By Salomo Baal-Shem
A entire advisor to training the magic of the Qabbalah
• Spells for daily difficulties concerning health and wellbeing, love, prosperity, and safeguard
• Rituals for complex high-level magic, reminiscent of invocation of angelic powers or non secular imaginative and prescient
• Explains the right way to make and layout talismans, amulets, and magic bowls, together with harnessing the ability of Hebrew letters of their designs
• info the paranormal makes use of of a hundred and fifty psalms
The Qabbalah--the Jewish esoteric tradition--is richly woven with magical practices, from amulets and magic bowls to invocations and magical use of psalms. during this finished and sensible consultant to Qabbalistic magic, Salomo Baal-Shem explains the way to authentically practice rituals from the Qabbalistic culture.
The spells and rituals incorporated variety from simple “everyday” magic for well-being, prosperity, love, security, and prophetic desires to complicated high-level magic reminiscent of invoking the top angelic powers or growing an astral life-form, or Golem. Revealing the occult teachings of the 4th-century e-book of the Mysteries, the paranormal makes use of of a hundred and fifty psalms, and the way to harness the facility of Hebrew letters in talisman designs, the writer additionally exhibits you ways to touch the Maggid, or Divine internal instructor, or reach the non secular imaginative and prescient of the Merkabah. A completely available advisor to the magic of the Qabbalah, this ebook additionally covers the underlying religious ideas and heritage of those robust magical practices.
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Qabbalistic Magic: Talismans, Psalms, Amulets, and the Practice of High Ritual by Salomo Baal-Shem