureofthings.Hisministerythou
shaltusewithtremblingandfearofthyCreator,Redeemer,
andSanctifier,thatistosay,theFather,Son,andholy
Ghost:anddonotthouletslipanyoccasionoflearningand
bevigilantinthycalling,andthoushaltwantnothingthatis
necessaryforthee.
Aphor.14.
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Ergorect
solo
petamusDeo,quinobiseaclementerimpartiet.Quienimnobis
filiumdedit,&proSpirituSanctosuoorarenosiussit,quant
magisnobistotamcreaturam,visibiliaetinuisibiliasubiiciet
QVICQVIDPETIERITIS,ACCIPIETIS.VidetenedonisDei
abutamini,&omniavobiscooperabunturadsalutem.Etante
omniainhocinuigilate,vtnominavestascriptasintinclo,hoc
leuiusestqudvobisspiritusobedient.SicutChristusmonet.

APHORISMVSXII.
InActisApostoloruminquitSpiritusPetropostvisionem:
Descende,&nolidubitare,quiaegomisieos,cmaccerseretur
CornelioCenturione.Hocmodovocaliverboomnes
tradebanturdisciplinperSanctosDeiangelos,sicutex
gyptiorumpatetmonumentis.Ethposteahumanissunt
deprauatopinionibus,&impulsumalorumSpirituum,qui
zizaniasseminantinfiliosdiffidenti,sicutmanifestumestex
DiuoPaulo&HermeteTrismegisto.Etnonestalia
INSTAVRANDIARTESRATIO,qumexdoctrinaSanctorum
Deispirituum:quiaverafidesestEXAVDITV.Quodautemde
veritatesiscertus,nequedubites,anspiritusquitecumloquitur,
veraanfalsapronunciet,dependetexfidetuainDeum,vtcum
Paulodicas,Sciocuiconfido.Sinulluspasserculuspotest
cadereinterramsinevoluntatePatris,quiinclisest,quant
magismodicfideitenonpatieturDeusdecipi,siDeo
dependes,&illisoliadhres?

APHORISMVSXIII.

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ViuitDominus,etomniaquviuuntinipsoviuunt.Etest givesthisnamein
verIEHOVAH,quidatvniuersisvtsintquodsunt,&solo
Hebrew
verbovocaliperfiliumdenihiloproduxitomniaqusunt,vt
characters.
sint.Isvocatomnesstellas,omnemmilitiamclinominibus
suis.CuiergoDeusreuelaueritNOMINACREATVRARVM,is
scietverasvires,&rerumnaturas:ordinem&politiamtotius
creaturvisibilisetinuisibilis.Reliquumetiamest,vtDeo
potestatemaccipiatproducendivires,innatura&vniuersa
creaturareconditadepotentiainactum:detenebrisinlucem.
SCOPVSigiturtuusessedebet,vtspirituumnominateneas,hoc
estofficia&potestateseorum:&vtDeoillitibiin
ministeriumsubiicianturseuaddicantur.SicutRAPHAEL
attributusfuitTobivtparentemsanaret,expericulisliberaret
filium,&eivxorculamsuamadduceret.ItaMICHAELDei
fortitudo,populumDeigubernat.GABRIELDeinunciusmissus
fuitDanieli,Mari,ZachariIohannisBaptistpatri.Ettibi
petentidatusest,quitedoceat,quanimustuusdesideraueritin
rerumnatura.Huiusvtarisministeriocummetu&tremore
creatoristui,redemptoristui,&sanctificatoristui,Patris
videlicet,Filii&spiritusS.&nolivllamoccasionem
prtermitteredscendi,etvocationituinuigilandi:&nihil
rerumnecessariarumdesiderabis.

APHORISMVSXIIII.
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Thysoullivethforever,throughhimthathathcreated
thee:callthereforeupontheLordthyGod,andhimonely
shaltthouserve.Thisthoushaltdo,ifthouwiltperformthat
endforwhichthouartordainedofGod,andwhatthou
owesttoGodandtothyneighbour.Godrequirethoftheea
minde,thatthoushouldesthonourhisSon,andkeepthe
wordsofhisSoninthyheart:ifthouhonourhim,thouhast
donethewillofthyFatherwhichisinheaven.Tothy
neighbourthouowestofficesofhumanity,andthatthou
drawallmenthatcometothee,tohonourtheSon.Thisis
theLawandtheProphets.Intemporalthings,thououghtest
tocalluponGodasafather,thathewouldgiveuntotheeall
necessariesofthislife:andthououghtesttohelpthy
neighbourwiththegiftswhichGodbestowethuponthee,
whethertheybespiritualorcorporal.

Thereforethoushaltpraythus:
OLordofheavenandearth,Creatorand
MakerofallthingsvisibleandinvisibleI,
thoughunworthy,bythyassistancecallupon
thee,throughthyonelybegottenSonJesusChrist
ourLord,thatthouwiltgiveuntomethyholy
Spirit,todirectmeinthytruthuntoallgood.
Amen.
BecauseIearnestlydesireperfectlyto
knowtheArtsofthislifeandsuchthingsasare
necessaryforus,whicharesooverwhelmedin
darkness,andpollutedwithinfinitehumane
opinions,thatIofmyownpowercanattaintono
knowledgeinthem,unlessthouteachitme:
Grantmethereforeoneofthyspirits,whomay
teachmethosethingswhichthouwouldesthave
metoknowandlearn,tothypraiseandglory,
andtheprofitofourneighbour.Givemealsoan
aptandteachableheart,thatImayeasily
understandthosethingswhichthoushaltteach
me,andmayhidetheminmyunderstanding,that
Imaybringthemforthasoutofthyinexhaustible
treasures,toallnecessaryuses.Andgiveme
grace,thatImayusesuchthygiftshumbly,with
fearandtrembling,throughourLordJesus
Christ,withthyholySpirit.Amen.

Viuitanimatuainternumpereumquitecreauit.Inuoca
igiturDominumDeumtuum,&illisoliseruias.Hocfeceris,si
perpendasadquemfinemDeoconditussis,&quidDeoquid
proximotuodebeas.DEVSterequiritanimum,vthonores
filium,&filiiverbumcustodiasincordetuo.Huncsi
honoraueris,iamfecistivoluntatemPatristuiquiinclisest:
PROXIMOofficiahumanitatisdebes:&vtomnesadte
confugientesadhonorandumfiliumadducas:Hcsuntlex&
prophet.INTEMPORANEISdebesDeumtanquampatrem
inuocare,uttibidetomniahuiusvitnecessaria:Proximum
verdedonisDeiiuuaredebes,siueillasintspiritualia,seu
corporaliabona.

Sicigiturorabis.
DomineCli&Terromniumvisibilium&inuisibilium
conditor&creator:egoindignus,teiubente,teinuoco,per
filiumtuumvnigenitumDominumnostrumIesumChristum,vt
desmihispiritumSanctumtuum,quimeinveritatetuadirigat
adomnebonumtuum.AMEN.
Quiaverdesideriodesideroarteshuiusvit,&
necessariasnobisperfectcognoscere,quimmerssunttantis
tenebris&conspurcatinfinitishumanisopinionibus,vtego
videam,memeisviribusnihiliniisassequuturumtenon
docente:damihivnumdespiritibustuis,quimedoceatea,qu
visnosdiscere&cognoscere,adlaudem&honoremtuum&
vtilitatemproximi.Damihietiamcordocile,vtqume
docuerisfacilpercipiam&inmentemmeamrecondaminde
proferenda,tanquamdetuisinexhaustisthesaurisadomnesvsus
necessarios:&damihigratiam,vttantisdonistuishumillim
cummetu&tremorevtar,perDominumnostrumIESVM
CHRISTVMcumSanctoSpiritutuo,Amen.

TheThirdSeptenary.

SEPTENATERTIA.

Aphor.15.

AphorismusXV.

TheyarecalledOlympickspirits,whichdoinhabitin
thefirmament,andinthestarsofthefirmament:andthe
officeofthesespiritsistodeclareDestinies,andto
administerfatalCharms,sofarforthasGodpleasethto
permitthem:fornothing,neitherevilspiritnorevilDestiny,
shallbeabletohurthimwhohaththemostHighforhis
refuge.IfthereforeanyoftheOlympickspiritsshallteachor
declarethatwhichhisstartowhichheisappointed
portendeth,neverthelesshecanbringforthnothinginto
action,unlesshebepermittedbytheDivinepower.ItisGod
alonewhogiveththempowertoeffectit.UntoGodthe
makerofallthings,areobedientallthingscelestial,
sublunary,andinfernal.Thereforerestinthis:LetGodbe
thyguideinallthingswhichthouundertakest,andallthings
shallattaintoahappieanddesiredendevenasthehistory
ofthewholeworldtestifiethanddailyexperiencesheweth.
Thereispeacetothegodly:thereisnopeacetothewicked,
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SpiritusOlympicidicunturilli,quiinFirmamento&in
AstrisFirmamentihabitant,&horumofficiumestFATA
decernere,&Fatalescasusadministrare,quatenusidDeo
placuerit&permiserit:sicnullinequemalusDmon,neque
malumfatum,quisedetinadiutorioaltissimi,nocuerit.Quilibet
verOlympicorumspirituumhocdocueritauteffecerit,quod
eiusAstrum,cuiaddictusest,portenderit,tametsisine
permissionediuinanihildepotentiaadactumdeduxerit.Solus
enimDEVSest,qui&posse&efficereillisdat:Deoconditori
omniumparentsuperclestia,Clestia,sublunaria&infernalia.
Ideoinhocincumbe,vtDEODVCE,qususcipis,suscipias,&
OMNIAOPTATVMETFELICEMSORTIENTVRFINEM,
quemadmodumtotiusmunditestaturhistoria,&quotidiana
ostenditexperientia.Piispax:ImpiisnonestPAX,dicit
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saiththeLord.

Aphor.16.

TherearesevendifferentgovernmentsoftheSpiritsof
Olympus,bywhomGodhathappointedthewholeframe
anduniverseofthisworldtobegoverned:andtheirvisible
starsareARATRON,BETHOR,PHALEG,OCH,
HAGITH,OPHIEL,PHUL,aftertheOlympickspeech.
EveryoneofthesehathunderhimamightyMilitiainthe
firmament.
ARATRONrulethvisibleProvincesXLIX.
BETHOR,XXXII[XLII].6
PHALEG,XXXV.
OCH,XXVIII.
HAGITH,XXI.
OPHIEL,XIIII.
PHUL,VII.

Sothatthereare186[196]7OlympickProvincesinthe
wholeUniverse.whereinthesevenGovernoursdoexercise
theirpower:allwhichareelegantlysetforthinAstronomy.
Butinthisplaceitistobeexplained,inwhatmanerthese
PrincesandPowersmaybedrawnintocommunication.
AratronappearethinthefirsthourofSaturday,8andvery
truelygivethanswersconcerninghisProvincesand
Provincials.Solikewisedotherestappearinorderintheir
daysandhours.Alsoeveryoneofthemruleth490yeers.
ThebeginningoftheirsimpleAnomaly,inthe60yeer
beforetheNativityofChrist,wasthebeginningofthe
administrationofBethor,anditlasteduntiltheyeerofour
LordChrist430.TowhomsucceededPhaleg,untilthe920
yeer.ThenbeganOch,andcontinueduntiltheyear1410,
andthenceforthHagithrulethuntilltheyear1900.
Aphor.17.

APHORISMVSXVI.
Septemsuntgubernatoresseuofficiorumdifferenti
Olympi,quibusDeusvoluituniuersamhancmundimachinam
administrari.VisibiliaautemeorumAstrasuntARATRON,
BETHOR,PHALEG,OCH,HAGITH,OPHIEL,PHVL.
Olympicosermone.Quilibetprtereasubsehabetmilitiam
Firmamentimultiplicem.
ARATRONprestprouinciisvisibilibusXXXXIX.
BETHORXXXII[XXXXII].
PHALEGXXXV.
OCHXXVIII.
HAGITHXXI.
OPHIELXIIII.
PHULVII.

6.The
numberforBethor
isevidently42
giventhatthe
totalis196(see
below)andthe
factthatallthe
othersare7less
thantheir
predecessor.Sl.
3851also
misreads32.

UtsintOlympiprouinciCLXXXXVIinuniuersum,in
quibussuampolitiamseptemgubernatoresadministrant,qu
omniainASTRONOMIAGRATIexplicanturdisert.Hoc
autemlocoquomodoADCOLLOQVIAdeducunturhorum
principes&potestates,explicandumest.ARATHRON[sic]in
Sabbato&horaprimadieiapparet,acresponsadatdesuis
prouinciis&prouincialibusverissim.Similiter&aliiordinein
suisdiebus&horis.PRESTetiamquilibet490.Annis.
PrincipiumAnomalisimplicis,anno60anteChristumnatum
estprincipiumadministrationisBETHOR,&durauitadannum
ChristiDomini430.CuisuccessitPHALEGusqquead920
annum.DeindeOCHad1410annum.AbhincHAGITHregnat
ad1900vsque.

7.186in
Turner'seditionis
obviously
incorrect,given
thefactthateach
spiritrules7less
thanits
predecessor.Sl.
3851alsoreads
186.

APHORISMVSXVII.

MagicallythePrincesofthesevenGovernmentsare
calledsimply,inthattime,dayandhourwhereintheyrule
visiblyorinvisibly,bytheirNamesandOfficeswhichGod
hathgivenuntothemandbyproposingtheirCharacter
whichtheyhavegivenorconfirmed.

MagiceuocanturSeptemgubernatorumprincipes,
simplicitereotempore,quodiei&horisprsunt,visibiliteraut
inuisibiliter,persuanomina&officia,quillisDeusdedit,&
propositoeiuscharactere,quemvelconfirmauerintvelipsi
dederint.

ThegovernorAratronhathinhispowerthosethings
whichhedothnaturally,thatis,afterthesamemannerand
subjectasthosethingswhichinAstronomyareascribedto
thepowerofSaturn.

GVBERNATORARATRONhabetinsuapotestate,qu
naturaliterfacit,hocesteodemmodo,inprdispositosubiecto,
eaquinASTRONOMIAGRATISaturninisviribus
asscribuntur.

