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History of Western Magick: Who is Who

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To: alt.magick,alt.magick.tyagi
From: tyagI@houseofkaos.Abyss.coM 
Subject: History of Western Magick (LONG) (Was Re: Who ...first magic user?)
Date: 13 Dec 1994 00:30:39 GMT

Kali Yuga 49941212

Below is a list of (Western) mages as I've found them in my library.  
Additions welcome.  


1. Mythical and Historical Western Occultists

a. Mages, Theurgists, Philosophers and Witches

Mage: one who performs or enacts 'magic' or 'spells'
Magus: Revealer of the Logos/Word of Hir Aeon
Theurgist: one who does the work of the divine
Philosopher: one who is known for questioning and thought

Isis (Deity, Mage)
Thoth (Deity of Magick)
Baphomet (Deity of Magick)
Zoraster/Zarathustra (Legendary Mage, Philosopher, Magus?)
Joseph (Biblical Mage, Hydromancer)
Moses (Biblical Magus, Prophet, Kabbalist)
King Solomon (Biblical Magus, Kabbalist)
Jesus (Biblical Magus, Prophet)
Orpheus (Legendary Founder of the Mysteries, Mage)
Sphinx (Legendary Guardian of the Mysteries)
Socrates (Mage, Philosopher)
Plato (Mage, Philosopher)
Aristotle (Mage, Alchemist, Astrologer, Philosopher)
Pythagorus (Mage, Numerologer)
Apollonius of Tyana (Mage)
Apuleius (2nd Cent. CE, Mage)
Valentinus (d 161 CE, Theurist)
Porphyry (233-303 CE, Theurgist)
Empedocles (5th Cent. BCE, Mage)
Simon Magus (Mage)
Iamblicus (Theurgist)
Plotinus (Theurgist)
Julian (Theurgist)
Democritus (Mage)
Plutarch (Mage)
Elijah of Chehen (Mage, Golems)
Rabbi Judah Low ben Bezalel (Mage, Golems)
Peter of Abano (Mage, Geomancer 1st?)
Arnold of Villanova (Mage, Alchemist)
Magus Maximus (Mage?)
Cyrian (Fictional/Legendary Mage)
Theophilus (Legendary Mage)
Cataphilus (Legendary Mage)
Guido Bonatti (d ca 1300 CE, Mage)
Pico Della Mirandola (1463-94 CE, Mage, Qabalist)
Henry Cornelius Agrippa (1486-1535 CE, Mage, Alchemist, Qabalist)
        _Occult Philosophy_
Theophrastus/Paracelsus (1493-1541 CE, Mage, Alchemist,'Rosicrucian')
Giambattista della Porta (1538-1615 CE, Mage, Alchemist)
Dr. John Dee (Mage)
Casanova (Mage)
Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772 CE, Mage, Mystic, Psychic, Swedenborgian 1st)
Louis Claude de Saint-Martin (1743-1803, Mage, Rosicrucian, Martinist 1st)
Giuseppe Balsamo?/Count Cagliostro/Grand Kophta (Mage, Alchemist, Psychic)
Eliphas Levi/Alphonse Louis Constant (1816-75 CE, Mage, Qabalist, Cartomancer)
Gerard Encausse/Papus (1865-1917 CE, Mage, Qabalist, Cartomancer)
Karl Kellner (Mage)
Aleister Crowley/Edward Alexander Crowley
        (1875-1947 CE, Mage, Thelemite, Qabalist, Cartomancer)
Gerald Gardner (Witch, Gardnerian 1st)
Doreen Valiente (Witch, Gardnerian)
"Z" Budapest (Witch)
Starhawk/Marion Simos (Witch)

b. Alchemists

Alchemists: studied and experimented in Western alchemy

Petesis (Legendary Alchemist)
Hermes Trismegistus (Legendary Master of Alchemy)
        _Emerald Tablet_
Mary the Jewess (Alchemist, 1st?)
Isis (Alchemist)
Cleopatra (Alchemist)
Theosobia (Alchemist)
Heinrich Khunrath (Alchemist, Qabalist, Rosicrucian)
Helvetius/John Schweitzer (Alchemist)
Wei Po-Yang (100-150 CE, Alchemist)
Zosimus (4th Cent. CE, Alchemist)
Stephanus (7th Cent. CE, Alchemist)
Avicenna (980-1037 CE, Alchemist)
Roger Bacon (1214-94 CE, Alchemist, Astrologer, Theurgist)
Raymond Lully/Doctor Illuminatus (1235-1315 CE, Alchemist, Numerologer)
Nicolas Flamel (1330-1418 CE, Alchemist)
Trithemius (1462-1516 CE, Alchemist, Qabalist, Monk/Abbot) _Stenographia_
Algazel (Alchemist)
Cecco d'Ascoli (Alchemist, Astrologer)
Basil Valentine (15th Cent., Alchemist, Monk)
Michael Myer (1568-1622 CE, Alchemist, Rosicrucian)
Johann Randolph Glauber (1604-68 CE, Alchemist)
Johann Kunkel (1630-1703 CE, Alchemist)

c. Kabbalists and Qabalists

Kabbalists: Jewish mystics
Qabalists: Hermetic mystics with a variant on Kabbalah

