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Defence of Magic. of whom the Pfalmist philosophically operates on the Spirit of man; and on says (for true philosophy is one with the spirit of his component parts : the true piety) “ darknels and clouds are fame speculative, tcaches how to operate round about him :” and Solomon re- thus. Natural Magic praciical operates peats the fame, “the Lord said that he on the Matter of man, either wholly or would dwell in the thick darkness." partially: the same speculative, teaches

Religion teaches the filial cultivation how to do this, and Good Magic how to or worship of this remoteft cause of hu- do these beneficially. man action, first practically; secondly, But there is another subdivision of doctrinally; the firft, respecting the Natural Magic. It must be remembered, heart or will of man, which ever and that as man is three-fold, so are his memalways regulates his practice; the fe- bers; that is, there is a spiritual, incond, his head or understanding, whose nermoit or remotest, a natural or exoffice it is to explain the manner, and ternal, and a medium between these aflign the reasons of his practice. two extents, viz. an internal. And

Now, Magic, subordinately to Reli- this triplicity or trinity is essential to exgion, teaches the social cultivation of istence, for there can be nothing withthose principles or beings, which are out a beginning, a middle, and an end, the medium of communication between whether a being of fpace or a being of God and man, considering the last as a time. Mr. Swedenborg, before me, genus, or between the purest spirit and has very elaborately cxplained this in the inertest matter, considering man his “ Treatise of the Holy Scripture." individually.

This fubdivision has produced its Now, there arises another distinction, correspondent in the faculty of physic. fpiritual magic and natural magic. 'To The chymist applies himself and his art explain this I must call to the reader's to the internal or medium; the drugrecollection (for I shall not say inform) giit and apothecary to the matter or exthat as there is no man without life or ternal only, so far forth as he can : for {pirit as well as body, every instance after all his efforts to avoid chemistry, of putrefaction proving, that the last he must trust his patient to the chymicannot exist without the first) so it is, cal powers of a grain of opium, or calo. the principle being exactly the fame, mel, not to the mechanic ones of a equally a fact, and equally the lubject of wheel and a lever : the chymist, the experience, that no part of a man, in- harnessed academician, after strutting ternal or external, can exist without its all his life in the chains of despotic exown proper fpirit. Thus the blood in- periment, fearing or abusing the activia formed by spirit, circulates and is warm; ty of metaphysics, and spurning the sunay, fo great, so independent is this perstitions of magic, finds, after years of fpirit

, that polar cold cannot abate, nor precise abstraction and attempted reductropical suns increase its determinate tion to terra damnata in his crucibles, A warmth. But feparate the body or ex- SPIRIT EXHALE AT LAST: rather in. ternal appearance of blood from its fpi- deed, than allow the possibility of underrit, either by extravasation or disease, standing that, whicli they do not chuse to and corruption, pally, and death, enlue. try to understand, the physicians of the Sinews, nerves, bones, perith, on a se- day apply to diseases beyond their art, a paration from their own spirit, though naine by which they mean to express the the man in general lives. Embalming boundary of all arta nervous ;. but and preservation of bodies is effected by which without regarding their vapouring the infusion of external spirits congenial åt all who attempt to pass, it is the di. to the original and internal spirit. rection and will be the effect of this one Now then, Spiritual Magic fractical ellay to throw down, trample on and an

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The true Magician a true Christian,

79 nihilate. It is curious to observe, how footing shewn by the flender rays of a word experimentally used by their their own understanding, and fluctuagreat predecessors, to express the per- tion to the region of clouds above them, feétion of manly strength, has been in- relt implicitly on this region of clouds fenfibly converted by the dispirited mo- as containing the Throne of GOD: the dern physicians of to day, on the same place of David's sheet-anchor was inground of rxperience to express every deed covered with waters, but has proweakness of mind and body. The an. tected from winds; it is within the cients felt the seat of their itrength to be veil, but is “ both sure and stedfaft." in mind; they invigorated as they fpirit- The putting the mind of man into nalised; they expressed their idea of motion by the deepest or most efficaci. strength by the seat of the most subtle ous or most mental means, which the {pirits, the rerves ; they enlarged, they perfon can devise, is spiritual Magic grew firm as they approach divinity. í Practical ; the devising or knowledge of will not trace the contrast. I will say these means is spiritual Magic speculathough, that I mean the parallel of the tive or scientific. modern physician's science to apply to As man embraces in his form (that the modern clergyman's religion ; not of God) the forms, and consequently the excepting the belt man and firit preacher principles or spirits of all creation, it in this class.

