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Heptameron, or Magical Elements of Peter D'Abano

Circles and the Composition Thereof - Signs, Sigils, Names of Angels, Etc. - The Benediction of Perfumes - The Garment and Pentacle - Form of a Pentacle - Apparitions.

In the former book of Agrippa, it is sufficiently spoken concerning Magical Ceremonies and Initiations.

But because he seemeth to have written to the learned, and well experienced in this Art; because he doth not specially treat of the Ceremonies, but rather speaketh of them in general, it was therefore thought good to adde hereunto the Magical Elements of Peter de Abano: that those who are hitherto ignorant, and have not tasted of Magical Superstitions, may have them in readiness, how they may exercise themselves therein. For we see in this book, the distinct functions of spirits, how they may be drawn to discourse and communication; what is to be done every day, and every hour, and how they shall be read (as if they were described syllable by syllable).

In brief, in this book are kept the principles of Magical conveyances. But because the greatest power is attributed to the Circles; (for they are certain fortresses to defend the operators safe from the evil Spirits). In the first place we will treat concerning the composition of a Circle.

OF THE CIRCLE, AND THE COMPOSITION THEREOF

The form of Circles is not always the same; but useth to be changed, according to the order of the spirits that are to be called, their places, daies, and hours. In making a Circle, it ought to be considered in what time of the year, day, and hour you make the Circle; what Spirits you call, to what Star and Region they do belong, and what functions they have. Therefore let there be made three Circles of the latitude of nine foot, and let them be distant one from another a hand's breadth; and in the middle Circle, first, write the name of the hour wherein you do the work. In the second place, write the name of the Angel of the hour. In the third place, the sigil of the Angel of the hour. Fourthly, the name of the Angel that ruleth the day, and the names of his Ministers. In the fifth place, the name of the present time. Sixthly, of the Spirits ruling in that part of time, and their Presidents. Seventhly, the name of the head of the Signe ruling in that part of time wherein you work. Eighthly, the name of the earth, according to that time. Ninthly, and for the completing of the Middle Circle, write the name of the Sun and Moon, according to the said rule of time, for as the outermost Circle let there be drawn in the four angles, the names of the presidential Angels of the Air, that day wherein you work; to-wit, the name of the King and his three ministers. Without the Circle, in four angles, let Pentagones be made. In the inner Circle, let there be written four divine names with crosses interposed in the middle of the Circle; to-wit towards the East let there be written Alpha, and towards the West let there be written Omega; and let a cross divide the middle of the Circle. When the Circle is thus finished, according to the rule now before written, you shall proceed.

Of the names of the Angels and their Sigils, it shall be spoken in their proper places. Now let us take a view of the names of the times. A year is fourfold, and is divided into Spring, Summer, Harvest, and Winter; the names whereof are these:

The Spring, Taloi. The Summer, Casmaran. Autumne Adrael. Winter, Earlas.

The Angels of the Spring: Caracasa, Core, Amatiel, Commissoros.

The head of the Signe of the Spring: Spugliguel.

The name of the Earth in the Spring: Amadai.

The names of the Sun and Moon in the Spring: The Sun, Abraym. The Moon, Agusita.

The Angels of the Summer: Gargatel, Tariel, Gaviel.

The head of the Signe of the Summer: Tubiel.

The name of the Earth in Summer: Festativi.

The names of the Sun and Moon in Summer: The Sun, Athemay. The Moon, Armatus.

The Angels of Autumne: Tarquam, Gnabarel.

The head of the Signe of Autumne: Torquaret.

The name of the Earth in Autumnae: Rabianara.

The names of the Moon in Autumne: The Sun, Commutaff. The Moon Affaterium.

THE CONSECRATIONS AND BENEDICTIONS, AND FIRST OF THE BENEDICTION OF THE CIRCLE.

When the Circle is ritely perfected, sprinkle the same with holy water and say, "Thou shalt purge me with hysop, O Lord, and I shall be clean; thou shalt wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow."

THE BENEDICTION OF PERFUMES

"The God of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Jacob, bless here the creatures of these kindes, that they may fill up the power and vertue of their odours; so that neither the enemy nor any false imagination may be able to enter into them, through our Lord Jesus Christ, &c." Then let them be sprinkled with holy water.

