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Opus Mago-Cabbalisticum et Theosophicum
In Which the Origin, Nature, characteristics, and Use of Salt, Sulpher, and Mercury are Described in Three Parts
Georg von Welling, Translated by Joseph G. McVeigh, Edited by Lon Milo DuQuette
ISBN: 9781578633272
Weiser Books
7 x 10
576 pages
January 1, 2006


"For the modern student of the Western Mystery Traditions, it is impossible to overestimate the importance of von Welling's work. Its influence can be traced through the doctrines and teachings of a host of European esoteric institutions--even those that helped give birth to the Golden Dawn and the Modern Occult Revival." -Lon Milo DuQuette
After nearly 300 years, one of the most important alchemical and magical texts of all time has finally been translated into English!

In Goethe's immortal play, Faust, the brooding hero reflects upon the vainness of earthly knowledge and education. He opens a book of magic and is transfixed by an illustration of the magical universe. He resolves there and then to become a magician. The book that fired Goethe's imagination for that dramatic scene was a real book--the book of forbidden knowledge that evoked every mystical cliché--Opus Mago-Cabbalisticum et Theosophicum.

This first ever English edition of Opus Mago-Cabbalisticum et Theosophicum will appeal to anyone interested in the history or practical aspects of alchemy, astrology, magick, Rosicrucianism, esoteric Freemasonry, and the Golden Dawn. A perfect addition to any library of classic esoteric literature, this edition reproduces famous illustrations.

Baptismal records in Germany indicate that Georg von Welling was born in or near the city of Kassel in the state of Hesse-Darmstadt in 1655. He worked as the director of the Baden-Durlacher Office of Building and Mines until 1723 and died in 1727 in Frankfurt. Von Welling was primarily known for his book Opus Mago-Cabbalisticum et Theosophicum, which influenced numerous subsequent authors and informed much of the tradition of Western Ritual Magick.

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Lon Milo DuQuette is the author of 17 books that have been translated into 12 languages. He is also an award-winning singer-songwriter and recording artist whose musical career has spanned over 50 years. Lon is also an internationally recognized authority on tarot, Qabalah, and ceremonial magick and has written extensively about the life and work of Aleister Crowley. He is currently the US Deputy Grand Master of Ordo Templi Orientis. Photo credit: Paul Soso

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