follows that, when these springs are I now proceed to another class or touched in him, they are touched in all scale, not consisting of many, but the creation. Hence at his fall, at the mofew of as much importance as all the ment that his mind ceased to be the rest put together. I speak exactly true, garden of GOD, the ground brought anatomically correct.

forth thorns and brambles : hence at his "The class I am now with, Magicians, renewal in peace and love, “the wolf do not in religion as chymifls in fpirit- hall dwell with the lamb.” Hence uals, speculatively deny its possibility too, it follows that, as the magician or sneer at its principles; but rather may be distinguishingly, a martial, mer. like physicians or apothecaries, who do curial, or folar (pirit, a lunar, vencnot profess chymistry, fully and fincerely real, faturnine, or jovial, fo laws, goacknowledge its existence, but try to vernments, kingdoms, tempests

, thunpractice without it as much as they can. ders, lightnings, love, winds, popular But apothecaries cannot adıninister conimotions, destruction of buildings, drugs which do not operate by a high- fires, are all in the power of the er and chymical Power, so cannot the Magician, as far as hċ is in the magician operate but through the supe- power of GOD. In a word, whatever riour influences of religion, inspired human powers can do in body, man froin the Remotest GOD,

can cause to be done by his spirit ; nay, As a parallel to these, are those mys- nothing can be done without this cauie, tics, nay even receivers of Swedenborg, as body is efficient through spirit only. whose practice has been hugging the Therefore the true magician is the true ground like a worm, while their intellect chrilian, and alone acknowledges, as has been balking in some of the bright- such, that “ all things are his, wheélt beams of divine splendors.

ther Paul 0: Apollos or Cephas, or the Thus have I brought this science world, or life, or death, or things prefrom visionary to a foundation, and a sent or things to come, all are his, and foundation not less folid than the throne he is Chrilt's, and Chrill is GOD's." of GOD. I have quoted scriptures which, opposite to the vulgar sense of the

1 Cor. iii. 21, 22, 23. learned, who attribute firmness to the

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Astrologia Munda,” I have met with two other circumstances to confirm the verity of public Aftrology

q in the Twelfth ---Tribulation is threatened, and enmity with women; for men shall hate them, and in no wise be afiiitant unto them; so that they shall be, while such configuration oper. ates, molt unfortunate!” The Monsters are not yet forgotten.

8 in I - The Commons shall be exalted and elevated, and they shall spurn at, and despise, their superiors and rulers, and endeavour to get all power and authority into their own hands.”

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INGENIOUS AMUSEMENTS,

PHILOSOPHICAL, PHYSICAL,

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MATHEMATICAL,

By Pinetti and other celebrated Artists.

PAPER

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dle; then place your eye where the Curious Method of restoring to Life, in two

light was, and you will see your

draw. Minutes, a Fly that has been drowned ing affime a regular form. even twenty-four Hours.

THIS wonderful experiment, like to change the colour of a Rofe. A many others, is produced by a very curious Secret from Albertus Magnus, simple cause. Take a fty, put it in a glais or cup full of water ; cover it so NOTHING more is wanting to as to deprive the fly of air ; when you change the colour of a rose, whether it perceive it to be quite motionless, you is on its Italk or not, but to burn fome may take it out and put on a place fulphur under it; which will make it exposed to the sun, and cover it with turn white, and it will not regain its falt : in two minutes it will revive and primitive colour in less than two

hours.

Ny away.

To make a Colous that will appearor disap. To render hideous the Faces of all the pear by Means of the Air.