THE EXORCISME OF FIRE UPON WHICH THE PERFUMES ARE TO BE PUT.

The fire which is to be used for fumigations is to be in a new vessel of earth or iron, and let it be exorcised after this manner:

"I exorcise thee, O thou creature of fire, by him by whom all things are made, that forthwith thou cast away every phantasme from thee, that it shall not be able to do any hurt in anything. Then say, "Bless O Lord this creature of fire, and sanctifie it, that it may be blessed to set forth the praise of they holy name, that no hurt may come to the exorcisers of Spectators, through our Lord Jesus Christ, &c."

OF THE GARMENT AND PENTACLE.

Let it be a Priest's garment if it can be; but if it cannot be had, let it be of linen and clean. Then take this Pentacle made in the day and hour of Mercury, the Moon increasing, written in parchment made of a kid's skin. But first let there be said over it the mass of the Holy Ghost, and let it be sprinkled with water of baptism.

AN ORATION TO BE SAID WHEN THE VESTURE IS PUT ON.

"Ancor, Amacor, Theodonius, Anitor, by the merits of they Angels, O Lord, I will put on the garment of Salvation, that this which I desire may bring to efect, through thee, the most holy Adonay, whose Kingdom endureth forever and ever, Amen."

OF THE MANNER OF WORKING.

Let the Moon be increasing and equal, if it may then be done, and let her not be combust.

The Operator ought to be clean and purified for the space of nine days before the beginning of the work, and to be confessed and receive the Holy Communion. Let him have ready the perfume appropriated to the day wherein he would perform the work. He ought also to have holy water from a Priest, and a new earthen vessel with fire, a Vesture and Pentacle; and let all these things be rightly consecrated and prepared. Let one of the servants carry the earthen vessel full of fire and the perfumes, and let another bear the Book, another the Garment and Pentacle, and let the Master carry the Sword, over which there must be said one Mass of the Holy Ghost; and on the middle of the Sword let there be written this name: Alga; and on the other side therof, the name On. And as he goeth to the consecrated place, let him continually read Litanies, the servants answering; and when he cometh to the place where he will erect the Circle, let him draw the lines of the Circle as we have before taught; and after he hath made it, let him sprinkle the Circle with holy water, saying: Asperges me Domine, etc.

The Master, therefore, ought to be purified with fasting, chastity and abstinency from all luxury the space of three whole days, before the day of the operation; and on the day that he would do the work, being clothed with pure garments, and furnished with Pentacles, perfumes and other things necessary hereunto, let him enter the Circle and call the Angels, from the four parts of the world, which do govern the seven Planets, the seven dayes of the week, Colours and Metals, whose name you shall see in their places, and with bended knees invocating the said Angels particularly, let him say: "O Angeli supradicti, estate adjutores mea petitioni, et in adjutorium mibi, in meis rebus et petitionibus."

Then let him call the Angels from the four parts of the world that rule the Air the same day wherein he doth the work; and having implored specially all the names and Spirits written in the Circle, let him say: "O vos omnes, adjuro atque contestor per sedum Adonay, per Hagios, Theos, Ischyros, Athanatos, Paracletos, Alpha et Omega, et per hos tria nomina secreta, Agla, On, Tetragrammaton, quod bodie debeatis adimplere quod cupio."

These things being performed, let him read the Conjuration assigned for the day wherein he maketh the experiment; but if they shall be pertinacious, and will not yield themselves obedient neither to the Conjuration assigned to the day, nor to the prayers before made, then use the Conjurations and Exorcisms following.

AN EXORCISM OF THE SPIRITS OF THE AIR.

