Thomas Vaughan ( − 27 February ) was a Welsh philosopher and alchemist, who was paying attention to Vaughan as author, and established a reputation with his book Anthroposophia Theomagica, a magico-mystical work. Anthroposophia Theomagica: A Discourse of the Nature of Man and His State After Death [Thomas Vaughan, Eugenius Philalethes] on *FREE*. : Anthroposophia Theomagica: A Discourse of the Nature of Man and His State After Death (): Thomas Vaughan, Eugenius.

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Without this nothing can be perfected in magic. That which I now write must needs appear very strange, and incredible to the common man, whose knowledge sticks in the bark of allegories and mystical speeches, never apprehending that which is signified by them unto us. Vaughan was the author of tracts published under the pseudonym Eugenius Philalethesas is now generally agreed.

Neither is there anything under the sun but she may know it, and remaining only in one place she can acquaint herself with the actions of all places whatsoever.

How dare I speak to Heaven, nor fear In all my sins to court Thy ear? Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: At Horeb He is attended with a mighty strong wind ; but after this comes the fire, and with it a still small voice.

My sweetest Jesus, ’twas Thy voice: There is nothing on earth though never so simple, so vile and abject in the sight of man but it bears witness of God, even to that abstruse mystery, His Unity and Trinity. Dissolve it with Thy fire, That something may aspire And grow up in my field.

It is neither earth nor water, air nor fire. My goodwill is in my willing service.

Thomas Vaughan (philosopher)

But as soon as he stretched forth his hand and did eat of the forbidden fruit that is, the middle soul or spirit of the greater world presently upon his disobedience and transgression of the commandment, his union to the Divine Nature was dissolved ; and his spirit being united to the spirit of the world he knew the evil only, that is, the things that were of the world. On the fourth day it was collected to a sun and taught to know his fountain. Diseases may be cured ; but who’ll reprieve Him that is dead?


There is no fifth principle no quintessence as Aristotle dreamed but God Almighty. If she theojagica once out of the body she could act all that she imagined. It will not be amiss to speak something in this place of the nature and constitution of man, to make that more plain which already hath been spoken.

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Thus had I only left a capacity without power and a will anthroposophke do that which was far enough above me. Tools Cite this Export citation file. For seeing it must be granted that by the Tree of Life is figured the Divine Spirit for it is the Spirit that quickeneth and shall themagica day translate us from corruption to incorruption it will be no indiscreet inference on the contrary that by the Tree of Knowledge is signified some sensual nature repugnant to the spiritual, wherein our worldly, sinful affections as lust, anger and the rest have their seat and predominate.

And indeed I am an associate of Cicero, since our office aspires to the same everlasting renown. Milton and the Ends of Time. This is the mask and screen of the Almighty: Trithemius and Magical Theology: Wherefore also God gave him the use of all His works ; and in Paradise how familiar is He, or rather how doth He play with Adam.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. Where thy dark texture made me wander far, Whiles through that pathless night I traced the star ; But I have found those mysteries for which Thy book was more than thrice-piled o’er with pitch.

Neither is this a fable but the unanimous finding of the Arabians, with the two princes Avicebron and Avicenna. Create your own Private Collection by searching or browsing to find items of interest and then adding them to a collection. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Thus you see that this medial soul or middle spirit is figured by the Tree of Knowledge ; but he that knows why the Tree of Life is said to be in the midst of the Garden and to grow out of the ground will more fully understand that which we have spoken.


This fire is the vestment of the Divine Majesty, His back-parts which He shewed to Moses ; but His naked, royal essence none can see and live. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Finally, ” there is no work in the whole course of Nature, however arduous, however excellent, however supernatural it may be, that the human soul, when it has attained the source of its divinity which the Magi term the soul standing and not falling cannot accomplish by its own power and apart from any external help.

Nothing now remained but the two inferior principles as we commonly call them earth and water. God knoweth such an one caught up to the -Third Heaven. The one acts against Nature, the other against Order the rule of it.

He that knows this knows the subject of the Philosophical Medicine, and by consequence what destroys or preserves the temperament of man.

It hath been the common error of all times to mistake signum for signatum the shell for the kernel.

Nay, I am verily of opinion that the Egyptians received this knowledge from the Hebrews, who lived a long time amongst them as it appears out of Scripture and that they delivered it over to the Grecians.

Now she flourishes, now she withers now a theomgica, now a tear ; and when she hath played out her stock, then comes a repetition of the same fancies, till at last she cries out with Seneca: Neither did this eating suppress the intellectual powers in Adam only but in all his generations after him ; for the influence of this fruit passed, together with his nature, into his posterity.

He must be united to the Divine Light, from whence by disobedience he was separated.

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