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    A F The Greater Key of Solomon Book Two f a Page 81 The Key of Solomon PREFATORY NOTE TO BOOK TWO. This work of Sol. ars notoria - Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online. manuscript of Ars Notoria. The foundation and essence of the practices described in the Ars Notoria lies in the figures or "notes" that give it its title. These consist partly of realistic.

    Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. Books by Language. Full text of " Ars Notoria: The Notary Art of Solomon Translated by Robert Turner, Transcribed and converted to Acrobat by Benjamin Rowe, July Foreword copyright by Benjamin Rowe Typeset in Adobe Caslon Foreword At the present time, there is only one English version of the Ars Notoria; all cur- rently-available editions of the book are based on the translation done in the 's by Robert Turner, a student of magical and astrological texts. Turner translates a Latin version published by Agrippa fifty years earlier. While many earlier Latin versions are referenced by scholars - some from as early as the 13th century - no one has as yet taken the time to produce an updated English rendition of the work, or to fully com- pare Agrippa's version with the earlier versions.

    Let it be read in appointed times of the Lunation; as, in the fourth day of the Moon, the eighth and twelfth, as it is written and commanded: say that Oration very diligently four times in those dayes; verily believing, That thereby thy study shall suddenly be increased, and made clear, without any ambiguity, beyond the apprehension of humane Reason.

    Of the Efficacy of that Oration which is inexplicable to humane sense. Apollonius termeth it, The Light of the Soul, and the Speculum of Wisdom: And, I suppose, the said Oration may be called, The Image of Eternal Life: the Vertue and Efficacy whereof is so great, that it is understood or apprehended of very few or none. Therefore having essayed some Petitions, Signs and Precepts, we give them as an entrance to those things whereof we intend to speak; of which they are part, that we have spoken of before.

    Nevertheless, before we come to speak of them, some things are necessary to be declared, whereby we may more clearly and plainly set forth our intended History: For, as we have said before, there are certain Exceptions of the Notary Art; some whereof are dark and obscure, and others plain and manifest.

    For the Notary Art hath a Book in Astronomy, whereof it is the Beginning [18] and mistris; and the Vertue thereof is such, that all Arts are taught and derived from her. And we are further to know, That the Notary Art doth in a wonderful manner contain and comprehend within it self, all Arts, and the Knowledge of all Learning, as Solomon witnesseth: Therefore it is called, The Notary Art, because in certain brief Notes, it teacheth and comprehendeth the knowledge of all Arts: for so Solomon also saith in his Treatise Lemegeton, that is, in his Treatise of Spiritual and Secret Experiments.

    Et eius efficacia est quod ex ea omnes artes doceantur. Here he sheweth, in what manner those Notes differ in Art, and the reason thereof; for a Note is a certain knowledge, by the Oration and Figure before set down. BUt of the Orations and Figures, mention shall be made in their due place, and how the Notes are called in the Notary Art.

    Now he maketh mention of that Oration, which is called, The Queen of Tongues: for amongst these Orations, there is one [19] more excellent than the rest, which King Solomon would therefore have be called, The Queen of Tongues, because it takes away, as it were, with a certain Secret covering the Impediments of the Tongue, and giveth it a marvellous Faculty of Eloquence.

    Wherefore before we proceed further, take a little Essay of that Oration: For this is an Oration which in the Scriptures we are taught to have alwayes in our mouthes; but it is taken out of the Chaldean Language: which, although it be short, is of a wonderful Vertue; that when you reade that Scripture, with the Oration before-mentioned, you cannot keep silent those things, which the Tongue and Understanding suggest, and administer to thee. The Oration which follows, is a certain Invocation of the Angels of God, and it provoketh Eloquence, and ought to be said in the beginning of the Scripture, and in the beginning of the Moneth.

    Incipit oratio. How this Oration is to be said in the beginning of every Moneth, chastly, and with a pure minde. IN the beginning of the Scriptures, are to be taught, how the precedent Oration ought to be spoken most secretly, and nothing ought to be retained, which thy Minde and Understanding suggests and prompts to thee in the reading thereof: Then also follow certain words, which are Precepts thereof, which ought alwayes to be begun in the beginning of the Moneth, and also in other dayes.

    I would also note this, That it is to be pronounced [21] wisely, and with the greatest reverence; and that fasting, before you have taken either Meat or Drink. Here followeth the Prayer we spake of before, to obtain a good Memory. Deus summe Deus inuisibilis. Theos patir Heminas per archangelos tuos eliphamasai gelonucoa. Here following is the Prologue of the precedent Oration, which provoketh and procureth Memory, and is continued with the precedent Note.

    THis Oration ought to be said next to the precedent Oration; to wit, Lameth: and with this, I beseech thee to day, O Theos, to be said always as one continued Oration.

    If it be for the Memory, let it be said in the morning; if for any other effect, in the evening. Te queso hodie o Theos semper proferenda pro vna oratione. Si pro memoria, in mane dicatur. Si pro alia efficacia vespere dicatur. Here beginneth the Prologue of this Oration. O Lord, reform my heart, restore my senses, and strengthen them; qualifie my Memory with thy Gifts: Mercifully open the dulness of my Soul.

    O most merciful God, temper the frame of my Tongue, by thy most glorious and unspeakable Name: Thou who are the Fountain of all Goodness; the Original and Spring of Piety, have patience with me, give a good Memory unto me, and bestow upon me what I pray of thee in this holy Oration.

