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Writings of Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa (1486-1535)

He is called also Arcitenens, burning, fiery, golden, flaming, radiating, of a fiery hair, of a golden hair, the eye of the world, Lucifer, seeing all things, ruling all things, the creator of light, the king of stars, the great lord, good, fortunate, honest, pure, prudent, intelligent, wise, shining over the whole world, governing, and vivifying all bodies that have a soul, the prince of the world keeping all the stars under himself, the light of all the stars darkening, burning, overcoming their virtue by his approach, yet by his light and splendour giving light and splendour to all things: But I have admonished you, that I have writ many things, rather narratively then affirmatively; for so it seemed needful that we should pass over fewer things following the judgments of Platonistsand other Gentile Philosophers when they did suggest an argument of writing to our purpose; therefore if any error have been committed, or any thing hath been spoken more freely, pardon my youth; for I wrote this being scarce a yong [young] man, that I may excuse my self, and say, “whilest I was a child, I spake as a childe, and I understood as a child, but being become a man, I retracted those things which I did being a boy, and in my book of the vanity and uncertainty of Sciences I did for the most part retract this book.

What is the seed of metals, and of gold What virtues, wealth, doth Nature’s coffer hold.

Aidan rated it really liked it Jul 25, There are also of these, who afford virtue to the least plants and stones and to all inferior things; to whom many things are common with God, many with men, and they are mediating ministers.

What dignification occulga required, that one may be a true Magician and a worker of miracles Chapter 4: Of the names of the Celestials, and their rule over this inferiour world, viz. How great vertues Numbers have, as well in Naturall things, as in Supernaturall Chapter 4: Osthanes also wrote excellently in this art; whose books being philosopia it were lost, Democritus of Abdera recovered, and set forth with his own commentaries.


Know this, that they are a greater poison if they happen in the decrease of the Moon, and yet much greater, if they happen betwixt the decrease, and change of the Moon: Of the occult vertues of things Chapter Now that you may proceed toward higher things, an you have begun, and not suffer such excellent parts of wit to be idle, I do with as much earnestness as I can advise, intreat, and beseech you, that you would exercise your self in laboring after better things, and demonstrate the light of true wisdom to the ignorant, according as you your self are divinely enlightened; neither let the consideration of idle vain fellows withdraw you from your purpose; I say of them, of whom it said, The wearyed Ox treads hard, Whereas no man, to the judgement of the wise, can be truly learned, who is sworn to the rudiments of one only faculty; But you hath God gifted with a large, and sublime wit, not that you should imitate Oxen, but birds; neither think it sufficient that you stay about particulars, but bend your minde confidently to universals; for by so much the more learned any one is thought, by how much fewer things he is ignorant of.

Therefore the Athenians called him Alexicacon, and Homer, Vlion, i. Also they say that they are able to expel hail, tempests, and lightnings, more of which Pliny makes mention of.

Of Fascination, and the Art thereof. In the middle hierarchy they place the Dominations, Virtues, and Powers, as it were worldly angels concurring to the government of the world; the first of these command that which the other execute; the second are ministers to the heavens and sometimes conspire to the working of miracles; the third drive away those things which seem to be able to disturb the divine law.

Preview — De occulta philosophia, libri tres by Cornelius Agrippa. And for this cause they say there is a most wonderful power in it to procure love, if it be powdered, and drank in a cup with the blood of dr that is in love.

The Philosophy of Natural Magic

Of Madness, and Divinations which are made when men are awake, and of the Power of a Melancholy Humor, by which Spirits are sometimes induced into Men’s Bodies. Moon And rated it it was amazing Mar 31, phikosophia Of divers certain Animals, and other things, which have a Signification in Auguries. Plutarch also and Demetrius the philosopher, philossophia Aemilianus the rhetorician affirrn the same.


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. What things are Saturnine, or under the power of Saturne Chapter Of Divination by Dreams.

The Receptory order of souls followeth this, of which phillosophia read in Luke, the soul of Lazarus was carried by angels into the bosom of Abraham, occultta there we are taught, that we should make to ourselves friends of the unrighteous Mammon, that we may be received into eternal tabernacles. De Occulta Philosophia libri tres is Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa’s study of Occult Philosophy, widely acknowledged as a seminal work of Renaissance philosophy concerning the powers of ritual magic and its relationship with religion.

Agrippa: De occulta philosophia

What things are under the signes, the fixed stars, and their images Chapter Without doubt, his book de occulta philosophia should be at the top of any required reading list for those interested in Western magic and esoteric traditions.

He is also called Hermes, i. Also it is well known that Pythagoras, and Plato went to the prophets of Memphis to learn it, and traveled through almost all Syria, Egypt, Judea, and the schools of the Chaldeans, that they might not be ignorant of the most sacred memorials, and records of magic, as also that they might be furnished with divine things. Of Consecrations, and their manner Chapter When Planets are of most powerful influence Chapter Alin Serban rated it it was amazing Jan 13, Moreover they did call those seven governors of the world as Hermes calls them Satum, Jupiter, Mars, the Sun, Venus, Mercury, and the Moon, by many names, and epithets, viz.

Besides, they report, that if menstruous women shall walk naked about the standing corn, they make all cankers, worms, beetles, flies, and all hurtful things fall off from the corn: Of the Mixtions of Natural Things, one with another, and their Benefits. For a complete digitized version of the original, click here.