Magic Alphabets

Celestial Alphabet

Celestial alphabet, in Oedipus Aegypticus, by Athanasius Kircher, 1652.


Magic alphabets are secret written languages that are used in various forms of Magic. Magic alphabets are used to invoke and communicate with angelS and spirits, and to translate and encode PRAYERS, Charms, texts, AMULETS, and TALISMANS. The alphabets are used in conjunction with SEALS, SymbolS, and Magic SQUARES.

Some magic alphabets—also called angel alphabets and celestial alphabets—are said to be the gifts of angels that are communicated to ADEPTS. One of the most common alphabets comes from the SEFER RAZIEL and is of unknown origin. Some alphabets resemble cuneiform, and some are related to early Hebrew or Samaritan script. “Eye writing” is a type of magical alphabet in kabbalistic literature, sonamed because the letters are formed with straight and curved lines and circles resembling eyes.

Major magical scripts are:

Celestial Writing. Eye writing related to the stars.

Malachim. Eye writing inspired by the angelic order of malachim (“kings”) and from the book of Malachi, whose proper name is derived from the Hebrew term for “my messenger.” Of special significance in Malachi is verse 3:16: Then those who feared the Lord spoke with one another; the Lord heeded and heard them, and a book of remembrance was written before him of those who feared the Lord and thought on his name. The Greater Key of Solomon refers to Malachim as “the tongue of angels.” According to occultist Samuel Liddell Macgregor Mathers Malachim is formed by the positions of stars. The characters are shaped by drawing imaginary lines from one star to another.

Passing of (through) the River. A type of eye writing, but with more embellishments than the previous two. Also known as the Talismanic Script of King Solomon, this script is so-named from the four rivers that flow through the garden of Eden: Pison, Euphrates, Gihon, and Hiddekel.

Theban. A script of curved symbols. Also known as the Honorian Script, this alphabet is related to lunar energies and affects the lower astral and etheric planes. It is equated to English.

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Taken from : The Encyclopedia of Magic and Alchemy

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