Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses

Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses

by Joseph Peterson (Editor)

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780892541300
Publisher: Nicolas-Hays, Inc
Publication date: 02/01/2008
Edition description: New
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 260,606
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author


Joseph Peterson has translated many esoteric and religious sourceworks. He has amassed a large collection of copies of rare and occult tracts for comparative research from the British Library and other institutions, which he shares at his award-winning websites www.esotericarchives.com and www.avesta.org.

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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Joesph H. Peterson is an occult scholar, to my mind, of great ability has produced a number of texts in the recent past including an edition of the ¿Lesser Key of Solomon¿,¿John Dee's Five Books of Mystery¿, ¿Grimorium Verum¿ , and the subject of the review ¿The Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses¿. ¿Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses¿? I thought there were only 5! You would indeed be correct as those first books of the Bible are indeed those that are so called because they they contain the life, deeds, and adventures that immortal teacher, lawgiver, and prophet. Not because as it is sometimes supposed because he wrote them, it would have been very difficult write about your own death as the Book of Deuteronomy has an account of this at the end of it. The original book appears to have been based on the Latin ¿Liber Razielis¿ in that part that is claimed to be written by Moses. That book is based on the Hebrew ¿Sefer Raziel HaMalach¿ or ¿Book of The Angel Raziel¿. Apparently the two books diverged fairly early, as by the 1500s they had very little in common as far as content. The Liber Raziel was considered important enough a source of information to be drawn on by the great Cornelius Agrippa for his ¿Three Books of Occult Philosophy¿. In fact the most of the current ¿Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses¿ is descended from the 6th and 7th books of the ¿Liber Raziel¿. The first printed edition was issued by one Peter Hammer in 1734 in Germany as were many other editions soon afterward from various sources. A scholar by the name of Johann Scheible gathered all the variant printed and manuscript editions and compiled the present edition ,translating it into German and issued it as part of a larger work of his in 1849. The first American edition was published in 1880 by the Wehman Brothers, whom apparently made many mistakes in the translation of the Hebrew and German along with some censorship of the text. The texts of the various amulets were printed in a reverse color, in other words white letters on black, which some feel added to the already sinister reputation of the book. I'm guessing they did it that way because it was less expensive. In the many editions that have published since then there has been no corrections or changes in the already error filled text. Just a complete reprinting of the Wehman brother's edition without any changes in cheaper and cheaper editions and ,because of the paper and ink used, more and more unreadable books. This is the first new edition of this book in the U.S. Since the Wehman Brothers' in 1880. Mr. Peterson has a done a magnificent job in reediting, retranslating, and correcting both the text and the illustrations, diagrams, and amulet forms by going back to German originals for his source material. Even to restoring color variations of many of the pictures, something the Wehman Brothers didn't bother with for what ever reason. If you have ever tried study the old reprint, the difference between that and this version is almost night and day. If you are at all interested in this form magick this is one book you want.