THE paintings called Goëtic, being that of incantation, of sorcery, fascination and of the illusions and impostures attached therewith, has come a little arbitrarily to suggest the final factor in diabolism of the extra catholic and common artwork that is termed sensible Magic. The latter designation implies that there's a Magic at the theoretical part, or, because it could be, a philosophy of the topic, and this back is of 2 types: in glossy days it has embodied quite a few makes an attempt to supply a proof, a operating speculation, for alleged phenomena of the previous; of outdated it got here ahead with the accessory of authority and wearing the warrants of a unusual and mystery wisdom; it taught instead of defined. in the back of this, in advantage of a selected assumption, there stood the resource of such authority, the college or faculties that issued, to be able to communicate, the certificate of identify which the documents of the expounding grasp are meant to shew that he possessed. Herein resided most likely that greater Magic which justified the unique that means of the time period Magic; this used to be the technology of knowledge, and of that knowledge which was once the difficulty of expertise and data specific to sacred sanctuaries within the years of the Magi. during this demeanour a distant and summary beauty has been allotted to the sensible paintings; yet among this element as we all know it differently and that dream because it has been dilated within the different types of its expression there's the type of relation which subsists among renown and its non-fulfilment. If Magic in its right and unique that means be synonymous with knowledge; if that knowledge, by way of advantage of this assumption which i've got pointed out, have been whatever inconceivably nice, it really is of certitude that it had no causal reference to the congeries of arts and techniques that are understood via useful Magic. That there has been, as there nonetheless is, a technological know-how of the previous sanctuaries, i'm yes as a mystic; that this technology issued in that have which imparts knowledge i'm additionally sure; however it didn't correspond to any of the humanities and approaches to which I refer right here, nor to something that are obtained through the brain because the results of their exaltation. the honour of possible therefore already condemned is as a result governed out of the inquiry which i've got tried within the current paintings. i've got additionally governed out, because it might be noticeable, the differences that have subsisted among the great and evil aspect of the humanities and approaches, now not that it doesn't exist at the naked floor, yet as the features dissolve into each other and belong one to one other within the root that's universal to either. the particular query prior to us is after what demeanour, if any, magical approach attracts something from mystery culture long ago, and so enters into the overall topic of such culture, even if in Christian or anterior occasions. it's going to and will in basic terms be of culture on its valueless part, and it'll now not exalt a subject matter which the documents of centuries have shewn to be incapable of being raised; it's going to, although, allow us to understand the place we're. at the face of the query a practice of all types of garbage is especially prone to were passed down from antiquity, and in admire of occultism, the final waft and scattermeal has handed into the Grimoires, Keys of Solomon and different rituals innumerable wherein paintings Magic has handed into written list. As this booklet represents, below a brand new identify and with many additions, a piece which used to be issued initially in 1898, i've got authorised the chance to point its place in recognize of way more very important works embodying my development of the key culture in Christian occasions.