Dogme Et Rituel De La Haute Magie Part I (Illustrated English Version)
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Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie (English: Dogma and Ritual of High Magic) is the title of Eliphas Levi's first published treatise on ritual magic, which appeared in 1855. This is Part I, The Doctrine of Transcendental Magic. Chapters include The Kabalah, Necromancy, The Tetragram, The Triangle Of Solomon, The Pillars Of The Temple, Initiation, Astrology, Black Magic, Bewitchments, The Stone Of The Philosophers – Elagabalus and Charms And Philtres.
to the Great Magical Agent in the fourth chapter of the Ritual, where we shall complete our indications of the characteristics of the Great Arcanum, and of the means of recovering this tremendous power.' Here let us add a few words on the four magical elements and elementary spirits. The magical elements are: in alchemy, Salt, Sulphur, Mercury and Azoth; in Kabalah, the Macroprosopus, the Microprosopus and the two Mothers; in hieroglyphics, the Man, Eagle, Lion and Bull; in old physics, according
and even of philosophical fanaticism which characterized his epoch. Guilty of philosophical treason, he died raving mad, possessed by the most incredible terrors, as if God Himself had punished him for defending His cause out of season. As a fact, he perished by reason of a law of Nature of which assuredly he knew nothing; he set himself against an electric current and was struck down as by lightning. Had Marat not been assassinated by Charlotte Corday, he would have been destroyed infallibly by
revelation of which has once already transformed the world, as testified in Egyptian religious tradition, summarized symbolically by Moses at the beginning of Genesis. This secret constitutes the fatal Science of Good and Evil, and the consequence of its revelation is death. Moses depicts it under the figure of a Tree which stands in the midst of the Terrestrial Paradise, is in proximity to the Tree of Life and is joined at the root thereto. At the foot of this tree is the source of the four
of the Tarot signs and their complex and varied application to the divination of all secrets, whether of philosophy, Nature or the future itself. We shall recur to this work in the twentieth chapter of our “Ritual”. XI [ K THE MAGIC CHAIN MANUS FORCE THE GREAT Magical Agent, by us termed the Astral Light, by others the soul of the earth, and designated by old chemists under the names of Azoth and MAGNESIA, this occult, unique and indubitable force, is the key of all empire, the secret of all
experimental philosophy. I AM, THEREFORE BEING EXISTS. Ego sum qui sum, such is the first revelation of God in man and of man in the world, while it is also the first axiom of occult philosophy. xvx' wc' xvx'. Being is being. Hence this philosophy, having that which is for its principle, can be in no sense hypothesis or guesswork. Mercurius Trismegistus begins his admirable symbol known under the name of the “Emerald Table,” by this threefold affirmation: “It is true, it is certain without error,