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The grimoire is framed as a sort of epistolary novel or autobiography in which Abraham of Worms describes his journey from Germany to Egypt and reveals Abramelin's magical and Kabbalistic secrets to his son Lamech. Internally the text dates itself to the year 1458. (One might reconsider the date of the text, considering that the book Nicolas Flamel brought to Spain was also recognised as being part of the original book of Abraham the Mage, but dates back to 1378, which is nearly 80 years earlier.)
The author of the book is believed to have been Abraham of Würzburg (Abraham of Worms), a Jewish physician, Kabbalist, Magus and political advisor to such men as Emperor Sigismond of Germany (1368-1437). The book is divided into three parts or book’s, Book I contains his autobiography in which he describes his years of wondering in a quest for the “True and Sacred Source of Wisdom”. During his travels he learned about several systems of magic, but found the most of them disappointing.
Originally posted by reficul
i am familiar with the book you speak of.
what i don't understand is the title.
do you think it is a work of fiction?
if so, please explain!
your post just kind of ends,with no conclusion!
good info though!
i also have read the holy books of thelema,and found them interesting
'love is the law'
you forgot to shed a bit of light on macgregor mathers,who translated the work in question into english.
he was head of the golden dawn,and was the main reason crowley left.
any way,i hope you add more to this post,it got my attention!
The book is a remnant of the popularisation of the occult in the Victorian age, when self-styled sorcerers convinced themselves they were tapping into some source of unfathomable power. They were not, they were self-deluded or attempting to delude others.