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Transcendental Magic A Discussion That Covers Almost The Entire Realm Of Ritual And High Magic Translated By A.E Waite.


10 thoughts on “Transcendental Magic

  1. says:

    At the core of all esoteric arts is science Those occult groups who acted in secret oft time mixing faith and science have been the discoverers of scientific invention advancing society forward yet hidden from public view In order to perpetuate faith the Church has always sought to stamp out these groups and their sciences The Church has in many an instance been resistant to scientific discovery and change.What follows is one of the key books on Ceremonial Magick The book is very hard to com At the core of all esoteric arts is science Those occult groups who acted in secret oft time mixing faith and science have been the discoverers of scientific inve...


  2. says:

    I find it difficult to review this book.Clearly, for anyone involved in the Western Mystery Traditions, especially magick, hermeticism, modern tarot, or Thelema, this is foundational material Yet L vi comes off as conflicted between his occult interests and his ambivalent relationship to the Church of Rome Moreover, Waite s footnotes are as often disparaging as illuminating, and his apparent disdain for the author leads me to wonder why he bothered completing the translation at all It is high I find it difficult to review this book.Clearly, for anyone involved in the Western Mystery Traditions, especially magick, hermeticism, modern tarot, or Thelema, this is foundational material Yet L vi comes off as conflicted between his occult interests and his ambivalent relationship to the Church of Rome Moreover, Waite s footnotes are as often disparaging as illuminating, and his apparent disdain for the author leads me to wonder why he bothered completing the translation at all It is high time for a new translation in a modern co...


  3. says:

    i m continuously currently reading this book, no matter how many times i finish it cryptic stuff, and you should trust me, i ve been reading it for years.


  4. says:

    This is the book I wish I had read ten years ago but the importance of which I gather only now Levi s Dogma provides a clear and readable engagement with the tradition of Western occultism It s here that we find the initial if skewed tie ins between the Hebrew alphabet and the Tarot trumps, marrying the ancient Egyptian tradition with Jewish Kabbalah I found most rewarding his description of the evolution of the series of numbers as they unfold into further degrees of manifestation as well This is the book I wish I had read ten years ago but the importance of which I gather only now Levi s Dogma provides a clear and readable engagement with the tradition of Western occultism It s here that we find the initial if skewed tie ins between the Hebrew alphabet and the Tarot trumps, marrying the ancient Egyptian tradition with Jewish Kabbalah I found most rewarding...


  5. says:

    This is one of the most important books on Western magick extant This book does require a background in occult symbolism, tarot, and Qabalah to understand, as it s not for the beginner Ideally, this book should be studied along with either the Tarot of Marseille or the Oswald Wirth tarot deck since the book is based on French occult tarot The book is based on the Marseille tarot deck with corrections, which were later incorporated into the Oswald Wirth deck after the writing of this boo This is one of the most important books on Western magick extant This book does require a background in occult symbolism, tarot, and Qabalah to understand, as it s not for the beginner Ideally, this book should be studied along with either the Tarot of Marseille or the Oswald Wirth tarot deck since the book is based on French occult tarot The book is based on the Marseille tarot deck with corrections, which were later incorporated into...


  6. says:

    Eliphas Levi was one of the founding fathers of the occult revival that took place in the late nineteenth century, and his Transcendental Magic is a marvellous work The translation into English by A E Waite is smooth and often poetic, whilst the ideas propounded by Levi are at times very intriguing.Evidently this isn t some kind of spell book that you can use to summon up the spirits of the dead though Levi makes bold claims to have done so himself but it does provide the occult philoso Eliphas Levi was o...


  7. says:

    For such a far out topic written by such a controversial author, this book still has a lot to offer for Aspirants of modern day, albeit the late 19th century science is a bit outdated, the theosophical theory remains untarnished It was written with a blend of objectivity and healthy skepticism, met with many warnings to anyone naive enough to engage in the Practice out of fanciful,uninitiated curiosity The interwoven narrative stance is firmly take it or leave it I found the format of the c For such a far out topic written by such a con...


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    Update I rate it 5 5 because of its prolific status in the world of the Western Hermetic Tradition, not because it s the most easy to read or inherently useful text as is Its contents can be surmised in Crowley, Mathers and Waite in the latter case, in and outside of his traslations of the manuscript in lieu of its religiously slanted aphorisms and esoterically castrated approach to what should be respectfully understood as at least to a degree universal in some of its premises But this Update I rate it 5 5 because of its prolific status in the world of the Western Hermetic Tradition, not because it s the most easy to read or inherently useful text as is Its contents can be surmised in Crowley, Mathers and Waite in the latter case, in and outside of his traslations of the manuscript in lieu of its religiously slanted aphorisms and esoterically castrated approach to what should be respectfully understood as at least to a degree universal in some of its premises But this is coming from a guy studying the AA system and who knows better than to altogether dismiss any spiritual system of any origin or approach in favor of autilitarian view of these things.Sometimes we pay for a brand name regardless of the quality of the things that our merchandise provide In other cases, we know that we ll get what we pay for in the end Being one who feels that he was born in the wrong generation or in too many of the wrong generations to experience the wonders of all of the...


  9. says:

    Very interesting minus the Arthur Edward Waite version who s commentary is just constant citing and criticisms.


  10. says:

    Contains deeply disturbing things which the older, penitent Eliphas Levi renounced.No book I think helps to understand the remarkable journey of Eliphas Levi than the astonishing masterpiece Meditations on the Tarot which also considers Papus as well My review of that here


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