Thosethingswhichhedothofhisownfreewill,are,
1.

Thathecanconvertanythingintoastoneina
moment,eitheranimalorplant,retainingthesame
objecttothesight.
2.
Heconvertethtreasuresintocoles,andcolesinto
treasure.
3.
Hegivethfamiliarswithadefinitepower.
4.
HeteachethAlchymy,Magick,andPhysick.
5.
Hereconcileththesubterraneanspiritstomen
makethhairymen.
6.
Hecausethonetobeeinvisible.
7.
Thebarrenhemakethfruitful,andgivethlong
life.

8.Thatis,Aratron
rulesover
Saturday,andthe
firsthourthereof,
andsotherestof
thespiritsin
succession.

QVverliberasuavoluntatefacit,sunt.
1.
qudqunis[*quaeuis]potestinlapidemconuertere
etiaminmomento,velutianimalautplantamretinentem
eademobiectavisus.
2.
Conuertitthesauurosincarbones,accontracarbones
inthesauros.
3.
Datfamiliarescumdefinitapotestate.
4.
DocetAlchimiam,Magiam,Physicam.
5.
ConciliathominiPygmos,hominespilosos.
6.
Facitinuisibilem.
7.
Infcundumfacitfcundum,&donatlongeuitatem.
CHARACTEREIVS

Hischaracter.

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Hehathunderhim49Kings,42Princes,35
Presidents,28Dukes,21Ministers,standingbeforehim14
familiars,sevenmessengers:hecommandeth36000legions
ofspiritsthenumberofalegionis490.

Bether[sic]governeththosethingswhichare
ascribedtoJupiter:hesooncomethbeingcalled.Hethatis
dignifiedwithhischaracter,heraisethtoverygreat
dignities,tocastopentreasures:hereconcileththespiritsof
theaire,thattheygivetrueanswers:theytransportprecious
stonesfromplacetoplace,andtheymakemedicinesto
workmiraculouslyintheireffects:hegivethalsofamiliars
ofthefirmament,andprolongethlifeto700yearesifGod
will.
Hischaracter.

Habetsubse49Reges,42Principes,35Satrapas,28
Duces,21Ministroseoramsestantes,14Familiares,7Nuncios:
ImperatLegionibus36000,Legioestnumerus490.

BETHOR,QuIouiadscribuntur,gubernat:vocatuscit
aduenit.
Quemsuocharacteredignatur,admaximasdignitates
euehit,obiicitthesaurosAereosconciliatSpiritus,quiveradant
responsa.Delocoadlocumtransportantquesuisres&lapides
preciosos,acmedicinasmiraculosasinsuiseffectibus.Dat
etiamfamiliaresfirmamenti,&potestad700annosvitam
prolongare,siDEVSvoluerit.
CHARACTER

Hehathunderhim42Kings,35Princes,28Dukes,21
Counsellors,14Ministers,7Messengers,29000legionsof
Habetsubse42Reges,35Principes,28Duces,21
Spirits.
Consiliarios,14Ministros,7Nuntios,29000Legiones
Spirituum.
Phalec[sic]ruleththosethingswhichareattributedto
Mars,thePrinceofpeace.Hethathathhischaracterhe
raisethtogreathonoursinwarlikeaffaires.
Hischaracter.

PHALEGprestMartiattributis:Pacisprinceps:eius
characteremcuitribuit,euehitadsummasdignitatesinre
bellica.
CHARACTER

Ochgovernethsolarthingshegiveth600yeares,
withperfecthealthhebestowethgreatwisdom,giveththe
mostexcellentSpirits,teachethperfectMedicines:he
convertethallthingsintomostpuregoldandprecious
stones:hegivethgold,andapursespringingwithgold.He
thatisdignifiedwithhisCharacter,hemakethhimtobe
worshippedasaDeity,bytheKingsofthewholeworld.

HOC[sicOCH]Solaribusprest,dat600annoscum
firmavaletudine.LargiturSapientiam:datspiritus
prstantissimos,docetperfectammedicinam,conuertitomniain
aurumpurissimum&lapidespreciosos.Dataurum&
crumenampullulantemauro.Quemsuocharacteredignum
duxerit,facittanquamnumencoliregibustotiusmundi.
CHARACTER

TheCharacter.

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Hehathunderhim36536Legions:headministrethall
thingsalone:andallhisspiritsservehimbycenturies.

sibiinseruiuntomnessuispirituspercenturias.

HagithgovernethVenereousthings.Hethatis
HAGITHgubernatVenerea,quemsuodignaturcharactere
dignifiedwithhisCharacter,hemakethveryfair,andtobe
formosissimumfacit,&ornatumomnidecore.Cuprum
adornedwithallbeauty.Heconvertethcopperintogold,ina conuertitinmomentoinaurum,etcontraurumincuprum.Dat
moment,andgoldintocopper:hegivethSpiritswhichdo
spiritusquifideliterinseruiuntiis,quibusaddicuntur.
faithfullyservethosetowhomtheyareaddicted.
CHARACTER
Hischaracter.

Habetlegiones4000Spirituum,&singulismillenis
prficitRegesstatistemporibus.
Hehath4000LegionsofSpiritsandoverevery
thousandheordainethKingsfortheirappointedseasons.
Ophielisthegovernourofsuchthingsasare
attributedtoMercury:hisCharacteristhis.

HisSpiritsare100000Legions:heeasilygiveth
FamiliarSpirits:heteachethallArts:andhethatisdignified
withhisCharacter,hemakethhimtobeableinamomentto
convertQuicksilverintothePhilosophersstone.
PhulhaththisCharacter.

OPHIELestgubernatorMercurialium,eius
CHARACTEResttalis,

EiusSpiritusacceduntadlegionescentummillia,dat
Spiritusfamiliaresfacillim.Docetomnesartes:&quemsuo
characteredignatur,facitposseinmomentoargentumviuum
conuertereinlapidemPhilosophorum.
PHVLhocgaudetCHARACTERE,

Hechangethallmetalsintosilver,inwordanddeed
governethLunarythingshealeththedropsie:hegiveth
spiritsofthewater,whodoservemeninacorporealand
visibleformandmakethmentolive300yeers.

ThemostgeneralPreceptsofthisSecret.

Omniametallainargentumcommutatdicto&facto:
Gubernatlunaria:sanatHydropem:dataqueosspiritus,&qui
inseruiunthominicorporali&visibiliforma:facit300annos
viuere.
Generalissimahuiussecretiprcepta.

1.EveryGovernouractethwithallhisSpirits,either
naturally,towit,alwaysafterthesamemanerorotherwise
oftheirownfreewill,ifGodhinderthemnot.

1Gubernatorquilibetcumomnib.suisSpiritibusagit:
Alisnaturaliter,sempersciliceteodemmodo:Alisexlibera
volutatesua,siDeononimpeditur.

2.EveryGovernourisabletodoallthingswhichare
donenaturallyinalongtime,outofmatterbeforeprepared
andalsotodothemsuddenly,outofmatternotbefore
prepared.AsOch,thePrinceofSolarthings,preparethgold
inthemountainsinalongtimeinalesstime,bythe
ChymicalArtandMagically,inamoment.

2Potestetiamomnia,qunaturaliterlongotemporefacit
inmateriaprdisposita,etiamrepentinmaterianon

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auruminmontibus,MinoritemporeperChemicamartem:In
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3.ThetrueanddivineMagicianmayuseallthe
creaturesofGod,andofficesoftheGovernoursofthe
world,athisownwill,forthattheGovernoursoftheworld
areobedientuntothem,andcomewhentheyarecalled,and
doexecutetheircommands:butGodistheAuthorthereof:
asJoshuacausedtheSuntostandstillinheaven.

3Verus&diuinusMaguspotestomnibuscreaturisDei,&
gubernatorummundiofficiovtiadnutumsuum.Ideillis
obediuntmundiGubernatores,&VOCATIVENIVNT,aciussa
[*iussa]exequuntur,DEOtamenauthore,SicutIosuestetitsol
inclo.

TheysendsomeoftheirSpiritstotheMean
Magicians,whichdoobeythemonelyinsomedeterminate
business:buttheyhearnotthefalseMagicians,butexpose
themtothedeceitsofthedevils,andcastthemintodivers
dangers,bytheCommandofGodastheProphetJeremiah
testifieth,inhiseighthChapter,concerningtheJews.

MediocribusMagis,mittuntdesuisSpiritibus,quiin
determinatistantmquibusdamnegotiisillisobtemperent.

4.InalltheelementstherearethesevenGovernours
withtheirhosts,whodomovewiththeequalmotionofthe
firmamentandtheinferioursdoalwaysdependuponthe
superiours,asitistaughtinPhilosophy.

4Inomnibuselementissuntseptemgubernatorescum
suisexercitibus,quiqualimotucumfirmamentimotu
mouentur,acsemperinferioressuperioribusdependentsicut
PHILOSOPHIAGRATIdocetur.

5.AmanthatisatrueMagician,isbroughtfortha
Magicianfromhismotherswomb:others,whodogive
themselvestothisoffice,areunhappie.Thisisthatwhich
JohntheBaptistspeakethof:Nomancandoanythingof
himself,exceptitbegivenhimfromabove.

5ExvteromatrisadMagiamproduciturhomo,quiverus
magusessedebet:aliiquiseipsosadhocofficiumingerunt,sunt
infelices.HclocumhabetquodIohannesBaptistainquit:Nemo
potestsibiacciperequicquam,nisieidatumfueritdesuper.

6.EveryCharactergivenfromaSpirit,forwhatcause
soever,hathhisefficacieinthisbusiness,forwhichitis
given,inthetimeprefixed:Butitistobeusedthesameday
andPlanetaryhourwhereinitisgiven.

6OmnisCHARACTERSpiritudatusquacunque
ratione,habetsuamefficaciaminhocnegotio,inquodatusest,
intemporeprfinito.Estautemeovtendumhora&die
Planetariaquadatusest.

7.Godliveth,andthysoulliveth:keepthyCovenant,
andthouhastwhatsoeverthespiritshallrevealuntotheein
God,becauseallthingsshallbedonewhichtheSpirit
promisethuntothee.

7ViuitDEVS,&viuitanimatua,pactumtuumseruaueris,
quodcumspiritureuelatoreinDEOhabes,quodomniafient,
quSpiritustibipromittit.

Aphor.18.
ThereareothernamesoftheOlympickspirits
deliveredbyothersbuttheyonelyareeffectual,whichare
deliveredtoanyone,bytheSpirittherevealer,visibleor
invisible:andtheyaredeliveredtoeveryoneastheyare
predestinated:thereforetheyarecalledConstellationsand
theyseldomehaveanyefficacieabove40[*140]yeers.
ThereforeitismostsafefortheyoungpractisersofArt,that
theyworkbytheofficesoftheSpiritsalone,withouttheir
namesandiftheyarepreordainedtoattaintheArtof
Magick,theotherpartsoftheArtwillofferthemselvesunto
themoftheirownaccord.Praythereforeforaconstantfaith,
andGodwillbringtopassallthingsindueseason.
Aphor.19.
Olympusandtheinhabitantsthereof,dooftheirown
accordofferthemselvestomenintheformsofSpirits,and
arereadytoperformtheirOfficesforthem,whetherthey
willornot:byhowmuchtheratherwilltheyattendyou,if
theyaredesired?ButtheredoappearalsoevilSpirits,and
destroyers,whichiscausedbytheenvyandmaliceofthe
devilandbecausemendoallureanddrawthemunto
themselveswiththeirsin,asapunishmentduetosinners.
Whosoeverthereforedesirethfamiliarlytohavea
conversationwithSpirits,lethimkeephimselffrom
enormious[sic]sins,anddiligentlypraytothemostHighto
behiskeeperandheshallbreakthroughallthesnaresand
impedimentsofthedevil:andlethimapplyhimselftothe
serviceofGod,andhewillgivehimanincreaseinwisdom.

AtPseudomagosnonaudiunt,sedeosDmonibus
illudendosobiiciunt,&invariapericulaconiiciunturDeo
mandante,sicutdeIudisIeremiascapite8.testatur.

APHORISMVSXVIII.
Olympicorumspirituumnominaabaliisaliatraduntur,sed
tantmillasuntefficacia,quvnicuiquetradunturper
reuelatoremSpiritumvisibilemvelinuisibilem:&vnicuique
traduntur,proutipsisuntprdestinati.Ideodicunturesse
constellata,&rarefficaciamhabentvltra140annos.
Tutissimumigituresttyronibusartis,vtsinenominibuspersola
Spirituumofficiaoperentur,&siadMagiamprordinati
fuerint,reliquaartisrequisitasevltrofferent.ORATE
TANTVMPROFIDECONSTANTE,&DEVSordinabitomnia
intemporeoportuno.

APHOR.XIX.
Olympus&eiusincolinformaSpirituumsevltr
hominibusofferunt,&suaofficiaillisetiaminuitisprstant,
quantmagissieosexpetasaderunt.Quodautemetiammali
accedunt,eteuersores,fitexinuidiaDiaboli,etqudpeccatis
suishomineseosadsealliciunttanquampeccatoresdebitam
pnam.Quiigiturexpetitfamiliariterconuersaricumspiritibus,
secustodiatabenormibuspeccatis,&diligenteroretpro
custodiaaltissimi,&prrumpetperdiaboliinsidiasaceius
impedimenta.ImoipsemetadutiliterinseruiendumMago,
DEOillimandabitur&adigetur.

APHORIS.XX.
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Aphor20.
Allthingsarepossibletothemthatbelievethem,and
arewillingtoreceivethembuttotheincredulousand
unwilling,allthingsareunpossible[sic]:thereisnogreater
hinderancethenawaveringminde,levity,unconstancy,
foolishbabbling,drunkenness,lusts,anddisobediencetothe
wordofGod.AMagicianthereforeoughttobeamanthatis
godly,honest,constantinhiswordsanddeeds,havinga
firmfaithtowardGod,prudent,andcovetousofnothingbut
ofwisdomaboutdivinethings.
Aphor.21.

APHORIS.XX.

