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59AH€ydon (John) Theomagia, or the Temple, 
of Wisdom, in three parts : Spiritual, Ce- 
lestial, and Elemental, containing the Oc- 
cult Towers of the Angels of Astromancy 
in the Talismatical Sculpture of the Egyp- 
tians, etc., etc. — Ditto, Ocia Iniperialia, ^ 
etc., 2 vols in i vol, thick 8vo, half calf ^ 
broken back), London, 1662 ;!{rio los ^ 

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hoty writings^ and thofe Kings alfo were Prjefls^ as Hc- 
catagiis writeth. And they began to drinke it after the 
daiesof K/«^ Pfammetichus ; for before his time they 
: drank^ it not at ally neither fftade they lihaments there-- 
of nnto their gods , fuppofing it not acceptable unto them ; 
for thy tookjt te be the verie blood of thofe Giants^ which 
in time pajl warred againji the gods ^ of whom after 
they were flain, when their blood was mixed with the 
earthy the vine tree ffrang , and this is the caufe^ fay 
they^ why thofe who be drunke^ lofe the iif& of their wit 
Sftd reajon^ as being full of the blood of their pro^erti' 
tours. Now th at the KoUe Cmchnprieftsboth hold and 
affirme thus much^ Arot hath delivered in the fecond hook^ 
of his Geographic, As concerning fijhes of the fea^ they 
doe not every one of them abftainefrom all indifferently ; 
hut fome forbear one kindf and feme another '-, as ior 
xixampUy the Oxyry.nchites will e ate of none that is taJ^n 
with an hook^ ; for adoriTtg as they doe^ a fifrj named 
Oxyrynchos', they are indotibt and feare lefithe hooks 
Jhould be uncle ane^ if haply the faid frjh ffP allowed it 
fdowne with the haite. 7he ISienites will not touch the fijh 
Fhagrusy for it fhould feem that it is found^ what time as 
Nil us heginnes to flow •, and therefore the faidfifhby hh 
appearing, fignifieth the rifmgand inundation of Nil us, 
\whereofthey be exceeding joyous^ holding him for acer- 
taine and jure mtffnzer. But the priefts abjiain from all 
'fifhes in general \ and whereas upon the ninth day of the 
•firjl fnonethy all other inhabitants of the Holy Jft^d or 
invifible Mountaine , feede upon a certain broiled or 
■rofied fijh before their ddres ; the priejls in no wife tafte 
thereof 5 marry they bume fifh s before the gates of tlj^r 
houfes ; and two reafons they have : ! the one holy^ /: ^ 
and fubtile^ which I will deliver hereafter : as thar 
which accordetb and agreeth very well to the facred difcour- 
fesas toj4chingE^gtiii\AS find Hyle, tht^ othr plainly ulgar 

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and common^ reprefented by the fijh^ rphich is none of 
the viands that he necejfary^ rare and exquifiie^ according 
c.^ Homer beareth mtnefs]^ when he brings not in the 
Pha^cians, delicate men and loving to feed daintily^ mr 
the fthacefiaiis lUnders^ toeatfifh at their feajis »^ no 
nor the mates and fellow travellers with IWyQjts^ djiring 
the time of their long navigation and voiage by fea^ before 
they were hroui^ht to extreame neceffity. To he brief e^ the 
very fea it felf they thinh^ to he -produced a part by fire 
without the hounds and limits of nature^ as being no portio n 
nor element of the world^ but a ftrange excrement^ a 
corrupt fuperfluity and unkind waUdie : For nothing 
ahfurd and againfi reafon , nothing fabulous and fuper^ 
fUtiousy ( as fome untruly thinke ) was inferted or ferved 
as a facred figne in their holy ceremonies^ but they were 
all marines grounded upon caufes and reafons morally and 
the fame profitable for this life, or elfe not without fome hi" 
fiorical or natural elegancy. As for example , that 
whichisfaidof theOinion-^ forthatSelthefo\ler father 
of Eeata, fell into the river of Nilus, and was there 
drowned^ as he was reaching at Oinions and Could not 
come by th:m^ this carrieth no fenfe or prohahtlity in 
the world ; but the truth is th/Sy the priejis o/Bcata hate 
the OinioH and avoid it as a thing abominable^ hecaufe they 
hiiveob ferved^ that it never growethmr thriveth well to 
ayiy hiii^nefs but i>t the decrease andwaine of the Moon: 
Neither is it weet and fit for thofe who would lead an 
holy and fanaified life^ or for fuch as celebrate folemne 
Feajtsand Holidaies^ iecaufeitprovoketh thirjt in the for* 
7ner^ and in the other caufeth tear ei '^ if they feed there* 
upon, And for the fame reafon they tak^ the Sow to be ct 
frophane and unclean beajl^ for that ordinarily ^fhe goeth 
a brimming^ and admitteth the bore^ when the Moon 
if pad the full : andlook^ how many drinl^e of her mi k^^ 
they hrea\ out into a kinds of leprofte or drie s^urfe all 


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over their bodies. As touching that which they inferred 

who in their iives doe Sacrifice a Sow when the Moon is in 

the fully and then eat her flejh : namely that Hyle hun^ 

ting and chafing the wildejwine at the full of the Moon^wm 

chanced to light upon an arks ^^ ^^ffi^ ^f i^^o^, wherein 

I the bed) of Eugenius Theodida6tuS5 which he difmem" 

\ hred and threw away by pece-meale-^ all mm admit mt 

thereof y fuppofng that it iifalfe ai many others be ^mi (heard 

and wifunderfiood. But this for certain is held^ that our 

antients in old time fo ynuch hated and abhorred all excef- 

five delicacy y fuperfluous and cojily delights', and voluptuouf 

pleafureSy that they f aid within the terHple of the City of 

Thebes in JEgyipty there flood a fquare column or pillar ^ 

whereinwere engraven certain curfes and execrations a^ 

\gainfl their King Ptolomy, who was the fir fl that turned 

\and averted the .Egyptians quite frorn their fimple and 

frugal manner oflife^ without money , without fumptious 

faire and chargeable delights. It is f aid alfo that Tech- 

natis the father o/Bocchoreus, in an expedition or )our' 

fieyagainfl the Arabians, whejt it chanced that his carria^ 

ges were far behinde and came not in due time to the place 

inhere he incamped^ was contented to make bis [upper of 

(phatfeever he could get^andfo to take up with a veryfmaR 

tnd fimple pittance'^ yea and after fupper to lie upon a 

our fe pallet ^where he flept all night very found ly and yi ever 

twaked : whireupon , he ever after loved fobriety of life 

tnd frugality ^ and c ur fed the fore faid Kin^ Ptolomy : 

Mch malediBion of his being by the ^riejls of that time ap^ 

roved 5 he caufed to be engraven upon the pillar above^ 

aid. Now their Kings were created either out of the order of 

heir priejhor elfe out ofth* degree of Knights & lVarriors% 

'or that the one efiate was honored and accounted noble fot 

'alour^the other for wifdom and k^owled<z. And looXwhom* 

h\9€ver they choofe from out of the order of Knight^hoody pre* 

iX '' ^~ ' ' * ■ " b 2 ' f^nt(y 

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great Flie called the Beetiljbecaufe in that kjude^ there is m 
female y but they he all males : they blow or cafi their feed 
in forme of a Fellet or round Ball under Dung-^ which they 
prepare to he a place^ not for their food more^ than for 
their brood. When fever therefore you jhallhear the S^-* 
giipthnstelltaiUsofthegcds^towit^ cf. their vagarant 
findwandringperigrinatians^ or of their dtftnentiringf ^ 
ajid other fuch lik^ fabulous fidions ^ you tnufi call to mind 
that which we have before faid 5 and never thinkjhat they 
mean any fuch things ii or hath been done according to that 
litteralfenfe: for they do not fay ^ that Mercury properly 
is it Voi^ butfotafmuch as the nature of this heaft is to be 
wary^ watchfully vigilent and wife^ able to difiinguifh by 
hpi taking k^owledg andfemhlance of ignorance^ a friekd 
and familiar from an enemy and (Iranger: therefore Qoi 
Pl^to faith^ they attributed and likened him to the wofl e^ 
loquent of all the gods ^ Neither doe they think^y when they 
defcrihe the Sun^ that out of the bark^ of the tree Lotus, 
there artfeth a babe new borne , hut in this wife do they re- 
frefent unto us the Sun rifing^ gi'^'mg thus much to under- 
ftand covertly^ that the light and illumination of the Sun 
■pfoceedeth out of the waters of the Sea : for even after the 
fame manner the mofl cruell and terrible k^ng of the Perfi- 
ansj Ochw^^who put to death many of his Nobles and Sub* 
]ed.s^ and in the end flew their beef Apis^ and eat him at & 
feaft together with his friends^ they called thefwordy and ^- 
'ven at this day^ in theregifter and catalogue of their hj^g^j 
he goeth imder that name % not fignifying thereby hispro" 
ferfuhftance^ but to expreffe his hard and fell nature^ and 
his nnfchievous difpnfition^ they compared him to a bloudy 
infer ument and weapon made to murder men. In hearing 
then and recdiing after this manner, that which Jhall be 
told unto you as touching the gods after an holy and reltgi" 
$f{s manner^ in doing alfo and ohferving alwayes diligent-' 
/yths ^(^culhmid rites ord^ained for the (acred feriice of 

" " ths 

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the godsy and believing firntely^ that you can not perform 

any facrifice or liturgy more fleafing unto them, than to 

jiudyfor to have a found and true opinion of them : by this 

means you fhall avoid j uperlHtion^ which is as great afm at 

impiety and Athifme , iVcw? Beata and "^ugcxnw^ is i^s 

briefly as may be^ by cutting off many fuperfluous matters 

that ferve to no purpofey delivered in this wife : It isfaid 

that dame Rhea, at what time as ^aturn lay fecretly 

with her y was ef pied by the Sun ^ who ctrrfedhtr; and a* 

vtong ether maledidions^ prayed that fie might not bede-" 

liver ed^ nor Ir i : g forth Chi Id ^ neither in any monethnoT 

year : but Ycvcu, y being inamoured ofthisgoddefe^ com" 

panied lil^ewife wi\h her 'j and afterwards ^ m he played 

at Dice with the Moon and won from her the Seventieth 

part of every one of her illuyninations^ which being all put 

together y mak^ five intire d ayes ^ he added the fame unto 

the three hundred and threefcore dayes of the years ^^ 

thofeodd dayes the i5l2[yptians do call at this prefent, ths 

dayes of the Epad^ celebrating a^id folemnizing them as 

the Birth' dayes of their gods ; for that when the full time 

of Rhea was expired^upon thefirfi day of them was Theo- 

d'ld'dCtus borne^ at who fe birth a voice was heard^ That 

the Lord of the whole world now came into light : and 

fomefay^ that a certain woman named Pamyle, as fhe 

went to fetch water for the 7emple of Jupire r in the City 

of Thebes, heard this voice^ commanding her to proJaim 

aloudy 7hat the Great Kinz and BenefaUour Eugenins 

w^s now born : Alfo^ for that Saturn committed this babe 

Eugeniu? into her hands for to be nurfed^ therefore in 

honotirofher there was a Feftival day folemnized^ named 

thereupon V^m'jWdy much like unto that which is na^ned 

Phallephoria, unto Priapiis. On the fcond day fhe 

wai delivered of AroveriSa who is Apollo, whom, foi^ne 

likewife call the e^derOni^. Vpon the third day fie 

hrought forth Hyle^ but he came not at the juji time/icr at 

the right place ^ but brake thorow his mothers fde^ and if-* 

b 4 ■ >' pied 

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fued forth at the wound. On the fourth day was Beata horn, 
in a watery f lace called Panhygra. And the fifth dayfhe 
Kvas delivered of Nephthe, who of fome is named alfo Te- 
leiite /z;;^ Venus ^ others call her Nice. Now it iifaid^ 
thatfhe conceived Thcodidaftiis (tnd Aroveris by the 
Swiy Beata hy fWercury^ Typhon and Nephthe ^j/Sa- 
turiij which is the caufethat the Kings reputing the third 
pf thtfe interc alar day es to be de f after ious and difmaU^ di- 
f patched no affaires thereupon'^ neither did they cherifh 
themfelveshymeat and drink^or otherwife^ untill night : 
that Nephthe was honoured by Hyh^ that Eugemixs and 
Beata were in love in their Mothers belly ^ before they were 
home J and lay together fecretly and by ftealth\ and fome 
give out ^ that by thii means hrowcTis was begotten and 
horn^ who by tbe Egyptians U called Orus the elder ^and \ 
ly the Greeks, Apollo. IFell during the time that Eu- . 
genius reigned King in M't;yT^t:y immediately he brought 
the ^gvptiansfrow their needy ^pore andfavagekjnd of 
life 5 by teaching them how to few and plant their grounds^ 
hy eftablifhing good Laws among them^ and by [hewing how 
theyfhouidworfhipandferveGod, Afterwards^ he tra^ 
veiled thorowout the world ^ reducing the whole earth to 
civility^ by force of Ay me s leaftofall^ but winning and 
4ind gaining the 7noli Nations hy effectual rem&nftrances 
and fweetperfvpafion couched in fongs^ and withaU manner 
ofmufckj, whereupon t^^ Greeks were of opinion^ that he 
find Bacchus were both one, furthermore^ the tale goes^ 
that in the ahfence 0/ Eugenius, Hy le fiirred not^ nor 
Tnadc any Commotion^ for that Beata gave good order to 
the antrnry^ andwasoffufficient power to prevent and 
withftand all innovations^ but when he was returned^UylQ 
fompfotted a conf piracy againft him^ having drawn inlB 
his confederacy feveniy two complices^ he fides a certain 
^'ecn of .Ethiopia, who likewife combined with biWy and 
hn m^^ewfls Mo, Nowwhen hehadfecretly takfn the 

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'fi nieafure and proportion of Eugcnius his hody^ he can* 
d d coffer or hutch to be made of the fame length^and that 
oft curioufl) & artificially wrought andfet out to the eye; 
? too\,order^ that itfliould be brought into the hall^ where 
? made a great feaji unto the whole company. Every man 
^ok^greatfleafure with admiration^ to behold fuch afm^ 
ular exquifite piece of workjy and Hyle in a merimenty 
ood up and promifed that he would beftow it npen him^ 
hofe body was meet and fit for it ; hereupon^ all the com* 
any one after another ajfaied whofe body would fit it ; but 
was not found proportionate nor of a ju ft fize to any of 
II the reft : at lengthy Eugeniiis gat up into it^and lay* 
i him there along ; with that^ the confpiratours ran to ity 
nd let down the lid and cover thereof upon him ^and part- 
with naileSy and partly with melted lead which they 
owered aloft^ they made it fure enough ; and when they 
ad fo done^ carried it forth to the river fide^ and let it 
'own into thefea^ at the very mouth of Nil us named Ta- 
liticiis 5 which is the reafon^ that the faid mouth is even 
9 this day odius and execrable among the -^gyptians^ in 
jmuch as they c^/Z/tCataphyftoii, that is to fay^ abo- 
iinnble^ or to be f fit at. Over and befides^ it is faid^ that 
bis fell out tobe done uponthe feventeenth day of the month 
anted ^thyr^ during which moneth^ the Sun entreth in- 
the Sytophantick^ figne Scorpius, and in the eight and 
vfentieth year o/Eugenius'5 reignihowbeity others affrmy 
hat he lived indeed j)ut reigned not \o lon^ . Now the fir ft 
hat had aninckling&inteL'igence of this hanious ad^vrhere 
he Pans and Satyrs inhabiting about the (Vefi of Eng- 
znd and other parts^who began towhifperone unto am- 
her^andto talkjhereof^which is thereafon^that all fiidden 
umults and troubles of the ynuhitude and common people^ 
'e called fanique affrights. More over, it followeth on 
hat Eeata being advertized hereof ^ immediately cut off 
fuofthetrejfesofherkairey and put on mourning weeds 



in thai place^ which how h called the City ij/Sidmouth, 
remembrance thereof-^ howfoever others fay ^ that th 
Orchard^ betokfueth Privation, for that kottJup in Gree\ 
fignifieth as much as to deprive. In this doleful! habit 
wandred uf and down in great perplexity to hear tidings 
Iheodidaftus, and wbomfoeverjhe met withal!^ Jhefai 
led not to enquire of them-, andjhe miffed not fo much 
little children playing together^ but asked them^ wheth 
they had feen any fuch coffer : at lengthy fhe light of t 
children who had feen it indeed^ and they directed her 
the mouth of the liver Nihis, where the complices anda^ 
fociates of Hy le had let thefaid vefiel in to the fea, /in^ 
ever fine e that time^ the Egyptians are of opinion^ th 
young children have the gift of revealing fecrets^ and the 
take all their words which they pajfe in play and fport^ d 
offes and pre f ages ^ hut efpeciaHy within the temples^ whd 
matter foever it be that they prattle of Moreover whe 
Eeata under flood that Eu genius/*?^ in love with her fifle 
Kedemel, thinking (he was Bcata^ andfo carnally compa^ 
Kiedwith her^ and withall^ found a good token thereof^ ti 
wit^ a chaplet or garland ofMeliot^ which he had left witl 
Kedemei, Jhe went for tofee\ her babe (ferprefently upo) 
birth of the Infant^ for fear of Uy\e Jhe hid it') and whe) 
with much adoe and with great paines taken^ Bear a hat 
found it^ by the means of certain hounds which hroughi 
her to the place where he was^ fhe reared and brought it u\ 
infuch forty as when he came to fome higneffe., he bee ami 
her guide and ,^ quire ^ named ^.^\h\tvdt\^ who alfo i 
faid to keep the gods ^ lik^ as dogs guard men. After this. 
Jhe heard news of the fore faid Coffer, and namely ^ that tht 
waves of the fea had by tides cafi it upon the banks ^f Eu- 
phrateii^ where ^ by a billow of water it was gently hr ought 
clofe to the foot of a fhrubh or plant called [[fe/xM, or fomt 
fuch fhrub Erice:!^ Kow this Erice or Tamarix in a fmah 
time grew fo fairc^ a nd fpread forth fo large and big bra* 


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ibes mthall, that it [^Some trmflate this^ as if the ark^ 
/i^ere inclofedmth'm thetYunc\of theflan}{.^ c$fftpajjed 
\HclQfed and covered the f aid coffer all over^ fo as it could 
m befe^H. 7he King of Babylon wondring to fee this 
ilant fo hig^caufed the branches to be lopped off^that covered 
uhefnefaid Coffin not feen^and of the trunc}{^or bodytherecf^ 
nmd^ a pillar to fujiain the roof of his houfe: whereof Bcata 
neingadvertifedby a certain divine fpirit or mnde of fly- 
(iffg f ame^ came to Babylon 3 r^here (he fat her down by a 
nertainfountainy all heavy and in diftreffe^ pitioufly weep' 
ling to her felf-, neither fpakejhe a word unto any creature^ 
inely the Queens waiting tnaids and women that came byy 
^faluud and made much of ^ plaiting and broiding 
ihe trefles of their hair moft exquilitely, and cafting 
ikom her into them a marvelous fweec andplcafanc 
Kcentiffuing from her breath, whiles (he dreffed 
^hem. Ihe ^een perceiving her women thus curiotifly 
j^^nd trimly fet out, had an earneft defire to fee this fir an^' 
v.[er^ as well for that fhe yielded fuch an odoriferous fmell 
yrom her breathy as becaufejhewas fo skjllfuU in dr effing 
heir beads: fojhefentfer the woman, and being grown 
\\nto fame familiar acquaintance with her, made her the 
rS^rfe and Geverneffe of her young fon ; Now the Kings 
iitamehimfdfwas Malcander, ^i t^f ^eens Aftarte^or 
\*:'atber Saofis^ or as fome will will have it, Nemanous, 
rvhich is as much to Jay in the Greek tongue^ as Atheanis. 
fdnd the fpeech goes, that Beata fucked and nourijhed this 
•Jnfant, by putting her finger inftead of the breaftJjead or 
^^^fle, into the meuth thereof'^ alfo, thatinthe ni^htfea* 
\f'on (he burnt all away that was mortajl of his body : and 
^ in the end, washer felf met amorphized and turned into m 
^SwahWy flying, and lamenting after a moaning manner 
r ^bout the pillar aforefaid, untill fuch time ai the ^een 
i obferving this, and crying out whenjhe faw the body of her 
I. child^on a lioht fire, ^bereaved it of immortality, 7hen 

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Beata being difcoveredtobe a goddejfe^craved thepitlar o] 

v^ood : which he cut down with facility^ and too\fron ^J^ 

underneath the trunck^ofthetantarix or Erice. TB^hiohjh^n 

anointed with perfumed oile^ and enwrapped within a lin. 

Ken cloth ^ and gave it to the Kings for to beh^pt : vfihere 

pfit commethythat tbe Byblians even at this day reverenci ^^^ 

this piece of rvood^ which lieth confecrate within the tentpli *^^ 

c/Bcaca. Furthermore^ it is faid^ that in the endfji "^^ 

f <T6e«T£fl'£Vi^'] light upon the coffer^over which fhe wept am ^'^' 

lamented fo muchy thattheyounge\\ of the Kings fons dy k^^ 

ed for very pity of her '^ hutjhe her felf accompanied with "^^^' 

the elded'of them ^ together with the coffer ^emhark^d^ took "^^^^ 

fea and departed. But when the red-fea turned the windi ^^'' 

fbmewhat roughly.about the dawning^ of the day^ Beata WM ^^\ 

fo much difpieafed and angry y that fhe dried it quite. -And^^^^ 

fo fooH as (he came unto afelitary place^ hhere jhe was by M" 

herjelfalone-y Jhe opened the coffer y where finding tbe corpi 'f^" 

o/TheodidaftiiSj fhe laid her face dofe to hk^ embraced «'^'^ 

it and wept, Herewith came the childefoftly behinde and «^/^ 

efpied what jhe was doing : whom when jhe perceived], /he ^ 

looked back^^ calling an outward eye^ and beheld him with ^^ 

fuch an angry afped , that the poore infant not able to en^ ^''t 

dure fo terrible a look^^ dyed upon it. Some fay it was not "ff) 

fb \ but that he fell into the fea ^ in manner afore ^aid^ and »^t 

was honoured for the goddeffe fake j and that be is the fame "^'^ 

whom the IEgYpt\2ins chaufit at their feafls^ under the "11 

name of Filius Soils Caelcftis. But others give out^ tham'^ 

this childe was named Sorah, and that the City Pelufiuml^t 

was built in remembrance of him by thegoddeffc ^ezt^^ancnh 

fotook^the name after him '^ and how this Filius SoliSjP* 

whom they fo celebrate in their fongs^ was the firfi inven'm 

tor of Mufick,, Howbeit others there are again^ whoaffirmM 

that this was the name of no perfon , 6ut a kjnde ofVialedW^ 

cr Language , proper and agreeable unto thofe who drinkfmP 

md banquet together ^ as if a. man Jhould fay^ Inagoodm 


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'Qure and happily way this or that come. For the Mgjp- 
tans were wont ordinarily to ufe this term So rah infuch 
fenfe : Liks ^ ^o doubt the dry sJ^ietos or dead corps of 
man^ which they ufed to carry about and (hew in a bierrc 
r Coffin at the table 3 was not the reprefmtation or memo- 
ial of this accidentywhich befell unto Eugenius asfomedo 
magine^ butferved as an admonition to put the guejh in 
iinde to be merry and ta^e their pleafure^and joy in thofe 
kings that were prefent ; for that foon after theyjhould be 
ike unto it. Ibis I fay was \thereafontl^at it i^as brought 
4 at their feajis and merry meetings. Furthermore when 
\tzt?i_ was gone to fee herfonne Earzabel who wdfojiered 
nd brought up in the city Biitiis 5 and had laid the afore^ 
md Coffer with Eugcnins body out of the way 5 Hy le/fT* 
nned as he hunted in a clear mocn^flnne night to meet with 
^5 and taking kiiowledge of the body , cut it into fourteen 
ieces and flung them here and there one from another : 
^^hich when 5eata underjiood^ Jhe fearched for them in a 
oat or punt made of paper reed^ all over the moores avd 
narjhes : Whereof it comes that the Crocodiles never hurt 
hofe who faili or row in veffels made of that plants whether 
t be that they are affraid ofit^ or reverence it for this ^od^ 
^^jfefakSi Ik^ow not. And thus you may k^tow the reaton^ 
jhy there be found many Sepulchres of Eugcnins The- 
^( >didaftus in the Country of ^gypt, for ever as (l.>e found 
my piece of him , (he caufed a tombe to be made for it : 
^^thers fay no '-, but that Jhe made many images of him^ 
^ vbich f}je left in every City , as if Jhe had bejlowed among 
hem his very body indeed ; to the end that in many -places 
t ^e might he honoured: and that if happily Hyle when he 
i. ought for the true Sepulcher of Eiigenius (having van^ 
„^ ^uifl)ed and overcome %2iiz^tV) many of them b'ing re- 
ported andjhewed^ he might not know which was itj and [9^ 
ivf over feekjng farther . Over and befides^the report goes^ 
hat ^tn^ found all other parts of Eugenius body-^but ontf 



hli privy member^ for that it woi immediately caft into t\ \ir 
river and t he fijhes named LeipidotuSy Phagrus C^'Oxy) f 
rynchus devoured it: for which caufe^tat3,detejiethtbeK\ 0' 
above all other fijhes : hut injiead of that natural fart^ Jh\ i; 
made a counterfeit one^ called Phallus, which Jhe confe j:^ 
crated: and in the honor thereof the JEgyftiam hgldafa ifi]^ 
iemnefeajh After aU this^ it followeth that Eiigeniu (fwH 
being returned out of the infernal part s^ appeared unt m 
Barzabel for toexercife^ injirud andtraine himagainj tU\ 
the battel: of whom he demanded what he thought to h k\ 
the mofh beautiful thing in the world', who anfweredy T k 
be revenged of the wrong and injury which had been don ^ft 
to a mans parents. Secondly^ what beafl he thought moj Id 
profitable to go into the field with all : unto whom Bariiabe id 
fhottld maks anfwer^ Jhe horfe : whereat Eugcnius mar m 
veiled^ and ask^d himy why he named the horfe and not tk in 
Lion rather : Becaufe (quoth EarzabelJ the Lionferveti k\ 
him in goodfted^ who Jiands upon his own guard and de Ui 
fence only^ and hath need of aid : hut the horfe is good ti Wj^ 
defeit the enimy (juite^ to follow him in chace^and tak^hin kfd 
Trifoner, When Eugenius heard him fayfo^ he teok,grea\ i, 
pleafure and contentment herein^ lodging hereby^ that hi frifc 
fon was fufficiently appointed and prepared to give batte b, 
tmto his enimies. And verily it is f aid that among man^ i||t 
that daily revolted from Hyle, aHd fided with Barzabel. ffc 
eventhe very concubine of Uy\c named Thueris was one, ^^ 

who came to h'ky> : and when Vxovtvxsferpent followed af-' 
ter and perfued her^ the fame was cut in pieces by theguara t 
fihout Barzabel : in remembrance whereof^ at this very da) 
they brina: forth a certain cord^ which hk^wife they clfop in 
pieces . IFell^ they fay the battel continued many dates : bui 
in the end Barzabel had the vidory ; As alfo Beata having 
Hyle pr if oner fajl bound in her hands ^ kjlled hirn not^ but 
loofed him and let Inm go : which Barzabel not ablets 
endure with patience^ Uld violent hands upon his Mother, 


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df lucked from her head the royal ornament thatjhe had 
?reoK : injiead whereof T^'pth^itharsih^ fet on a morion 
ide in maner of a cowes head/IhenHyle c^/Wfiarzabcl 
iicially into quefiiony charging him that he wai a baftard^ 
thy the help of T^^th2Lrth2irzh who fleaded hiscaufe^ 
WifS judged by the gods^ legitimate : fvho alfo in two o- 
T battels vanquijhed Hyle. And more than all this^ 
rata after deaths was with child by Eugenius, by whom 
'WHelitonienus <^«^Harpocrates who wanted his 
ither parts, 

Andliksas the Mathematicians fay, that the rain how is 
^eprefentation of the Sunne^ and the fame difUnguijhed 
fundry colour s^ by the ref ration of our eie- fight againfi 
'loud : evenfo this preface^ is an apparence of fome do' 
'ine 6r learnings which doth refied a?td fend back outjtn- 
rfianding^to the confederation of fome other truth '^ much 
ier the maner of facrifices, wherein ther^ is mingled a 
nd of lamentable dole^ and forrowful heavinefs . Sem^ 
tbly^ the making and difpofition of temples^ which in fome 
tees have fair open Ifles and pleasant allies open ever 
ad; andinother^ dark^caves^vaults^ andfhrmdsun* 
rthe earthy refemhling properly caves ^ fepulchers^ or 
arnel vants^wherein they put the bodies of the dead -j efpe- 
tUy the opinion of the RofieCrufians : for albeit the body 
Eugeiiiiis befaid to he in many places^ yet they name 
iply Abydus the towne^ or Memphis ^/itf/^ Citj^ where 
ey affirme that his true body lieth^ in fuch fort^ as the 
eatejtandweahhiefl perfons in i^gypc ufually do ordnift 
idta^e crder^ thatthetf bodies be interred in Abydiis, 
! the end they may lie in the fame fepdchre withEugcn'iuy^ 
id at Memphis was k^pt the beefe Apis^ which is the 
tageand figure of his foul ^ and they will have his hodf 
\fo to be there. Seme lik^wife there be^ who interpret th? 
ime of this town^ as if it fiould fignifie the haven and 
irhur of good men : otherfi that it betc}<ennb the tomhe of 


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Eiigeiliiis : mi there is before the gate of the Citjy a lit 
tte Jflcy which to all others is inacceffibley and admitteth h 
entrance^ infomuch^ as neither fovples of the aire will thet 
iight^ norfiShes of thefea approach thither : only at one cer 
taine time^ the pnefis may come in^ and there they oft 
facrifices^ and prefent oblations to the dead-, where alj 
they cnwne and adorHe with flowers the monument of on 
Mediphthe, which is overfhadowed and covered with 
ce. taine plant^ f^f eater and taller than any Olive tret 
Eiidoxus writethy that how many feptdchres foever the¥ 
he in JEgyipt^wherein the corps of Eugenws Jhouldlie^ ye 
it is in the City Bufiris ; for that it was the countrey ant 
place of his nativity ; fo that now there ii no, need to fpea 
ejf Taphofirfs, for that the very name it felfe faith enoug 
fignifying as it doth^ thefepulture of Theodidaftus. PFe^ 
I approve the cutting of the wood^ and renting of the lin 
nen^ the effufions alfo and funeral libaments there perfor 
med^ hecaufe thence many my faeries mingled among. Am 
fo the priefts ofJE^y^t affirme^ that the bodies Hoi of the j 
gods only^ but alfo of all others^ who have been engendred F' 
and are not incorruptible^ remajne among them where the 
honoured and &verenced -^ but their fouls became f}arrs^ ani 
jhine in heaven : and as for that of Ec^t^^ it U the fam^ 
which the Greekj call Cyon^ that U to fay ^ the Vogg-flar^: 
but the M\yptians Sochis : that of Orus is Orion, dm 
thatofHyh^the Bea\ Now you fee thei^ names are op 
poftte to thei< nature and beings but wheeas all other Citie 
and States in JE^yipt contribute a cer taine tribute impofei 
upon them^ fo to pourtray^ draw and paint fuch beafis 
are honored am:n'^ them^ thofe only who inhabite the coun 
t^f)' Thehai«5 of all others give nothing thereto^ being o 
opinion^ that no mo tal things fubjed to deaths can be a god 
as for hint alone^ whem they call Cneph, as he was neve\ 
bo ney (o (hall he never die. Whereas therefore for man 
fuch things aithepj he reported and jhemd inM^ypi 


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they who thitt\^ that all is no wore hut to perpetuate and 
eternize the ntentory of marvelous deeds and ftrange acci* 
, dents offome Frinces^ Kings ^or Tyrants ^who for their excel- 
lent vertue and mighty puiffance^ have adjojned to their 
own glory ^ the authority of deity y unto whom^ a while after, 
there befell calamities ; ufe herein a very cleanly Jhifty and 
expedite evafxon^transf erring handfomly from the gods unto 
nten^ allfinijier infamy^ that is Taphthartharah and 
help themfehes by the tejiimonies whichthey find and read 
in hiftories : for JEgyptians write^ that Hyle was butfmal 
of fiature^ and flender limmedy that he was of a ruddy 
colour ; Barzabel white ; Eugenius of a blackjjh hew^ as 
who indeed were naturally men. Moreover ^ they callEn" 
gcniuSj captaine or general; C^nchus pilot dr governor of 
a jhipy after whofe name they have named aftar : and as 
forthefhip which the Greekj name Argo^ they hold that it 
was the very refemblance of Eu^emus' s Jhip^ which for the 
honour ofhim^ being numbered among thejlarSy isfojituate 
in heaven^ as that it movethand k^epeth his courfe not far 
from that ofOnon^and the Cyon or Voge-ftar : of which 
twaine^ the one Ucenjecrated unto Barzabel, the other to 
Beat^*7he things which be written of HylCjEugcnius & 
Beata were no accidents or paffions incident to gods or to 
men-, but rather to fome great Genii^ of which mind§ 
were PvthagoraSj Plato, XenocrateSje^Chryfippus, 
following hearin the opinions of the ancient Theologians^ 
who holdy that they were farjironger than men^ and that in 
fuijfance they much furmounted our nature : but thatdivi* 
fiity which they had^ was not pure andfimple ; but they were 
conifounded of anature corporal and fpiritual^ capable of 
pleafure^ofgriefey and other paffions and affed ions ^ which 
accompanying, thefe mutations^ trouble^ fome more, others 
lefl. For in thefe Vdmomy there is lik^^ as alfo among men, 
a diver fity and difference of vice and of vertue. For the aCis 
tfGiants^ and Titans^ fo much chaunted in €Vfrj GresKfong 
I ^■' "' ~ "' c ■ ' ^ " thf 

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the ahomimble deeds llkewife and^radifes of one Saturnc, 
therefijUncealfoof Cycho^ againji Apollo, the founds of 
Bacchus, and the wanderings of Ceres, differ in no ref^ 
tea from the accidents of Eugtnhis and Hyle, and of all 
other fuch like, which every man may hear ai much as he 
lili : as alfo whatfoever U covered and hidden under the vail 
ofmyfticalfacrifices and ceremonies, is k^pt do fe not uttered 
nor (hewed to the vulgar people : And according hereto^ 
we may hear Homer, how he calleth md men^ andfuch as 
excel/ others diver fly, one while 02o«crUf , that is to fay ^ li]{e 
unto the ^ods ', other while AvrSi^i. that^ U^ to fay, compa^ 
rahle to the gods : fometimes Bi<^v ^^"^ fj^vK^k txovrcti^ that 
is to {ay, havinz their wifdome and counfel from the gods, 
But the denontination or addition drawn from the De- 
mons, he ufeth com -honly as well to the good as the bad . in- 
different to valiant perfons and to cowards: to a timorous 
and fearful fouldier thm : 

t>£moHian, approach thou near ; 
; The Greeks why doeft thou fo much fear> 

On the oiher fide, of an hardy fouldier : 

Ct?^' OTS cTm to TiTd^roV W<ioyUTQ S^CLl^JMl t^OU 

When he the charge in field the fourth time gave 
Like to fome Da?aion he did himfelf behave. 
•And again, in the worfe fence ^ 

-V£ omin^ what isthat great otfence; y^';^^ 
WhicliP//r'r,&: his Tons committed have ^^\,,.i^^ 
Againft the,for to make thy )U<1 pretence, jupitcr,fi 
\u wrathful terms upon the thus to rave, Minerva. 
And them no grace and mercy tovouchfave, 
Nor reft, until thou feeft the ftateiy tovvne, 
OilUon deftroy'd and rafed down > 


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. Giving Hs hereby thm much to under jland, that the Genii 
have amixt nature, and a will or^ffedhn which is not 
equal nor alwaies alil^e. And hereupon it is, that Plato 
verily attrihuteth unto the Olympian and celeftial gods, all 
that which IS dexterous and oddei but unto the Genii, what^ 
foeverisfinifierandeven, ^^iXcnocrates holdeth, that 
thofe dates which be unhickjeand difmal, thofe felhvalfo^ 
lemnittes lik^ewife, which have any beatings orhyiockjn^ and 
thumping of breajU or failing, or otherwife any curfedfpee^ 
ches ani filthy words, are not meet for the honour and 
worfhip either of gods or of good Genii ; but he fuppofetb 
that there be in the aire about us, certain natures great 
andpuiffants howheit, (hewed, malicious and unfociable, 
phtch taksfome pleafure in fuch matters ; and when they 
have obtained and gotten fo much to be done for their fake 
they go about no farther mifchief,. nor wait any (J;rewder 
turnes: whereas contrariwife^ both UcCiodus calleth the 
pure and holy Genu, fuch alfo as be the good angels and 
Keepers of men ; See the Harmony of the world, 

Gi vers ofwealth and opulence, as whom 
This regal giftand honour doch become. 

And Phto alfo termeththl, kind of Genu or angels Mer^ 
ciirfall, that is to fay, expofitours or interpreters, and 
minijierial, having a middle nature between ^odsandmen^ 
who as mediatours, pref.nt the prayers and petitions of men 
. here unto the gods in heavm, and from thence transmit 
^ and convey unto U4 upon earth, the oracles and revelations 
of hidden and future thing,, a^ alfo their donations of goods 
md riches. As for Empedocles, he faith, that thefe 
^tm\or Fiends, are pmffhed and tormented for their fins 
and^ offences which they have committed, as may appear bi 
thefe hh -Verfes f ^ J J^r j 

^ ^ f oi 

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For why > the power of aire and skic, 

did to the Sea them chace ; 
The Tea them caft up, of the earth, 

even to the outward face : 
The earth them fends unto the beams, 

of never-tyred Sun, 
The Sun to aire, whence firft they came^ 

doth fling them down anon : 
Thus ported to and fro, twixt feas 

beneath, and heav'ns above. 
From one they to another pafs : 

not one yet doth them love. 

until fuch time as being thus in this Aired- vehicle chaflifed 
and denfedjhey recover again that f lace ^ ejiate and degree 
which ii meet for them^ and according to their nature : 
Read the firft and fecond Book of the Harmony of the 
World. Jhefe things and fuch liJ^e for all the world they 
fay^ are reported of HylCy who upon envy and malice com^ 
tnitted many outrages -^ and having thus made a> 
trouble and confufion in all things^ filled fea and landwith 
woful calamities and miferiesy but w^is punijhed for it in 
the end, for Beata the wife and fifier of Eue;enius irt 
revenge plagued him in extinguiffljing and leprejjing hisfu^ ' 
ry and rage^ and yet negleded not fl)e the travels and 
pains of her own^which flje endured^ her trtdgin^ alfo and 
wandring to and fro ^ nor many other ads of great wifdome 
and prowefs^fiiffered fhe to be buried infilence and oblivion t 
hut inferting the fame among the moft holy ceremonies of 
facrificeSy as examples^ images^ Telefmes, memorials and 
refemhlances of the accidents hapning in thofe times ^ jhe 
confecrated an enfjgnementy in(irullion andcenfolation of 
piety and devout religion to god ward, as well for men ai 
women afflidedwith mi fries. By reafon whereof Jhe and 
her husband Theodidaftiis oJgoodGcimwere tranfmnt^ 


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ted for their vertue into gods iiJ^j as afterwards were Her- 
cules and Bacchus, who in regard thereof ^ and not with- 
out reafon^ have honours decreed for them both of gods^and 
alfo of V demons intermingled together^ asthofewbo in all 
f laces were piijfant J but ntoji powerful both upon and alfo 
under theEarthJor they fay t^/ztSarapis is nothing elfe but 
Pluto and Beata the daughter of ^i^o^tv^'mTL^ as Arche- 
machuse^/Huboea, ^«^ Heraclitus of Pontus teftifie:, 
andhethinksththat the oracle in t^^ c/t3» Canobus, is 
thatoffatherU\9 or Pluto. King ?xo\tn^xwsfurnamed 
Sotcr^thatistofay^ faviour^ caufed that huge jiatue or 
eolofiofPlmoyWhichwasinthe city Sinope, to be taken 
front thence^ notk^owing^ nor having feen before of what 
form and jhape it w^Sj but only that as he dreamed he 
thought^that hefaw Szvzipis ^commanding him withal fpeed 
fojftble to tranfport him into Alexand ria. Now the king 
not knowing wher e thii fiatuewiti^ nor where to findeit^ 
in thif doubtful perplexity related his vifon afore faid unto 
his friends about him^ and chanced to meet with one Soli- 
bius a great traveller and a man who had been in many 
places y and he faid that in the city of Siino^t he hadfeen 
fuch aftatuey as the King defcribed unto them, Where^ 
uponVto\tmxw% fent Soteles and Dionyfius, who in 
long time J and with great travel^ and not without the f- 
fpecial grace of the divine providence^ ftole away the faid 
Colofs and brought it with them: Now when it was co:r,e to 
Alexandria and there feen^ Tiniotheus the great Cof^ 
tnographer and Antiquary^ and Manothroii of the pro* 
vinCeSthtnmtiSy gueffed it by all coyi]eaures to be the 
image of PhitOy andnamelyby Cerberus the hel-dogand 
the dragon about him^ perfwading the kjng that it could be 
the image of no other god but o/5arapi.«i- For it came not 
from thence with that name-^ but being brought into A« 
lexandria, it tookjhe name Sarapis, by which the JE^yp' 
tians do name P\i\io, And yet YitrAzWtn^ verily the 
c 3 *" Naturalijl 

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Natura/ifi faithy that Hads, and Droniiis, that U to 
fny^ Pluto and Bacchus^ he the fame. And in truth when 
they are difpofed to flay the fools and be mad^ they are 
carried away to this opinion^ For they who fuppofe that 
HadSj that is to fay ^ Pliud, is fah to be the body and a^ 
it were the fe pule her of the foul^ as if it feemed to be foolifh 
and drtmken all the while (he is within it ^ me think^ they 
do allegorize hut very baldly. And better it were yet to 
hrini Eugenius, Theodidaftus, and^TLCchw^together', 
yea and to reconcile Sarapis unto Eug nius, in faying that 
after he hath changed his nature^ he became to have this 
denomination. And therefore this name Sarapis is com-- 
vnon to all^ as they k^ow very well^ who are profejfed in the 
ftcred religion of Eui^enms, For we ought not to give 
eare and credit to the hooks and writings of th^ fhrygians^ 
wherein we find j that there was one C haropo?! the daugh' 
tar of Hercules, and that of Ifaiaciis a fon of Hercules 
^^s engcndred Hy\e : neither yet to mal^e account c/phy- 
larchiis who writeth^ that Bacchus was the firfl^ who 
from the Indians drave two becfes^ whereof the one woi 
named Apis, and the other Opis ; Ihat Sarapis is the 
•proper name of him who ruleth and embelifljeth the univerjal 
'jvorld^ and is derived of the word Sairein, which fomefay^ 
fignifieth as much as to beautifie and adorne. For thefebe 
Jbfurd loies delivered by Phvlarchus : but more monfirous 
nndfenftlefs are their ahfurdtties who write^ that Sarapis 
is no ^od^ hut that it is the coffin or fepulcher of Apis that is 
fo called : as alfo that there be certain two leaved brafen 
gatesin Memphis, hearing the names of Let\ie and ^o- 
cytus, thatii to fay ^ oblivion and wailing^ which being fet 
€ipen when they enter and bury Apis, in the opening mak^ 
a great U'md and rude noife ; which is the caufe that we 
Uy hand upon eve-y copper or hrafon veffelwhen it refoundr 
eth fo, to fiay the ncife thereof. Jet is there m^re apparence 
^f truth andreafonin thsir opinicn^ who hold that it was 


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deriHeduf theje verbs ffivi^ a^d (r»<S$ which ftgni^nh to 
move 5 as being that wtinh moveth the wh'jte jrame of the 
world. The prjef^s of the mo(i ^art bold , that Sara pis is 
a word comfowidtdo] Opis andk^n together^ giving ihh 
expofition withail., and teachi?i)i us^ that we ought to 
believe Apis to he an elegant image of the foul oiOp'is, 
For mine ovpHpart^ if Sarapis be an Egyptian name^ I 
fu^pofe rather that it hetckeneth joy and mirth : An i I 
ground wy conjedure upon thtt , that the ^ilgyptians ordi- 
ttarily caO the feafiofjo^ and gladnejfe termed among the 
Athenians Ch^rmofynaj^^ the name <?/ Sairei. For 
Pi'aro himklf faith, that Hadg which ftgnffieth PlutOjic- 
ing the [on of 'E/J^o?, that is to fay^ of (hawefalineff'e, ho* 
nour and rever^nce^ is a ntilde and gracious godio thofe who 
are toward him. And very true it iS:,tbat in the JEi.yp- 
tians lan^uage^ many other proper names are fignificant 
and carry their reafon with them : as namely that infernal 
place under the earth , into which they imagine ths foules 
of the dead do de(cend after the\ be departed -,, they call A- 
menthes, which term is as much t fay^ as takjng and gi- 
ving,hui whether this vpordhe one ufthofe^ which in old time 
camecutofG recce and were tranjpO' ted thither j we will 
conftder and difcujfe better hereafter : Ncw\or this pre fent!, 
let us profecute that which rentaineth of this opinion now in 
band. For Eugcnius and Beat a 0/ good Demons were 
tranflated into the number of the gods : And as for thepuif- 
fanceofUyhoppreffedandqueUed^ howhe it , panting as yet 
at the laft gafpy andjlrivingas it were with the pangs cf 
death > they have certain ceremonies and facrifices^^ to paci-^ 
fy and appeafe^ Other feads alfo there be again on the con* 
trary fide wherein they in JHlt over biniy debdfe and defame 
him what they can : Info muchy as men cf a ruddy colour 
tbey deride and mak^ of I hem a laughing- jioch^. And as for 
the inhabitants of Co'ptof^ they ufe at a certain feali to 
throw an Ajfe bedJhng down frem the pitch of an high rock> 


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becaufe Hylc was rudd) and of a red Ajjes colour, tbe 
BufiricantsawffLycopolitcs forbear to found any trum" 
fetSy becaufe they refenthle the braying of an Ajfe : and 
generally they tak^ an Ajfe to be an unclean heafl and damo' 
tiically for the refemhlance in hier» that it hath xcith him: 
and when they mak^ certain eakfs in their facrifcesofthe 
moneths^ Payni^iw^Phaophi, theywor)^ them in Pjiflry 
mth theftintn^onthemof an Ajfe bound. Alfo in their 
folemn facrifice to the Sm^ they command as many as will 
he there to wor[bif that god^ not to wear any brooches or 
jewels of gold about their bodies^ nor to give any meat or fro- 
vender unto an Affe what need foeverhe have thereof. It 
feemetbalfoy that the Pytliagorians themfelves were ofo- 
finiony that Hyle was fome Fiend or V^monicall ^ower : 
for they fay that Hyle was borne in the even number of fix 
and fifty : again^ that the triangular number or figure^ is 
ibe puijfance of Pluto, Bacchus and Mars: of the quader^ 
mgle^ isthefower 0/ Rhea, Venus, Ceres, Vcfta, andfw 
no : 7hat of twelve Angels helongetb to the night of Ju- 
piter; hut that of fifty fix Angel is the force of Uyk^asEvL- 
doxus hatb left in writing. But the Egyptians (uppoftng 
that Hylc was of a Reddijh colour ^ doe hill for facrifice unto 
hiniy Kine and Oxen of the fame colour ^ obferving withall 
Joprecifefyy that if they have but one haire blacky or white^ 
they be not facrificeable : for they think, fueh facrifices not 
iKceftable, but contrariwife diffleafant unto the gods^imd- 
giningthey be the bodies which have received the joules of 
lewd and wicked perfons^ transformed into other creatures. 
And therefore after they have curfed the bead offuch a fa^ 
€rificej they cut it off and cad it into the river ^at leaji waies 
in old time : but now they give it unto firangers. But the 
Ox which thfy mean to jacrifce indeed, the Priejis called 
Sphragiflae, rfc/if is to Jay ^ the f eater s^ come and marks it 
ypiih their jeal^ which as Caftor writethj was the image of 
amankrieeliri^, with his hands drawn b'ack^ and bound be- 
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nnde him^ andhaving a Sword Jet to his throat : Sembla- 
}iy tbey uje the name of an Affe alfo^ as hith been [aid, fur 
lis uncivill rndeneffe and injolemy^ no lejfe than in regard 
fbiscoloufy wherein be refembleth Hylc; and therefore 
he Egyptians gave unto Ochus a King of the Perfians 
v^om tbey hated above all others ai wofi cur fed and ahom* 
lable^ the ftrname of Af[e : Whereof Odam being advert 
\ifed and fajing withall j this Affe (hall devours your Ox; 
taufedfrefently their beef A f is to be killed and facrificedy as 
Dinon hatbleft in writing. As for tbofe whofay^ that Hylc 
after he bad lo(i the field^fted fix dayes journey u^on anA^e's 
hackly andhaving by this means efcaped^ begat two fonSf 
Hicrofolymus and Judaeus: Evident it is herein that they 
would draw the (lory of the Jews into this. And thus muck 
of tbtallegorjcallconje&ures which this dM afford. B«t 
now from another head^ let us (^of thoje who are able to dif- 
conrfe foniewhat Fhilofofhycally and with reafon') confider 
firfi and formofl,fucb as dealwofi fim^l) in this behalf. And 
tbefe be tbey thatjay^ lih^ as the Greeks allegorize thai Sa- 
turn is time^ Juno the aire^ and the generation of Vul- 
can^fi the tranfmutation of aire intofire-^ even fo they give 
out that by Eu^cnius or Nature^ who lyetb and k^eet^etb 
company with Bcataj that is to fay^ the earth : 7hat Hylc 
is tbe fea^ into which Nilus fating loojeth bimfelf , and is 
differ fed here and there ^ unlejfe it be that portion thereof^ 
which tbe earth receivetb and whereby it is made f*rtill, 
Andufon the river Nilus there is a f acred lament atiouy ff- 
ven from the dayes of Saturn : wherein there is lamenting^ 
howNi\w% (fringing and growing on the left band, decat- 
etb and is lofion the right : For tbe ^Egyptians do tbinb^ , 
that tbe ea(i parts where the day affearetb^ be the forefount 
and face of tbe worlds that the North part is tbe right hand 
and tbe South fart tbe left, this Nilus therefore^ ariftng 
on tbe left band^ and loji in tbe fea on tbe right hand^ isjaid 
truly to have bis birth and generation in tht left fide^ 


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hut his death and corruption in the rigbt, Jud this ts the ' 
reafon vphy the ^riefis of JE^y^t have the fea in ahomma^ 
tioriy and term fait the fome and froth of Hyk. And a," 
nt^ng tbofe things jpbich are interdi^ed and forbidden ibis ^ 
isone^ that no fait beujed at the hoord'^ hy reajcn whereof 
they never falute any pilots orjailerSi for that they keep or- 
dinarily in the fea, and get their living by it. This alfo is 
one of the principal caufes^ why they abhor f^es\ infuch 
fort as when they would defcribe hatred^ they draw or purtray 
afjfl?: like as in the porch before the temple o^ Minerva 
within the city Sd\y there was purtrayed and engraven, an t 
infant^ an old mamafter them a Falcon or fome fuch Hauky ^ 
and do fe thereto a fi(b^ andlaflofali ariver-horje : which ; 
HieroglypbickSjdoefymbolize andftgnifie thus much in effeU: ^ 
O all yea that eonte into the world and go out of it: Cod \ 
hateth (hameleffe injfiflice- For by the ba^uk^e they underfland.\^ 
God, by the fifh hatred^ and hy the river -horfe impudent vio* ii 
lenceandvilanyy becaufeitisfaidthathe kflletb bis father 
and after that^ forceth his own mother and covereth her* \ 
jindfentblabl^ it fhould feem^ that ihi/aying of the Pytha-^ li 
gorians, whogive out^^thattbeSeaisa tear of Snutti^ 
under covert words do mean^ that it is impure and umlean* 
Thus have I been willing by the way to alledge thus ntuchy 
although it be without the train of out deftgn^ becaufe they 
fall within the compafje of a vulgar and common received hi" 
ftory. But to return to our matter : thefriefts as many as 
be of the wifer and more learned fort, under ft and by Eugc- 
nius 3 not only the river Nilus, andhy Hylc ibe fea : but 
alfo by the former, they fignifie in one word and fimply, all 
vertue and power that produceth moisture and water, tah^ 
tng it to be the material caufe of generation, and the nature 
generative oj feed : and by Hyle th"} reprefent all deficca^ 
iive vertue ^ all heat of fire and drineffe, as the very thing 
that is fully oppofite and adverfe to humidity: and hereupoa 
it is^ that tbey holdUylc to beredofhalre^ and of fkjnyel'-^ 


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^09 1 and hy tbe fame tea fjn they wiStngly would not en^ 
loH'^ter or meet u^on ihe way men ofthathiew, no nor dc 
igbt to p a\ unto fuob ContrariMiife the) feign Eugeni- 
us to be of a black cdour^hecaufe all wft^^r^rauf*th the earthy 
Uothes and clonrds to apoear Mack rvitb nhicb it is mimled. 
4I{. ihe moifitii' that ts in young foit^ wak^'tk ^hei* haire 
Ulaci^'y bu! gnflgd hoarjn^ffe. which feemeh to be a fah 
\:tllou>^ Cometh by reaf on (J^ ftccity unto thoje who bepafi 
\.heir fiowtr^and now in th it dechnmg agei aljo the Spring 
lime is greeny frefb^fleafmt and generative : hat the latter 
y-eafjn of Autumne^ for want of moiflure, is an enemy to 
*lantSy and breedetb diieajes in man and heafl, 

Jo [peak, alfo of that Ox or Beef named M< ncvi«, which 
f ks^t and nourifhed in Go^m at the common charges oj 
be City^ confecrated unto En genius, and which jeme jay^ 
pas the Sire of Apis; blacky be is of haire^ and boncuredin 
tfeconddgree after ^ph. Moreover^ the whole land of 
E^ypt » of all others exceeding black^^ fucb a black I mean^ 
s that is of the eye^ which they call Chcmiah, and they 
ikpi it to be ihe Heart ; for hotandmoifk it is , and en- 
lineth to the left and South parts of the earthy liiis as the 
teart lietb mofk to the left fide of a man. Iky affirtne 
tlfo , that the fun and Moon are not mounted upon cba- 
lots, but within bar dges or boats continually do move and 
aile as it were round about the world ; giving us thereby 
overtly to undeidand^ that they be bred andnourifhed by 
mifiure. Furthermore^ they think 5 that Homer (like as 
Fhalca alfo") being taught out of the Egyptians Uarmmr^ 
loth hold and fet down this foftiion ; 7hat water is ihe E- 
'ement and principle that engendreth aO things: for tle}> 
fly, that Eiigtn'nii is the Ocean, and Bfata Tc&yf^ as 
me would fay y the nurfe that fucksth and feeds th the whole 
world. For the Greekj ca II the e'jKulation or calling (ortb 
:f natural feed^ A^«trfre, like as the coijunQion of male 
^nd female Stwv^-t*; bk^wife ijiof ^ which in G^etk^figni- 


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••P 5 that is u fay , 

fietb a jofty IS derived of tbe word vJ'ap , that is to fay , 
water^ and vtreu betokemtb alfo ta rain. Moreover^ -Sar- 
z^bdtbey fHrnameV{y€9y as one would fay ^ the lord and 
ruler oft be moiHt nature 5 -and be is no other than iVfcrcury. 
Fttttbermorey fpbereas we pronounce his name E\igcniuSy 
futtetb it down Eugenius Thcodidaftus, Jaying^ that be 
heard tbe very friefts tbemf^hes of ^gypt to pronounce i> 
/(?• And thus verily calleth he the faid god in everyplace y ' 
not without good (hew ofreafon ^ having regard unto his na- 
ture and invention. But that Eugenius is the fame god, 
Tpbofhouldin allreafon better kjiow than your felf^confider' 
ing that in tbe city of Delphi you are tbe miflreffe and la- 
dy Frioreffej as it were of tbe religious Thyans, and from 
your infancy have been a votary and Nun confecratedbyyour 
father and mother to the fervice of Eugcniu*. But if in 
regard of others^ we muft alledge teSfimonieSylat us not med" 
die with their hidden fecrets 5 howbeit , that which the 
friers do in publicly when the inter Apis , having brought 
bis cor^s in a boat or punt, differetb not at all from the ce* 
remonies of Bicojs : for clad they be in fiags sh^ns^ they 
carr) javelins iu their bands^ tbey k^eep a loud crying^ and 
(hak^tigof their bodies very unquiet ly J much after the tnan- 
ner of thofe who are tranfported with the janaticalland fa- 
cred fancy of Bacchus. And what reajon elfefbould there 
he^ that wany nations of Greece pourtray the flatue of 
Bacchus with a buls bead> and the dames among tbe Elians 
in tbeir prayers and invocations do caQ unto bim^ bejeeching 
this ^d to come unto tbfm with his Buls foot / yea and tbe 
Argivcs commonly furname Bacchus, B u genes, v^/c& is as 
tvuch to fay , as the fon of a CoWy orengendred by a bull: 
and that which more is^ they invocate and call upon bim out 
0fthe water with found of trumpet s^cafling into a deep gulfe^ 
a lambe^astotbe Portier^ under tbe name of Pyhochos. 
Their trumpets ihey bide within tbeir javelins^c ailed Thyr- > 
fi, according as Socrates hatb written in his hok^s offacred 


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frtmonies. Moreoveety the litmical ads, and that 
iholey entier andfacred nighty accord with that which is 
fffortedas touching the d'tfmemhring o/Eugenius, and 
he refurreUion or renovation of his life : in like manery 
^gfe matters which concern his burial. For the Egyptians 
^w i*t fnany places the fepulchres of Eugenius : and the 
j}elphians think^^ theyhave the bones and reliques of Eac" 
bus among them^ interred and be ft owed neer unto the or it'* 
le : and his religious priefi celebrate unto him afecretfa^ 
rifice within the temple of Apollo, when the Thyades 
pho are the Priejirejfes begin to chaunt the f§unet [One of 
hefumames of Bacchus.] Licnites. Now that the Greeks 
ire of opinion^ that Bacchus « the lord andgovernour^ nor 
fwine liquor only^ but alfo of every other nature which if 
noifi and liquid^ the teftimony o/Pindarus isfufficient^ 
when he faith thus: Bacchus 

Taking the charge of trees that grow. 
Doth caufe them for to bud and blow .' 
The verdure frefti and beauty pure 
Of lovely fruits he doth procure. 

And therefore it U^ that thofe whoferve and worfhip Eu- 
genius are (ireightly forbidden and charged^ not to deftroy 
any fruitful tree, nor to flop the head of any Fount aine , 
And not only the river NiluSy but all water and 7mifture 
whatfoever in general ^ they call the effluence of Eu genius : 
hy reafon whereof ^ before their facrifices they carry alwaies 
inprocejjion a pot or pitcher of water ^ in honour of the f aid 

Ihey defcribe alfo a kjng and the Southern or meridional 
climat of the worlds by a fig-tree leaf^ which fig-leaf fig^ 
nifieth the imbibition and motion of all things : andbeftdes^ 
it feemeth naturally to refemble the member of generation. 
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was tnfiuuuditt the honour «/ PriapulTS^yX^r^ 
carry about m j^oceffioH an image orflatue, the genM 
member r^berecf, is thrice as tigg as 'the <>^dina^,rft 
rt2^ '^l/'^i" ^^'f^i^'^S of tit things, and ever. 
iucbfrmctfle^hygenerationmdtifliethitMf. Noro Jl 
are wont moreover to fay, rhrice, for many times , to 'wl 
afimte number for au infinite ; as r^hen we ufe the mrd 

Z%T% "'f^T^'^i -if^ricehafp^^folmoiihany, 
and Three boms for infinite; unle(i peradventurethh 
Urnary of threefold number rt>as exprefy and properh cho- 

^TrilT, Z'''^'' f "'^ ""*"'' 'f '««i?«^^ *«4 the . 
tnmpal that ^gendreth all things, from the beginning \ 

hath engendredtbefe three elements ».■ frimitive bodiet\ 

t.arth, nreand Fire, For that branch which is fet unto\ ' 

ZTV-^^^^^"^^""^ ''"^'"'t'^l member o/Eu?enius 
tntheK,ver, that^t^ucMnotfind it, but cau fed one 

thereof ordatned that it fhould be honourei and 
carrtedmafolemne powpe ^tendeth to this, fo- toteachus, 
that the generative and produdive verue of god, had moi- 
ftureat thefirji for the matter, and by the n,<-ans of the faid 
humidity, was mixed with thofe things that were apt for 
generation Another branch there is yet ^ mowing to this, 
namely, that one Apopis brother to the Sun, warred a. 

helped km to defen his enemy; in regard of which merit 
he adopted hm for his fon, and named him Oionyfus, 
that y to fay, Facchus. Nowthe Mutholoav of this, m it 
evidently appeareth, accordeth covertly, with the truth of 
Nature : for the JE^ptians call the winde, Jiipiter, unto 
•whichnothtng i, more contrary, thanficcity and that wbicS 
isfiry a„athattsmttheSm, although fome con fancui. ' 
nityzthath unto it : but moitlure comming to extinTuilh 
the extremity of that drine^, fortifieth and augment. 
rib thofe vapours, which murijh the wind and ksep 

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tin force. Moreover^ the Greeks cortfecr ate the Ivy unto 
Jacchus, and the fa y.e is named among the JEgyftiam^ 
:henoiiris, rfibichword, Qas they fay) fignifieth in the 
Egyptian tongue^ the plant o/Eugenius ; at leaft wife 
\ni\oti who enrolled a colony of the Athenians, affirmetb 
hdt the light upon an Epijile 0/ Anaxarchus, r^herein he 
■ound as much ^ ai alfo, that Bacchus was the fon of a 
mer nymph, Naias. Cther Egyptians alfo there be, 
vhohold^ tto Bacchus wai the fon (?/Beata, and that 
jewasmt calledjAercury^ ^wtArfaphes, in the letter 
Mpha, which word fignifieth prowefi or valour. And 
:hus much giveth Herma^us to underjiand, in ksfirfl book, 
>/ MgyVtian aas ; where he faith alfo that Eugenius by 
interpretation, is as much, as [ vCe/M©"] fioutor mighty. 
Here I forbear to aHedge MenafaSj, who referreth and 
^i/cn^eri&«;/toEpaphus5 Bacchus, Eugenius, andS^- 
rapis, I overpafs AnticUdes likswife, who affirmeth, 
that EeztiL was the daughter o/Prometheus, and mar- 
Vied unto Bacchus. For the very particular properties that 
we have faid were in their feajis and facrifices, yeeld a 
wore deer evidence and proof, than any allegations of wit- 
Hejfeiwbatfoever, Alfo they hold, that among the ftars, 
thedogz or'^'ivwxswasconfecrate unto Beata, the which 
fiar draweth the water. And they honour the Lion, with 
whofe heads, and having the mouth gaping and wide open, 
they adorne the dores and gates of their temples, for that 
the river ]<^\\wsrifeth 

cSo Coon as in the cTcle Zodiack, 
0. ^- iThe Sun and Leo figne, encounter make. 

