of magic contained in
of the Sacred Magic of Abra-Melin the Mage,
of 15th-century origin but probably dating from the 18th,
translated into English by MacGregor Mathers
strongly influenced both Mathers and Aleister Crowley.
magic', which dispenses with much of the complicated paraphernalia
of the European tradition of ritual magic, is based
principle that the material world is the creation of evil spirits
be controlled by the magician, provided he has first acquired
and conversation" of his Holy Guardian Angel, a being
practitioners of the system to be the magician's true self.
has achieved this, he can use the spirits (which can again be interpreted
within himself) as his servants.
contains a large collection of magic squares - arrangements
which represent wishes in the magician's mind and which
to these wishes, though they are said to be extremely
to use without the proper preparation.
every Description of Hatred and Enmity, Discords, Quarrels,
Combats, Battles, Loss, and Damage."
of this Chapter are manifested in part by the Angels,
part also by the Evil Spirits.
performs the Operations hereof.
Spirits cannot well execute the Operations of this chapter.
the person or persons you wish to damage,
the Symbol under whose class they come.
it be not for yourself that you are operating,
two or more other persons, you should still name such persons aloud,
the Symbols of the class or classes under which they come.
possible, it is a good thing to touch them with the
on the bare skin, if you can.
(1) To excite
Quarrels and Fights.
Enmity in general.
Enmities of Kings and of the Great.
Enmities among Women.
(6) To cause
a General War.
render any one unfortunate in Combat.
put Discord in an Army.
a particular Discord.
sow Discord among Ecclesiastics.
every description of Vengeance.
cause Battles, Losses, etc.