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De Occulta Philosophia Libri Tres, or Of Occult Philosophy in Three Books, is Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa’s study of occult philosophy. De Occulta Philosophia [Heinrich Co Agrippa von Nettesheim] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Agrippa’s penetrating study of ‘Occult Philosophy’ is widely acknowledged as a significant contribution to the Renaissance philosophical discussion concerning.

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You are skilled in the one as if Hermes had been your Tutor; have insight in the other, as if Agrippa your Master.

Agrippa: De occulta philosophia

Of naturall alligations, and suspensions Chapter The second are present at sacred duties, and direct the divine worship about every man, and offer up the prayers and sacrifices of men before the gods.

They place therefore in the superior hierarchy, Seraphim, Cherubim, and Thrones, as it were supercelestial angels contemplating the order of the divine providence; the first in the goodness of God; the second in the essence of God, as the form; the third in the wisdom. How great vertues Numbers have, as well in Naturall things, as in Supernaturall Chapter 4: Of Images, the figure whereof is not after the likeness of any Celestiall figure, but after the likness of that which the mind of the worker desires Chapter Of Sound, and Harmony, and whence their wonderfulness in operation Chapter How we shall know what stars naturall things are under, and what things are under the sun, which are called solary Chapter These last minute difficulties account for the inclusion of the lengthy retraction appended to book 3as well as the absence of the printer’s name or location.

And that a membrane of the secondines of a dog doth the same; and that dogs will shun him that hath a dog’s heart.

The Philosophy of Natural Magic

Whence the occult vertues of things proceed Chapter Of Penitency, and Almes Chapter Of the names of Spirits, and their occuota imposition; and of the Spirits that are set over the Stars, Signs, Corners of the Heaven, occjlta the Elements Chapter But remember that the best Gold must have the greatest allowance; consider the time of darkness, and of his youth, when, the place where, and the things which he harh discovered and wrote, and thou wilt rather admire his solidity, then condemn his vanity.


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Of the Images of the Zodiack, what vertues they being ingraven, receive from the stars Chapter That the soul of the world, and the Celestiall souls are rationall, and partake of Divine understanding Chapter Nay I will say but this Agrippa might obscure these mysteries like agrippz Hermeticall Philosopher, on purpose, that only the sons of Art might understand them.

Of the Images of Jupiter Chapter But of these according to the tradition of the magicians, there are three kinds, the first of which aggippa call supercelestial, and minds altogether separated from a oocculta, and as it were intellectual spheres, worshipping the one only God, as it were their most firm and stable unity or center; wherefore they even call them gods, by reason of a certain participation of the divinity; for they are always full of God, and overwhelmed with the divine nectar.

Of the Number Seaven, and the Scale thereof Chapter Originally published inDe occulta philosophia libri tresThree books of Occult Philosophy proposed that magic existed, and it could be studied and used by devout Christians, as it was derived from God, not the Devil. Now consequently we must discourse of intelligences, spirits and angels. This end material is of interest because it is a good example of early 20th century American occult publishing.

I hope an Artist will be able to understand them; as for Errata’s, as I cursorily read over the book, I observed these as you see mentioned. How good spirits may be called up by us, and how evil spirits may be overcome by us Chapter Also we have added some Chapters, and we inserted many things, which did seem unfit to pass by, which the curious Reader shall be able to understand by the inequality of the very phrase; for we were unwilling to begin the work anew, and to unravell all that we had done, but to correct it, and put some flourish upon it.


The three books deal with Elemental, Celestial and Intellectual magic. Of the Mortall and Terrestrial Gods Chapter I speak now to the judicious, for as for others, they neither know, nor believe, nor will know any thing, but what is vulgar, nay they think, that beyond this there is scarse any thing knowable; when as indeed there are profound mysteries in all beings, even from God in the highest heavens, to ds divels [devils] in the lowest hell; Yea in very numbers, names, letters, characters, gestures, time.

That on every man a divine character is imprinted, by the vertue of which man can attain the working of miracles Chapter From Mechlinia, Anno M.

The Receptory order of souls followeth this, of which we read in Luke, the soul of Lazarus was carried by angels into the bosom of Abraham, and there we are taught, that we should make to ourselves friends of the unrighteous Mammon, that we may be received into eternal tabernacles. And because the old astrologers did main tain fifty-five motions, therefore they invented so many intelligences or angels; they placed also in the starry heaven, angels, who might rule the signs, triplicities, decans, quinaries, degrees and stars; for although the school of the Peripatetics assign one only intelligence to each of the orbs of the stars: A more comprehensive transcription is located here.