Réfer. : AL2401X
Auteur : Anonymous.
Titre : The All - Wyse Doorkeeper.
S/titre : or a Fourfold Figures...
Editeur : J. Elliot and Co., London.
Date éd. : 1893 .
T H E
A L L - W I S E D O O R K E E P E R,
A FOURFOLD FIGURE,
EXHIBITING ANALYTICALLY TO ALL THAT ENTER THIS
MUSEUM THE MOSAICO-HERMETIC SCIENCE OF
THINGS ABOVE AND THINGS BELOW.
T H E A L L - W I S E D O O R K E E P E R.
A KEY TO THE FOURFOLD FIGURE:
F I G U R E I.
B O N U M I N F I N I T U M VEL L U M E N G R A T I AE =
The Infinite Good or the Light of Grace. TRIUNITAS = Trinity
in Unity. יהוה = Jehovah, PATER, FILIUS, ET SPIRITUS
SANCTUS -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. MUNDUS ARCHETYPUS
= The Archetypal World. SERAPHIM, CHERUBIM,
THRONI = Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, i.e., Hierarchiae
Classis Prima = First Class of the Hierarchy. DOMINATIONES,
PRINCIPATUS, POTESTATES = Rulers, Principalities, and Powers,
i.e., Hierarchiae Classis secunda
= Second Class of the Hierarchy.
VIRTUTES, ARCHANGELI, ANGELI = Virtues, Archangels,
Angels, i.e., Hierarchiae Classis Tertia
= Third Class of the
Hierarchy. MUNDUS INTELLIGENTIARUM = The World of
HOLY, HOLY, HOLY, LORD GOD OF HOSTS;
ALL THE EARTH IS FULL OF HIS GLORY.
MARCELLIUS PALINGENIUS (in Zod. Vit., Book ix.):
Great Father of Gods, Highest Power of the World, than
whom Thought knows nothing greater; far from the bodily
world, yet forming all Bodies, those which cannot change,
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and those which are destroyed by the lapse of time; Beginning
without a beginning; Fountain from which all manner of good
things flow forth; Ruler and Multiplier of Nature; Who comprehendest
All Things, yet art comprehended of none; Infinite
Majesty, Goodness, Wisdom, Life, Order, Beauty, Perfection,
Mind, Truth, -- Light, Way, Strength; dwelling nowhere, and
yet dwelling everywhere; immovable, yet constantly moving
all things: Of whom, To whom, and Through whom are all.
things; always remaining the same, unchangeable through all
time: Greatest of Causes, who, revolving according to a fixed
law the starry heavens, dost govern the circle of human Destiny;
King of Kings, waited on and worshipped by thousands of
Angelic Hosts singing joyous Hymns in the Infinite Domain
of Light, beyond the uttermost borders of the [lower] World,
where is the fit abode of true Archetypal Things; Thee I worship,
to Thee I pray, Thee I reverently adore. Deign to look on me
with gracious eye, and hear my voice when I cry to Thee.
Send to me the rays of Thy Light, dispel the darkness of my
soul, weighed down by the grossness of a mortal body. Grant
me to find the Right Way, lest hurtful error, vain credulity,
and blind opinion drag me headlong to the ruinous domain of
falsehood. For if without Thee a mortal mind or human
strength strive to rise upward, their waxen wings are melted,
and they fall headlong, like Icarus of old. Without Thee, I
cannot see the hidden depths of Divine Truth, or the art and
skill by which salvation is attained. Grant unto me, therefore,
most gracious King of Kings, that I may know Thee and
please Thee; then that I may know myself, what I am, the
reason of my life on earth, whence I came, and whither I am
going, what is my duty in this life, and what I must eschew -- so
that when Lachesis has finished the thread of my life, and the
last hour has cast my weary body into the Tomb, Death may be
unto me a grateful rest, and the haven of peace.
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F I G U R E II.
MUNDUS ELEMENTARIS = Elementary World.
The First Circle contains the Zodiacal Symbols.
Capricornus tenet Genua
= Capricorn holds the knees.
Aquarius habet Tibias
= Aquarius rules the thighs.
Pisces gubernant Pedes
= The Fishes govern the feet.
Aries tenet in Microcosmo Caput
= Aries holds the head of the
Taurus tenet Collum et Guttur
= Taurus holds the neck and the
Gemini tenent Scapulas et Manus
= Gemini hold the shoulders
and the hands.
Cancer regit Pectus et Pulmonum
= Cancer rules the breast and
Leo imperat Stomacho
= The Lion governs the stomach.