We being made after the Image of God, endued with power from God, and after his Will, do exorcise you by the most mighty and powerful name of God, El, strong and wonderful (here he shall name the spirits he would have appear, of what Order soever they be), and we command you by him, who said the word and it was done, and by all the names of God, and by the name Adonay, El, Elohim, Elohe, Lebaoth, Elion, Escerchie, Jah, Tetragrammaton, Saday, Lord God most high: We powerfully command you, that you forthwith appear unto us, here before this Circle, in a fair humane shape, without any deformity or tortuosity; come ye all such, because we command you by the name of God; and by these three secret names, Agla, On, Tetragrammaton, I do adjure you; and by all the other names of the living and true God, I exorcise and command you, that you appear here before this Circle to fulfill our will in all things which shall seem good unto us; and by this name Primeumaton, which Moses named, and the earth opened and swallowed up Corah, Dathan and Abiram; and we curse you and deprive you from all your office, joy and place, and do bind you in the depth of the bottomless Pit, there to remain until the day of the last Judgment; until you forthwith appear before this Circle to do our will; Therefore come ye, come ye, come ye, Adonay commandeth you; Saday, the most mighty and dreadful King of Kings, whose power no creature is able to resist, be unto you most dreadful, unless ye obey, and forthwith appear before this Circle, let miserable ruin and fire unquenchable remain with you; therefore come ye in the name of Adonay Lebaoth, Adonay Amioram; come, come, why stay you? hasten! Adonay, Saday, the King of Kings commands you; El, Aty, Azia, Hin, Jen, Achaden, Vay, El, El, El, Hau, Hau, Hau, Va, Va, Va.

A PRAYER TO GOD TO BE SAID IN THE FOUR PARTS OF THE WORLD, IN THE CIRCLE.

"O my most merciful heavenly Father, have mercy upon me, although a sinner, make appear the arm of they power in me this day (although thy unworthy child) against these obstinate and pernicious Spirits. I humbly implore and beseech thee, that these Spirits which I call may be bound and constrained to come, and give true and perfect answers to those things which I shall ask them, and that they may declare and shew those things which by me shall be commanded them." Then let him stand in the middle of the Circle, and hold his hand towards the Pentacle and say: "By the pentacle of Solomon I have called you, give me a true answer." Then let him say: "By the most mighty Kings and Potentates, and the most powerful Princes, Ministers of the Tartarean Seat, chief Prince of the Seat of the ninth Legion; I invoke you, and conjure you, and strongly command you, by thim who spoke it was done, and by this ineffable name Tetragrammaton Jehoah, which being heard, the Elements are overthrown, the Air is shaken, the Sea runneth back, the fire is quenched, the Earth trembleth, and all the Hosts of Celestials, Terrestrials, and Infernals do tremble, and are confounded together; wherefore forthwith and without delay, do you come from all parts of the world, and make rational answers unto all things I shall ask of you; and come ye now without delay manifesting what we desire, being conjured by the Name of the eternal, living, and true God Helioren and fulfill our commands, intelligibly and without any ambiguity."

VISIONS AND APPARITIONS.

These things duly performed, there will appear infinite Visions and Phantasms, beating of Organs and all kinds of Musical Instruments, which is done by the Spirits, that with the terror they might force the Companions to go out of the circle, because they can do nothing against the Master. After this you shall see an infinite Company of Archers with a great multitude of horrible beasts, which will so compose themselves as if they would devour the follows: nevertheless, fear nothing.

Then the Priest or Master, holding his hand towards the Pentacle shall say, "Avoid hence these iniquities by virtue of the Banner of God;" and then will the Spirits be compelled to obey the Master, and the Company shall see no more.

Then let the Exorcist, stretching out his hand to the Pentacle, say, "Behold the Pentacle of Solomon which I have brought before your presence. Behold the person of the Exorcist in the middle of the Exorcism, who is armed by God, and without fear, and well provided, who potentially invocateth and calleth you, come therefore with speed, in the virtue of these names, Aye, Seraye, Aye, Seraye; defer not to come by the eternal Names of the living and true God, Eloy, Archima, Rabur, and by the Pentacle here present, which powerfully reigns over you, and by virtue of the Celestial Spirits your Lords, make haste to come and yield obedience to your Master." This being performed , there will be hissings in the four parts of the world, and then immediately you shall see great motions; and when you see them, say, "Why stay you? wherefore do you delay? prepare yourself and be obedient to your Master."

