by Abraham von Worms, Compiled and edited by Georg Dehn, Translated by Steven This is a new and expanded second edition of The Book of Abramelin, . The Book of Abramelin tells the story of an Egyptian mage named Abraham or Abra-Melin, who . posek (authority on Jewish law). (ref Georg Dehn, The Book of Abramelin: A New Translation, transl. by Steven Guth, Ibis Publishing, ). I did this interview around with Georg Dehn, who compiled a more accurate translation of The Sacred Magick of Abramelin the Mage. He talks about the.

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Then make a fumigation, and deprecate the angels by the said divine names, that they will appear unto you, and reveal or discover that which you so earnestly desire; and do this continually for six days washed, and fasting. Should this be any mystery? No child could learn to walk, no student could assimilate the formulas of any science, were the impracticability and impossibility of so doing the first thing in his mind.

Carefully written manuscript, ca. But we must remember, that in his age, the conversion to another religion invariably meant an absolute, solemn and thorough renunciation and denial of any truth in the religion previously professed by the convert.

Apparently from a manuscript tradition independent of the Wolfenbuttel manuscripts. This period in which Abraham the Jew lived was one in which magic was almost universally believed in, and in which its professors were held in honour; Faust who was probably also a contemporary of our authorCornelius AgrippaSir Michael Scott, and many others I could name, are examples of this, not to mention the celebrated Dr.

For the obsessives amongst you the appendix on p shows the difference in the spelling of the spirit names between the 4 main Abramelin manuscripts.

Review: The Book of Abramelin (ed. Georg Dehn)

Repeat the same ceremony for seven days, beginning with Saturday, and perfuming the book each day with the incense proper to the planet ruling the day and hour, and taking heed that the lamp shall burn both day and night; after the which thou shalt shut up the book in a small drawer under the table, made expressly for it, until thou shalt have occasion to use it; and every time that thou wishest to use it, clothe thyself with thy vestments, kindle the lamp, and repeat upon thy knees the aforesaid prayer, ‘Adonai, Elohim,’ etc.

That is to say, that he was the contemporary both of Nicholas Flamel and Pernelle, and also of the mystical Christian Rosenkreutz, the founder of the celebrated Rosicrucian Order or Fraternity in Europe. The ten Sephiroth are the most abstract ideas and conceptions of the ten numbers of the ordinary decimal scale, and are employed in the Qabalah as an ideal means of explaining the different emanations or attributes of the Deity.

Others again leave the centre part of the square blank. How ex- pressed in this work by Roman letters. The word “demon” is evidently employed in this work almost as a synonym of devil; but, as most educated people are aware, it is derived from the Greek “daimon,” which anciently simply meant any spirit, good or bad.

Wherefore thou shalt not baramelin the study of this first book, which shall serve thee for an introduction 2 unto the veritable and Sacred Magic, and unto the practice of that which I, Abraham, the son of Simon, have learned, in part from my father, and in part also from other wise and faithful men, and which I have found true and real, having submitted it unto proof and experiment.


He required from me a very solemn and precise promise to change my manner abramelun life, and to live not according to our false dogmas, but in the way and law of the Lord.

Book of Abramelin (New and Expanded Edition) – Ibis Press / Nicolas Hays

The great desire which I had to study induced me to go to seek him in order to learn from him. I remained with him for four years, miserably wasting all that time there, and persuading myself that I had learned all that I wished to know, 2 and I was only thinking of returning to my paternal home, when I casually met a young man of our sect, named Samuel, a native of Bohemia, whose manners and mode of life showed me that he wished to live, walk, and die in the way of the Lord and in his holy Law; and I contracted abramslin strong a bond of friendship with him that I showed him all my feelings and intentions.

Let the man who wishes to receive an oracle from a spirit, be chaste, pure, and sanctified; then a place being chosen pure, clean, and covered everywhere with clean and white linen, on the Lord’s day in the new of the Moon, let him enter into that place clothed with white linen; let him exorcise the place, bless it, and make a circle therein with a consecrated coal; let there be written in the outer part of the circle the names of the angels; in the inner part thereof write the mighty names of God; and let be placed within the circle, at the four parts of the World, 9 the vessels for the perfumes.