Omniapossibiliasuntcredenti&volenti:Omnia
impossibiliasuntincredulo&nolenti:Nihilmagisimpedit,
qumanimivolubilitas,leuitas,inconstantia,futilitas,ebrietates,
libidines,inobedientiaergaverbumDEI.Magumergooportet
essevirumpium,probum,constantemindictis&factis,firma
fideinDEVM,prudentem,&nulliusreiauarumprterqum
sapienti,questcircaresdiuinas.

APHORIS.XXI.

WhenyouwouldcallanyoftheOlympickSpirits,
OlympicosSpirituscmeuocarevolueris,obseruaortum
observetherisingoftheSunthatday,andofwhatnaturethe Solisdiei,decuiusnaturaspiritumdesyderas,&dictasequenti
Spiritiswhichyoudesireandsayingtheprayerfollowing, orationefiesvoticompos.
yourdesiresshallbeperfected.
OmnipotentandeternalGod,whohast
ordainedthewholecreationforthypraiseand
glory,andforthesalvationofman,Ibeseech
theethatthouwouldstsendthySpiritN.N.ofthe
solarorder,whoshallinformandteachmethose
thingswhichIshallaskofhimor,thathemay
bringmemedicineagainstthedropsie,&c.
Neverthelessnotmywillbedone,butthine,
throughJesusChristthyonelybegottenSon,our
Lord.Amen.

OMNIPOTENSTERNEDEVS,qui
totamCreaturamcondidistiinlaudemtuam,
&honoremtuum,acministeriumhominis,
orovtSPIRITVM:N.N.deSolariordine
mittas,quimeinformet&doceat,quillum
interrogauero:Autmihimedicinamadferat
contrahydropem,&c.Vermnonmeafiat
voluntas,sedtuaperIESVMCHRISTVM
filiumtuumvnigenitumDOMINVM
NOSTRVM.Amen.

ButthoushaltnotdetaintheSpiritaboveafullhour,
unlesshebefamiliarlyaddicteduntothee.
Forasmuchasthoucamestinpeace,and
quietly,andhastanswereduntomypetitionsI
givethanksuntoGod,inwholeNamethou
camest:andnowthoumayestdepartinpeace
untothyordersandreturntomeagainwhenI
shallcalltheebythyname,orbythyorder,orby
thyoffice,whichisgrantedfromtheCreator.
Amen.

SedvltrahoramintegramnondefatigesSpiritum,nisisit
tibifamiliariteraddictus.

QVIAPLACIDEETQVIETE
VENISTI,acpetitionimerespondisti,ago
DEOgratiasincuiusvenistinomine,aceas
nuncinpaceadordinestuos,rediturusad
mecumtevocaueronominetuo,autper
ordinem,autperofficiumtuum,quod
Creatoreconcessumest.Amen.

Ecclesiast.Chap.5.Benotrashwiththymouth,
neitherletthyheartbehastytoutteranythingbeforeGod
forGodisinHeaven,andthouinearth:Thereforeletthy
wordsbefewforadreamcomeththroughthemultitudeof
business.

Thethird[fourth]Septenary.

SEPTENATERTIA[Quarta].

Aphor.22.

APHOR.XXII.

Wecallthatasecret,whichnomancanattainuntoby
humaneindustrywithoutrevelationwhichSciencelieth
obscured,hiddenbyGodinthecreaturewhichnevertheless
hedothpermittoberevealedbySpirits,toadueuseofthe
thingitself.Andthesesecretsareeitherconcerningthings
divine,naturalorhumane.Butthoumaystexamineafew,
andthemostselect,whichthouwiltcommendwithmany
more.

Aphor.23.
Makeabeginningofthenatureofthesecret,eitherby
aSpiritintheformofaperson,orbyvertuesseparate,
eitherinhumaneOrgans,orbywhatmannersoeverthe
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Invocation
ofthespirit.

Dismissal
ofthespirit.
Notethequote
fromEcclesiastes
doesnotoccurin
theLatinedition,
butisinSl.3851.

Secretumiddicimus,quodindustriahumanasine
reuelationenemoexquisiuerit,cuiusscientialatetincreatura
Deoocculta,quodtamenpermittitSpiritibusreuelariaddebitum
eiusreivsum:&suntsecreta,velderebusdiuinis,vel
naturalibus,velhumanis.Exquirasautempauca&selectissima,
quibuspluribuscommodaueris.

APHORISMVSXXIII.
Initiconstituedenaturailliussecreti,anperspiritusin
formaperson,anpervirtutesseparatas,anorganishumanis,
autquomodocunqueperficiqueat,necne.Hocdeprhenso,
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samemaybeeffectedandthisbeingknown,requireofa
Spiritwhichknoweththatart,thathewouldbrieflydeclare
untotheewhatsoeverthatsecretis:andprayuntoGod,that
hewouldinspiretheewithhisgrace,wherebythoumaist
bringthesecrettotheendthoudesireth,forthepraiseand
gloryofGod,andtheprofitofthyneighbour.

requireSpiritu,quieamscitartem,velquicquidestsecreti,vt
breuitertibiilluddictet.EtoraDEVM,vttibisuamgratiam
adspiret,quadoptatumfinemsecretumdeductasinlaudem&
honoremDEI,acproximivtilitatem.

Aphor.24.

APHOR.XXIIII.

Thegreatestsecretsarenumberseven.

Maximasecretasuntnumeroseptem.

1.Thefirstisthecuringofalldiseasesinthespaceof
sevendayes,eitherbycharacter,orbynaturalthings,orby
thesuperiorSpiritswiththedivineassistance.
2.Thesecondis,tobeabletoprolonglifeto
whatsoeverageweplease:Isay,acorporalandnaturallife.
3.Thethirdis,tohavetheobedienceofthecreatures
intheelementswhichareintheformsofpersonalSpirits
alsoofPigmies,*Sagani,Nymphes,Dryades,andSpiritsof
thewoods.
[*Spiritsofthefourelements.Paracels.]

4.Thefourthis,tobeabletodiscoursewith
knowledgeandunderstandingofallthingsvisibleand
invisible,andtounderstandthepowerofeverything,andto
whatitbelongeth.
5.Thefifthis,thatamanbeabletogovernhimself
accordingtothatendforwhichGodhathappointedhim.
6.Thesixthis,toknowGod,andChrist,andhisholy
Spirit:thisistheperfectionoftheMicrocosmus.
7.Theseventh,toberegenerate,asHenochiusthe
Kingoftheinferiourworld.
Thesesevensecretsamanofanhonestandconstant
mindemaylearnoftheSpirits,withoutanyoffenceunto
God.
ThemeanSecretsarelikewiseseveninnumber.
1.Thefirstis,thetransmutationofMetals,whichis
vulgarlycalledAlchymywhichcertainlyisgiventovery
few,andnotbutofspecialgrace.
2.Thesecondis,thecuringofdiseaseswithMetals,
eitherbythemagnetickvertuesofpreciousstones,orbythe
useofthePhilosophersstone,andthelike.

Primum,Estomniummorborumcuratio,spatioseptem
dierum,velpercharacteres,velpernaturalia,velpersuperiores
Spirituscumdiuinoauxilio.
Secundumest,vitamposseadplacitumproduceread
quamcunquetatem,vitaminquamcorpoream&naturalem.
Hancprimihabureparentes.
Tertium,HabereobedientiamcreaturaruminElementis,
qusuntinformaSpirituumpersonalium:itemPigmeorum,
Saganarum,Nympharum,Driadum,Syluaticorumhominum.
Quartum,Possecolloquicumintelligentiisomniumrerum
visibilium,&inuisibilium,acdequauisreaudire,adquidcui
prest,conferat.
Quintum,SeipsumpossegubernareadfinemDeosibi
prfixum.
Sextum,NosseDeum&Christum,eisuespiritum
Sanctum.HcestperfectioMicrocosmi.
Septimum,RegenerarivtsitHenochiirexinferioris
mundi.
SeptemhcsecretasineDEIoffensionehomodidicerit
Spiritibus,quifuerithonesti&constantisanimi.

SECRETAMEDIO
criasimiliterSeptemsunt
numero.
1Metallorumtransmutatio,quvulgAlchimiadicitur,
certaquidem,sedpaucissimisdatur,&nonnisiexpeculiari
gratia.Nonestcurrentisnequevolentis,sedmiserentisDei.
2Metallicamorborumcura,autpermagnalialapidum
pretiosorum,autlapidisphilosophici&similiumvsu.

3.Thethirdis,tobeabletoperformAstronomicaland
Mathematicalmiracles,suchasareHydraulickengines,to
3Posseastronomica&mathematicaprstaremiracula,
administerbusinessbytheinfluenceofHeaven,andthings
sicutsuntmachinhydraulic,administrarenegotiaprocli
whichareofthelikesort.
influxu,&siqusuntsimilia.
4.Thefourthis,toperformtheworksofnatural
Magick,ofwhatsortsoevertheybe.
5.Thefifthis,toknowallPhysicalsecrets.
6.Thesixthis,toknowthefoundationofallArts
whichareexercisedwiththehandsandofficesofthebody.
7.Theseventhis,toknowthefoundationofallArts
whichareexercisedbytheangelicalnatureofman.
Thelessersecretsareseven.
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4NaturalisMagiopera,qualiacunqueillasuntexhibere.
5OmnesPhisicaspruisionesscire.
6Omnesartesexfundamentocognoscere,qumanibus
exercentur,&corporismuniis.
7Omnesartesexfundamentocognoscere,quper
Angelicamhominisnaturamexercentur.
Secretaminorasuntseptem.
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1.Thefirstis,todoathingdiligently,andtogather
togethermuchmoney.
2.Thesecondis,toascendfromameanstateto
dignitiesandhonours,andtoestablishanewerfamily,
whichmaybeillustriousanddogreatthings.
3.Thethirdis,toexcelinmilitaryaffairs,andhappily
toachievetogreatthings,andtobeanheadoftheheadof
KingsandPrinces.
4.TobeagoodhousekeeperbothintheCountryand
City.
5.Thefifthis,tobeanindustriousandfortunate
Merchant.
6.TobeaPhilosopher,Mathematician,andPhysician,
accordingtoAristotle,Plato,Ptolomy,Euclides,
Hippocrates,andGalen.

1Remgrauiterfacere,&multumpecunicorradere.
2Dehumilistatuaddignitates&honoresascendere,ac
nouamfamiliamfundare,qusitillustris&magnasresgerat.
3Inremilitariexcellere,&resmagnasfelicitergerere,&
essecapitiscaput:Regumacprincipum.
4Essebonumpatremfamiliasruri&invrbe.
5Essemercatoremindustrium&fortunatum.
6EssePhilosophum,Mathematicum,Medicum,
Aristotelicum,Platonicum,Ptolmaicum,Euclideum,
Hippocraticum,Galenicum.
7EsseTheologicum,Biblicum,Scholasticum,quiomnes
scriptoresTheologiae,veteres&nouosdidicerit.

7.TobeaDivineaccordingtotheBibleandSchooles,
whichallwritersofdivinitybotholdandnewhavetaught.
Aphor.25.
Wehavealreadydeclaredwhatasecretis,thekindes
andspeciesthereof:itremainethnowtoshewhowwemay
attaintoknowthosethingswhichwedesire.
Thetrueandonelywaytoallsecrets,istohave
recourseuntoGodtheAuthorofallgoodandasChrist
teacheth,InthefirstplaceseekyethekingdomofGodand
hisrighteousness,andallthesethingsshallbeaddedunto
you.[Matt.6.33]
2.Alsoseethatyourheartsbenotburthenedwith
surfeting,anddrunkenness,andthecaresofthislife.
3.AlsocommityourcaresuntotheLord,andhewill
doit.

APHOR.XXV.
Dictumestquidsitsecretum,qugenera,quspecies.
Nuncrestatdicere,quomodoeaqudesideramusscire,
assequamur.Vnica&veraviaadomniasecretaest,vtrecurras
adDeumomnisboniauthorem,&sicutChristusdocet.
PrimqurasregnumDei&iustitiameius,&ctera
adiicienturvobis.
2Item,Cauetenecordavestragrauenturcrapula&
ebrietate&curishuiusvit.
3ItemCommendescurasDomino,&ipsefaciet.

4Item,EgoDominusDeustuus,docenstevtilia,
4.AlsoItheLordthyGoddoteachthee,whatthings
gubernansteinviaquaambulas.
areprofitableforthee,anddoguidetheeinthewaywherein
thouwalkest.[Is.48.17]
5.AndIwillgivetheeunderstanding,andwillteach
theeinthewaywhereinthoushaltgo,andIwillguidethee
withmyeye.

5Etintellectumtibidabo,&doceboteinviaquam
gradieris,oculomeoteregam.

6.Alsoifyouwhichareevil,knowhowtogivegood
thingstoyourchildren,howmuchmoreshallyourFather
whichisinheavengivehisholySpirittothemthataskhim?
*

6Itemvosquimaliestis,scitisdarebonafiliisvestris:
Quantmagispatervester,quiestinclis,dabitSpiritum
sanctumpetentibus.

7.IfyouwilldothewillofmyFatherwhichisin
heaven,yearetrulymydisciples,andwewillcomeunto
you,andmakeourabodewithyou.*

7Item,Sivolueritisfacerevoluntatempatrismei,quiin
clisest,verdiscipulimeiestis,&veniemusadvos,&
mansionemapudvosfaciemus.

IfyoudrawthesesevenplacesofScripturefromthe
letteruntotheSpirit,orintoaction,thoucanstouterre,but
shaltattaintothedesiredboundthoushaltnoterrefromthe
mark,andGodhimselfbyhisholySpiritwillteachtheetrue
andprofitablethings:hewillgivealsohisministringAngels
untothee,tobethycompanions,helpers,andteachersofall
thesecretsoftheworld,andhewillcommandevery
creaturetobeobedientuntothee,sothatcheerfully
rejoycingthoumaistsaywiththeApostles,ThattheSpirits
areobedientuntotheesothatatlengththoushaltbecertain

Septemhcscripturloca,sideliteraadspiritumseuin
actumdeduxeriserrarenonpoteris,quindesideratammetam
attingas,scopononaberrabis&ipseDEVSperSpiritum
Sanctumsuumtedocebitvtilia&veradabitetiamtibiministros
angelossuos,tuoscomites,doctoresetadiutores,adomne
secretummundi.Mandabitetomnicreatur,vttibiobediat,vt
ltus&gaudensdicascumApostolis,tibiobedireSpiritus.
Tandemquodmaximumest,certuseris,nomentuumscriptum
esseinclis.

