The Sacred Magic
Abramelin the Mage
S.L. Mac Gregor Mathers
The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage: Book Three
Translated by S.L. MacGregor Mathers
This Adobe Acrobat edition contains the complete and unaltered text
and illustrations of the corresponding sections in the second (1900)
edition published by John M. Watkins, London.
Prepared and typeset by Benjamin Rowe, April 27, 1999.
Text set in Adobe Garamond.
Illustrations set in Book Antiqua.
THE THIRD BOOK
WHICH GOD GAVE UNTO MOSES, AARON, DAVID, SOLOMON, AND OTHER
SAINTS, PATRIARCHS AND PROPHETS; WHICH TEACHETH
THE TRUE DIVINE WISDOM.
BEQUEATHED BY ABRAHAM UNTO LAMECH HIS SON.
TRANSLATED FROM THE HEBREW.
The Sacred Magick
THE THIRD BOOK OF THE sACRED MAGIC.
E who shall have faithfully observed that which hath been taught unto
him, and shall have with a good will obeyed the Commandments of
God, let him, I say, be certain that this Veritable and Loyal Wisdom
shall be accorded unto him; and also that the Perfidious BELIAL can do no
otherwise than become his slave, together with all his Pestiferous Generation.
However I pray the True God who governeth, ruleth over, and main-
taineth all that He hath created; that thou, O Lamech, my son, or whomsoever
he may be unto whom thou shalt have granted this Sacred Operation, mayest
work it out, having always before thee the Fear of God, and in no way use it for
Evil, because God the Eternal hath wished herein to leave us our free will, but
woe unto him who shall abuse His Divine Grace. Yet I say not but that if an
enemy should attempt thy life, that it is permissible unto thee if necessary to
destroy him; but in any other case lay not thine hand unto the sword, but use
gentler methods. Be kind and affable unto every one. One may also serve a
friend without harm unto oneself.
David and King Solomon could have destroyed their enemies in an
instant, but they did not so; in imitation of God Himself who chastiseth not
unless He is outraged.