Penn Library's Ms. Codex 1674 - [Sefer Raziel HaMalach... etc.]. (Video Orientation)



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Video Orientation to the University of Pennsylvania Library's Ms. Codex 1674, a collection of cabalistic works with an emphasis on angels. The primary text is an Italian and Latin translation of excerpts from the Sefer Raziel HaMalach in which Solomon recounts how the angel Raziel delivered a book of divine secrets to Adam and Eve after their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Raziel was the angel stationed beside God's throne and thus recorded the secret knowledge that was discussed. The text includes instructions for practical magic such as how to attain one's desires (p. 4), cure illness (p. 10), defeat enemies (p. 33), and gain someone's love (p. 53). Also includes sections on divine names, numerological tables, and invocations.

Written in Italy[?] in the 18th century.

Part of the Charles Rainsford Collection of Alchemical and Occult Manuscripts (University of Pennsylvania)

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Penn Library's Ms. Codex 1674 - [Sefer Raziel HaMalach... etc.]. (Video Orientation)