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The Art Almadel of Solomon

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Subject: The Art Almadel of Solomon
        Here beginneth the Fourth Part of this Book (Lemegeton)
            which is called the Art Almadel of Solomon. By this art
            Solomon attained great wisdom from the chief angels that
            govem the four Altitudes of the World: for you must
            observe that there are four Altitudes which represent
            the four Altitudes of the West, East, North and South:
            the which is divided into 12 parts; that is, every part
            3. And the Angels of every (one) of these parts hath
            their particular virtues and powers, as shall be showed
            in the following matter:-

            Make this (Eastern) Almadel of pure white wax; but the
            others must be coloured suitable to the Altitudes. It is
            to be 4 inches square, and 6 inches over every way, and
            in every comer a hole, and write that comes from the
            candles, and lay the golden seal upon the Almadel, and
            having the invocation ready written upon virgin
            parchment, light the candles and read the invocation.
            And when he appeareth, he appeareth in the form of an
            angel carrying in his hand a banner or flag having the
            picture of a white cross upon it, his body being wrapped
            round with a fair cloud, and his face very fair and
            bright, and a crown of rose flowers upon his head.
            He ascends first upon the superscription on the Almadel,
            as it were a mist or fog.

            Then must the exorcist have ready a vessel or earth of
            the same colour as the Almadel is of, and the other of
            his furniture, it being in the form of a basin, and put
            thereinto a few hot ashes or coals, but not too much
            lest it should melt the wax of the Almadel. And put
            therein three little grains of mastick in powder so that
            it may fume and the smell go upwards through the holes
            of the Almadel when it is under it.

            And as soon as the Angel smelleth it he beginneth to
            speak with a low voice, asking what your desire is, and
            what you have called the princes and governors of this
            Altitude for.

            Then you must answer him, saying:

            "I desire that all my requests may be granted and what I
            pray for may be accomplished: for your office maketh it
            appear and declareth that such is to be fulfilled by
            you, if it please God."-,

             Adding further the particulars of your request, praying
            with humility for what is lawful and just: and that thou
            shall obtain from him. But if he do not appear
            presently, then you must obtain the golden seal, and
            make with it three or four marks upon the candles, by
            which means the Angel will presently appear as

            And when the Angel departeth he will fill the whole
            place with a sweet and pleasant smell, which will be
            smelled for a long time.

            And note the golden seal will serve and is used in all
            the operations of all four Altitudes.

            The colour of the Altitude belonging to the first
            Altitude, or Chora, is lily-white; the second Chora a
            perfect red rose colour; the third Chora is to be a
            green mixed with a white silver colour; the fourth Chora
            is to be black mixed with a little green or a sad

                       Of the Second Chora or Aftitude
        Note that the other three Altitudes, with their Signs and
            Princes (have) power over goods and riches, and can make
            any man rich or poor.

             And as the first Chora gives increase and maketh
            fruitful, so these give decrease and barrenness. And if
            any have a desire to operate in any of these three
            following Choras or Altitudes, they must do it in die
            Solis (Sunday) in the manner above showed.

            But do not pray for anything that is against God and His
            laws, but what God giveth according to the custom or
            course of nature: that you may desire and obtain...
            All the furniture to be used is to be of the same colour
            the Almadel is of..
            And the princes of the second Chora are named, viz:
            And when you operate kneel before the Almadel, with
            clothes of the same colour, in a closet hung with the
            same colours also; for the holy apparition will be of
            the same colours.

            And when he appeareth, put an earthen vessel under the
            Almadel, with fire or hot ashes and three grains of
            mastick to perfume as aforesaid. And when the Angel
            smelleth it he tumeth his face towards you, asking the
            exorcist with a low voice why he hath called the princes
            of this Chora or Altitude. Then you must answer as

            "I desire that my requests may be granted, and the
            contents thereof may be accomplished: for your office
            maketh appear and declareth that such is to be done by
            you, if it please God."
            And you must not be fearful, but speak humbly, saying:

             "I recommend myself wholly to your office, and I pray
            unto you, Prince of this alltitude, that I may enjoy and
            obtain all things according to my wishes and desires."

             And you may further express your mind in all
            particulars in your prayer, and do the like in the two
            other Choras following.

             The Angels(sic) of the second Altitude appeareth in the
            form of a young child with clothes of a satin, and of a
            red rose colour, having a crown of red gilly flowers
            upon his head. His face looketh upwards to heaven and is
            of a red colour, and is compassed round about with a
            bright splendour as the beams of the sun. Before he
            departeth he speaketh unto the exorcist saying, "I am
            your friend and brother."