And as.they both hold and agirme. NiUis to be the effluence 
of Eugenius^ even fo they are of opinion^ that the body of 
Beata is the earth or land oflE^y^t ; andyet not all ofit^ 
butfo much as Nilus overfloweth, and by commxtion -vah^ 
€th fertile and fruitful : of which conjun^m ^^O h'y 


that Or us was engendredy which is nothing elfe but the 
tevHperature and difpofition of the aire^ murijhing and 
maintaining aU things, Iheyfayalfo^ that this Orus wa> 
nourijhed within the Mores neer unto the City Butus, by 
thegoddefs Latcna ; for that the earth being well dren- 
chedandwateredy bringeth forth and nourijheth vapour s^ 
which overcome y extinguijh^ and reprefi (nothing fo much) 
great ficcity and drynefs. furthermore^ they call the mar^ 
ches and borders of the land^ the confines alfo of the coafts 
Tfphich touch the fea, Nephthys : and this is the reafon 
yphytheyname'^ti^\it\\Y$^ Teleutxa, that is to fay ^ final 
9rlaft'^ and fiy that fhe was married unto Tyiphon. And 
whenN'ilusbreakethout and overtuneth his banJ^s, fo^ as 
be approachetb thefe border s^this they call the unlawful con^ 
junbion or adultery of Eugen'mSy Nephthy?, the which 
is k^own by certain plants growing there ^ among which is 
the Melilot : by the feed whereof^ faith the tale^ when it was 
floe d and left behinde^ began Hyle to perceive the wrong 
that was done unto him in his mariage. And hereupon they 
fayy that Onis was the legitimate fon of Ins ^ but Anubis 
was borne by NciphthY^ in bajiardy. And verily in the 
fucceffion of kings they r^cor^ Nephthys w;zrr/V^ unto 
Hvle, to have been at firfi barren. Now if this be not 
meant of a woman^ but of agoddefs^ they under jl and under 
thefe enigmatical fpeechtSy aland altogether barren and 
unfruitful^ byreafonof hardnefs and jliffe folidity. The 
lying in wait of Hyle to (nrprife Eugenius^ his ufurped 
rule and tyranny^ is nothing elfe but the force of drinks ^ 
which was very mi^hty^ which difftpated alfo and 
fpent all that humidity that both engendreth and alfo en^ 
creafeth Nil'is to that heighth As for that ^een ofJE" 
thiop'a, who came to aid and afftiihim^ fljebetoheneth- 
the Southerly winds comming from Ethiopia ; for wheti 
thefe have the upper hand of the Etefian windes^ which blow 
from the North^ and drive the clouds into iEihiopia, and 

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\1) hinders thofejhowers and gluts ofraine which pwre out 
if the clouds^ and make the river Nilus tofi^el : then Hyle 
■hat is to fay J drouth^ is faid to win the better^ and to 
nirnuv all'-, and fo havm^ gotten themajiery clean of 
Nilus, wha by reafon of his weak^efs and feeblenefs^ is 
driven in^ and forced to retire a contrary way ^ he chafeth 
him J poor and low into the fea . For where. }i it is faid^that 
fEugeaius was (hut fajl within an ark^or coffer ^ there is no 
^ther thing fignified th&rehy^ but this departure bachj)fthe 
tpater and the hiding thereof within the fea : which is the 
caufe alfo^th-attheyfay^ Engzaiwswent out of fight ^ in the 
moneth, Athyr, and was no more feen j at what time ai 
when all the Etefian windes are laid and given over to 
'hloWy Nilus returneth into his chanell^ leaving the land- 
iifcovered and bare. And new by this time as the night 
groweth long^er^ the darkjiep encreafeth , like as the force 
of the light doth diminifh and is impaired: and then the 
Ipriefts among many other ceremoniei^ teftifying their fad" 
'nefs and beavie cheere^ bring forth and JJjew a be^ with 
'golden homes J whom they cover all over with a fine vaile 
of black, filk^^thereby to reprefent the heavy dole and mourn* 
inj; of the goddefsforEugen'ms : (for thus they thinh^^ 
that the faid beef is the image of Eu^enius ; and the 
veftment of blacl^aforefaidy tejiifying the earthy dotbfig^ 
nifie Beata ) and thisfhew exhibit they {our daies tog^her, 
to wity fro^2 the feventh imto the tenth fotowtrig ; And 
\why1 Foure things there be for which they mak^ demcm-^ 
ifirationof grief and forrow: the firii is th^ river Nikis, 
\ for that he fcemeth to retire and faile: the fecondarethe 
North-winder^ which now are hufljt and ftil/y by reafon of 
the Southern winds ^ that >^aine the mailrie over them : the 
'. third is the day^ for that now it waxsth (hortcr than the 
I night : and lajl of ally the difcoverin^ and nak^dnefs 
of the earthy together with the deve\ling of threes ^which at 
ihe^ver) [am tim begin tojhed and bf^ their U^vei, After 

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tbisy npn the ninteenth day at nighty they go down to the 
feafidcy and then tbepricjis revefied in their facred Stoics 
anJ habits^ carrie forth with them^ a confecrnted cheft^ 
wherein there is a vejjellofgoldy into which they ta}\e and: If 
fowrefrcjh and potable water 5 and with thatj all thofe ' 
who are prefentyfct tip a note and Jhout^ as if they had 
fovnd Eugenius ^^/ri/7 : then they take a piece of fatty 
fertile earthy and together with the water ^ knead and 
worli it into a pajje^ mixingthercwith moft precious odors ^ 
J?erfumes and fpices^' whereof they maJ^ a little image in • 
forme of the Aloon croiffant^ which they deck^v^ith robes •» 
and adorne^fljewing thereby evidently that they tak^ thefe ' 
gcds to he the fubfiance of water and earth, 

7hf:s when Ee:[t2 had recovered Eugenius, nourifhed 
Orus, and brought him up to fome growth^ fo that he now 
became ftrengtbned and fvrtifi&d^ by exhalation^ vapors^ II 
rnijls a -^id clouds, Hyie verily was vanquifhed^ hcwbeit ^ 
not fain^ for that the goddefs^ which is the lady of the ^ 
earthly would not permit and fuffer^ that the power or na^ 
ture which is contrary unto 7noijture^ fl>ould be utterly a- 
tolifi^ed: only jhe did flacl^en and let down the vehement ' 
force thereof^ willing this combat and jirife fhould'^ 
Jiill continue •, becaufe the world would not have been entire '! 
and perfed^ if the nature of fire had been once extin^ and ' I 
gone. Andifthis goe not currant among them^ there / 
m reafon and probability, that any one fl:ould prcjed thii 
fiffertionalfo^ namely^ that Uy\e in times pa ft overcaffteA 
one part of Eugenius ; for that in old time^ Eqypt wa$^ 
fea : whereupon k is ^ that even at this day ^ within the^.^ 
w nes wherein men dig for mcttals^ yea^ and among the 
mount aines^ there is found great ft ore of fea fifh. Lik^wife^ ' 
all the fcuntaines^ wells and pitsQ and thofe are many in ' 
number ) carry a brackffh^ faltifh^ and hitter water ^ as 
iff fome rttnnant cr refdue of the old fea were refe)^ed^ 
i^hich ran thither, ■ lut inprtCefs of time^ Oi'U? fubdued ' I 


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ylc, that is to fay, n^ben the feafonahle rame came^ 
hich tempered the e^KCeJ^ve heaty Nil us expelled and 
ave forth thefea^ difcovered the champion ground^ and 
'led it continually more and more by new deluges and in^ 
idationsy thatlaidfmewhal ftill unio it. And hereof ^ 
■e daily experience is frefented to our eiesjfor we perceive 
I en at this day^ that the overfiowes and rifmg of the nver 
ingingnew mud., and adding frejh earth ftill by little 
Hd little^ the fea giveth place and retireth : and as the 
ep in it is filled more andmore^ fo the fuperfici;s rifeth 
gherj by the continual Jhelves that the Nile cafts up^ 
• which mean , thefea runneth backward ; \ ea^ the very 
7^ Pharos, which Uomcv k*iew by his daiesto liefarr 
itbin thefea^ even a daies failing from the continent and 
rmelandofEs^y-pt, is now a very part thereof: not for 
at it removed and approached neerer and neerer to ths 
nd ; but becaufe the fea which was between, gave place 
"Oo the river that continually made new earth with the 
ud that it brought, and fo maintained and aupnented 
e maine land. But thefe thifigs refevihle very neerey 
*e 7heolo^icall interpretations that the Stoickj ^give out ^ 
r the) hold, that the fr^enerative and nutritive Spirit, ii 
acchus; but that which ftriketh and divideth,is Her- 
iles ; that which receiveth^ is Ammon , that which 
Hrtth and pierceth into the earthy is Cer^s and Prefer- 
ina ; and thzt which doth penetrate farther and pafs 
mow the fea, is NepCime. Oth-^rs^ wh) 7mngle afnong 
dtural caufes and reafons^ foms drawn froyn the Mathe* 
ck^y and principally from Afhology, thinly thjitP^yleis 
fe Solar circle or fphjere of the Sun ; and that Eugenius 
t^«t of the Moon ; inafmuch as the Moon hath agenera* 
'Ve and vegetable light., multiplyingthatfweet and com* 
irtahle moiftnre which is i fo meet for the generation of 
h'ing creatures^ of trees and pla^s ; but the Sun having^ 
'iit apurefiryfimf i^de$d without any mxture cr re* 
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batementataH^ heateth and drieth that which the earth 
hring&ihforth^yea^ and rphatfoeva is verdant and in the 
flower ', infonmchy as by his inflamation he caufeth the 
greater part ofthe earth to be wholly defert and inhabita- 
ble, and many times fuhdueth the very Moon, And there ^ 
/(?r^rJ[?t' Egyptians evermore name riyle^ Seth, which is 
as much to fay, as ruhng lordly, and ofprejftng with 
violence. And after their manner they \ay,that Hercules , 
mn'T as it were vpoH the Sun, goeth about the world with » 
hhn t and Moraine lik^ip with the Moon : byreafon^\ 
whemfjhewGr]^and effetls of the Moon refemble ihofe\i 
aas which are performed by eloquence and wifdome : but^ 
thofeof the Sun are compared to fuch as he exploited by^ 
force andpi^ance. And the Stoickj fay, that the Sun is .( 
^li^hted andfet on fire by the Sea, and therewith nourifijed: H 
bu^theybethe fountains and lakes which fend up unto the\\ 
Moon a milde, fweet and delicaU vapour, 7he Egyptians 
fay that the death of Eu^emushapned on the f event eenth 

d^v of the moneth,^on which dayM^^ ^^'^^ ^'^^'^ ^^y ^^^^^' 
iheis md-ed to be at the full : and this is the reafon vfhy 
'the Pythagoreans call this day. The obftniaion, and 
of all other number sihey mofiof abhor and deteft it : for 
■ :iphereasf:xteen is a number quadrangular or four-fquare, 
and eighteen longer one way than another ; which nuyibe>^ 
OH^lv ofthofe that be plain, happen for to have the amlzent 
wiitiis, that environ them equal to the f faces cont aim iv 
^nd comprehended within them ; feventeen^ which falleth 
between, feparateth and dis'ioineth the one from the other, 
and heinrr^cut into unequal intervals, diilra^eth the prjr- 
tortion jifiuio^ave. And feme there be who fay , thxi • 
^uotnim lived, cthersthat he reigned, eight and twenty \ 
years ' forfo many lights iheir be of the Moon, and fo : 
7nnn)> daies doth (he turne about the Earth : and therefore, 
' in thofe ceremonies which they call the fepulture of Euge- 
^ius. theymapee€e<^fwo:jd^(indm^ke a certain cogi^i 

1 he Fretace. 

rcafemmanmrofthe Uooncroiffant, fcrthatasjhecp^ 

■ntiU in the end JJ:e come to mxhingy and is no moreleen. 
4ndasfor the dtfmnnhring of Eugenius into fourteen 
mcei, theyfirrnifie unto us u.der the covert vaile of tbefc 
mdsl the daies wherein th:faid planet ism the -i^ane, 
■'nddecreafetk even unto the change, whenjhe n renewed. 
\x^in And that day on which jl.e firft appeareth, by 
\afflHghandefcafing\heraiesofthe Sun, thej caUan 
inperfeagood: for Eng^emns is adoerofgood: nndtbis 
Imefgketh many things, hutpriHCylly an acnveand 
beneficial power, as they fay: and as for the other name 
)niphis;Herni^us faith, that it betoKeneth as much as a 
enefaaour. Alfo, they are of opinion, that the ufngi 
md inundations of the river m^is, anfwex in preportion 
.) tht courfe of the h'ioon : for the greatejl heigth that it 
'■■rowethunto in the countrey E\tphannnc, is aghtand 
iwenty cubits -, for fc many illuminations there be.or daies, 
\-i everx revolution of the Mgon : and the lowejl gagea^ 
'out Mendes a^i^ Xois, 'fix cubits, which anfwereth to 
•h" firit quarter : but the mean between, about the City 
ilemphis, when it isjufl at the full, Cometh to fourteen 
■uhits, correfpondent to the full Moon. 7hey hold moreover^ 
ipistobethe lively image of Eugeiiius, and that he is 
n^endred and bred at what ti:r:e as the generative I ight^ 
>'efcend€thfrom the Won and toucheth the Cow defirous t.^ 
he male : and therefore Apis refmhkth the formes of the 
Aoon, having many white fpots ohfcured and darkened 
rith thejhadowes of black, And this is the reafon, why they 
demnize a feajlinthe new Moon of the monetb Phanic- 
KOtb, which they call the m^reffe orenterance of Euge- 
{wx'i^tothe Moon-, and thisis thebeginning ofthe\Spring 

(eafonx andtbustbey put the power of Euq^riius in the 
\llofiH, rheyfayalfo. that Be^tz( which is no other thing 
ut generation ) hetk with him 5 and [^ they nr^ tl^ 


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M&otty Mother of the world] faying^ that fl:e is a douhk 
nature^ male and female: female ^ in thatjhe doth conceivt , 
andisyeplenifhedhytheSiin: and male ^ in this regard^' 
that fhe fendeth fonh and fprink^eth in the aire^ the feedi 
and frinciples of generation : for that the driedijkmpera^ 
ture and corruption of Hyle, is not alwaies fnperior^ but 
oftentimes vanquijhed by generation ^ and kowfotver tied it 
he) and bounds yet it r'tfetb frefl) agaiit^ and fighteth a^ 
gainfi Orus, who is nothing elfe but the terrejirial wcrld^ 
which is not altogether free ftem corruption^ nor yet ex* 
empt from generation, Others there be^ who would have 
all thi s IPhy I ofofhy covertly to reprefentno ether thing but 
the eccHpfes ; for the Moon is ecclipfed, whenflje is at .\ 
the full directly oppofite to the Sun^ and comnteth to fall \ 
7ipon the (hadow o\ the earth : like as they fay^ Eu genius 
was put into the chefi or coffer above f aid. On the other fide^ , 
(hrfeemeth to hide and darken the light of the Sun^ upon ' 
certain thirtieth daiesybutyet doth not wholy abolifh thefun^ 
710 more then Beata doth kjH Hyle, but when Nephthys ( 
Iringeth forth AnubiSjBeata pnttethherfelfht place: for '^ 
Nephthys is that which is under the earth and unfeen ; 
hut Beata that which is above ^ and appeareth unto us : and 
the circle named Horizon^ which is comryjontothem bothy 
and parteth the two hemifph£resy is named Anubis, and i 
inform refemlleth a dog : for why ? a dog feeth afwell by 
nfght as by day: fo that it Jhould feem^ that Anubis a^ 
,mong the i^qyptians hath the lil^e power that Proferpina 
among thg ferecks, being both tirrepial and co^lefiial. 
Others there b9y who think,., t^^r Anubis;.? Saturn, and 
hecaufe he is conceived with all things^ and bringetb them 
forth ^ which in Greeks the word n^vav fignifieth ^ there* 
pre he is (urnamed li'juv, that is to fay^ a dog. So that 
there is fome hidden and mypcd feet et in it^ thatcaufetk 
fomey eveuftiil to reverence and adare a dog \ f$r the time 
^^Sy v^hm mor^ worpp wu$ dme tmto it in iEgypf, than 

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to any other beafi 'j hut after that Cambyfes had lulled 
Apis cut hint in pieces, and flung the fame here and there^ 
mother creature would come neertQtafte thereof^ favethe 
\dogonly'^ whereupon he luji that prerogative and pre^ 
eminence to be more honoured than other beajb< Others 
there are^ who would have the fl^adow of the earthy which 
caufeth the Moon to be eccUpfed when fie entreth into it^ to 
he named Uy\e. And therefore me thinhj^ it were 'not a-^ 
miijs to fay ^ that in particular there is not any one of thefe 
ycxpoftions and inter p eta t ions per fe Pi by it feif and right y 
\hut all of them together carry fame good conjlrudion : for 
^it is neither drought alone^nor winde^' nor fta^ nor yet darkc 
\nefs ; but all that is noifome and hurtful whatfoever^ and 
which hath (t fpecial part to hurt and deftroy^ is called 
Hyle, Neither muft we put the principles of the whole 
eWorld into bodies that have no life andfoule^ ^^Democri- 
!tus/z«</ Epicurus, doe : nor yet fet down for the workj 
man andframer of thefirft matter ^ a certain reafon and 
providence^ without quality ( as do the Stoickj ) fucb a. 
Ithing as hath a fihfijlence before and above ally and com- 
wandeth all : for impoffhle it is^ thit onefole caufe^ good 
crbad^ fiouldbe the beginning of all things together ; for 
God is not thecaufe of any evilly and the coagmentationof 
the world bendetb contrary w aye s^ like as the compofition 
pf a lute or bow ^ as Heraclicus pit^5 and according to 

No things can be by thenifelves 5^00 J or bad ; 
Thac things do well, a mixture muft be had. 

And therefore this opinion fo very antient ^ is dcfcenJed 
/row Theologians ^^i Lawgivers z/wto Poets and phi- 
iJofopher?, read^ The Idea ot' the La\y, howbeit^ fa 
\firmely grounded in the perfwafion and belief e of men^ 
that hard i$ istofupfrefs or abolifh the fame j fo commofi- 
\ly divulged not only in conferences^ difputations^ f^nd or^ 

d ^ dMar^ 

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diftaryfpecches abroad^ hut alfo in the ifacrifices and di- 

vine cerentomes of gods fcr vice ^ in viany places^ as well a-' 

inong t/?^ Barbarians as Greeks, to wit^ that neither this 

fporid floteth and warneth at adventure j without the go- 

vernnte?tt of providence and reafen^ nor rea[on mly it is 

ihaXgtiideth^ direcieth^ and holdeth it C as it were-) with Wlf 

Cert/^in helm^s or hits of oheifance^ hut many things there g|| 

he con fu fed and mxedj good and had together : or to ffea\ 

7nors plainly J there is nothing here heneath that nature 

froduceth and hringeth forth y which of it f elf is pure and 

frmple : neither is there [one drawer of two tum^ to dij- ' 

perfe and difperfe and difirihute abroad the affaires of this 

'world Ji}{e as a iaverner or Vintner doth his wines or otheT 

liquors^ brewing and tempering one with another. Bnt 

this life is conduced by two principles and powers adverfe \ 

cnci0U another '-i for theoneleadetousto the right hand 

dire&ly-, rf^-^Tlie Holy Guide, the other contrariwife 

turneih us afide and putteth ui hac\ : and fo this life is 

mixtj and the very world it fclf^ if not all throughouty, 

yet at leaf} wife^ this beneath about the earth, and under 

thehioon^ is unequally variable^ and fubjedto all wuta^ 

tions that poffihly 7nay he. For if nothing th^re is^ tha^ 

can he without a precedent caufe^ ayj that which of it 

felf is good can never minijier caufe of tvili \ necejfary it 

is^ that nature hath fomepeeuhr cavfe and' beginning by it 

Ctlfj of good afwell as of bad. And ofth'n opinion are the. 

'i^ojl part of the ancients^ and thofe of the wiftj} fort . For 

fjme thtnkjhere he tyro godi as it were of* a contrary my' 

fiery and prof efflon •, the one^ author of all good thing;^ 

and the other of bad. Other', there be who call the bettei 

(pf thewgod ; a^i^ the other Vdemon^ that is to fay ^ divsll^ 

as Zoio-dWres the Magician didy who by report^ wasfivci 

thoufanJ yeers before the warr of Troy. Ihis Zoro- 

aftrcs ( J fay") named the good gcd Oromazes, and th{ 

0hcv Anmanius. Moreover^ he hv-e out^ ihat the cj 

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•efemhied lights mn than any fenfihle thing etfe what- 
oever : the other dark^fs and ignorance : alfo that\ there 
i on the ntids between them^ named With res : (and here" 
if on it is^ thatthePet^^nscalian intercejjhr or wedia- 
-or J Mithres.)He teacheth us alfo to facrifice nnto the 
oneofthenty for petition of gwd things^ and for than^ef- 
'living : hut ts the other ^ for to divert and turne away 
f.nifter and evill accidents^ 1 o which furf of e they nfed to 
iiantp in a mrter a certain herhe which they callQmmi, 
calling upon Pluto and the darkle fs : then temper they 
\itwith the blood of a i^oolfe which they have hilled in fa* 
crifice : this done^ they carry it away^ and throw it into a 
darl{e corner y where the Sumtever (Idneth, For this con- 
ceit they have^ that of herhes and plants^ fome appertain, 
unto the goodgcd^ and others to the evill V^fvon or diveV, 
Semblably ^ of living creatures^ dogs^ hirds^ and land 
urchins^ belong to their good god : hut thofe of the water y 
to the evill fiend » And for this caufe they repute thofe very 
.happy ^ who can hjll the greateft number of them. How- 
hit thefe Sages and wipnten report many things of the 
gods : as for example^ that Qromazes is engendred of the 
cleerefl and pureft lights and Arimanius of deep dark^ 
ncfs : alfo that they warre one upon another. And the for' 
rier ofthefe^ created fix other gods ^the firft of Benevolence*^ 
the fecend of Verity ; the third of good difcipline and pub" 
[ich^Law % and of the reft behinde^ one of Wifdo7>ie^ ano" 
^her of Riches y andthefixth, which alfo is the laft^ the 
mah^r of jcy for good and honeff deeds. But the latter^ 
that is to fay^ Arimanius produceth as many other in num^ 
her^ concurrents as it were and of adverfe operation to the 
former above named. Afterwards when Gromazes 
^ad augmented and amplified himfdf three times^ he re" 
moved as far fr67n the Sun^ as the Sun ii diftantfrom th^ 
"Earth, adoring and em^elillnng the Heaven with ftari%_ : 
md one Star above the reji he ordained to he the ^uide^ 
'* ' mijiefsy 

1 he prerace. 

ntijlrefs^ and over feer of them ally to mt^ Siring that k 
to fay y the Dogge-jiar, Then after he had made four and 
twenty other gods^ he enclofed them all with in an egge. 
But the other^ brought forth by Arimaniiis^ who were 
alfo in equal number^ never ceafed untill they had pierced 
and made a hole unto the faid fmooth and folijhedegg? : 
andfo after that^ evil things became mingled pell melt 
with good. But there mil a time come prede (lined fat ally y 
when t^i^Arimanuis who brings into the world plague and 
famine^fhall of neceffity be rooted out, and carried throvigh 
flefh to the eternity ^ even by them \ and the earth Jhall 
become plain^ (ven^ and uniforme : neither Jhall there be 
any other but one life^ and one common- wealth of men^ all 
happy andfpeakjngone and the fame language. Theopom- 
pus alfo writethy that according to the wife Magi, thefe 
two gods mufl for three thou f and yeers^ conquer one after 
another^ and for three thoufand yeers he conquered again 
hy turnes : and then for the fp ace of another three thoufanct 
yeerSy levey mutual warres^ and fight battels one againfi 
the other y whiles the one Jhall fubvert and overthrow that 
which the other hath fet up : untill in the end Pluto/;/?// 
fainty give over, and be again an Angel of Light : then 
Jhall men be all in happy efiate^they jhall need no mere food^ 
mr caji any /hadoKff from %^rm'y and that god wh^ hath 
wrought and affected aL ihs^ Jhall repofe himfelf^ andreji 
in quiet y not long ( Ifay ) for a god-, but a moderate timo 
as one would fay for a man takjng his fleep and reji, 
Jndihus much as touching the Fhylofophy dcvifed by the 
Theonwgio. B?<* the Chaldaeana agtrme that of the 
^odsy whom they call flanets or wandring fiam^^ two 
there he that are beneficial and dooers of good ^ two again 
wifchievous and workers ofev'dl \ and thrSe which are of 
a mean nature and common. As for the opnion of the 
Greeks, concerning this pointy there is no man I fupp9fe 
ignorant thereof: namely^ that there he twopirtiom or 


1 he l^retace. 

parts of the worlds the one good^ allotted unto Jupiteu 
01ympiu?5 tib^tiitepTjS Cekfud -^ another body apper- 
taimngto9\nto infernal, Ihey fay moreover^ that the 
gc^^^p Harmania, thatistofay^ accord^ was engendred 
of Mars and Venus : ofwbont^ the one k cruelLgrm^and 
quarrsllous ; the other ntilde^ lovely^ and generative. Kow 
confidcr the Hilofofhers themfelves^ how they agree herein : 
For HcracHtiis dire^ly and difcrtly nam\ih warre^ the 
father^ Kuig^ and Lord of all the world j fay'mg^ that 
komer whenhevpijhetha*idpraieth^ 

Both out of Heaven and Earth to banifh warrc^ 
That God and Men^ no more might be at jarre. 

Wifi: >tot how ( erre he was aware ) he curjed the gemration 
and prodiidion of all things ^ which indeed have their 
effeuce and being by the fight and antipathic in nature. 
He was ignorant that the Sun would not pafs the byundi 
and limits appointed unto him ; forotherwife the furies and 
^u rjed tongues which are the rnwifireffes and coadjutrejfei 
pfjuftice would find him out. As for EnipedocJes^ he 
faith ^ that the beginning and principle which worketb 
goody is love and amity ^ yea^ and other whiles is called 
iifirntonie byKitYO^s : but thecaujs of evilly 

Malice, hatred, cankred fpight, 
Quarrellj debate^ and bloody fight. 

Cqme" now to the PythagoreanSj they dewonftrate and 
^ecifie the fayne by 7nany names^ for they call the good 
pincipky one^ftnite^pennanenty or quiet ^flraight or direif^ 
odde^quadraty or fquare^ right andii^htfomei but the 
hady tw.tiny infinite^ ntovi^g^ crooked^ fvof^ longer cm 
V^aythan another ^ unequal y left and dut}i^i as if thefe 
:fferet}fefQ}intaines of generation. AnaKagoras calfe4h 


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them the minde or undcrflandrng and infinity, .^ri- 
ftotle termeth the one forme , the other privation^ 
And Phto under dark§ <tnd covert termed hiding his opm 
TtioHy inmany places calleth the former of thefe two con* 
traryprincipfesy The fame, and the later y The other. 
But in the the hookes of his laws^ which he wrot when he was 
new well fieptinyeen^ he giveth them no more any ohfcure 
an^l amhiguom names y neither defcviheth he them fymho" 
tically and by enigmatical and intricate names, but in 
proper and plain termes, he faith^ that this work^ is not 
moved and managed by one fole caufe^'Mt haply by many, 
or at leafl wife no fewer than twain ; whereof the one is the 
creator and worh^r of good^ the other oppofite unto it and 
operative of contrary effects. He leaveth alfo and alloweth 
atkirdcaufebetween^ which is neither without foule nor 
reafonlefs nor yet nnmoveaMe of it felf, asfome think^^ hut 
adjacent and adherent to the oth^r twain^howbeit enclining 
alwaies to the better, as having a defire and appetite 
thereto^ which it purfueth and followeth, as that which 
"hereafter we will deliver, Jhaltfhew more ^tanifeftly^which 
treatife (hall reconcile the JEgyptianlheologie with th(? 
Greeks Fhilofophy, and reduce them to a very good con^^ 
cordance : for thitt th.ege}urat}on,C4mpofttion, and con' 
fiitrnion of this world is mingled of contrary powers, how* 
Beit th^ fame not of equal force : for the better is predomi" 
nant ; but it h that the evilljjjould utterly perijh 
and he aboU (bed, fo deeply is it imprinted in the body and 
fofarinhredinthe foule of the univerfal world, in op- 
pofttion 'jl^ves to the better^ and to wnrre a^ainfi it, Konf 
then,in the foule, reafonand midcrfiajidir^, which is the 
guide, andmiflrcCiofall the bejl tht^cj,^ isEugzniv.s. 
Alfo in the earth, inth: -^'ndes, inwr^U?, skje find the^ 
(lars, that which is wcllorcl^^ned, (lalcd, d'tfpQfed and 
digeiled in good fort, by temperate fi^fons and revolutions^ 
the fame is called the defiuxioH of Eugenius, and the very 


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apparent image of him : Contrariwife \ the paffonaUy 
violent ^unreafonable^ brutijh^rajh andfoolijh fart of the 
fouie^ is^ Hyle. SemhUblyinthe bodily nature^ thatyphich 
is extraordinarily advantitious^ v^unhoi^ome and difeafed^ 
I as for example^ the troubled ayreand tempeftuous indifpo^ ' 
fitions of the weather^ the obfcuration er ecclipfe ef the 
I SuHy the defe^ of the Moon -and her occulation^ be as it 
ypere the excurfions^ deviations ou t of courfe^ and diffara-- 
! tions : and alUf them be Hyles ; as the very interpret 
tation of the Egyptian wordfignifieth no lefs ; for HyJe 
they name Sethy which is as much to fayj as violent and 
cpprejptg after a lordly manner. It importeth alfo many 
I times reverfion^ and other whiles an infultation orfupplan^ 
tation. Moreover fo7ne there be who fay ^ that one of Hylcs 
familiar friends was named Peba^on. But Manechos 
affirmethy that Hyle himfelf was called J5ebon, which 
word by interpretation is as much as cohihition^ refireint 
or impeachment^ as if the puijfaxce and power of Hyle, 
were to flay and withftand the affaires that are in good 
way of proceedings and tend as they fljoulddoe^ to a good 
I end. And hereupon it is that of tame beafls they dedicate 
and attribute unio him^ the moji grofs and indocible of all 
others^ namely an affe \ lutof wildebeajh the moji cruell 
and fav age of all other s^ as the crocodiles and river^horfes 
As for the Lyon we havejpoken before of him^ In the city 
^/Mercury^ namedVtigo^oYis^ they fljew unto us the 
image of H y 1 e^ pur traied under the form of a river-borfe^ 
upon whom fitteth an hauke^ fighting with a ferpent. By 
the f ore faidhorfe they repre Cent Hyle, and by the hau^e^ 
the power and authority which ^y\e having gotten by force^ 
mak^th no care oftentimes^ both to be troubled and alfo to 
trouble others by his malice , And theref&re when they fo - 
lemnize a facrifice^ the feventh day of the moneth Tibi^j 
which they call the comming 0/ Beata out <>/ Phoenicia^ 
they devife upon their hallowed cakes for facrificey a river^ 


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iorfe^ as if he were tied and bound. In the city of /Apollo 
the manner and aiftome confirmed by lavpwas^ that every 
cnemujl eat of a Crocodile ; and upon a certain day they 
have a folemne chafe and hunting of them ^ when they i^iU 
as many of them as they can^ and then caft thent all before 
the Temple I and they fay, that Hyle being become a 
Crocodile h.^th efcaped from Orus 5 attributing alt 
dangerofts wicked beafis^ all hurtful plants and violent 
fajltomimtoW)\c^asiftheywerehis wor^es^ his farts or 
TJiotions, Contrariwife theypurtray and depaint unto us 
Eugenius^)! afcepter and an eye upon it : meaning by the 
eye forefighi and providence^ by the fcepter authority and 
puiffancedik^ asHomernametb Jupiccrj^^^^*^ theprince^ 
lord and ruhr of all the world:Wyi^:xx.os^that is.foveraign^ 
and Me ft or, that is^ fore feeing ; giving us to under fiand, 
hyfoveraig^n^ his fupr erne power, by fore feeing his prudence 
and vifdome. Iheyreprefent Eugen-iis alfo many times 
by an hau\e^ for that (he hath a wonderful cleere and quicJ^ 
fight ^ her flight alfo is as fw if t^ and fhe is wont naturally 
tofujiain her felf with ifery little food. And more than 
that ( by report ) when fl.eflieth over dead bodies unhuried^ 
(he cafteth would and earth upon their eyes. And lod^ 
7vhenfoevcrfhe jiieth down to thS" river for to drinke flje 
fttteth up her feathers fir aight upright^ but when Jhe bath 
drunks fl)e I a-ieth them plane and even again^ by which it 
appearetb tlxitfafe f^ye island hath efcaped the Crocodil e: 
Tor if the Crocodilep?T^ upon her and catch her up^ her 
pennache ahideth \{iff and upright asbefo-e: But generally 
throughout where facver the image of Eugcn\u$ is exhibited 
inthe fo tne of a rn^n^ they purtray him with the natural 
Taemher of generation iiiff and ftraight^ prefiguring thre- 
hy the generative and nutritive ve: tue. Ihc kabiliwent 
alfo^ wherewith they clad his images is bright^ (hining lii^e 
fire : For they repute the funne to be a body repre^ 
feming the pgwir of goedf^ffiy as luring the yifible matter 


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fa ffirituaf and inteCCecluall fubflance. And therefore 
beir opinion deferveth to be rejeded who attribute unto 
lyle thefphare of the Sun^confxdering that unto him pro^ 
triy appertaineth nothing that is refplendent^ healthfull 
nd Comfortable^ no difpofitiony no generation or motion^ 
?bich is ordered with me a fur e or di^efied by reafon : But 
f either in the aire or upon the earth there be any unfeafo- 
able difpofition of windes^ of weath^^or water ^ it hap* 
eth when the primitive caufe of a difordinate and inde^ 
erminate pwer commeth to extinguijh the hjnde vapours 
nd exhallations, Moreo ver in thefacred hymnes of Euge- 
lius, they htvocat't and c (ill tipon him who lieth atrepofe 
nddeH within the armes of the Sun, Alfo upon the thir- 
iethdayofthe moneih Epiphi^ they folemnize the jeafi 
fthe nativity or birth of Orius eyes : at what time as the 
\Hn and Moon be in the fame direct line : as being per-' 
waded that notmely the Moon but the Sun alfo is the eye 
'.nd light of Horns : Likswife upon the twenty eight day 
f the moneth Ph^o^i they celebrate another feaji of the 
iunnes bafons or flaves^ and that is after the Equinox: 
n Aututnne, giving covertly thereby to underfland^ that 
he Sun hath need of an appuy or fupporter to reji upon 
ind to ftrengthen him^ becanfe his beat be^ns then to 
iecay and languiflj fenfibly^ his light alfo to diminifh and 
iecline obliquely from us. Moreover about the foljUce 
)r middle of winter^ they carry about his temple f even times 
cow \ and this p-oceffon is called thefeekjng of Eugenius 
wthe revjlution of the fun ^ as if thegoddefsthndefired 
the waters of winter : And fo wnny times they doe it^ for 
thatthe courfe of th ■ ShMy from the Winter foljiice unto 
thf Summer folfiice is performed in thefeventh moneth. It 
is [aid moreover , th^jt Horus the fon of Bcaca was 
the firft who facrificed unto the Sun^ the fourteenth day 
}^thei>wnethy according as it is written in a certain bQc\ 
as touching the nMizity of Horus t howfoever every day 

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ibey offer incenfe and fweet odor Sy to the fun three times < 
Firjl at tbe fm riftngy Rofin : fecondly about noony Myrrb': . 
and thirdly at thefHn^fettingy a certam comfofition named. 
Kiphi. Ibe myfikall meaning of rphicb ^erfumei and 
odors I will hereafm declare : hut they are fer [waded 'I bat 
in all this they wor(lnf and honour tbe fun. But what need 
if there to gather and colled a numSer of fucb 7mtters as 
thefet feeing there be fome who openlf maintain that 
Eugenius is filius folia Cgelcftis and that the Greeks caQ 
him ^ivtmMOhe article which t^^^Dgypciang pwr before:, 
towiti[0']istbecau[eth(itjontu€bis not evidently ^er- 
mved: as alfo that Bi^u is nothing el{e hut Fiiia Lunas 
Gdeftis: and of her images thofe that have homes ufoii 
thewyftgnifie no other thing bat the Moon croiffant: but 
fuchasare covered and clad in bkckji betoken thoje daiei j 
wherein fbe is hidden or dark^.ned namely .when (fje rumtdtb 
a\ter the fun : which is the reafon that in love maiters they 
invocat9$he Moon, And Eudoxus kimfel] faitbythaH 
hcdLUisthe^reftdent over amatorlous folk:' And verily 
in all thsfe ceremonies there is probubilitie and lik^Aihood of 
great truih. BAt to fay tbut Hylc is the fwi^ is fo abfurd^ 
that TT/? ought not fo much as give ear e to thofe who dffirme; 
fo. But return we novp to our former matter. For ^cata 
is the feminine fart of nature^ a^t to receive all generations 
u^on which occafion called (be is by Plito, ihenurfe and 
Pandeches, that is to fay^ capable of alt : yea and the com" 
mon fort name her ^^ I loviimm^ which i^ as much to fay^ 
as having ai iafinite number ofnames^ for that (be receivetif 
all forms and fija^es^ according as it pleafeth that firji- 
reafon to convert and tur-ne her. Moreover^ there is im^ 
printed in^ her naturally^ ahveof the firfl and principal 
effencc^ v^bich is nothing elje but the foveraign good, and 
it (be defireth^ jeeketh^ and purjueth after, Contrariwife^ 
flfifiieth andrefellethfrom her^ anypirt and portion thai 
proceedetljfTGtuill. 4nd howfoevtr fl)e be the fuhjeij matter^ 


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and meet flace a^t t) receive^ as well tke one as tie othevy yet 
cf it feljy endinedjhe is alwaies rather to tke hetter^andaf" 
plietb her (elf to engender the fame-^yeay and to dijjeminate 
and (otp the dt^ fluxion and fimilitudes thereof^ wherein 
(Ife tak^etb^lea jure and rejoycethi when [he bath conceived 
and is great tberetpithy ready to be delivered. Fur tbis is 
arejfrefentatiort and difcription of the fulflance cngendred 
in matter^ and mthin^ elfebut an imitation of that which 
if. And thtreforeyou may fee^ it is not hefides the ^lirpofcy 
that they itmgine and devife the joule of Eugcniqs to be- 
et ernal and immortal : but as for the hodyy that Typhon 
many times doth teare^ wangle^ and abolijb if, that it can^ 
not be feen : and that Bcaca goeth uf and down^ and wan^ 
dring here and there , gathering together the difmembred 
pieces thereof^ for that iphicbis good and {^iritual, by con^ 
fequence is not any waies fubjed to change and alteration ; 
kit that which is fenfibleand material^ doihyeeldjrom it 
felf certain images^ admitting wUhalland receiving fundry 
froportionsy formes, and fimilitudes^ li\e as the frints and 
[[fampsof fealesfet upon wax j doe not continue and rc- 
\maine alwaies^ but arefubjed to change^ alteration, difovm 
ider and trouble, and this fame wu cbajed from the ju^erior 
IKegion, and fen t downhitber^ where it figkteth againfi 
\[ioriiswhomEcsita.engendred fenftble, ai being the very 
ma^eof the fpiritual and intelle^ual world. And here- 
upon it ii, that Hy Je is faid to accuje bim of ba^ardie, as 
bein^notbingt>ure and ftncerCy like unf obis father, to wit y 
Reajon, and Vnderlianding ; wh ich of it felf is ftmple, and 
tot medled with any pa ffiott : but in the matter adulterate 
ind degenerate, b^ tbereafontbat itrs corporal, Howbeit, 
rt the end the vidory is on Mercuries (ide, for bee^ii the 
\i}courfe<if reason, which tefiifieth unto us, and fbewetb 
bat name hath produced tbis world material wetamorpbo^ 
',ed to the fpiritnal forme : for the nativity of Apollo, en' 
endf^d hitw^en BcACa and Eugeniu?.;, whiki tk gods 

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„eroet inthf helly o/Rhca, f,mboUzebtbH ^f'''^' 
bejore the world was evidently hrougblto hghtani f^llyac- 
comfli(hid, themnet o reafm, bemg found «mrally of 
iUdfrJe andur^erfea, brought forth the firH gen^ratt- 
J: for which ca,4fe they lay, thai god being a, yet lame. 
Wis borne and begotten in darknefs, whom they call the 
eWfrHoru?. For the world yet it was not, but an mage 
onely and defign of lie world, and a bare Unlafie of that 
which (hoMbe. But this Horus heu isdetermmie, de- 
mtmd^erUa, who^mhnot]Afenghtom,hut ta\etb 
from him his force and^uifmce that he can douitte or no. 
thing. And bereufon it is, that ( by report ) tntbe ctty 
Copaif, the image of norui boldch in oue band the ge- 
neral member of Hyle : and they jay beftdes, tbatNlctcmy 
hovmgbereft him of his ftmws, made thereof firings for 
his barfe, and (o ufed them. Hereby tfae> teach, that reafoH 
framing the whole world, fn ir in tme, and brought it toac-_ 
-cord, (read The Harmony of the worldp frdwwg »t oj 
thofe pans which before were at jm and difcord : howbett 
removed not, nor abohflfed altogether the pernicious and 
hurtfulnature, but accomftflied tfce :^eri«e tlereof And\ 
therefore it is, that it beingfeeble and we aK, wrought aljo^ 
( asit were) and intermingled or interlaced with thoje^arts 
andmembers which befubjeH topafffm and mutations; cau- 
kth earthquakes and tremblings, excefw? heatesand ex. 
iream dfineis, with extraordinary wmdes in the aire-, 
trades tbmder, lightnings and firie tempefls. Itimfoifo- 
Jth moreover the waters and windes, infeQing ihemwiU 
relidence, reaching u? and beat ing ffce head aloft, as far a 
1,'he Moon, obfcuringand darhfiing many times even tha 
■itYih )i by nature clean and pining. And thus the M?.yP 
thuidob^th Xhinkandfay, that y\yU fomelim: ftroo^ 
tkeeyeof^o»s, and another while flucked it out of fc 
heJ and devoured it, and then afterwards deUvered itc 
cr,i« ««(!> the Jun. By the tanking aforejaid, they met 

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^enigmatically the wane or decreafe of the Motn moriethly z 
b) the tot all frivatiori of the eye^tbey under fi and her eccliffe 
and defeH of light : which the fun doth remedy by rdwnma-^ 
tion of her fir eight waiesy as joon as (be is gotten f^afi the 
fhade ofthje earth. But the principal and more divine nature 
is coMpofed andconffftetb of three things^ to wify of an in- 
telleduall nature^ of matter ; and a compound of them bothi 
vohkh we call the world, Novp thofe intelle^ud parts 5 
Plato name/6 Ideas, thepatternes alfo of the father : ai 
formatter^ he termetb it a mother ^ nurfe^ a foundation 
alfo and a plot or place for generation : and that which i$ 
produced ofkthy he is wont to call fhe ijfue and thing pro* 
created, Andaman may very well con] t^ure^ that the 
lE^y^ihns compared thp nature of the whole worlds efpe- 
cidlf to this, as tbefairefl triangle of all other. And Plato 
in his books of policy or common-wTahh, feemeth 
alfo to have ufed the fume^ when he compojeth and dcfcri^ 
beth his nuptial fyure : which triangle is of this fort : that 
the fide which mak^th the right angle ^ is of three ^ tbej^a/ts 
of four ^ andthe third line called Uypotiriu fa, of five, £qut^ 
volent in ^ower to the other two then comprehend it : fo that 
ihe liyre which dire&ly falleth plumbe upon the hafe^ mu^ 
anjwer proportionablytothemale: thehafe to the female^ 
andthe Hypotannfa to the ijfue of them both .-.S^eThc 
Harmony of the World. And verily^ Eugenius repre^ 
fentethtbe beginning and principle : B^^t^that which re* 
ceiveth '^ andHorus the compound of both. For the number 
oftbreeisthefirjlcddeand perfecf : the guaternarie is the 
fir[i fquare or quadrate number^ compcfed of ihe frji 
even number which is two ; and five refembleiji 
partly the father, and in part the mother , as c&nft^^ 
ing both of two and three. See The holy Guide , 
lib. 2. And it (hould feem alfo that the very name 
ilfltf, which is the univerfalwcrld-t was deriled of TTs^^ts, 
that is to fay, five^ andfo in Guek^'jFZi/.'TrdiTcf.^, in (^Id 
e 2 ritn§ 

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iime/tgmfiedasnJHcbas to mnther : and thattpbich more 
iii five being multiplied in it felf^ maJ^th a quadrate nurn* 
htr, to vpity twenty fivey which is ju^ as many letters as the 
Egyptians have in their Al^hahet^ and fo fnany)een 
Api s al[o livedo And as for Horus, they ufed to call 
him Kaimin, which is as much to [ay ^ asjeen^ \or that 
this word 15 fenfible andvifthle. Ifis li\ewifeis fometime 
called Mouthy otherwbiles Athyri or M?thyer. And by the 
firftofthefenameSi they fignifie a mother : by the fecond^ 
the fair houfe of Horus, lil^e as Plato termeth it to be 
the place capable of generation : the third is ccm^ounded 
effidl andthe caufe i for matter is full of the worlds as 
being married (md^eeping company with the fir ft pinciple^ 
which is goody pure^ and beautifully adorned- It (bould ftem 
ha^ply aljoj that the Foe t Etdodus^ wb^n he faith^ that 
all things at the firfi^ were Chaos, Earth, Tartarus and 
Love groundeth upon no other principle than thofe^ which 
are ftgnified by the (e namet, meaning by the Earth Ids; 
hy LoveO{iris\ and by JartarusT y^hon-, as we have 
made demonfiration , For'} by Chao« it feemes that he 
jVGuld underfiand fome place and receptacle of the world. 
Moreover in fome fort thofe matters require the fayings of 
Plata, which in his hook^ entituled Sy mpofitum Socrates 
inferred^ namely^ wherein he fettetb down the generation 
cfLove : faying tbat Pcnia, that is to fay, poverty^ [deji- 
rous to have children^ went and lay with Poros, that 
is to fay], riches , and jlept with hi^}/ 5 by whom fbe 
conceived with ihtld, and brought forth Love •, who natu* 
rally is long and variable ; and begotten of a father who is 
g(0^ywife, and alfuffiQient ', and of a mother who is poor^ 
needy, and for wanty defirous of another^ and evermore 
fc eking and following after it. For the forejaid Poro?, is 
no other, but the firfk thing amiable, defvreable , perfect and 
pffLient, As for Penia,, it if matter, which of it ftlf is 
everrnore bare and needy, wanting that which is good^ 


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vpbereby at length jhe is conceived with childe^ after whom 
fhe hath a longing deftre^ ani evermore ready to receive 
fomewhat of bim v Now Horus engendred between them 
( which is the world ) is no eternal^ nor iwfdf^hle^ nor in- 
corruptible^ hut being evermore in generation^ be endevoretb 
by viciffttude of mutations^ and by feriodicalli>aSton^ to con- 
tinue alwaies youngs as ifbe jbonld never die and f^erifi. 
But of fucb difcourfes as tbefe we mnfi mak,e ufe^ not as of 
reafons altogether really fuh(ijiing: hut fo^ as we ta\e qui 
of each ofthem^ that which is meet and convenient to cur 
furpofe, Wbeis as therefore wee {ay matter^ we are not to 
rely upon the oftnion of fome Fbilofophers^ and to tbinJ^ 
it fori he a body without fouh, without quality^ centinw 
ingin it felf idle ^and wit hint allaUion what(o:ver : forwe 
call o}le the matter of a perfume or ointment ; and gold the 
matter of an image or ftatue^ or Tclefmf s which notwith' 
ftanding U not voide of all fimilitude : and even fo we fay^ 
that the vetj foul & underftanding of a mantis the matter of 
vertue\andof jcience^ which we give unto reafon^for to hnng 
into order i andadorne. And fome there vrere^ who cffir-' 
tnedtbeminde or uuderflanding to be the proper place of 
formes^ and asitwere^ the exprefs mould of intelligibU 
things: like as there he Naturalifls who hold^ that the 
feed of a woman haib not the power of a principle ferving 
to the generation of man, hutjlandcth in fleadoj matter and 
nounfbment only : according unto whom^ we alfo bein^ 
grounded herein^ are to think, that this goddefs having the 
fruition of tbeftrfi and chief god^ and converfing vpiih him 
continualy,for the loveofthofe good things- and virtues which 
are in bim^ is nothing adverfe unto him^ hut lovetb him 
as ber truefpoufe and lawfull husband : and like as we fay^ 
that anhofteiiwife^isfo rare^ thatlamrefolvednever ta 
injury becaufe fucb a one is hard to he found upon Earth, 
who enjoyeth ordinarily the company of her hnsband j loveth 
bim ntvmhilefsi but bath mil a mind mto bim i even 

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Jo giveth not jhs over t/ be enameurca upon him^ aiihougb 

fbe be continually where he iSy and repltwjhed with his 

princifall and vioftfincere parrs. But when and ff here as 

Hylc in the aid tbrujktb bmjelf between^ and fettetb upon 

the extreanj parts, then and there (he jeemeth to be fad and 

heavy^and thereupon is faid to mourn and lament, yea and to 

feek, up certain reliqnes and pieces of Eugcnius, and ever as 

(Jje can find any^ flje receivetb and drr aieth themcUfe. lik^c 

as again (he produceth and bringeth forth other things to 

hgbt of herfdf. For the reafons^ the Ideae, and the influen^ 

ces of God vphicb are in heaven and among tbc (iars and 

figures of Geomancy-y doe there continue and remain : hut 

ibofe ifkch be difeminate amon^ thf f'^ftble and pa ft hie 

hedieSy in the ear ib and in the fea^ diffujed in the plants 

and livmg creatures^ the fame dying and being buried^ doe 

many times revive and rife again frt^by the meant of ge- 

neratiom 'er Ganiaes. And hereupon the faid Hylc 

thus iftmh more^ that cohabiteth andltethm\h^t^'tit\\'^$^ 

and that Eugcn'us alfo by fiealtb and fecretly^ k^epetb 

company with her : for the corruptive and defiroying fowcv:, 

dothprincipally poffefs the extream parts of that matttt 

which they name '^t'<p\ii\iy% and death : and the genera*' 

tive and freferving vertue^ conferretb into it Utile feed^ and 

the fame wea\and feeble^ ai being marred anJdefiroyedby 

Hyka unkfs it be fo much as Btatagaikmib up andfaveib, 

which (be cdfo tiourifhttb and maintaineih. But in one 

fpordj and to fpeak tnore generally^ he is flili better y as 

Plaro and hi \^ct\e are of 'opinion : for the naturall 

fuiffaft(;e, to engender and to prefcrve , moveth toward 

him as to fuhjlance and being : whereas that force 

of l^iUing and deflroying moveth behind toward ncn 

fulfiflenc-e which is the renjon^ that they call the one 

B« at^ thut is to fay, a motion animate and wife-yBui like as 

]hd general name of all gods and goddeffej^to wit. Theon ^ 

d2Yivci ^--^0 7» 7iifcT« i^i^t is tofay^ofvlftbk ^ t» f^feyT®-, 


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that 4S to fay ^ of running 'j even fo^ both we and alfo the 
/Egyptians have called this goddefs Beata, of intelligence 
and motion together. Semhlahly Placo faith^ that in old 
time^ whin they^faid Beacon they meant Beat a, that is to 
fay^ facred ; lik^e as Noelis alfo and Phroneiisj q?i<i(i 
FK^o^, that is to fay^ thejlirring and motion of the un- 
derjianding^ being carried and going forward : and 
they impo fed this K^ord cxwiivax to thofe who h/ive found 
out and difcovered goodnefs and vertue : but contrariwife 
have by reproachful names noted fuch things as impeach^ 
hinder andjlay the courfe of natural thinzs^ binding th:m 
foy as they cannot go forward^ to wit ^ kakia^ vice^ A-roexA 
indigence^ cTwA/ct, cowardife^ and ctvicty grief^ as if they 
l{ept them from hvou, or ll'i^, that is to fay^ free pr^grefi 
and proceeding forward. As for 'Eugcniusthatis to fay^ 
holy ani facred -^ for he i^ the common re afon orldea^ of 
things above in heaven^and beneath in thehoufes of Earth ; 
ofwhichy our ancients were wont to call the one fort^ /g^^ 
that is to fay ^ facred ; and the other^ os-ia, that is to fay^ 
holy, "the reafonalfo which Jheweth celeftial things^ and 
fuch as move upward,^ is called Anubis, and otherwhiles 
Hernianubis; as if the one name were meet for thofe ahove^ 
andtheother for them beneath : whereupon they facrificed 
unto the former a white cocke^ and to the other a yellow or 
offaffron colour ; for that they thought thofe things above^ 
pure^ fimple and (Inning ; but thofe beneath^ tn'xed of a 
medley colour. Neither are we to marvell ^ that thefe 
termes are difguifed to the fajhion of Greeks words 5 for an 
I infinite number of more there be^ which have been tranfpor- 
\ ted out of Greece with thoje men who departed from 
' exile J and there remain untill this day as ftr angers without 
their native countrey : whereof fome there be which cauf; 
Foetry to be flmdred^ for callinz them into ufe^ as if it 
fpakebarbaroufly^ namely^ by thofe who terme w;v Telef- 
meSjGamaes, l\\<x\\\'Knt]i\aHd Taph'.haphtharra 

e 4. Phi- 

The Preface. 

^fh'itnerih^^candohfcurewords^ Gloctas. Bi^t in the 

hooks of Hevmes or Mercury fo called^ there is written^ 

thus much concerning facred names^ namely^ that ' the 

fower ordained over the circular motion and revolution of 

the Sun^ the i^gyptians call Horns, and the Greeks 

Apollo ; that which is over the wind, fome name Eu- 

genius, others Sarapis, and fome again in'the JEgvptiaii 

language Sothi, which fignifieth as much as conception or 

to be with childe : and thereupon it is, that by a littlo 

deflexion ofthename^ in the Greekjongue^that Canicular 

or Vogge-jiar is called Kvav^ which is thought appropriate 

unto Beata. Well I kiiow that we aie not toftrive as touch* 

ingnamesy yet would Irather give place untothe J^^gvp- 

tians about the nam? Sarapis than Eugenius, for this is 

iimeere Greekjfpordy whereas the other is a fir anger : but 

as well the one as the other fignifieth the fame power of Di^ 

vinity. And hereto accordeth the Egyptian language-, 

for many times theyterme Beata by the name of Minerva, 

which in their tongue fignifieth as much^ as I am come of 

•my f elf. And E^yle, as we have already faid^ is named 

5eth- Eebon/7^^ Smy, which wo^ds betoken all, a vio^ 

lentftay and iwfeachment^a contrariety and a diverfion or 

turning afide another way, Moreover , they call the 

ioadflone or Seder itis, the bone of Horuii ; liJ^e as iron 

the hone of Ry \e, as Man ethos is mine author ; for as the 

iron feeyneth other whiles to follow th e f aid loadfione^ and 

Juffereth it felf tohe drawn by it, and many times for it 

■again, returneth back^ and is repelled to the contrary : 

even fo^ the good and comfortable motion of the world en;- 

dued with reafon^ by perfwaftve fpeeches doth convert, 

draw into it, and moUifiethat hardnefs of Kyle : but 

other whiles again the fame returneth bacl^intoit felf, and 

ks hidden if* the depth rf penurie and impoffibility. Over 

iTJid he fides, \indox\\% faith ^ that the i^gypcians devife 

•:r''Tt;p*t^r tbirfi.aim. thaWji his legs bfingfo growji, 

" : ^ ' • tvgethcT 

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together in one^ that he could not goe at all, for very 
fl}ame hel{eptin a defnt wilderness : but Beata by cutting 
and dividing the fame parts of his body^ brought him to his 
found and upright going again. Which difcourfe giveih 
us covertly thus to under {x and ^ that the underjianding and 
reafon of God in it f elf going invifibly^ and after an un- 
feen manner^ proceedeth to generation by the means of 
motion . And verily^ that brafen Timbrel which they 
foundednndrungat the facrifices of Reata, named Si* 
ftnim 5 Jl.ewtth evidently^ that all things ought crs/gcS^, 
that is to fay y to bejiir a^id fhal^^ and never ceafe movingy 
but to he awakened and r^ifed^ as if ctherwife they were 
drowfie^ lay afleep and languiihed : for it is faid^ that 
they turn backhand repulfe Hy le with their Timbrels afore- 
fifidy meaning thereby^ that whereas Corruption doth bind 
and ({ay nature^ generation again unbindeth and fetieth it 
awork^bythemeans of 7notion. Now the faid Siftrura 
being in the upper part rojwdy the curvature and Abfis 
thereof comprehendeth four thing^s that are jiirred and 
moved : for that part of the world which is fubjed to ge- 
neration and Corruption^ is comprehended under thefph^re 
of the Moon^ within which^ all things move and alter by 
the means of the four elements^ Fire^ Earthy }Vatera»td 
Aire, Vponthe M>Cis or rundle of the Siftrum toward 
the topy they engrave the forme of a cat with a wans face ; 
but beneath^ under thofe things which are (hak^n^ one while 
they engrave the vifage of Beata, another while o/Neph- 
thys ; pgnifying by thefe twofaces^ nativity and death : 
forthefebe the motions and mutations of the elements. By 
the c at they under fiaiid the Moon for the variety of the skjn^ 
for the operation and work^e in the flight feafo}i^ and for 
the fruit fulnefs of this creature : for it is faid^ that at 
firji fl:e beareth G7ie kjtliag. at the feccndtii}jetwo^ tb& 
third time three y then four^ afterw^irds fivey and fo to 
' yn/^ fothat in all f}:e brings forth twenty eighty which 


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are ths dales of every Moon, And bowfaever this may 
feem fir ange^ yet for certain it is true^ that the appuls of 
fights of thefe cats are full and large when the Moon is at 
full 5 but contrartwife^ draw in and become fmaller as the 
Moon is in the wane. As for the vifage of a man^ which they 
attribute unto thecat^they refrefent thereby the witty fubtiU 
ty and reafon about the mutations of the Moon, But to k^it 
vp all this matter in few words^ reafon would^ that wee 
fljould think^neither the fun nor the water ^neither earth nor 
heaven to be Bcata->or Eiigenius; no more than exceeding 
drouth yextr earn heat fire andfea^ isU^lc^butfimplywhat^ 
foever in fuch things is out of meafure and extraordinary 
either in excefs or defedl^we ought to attribute it unto Hyle: 
contrariwife^all that is well difpofed^ordered^good 6^ profi- 
tahle^wemufi believe it to he the work,vertly of Beata^ but 
the image^example and reajon of Eugeniusr, which if wee 
honour and adore in this fort ^ we (hall not fin or do awifs : 
and that which more is ^ we fl^ all remove and flay the ttn- 
belief and douhtfull fcrupulofity of Endoxus, who asked 
the reafon J why Ceres had no charge and fuperintendance 
over Love matters^ hut all that care lay upon Beata, and 
why Bacchus could neither ma\e the river Nil us to fwell 
and overflow .y nor govern and rule the dead : for if we 
fijould alleadg onegenerall and common reason for all ^ we 
deem thefe gods to have been ordained for the portion 
of good things , and whatfcever in nature is good 
and beautiful ^ it is by the grace and means of thefe 
deities ; whiles the oneyeeldtth thefirjlp:inciplesj and the 
other rcceiveth anddiflributeth the fame : by which means 
we ihall he alle to fati^fie the multnude^ and meet with 
thofu mechanical and o'ltousfellow'i 5 whnhcr they delight 
in the .change and variety of the aire^ according 'to the 
fa fans cf they ear yor in the -procreation offruits^orinfeed" 
mf iwdtiflhfg^. appropriating and applying the eto what 
hath been dzlivwcd 0^ thefe gods •, wherein the\ tah^ plea- 


r^j faying, that Engenius is interred^ when tbe\feed' is 
vered in the ground j that hereviveth and rifeth again 
light J vphen it heginneth lofprut. And hereupon it isfaid^ 
*at ?it2it^yphen jhe prceiveth her felf to he conceived 
id with childe^ hangeth about her neck, a frefervative 
*efixth day of the moneth Phaoplii, and is delivered^ of 
arpocrates about the folilice of winter^ being as yet vn- 
rfedy and come to no maturity in the frime of the firji 
wers and buds : which is the reafon that they offer unto 
T the firji fruits of Lentils new fprung^ and fofemnize 
*efealt and holidaies of her chddebirth and lying in after 
>e Mquinox of the fpring : for when the vulgar fort 
'ate thisy they red therein^ tak^ contentment^ and beleeve 
ftraightwaies^ drawing a probability fo- beliefs out of 
dinary things which are daily ready at hajtd. And ve» 
^ly^ herein tijere is no inconventence^ if firfi and fcrmofi 
^ey nta\e the fe gods common^ and not proper and peculiar 
tto the .'Egyptians, neither comprife Nil us [only and 
fe land which Nilus watereth^ under thefe names^ nor in 
timing their Meeres^ Laketh and Lctes^ and ^the nativity 
■ their gods^ deprive all other men of thofe great godsy 
}mng •who7nthere isNWu^jfior Butns, nor /S^.emphis; 
't neverthelefs acknowledge and have in reverence the 
\oddefs Beata, and other gods about her^ of whom they 
ave learned not long fince to name feme with the ^gyp- 
an appellations : but time out of mind they k^iew their 
trtue and power ^ in regard whereof they have homured 
nd adored them, SeCc ndly^ which is a fc r greater nattery 
y the end they fhould ta\e heed and be affraid^ leji ere they 
? avrttrey they dijfolve and di;Jjfate thefe divine pw^rs in 
ivers^ winds, fowing^pl owing and otiyer faffiom and aU 
'ratious of the earth j as they do ^ who hold^ that Bsc- 
hus ?s wine^ Vulcan the flame of fir e^ and Proferpina 
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and pier cethtboroKP the fruits of the earth, A ?oet theril 
ipaSy who writing of reapers and mower s^ (aid : \ 

What time young men their hands to Ceres ^i\t^ 
And her with hooks and iithcs by piece mealc cut, 

And in no refpe& differ they front thoje^ who thinly tht 
fades,, cables,, cordage and anchor y are the pilot '^ or that 
the thred andyarne^ the warpe and woofe^ be the weaver : 
0^ that th^ goblet and potion cup, theFtifane or the Medi 
and honied water^ is the Vhyfttian, But verily info doings 
they imprint^ abfurd and blafphemous opinions of the gods, 
tending to Atheifme and impiety ^ attributing the names 
of (rods unto natures and things fenfelefsy livelefs and cor^ 
ruptible^ which of necefftty men ufe as they need them^ and 
can not chufe hut marr and dejiroy the fame. For we wufi 
in no wife thinks that thefe very things he gods ; for nothing 
can be a god which hath no foul ^ and isfubje& to man and 
Under his hand: hut thereby we k^ow that they he gods who 
give Us them to ufe^ and for to he perdurable and fufficient: 
not thefe in one pi ace ^ andthofe in another ^ neither Bar- 
bariansffor Greeks, neither Meridional nor Septentrio^ 
nal^ hut lik^ as the Sun and Woon^ the heaven^ earth and 
fea^ are common unto all , hutytt in divers placet called 
by fundry names : evenfo of one and the fame intelligence 
that ordereth the whole world^ of the fame providence 
which difpenfeth and governeth all^ of the minifleriai 
poYi>ers fubordinate over ally fundry honors and appeHatiofts 
according to the diver fity -of laws have been appointed^ 
And the priefis and religious^ profeffed in fuch ceremonies^ 
ufe myficries 'and facramsnti^ fome obfcure^ others morel 
plain a}i4 evident ^ to train our underflanJing to the k^ow- 
ledge of the Deity : howheit^not without peril! and danger ; 
for that fome m'tijingthe right w ay ^ are fallen intojuper4 
ftitien ^ and othns avoiding fuperjUtlon as it were a boggk 


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r quagmire , have run before they could taks heed^ upon 
he rocf{^ of impiety. And therefore^ it behcveth us in 
his caje effecially to be induced by the diredion ofPhilofophy 
^hich may guide us in thefe holy contemplations^ that we 
tay worthily and relt^ioufly thin\of every thing [aid 
nddone-y to theend^ that it befall not unto us as unto 
['heodonis ^who f aid ^ that the doarine which he tendered 
nd reached out with the right hand^ fome of his fchollars 
eccived and took^with the left , even fo^ by talking in a. 
?rong fenfe and otherwife than is meet and convenienty 
hat which the lawes have ordained touchin^feafis and p- 
rificesy we grofly offend » For^ that all things ought to 
>avea reference unto rea'on^ a man may fee and Inow by 
hemfelves : for celebrating [a feafi unto Merciirie the 
nineteenth day of the firfl moneth, they eat hony andfiggeSy 
'fying with ally this Motto Sweet is the triieth. As to 
hatFhyladery orprefervativey which they call Beata to 
veare whenjhe is with childefy interpretation itfignifiethy 
I true voice. As for HarpOG rates ^ we mvft not imagine 
nm to be fome young god^ and not corns to ripe yeercsy 
tor yet a man : but that he is the fuper intend ant and re- 
■ormer of mens language as touching the godsy being yet 
uwy unperfeciy and not diftind nor articulate'^ which is 
he reafony that he holdeth a feale ring before his mout hy 
n afign and markeof taciturnity and filence, Alfo in 
the moneth ^t^QYiy they pre fent unto him certain hjndes 
}f Fulfey faying withally Ihe tongue is Fortune : 7he 
fongueis V^mon. Now of all plants which R^' pt bring* 
Hh forth y theyconf crate the ? each-tree unto him efpeci^ 
«//)', bee aufe the fruit refemhleth an heart ^ and the leafe 
ft tongue : For all thofe things which naturally are in man^ 
^^here is nothing more divine than the tongue and fpeechy 
as touching the gods principally y neither in any thing com- 
methhe nearer unto beatitude : and therefore 1 advife and 
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to this Oracle^ to entertain holy thoughts in his hearty and 
to utter feemly words vpith his tongue i whereas the common 
fort of people in their publicly feajis and folemn proce Jlons 
doe many ridiculous things^ notwithftanding they proclaim 
and pronounce formally by the voice of the Crier and Bedile 
in the beginning of fuch folemnities^ tok^epfilence or fpeak^ 
none but good words ', and yet afterwards they ceafe not^ 
hut to give out mojlblafphemous fpeecheSy and to thinks as 
hafely of the gods. How then JhaU men behave and demean 
tbemfelves in thofe heavy and mournfull facrifices from 
whence all mirth and laughter is banijhed : if it be not 
lawful either to omit any thing of the accujiom.'d and ufual 
ceremonies ^ or to confound and mingle the opinions of the 
gods with abfurd and falfe fufpicions ? The Greekj doe 
many fmhl able things unto the Egyptians ei^^f? in maner 
at the very fame time : For at Athens in the fea^ called 
Thefaioplioria to t^? hononr of Ceres, the women do 
fiji^ fitting upon the ground : And the Boeotians rnal^ 
a rifling and removing of the houfes of AchsEi^ naming 
the feaji l'rct')Stiy that is to fay^ odious : as if Ceres 
were in heavimfs and furrow for the def cent of her daugh- 
ter Proferpina into hell ; and this is that moneth wherein 
the liars called Plel'dde^ appear^ and when the husband^ 
tnm begin to fow^ which the ^^^vptians name Athyt 
the Athenians Py^uiepiioii, and the Boeotians Dama- 
crios, asonew)uldfayCcvca\'\s. And Theopompus 
wnteth^ that the people inhabiting wefiward^ do both 
thin\,and alfo callthe Winter Saturn. t^r^? Summer VenUS 
ayidthe Spring]^{:of^t\'^\n'A : and that of Saturn and: 
Vcmxsall things be engendred. 7he phryi^ians alfo 
imanininj that God fl^epeth all iVinter^ and lieth awaJ^e 
in Summer \ thereupon celebrate in the onefeafon^ thefea' 
Of /V i?< in bed and fleepin^ ; in the other of experredion 
0^ waking^ and that with nnch dfi'iking and bell^ chore 
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fipard cLi ft -prifoner during ff inter ^ and in the Spring in^ 
Urged again andfet at liberty, when he beginneth to (iir 
mnd move. Now the very time ^iveth us occafion tofufpe£f^ 
that the heavy countenance and aufierity which they fljeWy 
hecaufe the fruits of the earth be then hidden : which 
fruits our ancients in time paft never thought to be gods^ 
hit the profitable and neceffary gifts of the gods^ availing 
much to live civilly^ and not after a favage and beaftly 
manner But at what time of ths year as they faw the 
its from the trees to fall and faile at once j and thofe 
vhich themfelves had jowen^ with much adoe ^ by little 
and little opening and cleaving the earth with their own 

hands and fo covering and hilling the fame^ without any 
tffuTed hope what would betide thereupon^ and whether 
the fame would come to any proof and perfedion or 
HO 5 they did many things hks unto thofe that commit 
dead bodies to the earth , and mourn therefore. More" 
over^ liks ^^ we fay^ that he who buyeth the booths of 
Plato, buyeth PUto : and who is the adonr of Men^n-' 
res comedies^' is faidto aU and p/^y Menander : Sem-' 
hlably^ they did not ff are and forbear to give the names of 
the celeftiall gods unto their gifts and inventions^ honour* 
' '^ the fame with all reverence^ for the ufe and need they 
had of them. But they who come after taking this grofely 
and foolijhly, and upon ignorance unskilfully returning 
uponthegodsthe accidents of their fruits ; not only called 
^eirprefence and fruition^ the nativity of the gods -^ and 
their ah fence or want of them ^ the death and departure of 
\thegods ; but alfo believed fo much and were perfwaded 
fully fo : Infuch wife^ as they have filled themfelves with 
wmyahfurd^ lewd and confufed opinions of the f aid gods. 
And yet verily^ the error and ahfurdtty of their opinions 
they had evidently before their eyss prefented by Xenopb a- 
j ncs the Colophonian, or other Thylofopbers after him^ 
\T»ho admonificdthe i^gyptian?, thut if they reputed them 


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gods^ they j}}0uld not lament for them : and if they mourned 
tbeyjhouid net take them for gods ; as alfo that it was re^ 
dkuloUs^ mockery ^ in their lamentations to pray unto them 
ior to produce new fruits and br in T them unto perfeCtion 
for them J to the end that they might be confiimed again 
and lamented for. But the cafe fiands not fo : for they 
hewaile the fruits that are gone and fpent^hut they .pray 
unto the gods the authors and give s thereof^ that they 
would vouchsafe to bejioyp upon them new^ and mak^ them 
grow in fupfly of thofe which were perifl^ed and loji , Eight 
well therefore was it faid of the {'hylofophersy that thofe 
who have not learned to heare and tak^ words aright ^ re- 
ceive alfo ftnd ufe the things themfelves amifs : as for 
example^ the Greekj who were not taught nor accujhmed 
to call th?ftatues of brafs and fione painted images or Tc- 
iefmes; and afterward were fo bold^ as to Jay, that 
Lachaies defpoiled and jiripped Mitierva out of her 
clothes^ and that Dyoriiilus the tyrant polled Apollo w^t? 
had a perry wlC? or bufh of golden haire ; alfo that Jupiter 
CaipitoWnusduringthecivillwarrs was burnt and con* 
fumed with fire. And thus they f'^e not^ how in fo doing jj' 
they draw and admit falfe and erroneous opinions which '' 
follow upon fuch manner of fpeeches. And herein the 
JEg\ipti2Lns of all other nations^ have faulted moj}^ about 
the be alls which they honour and worfhip. For the G^eekj 
verily in this point both beleeve and alfo fpeak_ well^ ^^yi^g 
that the dove is a bird facred unto Venus, the dragon to 
Minerva^ the raven or crow to /^^poilo, and the dog to 
Diana, according to that which VAiv'i^ides faid '^ 
The£;oddefsD/>^^^ fhiiiino; by night. 
In a dogs portrait will take much delight, 
But the Egyptians, atleafi wife the common fort of them, 
W9r(hipinz and komurin^^ thefe very beafts as if they were 
gods the mfelve^^ have not only peftered with laughter and 
ridiculous mockery their Lyturgie and divine fervice^ ( for 


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Ignorance and folly in this cafe is the leajlfin of all others ) 

b ut alfo there is crept into the midfi of men ajlrong opinion^ 

which hath fofarre poffeffed the fmple and weaker fort., a. 

that it hringeth them to mere fuperfiition. And as for 

\fuch asl he of more quic\ and witty capacity^ and who 

kefides are more audacious^ thofe it driveth headlong into 

\ hea\ily cogitations andAtbifUcal difcQurfes ; And therefore 

\l hold it not amifsy curfartly and ly the way to annex 

thereto fuch things as Geomancy teacheth. For to fay^ 

{that the gods for feare of Ryle were turned into thefs 

• creatures.^ as if they thought to hide themfdves within the 

' bodies of the black^fiorJ^s calledo\h\d ^s^ ofdoggs and hawk^s^ 

is a wonderful mifiery to the Common r^^ader Uk^wife to 

hold^that thefoules of thofe who are departed^fo many as re-" 

ntainjiill inheing^ are to come into fie (h again onely in the 

bodies. And as for thofe who will feem to render a civill 

andpolitickjeafon hereof \ feme give out that Engenius 

in a great expedition or voiage of hii^y having divided his 

\armie into many parts ( fuch as in Greek are- called p^^x^g 

and TdL^Bi^^ that is to fay y hands and companies ^ he gave 

mto every of them for their fever al enftgnes theportraUurei 

znd images of Gcomdirtcy .: and each hand afterKpards 

jonoured their own^^and had in reverence as fome holy and- 

'{acred thing. Others affirme^ that the kjngs whofucceed^ 

'd after Eugenius, for to terrify their enemies went forth 

battel^ carrying before them^ the figures of G eomancy 

nade in gold andfilver^ upon their armes. Some there be 

ligain^ who alledge^ that there was one of thefs their fuh-m 

He and fine headed kjngs^ wholinowing that the ^gyp i- 

ms of their own nature were lightly diffofed^ ready to 

'evolt and given to change and innovations^ alfo that hy 

'eafon of their great multitude ^ their power was hardly to 

e refirained and in manner invincible ^ in cafe theyjoyned 

ogethermcounfell and drew jomtiy in one common line^ 

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therefore he [owed among thnn a perpetvall fuperflition^ 
which gave occafioH of drffemioH and enm'ity among them 
that never could be appeafed ; For when he had given com-' 
7nande:Tient nntothem^ for to have in reverence thofe Tc^ 
\t^mt?> which naturally difa.greed and warred together ^ 
even fnch as were rea^y te dellrey thofe that carry them 
whiles every one endevoured alwaies to fuccour and maintain 
thi'ir own^ andwere moved to an^er if any wrong or dif- 
■plcpfure were done to thofe which they affeUed 5 they fell to* 
geth?r themftlves hy the ear es^ ere- they were aware and I 
hjllcd one another^ for the enmity and quarrel which was ■ 
hetween thofe figures whonr they adored^ andfo foflered mu^ 
PLd and mortal hatred. For even at this day^ of all the 
./^Igyp'^'^ns t^^ Lycopclitans ow/v, eatmntten^ hecaufe 
the rvolfe wh mt th?y adore as a god is enemy unto (Ijeep^ 
hec a-ife their figures are oppofte. And verily in this our 
aq'e. the OxyrinciPtes, hecaufe the CynopolireSj that is 
to f^y^ the inhabitants of the city CynopoH<^5 eat the 
filh named Oxyrincho , that is to fay^ with the (harp 
becke^ whensoever ^hey Can entrap or catch a dogge^ mal^e 
no more adoe but k^llhim for a facrifice and eat him when 
they have done. Vpon which occafon hav'ng levied warr 
on' ^{rainfithe other ^ and done much mischief reciprocally^ 
after they had be^n well cht\ufd and pla^Ufd by the Ro-j( 
nians, they g en> to attonement and compofition. An^ for ' 
a s much as -r any of them do Cay^ that the Coule of Hyle 
departed into thefs beaiis^itfeemeth that this fi^ion impor- 
tcth thus much^ that every hfutiflj and beafily nature com- 
ir.eth and prcceedeth from fome evilGen'ms', andtherefort 
to puCifie him that he doe no mifchief^ they worjhip anc 
adore t':efebea{h And if per'adventvrt' there happen an 
great drought or contagious heat^ which caufeth pe(\ilen \ 
7naladiei or other unufual and extraordinary calamities 
I the priejis bring forth Jome of tboje Te\c[mcs which the 



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ferveandhomnrin the dark night, without any wife in 

^reatfilence, menafmg them at thefirfi and putting them 

it fright mw if the plague or calamity continue ftilL 

they l{,ll andfacnfice a (heep, think>ng this to be a punift,. 

mentand chaft.ifementofthefaidevilld^mn, orelfefow 

great expiation for notable Jinnes and tranfgreffwns Vor 

m the city verily of Idithya, as Manethos maketh retort, 

the manner u to burne men alive, whom they called Hvlij, 

Jhof^afheswhentheyhadboulted throuzh a tamife, they 

fcattered abroad, vmill they were reduced to nothing : 

But ths was done openly at a certain time in thofe dales 

yphichare called Cyn.des or Canicular. MarvUhe im- 

molationofthefeheafts, which they accounted famd, wat 

performed fecretly andnotat acertain time o^ upon t^e- 

Jlx.'d dates, but according to the occurrences of thor xci- 

:dents which hafned. And therefore the commom people 

neither \newnor faw ought, but when they fohmnize their 

cbfeqmes and funerals for them, in the prcfence of all the 

feople they fiew feme of the other beajh and throw th^m 

.together mo the repulcher,fuppofmg thereby to vex and 

' TA-^i'V" r" ''^'''^' the joy that he hath in doinz 
mi^huf Foritfeemeth that Af,s with fome other beafl, 
,wasconfecrated to Eugenius : howfoever they attribute 
^anymore unto him. And if this be trw, I fuppofeit 
importeth that which we Jeeiandfearch all 'this whHe, as 
Puckng thofe which are confeffedby all, and have common 
hmm : as the forefaid fiorke Ibi., \he hauke aZtZ 

truit^'Vr'''^?'' ''•^"'^«- Now there rem il: 
ah utility and fymbohzation hrreof : ccnfderinir that 
rme participate of the one, but the molltZt^fbth 

S;s?i''i^"''f r? "'''''' Sne:s 

|Wtoa„„ they honor them for the ufe and mf,t thev 
rcceivebythetit: like as the inhabitant/of LemSw 

/ 2 the 

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the birds called Corydali, becaufe they find out the 
locujlsnejisandquajh-their eg^es. Ihe Theffahans «/g 

hJetheliorKelin great '''=^'^»l^''%'fj^;''%\Z 
country tlaiven to breed a number of ferpent,, thejata • 

\heyn,adeanidta. mxh anmttmatm thatwhofoever 
hUleda florke (houldbebanilhed hn country, the ferpe»t 
AfpisX ti ifezillandtheFlyecMdthe BeUllthj 
rTrJebeCavfethey observe in them I wot not what 
mianhr ( /.% <« « drop of water weperce^ve 
he Jefen,blan e \f the fun^ of the f'^'l' P^^l-J^ 
mJthereheevenyeX, who both thmk and fay, that the 
ZaleWezdlengendrethwith the female by her eare and 
thatl hringeth forth heryoun. at the month -. wkch fym- 
Zde^haslyfiy, andreprefenteththe '";'^>'lf£^ 
neration of fpeecb. As for the beef , they hold h'^ 
throughout all their kinde there ,s no female ^ut dU^' 
,naleUo Mow or call the,rfeed ,nto '^ »rtat»glohmoT 
round matter in forme of bah which they dnve from them, 
ZrMo ar.d fro contrariwaies, hk as the fun when 

about t&e heave'i clem, contrary Ihe Afp.s alfo they 
foZl re tothe planet of the fun, becaufe he doth never age 
and Z^ old. hut moveth in all facihty, readmefs and 
Tetrayw'thout the meane. of a.y infiruments of motjoK.^ 
Sfr is the Crocodile fetfo much by amongthem,wtthut 
fonXobMecaufe,f^ theyfaythatinfomerefpephe,, 
{hvlryirna,e,-eprefe.tinzgod-. asbetng the onlycrea- 
tuninth^mrldUichhathm tongue : for as much asdt- 
vinefpeech needeth neither voice nor tongue : 

But through the paths of Juftice ^valks 

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Direfting right all mcrtall things, 
in their due time and place. 

