The Magus Book 1: A Complete System of Occult Philosophy

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Book Tree, 1999 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 200 pages
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The Magus has proved to be the most sought after set of books on magic and alchemy ever published. There is very good reason for this. These books are powerful, and were considered so dangerous that for many years, rare copies could only be found in certain libraries, locked away from the general public and from those who would use (or misuse) its power. The original set of books was first published in 1801 by its author, Francis Barrett, who had an extensive background in the medieval and occult sciences. He spent many years of diligent study before releasing them. His premise for the material, that is, before putting anything into these books. Barrett first subjected the various theories to certain tests that had to be "substantiated by nature, truth, and experiment" first. They were written for those seeking the key to the philosopher's stone and the powers of magic. The illustrations in this book were taken from ancient and medieval texts, magical tables, planetary tables, talismans and images of angels and demons. Book One covers natural magic, amulets and charms, potions, precious stones, lights, candies, alchemy, the philosopher's stone, transmulation, the four elements, numbers, and planets. Book Two covers magnetic powers, Cabalistic magic, the names of angels and spirits the performing of invocations, conjuring spirits, magic circles, receiving oracles in dreams, positive and evil spirits, and concludes with a major biographical section on the great magicians of history.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Use and Abuse of Astrology c
10
Of the Wonders of Natural Magic
24
CHAP X Of the Magical Virtue of the Soul
27
Of Amulets Charms and Enchant
30
Of the Weapon Salve 12 CHAP I Of the Cabala c
35
Of the occult Virtues of Things
37
ALCHYMY
51
A Table of the Magical Names of the Hours
107
The Habit of the Exorcist
113
Of the Properties and wonderful Na CHAP XX Of the Number Five and the Scale
114
The Conjuration c of Tuesday
119
The Conjuration c of Friday
125
That the Elements are in Stars Scale
130
Translation of Trithemius the Translators
131
Of Witchcraft in particular 18 CHAP IV Of Divine Emanations and Ten
133

Van Helmonts Account of Alchymy
58
Of the Preparation necessary to qualify a
64
Of the Order of Evil Spirits their remonial Magic
73
That there is a threefold Keeper of A Pentacle for Victory over Enemies
81
How the Cabalists draw forth the Consecration and Benediction of Lights
88
Spirits 64 The particular Form of Lamens
94
XII XIII and XIV teaching the and Efficacy of Numbers in the Construction
99
Of the Bonds of Spirits and dows and departed Spirits and what Places
101
Of the Four Elements and their Na Scale
106
Of the Spirit of the World 87 and Chaldeans and other Characters used
140
Zoroaster the Son of Oramasus
144
Of the magical Virtue of Rings 94 CHAP XXX When the Planets are most power
149
Hermes surnamed Trismegistus
150
Apuleius the Platonic
158
Aristotle
162
The Babylonians
168
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