Raziel (Angel, Teacher of Kabbalah)
Rabbi Akiba (Legendary Kabbalist)
Rabbi Simon bar Yohai (Legendary Kabbalist)
Eleazar of Worms (13th Cent. CE, Kabbalist, Golems)
Guillame Postel (1510-81 CE, Qabalist, Prophet, Mystic)
Athanasius Kircher (Qabalist)
Paulus Ricius (Qabalist)
Johann Reuchlin (1455-1522 CE, Qabalist)
John Pistorius (1544-1607 CE, Qabalist)
Robert Fludd (1574-1637 CE, Qabalist, Rosicrucian)
Knorr von Rosenroth (1636-89 CE, Qabalist)
Isaac Luria (Kabbalist, Qabalist?)
Moses Cordovero (Qabalist?)
Moses de Leon (Kabbalist)

d. Mancers and Astrologers

Mancer: studied and practiced divination
Astrologer: studied and applied Astrology

Jerome Cardan (Physiomancer)
Jean Belot (Chiromancer, Physiomancer)
Richard Saunders (Physiomancer)
Philip Phinella (Physiomancer)
Cavaliere Spontini (Physiomancer)

Tricasso de Cerasari (d. 1550 CE, Chiromancer)
John of Indagim (Chiromancer)
Rorphyl (Chiromancer)
Bartolommeo Cocle (Chiromancer)
Antioco Tiberto of Cesena (Chiromancer)

Court de Gebelin (1728-84 CE, Cartomancer)
Alliette/Etteilla (ca 1750-1810 CE, Cartomancer, Astrologer, Qabalist)
Stanislaus de Guaita (1860-97 CE, Cartomancer, Qabalist)
Oswald Wirth (Cartomancer)
Mrs. van Reniselaer (Cartomancer)
Tassin (Cartomancer)
Paul Foster Case (Cartomancer, Qabalist)
MalMonnies Hazard (Cartomancer)
Elizabeth Whitney (Cartomancer)

Edward Kelley (Necromancer, Scryer)

Michael Scot (ca 1170-1232 CE, Astrologer)
Thrasyllus (Astrologer)
Heliodorus (Astrologer)

e. Rosicrucians and Theosophists

Rosicrucian: self-identified (when historical)
Theosophists: self-identified

Christian Rosencreutz (d 1484 CE, Legendary Rosicrucian 1st, Mage, Qabalist)
Valentine Andreae (1586-1654 CE, Rosicrucian)
William Lilly (Astrologer, Rosicrucian)
Elias Ashmole (Alchemist, Rosicrucian)
John Parson (Rosicrucian)
Rober Moray (Rosicrucian)
Count of Gabalais (Rosicrucian)
Montaucon de Villars (Rosicrucian)
Antoine Joseph Pernety (1716-1801 CE, Rosicrucian)
Trajano Boccalini (Rosicrucian)
Martine Pasqually (Rosicrucian)
Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801 CE, Rosicrucian)

Helen P. Blavatsky (Theosophist 1st)
Annie Besant (Theosophist)

Misc or Unknown Specialty

Wandering Jew (Biblical? Immortal)
Dr. Johann Faust/Faustus (16th Cent. CE, Legendary Diabolist)
Francis Barrett
Friedrich Anton Mesmer (1734-1815 CE, Hypnotist 1st)

2. Gods and Daemons associated with magick

Ashma Daeva/Asmadai/Asmodeus (Daemon)
Beelzebub (Daemon Prince of Darkness)
Bael (Deity, Daemon)
Forras/Forcas (Daemon)
Marcholias (Daemon)
Astaroth (Daemon, Deity?)
Behemoth (Daemon, Deity?)
Lucifuge (Daemon)
Satanachia (Daemon)
Agaliarept (Daemon)
Fleurety (Daemon)
Sargatanas (Daemon)
Nebiros (Daemon)
Dionysus (Deity)


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