By Moses Gaster
Sword of Moses (originaly SEPHER REZIAL HEMELAK - The booklet of the Angel Rezial) - infrequent nineteenth century version used to be revealed in Yozefof in 1873, it's a tall hardback with a stunning contemporary superb binding, leather-based backbone (rich Harmatan goat) on marbled forums, THE textual content is totally IN HEBREW , with attractive ornamental border on name web page, there are a number of tiny wormholes, additionally 4 pages are trimmed at backside (which doesn't impact the textual content at all), another way an surprisingly great reproduction, super beautiful, tight fresh binding, one complete web page plate plus a number of diagrams of old Hebrew talismans.
This is the well-known magical Hebrew grimoire textual content, someday known as The Sefer Razial or Raziel, and in response to Hebrew legend, the Sepher Raziel used to be awarded to Adam within the backyard of Eden, given by means of the hand of God and brought via the angel Rezial. the parable means that this is often the 1st booklet ever written, and of direct divine provenance. a various compendium of old Hebrew magical lore, this ebook used to be fairly in all probability the unique resource for later, conventional literature on angelic hierarchy, astrology, Qabalah and Gematria. Moses Gaster mentions this in his advent to the Sword of Moses (1896) suggesting that the Sepher Rezial can be a basic resource for plenty of magic and qabalistic books of the center a while. Sepher Rezial Hemelach is a compilation of 5 books, being The publication of the Vestment, The ebook of the nice Rezial, The Holy Names, The ebook of the Mysteries (Sepher HaRazim), and The e-book of the symptoms of the Zodiac. It comprises vast explanatory textual content at the holy names of God, the divisions of Heaven and Hell, the names and hierarchy of the angels and spirits, in addition to symbolic intepretations of either the publication of Genesis and Sepher Yetzirah. it is also fabric on astronomy, astrology, Gematria and numerous magical talismans, such a lot significantly these used for cover in the course of childbirth.
Of curiosity to scholars of the occult, kabbalah ( qabala - qabalah ) and formality magic, additionally the works of Arthur Edward Waite, Eliphas Levi and Aleister Crowley.