Virgo tenet Hepar, Intestina, et circa Ventrem
= The Virgin holds
the liver, the intestines, and the parts about the stomach.
Libra continet Renes et Vesicam
= The Balance contains the
reins and the bladder.
Scorpio gubernat Naturae Secreta
= The Scorpion governs the
secret parts of Nature.
Sagittarius regit Coxas
= Sagittarius governs the thighs.
JANUARIUS, FEBRUARIUS, Melancholia
= January, February,
= March -- Spring.
= April -- Phlegm.
MAYUS = May. JUNIUS, Aestas
= June -- Summer.
= July -- Bile.
AUGUSTUS = August. SEPTEMBER, Autumnus
= September --
NOVEMBER, | Sanguis
= Sanguine Temperament.
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= Minerals. IGNIS = Fire. AERIS = Air. AQUAE =
Waters. Metalla = Metals. TERRAE = Earth.
FIFTH TO ELEVENTH CIRCLES.
The Seven The Seven The 7 Members of The Seven
Planets. Angels. Microcosmus. Metals.
SATURN. Oriphiel. SPLEEN. Lead.
JUPITER. Zachariel. LIVER. Tin.
MARS. Samuel. DIAPHRAGM. Iron.
SUN. Michael. HEART. Gold.
VENUS. Anael. REINS. Copper.
MERCURY. Raphael. LUNGS. Quick-silver.
MOON. Gabriel. BRAIN. Silver.
TRIA SUNT PRINCIPIA, TRES SUNT MUNDI,
TRES SUNT AETATES, TRIA SUNT REGNA =
There are Three Principles, Three Worlds, Three Ages, and
THEOLOGIA (Theology). ALCHYMIA (Alchemy). GRAMMATICA
(Grammar). DIALECTICA (Dialectics). RHETORICA
(Rhetoric). MUSICA (Music). PHYSICA (Physics). ASTRONOMIA
(Astronomy). ARITHMETICA (Arithmetic). GEOMETRIA
(Geometry). MEDICINA (Medicine). JURISPRUDENTIA
NATURA = NATURE.
Magna dignitas fidelium animarium ut unaquaequae habeat,
. = It is the great honour of faithful souls, that from their
very birth an angel is appointed to preserve and keep each of
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The Author of the " Handbook of Physical Science
Restored " writes as follows:
§ 1. God is an Eternal Being, an Infinite Unity, the Radical
Principle of all things. His Essence is Infinite Light. His
Power -- Omnipotence; His Will -- Perfect Goodness ; His
Wish -- Absolute Reality. As we strive to think of Him, we
plunge into the Abyss of Silence, of infinite Glory. § 2. Many
Sages have held that an Archetypal World existed long before
the world of sense, when the Archetypal Light began to
unfold Himself, and set forth in an Ideal World a counterpart
of the Divine Mind. This belief is borne out by the words of
Hermes Trismegistus, who says that when God changed His
form, the universe was suddenly revealed and put forth in the
Light of Actuality -- this world being nothing but a visible
Image of a Hidden God. This is what the Ancients meant
when they said that Pallas leapt forth in divine perfection from
the forehead of Jupiter, with the aid of Vulcan (or Divine
Light). § 3. The Eternal Father of All Things, being not less
wise in the ordering, than powerful in the creation, of the world,
has made the whole Universe to cohere by means of secret
influences and mutual subjection and obedience, things below
being analogous to things above, and vice versa
, so that both
ends of the world are nevertheless united by a real bond of
natural cohesion. Thus Hermes tells us that things below are
the same as things above, and that things above are analogous
to things below. § 4. He who looks upon Nature as anything
but the constant expression of God's Will, is an Atheist; every
smallest part of the great universe is constantly vitalized and
conserved by the Spirit cf the Divine Master, and there is no
life or existence apart from His consciously exerted Will. It
was He that in the beginning moved upon the face of the
waters, and brought forth the Actual out of the Chaos of
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F I G U R E III.
יהוה = Jehovah, i.e., Α Ω = Alpha and Omega
Genesis, i. 2.-- The earth was empty and void, and darkness
was upon the face of the deep.
Genesis, i. 2.-- And the Spirit of God moved the face of the
Genesis, i. 3, 4.-- And God said: Let there be light: and
there was light. . . . And God saw the light that it was
Genesis, i. 4, 5.-- And He divided the light from the darkness.
And He called the light day, and the darkness He called
night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
Genesis, i. 6-8.-- And God said, Let there be a firmament in
the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the
And God made the firmament, and divided the waters
which were under the firmament from the waters which were
above the firmament: and it was so.