Attdof allbeafis living within the neater ^ the Crocodile 

onely ( as men fay ) bath over his eyes a certain thin filme 

or transparent wehhe to cover them^ which comdh down 

from his forehead infuch fort^ as that he can fee and not 

befeen , wherein he is conformable and like unto the fove* 

raign of all the gods. Moreover look-in what -place the 

female is difcharged of her fpawn , there is the utmofi 

mar\e and limit of therifingand inundation of Nil us ; 

for being not able to lay their e'gges in water ^ and affraiS 

mthall to fit far off^ they have a mofi per fed and exquifit 

1 forefight of that which will be ; infomuch as they mat^e ufe 

; of the riven approach when they lay : and whiles they Jit 

\ and cover their egges be preserved dric^ and are never 

dr nched with the water ^ A hundred egges they lay^ in 

fo many daies they batchy and as many yeers live-- thsy^ 

which are longejl lived : And this is the firji and principal 

number that they ufe who treat of celeftial and terreftrial 

matters . Moreover^ as touching tbofe beafis which are hO' 

mred for both caufes^ we have fpo\en before of the dogge : 

but the Ibis or bUc\ llorke^ be fides that it hjlleth thofe fer- 

pents whofe prick^and liing is deadly^ (}:e was the firji that 

taught us the ufe of that evacuation of clenfing the body by 

uifire^ which is fo ordinary in Thyfick^: for perceived Jhe 

iito pwrge^ clenfe^ and mundifie her felf in that fort: 

thereupon the moflriligiouspriejis^ and thofe who are of 

ireateil experience^ when they would be purified^ tahefor 

\ heir holy water to fprinkje them fives with^ the very fame 

fut of which the Ibis drinheth^ for (he n?ver drinkj of 

'mpoifoned and infeBed water ^ neither will (he com^ neer 

into it. Moreover with her two legits ftanding at large 

^m from the other^ and her bill together ^ (he maketh (tjt 

f 3 ' a^foluts 

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ahfolnte triangle with three even fides^ he fides the variety 
ifnd fpeckjed nnxtnre of her J>tume confijjing of white 
feathers and hlack^^ refrefnteththe Moon when fie ispafi 
the full. Now we mull not marvel at the Egyptians, 
for pieafmg and contenting themftlves infuch reprejentati- 
Cffs andfimilitudes, for even the Greeks themfelves as well 
in their pidures as other images of the s^odsy melted and 
iproyght to any mouldy ufed many times fuch refemhlances : 
for oneTc-.tfwx inCrttii they hid of Jupiter without 
ear es^ hecatife it is net meant for him who is lord and go- 
•vernov.r of all^ to have an; in'\nid.ion by the hearing of 
others unto tie image 0/ Pa 1 1 a s . P b i d ia s t^f Imager fet 
a dragon ; liJ^ as to that of Venut? in the city ,f Elis a 
Tortoife ; givingl us ly this to under jtan '^ that maidens 
had need of guidance and good cuftodie^ and that married 
'Women ought to keep the houfe and he filent. 7he three for- 
l^d mace of i\^eptune 5 fignifyeth the third place ^ 
vphich the fea and element of water holdeth-, under heaven 
and aire j for which caufe thy called the fea A nip hit rite, 
find the pettie^ and the pettie fea-gods Tritons, Alfo the 
Vy th;\gOT:?iUS have highly honouredthe nmnhers and fi- 
gures Geometrical and Geomartical by the gods names: 
for the triangle with three equal fides they called Pallas, 
home out of Jupicers^r/?/^^, and Tritogenia, for that 
it is equally divided with ]hree right lines j front thre? 
anglei drawn hy the plume, Onu or unitie they named 

As well for his per.fwafivc grace ; 
^ as plain liniplicitie. 
That doth appear in youthful fa cej 
and thi!? i3 uiiicie. 

7)^^y th'l icr:::ed Ccntenticn ar.d holiness : and 'hrce 


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Juflice. Read the Holy Guide, /?5. 2. For whereas to 
offend and be offended^ to doe and to fuffer wrcng. cr^im 
the other hy defed^jujtr emumeth eqv ally between in the 
fnidefi, That\ famous fjuaternarie of theirs , named Tc« 
tT3^yS- which confiiteth of fournhies. a^-d amouKUir 
thirty fix ^ wasthnr greate'}j)ath forife in ev.ry 
-mouthy and they called it the World ^ as bein^ ace. 
fhed of the firjl ioure even numbers, and ih^ firi frmy o,u' t., 
compounded into one to'jether. If then the 'no[i excelun' 
and beji: renouned I'hilofophers-, percciv rn'^ in things which 
have neither body nor foule^ fom-type d,}d f'lurs ofdi^-ie^ 
have not thought it c^cod to negled or di'fpife i^v\ ih ng 
herein, or pa fs it over without due honour. . p-p'y^fe we 
oufiht much lefs foto doe in thofe propntte' and qv amities 
which are in natures fenfitive^ having life^ and being ca- 
pable of pAfjions and affed.ions^ according to their incl'mit-' 
'tions and conditions And therefore we muji not content 
')ur felves and re It in the worjhiping of thefe and fucb like 
relefnies by ficrificing Beafts opPofte ^ but by them a- 
iore the divinitiethat fhineth in them^ as in mcfi cleere 
md bright mirrors^ according to nature^ reputing them^ 
zlwaies as the\'7ynhument and artif.ciai work^nanfjjip of 
lod^ who ruleth and govcrneth the univerfc^l world : nei^ 
her ought we to think^e^ that any thing void of life^ and 
leilitute cf fenfe^ can be more worthy or excellent than 
hat which is endued with life andfenf'S -. no not although 
tmanhungnever fomuch zcldor a number of rich eme^ 
-auds about it : for it is colours^ figures, and polifhed bodies 
hat Genii doe \rnhabite in : but whatfcever doth not par^ 
icipate life^ nor is by nature c apable thereof., is of a more 
Wi>afe and ahjed condition than the very dead. But that 
tature which liveth and feeth^ which a! fo in it fe If hath 
he beginning of motion and h^owlcd^^e of that which is 
'■fopsr andmeety as^alfothat which is (bran ge unto it^the 

/4 ' P"^^" 

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fante ( I fay, ) hath drawn fome influence and portion of 
that wife providence^ whereby the univerfal world is go. 
^fernedy asHtrsicYitusfaith. And therefore the deity is 
m l(fsreprefented in fuch natures^ than inworis made of 
Irafsandfione^ Ihus much of that opinion, as touching 
the knowledge ofGcnW^ which 1 approve for heft^ and the 
facrificing of heajis to. Telcfmes, as is taught in the 
following books of Geomancy, 

f^oreover the hahilliments of Beata he of different 

tindu es and colour s : for her whole power conftjieth and 

is employed in matter whieh receivethall fo ntes^ and be^ 

Cometh all manner of things^ to wit^ lights dark^efs^ day^ 

mghx , fre^ water ^ life^ death^ beginning and end. But 

the robes of Eugefiius have neither fljade nor variety, but 

are of one fimfle Colour, even that which is lightfome and 

bright. For the firft and primitive caufe is fimple ; the 

principle or beginning, is without all mixture, as being 

fpiritual and intellegible. Whereupon it is that they 

make fhew but once for all of hi ^- habiliments, which when 

they have done they lay them up again and befiow them, 

fafeandk^efthemfojiraightly^ that no man may fee or 

handle them : whereas contrariwife they ufe thofe 0/ Beata 

fftauy times : For thatfenfible things be in uf age, and feeing 

ihey are ready and ever in hand^ and be fubjed evermore 

to alternative alterations, therefore th£y he laid abroad. 

anddifplaied, fortobefcen often. But the intelligence 

of thi7t which is fpiritual and intellectual, pure, ftmple, 

^nd holy, fK'ining as a flap of lightning, offered it felf 

jmto the foule but once, for [to be touched and fcen, 

^nd therefore Pinto and Aiiftotle call this part 

af Phylpfophy 5 I.TTC'/J iKov., for that thofe who dif- 

ccvrfe of reafon , have pa ffed beyond all matters fub' 

U'd to Tnhizl^d and variable opiyiicns^ leap at length to the 

',r:f:)vp!,ni-Jto^ thi^ fiy'l Principle, n'biclfis Ciwple, and 


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mt material : and after they have in fome {orX attaifted to 

the pure and fwcere trvth of tt^ they fi^fpff^ that thdr 

fhylofophy as now accoMpliped is cowe to final perfeCiion^ 

hndt at which the priepinthefe daies are very precife 

\and wary to Jhew^ kfepins; it hidden and fecret with fo 

great Cpre and dili^ence^ allowing mt fo ntuch as a fight 

thereof fecretty and by the way ; alfo that this god ^aigneth 

land ruleth over the dead^ and is no other than be whom 

t^e Greeks name Hades <r«i Pluto : the common people 

ftot under jlandin^ how this is true^ are much troubled', 

ihinhjng it very firange that the holy and f acred Euge- 

inius fhojdd dwell within or under the "Earthy where their 

bodies lie who are thought to be come unto their finall end. 

But he verily is moji farre removed from the earthy without 

flainorpollutiony pure andvoidofallfubfianceorMaturey 

that may admit death or any corruption whatfoever.How* 

beit the foul es of men i fo long as they be here beneath clad 

within bodies and pafpom, can have no participation of 

God^ unlefs it he fo much onely as they may attain unto the 

intelligence of y bytheftudy ofThyloJophy^ and the fame is 

but in manner of a darks ^y^^^* But when they fhaU he 

delivered from thefe bonds ^ and paf into this holy place 

Inhere there is no paffion^ nor paifibk forme : then^ the 

fame god is their condu dour and king : then they cleave 

unto him^ as much aspoffibly they can : him they contem^ 

•plate and behold without Jatietie : defmng that beauty 

phich is not pofjiblefdr men to utter andexfrefs : whereof 

according to the old Authors, Beata was alwaies jna^ 

mottred : and having pur fued after it untillfie enjoyed 

the fame J fhe afterwards became replenijhed with allgood^ 

nefs and beauty that here may be engendred. And thus 

much may fuffice for that fen fe and interpretation which is 

ptojl befeemni'/ the gods. Now if we mufl befides^ fpeak^as 

Ifromift'd bc'orc ; of the incenfe and odors which are 


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burnt every day : let a man confider firfi in hhminde^ 

andtah^ this with him^ that the Egyptians were men 

evermoreMofi jludiousin thofe ntattets which made for 

the health of their bodies^ hut principally in this regard^ 

they ha din recommendation^ thofe that concerned the ce* 

remonies of divine fervice in their fanUifications and in 

their ordinary life and converfation^ wherein they have 

no lefs regard unto hoffomenefs then to wholinefs : For they 

thinks it neither law full nor befeeming to ferve that ejfence 

which is altogether pure^ every way found and impollutedy 

either with bodies or foules corrupt with inward fores and 

fub'je& to fecret maladies. Seeing then^ that the aire^ 

which we tnoft commonly ufe^ and within which we alwaies 

converfe^ is not evermore alik^ difpofed^^nor in the fame 

temperature : hut in the night is thickfted and made grofsy 

whereby it comprifeth and draweth the body into a. kind of 

fadnefsand penfivenefs^ as it were overcafi with darkf 

miftsand weighed down: fo fo on as ever they he up in a. 

morning to their TtXe^mfi^ they bur ne incenfe by kjnd- 

ling Rofiny for to cleanfe and purifie the aire by this rare* 

faUion and fubtilization^ awakjng as it were and raifing 

ly this meanes, the inbred fpirits of our bodies ^ which were 

langmfhinganddrowfie : for that in this order there is a 

forcible vertue^ which vehemently flrih^th upon the fenfes. 

Again^ about noon^ perceiving that the Sun draweth 

forcible out of the earth by his heat^ great quantity offtrong 

vapours^ which be intermingled with the aire^ then they 

hum myrh : For the heat of thii aromatical gum and 

cdor is fiich^ as that it difppateth whatfoever is grofs. 

thicks and muddy in the aire. And verily in the time of 

feftilenc^Thyfitians think^to remedy the fame by making 

great fires, heinz of this opinions thatf he flame doth fubti* 

Hate and rarefie the aire : which it effedeth] no doubt the 

better in cafe they bnrnefweet wood^ as of the Cyprefs trees^ 


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^fjunipr^ or Pitch tree. Now they fay the Oath of thofe 
hat fwearey infeB the aire with plagues^ for the Genii 
vill not (uffer fins t3 cortte among them And hereupon 
yporteditisthatthe Phyftcian fKcron^when there raigned 
t grievous plague at Athens, wan a great name andre^ 
mmtation^ by caufing good fires to be made about the ficJ^ 
'^erfons : for hefaved many by that meanes. And Plato 
iptiteth that the fweet fcents and good fmells of perfumes^ 
ointments J flowers and jra^rant medowes^ ferve no iefs 
for health than for delig ht and pleasure. For that by their 
heat and mildenefs they gently diffolve and open the fuh^ 
fiance of the braine^ which naturally is cold and as it were 
congealed, Again^ if it be fo^ that the JEgy^t\^ns call 
myrrh^ in their language Ball^ which if a man interpret^ 
fignifieth as much as the difcufjlng and chafing away of 
idle talke and raving 5 this alfo may ferve for a tejUmony 
TO confirme that which we fay^ As for that compofition 
among them named C\y\\\^ it is a confection or mixture 
receiving fixteen ingredients, for there into it^ hony, 
wine, raifins, cyperous, roiin, myrrh, afpalathiis 
and fefeli. Moreover the fweet rufh Schaenos, Bitumen, 
MofTe, and the dock : Be fides two forts of the juniper 
berries, the greater and the lef-^ Cardamomum ^«^ 
Calamus. All thefe fpeeches are compounded together 
not at a venture and as it commeth into their heads : but 
there be read certain f acred writings unto the Apotheca- 
ries ^«^3^ Perfumers, all the while that they mix them. 
' As for this number although it be quadrate^ and made of 
tifqu are and only of the munbers equal j mak^th the f pace 
CdJitained within equal to his circumference^ we are not to 
thinks that this is any way material to the vertue there- 
of- : but mofi of the fimples that goe to this compofition 
being aromatkall^ cafi a pie a f ant breath from them and 
yeeld a delegable and y> hoi fome vapour^ ly which the aire 


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is altered : and witball^ the body bein^ moved with this 
evaporation^ is gently prepared to repofe^ and ta^eth an 
attra^ive temperature of fleeps in letting flacky and un* 
binding the bonds ofcares^ wearines and forrowes^ inci» 
dent in the day time, and that without the help offurfet 
anddrunkennefs: polijhing and fmooth'mg the imaginative 
part of the brain^ which receiveth dreames in manner of a 
ntirour which the Genii communicate to us infleep^ caufing 
the fame to be pure and neat^ as much or rather more^ 
the found of harpe^ lute^ viole^ or any other inflruments 
of mufick^^ which the Pythagore^LUS ufed for to procure 
Jleepy enchanting by that device^ and dulcing the unrea* 
fonable part of the foule which lis fubjeU to paffjons. For 
fweet odorsy as they doe many times excite and jiir up the 
fenfe when it is dull and heginneth to faile : fo contrariwife 
they maks the fame as often drowfie and heavy , yea and 
hrin^ it to quietmfs whiles thoje aromatic all fmells by reafon 
of their fmootbnefs are fpread and defufed in the body: 
According as fome Vhyfttiam fay^ that flee p is engendred 
inm^ when the vapour of the food which we have recei^ 
vedy creepeth gently alon^ the noble parts and principal 
bowels^ and as it toucheth them^ caufeth a J^ind of tickjing 
which lulleth them a (leep . This Cy phi they ufe in drink^^ 
as a co^pofition tofafon their cups and as an ointment he- 
fides : for they hM^ that bein7 ta\en in drink^^ it fcour^ 
eth the guts within animak^th the belly lojpative \ and 
beinir applied outwardly as a linement^it molufieth the body. 
Over and above all this^ Koftn is the works of the fun : 
Myrrh they gather by the Moon light^ out of thofe plants 
fro^n which it doth de(iill : nut of thofe fmples whereof 
Cy^h'i if c^mpoundeJ^ fome there be which love the night 
better, as many I mean as be Hourifhed by cold windes^ 
fijado'vs. dewes and moiiiure. For the bright nefs and 
Ifghtoftkdtyis&f^e and fintple : and Pindarus faith 


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that the fun is feen through the pure and foUtary aire i 
vphereas the aire of the night is a compound and mixture 
9f many lights and powers^ as if there were a confluence 
of many feeds from every jiar running into one. By good 
tight therefore they burne hefe fimple perfumes in the day^ 
as thofe which are engendred by the vertue of the fun : but 
this being mingled of all f$rts and of dive^fe qualitieSy 
they fet on fire about the evening, and beginning of tie 
night. We fl:ould have prefaced fomething in defence 
fft^f JeweS) who are f rifely accufed of burning their 
children to the Idol Molor, whence the accufiomed of 
leaping over the fire of St. John hath been derived^ how 
We ought not to rejlonthe bare letter of the Scriptures^ 
a^id of the opinions concerniag the number of ye ares from 
the C eation of our Saviour Chrift, and why the ftrange 
Statues of Laban, tf«^ Micha called Teraphim were 
allowed of God, of certain ftrange prodigious things 
which have foretold difafterSy which have been feen to 
come to pafs , and which doe yet foretell the fame 
of Gamahes Jngraven and thofe naturall 3 of the 
ghofts of dead people that appear e in Church yards, and 
after great flaughter of Armies whence they proved. By 
what means the power of figures is proved. The wonder-^ 
full effects o/Telferaans, and why our Saviour Chrili is 
oftner pidured fuffering upon the Crofs,then fitting at the 
^ight hand of his father ^why the Ancients placed Images 
in their lemplesy of the manner of makjng Tc\c{manSy 
and what power the Angells have over them, by the in- 
fluence of the heavens^ of Socrates and Virgils Telef^ 
matical fly, and herfleeth of the Telefmatical golden calfy 
and brazen ferpent, and why [they were made of tbefe 
mettalls, of the fpirits of the Planets^ and the Aftrolo* 
gical cabal of the Jewe?, of the planet ary]zephicots and 
the ftars that caufe diverfitj in Religion of JEiy^pthn 

^ re- 

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lelefmei. Of the mifiery of Mercury in Vergo, and 
how Apology and Geomancyis. demonftrable out of Holy 
Serif ture^ of what manner of ceremonies the \{tbvtvits 
ufed toward their new-married bride , of Angels and 
Saints that have been feen to appear in the cloud. But 
we have been very large ^ and pall therefore refer the 
Reader to the third part of the Temple of Wifdome,, 
fpbere the lelefmes and figures Jhall all be explained 

From our Virgin Pallace 
iiiHermupoUs* Vie i^ 

m HemupoUs. Vie % 

i? A.V''^* 5h. John Heydon 


Mr, John Hey don'f-^^wt^orif/Vj, or thi Catalogue 

Authors confultcd wiih m his f^'orl^s. 


A Br. Altharon. 
Albertus Magnus. 


B. Hieronymus, 


Adamanciuj Sophifta. 






, Aquinas. 






Albertus Teutonicus, 




Ambrofius Para»us. 


Anciochus Bartholoma?us. 



Chriftophec Heydon Kt. 

Andreas Lauremius. 







Caefar Diftator. 


C. Catan. 


Cafpar Bartholinus, 

Andreus Corvus. 


Alexander Trallianus. 


Arnaldus Villanovanus, 


, Aphchonius. 

Collegium Conimbrifcnce. 

Antonius Gern[iironus. 

Cardinal Caietan. 






Conftantius Afrkanus, 










Digby Kt. 



Demofthenes.' . 





Antonius Cremenfis, 



De Spagnec. 
D. TBoraas. 
















Gaudentius Merula. 



Giegorius NIcenus. 

Gerard of Cremond. 













Henrkus Corn. Agrlppa Knight. 

Helenas Priami, 


Hieronymus Mercurialis. 





Hugo Vi^orinus. 






Jacobus Hollerius. 

Jacobus Martini. 


Jofephus Appion. 

Johannes de Indagine. 

Johannes Rothmanus. 


Johannes Pofthius. 

Juftinus Philof. & Mart. 



Lucius ScyUa« 
Ludovicus Vives, 
Lud, Mercatus. 

Munfter. \ 



^ i 



R. Mofes. 

Matth^us Drefferui. 




Michael Scot us. 







Quintilianas. , 



Nicolaus Taurellu^ 




Realdus Columbus. 



Rodolphus Hofpinianur, 








1 P 





Schoia Salemitana. 



T^ctrus Apponcniis. 

Synefius. ^ 

I'ctrus de area. 


I'etrus Viflenbachus, 












lilippus Melanfthoii, 








lUo Iuda*us, 











Thaddaeus Hagarluj. 


Theodoius Gaza, 

1 at«. 

i Tundinusi 

^ 1 

' 1 thcodoliua 









Vidoi Trincavdius. 








V ■ 




Valeiius Maximus. 

. z 

Veneus, . , , 


Valefcus de Tbrante, 




L. Vcrulam. 

Zeber AlchJn. 


yx- rf- 


Advertifement to the Reader. 

in behalfe of my Fiiead cht Author 
Mr. J^hn Heydon^ 

BVt as yet I have not leave to direct thee to thh Author^ 
for now he forfal^s Company^ and is were Mdanchol- 
ly then SociaUe ; you may be flea fed to tak^. notice^ thai 
this Baok^depends upon a former of the Ha rmony of the 
World written by Mr. John Heydon, and in the Tyrants 
time preferved by thofe two great examples of Loyalty to his 
Majejiy^ ^irjohn Hanmer Barronet^ ajvi 5;> Ralph. 
YvttmTin^Knight and Collonelh and by permi'Jton coy^miu 
ted to the pre fs for the benefit of mankind-^) on are in tkisMe^ 
thod to follow the Hoi v G uide aU Compofed by this Author^ 
and it was thought fit that nothinz of fo worthy an Author 
jhould be left unprinted^ there is therefore his Ocia Impc- 
rialia, atid the Idea of the Law, Charaaeredfroyn Mo- 
fes to Kins; Charles; with the Idea of Warr^ Govern- 
menc and Tyranny^ aUpublijhed together Methodically^ 
andfo beteadforyour better under ji and ing. T^i/Rofie 
Cruc'an infallible Axiomata of Ihyhck, is a (if- 
courfe of a fecrec Foiincain, whofe water iloues from 
Fire, and carries in it the Beams of th;:: Sun and 
Sloort, and his iJabalia or the /{rt by which ^oCei Jo- 
fhua, Elijah, c^^. Did all their Miracle?, istoberead 
'i^ith his Regie Lunis, &c. there he teaches you to J^tow 
what a Glorious Creature mati was before his fall, 
of his Inimortallity andperf'^ft knowledg of God; 
Ail this. Authors Bookj are very plain and eafe to be app^e-. 
hended if they be read in Order ^ hs writei no 'Addles or dif- 
■ ,e 2 iisultiC^ 

1 ne Advertilement. 

ficuhiesy to put you to a tryal of wit s Htm I am certain 
without thefe Bookj^ there will be nothing but Confufion in 
the Iforld: And I am confident if mens Mindi were but 
truly fixt up&n this Temple, they would not prove fuch 
wenth. r Cocks^ to be turned about with the Wind of every 
fa'fe DoCirine^ of fome Atheiftical Aftrological vaine 
opinions : we jhould then be free from thofe disorders which 
threaten de(iru6iion to the Soul, and dijiradion to the Com- 
vton- wealthy hut let others write never fo wcll^ if our Pra^ 
life do not fecond their in\}rucnons^ we may be wife enough 
to fcnfee our Mipryy but mver k^iow-how to prevent it. 
Uhutpitty is it^ that this Famous Temple fhould produce 
m other effed^ but to informe our kyiowledgand confute our 
Converfation ; whiltftwe negled the truth that is appre^ 
bended. Jet there is fome hopes ^ that fuch obfervers^ whofe 
VJjCdomth^nh received the fiampe of goodnefs^ willim' 
prove their kj/I -to a real Advancement of thofe benefits y 
vMch lye loch^ up in this Glorious Tempi?. 1o whofe ufe 
and behoofs thife Excellent Works are Commended^ as 
the bift that ever were writei^ this kjnd^and mayferve 
for a general Ground and Foundation to all Kegular Con- 
ceptionfjhat concern the EfTence^^w^ Exigence of man. 
Tre Government of Kingdomes and Common- 
weal ths5<7?/(^^)'r^?^/f^//^?;c^o?^rfrfrw/z/ Salvation : And 
n'.w what u'^e you will mak^ of this Teny^\e is in your pO' 
wer ; If you be wife^ if not (iand bac\y and let others come 
vmo ity and poffeflit *, let thofe Malicious perfons thatfcan- 
dalize our Author ^with \ludied calumnies^ pafi unregarded^ 
fur they are fcclijh rude people that fpit filth at the Sun^ and 
it falls back^into their own faces hi' ii now riftng and high 
in favour with the Princes and Peers of thisKingdomeywhich 
caufe hUenemies to enviehim ; he flights their madnefl^ and 
fives them good Adv.ce he ii highly inefieemin theSpaniJh 
&'?nnch Courts /nd is Oi it Wcrc a Privy covncdlor to trany 


The Advrertifement. 

Lords &Kn'tght5^fo above his poor enemies fcorne^who grieve 
he€aufe they cannot hurt him : his Companions are the be (j: 
Knights and Gentlemen of this Jslation, and is highly honors 
edb) themy becaufe they love him ; 7he Eafe^ Common lill^ 
men^ I mean the ^ackj that daub their Medicines upon 
every Poft and IVall^ he pitties and inftruds them freely and 
fiudies to Cure thofe^ that thefe men have almoji kjld with 
their Lozenges and Pills^ vphich Poyfon the Body; he forgives 
thofe that endeavoured to poyfon and deflroy him^ and par- 
doned others that forged Villanies again fi him; He is a Pro- 
tefianty and doth good for evil^ to all thofe that invented 
lies again jl him ; in Cenclufion he is a Compleat young 
Gentleman as well in Body as in Mind^ ( yet for what Kea^ 
fo^Iknowmt^ negleds to Marry J yet continues Chajie^ 
I Kinde and faithful to his Friend^ and all that k^now him 
i find him Generous and Noble ^ in a word the ultimate of his 
j Emulation is to promote the Common good, 

|j^ne,i^ FarewelL 

1^63. « 

if. D. Knight, and Barronet. 

§3 To 


To my Loving and approved 

Friend the Author Mr. John Hey don, 
upon the Temple of Wi[dome^ 

SVirit or yian Aerial ! whats thy name > 
What (hall 1 call the only Son of fame > 
Minerva s Tfw/?/^ in your Brain we find, 
hx\a£!^iC2it Apollo's Prudence in your Mind, 
You knowledge equal with the gods do hold 
/^nd fccrets of the Oracles unfold. 
Tojears^ womhs^ dates and hours^ you time do (hew. 
By number make the Sun ftand jfi// or go^ 
Beajis^ Birdsand Flowers^ your a^detoo do implore 
From death their (hape and Species to Rcftore^ 
Health , Beauty^ Joutb and Blejjiftgs you can give 
And teach the dying Man a new to live. 
He kens when Frogs will (howre Rain, and knows 
When it will Thunder by the flight of Crowes: 
Converfes with good G^wiijand for the evil 
Can Cham them faft to the dark den o^ the Devil : 
He can foretell things paft, he can recall 
By power oi Figures ielefmatical. 
By vcrtue of the Stars too, when you pleafe 
You know whats doneamonglt th' Antipodes^ 
And from his mind, he Joyjear^ g^^^h ^^p^^^- 
For where tbcfe raigne no certain \nowledg dwels ; 
How fl)all I call you to mf, or which way gain thee^ 
^r with whatSacrificesentertainethee: 
How to efteem you, I am at a lofs 
Great Brother H^don of the Kofa CroJI, 

Ralph Freemm 

To his Ingenious Kinfman, Mr John 

Hey don^ u^onhh profound and learned 

Bookj intituled Theomagit^ Or, the 

temple ofWifdome^ 

SIR, lamfathfied, lince you have (how'n 
By this Book, all the former were your own. 
One Imp's enough to make Jov\ brain admir'd 
Thine fixteen hath produced, yet is not tyr'dj 
Dull Pafjve Earth in you clainies little (hare. 
You are Contpos'*d o( vfhzt's divine and rare. 
^Tis the morefprightly Ekntent ofipure Fire^ 
That 'bove the vulgar doth advance you higher. 
Within vjhoCcSfbxre a glorious Mifide doth move 
I All the Orbs of vertue with Celejlial Love^ 
I VVhofe A£^ive climbings carry us much fooncr 
f To the utmoft height, of noblenefs and honour : 
I Thy fpirit's reftleflc, Now thy bufie fancy 
Diverts it felf in th' Art of 4/fr<?w/r«ry. 
Jhy Soul aloft amongft tF Stars doth Pearch 
Whilft with profound and an unwearied fearch 
Thou fcan'ft the Caufes of their great effeCu^ 
Which hidden lye from Common intelleds. 
Stars are the Iniiruments of Heavens influence 
Darting their dijlant beams abroad ; from thence 
\ What's fafty what^s ^refent and to come^ thou l{How^fi ? 
How to prevent impendent dangers fhew'ft. 
; Then *mongft the depths of Angels next thou wad'ft 
th^irpowrs to learn^ Heavens confines thou invad^jL 
ATew/?/^thou haft rear'd, a laftingfraaie 
Not Babel-like, onely to get a Name : 
But that thy thoughts Divine, may Tee before 'em 
The way to enter the San^ium SanUoruiw, 

rm-zi T^^^^^^' Heydoff^ Mafterof Arts 

• ir/;. of Kxete.r Co Hedge in Ox/i^r^ and 

R eii or of CoSsford in Oxford-pfrc, 

,To the moft excellent Phylo- 

fopher and Lawyer, Mr. John Heydofij 

upon hisTheomagiay Or, the 

Temple ofWifdovte. 

THou'ft rais'd a Temple, which devouring time. 
Nor envious temperts (hall e'rc underminde; 
Afdcred Temple where we Meditate 
Wifdome divine, thcdiftatesofourfate. 
Let lB:emes proud Vatican a roome prepare 
Worthy this worke fo Rich, Sublime and Rare, 
The miftVies in Natures fecret Cabbins 
VnlockS^ Vnfeen^ Vnh;nown to learned Rabbmsy 
Thou'ft brought to light > and as Vromethem Vane 
VTon\Joves Star Chamber^ ntvf Seraptict{^ flame: 
Ic makes me think thou either haft converft 
I'th' counfe! of the gods^ and fo rehear'ft 
To the low'r world thefe depths, or elfe indulged 
By great ^f ol'o haft to us divulg'd 
Grand Milteries lain long in filent Grave. 
Ccnfult the OrackJeM you that crave 
Refolves > he wich the Spheares communicates : 
Thence, be Frodids^ and thence he Calculates. 
^(BpW-^3 cant die as long as Stars have Light 
This Temple crownM by day, can't fuffer Night. ' 

j«/,^thc ah ^^y^^^ Le-Ne've Gent. 

Med. Licenr, 

Pz» irb cf\^ ^ri €7^ c^ CTy €^ €7*^ iPQ €^ £f^ &Olf^ ^^ 

In T E M P L U M 

AKti(]ui t ace ant per flurima f^cuUVztcs 
^ot quot & afpeUo fyderefata notant, 
^uique docent G^mahcn, vel defiClum ere Tclefman 

Aut veterum Cabala m prolificatum Petram, 
Argenti autfulvi, per it ur a baud fetttina nojfe 

Auri & Cecropias vUcere poffit opes •, 
^uHtius inque animis quibw efi pernotufj & omnes j 

^iprecihus norunt car mwibufque Deos 
Fa: fiigrt adplachum cemendos finibuf orci 

Cogere^ dum fatuifatafutura rogant^ 
Eugeniofque fciuHt^ occult a Da"mona<; arte 

Redder e Colloquiis cum placet ejfe fukt 
Trafentes^ & qui lacerando vifcera terr£ 

lHnocu£ Larras adfuajujfa vocant^ 
Ecce mvum Artiftam ntagina qui prafiitit arte 

Effe^ium nuUus^ quod dedit ante fcio 
Et qui confcripto ut refer antum volumine mnndum 

Ingratnm tantk candidus arte heat^ 
Terge bonis avibus ; nigrii revorentur ab ambrU 

Do^orum manes, tetrkafpedra virum 
Hirefponfa dabunt^ triftewque hcheront^ntovebmli 

Tu dum qudgrentemfata futura moves 
Ma-ftdat is h ey done tui^^ Barathnimquc parebit 

Orcus, ut & Phlesjeton, fervus uterquetibi^ 
Neque virum lateantobfcura £nigmata tantum 

Sk mvui in terris t«Zoroafter eris 

Sic cccinit^ Georgius Staikey, 

^m^' Eirxneus Philopofti^ VhiUhthcs, 

«k A 

To the Ingenious Author Mr. John 

Heydon^ upon his Book intituled Theomagta^ 
Or, the Temple of Wifdom, 

HOw many wrkers are there Cuftles huild 
Vth y4ir<?3andfeeking th'applaufe of being skild 
In ArchiteBure^ though they can advance. 
No higher then th' Amours of a Komance : 
And but Cmfult bow they may entertain 
A Liquoriflj fancy with their wanton Brain : 
What you projecfs more Noble, *tis to treat 
Man's vaft delires with adequate meat. 
*Tis to ere6t a Temple ^ who can come > 
Where that name's due, without an Hecatome 
Of Sacrifice to him, Whofe gcn'rous mind 
Would rearc this ftrufturc^ in an Age defign'd 
For to DemoliQi every Edifice 5 
Which is Baptiz'd with fuch a name as this. 
Youftile it iVifdome's Temple 5 thus feclude. 
The foolifl3,the unhallowed and Rude, 
From ^nAdmiffion -, but there is no lofs. 
If F//j;riJ want ^AyiayAT^ntoff 
Ins Academy ; furc he but profanes 
Your Temple by his fteps ', who when the bancs 
Forbidden are between him and your Book, 
Will yet Attempt into thofe leaves tolook: 
Yet your Mifterious work muft needs acquire^ 
Amazement from the vulgar who Admircy 
That mo\l which they know leaft^ and thus the Sun 
When CIS Ecclips't is gazed moft upon, 
J (Iiall not Augtire what will be its fate 
Among the leVjrn'd, I cannot Calculate 
For tliar Meridian^ yet my x/ot^fhall paf«. 
To niak'c as famous as Vianai was. 

M-'y,z6. 1 fi:y. Thomas Fyge Gentleman* 



Ampjidimum DoftifTimumq; 

virum Johamem Heydomm Equitum, 
ItaLibrum Seraphycum, Infcriptum^ 
Tcmplum Sapicntiae. 

AKtiquofy Heydone, facisrevirefcere lauruSy 
Hoc doUofermonetuo : tuapaginamonflrat 
^uid Chaldaea foHat^ gukquid Nilotica tellitSy 
^uicquid ^^\\^,^^\^ quondam docuere Pelafgi, 
j^icquid-kv'dhSy qukquidnovit Carthaginis d\€ 
Jiinoni Vrbs Celebris^ quicquid celeherima Rontay 
Nojlervelmagnui g«/iCanceHarius iUe ; 
Indi, Brachnianni^wirgflfi^Druidefqi BritamUy 
§uid Zoroaftcr habit ^ R egis doUive Magifiriy 
(Nomina non audita him J longijpma Fatrumy 
(Froh dolor ! ) atferies mordaci tempore viUa. 
. Et ^h\tgttontxo% ffernensy Heydone, furcreSy 
Foji Hyemes multoi b^ic vafra repuUuIet acji 
fagina tunc curfu fcros doceatq-y Nfpotes^ 
T urn defolatas ^gens incalit aurea terr^, ^^ fratri^ 

~ Tu nee Livor edax hjt fanliai carpito charts ^ K.C, 
Humanum Yatum magtu v^tuere Cam£H£, 

May.M^ ^u^. T«/^^Willelmus Smith M./^* 
Hnper AtiU CUranfs Cantab. 

To his honoured Friend the 

Author, on his Iheomagia^ or, tk^ 
Temple of Wtfdome , 

AM I awake / or doe mine eyes put on 
Some Dreames phancaftick apparition > 
My longing mind's amus'd tofinde where this 
Temple of Rofie- Crucian IVifdome is ; 
For if I could, Tde foon approach to be. 
Unto thatfacred place a Votary ; 
Id'e fpare no time, but quit this prefent ftage. 
And zealoufly purrue,my pilgrimage. 
But 1 am ravifhV, and with wonder cry, 
WhatMufe/ or rather God of harmony 
Infpir'd our Author thus > Replies my fence. 
What gods but thofe, of Art and eloquence, 
Thxhm and Hermes > they whofe tongue or pen. 
Are ftill the interpreters 'twixt gods and men. 
Mylierious Vertues 5 occult powers we fee: 
The StarrSy and earth conjoyn'd in Rarmonji. 
Why thenproceedf ^r/itz'^/J)K/!)and fcorn the harme 
That milice can finde out, defert^s a charme: 
Be fortunate as knowing, mayyour pen 
Advance your fame, above the fpight ofmea 
And though tliefe ray unpolifh't lines can't raifc 
Your name, or give your workes defervcd praife ; 
Yet give me leave to write, and let them (hew 
ThcTcftimoaialsof my love to you. 

'^^^* Ko. Turner^ Med. Licent. 

Arcanomm ^ Supremorum , 

Scrutator! perfefiiflimo,Sciantifque^ 
Ornatiflimo, Domino, Domino 
Johanni Heydon Equici, amico 
meo delcftiffimo. 

fy V)) te ufque lugenii rapiunt Sfeculamini vafie ? 
'^ §^1) volitat Calami ftella Sacrata tuis^ 
§^id Mare^ quid Terras ; quid Vixij Regna flutonH 

In vahU ? aut Cdi nuntinafacra moves 5 
Ardua Cdorum fuperafti immo imma forafii 

lerrarum \ ulteriui qu£ Cupienda tihi : 
^id Tandem fnpereft ? fuperefl graviora Conariy 

Hoc Solum fuperefi te fuper are prim, 
^idd Juvat /IflroruM Curfufy C clique metiri ? 

Temet negledofi mor tent c peris. 
Scire tuum nihil efl^ nihil & tibi fcire juvahitf 

Omnia quantuwvii qu£ Cogitandafcias 
Vamnati p£nai Kofii •, Noftique Beati 

Tramiatunc Eligaiqu£ tihi grata magit 
Vivere quam gratum efl ^ quam grata ejinoftra voluptas 

Sit xibi vita tales, fit tihi vita mori. 

'^l^tuY": ThomasRevell, Am. 

f:Cf9 }rfSf9 tOs^nOsv t«f5 ti\!f:r tC!fy 

To the prafticall Reader^ up- 

tm The Temple of WifdcfMe^ ereScd 
by my honoured Friend^ Mr. '^ohn Hey don. 

REader / The Author(nor5with little paynes) 
Produc'd thisIiTue of his labouring Braynes, 
To tell what Gaffareis Telcfm*s Ga maces 
Did mcanej Our Author hath difcovercd thefe. 
What Cattaft taught by Geomantick skill 
Our Author hath made common by his (juill. 
I name thefe two, and let alone the reft, 
Becaufe thefe two are oncly EngliQi dreftj 
r^e (ecn the Italian^ French^ and Spanifh too^ 
Upon thefe Subjeds making much adoe^ 
And in compofurej to be very neat. 
But none of them, till now wasere compleat. 
Some men read this, fome that, we daily fee 
So many men, fomany mindcs there bee. 
Who plcafure takes to fatisfy his mind 
In unknown fecrets, here he may them find s 
And if what Gaffareiy and Cattan Wrote, 
Hath been accepted, I will give my Vote, 
For this our Auchr^ in thefe unknown wayes 
He'lc be >our Guide and lead you out with bayes. 
Who ere will take the paines to try this Science^ 
To purblind Ignorance, (hall bid defiance. 
Hee's to bee prais'd, who ever doch impart. 
The Hidden things of Nature, and of Arr<, 

May^ the Sch 

«^'^-'- John Booker, ,,,,,,„,^„^ 


[To his Learned Friend Mr. 

JcbuHeydon ^ on this his moft Ex- 
cellent Treatife of Philofophy, Intituled 
iheomagtay or, 7 he Temple oj l/^'ifdome. 

TO write of Wifdomc in this CuriouiAge^(^Stage'^ 
Is thVay to bring your ^W/ and Bc^^on th' 
But your Strong Mercury Dreads no aflaults 
From VnderKPits ; or fuch vihoCt Judgement halts, 
Heethat (hall Cenfure thcCe your Miftique lines 
Muft Knowledge have in Her^ef Richer My lies 
Of Occult Learning : Plaine Vhilofophy now 
Falls fhorc (^Ten CuhitSy ) of your Boof{^sLnd you / 
C No Man a Gyants Bonnet off can throw 
Unlefs h' have Strength and Stature {o to doe ) 
'Tis not the Vrparfe in Scyence that (hall dare 
Pretend himfelf unto your Temple Heire, 
Nor muft Vrsfatttr ?erfonsy hope to find 
ToUy of that Gentle and Indulging Mind, 
As to Protedf in this your Sanduary 
Ihofe^ whofe unhallow'd Hearts and Hands Mifcarry, 

The Rougb-hewn Fancy muft ydJh: Tentfle flye, 
No Concubine of Arty (hall in her Lye ; 
5^e is prepared for the Afwf^i Nine, 
Who doe Command ( like Roman Mejfaline^ 

That none hut Kings there Enter ! \fothen Come, 

tec them in MCourty or Porchy find out a Koom. 


I ■! ■ 111 ■ ■ —^^-^^^m 

Scorn thenj^my Friend^the Squint-ey'd Eneniie, 
Shall dare to gise your Eoo^oryou the Lie -, 
lirth'Low-orb'd Spirits of this Britti/fel/cf, 
Being Jgn^raHt of your Labours great fhall fmilc .• 
Tell them the Cage^ or Stockj^ is much more fit^ 
( Unlefs they had a better Bank of wit ) 
For tib^»i to be acquainted with, then this. 
Your v(H>nby leiHple ( hpre J oijVifdome is ; 
For you may juftiy /coy« the Laymans (hift, 
When ScholUn ( I doc think ) Reach not your Drift j 
And Aovn forbedre^ to trouble yom Lofty Brainesy 
With Uach M^n's Comment on your Atlas Paines > 
This lie Praefage, your Book of JVifdorhe is^ 
A guidi that Uades to Natures Myfteries. 

Jme loth^ 8hiy 

John GadifHry^<iih9iA^^ntAttliK&' 






TheFtrjl 'Book: ' 

Chap. I. 
HowtoprojeSa Figure, the Rofie Crucian way. 

OD the Creator of all thiV^ 
outoftheC^^w, which was till 
bodies of nicked Angels made 
tlie Earth, which is divided into 
twelve equal parc5, whichever 
thefe Riileth: twelve Created 
Ideas, whichTring the vertiies 

his t-.;,ure doth make pr.cks, he mult forme four. 
^ the 

2 ihe Temple <?/ Wifdome, Book F. 

the tirft line of pricks like unto four Fingers of the 
Jefc hand, without counting the pricks, fo that at 
the lead there be to the number o^xteen in every 
Fuigen And thus frame all your otner lines of pricks 
unto the number of (ixteen ; and you nuifl not lay 
your hand upon the paper, till you have made the 
li'iteen liuesjalways poiKlringinyourheartjmoving 
the hand wherefore you make the Figure; and wn- 
<ieriland that the firft line is attributed unto the 
Fire^ the fecond to the Aire^ the third to the iVater^ 
the fourth to the Earth : And alfo that all thefe 
pricks iigniiie one Idea^ and all thefe lines an Ele- 
ment; and the four firft Inies, the firft Element, 
which is the Fire 3 the fecond four, the fecond Ele- 
ment, which is the Aire ; the third four, the third 
Elemenr, which is the Water : the foiir laft lines, 
the Tourth Elemenr, which is the Earth-, the lines be 
a^fo attributed tothe four angles of the Earth, ?//2S, 
1>/I, ^^V/, Norths Southy and ruled by four migtity 

Anfibc^ctUeldeasRendavoiiSj and are incorpo- 
rared into a tiijure, which is made by usj And is 
naturally a mecr cnclofuieorVeftmeut of the Pii'i^^ 
Idca^ which \^dn hivifibleCreaUd f pint. But more 
of this in itji proper place, after we fpoken of 
the Ct\i:n Riilers of the world : And this Art nuift: 
be received \n fome fublmie vercue : And all Artift 
fa.' .-nd Ilofie C} UC071S have demonllrated this to be 
twofold, the one whereof conljfts in Keligion and 
CernnonieSy and cherefure they will have the projeiJit* 
ing of riiiS Art to be made with llgns upon the Paper: 
Ko/I^ Crucians alfo fudge the hand of thepio;e6tor or 
worker to be moft prowerfully moved and directed 
by the Idea's or Genii when theyAfcend and Defcen i 
in ihch Regions : And therefore chey firft u[cd holy 

Book L 7he Temple of Wifdome. 3 

Vep'iQations^ Incantations with other Rites and obfer- 
vations provoking and alluring Idefis of this nature 
hereunto, as thfey move the Earth every hour- 

And it is in the very Soul it felf of the projeftor, 
whe he is carried to this work^withfome great cgrcfs 
of his now defirieiForthisArt hath a natural obedi- 
ence to the Soul it felfe : And of neceffity hath effi- 
cacy, and is moved to that which the Soul it felfe 
defires, and this is true and pure, neither matters 
it how thefe points areprojcfted, fo that there be 
fixteen in all the lines at leaft, and fixteen lines in 

And this Art may be praftifedjwhenfoevcf a mart 
will^ and according to the demand that is inade, be 
it night or day^Fair weather or Foul^Rain or Wind. 
And moreover you muft note; That foranyque- 
ftion or demand, you muft make a figure, but one 
time, but tearing the figure and forgetting the 
Judgment which was firft made, if any fault be 
found in the demand or in the figure 5 And then 
make another in another manner, and Judge the 
fecond time, according as you fhall find your Fi- 

Many in making or projecting their points do ufe 
feveral wayes, buc the beft that ever I faw are thefe 
following, which after you have well obferved, you 
may either riding, or walking be refolved of what 

ihall happen that Day, Month, or Year in any place 
where you defire to enquire; and of this you (hall 
be inftrufted further : Inthg Harmory of the worlds 
Lib. 2. 

A i Hcf€ 

The Temple of W ifdouie* Bo o K. I. 

Here yen Jhall ha^e an example in ordit X 

By this example you may makt prick/p ftroak^s^ 
fiars^ which yon ^leafe to wot^ mthy for you 

Tieed no other rvay but this. 

. iFirc. 
^ JAire. 
Fire (Water 





Earth. Water 

I line' 

»pne^i Figure. 
4 line. 

1 line 

2 line 

4 line 

1 line-^ 
ilineCj Figure. 

4 line J 

I linc^ 
4 line J 


B o o K, I. the Temple (?/ Wifdome. $ 

The manner hovo tojoyne the Pricks^ orStrodkj^ 
vphichyou Workjby^ with your ?en^ or walking Stalf. 

( Fire South 


Aire Eaft 

I Figure.<j Water North 


Earth Weft 


r Fire South 

Aire Eaft 


Earch Weft 


f Fire South 

Aire Eaft 

3 Figure.^ Water North 


Earth Weft 


( Aire South 




Aire Eaft 

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$ T/?e Temple (?/Wifdome. Book I, 

Chap. 1 1. 
ibcmAnner how to frame this Art ^ ami give, 
to each flace his Name. 

AFter that you have fet your pricks intp lines, 
and thereof drawn out and formed the figure, 
as we have (hewed unto you, you muft take and fet 
the four firft lines of the firft Figure, and fet them 
afide, and this is called the firft Figure : then muft 
you take the fecond of the fecond four lines,and fet 
theni by the firft, and fo have you then two Figure: 
And then you ftiall draw the third Figure", of theo- 
ther four lines, confequently following 3^4 put 
that a part, and it is called the third Figurd : And 
finally you ftiall pf the other four lines which arc 
thelaft, take the JFour figure, which is called the 
four Mothers, and fetthat by the other three,and 
fo the third and fourth be companions, as you ftiall 
fee by this example following ; but above all take 
heed and place your firft well, to make the other to 
follow after, andyou ftiall put it on the right hand 
according to this example following^ which is th<p 
Hebrew Doctors way. 

The left 




Fire, j 

4 3 



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if if 


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if if 

if if 

if^ if 


if if 






The right 

Thefe four Figures be called four Mpthers,whcre- 
©f the firft is attributed to the Fiie: The fecond to. 



Book 1- The Temple (>/VVifclome. 

the Aire ; The third to the Water ; And the fourth 
to the Earth: Ofthcfe four, come another four, in 
taking the points which arc the tirft ponts of the 
Mothers, and.gathering them together j that which 
(hall reCult ouD of points of the ^iatres, is that 
which maketh the figure ofFiHai the other whereof 
is by defcending from the fuperiourpointSjthrough 
both Mediums to the joweft, as you (hall fee by ex- 

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Chap. HI. 

OfthefignificAiion ofthefe eight Figures^ and how 
from themyoH mu^ m^kefonre more, 

THefe figures have fuch fignification as wc have 
already written, but yet ivhen t ey beferin 
the twelve houfes, as (hall be decJared hereafter, 
they (hall have other fignifications then we haveyec 
Tpoken of, tut hereafter it (hall be treated of; and 
you(hallfee that figure which ir, fet for the South, 
or that which is fet for the Eaft, (hall have another 
importance, according to the Rules which we will 

A 4. jvlace 

8 The Temple of Wifdome. B o o K. I. 

-~ — — -I*— 

place as following: And now to make other foure fi- 
gures 3 you muft take the firft pricks of the firft and 
lecond figures 3 and juft under them, if their 
Pricks be even, fo place them, and if they be uneven 
make but one,and fo confequently from the fecond 
lineof thefecond figures, andfoof the third and 
fourth, you muft do as much to make the tenth 
figure, as you did of the firft and fecond to form the 
nuich, and fo muft you doc of the reft to make the 
eleven and twelve figures: And fothefe twelve will 
ftand 35 you fhall fee here by example. 







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B o o K. I. The Temple of Wifdome. 9 

Chap. IV. 

Hnr toframeibe Wuncffc and the Judge. 

NExt we muft teach you how to snake the ^if- 
nefs &: the J^dge^ that out of them we may hare 
acertainRefolution, Sentence, and ftay upon the 
queftion, and of the difference thereof j the righ^ 
IFitneJfc is tv^itn from the ninth and tenth figures, 
and of thefe two Witneffes cometha Judge ^ unto 
whomappertaineth the difcuffion of the whole fi-^ 
gures: And if he be good, the Demand will be 
found good, and if he be ill, the queflion is ill; 
And you muft note that fometimes we fpeakof I- 
dea's and fometimes of Genii, you are to undcr- 
ftand by a Genius,a certain Divine fpirit that work- 
eth fecret things in Nature Miraculoufly,and by an 
Idea the Divine and Natural Form of your Figtire; 
fo that there is no great difference betwixt a Geal- \ 
us and a Divine Idea, as you may read in Ihe Har- 
mony ofths World ; Now here foUowes the Figure. 


lo the Temple of WKdome. Book I. 










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Book I. The Temple of Wildome. 1 1 

Chap. V. 

Of the Names of the /even Rulers of the Earth 5 
The names of their twelve Genii or Idea's, ani 
of their Jixteenfigures. 

NOw refteth it , that wc declare the Names of 
the feven Rulers of the Earth, and of the 
twelve ldea\zx\!A of their Inclofures, Veftments or 
Figures, as they are to their Rulers; And you muft 
know that thefe Kulefi have fignification in their 
places, and Rule the twelve Ideals which arc attri- 
buted to the twelve Regions of the Earth, and we 
could never finde any more then fixteen Figures, 
let us turn the Pricks which way we would,and here 
follow their Names, and in order their fcveral Na- 
tures and Significations. 


12 rie Temple ^/Wildome. BooK.I. 







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A Boy. 






if if 

* if 



Comprehended witb6ttt 


if if 

if if 



Fortma Major. 
Great Fortune. 
Greater Aid. ■' 
Safeguard entring. 



if if 



A Girle. 


if if 

if if 

if if 





if if 


if if 

An Affembling. 

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Name, , 





















1 4 The Temple <?/Wifdome. Book I. 






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if if 


Comprehended with- 


if if 

if if 

if if 




if if 
if if 
if if 

if 'if 
if if 



Joy, Laughing. 




A Prifon. 





if if 

Cauda Draconis, 

The thrcfliould going 

The lower threfhould 



if if 
if if 

Fort una Minor, 
Lefler Fortune. 
going out. 




Way. ' 


if if 


Capud Draconis. 

The Head, The Thrc. 
(hould entring the 
upper Threfliouid; 

Book I. The Temple «?/ Wifdome. 1 5 



1 Genius 












Zazel and 

Zazel & Barza- 
bel in all their 







Hifmae; and 
their Idea's. 

1 6 TheTemple of WiCdome. BooK.L 

Chap. VI. 

O/Zazel, and his general and particular Signi- 

^ fj^Azsl delights in two of the twelve Idea's 
V ^^of the Earth 5&: in the places where they 
are, wz. Hanael znd Camhiely he governeth the 
Ay ry Triplicity by day,which is ccmpofed of Aibus^ 
Tuella and Irifiicia : He is Diurnal cold and dry^ Me- 
lancholly, Earthly^ Mafculine, the great infortune. 
Author of Solitarinejfe^ Malevolent^ he governes the 
Earth 3^4. years and four Months. Kead the Har- 
mony of the World. 
He is profound in imasiination^in his A6^s fevere^in 
words refcrvedjln fpeaking & giving very fparingjin 
labour patient, in arguing and difputing grave, in 
obtayning the goods of this life ftudious, and foli- 
citous, in all manner of aftions Auftere. 

In fifty feven years, forty three, and thirty years, 
being lU pofited with h\^ldeas he is envious, cove- 
tous. Jealous and miftruftful, tymerous, fordid,cut- 
wardly diiTembling, fluggifti, fufpitious, ftubborne, 
a contemner of women,a clofe Iyer, malicious, mur- 
muring, never contented but alwayes pining. 

In Corporature, he fignifies moftpart of Midlc 
feature, cold and* dry, with a pale Complexion, 
Swartifh, or Muddy, Eye little and black> looking 
downwards, a broad forehead, black or fad Hair : 
And it hard or rugged, great Ears hanging, hove- 
ring Eye-brows, thick Lips and Nofe, a thin Beard, 
a lumpifh unpleafant Countenance, either holding 
his head forward or ftoophigj his Shoulders broad 


ho^K.L -i"^ Temple ^/VVifdome. 17 

unci large, aiVd many tim^b ci^ookedjhisbd-ly Comer 
whacdiarp and bhke, hiS Tkighes fparc^'i'^an and 
Hot long-, hisKiices and F^efc indecent iiTany limes 
iliovelinc; or hitting one againll another. 

TheQ^a^itiesof men he fignifiechjand their pro- 
fellions, are Hmhiind'y^^en^Chmtfs^'Eeggdri), dayLabcr^ 
ers^ old Men^ Fathers, Grand- father s^ Mon^s^ Jefuitiy 
and Seftarifts: He' fignifieth Carriers^ night farmer Sj 
Miners under ground^linners^ pQtters^ Broom- m^:> Plum- 
mers^ Rickjftal^ers^ Matjien^ Chhnfiy fweepeYsi, S.e^toneof 
Churches^ Bearers ofVead Corps^ Scavenzers^ UofilerSy 
Cvliiers^ Carters, Ga:dencrs J Ditchers^ Chandlers^ Dyers (if 
blacky Chth^ dh Herds-man^ 'Sheep-herd, or Cowherd* 

He fighiiieth z\\ Irrirediments in the tight carCj 
Teerhj al. quartan Agues proceeding of cold, dry, 
and MelanchoHy difiemper?, Leproiies, R'fieumSj 
Confumptions bhck Jauiidfcs, PalfieSjTrembfings, 
vain Fears, Fantafies, Dropfie, the hand and foot 
Gone, Apoplexiegfj Dog-hunder, to much ffnx of thd 
Hemoroids, Ruptures ; if in the fifth or ei^ht, fower, 
bitter, (harp, and in mans body he priilcipralJy rul- 
eth the spleen. See the Holy Giiide. 

He governeth Bears-footj^^'tar-wort^Woolf-bane, 
HemIoci<5 Feme, Hellebor, vvhite and b'lack Hen- 
banc, Ceccratch or finger Ferne, Clotbur or Bur- 
dock, Pa rfnip. Dragon, Pulfe^vetuine, Mandrake, 
Poppy, MofgjNight (bade,Bn;h^ihd, Angelica,'-age^ 
Eox^TutfanjO'rage or Golden hcrb,^prihage,Qieep- 
herds Purfe j Cummin, Horftaile, Firm^itary'#" " 
• Of Plants ahd Trees, he 'fignifies ,th^' Tariierisk, 
Savinfij Seha-^e^ers, Rue cr^Hetbhgf^cfe, P6l'ipodyi 
Willow or SaHbttrtree, YteW tifec, Cjr^refs-tree^ 
Hempepin^ ttksi ' 

]^ 7fe Temple <?/Wifdome. Book I. 

