This is Eliphas Levi’s () bestknown book. This work arguably made Levi THE most influential writer on magic since the Renaissance. Originally issued. Éliphas Lévi Zahed, born Alphonse Louis Constant (February 8, – May 31, ), was a . The magic propagated by Éliphas Lévi became a great success, especially after his death. . et Rituel de la Haute Magie, (Transcendental Magic, its Doctrine and Ritual), –; Histoire de la magie, (The History of Magic), . ELIPHAS LEVI ZAHED is a pseudony m which was adopted in his o ccult writings by Alphonse Louis Constant, and it is said to be the Hebrew equivalent of that.
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Do not, however, be misled, confuse not the guilty and the innocent! There is tranzcendental one dogma in magic, and it is this: He was later expelled from seminary for teaching doctrines contrary to those of the Roman Catholic Church.
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Transcendental Magic: Its Doctrine and Ritual
Sometimes we pay for a brand name – regardless of the quality of the things that our merchandise provide. A goat-headed prince bounds forward among them ; he ascends the throne, turns, and by assuming a stooping posture, presents to the assembly a human face, which, carrying black torches, every one comes forward to salute and to kiss. Did they offer a shameful salutation to the buttocks of the goat of Mendes?
With this visible triangle reason compares another which is invisible, but is assumed to be equal in dimension ; the abyss is its apex and its reversed base is parallel to the horizontal line stretching from east to west. There are also three distinct classes, or three original and natural ranks, among men, transcehdental are called to advance from the lower to transvendental higher.
This force was known to the ancients ; it consists in an universal agent having equilibrium for its supreme law, while its direction is concerned im- mediately with the great arcanum of transcendent magic.
In the Moniteur parisien ofConstant praised the new government’s actions as “veritably transvendental but he soon became disillusioned with the rigid dictatorship and was eventually imprisoned in for publishing a polemical chanson against the Emperor. Here then is the duad serving as the measure of unity, and the relation of equality between above and below forms with these the triad.
One has discovered the universal science and goes vainly seeking death to escape the agonies of his triumph he is the Majorcan Raymond Lully. The magician is the sovereign pontiff of nature, the sorcerer is her profaner only.
Transcendental Magic: Its Doctrine and Ritual by Éliphas Lévi
The triad is traced in space by the heavenly zenith, the infinite height, connected with east and west by two straight diverging lines. The Church transscendental in many an instance been resistant to scientific discovery and change.
Precautions neces- sary for the accomplishment of the Great Works of Science. The Doctrine half establishes the ideas themselves, such as how occult science came to be separate from formal religion, and the difference between high and low magic. This book can seem a bit old fashioned and even a bit insane at times though if you’re worried about insanity why are you reading a book on magick? His outlook is also very scientific. I found most rewarding his description of the evolution of the series of numbers as they unfold into further degrees of manifestation as well as his flowing exhortations of the fountain source of life itself, the Great Magical Agent.
Every in- dividuality is, therefore, indefinitely perfectible, since the moral order is analogous to the physical, and since we cannot conceive any point as unable to dilate, increase, and radiate in a philosophically infinite circle. Evidently this isn’t some kind of spell book that you can use to summon up the spirits of the dead though Levi makes bold claims to have done so himself but it does provide the occult philoso Eliphas Levi was one of the “founding fathers” of the occult revival that took place in the late nineteenth century, and his “Transcendental Magic” is a marvellous work.
Its four heads are the tetrad of Mercavah ; its six wings are the senary of Bereschith. We shall speak of this book later on, and its mathematical and precise explanation will be the complement and crown of our conscientious undertaking. Thus man must remain in simple intellectualism if he would rest in reason ; the sphere of material experience is that of his knowledge ; and as to all beyond it, there are only the presumptions of analogy.
Stand up and open your eyes, but take care before all things to make no Christian sign and to pronounce no Christian words. In both cases, and quite naturally, he failed.
It is also speech ; being is the principle, speech is the means, and the plenitude or development and perfection of being is the end. To provide a fixed transcendntal as a fulcrum for human activity is to solve the problem of Archimedes by realising the application of his famous lever.
This is a mystery for the faithful, and a logical necessity for the initiate into the absolute and real transfendental. We shall be accused of insanity, like the divine Paracelsus, or of charlatanism, like the great and unfortunate Agrippa.
For the same reason, the Christian trinity by no means permits the personification of the mother, who is implicitly included in that of the son. The magical dogma is also one in three and three in one.
Those still addicted to the pleasures of life are trapped in their Astral body. Hence, this is a good book for someone already with a fairly sound occult education.
The cherub of Ezekiel is here represented as it is described by the prophet.