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[Compare
Ps.31.8.]

[Compare
Mat.7.11.]

[Compare
John14.23.]

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ofthegreatestthingofall,Thatthynameiswrittenin
Heaven.

Aphor.26.
Thereisanotherwaywhichismorecommon,that
secretsmayberevealeduntotheealso,whenthouart
unwittingthereof,eitherbyGod,orbySpiritswhichhave
secretsintheirpowerorbydreams,orbystrong
imaginationsandimpressions,orbytheconstellationofa
nativitybycelestialknowledge.Afterthismanneraremade
heroickmen,suchasthereareverymany,andalllearned
menintheworld,Plato,Aristotle,Hippocrates,Galen,
Euclides,Archimedes,HermesTrismegistusthefather
secrets,withTheophrastus,Paracelsusallwhichmenhad
inthemselvesallthevertuesofsecrets.Hithertoalsoare
referred,Homer,Hesiod,Orpheus,Pytagorasbutthesehad
notsuchgiftsofsecretsastheformer.Tothisarereferred,
theNymphes,andsonsofMelusina[Melusine],andGods
oftheGentiles,Achilles,neas,Hercules:also,Cyrus,
Alexanderthegreat,JuliusCsar,Lucullus,Sylla.Marius.

APHOR.XXVI.
Aliaviaestcommunior,vttibireuelentur,etiamteinscio,
secretaDeovelSpiritibus,quisecretuminsuapotestate
habent,velperSomnia,velperfortesimaginationesseu
impressiones.Autexnatiuitatisconstellatione,perclestes
intelligentias.Hocmodofiuntviriheroici,sicutsuntplerique
omnesdoctiviriinhocmundoPLATO,ARISTOTELES,
HIPPOCRATES,Galenus,Euclides,Archimedes,HERMES
TRISMEGISTVSESTSECRETORVMPATERCVM
THEOPHRASTOPARACELSO&inseomnesvireshabent
secretorum.AdhocsecretumHomerus,Hesiodus,Orpheus,
Pytagoras,referendisunt,temetsi[*tametsi]hinonnihil
prcedentissecretidonahabure.HucreferunturNymphidici,
sicutMelisinfilii&diisgenitiAchilles,neas,Hercules,
item,Cyrus,AlexanderMagnus,IuliiCsar,Lucullus,Sylla,
Marius.

Itisacanon,ThateveryoneknowhisownAngel.and
CANONest,vtvnusquisquenoscatsuumgenium,&vt
thatheobeyhimaccordingtothewordofGodandlethim illiobtemperetiuxtaverbumDei:accaueatinsidiasmaligenii,
bewareofthesnaresoftheevilAngel,lesthebeinvolvedin neBruti&M.Antoniicalamitatibusinuoluatur.Hucrefer
Giovanni
Pontano(1426
thecalamitiesofBrute[Brutus]andMarcusAntonius[Mark IOVIANIPontanilibrumdefortuna&suoEuticho.
1503)
Antony].TothisreferthebookofJovianusPontanusof
Fortune,andhisEutichus.
Thethirdwayis,diligentandhardlabor,without
whichnogreatthingcanbeobtainedfromthedivineDeity
worthyadmiration,asitissaid,
TunihilinvitadicesfacisveMinerva.
NothingcanstthoudoorsayagainstMinerva's
will.

TERTIAVIAestimprobuslabor,quosinealiquodiuino
numinenihilmagniautadmirationedignumaliquisassequitur,
sicutdicitur:
TunihilinuitadicesfacisveMinerua.

WedodetestallevilMagicians,whomakethemselves
associateswiththedevilswiththeirunlawfulsuperstitions,
anddoobtainandeffectsomethingswhichGodpermitteth
tobedone,insteadofthepunishmentofthedevils.Soalso
theydootherevilacts,thedevilbeingtheauthor,asthe
ScripturetestifieofJudas.Tothesearereferredallidolaters
ofold,andofourage,andabusersofFortune,suchasthe
heathensarefullof.Andtothesedoappertainall
CharontickevocationofSpiritstheworksofSaulwiththe
woman,andLucanusprophesieofthedeceasedsouldier,
concerningtheeventofthePharsalianwar,andthelike.

DetestamuromnesCacomagos,quiillicitis
superstitionibussesociosdmoniorumfaciunt,etqudamqu
DEVSfieripermittet,locopnDiabolisimpetrant.Sicut
etiamaliafiuntmalaDiaboloauthore,velutideIVDAtestatur
scriptura.HucreferunturomnesIdolomaniveterum&nostr
tatis,acsortiumabussus,qualiamultahabuitgentilitas.Huc
etiampertinetCHARONTICAeuocatiomanium,veluti
SAVLIScumMVLIEREOPVS&LVCIANIdefunctimilitis
VATICINIVMdeeuentupugnParsalic,&siqusunt
similia.

Aphor.27.

[Horace,
ArsPoetica385.]

APHORISMVS
XXVII.

*Notethe
typographical
errorinTurner's
editionmakesthe
description
incomprehensible.
Sl.3851correctly
reads"E.B.inthe
South."Italso
givesthediagram
shownhere,
whichdoesnot
occurineither
Turnerorthe
1575edition.

MakeaCirclewithacenterA,whichisB.C.D.E.At
theEastlettherebeB.C.asquare.AttheNorth,C.D.Atthe
West,D.E.AndattheSouth,E.D.[*E.B.]Dividethe
Severalquadrantsintosevenparts,thattheremaybeinthe
whole28parts:andletthembeagaindividedintofour
parts,thattheremaybe112partsoftheCircle:andsomany
arethetruesecretstoberevealed.AndthisCircleinthis
mannerdivided,isthesealofthesecretsoftheworld,which
theydrawfromtheonelycenterA,thatis,fromtheinvisible
God,untothewholecreature.ThePrinceoftheOriental
secretsisresidentinthemiddle,andhaththreeNobleson
eitherside,everyonewhereofhathfourunderhim,andthe
Princehimselfhathfourappertaininguntohim.Andinthis
mannertheotherPrincesandNobleshavetheirquadrantsof
secrets,withtheirfoursecrets.

FACCIRCVLVMCENTROA,quisitB.C.D.E.Adartum
sitB.C.quadrumadSeptentrionemC.D.adOccasumD.E.&ad
MeridiemE.B.Singulosquadrantesdiuideinseptempartes,vt
sintinvniuersum28partes.Etpartesrursuminquatuor
diuidantur,utsint112circulipartes,actotsuntSecretavera
reuelanda.EstquehicCIRCVLVShocmododiuisus
SIGILLVMSECRETORVMtotiusmundi,quabvnico.A
centropromanant,hocestabindiuisibiliDeoinvniuersam
creaturam.PRINCEPSORIENTALIVMSECRETORVM
residetinmedio,&habetvtrinqueternossatrapas,quorumsub
sequilibethabetquatuor,&ipsePrincepssibiquatuorretinuit.
Hocmodo&reliquiquadrantessuossecretorumPrincipes&
Satrapascumquaternissuisscriptishabent.

ButtheOriental[Eastern]secretisthestudyofall
wisdomTheWest,ofstrengthTheSouth,oftillageThe

*Sl.3851
SedORIENTISestomnisSapientistudium.OCCASVS
roboris,MERIDIEIcultur,SEPTENTRIONISrigidiorisvit. reads:Butthe

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North,ofmorerigidlife.SothattheEasternsecretsare
commendedtobethebesttheMeridian[Southern]tobe
meanandtheWest**andNorthtobelesser.

OrientiigiturMAXIMAcommendatasuntSECRETAMeridiei Studyofall
wisdomeisinthe
MEDIOCRIA.Occasui&SeptentrioniMINORA.
East.TheWestis

forforceand
strength.The
Southisfor
Cultureand
Husbardry[sic].
TheNorthfora
Riggedandhard
life.

**Turner
mistakenlyreads
"East."

Theuseofthissealofsecretsis,thattherebythou
maistknowwhencetheSpiritsorAngelsareproduced,
whichmayteachthesecretsdelivereduntothemfromGod.
Buttheyhavenamestakenfromtheirofficesandpowers,
accordingtothegiftwhichGodhathseverallydistributedto
everyoneofthem.Onehaththepowerofthesword
another,ofthepestilenceandanother,ofinflictingfamine
uponthepeople,asitisordainedbyGod.Someare
destroyersofCities,asthosetwowere,whoweresentto
overthrowSodomandGomorrha,andtheplacesadjacent,
exampleswhereoftheholyScripturewitnesseth.Someare
thewatchmenoverKingdomsothersthekeepersofprivate
personsandfromthence,anyonemayeasilyformtheir
namesinhisownlanguage:sothathewhichwill,mayaska
physicalAngel,mathematical,orphilosophical,oranAngel
ofcivilwisdom,orofsupernaturalornaturalwisdom,orfor
anythingwhatsoeverandlethimaskseriously,withagreat
desireofhisminde,andwithfaithandconstancyand
withoutdoubt,thatwhichheaskethheshallreceivefrom
theFatherandGodofallSpirits.Thisfaithsurmountethall
seals,andbringeththemintosubjectiontothewillofman.
TheCharacteristicalmanerofcallingAngelssucceedeththis
faith,whichdependethonelyondivinerevelationBut
withoutthesaidfaithprecedingit,itliethinobscurity.
Nevertheless,ifanyonewillusethemforamemorial,and
nototherwise,andasathingsimplycreatedbyGodtohis
purpose,towhichsuchaspiritualpoweroressenceis
boundhemayusethemwithoutanyoffenceuntoGod.But
lethimbeware,lestthathefallintoidolatry,andthesnares
ofthedevil,whowithhiscunningsorceries,easily
deceiveththeunwary.Andheisnottakenbutonelybythe
fingerofGod,andisappointedtotheserviceofmansothat
theyunwillinglyservethegodlybutnotwithout
temptationsandtribulations,becausethecommandment
hathit,ThatheshallbruisetheheelofChrist,theseedof
thewoman.Wearethereforetoexerciseourselvesabout
spiritualthings,withfearandtrembling,andwithgreat
reverencetowardsGod,andtobeconversantinspiritual
essenceswithgravityandjustice.Andhewhichmedleth
withsuchthings,lethimbewareofalllevity,pride,
covetousness,vanity,envyandungodliness,unlesshewil
miserablyperish.

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VSVShuiussecretorumsigilliest,vtsciasvnde
producanturSpiritusseuAngeli,quisecretasibiDeotradita
doceant.Nominaautemhabentdesumptaabofficiis&
virtutibus,proutDeusunicuiquesuummunusdistribuit.Alius
habetpotestatemgladii,aliuspestis,aliusfamisinfligend
populis,proutDeoordinatumfuerit.Aliisunteuersores
vrbium,sicutilliduo,quimissierantadeuertendumSodomam
&Gomorrham,acvicinaloca:quemadmodumhorumexempla
testaturScripturasacra.Aliisuntvigilesregnorum,aliicustodes
priuatorum,proindeunusquisquesibifacileeorum
FORMAVERITNOMINAinsualingua.Itaquivolueritpetat
AngelumMedicumautPhilosophicum,autMathematicum,aut
Angelumprudenticiuilis,Sapientisupernaturalis,vel
naturalis,autqualemcunque&PETATSERIO,maximoanimi
motu,FIDEetCONSTANTIA,acsinedubioquodpetet,
accipietPatreomniumSpirituumDeo.HcFIDESsuperat
omniasigilla,&subiicitillosvoluntatihominis.HuicFIDEI
succeditCHARACTERISTICAeuocandiAngelosratio,qu
solaexreuelationediuinadependet:sedsinefidetamen
prdicta,eaquepracedente[*prcedente]iacetinobscuro.Si
quistameniisnonaliteratquememorialiutivoluerit,&veluti
simplicialiquoDeoadhoccreato,cuitalisvirtusseu
Spiritualisessentiaalligatasit:poteritsineDeioffensaiisuti.
Sedcaueat,neinIdololatriamcadatacDiabolilaqueos,quisu
venationiintentusfacilINCAVTOSdecipit.Etipsenonnisi
solodigitoDeicapitur,acseruitutihominisaddicitur,vtpio
etiaminuitiseruiant.VerumnonsineTENTATIONIBVS&
tribulationibus,siquidemmandatumhabet,vtinsidietur
calcaneiCHRISTIserseminimulieris.CVMMETVigitur&
tremoreversanduminPneumatica,acsummaergaDeum
reuerentia,&cumGRAVITATE&IVSTITIAcumspiritualibus
essentiisCONVERSANDVM.Acabomnileuitate,superbia,
auaricia,vanitate,inuidia,impietatesibicaueat,quitaliatractat,
nisimiserabiliterperirevelit.

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BecauseallgoodisfromGod,whoisonelygood,
thosethingswhichwewouldobtainofhim,weoughtto
seekthembyprayerinSpiritandTruth,andasimpleheart.
Theconclusionofthesecretofsecretsis,Thateveryone
exercisehimselfinprayer,forthosethingswhichhedesires,
andheshallnotsufferarepulse.Letnotanyonedespise
prayerforbywhomGodisprayedunto,tohimhebothcan
andwillgive.NowletusacknowledgehimtheAuthor,
fromwhomletushumblyseekforourdesires.Amerciful
&goodFather,loveththesonsofdesires,asDanieland
soonerhearethus,thenweareabletoovercomethe
hardnessofourheartstopray.Buthewillnotthatwegive
holythingstodogs,nordespiseandcondemnthegiftsofhis
treasury.Thereforediligentlyandoftenreadoverandover
thefirstSeptenaryofsecrets,andguideanddirectthylife
andallthythoughtsaccordingtothosepreceptsandall
thingsshallyieldtothedesiresofthymindeintheLord,to
whomthoutrustest.

