Arbatel of Magic

The Arbatel of Magic is a grimoire of 49 Spirits, which is 7×7. We use the Chaldean Order to find the rulers.

What do the Olympic Spirits look like?

What do the Olympic Spirits look like?

The Arbatel does not provide descriptions or characteristics of the Olympic spirits. This is surprising, since there are usually defining characteristics of a spirit when it appears - the Goetic Spirits are a good example of this - which makes it easy for the magician...

Powers of the Olympic Spirits

Powers of the Olympic Spirits

The Olympic Spirits are mentioned in the Arbatel, which also gives us their powers and the means to work with them. The Olympic Spirits are very easy to work with - it is only ritual magicians who make it difficult! Olympic Spirits and Planetary Hours Contacting and...

Arbatel Themes

Arbatel Themes

The themes of the Arbatel are becoming clearer as I write these posts. I will elaborate on these themes in forthcoming essays, here is an overview. Themes of Four "Arbatel" is derived from the Hebrew word for four, ARBO, which relates to the Pythagorean Tetraktys, and...

Seal of Secrets – Arbatel

Seal of Secrets – Arbatel

The Seal of Secrets is based upon the Hebrew word "Four" in Arbatel. You might think four is a reference to YHVH, which is mentioned several times in the text, but the Arbatel specifically states that four is Pythagorean, meaning the Tetraktys, upon which the four...

Arbatel Time

Arbatel Time

Time is the secret to understanding The Arbatel, and you need to read what it says, not what you want it to say. In my first post I made the point that there are no instructions for rituals, or invocations or evocations. The reason is that the Olympic Spirits are...

Studying the Arbatel

Studying the Arbatel

History and background of the Arbatel The Arbatel of Magick (Of the Magic of the Ancients) was published in 1575 in Basle Switzerland. The author is unknown. The Arbatel had a seminal influence on John Dee and his system of Enochian Magic. Dee would have read the...

Planetary Hours

Planetary Hours

The planetary hours of Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Sun, Venus, Mercury and Moon is an ancient system of astrology and magic lost to the West in the 16th century but still in use in Asia, and is incredibly powerful, if you know how to use it. At the heart is the relative...