Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie

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Born Alphonse Louis Constant, French magician Éliphas Lévi (1810–75) wrote prolifically on the occult sciences. This highly popular two-volume treatise on practical magic attempts to initiate the reader into the mysteries of occult philosophy. Identifying magic as the 'nurse or godmother' of all intellectual forces, Lévi proclaims his firm belief in man as microcosm of the universe, the strength of human willpower and the effectiveness of sympathetic magic. Taking a more practical focus than the first part, this ...

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Overview

Born Alphonse Louis Constant, French magician Éliphas Lévi (1810–75) wrote prolifically on the occult sciences. This highly popular two-volume treatise on practical magic attempts to initiate the reader into the mysteries of occult philosophy. Identifying magic as the 'nurse or godmother' of all intellectual forces, Lévi proclaims his firm belief in man as microcosm of the universe, the strength of human willpower and the effectiveness of sympathetic magic. Taking a more practical focus than the first part, this second volume, 'The Ritual of Transcendental Magic', focuses on the rituals and ceremonies of Western occult philosophy, offering explanations for magical equilibrium, the use and consecration of the pentagram, talismans, necromancy, transmutations, the Sabbath of the sorcerers, witchcraft, and the alchemical work of Nicholas Flamel and Raymond Lull.

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Introduction; 1. Les préparations; 2. L'équilibre magique; 3. Le triangle des pantacles; 4. La conjuration des quatres; 5. Le pentagramme flamboyant; 6. Le médium et le médiateur; 7. Le septénaire des talismans; 8. Avis aux imprudents; 9. Le cérémonial des initiés; 10. La clef de l'occultisme; 11. La triple chaîne; 12. Le grand oeuvre; 13. La nécromancie; 14. Les transmutations; 15. Le sabbat des sorciers; 16. Les envoûtements et les sorts; 17. L'écriture des étoiles; 18. Philtres et magnétisme; 19. Le magistère du soleil; 20. La traumaturgie; 21. La science des prophètes; 22. Le livre d'Hermès; Supplément.

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