a Hebrew manuscript of
the sixteenth century:
“Hereinafter follow the powers and privileges of him who holds in his
right hand the Clavicles of Solomon, and in his left the Branch of the Blossoming
Almond. ALEPH. – He beholds God face to face, without dying.
and converses familiarly with the seven genii who command the entire celestial
army. BETH. – He is above all griefs and all fears. GHIMEL. – He
reigns with all heaven and is served by all hell. DALETH. – He rules his
own health and life and can influence equally those of others. HE. – He
can neither be surprised by misfortune nor overwhelmed by disasters, nor
can he be conquered by his enemies. VAU. – He knows the reason of the
past, present and future. ZAIN. – He possesses the secret of the resurrection
of the dead and the key of immortality.
Such are the seven chief privileges, and those which rank next are these: CHETH. – To find the Philosophical Stone. TETH. – To possess the
Universal Medicine. IOD. – To know the laws of perpetual motion and to
prove the quadrature of the circle. CAPH. – To change into gold not only
all metals but also the earth itself, and even the refuse of the earth. LAMED. – To subdue the most ferocious animals and have power to pronounce
those words which paralyse and charm serpents. MEM. – To have
the ARS NOTORIA which gives the Universal Science. NUN. – To speak
learnedly on all subjects, without preparation and without study.
These, finally, are the seven least powers of the Magus: SAMECH. – To know at a glance the deep things of the souls of men and
the mysteries of the hearts of women. AYIN. – To force Nature to make him
free at his pleasure. PE. – To foresee all future events which do not depend
on a superior free will, or on an undiscernible cause. TSADE. – To give at
once and to all the most efficacious consolations and the most wholesome
counsels. KOPH. – To triumph over adversities. RESH. – To conquer love
and hate. SHIN. – To have the secret of wealth, to be always its master and
never its slave. To enjoy even poverty and never become abject or miserable.
TAU. – Let us add to these three septenaries that the wise man rules the
elements, stills tempests, cures the diseased by his touch and raises the
But certain things have been sealed by Solomon with his triple seal. It is
enough that the initiates know; as for others, whether they deride, doubt or
believe, whether they threaten or fear, what matters it to science or to us?”
from Eliphas Levi, "The Doctrine of Transcendental Magic".
"Such actually are the issues of occult philosophy, and we are in a position to
meet the charge of insanity or the suspicion of imposture when we affirm that
these privileges are real. To demonstrate this is the sole end of our work on occult
philosophy. The Philosophical Stone, the Universal Medicine, the transmutation
of metals, the quadrature of the circle and the secret of perpetual motion are neither
mystifications of science nor dreams of delusion. They are terms which must
be understood in their proper sense; they formulate the varied applications of one
and the same secret, the several aspects of a single operation, which is defined in a
more comprehensive manner under the name of the Great Work. Furthermore,
there exists in Nature a force which is immeasurably more powerful than steam,
and a single man, who is able to adapt and direct it, might change thereby the
face of the whole world. This force was known to the ancients; it consists in a Universal
Agent having equilibrium for its supreme law, while its direction is con..."
This is a quite significant passage. I would like to make sure of the citation. Is the passage from The Doctine of Transcendental Magic? Also, do you know the name of the original manuscript.
Love and Blessings
Yes, I agree, it is quite significant. This was taken from The Doctrine of Transcendental Magic (Levi).
Will post more if I can find anything