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Abramelin the Mage (1362-1460) A Jew from Wurzburg, Germany, Abraham, or Abramelin (also spelled Abra-Melin), created a body of magical works that for centuries influenced magicians, including ALEIsTER Crowley. An expert on the KABBALAH, Abramelin said he learned his magical knowledge from angels, who told him how to conjure and tame demons into personal servants and workers, and how to raise storms (see storm raising). He said that all things in the world were created by demons, who worked under the direction of angels, and that each individual had an angel and a demon as FAMILIARs. The basis for his system of magic, he said, may be found in the Kabbalah.
According to lore, Abramelin created 2,000 spirit cavalrymen for Frederick, elector of Saxony. He also is said to have aided an earl of Warwick in his escape from jail and helped save the antipope John XXIII (1410-15) from the Council of Constance.
The MAGIC of Abramelin allegedly is contained in a manuscript, The Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage, actually a collection of three books. The manuscript was written in French in the 18th century but claims to be
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