Intelligences are Astral powers that rule all things in the celestial and natural worlds and that also can act as intercessors between humans and the divine. Intelligences can be compared to Angels and to the archons of Gnosticism. They are prominent in neo-Platonic philosophy.

Henry Cornelius Agrippa SAID INTELLIGENCES ARE FORCES GOVERNING ALL THINGS. IN Occult Philosophy, he described them as “an intelligible substance, free from all gross and putrifying mass of a body, immortal, insensible, assisting all, having influence over all; and the nature of all intelligences, spirits and angels in the same.” grimoires of instruction for ceremonial magic include working with intelligences.


The Encyclopedia of Magic and Alchemy Written by Rosemary Ellen Guiley Copyright © 2006 by Visionary Living, Inc.