TheFifthSeptenary
Aphor.29.
AsourstudyofMagickproceedethinorderfrom
generalRulespremised,letusnowcometoaparticular
explicationthereof.Spiritseitheraredivineministersofthe
word,andoftheChurch,andthemembersthereoforelse
theyareservienttotheCreaturesincorporalthings,partly
forthesalvationofthesoulandbody,andpartlyforits
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XXVIII.
QuiaomnebonumDeo,solobono,quoquvolumus
impetrare,oportetinSpiritu&veritateacsimplicicordeorando.
CONCLVSIOsecretisecretorumest,vtsequisqueexcitetad
orandumproeo,quodquisdesiderat,&nonpatieturrepulsam.
Nondespiciataliquisorationemsuam:namquopetiturDEVS,
&largiripotest,&largirivult,modagnoscamusauthorem,
quosuppliciterpetamusdesiderianostra.Clemens&bonus
Pateramatfiliosdesideriorum,sicutDanielem,&citiusexaudit,
qumnoseuincerepossimusduriciemcordisnostriadorandum.
Sednonvult,vtdemusSanctumcanibus,nonvultesse
despectum&contemptumclenidiorum[A:cleinodiorum]
thesaurisui.Ergodiligenteretspelegasacrelegasprimam
septenamsecretorum.Acvitamomnesquecogitationestuas
instituasacdirigasadeasprceptiones,etomniatibiexanimi
tuisententiacedentindomino,cuiconfidis.

SEPTENA
Quinta.
APHOR.XXIX.
UtMaginostrumstudiumprocedatordine,generalibus
prceptisprmissisadparticularemaccedamusexplicationem:
SPIRITVSautsuntDiuiniministriverbi&ecclesiac
membrorumeius:AUTsuntinseruientescreaturinrebus
corporalibus,partimadsalutemcorporis&animi,partimad
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destruction.Andthereisnothingdone,whethergoodor
evil,withoutacertainanddeterminateorderand
government.Hethatseekethafteragoodend,lethim
followitandhethatdesiresanevilend,pursueththatalso,
andthatearnestly,fromdivinepunishment,andturning
awayfromthedivinewill.Thereforeleteveryonecompare
hisendswiththewordofGod,andasatouchstonethatwill
judgebetweengoodandevilandlethimproposeunto
himselfwhatistobeavoided,andwhatistobesoughtafter
andthatwhichheconstitutethanddeterminethuntohimself,
lethimdiligently,notprocrastinatingordelaying,untilhe
attaintohisappointedbound.

Aphor.30.
Theywhichdesireriches,gloryofthisworld,
Magistracy,honours,dignities,tyrannies,(andthat
magically)iftheyendeavourdiligentlyafterthem,theyshall
obtainthem,everyoneaccordingtohisdestiny,industry,
andmagicalSciences,astheHistoryofMelesina[Melusine]
witnesseth,andtheMagiciansthereof,whoordained,That
noneoftheItaliannationshouldforeverobtaintheRuleor
KingdomofNaplesandbroughtittopass,thathewho
reignedinhisage,tobethrowndownfromhisseat:sogreat
isthepoweroftheguardianortutelarAngelsofKingdoms
oftheworld.
Aphor.31.
CallthePrinceoftheKingdom,andlayacommand
uponhim,andcommandwhatthouwilt,anditshallbe
done,ifthatPrincebenotagainabsolvedfromhis
obediencebyasucceedingMagician.Thereforethe
KingdomofNaplesmaybeagainrestoredtotheItalians,if
anyMagicianshallcallhimwhoinstitutedthisorder,and
compelhimtorecalhisdeedhemaybecompelledalso,to
restorethesecretpowerstakenfromthetreasuryofMagick
ABook,aGemme,andmagicalHorn,whichbeinghad,any
onemayeasily,ifhewill,makehimselftheMonarchofthe
world.ButJuduschusedrathertoliveamongGods,until
thejudgement,beforethetransitorygoodofthisworldand
hisheartissoblinde,thatheunderstandethnothingofthe
Godofheavenandearth,orthinkethmore,butenjoyeththe
delightsofthingsimmortal,tohisowneternaldestruction.
Andhemaybeeasiercalledup,thentheAngelofPlotinus
intheTempleofIsis.
Aphor.32.
Inlikemanneralso,theRomansweretaughtbythe
SibylsbooksandbythatmeansmadethemselvestheLords
oftheworld,asHistorieswitness.ButtheLordsofthe
PrinceofaKingdomdobestowthelesserMagistracies.He
thereforethatdesirethtohavealesseroffice,ordignity,let
himmagicallycallaNobleofthePrince,andhisdesire
shallbefulfilled.
Aphor.33.
Buthewhocovetethcontemptibledignities,asriches
alone,lethimcallthePrinceofriches,oroneofhisLords,
andheshallobtainhisdesireinthatkinde,wherebyhe
wouldgrowrich,eitherinearthlygoods,ormerchandize,or
withthegiftsofPrinces,orbythestudyofMetals,or
Chymistry:asheproducethanypresidentofgrowingrich
bythesemeans,heshallobtainhisdesiretherein.
Aphor.34.
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interitum:nihilquesiuebonisiuemalifitsinecerto&
determinatoordineacgubernatione.Quibonumfinemdesiderat
eumconsequetur.Quimalumetiamillumassequetur,idque
citissimexpnadiuina&auersionediuinavoluntate.
ProindeunusquisquesuosscoposcumverboDeiconferat,ac
velutiadlidiumlapidemdiiudicetinterbonum&malum:&
apudseconstituatquidfugiendumquidueexpetendumsit,
quodqueapudseconstitueritseudefiniuerit,sequaturgrauiter
NONPROCRASTINANDO,vtdestinatampertingatmetam.

XXX.
QVIdiuitias,splendoremhuiusvit,Magistratus,
honores,dignitates,Tyrannidesappetunt(idqueMagic)SI
ANNITANTVRsedul,assequentureos.Vnusquisqueprosuo
fato&industria,acscientiaMagica.SicutMELESINhistoria
testatur.ETilliusMagi,quiconstituit,vtnullusnationeItalusin
ternumNeapoliTyrannidemseuregnumobtineret:aceffecit,
vtillequiipsiustateregnabat,desededeturbaretur.Vsque
adeestmagnapotestasvigilumseututelariumAngelorum
regnorummundi.

XXXI.
PRINCIPEMREGNIeuocato,&iusineumimpetrato,&
commendaquodvolueris,&erit,quousqueilleprincepsrursus
nonfueritabsolutusabobedientiaperMagumsuccedentem.
ProinderursusNeapoliregnumpossetrestituiItalis,siquis
Maguseuocaretillum,quihuncordineminstituit,&eum
adigeretadrecantandumsuumfactum.Cogereturetiam
restituerecleinodiaexMagicoThesauroablata,LIBRVM,
GEMMAM,etCORNVMAGICVMquib.habitisfacilsiquis
velletsemundimonarchaminstituerit.SedilleIVDVSelegit
viuereinterDeosvsqueadiudiciumprhuiusmundi
transitoriisbonis:estquecoreiusexccatum,quoddeDeoCli
&terrnihilintelligit,autcogitatamplius,sedimmortalium
deliciisfruiturinternamsuamperniciem.Etfacilius
euocareturquamPLOTINIGENIVSinIsidisTemplo.

XXXII.
Similiter&RomaniexSibillinislibrisedocti,simili
rationesemundidominosinstituerunt,sicuttestanturhystori,
SedMINORESMAGISTRATVSlargiunturPrincipisregni
Satrap.QuiigiturMinoriofficioseudignitatiinhiet,Magic
SatrapamPrincipiseuocet,&eritvoticompos.

XXXIII.
Atquispretisdignitatibus,solisinhiatdiuitiis,euocet
DiuitiarumPrincipem,velunumdesuisSatrapis,&votifiet
compos,ineogenere,quovolueritditescere,velbonis
terrestribus,velmercatura,veldonisprincipum,velstudio
Metallico,velChimic,proutaliquemhisditescendimodis
prsidemproduxerit,&iusinillumobtinuerit.
XXXIIII.
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Allmannerofevocationisofthesamekindeand
form,andthiswaywasfamiliarofoldtimetotheSibylsand
chiefPriests.Thisinourtime,throughignoranceand
impiety,istotallylostandthatwhichremaineth,is
depravedwithinfinitelyesandsuperstitions.
Aphor.35.
Thehumaneunderstandingistheonelyeffecterofall
wonderfulworks,sothatitbejoynedtoanySpiritand
beingjoyned,sheproducethwhatshewill.Thereforeweare
carefullytoproceedinMagick,lestthatSyrensandother
monstersdeceiveus,whichlikewisedodesirethesocietyof
thehumanesoul.LettheMagiciancarefullyhidehimself
alwaiesunderthewingsofthemostHigh,lestheoffer
himselftobedevouredoftheroaringLionfortheywho
desireearthlythings,doveryhardlyescapethesnaresofthe
devil.

ThesixthSeptenary.
Aphor.36.
Careistobetaken,thatexperimentsbenotmixed
withexperimentsbutthateveryonebeonelysimpleand
several:forGodandNaturehaveordainedallthingstoa
certainandappointedend:sothatforexamplessake,they
whoperformcureswiththemostsimpleherbsandroots,do
curethemosthappilyofall.Andinthismanner,in
Constellations,WordsandCharacters,Stones,andsuchlike,
doliehidthegreatestinfluencesorvertuesindeed,which
areinsteadofamiracle.

Omniseuocatioestuniusgeneris&form,fuitqueolim
Sybillis&summissacerdotibusfamiliarishcratio.Hocnostro
temporeperinscitiam&impietatemestinvniuersumamissa:
quodetiamrestat,estdeprauatumsuperstitionibus&mendaciis
infinitis.
XXXV.
MENSHVMANAestSOLAmirificorumoperum
effectrix,adeutseiunxeritcuispirituivoluerit.Coniuncta
producitquvult:ideCAVTEinMAGICISprocedendum,ne
decipiantSyrenes&Monstra,qusimiliterMENTIS
HVMANsocietatemappetunt.SemperigiturlateatsubALIS
ALTISSIMI,neseLeonirugientideuorandumofferat.Qui
namquemundanaappetunt,difficulterSathanlaqueos
effugiunt.

SEPTENA
Sexta.
APHORIS.XXXVI.
CAVENDVMest,neexperimentaexperimentis
commisceantur,sedvtunumquodquesitsimplexduntaxat&
unum.NamDEVS&NATVRAsingulaadcertum&
destinatumfinemordinarunt.Ita,EXEMPLIGRATIA,qui
simplicissimisherbis&radicibuscurant,omniumfelicissim
curant.Hocmodo&inconstellatisvocabulis&characteribus,
lapidibus&similibusmaximlatentinfluentiseuvirtutesin
actu,qusuntmiraculiloco.

Soalsoarewords,whichbeingpronounced,do
Itasunt&dictiones,qupronunciatstatimexhibent
forthwithcausecreaturesbothvisibleandinvisibletoyield
obedientescreaturasvisibilesetinuisibilestamdenostrohoc
obedience,aswelcreaturesofthisourworld,asofthewatry,
mundo,qumdeAqueo,Aereo,Subterraneo&Olympico,
ary,subterranean,andOlympicksupercelestialand
Superclesti,Infernali,&tandemetiamdiuino.
infernal,andalsothedivine.
Thereforesimplicityischieflytobestudied,andthe
knowledgeofsuchsimplesistobesoughtforfromGod
otherwisebynoothermeansorexperiencetheycanbe
foundout.
Aphor.37.
Andletalllotshavetheirplacedecently:Order,
ReasonandMeans,arethethreethingswhichdoeasily
renderalllearningaswellofthevisibleasinvisible
creatures.ThisisthecourseofOrder,Thatsomecreatures
arecreaturesofthelightothers,ofdarkness:theseare
subjecttovanity,becausetheyrunheadlongintodarkness,
andinthralthemselvesineternalpunishmentsfortheir
rebellion.TheirKingdomispartlyverybeautifulin
transitoryandcorruptiblethingsontheonepart,becauseit
cannotconsistwithoutsomevertueandgreatgiftsofGod
andpartlymostfilthyandhorridtobespokenof,becauseit
aboundethwithallwickednessandsin,idolatry,contemptof
God,blasphemiesagainstthetrueGodandhisworks,
worshippersofdevils,disobediencetowardsMagistrates,
seditions,homicides,robberies,tyranny,adulteries,wicked
lusts,rapes,thefts,lyes,perjuries,pride,andacovetous
desireofruleinthismixtureconsisteththekingdomof
darkness:butthecreaturesofthelightarefilledwitheternal
truth,andwiththegraceofGod,andareLordsofthewhole
world,anddoreignovertheLordsofdarkness,asthe
membersofChrist.Betweentheseandtheother,thereisa
continualwar,untilGodshallputanendtotheirstrife,by
hislastjudgement.
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Studendumigiturmaximsimplicitati,&Deo
impetrandanotitiataliumsimplicium:aliasnullaaliarationevel
experientiadeprehendipossunt.

XXXVII.
Habent&singulasuumlocumsortitadecenter,ORDO,
RATIO,MODVS,sunt,qufaciliaredduntomnesdoctrinas
tamvisibiliumquminuisibiliumcreaturarum.ORDINIS,hc
estratio,qualisuntcreaturLucis,aliTenebrarum.H
suntvanitatisubiect,quiaseintenebrasprcipitarunt&
manciparuntternispnis,rebellionisgratia.Horumregnum
estpartimpulcherrimuminrebustransitoriis&caducis:unaex
parte:quianonpossetconsisteresinealiquavirtuteetmaximis
quibusdamDeidonis:partimverfdissimum&horrendum
dictu,quodinundatomnibusflagitiisetpeccatis,Idololatria,
contemptuDei,blasphemiisveriDei&operumeius:cultu
dmoniorum,inobedientiaergamagistratum,seditionibus,
homicidiis,latrociniis,tyrannide,adulteriis,nefandis
libidinibus,rapinis,furtis,mendaciis,periuriis,cupiditate
dominandi.Inhacmixturaconsistittenebrarumregnum.At
luciscreatur,veritateternaacgratiaDei,&suntDomini
totiusmundi,etiamtenebrarumdominisimperanttanquam
Christimembra.Interhas&illasestternumbellum,quoad
Deuslitemhancdirimatsuoultimoiudicio.