    O thou who dost not forthwith Judge a sinner, [23] but mercifully waitest, expecting his Repentance; I though unworthy beseech thee to take away the guilt of my sins, and wash away my wickedness and offences, and grant me these my Petitions, by the verture of thy holy Angels, thou who art one God in Trinity. Here he sheweth some other Vertue of the precedent Oration. If thou doubt of any great Vsion, what it may foreshew; or if thou wouldst see any great Vsion, of any danger present or to come; or if thou wouldst be certified of any one that is absent, say this Oration three times in the evening with great reverence and devotion, and thou shalt have and see that which thou desirest.

    Here followeth an Oration of great Vertue, to attain the knowledge of the Physical Art, having also many other Vertues and Efficacy. Si iacuerit languens, assistens coram eo dicas ter cum magna reuerentia. The Oration of the Physical Art. Another part of the same Oration. Sequitur alia pars orationis. This being done, then ask the sick person, Friend, how dost thou feel thy self? And if he answer thee. I feel my self at good ease, I begin to mend, or the like; then judge without doubt, The sick person shall recover: but if he answer, I am very grievously ill, or worse and worse; then doubtless conclude, He will dye on the morrow: But if he answer, I know not how my state and condition is, whether better or worse; then you may know likewise, That he [25] will either dye, or his disease will change and alter for the worse.

    If it be a Childe, that is not of years capable to make an answer; or that the sick languish so grievously, that he knoweth not how, or will not answer, say this Oration three times; and what you finde first revealed in your minde, that judge to come to pass of him. Amice qualiter tu sentis te? Furthermore if any one dissemble and seek to hide or cover his infirmity; say the same Oration, and the Angelical Vertue shall suggest the truth to thee.

    If the diseased person be farre off; when you hear his Name, say likewise this Oration for him, and your minde shall reveal to you whether he shall live or dye. If you touch the Pulse of any one that is sick, saying this Oration, the effect of his Infirmity shall be revealed to you. Or if you touch the Pulse of any Woman with Childe, saying the same Oration, it shall be revealed, whether she shall bring forth a Male or Female.

    But know, that this Miracle proceeds not from your own Nature, but from the Nature and Vertue of the holy [26] Angels; it being a part of their Office, wonderfully to reveal these things to you. If you doubt of the Virginity of any one, say this Oration in your minde, and it shall be revealed to you, whether she be a Virgin, or Corrupt.

    Item si de virginitate alicuius dubitaueris eadem oratione reuelata memorabitur tibi vtrum sit virgo vel corrupta. Here follows an efficacious Preface of an Oration, shewing what Verture and Efficacy you may thereby prove every day. Of this Oration Solomon saith, That by it a new knowledge of Physick is to be received from God: Upon which, he hath laid this command, and calleth it, The Miraculous and Efficacious Foundation of the Physical Science; and that it containeth in it the quantity and quality of the whole Physical Art and Science: wherein there is contained, rather a miraculous and specious, then fearful or terrible Miracle, which as often-soever as thou readest the same, regard not the paucity of words, but praise the Vertue of so great a Mystery: For, Solomon himself speaking of the subtility of the Notory Art, wonderfully extolls the Divine Help; to wit, Because we have proposed a [27] great thing, that is to say so many and so great Mysteries of Nature, contained under so specious brevity, that I suppose them to be as a general Problem to be proposed in the ordination of so subtile and excellent a work; that the minde of the Reader or Hearer may be the more confirmed and fixed hereupon.

    Here he sheweth how every Note of every Art, ought to exercise his own office; and that the Notes of one Art profit not to the knowledge of another Art; and we are to know, That all Figures have their proper Orations. We come now, according to our strength, to divide the families of the Notory Art; and leaving that part which is natural, we come to the greater parts of the Art: for Solomon, a great Composer, and the greatest Master of the Notory Art, comprehendeth divers Arts under the Notion thereof.

    Therefore he calleth this a Notory Art, because it should be the Art of Arts, and Science of Sciences; which [28] comprehendeth in it self all Arts and Sciences, Liberal and Mechanick: And those things which in other Arts are full of long and tedious locutions, filling up great prolixious Volumes of Books, wearying out the Student, through the length of time to attain to them: In this Art are comprehended very briefly in a few words or writings, so that it discovereth those things which are hard and difficult, making the ingenious learned in a very short time, by the wonderful and unheard-of Vertue of the words.

    Therefore we, to whom such a faculty of the knowledge of the Scripture of Sciences is granted, have wholly received this great gift, and inestimable benefit, from the overflowing grace of the most high Creator. And whereas all Arts have their several Notes properly disposed to them, and signified by their Figures; and the Note of every Art, hath not any office of transcending to another Art, neither do the Notes of one Art profit or assist to the knowledge of another Art: Therefore this may seem a little difficult, as this small Treatise, which may [29] be called a Preludium to the Body of the Art: we will explain the Notes severally; and that which is more necessary, we shall by the Divine Providence diligently search out the several Sciences of the Scripture.

    A certain special Precept. Let this Oration following, with the precedent, be rehearsed before the second Note of Rhetorick. And thou Oh God propitiously confirm thy promises in me, as thou hast confirmed them by the same words to King Solomon; send unto me, Oh Lord, thy virtue from Heaven, that may illuminate my mind and understanding: The ii Oration ought to be said before the pronounciation of the third Note of Rhetorick.

    I know, that I love thy Glory, and my delight is in thy wonderful works, and that thou wilt give unto me wisdome, according to thy goodness and thy power, which is incomprehensible: Oh thou great Fountain of all goodness, knowledge and virtue, given unto thy Servant power to eschew all evil, and cleave unto goodness and knowledge, and to follow the same with an Holy intention, that with my whole heart I may understand 6c learn thy Laws and Decrees; especially these Holy Mysteries; wherein that I may profit, I beseech thee, zAmen.

    This Oration ought to be said before the ninth Rhetorical Note: O most rev- erend zAlmighty Lord, ruling all Creatures both Angels and Archangels, and all Celestial, Terrestrial, and Infernal Creatures; of whose greatness comes all plenty, who hast made man after thy own Image; Grant unto me the knowledge of this Art, and strengthen all Sci- ences in me, zAmen.

    Pronounce this before the first Figure of Arithmetick: Oh God who numbrest, weighest, and measurest all things, given the day his order, and called the Sun by his name; Grant the knowledge of this Art unto my understanding, that I may love thee, and acknowledge the gift of thy goodness, zAmen.

    Say this before the semi-note of Arithmetick: Oh God, the Operator of all things, from whom proceeds every good and perfect gift; sow the Seeds of thy Word in my Heart, that I may understand the excellent Mysteries of this Art, zAmen. Say this before the second Figure of Arithmetick: Oh God the perfect Judge of all good works, who maketh known they saving goodness among all Nations; open my Eyes and my heart, with the beams of thy mercy, that I may understand and persever, in these thy Heavenly Mysteries, zAmen.

    This Oration before the second Note of Geometry: Oh God, the giver of all wisdome and knowledge to them that are without sin, Instructor and Master of all Spiri- tual learning, by thy Angels and Arch-Angels, by Thrones, Potestates, Principates and Powers, by Cherubim and Seraphim, and by the 24 Elders, by the 4 Animals, and all the host of Heaven, I adore, invocate, worship and glorify thy Name, and exalt thee: Say this Oration before the second Note on Theology.

    I adore thee, O King of Kings, my light, my substance, my life, my King, and my God, my Memory, and my strength; who in a Moment gavest sundry Tongues, and threwest down a Mighty Tower, and gavest by thy Holy Spirit the knowledge of Tongues to thy Apostles, infusing thy knowledge into them in a Moment, giving them the understanding of all Languages: What we have spoken of the three first Chapters are generally and specially to be pronounced, so that you say them, and the Orations on the dayes appointed, and work by the Notes as it is demonstrated to you.

    These Orations ought to be said alwayes before noon, every day of the Moneth; and before the Notes say the proper Orations: If you would learn anything of one Art, look into the proper Notes thereof in their due time. Enough as said already of the three liberal Arts. In the four other Arts, only the first dayes are to be observed: The Philosophical Notes, with all Sciences contained therein, the 7 and 17 dayes of the Moon are to be inspected, 7 times a day, with their several Orations.

    The Note is to be looked into, with fear, silence and trembling. Of the Notes of the liberal Arts, it is spoken already; but only know this, that when you would use them, live chaste and soberly; for the Note hath in itself 24 Angels, is fully and perfectly to be pronounced, as you have heard: Say the general Notes 10 times a day, when you have occasion to use any common Arts, having the books of those Arts before you, using some interval or space of time between them, as you have been taught already.

    Tlow the three first Qhapters are to be pronounced before Orations.

    To have perfection herein, know, that in the general pronounciation of Orations, the Notes of the three heads are to be rehearsed; whether the Orations be pronounced or not. Tlow the fifth Oration of Theology ought to be rehearsed upon these Orations.

    There is also something else to be said of the four other liberal Arts; if you would have the perfect knowledge of them, make the first Oration of Theology before you 29 say the Orations of the other Notes. These are the Aug- mentations of the Orations, which belong to all Arts, liberal and exceptive, except Mechanick, and are especially ascribed to the Notes of Theology And they are thus to be pronounced, that whensoever you look into any one Note of any Art, and would profit therein, say these Orations following.

    Mega'on Hera Cruhic, Crarihuc, zAmen. Let this Oration with the following be pronounced before the first Note of Phi- losophy: Oh Lord God, Holy Father, Almighty and incomprehensible; hear my Prayers, thou that art invisible, immortal and intelligible, whose face the Angels and Arch-Angels, and all the powers of Heaven, do so much desire to see; whose Majesty I desire eternally to adore, and honor the only one God for ever and ever.

    Say this before the second Note of Philosophy: Say this following with the former: Oh God eternal, the way, the truth, and the life; give thy light and the flower of thy Holy Spirit into my mind and understanding, and grant that the gift of thy grace may shine forth in my heart, and into my Soul, now and forever, zAmen.

    Say this Oration following with the precedent Oration: Oh God the life of all visible Creatures, eternal brightness, and virtue of all things; who art the original of all piety, who knewest all thing before they were; who judgest all things, and discer- neth all things by the unspeakable knowledge: Say this Oration following before the fourth Note of Philosophy.

    Oh King of Kings, the Giver and Dispenser of infinite Majesty, and of infinite mercy, the founder of all foundations; lay the foundation of all thy virtues in me, remove all foolishness from my heart, that my senses may be established in the love of thy char- 30 ity, and my Spirit informed by thee, according to the recreation and invocation of thy will, who livest and reignest God throughout all Worlds of Worlds, zAmen.

    These 4 Orations are necessary for liberal Arts, but chiefly do appertain to Theology, which are to be said every day before the general Notes, or the Notes of the liberal Arts; but to Theology say every one of these 7 times to every Note; but if you would learn or teach anything of dictating, versifying, singing or Musick, or any of these Sciences, first teach him these Orations, that thou wouldst teach, how he should read them: Solomon saith of these Orations, Let no man presume to make use of them unless for the proper Office they are instituted for.

    Oh Father, incomprehensible, from whom proceedeth everything that is good; whose greatness is incomprehensi- ble: Then say the following: Oh eternal King! O God, the Judge and discerner of all things, knower of all good Sciences; instruct me this day for thy Holy Names sake, and by these Holy Sacraments; and purify my understanding, that thy knowledge may enter into my inward parts, as water flowing from Heaven, and as Oil into my bones, by thee, Oh God Saviour of all things, who art the fountain of goodness, and original of piety; instrucl: Oh God Father, incomprehensible, from whom preceedeth all good, the great- ness of whose mercy is fathomless, hear my Prayers, which I make this day before thee, and render unto me the joy of thy Salvation, that I may teach the unjust the knowledge of thy wayes, and convert the unbelieving and Rebellious unto thee; and may have power to perform thy works, zAmen.

    Oh God of all piety, Author and Foundation of all things, the eternal Health and Redemption of thy People; Inspirer and great Giver of all graces, Sciences and Arts, from whose gift it cometh: Inspire into me thy servant, an increase of those Sciences: Then say this following. Oh God, most mighty Father, from whom proceedeth all good, the greatness of whose mercy is incomprehensible; hear my Prayers, that I make in thy sight. These 7 Orations are to be an augmentation of the rest, and ought to be said before all the Notes of Theology, but especially before the ineffable Note; these are the pre- cepts to make thee sufficient, which we command thee to observe by the authority of Solomon: Because thou desirest the Mystery of the Notes, take this of the ineffable Note, the expression whereof is given in the Angels by the Figures of Swords, birds, trees, Flowers, Candles and Serpents; for Solomon received this from the Lord in the night of Pacification, ingraven in a book of Gold; and heard this from the Lord: Doubt not, neither be affraid; for this Sacrament is greater then all the rest; And the Lord joyned it unto him, When thou look'st into this Note and read'st the Orations thereof, observe the precepts before, and diligently look into them; And beware that thou prudently conceal and keep whatsoever thou read'st in this Note of God, and whatsoever shall be revealed to thee in the vision.

    But if thou dost anything uncertain, there is danger; as thou wilt have experience from the other Notes and Orations of them, but consider that which is most wonderful in those Orations; for these words are ineffable Names, and are spiritually to be pronounced before the ineffable Note, Hosel, Jesel, Anchiator, Aratol, Hasiatol, Gemor, Gesameor. Those are the Orations which ought to be pronounced after the inspection of all the Arts, and after the Note of Theology.

    In the beginning of the knowledge of all Arts there is given almost the perfect DocTxine of operating: I say almost, because some flourishing institutions hereof remain, whereof this is the first beginning. Tiow the Trecepts are to be observed in the operation of all zArts.

    Observe the 4 C in every operation of Theology. Exhibit that operation with effi- cacy every 4 C quartram lunam; and diligently look into the books and writings of those Arts; if thou doubt of any of the Chapters, they are to be pronounced, as is taught of the superior Chapters; but know this, that these Holy Words of Orations, we appoint to be said before the bed of the sick, for an experiment of life or death.

    And this thou maist do often, if thou wil to perate nothing else in the whole body of Art: And know this; that if thou hast not the books in thy hands, or the faculty of looking into them is not given to thee; the effecl: These Trecepts are specially to be observed.

    But when thou would' st operate in Theology, observe only those dayes which are appointed; but all times are convenient for those Notes and Orations, for which there is a competent time given; but in the pronounciation of the three liberal Arts, or in the inspection of their Notes, perhaps thou maist pretermit some day appointed, if thou observe the rest; or if thou transgress two dayes, leave not off the work, for it loseth not its effecl: For Solomon saith, If thou miss a day or two, fear not, but operate on the general Chapters.

    This is enough to say of them: And thou maist frequently use the Holy Words of the visions: And in Theology, thou must operate only by thy self: Often repeat the Orations, and look into the Notes of Theology: It is necessary that thou have the Note of the 24 Angels always in Memory; and faithfully keep those things, which the Angel reveales to thee in the vision. The Experiment of the precedent work, is the beginning of the following Orations, which Solomon calleth Artem Novam.

    This section begins Part III of the text. Note that the fifth section of the Lemegeton is also called Artem Novem, but the prayers there bear no relation to those shown here. And in saying these Orations, neither the time, day, nor Moon, are to be observed: Wherefore Solomon saith, When I was to pronounce these Orations, I feared lest I should offend God; and I appointed unto myself a time wherein to begin them; that living chastly, I might appear the more innocent.

    These are the Proemiums of these Orations, that I might lay down in order everything whereof thou maist doubt, without any definition. And before thou begin to try any of these subtle works, it is good to fast two or three dayes; that is may be Divinely revealed, whether thy desires be good or evil. These are the precepts appointed before every operation; but if thou doubt of any beginning, either of the three first Chapters, or of the four subsequent Arts, that thou maist have the effecl: The Angel said of these Orations to Solomon: See the Holiness of these Ora- tions; and if thou hast transgrest any therein presumtuously or ignorantly, say rever- ently and wisely these Orations, of which the Angel saith: This is a great Sacrament of God, which the Lord sendeth to thee by my hand; at the veneration of which Sac- rament, when King Solomon offered with great patience before the Lord upon the Alter, he saw the book covered with fine linen, and in this book were written 10 Ora- tions, and upon every Oration the sign of a golden Seal: Therefore Solomon trembled, lest he should offend the Lord, and kept them, saying it was wickedness to reveal them to unbelievers: And if thou wouldst have the whole body of Art, without any definition of time, thou maist pronounce these Orations before the sev- eral Arts, and before the Orations and Notes of these Arts, as often as thou wilt, manifestly and secretly; but beware that thou live chastly and soberly in the pronun- ciation thereof.

