Sacred-Texts Esoteric Index Previous Next The Emerald Tablet of Hermes History of the Tablet History of the Tablet (largely summarised from Needham 1980, & Holmyard 1957) The Tablet probably first appeared in the West in editions of the psuedo-Aristotlean Secretum Secretorum which was actually a translation of the Kitab Sirr al-Asar, a book of advice to kings which was translated into latin by Johannes Hispalensis c. 1140 and by Philip of Tripoli c.1243. Translations From Jabir ibn Hayyan. 0) Balinas mentions the engraving on the table in the hand of Hermes, which says: 1) Truth! Another Arabic Version (from the German of Ruska, translated by ‘Anonymous'). 0) Here is that which the priest Sagijus of Nabulus has dictated concerning the entrance of Balinas into the hidden chamber... Twelfth Century Latin Translation from Aurelium Occultae Philosophorum..Georgio Beato 1) This is true and remote from all cover of falsehood 2) Whatever is below is similar to that which is above. From Idres Shah
The Voices of Demons: The True History of The Necronomicon | The Blood SprayerNecronomicon ex Mortis. The Book of the Dead. Bound in human flesh and inked in blood, this ancient Sumerian text contained bizarre burial rights, funeral incantations, and demon resurrection passages; it was never meant for the world of the living. With these words in the opening sequence of ARMY OF DARKNESS, Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) described the most famous book of evil of all time. Prologue Providence, Rhode Island, around 1896, 1897. Lovecraft In 1921, his career as a writer of weird and fantastic fiction beginning to blossom, Lovecraft (long since outgrown the bed sheet) drew upon those childhood adventures, quoting Abdul Alhazred, now “the Mad Arab,” with the “much-discussed couplet”: That is not dead which can eternal lie, and with strange eons even death may die. A year later, in 1922, Lovecraft penned a short story, “The Hound,” about a pair of decadent grave-robbing aesthetes. Translations For the more visually-inclined, H.R. From Book to Film The EVIL DEAD trilogy.
Thrice-Greatest Hermes, Vol. 3 IndexSacred Texts Gnosticism and Hermetica Buy this Book at Amazon.com Volume 1 | Volume 2 | Volume 3 Contents Start Reading Page Index Text [Zipped] This, the third and final part of G.R.S. Title PageContents I. Excerpt I. II. I. III. I.Gnostic TeachingsendicNOTE: This document is formatted to be viewed in 10-point Courier type. Landscape orientation is suggested for printouts. ENOCHIAN DICTIONARY Compiled by Benjamin Rowe, 1982-1998 ----------------------------------------------------- 1. Location/Source codes used in this list: Numerical -- From the Enochian Calls, as listed in Geoffrey James' The Enochian Evocation of Dr. John Dee.Secret Teachings of All Ages: The Theory and Practice of Alchemy: Part OneSacred Texts Esoteric Index Previous Next p. 153 ALCHEMY, the secret art of the land of Khem, is one of the two oldest sciences known to the world. The other is astrology. The beginnings of both extend back into the obscurity of prehistoric times. According to the earliest records extant, alchemy and astrology were considered as divinely revealed to man so that by their aid he might regain his lost estate. The earthly body of alchemy is chemistry, for chemists do not realize that half of The Book of Torah is forever concealed behind the veil of Isis (see the Tarot), and that so long as they study only material elements they can at best discover but half of the mystery. What is life? The Chaldeans, Phœnicians, and Babylonians were familiar with the principles of alchemy, as were many early Oriental races. Many interesting solutions to the riddle of alchemy's origin have been advanced. E. "Then the Sage said: 'Put away your rings and ornaments, and take off your shoes, and follow me.' 1.
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alchemical archivesEuropean witchcraftBelief in and practice of witchcraft in Europe can be traced to classical antiquity and has continuous history during the Middle Ages, culminating in the Early Modern witch hunts and giving rise to the fairy tale and popular culture "witch" stock character of modern times, as well as to the concept of the "modern witch" in Wicca and related movements of "contemporary witchcraft. History Antiquity Instances of persecution of witchcraft are documented from Classical Antiquity, paralleling evidence from the Ancient Near East and the Old Testament. In Ancient Greece, for example, Theoris, a woman of Lemnos, who is denounced by Demosthenes, was publicly tried at Athens and burned for her necromancy. In the imperial period, it is evident from many Latin authors and from the historians that Rome swarmed with occultists and diviners, many of whom in spite of the Lex Cornelia almost openly traded in poisons, and not infrequently in assassination to boot. High Middle Ages