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Aphor.38.

XXXVIII.

ThereforeMagickistwofoldinitsfirstdivisionthe
oneisofGod,whichhebestowethonthecreaturesoflight
theotheralsoisofGod,butasitisthegiftwhichhegiveth
untothecreaturesofdarkness:andthisisalsotwofold:the
oneistoagoodend,aswhenthePrincesofdarknessare
compelledtodogooduntothecreatures,Godenforcing
themtheotherisforanevilend,whenGodpermittethsuch
topunishevilpersons,thatmagicallytheyaredeceivedto
destructionor,alsohecommandethsuchtobecastoutinto
destruction.

DVPLEXigiturestMAGIAsuaprimadiuisione.Aliaest
DEI,quamdonatCreaturisLucis.AliaestsimilliterDEI,sed
donumcreaturarumtenebrarum:eaqueduplex,adfinem
BONVMalia,vtcumTenebrarumprincipescogunturCreatur
benefacereDeoeoscogente.ALIAadfinemMALVM,cum
Deusadpunieudum[*puniendum]malospermittittalesMagic
decipiadperniciem,veletiammandattalesinpernitiemdetrudi.

TheseconddivisionofMagickis,thatitbringethto
passsomeworkswithvisibleinstruments,throughvisible
thingsanditeffectethotherworkswithinvisible
instrumentsbyinvisiblethingsanditactethotherthings,
aswelwithmixedmeans,asinstrumentsandeffects.

Aliainstrumentisinuisibilibusperinuisibilia.Alia
commixtistammodisquminstrumentis&effectibus.

Thethirddivisionis,Therearesomethingswhichare
broughttopassbyinvocationofGodalone:thisispartly
Prophetical,andPhilosophicalandpartly,asitwere
Theophrastical.
Otherthingsthereare,whichbyreasonofthe
ignoranceofthetrueGod,aredonewiththePrincesof
Spirits,thathisdesiresmaybefulfilledsuchistheworkof
theMercurialists.
Thefourthdivisionis,Thatsomeexercisetheir
MagickwiththegoodAngelsinsteadofGod,asitwere
descendingdownfromthemosthighGod:suchwasthe
MagickofBaalim.
AnotherMagickis,thatwhichexerciseththeiractions
withthechiefoftheevilSpiritssuchweretheywho
wroughtbytheminorGodsoftheheathens.
Thefifthdivisionis,ThatsomedoactwithSpirits
openly,andfacetofacewhichisgiventofew:othersdo
workbydreamsandothersignswhichtheancientstook
fromtheirauguriesandsacrifices.
Thesixthdivisionis,Thatsomeworkbyimmortal
creatures,othersbymortalCreatures,asNymphs,Satyrs,
andsuchlikeinhabitantsofotherelements,Pigmies,&c.

SECVNDADIVISIOMAGIest,qudaliaopera
perficitinstrumentisvisibilibuspervisibilia.

TERTIADIVISIOest.AliaestqusoliusDei
inuocationeperficitur.HcestpartimProphetica&
Philosophica,partimsicutTHEOPHRASTICA.
AliaquperignorantiamveriDeicumprincipibus
Spirituumagit,vivoticomposfiat,sicutestopus
MERCVRIORVM.
QVARTAdiuisioest,qudaliasummoDeo
descendendocumbonisAngelislocoDEIsuamMAGIAM
exercet:taliseratBAALIMMAGIA.
ALIAqucumsatrapismalorumSpirituumsuasexercet
actiones:talesfurequiperminoresgentiumDeosoperabantur.
QVINTADiuisioest.Aliicumspiritibusapert&coram
facieadfaciemagunt,quodpaucisdatur.Aliipersomniaaut
aliasignaagunt:qualiaveteresexauguriis&hostiiscaptabant.
SEXTADIVISIOESTqudaliioperanturperimmortales
creaturas.AliipermortalesNymphasSatyros,&similes
aliorumelementorumincolasPigmos,&c.
SEPTIMADIVISIOEST,qudaliisultrspiritus
inseruiuntsinearte,aliisvixperartemeuocatiinseruiunt.
InterhasMagispeciesomniumprstantissimaest,qu
soloDeodependet.SECVNDA,Cuiultrspiritusfideliter
seruiunt.TERTIA,qupropriaestCHRISTIANORVM,qu
CHRISTIpotestate,quamhabetinclo&interra,dependet.

Theseventhdivisionis,ThattheSpiritsdoservesome
oftheirownaccord,withoutartotherstheywillscarce
attend,beingcalledbyart.
AmongthesespeciesofMagick,thatisthemost
excellentofall,whichdependethuponGodalone.The
second,ThemwhomtheSpiritsdoservefaithfullyoftheir
ownaccord.Thethirdis,thatwhichisthepropertyof
Christians,whichdependethonthepowerofChristwhich
hehathinheavenandearth.
Aphor.39.
ThereisasevenfoldpreparationtolearntheMagick
Art.
Thefirstis,tomeditatedayandnighthowtoattainto
thetrueknowledgeofGod,bothbyhiswordrevealedfrom
thefoundationoftheworldasalsobythesealofthe
creation,andofthecreaturesandbythewonderfuleffects
whichthevisibleandinvisiblecreaturesofGoddoshew
forth.
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XXXIX.
ApparatusadartemMagicam
discendam,estsep
tuplex.
PRIMVMEST,vtdiunoctuquecogitet,quomodoin
veramDeinotitiamascendattumperverbumreuelatuminde
usquemundicondito:tumperscalamcreationis,&
creaturarum,tumpermirabileseffectiones,quasexhibent
visibiles&inuisibilesDeiCreatur.
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Secondlyitisrequisite,thatamandescenddowninto
SECVNDOrequiritur,vthomoinseipsumdescendat,
himself,andchieflystudytoknowhimselfwhatmortalpart sesequemetoptimnouissestudeat,quidmortaleinsehabeat,
hehathinhim,andwhatimmortalandwhatpartisproper
quidimmortale,quidquecuiusquepartissuipropriumfit,quid
tohimself,andwhatdiverse.
diuersum.
Thirdly,Thathelearnbytheimmortalpartofhimself,
toworship,loveandfeartheeternalGod,andtoadorehim
inSpiritandTruthandwithhismortalpart,todothose
thingswhichheknowethtobeacceptabletoGod,and
profitabletohisneighbours.
Thesearethethreefirstandchiefestpreceptsof
Magick,wherewithleteveryonepreparehimselfthatcovets
toobtaintrueMagickordivinewisdom,thathemaybe
accountedworthythereof,andonetowhomtheAngelical
creatureswillinglydoservice,notoccultlyonely,butalso
manifestly,andasitwerefacetoface.

TERTIOvtdiscatperimmortalemsuipartem,ternum
Deumcolere,amare,&timere:atqueinspiritu&veritate
adorare:cummortaliversuiparteeafacere,qusciueritDeo
grataesse,&proximoutilia.
HCSVNTTRIAsumma&primaMagiprcepta,
quibusquisqueseparaueritadveramMagiamseudiuinam
sapientiamconcupiscendametassequendam,vtdignus
habeatur,CuiAngeliccreaturinseruiant,nontantmoccult,
sedetiammanifest,&defacieadfaciem.

QVARTOCumabuteromatrisquilibetadcertumgenus
vitvoceturinuigilandumvtquilibetpernoscatanadMagiam
Fourthly,Whereaseverymanistobevigilanttoseeto natussit,&adquameiusspeciem.Quodquiuispercipiet,qui
whatkindelifeheshallbecalledfromhismotherswombe, hcnostralegensfacilperceperit,&experiundosesuccessus
thateveryonemayknowwhetherhebeborntoMagick,
haberesenserit.Namnonnisiparuulis&humilibustalia&tanta
andtowhatspeciesthereof,whicheveryonemayperceive
danturdona.
easilythatreadeththesethings,andbyexperiencemayhave
successthereinforsuchthingsandsuchgiftsarenotgiven
butonelytothelowandhumble.
Inthefifthplacewearetotakecare,thatwe
understandwhentheSpiritsareassistingus,inundertaking
thegreatestbusinessandhethatunderstandsthis,itis
manifest,thatheshallbemadeaMagicianoftheordination
ofGodthatis,suchapersonwhouseththeministeryofthe
Spiritstobringexcellentthingstopass.Here,asforthe
mostpart,theysin,eitherthroughnegligence,ignorance,or
contempt,orbytoomuchsuperstitiontheyoffendalsoby
ingratitudetowardsGod,wherebymanyfamousmenhave
afterwardsdrawnuponthemselvesdestruction:theysinalso
byrashnessandobstinacyandalsowhentheydonotuse
theirgiftsforthathonorofGodwhichisrequired,anddo
prefer
().*

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QVINTOaduertendum,numcircasemanifestassistentes
sentiatSpiritusinmaximisnegotiissuscipiendis:Qudsitales
senserit,manifestumqudexDeiordinationefietMAGVShoc
esttalispersona,quministeriospirituumutaturadprclaras
resefficiendas.Hcvtplurimumpeccatur,velnegligentia,vel
inscitia,velcontemptu,veletiamnimiasuperstitione:peccatur
etiamingratitudineergaDeum,quaclarissimipleriqueviri,sibi
posteaexitiumattraxerunt:peccatur&temeritateacperuicacia:
ActandemetiamquandodonaDeinonEOinHONORE
habentur,quorequiritur,&parergaergisprferuntur.

*I.e.
parergonor
supplemental
works.Notethe
Latintextdoes
notuseGreek
lettershere.Sl.
3851omittedthe
phraseentirely:
"Fiftlyhemust
notewhetherhe
canperceivethe
spiritsassisting
himmanifestlyin
thegreatest
businessthatare
tobeundertaken.
Becauseifhe
shallfindthemto
besuchassistants.
Itismanifestheis
madeaMagician
bytheordinance
ofGod,thatis,
suchaperson
whichuseththe
minisery[sic]of
thespiritsunto
theeffectingof
excellentthings.
Buthearehemay
sinne,eitherby
negligenceorby
ignorance,orby
contempt,oralso
bytomuch
supersticion.Also
hemaysinneby
unthankfullnes
towardsGod
wherbymany
excellentmen
havedrawne
upponthemselves
destruction.And
hemaysinneby
rashnesand
stubbornes.And
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sinnewhenthe
giftsofGodare
nothadinthat
honourand
esteemeasis
requiredandas
theyoughttobe."

Sixthly,TheMagitian[sic]hathneedoffaithand
taciturnity,especially,thathedisclosenosecretwhichthe
Spirithathforbidhim,ashecommandedDanieltoseal
somethings,thatis,nottodeclaretheminpublicksoasit
wasnotlawfulforPaultospeakopenlyofallthingswhich
hesawinavision.Nomanwillbelievehowmuchis
containedinthisoneprecept.

SEXTO,FIDEETTACITVRNITATEopusestfuturo
mago,maximvtnihilproferatsecretorum,quspiritusibi
interdicuntur,sicutDANIELImandatur.Sigillandaqudam,
hocestnonproferendainpublicum.SicnequePAVLOliberum
eratquvideratinreuelationevtpropalaret.

Seventhly,InhimthatwouldbeaMagician,thereis
requiredthegreatestjustice,thatheundertakenothingthat
isungodly,wickedorunjust,nortoletitoncecomeinhis
mindeandsoheshallbedivinelydefendedfromallevil.

SEPTIMOrequiritursummaiustitiainfuturomago,hoc
est,utnihilimpium,iniquum,iniustumsuscipiat,imnein
animumquidemadmittat,&sicdefendeturdiuinitsabomni
malo.

Aphor.40.
WhentheMagiciandeterminethwithhimselftodo
anyincorporealthingeitherwithanyexteriourorinteriour
sense,thenlethimgovernhimselfaccordingtotheseseven
subsequentlaws,toaccomplishhisMagicalend.

Nemocredideritquantuminhocunicoprceptositumsit.

XL.
CVMcircasesenseritaliquidincorporeumagens,vel
exteriorialiquosensu,velinteriori:sedeindesecundumseptem
subsequenteslegesgubernetadmagicumconsequendumfinem.

PRIMAhclexesto,vtsciatDeoordinatumsibitalem
ThefirstLawisthis,ThatheknowthatsuchaSpirit
spiritum,accogitetsehabereinspectoremsuarumactionum&
isordaineduntohimfromGodandlethimmeditatethat
cogitationumomnium.Ideomnemvitamsuamadordinem
Godisthebeholderofallhisthoughtsandactionstherefore prscriptuminverboDEIdirigat.
lethimdirectallthecourseofhislifeaccordingtotherule
prescribedinthewordofGod.
SECVNDOsempercumDauideoret:Spiritumsanctum
tuumneauferasme,&Spirituprincipaliconfirmame.Etne
Secondly,AlwaiespraywithDavid,Takenotthyholy nosinducasintentationem,sedliberanosmalo.Nedesquso
SpiritfrommeandstrengthenmewiththyfreeSpirit
PaterClestispotestatemSpirituimendaci,quemadmodum
[Ps50.13,14]andleadusnotintotemptation,butdeliverus dedistisuperACHAB,vtperiret,sedcustodimeinveritatetua,
fromevil[Mat.6.13]:Ibeseechthee,OheavenlyFather,do AMEN.
notgivepowertoanylyingSpirit,asthoudidstoverAhab
thatheperishedbutkeepmeinthytruth.Amen.
TERTIOassuefaciatseadprobandosSpiritus,sicut
Scripturamonet:namdespinisnonlegunturvu.Omnia
Thirdly,LethimaccustomehimselftotrytheSpirits,
probemusquodbonum&laudabileestapprehendamus,quod
astheScriptureadmonishethforgrapescannotbegathered repugnatvoluntatidiuinfugiamus.
ofthorns:letustryallthings,andholdfastthatwhichis
goodandlaudable,thatwemayavoideverythingthatis
QVARTVMest,vtsimusremotissimiabomni
repugnanttothedivinepower.
superstitione.EstautemSVPERSTITIOhocinlocotribuere
diuinitaterebus,inquibusnihilestdiuini:autetiamelectitio
Thefourthis,Toberemoteandcleerfromallmanner nobiscultisinemandatoDEIvelleDeumcolere:Qualessunt
ofsuperstitionforthisissuperstition,toattributedivinityin omnesCeremoniMagicSathanic,quiimpudenterse
thisplacetothings,whereinthereisnothingatalldivineor tanquamDeumcolivult.
tochuseorframetoourselves,toworshipGodwithsome
kindeofworshipwhichhehathnotcommanded:suchare
QVINTOfugiendaestlatriaIdolorum,qusuoproprio
theMagicalceremoniesofSatan,wherebyheimpudently
motupotentiamdiuinamalligatIdolisautaliisrebus,ubinon
offerethhimselftobeworshippedasGod.
suntCreatorevelnaturordineposit,qualiamulta
Cacomagieffingunt.
Thefifththingtobeeschewed,isallworshipofIdols,
whichbindethanydivinepowertoidolsorotherthingsof
SEXTOfugiendaetiaminsidiosaDiaboliCacozyliaqua
theirownpropermotion,wheretheyarenotplacedbythe
imitaturCreationis&creatorispotentiam,vtverboresproducat,
Creator,orbytheorderofNature:whichthingsmanyfalse qunonsuntvtsint,quodestsolummodoOmnipotentisDei,&
andwickedMagitiansfaign.
creaturincommunicabile.
Sixthly,Allthedeceitfulimitationsandaffectionsof
SEPTIMOinhrendumdonisDEI&sanctiSpiritus,vtet
thedevilarealsotobeavoided,wherebyheimitateththe
diligentercognoscamus&excolamustotopectore,&omnibus
powerofthecreation,andoftheCreator,thathemayso
viribusnostris.
producethingswithaword,thattheymaynotbewhatthey
are.WhichbelongethonelytotheOmnipotencyofGod,and
isnotcommunicabletothecreature.
Seventhly,LetuscleavefasttothegiftsofGod,and
ofhisholySpirit,thatwemayknowthem,anddiligently
embracethemwithourwholeheart,andallourstrength.
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Aphor.41.