Then they will immediately come in their proper form; and when you see them before the Circle, shew them the Pentacle covered with fine linen; uncover it and say, "Behold your conclusion, if you refuse to be obedient;" and suddenly they will appear in a peaceable form and will say, "Ask what you will, for we are prepared to fulfill all your commands, for the Lord hath subjected us hereunto;" and when the Spirits have appeared, then you shall say, "Welcome Spirits, or most noble Kings, because I have called you through him to whom every knee doth bow, both of things in Heaven and things in Earth, and things under the Earth, in whose hands are all the Kingdoms of Kings, neither is there any that can contradict his Majesty. Wherefore I bind you, that you remain affable and visible before this Circle, neither shall you depart without my license, until you have truly and without any fallacy performed my will, by virtue of his power who hath set the Sea her bounds, nor go beyond the law of his Power, the most high God, who hath created all things, Amen. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, go in peace unto your places; peace be between us and you, be ye ready to come when ye are called.

THE FIGURE OF A CIRCLE FOR THE FIRST HOUR OF THE LORD'S DAY IN SPRING-TIME.

These are the things which Peter de Abano hath spoken concerning Magical Elements.

But that you may the better know the manner of composing a Circle, I will set down one scheme; so that if any would make a Circle in Spring time, for the first hour of the Lord's day, it must be in the same manner as in the preceding illustration.

It remaineth now, that we explain the Week, the several days thereof, and the first of the Lord's day.

CONSIDERATIONS OF THE LORD'S DAY

The Angel of the Lord's day, his Sigil, Planet, Sign of the Planet, and the name of the fourth Heaven.

The Angels of the Lord's day: Michael Dardiel, Huralapal.

The Angels of the Air ruling on the Lord's Day: Varcan, King

His Ministers: Tus, Andas, Cynabal.

The winde which the Angels of the Air above said are under: The North-winde.

The Angel of the fourth Heaven, ruling on the Lord's day, which ought to be called from the four parts of the world.

At the East: Samael, Baciel, Atel, Gabriel, Vionatraba.

At the West: Anael, Pabel, Vstael, Burshat, Suceratos, Capabili.

At the North: Atiel, Auiel, vel Aquiel, Masgabriel, Sapiel, Matuyel.

At the South: Haludiel, Machasiel, Charsiel, Vriel, Naromiet.

The perfume of the Lord's day: Red Sanders.

THE CONJURATION OF THE LORD'S DAY.

"I conjure and confirm you, ye strong and holy Angels of God, in the name Adonay, Eye Eye, Eya, which is he who was and is, and is to come. Eye Abray, and in the name Saday, Cados, Cados, Cados, sitting on high upon the Cherubin; and by the great Name of God himself, strong and powerful, who is exalted above all Heavens, and by the name of his Star, which is Sol; and by his Sign; and by all the names aforesaid, I conjure thee, Michael, oh, great Angel, who art chief Ruler of the Lord's day; That thou labor for me, and fulfill all my petitions, according to my will and desire, in my cause and business."

And here thou shalt declare they cause and business, and for what thing thou makest this Conjuration.

The Spirits of the Air of the Lord's day are under the Northwinde; their nature is to procure Gold, Gemmes, Carbuncles, Riches; to cause one to obtain favor and benevolence; to dissolve the enmities of men; to raise men to honors; to carry or take away infirmities. But in what manner they appear, it's spoken already in the Book of Magical Ceremonies.

CONSIDERATIONS OF MUNDAY.

The Angel of Munday, his Sigil, Planet, the Sign of the Planet, and the name of the first heaven.


The Angels of Munday: Gabriel, Michael, Samael.

The Angels of the Air ruling on Munday: Arcan, King

His Ministers: Bilet, Missabu, Abuzaha.

The winde which the said Angels of the Air are subject to: The West winde

The Angels of the first Heaven ruling on Munday, which ought to be called from the four parts of the world.

From the East: Gabriel, Gabrael, Madiel, Demiel, Janael.

From the West: Sachiel, Laniel, Habaiel, Bachannel, Corabael.

From the North: Mael, Uvael, Valuum, Baliel, Balay, Humastrau.

From the South: Chrauiel, Dabriel, Darqueil, Hanun, Anayi, Vetuel.

The perfume of Munday: Aloes.

THE CONJURATION OF MUNDAY.