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TAKE a smelling-bottle; put in it

DISSOLVE fome salt and saffron in fome alkali volatile, in which you have some fpirits of wine ; dip a little tow dissolved some copper filings : 'this will in it and set fire to it. At this light, produce a blue colour. Present then those who are of a fair complexion will the smelling-bottle to one of the com- appear green, and the red of the lips pany, defiring him to stop it; and, to and cheeks.turn to a deep alive colour, their great astonishment, the colour will disappear as soon as the smelling-bottle is stopped: you will make it easily re- Method of Engraving in Relief on the appear by taking off the cork, which Șhell of a new-laid Egg: will be not less surprising:

CHUSE an egg that has a thick

fhell; wash it well in fresh water; then A Method of drawing a deformed Figure, dry it very carefully with a linen cloth which will appear well proportioned from this being done, put some taliow or a certain Point of View,

fat in a silver spoon ; then hold it on

the fire ; when the fat is melted and DRAW any thing you may fancy on very hot, it will serve instead of ink, a thin white paiteboard ; then prick it; for drawing with a new pen whatever

put

the same on an horizon- you like. This being finished, you are tal surface, which we will suppose to be to take the egg by the two ends between another palteboard. Put a lighted can- two fingers, and then lay it gently in a dle behind that drawing, and draw on tumbler filled with good white wine the horizontal surface the lines given by vinegar; wherein, after remaining for the light : this will give a deformed de three hours and an half, the acid of the fign. This being done, take away the vinegar will have eaten enough of the drawing that was pricked and the can- thickness of the shell ; and as it cannot VOL. I.

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have the same effect on those places that men, there are three fuins very

diffeare covered with the fat, all the drawing rent froni cach other, and very disprowill have preserved its thickness, and portionate ; yet I wish to divide them will form the relief that is wanted, the among three persons, fo that they may operation fought for.

have an equal sum each, and yet withBy this means one may draw on an out altering any thing in either of the egg a coat of arms, a mosaic piece, sums. This will appear very difficult, medallion, or any other design whatever, yet nothing to simple and easy; one

single addition will suffice to prove to How to shoot a Swallow flying, with a Gun

you that the amount of each {um will loaded with Powder, as usual; and after, be the same, and that the Mares will not to find Means to bring it to life again. enrich much the relpective persons ;

here is the proof; LOAD your gun with the usual charge of powder, but infiead of shót

EX AMPLE. put half a charge of quicksilver ; prime

$134.122 and shoot : if your piece bears ever so

61254 little near the bird, as it is not necessary

7218 to touch it, the swallow will find itself stunned and benumbed to such a degree,

OPERATION. as to fall to the ground in a fit. As it Cast up the first of these sums in the will regain its fenfes in a few minutes, following manner, and say: 5 and 1 you may make use of the time by fay- make 6; 3 mere, 9; 4 more 13; ! ing, that you are going to bring it to more, 14; 2 more, 16; and 2 more, life again ; this will astonish greatly the 18: set down

18 company ; the ladies will no doubt in

Make the addition of the second sum terest themselves in favour of the bird, in the same manner as you have done and intercede for its liberty: sympathiz- the first, and you will find the fame ing with their feelings for the little prix sum of

18 foner, may be the means of some of Then proceed for the third as in the them fympathizing with yours: two preceding, and the product will

be allo

18 To make a Calve's Head bellow as if alive,

Here thenis my division made, and when dretted and ferved up.

each person will have only 18, as I THIS is effected by a simple and in- have proved by the foregoing example. nocent stratagem ; it consists in what By this we see, that nothing more is folloxys : take a frog that is alive, and required than to be attentive in setting put it at the farther end of the calve's the iums, to make the numbers so that head, under the tongue, which you will cach lum may amount only to 18. let fall over it; taking care not to put You may make the fame question on the frog there till the calve's head is whatever fum you picale, only observgoing to be served up.

ing, as above, that the amount of the The heat of the tongue will make the numbers you set may not exceed the frog crcak; which found, coining from fum you desire to belong to each person the hollow part of the head, will imi- that is to have a share. tate the bellowing of a calf as if it were

How to dispose two livsle Figures, so that

one thali light a í andle, and the other A puzzling Question to be proposed for

put it out. From Dean's Legerdemain., Solution. Taken from Ozannan. SET down three sums on paper ;

and TAKE two little figures of wood or fay to the company, Ladies and gentle clay, or any other materials you pleasc,

only

alive,

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