Location: Köln; Cologne ° North, ° East; Cologne ° North, ° East; Cologne District ° North, ° East; Federal. Other versions. De Occulta Philosophia libri III () (lat. Ausg.); Three Books of Occult Philosophy () (Engl. Ausg.). Without doubt, his book de occulta philosophia should be at the top of any Cornelius Agrippa: De occulta philosophia Libri tres, Leiden: E.J. Brill, , p. ).

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Cornelio Agrippa

I shall crave leave now to speak one word for my self. Wikisource has original text related to this article: In this there is no small variety, and your observation not little. Of Divination by Dreams. Many transmarine Philosophers, which we only read, you have conversed philosopuia Of Collyries, Unctions, Love-Medicines, and their vertues.

This work can still be found in print. But I have admonished you, that I have writ many things, rather narratively then affirmatively; for so it seemed needful that we should pass over fewer things following the judgments of Platonistsand other Gentile Occultta when they did suggest an argument of writing to our purpose; therefore if any error have been committed, or any thing hath been spoken more freely, pardon my youth; for I wrote this being scarce a yong [young] man, that I may excuse my self, and say, “whilest I was a child, I spake as a childe, and I understood as a child, but being phhilosophia a man, I retracted those things which I did being a boy, and in my book of the vanity and uncertainty of Sciences I did philosopbia the most part retract this book.

These arguments were common amongst other hermetic philosophers at the time and before.

In Agrippa’s text, in a slightly abridged form, was shamelessly plagiarized and published as his own work by Frances Barrett The magus, or Celestial intelligencerLondon Let this Treatise of Occult Philosophy coming as a stranger amongst the English, be patronized by you, remembring that you your self was once a stranger in the Country of its Nativity.

But it happened afterwards, that the work being intercepted, before I finished it, it was carryed about imperfect, and impolished, and did fly abroad in Italyin Francein Germany through many mens hands, and some men, whether more impatiently, or imprudently, I know not, would have put it thus imperfect to the press, with which mischeif [mischief], I being affected, determined to set it forth my self, thinking that there might be less danger if these books came out of my hands with some amendments, thwn to come forth torn, and in fragments out of other mens hands.


Moreover, I thought it no crime if I should not suffer the testimony of my youth to perish.

Of the vertue of Proper Names. If I had as many languages as your selves, the rhetoricall and patheticall expressions thereof would fail to signifie my estimation of, and affections towards you both. You have therefore the work, not only of my youth but of my present age,” “having added many things.

To defend Kingdoms, to discover the secret counsels of men, to overcome enemies, to redeem captives, to increase riches, ee procure the favor of men, to expell diseases, to preserve health, to prolong life, to renew youth, to foretell future events, to see and know things done many miles off, and such like as these, by vertue of ohilosophia influences, may seem things incredible; Yet read but the ensuing Treatise, and thou shalt see the possibility thereof confirmed both by reason, and example.

Whence the Occult vertues of Things Proceed.

Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim – Wikipedija

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This edition is a transcription of the Gregory Moule edition Moule: From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. I beseech you, if it may be, let them be excused by you.

I shall be devotedly yours, if these studies of my youth shall by the authority of your greatness come into knowledge, envy being chased away by the power of your worthiness, there remain the memory of them to me, as the fruit of a good conscience, seeing many things in them seemed to me, being older, as most profitable, so most necessary to be known. The three books deal with ElementalCelestial and Intellectual magic.


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Perrone Compagni, Cornelius Agrippa: Of the Mixtions of Natural Things, one with another, and their Benefits. Farewell most happy Prince of happy Colonia.

Magische Werke De Occulta Philosophia As for the terms of art, which are many, divers of them would not bear any English expression, therefore I have expressed them in Latinisms or Grecisms, according as I have found them.

This page was last edited on 17 Februaryat Moreover your wit is fully apt to all things, and to be rationally employed, not in a few, or low things, but many, and sublimer. Of the vertue of Writing, and of Making Imprecations, and Inscriptions.

Of Bindings; what Sort they are of, and in what Ways they are wont to be Done. And when Ofculta see certain other very learned men to furnish you with fair, and great presents of their learning, least I only should be a neglecter of your worship and reverence, I durst not apply my self with empty hands to your greatness.

Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim

Peter de Abano], Albertus [Magnus] the Tes, Arnoldas de villa Nova, Anselme the Parmensian, Picatrix the SpaniardCicclus Asculus of Florence, and many others, but writers of an obscure name, when they promised to treat of Magick, do nothing but irrationall toies [toys], and superstitions unworthy of honest men.

Use dmy dates from May All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from March All stub articles. Your approbation is that which will stand in need of, and which will render me, SIR, Most obligedly yours, J.

You will need a Hebrew font installed to read some of this book. He managed the ‘Hindoo’ part by replacing certain of the Hebrew names with pseudo-Sanskrit fabrications.