Olympic Spirits

The Olympic Spirits are Aratron, Bethor, Phaleg, Och, Hagith, Ophiel, and Phul, and they appear in magical texts

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...

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...

Magical systems and the Tarot

Magical systems and the Tarot

Magical systems - how many can you associate with the Tarot? The list below is impressive, but not complete. Kabbalistic connections The serendipitous structure of the Tarot allows us to develop various protocols. Here is a list of magical practices associated with...