The Philosophy of Natural Magic: Page Index


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Table of Contents

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Sublime Occult Philosophy

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Early Life of Cornelius Agrippa

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Cornelius Agrippa to the Reader

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Agrippa to Trithemius

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Trithemius to Agrippa

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Chapter I. How Magicians Collect Virtues from the Three-Fold World is Declared in these Three Books

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Chapter II. What Magic Is, What Are the Parts Thereof, and How the Professors Thereof Must Be Qualified

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Chapter III. Of the Four Elements, Their Qualities, and Mutual Mixtions

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Chapter IV. Of a Three-Fold Consideration of the Elements

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Chapter V. Of the Wonderful Natures of Fire and Earth

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Chapter VI. Of the Wonderful Natures of Water, Air and Winds

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Chapter VII. Of the Kinds of Compounds, what Relation They Stand in to the Elements, and What Relation There Is Betwixt the Elements Themselves and the Soul, Senses and Dispositions of Men

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Chapter VIII. How the Elements Are in the Heavens, in Stars, in Devils, in Angels, and lastly in God Himself

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Chapter IX. Of the Virtues of Things Natural, Depending Immediately upon Elements

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Chapter X. Of the Occult Virtues of Things

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Chapter XI. How Occult Virtues are Infused into the Several Kinds of Things by Ideas Through the Help of the Soul of the World, And Rays of the Stars; and what Things Abound Most with this Virtue

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Chapter XII. How It Is That Particular Virtues Are Infused into Particular Individuals, even of the Same Species

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Chapter XIII. Whence the Occult Virtues of Things Proceed

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Chapter XIV. Of the Spirit of the World, What It Is, and How by Way of Medium It Unites Occult Virtues to Their Subjects

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Chapter XV. How We Must Find Out and Examine the Virtues of Things by Way of Similitude

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Chapter XVI. How the Operations of Several Virtues Pass from One Thing Into Another, and Are Communicated One to the Other

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Chapter XVII. How by Enmity and Friendship the Virtues of Things Are to be Tried and Found Out

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Chapter XVIII. Of the Inclinations of Enmities

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Chapter XIX. How the Virtues of Things Are to Be Tried and Found Out, Which Are in Them Specially, or in Any One Individual by Way of Special Gift

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Chapter XX. The Natural Virtues Are in Some Things Throughout Their Whole Substance, and in Other Things in Certain Parts and Members

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Chapter XXI. Of the Virtues of Things Which Are in Them Only in Their Life Time, and Such as Remain in Them Even After Their Death

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Chapter XXII. How Inferior Things Are Subjected to Superior Bodies, and How the Bodies, the Actions, and Dispositions of Men Are Ascribed to Stars and Signs

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Chapter XXIII. How We Shall Know What Stars Natural Things Are Under, and What Things Are Under the Sun, Which Are Called Solary

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What Things Are Lunary, or Under the Power of the Moon

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Chapter XXV. What Things Are Saturnine, or Under the Power of Saturn

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Chapter XXVI. What Things Are Under the Power of Jupiter, and Are Called Jovial

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Chapter XXVII. What Things Are Under the Power of Mars, and Are Called Martial

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Chapter XXVIII. What Things Are Under the Power of Venus, and Are Called Venereal

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Chapter XXIX. What Things Are Under the Power of Mercury, and Are Called Mercurial

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Chapter XXX. That the Whole Sublunary World, and Those Things Which Are in It, Are Distributed to Planets

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Chapter XXXI. How Provinces and Kingdoms Are Distributed to Planets

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Chapter XXXII. What Things Are Under the Signs, the Fixed Stars, and Their Images

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Chapter XXXIII. Of the Seals and Characters of Natural Things

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Chapter XXXIX. How, by Natural Things and Their Virtues, We May Draw Forth and Attract the Influences and Virtues of Celestial Bodies

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Chapter XXXV. Of the Mixtions of Natural Things, One With Another, and Their Benefit

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Chapter XXXVI. Of the Union of Mixed Things, and the Introduction of a More Noble Form and the Senses of Life

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Chapter XXXVII. How, By Some Certain Natural and Artificial Preparations, We May Attract Certain Celestial and Vital Gifts

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Chapter XXXVIII. How We May Draw Not Only Celestial and Vital, but Also Certain Intellectual and Divine Gifts From Above

