Here beginneth the Fourth Part of this Book
which is called the Art Almadel of Solomon.
By this art Solomon attained great wisdom from
the Chief Angels that govem the four Altitudes of the World: for you must
observe that there are four Altitudes which represent the four Altitudes
of the West, East, North and South: the which is divided into 12 parts;
that is, every part 3. And the Angels of every of these parts hath
their particular virtues and powers, as shall be showed in the following
Make this Almadel of pure white wax; but the others must be coloured suitable
to the Altitudes. It is to be 4 inches square, and 6 inches over every
way, and in every corner a hole, and write that comes from the candles,
and lay the golden seal upon the Almadel, and having the invocation ready
written upon virgin parchment, light the candles and read the invocation.
And when he appeareth, he appeareth in the form of an angel carrying in
his hand a banner or flag having the picture of a white cross upon it,
his body being wrapped round with a fair cloud, and his face very fair
and bright, and a crown of rose flowers upon his head. He ascends first
upon the superscription on the Almadel, as it were a mist or fog.
Then must the exorcist have ready a vessel or earth of the same colour
as the Almadel is of, and the other of his furniture, it being in the form
of a basin, and put thereinto a few hot ashes or coals, but not too much
lest it should melt the wax of the Almadel. And put therein three little
grains of mastick in powder so that it may fume and the smell go upwards
through the holes of the Almadel when it is under it.
And as soon as the Angel smelleth it he beginneth to speak with a low voice,
asking what your desire is, and what you have called the princes and governors
of this Altitude for.
Then you must answer him, saying:
"I desire that all my requests may be granted and what I pray for may be
accomplished: for your office maketh it appear and declareth that such
is to be fulfilled by you, if it please God."-,
Adding further the particulars of your request, praying with humility for
what is lawful and just: and that thou shall obtain from him. But if he
do not appear presently, then you must obtain the golden seal, and make
with it three or four marks upon the candles, by which means the Angel
will presently appear as aforesaid.
And when the Angel departeth he will fill the whole place with a sweet
and pleasant smell, which will be smelled for a long time.
And note the golden seal will serve and is used in all the operations of
all four Altitudes.
The colour of the Altitude belonging to the first Altitude, or Chora, is
lily-white; the second Chora a perfect red rose colour; the third Chora
is to be a green mixed with a white silver colour; the fourth Chora is
to be black mixed with a little green or a sad colour.
Of the Second Chora or Altitude
Note that the other three Altitudes, with their Signs and Princes (have)
power over goods and riches, and can make any man rich or poor.
And as the first Chora gives increase and maketh fruitful, so these give
decrease and barrenness. And if any have a desire to operate in any of
these three following Choras or Altitudes, they must do it in die Solis
(Sunday) in the manner above showed.
But do not pray for anything that is against God and His laws, but what
God giveth according to the custom or course of nature: that you may desire
and obtain... All the furniture to be used is to be of the same colour
the Almadel is of.. And the princes of the second Chora are named, viz:
APHIRIZA, GENON, GERON, ARMON, GEREIMON. And when you operate kneel before
the Almadel, with clothes of the same colour, in a closet hung with the
same colours also; for the holy apparition will be of the same colours.
And when he appeareth, put an earthen vessel under the Almadel, with fire
or hot ashes and three grains of mastick to perfume as aforesaid. And when
the Angel smelleth it he tumeth his face towards you, asking the exorcist
with a low voice why he hath called the princes of this Chora or Altitude.
Then you must answer as before:
"I desire that my requests may be granted, and the contents thereof may
be accomplished: for your office maketh appear and declareth that such
is to be done by you, if it please God." And you must not be fearful, but
speak humbly, saying:
"I recommend myself wholly to your office, and I pray unto you, Prince
of this altitude, that I may enjoy and obtain all things according to my
wishes and desires."
And you may further express your mind in all particulars in your prayer,
and do the like in the two other Choras following.
The Angels(sic) of the second Altitude appeareth in the form of a young
child with clothes of a satin, and of a red rose colour, having a crown
of red gilly flowers upon his head. His face looketh upwards to heaven
and is of a red colour, and is compassed round about with a bright splendour
as the beams of the sun. Before he departeth he speaketh unto the exorcist
saying, "I am your friend and brother."
And illuminateth the air round about with his splendour, and leaveth a
pleasant smell which will last a long time upon their heads.
