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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Having gone too far, he naturally attempted to go back, and just as he strove to patch up a species of modus vivendi with the church of his childhood, so he endeavoured, by throw- ing dust in the eyes of eliphass readers, to make his peace with that initiation, the first law of which he had indubitably violated.

The essence of the word is in the principle ; the principle is that which is; intelligence is a principle which speaks.

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The lady, it may be added, had other domestic adventures, ending in a second marriage about the year It was a novitiate similar to that of those priests who, under the name of Jesuits, are so unpopular at the present day, but would govern the world, notwithstanding, had they a truly wise and intelligent chief.

A goat-headed prince bounds forward among them ; he ascends the throne, turns, and by assuming a stooping posture, presents to the assembly a human face, which, carrying black torches, every one comes forward to salute and to kiss.

All these revelations are logical deductions from the first mathematical notions of being and number. As we have already said, according to the sole dogma of the Kabbalah, that which is in visible nature reveals that which is in the domain of invisible nature, or secondary causes are in strict proportion and analogous to the manifestations of the First Cause.


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By adding to this Jod the triadic name of Eve, the name of Jehova is formed, which is eminently the Kabbalistic and magical word, mrr, which the high-priest in the temple pronounced Jodcheva.

Papus, a contemporary French occultist, in an extended study of the “Doctrine of Eliphas Levi,” asks scornfully: To give knowledge to power alone, such is the supreme law of initiations. Edipus divined what was man and he put out his own eyes because he did not see what was God. A harsh, funereal trumpet winds suddenly, and black torches flare up on every side.

The Doctrine and Ritual of High Magic

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.

Such are the secrets of occult philosophy, such is magic in history ; let us now glance at it as it appears in its books and its achievements, in its initiations and its rites. Overall rating No ratings yet 0.

Why are they invested with a dread and unknown power? The intelligence and will of man are instruments of incalculable power and capacity. I shall therefore speak clearly and make known everything, with the firm conviction that initiates alone, hlgh those who deserve initiation, will read all and understand in part.

The Magical Ritual of the Sanctum Regnum. By the science of the imaginary unity and solidarity of all parts of the body, he anticipated and outstripped all the theories, or rather all the experiences, of our most celebrated mag- netisers. Aradia, or The Gospel of The Witches.

The Cloud Upon the Sanctuary. In the trigrams of Fohi, unity is the yang and the duad is the yin. Eevelation is the duad ; every word is double, and sup- poses two. But it is a tradition in the Church that the manifestation of these mysteries is held over to the last times. Every in- dividuality is, therefore, indefinitely perfectible, since the moral order is analogous to the physical, and since we cannot conceive any point as unable to dilate, increase, and radiate in a philosophically infinite circle.

Great word and great problem!

Do you wish to ascertain which is the true religion? Now, the most perfect of the odd numbers is three, because it is wnd trilogy of unity. But if they were weak and foolish, why did people honour them by fearing them?


However, it has been argued that Wronski’s influence had been leci, between andand superficial. So unity complete in the fruitfulness of the triad forms therewith the tetrad, which is the key of all numbers, of all movements, and of all forms.

The human figure is placed between a bridled bull and a tiger, thus forming the triangle of Kether, Geburah, and Gedulah, or Chesed. I submit that this is not the doctrine of occult science, nor the summum “bonum of the greater initiation ; that transcendental pneumatology is more by its own; hypothesis than an alphabetical system argued kabbalis- tically ; and that more than mere memories can on the same assumption be evoked in the astral light.

Unity is the principle of numbers ; it is also the principle of motion, and, consequently, of life. The science was driven into hiding to escape the impassioned assaults of a blind love ; it clothed itself with new hieroglyphics, dissimulated its labours, denied its hopes.

Every yelling dancer drags away a dishevelled female. All religions are summed up in the unity of a single dogma, which is the affirmation of being and its equality with itself, which constitutes its mathe- matical value.

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Views Read Edit View history. De omni re scibili et quibus- dam aliis. Constant’s activities reflect the socialist struggle to come to terms both with the failure of and the tough repressions by the new government.

The magus uplifts one hand towards heaven and points down the other to earth, and he says: 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 other ; to see, like Apollonius, what is taking place on the other side of the world ; to heal or injure at a distance ; to give speech an universal success and reverberation.

Because honour has erected it into a law that we must prefer our duty to our inclinations or fears.

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