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Chapter XXXIX. That We May, By Some Certain Matters of the World, Stir Up the Gods of the World and Their Ministering Spirits

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Chapter XL. Of Bindings; What Sort They Are Of, and in What Ways They Are Wont to Be Done

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XLI. Of Sorceries, and Their Power

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Chapter XLII. Of the Wonderful Virtues of Some Kinds of Sorceries

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Chapter XLIII. Of Perfumes or Suffumigations; Their Manner and Power

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Chapter XLIV. The Composition of Some Fumes Appropriated to the Planets

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Chapter XLV. Of Collyries, Unctions, Love-Medicines, and Their Virtues

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Chapter XLVI. Of Natural Alligations and Suspensions

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Chapter XLVII. Of Magical Rings and Their Compositions

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Chapter XLVIII. Of the Virtue of Places, and What Places Are Suitable to Every Star

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Chapter XLIX. Of Light, Colors, Candles and Lamps, and to What Stars, Houses and Elements Several Colors Are Ascribed

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Chapter L. Of Fascination, and the Art Thereof

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Chapter LI. Of Certain Observations, Producing Wonderful Virtues

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Chapter LII. Of the Countenance and Gesture, the Habit and the Figure Of The Body, and to What Stars Any of These Do Answer—Whence Physiognomy, and Metoposcopy, and Chiromancy, Arts of Divination, Have Their Grounds

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Chapter LIII. Of Divinations, and the Kinds Thereof

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Chapter LIV. Of Divers Certain Animals, and Other Things, Which Have a Signification in Auguries

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Chapter LV. How Auspicias Are Verified by the Light of Natural Instinct, and of Some Rules of Finding It Out

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Chapter LVI. Of the Soothsayings of Flashes and Lightnings, and how Monstrous and Prodigious Things are to be Interpreted

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Chapter LVII. Of Geomancy, Hydromancy, Aeromancy, and Pyromancy, Four Divinations of Elements

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Chapter LVIII. Of the Reviving of the Dead, and of Sleeping or Hibernating (Wanting Victuals) Many Years Together

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Chapter LIX. Of Divination by Dreams

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Chapter LX. Of Madness, and Divinations which are made when men are awake, and of the Power of a Melancholy Humor, by which Spirits are sometimes induced into Men's Bodies

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Chapter LXI. Of the Forming of Man, of the External Senses, also those Inward, and the Mind; and of the Three-Fold Appetite of the Soul, and Passions of the Will

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Chapter LXII. Of the Passions of the Mind, their Original Source, Differences, and Kinds

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Chapter LXIII. How the Passions of the Mind Change the Proper Body by Changing Its Accidents and Moving the Spirit

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Chapter LXIV. How the Passions of the Mind Change the Body by Way of Imitation From Some Resemblance; of the Transforming and Translating of Men, and What Force the Imaginative Power Hath, Not Only Over the Body But the Soul

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Chapter LXV. How the Passions of the Mind can Work of Themselves Upon Another's Body

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Chapter LXVI. That The Passions Of The Mind Are Helped By A Celestial Season, And How Necessary The Constancy Of The Mind Is In Every Work

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Chapter LXVII. How the Mind of Man May Be Joined With the Mind of the Stars, and Intelligences of the Celestials, and, Together With Them, Impress Certain Wonderful Virtues Upon Inferior Things

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Chapter LXVIII. How Our Mind Can Change and Bind Inferior Things to the Ends Which We Desire

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Chapter LXIX. Of Speech, and the Occult Virtue of Words

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Chapter LXX. Of the Virtue of Proper Names

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Chapter LXXI. Of Many Words Joined Together, as in Sentences and Verses; and of the Virtues and Astrictions of Charms

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Chapter LXXII. Of the Wonderful Power of Enchantments

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Chapter LXXIII. Of the Virtue of Writing, and of Making Imprecations, and Inscriptions

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Chapter LXXIV. Of the Proportion, Correspondency, and Reduction of Letters to the Celestial Signs and Planets, According to Various Tongues, and a Table Thereof

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Henry Morley's Criticism

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Agrippa and the Rosicrucians

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Exposition of the Cabala

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The Mirific Word

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Reuchlin The Mystic

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Agrippa Expounds Reuchlin

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The Nobility of Woman

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Order of the Empyrean Heaven

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Symbols of the Alchemists

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A Message From the Stars

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The Eternal Principle

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A Message to All Mystics

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The Hindu Magic Mirror

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