Practical Magic: The Secret Teachings of the Book of Raziel the Angel

May 22, 2019 - General
Angel and a page from the book of Raziel

Within the varied teachings of the Jewish mystical tradition known as Kabbalah there is a minor tradition known as Practical Kabbalah (Kabbalah Ma’asit). This branch concerns itself with the use of magic, particularly the permitted ‘white magic’ as opposed to forbidden ‘black magic’.

This tradition includes incantations of holy divine or angelic names, the use of amulets, and various forms of divination and soothsaying. One of the most prominent texts of this tradition is the Sefer Raziel HaMalakh – The Book of Raziel the Angel.

This single, lengthy text “contains all of the knowledge of the Universe known at the time”, including “everything from Astrology of the planets in our solar system to the creative life energy of this earth- birth, death, reincarnation of the soul and many other spiritual subjects” (Zucker, 2016).

A page from the Book of Raziel.

A page from the Book of Raziel.  (

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