Arbatel of Magick Translated by Robert Turner, Converted to Acrobat format by Benjamin Rowe August, ARBATEL of MAGICK: or, The spiritual. Translated by Robert Turner, Converted to Acrobat format by Benjamin Rowe August, Free PDF, epub, Kindle ebook. By Robert Turner. The Arbatel De Magia veterum (English: Arbatel: Of the Magic of the Ancients) was a Latin grimoire of.

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Great is the power of Satan, by reason of the great sins of men. Inthe University of Marburg took action against two professors who intended to use the grimoire as a textbook, and expelled a student obsessed with it.

Arbatel of Magick by Robert Turner

Make a Circle with a center A, which is B. And in this manner the other Princes and Nobles have their quadrants of secrets, with their four secrets. I must expect some calumnies and argatel against this, from the malicious prejudiced men, and the lazie affecters of Ignorance, of whom this age swarms: Therefore we ought to desire from God alone, which will mercifully impart these things unto us.

There is another way which is more ot, that jagick may be revealed unto thee also, when thou art unwitting thereof, either by God, or by Maguck which have secrets in their power; or by dreams, or by strong imaginations and impressions, or by the constellation of a nativity by celestial knowledge.

And there is nothing done, whether good or evil, without a certain and determinate order and government. Nevertheless, if any one will use them for a memorial, and not otherwise, and as a thing simply created by God to his purpose, to which such a spiritual power or essence is bound; he may use them without any offence unto God.

Thou shalt have also the Angels and Spirits of God prompt and ready in their nature to minister unto thee, as much as any humane minde can desire.

The second is, to be able to prolong life to whatsoever age we please: The Magick these men professed, is thus defined. But there do appear mgick evil Spirits, and destroyers, which is caused by the envy and mal- ice of the devil; and because men do allure and draw them unto themselves with their sin, as a punishment due to sinners.


And use the Spirits given and attributed unto thee, as Ministers, without rashness and presump- tion, as the messengers of God; having a due reverence towards the Lord of Spirits. Great is the power of Satan, by reason of the great magkck of men.

The seventh division is, That the Spirits do serve some of their own accord, without art; others they will scarce attend, being called by art.

Therefore we are carefully to proceed in Magick, arbateel that Syrens and other monsters deceive us, which likewise do desire the society of the humane soul. God requireth of thee a minde, that thou shouldest honour his Son, and keep the words of his Son in thy heart: Sarah Reid rated it it was amazing Nov 12, This Art is not delivered, but divinely.

A merciful 6c good Father, loveth the sons of desires, as Daniel; and sooner heareth us, then we are able to overcome the hardness of our hearts to pray. Secondly, we are to know, That a Magitian is a person predestinated to this work from his mothers wombe; neither let him assume any such great things to himself, unless he be called divinely by grace hereunto, for some good end; to a bad nagick is, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, It must be that offences will come; but wo be to that man through whom they come.

Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy strength, and thy neighbour as thy self: To the obedient, he hath proposed their rewards; to the disobedient he hath propounded their deserved punishment.

Arbatel of Magick

The Lord liveth, and the works of God do live in him by his appointment whereby he willeth them to be; for he will have them to use their liberty argatel obedience to his commands, or disobedience thereof.

He therefore that desireth to have a lesser office, or dignity, let him magically od a Noble of the Prince, and his desire shall be fulfilled. As in the ancient worshipping of God by Sacrifice, there was no man knowing God among the Elders, that did not forbear to worship the God of all arbaatel, or condemn that kinde of Worship, because the devil was so adored in the image of Baal, Dagon, Astaroth, Chemosh, Jupiter, Apollo, and the like. He therefore knoweth the true strength and nature of things, the order and policie of every creature visible and invisible, to whom God hath revealed the names of his creatures.


The book was condemned by Johann Weyer in his De praestigiis daemonum [2] as being “full of magical impiety”, [7] and by Reformed Church censor Simon Sulzer. Between these and the other, there is a continual war, until God shall put an end to their strife, by his last judgement.

Gohory, like Zwinger and Perna, was a Paracelsian. So that the Eastern secrets are commended arrbatel be the best; the Meridian to be mean; and the East and North to be lesser.

The sixth is Pythagorical Atbatel, which onely acteth with Spirits to whom is given the doctrine of Arts, as Physick, Medicine, Mathematics, Alchymie, and arbtael kinde of Arts. The barren he maketh fruitful, and giveth long life.

Contempt of the word of God, and to live after the will of the devil.

Such were, and to this day partly, if not altogether, are the corruptions which have made odious the very name of Magick, having chiefly sought, as the manner of all impostures is, to counterfeit the highest and most noble part of it. The most general Precepts of this Secret. The PREFACE To the unprejudiced Reader A s the fall of man made himselfe and all other creatures subject to vanity; so, by reason thereof, the most noble and excellent Arts wherewith the Rational soul was indued, are by the rusty canker of Time brought unto Corruption.

These wise men the Greeks call Philosophers; and amongst the Egyptians they were termed Priests; the Hebrews termed them Cabalistos, Prophets, Scribes and Pharisees; and amongst the Babylonians they were differenced by the name of Caldeans; 6c by the Persians they were called Magicians: O Lord of heaven and earth, Creator and Maker of all things visible and invisible; I, though unworthy, by thy assistance call upon thee, through thy onely begotten Son Jesus Christ our Lord, that thou wilt give unto me thy holy Spirit, to direct me in thy truth unto all good.

It is God alone who giveth them power to effect it.