Sunday, March 18, 2012

Eliphas Levi - The Magician

O Lord, deliver me from hell*'s great fear and gloom!
Loose thou my spirit from the larvae of the tomb!
I seek them in their dread abodes without affright:
On them will I impose my will, the law of light.

I bid the night conceive the glittering hemisphere.
Arise, O sun, arise! O moon, shine white & clear!
I seek them in their dread abodes without affright:
On them will I impose my will, the law of light.

Their faces and their shapes are terrible and strange.
These devils by my might to angels I will change.
These nameless horrors I address without affright:
On them will I impose my will, the law of light.

These are the phantoms pale of mine astonied view,
Yet none but I their blasted beauty can renew;
For to the abyss of hell I plunge without affright:
On them will I impose my will, the law of light.

* Hell: Middle English helle - Anglo-Saxon hel - meaning hidden, concealed.

2 comments:

Puer Aeternus said...

I lost all respect for Levi when I read years ago that he gave up on magicke after his FIRST ritual. He was an armchair magician.

Dedroidify said...

He writes a nice poem tho :P