Pefignifieth the Afs, Car, Hare, Moiife^ Moic, 
Elephant, Bear, Dog, Woolf, Baiiliskj Crocodile, 
ScorpeorijToad, Serpent, Adder, Hcg, all manner 
of crtepn.g Creatures, breeding of piicrefaftiun, 
cither ni the Earth, Water or Ruuics of Houfes. 

He iignifieth the Eele,Tortoire, and all (liell iidies, 
Hefignifieth orgovernech the Bat, orBludclLuk 
brow, Laporing,Ovvle5 Gnat^Crane, Peacock, Graf- 
hopper, i hrufh, black-Bird, Oltritch, Cuchoe 

He delights in Defarts, Woods, c btcure Vallies, 
Caves, Dens, Holes, Yountaint??,or where men have 
been buried, v hurch yards, &c. Ruinous bnildmgs, 
Coie-mine>,Sin' s. Dirty or (linking muddy places. 
We Is and Houfes of Offices ; he Ruiethcver Lead,, 
the Load-ilone, the drof^ ofa\l Mettals, asalfothe 
L'ult and Rubbilh of every thing. 

He Ruleth the Saphn'c ftone, Lapis Lazul, all 
black ugly (hect ftones, not polifh.^bieandof afad 
afliy or black colour > He fenifieth cloudy,dark, ob- 
fcure weather, cold and hurtful, thicV? blackand. 
condcnfe ciouas. 

He delii:hteth in theEaft quarter of Heaven, and 
caufeth baftern wind', at the timt of gathering any 
Plant belonging to him, you muft turne your face 
towards the Eaft in his hour, and let him be in the 
firft feventh, tenth, or eleventh houfes, where he is 
ftronge . And the fig\ire muft be projefted in bis 
hour, then that part of the Earth will afcend in the 
Eaft-, the meaning of this is-, Admit you frame 
a Building, crcft a Town, or City, or Family, or 
Pnncipality is begun, where Cancer or 7riftitia in 
motion be in the feventh, tenth,or eleventh houfes^ 
with HCquiptio.LexiM or Fortuna Major^thcy incorpo- 
rate there fuch Idea's^ that you may Judge the Fa- 
^uly, new Houk> &c, may continue three hundred 


BooKU rbe Ternpie ^'/ Wif doirie. 1 9 

fikyfour years in lionoiir : and if in a Nativity, 
you find your Figure fo, then according to Nature, 
he may Uvehfty ievttn year^, forty three^ or thirty, 
according as you find them iogethcr j for he is cold 
an i dry, ^nJ is an enemy to Man. 

He rules thife Countries, viz, Bavaia^ Saxony^ 
Btiria^ Komandiola^ Kavsnna^ ConjUntia^ln..old\iad» 

He rulcth Saturday, and that day, the firft and 
eight hours of, they arc called his. 

Char Vlt. 

O/Hifmae), and bis fi unification^ 

r ^ TJ //"w^Tf/.hath two Ideas^ which are iii- 
V\ X JL corporatcd into twro Figures, viz. Ac-- 
quifitio by day, aiid Letitin by night ; Atbus and CeH'i^ 
jiotdio deftroy him, he delights; to be with Populuf^ 
and her Ideti : He is lick and wedk with Career : b6 
ruleth the Fyery Tfiplicity by night, viz. fuet^ FoT' 
tuna Mdjor^ and Acquifitio ; ind their Ideas, 

He is naturally Dufnal, Mafculirie, temperately^ 
iiotand mo ft. Airy Sanguine, the greater fortune^ 
Author of temperance, Modcfty, Sobriety, Jufticc . 

He governcs the world three hundred fifty arid 
four years, and four Months , In feverity nine, h- i^ 
Maguanimous,faithful,ba(hful,arpinng at highmat- 
-terin an honourable way ; in all his aft;ons a lovep 
of fair dealing, deiiring to benefit all rrsen, dohig 
glorious things, honourable and ReIigious>,of fiveet 
/and affable Converlation, wonderful indulgent to 
iis Wiff and Children, reverencing aged Men, a 

B 2 gicafi 

ao i he i ciiipic oj w Udome. Book. I. 

great P^eliever of the poor^ fill of j^hancy and God- 
iinefs j liueralj hating all fordid aftioii^j Juii:, Wife, 
Prudent, Thankful, Vercuous ; fo that when you 
jind Hifmaeltht iigaifica! or of any man, viz. when 
his figures are in good company, you may Jujge the be thus qualified^ and many liv*:: fcvcnty 
nine years. 

But when he is unfortunate, as you fLall md Wim 
by your figure : with ill Idea^s^ viz thofe that are 
incorporated in Yvuhins^ Career^ Trijiitiay Cauda. Bra* 
conis ^\\d Puer : he lignifies forty five, or twelve 
years, and then he wafts his patrimony ; and fuf- 
fers every man to Cozen him; his Hipocritically 
Religious, lanacioijs and flifFe iti maintaining fdfe 
tenents in Religion ; he is ignorant,careleG,nothing 
delightful in the love of his friends, of a crofs, dull 
capacity, Schifmatical,abafing himfelf in all com- 
panies, crouching and ftooping where no necelHty 

He fignifies an upright, ftraighc and tall ftaturej 
hrow^, ruddy and lovely Complexion i of an Oval 
orlongVifage, and isfull orflelhy, high forehead, 
large gray Eyes, his Hairfoft, and a kind of Abunie 
bj!G\vti 5 much Beard, a large deep Belly, ftrong pro- 
portioned Thighes ^nd Lcggs ; his Feet large and 
xiT)band(l>me j hi his (Speech, he isfober and of grave 
difcourfe. / • 

Th^ Qualities of men he fi^nifie« are Judges^ Se- 
nators, Councellours, Eccleiiaftical men, pifhbps, 
Priefts, Minifters, Cardinals, Chancellors, Dcftors 
oftbe civil Law, young Schollers in anllniverlity 
or Ci^lledg, Lawyers, Clothiers, woollen Dra» 

Difcafes he fignifies, arePIurifies, alL infirmities 
i»^ the Liver : lefcEare, Apoplexies^ iaflamniat ions 

BooK.l. i ^e Temple ^/ Wifdome, off 

of the Liing55 Palpiracion and trembling or the. 
Heart, Cramps, pains in the Bav:k-bone5 z\\ dife^Tcs 
l^'.ngin the Veins or Rib?, and proceeding from 
corruption of blood, rquin2ie<5vvindiner?5 all pucre-r^ 
faftioji of the blood orfeavers, proceeding froitt 
to )greac abundance thereof. ' .** 

Hegoyerncth the fweet and well Tented Oddiir?,' 
and that vvhich is moft plea'anc and delightful 
wichouc excream Colour^*, he (ignifyerh Seagre^nor 
b!ei\^5 purple, Afli colours. Herbs' and Drug^r^ as. 
'Cl'oves'andCIove-gelli flowers, Mace, Nutmeg, Su- 
gar, the Stavv berry, the herb Ealfome, Hettoriy,' 
Centory, Flax, ilrfemart. Fumitory, Lungwort, 
Pimperwel, Wall wort, Organy or wild Marjoram, 
Rubarb,rclfe Heal,Borrage,Buglors/vVheat,VViilow, 
Hearbe,thorovv,leafe Violets, Lask wort. Liver vvort, 
Baz:!,'Pantegranaces, Pyony, Liqubrifh, I'Wint, Tila- 
ftick, the Dazy Fev.erfew, Saffron. ■' 

Plants and Trees, asChery, Birdh-tree,Mulber- ' 
ry, Coraltree, theOake, BarbaHe?j Olive, Gbof- 
berries, Almond tree, the Jvy^ Manna, Mace, the 
Vine, the Fig tree, the A(h, the Pear tree,the Hjzle, 
theBeech tree, the Pin e,Pi.ayronj Of Scads herules 
the Sheep, the Hare or Stagg, the Doe, the Oxe, 
Elephanr, Dragon, Tygar, Unicornc; thofc Beads 
which are mild and gentle,(and yet of great benefic 
CO Mankind) are governed by hira. 

He governes the Scorke, the Snipe, the Larke, the 
Eagle, the flock Dovc,the Partridge, Bees, Phe(anr, 
Peacotck^ the Hen. 

Fifths, The Dolphin, the Whale, (heath Fi[b,and 

He delighteth in places ncer Altars of Churches, 
in publick Conventions, Synods, Convocations ; iii 
places neat, fweet 5 in Wardrobes,Courts of Juft ce. 
Oratories. B 3 The 

i3 27?e Temple ^jfWiklome, BocK 1. 

The Minerals and Prerioiisftones he governev-^c 
Hycc'tifh, Topaz, C hrillolj Bezoa, Marble, and 
di:!i^ ^: -ich ill England we call che Frec-ftone : See 
the Bo»y ' ui»«e 

deafiiiliy iigJiifycch ferene^plcafanCjand health- 
lui Norih winds. 

•e j^ovtrinech iht North wi ndj, that part which 
teiiclech to the Eaft. 

In Generation, he governeth the fecond> and 
(enth Month, his proper feat in ^^2nis the Liver, 
and in the Elements, he ruleih the Air. 

He governeth thelerond C limate and the Coun- 
tries of B/r^/'/c;/, Prrfi/r, Hungarja^%pame^CuIlen: the 
number three is attributed to him3and iieGoverncs 
Thurfday thefiift, and eight hours thereof, and 
then you muft gather his Herb?, if Populus be in 
the firftjfourth or Ac(]mfiUo in the ninth, or Letitia \ti 
the twelfth, or Fortune Major in the fifth, for than 
you will gather his vertue three times more power- 
ful then ac another time. 

Chap. VIII. 

O/Barzabelj Andh'njtgmficxtion, 

p. T> Arzaheli h^Lthfure^ and the Z^f^5for hi§ 
^r^"^ Xj ^ay delight, and KnbeuSy and cnat Idea 
by night, he is exaiced in t'he tenth houfe, an4 • 
fcib fjljruinf ana Detriment i in the fourth houfe; 
I.e governeth the watery 7rqLcitj night and d'dy^viz. 
fopulu6^ Kuhusy Laiiia, 

Book I. ihe Temple of Wil'dome. 2 3 

He is Mafculinc and Nofturnal in Nature, hoc and 
drvj chollenck -dLwd Fycry, the lefler in fortun?, 
author of quarrels, ftnfes, contentions, 

Hegovernesthe world tliree hundred fifty four 
years and four months : ht rulcch in mAnfrom for- 
ty one toftfty fix years j and in two hundred fix ry 
four^arKi fixty lix, he is invincible in the firft houfCj 
or tenth, in exployts of vVarr, and is veiy cou- 
rageous in theetght, fcorning any (hould exceed 
him, lubjeft to no Reafon, bold, confident, im- 
moveable, contentious, challenging all honour to 
themfclves ^ Valiant, lovers of War, and things per- 
tayning thereu to, hazarding him felt to ail penis, 
willingly will obey^io body, nor fubmit to anys a 
boaHerof hisown A6f, proud, and one that fltghts 
all things in comparifon of Viftory; in a word at the 
beft he IS a Knave. 

But when he is unfortune in the Fig;ure, in forty, 
or fifty, then hefignifies pratlers without modeftyj^ 
or honefty, a very Rogue, and never better, let him 
be where he will 5 but a lover of {laughter and quar- 
rels, murder, theevery, a promoter of Sedition, 
Frayes and commotions, a highway Theif,ais wave- 
ring as the wind, a Rck-pockt;t, a Trartor, of Tur- 
bulent fpirir, Perjured, Obfcene, Rafli, Inhumane, 
neither fearing God,nor regarding man^ Ravenous, 
a Cheat, furious and violent. ^ 

Generally he figniftdh oneof a middfeftature, 
their bodies ftronge, and their bones big, rather 
^eancthenfat,thc complexion brown,ruddy colour 
or an high colour, round vifage, hair read or Tan- 
dy ,flaxcn,and many times crifping or curling, (harp 
hazle eyes, and they peircing, a bold confident 
Countenance, and the man A£tive of body an4 
fearJefs^fometimesa dark haitc 

B 4 Pio^ 

2 4 '^^^ Temple of Wifdoaie. B o o K. I. 

Prqfpfiiops he figulfies are SouI4i?^^S3 Beanards^ 
Hang-menj.BaylifFsj, S^rgeantSj M^Aftls, Butcbev?/, 
Gunners, Phyjfitians, Apothecaries,,, Ghyrurgeaii^ 
Alchimi^Sj Smiths, Bakers, Theeves, Taylors, Ar- 
piorers. Watch-makers, botch ers^Cu tiers of fwords 
and Knivesj barbei i, P[y ers, Cooj^s, , C4i'p^t>C€rs, 
Gameft«ji;Sj, Tanners, C^criers ,,u<>> - ,. 

In bifeaCes, he figi^ifye^h the Galj, the left Earc, 
Tertian feavours,PelHlent burning fevers, (Vlegrim 
in the head, CarbuacleSythe Pi^gUe ;indaliPi?iigue 
fores, -burnings, Rinj;wormes, blifters, Phrenfie^^ 
mad fiuJidci^^diflempers in theh^ad, yellow Jauu-? 
dies, felpo^y Flux,F'iftula,es, all vvpitnd,s and difea- 
fcsinrn^i)S-gei]ifOieSp the lion e Uoth if*, the Rain^ 
siiid bjajd^e^fcars^and the fnial P9?^ in the Facc,alt 
hurts by, irin,^ the Shjngks, and ^jiichother difeaCes 
as arife by too much choller, anger oi; |>3(1oa • ^t^f^A 
7kilariBio^jQfthe,X^orld. , ., ^rl - iiw" 3l<{ 

■ H^y Righted mRedcojour, or ydlqw, fiery, *nd> 
ftiniugit^e Saffron^ ^a in. t^hofe. favours which ;9ii^, 
bittef^/j(tgrfi^.^n4:!pW^:t!k^ ToftgMcjj .of humowrga, 
cholkf.,] 'h, , '. . , - *^ c* ''i 

."^^l^p Her)as;weat^rib^tq to B/j;r^ 

QOipp fif aif, i^o, a jre^njef^,,, whofe IjCav^: ^X^ poinicid 
and tbj^f^apjhofc t^ftif | cpjlick ap4 tjiirningj'.Ip.Yaj 
to grovy. op 4ry P^^fi§? ,a>ad ar€ co^ofiv,^ and pi^n^tT 
crating the flelh and bqi^ieSoWi^h a fluqji^ frbtjc he^t r, 
tb.^3f 2ire th^ IS[et;t}ep, . aill, ipaiin^,. r^ft 
Barrow or Canii^oc^^^Pf yi^^ milk, , Qi?!p€tt;y S.pur§^^ 
Che white and red br^m!9leS;> the wh jqe called R^m. 
Lingwoit, Qnioi^s, Qivf^, .rcdSarideiSa.Sc^^rampnyj 
Garlike, Wiiftard-f^ed^ Gipg,er3^ LeckSj PittaAcij 
Horchouudp Hemlock,. Tamariad?,,ajil .herbs at-ti^-- 
fting or drawing chpllqrby fimpathy, RaddiftijC^r 
ftorcum, Arfeniarr, (Q^ntharid^ Gardes, bener; 


Bo O K. I. The Temple ^ Wifdome. 25 

dTftus : Ail trees that are pricklyj as the Thorn, 

Of Beaftshe Governs the Panther^ 7iger^ Maftife^ 
Vulture^ Fox ', OF living Creuures thofe ehat are 
Warlike, Pvavenoiis and bold; the CaftoV:, Horfe^ 
Wde^Ollritch; ihcGotft, thtlFoolf^ the Leapor^ th^ 
Wilds^Ap:, K.\\tGnaXs^ Flyes ^ Lapwings^ Corka-tmey 
the Cijfon J feare, 

AmongFiQies, hePxuhs tbe ?%, the Sharks^, the 
Jfarble^ihc Forkcfijhy all flinging and ftintiing worms, 

Among Birds, The Hawke^ the Vulture^ the Kite 
or dead', (all ravenous Foule) the Kaven^ Cormoranty 
the Owle^ dhe Crow, the ?ye ; The places he figniii- 
eth arc Smyths Shops, Furnaces, Slawghter-hou- 
fisj places where Bricks- and Charcoal es are bur- 
ned, or have b?ea burnt; Chinineys, Forgei. 

Amoiigft Mine rails anii Atones, Iroi>, Arijcirnony, 
Arfenickj Brimfione, Ocre, Adamant, load-ftone, 
Biood^fton^Ja(per, the many coloured Amath€i% 
the Touch-ftonc, Red-lead or VGrmilion. ^'■^^ ^^ ' 

- He fignifieth. red Clouds, Thmider^ Lightning, 
F^cry lmprei]ions,and peftUent Aire«, which ufually 
appearaftcciaiongtimcofdrmefle and- faice wea- 
ther; by improper and Hnwholfom^ Mi^V ^* g^ 
veriieth tlieWeftcm windes. '' 

-He goyerneth the three Climate and* tbeGoun* 
ttk& of Savomtatioij Laynbardj^ Batavia^ f^^rtmM and ' 
GothoUftd . : ' . ''V---. 

HcRulech Tuefday , and therein the firfir and 
eighth home, and in conceptions the third Month. {; 

• All thefeven Rulers hate him, but onely Kedmei^ 1 
who is hi&friendw 


36 7 he Temple of WMome, Book I. 

Chap, IX. 

O/Sorath and hhjignifi cation 5 and how be and 
the rejk receive tb^iir vertnes frcin 

jrl ^Orath hath Verchiel for his Idea^and Cam* 
€|J O^i^/ for his detriment. 

He is exalted in M^/c^i^^^/5 and receives his fall 
in Zuriel: In the feventh houfc he governeth the 
fiery Triplicity, viz. Malcbidaely Verchiel and^i- 
9 jcbiei^ znd receives his power from above^as all the 
fcven doc ; He is the foul of all creatures upon 
earth. Water, Aire, Earth or Fire; 

AndGdd himfelf, though he be Trinity in Per- 
fons, yet is buconconelylimplcElTcnce. Notwith- 
f^anding we doubt not but that there are in him 
many Divine FowerSyvrh'ich as many Beams flow from 
him, which the Phylofophers of the Gentiles called 
Gods:Tht Hebrews Mulciierious,wc attribute,as Wif- 
dpmjwhich Orpheus c^Ws Ptf/Z/iJfjUnderftanding which 
he calls Mercury^ the conception of the form which 
he calls Satum^tht produftlve power which he calls 
NeftuHey the fecret nature of thuigs, which he calls 
fuHOy Love which he calls Venm^ pure life, which he 
callsthe^i/ff ori4^^//#) the matter of the whole world, 
he called Fan the Soul, as it engendred things below, 
€0iU€iDplateth things above, and retraftetb it felf 


Book I. Tie Temple i?/Wifdome. 72 

into it felfjhe is ttouoiired with three nanieSjViz.M^- 
risy Neptune and Oceam Therefore the moft prudenc 
Theologians of the Gentiles did worfhip the on,c 
God, under Divers names and powers; yea divcrfe 
fexes whom as S^ Chrijiopher Heydon faith;FraiJ and 
weak mortality hath digeltediivjto more,being mind- 
ful of his own frail ty^that every man might worfhip 
that portion which he efpeciaily wantech, fo thofe 
V, ho had need of faith prayed to Jupiter^ they that 
wanted Provi ^ence, Sol wifdome, iiinervdy and fo 
as they wanted other things^ they prayed to other 
Powers: Hence arofc that great variety of Deitie?, 
by reafon ofthe many and diverfe diftribvitions of 
Qraces-^but God is one from whom all thingsjthere- 
fore Eugeum IheodidaCius \\\ his book called the K. 
C. Thjfick^^ faith, whereas there is but one God and 
one power, yet he is named by divcrfe names, for 
the multitude of fpecies ; And as S^.John Hejdon 
faith, As all fouls are reduced to the one foul of 
the world oruniverfe , fo are all the gods referred 
to Jiffiter^ who is the fame god,wor(hiped under di- 
vcrfe namesj therefore it is meet to know the fenfi- 
ble properties cfthefe Idea's, and perfeftly to in- 
tclleftualize them by the way ofmorefccret Anolo- 
gy; The Learned Hebrews fay, that thefe feven 
Rulers wefpeak of,and the twelve Idea's that Ran- 
defvouze here, and govern the twelve parts of the 
Earth, and thofe that arc incorporated into the 
fixteen figures, devided into foure Elements and 
govern the foure Winds,have received the ten prin- 
cipal names of God, as certain Divine powers,oras 
it were Members of God, which by ten Seflerothi 
and are as it were Veftiments^ Inftruments or exam- 
ples ofthe Archetipe , have an influence on all 
things Created jthrough ihehJgh things even to the 


'^8 7 he Temple ^f Wifdome. Bo okJ. 

lowed, yec by acercainorder, tor rirft and imme- 
diately they have Influence on the nine orders of 
Angels, and quire ofBleiredfouls, and by them into 
the Cseleft al ^phears3 Planets and Men^ and by the 
which Sepberotby every thing then receivech power 
andvercue: The tirft of thefeisthename E^^j^r^the 
name of the Divine Effence, and his Idea's is called 
Cether^ wliich is interpreted a Crown or Diadem, 
'^nd figniiieth the moft (imple EflTence of the Divlni^ 
ty^and it is ca!led,that which theeyefeeth norland 
IS attribiued to God the Father, an! hath his in- 
fluence l.y the order of Serapbimsy or as th^ Hebrews 
call them H^j^jf^r^j Hacadofch ^ that is creature^> of 
holinefie; and then by thePriw/mMo^//^, beftowes 
the^iifcofbeingto all things, filling the whole uni- 
verfe both through the Circumference and Cc«itre 3 
whofe particular sntelligence is called Mmtrtj;^/, 
thacis, thePrinceof Faces,whofedutv it is to bring 
others to the face of the Prince r and by him the 
Lord ipake to Moffj". 

The fecond name is God> or Tetfagrantmiitonyjoy' 
ned with Godj his Idea is Hochma^ rh^ tis^ WifJoitie; 
and fignifieth theDivmity, full of I^c^'s, and the 
iirft begotten, an is attributed to the Sun^and hath 
hisinflucuccby rheQrderofC^m^5i«^, or that? the 
Hebrews c^WOrf hanint^ that is^ Formes or Wheels, 
and from thence into the Starry Heaven, where he 
fabricateth (o many figures as he hath Ji.Vs in him- 
ielf, and diftinguiflieth the wery Chaos of the Crea- 
tures by particularintelligenCr,calIedKtf2;ie/5Vvho 
was the Ruler of ^K//2Wf, the third name is called 
Tetragr awmaton Elohim^ his l^e/t is named PrinkyVit. 
trovidence and underftanding^and fignifies remiffion; 
quietnelTe the Jubilee, penetential converfion, a 
great Trumpet, Redemption of the World, and life 


B o OK. I, i 6i? Temple of Wiidoine. 

of the World to come : ic is accribiited to the Holy 
.Spirit, and hath influence by the order of the 
IhmteSy or which the Hebreyps cdW Aralimy that is, 
great Angels, mighty and ftrongj and from thence 
by the Sphere of Saturn^ adminiftreth forme to the 
unCetled matte;, whofe particular inteligence is 
Zaphebiel or Zazel^ the Ruler of Noah-, and another 
intelligence named _7o;?^if/ the Ruler of Sent ^ and 
thefeare three Supre^m and high Idea's^ as it were 
feats of the Divine Perfons, by whofe commands all 
things are made, but areexLcuced by theotherfe- 
ven, upon the feven upon earth, which are there- 
fore called the Divine Idea'^s framing ; Therefore 
the fourth name is £//, whofe Idea is Hepd, which 
isClemenceor Goodnelfej and lignitit^th Grace ^ 
Mercy , Fiety , Magnificence^ the Scepter and righc 
hand, and hath its influence by the order of Vomi- 
nionsj which the Hebrews call Hafmalini:, and fo 
through the fphere of Jupiter fafhioning the Imas^es 
of bodies, bellowing Ciemency and pacifying Ju- 
fticeon all, his particular intelligence is Zadkjeli 
the Ruler of Abraham', The firft name isElohim Ge- 
^fr, that is the Mighty God; punifhing the wicked; 
Jiid his J^t?/r is called Geburack^^vfh'ich is tofayjPow- 
?r. Gravity, Fortitude, Security, Judgment, pu- 
iiifhing by flaught^rand war, artd ids appl^ed'tcj 
iihe Tribunal of God; The Girdle, the Sword arrd 
:he Left-hand of God; it is alfb cuMedFachad which 
s fear, and hath his inffuence through the ord^of 
)owers, which the Hebrews call ^eraphim^, and thefe 
hrough the fp hear of M/^rs illuniinate tht^ofieCru^ 
iansy to who^m beipngs*' F6rtitade:and Prudence 5 
t drawc.thfofthf hc;Fl^ments,. and his parttGula^ 
ntelligence is (Ttf^^/.-fche Ruler of S^iwppw, the fixtH 
iamc h^Ehha or ap^aMe of n:irtti;fbyned Vfithrttn* 

?o iheTtmplcoJ Wifdonjie. BooK I. 

dahat, his Idea'is Jiihereth^thdit is, Apparell, Beaucy, 
Glory, Pleafiire, and figiufiech the I rce o[ Life^and 
hath (lis influence through the order of Vertues, 
ivhich the hehrews call Malachin^ tliat is. Angels into 
the fphcar of the Sun^gw'mg brightnclfe and life un- 
to itjand from thence producing Mcttals^and there 
to make Aurum Potahiie his particular intelligence 
is Raphiely who was the Ruler of Jfaac and loiy the 
younger, and the Angel Peliell Ruler of J^^^^j The 
fevenname is Tetragrammatoty Sahoaxh^ovAdonaiSa^ 
ioathy that is^the God of Hoft*, and his Idea is I^ezahy 
that is, Triumph arid Viftor} *, it lignifiestheEter- 
iiitv aud Jufticc of a Revenging Ood, it hath his 
influeJice through (heorderof?rnicipalities,whont • 
the Hehrewes call Elohint , that is God, into the 
fpherc of Venus-y gives Zea! and Love of Righte- 
oufnefTe and produceth Vegetables, his intelligence 
is [Javie/iind the Angel Cerviei (he Rulerof / ^r/V/i 
The eighth b C2L\\cdElobim Sabaothy which is inter- 
pretc i the God of Hofis, not of Warr and Juftice, 
but of Piety and Agreement ; For his Name fignifi- 
ethboihand preccdeth his Army; the idea of this 
is Ho^, which is interpreted boih Praife, ConfelTion, 
j^onourand FamoufnciTe^it hath influence through 
the Order of the Archangels^ which the Hebrews call * 
Ben Elohinty that is, the fons of God into the fpherc 
ofMircuryy and gives Eligancy and Confonancy of 
fpeech, and prpduceth living Creatures ; tiis ideais 
Michaeli who was the Ku\tr of Solontou : The ninth 
name is called 5/?^/ii, that is. Omnipotent, fatisfy- 
ingall,and Elhay^ which is th^ living God, his Idea^ 
is lefody that is, Foundation and Reft, and hath his 
influence through the order of Angels, whom the 
Hehrewes call Cherubim into the fphere of the Moon^ 
i^auiingche incre^fe and decieafe of things^ and ta- 


Book 1. The Temple 0/ VVifdoir e. 1 9 

kcch care of the Idea's of the Earth, of the Rulers of 
the 12 Divifions and of their /wtfgf5 or Figures ^and 
of the Genii and Keepers of men, and diftributctti 
themi his Genii is Gabriel who was the Keeper of J^- 
fephy Jojhua and Daniel : The tenth name is Adonai 
Meiechy(h2Lt i';. Lord and King, his Idea, is ^alchuth^ 
chat is^Kingdotne andEmpire^and iignifiethChurch, 
Temple of God, and a Gate, and hath his influence 
through the order of Animaflick^^ viz. of bleffed 
fouls, which by the Wehrews is called Aif^-^ that is. 
Nobles, lords and Fquircs, they are inferior to thd 
Haerarchies, and have their influence in the (ixtcen 
figures, the twelve Idea^s^ the foure Elements, and 
their twelve Rvgioas, or places divided, the twelve 
Windcs which come forth from the twelve Houfcs 
of the Earth,and on theSonsof MensAnd thus they 
give know !cdg and the wondcrfull underftanding 
of thing alfo, induftry and pred ftions, and the pre- 
fident among them is Sletattron^ which is called the 
firft Creature, or the foul of the World, and Soratb 
diftributeth his vcrtucs: And after this manner doc 
the Earthly powers receive their Commiffions, 
which are figuratively incorporated into feven,and 
they again in their Natures given it to twelve,which 
alfo in twelve places, Ggnify all things Paft, Prc^ 
fent and to Comein all the VVorld* 

Therefore Soratb amongft the feven is naturally 
hot and dry, btit more temperate then Barzabeli 
he is Matculine, Diurnal and Equivolent in a good 
place to a fortune: He ruleth the world three hun- 
dred 6fty four years and four monthSjand when in 
the firft hundred and twenty , then he is very faith- 
ful, making thofe men he fignifieth TCry honeft, 
keeping their promifcs with all punftualityj a great 
dcfirc to goY^rnc, rule and command where he 
. comes. 

3 2 'ihe Temple of Wifdome. Book. I^. 

comes -, priident, and of incomparable judge i^enr, 
of great niajelly and Ikcelinefs, induftrious to ac- 
quire honour and large piitrimony, yet as willingly 
departnig therewith again, thefeme » ufually fpeak 
with gravity, but not many words v and iikewife 
with great confidence and command of their own 
afFefkion^ full of thoughts, fccrets, trafty, fpeaks de- 
liberately, andnotwithftanding their great hcait?, 
yet they are affable, tractable and very humane to 
all people, only loving fumptuoufnefs andmagni- 
ficeiice^ and whatever is honorable, no fordid 
thoughts Can enter their hearts, 8cc. 

When he is unfortunate^ in lixty nine'&: nineteen, 
he fignities proud and Arrogant men difdayning ally 
cracking of his Pedegree, he is purblind in lighc 
and judgement, reftlefs^troublefome domineering^ 
a meer vapour^ expeniive, foohfh endued with no 
gravity in words, or fo^ernefs in anions, afpend 
thrift, wafting his patrimony, and h«tngi ng and be- 
holding to other men, yet thinks ail other men are 
bound to him, becaufeagentleman borne. 

He ufually.fignifies a man of a good large and 
ftrongCorporature, a yellow fa tiron Complexion, 
iwid round layge Forehead : goggle Eyes or larg6, 
fiwrpe and piercing; a body ftrorig and wellcom- 
pofcd, not fo beautiful and lovely, but pretty and.' 
♦Hiiable, fuT ofhealth^and their hair ycllowiih, and 
^hercfor^ quickly bald, much hair On their beard, 
tn^tifuallyail high ruddy Complexion, and theii< 
bodiesfltlhy, in conditions thcy ^re very bountiful 
hOneft, fincere, well minded^ of great and large 
heartihigh mmdcd, of healthful ConftitutioflvVery 
ttimia«)e, yet fufficiently fpirited tior Loqiiatious* : 
: The. qnali^ties and profeffions of men, he fignify^ 
tti, airelfinjjs, Princes^T»p5ei»^iESy&c» QMlteB,^ 

BookL T^e Temple ^/Wifdome. 35 

quefles, Earls, Barons, Lievecenaucs, Deputy Lie- 
netenants of CountieSjGentlemen in generaljCour*- 
tiers defirous of honour and preferment, Juftices ot 
Peace, Mayors; high Conftables, high Sheriffsj great 
Huntfrncnj Stewards of noble mens houfes, the 
principal Magiftrate of any City, Town, Caftle or 
Country Village i yea, though apetty Conftable, 
wherenobctrerorgreater officer is ^ Goldfmiths, 
BrafierSjPewterers LoppcrfmithSjMinters of Money, 

Pimples in the Face, Palpitation or Trembling, 
or any difeafe of the Brains or Heart, Timpanie^, 
infirmities of the Eyes, Cramps, fuddenfwoonings, 
difeafesof the Mouth, and (linking breaths, Catars, 
rotten feavers j principally in men, he go verneth the 
heart, the brain and right Eare and Eye, and vital 
fpirit ; in Women the left Eye. 

Of Colours, he rnleth the Yellow, the colour of 
Gold, the Scarlet or the clear Red, and allreddifii 
colours ; In favours, he liketh well a mixture offout 
and fweet together : or the Aromatical (avour, be- 
ing a little bitter and Stiptical, but withall Confor- ' 
tative and a little ftiarp. 

Thofe Herbs which are fubjeft to Sorcuoh do fmel 
pleafantly, are of great favour, their flowers are 
yellow or reddi(h,and in growth of majefticaiforme, 
they love open and Surilhiue places, their principal 
vertue is to ftrcngthcn the Heart, and comfort the 
Vitals, to deer the Eye light, refill poyfon, or to 
diflblve any witchery, or malignant influences cau- 
iedbyanyarcift^ and they are faffron, theLaure?, 
the Pome Citron, the Vine, Euula, Campana, 
St Johns.wort, Ambre,Musk, Zinger herb, Grace, 
Ralmc, Marygold, Rofemary, Kofafcl^^ Cinnamon, 
Celandine, Eye bright, Pyony, Barly, ^inckfoyl^ 
Spicknard, Lignum; Aloes, Arfenick, 

e "^ Of 

5 4 '^ke Temple of Wirdome. B o o K. I. 

>» ■ ■ — 

Of Trees: the A(h, the Palme, Lawreltree, the 
Wirth tree, Frankinfeiice, the Cane tree or Planet, 
theCedar, Heletropianj the Orange and Lemmon 

OfBcafts: theLvon, the Horfe, the Ram> the 
CrocoJile, the Bull, Goat, Night-worms or Glo- 

Of Fifhes : the SeaCalfe or Sea Fan, thcCrab- 
Fifhj the Star fi(h. 

Of Birds; The Eagle, the Cock, the Phseniic, 
Nightingale, Peacock, the^wan, the Buzzard, the 
Flye, Cautharidel, the Gofhavf ke. 

Of Places : Houfes, Courts of Princes, Palaces^ 
Theater, all Magnificent. Struftures being clear, 
and decent Halls, dining Romes. 

Of Minerals, Mettals and Stone ; he fignifyeth 
Gold, the Hyacinth,Crifolite,*Adamant, Carbuncle, 
the Elites ftone found in Eagles Neafts, the Pantarva 
or Philofopher ftone, of it you may read in my Book 
called the Wife Mum Crown, 

' The Ruby, he fign fieth in the Spring, gentle 
moiftning fhowersin Summer heat, in Autum iiiifts, 
in Winter fmal R.ain ; He loves the Eaft part of the 
world, and that wind which proceeds from the 
Hellefpontus, Subfolanus and Vulturnus parts, or 
lioufes of the Earth *, the Countries he governeth , 
arelttf/y, Sicilya^ Bohemia j and the fourth Climate 
Fheniciachaldea'.Uc ruleth Sunday the firft and eight 
hours thereof, and in numbers,the firft and fourth, 
and in conceptions the fourth month, he loves all 
the Rulers, but Zazsl who is his Enemy : I thought 
good to write at large in this Chapter of this Ruler 
that you may underftand the reft the better, viZr. 
how they receive and diftribute the vertues. 


B o o K. I. the Temple g/Wifdo me. :?s 

C H A P. X. 

of Kedemel, audberffgnificatioti. 

^p^ TTEdeTuely Kofte Cructam fay, is Lady of the 
VA J\.fecoiid and fcventh Houfes of the 
Earth : (he is exalted in che twelfth houfe. and thac 
Idea : (he receives detriment in the fiift, and eight 
houfes by their Idea's and Figures : and in the fixcti 
by that Idea, (he hath her fall: (hegovcrnes the 
earthly Trophicity by day, vit: Amiffto comundao^ 
and Cancer ' (he is naturally of the Aire and Water, 
temperately cold and moift, no£l:urnal the lefTer, 
fortune, author of mirth and Jollity ; Which faies 
file, (ignifieth Flegm and blood, with the fpiric 
and Genital feed, (he receives her veftue as Sorath^ 
and the reft do. 

She ruleth the world three hundred fifcy four 
years, (hegivetheighty twowhen (heisftrong, and 
(ignifieth a quiet man, not given to Law, quarrel ^ 
wrangling, not vitious : but pleafant, neat and 
fprucc, loving Mirth in his words and aftions.clean- 
ly in Apparrel, rather drinking much j thenglucto- 
ijouFi prone to Love, oft entangled in Love, zealous? 
in iheir afFfftions, Mufical, delighting in Baths» 
and all honeft merry meetings or balls, Masks and 
itage plaies^ eaiie of belief, and not given to labour, 
or take any pains, a company keeper, cheerful, no- 
ching miftruftful, a right vertuous man or womaa^ 
oft had in fome jealoufie without caufe. 

When (he is weak, (he fignifieth forty five, and 
tight years,andperfonsthat areriotous, expeniive, 
^hplly given to loofnefs and lewd companies,cither 

56 The Temple ^/ Wildome, Boor I. 

men or woihcnj nothing regarding their Reputati- 
ons, coveting unlawful beds, Inccftious^and Adul- 
terer, Fantaftical, a nicer skip lack, ofnoFaith^i 
no Repute, no Credit, fpending his means in Ale- 
houfes, Taverns, and among fcaridalous loofe peo- 
ple 5 a meer lazy companion, nothing careful of 
the things of this life, or any thing Religious, a 
mfcerAthif^, ornatnralift. 

She fignifieth a man of fair corporature : but not 
Very talljhis Complexion bemg white, tending; to a 
little darknefs, which makes him more lovely j very 
fair, lovely Ej'CS, and a little black, a round face, 
andnotlai'ge, fairhair, fmooth, and plenty of it, 
and it ufually of a light brown colour, a lovely 
mouth and cherry Lips, the Face pretty fleOiy, a 
Fowling wandering Eye, a body very delightful, 
lovely and exceeding well fhaped, one defirous of 
trimming and making himfelf neat aridcompleat, 
both in cloths and body,a love dimple in his cheeks, 
a ftedfaft Eye,and ful of amorous enticements. 

The Qualities of men and their profeilions, ttit 
^nifiethjurelVlufitians^Gamefters, Silkemen, Mer- 
cers, linnen Drapers, Painters, JcwellcFS, Players, 
Lapidaries, Embroiderers, women Taylors, Wives, 
Motherf,Vir^in?,Charifter,Fidlers, Pipers ; when in 
the fourth, Ballad makers,SingerS;,Pcrfumers,Semp- 
iters, Pifturj-dravvers, Gravers, Llpjioifters, Lim- 
tneis, Glovers, all fuch as fell thofe commodities, 
which adorne women, either in body or Cloths, or 
in Face, as Complexion water. ' 

Difeafes (he fignifieth, are principally in the Ma- 
trix and Members of generation, in the Reins,BelIy, 
Back, Navel and thofe parts, the Gonhorrea or 
running of the Rain», the loathfome French Pox, 
any dileafe arifiug by inordinate luft, Priapifme, 


Book i. The Temple (?/ Wifdome. ?7 

Jmpotciicy in Generation, Hennas, Sec. The Dia- 
hetes or Pifling difeafe. In colours (he fignifieth white, 
or milky coIour>mixcd with brown, or a little green 
in favour, (he delights in that which is pleafant and 
toothfome, ufually in moift and fweet, or what is 
very delegable, in fraels what is undiousand Aro- 
matical, and incites to wantonnefs : Herbs and 
Plants (he iignifieth, are^ the Mirtle alwaies green, 
and thofe which have afvvcet favour, and pleafant 
fniel, a white flower of a gentle humour, whole 
leaves are fmooth and not jagged, (he governeth the 
Lilly, bm not William : all other both oFthe Val- 
ley and Water, white or yellow, the Satyrion or 
Cuckoe-pintle, Maiden-hair,Viokt * the white and 
yellow DafFadil. 

Sweet /Vpples, the white Rofe, the Fig, the white 
Sycomore, wild A(h, Turpentine tree, Olive, fweet 
Oringes, Mugwort, Ladies mantle, Sanicle, Balmc, 
Vervin, Walnuts, Almonds^ M.illet,Valerian,Time, 
Ambre, Ladanuni, Civit or Musk, Coriander, 
french Wheat, Peaches, Apricocks, Pjums, Raj- 

Ofbeafts: the Hart, the Panthar; fmal Cattle, 
Coney, the Calfe, Goat. 

Of birds : the SparroWjWagtaile, the Stockdove, 
the Hen, the N'ghtingalc, the Thru(h, Pe!ican,Par- 
tridge, Firedula, a little bird feeding on Grapes, the 
Wren, the Swan, the Swallow, theOwfel or black- 
bird, the Pye, the Parrot, the Purakitto. 

OfFifhes: the Dalphin. 

Places are, Gardens, Fountaines^bride chambers. 
Fair lodging, bed hangings, dancing fchooles,VVai:'^ 

Mettals, Minerals, and ftones, (he i%oi(i<t:h are 

Copper, efpecially the Corinthian aijd White : 

^3 ' br^fsj, 

^8 The Temple «>/ Wifdome. B o o K. I. 

bral's, Latten ware, CorncUon ftone, the sky co- 
lour .S'aphiie, white and red Coral, -Vlargafitc, Ala- 
blafter, i'apisLaxuli, becaufe it expels Melancholly, 
the Beril, Chrifolite ; {he govcrneth the fouthwind, 
being hoc and moift ia the temptrament of the Air, 
file nileth the JEtefie^ ihe lignifieth in fummerfere- 
nity or deer weather, in Winter raine or fnow. 

Countries Arabia^Aufinafiomfmia^ Vimna Volonid 
the great tr J JuringyY^rtbia^ Media. Cyprus, and the 
fix Liimate. 

Her day oftheweekis Friday, of which (herulcth 
the fiift and eighth hour, and in Conceptipn the fife 
Ti)onth,her friends are all the Rulers or Lords of the 
Eaythjcxcept ZazeL 

Chap. X.I. 

of Taphthartharath, and his fignificatiofi^ 
l^atHU and Property. 

^^ A ^ong^ the Ideas of the Earth, he de« 
^^ jf\ lights in Ambriel and Hamdiel : he is 
exalted in Hamaliel^ he receives detriment in Adva^ 
cbiel^znd his fall and Imbecility is in Amnexiel, and 
thatpartofthe £arth^ he ruleth the Ayry Tripli- 
City by night, ?//>;. Albus^ Amifio and Trijlitia, 
- He receives his Nature as the others do,and rules 
the world three hundred fifty four years: he oft tim^s 
changes his Nature, liz. with good he is good, and 
with evil apt to beperfwadcd to cyii : yet naturally 
fee is noble 8c fjcec hearted^bm. c<jld and dry, Melan- 
' cholly^ 

BooK.l. 7he Temple oj Wifdome, §9 

cholly, heisoftheE'ement of the Water, amorift 
the humors there mixt, he rules the Animal fpirit, 
the author of good wits, ingenious and apce Kofie 
Cruciamy fobcr, grave, Religioufly tioneft, doing to 
all ochers as they would others fhould do unto 

Being ftrbng, hc-fignificth fevcnty fix, and rcpre- 
fents that man of a fubcile and politick brain^intel- 
left and cogitation; an excellent difpucant or Logi- 
tion, arguing with learning and diCcretion, and 
ufing much Eloquence in his fpeech, a fearcher into 
all kinds of miftenes and learning, (harp and witty, 
learning almoftany thing without a teacher, am i- 
tious ofi>cin^ exquiiice in every Science, defirous 
naturally of Travel, and feeing torrain parts; a man 
of unwearied fancy, a great ftudent in Philofophv, 
and if any attain the Pantarvay it is chem that is cu- 
rious in the fearch of any occult knowiedgejabie by 
his own Genius to produce wonders, given to Di- 
vination and the more fecret knowledge; if e turne 
Merchant no man exceeds him in wav of trade 
or invention of new wayes, whereby to obtaine 

When he is weak in forty eight and twenty, he 
fignifies a very quarrelfome wit, apt to rake excepti-^ 
on at other mens faults and reprove them, many 
times by trying conclufions, loofes his eftate *, very 
unconftant,cafie of belief, fometfmes a meer London 
P*wr«^// maker, a Politicusy Mncurius^ anew Lyer, 
every day of the week you may read him a Trifier, a 
meer Verball fellow. 

Corporature he vulgarly fignifieth,isone of a high 
ftatuce, a ftreightfparc body, a high Forehead and 
fomewhat narrow, long Face, long No fe, fair Eyes 
neither pcrfeftly black or gray, thin Lips aud Nofe, 

C 4 little 

40 'I he Temple ^/Wifdome. Book I. 

little hair on the Chin, but much on his head, and 
it a fad brown inclining toblacknefs^ longe Arms, 
Fingers and hands, his Complexion like an Olive 
OrChefnut colour; you mufl- obferve Japhtbar- 
tharaibf for if hh Idea's and Figures be with others, 
they have a great influence one upon another^info- 
snuch as one partakes of the Nature of tfle other, as 
if he be with Zabel^thcn hcavy^if with Haffttael morei 
temperatej with Barzahel more rafh, with Soratb 
jnore noble, honeft and gentle, with Kedemel more 
tiierry conceited or full of Jefts, with Hafmodai more 

ThcQualitcs of men, and their profeffions, he 
fignificth sTrcali learned menjPhilofophcrs, Mathc- 
inatitians^ Aftrologers, Merchants, Secretaries, 
Scriveners, GeomancerSjSculpters, Prophets, Poets, 
Orators, Advocates » School maflcrs,Stationers,Prin- 
ters, Exchangers of Money, Atturneyes, Empe- 
Tours, EmbafiadourSjCommdioners, Clarks, Arti- 
ficers, generally Accompca[nts,Soliciters,Minifters, 
Iioneft,noble Religious raen5hating all evil and vice, 
fometimes Grammarians, Taylers, Carriers, Mcf- 
icngcrs. Footmen, Uferers. 

He iignificth All Virtigoe's, Lethargies, giddinefs 
in the Head, Madnefs, either lightnefs or any difeafe 
of the Brain, Ptifick>alUiammeringandimperfefti- 
on in the Tongue 3 vain and fond Imaginations, all 
defeats in the Memory, Hoarcenefs, dry Coughs, too 
much abundance of Rheum in the head and mouth, 
all fnaffling and fnuftling in the Head or Nofe, the 
hand and feet. Gout, Duninefs, Tongue evil, all 
evils in the fancy and intellectual parts. 

Mixed and new colours, the gray mixed with 
Sky colour, fuch as is on th^ neck of t he Dove^ and 
PidgeonjStQck'doves 3nd fuch fine Col oi^rs ; alio 
i • •■ - > iincy 

Book I. ihe Temple <?/ VVifdome. 41 

LincyW/Dolfy colours, or confiiring of many co^ 
lours, mixed in c tie of favours, a hudg podg 6f all 
things together , fo that none can give it any true 
name; yet ufually fuch as doe quicken the fpirits 
are fubtile and penetrate, and in a manner infen' 

Hearbs and Plants attributed to him, are known 
by the various Colour of the flower and love fandy 
barren places; they bear their feeds in cods, they 
fmell rarely or fubtilly, and have principal relati- 
on to the Tongue,Brain, Lungs or Memory ; they 
difpell winds, and comfort the Animal Spirits, and 
opens Obftruft ions, bears thrceleaved grafle; the 
Walnut and Walnut tree, the Filbert tree and Nut, 
the El4cr-tree^ Adders-tongue, Draggon-wort, two 
penny grafle, Lung-wort, Annifeeds, Cubebs, Ma- 
riorum ; what herbs are ufed for theMufes and Di- 
vination, as Verveine, the Reed; ofDruggs, trea- 
cle, Hicra Diambra. 

Of Beafts the Hi£naj Ap^ FoXy ^uivrely U^eafety 
the Spider^tht Greyhound^ the Hermophrodite^ being 
partakers of both Sexes, all cunning creatures. 

Of Birds ; TheLinnet, thcParrot, The Pompi- 
nian. Jay, the Swallow, the Pipe, the Beetle, Pif- 
mires, LocuHs, Bee, Serpent, Crane. 

Of Fifths 5 The Mullet, the Forkfidi. 

Of places; Tradfmeng-fiiops , Markets, Faires^ 
Schools, Common-halls, -fowling- Alleges, Ordi- 
naries, Tennis-Courts. 

Of Minerals and ^\ones; Quick-filvcr, the Mil- 
ftouc, Marthafitc or Fireftone, the Achates, Topaz, 
Vitriol; all ftones of Divers Colours. 

He fignifies. Windy, Stormy and violent boiftr- 
ous weather, and ftirs up that weather, the Ruler 
and his Idea's figures (ignif^es in whofe Company he 

• is 

41 Tie Temple ^/Wifdome. BooK.I- 

is fomcimes Haylc5Li:htning,Tlmnder and Tern* 
pefts i in hot Countries Earth-quakes , but this ac- 
cording to thefeafon of the year. 

The Countries he governs, zreGrecia^ Flanders j 
JEgyft^ Farts. 

He vjoverncth Wednefday^ the firft and eighth hour- 
thereof, his friends Hizmael Kedeml^ and Z^^a^^^his 
enemies ail the other Rulers. 

Chap. XII. 
O/Hafmodai and her feature ^ndjlgnfflcation. 

5T 'tAfmodai hath one liftf which you may 
Jtlcall her houfe^and that rules one pare 
of the Earth, and is incorporated into two figures, 
VIZ. Fopulus by day, and Via by night, and there 
(he isftrone;: but if thefe be in the tenth houfewith 
Career Qr7rijHtia, by tliat Ruler and his Idea's and 
figures, (he then there receives detriment 5 in the 
fecond houfe (he is exalted, and in the eighth (he 
falls, (he governeth the earthly Triplicity by night, 
viz Arrtijfio^ Cmjundio^Carcer. 

She Rules the World three hundred fifty fourc 
years and in one hundred and eight (he is ^crong. 
Feminine, Noaurnail, Cold, Moiil and Fiegmatick 
by Nature. 

Thi manners or Afkions flie fignifieth, when in 
good houfeswith good figures, is one ofcompofed 
manners, a foft, tender creature,a lover of all honeft 
f nd Engcnious Sciences, a fcarcher of, and dcligh- 


B o OK. I. Tie Temple of Wifdomc> 45 

tcr in Novelties, naturally prop^nf^p to flite and 
fhift his habitation, unftedtaft, wholy carrying for 
the prefent times, Timourous, Prodigal, and eafify 
frighted; however, loving Peace, and to live free 
from the cares of this life, if a Mechanick, the man 
Learns many occupations , and frequently will 
be tampering with many wayes to trade in. 

V^hrn with in ill houfes with iU figures (he figni* 
fies fixty fix, and twenty five, and is a mecrvaga- 
bond idk pcrfon, hating Labour,a Drunkard,a Sot, 
one of no Spirit or Forecaft, delighting to live beg- 
gerly and carelefly, on^ cpntent in no condition o( 
life, either good or ill. 

Shefignifietha man offaire ftature, whitelycd- 
loured, the face round gray eyes, and a little low- 
ring, much h^ire, both on head, face and other 
parts, ufually one eye a little larger then the other, 
(hort hands and flefhy, the whole body inclining to 
be fleflily, fomtimes plumpe corpulent and flegma. 
tick, if (he be in Afpe^ with Soratb in a Nativity or 
Queftion,(he ufually fighifies fomc blemifh in or nccj: 
the eye, a hurt in or neer the eye, if her figures be 
infuccedant houfcs,if (he be unfortunate by com- 
pany with ill figures and ill Afpcfts in Angles, he 
fpoileth the fight. 

The qualities of men and women ; (he fignificth 
are, Queens, CountciTes, Ladies, all manner of 
womeuj as alfo the common people. Travellers, Pil- 
grims, Marriners, Fifhermen, b ifhmongers. Brew- 
ers, Tapflers, Vintners, Letter-Carriers, Porters in 
Cities, Crach-men, Huntfmen, MefTengers, (fome 
fay the Popes Legats) Millers, Alewives, Malfters, 
Drunkerds, Oifter-wives, F ilher-women , Chare- 
women, Tripe- women, and generally fuch womea 
^j carry comodities in the ftrcetsi as alfo Mid wives, 


44 _S^^ Temple g/Wifdome. Book L 

NurfeSjC^c. Hackney-men^ fuch as carry Sedans, 
Water-men, Water-Bearcrs. 

Sicknefles , arc Apoplexes, Palfie, the ChoUick, 
theBelly-akc, difeafesinthe lefcfide^ Stones, the 
Bladder and Members of Generation, the MenftrucS 
and Liver in Women, Dropfie, Fluxes of the Belly, 
all cold Rhumatick Difeafes, cold Scomack, the 
Gpi|C in the Rifts and Feet, Sciatica, Cholick, 
Worms in Children and Men, Rhumcs or hurts in 
the eyes, viz, in the left of Men, an d right of Wo- 
;men, Surfeits, rotten Coughs,Couvultion fits, the 
Falling fickneffe. Kings Evill, Apofthume, .Small 
Poxand Meafles. 

Of Colours^ the White, or pale Yellow, White, 
pale Green , or a little of the Silver colour 5 of fa- 
vours, the frefh or without any Savour, fuch as in 
herbs before they be ripe, or fuch as demoiften the 

The Herbs Plants and Trees, which are fubjeft 
to H^fmodai-fitr Idea and figures have foft and thick 
ivory leaves, of a Waterifh or a little fweetifh tafle, 
they love to grow in watry places, and grow quick- 
ly into an Ivory magnitude, and are theCoiwort, 
Cabbage, Mellqn, Gourd, Pompilion, Onion, 
Mandrake^ Poppy? LetticejRapCj the Linden tree, 
Mufhroms, Endirc, all otherTrees or Herbs, who 
Iiave round, fliady, great fpreadmg leaves, and are 
little fruitful!. 

All fuch Beafts or the like which live intheWater, 
fhe figuifieth Frogs, the Otter,Snails, ^(T. theWee- 
fle, theCunny; all5caFowle, theCookoe^Geefe, 
Ducks, the Night Owles. 

Of Fifhes: TheOifterand Cockle, all flicll Fifli, 
i|hcCraUand]^obftcr,Tortoife, Ecle. 

'-'■ ■- Places 

Book I, ihe Temple ^/ Wifdooie. 4s 

Places (he Govcrncs, arc FcildSjFountainsjBaths, 
Havens of the Sea, High waycs and defert Places; 
PortF, Towns, Rivers, Fifli ponds, ftanding Pools, 
boggy places, common ftioars,Uttlc Brooks,Springs, 
Harbours for Ships or Docks. 

Of Minerals and Stones j Silver, the Selenitc, all 
foftftone$, ChriftaU. 

If her Figures be with the Figures of Zazel^ they 
(ignifie cold Air, if with the Figures oi Hifmael^ yiz. 
Acquifitio and Letitia^ in Which are incorporated 
the Idea\ Advachid and Atnnixid^ they fignific fe- 
rene weathier with-Stfr5s<r5^/,and hisJ^^« and figure?, 
winds and red clouds, with the figures of Soratby 
according to the feafon : with the figures cfKede^ 
mel and Taphthartbarath^ fl^ewersand winds, Jn her- 
meticall operacion, (he delighteth in the Northan- 
gle of the Earth, in the firft hou e with good figures, 
(he (ignifieth winds acccording to the Nature 
of thofe igures, are in company or Afpcft with 

The Countries (heruleth, arc Holland^ Zealand^ 
Scotland^ Venmark^^ Norremberge^ Flanders: her day 
is Munday, the firft and the eight thereof, her eni' 
mits are Zazd and Bar zahel J viz, their Figures are 
contra ly one to another in fignification. Aud thus 
much of the Nature and (ignification of the feven 
Rulers of the Earth ; Now let us fpeak of their 
twelve Ideasy but firft let usihewyou how to attri- 
bute the Rulers to the Figures, aud the Figures to 
the Rulers,a8 well good as evil. 

Chap. XIIL 

^6 The Temple ^f Wifdome. B o o K. J. 

Chap. 1 5 V How thefeven Rulers of the world be attribute4 

to the Figures and the Figures t$ them^ both good md eviU 




^ In the tenth. 

Malicious.^ ^ 

'5>f The eleventh 



:J|f; In the ninth. 

jlt^rJf: TheHrfl. 

5or^/^ in the:^ % 
Spring. ^'f ^ 

^ The twelfth. 

Retrograde. i(^ 

:i(C % The Second 

So'fdth in the :^ 
fall. % 


:^ In the Seventh. 

Kedemel ^ 

% In the fecond 
^ iifi Houfe. 

Taphthaitharath')(- :^ 

:^ In the third 
^ :^ Houfe. 

by night. 

-X- ^ In the fourth. 

Taphthanbamh:^ % 

:*f; 111 the 
^ ^ fixth. 

,by day. 


In the eight 

Hlfwael and Kedcmd. 


In the 3d 7th 9th xath and id. 

'2<i7f / and Bar'^abeL 
In the icth izth, firfU«^8clL 

Book. I. The Ttniplc of Wifdome. 47 

They are attributed to the Rulers, as abovefaid, 
and in the firft the Rulers arc ftrong. in the other 
envious, in the firft fortunate, in the fecond Crofs, 
backward in the firft> direft in th< fecond Retro- 
grade, In the firft they fpring, in the fecond they 
falL in the firft jocund, m the fecond fullcn; in the 
firft direni5 in the fecond Retrogra : in the firft they 
fignifie the day, in the fecond the night : and have 
fuch fignification as the ftven Rulers give them : the 
Dragons head and the Dragons Tayle excepted,for 
thev alter their Natures, the firft is good, and of the 
nature of thofe two Rulers, Hifmael and Kedemel^the 
fecond is cvilj of the Nature oiZazel^d Barzahel. 

Chap. XIV. 

of the Nature, Vlace, Countries, general Defer ip^ 
ttom and Difeafes figmficd, by the tmlve 
Idea s. 

^ \4 ^^^^'^^^^h is Mafculine Diurnal, move* 
0/ i ▼! able in Nature, Fyery, hot and dry,, 
Chollcnck, Beftiall, Luxurious, intemperate and 
violent : The dayl y delight of Barzabel of the fiery 
Triplicity, and of the Eaji : Difeafes he fignifiesj 
arc all \A/helks, Pufhes and Pimples in the Face, 
fmalPox, h'dtre Up, Polypus, (^Noli me tangere) ring 
Worms, Falling-fickners, Apoplexies, Megrim?;, 
Tooth-ach, Head-achj and Baldnefs. 
Where |>hcep of fmal CattJe dp fecd^or ufe to be, 


48 the Temple ^/ Wifdome. Book I. 

he fignificch faiidy aud hilly Grounds, a place of 
Refuge for Thcives (or fomc unfrequented placcsj 
inhoules, the covering, feeling or plattring of it, a 
liable of fmal Beafts,Land5 newly taken in, or new- 
ly plowed, or Where bricks have been burned or 

The defcription of the body or (hape, Malchidael 
reprefcnts is a dry body, not exceeding in height, 
lean or fpare, hut lufty bones, and the party in his 
limbs ftrong) the vifage long ; black Eye browi*, a 
long Neck, thick Shoulders, the Complexion dusky 
brown or fwartilh. ^yy 

Kingdomesfubje^, Malchidael {j' ire Germany^ 
Swevia^ Folonia^ Burgundy^ France^ England. Venmark^^ 
Silefiay the higher India ^ ^jyr/Vr, Cities ateyFlorencey 
Capna^ Naples^ Ferrara^ VeroHOy Vtretchty Marfelles^ 
Amulla^Cdifarea^ Vadua^ Bergomo, 

^ HafjHodel^is of an earthly quality,cold,dry and 
JViclancholiy, Feminine 5 The Nofturnal dt'light of 
Kedemel fixed Beftial^ of the Earthly Triplicity and 

Difeafes (he fignifieth, are the Kings-evil, fore 
Throats, Wens, Fluxes •, of Rheums falling into the 
Throat, Quinlies, Inipofthumes in thofe parts. 

Places noted are Stables where horfes ^re, low 
Houfe?, Houfes where the implements of Cattle are 
laid upjpallurc or feeding groundsjwhere no houes 
are ncei, plain grounds,or where buQies have lately 
bf en grubbed up, and wherein Wheat, aud Corne 
arc fowed, fonie little Trees not far of, in Houfes, 
Scllars, low Romcs- The (hape it prcfents, is one of 
a (hort, but of a full, ftroiige and well fet ftature, a 
broad Forehead, great Eyes, big Face, large,ftronge 
Soulders, great Mouth, thick Lips i grofs Hands; 
black rugged hair. The 

Boo K.I. T^e Temple (?/Wifdome. 49 

The Countries it ruleSs arc Felonja^ the gicac 
North part oi Sweadland^ Kufjia^ Ireland^ Switzer' 
land^ LoraiHy Campania^ Terfiay Cyfrus^ Tarthia. - 

The Cities Novograde^ Farma^ Bononia^ VanoYfnm^ 
Mantua^ Seva^ Brixia^ Caroljiad^ Nants^ Lieffig^ Hcy^ 

^Mi Amhriely his quality and .propertya 
is Aerialjhotandmoift, Sanguine, common, double 
bodyed, humaine, the Diurnal houfc of T/rf^tW- 
iharathy of the airy Triplicity, Wefterne, Mafcii- 

Ail Difeafes in the Armcs^ Shoulders, Hands, 
corrupted blood, windinefs in the Veins, deftem- 
percd Fancies. 

ItnotethwainfcotRomeSjPlaiftring, and walls of 
Houfes, the Halls, or where plays is uTcd, Hills and 
Mountains, Barnes, Storehoufes for Corne, Coffer.^, 
Chefts, high places. 

Kingdomes and Countries, are L«w/W^',Br/z^/r;/t, 
FlanderSy the Wefl and fouth Weft o^EnglandyArm^^ 

The Cities, aveLondony Lovdiney Burges^ Korem-' 
herge^ Corduha^ Hasford^ Mentz^ Bamherge^ Cefenn 

In ^/^;^,it fign ifieth an upright, tall ftraight body, 
either in man or vvonian,the Complexion fanguine, 
not cleer, but obfcure and dark, long Arms, but 
many times the hands and feet (hort, and very flefh- 
ly, a darke hairalmoft black, a ftrong aftive body^ a 
good peircing hazel Eye and wanton^ and of perfeft 
fightjof excellent underftandingjhoneft & Judicious 
in worldly affairs, when this Idea fignifies the perfon, 
that is,, if Alhm be inthefirft houfe, the parry is 
noble, wife, Religious, and the moft accomplifhcd 
6f all the other, if fortuna Major ^ Pueiia-y AcquijltiQ 

50 . rte Temple of SN'ifdome^ BookL 

or Lctitiay be in che fecond Houfe, in company with 

W Muriel^ is the only delight of Hip^odai^ 
and iscorporaced inio the firft Figures of the wate- 
ry Triplicity, it is watery^ cold moift, Phlcgmatick, 
Feminine^ and is Nofturnal, moveable^ mute k^id 
flow ol voice, fruitful, Northerne. 

It figuifies. imperf^'Aions ail over^or in the Breaft, 
Stomach and Paps, weak digeftion, coIdStomack, 
Ptiiick, fait Flegm, rotteh Coughs, Dropfical Hu- 
mours, Impoilhumations in the Stomach, Cancers 
which ever are in the Breaft. 

Places it noteth are, the Sea, great Rivers, Na- 
vigable waters : but in the Ifland Countries,ic notes, 
places near Rivers, BrookSjSpringSjWells, Cellars in 
Houfes, wafti houles^ Marfh grounds. Ditches with 
Ruffes, Sedgs,Sea banks, Trenches, Cifterncs. 

Thefhapeand defcription is alow and fmal fta- 
ture, the upper parts of more bignefs then the lo- 
wer, around vifage; iickly, pale, awhitelyCom^ 
plcxion, the Heir a fad brown or Chefnut and va- 
riable, little Eyes, prone to have many Children, 
if a Woman. 

Kingdomes, Countries and Cities it ruleth are, 
Scotland, Zealand^ Holland^ Frufpa^ 7jmis, Algier, Con- 
jiantimple^ Venice^ UtHan^ Genoa, Amfierdam^ Tork^y 
Madeberge, JVittenberge, Saint Lucas^ Cadiz, 


Verchicly is the only del?ghtof.9or/it^,and 
is by Nature fiery, hot, dryjchollerickjDiurnalsCom- 
manding, Bcftial, barren of the fiery Triplicity, 
Mafculine, and of the Eaft, and rules the fifth 

All fickneres in the Ribs and fides, as Plurifies, 


Book L ihe Temple (?/ Wifdome. 5 1 

Convulfions, pains in the Back, trembling or paf- 
fion of the Heart, violent burning Feavers, ail 
weakneffesj ordifeafesin the heart, fore Eyes, the 
Plagucj the Peftilence, the yellow Jaundics. 

A place where wild Beafts frequent, Woods, For- 
fefts,Defcrt places,fteep rocky places, Clcavcs^unac- 
ceflablc places. Kings Palaces, Caftles, Forts^ ParkSj 
in Houfcs were fire is kept neer a Chimney. 

Itreprefent a great round head, big Eyes Par- 
ting or flaring out, or goggle Eyes^ quickiighted, a 
full and large body, and is more then of Middle 
ftaturc, broad Shoulders, narrow fides, yellow or 
dark flaxen hair, and is much curling or turning 
up, U fierce countenance, but ruddy, high Sanguine 
Complexion, ftronge, valiant and a^ive. 

Kingdomes, Countries and Cities, it fignifieth, 
zvtltaly, Bohemia^ theAlpes^ Turkje^ Sicilia^ Apdin^ 
Rome, Syracufay Cremona^ Ravenna^ Vdmatia^ Vraguc^ 
Lintz^ Confluentiay BrijhL 

Eamatiely is an Earthly cold, Malahcho!- 
Jy, Barren, Feminine, natural, Southerne JdeHy the 
figure of it, viz. Conjundio is the exaltation ofTafk- 
thartharatby of the Earthly Triplicity, Hamaliel iig- 
nifies a ftudy where books are, a dairy hoiife, Con?. 
feilds. Granaries, Malt houfes. Hay Ricks, or Mow *> 
of Barley, Wheat or Peafe : or a place where Cheefe 
and butter is prcferved and ftored up. 

Difeafes, the worms, wind, choliick5alI obflruftl- 
oris in the Bowels and Mifcraicks, croklng of the 
Guts, Infirmnefsin the Stones, any Difeafe in the 

The Figure of Rawaliel (recdye'i) being alfo^^ne 
^f the Figw c Taphthaf-tharathy vertue from the Ru- 
ler^ and W«?^iand reprcfcntsa flenderbody,of mean 
D * height. 

5 7 The Temple of Wifdome. B o o K. I. 

height, but decently compofed, a ruddy brown 
Qomplexion, black Hair, well favoured or lovely, 
but no beautiful Creature, a fmal ftiril voice, ail 
members inclining to brevity, a witty difcreet Soul, 
Juditious, and excellently well fpoken, ftudious and 
given to Hiftory, whether man orwoman, it pro^ 
duceth a rare undcrftanding : liFopulus or Via be in 
the fecond Houfe, they are very unftablc. 

