De Occulta Philosophia Libri Tres, Vol. 48 (Studies in the History of Christian Traditions) [Cornelius Agrippa, Perrone Compagni] on *FREE*. Originally published in , De occulta philosophia libri tres, (Three books of Occult Philosophy) proposed that magic existed, and it could be studied and. De Occulta Philosophia Libri Tres, or Of Occult Philosophy in Three Books, is Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa’s study of occult philosophy.

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You will need a Hebrew font installed to read some of this book. Unlike many grimoires of the time, these books are more scholarly and intellectual than mysterious and foreboding. Of the Gods of the gentiles, and souls of the Celestiall bodies, and what places were consecrated in times past, and to what Deities Chapter No trivia or quizzes yet. Of these therefore the first is menstruous blood, which, how much power it hath in sorcery, we will now consider; for, as they say, if it comes over new wine, it makes it sour, and if it doth but touch the vine it spoils it forever, and by its very touch it makes all plants, and trees barren, and they that be newly set, to die; it bums up all the herbs in the garden, and makes fruit fall off from the trees, it darkens the brightness of a looking glass, dulls the edges of knives, and razors, dims the beauty of ivory, and it makes iron presently rusty, it makes brass rust, and smell very strong: Hence the gods of the woods, country gods, satyrs, familiars, fairies of the fountains, fairies of the woods, nymphs of the sea, the Naiades, Neriades, Dryades, Pierides, Hamadryades, Potumides, Hirmides, Agapte, Pales, Pareades, Dodonae, Feniliae, Lavernae, Pareae, Muses, Aonides, Castalides, Heliconides, Pegasides, Meonides, Phebiades, Camenae, the Graces, the Genii, hobgoblins and such like; whence they call them vulgar superiors,some the demigods and goddesses.

Of the Numbers which are above twelve, and of their powers and vertues Chapter Now the cause, as I conceive is no other then this, viz. Concerning the agreement of them with the Celestial bodies, and what harmony and sound is correspondent of every Star Chapter Of Divine emanations, which the Hebrews call Numerations, others attributes; The gentiles gods and Deities; and of the ten Sephiroths and ten most sacred names of God which rule them, and the interpretation of them Chapter How by some certain naturall, and artificiall preparations we may attract certain celestiall, and vitall gifts Chapter The composition of some fumes appropriated to the planets Chapter In his Mysteriorum LibriJohn Dee makes frequent mention of Agrippa’s book, to the extent that he seems almost to have memorized it.


Of the Wonderful Natures of Fire and Earth. Of the wonderful Power of Enchantments.

Of the names of the Celestials, and their rule over this inferiour world, occlta. Moreover your wit is fully apt to all things, and to be rationally employed, not in a few, or low things, but many, and sublimer.

This is the most perfect, and occhlta science, that sacred, and sublimer kind of philosophy, and lastly the most absolute perfection of all most excellent philosophy. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa is the most influential writer of Renaissance esoterica, and indeed all of Western occultism. Let this Treatise of Occult Philosophy coming as a stranger amongst the English, be patronized by you, remembring that you your self was once a occuta in the Country of its Nativity.

You are skilled in the one as if Hermes had been your Tutor; have insight in the other, as if Agrippa your Master. How by naturall things, and their vertues we may draw forth, and attract the influencies, and vertues of celestiall bodies Chapter Since then these things are so, I wondered much, and was not less angry, that as yet there hath been no man, who did challenge this sublime and sacred discipline with the crime of impiety, or had delivered it purely and sincerely to us, since I have seen of our modern writers Roger Bacon, Robert [of York,] an English man, Peter Apponus [i.

Of the names of Spirits, and their various imposition; and of the Spirits that are set over the Stars, Signs, Corners of the Heaven, and the Elements Chapter Louis rated it it was amazing Nov 11, The critical edition of “De occulta philosophia clarifies a number of controversies about the interpretation of this magical work. To defend Kingdoms, to discover the secret counsels of men, to overcome enemies, to redeem captives, to increase riches, to procure the favor of men, to expell diseases, to preserve health, to prolong life, to renew youth, to foretell future events, to see and know things done many miles off, and such like as these, by vertue of superior influences, may seem things incredible; Yet read but the ensuing Treatise, and thou shalt see the possibility thereof confirmed both by reason, and example.

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But yet they will that some characters, and names should be written upon it. Therefore of these spirits of the third kind, as the opinion of the Platonists is; they report that there are so many legions, as there are stars in the heaven, and so many spirits in every legion, as in heaven itself stars, but there are as Athanasius delivereth who think, that the true number of the good spirits, is according to the number of men, ninety-nine parts, according to the parable of the hundred sheep; others think only nine parts, according to the parable of the ten groats; others suppose the number of the angels equal with men, because it is written, he hath appointed the bounds of the people according to the number of the angels of God.


The Philosophy of Natural Magic

On the contrary, the little bone which is philosophhia the right side, makes hot water cold, and that it can never be hot again, unless that be taken out, also philosophiaa is said to cure quartans if it be phillsophia to the sick in a snake’s skin, as also all other fevers, and restrain love, and lust. Of Characters which are drawn from things themselves by a certain likeness Chapter They of this kind of spirits, Porphyry saith, inhabit a place nigh to the Earth, yea within the Earth itself- there is no mischief, which they dare not commit; they have altogether a violent and hurtful custom, therefore they very much plot and endeavour violent and sudden mischiefs; and when they make incursions, sometimes they are wont to lie hid, but sometimes to dr open violence, and are very much delighted in all things done wickedly and contentiously.

Of the Wonderful vertues of some kinds of Sorceries. Whence the occult vertues of things proceed Chapter How Provinces and Kingdoms are Distributed to Planets.

Agrippa: De occulta philosophia

Of the Images of Jupiter Chapter All these things doth natural philosophy, the viewer of nature contain, teaching us according to Virgil’s muse: His editorial efforts, aside from modernizing spelling, mainly consists of substituting euphemisms for sexual references or deleting them entirely for examples see chapters 15 and Of the tongue of Angels, and of their speaking amongst themselves, and with us Chapter Hence the wicked Gorgons, the Furies.

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Of sorceries, and their power Chapter Of the notes of numbers, placed in certain gesturings Chapter Coun s eller to Charles the Fifth. Melis added it Dec 01, Perrone Compagni, Cornelius Agrippa: Occluta Pliny reports that there is a red toad that lives in briars, and brambles, and is full of sorceries, and doth wonderful things: