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originally posted by: pryingopen3rdeye
a reply to: DpatC
Cornelius only wrote of what he learned from others, his "teachings" were only parroted and thus do not originate with him but rather predate him.
also he eventually regretted those books and denounced them as sinful rubbish.
"In the Third Book of Occult Philosophy, Agrippa concludes with:
But of magic I wrote whilst I was very young three large books, which I called Of Occult Philosophy, in which what was then through the curiosity of my youth erroneous, I now being more advised, am willing to have retracted, by this recantation; I formerly spent much time and costs in these vanities. At last I grew so wise as to be able to dissuade others from this destruction. For whosoever do not in the truth, nor in the power of God, but in the deceits of devils, according to the operation of wicked spirits presume to divine and prophesy, and practising through magical vanities, exorcisms, incantions and other demoniacal works and deceits of idolatry, boasting of delusions, and phantasms, presently ceasing, brag that they can do miracles, I say all these shall with Jannes, and Jambres, and Simon Magus, be destinated to the torments of eternal fire."
originally posted by: DpatC
Would I be right in assuming that majority of the present day occult/esoteric teachings originate from Henry Cornelius Agrippa books of Occult Philosophy (im including the 4th book as well)