Of Kingdomes, Countries and Citty, it fignifi- 
eth Greece^ the South part of it Cro^r/^, the Athenian 
Teritory, Mefopotamia^ Africa^ the South Weft part 
o( France^ PariSyJerufahmy V.hodes^ Lions^ 7hauris m 
Terfia^ Jhororus, Bafily Heidelburgey Brundufium. 


Zuriel is Aireal^ hot and nioift5Sanguine, 
MacuUn^y Moveable, Humane^ Diurual, of the Airy 
Triplicity^nd VVeft^ the chtii deWSf^bt of Kedem el 

The Stone, all Uifcafes in the Gravely in the 
Rains of the Back, Kidneys, heats, and difeafes in 
the Loyns or Hauches, Impolihumes or Ulcf r^athe 
Rains, Kidneys or bladder, vveaknefs in th<^/tick, 
corruption of blood. 

In the Feilds, it reprcfents grounds neer VVind- 
mils, or fomeOrag ingbarn, or out houfe, or faw 
Pits or where Coopers work, or Wood is Cut, fides 
of Hills, tops of Mountaines, Grounds, where haw- 
kmg and hunting is ufed, Sandy and gravelly feilds, 
pure deer Aire and (harp^the upper Rooms in hou- 
fes. Chambers, Garret?, one Chamber within ano- 

It reprefents a well framed body, flreighr, tall 
and more fubtle or (lender then f^rofs; a round 
lovely and beauti'ul, vifage, a pure Sanguine colour 
in youth, no abundance or excefs, in either white 
or red, but in Age ufually fome pimples^ or a very , 


BooK.l. xAe Temple ^/VVifdome. 55 

high colour, the Hair jellowiQij fniDoth and 

Kingdomcs, Countries, Citie^the higher Auflrea 
Savoy^ itsDukdome, Alfatia^ Lavonia^ Lisbofte in For- 
tugal^ Frankeford^ riemta^flacentia^ che Territory in 
Grffc^ where fometimes > the C'ity\1hebes^^ood Arks^ 
Friburge^ S fires. 

Barchie!^ is a cold, watery, No£iurna!, 
Flegmarick, FemininCjof the watery Triphcity, fix- 
ed and North, thehoufe, and joy of deceitful falfe 
trecherous Barzabel^ ufually it doth reprcfent fubtil, 
deceitful men, perjured and wicked,Theeves, there 
is no truth nor houefty in them very Knaves. 

It iignifies, the Gravel, the ftone in the fecret 
parts, bladder. Ruptures, Fiftulacs, or the Piles in 
Ano^ Gonorriieo's, Priapifmes, ail aftliAions inthe 
Privy parts, cither in manorwoman, defeftsin the 
Magrix : places where all forts of creeping bcafts ufe, 
as beetles,, &:c. or fuch as be without wings 5 and 
are PoyfonQus;Gardens,Orchards,Vineyards, ruin- 
ous Houfes neer Water, moorifh grounds, ftinking 
lakes. Quagmires, finkcs, the Kitchin or Larder, 
walh houfes. 

A Corpulent, ftrong, able body,fomwhatabroad 
or fquare face, a dubky, muddy Complexion and 
fad^ dark hair much, and crifpirig, an hairy bcdy, 
fomewhat bow- ledged, fhorc necked, a fquat, well 
t ruffed fellow. 

Kingdomes and Countries, the Morth part of 
Bavaria^ the woody part of A^ort^i^^^j, Barbarj *, The 
Kingdomc of FetZj Catalonia in Sfaine^ Valentin 
Vrhine and Fcrunt^ Julij In Italy^ Vienna^ Mepta m 
Italy i Gaunt^ Frank^foid upon C'dar, 

D 3 Advachkh 

7 he Temple ^/VVifdome. Book I. 


Advachieiy isof the fiery Triplicity, Eaft 
in Narure^hoc and diy, Mafculine5Chollerick5 Diur- 
nal, common, by corporal or double bodyed, the 
Jdea and delight ofHrfmad, 

Ic ruleth the Thighs and buttocksin the parts of 
jnausbody^and all Fiftulaes or hurts falling in thofc 
nieraberSjand generally devoteth blood, heated fe- 
vers, Peftilencia), falls from hories, or hurts from 
them or four footed beafts, alfo prejudice by fire, 
heat, awd mtemperateaefs in fports. 

It noteth, aftable, or places where troop horfes 
for Wararefct up : where great four footed beafts 
are kept ; It reprcfentsin the Fcilds, Hills, and the 
higheft places of Lands or Grounds, that rife a 
little abovethc reft 5 inHoufes, upper Rooms near 
the fire. 

It reprefents a well favoured Countenance fomc- 
what long vifage, but full and ruddy, or alraoft like 
fun burnt, the Hair light, Chcfnut colour j the 
ftature fomewhatahove the middle fize„- a Confor- 
mity in the Members, and a ftronge able body. 

Kiagdomes, Countries and Cities, are Spaincj 
Hungary y Slavonian Morania^ Dalmatia^ Buda in H««- 
garyj loledo^ ^arhon^ Colkn^ Stargard, 


Hauaeiy is the Idea o^Zazel^iind is Noftur- 
naljcold, dry,Melancholly,Earthly, feminine,move- 
ablcfour footed. 

It hath Government of the Knees, and all dif- 
cafes incident to thofe places, either by ftraines or 
fractures, it notes Lcprolie, the Itch, the Scab. 

It noteth an Qxe houfcjor Cow houfe, and where 
Calves^arekcptjor looles for Hu^bandry^or where old 


BooKi. TAe Temple (?/Wifdome. 55 

wood is laid up, or where faiies for Ships, and fuch 
naterials are ftored, alfo (heep pens, and grounds 
where Sheep feed, fallow grounds, barren Feilds, 
bufhv and thorny ; dunghills in feiids, or where 
foyleis laid, in Houfes iow^ dark places, near the 
ground or Th refhol d. 

It ufuaily fignificsdrycorporaturc?, not high of 
ftature, long, lean and flender vifage, thin Bc^rd, 
black hair, a narrow chin, long, fmai Neck and nar- 
row bread. 

Kingdomes, Countries and Cities, are Jbrace, 
Macedon in Greece^ new Turkje^ Altavia^ Bulgaria^ 
Saxony the South weft part, Jf^eji IndiaSy Stiria^ the 
Ifles Orchades^ Hajiay Oxford^ Mechlin^ Cleeus^Branden- 

H Camhieij is an Airealj hot, moift Idea^ of 
Aiery Triplicity, Diurnal anguine, fixed,rationaJ, 
Humane, Mafculinc, theprm::pal Jie^^ofZ^f;^?/, ic 
is wefternc, and in it he rejoyccth. 

Itgoverncth the Legs^ Ancles, and all manner 
of infirmities incident tothofe members, all Melan- 
cholly, wind?. Coagulated in the Veins, oi diftur- 
bing the blood. Cramps, &c. 

Places new digged ; hilly and uneven places or 
where quarries of Stone are, or any Minerals have 
been digged up in Houfes, the Roofs, Eaves or up- 
per parts. Vineyards, orneer fome little fpring or 
Conduit head* It note? a fquat, thick corporature, 
or one of a ftrong, well compofed body, not call^ a 
long vifage, fanguine Complexion s \^ Career^ or 
Trifiitia be in the tenth or eleventh Houfe, the party 
is of black Hair,andof a fanguine Coniplexion,with 
diftorted Teeth 5 in any other Houfe, the party is 
of deer white or fair Complexion, and of fandy 

D 4 coloured 

$6 lAe Temple t>/VVifdome. Book. I. 

coloured Hair or very flaxen, and hath a very white 

Kingdomcs, Countries^ and Cities, zrcTartary^ 
Croatia:^ Vdachid^ Mufcoviay Wefi Fhalia. in Germany^ 
fiemont in Savoy ytht Weft and 5outh parts of 5/jz//?- 
ria^ Arabia^ Hambonughy Breme^ Monts Ferat^ and Pi- 
fauYum in Italy ^ Irent^ lngol[lad. 

Vj/ Ammxiely is of the watery Triplicity, Nor- 
thcrn^ cold, moift, flegmatick^femininej Nofturnal, 
the Idea oitiifmaely by Corpreaty common or double 
bodyed. Idle, effeminate, iickly, envious, reprefen- 
ting a covetous, malitious fot, of no Aftion. 

It lignifieth all difeafes in the Feet, as the Gout, 
and all Lamenefs, and all Aches incident to thofe 
Members, and fo generally fait Flegms, Scabvltch, 
Botches, breakings out, Boyles and Ulcers, piocee- 
ding from blood. put refaftcd, cold and moift dif- 
eafes, * 

The places it prefentSj, are grounds full of Waterj 
or where many Springs, and much Foul are, alfo 
Fifh Ponds, or Rivers full of Fifti, places where 
Hermitages have been. Moats about the Houfes, 
Water-mills, in Houfes near the Water lide, as to 
fome Well or Pumpe, or where Water ftands. 

It prefents a fhort ftature, ill compofed, not very 
decent, a good large Face, palifti Complexion, the 
bodyflefhy, or fwelling, not veryftreight: but in- 
curvating fomewhat with the head. 

Kingdomes, Countries and Cities, are Calabria in 
Siciliay Portugal^ Hormandyy the North of -^gyPy Ales^* 


Bo OK. I. Tie Temple <!/Wi{dome. 57 

Chap. XV. ^ 

How the Idea's are infufed into thefixteen Figures 
by the [even Rulers^ through the help of the 
SouloftheWorld'^y And how the Rulers and 
Idea s incorporate their Nature and properties 
into the Figures^ and have lik^ fignification as 
the Rulers and Idea's, 

THus all inferior bodies are exemplified by the 
fupcriour Idea's; Now they define an Idea to be 
a form above Bodies^ Souls, Minds, and to be but 
one fimple, pure, immutable, indivifible, incorpo- 
real & eternai,& that the nature of all Ided^s is the 
fame; Now they place JdetCs in the firft place in very 
goodneileit fclf: God by wayof caufe, and that 
i:hejr arediftinguifhed amongft themfelves by Come 
relative confiderations only, leaft whatfoevcr is in 
the world, (hould be but one thing wichout variety, 
and that they agree in eflence , leaft God {hould be 
a Compound Subftance; Inthefecond place, they 
place them in the very inteliigableitfelf, in the 
fouloftheworld,difFering the one from theother,by 
abfolute forms , fo that all the Idea's in God, in- 
deed are but one form , but in the foul of the 
World they are many, they are placed in the minds 
ofall other things, wtiethec they be joyned to the 
Vody^ or feparated fram the faody,by a certain par- 
ticipation , 

59 ^^^ Tempje of Witdome. Book I. 

ticipation , and now by degrees are diftinguifhed 
moreand more j They place them in N-ture, as 
certain f mall teed of forms infufed by ihc Idea's^ 
and laftlyj they place them in thefe fixteen figures 
foliowmg ; Hereunto may be added, that in the 
foul of the World, there be as many luminal forms 
of things, as ldea'9 ia the rainde of God 5 by which 
forms flbe did rn the heavens above the Stars, frame 
to herfelfftiapesalfo, and damped upon all thefe 
fome properties: On thefe Figures therefore, (hapes 
and properties ofvertues, of inferiourfpecics, as al- 
focheir properties doe depend, fo that every figure 
hath its I^^^, that isfuitable to its forme, which 
alfo proceeds of a wonderfull power of opp crating, 
which proper gift it receives from its Ruler5ch rough 
the Seminal form? of the foul of the World, for I- 
ded's are not onely cfFcftuall caufes of every Species, 
butarealfothe caufe of every Vertue which is in 
die Species j and this is that which M^ Jhomoi Wy- 
don faith, that the properties are in the Nature of 
things; which vertucs indeed , are the operations 
of the Idea\ are moved by thefe figures, and thefe 
Vertues have a certain andfure Foundation, not 
WortuitoM norcafual asfomc fay, but as Efficacious^zs 
Aftrology,andpowerfulland fufficient, doing no- 
thing in vain. Now chefe Idea*s do not erre in their 
a&ings but by accident, viz, by reafon of the im- 
purity of the Artift or Querent,or inequality of the 
matter or thing fought aften for upon this account, 
there arc found things of the fame Species more or 
iefs powerfully or according to the difpoficion of the 
thing good or evill; for all thefe influences may by 
^hefe figures be received, Scmayalfobehindredby 
theindifpofition of the matter or its infufficicncy ac- 
cording to the quality of the Perfon/uch is the fig- 


3ooK I. Tfo Temple ^/Wifdome. 58 

iiificatiori of thcfiguresj which receives the Vermes 
and Powers of the Rulers and Jiff's, according to 
the deCert of the matter, wherefore thofe things in 
which there islcffe of the Idea of the matter, fuch 
things which have a grisater refemVitence of things 
feparated, have more powerful! vertues in opera- 
tion, being like the operation of a feparated Idea^ 
we fee then that the fcit nation of the fevcn Rulers 
and their ldea\ incorporated into thefe fixteen fi- 
gures, is the caufe of the vertues tJf the figures of 
their fignification of their predifting^all things Pifl^, 
iPrefent and to Come, and the figures have the fame 
fignifications as thefe li^/x's in their places incorpo- 
rated into them, and here follow the figures and 


6o The Temple cf Wifdoaie 

. Book. L 

Chap. 16. The manner to attribute the Idea's to the Fi^ 

gnreSy and the Figures to the Idea'^. : >^ ' t - s ; ; 

^/ Malchidael 

_ Amiffio, 


v^ Hml^riel, 




Vmuna Major. 


I 0^ Harehkl. 

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4iSi Hadvachiel. 

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4* Hrtz/ J/ 
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IQ Hamnixiel 
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Fonuna Major. 


C^/7«t jyracenis. 


Hanael^ BcrrcbieL 

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The Rulers of the twelve I^f/r's havepowerovcr 
the face of the w hole Earth in their figures and pla- 
ces^butfoure figures naturally deligjit in the winds, 
and their Genii^ and they are Fortuna Minor ^Via^ Ca- 
pit Vraconis^ and Cauda Vraconis^ a fortunate Full 
(Vloon in Afpeft of the Sun, to them is admirably 
good. Chap? 

B o o K. I. The Temple of Wifdome. 6% 


Of the Foure Elements^ their ISIature and Pro- 

THere are foure Elementsand original Grounds 
of allCorpcreall things. Fire j Aire, Water j 
Earth, of which all Elemented inferiour Bodies are 
comprehended^ notby way of heaping up together, 
but by tranfmutation and uniqn, and when they 
aredeftroyed , they are refolvcd into Elements, for 
thercisnoneof the fenlible elements that is pure, 
but they are more or leffe mixed, and apt to be 
changed one into the other: even as earth becom* 
jng dirty, and being difTolved becomes water, and 
the fame being made thick and hard, becomes 
earth again 5 but being evaporated through heat, 
pafTedinto Aire, and that being kindled, pafTeth 
into Firejand this being extinguifhe;d, returns back 
again into Airejbut bemg cooled again after its bur- 
ning, becomes earth, or ftone, or fuiphur, and this 
is Manifefted by lightning; this faying ever teach- 
eth you. 

Jbe Number^ and the Nature ofthofe things 
CaWd Elements^ what Fire^ Earth;, Aire forth hringSy 
From whence the Heavens their beginning bad. 
Whence tide, whence Kain-h&w in gray colours clad-y 
What mak^s the clouds that feathered are > and blackly 
lo fend forth lightnings and a Ihundring Crac]^> 
What doth the Nightly Flames, and Comets niak^ > 
What makes the Earth tofweel, and then te quak^ > 


6 2 '^he Tem ple of W\(dome. Boo k L 

What ii the feed of Mettalsy md o^ Gold > 
What Vertues^ Wealthy doth Natures Goffers hold. 
P/^ro was of that opinion^ that Earth was wholy 
unchangeablejand that the reft of the Elements are 
changed as into this^fo into one another fuGceilive- , 
ly^^S^ ,Chriftofher Heydon faith, that the Earth is not 
changed, but relented and mixed with other Ele- 
ments which doe diflblveitj and that it returns 
back into it feif. 

Now every otic of tlie Elemmts hath two fpecial 
qualities, the formcrwhcreofitretains,as proper toi 
itfelf, in the other, as a means, it agrees with that 
Vrhich comes next after it, for fire is hot and dry, 
the earth dry and cold, the water cold and moift, 
the aire hot and moift, and fo after this manner- 
the Elements accord into two contrary qualities, 
are contrary one to the other, as Fire to Water, and 
Earth to Aire,moreover theElements are upon ano- 
ther account oppofite one to the other; Forfomc 
are heavy as Earth and water, aiid others are light 
as Aire and Fire. 

Wherefore the KofieCntcians called the former paf- 
fives, but the latter aftives, AndyetDoftor Cnlpc^ 
"per my predeceflbur diftinguifhcth them after ano- 
ther manner^ and Alligncs to every of themthre^ 
qualities, viz. tothefirebrightneffe, thinnefleand 
motion, but to the Earthjdarkneffe, thicknefle and 
quietnefle, and according to thefc qualities, the 
Elements borrow their qualities from thefe, fothat 
the Aire receives two qualities of the Earth, dark- 
neffc and thicknefTc, and one of fire,t//25. Motion; 
but fire is twice more thin then Aire, thrice more 
moveable, and foure times more bright; and the 
Aire is twice more bright, thrice more thin, 8c foure 
times more moveable then water? wherefore water 

Book I. The Temple ^/ VVifdome. 65 

is twice more bright then earth, thrice more thin, 
and foure times more moveable j As therefore the 
Fire is to the Aire, fothe Aire is to the Water, and 
Water to the Earth 5 and again, as the Earth is to 
the Water, fothe Water to the Aire,and the Aire4:o 
the Fire: And this is the Root and Foundat» on of 
all Bodies, Natures, Vertues, and wonderfull 
Works; And he which fhall know thefe things, and 
their Rulers, Idea's and Figures, (hall eafily know 
all things, Paft, Prefent, and to Comej and alfo 
ihall bring to pafle fuch things that are wonderfull, 
and aftoni{hing,and fhall be perfeft in this Art. 

Chap, XV III. 

of a threefold conpderation of the Element f 

T Here arc then as we have faid, foure Elements, 
without the perfeft knowledg whereof, we can 
cffeft nothing in this Science , now each of them is 
threefold, that fo the number of foure may make 
up the number of twelve Ideas incorporated into 
fixteen Figures and twelve houfes, or parts of the 
Earth,and by pafling by the number of feven which 
fignifieth thefeven Ruler^, into the number ten, 
(which fignifieth the Cxleftial powers, are ten prin- 
cipal names of God, as you read in the ninth Chap- 
ter) there may be a progrelTe to the fupream unity 
upon which all vertue and operation depends , of 
the firft order are the pure Elements, which are nei- 
thercompounded, changed nor admit ofmixion, 
butareincorrupcable3& not of which, but through 
which the vertues of all natural things are brought 


64. rAe Temple ^/Wildome. BookJ. 

forth into Arc *, No man is able t'o declare their 
VertueSj becaufcthey can do all things upon all 
things. He which is ignorant of thefe (hall never 
bring to palTc any wonderfull matter, nor under- 
ftand what he would know *, of the fecond Order 
are Elementsthat arecompoundedjchangeableand 
Impure, yet fuch as may by '\rtbe reduced to their 
pure fimplicity, whofe Vertue when they are thus 
reduced to their fimplicityj doth above all things 
perfcft this Art, and thefe are the Foundations of 
the work; OF the third Order are thofe Elements 
which originally and of themfelves are not Ele- 
ments 5 but are twice compounded, various and 
changeable one into another,they are the infallible 
Medium, and therefore are called the middle Na- 

By thefe jou Jhallfee from whence altt kings florp ^ 
Whence Mankjnde^Beafts^whence fire^whence rain &fno» 
Whence earth quahes are^ why the whole Ocean Beats , 
Over his bankjy and then again retreats , 
Whence (Irength of Herbs ^ whence courage rage of Bruit Sy 
AU l^nde of Stone^ of creeping things and Fruits ; 

Very few there ^rc that underftand the deep mifte- 
rious of this Arc. (In it is) by means of thofe things 
aforcfatd, the perfeftion of every effect in what 
thing foever, they are full of wonders and mifteries 
and are operative, as in Aftrology, fo in this Art : 
For from thefe, through them proceeds the bind- 
ings, loolings and tranfmutations of all things^ the 
linowledge and forecelliag things to come. 

Let no man therefore, without thefe three fort^ 
of Elements and theknowledg thereof, be confident 
that he is able to cure all Difeafes in the body, but 


Boo K.I. r^e Temple (?/Wifdome. 6$ 

whofoever (hall know how to prepare his Mcde- 
cines, as I partly told you, in my Method of Kofie 
Crucian Fhjifick^^ and how to reduce thofe of one or- 
der into thofe of another, impure into pure, com* 
pounded into iimple, and fliall know how to under- 
nand diftin£^ly, the Nature 5 Vertuc and power of 
them in Number, Degrees and Order, without 
dividing the fubftance, he (hall eafily, attain to ths 
knowledge and perfeft operation of all thefe natu- 
ral things conteined in this Book, 


66 the Temple (?/Wifdome, Book L 


OfthevponderfnUNahtresof Fire and Earth and 

their FigtiTcs, 

T'-Hiis the Earth is divided into twelve parts og 
hoiifes, over which the feveii Rulers and their 
twelve Idea^ s^ovtrn^and you muft know how to rc- 
duoc thofc of cue Nature into thofe of another, 


Book I. rhe Temple ^/Wifdome. 67 

which are alfomanifold, let us conie again andiorC 
ourfpeechcs, firft we muft treat of the Elements, 
then of the manifold Diviiions of the Earth, and ot 
her twelve Regions^ c^c. 

Firft there are two things, viz. Fire and Earth, 
which are fuflicient for the operation of all won- 
dcrfuU thingSjthe former is aftive, the latter pafiive 
Fire^f as dLithEugemus theodidaSus^)in allthings and 
through all things , comes and goes away bright> 
and at the fame time fecret and unknowuj whea it 
is by it (elf f no other matter comming to ir, which 
(hould manifeft its proper Adions, it is boundleffe 
and invinble, of itfelf fufficient for every Aftion, 
that is proper toitimoveable^yeeldiilgit fclf after a 
mariner toal things that come next to it,reviewing3 
guarding nature, enlightning, not comprehended 
by lights, that are vailed over,cleere parted, leaping 
back, bounding upwards, quick in motion, and gi* 
ying motion to the Earth, and that the reafon the 
earth movesj as my friend Mr. John Booker will de- 
ihonftratetoybu; fire is high, alwayesraifing mo- 
tion, comprehending another, not comprehen- 
ded it felf, not ftanding in need of another, fe- 
Cretly increafing of it felf, and manifcrrs its greac- 
neffe to things that receive it, Aftive, Powerful!, 
Invifible, Prefcnt in all things at once; ic will 
hot be affronted or oppofed , but as it were in a. 
way of revenge^it will reduce on a fudden things ia» 
io obedience to it felf, incomprehenlible, impal* 
pable, notleflened, moftrich, inall difpenfatiohs 
of it felfj Fire, as faith my friend and veryncer 
lanfman, S^ John HejdonKmght^ from his own ex- 
i^ericnce, that fire is the fcoundlcfle and mif- 
' IJievous part of the nature of things, ic being a 
E ^ queftiosi 

' 68 The Temple of Wifdome. B o o K. I. 

queftion, whether it deftroyes or produceth 
inoft things ? Fire it felf is one and penetrat^i 
through all things^ (as fay alfo the Kofie Cruet" 
ans^ alfo fp read abroad in the Heavens , and 
(hining, but in the infernal place, ftrcightned, 
darke and tormenting , in the mid way it per- 
takes of both; fire therefore in it felf is onc^ 
but in that which receives it manifold ; and in 
d ffering fubjefts, ft is diftributed in a different 
manner, as you may read in my Book called j 
IheHoly Guide j That fire then^ which we ufe, is 
fetched out of other things , it is in Stones , 
and is fetched out by the ftroke of the 5'teele $ 
it is in Earth, and makes that, after digging up 
to fmoak j It is in Water and heats Springs 
and Wells: It is in the depth of the *9ea , and 
makes that, being tofled with winds warme : It 
is in the Aire, and makes it (as we fomtimeg 
fee) to burnc, and all Animals and livuig things 
whatfoever, as alfo all vegitables arc prcferved 
by Heat, and every thing that lives , lives -by 
reafon of the inclofed heat, the properties of 
the fire that is above, are heat, making all things 
fi'uitfull and light, giving life to all things; the 
properties of the infernal fires are a partching 
hear, confuming all things; and darknefs making 
all things barren, Fire drives away all ill things, in 
as much as it hath an Analogy with, and is the ve- 
hiculum of that fuperiour light; as alfo of him who 
faith, I am the light of the World, which is true fire, 
the Father of lights, from whom every good thing, 
that is given comes : fending forth the light of his 
Fire, and communicating it felf to the Sun, and the 
reft of the Superiour bodies, and by thefe, as by Me- 
diating Inftf iiments, conveying that light into our 
• Fire^ 

BooK.l. Tie Temple ^/Wifdome. 69 

Fire 5 and the great Jehovah himfelfcin the old Law 
commanded that all his Sacrifices fhould be offered 
jvith Fire, and that Fire (hould alwayes be burning 
upon the Altar: And that they muft not fpeak of 
God without a light ; good Angels are augmented 
by the Sun, and alfo by the light of our common 
Fire, and evil Spirits, are driven away ; therefore 
lights and fires, fhould be kindled by the Corps of 
the Dead, and here follow the four Figures of the 

Now the Bafis and Foundation of all the ElementFg 
is the Earth, for that is the ob;eft, fubjefV, and re- 
ceptacle of all Celeftical rayes and influences, in it 
are contained the feeds and feminal venues of all 
things : and therefore it is faid to be Animal, Vigi- 
tableandiV^ineral, it being made fruitful bytheo- 
ther Elements, and the Heavens brings forth all 
thingsof itfelf : it receives the abundance of all 
things, and as it were the firft fountaiiie, from 
whence all things fpring 5 it is the Centre, Founda- 
tion, and Mother of all thinrs, take as much of it as 
you pleafe, feparatedjvvafhedjdepurated fubtillizcd; 
if you let it lie in the open Aire a little while, it will 
being full, and abounding with heavenly vertues 
of it felf, bring forth plants, and worms, and other 
Uying things, alfoftones and brightfparksof Met- 

E 3 tals^ 

70 T^e Temple <?/Wifcloaie. Book I. 

tals, in it arc great fecrets, .if at any time it (hall be 
purified by the help of Pire, and reduced unto its 
limplicity, by a convenient wafhings it is the firft 
macter of our Creation, and the trueft Medicine 
that can reftore aiid preferve us, and thefe be the 
four Figures of the Earth. 


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Chap. XX. 
of the Water^ and of her Figures. 

THe other two Elements, viz, .Water and Aire*^ 
not lefs efficacioiiSj then the former ; neither 
arc the Rulers, and their Ideas^ wanting to work 
wonderful things in them ; thei^ is fo great a necef- 
fity ofwaterjthat with it no living thing can livejno 
hearb or plant whatfoever, without the moiftning 
of water can branch forth, in it is the feminary 
vertue of all things, efpecially of Animals, whofe 
fecdis manifeftly waterifhs The Seeds alfouf Trees 
and Plants, although they are Earthly, rauft not^ 
withftanding of necefficy be rotted in Water, before 
they can be fruitful, whether they be imbibed with 
the moifture of the Earthy or with Dew^ orRaine, 

^ ■ -. • -or 

Book 1- i he Temple ^/Wifdome. 7 * 

or any other water, that is on piirpofc put to them^ 
for Mofesy the cheif among the Kofie Crucians m his 
time wrote, that only Water and Earth, bring forth 
a living ^oul, but afcribesa twofold produftioa of 
things to water, T^i^;. of things fwimming in the wa- 
ters, and of things flying in theAire above theEanh; 
and that thofe produftioas that are made in, and 
upon the Earth, are partly attributed to the very 
Water ; The fame Scripture teftifies, where it faith, 
that the Plants and the Herbs did not grow, becaufc 
God had not caufed it to Rain upon the Earth; 
fuch is the efficacy of this Element ofWater, that 
fpintual regeneration cannot be done without ir, as 
Chrifthimfclf testified toNicodemus; very great alfo 
isthe vertueofitj in the Religious worfhip of God, 
in expiations and purifications ; ye^ the necellity of 
it, is no lefs then that of the Fire^ infinite are the 
benefits, and divers are the ufes thereof, as being 
that, by vertue of which all things fubfil^, are gene- 
rated, nourifhed and increafed i thence it was that 
TaracelfuSyZnd thoCco{ Egypt^ Arahia^^nd the further 
fide of Greece^ Femelhs Ftcims^ old Hermes and Hip" 
focrates by name : (concluded) as if they had been 
together,that water was the beginning oral thing-; 
and faid,it was the fir'l of all the Elements, and the 
mof} potent, and that becaufe it hath the maft.ry 
oyer all the Red; As you mavR.ead in my Book 
called lbs Harmony of the JVoyU. Yov-asCarda^ius 
faithjWatersfwallow up theEarth, excingu^fh flames, 
afcend on high, and by the frretching forth of the 
Clouds, challenge the Heavens for their own ; the 
fame falling down, become the caufe of all things 
that grow in the Earth*, very many are the wonders 
•that are done by waters, according to the writinfjs 
•pfF//A//, Solinus^ and many othfr Hiibriansgf the 
* E 4. wonderfiil 

7 2 '£he Temple ^/ Wifdooie. Boo K. 1. 

wonderful vertue^whereofKirg/Yalfo makes mention 
in thefe veifes, 

Hor«W Ha mmous Waters at High Noon^ 

Aire cold : Hot at Sun rife and fetting Sun 

IFoody -put in huhling A t h e m as ;5 fifd 

Ihe Moon then fattheft from the Sun retired 

Ciconian Streann^ congeale his Guts tofione 

'Ihat thereof Vrinkj : and what therein is thrown 

Crathis and Sybaris (from the Mountains roldy 

Colour the Hair lik^ Amber ^ or pure Celd-y 

Some fountains if a mo^e prodigious kjnd 

Mot only chann^e the body y but the Minde 

Who hath not heard of obfcene Salmacis 

Of th' ^Ethiopian lak^e ? for who of this • 

JButonly tafi^their wits m.longer k^epj 

Cr forth with fall into a deadly f[€ep> 

^ho at Clitorius fountaine thirfi remove 

Loath wine^ and abjiinerit meer water love. 

With Streams oppofd to thefe Line ejious flows 

Hhey reel as druni^ who drinkjoo much ofthofe^ 

A Lake in fair hrc^di^LJiands of old 

Caird.PhenensJufpeaed as twofold^ 

]^ear and forbear to drink, thereof by Night, 

JBy Night unwholfome^ wholfome by Day light, 

Jofephus, alfo makes relation of the wonderful Na- 
turecfacertaine River betwixt Archea, and K*>/2. 
thanes. Cities oiSyria : which runs with a ful Chan- 
nel all the week till the Sabboth day, arid then on ' 
afudden ceafcch, as if the Sprmgs were Hopped; 
and on the Sabboth day ic i^ dry, but agani the. 
next day, the Waters returns againe in abundance 
asbefore ; wherefore it is called the obedient River, 
The Gofpelalfo tcftifies of a Sheep Pool, into which 
- whofoeve? 

B Q OK , I. Tbe Temple of Wifdome. 7:5 

whofoever ftepped firft, after the water was troub- 
led by thcAngeljWas made whole of whatfoever dif- 
cafe he had 5 The fame vertue and efficacy we read 
was in a Spring of the Jo«m« Nymphs, which was 
in the Territories belonging to theTown of Elis^ at 
a village called Heraclea, near the River Citheron^ 
which whofoevcrftepped into. Populus being in the 
iirft houfc, Letitia in tht{ixy and Acquifitio in the 
tenth with P«^/^, being difeafed came forth whole 
and cured of all difeafes, G. AgricoU alfo reports, 
that in Lyceus^ a Mountaine of Arcadia.^ there was a 
Spring calicd Agridy to which as often as the dry- 
ncfs of the Region, threatned the deftruftion of 
Fruits, they caft a figure, and if any of the figures 
of the water and Ideals were incorporated in any of 
the four Angels, they took the Bows of an Oak, and 
put them into the water : Then the Ruler of that 
Region, and his Z^^/r'; troubled the waters, and a 
vapour afcending from thence into the Aire, was 
blown into Clouds, with which being joyned toge- 
ther, the whole Heaven was over fpread, which 
being a little after diffblved into rain, watered all 
the Country moft wholfomely. Moreover Kuffus 
the Phyfitian, obferved the Figures of the water in 
allDifeafes, and gave his Medicines accordingly; 
And here follow the four Figures of the Water. 


74 Tie Temple ^/Wifdome. Book T, 

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Ghap. XXI. 

of the Aire^ and of his Figures. 

IT remaines that I fpe^k of the Airc^, this is a vital 
fpiric parting through all things, giving life and 
fubiiftanceto all things, binding and moving, and 
filling all things: Hence it is that thcHehrew Doctors 
reckon it not ampn^ft the ElementSjbut count it as 
a Medium or glew^ joyning things together jand as 
the refoun Jing fpirit of the Worlds inftrument, it 
immediately receives into it felfe, the influences of 
Celeftial bodies, and their Jdei^''s^ and then commu- 
nicates them to thcothe^ Elements, as alfo to all 
mixt bodies 5 alfo it receives into it felfe, as ic were 
a divine looking GlaG, the Species of all things, as 
well natural, as Artificial, as alfo of all manner of 
fpeeches, and retaines them 5 and carrying them 
with it, and cntring into the bodies of men and o- 
ther animals,through theirpower,makes an impref- 
fion upon them, as well when they fteen, as when 
they be awake, and affords matter for divers ftrong 
dreams and Divinations 3 Herwre they fay a is that a 


Boo^ I. '^he Temple <?/ Wifdome. 7 5 

inanpafling by a place, where a man was flaine, or 
the carcafe newly hidjis moved with fear and dread^ 
becaufe the Aire in that place being ful of the dread- 
ful fpecies of man flaughter, doth being breathed 
in, move and trouble the fpirit of the man wich the 
like fpecies : when he would know where the party- 
dead is, lee him caft a Figure, and what he finds in 
the firfthoufcobferve well, and Tee what place his 
Ruler and Idea lignifie, and there you fhall find the 
dead body, or any thing loft ; whence ic is that he 
comes to be aftraid, for every thing that makes a 
fuddenimpreflion, aftonifhethNaturej whence it is 
that ^v.Zhomas Heydon^ and fome of his pupills were 
of opinion, that Aire is the caufe of Dreams, and 
many other impredions of thcMind, through the 
prolonging of Images, orSymilitudes, or Species j 
('which are fallen from things and fpeeches, multi- 
ply ed in the very Aire J until they come to the fen- 
fes, and then to the Phantafie, and foul of him that 
receives them, which being freed from cares, and 
ho way hindred, expefting to meet fuch kind 
of fpecies is informed by them ; for the fpecies of 
tilings although of their own proper nature, they 
ar? carried to the feufes of men, and otherAnimals 
in general, may notwithftanding gee fome impref- 
fion, from the Heaven, with the holy company of 
unbodied Idea svjhWt^ they he in the Aire, by rca- 
fon ofwhichjtogether with theaptnefs, and difpo- 
fition of him that receives them, they may be car- 
ried to the fenfe of one, then of another j hence it is 
poflible, naturally, and far from all manner of fu- 
perftition, no other fpirit comming between, that 
a man (hall be able in a very fhort time, to (ignifis 
his mind unto another r^an, abiding at a very great 
' and unknown diftance from him , air hough he can- 

76 rte Temple tf/Wifdome. Book. I. 

not precifely give aneftimate of the time wfaenitis> 
yetofneceffityic muft be within twenty four hours, 
and I my fclf know how to do itj and have taught 
inany, and they have often done it 5 alfo when cer- 
taine appearances, not only fpiritual, but alfo na- 
tural do flow forth from things, viz. by a certain 
kind of Sowings forth of bodies from bodies, and 
do gather ftrength in the Aire^ they offer, and (hew 
thcmfelvcs to us,as well through light as Motion, as 
well to the fight as toother fenfes, and fometimes 
workwondcrful things upon us, by the help of Fi- 
gures, Idea's, and their Rulers ; and by thefe means 
we fee how the South wind condenfeth the Aire in- 
to thin clouds, in which as in a Looking-glaf?, are 
jreflefted, reprefentations at a great diftance of Caft- 
les, Mountains, Horfesandmen, and other things, 
which when the Clouds aregone;> prefently vanifh, 
and Sir. Chrifiopher Heydon^ (hewes in on^ of his 
BookSjthat a Rainbow is conceived in a Cloud of the 
Aire, as in a Looking- Giafs: and Hermes faith,|thac 
the effigies of bodies may by the ftrength pf Nature 
inamoift Aire, be eafily reprefcnted in the fame 
manner, as the reprefentation of things, are in 
things : And Arifiotle tcWs of a man to whom it hap- 
pened, by reafon of the weaknefs of his fight, that: 
the Aire that was near to him, became as it were a 
looking-glafletohim, and the Optick beam did 
rcfleft back upon himfelf, and could not pene- 
trate the Aire 5 fo that whctherfoever he went^he 
thought he faw his own image with his face towards 
him, go before him; if any one fhall take images 
artificially paintedaor written letters, and in a clear 
night fee them againft the beams of the full Moon, 
whofe refemblances being multiplyed in the Aire ; 
and caught upwards^ and reflected back, together 


B o o K. I. The Temple of Wifdbme. 7 7 

with the beams of the Moon, any other man that 
is privy to the thing, at a long diftancejfces, reads 
and knows them in the very compafle and circle of 
theMoon^ which Art of declaring fecrets by this 
way, is very profitable for Townes and Cities that 
are belieged ; being a thing which Pythagoras and 
many other Matters of this Art, long iince did of- 
ten doe, and which is not unknown to fome in thefe 
dayes, I will not except my felf, and it \AfilI be the 
better liFopulus via Alius or Conjundio be in the firft 
houfe : And all thefe and a great many more, then 
thefe, are grounded in the very nature of the Aire, 
itsRuIer and I^^^'s, and have their Reafons and 
taufes declared in this Art : befides there are more 
fecret things in this Art then what we have fpoken 
of: Namely fuch whereby any one may at a very 
remote diftaneehcarc,and underftand what another 
fpeaks or whifpers foftly ; But our Gemus forbids as 
to teach thefe fecret truths to thofe that may di- 
vulge them publickly : and here follow the foure 
figures of the Aire. 

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Chap. XXII. 

Of the twelve parts of the Earth and the Region f^ 
Cities and 'towns^tkey contain the Natural parts 
of the Body^ Colours and Winds they Signifie. 

Ou feebeforehowtheRulersand Idea's Govern 
the Earthj and the pares thereof, and how they 



7 8 rfe Te mple^ Wifdome. Eop g; L 

together with their figures fignifieth all things that 
are made and created under the Sun. 

The firft Houfe is fubjeft to Barzabel and Malcht- 
dael^ it is the exaltation ofSorath^ the Detriment of 
Kedemely the fall o( Zazel^ but the joy oilafhthd^ 
t bar ah. 

Regions Cities and Towns are Nafks^ Ancomca^ 
Germany y Swevia^ Silefia^ the Hyfoloma^ thelefle Den^ 
mark^^ Syria, FalejHna, 

Cities and Towues are , Naples^ AnccHica^ Capua^ 
terrariay Florence^ Verona^ Lindavia^ Trajedum^ Padua 
Craconia Brunfwic\^ Vincenttum, 

The members of the body it reprefents, are^ the 
head and face^ its wind is cMtdjfuhfolamui^ it is hot 
and dry, temperate, fweet, pure, fubtle and health- 
full, and efpecially in the morning when the Sun 
rifeth 5 by whom^ when Fortuna Major ^ Acquifitio or 
Tuella be in it, he is made more pure and fubtle, 
caufing no infedioh to mans body. 

The colour it reprefents is r6d and yellow, it is 
the oriental angle and Mafculine. 

Vnder the fecond houfe are thefe Kegions^ Cities^ lomis^ 

M^^hrs of man , JFind^ Colours^ and othr 

things following. 

The fecond houfe or fucccdent part of the Earth 
IS fubjeft to the Ruler or Govemeffe, of Kedemei ^nd 
her Idea Hafmodael^ and its figure is Amiffios it is the 
exaltation o( Hifmodai her figures and Ideay thd 
houCe is feminine, the joy oiKedemel^ and the detri- 
ment of Barzabel^ 

Itconteyns the KtgxonsofKttffta^Volonia the great, 
Ireland^ Larranie, Campania^ Helvetia^ B^hetia^ Fran-^ 
CGvia^Tanhia^Verfia^ the Hands of Qc.W^i, Cyfre£[e^ 
andpartof^fJtf thekife, Ckiea 

Bqok I. The Temple ^/V Vifdome. 79 

Cities and Townes^ are Bmenia^ Sevd^ Mantua^ 
farrentemy ^ycillyy Varmay BrixiUy Tigure^ LacerHe^ 
NantZy Liffig^ Fofnovia^ Guefaa, 

The wind thac cometh from that part is called 
Cacias or Helkffontus 5 it is hot drying up all 

The part of the body it fignifies, is the Neck arid 
Throat, it noteth grecri or white. 

7he third Houfe Containes, 

Sordonia^ fzvtoi Lontbardyy FianderSy Brahant^ the 
Dukedome o^Wittenbergey Hircavia^ Armeniay Cyrc" 
Haicayznd Egypt the lovfer. 

Of Cities and Towns, London^Cordubaylurinum^ 
Vercolloiy Lovame^ Bruges in Flanders^ Maguntia^ Bam^ 
herge^ Noremberge, 

l^aphthartharath and Ambrid rule this Houfe by 
day, it is Mafculine, and the exaltation of Caput 
VracoHif jit is the Detriment of Hifmael^ becaufe op- 
pofite to the ninth, and you may fee before: it is 

ft noteth the North-eaft, and by North wind cal- 
led Aquiloj it is cold and dry without Rain, it hurt- 
cththeflowers and fruits of the Earth, and cfpcci- 
ally the Vines when they bud. 

Itfignifieth in man, the Shoulders and Armes, 
among colours it is Skye colour, or blewifh> fom- 
tiraes mixt. 

' Ihe fourth Houfe Containes, ' 

In this Figure of the Earth going before,, all be* 
iweenthetwo lines where the figure four frauds, is 
called the fourth Houfej and is che Norta Angle 


Bo The Temple <?f Wifdome. B o o K. I. 

feminine; Hifmodai and the Idea Muriel Governe 
this HoiifCj it is the exaltation o£Hifmael^ the Detri- 
ment oiZazely and the fall of Barza6el'^ the Houfe is 
white or yellowifti, it ruleth the Breft and Lungs, it 
noteth Scotland^ Gravado^ Burgundia^ the lower HoU 
landy Zeland^ K^JIta^ Numidia^ Affricd^ Bythiniay Thri^ 
gia-y Colchis^ Carthage, , _ 

Of Cities and Towns, CoHfianthopie^tunlSy Venice, 
Genoa^ Luce^ Pifa^ Milaine^ Vincentia^ Berne^ Torkfy 
St.Andrem^ Luhec^e^ Magdeberge^ Wittenherge^ Gor^ 

It noteth the North- wind, which is called ^ffrtf- 
BtaSyit is extreamly cold and dry, prohibiting Rain, 
it prefcrveth health by cleanfing the Aire of all Pc- 
ftiferous infeftions, but caufeth dry colds,and hurt- 
ech the fruits and flowers of the Earth. 

The fifth Houfe Containes. 

Gallia 7ogata^ the Alp^ Italy^ Sicily, Apulia, Ed^ 
hernia a pare oCTurhie^ Phdenicia, C aide a. 

And of Cities and Towner, Vamafcus, Syahufa, 
Rome, Kavenna^ Cremona, Vlms^ Confluence^ Prague, 

It is ruled by Sorathand Verchiel, it is Mafculine, 
of red orfafFron colour, and the Detriment of Za^ 
zel; itfignitieth in man, the Heart, Back and Sto- 
mach : and is the fucccdent from the North An- 

It predi^cth the North-weft, and by North-wind, 
which is called Syrus or Trachias, is cold and dry, of 
Earthly Nature, breeding fnow and wind» 


Book L ' T^he Temple ^/ Wifdome. ^ % 

The fixth Houfe Container . 

Achaia^ Greece^^ Creet^CoYinthia^ Arthefi^ta a part of 
GMa^Cowata^ apart of the Kbine^ Silefia tht iower 
Mefopotamia^ Babilon^ Aiflria, 

And of Cities and Towhs, Jerufale-i^t^ Corinth^ 
t^ovaria^ Oma^ Brmdiif^mn^ Pafis^ Jholofe^ Lydns^FariSy 
Bafii^ Heidelberge^Erphord^ Vrdipjivia- 

And thefe.are Governed,, by Taphthartharath ^nd 
Hamaliel^^xid here he is exilted ; when Alhm or Co«- 
juHdlohcmtWtRouCey it fignifiech purple colour; 
and being feminine^in oppoficion to thetcvelfch ; ic 
is the Detriment o€ Hiftmel^ and the fall o^Kedeyriely 
it ruleth the Navel and Belly in man ; it noccth the 
Weft, North-weft wind, which conmeth from that 
quarter, and is called Cdrm^ which is cold and moift? 
without any great Rigour. 

Ihefiventh Houfe Containei. 

The ?^tg\onso£ AuilreayAhtdy Livonia^ Siihaudia^ 
Telfhindte^ Ihufcia^ Badrtamty Cafpia^ Tkbuisy toglo- 

Of Cities and Towncs, Vihom^ Aries, Cajeta^ Lau- 
da, Ylarentinn^ Frihiirge; Argentina, Spires, Frank:- 
/ori upon the niaine, HaU'mSwevia, Heilhrone^ ^ri" 
fihga, MofsbdChnuyn^ VieJina in Aujirea, Antmrpe. 
. And thefe are Governed by Kedemel and Zuriel by 
day, here Zdzel is exalced, Barzahel detfimenced i 
here ^6rath hath his fall. 

^ The Reins and Loynes ere attributed to this 
Hc^ufe, which is Mafcuiine, and of a dark ^-reca co- 
lour. ^ 

To this Weft Angle, the Weft wind is atcrihuced, 

F cdkd 

^2 TAe Temple ^/Wifdome. Boo K.I. 

called Zephirus^ it is tcmperately,hot and nioift, and 
wholfome in the evening, it diifolveth Froft, Ice, 
and ^novv, and makech flowers andgrafstofpring, 
and fomecimes as the Figures fall, it caiifeth Thun» 


Jhe eight Houfe CoHtaines, 

Norway the higher, Bavaria^ Comagena^ Cafado^ 
cia^ Idunua^ Mauritania^ Catalonia^ the Kingdome 
ofFeZjGetulia, * 

Of Cities and Townes, Algires^ VaUnSy Trapezunty 
Vrhinum^ Aquilia^ Tijhrimm^ 7arvi(intn, horutn^ Juli- 
^niy MeJJaHa', Vienna in France, Monachiunty Franckj- 
ford u po ;i Odar, y : o v. 

And thcfe are Governed by Barzabei and Barchiel 
by night, and here B/^r^^^f/dcLghteth, i)UtliCe^£^- 
mel is detrimented, and Hafmodai hath a fall. 

The Privy parts and Fundament are attributed 
to this houfe, which is red or tawny and Mafcu- 

It noteth the South -weft, and by Weft wind, na^ 
nied Aphricm, it is cold and nioift, caufing Rain. 

ihe nineihHottfe Containes. 

The Regions of 5f/?i;/e_, Valmatiay Slavonian BtiH^ 
garia^ Mjfnia^ Cehicay Arabia^ Felix, 

OFCitiesandTownes, loUdunt^ VoUteras, Mutt- 
wm^Karhcne, Avenmiy Coloniity Agrifpinay Slagrade\ 

Bnda. i ,- / 

:\nd thefe are Governed by Bifmael and Advachul 

hy day^ and in it they joy, Cauda Draconic is exalted 

in this houfe j here taphtharibaratb is detiimentcd, 


B o o K. I. rhe Temple <?/ W ifdome. ^:^ 

the Houfeis Mafculine, yellow and red is atcribuced 
unto it, and the Thighs of man. » • 

The South-weft, and by South-wind, comnicth 
irom this part of the Earth or Houfe; it is called 
Au^ra Aphricufy and is temperately hot, and yet 
breedeth ficknefs, and fomctimes Rain, 

7be tenth Houfe Containes. \ 

Macedonia^ HyviSy thraciHy Albania^ Bulgaria part 
of Greece^ Mafonia^ Lituania^ Saxonia^ Hajja^ Jhurin- 
giay Stirid, India : The Ifland ofOrcbades. 

Of Cities and Townes, Oxford^ JuUacumyClivia^ 
Berges^ Mechjin^ Gaunt^ Vilva^ hrandenherge^ Augufi^^ 
Vindelicorum^ Conflance^ Florence. 

And thefe are Governed hyZazeUnd Havaelby 
night, the Honfe is feminine, being the South An- 
gle, and exaltation o£Barzabei; it is the detriment 
ofHafntadaiy and the fall of Hiftnael ^bhck and gray 
is attributed to it, with the Knees. 

The South-wind is attributed toit; which iscaU 
led Aujier or Notus, it is hot and moift, breeding 
thick clouds, great Rains and Peftiferous Aire, 

7he eleventh Houfe Ontaines, 

Amazonia^ Sarmatia^ great Cartaria^ Valachia^ Muf^ 
eovia-y the South- Eaft, and by South "p^rt of Sn^ead* 
land^ IVeftfhalia^ Mofel^ Pedemonty part ofE^variay JE'^ 
ihiopiay Sogdinia^ Media ^ Arabia the defarr, 

OfCities and Towns, Hamborough^ Breme^Monf- 
ferrat^ Tifaurunj, Trent^ Ingotjlade, 
~ And thefe are Governed by Zazelzndi Cambist by 
43y> the Houfe is the detriment of 5oy^t^/and Mafi- 

F ? cuVuje 

84 '^he Temple of Wifdome, Book I 

inline, ^greeii and dark, yellow are attributed to it, 
andtbcl cgsofman. ' ^nj :; 

, It notech the South-Eaft, and by Soiith wind, 
VihtchiscaWcdEuroafter or Euronotm^ which is hot 
aii4 moift, breeding clouds and ficknefs. 

uhe imifii Houfe Containes, 

CilkiH^t^jldh'r^^^^ Galitidyjiorntandi^ Ga^ 

comantesj Lydia^?a7}jphilia^ JEgip the higher. 

Of Cit ies and Townes, Alexandria^ h^jpolis^ Com- 
foflella WoYmes^ Kaihbpne^ leverton 

And thefc aj e Governed by Hifmael ^nd Amnixiel 
by liighT, Kednnel is exalted in this Houfe, Hafwodai 
deirghts in it, but 7apkhartharath is both detrimen- 
ced and falls in thispiace,.the feet of man are attri- 
buted to it, and the colour green^ wliitc mixtures. 

It noteth the Eafrj^outh Eaft wind, called Eurus or 
YvJturnuf^xXh'ich is hot and dry jhe bloweth loudjand 
therefore IS called ^/fif(;«/r«^, Vuiturmis : You have 
jcen in the Figure her^ before, how the Earth is di- 
vided into two parts, are called houfes, whereof tie 
firft is callt-d the Angle of the Orient, with the 
ivvelfth aiid eleventh unto the South, and niakech 
the Oriental quarter Mafculine : iignifying the 
yprHig tiniej auJ the infancy of man, which of his 

The other pjrt which isthe Angle of theSouth, 
ftaching unto the Occident, comprehending the 
itnth,n'urh and eight Houfe'-, unto the fevench is 
called Meridmtal quarter, feminine Iignifying tlie 
youth of ni;*ii, which ihen beginning tobecholl«- 


^^^^^}:__J^eTem p\e of Wifdom e. 8$ 

nifyin? Winter anri rK» "'"^f^fj 'eniiiiine, fig. 

which d,en doth bein to be fit'' ''^t °';."'^"' 
faint, " ^^ flegmatick, old and 

Af.te. afc Xt tf e i'P''T'°"^' ^"'■'^'1 *!>« 
from the Sept t, 'ional unVru'L ^^Z'' ''^'''^ be 
Jed the MoitL defcei' '7,^ Mend.ona!, be cal- 

fi.ft four, feventh ZTr.'tu T "^"Sles be the 

fifth, eighta,Kl elev'lui: e al"d" h;.^''^ ^«"^' 
cedent; the third fivrh • l "'^ houfe^i Site- 

l.-d the Houfo c'aSau' ;herer'"'f''•'^^-'- 
ofcenasi>lthefefo^^ A ,tl' ^'^ *'''^" ^"'las 
that placealwayeTLn f s VorrJ^ ^goodfisare, 
good and profperoiis P ' f/ ^ouragf ofbody, 



, Doay and damage: thethir. 

V'"^ uamage: thethirj 

86 Tie Temple ^/Wifdome. Bo ok. I. 

and ninth excepcedj which (ignifie a reflexion of a 
Common Wealth, likewife honour and reverence, 
the lixth and twelfth, dofignifie cowardneffe with 
a wickedneflre^arwellofperfcns as of things. 


Chap. XXIII. 

of the pxteen Figures and their tttanifold 

THcfe Figures are divided many wayes as firft 
into fou re Quadrants or Quarters 5 anfwering 
to the foure quarters of the year. 

The Vernal or Spring Quarter, is Sanguine, hot 
and moift, and conteynes the firft foure figures , vis^ 
Vuer^ Arni^iOy AlbuSy and Cauda Vtacmis, 

The Eftynal or Summer Quarter, is hot, dry,and 
collerick, and conteins other foure figures, vizSofu^ 
lus, ¥ortuna Major^ ConjunBioy Caput Draconis. 

The Autumnal or Harveft quarter^ is cold^ moift 
aiid Phlepmatick, conteins thefe figurcs,which have 
as well as the reft their vertucs from the Rulers and 
Idea'^Sy the four figures avG Puela^ Kuheufy Acqutfi-- 
tiOj YoYtuna Minor. 

The Hyemnall Brumal, or Winter quarter is, cold 
moift and flegmatick; of the nature of the tenth|! 
eleventh and twelfth houfcs and their Rulers and 
Idea's and their Figures, viz. Career^ Triftitia'^ Letitia 
and Via, 

They are again divided in divifion of the Eic- 
mcnts, for fome figures receive fuch vertue, as in 
nature they are fiery, hoc and dry, and they arc 



Boo K.I. xAe Temple ^/VVifdome. «7 

Fortma^ Major^ Tuer^ Acqidfitioy and Cauda Vraconis^ 
three of thefe make the tiery Triplicicy, over which 
Sorath rulech by day, and Hifntael by night. 

Others arc cold and earthly, viz, Amijfw^ Con- 
junGiOy Career y Caput Vraconh^ and thefe conftitutc 
the Earthly Triplicityj over whom KedemelmX^s by 
day, and Hafmodai by night. 

Others arc Aicry, hot and moift^ viz Alhus^ Puela^ 
trijiitia^ Fortuna Minor -^ over whom Zazel Rules by 
day , and 'Xaphthartharatb by night. 

Others are watery, cold and moift, viz. Populusy 
Letitia^Via^ Kubeus^ andarecalled the watery Tri- 
plicity, over whom Barzabd ruleth both day and 

Some figures are MafcuUne. and therefore hot as, 
Tuer^ Alhiis ^Fortuna Major^ Fuela^ Acquifitioylrijlitin 
Populus^ Caput V acorns; fome are Feminine, Nodur- 
nal, therefore cold, Amijjto, Via^ Conjundio^ Kuheus, 
Career^ Lititia^ Fortuna Wnor^ Cauda Draconis, 

The ufe whereof, is this, that if you have a 
Mafculine figure in a Mafcuhne houfe, governed by 
a Mafculine Ruler,it imports hini or her more man- 
ly, andfo if a Mafculine figure be in a Feminine 
boufe, the man or v/oman is I elTe couragious, &c. 


88 ihe Temple oj Wifdome. . Book I. 

Chap. XXIllI. 
A talk of the Af^e&s of the Houfes. 

l*lC|*^lf I 

I houfc 


lo i 


3 2- I 

1^ n v^\ <f 


9 hpufc 


1 houfc 





6 houfe 

9 1 



li lohoufe 


Dcxicr I J 1 


'3 l^.'fe 



I u r 

9 :; houk 





11 hoLtfe 









Pcxter 1 z 













8 haiife 




-niftcr 6 







1 '.Smifter 




. Tbe life of the Tabic of arefaid. 
You nuy fee in che 2, 3, 4, and 5. Dexter. 
Cohium, HI the iipper pare of tLeiFirrt Houfe 
TaBi?. ' ^Siniiler. 


J5ook:.I, Tie Temple ^/Wiidome. >59 

You fee in the feeoad line &: firft Column u lO 9 
3c in the foure Columns over againft themi5 7 

the meaning is thus: A figure in thetirft^3 45 
Houfe, and another in he eleventh, he that is po- 
fited in the firft Houfe, doth behold the other in the 
eleventh^ with a SextHe Dexter Afpeft. 

A figure in the firft and another in the tenth, he 
in thefiift behold the figure in the tenth with a 
§uartile Dexter, 

A figure in the firft beholding another in the 
jiin;Ji, cafts his Tri/z^ Dexter thither. 

A figure in the firft, beholding another in the 
fevench, cafts his Cppofition Afpe^t unto him. 

Again, over againft Sinifter, and under the firft 
youfinde 3, 4, «;. that is, the firft beholds the third 
with aSextile Sin'fter, the fourth with a^/^rti/ifSini- 
fter, and the fifth with a Tr/«^Sinifterj obferve the 
Dexter Afpc6t is more forcible then the Sinifter, 
this underftd nd in the othcrC'olumn«,z'i2;.that Dcx- 
fer Afpefts ^re contrary to the fuccellion of houfes, 
Sinifter as they follow one another. 

The houfes again are divided, into moveable, 
fixed and common. 

The moveable, are the firft, fourth, feventh and 
tenth, and rhefe iignifie the foure months of the 
yedir^viz. March^Juney September avtd December^^nd 
^s moveable. 

Tht fecond. fife h^ eighth and eleven are fixed and 
fign i fie /iprl(7y July^ OBober and January, w h ich a re 
.-fixed fealbnsof Heat or Cold,Moiitureor Drynelfe. 
. The third, fixth, ninth and twelfth are common 
becaufe they are Yehruary^ May, Augujl and November^ 
Siwd are ccnftitu^ed alfo between moveable and fix- 
.cd , and retain a property or nature ^ pertaking 
430Lh, vvitfi the preceding and confequent houfe.^. 
. , Albia and Laitht are by corp.crwal or double bo- 
died. The 

90 ^A^ Temple of Wifdome. Book, 1. 

The right knowledg of thcfe in this Art is mudi, 
and you muft underftaiid it thus 5 In the Qucftion 
or figure 5 if the Ruler who Governs the Idea- that 
IS incorporated in the figure in the firft houfe be 
moveable, and the Idea Figure and houfe, be 
alfo one ; it denotes the perfon to be unftablc, 
andof noRefolution, eafily mutable, perverted, a 
wavering unconftant Man or Woman. 

Let US admit the Afcendant fixed, and th£ Ru^ 
Icr and his Idea in a fixed figure, you may judg the 
perfon to be of a firm Refolution, nochangling,or 
as we fay, one that will ftand to maiiKain what he 
bath faid or done, be it right or wrong. 

If the Figure Idea and Ruler Afcending be com* 
tnon, you may judge the man or woman to be nei- 
ther very wilful! or eafily variable, but between 

The Figures alfo are divided into , 

Befiial or ^adridpediaHy \'vi,Tuer^Amiffjo^ YortuffH 
Wiajor^ Acquifithy Career, and thefe reprefent foure 
footed creatures. 

Fruitful! or prolificall dguves^viz. Populus^Kuhem^ 
Cauda Vr acorns, Letitia Via. 

Barren figures, Alhus, Fortuna Major, Minor^ Con» 
jtmdio, manly or Humane, Corteous Figures, ii/te, 
GoitjnndtiOy PueIia,lrrtjUtia, 

Ferral Figures are, FortunaWjor, Fortuna Minor, 
Letitia^ and Caput Draconis, 

Mute Figures or of flow Voice, Vopulus Via, Kuheus, 
Cauda Draconis, Letitia, the more if the Figures of 
Japhthanbaratb be with them, or in ^artile or Op- 
J>ofition of the Figures ofZazeL 

The ufe hereof is, that if your fignificators,(that 
is to fayj the Lord Ruler and his Idea be incorpo- 
rated in the afcendant, into pure Amiffio, Fortum 
Ma or, iortmftMinor^Acquifitio,C^pit Draconis^ Cat" 

B o o^. I. '^be Temple of Wifd ome, 91 

cer^ Cauda Vraconis, there is in 'the Conditions of 
that party fomething of the Nature of that Beaft^thc 
Ruler and Idea fignifies: as if the Figure be purCj 
tlie man is raft, hardy and Lafeivious, liAm^Oy 
ftedfaft and refolved, and foniewhat of a muddy 
Complexion vitiated with fome private imperkdi- 
on,and what figure foever you find in the firft houfe, 
confider his Ruler and Idea, and you (hall find his 
Nature, corporature and manner when ftrong oc 
weak, weH or ill pofitcd, fig«ified by them, a^s we 
faid before, for the quality of every thing is ligni- 
fied by the Rulers and Ideas, and fo you muft judge 
as if one be fick, although forty mile off, confid€r 
. what figure is in the firft Hou(e, and what Idea and 
! Huler governes it, of that Nature and Compleluto 
the party is, and hath fuch ficknefs anddifeafes, as 
the Idea and Ruler fignifies j to Cure him confidcr 
the tenth houfe, what figureisthere,and what Idea 
and Ruler it is attributed to© : that Idea and R«l«r 
< will tel you^ what Medicinejyou muft give,that ifs to 
fay of Herbs, Plants or Minerals, and according to 
judgement prefcribe that. 

The part of the body afflided, the Ruler idea. 
Figure and Houfe fignific. • 

Let us admit, one propounds his queftion, if he 
(hall have Children, then if Hafmodai ^xid her Jdeds 
br Idea be in good company in the fifth Houfe, there 
is no queftion but he fhall ; the fame do, if the que- 
ftion concerneBarrennefs, viz, if the afcendent or 
fifth Houfe be of thofe Figures, we call Barren, it 
generally rcprefents few or no Children. 

In queftions, if the Rulers and Idea's be incorpo- 
rated into^/^»r, CoHJundiOy Vuella 01 Irijiitia in the 
afcendent, then we may Judge the Man to be of 
civil Carriage, very aiFablc and eafie to befpokeu 
withal, &c. Chap. XXV. 

9 a The Temple ^/ Wifdome. Book I. 

Chap. XXV. 

Of the KuUrs effentid dignities, in the tmlve Idea's, that 

govern the twelve parts of the Earth, incorporated intofmeen Figures, 

Idea'/; Figures, jThe Houfes jExalca-lTriplicity daylDetri-'FaJl. 
I ^ theRulersI jion. | and night 















* * * 


>0 ^o 


















^1 (^ "-^ 





Book I. T/>e Temple c/VVifdome. g% 

The life of this Table is great, bccaufc it teaches 
the Fortitudes and Debilities of the Rulers and 
Idea in the Figures ^ when they are in fuch Hou- 
fes, we attribute to them, as you may perceive by 
the Table; the firft Column is of the Ideas 5 thcfe- 
cond is their figures ; the third and fourth is of 
their Rulers : d pure and the aflbciate ; of the 
Houfe of ^^ And the letter D tels you it is by day: 
and theletterN isof thenight. The next Column 
tells you, that Fortuna Major m the firft Houfe is 
governed by <^ and '^, and there 5"ortft^ is exal- 
ted, and fignifies fomething of the Nature of £/ir- 
'itahelsLYid Mdchiddelm man, woman or thing : The 
fifth Column tells you, that ^ure is of the Triplicity 
of 5(3rtft^ by day, 2Liid Hifmael by night: the fixth* 
;-CoUimn tels you, that thefe Rulers are in their De- 
; trimcnts in thofe Houfes, over againft them in the 
. fame line toward the lefc Hand; the feventh Co- 
lumn tells you, in what Houfe every Ruler hath his 
fdllj becaufein cf to his exaltation is in his fall 
in the tirft Houfe : if his Figures, Career orJriJiitra^ 
promife any thing by afpef^, the influence is weak, 
and you may Judge it to be but a bare word full of 
^deceit: Now if ^wr^, Fortuna Major^ ot Jcquifith 
be in the firft Houfe, ^ou may fay the thing will be 
.' done, and the promife made, will be kept, and the 
manis of the Nature and Complexion, the figures. 
Idea's and Rulers fignifie : If it be Acquifttio^ that is 
lign ficatorof theman, then he is really honeft,Heli- 
giouSjtrue hearcedvuid vou may truft him: for what- 
ioever he promifcs he will be as good as his word. 

A Table 

94. The Temple of W'Mome. Book. I. 

A Table of the Hours, 

} l__^_J-_3 

By day. 


tJf; if- 
if if 

^ if 



if if, if ^ 
if if if 


i^ if 
if if i(. 
if if 

if if 
^ if 

if [if if 
if if\ if 
if ifif ifif if 
^ if 

if if 
^ if 



^ \if ifr)f ^ 

if if^if ifif if 

if if 

^ if 

if I if 
if i^if if 

^ if 
^ if 

if if if 

, ^ |>f. if\ if 

,if ifif if] if 

if I if \ if 

I if W if] ^ 




^ if 

^ l_i 

By day- 
By nigbc. 

if %, if 
\ if \ if 
^ -^if. if 
:if ifif if 

if if if 
'^ ^if ^ 
if ifif if 
if if if 



By day. 



^ ^if if 

if if>f if 

I ^^1:^ if 

% if^ *¥ 

^ I if 
if if if 

if if if 

if if^ ^ 

if if- 

^ if 


UA L7 



^ if 


if if 

if ifif if 
if I if 
if ^,if if 

if if 



if ifif if 
if if\ if 

if if 
if if^ if 

if if 


-ff if if 

•^ ifif if^ i^ 

if I if 
'if if^, if 

4 ' % 


if if 

if if 

^ if 
¥ if 
< if 

f * 
f if 

f if if 

if if 


^ if 
^ if 

if i^ 

* if 

^ i(\ 

i^ if 

^^ if 

if- if 

* ! 

:1. r^ 
4^ :^ 

B o o K. I. Tke Temple of Wifiiome, 9^5 

and the Figures Rule. 

8 1 9 1 10 

\ 11 1 12 . 