APHORIS.XLI.

WecomenowtotheninelastAphorismesofthis
wholeTomewherewithwewill,thedivinemercyassisting
us,concludethiswholeMagicalIsagoge.

AccedimusadnouemhuiusTomiultimosAphorismos,
quibustotamIsagogicamMagiamconcludemusDiuina
adiuuanteClementia.

Thereforeinthefirstplaceitistobeobserved,what
weunderstandbyMagitianinthiswork.

ESTigituranteomniaobseruandumquidperMagumin
hocopereintelligamus.

HimthenwecounttobeaMagitian,towhombythe
graceofGodthespiritualessencesdoservetomanifestthe
knowledgeofthewholeuniverse,&ofthesecretsofNature
containedtherein,whethertheyarevisibleorinvisible.This
descriptionofaMagitianplainlyappeareth,andisuniversal.

VolumusautemeumesseMagum,cuiexDeigratia
manifestspiritualesessentiseruiuntadcognitionemtotius
universi&naturaruminhiscontentis,siuevisibilesillsint,
siueinuisibiles.HcdescriptioMagilatpatet,estque
universalis.

AnevilMagicianishe,whombythedivine
permissiontheevilSpiritsdoserve,tohistemporaland
eternaldestructionandperditiontodeceivemen,anddraw
themawayfromGodsuchwasSimonMagus,ofwhom
mentionismadeintheActsoftheApostles,andinClemens
whomSaintPetercommandedtobethrowndownuponthe
earth,whenashehadcommandedhimself,asitwereaGod,
toberaisedupintotheairbytheuncleanSpirits.

CACOMAGVSest,Cuiexdiuinapermissionemali
spiritusseruiuntadtemporalem&ternampernitiem:ad
dementandoshomines,&auertendosDEO.TalisfuitSIMON
Magus:cuiusmentiofitinActisApostolorum,&in
CLEMENTE,quemDiuusPETRVSiussitdeturbariinterram,
cmsetanquamDeumabimmundisspiritibusiuberetinaerem
eleuari.

Untothisorderarealsotobereferredallthosewho
arenotedintheTwelveTablesoftheLaw*andaresetforth
withtheirevildeeds.

Thesubdivisionsandspeciesofbothkindesof
Magick,wewillnoteintheTomesfollowing.Inthisplaceit
shallsuffice,thatwedistinguishtheSciences,whichis
good,andwhichisevil:Whereasmansoughttoobtainthem
bothatfirst,tohisownruineanddestruction,asMosesand
Hermesdodemonstrate.
Aphor.42.
Secondly,wearetoknow,ThataMagitianisaperson
predestinatedtothisworkfromhismotherswombeneither
lethimassumeanysuchgreatthingstohimself,unlesshe
becalleddivinelybygracehereunto,forsomegoodendto
abadendis,thattheScripturemightbefulfilled,Itmustbe
thatoffenceswillcomebutwobetothatmanthrough
whomtheycome.Therefore,aswehavebeforeoftentimes
admonished,Withfearandtremblingwemustliveinthis
world.
NotwithstandingIwillnotdeny,butthatsomemen
maywithstudyanddiligenceobtainsomespeciesofboth
kindesofMagickifitmaybeadmitted.Butheshallnever
aspiretothehighestkindesthereofyetifhecovettoassail
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Inhuncordinemreferendietiamomnes,quiinlegibus
XII.Tabularumnotantur,&suismalefactisseumaleficiis
innotescunt.

*This
passagerefersto
theRomanlaw
textDuodecim
tabularumleges
(451BC),which
describesvarious
criminalusesof
magic,including
detectingathief
bymeansof
scrying(Table2,
law7),interfering
withcrops(Table
7,law3),and
anyonewho
"annoysanother
bymeansof
magic
incantationsor
diabolicalarts,
andrendershim
inactive,orillor
whopreparesor
administers
poisontohim"
(Table7,law14).
(Tr.SamuelP.
ScottTheCivil
Law,I,Cincinnati,
1932.)Turner
silently"corrects"
thisto"thetwo
tablesofthelaw."

VTRIVSQVEMAGIautemsubdiuisiones&speciesin
sequentibusTomisnotabimus.Hoclocosuffecerit,qud
scientiamBONI&MALIdistinximus.Cumutriusqueprimus
HOMOpossessioneminsuiperniciemappetiuerit.Veluti
MOISES&HERMESdemonstrant.

XLII.
Sciendumsecund,qudMagusestpersonaexutero
matrisadhocgenusoperisPRDESTINATA,nequesibi
quicquamaliquisdetantisrebussumpserit,nisiadhoc
VOCATVSfueritdiuinitsadbonumfinemexGRATIA,ad
malumfinem,vtcompleaturscriptura.Oportetscandalafieri,
sedvillihominiperquem.Proindesicutetsupraliquoties
monuimuscummetuettremoreinhocviuendummundo.
NONnegauerimtamen,aliquasutriusqueMagispecies,
studio&diligentiaaliquemassequiposse,siamittatur.Sedad
illasummageneraneaspiraueritunquam.Imsiillaappetet,
violabiturcorpore&animasinedubio.Talessunt,quiex
operationibusCacomagicisadmontemOREBautsolitudines
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them,heshalldoubtlessoffendbothinsoulandbody.Such
arethey,whobytheoperationsoffalseMagicians,are
sometimescarriedtoMountHoreb,orinsomewilderness,
ordesarts[deserts]ortheyaremaimedinsomemember,or
aresimplytorninpieces,oraredeprivedoftheir
understandingevenasmanysuchthingshappenbytheuse
thereof,wheremenareforsakenbyGod,anddeliveredto
thepowerofSatan.

TheSeventhSeptenary.
Aphor.43.
TheLordliveth,andtheworksofGoddoliveinhim
byhisappointmentwherebyhewilleththemtobeforhe
willhavethemtousetheirlibertyinobediencetohis
commands,ordisobediencethereof.Totheobedient,he
hathproposedtheirrewardstothedisobedienthehath
propoundedtheirdeservedpunishment.Thereforethese
Spiritsoftheirfreewil,throughtheirprideandcontemptof
theSonofGod,haverevoltedfromGodtheirCreator,and
arereserveduntothedayofwrathandthereisleftinthem
averygreatpowerinthecreationbutnotwithstandingitis
limited,andtheyareconfinedtotheirboundswiththebridle
ofGod.ThereforetheMagitianofGod,whichsignifiesa
wisemanofGod,oroneinformedofGod,isledforthby
thehandofGoduntoalleverlastinggood,bothmean
[small]things,andalsothechiefestcorporalthings.

quascunquetransferuntur,autmutilanturaliquo,aut
disccrpuntur[sic]simpliciter:auttandempriuanturmente,
quemadmodummultistalia,usuveniunt,ubiDeodeserti
tradunturSathan.

SEPTENA
Septima.
APHOR.XLIII.
ViuitDeus,&Deioperaviuuntineostatu,quoesse
voluerunt:namvoluitilloslibertatesuaadobedientiam
mandatorumautinobedientiameorumuti,Obedientibus
proposuitsuaprmia.Inobedientibusproposuitpnasmeritas.
LiberaergovoluntateSpirituspersuperbiam&contemptum
FILIIDEIDeoCreatoredesciuerunt,&reseruanturaddiem
ir.EstqueillisrelictamaximapotestasinCreatione,sedtamen
limitata,&semperfreno.Deicohercentursuislimitibus.
MAGVSigiturDEI,quodsapientemDeisonat,seuDeo
informatummanuDeiadomneternumbonumdeducitur&
MEDIOCRIAveletiamSVMMACORPORALIA.

MagnaestpotentiaSathanpropterhominummagna
peccata.IdeoetiammagnaSathaniciMagiprstiterint,&
GreatisthepowerofSatan,byreasonofthegreatsins maiora,qumquisunquamcrediderit.Quamuisinsuislimitibus
subsistant,tamenillisupraomnemcaptumhumanumsunt,
ofmen.ThereforealsotheMagitiansofSatandoperform
quatenusadcorporalia&transitoriahuiusvit:quemadmodum
greatthings,andgreaterthenanymanwouldbelieve:
idmultveterumtestanturhistori,&quotidianarerum
althoughtheydosubsistintheirownlimits,nevertheless
exempla.InfineutraqueMagiaseinuicemdifferunt,illaad
theyareaboveallhumaneapprehension,astothecorporal
ternabonatransit,&temporalibusutiturcumgratiarum
andtransitorythingsofthislifewhichmanyancient
actione.Hcdeternisparumestsolicita,sedtotase
Histories,anddailyExamplesdotestifie.Bothkindesof
corporalibustraditvtliberrimomnibussuisfruatur
Magickaredifferentonefromtheotherintheirends:the
cupiditatibus&deliciisDEI&ireiuscontemptum.
oneleadethtoeternalgood,andusethtemporalthingswith
thanksgivingtheotherisalittlesollicitousabouteternal
thingsbutwhollyexercisethhimselfaboutcorporalthings,
thathemayfreelyenjoyallhislustsanddelightsin
contemptofGodandhisanger.
Aphor.44.

XLIIII.

Thepassagefromthecommonlifeofmanuntoa
Magicallife,isnootherbutasleep,fromthatlifeandan
awakingtothislifeforthosethingswhichhappento
ignorantandunwisemenintheircommonlife,thesame
thingshappentothewillingandknowingMagitian.

Transitusdecommunihominumvita,advitammagicam,
nonestaliusnisideeademvitadormientemadeandemvitam
vigilantem.Quenimincommunivitahominibusaccidunt
ignorantibus&nescientibus,eaMagisacciduntscientibus&
volentibus.

TheMagitianunderstandethwhenthemindedoth
meditateofhimselfhedeliberateth,reasoneth,constituteth
anddeterminethwhatistobedoneheobservethwhenhis
cogititionsdoproceedfromadivineseparateessence,and
heprovethofwhatorderthatdivineseparateessenceis.

MAGVSintelligitquandoanimuseiusseipsocogitat,
deliberat,ratiocinatur,constituit,definitaliquidfaciendum:
obseruatquandosucogitationesabassistenteseparataessentia
proficiscuntur,&probatdequoordineillaassistensseparata
essentiasit.

ButthemanthatisignorantofMagick,iscarriedto
andfro,asitwereinwarwithhisaffectionsheknowethnot
whentheyissueoutofhisownminde,orareimpressedby
theassistingessenceandheknowethnothowtooverthrow
thecounselsofhisenemiesbythewordofGod,ortokeep
himselffromthesnaresanddeceitsofthetempter.

AdhomoMagiimperitustanquambelluaaffectibus
sursum&deorsumfertur,cmsuoanimoemanantibus,tum
impressisabessentiisassistentibus:acnescitperverbumDei
inimicorumconsiliaeuertere,sequeabinsidiistentatoris
prcustodire.

Aphor.45.
ThegreatestpreceptofMagicis,toknowwhatevery
manoughttoreceiveforhisusefromtheassistingSpirit,
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XLV.
SummamMagiprceptumestscire,quidquisquead
usumsuumacciperedebeatabassistentespiritu,quidrespuere:

Psalm
118.9:inquo
corriget
adulescentior
viamsuamin

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andwhattorefuse:whichhemaylearnofthePsalmist,
saying,Wherewithshallayongmancleansehisway?in
keepingthyword,OhLord.TokeepthewordofGod,so
thattheevilonesnatchitnotoutoftheheart,isthechiefest
preceptofwisdom.Itislawfultoadmitof,andexercise
othersuggestionswhicharenotcontrarytothegloryof
God,andcharitytowardsourneighbours,notinquiringfrom
whatSpiritsuchsuggestionsproceed:Butweoughttotake
heed,thatwearenottoomuchbusiedwithunnecessary
thingsaccordingtotheadmonitionofChristMartha,
Martha,thouarttroubledaboutmanythingsbutMaryhath
chosenthebetterpart,whichshallnotbetakenfromher.
Thereforeletusalwaieshaveregarduntothesayingof
Christ,SeekyefirstthekingdomofGodandhis
righteousness,andallthesethingsshallbeaddeduntoyou.
Allotherthings,thatis,allthingswhichareduetothe
mortalMicrocosme,asfood,raiment,andthenecessaryarts
ofthislife.

