Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses

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For people interested in folk magic. The Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses, arguably one of the most popular magick books ever published, contains two secret apocrypha ascribed to Moses, perhaps pseudepigraphically. The book consists of a collection of texts,which claim to explain the magick Moses used to win the biblical magick contest with the Egyptian priest-magicians, part the Red Sea, and perform other miraculous feats. It includes instruction in the form of invocations, magick words, and seals for calling ...

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Overview

For people interested in folk magic. The Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses, arguably one of the most popular magick books ever published, contains two secret apocrypha ascribed to Moses, perhaps pseudepigraphically. The book consists of a collection of texts,which claim to explain the magick Moses used to win the biblical magick contest with the Egyptian priest-magicians, part the Red Sea, and perform other miraculous feats. It includes instruction in the form of invocations, magick words, and seals for calling upon the angels to affect worldly ends, from the sublime (calling down a plague of locusts and frogs upon your enemy) to the mundane (getting more money). Many manuscripts and printed pamphlet versions circulated in Germany in the 1800s, and an English translation by Johann Scheible first appeared in New York in 1880 that had not been corrected or re-edited until now. In creating this restored, corrected edition, Joseph Peterson drew on Scheible's final edition of the text and his original sources. It will be of great interest to those who have suffered through prior editions and anyone looking for a traditional source of Western magick. * Used in various modern traditions of American folk magick, from Pennsylvania Dutch hexmeisters and contemporary eclectic magicians, to voodoo practioners and African American root workers. * Updated or fresh translations from original German, Latin, and Hebrew sources and restoration of censored or left out passages in earlier editions and 35 pages of text never before translated. * Describes the biblical magick ascribed to Moses and its application. * Extensively illustrated with over 100 magical seals, signs, and sigils.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892541300
  • Publisher: Ibis Press/Nicolas Hays
  • Publication date: 1/15/2008
  • Edition description: New
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 344,620
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Peterson studied religion and various languages at the University of Minnesota and has translated many esoteric and religious source works. He has amassed a large collection of photocopies and microfilms of rare occult tracts for comparative research from the British Museum and other libraries. Peterson lives in Kasson, MN.

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Table of Contents


Abbreviations     vi
Foreword   Joseph Peterson     vii
Preface to the Fourth German Edition     3
Introduction: The Magic of the Israelites   Joseph Ennemoser     5
Texts
T1
Sixth Book of Moses, Magia Alba et Nigra Universalis seu necromantia     47
Seventh Book of Moses, translated by Rabbi Chaleb     59
T2
Formulas of the magical Kabbalah of the Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses, with an excerpt from the Clavicula Salomonis     75
Note for the friends of the Magical Kabbalah     76
Excerpt from the magical Kabbalah of the Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses     76
Excerpt from the Clavicula Salomonis     84
T3
Treatise of the Sixth Book of Moses from Biblia Arcana Magica Alexandri     87
Treatise Sion of the Seventh Book of Moses     90
T4
Excerpt from the magical Kabbalah of the Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses by S Tz N     95
Seventh Book of Moses     102
Revelation of the Sixth Book of Moses     105
Biblia Arcana Magica Alexandri (Magi) according to (Revealed)Tradition of the Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses     107
T7
Tradition of the Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses (Biblia Arcana Magica Alexandria)     109
Tradition of the Sixth Book of Moses     111
Tradition of the Seventh Book of Moses     115
Appendices
A1
Magical (Spirit-Commando) with the Black Raven     123
Citations of the Seven Great Princes     127
Tabellae Rabellinae Spiriti-Commando     138
Semiphoras and Shemhamphorash     141
Sefer Shimmush Tehillim, or the magical uses of the Psalms     169
Supplement     212
Astrological influences upon man, and magical cures of the old Hebrews     232
Conjurations from Verus Jesuitarum Libellus     257
Excerpt from Liber Sefer Razielis     259
Dr. Faustus: Vierfacher Hollen-Zwang     273
Select Bibliography     285
Endnotes     288
Index of Aims sought     315
Index of Angels and demons     318
Index of Methods used     327
Index of Materials used     328
General Index     331
Abbreviations
6/7Moses: The Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses
BT: Babylonian Talmud. Edited by Rabbi Dr. Isidore Epstein of Jews' College, London. (1952)
EE: 1880 English edition (Wehman Brothers Press)
Ger.: German
H: (Hebrew Bible) [characters not reproducible] (Jerusalem: Koren Publishers, 1969)
Heb.: Hebrew
J: Versus Jesuitarum Libellus, from Johann Scheible, Das Kloster vol. II
JS: Johann Scheible
K3: Johann Scheible, Das Kloster vol. III (Stuttgart, 1847)
K5: J. Scheible, Das Kloster vol. V (Stuttgart, 1847)
Lat.: Latin
OP: Agrippa, Heinrich De occulta philosophia (1533)
Raziel: Liber Sefer Razielis idest Liber Secretorum seu Liber Salomonis, Latin version of Sefer Ha-Razim, English translation I primarily use Sloane 3846 and 3826
S: Scheible, Das sechste und siebente Buch Mosis. Achtente, sehr vermehrte Auflage. (New York, 1865)
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