OF O CCUL T P HILOSOPHY
OF M AGIC AL C E R EM ON IE S:
T HE FOUR TH B OO K
HENR Y CO RNELIUS AGR I PPA
Transcribed directly from the 1654 translation by Robert Turner, published
along with other collected papers as The Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy. No
part of this edition is under copyright.
Acrobat version created by Benjamin Rowe, September 30, 2000.
HENR Y C O RN ELIUS AGR I PPA,
Of O cc u l t P hi l o s o p h y
Of M agical C er e m on i e s :
T he Four t h B oo k
In our Books of Occult Philosophy, we have not so compendiously, as copi-
ously, declared the principles, grounds, and reasons of Magick it self, and
after what maner the experiments thereof are to be chosen, elected, and com-
pounded, to produce many wonderful effects; but because in those books they
are treated of, rather Theorically, than Practically; and some also are not han-
dled compleatly and fully, and others very figuratively, and as it were Enig-
matically and obscure Riddles, as being those which we have attained unto
with great study, diligence, and very curious searching and exploration, and
are heretofore set forth in a more rude and unfashioned maner. Therefore in
this book, which we have composed and made as it were a Complement and
Key of our other books of Occult Philosophy, and of all Magical Operations,
we will give unto thee the documents of holy and undefiled verity, and Inex-
pugnable and Unresistable Magical Discipline, and most pleasant and delec-
table experiments of the sacred Deities. So that as by the reading of our other
books of Occult Philosophy, thou maist earnestly covet the knowledge of
these things; even so with reading this book, thou shalt truely triumph.
Wherefore let silence hide these things within the secret closets of they reli-
gious breast, and conceal them with constant Taciturnity.
This therefore is to be known, That the names of the intelligent presidents
of every one of the Planets are constitute