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The Rituals of Black Magic of this Grimoire is more dangerous for wea~ experimentalists than for the enemies of the sorcerer. Eliphas I...evi observes that the work is not without importance for the students of occult science.1 At :first sight it seems to be nothing but a tissue of repulsive absurdities, but for those who are initiated in the signs and secrets of the Kabbalah, it becomes a veritable monument of human perversity. There was seldom a statement for which there was less foundation; there was never a magical work which less connected with Kabbalism; the connection in so far as it exists, and it is confined to a few words which occur in the Conjurations, is common to all Ceremonial Magic, and this is the one Grimoire which most is permeated with Christian elements. Those, however, who are well acquainted with the principles of interpretation which obtain in the writings of Levi, will not take a charge seriously which depends upon the significance of Kabbalistic words or signs, for it is notorious that with the French occultist they meant many things according to his humour. But Eliphas Levi was not contented with the general impeachment; in a later work 2 he elaborated a more particular charge. In common with the "Key of Solomon" and all the Grimoires, the work of Honorius prescribes the sacrifice of a virgin kid, with the object of ensuring the possession of a virgin parchment by the operator. Now. Levi affirms that when the "abominable author" menti~ns a kid, he means really a human child. In this interpretation he had not even the excuse of the humorous analogy which has been instituted in vulgar English, for his acquaintance, had he any, with our language was exceedingly slight. There is not a particle of foundation for the charge; the sacrifice in the case Histoire de Ia Mogic, p. 307. •LA Clef des Gronds Mystiru. See also "Thaumaturgical Experiences of Eliphaa Uvi" iD "The Mysteries of Magic," by A. E. Waite, second edition. 1

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