^ ^ 



* * 


* * 

. 8 


10 1 rt 


* * 

if- ^ 

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* * 

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96 The Temple of Wif dome. Book 1 

A Table of che Hours, 

By day 
By night 

I ._ 

^ if-] ^ 

|_2 l_3 J 4_| 5^ I 6^ I 7 

By day 
By night 

By day 

By night 

^ :¥ 
^ ^ 


^ if 




if % ifif if 
^ if'^ if.if if 

if .\if ^^■.-■j^l ^ ^ 
. if if- I if if 
^ if\if ^\ if ^ 
^ if\if if';^ if:^ if 

if lif if\ if \if ifW ^ 

• ^'- ^ if 
% ■^. if 



if if 

ie\ if I y(^ if * 
if if if^ if ^ if 
if 'if ifif if-^ M'^ ^ 
if \ if if if\ if \^ ^ 

if if 

if if 

if if] 

^ if 


if if 








^ 1 





>^- 1 




•^ M if 

I i 

^ . if 
^ if if 

if 1^ ^% i^ 
if [if if ^ >K 

3 I 4 


^ %* ^^ *% :)f ^ ?t^ ^ 

^ ^! ^ 
:^ :^% if 
if ^ if 

% :^ >tc 
:)f if ^ 

I ^ I :¥ 

^ if iflif if 

if if; if 
if if' if 


if, ifif ifif if- 
if if if \ if 
if ifif ifk' if 
if \ if \^ i^ 

if ^ 



B o o K. I. The Temple of Wifdome. 9 7 

and the Figures Rule. 

1 s 

1 9 

1 10 


1 «^ 

* * 

* * 

* * 

* * 


* * 

* * 


* * 



1 lo 



* * 



* * 


* * 

* * 

* * 








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* * 

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^ ^ 



if if 

* * 

* * 



* * 

* * 

* * 
^ if 



98 7he Temple oj Wifdome. BboK V. 

T he ufiof thefe two Tablec^we will fliew youtc- 
gether^ that you may be the more exaft in the hour 
when tlie-R tilers and Idea's are ftrong, and when 
weakin theFii^ures andHoufes; and you muft be 
^eife6t in' the Nature of the Rulers, ldca'S;> Figures 
and KoufeSi and givjiig all the vertile that they have 
in N fcnr^ and property to the Figures, yo • mufi- 
know the ftr^ngth^fokticvrde or debility of the figures 
and a wel paiiliiig o( them, and their afpefts, and 
feveral mixtiiresin^bwr jiidgement. 

Next, by rightly tppiyingchs influences of the 
Figdre?;, and their Idea's' -^nd Ruler?, Afpe^ts to one 
another at tne tinieiuf the GjueftioU) according to 
natura]^ andnoteufdrc^d MaximesofArt : For by 
how much you endeav urto ft rain a judgement be- 
yond Nituie, byfo muc+i the more you augment 
your errour. A Riiljer, Idea or Figure is then faid ' 
ro be really ftrong, vi\\tn he hach many efiential 
dignities, which areknown, by his being In that 
pFac? wecainiishoiife^orhis Exaltation and 1 ripli- 
city_,at any time oFcafting the figure: as for example. 
In your Scheam, iF yon liiidafrguve in any of 
thofe places-, we call hishouTeor Houfes, \ ou muil 
loo'^,what houric is; anci if he go into an Anule,or 
be in an), oftue four Angles, anrJ alforu e the iiour, 
lie is then effkntiaUy ft'on^ ^y\d we allow for that 
five dignities, as Fortuna Major in the fi.'ch Houfc, 
Fure in the firft ' ^ 

In Judgen:ei:f, when a figure is in his own houfe, 
that is, wliefi hiv Ruler and idea gbverne^ it repre- 
fenrs a man iii fuch a Condition, as that h. is Lord 
ofiiisown Honfe, Edate ^nd Fortune: or a man 
wanting very little of the goods of this World, or it 
^ tells you, the man is in a very happy ftate orcondi- - 
tion, this will be true, uulefs the figure beaffli^td 
J>y any Malevolent afpeft, if 

Book t. T^e Temple (7/VVifdome. 99 

if he be in that houfe \^hereiii he is cxaltedj you 
may allow him four dignities, if he rule the hour 
alfo, as P«r^ in the tenth, at eight a clock in the 
morning on Tuefday, or /iCquifitio in the fourth, 
at eight a clock in the morning on Thurfday. 

KPure^ or Acquifitio, or :?ny other figure be in his 
exaltation, andnowayes afiiifted by ill Company, 
or Afpcft : it iignifiesalofcy proud perfon. 

If he be inanyofthofe houfes, which are allotted 
him fdrhisTriplicityjhc hath allovred him three dig- 
nities, but herein you muft be cautious, as for exam- 
ple in a quelHoii, Nativity, or the like ^ if you h'ndc 
Major in the tirft houfe^ & the queftion,or nativ'uy or 
Scheam be made at ten of the clock upon Thurfday 
night, if you would examine his fortitudes, he (hall 
have four dignities, for being in his exalcarion, 
which continues an hour and 3 month, but he fha 11 
not be allowed any dignity, as beiiig in his TripTw 
city, for by night .Sor^t^Ru let h not the fiery Tri- 
pUcity, but nf/Vff^f^, who had h6 been in place of 
Sorath^ and by night, muft have had allowed hiiu 
three dignities, and this do generally in all the 
Rulers,£^^rz^^f/excepted5who night and day rrtljetk 
■ the watery Triplicity. 

The Rulers are debilited m the Houfes, oppoGce 
to their houiVs, thev are in their fall, in the houfes 
.oppofition to cheir exakation^j and aredetnnvenled 
as much here as they were vligrtitied befoi'C' there: 
as fure in the feventh, or Papulus in the tenth . 

If you would know whether your figure be v/ell 
made or not, you muft look to the four Angles, 
ifinanyof thenx you find a Figur.^ that ru^af the 
hour, at the timeoFthequeftion demanded, then 
the Figure is well made : if you find ic not fo^ yoti 
muft n^ake another : And you lliall find what Figure 
goYcrncs every hour in the Table before. , 

Q 2 GHAP. 

loo Tie Temple (?/Wifdomc. Bookl. 

Ghap. XXVL 

A very Necejfary table Jfjewwg what parts of the 
Bodyisfignifiedhythefixteen Figures*^ Oft be 
feven Ruler sin all the twelve Houfes 3 Of the 
Earth governed by the twelve Idea's* 








& .Shoulders 

^^^^ 9f 

Heart and 

^ ^^ 

:^ ^ 

Head and 

Heart and 





Reins and 







and Bladder 





Heart, Back 
and Knees. 

^S'ccrets and 


B o K.I. The Temple p/ Wifdome, loi 





^ ^ :^ 
Head and 

* i¥ ;¥ * 

-X ^ % 
Feet and 

^ ^ A5 5ic 

^ * * * 
Legs and 

Head and 


Head and 

and Feet. 

Throat and 

Legs and 



Head and 





Head, Breaflt 

Heart and 





Head and 




ici^ 'jTAe Temple (?/Wifdome. Eook I, 




Thighs and 

^£D 8 


Knees and 





legs and 

Thighs and 



Reingj 5^e- 
crecs & 

JHead, Eyes, 
' ecrecs 






Legs and 

Head and 

iHead and 




Head, Eyes 



I and 





Head, Eyes, 
j and 

Neck, ' 




'Hearc and 


Hearc Sto- 
mach, Liver 



Bo OK. I. Tfcg Temple^/ Wiiciome. lo^ 

Neck and 

and Armes., 
and Feet. 

and Lights 

Armes and 

and ^' Throat, 


Breaff, Sto 
mach aad 

Heart, Belly 
and fiack. 

Belly and 


and Loyne.^ 

Shoiildersj JBrcft^Rains 
Armes and JLoyns and 

Heart and 



and Thighs. 

jLiver, Heart 

Loynsand jBackand 


Uver, Heart 



Heart, Liver 


Bowels and 

-■■- ':rf : 




Belly and 

? cgs. 

Belly and 

Loyns i 









1 04 The Temple ^/Wildome. B o o K.I; 

" • • • • . II B I • II I ^ 

Chap. XX VH. 
Of the SualHies of the Figures. 

YOu muft furthermore notCj that amongft the 
figiires,fome be good, others be ill^and other- 
fome be common j the good be thofc which be en- 
tringj Trifiitia exceptedj thofe which be going out 
be ill, onely Letitia Excepted; the common be nei- 
ther good nor bad, but they be good or bad ac- 
cording unto the Company they fall into; for when 
the Company is good, they be good ; and when the 
Company is ill, they be ill; as (hall be more plain- 
ly declared unto you by the cxperienc of certain 
figures , we v^ill give Judgment upon in the third 
IBook of this Arc. 

The fifteen figures receive their fignification 
from the feven Rulers and twelve ldea\ which go- 
vern the whole Earth, and all things under the 
Sun; and thefcput their influences into our hands, 
and have fuch fignification, as you may read an4 
praftife in the fecond part of our BoQk. 


Chap. XXYHL 

of the Colours of the Figures. 

Vet fignifies white mixed with red ; Amilfto atid 
Caput Vraconis^ white mixed with Citrine^ Alhm 


B o o K. I. the Temple 1/ Wifdome. lOf 

a white lovely Cplourjipiixed with red; Fopului and 
Viay green or ruflet black J Gold colour or ycllowi 
JcortunttMajof^ green^ yellow or Gold colour; 0«- 
jun^io^ Purple or gray whitifh, fomtimcs black, 
fpccklcd with blew , green, white^or a darke crim- 
fon, or a whitifti tawny, ^uheui red mixt brown; 
^cquifithp red, yellow, or green, fanguine; a white 
ruflet or dunn is C/rrc«rj friftitiay tawny, sky e co- 
lour with blew ; Letitia^ a green whiti(h gliftering 

Chap. XXIX. 

A modefi defence for Gepmancy, tfw^Telefmes 
in the known Phseoomena of Nature-^ mth an 
Appeal to the Natural facfilttef of mm , tphe" 
ther there be not a God^ Angels^ Spirits and 
GtXk\\^tbAt at certain times appear inhumain 

IT is vainly reported by Ideots and underwits, 
that we contemn the Famous Presby tcrians, e3^^. 
It is true, being not fo indifcreetly zealous and fu- 
pcrftitious as Phanatiques, we have been miftaken 
by Anabaptifts , and traduced for Athiefts; but this 
is anfwered, in The Harmony of the World, Now 
there is a Gentleman denyes an Immaterial Beings 
and finely asks, if I know any thing. Sine Materia. ; 
After the rcmovall of corporeal matter out of the 
world, there will be ftill fpace and diftance, in 


1 o6 the Temple ^f Wifdome. Book F, 

which chis very matter while it was there, was alfo \ 
coaccived to lye^ and this diftant fpacc cannot but 
be fomthing; and yet not corporcaljbccaufe neither 
corruptible, impenitrablc nor tangible, it muft of 
necelTiry beafubftance incorporealjueceffarily and 
eternally cxiftent of it felf j which the clear Ideaoi 
a Being ahfolutely perfed^ w')\\ n\orc fully and pun- 
ftually informus to be the felffubftfling God or Im^ 
maurial Beings and hereby it is manifeli, how ab- 
furd and irrational they are , that will pretend 
to reafon and underftanding, and yet excufe them- 
felvesfrom the acknowleJging of fo plain a truth. 

TheevafionscffomeNaciviry men, are fo weak 
C^nd^Wy like unto IVilliantDllj) and he is neither 
r/\rtift nor Gentleman, but a poore Laborer or Dit- 
chers fon oiDifeworth in Leicejler-lhire , brought up 
to London^ and educated 7 Valin a Tayler in the 
Strand) whereby they would elude the force of 
that argument j Forfpirits which is drawn from 
i^pparitiona, that a man may be almoft fure, they 
wereconvincedin their Judd,mentsof the truth of 
^enii. Angels or Spirits and their Stories, elfe it 
had been better flatly to have denyed them, then 
to fain fuch idle and vain reafons of them. 

But firft the prodigious Aftrologers, and their 
fellow Nodurnai Nativity- mongers fay, they arc 
nothing but imaginiitions,and that there is nothing 
ically without us in fuch apparitions. 

But we fhall bear them off in this Book, with the 
authority of Z<?^o^/?fr, .^ aerates^? I ato^ Averroes, Cor^ 
nelius Agrippa Kuight, Irithmlim^ Cardan^ Jarchas^ 
Cattin Gerrard^ Cemon^ lund'mus^ VtfuSy Gafferell^ 
and many others too tedious to name. 

Being routed from this flight account, for that 
many fee the thing ac once, then they fly tofo mi- 

Book 1. T/>e Temple <?/ Wifdome. 107 

raculous a power of phancy, as if ic were able to 
change che Aire into a reall fliape and formjfo that 
others may behold it^ as well as he that fram'd it by 
the power of his fancy. 

Now I demand of any fober man, or HeydoHeattj 
whether this be not a harder Miftery and more un- 
conceiveable, then all the Magicall Mctamorphofes 
of Uevils or Witches, For it is eafier to conceive 
that Genii or fome knowhig thing in the- Aire 
fhould thus transform the Aire into this or that 
(hape, being in that part of the Aire it doth thus 
transform, then that the Imagination of roan^ 
which is but a modification of his own minde, 
(houldbe able at a diftance to change it into fuch 
appearancesjButfuppofe itcould^can it animate the 
Airethacit doth thus Metamorphize , and make 
it rpeak & anfwer to Queftions, and put things into 
mens handS; & teach them how to make Telefms or 
Talefraans^as fome call them, & what Angels attend 
them^e^c. O the credulity of befotted Athcifmc ! 
How intoxicated and infatuated are they in their 
conceits, being given up to fenfualiity, and having 
loft the free ufe of the natural faculties of their 
mindcj But (hall this force of imagination reach fo 
high as the clouds alfo, and make men fight pitched 
Battels in the Aire, as they did at Edge-hill, running 
and charging one againft another, here the fame 
bold pretender, to wit, and Phylofophy, C^far Va- 
ninus (who cunningly and Jugglingly tndeavciirs 
to infufes the poifon of Atheifme into the minds of 
his reader on every occafionj and anorl er Engliih 
Aothor of Prodigies, abuiing the Noble Knight 
Cornelius Agripp a ^v/ho('eEoo\.^ ntxi the Bihle^ I pre- 
ferr before all the Eooksin the world : Thefe men 
have reccurfe to thofe old caft Rags of Epimeus his 


io8 rAe Temple tf/Wifdome. BooK.L 

School, the exuvious effluxes of things , and at- 
tempts to falve thefe VhimomenH: thws ; that the va- 
pours of mens bqdies^and it feems ofhorfestoo are 
carried up into the h'wty and fall into a certain pro- 
portionable pofture of parts^ andfo imitate the fi- 
gures of them aloft among the Clouds. 

But I demandjhow the vapours of the Horfes findc 
the vapours of their Riders, and when and how 
long are they comming together:and whether they 
appear not before there be any Armies in the field 
to fend up fuch vapours; and whether Harnefs and 
Weapons fend up vapours too, as Swords, Pikes and 
Shields : and how they come to light fo happily in- 
to the hands of thofe Aerial men of War, efpecially 
the vapours of Metals (if they have any) being| 
heavier in alllikelyhood then the reek of Animals 
and men : and laftly how they come todifchargeac 
one another and to fight, there being neither life 
nor foul in them ; and whether Sounds alfo have 
their ExuvU that are referved till thefe folcmnkiesj 
for ^t Jiborougbm SnffoiJ^i 6 i^2, were heard in the 
Aire very loud beatings of Drums, (hooting of Mus- 
kets, and Ordinance, as alfo in other fuch like Pro- 
digies, there hath been heard the founding of 
Trumpets, as Snelliut writes. And P//«yalfo makes 
mention of the founding of Trumpets,and Clafliing 
of Armour heard out of the heavens about the Ow- 
I'r/cJ^VVarrs, and often before. But hereat^/W(?«^i 
all was concluded with a melodious noife of Mufical 

1 he ExuvU of Fiddlers it fccms flic up into the 
Aire too, or were thofe Muiical Accents frozen 
there for a time, and at the heat and firing of the 
Cannons, the Aire relenting and thawing, became 
foharnionioufly vocal? With Vfl^at vain conceits 


Book I. the Tttnple of Wifdomc. 109'-- 

are men intoxicated, that willfully wink againft the 
light of Nature, and are eftranged from the true 
knowlcdg and acknowledgment of a God! 

But there is another Evafion, which the fame fe- 
dulous Infinuator of Atheifm, would make ufe of, in 
cafe this ftiould not hold, which feemsmore fobcr, 
but no lefs falf: and that is this; That thefe fightings 
and skirmifliings in the Aire, are onely the reflexi- 
on of fome real battel on the earth; But this irt 
Nature is plainly impoffiblc: For of neceflity thefc 
Armies thus fighting, being at fuch a diftance frosa 
the Speftators, that the fame of the Battel never ar- 
rives to their ears, their eyes can never behold it by 
any refleftion from the Clouds, For bcfides that,re- 
fle6:ion makes the images more dimn then direft 
fight, fuch a diftance from the Army to the Clouds, 
and then from the Clouds to our Eye, will leflen the 
Species fo exceedingly, that they will not at all be 

Or if we could imag!ne,that there might be fome- 
timcs fuch an advantage in the figure of thefe clouds, 
as might in fome fort remedy this Itffening of the 
fp<cies, yet theirOirfaccs are fo exceeding rudely 
polinicd, and refleftion which,as I faid, is ever dim 
enough of it fel f, is here fo extraordinarily imper- 
feft, that they can never be able, according to the 
courfe of nature, to return the fpccies ofTerreftri* 
al Objefts back again to our fight, it being fo evi- 
dent that they arc unfit for what is of farr Icfle diffi- 
culty. For we never finde them able to refleft the 
image of a Star , when as not onely glafle but eve- 
ry troubled poole or dirty plafti of water in the high. 
way does ufuaily do it. 

But that it is fareafier for a ^tar, then for any of 
thefe Ob jefts here upon Earth, to be rcfledcd to 


no the Temp le of Wifdome, Book L 

our Eyes by thofe rude natural Looking-glades 
placed among the Clouds, fundry reafons will fuf- 
ticieiitly inform us. 

Thefirft, The Stars do not abate at all of their 
ufual magnitude in which they ordinarily appear 
to us by this reflection; the difference of many hun- 
dreds of Leagues making no difference of magni- 
tude in them> formdeed thediftanceofthe Diame- 
ter of the Or^z'tf of the Earth makes none, as muft 
be acknowledged by all thofe thacadmir of the an^ 
nual motion thei eof. But a very {tw miles do ex- 
ceedingly dmiinifh the ufual bi:;nefs of the *9pecies 
of an Horfe or Man, even to that littlenefTe, that 
they grow invifible What then will become of his 
fwordj Shield or Sphear? And in thefe cafes we now 
fpeak of 5 how great a iourneythefpecies have from 
the Earth to the Cloud that refleft thcm^ I have in- 
timated before. 

Secondly u is manife'!^ that a Scar h th thcpre- 
heminence above thefe Tcrrc'lrial Objefts, in that 
it is as pi. re a ii'^ht as the Sun, though not fo big , 
but they but Op^ks coloured bodles5and that tbere- 
foiethere s nocomparifoii betwixt thcvigourand 
fhength ofihcSfecies of a Star and of them. 

Thirdly in the Night-time, the Eye being placed 
in the (hadow of che Earth, thofe refiedloi.sofa ytar 
Will be yet moie caiily viiible j when as the great 
jjghtof the >nn by Day, muft needs much debilitate 
thtfe rtfief^ed Irajiges of the Ob e6ls upon the 
Farch, his beams (Inking our Eyes with .o ftrong 

Fourthly and laftly, there being Scars all over 
the b n mainent, fo as there is, it fhoul d fee m a hun- 
dred times more ealier for natural Caufes to hit 
upon xFiirailer or Tarajiron (for let Analogie em- 

Book I. ^Ae Temple ^/Wifdome. ii» 

boldcn mcfo tocall thcfe feldome or never ken 
Fh£HomeHay the image of a fingle Star or whole con- 
ftellacion reflefted from the Clouds) then upon a 
Farelios or Farafelene. But now the ftory of thcfc ij» 
more then an hundred times more frequent then 
that of the Parafter. For it is fo feldome difcover- 
ed, chat it is doubted whether it be or no^or rather 
acknowledged not to be, of which there can be no 
rca-fon, bnt that the clouds are fo ill polished, that 
they are not able to rcfle£V fo confiderablea light as 
a Star. From whence I think, we may fafcjy ga- 
ther, that it is therefore impoffible that they (hould 
i-cfledt fo debile Species, as the colours and (hapes 
of Beafts and Men, and that fo accurf'Cciiy, as that 
we may fee their Swords, Helmets, Sheilds, Fpears 
and the like. 

Wherefore it is plain, thatthefe Apparitions on 
high in the Aire, are no reflexions of any Ob'efts 
ii^on Earth;or if it were imaginable that they were, 
thatfomefLipernv.turaIcaufemufta(fift to conglaci- 
ate and polifh the furfaces of the Clouds to fuch an 
cxtroardinary accuracy of figure and fmoothnclTt', 
as wilifufiice forfuch prodigious refieft ons. 

And that thcfe Spirits that rule in the 
Aire, may not act upon the mateiials there, 
as well as men here upon the Earth work upon 
the parts thereof, ^as aifo upon the neighbouring 
Elements fo far as they can reach, Shaping, Per- 
feding and dire^ing things, according to their own 
purpofeandpleafure, I know no rei^fon at all in 
Nature or Philofophy, for any man to deny. For 
that the helpof foine officious Cenii is in plied in 
ftich like Prodigies as thefe, the feafonablenefs of 
their appearance feems no contemptible argument, 
they being according to the obfcrvation of H^ilori- 
•■ . ai>>V 

ii 2 The T emple of Wifdome. Book L 

ansj thcforermnersofeommoti&Hs and Troubles in all 
Kingdomes and Common-wealths. 

Yet ncVerthclefs as good Artificers^ as! here fup- 
pofe, they working upon Nature, muft be bounded 
by the Laws of Nature. And reflexion will have its 
Jimits^as welas re/r/i5i(?»,whether for conveyance of 
fpecies or kindling of heat, the laws and bounds 
whereof : that difcerning wit Cartefius being well a- 
wareof, doth generally and judicioufly pronounce ; 
Ihat tf burning Glafs, the difiance of whofe focus /row 
the Glafs doth mt hear a lefs froportton U the Diameter 
thereof^ then the difiance of the Earth from the SuHy to the 
Diameter of the Sun^ mil burn no more vehemently then 
the dired rays of the Sun will do without ity though in other 
refpeSs this Glafs^ were as exaUly Jhaped and curioujly 
polijhed^ as could be expetled from the hand of an Jin^ 

I have now compleated this prefent Treatifea- 
gainft Atheifm in all the three parts thereof: upon 
whichjwhilc I caft mine eye and view,that clear and 
irrefutable evidenc(j of the caufe I've undertaken, 
thcexter^al appearances of things in the World/o faith- 
fully fecondiiig the undeniable diftaccs of the innate 
Principles of our own mindcs, 1 cannot but with con- 
fidence aver. That there is not any one notion in 
all Philofophy more certain and dcmonftrable then 
that there ii a God 

And verily I think, I have ranfacked all the cor- 
ners of every kinde of Philofophy that can pretend 
tobcarany ftroke in this Controverfie, with that 
diligence, that I may fafeiy pronounce, that it is 
mcer brutifh Ignorance or Impudence^ no ShjU in N<t' 
ture or the Knowledge of things, that can encourage 
anymantoprofefs-^<^«/^> or to embrace it at the 
propofal of chofe that make profeflion of it» 


Book I. The Temple <?/ V Vifdome. i 1 2; 

But Co I conceive ic is, that at firft fome faraoufly 
{earned men, being not fo indifcreetly zealous and 
fupcrftitious as others, have been miftaken by Idiots^ 
and traduced for AthieiUy and then ever after fome 
one yain-glorious Fool or other, hath affefted with 
what fafety he could, to feem Atheiftical^ that he 
might thereby forfooth be reputed the more learned^ 
cap the Jnro founder Naturaliji. 

• But I dare aflure any man^that if he do but fearcFi 
into the bottom of this enormous difeafe of the Soul- 
as 7rifmegift truly calls it, he will find nothing to be 
the caufe thereof, but either tfanity of mind or bru- 
ti(h/>«/*//tf%, and an untamed defire of fatisfyin<^a 
mans own wil in every thing, an obmxiomConfcience 
and abafe F^^r of divine Vengeance, ignorance of 
the fcantnefs andinfufficiencyof fecondcaufes a 
) umbled feculency and incompfednefs of the fpirits by 
reaCoii of perpetual intcmper?nre and luxury, ot 
elfe a dark bedeading Mellancholy^ that fo ftarves and 

killstheapprehenfionsoftheSoul,in divine matters 
efpecially, that it makes a mai^ as inept forfuch 
Contcmplations,asif his head was filled with cold 
Saturne or hot Mars: And M^ri having got upon 
the Buls back Gallops about the Sky after Venm 
and fees not the (jf«ii that laugh at his madnef«. 

And to fuch flow Conftitutions as tbefe, Ifliall 
not wonder, if,asthe)^r/^/7/mof my difcourfe muft 
feem marvellous fubtile, fo the laji appear ridicu* 
loufly incredible. But they are to remember, that 
I do not here appeal to theCompIexionai humours 
or peculiar Rejiftics of men, that arifc out of the 
temper of the Wj'j but to the known and unalter- 
able Ideas of the wi«^, to the Tkanomsna of ISlattire 
and Records of H^^ry. Upon the laft whereoi, if I 
have fometbing ipore fully infiftcdj it is not to be 

H imputed 

1 1 4 Ihe Temple ^/Wi fdome, Book! . 

imputed 1 6 any vain credulity of mine, or that I 
take a pleafure in telling ftrange ftories, but that 1 
thought fit, to fortifie and ftrengthen the faith'of 
others, as much as I could , being well aflTurcd that 
a contemptuous misbelief of fuch like Nari-att^fis 
concerning Sfitits^zn6, an endevour of making t}^^vti 
all ridiculous and incredible, is a dangerous Pre^ 
lude to Atheifm it felf^ or eife a mic^re-dofc and craf- 
ty profeflion and infiiiuation of it. For affuredly 
that Saying was nothing fo true in Politicks, No 
JBifljop^ no King '^ asthisis inMetaphyfick, NoSfirit^ 
no God, 1 could havefaid muchTnore5but 1 think this 

I have borrowed a great part of thefe things, of 
the moft learned menthat ever writ, of Geomancy 
and lelefmes : and I do k with t4i€ more Confidence 
in that their Authorities advance my Experiments; 
Now let us proceed tO xMlromantick and Geoman- 
tick, Gamahesinorder ; But, 

Firft , theGhofts of Dead men, which are often 
feen to appear in Church-yards, are natural Effeft?, 
being only the Forms of the bodies, which are bu- 
ried in thofe places:, or their outward ftiapes,or 
Figures *, and not the fouls of thofe men, or any f uch 
like Apparition, caufed by evil Spirits, as the com- 
mon Opinion is. TheAncientschoiight, thatthefc 
Ghofts were the Good, and Evil Geniij which atten- 
ded alwayes upon Armies : but they are to beex- 
cufed ; feeing they ktiew not how to give any other 
reafon of thefe Apparitions : it being moft Certain, 
that in Armies, where, by reafon of their great 
^ numbers, many die, you (hall fee fome fuch Ghofts 
very often, ("efpecially after a Battel 5 ) whichare, 
as we have faid, the Genii of the Ai>re. 1 have elfe-j 
where handled the curioBS Hiftory of ^^fim^ j where- 

Boo K.I Tibe Temple ^/Wifdome. Ii5 

in 1 have propounded thefe following queftions, 
touching thefe ghofts: n^mt\y^Whether orno^we mayy 
by thefe ^ ex f I nine all the Vifjcns^ that are mentioned by 
iVriters ? Whether thofe wonderful effeds^ which we attri* 
hute to Demons, or Spirits^ may proceed from thefe Figures 
or not ? And then^ whether they have any Fower at all^ of 
not^^vxd iffoy whence they have it ? And if it be granted 
they have zny:Paracelfui is of Opinion^ 
that Mummy hath in it all the Vercue rom.iJik 4- 
of Plants, Stones, &c. And that it dccmf.mmr. 
hath an Occult, Magnetique Vertue, ^'^""^fi^' 
which draws men totheSepulchersof thofe, whom 
they account to huve been holy men j whereby the 
Vcrtue of the fame Mummy, there are thofe eftefts 
wrought, which we call Miracles : which are obfer- 
vedf faith hc^ to be much more frequent in the 
Summer, then in any other Seafon of the year, by 
reafon of the heat of the Sun, which aw^akens^ and 
excites the humour that is in the Mummy. But 
thefe are meer fooleries ; which we there refute, 
by fuch princip!e>;j as the Rabbins have drawn,from 
the Secrets of this fo Famous, and Renowned Mum- 
my, After thofe other queftions^ thefe follow : 
namely. Whether or no^ thefe wonderful fory}:es^ which 
proceed from the Bloody the Benes^ or the Ajhes of dead Bo- 
dieSy may ferve for an Vndeniable argument of the Refur* 
^tedion-y a thing unknown to mod of the Philofo- 
phers ? Whether y after they are raifed «p, tksy can in any 
thing befervicealle unto us ^ And whether by their meanes^ 
Kve may be Naturally able to attaine to the k^owledg ef 
diverfe fecretSy which areVnkjtown to Vs ? Diverfe o- 
ther like queftions are there propofed^md difcufled, 
plainly, and throughly ; as I /hall let the World 
fee, in a (hort time : In the mean while, we may 
fafely accouac th.e Objection before propofe to be 
H :a invalid^ 

1 1 6 7 he Temple (?/ Wifdome. Book I. 

Invaiida andof no Force; feeing that, though the 
body be reduced into Aftics, yet neverthclefs the 
Figure IS not thereby deftroyed. 

In the firft place therefore let us confider their 
Namrs. And now let us fptak ciTelefm, 

They are calJed in Hebrew t JlO Magben^ that is to 
fay^a Scutcheon, orSheild ; inChaldie5i$)qyptian, 
and Perfian, t^'^JD'^V, 7filmenaia^ which fignifies a 
Figure^or Image : in Arabick C^DOV'^ri, lalitfman^ 
^»' dDQ^y, Tfaliman : and in Greek s-oix^let. 1 he 
Hebrew word Maghen^ though it lignifiea Scutche- 
on, or i?ny other thing, noted with Hebrew Ghara- 
^^ers^theVertucwhereof^isnot like to that of a Scut- 
cheon; and although thefc Ch iraders, according 
to the Opinion ofthofe that are moft verfed in 
thefe Thrological Mylteries, are fome kind of im- 
perfect Images*, yet notwithftanding the word in 
this placfjis not properly taken for an Image^thatis 
Graved,' arvedjOr Painted ; bccaufethat thejewes, 
in making any fuch, fliou^d have finned againft the 
Commandement ; Ihou jhalt not wak^to t}?yfelfany 
Craven Image. Maghtn thcrc^ovc fignifies properly 
any piece of Paper, or other the like matter, mar- 
ked, or noted with certaine Charafters drawn from 
the Tetragrarnmaton^ or great Name of four Lecter.s 
or from any other, as we fhall (hew hereafter. This 
word fignifies alfo, though improperly, thefe very 
Figures alfo, and Images, which we fpeak oft becaufe 
that thefe al (o as well as the Characters of the T^- 
tragrammaton^ do ferve, as it were, in ftead of a Buck- 
ler, or Shield of defence, againft Difeafes, Lii^ht- 
nings, and Tempefis. The Chaldicword, 7filnte- 
naid^ comes from the Hebrew \ — i^^^j Jfelem^ which 
fignifies an Image ; and the Arabick word lalitfmany 
may like wife have been derived from the fame root 5 

Book. I. The Temple g /Wi(dome. 117 

lalitfman^ being corrupted from dDO^V ifali^fian, 
by the Tranfpofition of one letter only : 
But the truth of this Conie6ture is vet un- ^-^f- i^ 
certaine. The Learned Sdmatm gives ic ^^^^^ 
another Derivation: forhe cakesanoccafi- 
on to fall foul upon Scaliger^ who derives it from 
the Arabkk, for not conlidcring, that Talifman is 
derived from the Greek vvor.^ '^^^2^/^-*, hoc eji^ faith 
hc^ TiTiMjfj^ov T/ , ut funt 7iTi\i7(j^Qt anuU, But 
how can the truth of this Derivation be proved > 
how (hall we be afllireJ, that lalitfman comes from 
Tk\i7yLA^ and not rather rUsj^ftct from the other ? As 
for the laftname, thatthefe Imagewic called by, 
which is ro/x^/A, there is no difficulty at all in the 
word : fo that it remaines now, that we remember, 
concerning thefe Names, that when we fpeak of 
Figures, we do no^ mean thofe, that are properly 
iignified by the Hebrew word, Maghen^ which are 
nothing but Scutcheons noted with Chara£^ers,ruch 
as many havefeen in Paris at the Pnnce of Port ugals 5 
the like whereof, you have in Carlo 
Fabri his Scudo diChrifto, and in Agrip Lib. t. ds 
pa : We have elfewhere the power of Occult, vh'iL 
thefe kinds of Characters, advanced. 
Neither fliall I fpeak at all of thofe images of Wax, 
which Sorcerers are wont to baptize, in the name 
oi Beelzebub J thefe are Abommations, which we 
abhor, although let me telyou by the way5that the 
greateft part of thofe things our Demonographers 
ftufFe their writings withall, are no hing but meer 
Fables, as ridiculous as the Dreams of the Alc:ran, 
Our Difcourfe dial! only be, what natural Power, 
Images, that arc made under certaine Confteilati- 
ons, may have; banifliing from hence all Operati-^ 
ons ciVejnofts^or SpiritS;and all fuperftitious powers 
whatever. H 3 I (hall 

Mt6 * i^e lempIe^/VVifdome. BookI 

1 ihall prove therefore this Power of Figures, and 
Images, three manner of waies: by the influence 
of the Stars: by the power of Ptefemblanccj and 
by Experience. J fhall begin with the laft of 
thefe three. 

Firfl: then, it is certain, and we cannot deny 
it, without denying the moft Authcntick Hiftorio- 
graphers thatarc, that there have beenfeen, both 
in our day es, and in the daies ofoitrFatherF, fome 
of thefe TelefmSy 1 alt f manic all ^ lelefwaticall ov Fi^ 
gures ffor fo we ihall now call them) yet all is one^ 
that have cured thofe, that have been bitten by 
Serpents, Scorpions^ mad Dogs, and divers other 
Mifchances, that are but too frequent with U9. The 
Ancient Arabian?, as Almanfor ^ Meffahala^Zahel^ Al - 
hohazen^ Haly Khodoam^ AlbategniUSy Hontar^ Zachdir^ 
Ha^battfed ^LwdSerapm^givc us many examples of this 
kind ; which ^ave Holy occalion to conclude, that 
Vtilem ferpentis imaginem effici foffe^ quando Lnna^ Ser-^ 
fentem ((zleilem fuUt^ aut fdkitsr- afpicit : Similiter 
Scorpionis effigiem efficacem^ quando Scorpij fignum Luna 
mgreditur^ &c. Neither did he deliver this Do^rinej 
Without having had Experience of the EfFefts : for 
•iieatiirmes, that himfelf, being in Mgypty had in 
iiis hand one of thefe Images of a Scorpion, which 
(Ck'A cure thofe that were ftung by this Venomous 
Scaft : and it was ingraven upon a Bazahar^ or, as it 
h commonly called, a Bezar-^owt. Jt will be ob- 
'■■€itd perhaps, that thefe Arabians are trifling, vain 
wnterb'^ and therefore that there is little credit to 
be given to them. But I (hall elfewhcre undertake 
the Vindication of them from this Calumny ; and 
fhall at prefent, for the fatisfaftlon ofSelf-willed 
nicn> forbcai' to cite them any further; but fnall 
co'ntent myfelfwith examples borrowed from fuch 


Boo K.I. 3^/&cTeraple^/VVifdonie. 119 

aipon^cheGre^'ks, and LaciueSj as are accounted 
iBoft '\uchentiqiie. , ^ : 

..Eug^nhiSj befidcs an infinite number of Rariciesj 
vihich he rcl^oxt&oi Egypt^Cdiemhat when they Were 
fomecinie digging in the bridge at Afami/tthevQ was 
found a peic^ of Copperj whereon was to be (een 
the Figure of a Rat, of a Serpent, and of a Fire: 
which being afterwards negie^^kcd, and peradven- 
ture cither brcyken to pieces or fome way or other 
(polled, thcr^vvasobferved5in a very fliorttimeaf- 
tpfis ^ great ni>n>ber of ScrpentS5and Rats to haunt 
rhe-City, and they do greatly annoy it ftill 5 and 
wecannor, w it hput grief, call to mind, the many 
great Loffes t,U^ City hath (ince that time endured 
by Fire : all which fad accidents were never heard 
of :htre, before the taking up of t bis ftrang^ Plate of 
epppef. ? 

•k iis alfo reported, that after that Camrar.Ub.i^ 
fAahontet the fe< ond had poiJefled Inm- ^^' ^^' 
felf oi' CoHjiammpley the breaking of 
the lower J iw of a Erazen Serpent, wasthecaufe of 
the increajingiof erpcnts inthofe Parts. So true 
it is, that thcfelrlefmam have Power to divert many 
of thofe Calamities, that affli\^ Mankind. And 
whokoowsnot, that by the means of thefe, the 
Learned mcnxj)fthe Ages paft, have oft-times chan- 
ced, away Infcds out of their Cities, and fields 5 as 
Gnats, Locu'ts, and Caterpillars? If ' ^ 

tiuy deiire to fee fome of thc^t Exam- cML\,- c. 66.' 
pies, he may have recourfe to the c.^v.t. ^t 1160. 
chiliads of John Tzetzes -^ where this 
Greek Author, fwho lived about the time of that 
excellent Hiftorian Anna Gonmem^ daughter to the 
Emperour Alexins Comnenus^ reports, that Apollonim^ 
by making a jcleftmn of a Sto k, kept thefe Trouble- 

H 4 ^ome 

lao TAe Temple ^/Wifdome. Book I. 

fome Birds from coniLoing into Conftantinople -^ and 
by another T^/<?/w^«^ hediovc away a!i rhe Gnats 
que oiAntioch You may alfo fee Ftolonties Contilo^ 
quium^ and che Commentary of ^^re G^//«r, falfely 
attributed to Haiyy as itis obierved by Scaliger, 

Fuichermore, I am of Opinion, that theFirft 
gods of tbeLatincs, which they called Averrunciy 
or P/j Intdara^, were no other t i»crt thefe Talijnsam^ 
callmages^ ind I ground this my Conje£lcure fiom 
hence, that there are fome Hiftorians that affirm, 
that they made fome of thefe Tutelar gods, under 
certain Confteliations: butthepoyfon of Idolatry 
having infected the beft of Sciences, was the caufe, 
that, the.e Images being afterwards taken for god?, 
the true and legitimate manner of making them was 
fmothered, and quite loft. They were wont alfo 
to fet up fome of thefe ielefntans upon the Prow of 
their Ships,tQprcferve them from Shipwrack : and 
all this to be done Naturally too ; feeing that a 
Telefman may be made, under the Sign of VifceSy that 
inay,forfome certain time, render thcWaterscalmj 
and free from Tempefts. The Greeks, Q^sHefy- 
chiusy HiYodoWyCzWcd thefe Figures)fet up in Ships, 
fffATumli ', a word, no doubt, borrowed from the 
jHebrew cZD^HinQ Titochim^ which fignifies as much 
as CoeUturu : and therefore the Chaldie Paraphrafe 
x-endcrs it,by this our l^"" JQ^:; Ifilmenaia, Now we 
are to take notice, that thefe Figures were not at all 
of anyHuqiane form,but offomeCcsleftial Figure^or 
others v/hichconfirm«»s me in the Belief, that they 
were real Telefmans, Nevertheiefs the Mariners had 
alfo their Statues of fome Deity or other, as of Mtfrx, 
JpoJlo^ Venufy Mercury^ and the like ; which they pla- 
ced at %\\t Poop, ox header part of their Ships: 
whence F^7g«V fdies. 


Book 1. T he Temple of Wiidom^. i7i 

-^ Aurato fulgcbat Afollinefuffis, 

And Terfim : ^ 

^acetipfe in littofe^ & u»h 

Ingeutei de fuppe Vei, 

Which gave occafion to the Poets to feign, that J«- 
piterikoie away Enropa^ under the fhapc of a Bull; 
becaufe the Ship of the CretianSy who ftole her away, 
had, foi it's Tf/f/w/r;^, the Figure of theCoeleftiall 
Sign 7aurufmnd for it'sDeity^a Statue x^( Jupiter /The 
like Original might, probably, that other Fable of 
Gammed have had 5 who is faid to have been carried 
away by an Eagle, the Bird proper to the fame God. 
You may fee further, concerning this particular, 
in Sextus PompeiuSy lib^ de Europey^nd La^antiusy lihM 
FalfaKeligione. This cuftome of Mariners fetting 
up oftheCcJelefnianSj or Images, in their VeflTels, a- 
gainft Shipwracks, is fo Ancient, that they fay, that 
among thofe that came with lEneas from Trojf, there 
was on€ that had the Figure of two Lyons : that the 
Gadarenes\\di6. one, with the Image of aHorfe: and 
that the Ship oi Alexandria y which ^t.P/^w/ failed in, 
had the Images ofCaftor and ToUuXy or, according to 
the Arabiansy the Gemini graved on it : and that 
which carried Hippocrates^ when he took his journey 
to Ahdera, for the curing oi'DemocrititSy bare the Fi- 
gure of the 5un. Now all thefe 7elefmans were not 
made fo much for the avoiding of .Shipwrack only, 
as for the turning away of fome other Difaftrous ac- 
cidents, or the procuring of fome good fortune, or 
other. And from this praftife of the Ancients have 
the Chriflians taken Example, though in aChri- 
ftianway, of having Images in their Veflcls, and 
Piduring in them, the -Saints whofe names they 


1 22 T^e Temple oj Wifdome. Book. L 

But lince thac 1 am iinawars fallen upon this 
choice Peice of Antiquity, I flffall here further adde 
that thefe ^eleftndHs were not fet up in Cities oncly, 
and Ships, but alfo in the plauijop^a fields loo;and 
it may be , that that Stone fo much famed among 
the Turks , which they c^U Bradan, and is fct up 
at fAecha, being foure foot long, and two foot broad 
as 5«/^*« reports, was only, a Te'/fpw/2«. For other- 
wife we muft even content our felves with Turkifh 
Fables, and believe, that it would never have been 
fo highly prized by them, but for that it iferved in- 
ftead of a bed to Ahraham^ when he had knowledg of 
his Maid Hagar: For bciides that,this is ridiculouSj 
the Turks will never acknowledg themfelvcs to be 
Baftards, and defcended frQio a .^ervant^m^id j but 
irom Sarah : and this is the reafon, that they arc fo 
much delighted in being ealled Sarafitis^^ Others fay 
jthat the reafon why the Turks have this ^tonein fo 
'much Veneration,is, becaufe that Abraham tyed his 
pameltoit, when he went up to the top of the 
^Mountain to facrifice his fon y as Euthymm Zigabc" 
nm affirmes; or, as feme others of the more Trifling 
fort of the Arabian Writers will have it, becaufe ic 
was crefted hi memory of a certain Holy Woman, 
who was taken up into Heaven, and afterwards ho- 
noured upon earth as a goddef?, for having very 
charitably ctitertained the Angels -4rftt z\\<MdarQt, 
That which moved thefe latter to forge thefe Fa- 
bles, was the Figure of Kfww^jwhich is ingraved up- 
bnthisftone, with a Crc^pwt: and this is that which 
makes me believe, that it was a TV/t'/'m/z^ of this Pla- 
ner, which, as Mr Selden (ayes, was anciently taken 
through all Afia^ for the Moon. And for this caufe 
it is, that this people hath Yriday in the fame Vene- 
ration^ thac Sunday \^ with us : -SLnd that in memory 


Book. I. i^e Temple ^/Wifdome. 123 

of this Starr, which all the Afiaff^ Worfhipped7~the 
ridges of their Hoiifcs, and tops of their Temples 
I tvere adorned with little Crefcents^ as ours are with 
I Crojfes, Now it cannot bethought, that this ftone 
I was only a bare, fimple Image, erefted in honour of 
I Venus: for^ beGdeSjtliat it was placed. in the opea 
! Fields, and not within any Temple; it had that 
Vertae, which no other Image of this goddcfs ever 
had. Forit draveaway, faith Zachder^ all Veno- 
mous Beafts, and rendered all the neighbouring 
Fields both happy, and fruitful: which isfofarr 
from bdng obferved in them at this day, that, oa 
the contrary,they are all utterly barren. And this 
agrees eKccllently well with the Nature of thefc 
lelefmayuy whofe Operation lafteth but for fome 
certainefpaceof time, as Alhertm M(tgnui2i^\\rts us. 
Non latent nos^ faith he, qucd ficut virtutes Natttrales^ 
ferdurant in quodam tempre^ & non ultra \ ita etiam ejt 
de vlrtiitihtii ImaginunK Konenim influit diqua virtus 
de GodOy nifi quodam tempore periodi j pofiea cajfa & inu^ 
tHis rernanet Imago frigida & mortua, Et h£C eft caufa^ 
quare quodam Imagines non operantur hoc temper e^ quod 
fecerimt tempore antiquo. From the divcrlity of Opi* 
nions concerning this Telefmanical Stonc^ it may be 
judged, how many Fabulous Stories have been rai- 
fed touching thofe Artificial Images ; as namely, of 
thofe which were called 2To/X£/a<^e/^, which 
were broken to pieces by the Latines^ at their 
entring into ConliantlnGpk :oitht Talladium^oi which 
there are ^o many Wonders reported, and which 
perhaps was nothing elfebut zlelefman : of thofe 
IrndLgtsoithtAmorhiteSy which, zsFhilo Judeus re- 
ports, vitve C2i\\cd Nympha facra^ which Ihewed to 
their (laves hourcly, whatfoever they were to do: 
and which being at iaii quite decayed, an Angel of 


154 Tie Temple ^fWKlome. Book I. 

the Lord, (feeing they couid neirher be broken to 
pieceSp norburntin the FireJ took, andcaft into a 
bottomlefs Pit. And having lighted on fome of 
thefe Images, that had been nudeJopg before, and 
feeing them to have fuch :^dniirable, cri^nge Ver- 
tues in them ; being unable toapprehefvd ctic rca- 
fon of thefe things, they prefently betook them- 
felves to AdT.iration. 

Kofie Crucians ufually propofe to thcmfelves what 
EfFeft they would have thefe Images produce , whe- 
ther to chafe away fome hurtful reafts 5 or, to al- 
lay the violence of Winds, to prevent Lightnings, 
andHailes to cure certain Difeafes, and the like. 
This being firft propofed, they then fcarch after the 
mean?, that may be proper for the attaining of the 
End propofed : as, for example, for the Cure of the 
Dropfie, it is to be confidered, that the Difeafe con- 
iifts in Moifture : they are therefore not to take any 
matter indifferently, for to ingrave, and forme, 
under fuch and fuch Conftellations , but it muft be 
fomething, that is of a fubftance naturally hot and 
dry. Secondly, they muft take, for the r*»fcendent, 
fome (ign that is like wife hot and dry j as Aries, for 
inftance. In the Third place, they muft make 
choyce of fome Star, to which this Malady is fub- 
^eft; fuch as 5^t«r»^ is faid to be: but there being 
iieedalfoof fome S'tar that is very moift, (to the 
tnd chat Sympathy, which is fo powerful in all 
things, may aflift alfo in this particular j ) they may 
taketheMoo»in her Wane. For, as the curing of 
the biting of a Viper, they mixe fome of its fiefti, 
With the Antidote ; in like manner, for the expel- 
ling of thefe waceriQi humors, we muft makeufeof 
that St;^i, which hath the greateft affinity with the 
waters. You muft alfo obferve the Sign, which 


BookL /Ae Temple <?/Wi(donne, 1^5 

relates to the part ot the body that is ilJ-afFoded : 
and thisisther.outuel of a Itarued Phyiitian, who 
faies, that 5 ( iportet Modicum a}(que defeCiu fcire^ ubi 
Cauda. T>racoms fit ih homint, uli Anes^ ubi Axis Polaris^ 
ubi fit linea t^ieridionuUs^ ubiOneHi^ubiOccidens^ bcc. 
Now that the i^^iies have moje Agreement wich^ 
and have ftrongei influen e upon one pare of the 
bodv, then another > we are certainly taught by 
dayly Fxpenence, ii the curing of Wounds. Wc 
muftalfo have regard, ifit bepolfible, to the Stars 
to winch the Sick perfon is fubjeft ; and then in the 
laft place, we muft above all things take care to be- 
gin our W r^, under (ome certain Afpe;^S3 which 
are only ufcful in the Operation, fonie fortofhed 
their Influences with more heat^or cold, and others, 
with lefs, as occafion (hall require. So that all 
thing > being thus diligently obfervedj the Beames 
of the ^'tars, finding a Figure aptly difpofed for the 
receiving them^ do make fuch an Impreflion in ic, 
by theRefembianceand Harmony that they there 
find, as that being once taken in, they do after- 
wards Operate on that, which they find to oe fembl- 
able. In all the other operations, they proceede 
after the fame manner : as-, ^r Example, to chafe 
away «9corpionb out of any place, they take the fign, 
with which they have fome Correfpondence ; fucl^ 
as is the fign Scorpio : then do they take fome Malig- 
nant ftar, which is Adverfe to them*, it being not 
fonecefldry to obfervefomany rules in Beafts^ and 
other Irrational Creatures, as in Men. Now when 
the Figureof a Scorpion is thus prepared, the living 
Scorpions feeling naturally the Offt^nfive influence, 
wherewith the Image is indued j they prefentlya- 
void the place, for their own prcfcrvation 5 orelfe, 
iftheybctoonearit, they prcfemly dye, Ifit be 


126 The Temple of Wifdome. Book I. 

thought by any a hard thing to conceive, how theft 
living Creatures (hould have any fenfe of this in- , 
flucncc; let them but con (idcr, that there are fome 
Perfons that bear foftrangea hatred to Cats, oro- 
ther likeBeaftsJ as that if there be any within the 
Houfe where they qrc, they do prefently fall into a 
fweating, and trembling, although they fee them 
not. It is reported alfo, that there is a certain herb^^ 
that Cats will fcent, at a very great diftance : info- 
much, that if one lay it upon the top of a Houfe, or 
in a Chamber, you (hall have them come from very 
far, to tumble, and roulethemfelves on it. Many 
things are delivered by the Naturalifts,which are in 
appearance, much more Incredible then thefe. 

And now it is no hard matter to conceive, how 
thePower of Te/e/?«/?«5 comes at this day to be fo^^ 
undervalued; for thofe that have written of this 
fubjeft, have mixed fo many, both confufed> arid 
dangerous things together in their writings; that. 
people making no diftinftion at all betwixt the good 
and the bad, do equally abhor all, whitfoever bears 
but the very name of Figure, or Telefnian. But we 
(hall, in th^ profecution of this difcourfe, fever the 
good Corn from the Darnel; and (hall Qiew, that, 
in the making of thefe Figures, all words are indif- 
ferent 5 and that they ferve but toamufe thelim- 
pler fort of people. As, vjhtn AlhinM VilknoveHfn 
faies, that for to cure the Tertian, and Quartan 
Ague, the pain of the Nerves, Ventricle, and Privy 
part, you rnuft grave the Image of a Scorpion upon 
a piece of Gold, or Silver, when the Sun is in his 
proper Houfe, and the Moon in Capricorne : and 
while you arc graving it, you muft City thefe words % 
Exurge Thmine^ gloria, mea ; Exurge Tfalteriumy &- Ci- 
thardj (XHYgam dilucuro: and then rchearfe this 


Book i- The Temple ^/Wifdome. b 37 

Pfalme; Miferere mei Veus^ ntiferere meiy quia. m$e 
confidit animd ntea. From hence it is, that fo many 
fuperftitions have fprunge; and that people at 
length begun to undertake the curing of Difcafcd 
perfons, mecdy by the bare Receiting of certain 
Words 5 without any regard had^ cither to the ftars. 
Or any thing elfe. 

We confefs that the living Scorpion is not at all 
Exempted from Celeftial Vertue 5 feeing that, if it 
be applied to the Wound, it curech it, as well as it's 
lelefmanical Image : fo doth the Crocodile, the Rat, 
the Toad, the Dog, and the Viper alfo. And if in 
all the reft of living Creatures, we find not the fame 
effect 5 it is rather for want of fearching after it,tbeii 
any defeat in Nature : feeing that thofe, that are 
moft skilled in the wonderfull Works of God^ do 
certainly alTure us, that where ever any Difeafe is 
found, there alfo is the Remedy to be had. And 
who would ever have thought, that the Gravel, 
which is found in Urine, fhould fervc for a R.emedy 
againft the Stone ? and a world of other the like 
fecrets there are,wbich are daily brought tolight.But 
it may here be demanded*, Why then Hiould not the 
Stars communicate the Vertue of driving away 
Scorpions, as well to the living Scorpion, astoit*s 
Image > 

lanfwcr, that if it were fo, Nature fhould then 
make warrc againft it feif,and (hould utterly dcftroy 
itfelfina ftiorttimc*, feeing that all living Crea- 
tures would foon be deftroyed by one another. 
Moft wifely therefore was ic ordered, that the ftars 
only^ and Men, (hould have this Vertue communi- 
cated unto them. 

The anfwer of Te/m, to the Reafcns brought by 
Cajttan^ and lomti^nauuf, for, whereas the latter 


128 the Temple of Wifdo me, Book I' 

of thefe faies, that although Figures be not the be* 
ginning, and Caufe of Operation, yet it may ope- 
rate very much : feeing that we may obferve out of 
experience, that the Figure of a foul, deformed 
man, ftiikes us with a kind of fadnefs 5 whereas a 
Beautiful works in us,an tfFe^ quite contrary. Be- 
fides. Beautiful Obje^s do lo move us, as that we 
love them ; which foule,and Ill-favoured do not at 
all: Therefore faith F()J«/><?»/zti/(^, Figures have (ome 
Power to Operate. Veirio anfwers nothing to this, 
but only to the Confequence ; denying that Magi- 
call Figures are Beautiful, or Deformed. But, even 
Children may eafily perceive, that his Antecedent 
is utterly falfc. For, thofe Figures, which he calls 
Magical^ and we Telefmamcai, are truly, and really. 
Beautiful, or Deformed, according as the things 
are, which they reprefent, which are, for the moft 
part,the Heavens, and the Stars; the Beauty where- 
of ravifhet hour Senfes. Befides, thefe Figures do 
ordinarily rcprefent fome Conftellation or other 5 
as the Virgin^ the 7wmSy and the reft. Now if a 
living Virgin, and living Twins, are Beautiful, or 
Deformed ; why then (hould not their Figures, or 
Pifturesbe fotoo> Let us now proceed to the Aigu- 
merits oi C^jetan^ which Veirio refutes with as litcle 
Reafon, as he hath done thoieof FomponatiM. 

This learned Cardinal then layes down this moft 
Truej) and Powerful Concluiion, in favour of telef- 
9f? anical Figures. Figura licet non fit ipfum friyjcipum 
Operationis^ efi tamen conprincipium. Be proves the 
Antecedent : qui^i in artificum inftrumentis efficit Fi' 
gura^ Mt illafic^ vel fic operentur ; turn quidferrum latum 
fuper aquas fertur^ quod fi in formam aliam contrahas^ 
demergetur. Thefe reafons of his are foftrong, and 
fo certttio J as that it is impoflible to overthrow them. 


Book I. xAe Temple ^/Wifdome. 129 

For, feeing that a Plate of Iron chat is Large, and 
very Thin, will fwim upon the water •, but if you 
reduce it into a round folid form, it links prcfently: 
is it not evident, that this proceeds meerly from the 
Figure ? What manner of Spirit muft he be of, that 
dares affirm the contrary j unlefs it be one that 
means to fay, however, as Pf/rio faics; whofe i\n- 
fwer you have in thefe words. Kefpondeo^ figuran 
ejfe Cottfrincipum in motulocdi^ & Oferationibm qu^per 
hunc motum fiunt ; ut [unt varia divifiones continni per 
dolahrant^ per ntalleum^ per afciam^ per ferram s non vero 
in Operationihm qu£ fiunt per alter ationem. 1 cantioc 
but wonder, that this Acute Jefuite, who hath (hew- 
ed himfelf in other things^ a moft Learned, and 
Sound Philo(opher» fo that he conies not (hort of 
any in the whole fociety, (hould fo grofl? offend 
here, againft thofe very Philofophical Maxinie^, 
which himfelf hath laid down. For, where he 
grants, that Figure is a Co-principle in Local Moti- 
on, and in the Operations which this Motion pro- 
duccth ; but not in thofe which are caufed by Alte- 
ration; he concludes againft that, which himfelf 
had before laid down \ feeing that, according to the 
common Confentof all Philofophers,heac is caufed 
by Vlotion, but heat is a kind of Alteration : There- 
foicthe Figure is, of it felf, a Co-Principle in cheo- 
pcratioiii which are caufed by Alteration. 

Again, when he grants to Cajetan^ that a Large 
piece of Iron may perhaps fwim upon the water , yec 
he faics, that it is not by reafon of the Figure, but 
of the Quantity : thefe are his v^ords. Sed ejio^ fiat ^ 
erit^ non ratione ^igura fed ratione ^antitatis. Well, 
but of it felf, and in found Philofophr-, ^^uantita^ 
nonel}a^iviti Seethenwhat the con fequei ice muft 
jbe. And in the end, wh<*u Cajnan concludesj that 

I • ic 

130 TAe Temple t?/Wifdome. Book (. 

ins the /-/gwrf, therefore that makes a large piece of 
Iron to fwini upon the Water , T>elrio anfwers, that 
this Figure IS only accidental: fjr, faith he, let this 
lirge, thin piece of Iron be reduced into fome o- 
ther Figure, either Circular, Square, or ^wt angled, 
it will do the fame : that is to fajr, it will ftill fwim 
upon tre water : therefore the figure operates not, 
but by accident; But here Belin deceives himfelfe : 
forC^zjft^w'ipurpofe is not to oppofe one flat figure, 
or, as the Mathematicians fpeak, hxTlam^ againft 
another flat figure, either Square^ or Circular; but 
a plaine, flat Figure, againft a folid one. For a flat 
Figure, whether it be Square, Circular, Oftogonal, 
orof what fadiion foe ver it be, will do that, which 
the fa rue figure, ifitbefolid, will not do: which is 
moft true ; feeing that a piece of Iron that is fquare, 
and thick wirhall, iinkes prcfently to the bottom of 
the water ; which the fame piece of Iron would not 
do, were it fquare, and very tl\in ; it is thereforea 
moft undeniable Maxime, that Figure hath fome po- 
wer to Operate. 

Other Obieftions which are made againft the po- 
wer of thcfc Image?, are fet down, and refuted by 
Galeottus^VeVonru^apromifccz^.tht moft weighty of 
which, arethefe following. 

In thtfe Images which are ingraved on Gold, for 
file Cure of the ''tonr, and the pain in the Rein:-', 
the Gold of Its own Nature cannot work this Cure i 
much Icfs then can the Image; which being without 
life^ cannot by any means alter the Gold, and 
change it into another Nature. Bciides,in the Image 
there is found neither aftion, norpallion: againjthe 
Gold of it felfe, whether it be figured, or not, is ftill 
ofthefame5/?cr/>^ ; andconfequently the beams of 
theStuis muft ahvayeswork upcii it, after one and 


Book I. Tib^ Temple ^/Wifdome. i^t 

the fame manner : and ifit fliould work rather upon 
Gold which is figured, then upon that which is 
plain 5 this Aftion would feem to proceed, rather 
from the Eledion of the Heavens, then froiii any 
other caufc. In a word, the Vertue which is attri- 
buted to this Figure, can neither be Natural, nor 
Artificial : Not Natural, becaufe it proceeds from 
within; muchlefs is it Artificial j becaufe it is not 
communicated unto it by the Artificer: it niuft 
therefore neceflarily proceed from fome other 

The Learned anfwer of Gideottiis to thefe Ob jefti- 
ons is this. Non Enim in hue re mutatio ffeciei requiri* 
\ tur^ nee proprietas auri immutatur^ ttec uUd C riorum Ele- 
I Gio inter venit^ nee ah Artifice viiiUafan^ndi datur^ nee 
ImagOy lit Imago, quicquam Efficit^Scc. fed principiun^ 
' AdioHis ac Paljionis affert^ ut B. Thomas, Magnufqiie 
: Albertw tejiantur ; non ut Figura^ & Imago, Matbema^ 
I ticc animadverfa. 'j fed ut effieit aliam in re figi^rata pra^ 
\ farationem^ qu£ Cdleftem adionem fine difficultate varij^ 
I modisaccipiat. And afterwards explaining, how it 
; comes to pafs, that among the diverfe kinds of Fi- 
; gu res that are under the Heavens^fome are more na« 
tiiraKy apt to receive the influences,then others are; 
He brings in the fame inftance of Looking-glafles ; 
^mong which thofc that are hollow, receive the 
beams of the Sun, info full a meafure, as that they 
burne 5 and others receive them fcarcely at all. So 
the diverfity of Hilb, and Valiies, is thecaufeofa 
greater either heat, or coldnefs. VVc may alfo here 
^id an inftance in pieces of Ice, which the Sun can- 
not fo eafily meic and diffolve, if they be plain, and 
fmooch i but very eaiily, if they be uneven, and 
rough. Which hath given occalion to fome to fay, 
i that painted figures are nothing fo proper to the 
? ' " I 2 fubjcft 

Ij3 The Temple g/VVird omc. Book!. 

fubjcft we treat of, as Graven, and Carved are : 
which is mo I true. As for Gold, although the 
figure change not the Species of it 5 yet notwithftau- 
ding it renders it more Apt, and proper for fuch an 
aftion : asvvatcr^ cold, and hot, though it be ftill 
thtizmt Species^ yet the one will boyl our meat, 
when the other will not. Which ma^cs Galeottus 
to conclude, inthefc termes : Kequiritur ergo^ inu^ 
nius & ejufdem fpecin rebuff cerium Culture tempera- 
tnentum^ut varietur effed us. 

It hath alfo been obje6led,againft Francifcm Kueuf, 
who undertook the defence of this Kind of Sculp- 
ture, after Galeottus^ that if it be indued with fuch 
wonderful Vertues,Man's workmanfhip (hould then 
have more power, then God*s: feeing that the 
Graved figure of a Lion fhould be able to cure the 
Tainof thcReins 5 which a living L;on could not 
do. To this he anfwers,and that very pertinently, 
that, that which Man does, is as well the work of 
God, as that which God himfelf does-, feeing that 
weaiebut his inftruments; and that all our Aftions, 
according (o the Apoftle, are in him, and depend 
on him. Bcfide?, we fomcimes fee, that that which 
hath beencompofed by man, proves to be of grea*- 
tervertue, then that which God hath (imply crea- 
ted :as, for Fxample, Treacle is of more Soveraigive 
Vertue a£;ainft Poyfon, then any limpie, that the 
Naturaiifts have yet found out. 

Tho e,who have diligently examined the choiceft 
J)arts of the learning ofthc Ancients,haveobfcrved, 
that there is nothing that is moreabfurd,in Appea- 
Tance^then the figures of theCeleftialConftcllations. 
What a confufed thing is if,(fay they) that in thofe 
places, which are deftmed to be the place of abode 
for the bleffed Spirits only, there (hould be Jodgtd 


Book I. The Temple ^/Wifdome. 1 3 j 

fuch numbers of Bcaftsjand^fomc of them fo dread- 
full, as that we cannot think of them^ but with 
horrour .? If they had placed onely men there, and 
had allotted a Caftor, and a Tollux^ Dominion there; 
this might have been interpreted an Error of Love; 
which fuffers us not to be content, in wifhing fmall 
Honours to thofe we Lov c. This con fid era t ion 
might alfo have fatisfied thoC:, who complained, 
that theCeleftial figures were nothing elfe, but the 
reprefeatations of the fevcral fcapes of Jufiter^ and 
that the whole face of the Heavens was filled, with 
the notes of his inceftuous pranks : fo that if any 
one (hould undertake to excufe thefeAmorous figns, 
he would be the lefTe blame worthy j in that he did 
it, only in defence of the moft fwcct, and powerful 
of all our palTions. The excufe of thofe, who im- 
pofed upon thefe incorruptible bodies,the figures of 
bruit bcafts, that arc moft fubje^ to corruption,and 
even of things inanimate alfo, was moft juft, feeing 
that, info doing, they had no other defign, but 
what was Religious. Thus we fee Fifties theie,Cen« 
cers,and eares ofCorn in a V^irgins hand: And, 
thofe who are skilled in the fecrets of the Ancienc 
Theology , know well enough , that it was not 
without fome Myfticall reafon, that they placed 
one Crown in the fouth part of Heaven, confifting 
of thirteen bright Starrs , and another in the nor- 
thern part, containing eight Starrs in it. But to 
place Dragons there, and berpencB, and Hydra '«5 
reafon can never endure. And yec, fee the ftrang- 
neffe of the things! For though the Ancients had 
thus filled the Heavens with bruit Beafts; and that 
according to this their Do£trine, one would have 
imagined this Casleftial Paradife to have been, an 
habitacioa of Monfters, and a dreadfull Wildcrnefe, 
1 3 ra;her 

154 ^^^ Temple of Witdome. Book I. 

rather then the Seat of the Bleflfedj and a place a- 
bounding with all manner of pleafures 3 yet not- 
withftanding, neither had the Church even repro- 
ved it, nor any of the antient Fathers difavowed 
ir. Now the lub je£t we treat of, is much leffe fcan- 
dalous 5 and by confequence more tolerable. For 
what danger can there be in affirming; that the di- 
verfe figures oft he ftarrs reprefent and make up, 
the different characters of the Hebrew Alphabet.? 
And that as thefe Letters have fome fignification 
when they are fingle5as wel as when they are joy ned 
with others: in like manner the Starrs^ either alone, 
or joyned with other Starri5, do note unto us fome 
mifteries^ Yea rather this Doftrine of ours,is fo farr 
from being fuchjas men fhould beware of> and hold 
itfufpefted; as that on the contrary, it teacheth 
the many wonderfull things of God 5 and proveth 
that all thefe Starrs have not their Order beftowed 
on them in vain *, and that their motions and dif- 
ferently Afpeftsare not utterly ufelcfle, and with- 
out any delign. Info much, that in my opinion, 
it would be no lefle then Blafphemy in any man to 
affirm the contrary; ortofay, that they are only 
placed there, onely for ornament and to beautifie 
theheavens, and to give light ; ind for no other 
caufe at all. But what madnefle is it to confine 
thefe wonderful lights to one onely opperation*) fee- 
ing that, beiides that experience teacheth us, that 
the Moon is the Governefs of all Humours; the Sun 
the principle of lifejSaturn Zarel ^nd Career^ a M^.^ 
lignant Starr; J«/>itfr, a Benign; the dgnoilaur us 
cold and dry ; that of Gemini hotandmoifl;^nVs 
hot and dry; and fo of the reft : we 
^ * ^ do alfo fee daily by that one and the 

* ^ * fame fimple here below , ferveth to 


Book I. 7he Temple £?/ VVifdome. i ^ 5 

diverfe and fiindryj properties of opperatious: and 
therefore, if the Herbs, are not rcftrained to the 
narrow limits of one fole cfFeft; why 
(hould we think fo unworthily of the 
Stars as not to believe the fame of them '^ * 
and their figures. We conclude there- * 

fore, that befides thofe v/onderful * * 
Qualities which we acknowledg to be ^ 

in them; they may alfo repre^nt by 
their diverfity of Afpeft?, certain Fi- 
gures, orCharafters by which we may havefome 
apprehenfion ofthe greateft changes that happen 
here below. And this truth we will now endeavour 
to prove, out of the Holy Scriptures. 

