Éliphas Lévi

Greater Feast of Alphonse Louis Constant, Éliphas Lévi, died May 31, 1875 at Paris, France in Hermeneuticon at Hermetic Library

Éliphas Lévi, Alphonse Louis Constant, Abbe

France 1810 - 1875

“Eliphas Lévi was born Alphonse Louis Constant in 1810, and was a very influential writer on the topics of magic and Hebrew mysticism. He is considered by many to be the prime mover in the revival of magic in the West during the 19th century, and his ideas became a cornerstone of numerous occult movements and organizations. Crowley actually claimed to be a reincarnation of Lévi. He is perhaps best known now for his (in)famous drawing of Baphomet.”—eliphas-levi

Éliphas Lévi appears as Alphonse Louis Constant in all but the first (The International, XII 3) versions of the Saints of Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica in Liber XV, published during Aleister Crowley's lifetime. Alphonse Louis Constant is on the short list in all versions where his name appears, and is therefore a name celebrated at all performances when Saints Collect from those versions is read.

Gnostic Saint International Equinox Magick in Theory and Practice
Alphonse Louis Constant   Alphonse Louis Constant Alphonse Louis Constant


Magician ; Perhaps the most important figure in Occult history, influencing the Fraternitas Rosae Crucis, Golden Dawn and OTO. Freemason; Rosicrucian; Qabalist; Neoplatonism;


Pietro d'Abano; John Parkins; Cornelius Agrippa ; Apollonius of Tyana , not of Rhodes or the Effeminate; Antonio Venitiana, translator of The Grand Grimoire; Dr. John Dee; Moses de Leon;


Papus; P. B. Randolph; Aleister Crowley; wife Marie-Noémi Cadiot (1832–1888),Stanislas de Guaita; Emile Dantinne; Joséphin Péladan; ; Emile Michelet; Alber Jhouney; Rene Caille, who discovered Timbuktu; H. Spencer Lewis;Max Heindel; Max Theon; Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers; Kenneth R. H. Mackenzie; Count Apponyi; Baron Nicolas-Joseph Spedalieri; Frederick Hockley; Lucien Mauchel; Mlle A. Hoene. de Wolska ; Julien Lejay; Baron Spedalieri; Moina Mathers (née Mina Bergson); Annie Elizabeth Fredericka Horniman; Madame Blavatsky; A.E. Waite; Robert L Uzzel; J. W. Hamilton-Jones, translator; Christopher McIntosh;



Transcendental Magic, its Doctrine and Ritual, 1855 AKA Dogma Et Rituel De La Haute Magie Part I The Doctrine Of Transcendental Magic, Part II, the Ritual Of Transcendental Magic; The History of Magic, 1860 AKA Histoire De La Magie; The Key to the Great Mysteries, 1861; The Great Secret, or Occultism Unveiled, 1868; Magical Rituals of the Sanctum Regnum - interpreted by the Tarot Trumps, 1892, tr. by William Wynn Westcott,1896; The Book of Splendours (The Zohar): The Inner Mysteries of Qabalism; Paradoxes Of The Highest Science; The Conjuration Of The Four Elements; Paradoxes of the Highest Science; The Imagination Realizes What it Invents - Extracted fraction from “Paradoxes of the Highest Science”; Paradoxes of the Highest Science; and more

  • Christopher McIntosh, Eliphas Lévi and the French Occult Revival, Rider & Co., London 1972
  • Aleister Crowley, The Book of Thoth [1944], Samuel Weiser, New York 1969/74
  • Francis King and Isabel Sutherland, The Rebirth of Magic, Corgi, Aylesbury 1982
  • James Webb, The Occult Underground, Library Press, LaSalle, Illinois 1974
  • Tau Apiryon and Helena, Red Flame No. 2 – Mystery of Mystery: A Primer of Thelemic Ecclesiastical Gnosticism, Berkeley, CA 1995


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