    This is the first Oration of the 10, which may be pronounced by its self, without any precedent work to acquire Memory, Eloquence and understanding, and stable- ness of these three, and singularly to be rehearsed before the first Figure of Theology: And thou, Oh my God, who didst confer the Elements of letters, and efficacious DocTxine of thy Tongue to thy Servants Moses and zAaron, confer the same grace of thy sweet- ness upon me, which thou hast investigated into thy Servants and Prophets: Oh Lord Jesus Christ, eternal only begotten Son of God, into whose hands the Father gave all thing before all Worlds, give unto me this day, for thy Holy and glorious Name, the unspeakable nutriment of Soul and Body, a fit, fluent, free and perfeft Tongue; and that whatsoever I shall ask in thy mercy, will and truth, I may obtain; and confirm all my Prayers and actions, according to thy good pleasure.

    The next Oration is the second often, and giveth Eloquence, which ought to be said after the other; a little interval in between, and before the first Figure of Theol- ogy- I Adore thee, thou King of Kings, and Lords, eternal and unchangeable King: Hearken this day to the cry and sighing of my Heart and Spirit, that thou maist change my understanding, and give to me a heart of flesh, for my heart of stone, that I may breathe before my Lord and Savior; and wash Oh Lord with thy new Spirit the inward parts of my heart, and wash away the evil of my flesh: This is the third Oration of the ten, and is to be said before the first Figure of Astronomy I confesse my self guilty this day before thee Oh God, Father of Heaven and Earth, Maker of all things, visible and invisible, of all Creatures, Dispenser and giver of all grace and virtue; who hidest wisdome and knowledge from the proud and wicked, and givest it to the faithful and humble; illuminate my Heart, and establish my Conscience and understanding: Oh merciful and Omnipotent God, cleanse my Heart and reins, strengthen my Soul and Senses with the grace of thy Holy Spirit, and establish me with the fire of the same grace: Breathe into me, Oh Lord, the breath of Life, and increase my reason and understanding; send thy Holy Spirit into me, that I may be perfect in all knowledge: Give unto me invention, Oh Lord, thou Fountain of perfect reason and riches of knowledge, that I may obtain wisdom by thy Divine assistance, zAmen.

    Oh Holy God, mercyful and omnipotent Father, Giver of all things; strengthen me by thy power, and help me by thy presence, as thou wert mercyful to Adam, and sud- denly gavest him the knowledge of all Arts through thy great mercy; grant unto me power to obtain the same knowledge by the same mercy: Oh most merciful Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, breathe thy Holy Spirit into me, proceeding from thee and the Father; strengthen my work this day, and teach me, that I may walk in thy knowledge, and glorify the abundance of thy grace: Let the flames of thy Holy Spirit rejoyce the City of my Heart, by breath- ing into me thy Divine Scriptures; replenish my Heart with all Eloquence, and vivify me with thy Holy visitation; blot out of me the spots of all vices, I beseech thee, Oh Lord God incomprehensible; let thy grace always be rest upon me, and be increased in me; heal my Soul by thy inestimable goodness, and comfort my heart all my life, that what I hear I may understand, and what I understand I may keep, and retain in my Memory; give me a teachable Heart and Tongue; through thy inexhaustible grace and goodness; and the grace of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, zAmen.

    O Holy Father, merciful Son, and Holy Ghost, inestimable King; I adore, invocate, and beseech thy Holy Name that of thy overflowing goodness, thou wilt forget all my sins: This following strengtheneth the interior and exterior Senses. Lift up the senses of my Heart and Soul unto thee, Oh Lord my God, and elevate my heart this day unto thee; that my words and works may please thee in the sight of all people; let thy mercy and omnipotency shine in my bowels: This following giveth Eloquence, zIMemory and Stability.

    Disposer of all Kingdomes, and of all visible and invisible gifts: Oh God, the Ordainer and Ruler of all wills, by the Counsel of thy Holy Spirit dispose and vivify the weakness of my understanding, that I may burn in the accesse of thy Holy will to good: Oh God of the living, Lord of all Creatures visible and invisible, Administrator and Dispenser of all things, enlighten my Heart this day by the grace of thy Holy Spirit, strengthen my inward man, and pour into me the dew of thy grace, whereby thou instruftest the Angels; inform me with the plenty of thy knowledge, wherewith from the beginning thou hast taught thy faithful; let thy grace work in me, and the flouds 37 of thy grace and Spirit, cleanse and correct the filth of my Conscience.

    Thou who comest from Heaven upon the Waters of thy Majesty, confirm this wonderful Sacra- ment in me. To obtain the grace of the c Holy spirit. Oh Lord my God, Father of all things, who revealest thy celestial and terrestrial secrets to thy Servants, I humbly beseech and implore thy Majesty, as thou art the King and Prince of all knowledge, hear my Prayers; and direcl: I cry unto thee, Oh God, hear my Clamor; I sigh to thee, hear the sighings of my Heart, and always preserve my Spirit, Soul and Body, under the Safeguard of thy Holy Spirit; Oh God thou Holy Spirit, perpetual and Heavenly charily, whereof the Heaven and Earth is full, breathe upon my operation; and what I require to thy honor and praise, grant unto me; let thy Holy Spirit come upon me, rule and reign in me, zAmen.

    To recover intellectual wisdome. Say these Orations from the first day of the month, to the fourth day: Helischemat azatan; As it is in the beginning: Irtereby is increased so much Eloquence that nothing is above it. Oh fulness, Holy Cherubins, by all thy Angels, and by all thy glorious Archangels, whose Names are consecrated by God, which ought not to be spoken by us, which are these: I beseech thee, Oh Lord illuminate my Conscience with the splender of thy Light, and illustrate and confirm my understanding with the sweet odor of thy Spirit, adorne my Soul, reform my heart, that hearing I may under- stand, and retain what I hear in my Memory Oh merciful God, appease my bowels, strengthen my Memory, open my mouth mercifully; temperate my Tongue by thy glorious and unspeakable Name: Say these Orations in the fourth C, viz.

