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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The Kabbalists compare the spirit to a substance which remains fluid in the divine medium, and under the influence of the essential light, its exterior, however, becoming solidified, like wax, when ex- posed to the air in the colder realms of reasoning or of visible forms. He outlived the Aand German war, and as he had exchanged Socialism for a sort of transcendentalised Imperialism, his political faith must have been as much tried by the events which followed the siege of Paris as was his patriotic enthusiasm by the reverses which culminated at Se”dan.

No, the two principles of universal equilibrium are not contrary, although contrasted in appearance, for a singular wisdom opposes one to another. To cleave in- variably to reason, it will be understood that it is necessary to attain independence of all those forces which by their fatal and inevitable movement produce the alternatives of life and death.

This evil is the last reflection or imperfect mirage of light in shadow. Instead, it was the aforementioned socialist-magnetistic context that formed the background of Constant’s interest in magic. Men, weary of the light, took refuge in the shadow of bodily substance ; the dream of magid void, which is filled by God, soon appeared to be greater than God himself in maagic eyes, and thus hell was created.

Magic, which the men of old denominated the sanctum regnum, the holy kingdom, or kingdom of God, reynum Dei, exists only for kings and for priests. This symbol is analogous to that of the Egyptian sphinx, but is more appropriate to the Kabbalah of the Hebrews.

Redirected from Eliphas Levi. Then are there two contrary principles, the one good and the other evil, exclaimed the disciples of Manes. What then, is the creation? Were God only one He would never be creator or higu.

Druidesses crowned with wild parsley and vervain immolate unbaptised children with golden knives and rritual horrible love-feasts. The lady, it may be added, had other domestic adventures, ending in a second marriage about the year Hence Satan is needful to Michael as the pedestal to the statue, and Michael is necessary to Satan as the brake to the locomotive.

Be it fo ; I allow you to render this homage to the ass of Sterne or Apuleius.

Éliphas Lévi

The great magical secret is, therefore, the lamp and dagger of Psyche, the apple of Eve, the sacred fire of Prometheus, the burning sceptre of Lucifer, but it is also the holy cross of the Eedeemer. The Jews term these three series or degrees in the progress of spirits, Asiah, Jetzirah, and Briah. The visible is the manifestation of the invisible, or, in other terms, the perfect word, in things appreciable and visible, bears an exact proportion to mqgic things which are inappreciable by our senses and magoc by our eyes.


ritua, Diseases which defied medical skill at times appeared in the world, and always, it was said, beneath the envenomed glance of elipjas adepts. In the opinion of Christians the scientific and magical clavicles of Solomon are lost ; yet, at the same time, it is certain that, in the domain of in- telligence ruled by the Word, nothing which has ellphas written can perish ; things which men cease to understand simply cease to exist for them, at least in the order of the Word, and they enter then eilphas the domain of enigma and mystery.

Furthermore, there exists in nature a force which is immeasurably more powerful than steam, and by means of which a single man, who knows how to adapt and direct it, might upset and alter the face of the world.

It is not impossible that she may be still alive ; in the sense of her artistic genius, at least, she is something more than a memory. To resist and subdue nature is to make one’s self a personal and imperishable life ; it is to break free from the vicissitudes of life and death. The primeval sages, when seeking the First of Causes, beheld good rutual evil in the world; they considered the shadow and the light ; they compared winter with spring, eliiphas with youth, life with death, and their conclusion was this: By the direction of this agent it is possible to change the very order of the seasons ; to produce at night the pheno- mena of day ; to correspond instantaneously between one extremity of the earth and the lfvi ; to see, like Apollonius, what is taking place on the other side of the world ; to magiv or injure at a or ; to give speech lvei universal success and reverberation.

In his hymn to the royal Sun, the Emperor Julian gives a theory of the triad which is almost identical with that of the illuminated Swedenborg.

They rise, a dis- ordered throng, and hasten to form infernal dances. What had changed, however, was Constant’s rtiual towards “the people. Papus, a contemporary French occultist, in an extended study of the “Doctrine of Eliphas Levi,” asks scornfully: 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.

Chariot of Hermes, seventh Key of the Tarot. Bones had eliphsa found in the crypts of ancient temples, shrieks had been heard in the night, harvests withered and herds sickened when the magician passed by. Thus, Paracelsus represents the Passive by the Crab, the Active by the Lion, Intelligence or equilibrating Reason by Jupiter or the Man-King ruling the serpent ; then he balances forces by giving the Passive the fecundation of the Active represented by the Sun, and to the Active space and might to conquer and enlighten under the symbol of the Cross.

He is therefore three for the creation by Himself and in His image of the infinite multitude of beings and numbers. The sun of the divine world is the infinite, spiritual, and uncreated light, elipnas is verbalised, so to speak, in the philosophical world, and becomes the fountain of souls and of truth ; then it incorporates and becomes visible light in the sun of the third world, the central sun of our suns, of which the fixed stars are the ever-living sparkles.


Would you care, as a change, to behold something less fantastic, more real, and also more truly terrible? Malchuth, based rifual Geburah and Chesed, is the temple of Solomon having Jakin and Bohas for its pillars ; it is the adamic doctrine founded, for the one part, on the resigna- tion of Abel and, for the other, on the labours and self- reproach of Cain ; it is the equilibrium of being established on jigh and liberty, stability and motion ; it is the demonstration of the universal lever sought in vain by Archimedes.

What can be affirmed of the soul in its totality may be affirmed of each faculty of the soul. De omni re scibili et quibus- dam aliis. To make light visible God has merely hypotheticated the shadow. Returning to the fable of Edipus, the crime of the King of Thebes was that he failed to understand the sphinx, that he destroyed the scourge of Thebes without being pure enough to complete the expiation in the name of his people.

They can change earth into gold, and they are without food or lodging! The secret virtue of the gospels is therefore contained in three words, and these three words have established three dogmas and three hierarchies. The Lost Art of Enochian Magic. That Spiritualism was popular on both sides of the Atlantic from the s contributed to this success.

The explanation of the quad- xnd of the circle on p. If it be possible in a scientific work to employ a term so mgic and so discredited, then the devil gives himself to the magician and the sorcerer gives himself to the devil.

Éliphas Lévi – Wikipedia

Because honour has erected it into a law that we must prefer our duty to our inclinations or fears. By the science of the imaginary unity and epiphas of all parts of the body, he anticipated and outstripped all the theories, or rather all the experiences, of our most celebrated mag- netisers.

For the proof we need travel no further than the introduc- tion to ” The Doctrine of Magic,” and to the Hebrew manu- script cited therein, as to the powers and privileges of the magus. You’ve successfully reported this review. Book I Back to Nonfiction. Paracelsus operated upon living blood by medicating the product of a bleeding; he cured headache at a distance by treating hair cut from the patient.

Occult Science in India. The goat’s head, which is synthetic, and unites some characteristics of the dog, bull, and ass, represents the exclusive responsibility of matter and the expiation of bodily sins in the body.