Eliphas Levi. Dogma et Part II: The Ritual of Transcendental Magic. By Eliphas Levi (Alphonse Louis Constant) From the standpoint of the tribe of Levi, the Great Magical Dogma of the hierarchy and of universal analogy, the kabalistic . ignorant of the high meaning of their symbols than are the rabbins of the Sepher . Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie (English: Dogma and Ritual of High Magic) is the title of Éliphas Lévi’s first published treatise on ritual magic, which. Éliphas Lévi Zahed, born Alphonse Louis Constant (February 8, – May 31, ), was a . The magic propagated by Éliphas Lévi became a great success, especially after his death. . of Dogma of High Magic by Éliphas Lévi; Transcendental Magic, its Doctrine and Ritual (Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie) trans.

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To attain the sanctum regmim, in other words, the know- ledge and power of the magi, there are four indispensable conditions an intelligence illuminated by study, an intre- pidity which nothing can check, a will which nothing can break, and a discretion which nothing can corrupt and nothing intoxicate.

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We have said that the Church, whose special office is the custody of the Keys, does not pretend to possess those of the Apocalypse or of Ezekiel. With this period of fiery abstractions and impassioned warfare of words there must also be connected eliphass philosophic reign of Julian, called the Apostate because in his youth he made an unwilling profession of Christianity. Do not our apostolical traditions declare that, after the decline of faith among dogam Gentiles, salvation shall again come forth out of the house of Jacob, eliphae that then the crucified Jew who is adored by the Christians will give the empire of the world into the hands of God his Father?

The two last works incorporate the substance of the amphlets published in and Your head swims, does it not, and the earth seems to fly beneath your feet?

Constant resumed the use of openly socialist language after the government had loosened the restrictions against socialist doctrines in At Kobo, we try to ensure eljphas published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

K is man ; 3 is woman ; I is the principle ; 2 is the word ; A is the active ; B is the passive ; the monad is Bohas ; the duad is Jakin. Part of a series on.


Humanity clung to the form and allowed the idea to be forgotten ; signs lost power in their multiplication ; magic also at this period became corrupted, and degenerated with the sorcerers of Thessaly into the most profane enchantments. Woman enchains you by your desires ; master your desires and you will en- chain her. Hence this philosophy, having ane which is for its principle, is in no sense hypothesis or guesswork.

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Whatsoever is subsists in unity considered as beginning, and returns into unity considered as end. To speak learnedly on all subjects, without pre- paration and without study.

There is no occult writer whom he cites with more satisfaction, and towards whom he exhibits more reverence, than William Postel, and of all Postel’s books there is none which he mentions so often as the Clavis Absconditorum a Constitutione Mundi ; yet he had read this minute treatise so carelessly that he missed a vital point concerning it, and apparently died unaware that the symbolic key prefixed to it was the work of the editor and not the work of Postel.

Edipus divined what was man and he put out his own eyes because he did not see what was God. The life of the Word accomplishing its cyclic movement is adaptation or redemption.

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The Tree of Life: Both desire to know and lose innocence for the honour of the ordeal. Furthermore, the universe is balanced by two forces which maintain it in equilibrium, the force which attracts and that which repels.

Cries are heard here and there, mingled with peals of wliphas, blasphemies, and rattlings of the throat. The kabbalistic tetragram, Jodheva, expresses God in humanity and humanity in God. Glance at the seventh page, then seat yourself on the mantle I am spreading, and let each of us cover our eyes with one of its corners.

Wikiquote has quotations related to: The book shall justify the affirmation, and the affirmation is this. The magical dogma is also one in three and three in one. Tables are spread, masked men seat themselves by half-nude females, and a Baccha- nalian orgie begins ; there is nothing missing but salt, the symbol of wisdom and immortality.

But in- telligence and will possess as their help-mate and instrument a faculty which is too imperfectly known, the omnipotence of which belongs exclusively to the domain of magic. His incarceration over, Constant came forth un- daunted, still cleaving to his prophet, and undertook a kind of apostolic mission into the provinces, addressing the country people, and suffering, as he himself tells us, persecution from the ill-disposed.


Science, notwithstanding, is at the basis of magic, as at the foundation of Christianity there is love, and in the Gospel symbols we see the Word incarnate adored in his cradle by three magi, led thither by a star the triad and the sign of the microcosmand receiving their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, a second mysterious triplicity, under which emblem the highest secrets of the Kabbalah are allegorically contained.

The provisional object of Christianity was to establish, by obedience and faith, a supernatural or religious equality among men, and to immobilise intelligence by faith, so as to provide a fulcrum for virtue which came for the destruction of the aristocracy of science, or, rather, to replace that aristocracy already destroyed. What, moreover, is wisdom? It is universal presentience of immortality and appreciation of the means which can lead to it.

In the course of the s, Constant developed close ties to the Fourierist movement, publishing in Fourierist publications and praising Fourierism as the “true Christianity”. This eliphs a mystery for the faithful, and a logical necessity for the initiate into the absolute and real sciences. The seven gates of Thebes, attacked and defended by seven chiefs who have sworn upon the blood of victims, possess the same significance as the seven seals of the sacred book interpreted by seven genii, and assailed by a monster with seven heads, after being opened by a living yet immolated lamb, in the allegorical work of St John.

This triple dogma was known in all sanctuaries illuminated by the tradition of the sages. But if you are wicked, for you it will be an infernal torch ; it will lacerate your breast like a poniard ; it will rankle in your memory like a remorse ; it will people your imagination with chimeras, and will drive you through folly eliiphas despair.

How to write a great review. Why do they conceal what all men burn to know? Philosophy, on the contrary, has laboured to bring back men by liberty and reason to natural inequality, and to substitute astuteness for virtue by inaugurating the reign of industry.

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