And God called the firmament Heaven, and the evening
and the morning were the second day.
Psalm xxxiii. 6.-- By the word of the Lord were the
heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of His
Psalm cxlviii. 4, 5.-- Praise the Lord, ye heavens of heavens,
and ye waters that be above the heavens. Let them praise the
name of the Lord: for He commanded, and they were created.
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Daniel, iii. 59, 60.-- Praise the Lord, ye heavens; bless Him
and magnify Him for ever. O ye waters that be above the
firmament, praise ye the Lord: bless Him and magnify Him
Genesis, i. 9-13.-- And God said: Let the waters under the
heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry
land appear: and it was so.
And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering
together of the waters called He seas: and God saw that it was
And God said: Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb
yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind,
whose seed is in itself upon the earth: and it was so.
And the earth brought forth grass and herb yielding seed
after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit whose seed was in
itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
And the morning and the evening were the third day.
Psalm, civ. 5, 14.-- Who laid the foundations of the earth
that it should not be removed for ever. He causeth the grass to
grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man; that he
may bring forth food out of the earth: and wine that maketh
glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and
bread which strengtheneth man's heart.
Genesis, i. 14-19.-- And God said: Let there be lights in
the firmament of heaven to divide the day from the night; and
let them be for signs, and for seasons, and days and years.
And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven,
to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
And God made two lights: the greater light to rule the day,
and the lesser light to rule the night; He made the stars also.
And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give
light upon the earth,
And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide
the light from the darkness.
And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
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Sirach, xliii. I.-- He made the lofty firmament in its glory,
and the stars, a vision of beauty. The eastern Sun announces
the day. It is a wonder of the Most High. Great is God who
created it, and bade it run its course Moreover, the Moon
shines throughout the world, in due season' dividing months
and years. It waxes and wanes in wonderful guise. The host
of the stars shines gloriously in the firmament of heaven. God,
the Most High, has commanded them to light up the world.
By the word of the Lord they are fixed, and do not neglect their
Genesis, i. 20-23.-- And God said: Let the waters bring
forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl
that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
And God created great whales, and every living creature
that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after
their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw
that it was good.
And God blessed them, saying: Be fruitful and multiply,
and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
Psalm civ. 24.-- O Lord, how manifold arc Thy works: In
wisdom hast Thou made them all: the earth is full of Thy riches.
So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping
innumerable, both small and great beasts. There go the ships;
there is that leviathan whom thou hast made to take his pastime
therein. These all wait on Thee, that Thou mayest give them
their meat in due season.
Genesis, i. 24-31 -- And God said: Let the earth bring
forth the living creature after his kind, cattle and creeping thing
and beast of the earth, after his kind: and it was so.
And God made the beast of the earth, after his kind, and
cattle after their kind, and everything that creepeth upon the
earth, after his kind; and God saw that it was good.
And God said: Let us make man in our image, after
our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the
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sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over
all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon
So God created man in His own image, in the image of God
created He him: male and female created He them.
And God blessed them, and said unto them: Be fruitful
and multiply and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have
dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air,
and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
And God said: Behold I have given you every herb bearing
seed which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree
in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall
be for meat.
And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the
air, and to everything that creepeth upon the earth, wherein
there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was
And God saw everything that He had made, and behold it
was very good. And the evening and the morning were the
GEORGE RIPLEY, in the Prologue to his " Twelve Gates,"
says: O incomprehensible Light, glorious in Majesty, the brightness
of whose rays obscures our lights: O Unity in the substance,
and Trinity in the Godhead. Merciful purifier of souls
who dost exalt us from this troublesome vale of vanity to heaven.
Infinite power and wisdom, unspeakable goodness, sustain and
govern me day by day so that I may displease Thee in nothing.
O Thou with whom are all treasures of wisdom and knowledge
out of whose infinite mind this universal frame sprang forth in à
moment of time -- when heaven and earth were made by Thy
word, and all that is in them by the breath of Thy mouth -- grant
unto me grace to know Thy blessedness and Thy goodness. In
no other way shall I come to the knowledge of the Blessed Stone.
As Thou didst make all things out of one
chaos, so let me be
skilled to evolve our microcosm (little world) out of one
in its three aspects of Magnesia, Sulphur, and Mercury!
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F I G U R E IV.
יהוה = Jehovah.
ANNUS SOLARIS = The Solar Year. ANNUS STELLATUS
= The Year of the Stars. ANNUS VENTORUM = The Year of
Mercurius Philosophorum = Mercury of the Sages.
Mercurius Corporeus = Corporeal Mercury.
