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New Translation of Abramelin

Postby jmiller » Thu Dec 28, 2006 7:17 am

A new translation of a longer and older copy of Abramelin is now available. My copy should arrive tomorrow.

Aaron Leitch gives some history about the book and info about the new translation here. Perhaps Abraham was pretty much exactly who he said he was.
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Postby Edward Mason » Thu Dec 28, 2006 8:05 am

Thanks for the link. Dehn's research seems to point to some very interesting implications. Especially, it points to stronger Hebraic Qabalistic origins of the text.

Worms (or Wurms) was a significant German centre of Judaic and Qabalistic thought - the 32 Paths of Wisdom may originate from there. The restored Jewish quarter still has Germany's oldest synagogue.

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Postby Jim Eshelman » Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:13 am

Edward Mason wrote:Worms (or Wurms) was a significant German centre of Judaic and Qabalistic thought - the 32 Paths of Wisdom may originate from there.

OT (off-topic) - I know the arguement for why this may have originated in Wurms, but it likely isn't so. Almost certainly, it is a product of 13th Century Spain, probably sometime after but near 1230. 32 Paths seems inextricably linked to the cluster of scholars centered around the Book of Contemplation and related texts. The linkage to the philosophies of Eleazer of Wurms (for example) is almost surely no more than a philosophical homage, since some of his key teachings (such as the "two Glories") diverge quite a lot from his original thesis concerning them.
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Postby Edward Mason » Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:56 am

JAE, 93,

Correction duly noted.

Any thoughts on the 18-month timespan for the operation, as opposed to Mathers' published six months?

93 93/93,

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Postby Jim Eshelman » Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:11 am

Edward Mason wrote:Any thoughts on the 18-month timespan for the operation, as opposed to Mathers' published six months?

Haven't had the chance to read anything above - was only responding to the aside in your post.

However, within the A.'.A.'., Ritual 8 has already updated and quintessentialized the operation (and uses even a smaller time span): http://ordoaa.org/liber8.htm

And, of course, the individual Adeptus Minor will have guidance during the planning and execution of the operation.
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