Georg Dehn & Steven Guth (Trans.), Iona Miller Video
Spiritual Quest for Self-Realization & God-Realization; Mysticism, Initiatory Magic, Holy Wisdom.
THE BOOK OF ABRAMELIN is the first modern translation of this magical work since Mathers’s original but incomplete translation over 100 years ago. The tome obsessed Aleister Crowley, who attempted the ritual at his Boleskine Castle on Loch Ness. Mathers only had a French exemplar of the partial text, which he called The Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage. Earlier, more reliable German versions were discovered, translated and published by Dehn in 1995/2001, in German. The English translation with Steven Guth followed. Not only is the language updated, but Georg Dehn, the compiler and editor, has sourced his work from all extant manuscripts, while Mathers used just one. The result is a stunning new translation that set the occult world abuzz.
The question remains, how can the Abramelin working be practiced outside the embedded structure of the Jewish calendar, rites and Torah study? Can it be effectively adapted for the Western Magical Tradition and practiced by esoteric gentiles? Those attempts at an all-inclusive awakening to one's essential nature have certainly been made, with varying results. Awareness is an endless expanse of evenness and exaltation.
The Book of Abramelin - A New Translation by Dehn and Guth is arguably the finest contribution to modern esotericism in a generation. The author clearly defines the distinctions between classical kabbalah, 'mixed-kabbalah' (Mediterranean syncretism), and the 'Sacred Magic' as he is presenting it. It includes voluminous important material left out of Mathers’s work, including an entire Part 2 filled with magical recipes, important distinctions in the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel ritual, and complete word grids that were only partially completed by Mathers. The 72 demons are the decans, whose acronyms can be subjected to Gematria. This is an essential work for any serious practicing magician or student of occult history.