Mercurius Vulgaris = Common Mercury.
Sulphur Combustibile = Combustible Sulphur.
Sulphur Fixum = Fixed Sulphur.
Sulphur Aethereum = Volatile Sulphur.
Sal Terrennum = Earthy Salt.
Sal Elementorum = Elementary Salt.
Sal Centrale = Central Salt.
Ignes quatuor ad opus requiruntur = Four kinds of fire are
requisite for the work.
Phoenix = Phoenix Aquila = Eagle.
BY THE WORD OF THE LORD WERE THE HEAVENS
ESTABLISHED, AND THEIR HOSTS BY THE BREATH OF HIS
MOUTH. THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD HAS FILLED THE WORLD.
ALL THINGS ARE SATISFIED WITH THY GOODNESS, O LORD.
THOU TURNEST AWAY THY FACE, THEY ARE TROUBLED.
THOU TAKEST AWAY THY SPIRIT, THEY DIE AND RETURN
AGAIN TO THEIR DUST. THOU SENDEST FORTH THY SPIRIT
AND THEY ARE CREATED, AND RENEWEST THE FACE OF
THE EARTH. THY GLORY IS FOR EVERLASTING.
THE EMERALD TABLE OF HERMES.
It is most true, it is without error, it is the sum of verity:
That which is beneath is like that which is above, and that
which is above is like that which is below, for the performance
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of the wonders of one thing. As all things were created from
the Mind of One, so all things arose by modification of this
One Thing. It is so with our Substance. Its father is the Sun,
its mother the Moon The Wind bore it in its belly. The
earth is its nurse. The father of all, the Thelema of the whole
world, is here. Its strength is undiminished if it is changed
into earth. Separate the earth from the fire, the subtle from the
gross, gently, but with great skill. It rises from earth to
heaven, and again descends to the earth, and receives the
strength of things above and of things below. Thus you have
the GLORY OF THE WHOLE WORLD, and all darkness
will flee away from you. This is the strength of every strong
thing: it overcomes every subtle thing, and penetrates all solids.
IN THIS WAY WAS THE WORLD CREATED. These
are the wonderful modifications, the manner of which I have
described. Hence I am called Hermes Trismegistus, having
the three parts of the wisdom of the whole world. I have now
said all I have to say concerning the operation of the Sun.
A D D E N D U M.
The verses which accompany the frontispiece to the first
volume may be translated thus: The things that are in the
realms above are also in the realms beneath; What heaven
shews is oft found on earth. Fire and flowing water are contrary
one to another; Happy thou, if thou canst unite them:
let it suffice thee to know this!
The Cross on the title-page of " The Golden Tract " bears
the following inscription: All Glory is a Birth in the Sand.
The Stone unites in itself all blessings.
The Symbol at the end of the Preface contains, within the
second circle, the names of the four elementary natures, Air,
Fire, Earth, and Water, and in the central circle the words--
Marvel of Nature.
The inscription on the Emblem which accompanies the
title page of " The Golden Age Restored " should be read thus:
There are three marvels -- God and Man -- Mother and Virgin--
Three and One. The Centre in the Triangle of the Centre.
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The Symbol which accompanies " The Book Alze " contains
these words: Visit the interior parts of the earth: by rectifying
thou shalt find the Hidden Stone.
The inscription on the Symbol of the Seventh Key of
Basil Valentine signifies: The Seal of Hermes. Winter.
Spring. Summer. Autumn. Water. The Salt of the Philosophers.
That upon the Symbol of the Tenth Key: I am
issued from Hermogenes. Hyperion elected me. Without
Jamsuph I am compelled to perish.
In the second volume, the Diagram which accompanies
" The Ordinal of Alchemy " may be explained as follows:
= Archetypal World.
Deus Jehovah Bonum Infinitum
= God Jehovah the Infinite
ii. Angels. iii. Ether. iiii. Elements.
= Finite Good.
= Heaven. Angeli
= Angels. Stellae
= Man. Meteor
= Meteors. Aves
= Beasts. Pisces
AER = Air. TERRA = Earth. AQUA = Water.
= Planets. Lapides
= Metals. Sal
= That which is under the earth.
= Fire. Procellae
= Winds. Inane
= The Void.
= Darkness. Abyssus
CHAOS, MALUM, SATAN = Evil.
The inscription on the Medal in the text of " The Golden
Calf" reads: The Divine Metamorphosis exhibited at Prague,
Jan. 15, 1648, in the presence of his most sacred Majesty,
Ferdinand III. Nummi Crassities
: The thickness of the
F I N I S.