"I conjure and confirm upon you, ye strong and good Angels, in the name of Adonay, Adonay, Eye, Ey, Eye, Cados, Cados, Cados, Achim, Achim, Ja, Ja, strong Ja, who appeared in Mount Sinai with the glorification of King Adonay, Saday, who created the sea and all lakes and waters in the second day, and sealed the sea in his high name, and gave it bounds beyond which it cannot pass; and by the names of the Angels, who rule in the first Legion, who serve Orphauael, a great and honorable Angel, and by the name of his Star, and by all the names aforesaid - I conjure thee, Gabriel, who art chief Ruler of Munday, that for me thou labor and fulfill," &c., as in the Conjuration of sunday.

The Spirits of the Air of Munday are subject to the West winde, which is the winde of the Moon; their nature is to give silver, to convey things from place to place; to make horses swift, and to disclose the secrets of persons both present and future; but in what manner they appear, you may see in the former book.

CONSIDERATIONS OF TUESDAY.

The Angel of tuesday, his Sigil, his planet, the sign governing that planet, and the name of the fifth Heaven.


The Angel of Tuesday: Samuel, Satael, Amabiel.

The Angels of the Air ruling on Tuesday: Samax, King.

His Ministers: Carmax, Ismoli, Paffrau.

The winde to which the said Angels are subject: The East winde.

The Angels of the fifth Heaven ruling on Tuesday, which ought to be called from the four parts of the world.

At the East: Friagne, Guael, Damael, Calza, Arragon.

At the West: Lama, Astagna, Lobquin, Sencas, Jazel, Isiael, Irel.

At the North: Rahumel, Hyniel, Rayel, Seraphiel, Mathiel, Fraciel.

At the South: Sacriel, Janiel, Galdel, Osael, Vianuel, Laliel.

The Perfume of Tuesday: Pepper.

THE CONJURATION OF TUESDAY.

"I Conjure and confirm upon you, ye strong and holy Angels, by the name of Ya, Ya, Ya, He, He, He, Va, Hy, Hy Ha, Ha, Va, Va, An, An, Aie, Aie, Eloim, Eloim; and by the name of that high God who made the dry land appear, and called it Earth, and brought forth herbs and trees out of the same; and by the name of the angels ruling in the fifth Heaven, who serve Acimoy, a great Angel, strong and honourable; and by the name of his Starre, which is Mars, and by the names aforesaid, I Conjure upon thee, Samael, who art a great Angel and chiefe ruler of Tuesday; and by the name Adonay, the living and true God, that for me thou labour and fulfill," &c., as in the Conjuration of Sunday.

The Spirits of the Air of tuesday are under the East-winde; their nature is to cause wars, mortality, death and combustions, and to give two thousand Souldiers at a time; to bring death, infirmities or health. The manner of their appearing you may see in the former book.

CONSIDERATIONS OF WEDNESDAY.

The Angel of Wednesday, his Sigil, Planet, the Signe governing the Planet, and the name of the second Heaven.


The Angels of Wednesday: Raphael, Miel, Seraphiel.

The Angels of the air ruling on Wednesday: Mediat or Modiat, Rex.

Ministers: Suquinos, Sallales, Blaef.

The winde to which the said Angels are subject: The South-west-winde.

The Angels of the second heaven governing Wednesday, which ought to be called from the four parts of the world.

At the East: Mathlai, tarmiel, Barabo.

At the West: Jerescus, Mitraton.

At the North: Thiel, Rael, Jeriabel, Venabel, Velel, Abniori, Veirnuel.

At the South: Miliel, Nelapa, Babel, Caluel, Vel, Laquel.

The Fumigation of Wednesday: Mastick.

THE CONJURATION OF WEDNESDAY.

"I Conjure and confirm upon you, ye strong, holy and potent Angels in the name of the most dreadful and blessed Ja, Adonay, Eloim, Saday, Sady, Eie, Eie, Eie, Asamie, Asaraie; and in the name of Adonay, the God of Israel, who created the two great lights to distinguish the day from the night, and by the name of all the Angels serving in the second host, before Tetra, a great and powerful Angel; and by the name of his Star, which is Mercury; and by the name of the Seal, which is sealed by God most mighty and honourable; by all things before spoken, I Conjure upon thee, Raphael, a great Angel, who art chief ruler of the fourth day; and by the name of the seat of the animals having six wings, that for me thou labor," etc., as in the Conjuration of Sunday.

