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Dogma and Ritual of High Magic. Book I Eliphas Levi

Dogma and Ritual of High Magic. Book I

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    Dogma and Ritual of High Magic. Book I

    Editorial: Eliphas Levi

    Idioma: Inglés

    ISBN: 9788892552883

    Formatos: ePub (Sin DRM)

    Compatibles con: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android & eReaders

    Medios de pago
      Dogma and Ritual of High Magic. Book I Eliphas Levi

      Dogma and Ritual of High Magic. Book I

      Medios de pago

        Dogma and Ritual of High Magic. Book I

        Editorial: Eliphas Levi

        Idioma: Inglés

        ISBN: 9788892552883

        Formatos: ePub (Sin DRM)

        Compatibles con: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android & eReaders

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          Sinopsis
          Behind the veil of all the hieratic and mystical allegories of ancient doctrines, behind the darkness and strange ordeals of all initiations, under the seal of all sacred writings, in the ruins of Nineveh or Thebes, on the crumbling stones of old temples and on the blackened visage of the Assyrian or Egyptian sphinx, in the monstrous or marvellous paintings which interpret to the faithful of India the inspired pages of the Vedas, in the cryptic emblems of our old books on alchemy, in the ceremonies practised at reception by all secret societies, there are found indications of a doctrine which is everywhere the same and everywhere carefully concealed. Occult philosophy seems to have been the nurse or god-mother of all intellectual forces, the key of all divine obscurities and the absolute queen of society in those ages - when it was reserved exclusively for the education of priests and of kings. It reigned in Persia with the Magi, who perished in the end, as perish all masters of the world, because they abused their power; it endowed India with the most wonderful traditions and with an incredible wealth of poesy, grace and terror in its emblems; it civilized Greece to the music of the lyre of Orpheus; it concealed the principles of all sciences, all progress of the human mind, in the daring calculations of Pythagoras; fable abounded in its miracles, and history, attempting to estimate this unknown power, became confused with fable; it undermined or consolidated empires by its oracles, caused tyrants to tremble on their thrones and governed all minds, either by curiosity or by fear.
          Acerca de Eliphas Levi

          Alphonse Louis Constant, better know by his pen name Eliphas Levi, was a master of the traditional Rosicrucian interpretation of the Kabbalah. He was born in France in 1810, and through the offices of the parish priest, was educated for the church at Saint-Sulpice. He was later expelled from seminary for teaching doctrines contrary to those of the Roman Catholic Church. In 1824 Levi began studying the occult sciences, and wrote about magic and the Kabbalah for the next three decades. His other books include Transcendental Magic, Mysteries of the Qabalah, and The Book of Splendours.

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