Occult

CONSIDERATION

"MAGICK IS THE HIGHEST, MOST ABSOLUTE, AND MOST DIVINE KNOWLEDGE OF NATURAL PHILOSOPHY, ADVANCED IN ITS WORKS AND WONDERFUL OPERATIONS BY A RIGHT UNDERSTANDING OF THE INWARD AND OCCULT VIRTUE OF THINGS; SO THAT TRUE AGENTS BEING APPLIED TO PROPER PATIENTS, STRANGE AND ADMIRABLE EFFECTS WILL THEREBY BE PRODUCED.

WHENCE MAGICIANS ARE PROFOUND AND DILIGENT SEARCHERS INTO NATURE; THEY, BECAUSE OF THEIR SKILL, KNOW HOW TO ANTICIPATE AN EFFECT, THE WHICH TO THE VULGAR SHALL SEEM TO BE A MIRACLE."

Occult is a faculty of wonderfull virtue, full of most high mysteries, containing the most profound Contemplation of most secret things, together with the nature, power, quality, substance, and virtues thereof, as also the knowledge of whole nature, and it does instruct us concerning the differing, and agreement of things amongst themselves, whence it produceth its wonderfull effects, by uniting the virtues of things through the application of them one to the other, and to their inferior suitable subjects, joyning and knitting them together thoroughly by the powers, and virtues of the superior Bodies. This is the most perfect and chief Science, that sacred and sublimer kind of Philosophy, and lastly the most absolute perfection of all most excellent Philosophies.