A GENUINE MEDIEVAL COURSE IN MAGIC!
"ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BOOKS IN OCCULT HISTORY"
This book is a transcript of very old writings into the true magic.
The author does a good job of explaining some of the old expressions or even what are viewed as mistakes.
Fifteenth-century document provides instructions ― for the period's professional magicians and sorcerers ― for evoking good and evil spirits, divining rare metals and treasures, warding off evil magic, healing illnesses, and more.
The most potent system for spiritual evolution available to the western mind. Its potency lies in its simplicity. Weather the concepts are regarded as subjective or objective this six month ritual works. It concerns a long period of focusing the Will and Imagination to culminate in the divine union with your "Holy Guardian Angel".
PLEASE BE WARNED this book is NOT for beginners! Failure in completion of the ritual successfully can results in devastating consequences, with macrocosmic tidal waves.
The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage is one of the most important grimoires in occult literature and anyone familiar with the works of Aleister Crowley will be aware of its significance to Thelema and Magick. Originally written in Hebrew in 1458 by Abraham and addressed to his son Lamech, it was translated from a French manuscript by none other than the founder of the Golden Dawn, S. L. Macgregor Mathers. The volume is divided into three books describing the process of the sacred magic whereby six months of intense purifications, prayer and devotion are undertaken.
Once the aspirant has attained to the Knowledge and Conversation of his/her Holy Guardian Angel (the higher self), only then can the angels and infernal spirits be evoked and the talismans used to produce the desired results. Mathers believed in the malevolent forces to such an extent that he advised caution 'against the dangerous automatic nature of certain of the Magical Squares of the Third Book; for, if left carelessly about, they are very liable to obsess sensitive persons, children and animals'. He also went as far as to say that even owning the book could bring about serious disturbances and even harm to the individual.
Crowley says in his 'Confessions' that 'the demons connected with Abra-Melin do not wait to be evoked, they come unsought'. I can't confirm this, but I can't deny it either, and for some who are not serious students of the occult and believe it to be just 'harmless twaddle', it can lead to very real unspeakable torment and therefore it should not be underestimated.
This is dark and dangerous stuff indeed!
About the Author:
S. L. MacGregor Mather was a 19th century magician and head of the Order of the Golden Dawn, who translated and edited this volume from manuscripts in the British Museum.