The Spirits of the Air of Wednesday are subject to the South-west winde; their nature is to give all Metals; to reveal all earthly things, past, present and to come; to pacifie Judges, to give victories in war, to re-ediie, and teach experiments and all decayed Sciences, and to change bodies mixt of Elements conditionally out of one into another; to give infirmities or health; to raise the poor, or cast down the high ones; to binde or loose Spirits; to open locks or bolts; such kind of Spirits have the operation of others; but not in their perfect power, but in virtue or knowledge. In what manner they appear it is before spoken.

CONSIDERATIONS OF THURSDAY.

The Angel of Thursday, his Sigil, Planet, the Signe of the Planet and the name of the Sixth Heaven.


The Angels of Thursday: Sachiel, Castiel, Asasiel.

The Angels of the Air governing Thursday: Suth, Rex.

Ministers: Maguth, Gutrix, Pacifer.

The winde which the said Angels of the Air are under: The South-winde.

But because there are no Angels of the Air to be found above the fifth heaven, therefore on Thursday say the prayers following in the four parts of the world.

At the East: "O great and most high God, honored world without end."

At the West: "O wise, pure, and just God, of divine elemency, I beseech thee, most holy Father, that this day I may perfectly understand and accomplish my petition. Thou who livest and reignest world without end, Amen."

At the North: "O God, strong and might from everlasting."

At the South: "O mighty and merciful God."

The perfume of Thursday: Saffron.

THE CONJURATION OF THURSDAY.

"I conjure and Confirm upon you, ye holy Angels, and by the name Cados, Cados, Cados, Eschereie, Eschereie, Eschereie, Hatim, Ya, strong founder of the worlds, Cantine, Jaym, Janie, Auie, Calbot, Sabbac, Berisay, Alnaym; and by the name Adonay, who created Fishes, and creeping things in the waters, and Birds upon the face of the earth, and by the names of the angels serving in the sixth host, before Pastor, a holy Angel, and a great Prince; and by the name of his Star, which is Jupiter, and by the name of his Seal, and by the name Adonay, the great God, creator of all things; and by the name of all the Stars and by their power, and by all the names aforesaid, I conjure thee, Sachiel, a great Angel, who art chief ruler of Thursday, that for me thou labor," etc., as in the Conjuration of the Lord's day.

The Spirits of the Air of thursday are subject to the South-winde; their nature is to procure the love of women, to cause men to be merry and joyful; to pacifie strife and contentions; to appease enemies; to heal the diseased, and to disease the whole; and procureth losses, or taketh them away. Their manner of appearing is spoken of already.

CONSIDERATIONS OF FRIDAY.

The Angel of Friday, his Sigil, his Planet, the Signe governing that Planet, and the name of the third heaven.


The Angels of Friday: Anael, Rachiel, Sachiel.

The Angels of the Air reigning on Friday: Sarabotes, King.

Ministers: Amabiel, Aba, Abalidoth.

The winde which the said Angels of the Air are under: "The West-winde.

Angels of the Third Heaven, ruling on Friday, which are to be called from the four parts of the world.

At the East: Satchiel, Chedusitaniel, Corat, Tamael, Tenaciel.

At the West: Turiel, Coniel, Babiel, Kadie, Maltiel, Huphaltiel

At the North: Peniel, Penael, Periat, Raphael, Rainel, Doremiel.

At the South: Porna, Sachiel, Chermiel, Samael, Santanael, Famiel.

The perfume of Friday: Pepperwort.

THE CONJURATION OF FRIDAY.

"I Conjure and Confirm upon you, ye strong Angels, holy and powerful; in the same On, Hey, Heya, Ja, Je, Adonay, Saday, and in the name Saday, who created four-footed beats, and creeping things, and man in the sixth day, and gave to Adam power over all creatures; and by the name of the Angels serving in the third host, before Dagiel, a great Angel and powerful Prince; and by the name of the Star which is Venus, and by his Seal which is holy, and by all the names aforesaid, I conjure upon thee Angel, who art chief ruler of the sixth day, and thou labour for me." etc., as before in the Conjuration of Sunday.

The Spirits of the Air of Friday, are subject to the West-winde; their nature is to give silver; to excite men, and incline them to luxury; and to make marriages; to allure men to love women; to cause or take away infirmities; and to do all things which have motion.

