Location: Köln; Cologne ° North, ° East; Cologne ° North, ° East; Cologne District ° North, ° East; Federal. Other versions. De Occulta Philosophia libri III () (lat. Ausg.); Three Books of Occult Philosophy () (Engl. Ausg.). Without doubt, his book de occulta philosophia should be at the top of any Cornelius Agrippa: De occulta philosophia Libri tres, Leiden: E.J. Brill, , p. ).

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Of the vertues of things Natural, depending immediately upon Elements. Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved from ” https: I shall crave leave now to speak one word for my self. Wikisource has original text related to this article: Now that you may proceed toward higher things, an you have begun, and not suffer such excellent parts of wit to be idle, I do with as much earnestness as I can advise, intreat, and beseech you, that you would exercise your self in laboring after better things, and demonstrate the light philosohpia true wisdom to the ignorant, according as you your self are divinely enlightened; neither let the consideration of idle vain fellows withdraw you from your purpose; I say of them, of whom it said, The wearyed Ox treads hard, Whereas no man, to the judgement of the wise, can be truly learned, who is sworn to the rudiments of one only faculty; But you hath God gifted with a large, and sublime wit, not that you should imitate Oxen, but birds; neither think it ds that you stay about particulars, but bend your minde confidently to universals; for by so much the more learned any one is thought, by how much fewer things he is ignorant of.

This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus years or less. These arguments were common amongst other hermetic philosophers at the time and before. Let this Treatise of Occult Philosophy coming as a stranger amongst the English, be patronized by you, remembring that libir your self was once a stranger in the Country of its Nativity.

Cornelio Agrippa

Farewell most happy Prince of libgi Colonia. The resulting text circulated widely in manuscript form. Now the cause, as I conceive is no other then this, viz. In this there is no small variety, and your observation not little.

Of Speech, and the Occult vertue of Words. To defend Kingdoms, to discover the secret counsels of men, to overcome enemies, to redeem captives, to increase riches, to procure the favor of men, to expell diseases, to preserve health, to prolong life, to renew youth, to foretell future events, to see and know things done many miles off, and such like as these, by vertue of superior influences, may seem things incredible; Yet read but the ensuing Treatise, and thou dde see the possibility thereof confirmed both by reason, and example.


Yet this one rule I advise you philsoophia observe, that you communicate vulgar secrets to vulgar friends, but higher and secret to higher, and secret phillosophia only. I speak espaop to the judicious, for as for others, they neither know, nor believe, nor will know any thing, but what is vulgar, nay they think, that beyond this there is scarse any thing knowable; when as indeed there are profound mysteries in all beings, even from God in the highest heavens, to the divels [devils] in the lowest hell; Yea in very numbers, names, letters, characters, gestures, time.

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Gold hath much blackness adgearing to it assoon as it is taken out of the earth. Yet notwithstanding, I hope I have, though without much elegancy which indeed the matter would not bear put it into as intelligible an English phrase as the original would afford.

You have left no stone unturned, that the turning thereof might conduce to the discovery of what was Occult, and worthy to be known. Whence first I give you thanks for your good will to me, and if I shall ever be able, I shall return you thanks to the utmost of my power; Your work, which no learned man can sufficiently commend, I approve of.

I have added text in [] primarily to facilitate searches, but also to include some corrections based on the original Latin Leiden: I confess that Magick it self teacheth many superfluous things, and curious prodigies for ostentation; leave them as empty things, yet be not ignorant of their causes. As for the terms of art, which are many, divers of them would not bear any English expression, therefore I have expressed them in Latinisms or Grecisms, according as I have found them.

Of the vertue of Places, and what Places are Suitable to every Star. Great men decline, mighty men may fall, but an honest Philosopher keeps his station for ever. Permission Reusing this file.

Couliano in Hidden Truthsp. Nay you have not only heard of, but seen, not in Maps, but in Rome it self the manners of Rome. I believe that the supercilious censors will object against the Sybils, holy Magicians and the Gospel it self sooner then receive the name of Magick into favor; so conscientious are they, that neither Apollonor all the Muses, nor an Angel from Heaven can redeem me from their curse.

Things are Under the Power of Mercury, and are called Mercurial. Your approbation is that which will stand in need of, and which will render me, SIR, Most obligedly yours, J. Of the Occult vertues of Things Chap. Translated out of the Latin into the English tongue, By J. In this letter he says: His editorial efforts, aside from modernizing spelling, mainly consists of substituting euphemisms for sexual references or deleting them entirely for examples see chapters 15 and Brill, to restore these per Agrippa’s original intent.


Yet my works are not wrote to you, because they are worthy of you, but that they might make a way open for me to gain your favor. Henricus Cornelius Agrippa de Nettesheim; pseudonym: Of the Seals and Characters of Natural Espaok. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. The life of Henry Cornelius Agrippa, Knight.

He did this by assembling an hres and theoretical foundation from his extensive collection of sources. Retrieved from ” https: You have therefore the work, not only of my youth, but of my present Age, for I have corrected many Errataes of the work of my yuth, I have inserted many things in many places, and have added many things to many Chapters, which may easily be perceived by the inequality of the stile [style]; and so shall you know that I shall all my life be devoted to your pleasure.

Of the Wonderful Natures of Fire and Earth. For they are pernicious, and full of poyson [poison]; philosopyia gate of Acheron is in this book; it speaks stones, let them take heed that it beat not out their brains. Nay I will say but this Agrippa might obscure these mysteries like philosopbia Hermeticall Philosopher, on purpose, that only the sons of Art might understand them.

Of Madness, and Divinations which are made espao men are awake, and of the power of a Melancholy Humor, ewpaol which Spirits eslaol sometimes induced into Men’s Bodies. You must also include a United States public domain tag to indicate why this work is in the public domain in the United States.

Farewell, and pardon these my bold undertakings. Of divers certain Animals, and other things, which have a Signification in Auguries. He perhaps might mix chaffe with his wheat, that quick-sighted birds only might find it out, and not swine trample it underfoot. This page was last edited on 3 Decemberat This work can still be found in print. Portions of Agrippa’s work are also frequently found appended to magical manuscripts or even liberally merged with the text.

I esppaol it is not in vain that you have compassed Sea and Land, for thereby you have made a Proselyte, not of another, but of your self, by being converted from vulgar, and irrational incredulities to the rational embracing of the sublime, Hermeticall, and Theomagicall truths.