            And illuminateth the air round about with his splendour,
            and leaveth a pleasant smell which will last a long time
            upon their heads.
                  of the 3rd Chora or Afftitude
            In this Chora you must do in all things as you was
            before directed in the other two. The angels in this
            Altitude are named, viz:

            They appear in the form of little children or little

            women dressed in green and silver colours very
            delightful to behold, and a crown of baye leaf with
            white and colours upon their heads. And they seem to
            look a little downwards with their faces. And they speak
            as the others do to the exorcist, and leave a mighty
            sweet perfume behind them.

                   of the Fourth Chora or Attitude
            In this Chora you must do as before in the others, and
            the Angels in this Chora are called BARCAHIEL, GEDIEL,
            DELIEL and CAPITIEL. They appear in the form of little
            men or boys, with clothes of a black colour mixed with a
            dark green; and in their hands they hold a bird which is
            naked; and their heads compassed round about with a
            bright shining of divers colours.

            They leave a sweet smell behind them, but differ from
            the others something.

             Note that there is (sic) twelve Princes, beside those
            in the four Altitudes: and they distribute their offices
            amongst themselves, every one ruling thirty days every

            Now it will be in vain to call any of the Angels unless
            it be those that govern them. For every Chora or
            altitude hath its limited time, according to the twelve
            signs of the Zodiac; and in that Sign the Sun is in that
            or those Angels that belong to that Sign hath the
            government. As, for example: suppose that I would call
            the 2 first or the 5 that belong to the first Chora.
            Then choose the first Sunday in March, after the Sun
            hath entered Aries: and then I make an experiment. And
            so do the like, if you will, the next Sunday after

            And if you will call the two second that belong to the
            first Chora,that Sunday after the Sun enters Taurus in
            April. But if you will call the last of the 5, then you
            must take those Sundays that are in May after the Sun
            has entered Gemini, to make your experiment in.
            Do the like in the other Altitudes, for they have all
            one way of working. But the Altitudes have names formed
            severally in the substance of the heavens, even a
            character. For when the Angels hear the names of God
            that is attributed to them, they hear it by virtue of
            that character.

            Therefore it is in vain to call any angel or spirit
            unless he knows what name to call him by. Therefore
            observe the form of this conjuration or invocation
            The Invocation:
        "O thou great, blessed and glorious Angel of God (N), who
            rulest and is the chief governing Angel in the first
            (2nd, 3rd or 4th) Chora or Altitude. I am the servant of
            the Highest, the same your God Adonaij, Helomi, and
            Pine, whom you do obey, and is your distributor and
            disposer of all things both in heaven earth and hell, do
            invocate, conjure and entreat you (N) that thou
            forthwith appear in the virtue and power of the same
            God, Adonaij, Helomi and Pine; and I do command thee by
            him whom ye do obey, and is set over you as King in the
            divine power of God, that you forthwith descend from thy
            orders or place of abode to come unto me, and show
            thyself visibly here before me in this crystal stone, in
            thy own proper shape and glory, speaking with a voice
            intelligible to my understanding.

            O thou mighty and powerful Angel (N), who art by the
            power of God ordained to govern all animals, vegetables
            and minerals, and to cause them and all creatures of God
            to spring increase and bring forth according to their
            kinds and natures: 1, the servant of the Most High God
            whom you obey, do entreat and humbly beseech thee to
            come from your celestial mansion, and shew unto me all
            things I shall desire of you, so far as in office you
            may or can or is capable to perform, if God permit to
            the same.
            "O thou servant of mercy (N), I do humbly entreat and
            beseech thee by these holy and blessed names of your God
            "And I do also constrain you in and by this powerful
            name ANABONA, that you forthwith appear visibly and
            plainly in your own proper shape and glory in and
            through this crystal stone, that I may visibly see you,
            and audibly hear you speak unto me, and that I may have
            thy blessed and glorious angelic assistance, familiar
            friendship and constant society, community and
            instruction, both now and at all times, to inform and
            rightly instruct me in my ignorance and depraved
            intellect, judgement and understanding, and to assist me
            both herein and in all other truths also, through the
            Almighty Adonaij, King of Kings, the giver of all good
            gifts that his bountiful and fatherly mercy
            be'graciously pleased to bestowupon me.

            "Therefore, 0 thou blessed Angel (N), be friendly unto
            me, so far as God shall give you power and presence, to
            appear, that I may sing with his holy Angels.
            "O Mappa Laman, Hallelujah. Amen."
            When he appears, give him or them kind entertainment;
            and then ask what is just and lawful, and that which is
            proper and suitable to his office. And you shall obtain


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