Of the Third Chora or Altitude
In this Chora you must do in all things as you was before directed in the
other two. The angels in this Altitude are named, viz: ELIPHANIASAI, GELOMIROS,
GEDOBONAI, TARANAVA & ELOMINA.
They appear in the form of little children or little women dressed in green
and silver colours very delightful to behold, and a crown of baye leaf
with white and colours upon their heads. And they seem to look a little
downwards with their faces. And they speak as the others do to the exorcist,
and leave a mighty sweet perfume behind them.
Of the Fourth Chora or Altitude
In this Chora you must do as before in the others, and the Angels in this
Chora are called BARCAHIEL, GEDIEL, DELIEL and CAPITIEL. They appear in
the form of little men or boys, with clothes of a black colour mixed with
a dark green; and in their hands they hold a bird which is naked; and their
heads compassed round about with a bright shining of divers colours.
They leave a sweet smell behind them, but differ from the others something.
Note that there is (sic) twelve Princes, beside those in the four Altitudes:
distribute their offices amongst themselves,
every one ruling thirty days every year.
Now it will be in vain to call any of the Angels unless it be those that
govern them. For every Chora or Altitude hath its limited time, according
to the twelve signs of the Zodiac; and in that Sign the Sun is in that
or those Angels that belong to that Sign hath the government. As, for example:
suppose that I would call the 2 first or the 5 that belong to the first
Chora. Then choose the first Sunday in March, after the Sun hath entered
Aries: and then I make an experiment. And so do the like, if you will,
the next Sunday after again.
And if you will call the two second that belong to the first Chora,that
Sunday after the Sun enters Taurus in April. But if you will call the last
of the 5, then you must take those Sundays that are in May after the Sun
has entered Gemini, to make your experiment in. Do the like in the other
Altitudes, for they have all one way of working. But the Altitudes have
names formed severally in the substance of the heavens, even a character.
For when the Angels hear the names of God that is attributed to them, they
hear it by virtue of that character.
Therefore it is in vain to call any angel or spirit unless he knows what
name to call him by. Therefore observe the form of this conjuration
or invocation following:
"O thou great, blessed and glorious Angel of God (N), who rulest and is
the chief governing Angel in the first (2nd, 3rd or 4th) Chora or Altitude.
I am the servant of the Highest, the same your God Adonaij, Helomi, and
Pine, whom you do obey, and is your distributor and disposer of all things
both in heaven earth and hell, do invocate, conjure and entreat you (N)
that thou forthwith appear in the virtue and power of the same God, Adonaij,
Helomi and Pine; and I do command thee by him whom ye do obey, and is set
over you as King in the divine power of God, that you forthwith descend
from thy orders or place of abode to come unto me, and show thyself visibly
here before me in this crystal stone, in thy own proper
shape and glory, speaking with a voice intelligible
to my understanding.
O thou mighty and powerful Angel (N), who art by the power of God ordained
to govern all animals, vegetables and minerals, and to cause them and all
creatures of God to spring increase and bring forth according to their
kinds and natures: 1, the servant of the Most High God whom you obey, do
entreat and humbly beseech thee to come from your celestial mansion, and
shew unto me all things I shall desire of you, so far as in office you
may or can or is capable to perform, if God permit to the same.
"O thou servant of mercy (N), I do humbly entreat and beseech thee by these
holy and blessed names of your God ADONAIJ, HELLOMI, PINE;
"And I do also constrain you in and by this powerful name ANABONA, that
you forthwith appear visibly and plainly in your own proper shape and glory
in and through this crystal stone, that I may visibly see you, and audibly
hear you speak unto me, and that I may have thy blessed and glorious angelic
assistance, familiar friendship and constant society, community and instruction,
both now and at all times, to inform and rightly instruct me in my ignorance
and depraved intellect, judgement and understanding, and to assist me both
herein and in all other truths also, through the Almighty Adonaij, King
of Kings, the giver of all good gifts that his bountiful and fatherly mercy
be'graciously pleased to bestowupon me.
"Therefore, 0 thou blessed Angel (N), be friendly unto me, so far as God
shall give you power and presence, to appear, that I may sing with his
"O Mappa Laman, Hallelujah. Amen." When he appears, give him or them kind
entertainment; and then ask what is just and
lawful, and that which is proper and suitable to his office. And you shall