CONSIDERATIONS OF SATURDAY, OR THE SABBATH DAY.

The Angel of Saturday, his Seal, his Planet, and the Signe governing the Planet.


The Angels of Saturday: Sassiel, Machatan, Uriel.

The Angels of the Air ruling on Saturday: Maymon, King.

Ministers: Abumalith, Assaibi, Balidet.

The winde which the said Angels of the Air aforesaid are under: The Southwest-winde.

The fumigation of Saturday: Sulphur.

It is already declared in the Consideration of thursday, that there are no Angels ruling the Air, above the fifth heaven; therefore in the four angles of the world, use those Orations which you see applied to that purpose on Thursday.

THE CONJURATION OF SATURDAY.

"I Conjure and Confirm upon you, Caphriel or Cassiel, Machator, and Seraquiel, strong and powerful Angels; and by the name Adonay, Eie, Achim, Cados, Lord and Maker of the world, who rested on the seventh day; and by the names of the angels serving in the seventh host, before Booel, a great Angel, and powerful Prince; and by the name of his Star, which is Saturn; and by his holy Seal; and by the names before spoken, I Conjure upon thee Caphriel, who art chiefe ruler of the seventh day, which is the Sabbath day, that for me thou labor," etc., as it is set down in the Conjuration of the Lord's day.

The Spirits of the Air of Saturday, are subject to the South-west-winde; the nature of them is to sow discords, hatred, evil thoughts and cogitations; to give leave freely to slay and kill everyone, and to lame or maim every member. Their manner of appearing is declared in the former book.

OF THE NAMES OF THE HOURS AND THE ANGELS RULING THEM.

It is also to be known, that the Angels do rule the hours in a successive order, according to the course of the Heavens and Planets unto which they are subject, so that that spirit which governeth the day, ruleth also the first hour of the day; the second from this governeth the second hour; the third, the third hour, and so consequently; and when seven Planets and hours have made their revolution, it returneth again to the first which ruleth the day; therefore, we shall first speak of the names of the hours.

Hours of the day: 1. Yain, 2. Janor, 3. Nasmia, 4. Salla, 5. Sadedalia, 6. Thamur, 7. Ourer, 8. Thamic, 9. Neron, 10. Jayon, 11. Abai, 12. Natalen.

Hours of the night: 1. Beron, 2. Barol, 3. Thami, 4. Athar, 5. Methon, 6. Rana, 7. Netos, 8. Infrac, 9. Sassur, 10. Aglo, 11. Calerva, 12. Salam.

TABLES OF THE ANGELS OF THE HOURS ACCORDING TO THE COURSE OF THE DAYES.

Sunday - Angels of the hours of the day: 1. Michael, 2. Anael, 3. Raphael, 4. Gabriel, 5. Cassiel, 6. Sachiel, 7. Samael, 8. Michael, 9. Anael, 10. Raphael, 11. Gabriel, 12. Cassiel.

Angels of the hours of the night: 1. Sachiel, 2. Samael, 3. Michael, 4. Anael, 5. Raphael, 6. Gabriel, 7. Cassiel, 8. Sachiei, 9. Samael, 10. Michael, 11. Anael, 12. Raphael.

Munday - Angels of the hours of the day: 1. Gabriel, 2. Cassiel, 3. Sachiel, 4. Samael, 5. Michael, 6. Anael, 7. Raphael, 8. Gabriel, 9. Cassiel, 10. Sachiel, 11. Samael, 12. Michael.

Angels of the hours of the night: 1. Anael, 2. Raphael, 3. Gabriel, 4. Cassiel, 5. Sachiel, 6. Samael, 7. Michael, 8. Anael, 9. Raphael, 10. Gabriel, 11. Sassiel, 12. Sachiel.

Tuesday - Angels of the hours of the day: 1. Samael, 2. Michael, 3. Anael, 4. Raphael, 5. Gabriel, 6. Cassiel, 7. Sachiel, 8. Samael, 9. Michael, 10. Anael, 11. Raphael, 12. Gabriel.

