Opus Mago Cabbalisticum et Theosophicum

Opus Mago-Cabbalisticum et Theosophicum
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In Goethe's lifetime, he was regarded as the most knowledgeable man in the world with expertise in history, literature, botany, astrology, biology, alchemy, and cosmology. The secret weapon in Goethe's intellectual arsenal was this book, Opus Mago-Cabbalisticum Et Theosophicum, never before translated into English from the original German. In the immortal play Faust, the pensive protagonist broods upon the "vainness" of earthly knowledge before opening a book of magick and resolving to become a magician. The very book that moved the real-life Goethe and the fictional Faust was Opus, with its revelatory secrets of alchemy, astrology, and the history of magick as well as those of Rosicrucianism, esoteric Freemasonry, the Illuminati, and the Golden Dawn.

Now, for the first time in over 300 years, this extremely rare book is available to general readers-a rare treasure of esotericism and one that was the seminal text for much of the modern Western Mystery Tradition. Georg von Welling's Opus Mago-Cabbalisticum, a veritable bible of esoteric thinking, is divided into the three parts and each section is devoted to one of the three elements: "Salt" is about creation and even includes theories about Adam and Eve and the origins of life; "Sulfur" speaks of the universe as it exists now; and finally "Mercury" is a portrait of prophecy, of what is to come, including the Apocalypse. For von Welling, and those he influenced, alchemy is about unleashing the secrets hiding in the material world. Opus Mago-Cabbalisticum is more than just a book of magick: it is a mystery school manual and the key to unlocking the secrets of this world and the next.

Georg von Welling was born in Schwaben, Bavaria, in 1655. He worked as the director of the Baden-Durlacher Office of Building and Mines until 1723 and died in 1725 in Frankfurt. Von Welling was primarily known for his book Opus Mago-Cabbalisticum et Theosophicum, which influenced numerous subsequent authors and informed much of the tradition of Western Ritual Magick.

Joseph McVeigh is a professor of German Studies at Smith College with the interest and skills necessary to translate such an arcane occult classic.

This is a hardcover book.

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