Aphor.46.
Thereisnothingsomuchbecomethaman,as
constancyinhiswordsanddeeds,andwhenthelike
rejoycethinhisliketherearenonemorehappythensuch,
becausetheholyAngelsareconversantaboutsuch,and
possessthecustodyofthem:onthecontrary,menthatare
unconstantarelighterthennothing,androttenleaves.We
chusethe46Aphorismefromthese.Evenaseveryone
governethhimself,soheallurethuntohimselfSpiritsofhis
natureandconditionbutoneverytruelyadviseth,thatno
manshouldcarryhimselfbeyondhisowncalling,lestthat
hedrawuntohimselfsomemalignantSpiritfromthe
uttermostpartsoftheearth,bywhomeitherheshallbe
infatuatedanddeceived,orbroughttofinaldestruction.This
preceptappearethmostplainly:forMidas,whenhewould
convertallthingsintogold,drewupsuchaSpiritunto
himself,whichwasabletoperformthisandbeingdeceived
byhim,hehadbeenbroughttodeathbyfamine,ifhis
foolishnesshadnotbeencorrectedbythemercyofGod.
Thesamethinghappenedtoacertainwomanabout
FranckfordatOdera,inourtimes,whowouldscrape
together&devourmonyofanything.Wouldthatmen
woulddiligentlyweighthisprecept,andnotaccountthe
HistoriesofMidas,andthelike,forfablestheywouldbe
muchmorediligentinmoderatingtheirthoughtsand
affections,neitherwouldtheybesoperpetuallyvexedwith
theSpiritsofthegoldenmountainsofUtopia.Thereforewe
oughtmostdiligentlytoobserve,thatsuchpresumptions
shouldbecastoutoftheminde,bytheword,whiletheyare
newneitherletthemhaveanyhabitintheidleminde,that
isemptyofthedivineword.
Aphor.47.
Hethatisfaithfullyconversantinhisvocation,shall
havealsotheSpiritsconstantcompanionsofhisdesires,
whowillsuccessivelysupplyhiminallthings.Butifhe
haveanyknowledgeinMagick,theywillnotbeunwilling
toshewhim,andfamiliarlytoconversewithhim,andto
servehiminthoseseveralministeries,untowhichtheyare
addictedthegoodSpiritsingoodthings,untosalvationthe
evilSpiritsineveryevilthing,todestruction.Examplesare
notwantingintheHistoriesofthewholeWorldanddo
dailyhappenintheworld.Theodosiusbeforethevictoryof
Arbogastus,isanexampleofthegoodBrute[Brutus]
beforehewasslain,wasanexampleoftheevilSpirits,
whenhewaspersecutedoftheSpiritofCsar,andexposed
topunishment,thatheslewhimself,whohadslainhisown
Father,andtheFatherofhisCountry.
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quodPsalmistadiscetdicente.Inquocorrigetadolescensviam
suam?incustodiendosermonestuosDomine.Custodireverbum
Dei,neilludmalusrapiatdecorde,summumestsapienti
prceptum,reliquassuggestiones,qunonsuntcontragloriam
Dei,&charitatemergaproximum,admittere&exciperelicet,
noninterrogandoqualispiritutalissuggestioproficiscatur.
Cauendumtamennenimiumcircanonnecessariaoccupemur
iuxtaChristiadmonitionem,MarthaMartha,tuessollicitacirca
plurima.Mariaoptimampartemelegit,qunonausereturabea.
ItasemperintuendumChristidictum.Principiquriteregnum
Dei&iustitiameius,&cteraadiicienturvobis.Ctera,hocest
omniaqumortaliMicrocosmipartidebentur,victus,amictus,
artesvitnecessari.

custodiendo
sermonestuos.
Luke10.4142:
MarthaMartha
sollicitaeset
turbariserga
plurima(42)porro
unumest
necessarium
Mariaoptimam
partemelegitquae
nonaufereturab
ea.
Matt.6.33:
quaeriteautem
primumregnumet
iustitiameiuset
omniahaec
adicienturvobis.

APHORISMVS
XLVI.
Nihiladedecethominem,acconstantiaindictis&factis.
Etcmsimilegaudeatsimili,nullisuntfeliciorestalibus:quia
sanctiangelicircatalesversantur,eormquecustodiamtenent.
Contrauersanturhominesnihili&foliisleuiorescaducis.Ex
hiselicimus46Aphorismum.Proutsequisquegesserit,itaadse
allicueriteiusnatur&conditionisSpiritus.
Atverissimquidamadmonet,nequisvelitultrasuam
vocationemseefferre,neadsevelabextremisterrarumorbis
aliquemmalignumSpiritumalliciat,quoinfatuetur,acad
finalempernitiempertrahatur.Hocprceptumlatissimpatet.
NamMIDAScmomniaconuerterevelletinaurum,adse
talempertraxitSpiritum,quihocprstareposset,&pereum
deceptus,admortemexfameperductusfuisset,nisiex
misericordiaDeieiusstultitiacorrectafuisset.Idemaccidet
nostristemporibusmulierculcircaFRANCKFVRTVMAD
ODERAM,utdeomnirepecuniamraperet&deuoraret.Osi
hocprceptumhominesperpenderent,&nonMid&similium
historiasprofabulishaberent,diligentioresessentinmoderandis
suisaffectibus&cogitationibus,nequeitaperpetuSpiritibus
aureorummontiumVtopivexarentur.Proindeaccurat
obseruandum,vtperverbumtalesprsumptionesexanimo
reiiciantur,dumrecentessunt,nequehabitumfecerintinocioso
&diuinoverbovacuoanimo.

XLVII.
Invocationesua,quifideliterversabatur,habebitetiam
constanteseiusstudiisociosSpiritus,quieiomnes
suppeditabuntsuccessus.QudsietiamMagialiquam
notitiamhabuerit,nongrauabunturseilliostendere,a
familiaritercumipsocolloqui,&indiuersisministeriisiisdem,
quibusaddictisunt:inseruire,inbonis,boniadsalutem:in
malis,maliadomnemalum&perniciem.Nondesuntexempla
inhistoriistotiusmundi,&quindiesinmundoaccidunt.In
bonisexemploestTheodosiusantevictoriamdeArbogasto.In
malisBrutusantequamoccumberetcmCsarisgenio
persequeretur,acdeposcereturadpnam,vtseipsumiugularet,
quiPatremPatri&suumpatremiugulauerat.

[Arbogast:
Romangeneral(d.
394)assistedthe
Easernruler
Theodosius
againsttheGoths
in380.]

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Aphor.48.

XLVIII.

AllMagickisarevelationofSpiritsofthatkinde,of
whichsorttheMagickissothatthenineMusesarecalled,
inHesiod,theninthMagick,ashemanifestlytestifiesof
himselfinTheogony.InHomer,thegeniusofUlyssesin
Psigiogagia.Hermes,theSpiritsofthemoresublimeparts
oftheminde.GodrevealedhimselftoMosesinthebush.
ThethreewisemenwhocametoseekChristatJerusalem,
theAngeloftheLordwastheirleader.TheAngelsofthe
LorddirectedDaniel.Thereforethereisnothingwhereof
anyonemaygloryForitisnotuntohimthatwilleth,nor
untohimthatrunnethbuttowhomGodwillhavemercy,or
ofsomeotherspiritualfate.Fromhencespringethall
Magick,andthitheragainitwillrevolve,whetheritbegood
orevil.InthismannerTagesthefirstteacheroftheMagick
oftheRomanes,gushedoutoftheearth.Dianaofthe
Ephesiansshewedherworship,asifithadbeensentfrom
heaven.SoalsoApollo.AndalltheReligionofthe
HeathensistakenfromthesameSpiritsneitherarethe
opinionsoftheSadduces,humaneinventions.

OmnisMAGIAestreuelatioeiusgenerisSpirituum,cuius
specieiestMagia.ItanouemMVSHESIODVMadnouenam
Magiamvocarunt,sicutdeseipsomanifestetestaturin
Theognia.HOMERICVMVLYSSISGENIVSinpsichiogogia.
HERMETEMdesublimioribusanimisspiritus.MOSENipse
DEVSinrubo.TRESMAGOS,quiChristumqusitum
venerantIerosolymam,Angelusdominieorumductor.
[Romans
DANIELEMAngelidomini.Sicnonest,utquisglorietur,non 9.16:igiturnon
estvolentisneccurrentis,sedvelmiserentisDEIvelalicuius
volentisneque
alteriusspiritualisfati.HINCOMNISORITVRMAGIA&e currentissed
rursusdeuoluitur,seubonaillasitseumala.HocmodoTAGES miserentisDei.]
primusprceptorMagiRomanorumdeterraprosiliit,DIAN
EPHESIORVMsuumcultumquasiclitusdemissumostendit.
Sic&APOLLO,acuniversaGENTIVMRELIGIOacceptaest
abiisdemSpiritibus,nequesuntutSADVCEORVMopiniones,
humanainuenta.

Aphor.49.

XLIX.

TheconclusionthereforeofthisIsagogeisthesame
whichwehaveabovealreadyspokenof,Thatevenasthere
isoneGod,fromwhenceisallgoodandonesin,towit,
disobedience,againstthewillofthecommandingGod,from
whencecomesallevilsothatthefearofGodisthe
beginningofallwisdom,andtheprofitofallMagickfor
obediencetothewillofGod,followeththefearofGodand
afterthis,dofollowthepresenceofGodandoftheholy
Spirit,andtheministeryoftheholyAngels,andallgood
thingsoutoftheinexhaustibletreasuresofGod.

CONCLVSIOhuiusISAGOGEestoidemquodsuperius
nuncnobisdictumest.QuemadmodumVNVSestDEVS,
quoomnebonum:&VNVMPECCATVM,videlicet
inobedientiaergaDEImandantisvoluntatem,quoomne
malum.ITATIMORDOMINIINITIVMSAPIENTI,&
omnisutilitasMagi.NamtimoremDeisequiturobedientia
ergavoluntatemDEI.HancconsequunturPRSENTIADEI&
SPIRITVSSANCTI,acministeriasanctorumAngelorum,&
omniabonadeinexhaustisthesaurisDei.

ATinutilitas&damnosaMAGIAoriturexeo,ubiex
cordetimoremDeiamittimus,&nobispeccatumdominari
patimur.IbistatimPrincepshuiusmundiDeushuiusseculi,
taleminstituitetINITIATsacrisregnisui,prouttaleminuenerit
utilemsuoregno.IbisicutAraneusmuscam,quinsuamtelam
incidit,irretit:ita&Sathansuamvenationemlaqueis
cupiditatumillaqueat,doneceumexugat&exiccetadmateriam
terniignis:hosfouet&tollitinaltum,utlapsugrauioreruant.
Circumfercandidelector,oculos&mentemtuamadhistorias
sacras&profanasadea,quindiesfieriinmundovides&
deprehendesOMNIAMAGORVMPLENA,iuxtaduplicem
scientiam,BONI&MALI.Quvtmeliuspossintdiscerni,pro
CourteousReader,applythyeyesandmindetothe
Isagogeconclusionehorumdiuisionem&subdiuisionemhc
sacredandprofaneHistories,&tothosethingswhichthou
subiecimus,inquoquisquecontemplaripoterit,quidsequendum
seestdailytobedoneintheworld,andthoushaltfindeall
sibisit,quidcontrafugiendum:&quatenusunicuique
thingsfullofMagick,accordingtoatwofoldScience,good insudandumsitadcompetentemvit&viuenditerminum.
andevil,whichthattheymaybethebetterdiscerned,we
willputheretheirdivisionandsubdivision,forthe
conclusionoftheseIsagogeswhereineveryonemay
contemplate,whatistobefollowed,andwhichtobe
avoided,andhowfaritistobelaboredforbyeveryone,to
acompetentendoflifeandliving.
ButunprofitableanddamnableMagickarisethfrom
thiswherewelosethefearofGodoutofourhearts,and
suffersintoreigninus,therethePrinceofthisworld,the
Godofthisworldbeginneth,andsettethuphiskingdomin
steadofholythings,insuchashefindethprofitableforhis
kingdomthere,evenasthespidertakeththeflyewhich
fallethintohisweb,soSatanspreadethabroadhisnets,and
takethmenwiththesnaresofcovetousness,untilhesucketh
him,anddrawethhimtoeternalfire:thesehecherishethand
advancethonhigh,thattheirfallmaybethegreater.

Theoso
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Knowledge
oftheWord
ofGod,and
rulingones
life
according
totheword
ofGod.
Knowledge
ofthe
government

Theoso
phia

Notitia
verbiDei,et
vitiuxta
verbumDei
institutio.
Notitia
gubernationis
Deiper
angelos,quos
scritura
Vigilesvocat,
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phy

ofGodby
Angels,
whichthe
Scripture
calleth
watchmen
andto
understand
themystery
ofAngels.

&,intelligere
angelorum
misteria.
BONI
Antro
posophia
homini

Good

data
Anthro
sophy
[sic]
given
to

Knowledge
ofnatural
things.
Wisdom
inhumane
things.

Scienti

man
Kakoso

Sciences

Cakoso
phy

Contempt
oftheword
ofGod,and
toliveafter
thewillof
thedevil.
Ignorance
ofthe
government
ofGodby
Angels
To
contemne
thecustody
ofthe
Angels,and
thattheir
companions
areofthe
devil.
Idolatry.
Atheisme.

Evil

Cacod
mony

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The
knowledge
ofpoisons
innature,
andtouse
them.
Wisdom
inallevil
arts,tothe
destruction
of
mankinde,
andtouse
themin
contemptof
God,and
fortheloss
and
destruction
ofmen.

Scientia
rerum
naturalium.
Prudentia
rerum
humanarum.

phia

Contemptus
verbiDei&
viuereex
Diaboli
voluntate.
Ignorantia
gubernationis
Deiper
angelos.
Contemnere
custodiam
angelorum
autsocios
esse
diabolorum.
Idololatria.
Atheismus.

MALI

Cacod
monia

Scientia
veneficiorum
innatura,&
illisuti.
Prudentia
inomnibus
malisartibus
adperniciem
humani
generis,&
illisutiin
contumeliam
Dei,acad
damnum&
perniciem
hominum.

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