Angels of the hours of the night: 1. Cassiel, 2. Sachiel, 3. Samael, 4. Michael, 5. Anael, 6. Raphael, 7. Gabriel, 8. Cassiel, 9. Sachiel, 10. Samael, 11. Michael, 12. Anael.

Wednesday - Angels of the hours of the day: 1. Raphael, 2. Gabriel, 3. Cassiel, 4. Sachiel, 5. Samael, 6. Michael, 7. Anasel, 8. Raphael, 9. Gabriel, 10. Cassiel, 11. Sachiel, 12. Samael.

Angels of the hours of the night: 1. Michael, 2. Anael, 3. Raphael, 4. Gabriel, 5. Cassiel, 6. Sachiel, 7. Samael, 8. Michael, 9. Anael, 10. Raphael, 11. Gabriel, 12. Cassiel.

Thursday - Angels of the hours of the day: 1. Sachiel, 2. Samael, 3. Michael, 4. Anael, 5. Raphael, 6. Gabriel, 7. Cassiel, 8. Sachiel, 9. Samael, 10.l Michael, 11. Anael, 12. Raphael

Angels of the hours of the night: 1. Gabriel, 2. Cassiel, 3. Sachiel, 4. Samael, 5. Michael, 6. Anael, 7. Raphael, 8. Gabriel, 9. Cassiel, 10. Sachiel, 11. Samael, 12. Michael.

Friday - Angels of the hours of the day: 1. Anael, 2. Raphael, 3. Gabriel, 4. Cassiel, 5. Sachiel, 6. Samael, 7. Michael, 8. Anael, 9. Raphael, 10. Gabriel, 11. Cassiel, 12. Sachiel.

Angels of the hours of the night: 1. Samael, 2. Michael, 3. Anael, 4. Raphael, 5. Gabriel, 6. Cassiel, 7. Sachiel, 8. Samael, 9. Micael, 10. Anael, 11. Raphael, 12. Gabriel.

Saturday - Angels of the hours of the day: 1. Cassiel, 2. Sachiel, 3. Samael, 4. Michael, 5. Anael, 6. Raphael, 7. Gabriel, 8. Cassiel, 9. Sachiel, 10. Samael, 11. Michael, 12. Anael.

Angels of the hours of the night: 1. Raphael, 2. Gabriel, 3. Cassiel, 4. Sachiel, 5. Samael, 6. Michael, 7. Anael, 8. Raphael, 9. Gabriel, 10. Cassiel, 11. Sachiel, 12. Samael.

But this is to be observed by the way, that the first hour of the day, of every country, and in every season whatsoever, is to be assigned to the sun-rising when he first appeareth arising in the horizon; and the first hour of the night is to be the thirteenth hour, from the first hour of the day; but of these things it is sufficiently spoken.

[The worthy "pupil," or rather student and admirer of the great Cornelius Agrippa, in his introduction to the Magical Elements of peter d'Abano conveys the impression to the reader's mind that the "heptameron" given above was written after the time of Agrippa, as a digest of that great Sage's magical method. Those who are versed in the lives and chronological appearances of the Alchemists are aware that Peter D'Abano flourished some two hundred years earlier than Agrippa, whilst Robert Turner's Compendium of the philosophy of both was "done into English" nearly two centuries later than the period of Agrippa's birth. Though Abano's method is decidedly the same as Agrippa's, the Translator has wisely given the former credit for superior perspicuity of style, hence the above selection of Abano's Heptameron]

Comments

Shades of the Golden Dawn. The ceremonial bent of Agrippa, along with the utterly complicated methods are quite daunting. The extract from Agrippa's book which tells us which spirits, which angels, which planets, the sizes of the circles, etc. would drive us insane. The specificity with which these instructions are given seem to negate the previous chapter's idea that intent is more important than substance.

It seems that, according to Agrippa, in order to do any type of working, one needed to know the names of the angels for the hour, the day, the month, the season, etc. etc. be "clean and purified" for 9 days prior, take communion, use the appropriate scent, holy water, and yet more etc. etc.

Although we still have many Pagans who feels that "there is only one way" to do workings, I haven't personally seen any who take such elaborate measures, not even the Golden Dawn.

Agrippa's work was likely simplified then adopted by the Golden Dawn, as the Angelic names, etc. were obviously from Judaism.

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