If then wc can any where finde, in thefc Holy 
Scriptures, that the Heavens have been called by 
the Holy Ghoft, aBoo\:, then doubtlelTe we may 
conclude, that there are in this Book 
Letters and Charafters, which may * * 
beunderftoodbyfomeorother.Now * ^ 

that it is called a Book, appears out * 

of the Prophet jyiritf^, who fpeaking "^ * 

ofthelaft day, wherein all things 
(hall ceafe,rp.3 4.4. c=Di a\£;n n^lJ^O 1>i:3l he faith 
Complicahimtur^ficut Liber^Cotli: where the id Capk^ 
in Hebrew^ which the Latine tranflateth, Sicut^ fip;- in the originall, ^id. So that as liaiah hadi 
faid, that the Heavens (hall be rolled together ; fo 
hath he at the fame time, given thereafon oticaUoj 
Becaufe they are a Book^ If it be objefted, that :: may 
fignifie Sicut as well; I anfwer, that thofe that are 
but meanly verfed in the Holy Scriptures, know 
well, that this Latine worr', is notalwayes a note of 
Similitude. Fadi fimms Sicut Confolati : (was the 
fong of the people returning out of Captivity :) as 


J ^6 trAe Temple ^/Wifdome. Book U 

Men that are comforted-y fhall we conclude hence^thac 
they were noc really fo? No^ but this word iiicuty 
A $3 is redundant ill this place, and might as well 
have been away. So likcwifc in this paffagej Jran^ 
fvimm Sicutperlgnem : and in many more the like, 
thtrcfoTcComplicabuHtur Cceii^^ia Liber funi. But 
if it be ftiil objected, that for as much as D CaphRg" 
nifies fometimes^cwr, in the Original; there is ni^ 
niorereafon, whyit (hould be rendred §uia^ then 
Sicut: andconfecjuentlyitwillftili hold true; that 
the Heavens are not a Book; but are only as a Book. 
To this it may be anfwcred^that the wholy Scripture 
doth elfe wherefully, defide this controverfie; feeing 
that, fpeakingofthe Heavens, it makes mention of 
Lines and Letters which are words, that arc moft 
properly , and efrentiallfpoken of aBook; and ma- 
^eth noufc of the word Sicut ^ As, at all : which is 
an infallible Argument,that thefe words, in the paf- 
fage before cited, CowplkahuHtur ^ SICVT Liber^ 
Cdij arenot expredions of Similitude, Now that 
the Scripture, fpeakingofthe Heavens, namcth ex- 
prtfl' the word LEJJEKy will appear out of the 
very firft verfeofthe 5iblej where the Hebrew'' text 

runs thus. c:D''DTc?n nt^ crDTi'rtc^ t^na n^^jj^n^ 

BereJJjith Bar a Elohim Et Hafchamaim: that is to fay, 
in the Beginning God created the LE77ERy or CHA- 
KAC7EK of the Heavens . For this is the meaning 
of the Hebrew word nt<, Et\ or T'lfc^ Aot^ which fig* 
iiifieth a LETTER. And as for the word LINE , 
we finde it much more plainly fet down in the 1 9. P/l 
Veyf 4. i« Onjnem tar am exivit cSip Kavam^ LIE- 
tiEA eortim., 

j /Lai] s;ot hcr^ cnier into any tedious Uifpute, 
whether it be to be read cZDb'pKoUm, Sonus eorum^ 
I ather then CI31p K^J-^w;, tinea mum: and fo con- 

' ' ' fequently 

Book I. The Temple ofWKdome. 1 37 

fequently, whether the paflage cited by St. Tauly ouc 
of the interpretation of the Seventy^ be corrupted : 
or elfc the Hebrew Text. In my Harmony of the 
World J Book 2 . I (hew with Titelntanm^Bredemhachmy 
Malvenda^ Mercerufy & Genebrard^th^t the places are 
not at all corrupted, neither in the one nor in the 
other: but that the Septuagint^^ and 5^ Paul had 
regard to the Senfe of the words, rather then to the 
Letter 5 faying Sonus eorum , to make it fuit more 
aptly with the following words ; Et in fines Orhis ter* 
Y£ verba eorum : becaufe that the found, the Voice 
and the Words do very handfomely accord and fuit 
together. We may add alfo, that they made ufe of 
a fublime and allegorical fenfe of thefc words, ap- 
plying them to thepreaching of the Apoftles. And 
thus S^. Paul and the Septuaginty being fully recon- 
ciled to the Hebrew Text 5 we may the more bold-' 
\y ftrike to the Letter, and read CD"^? Kavam^ Li^ 
nea eorum i underftanding it fpoken of the Starrs 
which are ranged in the Heavens, after the man- 
ner o( Letters in a Book^ , or upon a fheet of Parch- 
ment. For which reafon alfo , God isfaidin the 
holy Scriptures, to have ftretched out the Heavens 
as a 5'kin , calling this Exteniion j y^p'^ Rachia^ 
from whence perhaps the Greekj might take their 
fAKQ-y which iigniheth a Skjn or hide-y it being 
fnoft proper to a Skin, to be Extended, or Stretched - 
forth. Now upon this Extenfion as upon a Skin,hath 
God difpofedjand ranged the StarSjin the manner 
ofCharafters; whereby as by a5acredBook,the won- 
derful works of God are fet forth, to all thofe that 
know how to read them. Caii enarrant gloriam Vei ; 
faith the PfalmilV. And here peradventure fomc 
may fay, that the wonderful works ofGod are fee 
forth by theHcaven?^ in their Prodigious Extent, 


138 The Temple of Wifdome, Book I^ I 

Harmony, Brighmefs^ Order, and admirable moti- " 
on •, and noc by way of any ifriting. But KMofes^ 
a very learned Jew, afTureth us, that (he n^O ^^* 
thar yio Declare^ or Set forth ^ is never attributed to 
Things Inanimate: fo that from hence he con- 
cludes, that the Heavens are not without fome foulj 
as we have proved in our Harmony of the World-^ which 
is no other, then that of thofe BlelTed Intelligences, 
who have the Conduft of the Stars, and difpofc 
them into fuch Letters as God hath ordained ^ de- 
claring unto us men, by means o^this Writing^v^h^c 
Events we are to expert. And for this caufe , this 
fame Writing is called by all the Ancients , DH!! 
CD^On Chetahhamelachim , that is to fay. The U^ri* 
ting of the Angels, And that this paflage , CxU enar- 
rant gloriam Dei , is clearly meant ^of this Celeftial 
Writings appears by the words immediately follow- 
ing 5 In omnem terram exivit Linea eorum, I know very 
well, that according to Si. Taul^ and the Septuaginty 
a man may the Heavem, the Apofiles'y 
or, as feme others will have it, the Prophets. But,if 
purfuing the Allegory , a man fhoiild take occafion 
to deny the Literal Senfej this would benofmall 
Crime,in the Judgment of the Fathers. Scriptures 
Verba^Vd'it^ the whole School, Propric accipienda funt, 
quando nihil inde Abfurdi fequitur. So that ifweftick 
totheLetter oftheText, not only this PafTagc allea» 
gedbut many others alfo, which I omit^that I may 
come to the Main Matter in hand, doe very much 
con firm this Writing. 

Now, as the Frophets have done before, fo have 
all the Learned among the Ancients alfo^aftcr their 
Example, called the Heavens, SACRED BOOKS: 
as> among the Jews , K Siweon Ben Jochay ^ in the 
Ztihar y on the Section Jemourahi which is the 25. 

Chapter. , 

Book I. Ti&e Temple ^/VVifdome. ' 159 

Chapter of Exodm\ Cifr. 305. where he fpeaks very 
largely of this Celeftial Writings though .very Ob- 
fcurely K* Abraham alfo, in his Jetfira^ or Book of 
the CreationjdeUvers many Myfterics of it ; and af- 
ter thcm^^K.Mofes JUgypm 3 Mofes BeK-Nachman-, A- 
hraham^tht fon of Vior , his Contemporary ; Aben* 
Efr ay David Chimchij Jom lof Ben- Abr ah am^ Jo fefh the. 
Son of M«>, Levi Ben-Gerfon^ Chomer^ Aharbanel^ and 
many others; which I (hall hereomit^ that 1 may 
come to the Greekjf and Latines^ who will peradven- 
tiire be better received. 

The Learned Origen^ interpreting after his man- 
ner, that is to fay, bubtiUy and Quaintly, this Paf- 
fage in Genefis^ Et erunt in Signa ; affirms , ( as he is 
reported by Etifebtus^") that the Stars were placed in 
this Order in the Heavens, for no other end, but to 
(hew, by their diverfe Afpefts , Con junftions and 
Figures^whatever is to happen, while the World in- 
dures, as well in General,as in Particular ; yet not 
fo,as if they were the Caufe of all thcfe things ; ne- 
ver any fuch thing came into the Though t,muchlefs 
into the Writings, of this learned man, For,as the 
Prophecies , that are written in Books, are not the 
Caiife of thofe Events, which they foretell (hall hap- 
pen ; but onely, the Signe ; in like manner, faith he, 
may the Heavens very juftly be called a 8ook,wherc- 
in God hath written,ail that isjhath been,and here- 
after fnall be. And, for confirmation of this , he 
citeth a pafTage cut of a Book , the Title whereof is, 
Narratio Jofeph^ a Book in his time highly cfteemed 
by all men : Wherein the Patriarch Jacob ^ givuig 
his blcfling to all his Children, tells them , That he 
had read in the Tables of Heaven, all that ever was 
to befall them and their Pofterity . Legi, faith he, i« 
tabulis Cdiy qu£Cunq:ts contingent Vohisy & filiis vejlrif. 


1 40 The Temple of Wifdome, Book I. 

Whence the fame Origen concludes, as well in his 
IraB on this Queftion ^ VtrktHjlella aiiquid agant ? as 
in his BcokjP^ Fato^Cap. 6. that fome Myfteries may 
affuredly be read-in the Heavens ; by reafon,that the 
Stars are difpoled ^ and ordered there^inthe form 
of Charafters. The Conclufion of this learned Fa- 
ther is fo much the ftronger, in that, where the vul" 
gar tranjlation reads^ Sint in Signa^ the Original He- 
brew is, nnfci'7 Vr\\ vehaiou leototh ', thatistofay, 
word for word, Etfint in Liter m. This Do£krine is of 
fo great importance , as that Julius Sirenm hath un- 
dertaken the Defence of it ; and maintains, that it 
is a moft True and Safe Opinion , and fuch as hath 
been entertained by moft Religious men. Nequeiit 
iHis corporihus Cxlefiihus^ (faith St* Auguftine ) hie U' 
terepojfecogitationes credendum efi^ quemadmodum in hk 
corporihus latent , fed^ficut mnnuUi motus animorum af^ 
•parent in vultu^ & maxime in oculU'^pc in ilia perfpicul- 
fate ac fimplicitate cceleftium corporunty omnes omninc fHo.- 
tuf animi latere non arhitror. 1 am not ignorant, that 
P^rmwf endeavours to fiade out another fenfe, in 
thcfe words of St, Augujline : but it is an eafie mat- 
ter to fay, what one pleafeth, in interpreting the 
words of a man that is Dead. Now this Celeftial 
Reading mav the more ealily be believed to have 
been the Reall meaning of this Learned Father, fee- 
ing that many others of the Fathers have flrongly 
confirmed it : As,5t Ambrofe and Prcfper -, who call 
the Heavens by the Epithets .^^f Pages. , and wonder^ 
full Imlr unions : Albertus Magnus ^'\\t^ them, an Vnir 
verfall Book^ And John Vamafcene goes yet farther, 
and fayes thar they are dear Mirrours •, ntimating, 
that we may fee, diftinftly There , even as fit as to 
the moft fecrct and weigh tieft Motions of our Soul : 
which gave occafion to 5t. ^?/^«J?i^^ to utter thefe 


Book I. lA^e Temple (?/Wifdome. 141 

words, which we have before ciccd. All thePAi- 
toniftfiti a manner, were likewife of thcfame Pcr- 
fwafion : and this is the rea Ton that Por/^^j/nV afTures 
us, that when he had refolved to have killed him- 
fclfe, flotmuf^ having read his Intention in the Stars 
hindered him from doing it. Orpheus alfo had 
knowledg of thefe Secrets^as appears by thefc verfeg 
of his: 

Certus tuus Orddy 
ImmutahilihuitnandaHs^currit in Ajiris. 

As for our modern Writer?, it would even amaze 
a man toconfider, that among fuch infinite num- 
bers of Books, wherewith our Libraries are ftufFed, 
there is hardly live, or fix to be found, that have 
taken any notice at all, of this Wife piece of Anti- 
quity, concerning this Celellial writing, 1 know ve- 
ry well, that ignorance will be prefencly ready with 
this anfwer j chat the vanity ofthefubje^, is the 
reafon ofchis their Silence. But why then have 
fuch an infinite number of other fooleries been 
taken into confideration, and thought a fie fubjeft 
for their learned Pens, which area thoufand times 
more Ridiculous in appearance, then this is > where- 
as, on the contrary, there is no ^ ftrologer,co whom 
this Science is not necelTary , nor any fearchcr into 
the choifer pieces of Theological antiquity, to whom 
in like manner it may not be ufeful ^ if at leaft it be 
true. I am therefore apt to believe, that the true 
reafon is, the Neglect rather of the Oriental Lang- 
luges 5 whereon thefe wife Secrets do fo ncceffarily 


1 42 rte Temple ofWiidome. Book L 

depend^ as that, without the knowledge of them^ 
they cannot poffibly be explained, or underftood : 
infomuch that we had no notice at all of thefe Mi- 
fteries, tillfuch time as they were brought into Ek- 
r^/>f by thofe men, that addifted themfelves to the 
Itudy of the Eaftern Languages. Capnio was the firft, 
de Art. Cab, that, in an rtge when Barbarifaie reig- 
nedj adventured to make fome of thefe choife dif- 
coveries. Vkus MiranduU iikewife, who was the 
fhxnix of the Age he lived in, took fome pains in 
fearching into thefe Secrets , and alfo propofed the 
Queftion in hand, in thefe terms : ^ejl. 74. Vtrkm 
in Cxlofiftt defcripta^ & fignificata omnia^ cuilibetfcienti 
legere : Famous Cornelius Agrippa, Knight, alfo hath 
delivered his opinion herein, fierim Vderianus^ in 
his Hierofi;lyphicks, hath thefe words. Occult. Fhilof^ 
Lib. 44. fol :^66c. Ilia Extenfio in niodum pellis^ tanquam 
liter ii^ infcript£ luminaribus^ & jielli^^dicitur Rakia, &c. 
Banelli^ an Italian, hath faid more to thispurpofe, 
then all the others, upon thofe Words of St. Lu^e : 
Gaudete^ quod nomina veftra fcripta fint in Ccelii. Kiin- 
rath^ inAmphith. according to his ufual manner of 
foohng, makes a Pciddle of it 5 

In quo flint pueri quotquot in Orbc Viri, 

Itfeems, that thefe kind of Authors write to no 
other end^ but that they may not be underftood: 
by this means feemiuf^ tomake war againft Nature ; 
which hath given us aTonguc, and the ufeoffpeech, 
that might be able to exprefs our Conceptions ; 
whereas thefe men, on the contrary, endeavour to 
beObfcure,and Dark. Kobcrt llud^ in his Apology 
for the Brethren of the KofieCrofi^ hath gone on very 
far with this Celefiid writing ^ theCharafters where- 

Book 1. TAe Temple tj/Wifdome. 143 

of heaffirmes to be made, in the fame manner that 
others are. In Cxlo^ Apologet, Ed Lug, Bat, An, \6\j. 
(Taith he Jinferti &impre(fi hujufntodi Char uteres, qui 
H6n atiter epc fiellarum ordtnibus cofjflantur^ quam linea 
Geometric £^ & Liter £Vulgares^ expmciis', Superficies y 
ex lineis ; & corpus^ exfuperficiebus i at length conclu- 
ding, that who Co is able to read thefe Charafters, 
fhall know not only what ever is to come, but aifo 
all the Secrets of Philofophy. F0L62, guibushujuf" 
modi lingua^ & Scripture ArcamfiharaBerumque abdi^ 
toYumcognitio a Deo concejfa eji, his etiam datum erit^ 
veras rerum naturaSy mutationes, aleraticnes, & proprie* 
tatesfiderunty ontnefq-j alias operationes & execntiones^ ocu^ 
lis qua ft illuminatis legere^ & legendo intdligere. 

But of all the Moderns, who have fpokeii of thefe 
Celeftial Charafters, Tojlell is the only man, who 
feemeth to have had thegreateftknowledgin them 5 
as may appear,out of the greateft part of his Books , 
among which, that which he hath written upon the 
Jethfira^ gives us an Account of what himfelfe had 
experience of. Si dixeroy me in Ccelo vldijfe^ in ipfis 
Lingu£ SanBa Charaderibus^ ab Efra primum publich 
expofitis ea omnia qu£ ftmt in rerum natura confiituta j ut 
vidiynon explicite^fed implicite j vix ullus mihi crididerit : 
tamen te(iis dTus^ & Chriftus ejus^ quia non mentior. 
Now that which makes me believe, that this learned 
man had fome grounds of this his Confident aflii- 
rance of having fuch knowledg in the Temple of 
VVifdome, is, that befide the experience which pof- 
iibly he might have had ; he had often alfo travailed 
in the Eaftsrn parts *, where he had no doubt feen 
the Books of the ^r^^'i^^i, which are all full of this 
kind of Secret learning. And John Leo, in his Hifto- 
ry of 4/ric^, affirmeth, that, in Marocca^ there is 
nothing more common: and the firft Book which 


144 xAe Temple tf/ Wifdome. Book I. 

he makes mention oF, is a Book written by Elhoniy 
sin Arabian, the Title whereof is, ELlTMABE- 
MOKAMITH : which Book fcarceiy treateth of any- 
thing elfe ; and it teacheth particularly, how to def- 
cribeall the Coiiftellations in A rabick Letters, and 
topifture theniElegamly within little Tables^fuch 
as the Arabians Hermitcs do alwaies carry about 
them, and have them ready for their life, in apply- 
ing them to the Rules of their Zairagla^ or Divina- 
tion. And this confirms that which I (hall brin^ 
hereafter, concerning the Mahometans fearchihg at- 
c^rno other Figures in the Heavens, then in their 
own Charafters, reading therein what ever is to 
happen, in a very ftrange, and unufual manner. 
Whence the fore-mentioned TofteU^ upon the fame 
Book of the Creation^ faith : Vecretl itaquefunt demum 
delineati^ fuifque figurU adumbrati igne divim in aquii 
Cceii fcilicet expreffo fandi Charaderes^ & tanta virtute 
in CcelisexpreJJi, utpffit etiam Veritas futurorum haberi : 
cujus fcienti£ adhuc vefUgium in ^Vlarocho, et muhii alijs 
Ifmaelitarum civitatibus ; lecH jint apud eos admodkm 
depravat£, & adult er at £ figure Sand£. I havefome- 
times thought, that this Author put forth this Book 
of hisPe Configuratione SigHornm Ccelejiiunt^ as a P re- 
parative only, to make way for the b<;^tcr entertai- 
ning of this Dof^rinc, among thz Europeans, For 
having (hewed, that all the Scars, inftead of rcpre- 
fenting the Images of living Creatures, do no more 
but only make up certain fqiiare Figures -, ic would 
have been no hard matter afterwards, to haveper- 
fvi^aded men, thatthefe Figures were nothing, but 
Hebrew Letters, the figure whereof comes very near 
to that of a Square. For if he (hould have gone to 
work ocherwife, and fhould have cndeaA^oured to 
have put thefe Celeftial Letters upon the world, 


Book I. The Temple ^/Wifdome. 145 

without any Preparing of mens Minds to receive 
them 5 he would doubtlefs have bt^n taken for an 
Impoftor. And he had been formerly fufficiently 
cried down ; fo that he needed not to have expofcd 
bimfelf a new, to the Calumny of every black 
Tonsue, by broaching new Propofitions 5 which he 
could never tjbink would down vi ith them,unler$ he 
hadiirft prepared their Pallats to relJifh them. Af- 
terthe world had once been facisfied in the Proba- 
bility of this his Doftrine^he then intended to make 
^ full difcovery of all thefe Secrets^ in his commen- 
taries upon the Zo^^r : wherein he had layed toge- 
therfuch Variety of Occult learning, as himfelf wit- 
nefleth in divers places of his Printed BookSjasthat 
uwasnot without reafon that he fo eaxneftly com- 
mended this moft Excellent Piece to tne Vyorld, 
inhis Laft Will andTeftament, written with his 
own hand. But fince I have here made mentioi^ 
both Q^HehreWy and of -^r/z^zr^Lctters 5 it may very 
well be doubted, which of the two, this Cdefiiall 
writing is expieffed in 5 and which of thefe Langiia-^ 
ges thefe Letters make up. . This doubt therefore I 
thmk fit to decide, before I go any further. 

The Ifmaelites, or Arabians^ who have never waiT-r 
ted men, that have been very vfcU skilled in all 
manner of choife learn ing/thou|^h they have falleni 
fometimes upon Ridiculous fudies alfo;^ bein^ 
moved with a vaine glorious deiire of concealing 
this truth ^ nainely that their Language dti^cnded 
upon the Hebrew 5 have not only altered their Cha- 
rafters, which were before very like to the Hebrew 5 
iiut have aUb adulterated their Names; and the 
jbetter to cover their knavery, have alfo added cer- 
tain Letters: which the Hebrew Alphabet never 
iiiew : as chciyc 5/i*w^ Pp/, 7k[da^ or T/>, &c. In- 

JK fomuclii 

146 T)&^ Temple ^/Wifdome. Book I. 

fomuch that a certain Learned man, that was very 
tvell skilled in their Language, faics : Foflel, de Vhxn, 
Char, Arabes^ verfutijimum hominu^ genus^ & plane 
IfmaeUticum^ id eft ^ adult erinum^pftquam cogmverunty 
fuas Uturas ortum ducere ah Hehraicii ; fatagerunt not 
tantiim ahfolutj dijfimiles forma redde^ fed ordimm etiam 
perturhare^ & nontinum bona m partem mut are fiudurunt. 
They have had the confidence alfotoaffirme, that 
their Letters are the firft that ever were 5 and that 
if there be any Myfteries to be found, either in the 
fignification^ or Figure of Charafters; we are to 
look for them no where elfe, but in their I anguage. 
For which caufc, interpreting their Alphabet, they 
deduce, from the firft letter, which is ALIPH^ 
this Verb Conrngere : from the fecond Lettcr.which 
is BAy this word, I«/rf: from 7 A^ the third Let- 
ter, Troducere : and fo of the reft: making up a 
Prayer out of t, wh ch they fay, no other Alphabet 
js able to (hew. So that it is no marvel, that they 
are able to produce fo many feveral meanings of 
ivords, afier this rate of Intf rpretatron *, feeing that, 
as Kirjiefim faith ; Integra Volumina de fo 'is Nominihus 
liter arum Alphaheti. Arabici cojifici queunt ; fed hnge ad- 
hue flura de ordine^figura alijfque accidmtthm cufcribi 
pofjM. Thefe Nictties have made the /rahiamio 
lupefftltious in the Pronunciation of their Letters, 
ias that when the/ n^ett with many Words united 
together by the means of an Aliph, they will pro- 
jioLiuce them all in a h^ath, though there (hould 
Lean hundred oi them, and though they (hould 
be in danger of expiring in the A£t. Thofe chat arc 
' delrous afccr fatisfaftion herein, may have recourfe 
to the ArahickjGram «.'r,Printed in Kome, Now, as all 
fuperfticion is attended oiijby acertaine foohfhCre- 
diilicv 3 fo are thefe men certainly pcrfwaded, that 


BooiC I. The Temple ^/ V Vifdome. 14 

the Heavfeiis being figured with their Lctcersj ("and 
rtot with the Hebrew j) but the Alphcbec of Heaven, 
fee the third Book which doth forefhew all th:ngs 
to come. And this is the leafon, that, Lelides the 
divifion oftheir letters into Gutturalis, or, fuch a§ 
arepronounccd in the Throat; intoViiales as the 
Lattrtes czW thtm^ that are founded in the furtheft 
part ofthcRoofe of the Mouth; as others are by the 
palate; by the Gums; by the Lips; by the Teeth, 
and the Tongue together; and alfo into fome, that 
are pronounced with a kind of Sibilation ; others, 
with a certain ftammering; and fome. with a gentle 
turning of the Tongue, which they call Djalqijetun ; 
and the Latines lUx^ : into others ageu, that are 
fhortjlong, radical, or trancal, and fervile : I {^ji 
that befides all thcfe divifionSj they do vet divide 
them againe, fthc better to accommodate them to 
this Cdejlial writing) into Schemfijun^ and KumrijuHy 
that is to fay, into Solarj and Lunar, which are 
particularly known, by thofe that obfcrve the Rules 
of the Zairagia^ it being unlawful for them to devife 
them. And perhaps it is in Obfervation to this 
Doftrine, that the Mahometans do never begin to 
write the firft part of a word, at the end of a line^ 
and the reft ofit at the beginning of the next line 5 
as the Greekes^^nd l^atines ufe to do : but if chefpace 
be not fufficicnt to hold the whole word, they draw 
a ftroak from thelaft Letter of the laft word, to the 
end of the line. Now we affirme, that though thefc 
Letters are very much altered, and corrupted ; yec 
may it notwithftanding very ea(il v be difcoYered,by 
: the Figure of a great number of them^ that they 
I fcavc been taken from the Hebrew : and even Chil- 
..dren may be able to judge of the truth hereof, by 
r' comparing, but the AraSick H^/?, with the Hebrew 
ii •' Kz H-? 

1 4« 'Ihe Temple g>/Wifdome, Boofc K 

He \ the C^^^wich the C^^t^; the K^^wich the T<t^ch \ 
thcZairtj with the Zan-y the Sin^ vm^h the S chin ^ f| 
tbtlhay with theT^^v the Ainy with the Aghin'r 
the F/j/Zj with the P^; the Cafh^ with the Ctf^j the 
Ltinty \,vKh the Lam^d'y the i^au^ with the Va^ &c,, 
Sorhac confecjueiitlyj if we are to fearch after any 
Mylieries in thefe Letters, it ought to be, not in^ 
corrupt Copy^ but rather in theOriginal. - The 
fame is to be faid of the Sammtane Characters alfo^ 
which are corrupted! from the Hebrew : and this is 
fo certaine a truths as that it is a Point of infinite 
pieverfeners to offer to doubt of it > as 1 have proved 
clfe-wherc ia the Holy Guide, 

The Reafons brought by the EthiopanSy or Egyp^ 
ti/f^/j in the behalf of kheir Lettersj is not foeaiily 
aufweredj asthofeof the^r/z-^/^^i^ and Samaritans: 
for as much as their Letter being only Hieroglyphicf^ 
expreffing the figure of anOxe^of a Horfc, of a Lion> 
of a Bear, of an Eagle^ and in a manner of all o-», 
ther living Creatures j they do (Tay they) reprefenti 
in the Heavens, whijtfoever isto cometo pafs in thisl 
world. Andtherieftn-e, if there be any thing to be 
read there above, by means of the Stars , we muft 
read it in thefe hieroglyfhicksj and intHis LanguagCi^ 
and not in any other \ iincethat in Ancient times 
in flead of Letters, they made u(e of thi^ figures oi 
living Creatures', as wefi^vc faid in our Preface to 
this Book. To this iris afiAvetedi> as we have for- 
nVf rly faid, that thefe. have been 
leprcientedin tlie Heavens, only, by reafon of a cer- 
tain Corrtfpondency, that the St^rs of 'vhkh theft 
eonlhllations cbniiit, are obferveti-to have, wit!h 
thefe living Creatures upon the Earth : -and what o* 
ther Reafons ofitfoc.ver aregiven^ theyAire neithej 
yuhi, nor foolilh. Siichas aietlicfe, alicadgedb) 


Book I. Tie Temple ^/Wifdome. 149 

the aforenamed Lazara BaneUi ; who accoaimodates 
the properties of thefe Celeftial Animals, to feveial 
Kingdomes, over which they rule : as for example, 
theConftellatien o{ Aries rules ostTYrance^Germany^ 
Syria^ paleftina. m'mor^ Suevia^ and the Vpper Silefia. ^ 
as you may read in our firft Book. That of laurm 
governs PfrJJ^3 the Ifles of the Archipelago^ Cyprus^ 
the Maritine pares ofAfin Minor^ Polonia major ^ K^fffi^ 
alba^ Switzerland^ the Countreyof the Khetres^ Yran^ 
conia^ Ireland^ Lorraine^ and ^art of Swethland, But, 
to leave this Italian to pleafe himfelf with thefe 
truths, as our Engl ifh ^<Vol-gersdo in their Nativi- 
ties ; and likewife Cdiloq. Mor. Albertus de Marchefijs 
tde Cottignola^ a Francifcan Fryer, who moralizeth 
This Aflrology after a way of his own 5 weaffirme^that 
all thefeCeUftial living Creatures fignifienomore 
then what wehavefaid before; and do therefore by 
the fame rcafon conclude, acording to the judgment 
of theRabins, that we muft fearch after thefe mifte- 
ries and heavenly writing and theirCharafters,made 
up by the diverfedifpolition of the Stars, and only 
in the Hebrew^ and confequently,no Signification in 
any other Language, but in the Holy Language : it 
'being moft proper, that that Language, which was 
the firft in the wliole World, and which was fpokea 
"by God himfelf, (hould give us notice above, what 
'things are hereafter to come to pafs 5 feeing it haih 
-informed us here below, namely in the holy Scrip- 
tures, of all things that are pafl. And thisconciu* 
lion is a moft true one, fay the fame Rabbins, for 
as much as in a clear, bright night, a man may fee 
dn the Heavens all the Hebrew Characters perfectly 
'figured : which one cannot do of thofe feveral li- 
ving Creatures, that are placed there^ feeing that 
the Imagination cannot be any whit fatisfied, wherj» 
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for example, in the Scars that make up the Conftel 
^ lacion oiAries^ there are five other to be fee 
clofe about it, which by reafon that they are 

* * not comprifed within the Figure of this Beaft, 

* do difturb the Fancy, and hinder it from ma- 
j^inct up the Figure it defircs. The fame alfo may 
be ^id of T^wn^ ; for there are Eleven Stars to be 
feen there, which arc eflentially of this Conftellati- 
pn 5 and yet are not brought in^ in the Pidure of it. 

So likewife in the Conftellation o( Gemini there 

* * are Stars belonging to it^ which are diftingui- 
^* (bed from thofe Nineteen, that reprefent the 

* V igure of this Sign : as Cancer alfo hath four 

* * bright Stars, which lie loofe from thqfe nine, 
^^which make up the Image of this living Crea- 

^* cure. But as for the Hebrew letters, there is 

* nothing to hinder us, from finding them 

* diftin^fcly delcribed : and if any one do chance 

* "^ to find either Arahick^y or Samaritane Letters 
there ; this isftill but to return? back to the Origi- 
gial. from whence they were takcu. 

Firft then we are to take nocice, that the Stars 
which make upthefe Letters^ are not difpofed into 
the order they appear in, at ^11 adventures, nor in 
any confufed way, as they feem to us to be : but are 
placed thus, with foine Uefign, and in a divine Or- 
der; Cod having made all things in full Perfeftion. 
Thofc that underftand not the t lay GfCheJfe^ feeing 
the pieces (land here and there, fo confufedly, will 
leapt to think, no doubt, chat they ftand xii that 
conkifed mariner by meer hap hazard, feeing that 
in fome places there are a great many ; and in fome, 
very few ; andqne fidcof the Chefle-board is full, 
and the other fide quite bare, and in a third place 
perhaps ) ou (hall have but tw^, or three ; In a word5, 

Book h The Temple of Wifdome. 1 5 % 

this difference in the placing of the pieces is To 
great, as that he will certainly conclude, that the 
whole bufinefs is clearly without any deligne at all ; 
notwithftanding that they are all ranked in verycx- 
^Ot order ; and that there is not the leaft piece there, 
but is of ufe, and doth its proper office. After the 
fame manner is it with the Sears, which we fee in 
the Heavens ; for, though in fome places you fee 
many togctherjandin others buta fewjand that the 
order they ftand in, looks confufedly^and in a man- 
ner rediculous ; yet neverthelefs is it moftadnijr* 
able, initfelf, and proceeds from fome moil won" 
derful defigne ; which thofc men perfectly under- 
hand, who by this holy Life, arc elevated above all 
that is here below. Thus it is ftoried of St. Anthony^ • 
that he perfectly undcrftood thifi Heavenly Writings 
which we taught before. 

Secondly, that although the Stars which areiq 
the eighth HeavenOf at leaft there be any fuch thing 
as an eighth Heaven,) be fixed j yec do they not 
therefore alwayes compofe the fame letters, at leaft, 
the greateft part of them j but they have their 
changes, according to the diverfc Afpefts of the 
Planets, Thus thofe St^rs fhat ten years iiace, 
made up, for Example, a Tc t^, (hall now perhaps 
mad<e a Mem, or a Lamed. Which is the reafon, fay 
the Kabbhis^ that this Writing ferves not, but for the 
ftiewing of thing to come. And by this writing we 
told Major KfV^/, Captaiu f i//, ani y\^]ov Maliracl^ 
when Oliver Cromwell vio\\\dL die, and when the King 
would come int,® England 5 and all this was foretold 
four years before it came to pafs, b.^lides we did 
foretell the particular day, when thefe changes 
would be. 
In the third place they fay^ that w? are maft efpe- 
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15a ^fhe Temple (?/ Wifdome. B o o K I. 

dally to obferve what new Scars foeve fhall appears 
becaiife that thefe do fore-(hew the grcjtcft Mutati- 
ons : God making ufe of thefe, in making up, by 
means of their Afpefts, and Conjundions, New 
Letters; whereby he either expreffeth unto us his 
wrath, or his mercy : as having determined with 
himfelf, to chaftife us, if we continue in our fms ; 
and to pardon us> if we repent of them. Thus, 
before almoft all the greateft Mutations, that have 
happened in the world, have fome of thefe new ftars 
been obfcrved to appear; and they have been fuch 
Stars too, as have been really found to be in the 
very Heavens. Such as was that, obferved by Hif' 
■^circhusj 125. years before the time of our Redemp- 
tion ; which Star prefaged the end o( the Grecian 
JdonarchyB^j^roiich'mg, Another the like appeared 
alfo in Clatideans time, in the year of our Saviour. 
Chrtfl ij88. Another in the time o^ Meffahalah^Haly, 
arid Alhumazar^ Arabian Aftrologers , which appea- 
red in the i '^,I)egree of Scorpio^ and call forth as great 
a light, as the Fourth part of the Moon could do. A- 
nocher, in the time of theEmperour ^iri/z«; and 
another alfo under theEmperour Ot^c ; which ap- 
peared betwixt the two Conflellations of Cepheufy 
-JLiidCafJiepeia, Another in the year 1 5; 64. not far 
from Cafiopiay tending towards the North : and 
Another iikewife that appeared afterwards, on the 
Chaircofthe fameConitellation, about the begin- 
jVingoi December y Anno 1572. and continued for th;; 
fpacc of fix moneths. Another, that appeared An- 
no 159^ in the Conftellation of the// W^: ano- 
ther, of the third Magnitude, obferved in the Neck 
of the Swan^ Anno r6oo. and another, that was feen, 
two years after^ in Vifces Another, that appeared 
two years after that^ in the Confteilation callecj 


Book I. iA>e Temple <)/vvildoaie. 155 

Strpntarius^ An 1604. and was called by the name 
pfthefaid Conftellation. There are fome others 
bciidesj which JJcetuSy DeNov.Jjir. &Cont.L'^, a 
C^p. 6, ad 2:5; hath coUeftcd together, out oH-iomer^ 
VarrOy St AugUjline^ tltny, Jlbuwazary Vherecides^ 
AthendiHy EujiathiuSy Germanicm^ yprianm^ Leovitm, 
CMrdaHy Paul us Hajazelm^ GaliUuSy Ihomas Fienm^ 
Cufpinianufyljcho Brabe^ Gul, JanfoniuSy who wis his 
.VchoUer, Jo.KepleVy Alpbetra-gm^ David Chytraus^ 
FabrkittSy Hieronym^f Munofius^ Wenceflam TantaleOy 
BeyeruSy Tyrgius^ Michael Coignetus, Cornelm Frangipa^ 
Husy &c, fome of which Authors have particularly 
obferved the truth of this Doftrine which we have 
here delivered ; namely that all thefe new Stars 
have been the Fore runner of the greateft Muta- 
tions that have happened : and that in default 
of thefe. Comets have appeared; which, though 
- they arc eafily diftinguifhed from true Stars, and 
have their place of being in tl>€ Aire only ; yet h ave 
they ferved to reprefent, by their diverfe Afpe^^s, 
(according to the Doftrine of the Kahhines^) Other 
Letters, and to forefliew the Difafters that have 
happened : it being very ncceflary f fay they^ to 
have afpecial regard tothefenewlightsj which are 
as a new Letter, which being added to a word, al- 
ters the (ti\^t of it. As, for Example, in this word 
AKE, ifone add an L, it will be no longer AKE, 
but LAKE. Or if in the middeft of this word 
A K E> one infert an R, it will alter the word, and 
make it ARKE. So that we fee, one only Letter, 
as an L, or an R, utterly changeth the whole Senfe. 
In the fame manner is it with the Stars 5 where a new 
Star added , varieth both the writing, and the 

!n the fourth place, that we may be able perfeA- 


154 Tie Temple ^fWifdome. Book I. 

lytoiindcrftand this CeleftiallTritingy we muftex- 
a^ly obfervc the vertical Stars ; for, thofe which are 
over a Kingdome, faith Abindan^do ordinarily (hew, 
what ever is like to befall it. And in this fenfe, it 
will not be any hard matter to apprehend the mea- 
ning oi Cardan^ when he faies, (peaking of the Star 
in theTaiioft/y/^A/^jor, that it hath forefliewed 
the changes of all the Great Empires : underftan- 
ding this to be the fenfe of this Truth, delivered by 
Cardan ; that, according to the Doftrine here laid 
down, this Star, though not Alone, and by it fclf, 
yetjoyned with others, hath fhewedthefe changes; 
tnaking up, by their Conjunction, fuch Entire 
words, as did forc-fticw the fall, or rife of thcfe Em- 
pires, either clearly, and plainly ; or elfe perhaps, 
more fecretly, and Myftically, as we (hall (hew here- 
after. Now, as in all forts of Writing, there is one 
certain Letter, both in Nounes and Verbs^ which i^ 
more frequent then any other, and hath the Pre- 
minence throughout all thefeveral CoHJugatiom^ and 
Vecknfions *, in the like manner in this Celejlialwri* 
ting^ it hath been obferved, that in all the Mutati- 
ons of Empires, this Star, in the Taile of the afore- 
faid Conftcllation, hath been more eminently noted 
then any other : Either becaufe it is more frequent, 
in the difcourfeof Monarchies, then any ottier : Or 
elfe, that it is as the Capital letter, in the moft figni- 
ficacive words j as we fee there is in all proper 
Names, of almoflall the languages in the World : 
as for example, in the nameof Ho'^<?>i,the firft letter 
ig greater, then any of the reft that follow. And 
thus may we anfwer this queftion, which fome may 
happily make; namely. Why, in this Ccleftial wri- 
ting, there are both little, and great Stars alfo ? If 
it be furth:r demiinded j Why, in this kind of wri^- 


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Book i. xfce Temple ^/Wifdome. 155 

UHg^ there are, in one and the fame word, great^ 
and fmal Letters, or Stars, mingled together? It 
may be anfwered, that the Reafon is, to make us 
take more notice ofthofe letters in the word, which 
are the moft fignificative; which is a courfc, that 
the Anagrammatifts arc very well acquainted with- 
all. As, for example, if in the word Soveraignty^ 
I would have VEKlIT^ to be efpecially ob- 
ferved, 1 will write the word Soveraignty^ in this 
manner, foVERalgnTY : where the letters of the 
Word FfillTr, arc greater, then any of the reft. 
Or if the word Keprefentativey I would havCj Frefenty 
to be chiefly taken notice of, I would then write the 
whole word thus, rePRESENTativc. Wc are not 
then to wonder, if in the Heavens we often fee two, 
or three great Stars to go to the Compofition of a 
word, wherein there are fmal Stars alfo: and this 
is thatjwhich wc are to have moft particular regard 
unto, fas we have already (hewed, when they are 
Vertical to anyplace. And by this means may we 
be able to give a Reafon of that, which hath been 
hitherto Unknown : as, when the Aftrologers affirm, 
that when Caput Algol^ or Medufa's Head, 
was Vertical to Greece 5 the ftars did fore- with * * 
ftiew tl\e Calamities, which afterwards * 

happened unto it, by theTyranny of the * * 

Mahometans ; without giving us any Rea- * * 

fon why : no more then they do of their In tbeFigure 
Confidence^ in aCTq ring us, that the fame 
Conftellation, which will in a ftiort time beVer* 
tical to France alfo, fore-fhews a ftranqe Dcfolation, 
that is to fall upon that Country. Now all thefe 
difafters, though, accordnig as they are foretold, fo 
do they certainly come to pafs 5 yet neverthclefs is 
the fore-feeing of them grounded meerly upon Ex- 
perica^c 5 neither can the Authors of thefc Prcdi- 
L ' ' aiou?3 

-. 156 T he Temple gf Wiftlome. Book L 

^ions, fpr the moft par^, give any other Reafon of 
them. iButnow, according to this Do^rinc of the 
Celefiial writings we know^that thefe Mutations (h^ll 
happen on the Earthy becaufe we fee^thcy are writ- 
ten in the Heavens. And thi? is the Reafon thac 
K,Cbomr affirmsj^ that the aforefaid Maduja's Head^ 
ortheftars thatcoijapofeitj did forecel the lamen- 
table Defolation ofGr^fC^, becaufe that five of the 
principal Vertical ftars did for a good while toge- 
ther, makeup this words 5^^ rt Charab. 
Which, in the fecond ^ J T* Conjuga- 
tion, figni&€$^ ToheVefolate: under- 
ilanding this, particularly of Greece, over which 
thefe ftars (hone, becaufe that the number of 
its Letters, which zicjod, Vm, Ntm, ajid which 
being put together, make up ]V J^^», that is to fay, 
Greece, do yield the fame number,that Charab doth : 
as you may here fee. 


Deftroied Delblate. 

SumM. 12. 



Book i- TAe Tccnple ofWiCdomc. 1 57 

Accf^ thcfe principles, any man may fore- 
fee, by the putting together the Stars of the fame 
Conftellatiofi, the Difafters that France is ihreatned 
with. However it htf^JmUm aPrieft and a very excel- 
lent Aftrologer, is boIAto utter thefe words : lUud 
vero ((aich he/peakingof this Wdufivx\{fi»'d')m Sh^er^ 
U. de Sacrobof, c,i. Toleto nunc^ Apulias, & Neapo- 
litanorum regno eft verticale ; tnoxqm GaUiam invadeti 
quibusfuam queque cladem alUturum ejjey waximopre efl^ 
vtrmdum. Now how long before hand, thefcCele-t 
fttal Letters do for€(ht:w the changes that are to hap-» 
penv no one Author, that I know of, hath preciic- 
ly determined : they only fay, that before they are 
Vertical^ they do fbrefhew this change, and whatfo- 
cveristo happen : God being willing thus to pre- 
pare us for the Evils which are to befall us. And 
after that they are prccifely Vertical, if our Repen- 
tance hath yet found any place in his Mercies ^ He 
then canfeth fome new ftar to appear, and by its In* 
tervefting^to (hew (^s we have formerly faid) a quite 
contrary thing, to what was before (ignificd. 

In the fifth place, the fore-named authors affirm, 
that to be able perfedly to underftand this Celeftiai 
writingy we muft.know how to diftinguifh exactly, 
which, iUrs are OrifWtrt/, and which Occidental^ Me- 
ridiofialy ■and Septentmnal: forafmuch as theie quar- 
ters of the Heaven are very effencialin tbisReading* 
For>if atiyonedelire to know, fay they, the good 
Fortune, and PEcfperit) of a Kingdome, or of any 
other cbing ; he muft then read thofe Letters which 
are Vertical co him^ f orwhich want not mtuch of be- 
ing foj from tl'ie VVeft^ toward the Eaft. And if he 
would: be informed of cheEvil accidents, and mif- 
fortunes, that (hall bcfal a place ^ he nniit then be- 
gin t« i^d^ from, the North, towards the Weft; 
.: " Now, 

IS8 the Temple of Wifdome, Book L 

NoWjWhy the good fortunes of iplacC fhould be read^^ 
from the Weft, towards theEaft, rather then from 
the Eaft^towards the South: and why thiill fortune 
rs likewife to be read, from the Norths toward the 
Weft,! have not found any reafon given by any Au- 
thor. However, I (hall adventure to give this conjc- 
fture at it: namely^that feeing that Nature^bcing at 
liberty, and not hindredby anything, alwaicsten- 
deth to the beft: and that, as Ariflotle faith, !c would 
alwayes bring forth Males, as being more perfeft 
creatures then females are,tf it were not hindred by 
fome repugnant Caufe: it is moft propcr^that good 
things, andall perfcdions, (hould be read, from 
the Weft towards the Eaftjfeeing that this is the free 
and natural motion of the Stars; the other from 
the Eaft to the Weft^ being a contrary and forced 
motion. As for ill fortune, and Difaftcrs , they 
might according to this principle, have been read 
fiora the eaft toward the weft, had not the Oracle 
which cannot lye, uttered this wonderful truth : A 
Septentrione pandetur malum^ J^r.i. 14. All evill 
commetb from the North. But, why from the Notth 
rather than from any othef part of the world? The 
reafon of this is not fo eaiily given : vet I conceive 
it would ftand with found Phylofopny, to anfwer; 
thar by reafon of the darknefTe and gloomineffe of 
chf Aire of thofe parts;caufed by the great diftancc 
oftheSuni and alfo by reafonof the evil fpirits, 
which are the Authors of fo much evil, and which 
inhabitc darkc places ; a man may very reafonably 
iay chat all misfortunes come from the North ; as 
bring a place, which is full of thefe evill fpirits, or 
Demons 5 as is tertified in The Harmony of the JForld. 
And from hence, it will bean calie matter to ap- 
prehend ihe reafon, why the Ancients figured iti 


Book I. Tie Temple ^/Wifdome. 159 

chefe Norchern parts of the heaven 5 a Serpent 
or Dragon, clofc by the two Beare?, Vid Iheodor.Gra- 
tniftdit Myft, Aquil, Seeing that thcfe Creatures are 
thctrue HieroglyphicksofTyrany, Violence, and 
all manner of OpprefTion. And certainly , who 
ever (hall but run over the Annals, will finde, that 
all the great defolationsthat have ever happened 5 
have come from the Northern Parts. The Ajfyri^ 
ttns^ or Chaldeans^ fet on by Nabuchadonofor^ and SaL 
ntanafar , have fufficiently manifefted the Truth of 
this, in burning to the ground a Cityjand a Temple, 
that was both the raoft -Sumptuous, and the moft 
holy in the worlds and in the utter ruine of a Peo- 
ple, whom God himfelf had taken into his own fpe- 
cial proteftion, and whofe father he particularly 
called himfelf. And hath notKow/^, like afecond 
Jerufalent^ in like manner often felt the fury, of this 
/\ccurfed Generation of the North ; when by the 
cn\t\iyoi Alaricus^Genfmcus^ Joulas^ and the relt 
oftheGe^f^Vc/;^, Hme^ Vandale and AlaKe PrJhccs , 
It faw it alters overturned,it8 (lately places burnt to 
afhes , and its inhabitants confumed by fire and 
fword I Thus hath not this Nation fparcd at all 
the two Spoufes of the Living God^ and doth ftill 
torment the latter of thefe, by the Tyrany of the 
Turkj, which aifo came out of the North. Moft 
properlythcrefo edo we, in this C£lejHd Writing^ 
begin to read difafters, and misfortunes, from the 
Northern part; feemgthat A feftentrione pandetur 
omne waluniy as you may read in our Tables in 7hs 
Harwofiyofthefi'orld.Or elf we may fay,that we begin 
to read on this fide, becaufe that the Verb nniin 
lipatach^ which in this prophefie is tranflated, ?an^ 
detur^ fignifieth alfo in the Ori<:;inail Bepingetur: So 
that we may render this prophefie in thefe words : 


i6c xAe Temple ^/ Wifdomc. Book! 

All evillsjhall he defcribed^ (or written) from tbe NoT" 
ward. And if written, then certainly to be rea4 
from this fide. 

Now this C^leftid Writing doth not alwaycs re^ 
^refcnt in Words at length, what things are to hap-» 
pen, butfometimesin a more compendious m^n-^ 
uer, and byway of Abreviation: m like manner 
as was that vifion, which appeared to Beljhazzar^ 
forefhewing the deftru^^ion of his Kingdome, and 
which was interpreted by Daniel: MANE, THECELf 
PH ARES, And as none buc Darnel^ who was a /uft 
ft^an in the fight of God,could interpret this Vifion, 
In like manner) fay the Jews , it appertaineth only 
Co good men3and not to all manner of perfons what 
ever, to interpret thofechjngs: in Jike niaunpr fay 
the JfJ^jj ic appertaineth only to good men, and 
not to all manner of perfons whatfoever^ to inter- 
pret thotc things, that are found IVritten intheHea^ 
vens and i« 7elefmeSy which are for the moft part very 
obfcure and difficult ; and which require, for the 
perfed interpretation of theni-,tha t a man ihould be 
sldlfuU in the GEOMANCY, NOTARIGON, and 
the TEMURAH? which are the three parts of the 
Cabale. The firft of which (the name whereof 
?^''1DC?i Gecntaritria^ is corrupted from theGr-:^^ 
tiaiin^iAy oreUe this latter from the others) coi,ifi- 
derethofrhe numbers that are contained in the 
Letters-^ and by comparing them with others the 
like^givcj an explication of what was before obfcure. 
ri^sfor example, where it is faid in GeuefeS:, concern- 
ins: che Comming of the M<JJ?/?i, nb^^:? fc^V Java^ 
.SchilOj ShilobihzW r/irue j thefe H^r^W Letter^ make 
up the number aifo of the Letters of theA/^J^(« 
n-'VO Mafcbich: fo that tiie Prophet faying, Votfeo 
venerit Schilcb , it is as mucJi.r a« if l^^'had fajd , Vd- 

Book I. ihe Temple fl/VVifdome. 16 1 

Hcc Vinerit Mefm, The ferond part, is of uld^ vvhert 
the feveral Letters of a word do rep re feat, each of 
them a whole v^ord : as in this devip of the Romans ; 
S. P« Q^ R. Senatus fopulufque Komanm: and in this 
Hebrew NaniejCr3*1c^ Adam-^tht firft Letter whereof 
fignifieth nDg; Ep^fr, Duftj thefecond^nDT P^^^a 
blood j and the third, rTlD Marahy BitteraefTe: In- 
timating that man is nothing but bitternelTe and 
forrow 5 but corrupt blood , and laftly, but duft 
and adies, becaufe he was made out of the bo- 
dy oFthe lapfed Angels; The third and laft part;> 
("the name whereof,NofmcM,is taken likewifefrom 
the Latine^ NotariuSy or elfe this Latine word, from 
the Hebrew '^n^ Natar^ which fignifies 5 to Iranf- 
fer or Iranfpofe a word^very proper to the Art of ^- 
itagramwatifme',') is, when either two or more words 
are united together; or are read backwards or o- 
therwife, after the manner of Anagrams, or elfe are 
divided into feveral other words, by the Tranfpo- 
fitionofthe letters: as for example^ where God 
faith tothe Children of //r^^/ 5 y^^^ '^'Df^b'O '^^t 
Jelec , Malachiy Lefanechay My Angel flj all go before y out 
where it is demanded, what Angel this was ? andic 
is anlwered, that it vyas Michael: becaufe that the 
Letters of th^ word "'Dt^'^Q Malachty Tran- 
fpofedjUiake up that Name I^mi;? Fusr^Le- ^ 
titia Caput, Puelld and Acquijitio, You may :)f 
fee many examples of this Nature In my Har* ^ :^. 
i7J0}iy of the World^ and in my Hoi/ Guide ^ ^ 

II. We willnowdifcovcr^according to their ru- 
lers and ldea^% laid down^fome certain fecrets of the 
i^nt7>^^of Angels and Gfw//.,which are deliverei bjT 
K. KapolyChomery'k. AhiudanyHoh\z Agrippa which are 
the four that have written the molt of this 5ubjeft 
of^y. We have formerly (hewed; Bow the Scars 

L «f 

*62 The Temple of Wiidome. Book I 

I rche conftellation called C/jr/'«t ^/go/5 being Verti- 
cal! to Greece^ did forefhew the defolation of it.The 
like We obferved in the other Stars^when they were 
Verticall tothisKingdome5and (oretold Jo^« Etnp- 
p^jMr. Errington and Mr. Flnd^ that in 1660. The 
King would again come and enjoy his own the 29^'^ 

Thus a little before the Temple of Jen/pto was 
burntj and utterly confumed b'j Nabucadnezar^ *\t 
wasobferved, that eleven of the StarSjthat were the 
nioft Verticall to it, compofed for a pretty while 
together, thefe live Letter^, 

which being joyncd together, made up this word, 
(reading it from the North toward the WefVj Hik: 
fchkhj which fignifieth, torejeB and forfaks without 
any mercy ; and the number of three of them added 
together^amounteth to four hundred twenty three, 
which is the fpaceoftime, that this ftatelypiece 
of Building had flood. In like, manner, a licde 
before the Jews faw their Scepter caft down to 
the ground, and their liberty carried Captive 
nno SabyioTf^ five .Stars were, for along time toge- 
ther^ obferved tocor.pofe thefe Myfticall Letters, 
a word which l7gniii:th ^^^ Natq; 

Breal^j Caft Down^'dud to j ^^ J Drive 

out. And the number 

ofyears that the Jfj^'i/^ Kingdome had lafledfrom 
Saul to the Deplorable King Zedechias. Neither arc 
the Jewes the only people, who have been advcrtif- 
ed, by this C^leitiai Wricingj of the miferies that 


Stars had compofed thefc 

4;hrec letters, which make < 

B o o K I. The Temple ^/ Wifdome. 1 63 

were to befall them; Butall the other Nations of 
the World might have read in the Heavens in like 
manner, the evils that have happened unto them ; 
as we have proved. 

Thus the Perfians^ or Afjyrians^ who were the mine 
ofthe Monarchy of the Jews, faw the Period of 
their own Empire, afcer that foure of their Vertical 

I ^ 

up the Number two hun- O-"""^^ *- 

dred and eight, which 

was the time of the Duration of this Monarchy 
which was founded by Cyrm. 

The end of the Grecian Empire waslikewife fore* 
(hewed, by foure Starrs, which made 

4 2CO So 

Up the Verb ^--g «^ CT^ Tar ad-, which Cig- 
nitieth , to f j J Divide: andthac 

in this won- * ^ ^^^^"''^ . derfull Manner <> 

as that the very fame Letters did produce aifo the 
number of years that this Monarchy lafted, which 
toorv beginningjat the time that Alexander the great 
fubdued the laft Varim, 

That of the Athenians hiied but 490. years; which 
is the Number of thefe three letters, which foure 
Stars, thac were vertical ro this place^ did compofe; 
O— T OW ^^ Ifarar'^ which lignifieth, ^;2- 
^1 I 4^ guitiis Affici. Befidcs thefe 

O ' foure Scars, faith Kabbi Cho- 

mer^th^it were four other obfervcd alfo^which made 
up two D D Caphs-j I know no: why^though faith he 
unlelTe it be, that thefe letrersareFatall, andof fad 
Omen. \ fliall add my Conjedure here, that pofTi- 
bly thcj might point out thefe two names, Cecrop^ 

L 2 and 

, 64. ^*« Temple g/Wifdom e. Book I. 

and CodruSjVjhich are the names of chofe two Kings 
under whom this powerfull Monarchy had its rife 

and fall. 

The Konmne Confulate could not maintain its Pow- 
er beyond the Term of 500. years: becau(e thac 
thefe bounds were determinately periixed to it, in 
this Book^oii ^ngds by eight vercicall Scars, which 
composed this word, <^i^ '^-l ^^4^^ 

which bear this fenfe 3 (H ASi ^ J and 

The Monarchy o^Juliiis C^far^ which was built up- 
ontheRiiJneoftheec>«/'«/^J^^5 as this alfo waSjUpon 
the Ejeaion of the Kings, was very neer of the fame 
Continuance; and the end ofit was in like manner 
prefiixedby fix Stars, which made up thefe Three 

Letters, q^ O-TT 09Q f''T' J^^'x!" ^^Z''" 

fies , to 1 <^ X I yreaX}, the Number 

whereof O O*^""^ ^-^is 502. 

But that we may produce fomcthmg, concerning 
thing yet to Come, K-Cho7iier alTures us,rhat it is now. 
a good while fuice^that this Writings ofAngels hath 
pointed out the declaring of two great Empires of 
the Eaft. The firft is, 'hat of theT/^r^i jovcr which 
there are obfervedfeven venical Stars, which be- 
ing read from the Weft to i he Eaft, f forit would I e 
agieatblefling, to fee the ruinc of this Empire J 
make up this word, Caah, which lignifieih , tobe 

nO^^ BatteredjeeblejUnguJjkin^y 
§•§ } andrr/z»?/«:5to^«f«'^. Buc 

now feeing it maybe doubted at what timn this Em- 
pire fliall be reduced to this extremity; the fame let- 
ters do clearly refoive rhisdoubt. Eorthe middle 
letter, which is ^/ff^. Which in number fifrrJfietb oh<'^ 
ftanddh nlfo for one iboufand^ as the reji of the letters alfo 

Book I. Ti&e Temple of VVi Mome. 1 6; 

doey as miy he ohfervedout of Hebrew Grammers, Aleph, 

being made up of Brighter and morerparklingftarsa 

then the Others are^ Iheweth faith Chomer^ that its 

number is the greater; fo that in this place it ftan- 

deth for onethoufandjand thefirft letter fignifieth 

twenty and the laft five. So that when this King* 

dome (hall have accomplifhed the number of 1025. 

years, itfliall then be overthrown and brought to 

Ruine, Now if we reckon from the year of our 

Lord 630. which was the year f according to our 

Vulgar Computation) wherein the Foundation of 

this Empire was laidj wefhall finde, that it is to laft 

till theyear of our Lord, 1664. for the compleating 

of the aforefaid number 1035. fo that reckoning 

from this prefenc year 1659. this Kingdonie is to 

laft but five years longer. 

The other Eaftern Kingdoms, whofe Declining is 
pointed out by the Stars, according to Gafferd^ is 
that of China : but this Author delivers hinifelf in 
fuch an obfcurc manner, in difeourfing of this 
of Angels Writing-^ as that, till I underftand 
it better, i fhall forbear to fet it down. Hepro- 
duceth alfo diverfc others, which doe define the 
Particular Durations of moft of the Kingdomes of 
Europe I all which I mJiy happily communicate to 
the World hercafter,when I have firft (t&n^ how thi3 
Temple is affeded. 

Now that I may freely deliver my own Ju igmene 
concerning this (rriti»g of Angels,! mufttake liberty 
to propofe fome few Objections, v\ hich,l have found 
may be brought a^iainft ic. 

The firft is, that if fo be, by this Writing^ all the 

Great Mutations in the World may be known j it is 

polFible then, that the End of the World may in like 

manner be fouudout by it , as bemg the greateft> 

L 3 and 

1 66 The Temple (?/ W ifdome. B o o K I. 

and moft Important of all the reft : to that men may 
by a natural meanSjattainjto the knowledge of this 
great Secret: whrch is contrary to the Holy Scrip- 

Thefecond is'j that Aftrologers have been able 
to foretell many of theie Mutations, which have af- 
terwards come to pafie accordingly j and yet have 
never had any knowledge of this ftrange kinde of 
JVriting : It istheiefore Ufeleflejand Imaginary, 

The third is, that the polition of the Stars is not 
fo eflential to the Letter^which it is brought to make 
lip, but that the fame Star may as well make, for 
Example, a Kefchy as a Daletb', and fo of all the reih 
and confequently, fevcrall men forming feveral 
Characters of the fame Stars, may draw from them 
contrary fenfes, the one to the other. 

Buttoallthcfe objeftions I anfwer briefly thus. 
To the firft I fay, that it is not neceflary, that this 
Writing of Angels (hould forelliew the end of the 
World; becaufe that God may have referved this 
fecret to himfelf : Or eUe, that it would really fore- 
tell this hereafter^ when thofe other fignes, fee down 
by the Evangelifts, (hall (hew it alfo: it being all one 
to fay , that the ^tars (hall forfliew it by fome cer- 
tain Writing, astofay, that the Sun and the Moon 
fhall foretell it by their being darkned. 

Tothcfecondl anfwcrs that the foure grand 
caufes, which (according to the opinion of the A- 
ftrologers) produce the greateft Mutations, the (irft 
whereof is, the changing of the Jpogaum and Pm- 
g£um chhePhntts: thefecond,thechanging^ofthe 
Excentricity of the Sun, of Vems^ oiMercurj^ of Sa- 
turfiyofjufiterandoi^ars: the third, thediverfe 
figure ot the obliquity of the Zodiackjand the fourth 
the con ju action 5 chiefly the Great one J of the 


Book I. TAe Temple ^/Wifdoine. 167 

fupenour Planets : I foy^ chat all thefe foure can- 
fes may for the moft part, be comprized within this 
Writing of Angels: that is to fay^ that it hath h^pued 
very oftenjthat at what time this Writing of Angels 
did point out fome great change^ there was at the 
fame timealfo aConJunftion of the Superiour Pla- 
nets, Saturn and Jupter^ or elfe, fome one of the 
three other forenamed caufes. So that they,' 
nocunderftanding any thing of this Writing of 
Angels imputed thofe changes which ihey 
obferved to come to pafs, to thofe four Reafors 
only. But that it may clearly appear unto us, that 
thefe have not been the true caufes of all thefe 
changes, we need but have recourfe to the Chro- 
mlogies^zndi Particular Annals of eacli feveral Kmg- 
dome, and compare them with the AftroJogical Ob- 
fervations •, and we (hall finde, that the greaceft 
part of all the grand Mutations have happened, 
without any Coniunfl:ion of the greater Planets, or 
any of the other Caufes before fpecihed. So that 
we muft neceffarily flye to fome other more Certain 
means, by which we may be able to foreknow, by, 
the Afpefts, and motions of the Stars, all thefe E- 
vents. Now this means can be Jio other, as it feem- 
eth, to this writing oi Angels and Genii, 

To the third Objection, which feemeth to have 
the moft weight in it, it may be anfwere J, that it is 
true indeed, that a Man may make a 'Rtfch of the 
fame ftar, that another man perhaps vvill make a 
Dalethof: butinthis, as in many othsr things, we 
are to follow the Tradition of the Ancients, and to 
reft fatisfied with what they have delivered unto us. 
Otherwife, there will not be any certainty at al I, in 
any one of the reft of the Sciences; efpeclally in 
Aitrology : which requireth, that thofe f}ars which 
L 4 compofe 

10^ T£je Temple ^/Wifdome. Book I. 

compofej for example, the Conftellation of y^r/>^, 
or the Kamm.^ fhoiild be defcribed rather in the 
figure of this Beafl, then in that of an Oxe^ or a Horfe^ 
and fo in all the reft. So that who ever fliould re- 
prefent the figure of a BuU^ among the ftars that 
belong to the Kamme ; and the figure of a Kamme^ 
among thofe of the Bull; he would deftroy the ve- 
i*y Principles of Aftrology : notv/ithftanding that 
iheftars oilaurm would as well bear the figure of a 
^amme^ as of a B'uU, In like niannerj he that fhoul4 
iiiake a Kfp^of fuch a ftar, as he fhould have made 
a Valeth of^ notwithflanding that theftarwould 
bear it, yet would he overthrow the Principles of 
this writing of Angels and Genii, 

If it be now demanded ; who it is, that is to judge 
of the vaft number of new Letters that ar6 itiade 
daily, by the diverfe Afpeftsof the Planets > I an- 
fwer, that it appertainech to thofe Men, who arc 
Pioufly, and Religicufly verfed in this Angelic tit 
fpriting'^ and not to all kind of perfons indiffe- 

Chap. XXX. 

of the Sun, and Moong and their telefmaticaU 
conpdcrations : Bejure to let the kigures of 
Jprcmancy and. Geomancy to be Fortnnatfj* 

THe Sun, end Moon have obtained the admini- 
ftrationor ruling of the Heavcn?,andail bodies 
under the Heavens. The Sun is the Lord of all 
Elementary veccues 5 2nd the Moon by vertue of the 


Book L Tfcc Temple ^/Wifdome, 169 

Sun is the miftrcfs of generation, increafe, or dc- 
creafe. Hence Alhumafar (:^\t\\^ that by the Sun and 
Moon life is infufed into all thing?, whicji there- 
fore Orpfcewcals the enlivening eyes of the Heaven. 
The Sun giveth light to all things of it felf^ and 
gives it plentifully to all things, not only in the 
Heaven, Aircj but Earth and Deep : whatfoever good 
we have as Jamhlkm faith, we have it from the Sun 
alone, or from it through other thin gs. HeraclitHS 
cals theSunthefountani ofCeleftial light, and ma- 
ny of the Tiatonijis placed the Soul of the World 
chiefly in f he Sun, as that whiph filling the whole 
Globe of the Sun doth ftnd forth its raycs on all 
(ides, as it were a fpirit through all things, diftribu- 
tlng life, fenfe and piotion to the very Univerfe. 
Hence the ancient Naturalifts called the Sun the 
very heart of heaven ; and the Caldeans put it as the 
middle of Planets.The Egyptians alfo placed it in the 
middle of the world, z^/;^. betwixt the two fives of 
tlie world, f, i. above the Sun they place five Planets, 
and under the Sun, the N3oon and four Elements, 
for it is amongft the other ftars the image & ftatuc 
of the gre»t Prmce of both worlds, viz, Tcrreftiall 
and Celeftial j the true light, and the moft exaft 
image of Godhimfelf^ whofcEffencerefcmbles the 
Father, light the Son, heat the Holy Ghoft. So 
that the Platonifts have nothing to hold forth the 
divine eflence more manifeftlyb), then this. So 
great is the confonancy of it to God, that Tlato cals 
it the confpicuous Son of God, and lamblicusc^lsk 
the divine image of divince intelligence. ^A nd our 
Vionyfihs cals it the pcrfpicuous ftatue of God. It 
lisasKinginthe middle ofother Planets, excelling 
all in light, greatners,fairnefs, enlightning all, di- 
ftributing vertue to them to diQpofe inferior bodies, 


170 T/>e Temple (?/Wifdome. Book I. 

and regulating and difpofing of their mocions, Co 
that from thence their motions are called daily^ or 
nightly, Southern^or Northern, Oriental, or Occi* 
dentialjdireft, or retrograde ; and asit doth byits 
light drive away all the darknefs of the night, fo 
alfoall powers ofdarkncfs,which we read oi'mjohy 
aflbon as morning appears, they think of the fhadow 
of death : And the Pfalmift fpeaking of the Lyons 
— whelps feeking leave of God to devour ; faith, The 

Suiiisrifen, » and they are gathered together, and 

"^ *ftiall beplaced in their Dens; which being put to 

* * flight, it follows, man jhaU go forth to his labour. 