    Hely Schemath, Alpha and Omega, Theos megale. Oh Light of the world Azalemach, great God I beseech thee: O Theos hazamagiel: Oh merciful Lord God, raise up the 39 senses of my flesh: Rehearse these Orations also in the other dayes four times, once in the morning, once in the evening, once about the third hour, and once in the ninth; And thou shalt acquire Memory, Eloquence and stability fully, zAmen.

    Oh God, Maker of all things; who hast created all things out of nothing; who hast wonderfully created the Heaven and Earth, and all things by degrees in order, in the beginning, with thy Son, by whom all things are made, and into whom all things shall at last return: Who art Alpha and Omega: Say this in the end devoutly: Oh wisdome of God the Father incomprehensible, Oh most mercyful Son, give unto me of thy ineffable mercy, great knowledge and wisdome, as thou didst wonderfully bestow all Science to King Solomon, not looking upon his sins or wickedness, but thy own mercies: The benediction of the place.

    When you would operate, have respecl: In the Name of the Lord beginneth this most Holy Art, which the most high God Administered to Solomon by his Angel upon the Alter, that thereby suddenly in a short space of time, he was established in the knowledge of all Sciences; and know, that in these Oration.? First, if you pronounce the Orations of Memory, Eloquence, and understanding, and the stability thereof; they will be mightily increased, insomuch that you will hardly keep silence; for by a word all things were Created, and the virtue of that word all created beings stand, and every Sacrament, and that Word is God.

    Therefore let the Operator be constant in his faith, and confidently believe, that he shall obtain such knowledge 40 and wisdome, in the pronouncing these Orations, for with God nothing is impossi- ble: The first species is Oration and reason of a Godly mind, not by attempting a voyce of deprecation, but by reading and repeating the same in the inward parts.

    The second species is fasting and praying, for the praying man God heareth.

    And assert that thou wilt never commit wilfull perjury, but alwayes perse- vere in faith and hope. This being done, with bended knees in the place wherein thou wilt operate, say, Our help is in the Name of the Lord, who hath made Heaven and Earth: O Lord open and unfold the doubts of my Heart, and change me into a new man by thy love: Let us pray: Oh God my God, who from the beginning hast Created all things out of noth- ing, and reformest all things by thy Spirit; restore my Conscience, and heal my understanding, that I may glorify thee in all my thoughts, words and deeds; through him who liveth and reigneth with thee forever, zAmen.

    Now in the Name of Christ, on the first day of the Month, in which thou wouldst acquire Memory, Eloquence and Understanding, and stability thereof, with a perfect, good and contrite Heart, and sorrow for thy sins committed; thou maist begin to pronounce these Orations following, which appertain to the obtaining of Memory and all Sciences, and which were composed and delivered by the Angel to Solomon, from the hand of God.

    The first and last Oration of this Art is Alpha and Omega: This following is an Oration of four Languages, which is this: Hely, Schemat, Azatan, honiel sichut, tarn, imel, latatandema, Jetromiam, Theos; Oh Holy and strong God, Hamacha, mal, Gottneman, Alazaman, zay, zojeracim, Lam hay, Masaraman, grensi zamach, heliamat, seman, selmar, yetrosaman muchaer, vesar, hasarian Azaniz, Azamet, Amathemach, hersomini.

    And thou most Holy and just God, incomprehensi- ble in all thy works, which are Holy just and good; Magol, Achelmetor, samelsace, yana, Eman, and cogige, maimegas, zemmael, Azanietan, illebatha sacraman, reonas, grome, 4i zebaman, zeyhoman, zeonoma, melas, heman, hathoterma, yatarmam, semen, semetary, zAtnen.

    This Oration ought to follow the first of the ten above written. To perform any work. This is to follow the third Oration above: I confess, O Theos hazamagielgezuzan, sazaman, Sathaman, getormantas, salathiel, nesomel, megal, vnieghama, yazamir, zeyha- man, hamarnal amna, nisza, deleth, hazamaloth, moy pamazathoran, hanasuelnea, sacro- momem, gegonoman, zaramacham Cades bachet girtassoman, gyseton palaphatos halathel Osachynan machay, zAmen.

    This is a true and approved experiment, to understand all Arts and secrets of the World, to find out and dig up minerals and treasure; This was revealed by the Heav- enly Angel in this Notory Art.

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    For this Art doth also declare things to come, and rendereth the sense capable of all Arts in a short time, by the Divine use thereof. We are to speak also of the time and place.

    First therefore, all these precepts are to be observed and kept; and the Operator ought to be clean, chaste, to repent of his sins, and earnestly desire to cease from sinning as much as may be; and so let him proceed, and every work shall be investigated into him, by the Divine Ministery When thou wilt operate in the new Moon, kneeling say this verse: Then say three times the Pater Noster.

    And afterwards let him vow unto God that he will never commit wilfull perjury, but alwayes persist in faith. O Lord, who art the Fountain of all goodness, and original of all piety, have patience with me, and give unto me a true understanding, to know whatsoever is fitting for me, and retain the same in Memory: Fast the day following with bread and water, and give Almes; if it be the Lords day, then give double Almes; be clean in body and mind; both thy self, and put on clean Cloaths.

    The processe follows. When thou wilt Operate concerning any difficult Probleme or Question, with bended knees, before thy bed, make Confession unto God the Father; and having made the Confession, say this Oration. Send Oh Lord thy wisdome to assist me, that it may be with me, and labour with me, and that I may alwayes know what is acceptable before thee; And that unto me N.

