Joseph H. Peterson (Goodreads Author) (Editor). · Rating details · 48 ratings · 2 reviews. In many ways, Arbatel is unique among texts on magic. Unlike the. The Arbatel De Magia veterum was a Latin grimoire of renaissance ceremonial magic . Latin text with parallel English translation by Joseph H. Peterson, Arbatel: Concerning the Magic of the Ancients. Newly translated, edited and annotated. All about Arbatel: Concerning the Magic of the Ancients by Joseph Peterson. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers.

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Serena Goode rated it it was amazing Mar 08, The first is, to do a thing diligently, and to gather together much money. He that walketh fraudulently, revealeth secrets: The names of various angels associated with this and that is found in the work of Cornelius Agrippa but the author of the Arbatel may not have necessarily been on the same page as Agrippa, who positioned himself as an archivist, not an occultist in his time.

The knowledge of poisons in nature, and to use them. The spirits that are apostate, 3 and reserved to the last judgement, do follow these, after a long interval.

Arbatel De magia veterum (Arbatel: Of the Magic of the Ancients)

In the fifth place we are arbael take care, that we understand when the Spirits are assisting us, in undertaking the greatest business; and he that understands this, it is manifest, that he shall be made a Magician of arbateo ordination of God; that is, such a person who useth the ministery of the Spirits to bring excellent things to pass.

The West is for force and strength. A copy of the work was listed in the catalogue for the San Francisco Mercantile Library in Notwithstanding I will not deny, but that some men josph with study and diligence obtain some species of both kindes of Magick if it may be admitted.


The subtitle of the Arbatel says that it is made of nine books or chapters tomoseach of 7 parts totaling 49 parts in all.

Scotty rated it really liked it Jun 06, The third is, to excel in military affairs, and happily to achieve to great things, and to be an head of the head of Kings and Princes.

Joseph Peterson, Ibis press, Be obedient to good Admonitions: Seventhly, In him that would be a Magician, there is required the greatest justice, that he undertake nothing that is ungodly, wicked or unjust, nor to let it once come in his minde; and so he shall be divinely defended from all evil. There are other names of the Olympick spirits delivered by others; but they onely are effectual, which are delivered to any one, by the Spirit the revealer, visible or invisible: She might be OK with that.

Arbatel: Concerning the Magic of Ancients: Original Sourcebook of Angel Magic

Olympus and the inhabitants thereof, do of their own accord offer themselves to men in the forms of Spirits, and are ready to perform their Offices for them, whether they will or not: The author remains unknown, but Peterson believes one Jacques Gohory — to be the most likely possibility. But there do appear also evil Spirits, and destroyers, which is caused by the envy and malice of the devil; and because men do allure and draw them unto themselves with their sin, as a punishment due to sinners.

No man will believe how much is contained josepy this one precept.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Och governeth solar things; he giveth yeares, with perfect health; he bestoweth josfph wisdom, giveth the most excellent Spirits, teacheth perfect Medicines: Therefore these Spirits of their freewil, through their pride and contempt of the Son of God, have revolted from God their Creator, and are reserved unto the day of wrath; and there is left in them a very great power in the creation; but notwithstanding it is limited, and they are confined to their bounds with the bridle of God.


And use the Spirits given and attributed unto thee, as Ministers, without rashness and presumption, as the messengers of God; having a due reverence towards the Lord of Spirits. This in our time, through ignorance and impiety, is totally lost; and that which remaineth, is depraved with infinite lyes and superstitions.

Sorcerers and Magi: The Arbatel Working

Diana of the Ephesians shewed her worship, as if it had been sent from heaven. Christine Schwarz rated it it was amazing Jul 20, The three wise men who came to seek Christ at Jerusalem, the Angel of the Lord was their leader.

Let God be thy guide in all things peteron thou undertakest, and all things shall attain to a happie and desired end; even as the history of the whole world testifieth and daily experience sheweth.

Et habet Tomos nouem Aphorismorum septies septenorum.

But in this place it is to arbatl explained, in what maner these Princes and Powers may be drawn into communication. Therefore also the Magitians arvatel Satan do perform great things, and greater then any man would believe: Let the Magician carefully hide himself alwaies under the wings of the most High, lest he offer himself to be devoured of the roaring Lion; for they who desire earthly things, do very hardly escape the snares of the devil.