In Greece I found many wise and prudent men, but, however, all of them were infidels, among whom there were three who principally dwelt in desert places, who showed unto me great things, such as how to raise tempests in a moment, how to make the Sun appear in the night, how to stop the course of rivers, and how to make night appear at midday, the whole by the power of their enchantments, and by applying superstitious ceremonies.

This interesting grimoire was published by S.

Book of Abramelin (New and Expanded Edition)

Even the full stop at the degn of a sentence is usually omitted, neither is the commencement abrwmelin a fresh one marked by a capital letter. He stands a dim and shadowy figure behind sehn tremendous complication of central European upheaval at that terrible and instructive epoch; as adepts of his type always appear and always have appeared upon the theatre of history in great crises of nations. In this context Dehn and Guths translation is a gift to historiansresearchers and occultists the world over.

Also the license to depart should not be omitted, because the evil forces will be only too glad to revenge themselves on the operator for having disturbed them, should he incautiously quit the circle without having previously sent them away, and if necessary even forced them to go by contrary conjurations. In a New Age style of thinking, you can believe as many impossible things before breakfast as you want.

Also he recounted to me all that I had seen, done, and suffered from the time of my father’s death down to this moment; and this in words obscure and as it were prophetic, which I did not then comprehend, but which I understood later. Wherefore it is that all adepts and great teachers of religion and of magic have invariably insisted on the necessity of faith.


The next point worthy of notice is what Abraham urges regarding the preferability of employing one’s mother tongue both in prayer and evocation; his chief reason being the absolute necessity of comprehending utterly and thoroughly with the whole soul and heart, that which the lips are formulating.

The death of his brother, Wenceslaus, inrendered him Master of Bohemia, at the moment when the revolt of the Hussites was at its height. It is amazing to me that Mathers did not recognize this fact.

There are also many operations which they say are handed down from the ancient Sibyls. No advanced adept, such as Abraham evidently was, could possibly be ignorant of their existence, power, and value; abramellin we are therefore forced to conclude either that he was unwilling to reveal this knowledge to Lamech; or, which is infinitely more probable, that he feared to confuse him by the large amount of additional instruction which would be necessary to make him thoroughly understand their classification, nature, and offices.

Unto this day do they sing in the streets of the terrible end which befel him, may the Lord God of his mercy preserve us from such a misfortune. For here the whole force of the operator was concentrated on a magical ritual of evocation, the hand being merely laid on the child’s head to form a link; and it in no way appears that the child was reduced to the miserable condition of automatic trance now practised, and which a really advanced occultist would be the first to condemn, as knowing its dangers.

But let the worker of ordinary evocations be assured that were this xehn so, and the convocation was performed in an unconsecrated place, without any magical circle having been traced for defence, the invocation to visible appearance of such fearful potencies as Amaymon, Egyn, and Beelzebub, would probably result in the den of the exorcist on the spot; such death presenting the symptoms of one arising from epilepsy, apoplexy, or strangulation, varying with the conditions obtaining at the time.

I faithfully obeyed him, executing from point to point that which he had ordered me to do. However, he mounted the Papal throne, and declared for the side of Louis d’Anjou in the war between the latter and Ladislaus regarding the throne of Naples.

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But this system of magic he bequeaths to his younger son, Lamech, expressly as a species of recompense to him for not being taught the Qabalahhis status as a younger son being apparently a serious traditional disqualification.

And in everything the spirits blinded him to such an extent, even while obeying him in some ridiculous and inconsequent matter, that he actually believed that his blindness and error were the veritable magic, and he therefore pushed no further his research into the true and Sacred Magic.

You shall also have in readiness a precious perfume and a pure anointing oil. Therefore also the licensing to depart may be to a great extent dispensed with because the spirits cannot break into the consecrated limit of the periphery of the walls of the house.