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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A different narrative was developed independently by Arthur Edward Waitewho had even less information about Constant’s life.
On the middle tooth there is hieroglyphically depicted the figure of the celestial serpent, with snd sign of Jupiter for its head. Every speech possesses three senses, every act oevi a triple bearing, every form a triple idea, for the absolute corresponds from world to world by its forms.
The insertion of the vertical phallus into the horizontal cteis forms the stauros of the Gnostics, or the philosophical cross of masons. So is the apocalypse the book of the gnosis or secret doctrine of the first Christians, the key of which doctrine is indicated by an occult versicle of the Lord’s Prayer, which the Vulgate leaves untranslated, while in the Greek rite, which preserves the traditions of St John, the priests only are permitted to pronounce it.
The Pentateuch and the poems of the prophets were, moreover, elementary works, alike in doctrine, ethics, and liturgy ; the true secret and traditional philosophy was not committed to writing until a later period, and under veils even less transparent.
They exist alike in physics, in philosophy, and in religion ; in physics they produce equilibrium, in philosophy criticism, in religion progressive revelation. 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 the things which are inappreciable by our senses and unseen by our eyes. Sometimes these ingenious fables combine harmoniously into a great epic which characterises an epoch, though how or why is not clear to the uninitiated.
Such is the mysterious language of magix Kabbalists in the Talmud, and on account of vulgar ignorance and malignity, it is impossible for us to explain or simplify it further.
These are the hieratic mysteries of the duad. So is this First Cause invariably revealed by the cross that unity made up of two, that key to the mysteries of India and Egypt, the Tau of the patriarchs, the divine sign of Osiris, the Stauros doogma the Gnostics, the keystone of the temple, the symbol of occult masonry ; the cross, central point of the junction of the right angles of two infinite triangles ; the cross, which in the French language seems to be the first root and funda- mental substantive of the verb to believe and the verb to grow, thus combining the conceptions of science, religion, and progress.
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. To triumph over adversities. A few madmen are roaming from land to land, concealing, as magix say, the philosophical stone under their ragged vesture.
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What was actually this secret and potent association which imperilled Church and State, and was thus destroyed un- heard? Ego sum gui sum such is the first revelation of God in man and of man in the world, while it is also the first axiom of occult philosophy.
What was the end of the aspirants to knowledge? He divulged half of the great arcanum, and, to save his people, llevi was necessary for him to bear the remaining half of the terrible secret into exile and the tomb. Constant used a system of magnetism and dream magic to critique what he saw as the excesses of philosophical materialism.
To find the philosophical stone. Thus, in physics, the true confirmed by ex- perience ; in philosophy, certitude purged from any alloy of error ; in the domain of religion or the dgma, absolute truth indicated by analogy ; such are the first necessities of true science, and magic only can impart these to its adepts.
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All organs of the human body are disposed in pairs, excepting the nose, eliphaw tongue, the umbilicus, and the Kabbalistic jod. The others are surrendered to specialists and the typical pevi students dlgma whom all dull and unreadable masterpieces are dedicated, directly or not ; but he is read and appreciated, much as we read and appreciate new and delightful verse which, through some conceit of the poet, is put into the vesture of Chaucer. If you hold by anything in the world more than by reason, truth, and justice ; if your will be uncertain and vacillating, either in good or evil ; if logic alarm you, or the naked truth make you blush ; if you are hurt when accepted errors are hlgh ; condemn this work straight away ; do not read it ; let it cease to exist for you ; but at the same time do not cry it down as dangerous.
The Book of Aquarius. Both deserve to mzgic down into hell, one to bring back the antique box of Pandora, the other to find and to crush the head of the old serpent, who is the symbol of time and of evil. Yes, there existed in the past, and there exists in the pre- sent, a potent and real magic ; yes, all that legends have said of it is true, but, in contrariety to what commonly happens, popular exaggerations are, in this case, not only beside but below the truth. Dogma is only divine inasmuch as dogmw is truly human that is to say, in so far as it sums up the highest reason of humanity; so also the Master, whom we term the Man- God, called Himself the Son of Man.
This triple dogma was known in all sanctuaries illuminated by the tradition of the sages. The Works of Dionysius the Areopagite. But if they were weak and foolish, why did people honour them by fearing them?
You’ve successfully reported this review. The ass has its merit, I agree ; it was consecrated to Priapus as was the goat to the god of Mendes. Absurd are the so-called philosophers who cry, ” I will never believe in a thing which I do not know!
Eoiphas, a contemporary French occultist, in an extended study of the “Doctrine of Eliphas Levi,” asks scornfully: Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. What is that of the passive? His incarceration over, Constant came forth un- daunted, still cleaving to gigh 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.
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If you are pure, it will be your light ; if strong, your arm ; if holy, your religion ot if wise, the rule of your wisdom. The sphinx has not only a man’s head, it has woman’s breasts ; do you know how to resist feminine charms?
Abel oppresses Cain by reason of his moral superiority ; Cain to get free immortalises his brother by slaying him, and becomes the victim of his own eliohas. For the proof we need travel no further than the introduc- tion to ” Rituall Doctrine of Magic,” and to the Hebrew manu- script cited therein, as to the powers and privileges of the magus.
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 to despair.
I am he in whom and by whom the word manifests In prindpio erat verbum. De omni re scibili et quibus- dam aliis. The magus is truly what the Hebrew Kabbalists call the Microprosopus, that is, the creator of the little world.