    This being done, Thrice in the day following, when thou risest, give thanks to God Almighty, saying; Glory and honour, and benediftion be unto him that sitteth on the Throne, and that liveth for ever and ever, zAtnen. But if thou desirest to understand any book, ask of some that hath knowledge therein, what that book treateth of: This being done, open the book, and read in it, and operate as at first three times, and always when thou goest to sleep, write Alpha and Omega, and afterwards sleep on thy right side, putting the palme of thy hand under thy Ear, and thou shalt see in a dream all things thou desirest; And thou shalt hear the voice of one informing and instructing thee in that book, or in any other fac- ulty wherein thou wilt operate: And in the morning, open the book, and read therein; and thou shalt presently understand the same, as if thou hadst studyed in it a long time: And alwayes remember to give thanks to God, as aforesaid.

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    Afterwards on the first day say this Oration: Oh Father, Maker of all Creatures; by the unspeakable power wherewith thou hast made all things, stir up the same power, and come and save me, and protect me from all adversity of Soul and Body, zAmen. Of the Son, say, O Christ, Son of the living God, who art the Splendor and Figure of light, with whom there is no alteration nor shadow of change; Thou Word of God most high, thou wisdome of the Father; open unto me, thy unworthy servant N.

    Oh wisdome, who proceedest out of the mouth of the most high, powerfully reaching from end to end, sweetly disposing of all things in the World, come and teach me the way of prudence and wisdome. Oh Lord which didst give thy Holy Spirit to thy Disciples, to teach and illuminate their Hearts, grant unto me, thy unworthy servant N. Other precepts. Having finished these Orations, and given Almes, when thou entrest into thy Cham- ber, devoutly kneel down before thy bed, saying this Psalm: Then rise up, and go to the wall, and stretch forth thy hands, having two nayles fixed, upon which thou maist stay up thy hands, and say this Prayer fol- lowing with great devotion: O God, who for us miserable sinners didst undergo the painful death upon the Crosse; to whom also Abraham offer'd up his Son Isaac; I thy unworthy servant, a sinner perplexed with many evils, do this day offer up and Sacri- fice unto thee my Soul and Body, that thou maist infuse into me thy Divine wis- dome, and inspire me with the Spirit of Prophesy, wherewith thou didst inspire the Holy Prophets.

    Let my evening Prayer ascend up into thee Oh Lord, and let thy mercy descend upon me, thy unworthy servant N. Come and teach me, Oh Lord God, of virtues, and shew me thy face, and I shall be safe. Then add this Psalm: Unto thee Oh Lord do I lift up my Soul: Having fulfilled these things upon the wall, descend unto thy bed, writing in thy right hand Alpha and Omega: And in the morning, on thy knees, before thy bed, give thanks unto God for those things he hath revealed unto thee, I give thanks unto thee, Oh great and won- derful God, who hast given Salvation and knowledge of Arts unto me, thy unworthy servant N.

    I give thanks unto thee, O powerful Lord God, who createdst me, miserable sin- ner out of nothing, when I was not, and when I was utterly lost; and not redeemed, but by the precious blood of thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ; and when I was ignorant thou hast given unto me learning and knowledge: These Operations being devoutly compleated, give thanks daily with these last Orations.

    But when thou wouldst read, study, or dispute, say, Remember thy word unto thy servant, O Lord, in which thou hast given me hope; this is my comforter in humility. Then add these Orations: And this is the condition hereof, that if necessity urge one to do any great works, he shall say it twice in the morning, and about the ninth hour twice; and let him [be confessed, and] fast the first day wherein he rehearseth it, and let him live chastly and devoutly. Et hoc est quod dicit hic. The Oration.

    Assaylemath, Assay, Lemeth, Azzabue. The second part of the precedent Orations, which is to be said onely once. AZzaylemath, Lemath, Azacgessenio.

    The third part of the precedent Oration, which is to be spoken together with the other.

    Lemath, Sebanche, Ellithy, Aygezo. Ellithy aygezo. This Oration hath no Exposition in the Latine. THis is a holy Prayer, without danger of any sin, which Solomon saith, is inexplicable be humane sense.

    And he addeth, and saith, That the Explication thereof is more prolixious, than can be considered of or apprehended by man; excepting also those secrets, which is not lawful, neither is it given to man to utter: Therefore he leaveth this Oration without any Exposition, because no man could attain to the perfection [16] thereof: and it was left so Spiritual, because the Angel that declared it to Solomon, laid an inexcusable prohibition upon it, saying, See that thou do not presume to give to any other, nor to expound any thing out of this Oration, neither thou thy self, nor any one by thee, nor any one after thee: For it is a holy and Sacramental Mystery, that by expressing the words thereof, God heareth thy Prayer, and increaseth thy Memory, Understanding, Eloquence, and establisheth them all in thee.

    Let it be read in appointed times of the Lunation; as, in the fourth day of the Moon, the eighth and twelfth, as it is written and commanded: say that Oration very diligently four times in those dayes; verily believing, That thereby thy study shall suddenly be increased, and made clear, without any ambiguity, beyond the apprehension of humane Reason. Of the Efficacy of that Oration which is inexplicable to humane sense. Apollonius termeth it, The Light of the Soul, and the Speculum of Wisdom: And, I suppose, the said Oration may be called, The Image of Eternal Life: the Vertue and Efficacy whereof is so great, that it is understood or apprehended of very few or none.

