: Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie: Transcendental Magic: Its Doctrine and Ritual (): Eliphas Levi, A. E. Waite: Books. Dogme et rituel de la haute magie: Tome 1. Dogme (French Edition) [Éliphas Lévi ] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This Elibron Classics. Dogme Et Rituel de la Haute Magie has ratings and 7 reviews. Edric said: A well done translation of French Occultist Eliphas Levi’s The Doctrine and.

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He was commonly to be found chez lui in a species of magical vestment, which may be pardoned in a French magus, and his only available portrait dotme to this volume represents him in that guise. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The portrait of Le’vi is from a carte-de-visite in the possession of Mr Edward Maitland, and was issued with his ” Life of Anna Kingsford,” a few months ago.

Let us take one typical case. Indeed, the writings of filiphas Levi stand, as regards the grand old line of initiation, in relatively the same position as the ” Earthly Paradise ” of Mr William Morris stands to the ” Canterbury Tales.

Get to Know Us. This highly popular two-volume lev on practical magic attempts to initiate the reader into the mysteries of occult philosophy. In the first place, the earlier books were written more expressly from the standpoint of initiation, and in the language thereof ; they obviously contain much which it would be mere folly to construe after a literal fashion, and what filiphas LeVi wrote at a later period is not so much discrepant with his earlier instruction though it is this also as the qualifications placed by a modern transcen- dentalist on the technical exaggerations of the secret sciences.

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In any case, he was cast back upon the world, with the limitations of priestly engagements, while the priestly career was closed to him and what he did, or how he contrived to support himself, is unknown. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.


No modern expositor of occult science can bear any comparison with Sliphas Levi, and among ancient exposi- tors, though many stand higher in authority, all yield to him in living interest, for he is actually the spirit of modern thought forcing an answer for the times from the old oracles.

His books did not command a large circulation, but they secured him admirers and pupils, from whom he received remuneration. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Buy the selected items together This item: This lady bore him two children, who died in tender years, and subsequently she deserted him. The Dogme de la Haute Magie was succeeded in by its com- panion volume the Hituel, both of which are here translated for the first time into English.

Dogme et rituel de la haute magie

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Hence there are greater names, but there is no influence so great no fascination in occult literature ex- ceeds that of the French magus. His “History of Magic” is a case in point ; as a philosophical survey it is admirable, and there is nothing in occult literature to approach it for literary excellence, but it swarms with historical inac- curacies ; it is in all respects an accomplished and in no way an erudite performance, nor do I think that the writer much concerned himself with any real reading of the.

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Dogme Et Rituel De La Haute Magie Part I by Eliphas Levi

Read more Read less. Alfredo Acosta rated it it was amazing Oct 15, The hierarchic order of the visible world has its complement in the invisible hierarchy, which analogy leads us to discern, being at the same time a process of our perception rather than a rigid law governing the modes of manifestation in all things seen and unseen ; initiation takes us to the bottom step of the ladder of the invisible hierarchy and instructs us in the principles of ascent, but the ascent rests personally with ourselves; the voices of some who have preceded can be heard above us, but they are of those who are still upon the way, and they die as they rise into the silence, towards which we also must ascend alone, where initiation can no longer help us, unto that bourne from whence no traveller returns, and the influxes are sacramental only to those who are below.


Now, these facts explain in the first place the importance, as I have said, of the ” Doctrine and Eitual,” because it represents a knowledge which cannot be derived from books ; they explain, secondly, the shortcomings of that work, because it is not the result of a full knowledge ; why, thirdly, the later writings contain.

Andrea rated it liked it Aug 15, Enrica rated it it was amazing Oct 12, Explained as clearly as I’ve heard, but not for me. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Intensely suggestive, he is at the same time without much evidence of depth ; splendid in generalisation, he is without accuracy in detail, and it would be difficult to cite a worse guide over mere matters of fact. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Since Gurdjieff’s book I’ve not read something so complete like this. Add both to Cart Add both to List. They are what filiphas LeVi himself terms “hyperbolic,” adding: There is one other matter to which attention should be directed ; the Hebrew.