    Therefore having essayed some Petitions, Signs and Precepts, we give them as an entrance to those things whereof we intend to speak; of which they are part, that we have spoken of before. Nevertheless, before we come to speak of them, some things are necessary to be declared, whereby we may more clearly and plainly set forth our intended History: For, as we have said before, there are certain Exceptions of the Notary Art; some whereof are dark and obscure, and others plain and manifest.

    For the Notary Art hath a Book in Astronomy, whereof it is the Beginning [18] and mistris; and the Vertue thereof is such, that all Arts are taught and derived from her. And we are further to know, That the Notary Art doth in a wonderful manner contain and comprehend within it self, all Arts, and the Knowledge of all Learning, as Solomon witnesseth: Therefore it is called, The Notary Art, because in certain brief Notes, it teacheth and comprehendeth the knowledge of all Arts: for so Solomon also saith in his Treatise Lemegeton, that is, in his Treatise of Spiritual and Secret Experiments.

    Et eius efficacia est quod ex ea omnes artes doceantur. Here he sheweth, in what manner those Notes differ in Art, and the reason thereof; for a Note is a certain knowledge, by the Oration and Figure before set down. BUt of the Orations and Figures, mention shall be made in their due place, and how the Notes are called in the Notary Art.

    Now he maketh mention of that Oration, which is called, The Queen of Tongues: for amongst these Orations, there is one [19] more excellent than the rest, which King Solomon would therefore have be called, The Queen of Tongues, because it takes away, as it were, with a certain Secret covering the Impediments of the Tongue, and giveth it a marvellous Faculty of Eloquence.

    Wherefore before we proceed further, take a little Essay of that Oration: For this is an Oration which in the Scriptures we are taught to have alwayes in our mouthes; but it is taken out of the Chaldean Language: which, although it be short, is of a wonderful Vertue; that when you reade that Scripture, with the Oration before-mentioned, you cannot keep silent those things, which the Tongue and Understanding suggest, and administer to thee.

    The Oration which follows, is a certain Invocation of the Angels of God, and it provoketh Eloquence, and ought to be said in the beginning of the Scripture, and in the beginning of the Moneth. Incipit oratio. How this Oration is to be said in the beginning of every Moneth, chastly, and with a pure minde.

    IN the beginning of the Scriptures, are to be taught, how the precedent Oration ought to be spoken most secretly, and nothing ought to be retained, which thy Minde and Understanding suggests and prompts to thee in the reading thereof: Then also follow certain words, which are Precepts thereof, which ought alwayes to be begun in the beginning of the Moneth, and also in other dayes.

    I would also note this, That it is to be pronounced [21] wisely, and with the greatest reverence; and that fasting, before you have taken either Meat or Drink.

    Here followeth the Prayer we spake of before, to obtain a good Memory. Deus summe Deus inuisibilis. Theos patir Heminas per archangelos tuos eliphamasai gelonucoa.

    Here following is the Prologue of the precedent Oration, which provoketh and procureth Memory, and is continued with the precedent Note. THis Oration ought to be said next to the precedent Oration; to wit, Lameth: and with this, I beseech thee to day, O Theos, to be said always as one continued Oration.

    If it be for the Memory, let it be said in the morning; if for any other effect, in the evening. Te queso hodie o Theos semper proferenda pro vna oratione. Si pro memoria, in mane dicatur. Si pro alia efficacia vespere dicatur. Here beginneth the Prologue of this Oration. O Lord, reform my heart, restore my senses, and strengthen them; qualifie my Memory with thy Gifts: Mercifully open the dulness of my Soul. O most merciful God, temper the frame of my Tongue, by thy most glorious and unspeakable Name: Thou who are the Fountain of all Goodness; the Original and Spring of Piety, have patience with me, give a good Memory unto me, and bestow upon me what I pray of thee in this holy Oration.

    O thou who dost not forthwith Judge a sinner, [23] but mercifully waitest, expecting his Repentance; I though unworthy beseech thee to take away the guilt of my sins, and wash away my wickedness and offences, and grant me these my Petitions, by the verture of thy holy Angels, thou who art one God in Trinity.

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    Here he sheweth some other Vertue of the precedent Oration. If thou doubt of any great Vsion, what it may foreshew; or if thou wouldst see any great Vsion, of any danger present or to come; or if thou wouldst be certified of any one that is absent, say this Oration three times in the evening with great reverence and devotion, and thou shalt have and see that which thou desirest.

    Here followeth an Oration of great Vertue, to attain the knowledge of the Physical Art, having also many other Vertues and Efficacy. Si iacuerit languens, assistens coram eo dicas ter cum magna reuerentia. The Oration of the Physical Art. Another part of the same Oration. Sequitur alia pars orationis. This being done, then ask the sick person, Friend, how dost thou feel thy self?

    And if he answer thee. I feel my self at good ease, I begin to mend, or the like; then judge without doubt, The sick person shall recover: but if he answer, I am very grievously ill, or worse and worse; then doubtless conclude, He will dye on the morrow: But if he answer, I know not how my state and condition is, whether better or worse; then you may know likewise, That he [25] will either dye, or his disease will change and alter for the worse.

    If it be a Childe, that is not of years capable to make an answer; or that the sick languish so grievously, that he knoweth not how, or will not answer, say this Oration three times; and what you finde first revealed in your minde, that judge to come to pass of him.

    Amice qualiter tu sentis te? Furthermore if any one dissemble and seek to hide or cover his infirmity; say the same Oration, and the Angelical Vertue shall suggest the truth to thee. If the diseased person be farre off; when you hear his Name, say likewise this Oration for him, and your minde shall reveal to you whether he shall live or dye.

    If you touch the Pulse of any one that is sick, saying this Oration, the effect of his Infirmity shall be revealed to you.