* The Sun therefore as it pofTeffeth the middle Region 

* of the world, and as the heart is in Animals to the 
whole body,-fo the Sun is over the Heaven, and 
the world, ruling over the whole Univerfe, and 
thofe things which are in it, the very author of fea- 

--"fons, from whence day and year, cold and heat, 

and all other qualities of feafons 5 and as faith Ttole- 

^ m}) when it comes unto the place of any ftar, it ftirs 

* up the power thereofjwhich it hath in the Aire. So 

* * as with MarSy ^ heat 5 with Saturn, ^ cold *, and it dif- 

* pofetheven the very fpirit and mind of man , from 
c hence it isfaid by Homer ^ and approved by Arifiotk^ 

"-*- that there are in the mind fuch like motion?, as the 
^ ^ Sun the Prince and moderator of the Planets every 

* * day bringeth to us 5 but the Moon, ^ the nigheft to 

* Earth, the receptacle of all the heavenly influences, 
-5- by the fwifcnefs of her courfe is joyned to the Sun, 
, and the other Planets, Figures and wStars, every 

* month,and being made as it were the wife of al ftars 

* is the moft fruitful of the Stars, and receiving the 

* beams and influences of all other planets and Stars 

* as a conception, bringing them forth to the inferior 
world as being next to it felf j for all the Stars have 


Book i. i/?6 Temple ci/Wifdome. 

influence on it being the laft receiver, which after- 
wards communicateth the influences of all the fupc- 
riorsto thefeinferiotSjand pours tb.eni forth on the 
Earth j and it more maniteltly difpofeth thefe infe- 
riors, then the otherSj and its motion is morefen- 
fible by the familiarity and propinquity which it 
hath with us , and as a medium betwixt both, fupe- 
riors and inferiors,' communicateth them to them 
all ; therefore her motion is to be obferved before 
the others, as the parent of all conceptions, which 
itdiverfely iflliech forth in thefe Inferiors, accor- 
ding to the diverfe complexion, modon, fcituation, 
and different afpefts to the planets and others ftars; 
and though it receivcth powers from all theftars, 
yet efpecially from the 5un ; as oft as it is in Con- 
junftion with the fame, it is replenifhed with vivi- 
fying vertue, and according to the afpci^ thereof^ 
it borroweth its cohiplexionj for in the firft quarter, 
as the Peripatetickes deliver, it is hot and moift 5 in 
thefecond, hot and dry-, in the third, cold and 
dry; in the fourth cold and moifi; 5 and although 
it is the loweft of the ftars, yet it bringeth forth all 
the conceptions ofthefupericrs 5 for from it in the 
heavenly bodies beginneth that feries of things, 
which ?lato callcth the Golden Chain,by the which 
every thing and caufe being linked one to another, 
do depend on the fupcrior, even until it may be 
brought to the fupreme caufe of all, from which all 
things depend ; from hence is it, that without the 
Moon intermediating,we cannot at any time attraft 
the power of the feperiours. Therefore Jhebit advif- 
cthu?, forthc taking of the vertue of any ftar, to 
take theftone and herb of that plant, when the 
Moon doth either fortunately get under or hath a 
goodafpe^ton that5tar. 


172 T^e Temple (?/Wif dome. Book I. 

Chap. XXXI. 

Of the tvcenty eight Manfions of the Moon^ anA 
their vert net ^ in Tetefmatic^l Figures . 

ANd feeing the Moon meafureth the whole Zo^ 
diackSn the fpace of twenty eight dayes ; hence 
is it, that the wi fe man of the Indians and ancientcft 
Aftrologians have granted twenty eight Manfions to 
the Moon, which being fixed in the eight fphere, do 
enjoy ^as Alfharm faith)diverfe names and proprie- 
ties from the diverfe Signs and Stars which are con- 
tained in them, through which while the Moon 
wandreth, it obtaincth other and other powers 
and vertues ; but every one of thefe Maniions, ac- 
cording to the opiniori of Abraham^ containeth 
twelve degrees, and one and fifty minutes, andal- 
moft twenty fix feconds, whofe names, and alfo. 
their beginnings in the Z^diack^ of the eight Sphere^ 
are chefe. Th.e firft is called Alnathyth^t is the horns 
of Arks } - hi s*^ beginning is from the h?ad o£ Aries of 
the eighih Spheres it caufeth difcords, and jour- 
nies ; the fecond is called AUothaim or AlbetJfanyth?it 
isrhebeily ofy/r/«, and his beginning is from the 
twelfth degree of the fame fign, fifty one minutes, 
twenty two feconds compleat » it conduceth to the 
finding of trcafurcs, and to the retaining of cap- 
tives; The third is oiWtdAchaouazoH or Athoray^ 
that is, (hovvring op Pleiades 5 his beginning is from 
the twenty five degrees of Aries compleat fourty 
two minuces, and fifty one feconds •, it is profitable 
toSaylers, Hnntfmcn, and Alchymiftsj Thefourth 
Manfion is called AldebdYam or Alddam^n^thn is^the^ 


Book I. ^he Temple ofWiiAoiw. «75 

eye or head of Ttf«r/<f 5 his beginning is from the 
eight degree oilmrus^ thirty four minutcsJi> and fe- 
vcnteen fcconds of the fame Taurus being excluded 5 
itcaufeth the deftruftion and huidrances of Buil- 
dings, FountainSjVVellSyof Gold-minesjthe flight of 
creeping things, and begetting difcord. The fife 
is called Aichataj or Albachay ; the beginning of it is 
after the twenty one degree of Taurus^ twenty five 
minutes, fourty feconds ; it hclpeth to the return 
from a journey, to the inftruftion of fchollarsi it 
confirmcth edifices, it giveth health and good will: 
The fixth is called -^/^^wf^ or Alchaya^ that is the 
little ftar of great light 5 his beginning is after the 
the fourth degree o{ Gemini^ fevcnteen minutes, 
and nine feconds; it conduceth to hunting and be- 
(ieging of Towns, and revenge of Princes, it deftroy- 
cth Harvefts and Fruits and hindreth the operation 
ofthePhyfitian. Thefeventh is cMcd Atdimiacb 
or Alarzach^ that is, the Arm ofGemm^nd begin- 
cth from the feventcenth degree o^Geminiy eight 
minutes and thirty four feconds, and laftethcven 
to the end of the fign ; it conferech gain and friend- 
{hip, its profitable to Lovers, it fcareth flies, de- 
ftroyeth Magifteries. And fo is one quarter of the 
heaven compleated in thcfc itstn Manfions; and 
in the like order and number of degrees, minuts 
and feconds,the remaining Manfions in every quar- 
ter have their feveral beginnings; namely fo,chatia 
the firft fign of this quarter threeManfions taketheir 
beginnings, in the other two figns two Manfions in 
each ♦, therefore thcfcven following Manfions begia 
from Cancer^ whofe names are Ahiaza or Anatracbya 
that is mifiy or cloudy, vh, the eighth Manfion; 
it caufeth love, friendfhip, and foeiety of fellow 
travellers, it drivcth away Miceand sffliSech Cap- 

1/4 ^^^ Temple of Wifdome. Book t 

tives, confirming their imprifonment. After this 
is the ninth cMed Archaam or Arcaphj that is the 
eye of the Lyon ;it hindrethHarvefts and travellers 
and putteth difcord between men. The tenth is 
called Algdioche or Albgehh^ that is the neck or fore- 
head of Leo 5 it ftrengthencth buildings, yeideth 
love, benevolence and help againft enemies , the 
eleventh is called Azobra or Ardaf^ that is, the hair 
of the Lyous head 5 it is good for voyages, and gain 
by merchandize, and for redemption of Captives j 
the twelfth is called Alzarfhd or Azarpba^ that is 
the tayl of Leo ; it giveth profpcrity to Harvefts5and 
Plantations, but hindreth Seamen, but it is good 
for the bettering of fervants. Captives and compa- 
nions The thirteenth is named Alhaire^ that is 
Dog-ftars, or the wings oi Virgo % it is prevalent for 
Benevolence, gain, voyages, Harvei^^ and freedom 
of captives, the fourteenth is called Achitreth or 
Ar'tmet^ by others Azimeth or Alhumechy that is the 
fpike ofKirg^, or flying rp ike ; itcaufeth the love 
of marry ed folk, it curcth the (ick, its profitable 
to Saylors, but it hindreth journies by land ; and 
in thefe the fecond quarter of Heaven is compleated. 
The other feven follow, the nift of which begineth 
in the head of LzW, viz, the fifteenth Manfion, and 
his name is Agrapha or Algnrpha^ rhat iS; covered, 
or covered flying ; its profitable for the extrafting 
of treaUnes, for digging of pit^, it helpeth forward 
divorce, difcord, and the definition ofhoufesand 
enemies, and hindreth travellers. The fixteenth 
is called Azubene or Ahiibene^ that is, the Horns of 
Scorpioy it hindereth Journyes and Wedlock, Har- 
vefts and Merchandize, it prevaileth for redempti- 
on of captives. The feventeenth is called Alchilj 
that is^ the Crown o^ Sc&rpio^ it bectereth a bad for- 


Book i- The Temple <?/ Wifdome. 1 7 5 

tunc, maketh love durable, ftrengcheneth buil- 
dings, and helpeth teamen : The eighteenth is 
called Akhasot Altob^ that is the heart oi Scorpio, it 
eaufeth difcord, fedition, confpiracy againft Princes 
and mighty ones, and revenge from enemies, but 
It freeth captives and helpeth edifices j the nine- 
teenth is called -/^/(/zr^/^ or WcWtf, by others HycuU 
ov Axala^ that is,the tayle ofScorfiorj it helpeth ia 
the befieging of Cities and taking of Towns, and ia 
the driving of men from their places, and for the 
deftruftion of teamen, and perdition of captives. 
The twenteith is called Ahnahaya^ that is a beam ; it 
helpeth for the taming of wild beads, for the ilreng- 
thcning of prifons, it deftroyeth the wealth of fo- 
cieties, it compelleth a man to come to a certain 
place. The one and twentieth is called Ahedd or 
Alheldach which is a defert ; it is good for Harvefts, 
gain buildings and travellers, and eaufeth divorcer 
and in this is the third quarter of Heaven complea- 
tcd. There remaineth the feven laft Manfions com- 
pleating the laft quarter of Heaven , the firft of 
which being in order to the two and twentyeth, be- 
gincch from the head of C/zfricor??, called Sadabacha 
ov Zodeboiuchj or Zandeldena^ that is a Paftour j it 
promoteth the flight of fervaats and captives, that 
they may efcapejand helpeth the curing of difeifes; 
the th ree and t vyerjtieth is called Zahadola or Zobrnch 
that isfwaJiowingi ic maketh for divorce, liberty 
of captives and the health of thefickj the twenty 
fourth is called Sfdalath or Chadezoad^ that is the 
ftar of fortune ; it is prevalent for the benevolence 
of marryed folk^for the viftory of Souldiers, it hurt- 
eth the execution of Government, and hindreth 
that it may not be exercifed ; The twenty fifth i? 
cMtd Sadalahra or Sadahchia^ that is a Butter-fly 


176 The Temple of Wifdome, " Book !, 

or a fpreading forth ; it helpeth befieging and re- 
venge, itdeftroyeth enemies, makcth divorfe, con- 
firmeth prifons and buildihgSjhaffcneth mcffengef?, 
it conduceth to fpels againft copulation^ and £6 
bindcth every member of man, that it cannot per- 
form his duty ; the twenty fisfth is called Alfhiirg 
or Fhragal Mocaden^ that is the firft drawing ; it mak- 
cth for the Union and love of men, for the health 
of captives, itdeftroyeth prifons and buildings; 
The twenty feventh is called Alchdryd or AlhalgaU 
Moad^ that is the fecond drawings it tncreafeth 
Harvefts, Revenues, Gain, it healeth inffrmitieSjbut 
hindreth buildings, prolongeth prifons, caufeth 
danger to Seamen, and helpeth to infer mifchiefs 
on whom you fhallpleafe; the twenty eight and 
laft is called Albotham or Alchalsy^ that is Tifcei fi \i 
encreafeth Harvefts and Mcrcharidize, it fccureth 
travellers through dangerous places ; it maketh for 
the joy of marryed couples, but it ftrengtheneth 
prifons, and caufeth lofs of treafures 5 and inthcfd 
twenty eight Manfions do lye hid many fecrets of 
the WiCdome of the Ancients, by the which they 
wrought wonders on all things which are under 
the circle of the Moon , and they attributed to 
every Manfion his refcmblances, images, and fealsj 
and his prefidcnt intelligences, and they did work 
by the vertuc of them after diverfe manners. 


;B6okI» 1 he Temple of VVifdotne. 177 


Of the true motion of the heavenly .hdkf to be oh^ 
fervedin the eight Sphere^ and of the ground 
of Planetary hours^ that agree with the Rnlerf^ 
ideaU andGeniiofGeomancj^ 

t'Jtr Hofocver will work according to the Celeftial 
opportunity, ought to obferve both or one 
tofthem, namely the motion of the Star?, or theii? 
times 5 I fay their motions, when they arc in theit 
dignities or dejeftions, cither cffential or acciden- 
tal; but I call their times, dayes and hours diftri* 
buted to their Dominions; Concerning all thefe^ 
it is abundantly taught in the books of Allrologersj 
'but in this pi ace two things eipccially are to be con^ 
fideredandobfci'vedby lis. One, that we obferve 
the motions and afcenuons and windings of Stars, 
even as they are in truth in the eight fphere,through 
the negleft of which, it happeneth that many ere 
infabricating theCeleftial Imagcs,and are defrauded 
of their delired efFeft; the other thing we ought to 
obferve, is about the times of choofing the planetary 
hpurs ; for almoft all Aftrologers divide all that 
Cpaceof time fr^om the Sun-rifing to fctcing into 
twelve equal parts, and call them the twelve hours 
of the day j then the time which foiloweth from 
.thefettingto therifing, in like manner being divi- 
ded into twelve equal ^arts, they call the twelve 
hours of the night,a'nd then diftribute each of thofc 
^hourstoeverypneofthe Planets according to the 
order of their fucceillons, giving alwayes the firfl 
bour of the day tothtLord of t\\Vi day, then to 

178 'ihe Temple (?/Vv ildome. B o o k: 1. 

every one by order, even to the end of twenty four 
hours-, and in this distribution the Magicians agree 
with them j but in the partition of the hours fome 
dodiffenr, faying, that thefpace of the riling and 
fetting is not to be divided into equal part^i and 
that thofe hours are not therefore called unequal, 
becaufe the diurnal arc unequal to the nofturnal, 
but becaufe both the diurnal and nodkurnal are 
even unequal amongll thcnifelves 5 therefore the 
partition of unequal or Planetary hours hath a dif- 
ferent reafon of their meafure obferved by Magici- 
ans, which is of this fort 5 for as inartificial hours> 
which are alwayes equal to themfelves, the afcenfi- 
ons of fifteen degrees in theequinoftial, conftitut- 
cth an artificial hour : fo alfo in planetary hours^the 
afcenlions of nfteen degrees in the Ecliptkke con- 
ftituteth an unequal or planetary hour, whofe mea- 
fure we ought to enquire and find out by the tables 
of the oblique afceiijions of every region. 

Chap, XXXIII. 

'H&vp fome artificial things^ astelefmes^ Imagef^ 
Scals^ and Juch Itke^ may obtain feme vertnt 
from the Celejiial and lirrejirial bodies. 

SO great is the extent, power and tfiicacy of 
_ the Celeflial bodies, that not only natural- 
things, but alfo artificial when they aie rightly ex- 
pofedto thofe above, do prefently fuffer by that 
3nt>ft potent agent, and obtain a wonderful life, 


Book I. T/>e Temple ^/Wildome. 179 

which oftentimes gives them an admirable Ceieftial 
vertue 5 which thing Saint T^homas Aqtimas that ho\y 
Doftor, thusconfirmeth in his book de fato^ when 
he faith, that even garments, buildings and other 
artificial works whacfoever, do receive a certain 
qualification from the ftars *, fo the Magicians afiirmj 
that not only by the mixture and application of na- 
tural things, but alfoin Images, Seals, Ring«,Glaf- 
ies, and fonic other Inftrument?, being opportune** 
\y framed under a certain conftellation, fome tele- 
ftial Illuftration may be taken, and fome wonderful 
thing may be received ; for the beams of the Ceie- 
ftial bodies being animated, living, fenfual, and 
bringing along with them admirable gift?, and a 
a moft violent power, do, even in am6ment,andat 
(he firft touch, imprint wonderful powers in the 
Images, though their matter be lefs capable. Yet 
they bellow more powerful vertucs on the Images, 
if they be framed not of any, but of a certam mat- 
ter, namely whofe natural, and alfo fpecifical ver- 
tue is agreeable with the work, and th^ figure of the 
image is like to the Ceieftial ; for fuch an Image,' 
both in regard of the matter naturally congruous 
to the operation and Ceieftial iiifluence, and alfo 
for its figure being like to the heavenly one, is beft 
prepared to receive the operations and powers of 
theCelcftiah bodies and figures, and inftantly re- 
celveth the Heavenly gift into it lelf^ then it con- 
ftantly worketh on another things and other things 
do yeild obedience to tt. Hence faith Ptolemy in ceH-^ 
iilcquio^that inferior things doobey theCeleftial,and 
not only them, but alfo even their Iniagcs ; Even as 
earthly Scorpions obey not only the Ceieftial Scor- 
pion, but alfo hi5 Image, if itfhall be opportunely 
figured under hisaCcerit and Dominion. 


8o tAc Temple ^/ Wifdome. Book I.' 

Chap. XXXIV. 

Oftb£tdefmes made upon Mettals^ whatvertues 
ihc) being ingraven^ receive from the Utars^ 

BUc the C^Iefiial Images, according to whofc 
likencf?. Images of this kinde are framed, are 
veryniany in the Heavens : Some viliblcandcon- 
fpicuous, others only imaginable^ eonccived and 
iet down by Egyptians^ Indiam and Chaldeans 5 and 
their parts arc fo ordered, that even the figures of 
(onie of them are diftinguiflied from others; for 
this reafon they place in the Zodiack circle twelve 
general Images, according to the number of the 
figns ; of thefe they conftituting ArieSy Le^, and 
Sagittaryifot the fiery and oriental triplicity, do re»^ 
pert that its profitable againft FeavorSjPalfiejDrop- 
fie. Gout, and all cold and Phiegmatick infirmities, 
andxhat it makes him who carrieth it to beacccp- 
table, eloquent, ingenious and honorable, becznCe 
they are the Houfes o( Mars^ Sol, Leo and Jfifiter, 
They made alfo the image of a Lion againft Melan- 
cholly Phantafies, the Dropfie, Plague, feavors, 
and to ex -el difeafes, at the hour of the Sun, the 
Srft degrccofthe Hgn of Leo afcending, which is the 
face and Decanate of Jupiter -^ but againft the ftone, 
anddireafes ofthcPveins, and againft the hurts of 
beads, they made the fame image when Sol in the 
heart of chcLioti obtained themidft of heaven: and 
again, becaufe Ge^raniy Lihra^ and Aquarius do con- 
ftituce the .^riai and OcciJcntal Triplicity, a»d 


Book I. Tbe Temple of \N\ld^tn€. i8i 

arechehoufcs of ^ercury^ Venus^ znd Saturn^ chey 
arc fa id co put to flight difeafcs, to conduce to 
frienddiip and concord, to prevail againft Melan- 
cholly, and to caufc health', and they report that 
Aquarm efpecially frecth from the Quartane. Alfo, 
that Cancer J Scorfh g^ndPifceSy becaufe they confti- 
tute thcwatry and Northern Triplicity,do prevail 
againft hot and dry Feavers; aUb againft theHe- 
ftick, and all Cholerick pafTions j but Scorpio^ be- 
caufe amongft the members it rcfpefteth the privy 
parts, doth provoke to luft : but thefe did frame it 
for this purpofe, his third face afcending, which 
belongeth to Venus 5 and they made the fame againft 
Serpents and Scorpions, poyfons, and evilfpiritsj 
his fecond face afcending, which is the face of the 
Suny and Dccanate of Jupiter \ and they report 
that it maketh him who carriech it ^ wife, of a good 
colour 5 and they report that the image of Cancer is 
moft efficacious againft SerpeiuSjand poyfoiis^when 
50/ and Luna arc m Conjunction m it, and afcend 
in the firft a^d third face ; for this is the face of 
Venm, and theDecanate oi iuna\ but the fecond 
face of Lw«/J, the Decanatc of Jupiter : They report 
alfo that Serpents are tormented when the Sun is la 
Cancer i Alfo that laurits^ FergOy and Lapricorn^ be- - 
caufethey conftitute the earthly and Southern Tri- 
plicity, do cure hot infirmities, and prevail againft 
the Synocal Feaver, it maketh thofe that carry it 
grateful^acceptable, eloquent, devout and religious, 
becaufe they are the Houfes of Venw^ Mdrs^ and 6"^- 
turn : Capricorn alfo is reported to keep men infafie- 
ty, and alfo places in fccuxity, becaufe, it is the 

M3 .. CHAP. 

i82 TAe Temple tf/Wifdomc. Booicl 

Chap XXXV, 

of the Telefmaticall Images of the Facef^ and of 
thofe Images vphich are vpithont the Lodiack. 

THere are befides in the Zodiack thirty fix Ima- 
ges, according to the number of the faces, of 
the which (as Forfhjryiwh) fencer the Babylonian 
long ^nce. wrote, who was a nioft aneicnt Mathe- 
matician, after ^\\omtht Arabians alfo wrote of 
thefe things Therefore it is faid, that in the fii-ft 
face of ^rif;, afcendeth the image of a black man, 
ftanding and cloathed in a white garment, girdled 
about, of a great body,with reddifti eyes, and great 
flrength, and like one that is angry ; and this i- 
mage fignifieth and caiifeth boldneffe , fortitude^ 
loftincfie and Ihamelcfnefle ; in thefecond face af- 
cendeth a form of a woman, outwardly cloathed 
with a red garment, and under it a white, fpread- 
ing abroad over her feet, and this image caufeth 
iioblcnefTe, height of a Kingdom, and greatneiTe of 
Dominion : in the third face arifeth the figure of a 
white man, pale, with reddifk hair, and cloathed 
with a red garment, who carding on the one hand 
a golden Bracelet, and holding forth a woden frai^, 
js wreitleiTeand likeoneinwrath^ becaufe he can- 
not perform that good he would. This image be- 
ftowtch wit , meeknelTc , joy and beauty : In the 
firft face oi^auriis afcendeth a naked man, an Ar*- 
cher, Harvefter or Husbandman, and gocth forth 
to fow, plough, buildjpeople, and divide the earthy 
ciccording to the rules of Geometry j in thefecond 
f2C5 afcendeth a na.k^d man^ hiding ia his hand a 


Book I. rAe Temple ^/Wifdome* 183 

key s it givcth power, nobiiicy and dominion over 
people: in the third face, afcendeth a nian , in 
whofehandis a ferpenc, and a dart, and is the i- 
magc of necedity and profit, and alfo of mifcry and 
flavery. [n the fiift face ofGemeni afcendeth a man 
in whofe hand is a rod, and he is as it were, ferving 
another 5 it grantethwifdomcand theknowledgof 
numbers and arcs in which there is no profit; in the 
fecondfaccafcfndetha man^ in whofe hand is a 
Pipe, and another being bowed down: digging the 
earth rand they fignifie infamous and diflioncft a- 
gility, asthatoi- Jefters and Juglersj it alfo fignl* 
fies labours and painful fearchings : In the third, 
afcendeth a man feeking for Arms, and a fool hold- 
ing in the right hand a bird, and in his left a pipe, 
and they are the fignifications of forgetful neffe, 
wiach , boldnelfe, jefts, furrilities, and unprofi- 
table words: In the firftjface oiCancer afcendeth the 
form of a young Virgin, adorned with fine cloaths, 
and having a Crown on her head; it givcrh accute- 
neffe of fsnfes, fubtilty of wit, and the love of men: 
in the fecond face afcendeth a man cloacbed in 
comely apparrel, or a man and woman fitting at the 
table and playing^ it bciloweth riches, mirth,glad- 
neffe, and the love of women : in the third face af*^ 
cendeth a man, a hunter with his Lance and Home, 
bringing out dogs for to hunt ; the fignification of 
this is the contention of men, the purfuing of thofe 
who fly, the hunting and pofTefTing of things by 
armesandbrawlings. In the hrft face of Leo^ aC* 
cendeth a man riding on a Lion^ it fignifiech bold- 
nefle^ violence, cruelty, wickedncfTe, luftand la- 
bours to be fuftained. In the fecond afcendeth an 
i:nagewkh hands lifted up, and a man on whofe 
bead is a c;"0\Yn 5 h^ hath the appearance of an an- 
M 4 gry 

184 I'AeTempte^y Wifclome. Book h 

grymaoj and one that threa;neth, having in hisf 
right hand a fword drawn out of the fcabbard, and 
in his left a buckler^ it hath fignification upon hid* 
den contentions and unknown viftohes, and upon 
bafc nicn^ and upon the occafions of quarrels and 
battels; in the third face afcendeth a young man in 
whofc hand is a whip^ and a man very fad, and of 
anillafpeftj they fignifie love and fqciety, and the 
ioife of ones right for avoiding ftrife. 

In the firft face of Firgo afcendeth the figure of a 
good maid, and a man calling feeds; it fignifieth 
getting of wealthy ordering of diet, plowing, fow- 
ifig and peopling ;. in the fecond face afcendeth a 
black mancloathed with a skin, and a man having, 
a bufli of haire, holding a bag; they fignifie gam, 
{craping together <)f wealth and cov^toufneffej Iiv 
the third face aCcendeth a white woman arid deaf , 
or an old man leaning on a ftafFj the fignification of 
this is to fhew weakneffej infirmity, lofle of mem- 
bers, deftruftion of trees^ and depopulation of 

In the firft face of li^r/e afcendeth the form of an 
angry man, in whofe hand is a Pipe, and the forra 
of a man reading in a book*, the operation of this is 
i^ juftifying and helping the miferableand weak a- 
gainft the powerful and wicked : In the Cecond face 
afcehd two menfiir ious and wrathful, and a man ia 
« comely garment, fitting in a chair 5 and the fig- 
nification of thcfe is to Qiew indignation againft the 
evil, andquietneflfeand fecurity ofiife with plenty 
of good thing? i In the third face afcendeth a vio- 
lent man holding a bow^ and before him a nakedi 
ipan, and alfo another man holding bread in ono 
i^nd, asid a cuj ^f wine in tfec ocheffi the Significa- 

Book 1. the Temple of Vs/\idotne. 18$ 

tion of thefe is to (hew wicked lufts, (ingings, fports 
and gluttony. 

In the firftfacc of Scorpioy afcendetha woman of 
good face and habit , and two men ftriking her; 
the operations of thefe are for comelinefle, beauty^ 
and for ftrifes, treacheries, deceit?, detraftations, 
and perditions^ in the f(?cond face afcendeth a mat* 
naked, and a woman naked, and a man fitting on 
the earth, and before him two dogs biting one ano- 
ther 7 and their operation is for impudence, de» 
ceit and falfe dealing, and for to fend mifchiefand 
ftrifeamongft men; in the third face afcendeth « 
man bowed downwards upon his knees and a wo- 
man ftrikeing him with a ftaff, and it is the fignifi- 
eation of drunkenefle, fornication, wrath, violence 
and ftrife. 

In the firft face of iSz/^iwr/wi afcendeth the form 
of a man armed with a coat of male, and holding a 
naked fword in his hand 5 the operation of this is 
for boldnefls, malice, and liberty : In the fccond 
face afcendeth a woman weeping,and covered with 
cloaths; the operation of this is for fadnef& and 
fear of his own body. In the third face afcendeth 
a man like in colour to gold, or an idle man playing 
with a ftaff i and the fignificaiion of this is in fol- 
lowing our own wills, andobfiinacy in them, and 
in aftiveneffe for evil things, contentions and hor- 
rible matters. 

In the firft face of Catricorn afcendeth the form 
of a woman, and a man carrying full bags; and the 
fignifica-tionof thefeisfor to go forth and to re- 
joy ce to gain and to lofe with weakncffe and bafc- 
ncffe : Li the fecond face afcendeth two women and 
a man, looking towards a bird flying in the Aire ^ 
and the fignification gf thefe is for the requiring 


ib6 ife Temple^/ Wifdome. Book I 

thofe things which cannot be done, and for the 
fearching after thofe things which cannot be known. 
In the third face afcendeoh a woman chaft in bo iy 
and Wife in her work, and a banker gathering his 
piony together on the tables thefignificatioiiof this 
is to govern in prudence^in cpvetoufneffe of money 
and in avarice. 

In the firft face of Aquarm afcendeth the form of 
a prudent man 5 and of a woman fpnining ; and the 
figmficationof thefeisinthe thought and labour 
for gain, in poverty and bafeneffe : in the fecond 
face afcendeth the form of a man with a long t^eardj 
and the iignification of this belongeth to the under- 
ftanding^meeknefle^modeftyjlibcrty and good man- 
ners: in the third face afcendeth a black and angry 
man ; and the iignification of this is in exprelling 
infolenfe, and impudence. 

In the firft face of Fifces afcendeth a man carrying 
burthens on his fhoulder, and well cloathcdjit hath 
his fignification in journeys, changeof place^and in 
careful nefle ot getting wealth and cloaths: in the 
fecond face afcendeth a woman of a [good counte- 
nance, and well adorned ; and the iignification is 
to deiirean i put onesfelfon about high and great 
matters : hi the third face afcendeth a man nakedj^ 
or a youth , and nigh him a beautiful maid, vvhofe 
head is adorned with flowers, and it hath his iigni- 
fication for reft, idlenefle, ddight^ fornication, and 
ifor imbratfings of women. And thus far concern- 
ing the images of faces. Eefidcs thcfe, there arc a$ 
yet three hundred and fiKty images in the Zodiackg, 
according to the number of the degrees , whofc 
forms T€trm de Ahano hath defcribed : without the 
Zodiack (here are alfo general Figures, which Hygi^ 
nius and Amus dckt'ihc for us^ and very many P^rr 


Book L The Temple £?/Wifdome. 1 87 

ticular ones, according to t}ie number effaces an4 
degrees, exifting therein, of all which to fpeak, ic 
would be too long ; but of thefe the more princi- 
pal are accounted, P^g^i/^^; which prevaileth againfl 
thcdifeafesof horfes, and prefcrvetk horfmen in 
battle ; Then is Andromachey which begetteth love 
betwixt husband and wife, fo that it is faid even to 
reconcile adulterers : Cajfiofeia it^oitth. weak bo- 
dies, and ftrength^neth the members ; SerpentariuS 
chafeth away poyfons,and cureth the bitings of ve- 
ncmous beafts : Hercw/f^ giveth vidory in war, the 
Dragon with both the Bears maketh a man crafty,in* 
genious, valiant, acceptable to the gods and men: 
Hydra conferreth wifdom and riches, and refifteth 
poyfohs. Centaurns beftoweth health and Jong old 
age : Am concerveth chaftity, and maketh one ac- 
ceptable to the gods, Cetm maketh one amiable,, 
prudent, happy both by fea and land, and helps 
him to recover his loft goods; the^^i/'afordeth fe- 
curityinthe waters; the H^rr prevaileth againft 
deceits and madneffe 5 the Po^ cureth the Dropfie, 
refifteth the Plague, and alfo prel^rveth from beafts 
and fierce creatures. Orion granteth victory : The 
Eagle giveth new honours, and preferveth the old. 
The Svpaniretth from the Palfie and the Quartane : 
Ferfeuf freeth from Envy and Witchcrafts, and pre- 
ferveth from Lightnings and Tempefts ; The Hart 
preferveth Phrenetical and mad people. And thus 
much may fuffice to have beenfpc^en. • 


l8§ TAe Temple of SNifdomc. Book I. 

- — ■ » i 1 1 ■. ii. J. . ,. .. .. I.. I . — _-- — j^ 

Cahp. XXXVL 
OfTekfmes and how to make tbemi^ 

^TPWas a Rule the trembling Heathea went by^ to 
A undertake nothing (nothing anew efpeciallyj 
itt(iufficato\ without fome ominus performancey we may 
call it what w6 pleafe, but they did it upon grounds 
throughly concerned in experience aad effeft, ftill 
attaining their end by what darke and fecret wayes 
of cooperation foever brought topafs, asimdifco* 
vered cothemfelves as us. 

To the matter in hand, the firft vt^s the propitia" 
litwi of the place by reconciling the Genius with are- 
fpeftive Sacrifice^ t^si S'l ^vaUn iyx^^^^ i^tMeSsApTo 
S<iifAQVct.i &c. faith Hefychiuf Milefias concerning the 
foundation of Byzantium. 

Like Ceremonies were performed by Alexander at 
the building of AlexandriHy as Arrian m the third 
book of hs Expedition, Arian. AvafiAC AM^ayS^. 

Such arc often remembred by Joannes Amiochenm^ 
and out of him repeated by the f^/^i :iculiy ueorff 
CedrcHy and ethers. 

Buc * chufe toinftancea lefs known paflage out 
oiAbdilphak^ in his Arabick^ Hijhry of the Founda- 
tion of Antioch, 

Whe itbif was laid hy Antiochta the King, it hap* 
fened that whatfoeyep the workmen (X\xg upby^/xy, 
Was again thrown in by nighty and they were affrigh-^ 


Book 1. "^^ Temple of Wifdome. lag 

ted from the work^ by a dreadful Apparition. The 
KxngcaWdior the Aftrologers and wifewen^ who after 
Sacrifice v\g\\t\y ferforntedy difcovered an appearance 
of Almarick^ or Man, It was agreed therefore 

rib/il a magnifisent Jentple jhouid he ereUed to hU name^ 
a and his ftatue there fet pp^ and that the foun^ 

* dation ef the Citjijhould he laid under his Afcen' 

* denty a &c. Alfo an Anniverfary of three dajes 
* * fejtival v^s infiitutedy &c. and the Au- 

* thor faith, that tbefc things continued 

G^Di mny nbVi* "^by n^inn pt^ •'cs^ nno '•nn 

rmtil the Manifejiation of Jefus the Son of Mary, feact 
and the Frayer cf God be upon hkn. 

This Tradition of the Arabian includes another 
inanner of the Ancients laying the foundation of 
their Metropolitan Cities under a certain Configur a* 
tion of the Heavens^ihe raoft propitious that could be 
crcftcd for the time being. 

So Muazs^us the Top o( ¥atim£an [family, cau- 
fed the City of Gran Cairo to be fet up under the 
fame Afcendent ofAlmarick^ I^Q^fc^ "iHc^p tni that 
as Mars had a coercive power in the fuperior world, 
fo the Cicy might be CoaUrix Orbit here bclow^there- 
fore the name of it was called Alchahira, as the 
Note upon Elmacinhs in the larich Mulfiimimrum^ 
iib.^. p, 227. 

The Afcendent of a City (faith H^/y J is that (Ign 
cujus afcenfione quis incipit collocare primarium lafidem^ 
Vhichrifeth in the Horofcope at the laying of the fir jl 

The Art of this is to be taken out of the firftpart 

ofApotelefmaticalCoHJiruUiony called b,y Ftolevty^ CO" 

:thcliconyfftrabik,i. Where he appointeth bis Aftro- 

' loger 

190 rAe Temple tf/Wifdome. Book I 

loger in giving judgement of the Accidents of aCity, 
to take knowledg of the Sun and Moon's place in the 
Zodiac}^ which they had tv t&h icetrA^ x^^ ^ KTiaiav* 
nt the layitfg of the foundatioHy ^ ^ aivTiav ^xo'A/r«t tI 
(^es^KO's^v, but efpccially of the Afcendent as the moft 
principal Angel : And the Figures of Geomancy^ 

According to thefc Rule^ Jarucim Firmicut call 
the Nativity ofKonte^ and Veliius Vaiens an Aftro- 
Joger of Antioch, that of CoHflantinople^ the figure 
whereof, is extant in a Greek Manufcriptin the 
Vatican, The Horofcope was Cancer^ ^ and the ^ 
AftrologCfj judged by the appearences that the ** 
Ciryfhouldftandyo'i. ycars^ zs the Vatican booK-> * * 
as C^<ir^« and others, 6g6. which if it be taken * * 
of thofe years, cf on ri, ^ ^ohnud; lT»f sVto l^n '^ * 
3^ HfltTctrcea-/? , in which the City flourijhed under a full 
ftate ef d^i:ipUne 'y the Ajlrologer was not fo much out, 
as Glycas thinketh. And moreover before the tak- 
ing of the City by Mahovnet the fecond, a great 
Conjunftion was obfcrved under the Horofcope, But 
in affigning the Afcendent of this City, the Greek^s 
and Arabians agree not, nor the Arabians them- c 
felves. For in the Tables o( AlkjtSyConllantinople * 
is fet under ^ilPO'^c^ Libra^ ^ in Ben. ifaac'^s * ife 
Geography under '^yxy^ f^ Taurus^ ^ and though * 
the fame place may have feveral HorofcopeSy * 
yet to fo much variety it will be hard to recon- T" 
cile the matter. * 

This Superftition hath b^en as commonly * * 
and more lately pra6tifed in the JVeji. * 

At the inftauration of Konte by Faul the * it 
third, Gauricm drew the Vigure of the Heavens, 
Vincentius Canfpanatius obferved the time by h'lsAjirt' 
labe toward the inftant whereof he cryed out with a 
loud voice, Ecet^ adeft hra prACifa decima fexta 

Book I. lAie Temple t/Wifdome. 191 

ferecomfleta. Then immediately Emius Verulanm 
the Cardinal laid the ^v^ftone. 

The cnrious may fee feveral Nativities of Cities, 
Forts, andCaftles, with the Judgements given in 
CaHrichs^JundtH^ GarcanSy&c. 

The b igure ot the Old Lodging at Affrro« Col ledge 
is yet to c feen in one of the Wardens Windowes. 
I fet it not here down, becaufe it is already done by 
another, in his Book called Sir, Cbr.Heydtyn's defence 
for Aftrology. 

Thefe Catholical Nativities were fo much belee- 
V^dinbythe Ancient Kings^ faith H^/j*, that they 
enquired into the Genitures of all the principal Nati 
under th^ir dominions, where if the Planets were 
found to look with a nialitious eye upon the Nati* 
vityof the Kingdome, Inter fie icuhant eum pierumj 
quod ejus ilegnumerat contrar'B.egHum ip forum. 

It may be feen alfo what Zonaras hath reported 
of 7'iherim and Vomitian , Tom, 2. AnnaL p, 174. 
& igS. 

Now becaufe that in the W^tftiz/iriw o( Cities «j ItI 
^yivUioif as in the Genitures oimtxiy ^faith ftolemyy 
the Aftrology is the fame. 

Therefore after conlideration had of the life and 
being of the City from tht Horefcofe^ the next care 
taken was of the kk^^^ twj tf^wf, or fart of Fortune^ 
the fecond Afcendent^Co called in the Figures of men, 
or the Horofcofm Athhrum. 

•^ Th e F^rt 0/ For r««^ found our, was myfterioufly 
included in a Statue of Brafs, TftMr/xwf, lelefmati^ 
caVy prepared. The Rites were, Jo,Antiocb, A pure 
Virgin was offered up in Sacrifice, A Statue of the Vir^ 
gin fet up^ impofed upon mth a New and fecret 'Name^ 
and '^lacrifice done to that. And all this «ri «tpx'«P*«'^ 
% PiA^s-^ %\i Ty'x^K :^ ^-TPftft^^^e^^/ttcv Tv.i ^«MA'f. For 

191 T^he Temple of Wifdo mg, Book f, 

fo the Statue was called Ihe Fortune of the City. 

So ia Seleucus his foundation of Antiocb^ ^vanci^ 
ijrotnffctt Koftfu Tttf^ivop ovlyLdLtt '^tiid^tiy ^naret^ dvJ^e^opTQ- 

I he like Ceremonies were o ferved by the fame 
Founder at the building ofApawea, ^us-idv 'sttmai 
fh «tuTo< [xiTiKteM^iv ovofjLdLTl Hkyhav^ &c. 

The Fortune of old Byzantium was called K^eefn, 
Ceroe. When this was repaii:ed into Confiantinople^ 
the Emperour's Statue wias fet up. /ScAretVi^rati^ t? 
S^i^i^ dvr^ %uejt rnv X^x^w tyu aut^ toAsw^ tiv c¥,Ah.i7%v 
^^v^^itrav. Holding in his right hand the Fortune of the City 
yphich he called Anthufa. But the Sacrifice was not as 

The EfHperour offered up ApdiflAvroif ^v(rUv, In^ 
cruentum Sacrificiunty )^ ^ ^ia : A Sacrifice without 
blood, and riot to the Fortune of the City^ but to God 

Briefly thus: The founders of old, at the buil- 
ding of their principal Cities, Caftles, or the like^ 
<!aufed their Aftrologers to find owtz luchie f off ion of 
the HeavenSy under which the firft ftone might be 
laid. The Part of Fortune found out in thisfirji Fi* 
gure was made the Afcendent of another. The firft 
judged of tfte lively hood and duration. The fe- 
cond of the outward Glory z\\A fortune of the City 
under the influence of this latter configuration,, 
ihey erected ^ Statue of Brafi into which this fort««tf 
and Genius of the City was to be called by Art. 
Thus fpirited with this Cecret power, it was difpoCcdt 
of in fome eminent or recefleful place of the City, 
^nd lookt upon as that thing which was only con**, 
cernM in the fortune ?Lndfatdity of all. 

Such a one was the Trojan paUadium^ no JVo^sTtf. 


Book I. y^e Temple i?/Wi (dome. 19:^ 

faich Joannes Antiochenm^ but ^qavov nuKicriJLivovy or 
as Jobn Jzetzes quoteth the place to LycophroHy 
'a^iTKoTTtct Kctn^Tv^y Telefmatically confecrated or under a 
good Horofcope by A liiis the Philofopher^ and prefented to 
the founder JroM^ «/V vmv ^ (pv^ATjovfet 7r\v To^/r *iv^* 
imKUTAi d-TTA^'^.f^TJovy t 6. as a Stutue enabled hy AVt to 
freferVe the City wherein itjhouid be laid up in a vidorious 
and impregnable State. 

^lywpiUorus relatetli from Valerius Governour 
Ihacia under Condantihs the Ewperour^ ^i^i 

AvS'eJLAV T«y A§yv^av TiTiM^fJiUvy Uf 3cl^^d^&>^ 

^)ui\v(TiVy of cercaitie Silver ft atuei laid up under the 
confines oflhracia and lHyria^ Jeleftndtically cohprrutcd 
again the Incur fions of the Barbarians^ which at the 
command o^ Valerius being du^cfeouc an l C'iken a-» 
way iue]' oniyAf vifM^^i tI <t^ Th^av yk^Q" *wa(!A9 
amT^'iX*^ Ti}v 0^elKi)v^ &c within a few dayes aHer all 
Ihracia and Illyria iPds ever runne by the Gothes ? /^ 

Ifay thenofthe Claudi and the C£ci^ that they 
were no other then thofe rd nrixAi AfofjLZVA^oix^^'^ii 
T«; ToKid)^ (^vhAKKritiA, Statuary Telcfmes fo much 
celebrated of old (as Nicetas') which unlefs they 
kept the City, the watchman laboured but in 

They were placed by tht Aftrotogers in fome con- 
venient Recefsof theFort^and haddoubtlefs made 
gbodtheplace againft Vavid^smtn^ but that as the 
great Sooth-faycr himfelf confeflT.d, Ihre was no 
enchantment againft Jacob^ nor divination againft Ifrai l^ 

Numb. 27, 27,. 

Thcufual interpretation of this place is (and 'tis 
the beftofthe bad) that the Jobufttes trufiing them- 
felves to the invincible condition of their Fort, 
broughc up Lam^ and Blind meii to caft a fcorr.c 

N upou 

194. i At' Temple <7/\Vifdoiije. Book l* 

v^onVavids approaches. Therefore his foul hated 
them. 1 am lure 1 have made the beft of this con- 
flruc^ion^aiui yet he that Ihall run it through all the 
circuiiift.ioces of theTexc^wilI find it to be as imperi- 
neniiy caft up^as thatof thecW/^/t^^jwhich inftead of 
Imctgts rendrcch by way of Paraphrafe^ the tinners 
and ungodly Jehufites. "^Vhich fomeof ihe Hebrews 
er.uea\ our to tollow^ biic at an intolerable diflance. 
Read Gr^gonVi Notes 

I (liall not want for a very confidcrable part of 
them, whothough they have not lighted upon the 
very fame^ yet have faid enough as to the cleernefs 
andadvancement of that fenfeand meaning, which 

1 have refolvcd upon. In the Cdijak^ar you'l find 
that the I//'-.^ and tht plhtd mav be taken for Images^ 
K Solomon faith exprefly C^-Qy^'n uZ^T] that they 
were lo, and K David that they were DDnin ''D^V. 

2 mage s of bra fs. K.Efay^^ K David and Leii Ben Gerfon 

fay moreover That the B//W and the L/r?w<? 

were Images written upon with tlic oath which 
Ahrahmi and Ifuic w.ade to Ahimelech^ and that they 
were cad'd Blind and Lame y bccat.fe they had eyes and 
fiw Hoty they had feet and wallet not^ &c. 

But as concernijig the conceipt of -<4^r/7^tf;» and 
Jfaacs oat!) to Alimelech^l leave it at large. That 
which I take from ihem is^ that they were Images of 
fr^ifs. and the rcafon why they were called the 
J^lif.d andthe lanjc^ which if it had not been fugge- 
l;ed by them^yec is the very pbrafe of the scripture. 

They were the ■.^t{>ici'/Wu; or Conjlellated hvages of 
Irafsj in up in theRecefs of the Fort, called in 
fcorn Tas they were hated by Davids foul J the Blind 
and the Lams Yet fo furcly entrufted with the 
Jveeping oftheplace, that if they did not hold it 
oucj the Jibufites [?.id they (hould not come into thfi 


Book I. •2 6triemple<3f Wiidomc 195 

hou'e, that (Svthey would never again commit the 
fafety of the Fort to fiich Fahadiums as thefe. There- 
fore they f that is, tht Jebufites) faid the Blind and 
the Lame^ Sec. 

VVheii the ArJ^w^s taken Captive and detained 

by the prophane Fhilijilnes, the ^ hand of God was fore 

upon them^ and finote them with H^morhoides^ & ebuUi^. 

runt vilU & agri in medio Kegionis illiusy & nati funt 

mureiy & fatm eji confufo mortis magna in Civ it ate, 

Sothez/w/g/zraddethj the ancient Gr^e^Co^^zV^ have 

it not. The later agree not, fome Hebrew Copies ac- 

knowledg it not, faith Mendoza^ as if there were an / 

that did. 'Tis found indeed in the Drjs, as Chimhi 

hathobferved. And it cannot be denyed to the 

ilomanifts^but that it fcemcth to be wanting^lyut by 

t no means to be fo .fupplyed. 'Twere better tlie Arke 

fhould fhake ftiil, then that Vzzdb fnould hold it up. 

Howfocvcr^tistrue, that there was a plague of Mi^^', 

as wel as ofH^morhoides Concerning which the Ajiro-' 

/o^fr> beinqconfultedjgave counfel that there fhould 

be made five golden Images of the Mice, and as many 

of the d feafeSy to give glory to the God of Ifrael, The 

number was according to the number of thcii Lords, 

but for the thing it felf, the espoiitors whaaoeveir 

pafs lightly over it, or ftop the mouth of the letter 

with aniiftery, perceiving no more of the natunill 

fenfe, then a bare trefpats offering, but wondering 

wifhall^ and not without canfe, what glory could 

accrew to the God of Ifrael from fuch a homely 

prcfeut as the counterfeit of a Mouie, or that v/hicli 

is worfe. A thing which the holy Ghoft here vouch- 

fafed not to call by its own name, for the Keri is 

lehorecem^ Anorum Veftrorum, But the meaning of 

the Images is Steichiotical^ and to be given out of the 

IdefMaticd traditions, 

H 2 U> 

I g6 The Tem pie of Wifdome. BOoK I 

Tct Iv Te yivi<rii )y (p^opA i^/cTm rCt'ith PtoloTfty in the 

cKotT^vTii i'TT^ ck/Tct. 1. c, the general and Corruptible 
formes ai e affefted by the Cele{\ia[^ w hich therefore the 
Jalifman^ make ufe of hy ohfetvmg the entrance of the 
Stars into them, 

T\\txx\t'dr\\i\g\%(hn\\ Hdi Aben'RodoaH)oT2i%iht 
llelrew tranilation, (Ahis Giafar^ that the formes of 
things here hc\ovi are anfjrered wich the like figura- 
tions above, and that the Celeftial /f>rwfi have a ru- 
ling influence upon the fublunary : for example, 
the Scorpion and Serpent m heaven upon thofe in 
ea rt h . 1 h erefore r h e Sapientes imaginum infpictbant 
quanda. planeto defuh radiis foils egrediebatur^ & ingre- 
diebatur hos vidtus^ eumque in afcendent p&nebant^ & vul- 
turn quern intrabant fculpebant inLapide^ &nnfcebant 
cum eo alia ad hxc neceffaria faciebanque cum eo ex ap- 
tatione vd dejiruCiione quod volebant^ &c, Obferved 
wl.en n planet was outof hisCombuihon, and en- 
tred intoany of thefe formes, rhf^n placing the pla- 
ner in the norofcope^rhey engraved the tormcupon 
a f^onc^. \her. adding what elfe was neccfTarvj fhey 
fir! ed it to prefervation or dcilruftion, as they plea- 
fed &c. 

Thefe c^nreiprs «he 0»^ecks termed ^otx^tcaam 
o: he wife T6A4(7/y<*Tct, from wliente th.e Arabiik 7/z- 
lifn ath. Tbe( hnldeans inm^ the word in the Text 
1f,hhini](i Images. /^n experiment of the force 
is f td wn by fj^/iupon his own knowledge, prafti- 
fea upon a Saracens fervant in diebusCamcrchdi Kegis. 
Thefe vanr had been ftunge with -^ Scorpion and 
was cured by his Mafler with a Stone of thiski^fd en- 
graven upon with the figuie of a Scorpion, And the 
, Saracen iiild^ thatYIie figure was cut when the Moon 


Book I. i^e Temple t;/VVifdome. 197 

* was lu ihefigne Scorpio ^ and thac the liga was in 
'^ one of the foure Angles. And this Figure in 

* thefirft. 

* The mightiel} in operation of this fort was 
Apollottius1yane%is^ a man of that note in the Hea- 
then ballance, that Hierodes the Stoick^^ put him the Scale With Chrift himfelf, nay he accoun- 
ted hinuhe better man of the two, but which is fuf- 
ficiencly returned upon him by Eupbius famph^Cont, 

But chc/^frforwMwCfs of this man had fuch appea. 
ranees of wonder, that they eicforted this doubt 
from the Oithodox themfielves, E/ ^io<;"C7th]i/.tvo^o^ 

&c If God ce the Cr:ato and Lord of the iTorld-j how 
Comes it to fiifs chat -. poll on; us his Te/ifmes h^ve fo much 
over-rul d the csurfes ? for we fee that thej alfo have ftilled 
the waver of the Sea ^ andthe r ,gingof the hindes^ and 
prevailing agaijjji the noyCome flies and incurfwns ofwild:^ 
beafis^&c. Sec Gregror/s Notes thefe Obfervations 
are his, and who dare deny theAuchonty of (o good 
an x^uthor 

And though rhihfiratusm that large Legended his 
life hath no memory of thefe things, yet they are 
'conftandy afcribedunto thisriamehy Codm,Cedren, 
H:fychiuSj Oly^fipiodorns^ t^e Gr^rek Mf. cited by Leun^ 
claviusy The Chronicon Ahxandrin:r,n and John Jze-^ 
tzesy C.^o.ofhis third Chiliad quod oynnino legendum 
(faith Scaliger^ fiquidem horiim ^Qtyj.icov noti iam habere 
placet^ & fane leCl.o rhm injucunda. Nam in illoCtifite 
^pollonius fcidpturn C uHcmn & Ciconiarum, culices An - 
ti'jChia^^ Ciconias I yzantium ingredi prohibuit ^ 

But a fuller Tradition of this imuer I (hall here 
N 3 ^'^ fet 

1 1;8 'ihe Temple oj Wifdome. Book I. 

(et down out oiVo yninm cited by Joannes ^jntioche" 
nus Mdalii \n the tenth Book of his Chronogra- 

Tojv 'Bv(!^a,vTicov^^ToTO}•/ TlihctpySv. iyro tv AvhuTora.y.HTH 
7(p iJ.i(rii tTh 'TToKia^ Tra.^c^^oy.iv^: ^ To 'f yjKai'yif )y to rav 

i^i^^ay k'TToin \i^ rot? aJ^ol; '^(jKu? o ^ti^Tof r fTroy^mio^ 

i7roiy,<riv In; tov Boppctp av^u.ovj • ^i]<7d4 t3 dvT^ 'liKio'ij.A 
^* Tm> civctToKr^Yw I'o^TAv- 

' hi thefamt times of the Ke.igne of Vomit i an ^ flour ified 
the mojUearned Apollonius Tyaneus who gothnvfelf a 
great nave by travel ling about and mailing lelefmes in all 
flaces whert he earned for the cities and the Ccir.ttrie:, 
From P^ome he went to Byzanc'uini^ and entring into 
that City of ^yzw:^ (jtow more happily called Conltanci- 
r.oplej he made there alfo wany lelefnus atthe inllan'e 
of the Citizens^ as that againji the (iork^s. aginn{} the 
river Lycus which paffeth by through the middle of the City ^ 
that againli the JortoifcS^ that aiainft Horfcs and other 
jirange thmqs. Then afterward leavin(r^ ■■^yzanriiirii i^e 
Went and did thelik^in other Cities from Tyanis he 
came into Syria, and fo to Anciorh the great ^ where al^o 
he wasde(ired by the chief then of the City tomal*e fuch 
Tflffin/s as the had need of, And he wade one a- 
(lainji the Northern yvind^andfetit ufupn the Ealffart of 
the City. ■ ' -^ 

The Author goeth on, and at large defcribeth 
Ajpollonim hiscbarmes aganift thsGiUts and ^^corpi- 

" '■' ' • ■ "■ • • ' " onu 

Book 1. :2 /j2 Temple ^/VVifdcme. Iw9 

ons, adding moreover that -^/'oYw////^ walking iipcii 
a day with the chief men of the City to obfeve the 
fcituation of the place, happened upon a ruinous 
Pillar, and enquiring into the purpole of that, the 
Citizens related unto him, that in the dayes of 
Caius Cdsfar when the City had been fhaken with nii 
Hartn-quake AiC.Qoei^^ t/< et^oiroipoi T«Aer»K WU^^ri Ti 

^ ^ Tt} ^n^ei CLUT'^ 'iy^cL'^iV ^(Tei<^Ay r^ZiTTCOTdL- «) TV(pC0VJiiV 

Tv^f -wJ^D^'f etTpaynii ytvofjCiv^i Kctv^iv tu ItcIvcotv kIov©' 
ff)]^Attov %^iiji' One Debborim it'Ialifman to prevent the 

• fallhtg of the City m cafe an Earth quake fho'dd happen 
again, fet jo this pillar and upon that a marble Peroral 
infer ibed ^(rct^Ay cWtcota, but which in procefs of time 
b^d been confumed by lightnings &c. The Citizens 
therefore were earndl with hm^, to fet up a new 

. Telernie,but Apollonius f<Kt chins; a deep 9xz\'. Avi^Ahiro 
7» Toiii<7cu Ah>,o lihicu.ct .^fei ffeij'y^v re'ufed'to inah^ any 
further Tele f}ms a gain ji the Earth quakes \ but the Ci- 
tizens being urgent upon him, he rook writing Ta- 
bles and foretold ;JS followec'p. Yicti G\i to^kcuva* ry^io- 

Aiyietholg OoivTiia-i ^u.h "ttaKiv rrd^^oi^. 

And thou mi fer able City o/" Annexe li j^^lt p-'f^r twice^ 
and a third time jhall come upo^tihee^ rrherem thou (halt 
be confumed by fire^ even in p;:ri /y which i rentes 
Amneth, And it may be thou Jhah fiif,\r yet ona 

This written, he delivered the Tables to the Ci- 
tizens, and departed uizo Seleuti/r^ ?n(i trom tneure 
into hgyPtj- ls.dr7ch Q- o fo^cJTdT^ (j'JViy^.'^cHTo 

N 4 Biy; 

3CO v^e Temple^/ Wifdome. Book I 

Buc the moft concering lelefme to the matter in 
hand that agninft the Scorpions, C^i/^y? H Wok^n^- 
hiff^ctlv u.vinrl^'TrQKH (^VTioyitcL Tw^yLoycLh)} ) ;^ J^/c^tb? 

*£-3-«;t8 TO fid v7 V TeASiT/Act c* ^feVw '^ToAg/y^, ^oir\<TA^ ^aKk'^V 

/ipoUonius caufedan Image of a Scorpion to be molten 
inhraffe^ that treacktrousfjgn Scorpeo Afc/nded^ and in 
Geomancy this fi ute was in the firji ket a and fa it * ^ 
7ip upon a little pillar in ike midjl of the City of f\n- * 
tioch, and the Scorpions vaftijhed out of all their '^ *■. 
CoajU. -^ ^■ 

A like Telefnie cothis wasfet up at J;empts a 
City of Syria Afamea^ that which Vtolomy calleth 
iy.tcad. In the middle ofthis, Gith an Arabic^Gcc^ 
graphcFj a ftone there is fet up in a wali^ having up- 
on it tlie figure of a Scorpion, i!idwhen any one is 
bitten, he bringeth C Uy and toketh out the hgui e^ 
which having applied to the place affc^ed, he is im- 
liiediatdy cured. 

In thenechcr Picgion qf Grand Cafro the Croco- 
diles were harm-elTe, in the upper they deitroyed the 
Inhabitants^, To provide agaiiift this, ihtlaltfrnam 
caft a leaden Crocodile which written upon with 
Jin /Egyptian charm they buried in the foimdatioa 
of a Temple. This for a long time defended the 
people, but when at the commaiid of Achmet BeH 
Jtolon the Caliph^zhe leaden image was melte. jthe Cro^ 
codiLs rcri!riicd to their own malice again. 

The Tvx^ 't To^iug^ or fortune of Byz .fJtium Skood 
Vikh one toot nialbipofbrafT'j tiie Statue concer- 
ns thegencrailGf«i;/^ofthe whole City. The Ship 
was a lelefme, errc:icd agiiiidl'thc dangers of that 
te-mpciluous Sea; and •vvt)il€. ic (\ooi\ eiuire billed 


Book I. TAe Temple ^/Wifdome. aof 

the rage5butlome pares here of being (nonekncw 
hovrj bro ea off and conveyed away, the Sea be- 
gan to be as unruly as before. The caufe whereof 
being curioufly enquired after and difcovercd, the 
broken pieces were foHcitoufl r fearchedj found out 
and puc together again^ and forthwith the winds 
and lejscbe< ed. 
'^lyoLJ^l yv'oiiv tKei^ai \i tst* u^ etK)\^coi TvTcov Thotay 

^l(t yiy<ivet7iv hm^'o^yL^not l^Tiv^lv \BoCcuv^y\7dJ^ oh, t ^po- 
^T^voutUu yjthXm VYiA ljteivi)v r'iiv xahvfxfivyiyi^cuHfTlj^ 
Tohtv ^'T'ttKo ^ 'jKoicov <T^ (pofTnyavj )^TtlO KHVy cK,€ivfl9 

\viy:iKiiui di^ia><Td¥Tii AvoKcaviTOM, i e. And that it might 
be certainly known, chat this indeed was the caufe 
why the Ships could not fafely arrive, the pieces of 
the briilie were again taken away. Thenceforth 
ivhatfoever veflfeistouchtAJponthe Coaft were dri- 
ven back by the violence of the winds. This con- 
tirni'd tlieni in opinion that the breaking of the bra- 
ien fliip, was that which hindicd their Carriages 
from conimingup to the City. They therefore cau- 
i'\id the (hip to be nioft carekilly repaired. 

Thefe c onfecrations ("for fo alfo they are called) 
were more iTualiy but not only pradtifed :n the 
Eaft. ¥ot GYep:^ory oil ours reporteth, that at the 
lepairing of a Bridge in Taris^ ther e was found the 
Iqiages of a Serperit and Vormouje in braife, and thac 
at the taking away of thefe, the Serpents and the 
Mice came up in grej^t number. More might be ad- 
ded of the Serpentina crjumna^ and the Staiua Equeji- 
rts abenea^ fct up (this latrcr) againft the Flagueiu 
CQKjiamimple^zhe deftruftion wherenf,hath been fol- 
lowed vN'iih fearful! and Pe iodicall nJorUilitk^'s But 


aoa the Tem ple of Wifdome, Book L 

enough hath been (aid , hUzildus uyay be (een^ and 
the lace Authored Occult Philoiophy. 

Ifwe draw ail up, tbefuni wiii be the Antient 
Rice of Avcrruncatiou, That in cafe a City or 
Country fhould be infefted with any Plague either 
of Direafe or noxious Creature, the Talilmans were 
confulted and delired to c reft an Image of the 
Plague under a certain influence of CoslclHal Con- 

And thif. I favv was the caufe why the Philiftin A- 
ftrologersgavecouncel, that golden Images fliould 
be made or the H^fftorrhoidesaxid the Mice that mar- 
red the Land, to give glory to the God oUfrael, 

The Telefme againlt the M'ce according to Para- 
celfus^\sto have this manner ofConfecration.M/i^^ an 
Iron Moufe tinder the Corrjim^iion of Saturn and Mars^ :-n 
the hottfe of Jupiter, %aturn, ConjunCibnMars in Sagita 
rius Imprint upon the belly Albamatatox, &c. 
In the "^hen place the lelefm in the middle of the boufe^ 
Eg 11: An- and the Verminpall injiantly leave the place- 
S^^-^ Moreover then fo he promifech. Take a 
live Monfeand tye It to the Iron Image^ 
and it fliall dye immediately. But 1 uii- 
dcriake not that the GMen Mice were fo 

ceremonioufly confecrated h yet that they 

had a Telefmaticall way of Freparationan' 
Inthe fwerable to the beginnings and mediocri- 
9nid Hea- ry o^ the ^Tt^ my own reafon, and above 
ven, that the weight of Maimons words induce 

ms to conclude. 

Ifiiy (faith hej o/t^/rt 0/ Samuel concer- 
ning the Images of the HdemorrhoideSy that they 
were fo called^notfo much from their external 



■k ' 
•k -k 
•k ^ 

Book I. ^he Temple (7/Wifdome. 203 

joy-m^ as from a fecret influence within^ rt' 

In the ntediall again]} the Flague in the hinder 

fourth, ^arts 

•k * The Aftrologers had perceived that this 

•k God had been pleafed with the Brazen Ser- 

* ^ pent, which Mc/« the Talefman (fo they 

* would account hi J (et up upon a pole 

^ in the Wilderntfle, Nimb, 21.8. And I 

need not ftick to affirm, that this brafen Serpent a- 
gainft the fiery Serpents was the firft occafion (I fay 
not given) but taken, of all thefe Telefmatical 

And thus alfo we may come to know f^eeP//;//^ 
^ib 10, C. 27 Cyrenaici Achoruni. Veum mufcarum 
midtitudine peililentiam infennte^ invocant^ why the 
Cjod o^Ef^on was called by the name of haal zebuh^ 
that is, ^:t>cA^ui^ (astheLxxj or the Fly God. The 
Greeek ( opies of the Evangeiifis for the mcft part 
read ^ii^i0ov\ ^'eelzehoul^ Veus or Belus Stercoreus, So 
rhey Printed Arabick^ and the Hebrew Tr/7?//?/zr/ej« of 
St Mat . But I prefume not origijially. And fo 
Saint fi?Vro^f obferved, foiTceing the Idiom ofZf- 
hul is Syriaci^^ it would have been expeifled, that 
that Paraphrafe (hould not have read as it doth, (& 
undoubtedly ought) Feelzebub, 

Bur for the reaibn, if any could be given, Scaliger 
was likely to give as good as another, and yet his 
reafonisi that the Scripture put this name upon 
the God c(Efyon byway oi dcrifon^ gu$d in lewplo 
hierofolymitano Wiu[c£ carnes viciiniarum non liguriebanty 
(junm tamen Gentium jana a fnufcis infefiarentur propter 
nidorem vidtntarum. 

True indeed it is out of the Pirke Avotk^ that a 
Fly was never fetn in the Slaughter-houfe o^ the Tern- 
pie. And ic was apriviledgof the Jewifh Sacrifices 


204 ^i^he Temple ^/Wifdome. B o o K I. 

above chofe of the Heathen, But that t!«eieBre the 
GoJ oiEh^oH Ihould be calTd the Fly-God, is a rea« 
foil below tliic mans Tagacity. He wa<? properly fo 
called, as the moft learned Selden But f rtheoaiife 
Jie confeirt^th, Nequeodicere^nfcpt.hi guis alius ofinor 
fails potejl 

But the EkfOHites werepeftered with noifome flj'es; 
To avert th'S Nufance the Aftrologers fet up the 1- 
muge ofafly Telefniatically endiiedi the people 
finding the beneht ofchi« Acroay/ov made it a God: 
The Ifraelites themfelver, did as much to the Brafen 

It will be to the purpofe here to add a not much 
unlike accident of Heathen ftory nored by the Scho- 
lia ft of Arijidphanes in ^^-y^oLzv^^ to thcfe words of the 

tie tellerh vou there,that Thdlus \^^ ^v?.(ivim'^i)Ki< 

^A>hli tJ ^ia}vv(T(fi. A loKz pole fitted at the top with a. 
conaceumvinle pudendum, a?fu' that this ufed tu he fet 
lip in hcmur to Baccus, %Lc. It was a k:nde of PriapuSy 
the Figures whereoflhad rather you fhouid fee in 
the Maibles. 

Ithapneth ((alth rhe ScholiUl) that f cms of the fe 
Images were brought from Elurhcn, A Cityof^'csonzL to 
Athens ox Si •'■T^iy.oi ax ilk^AUTo (jutol riutiil^ cesr^ 

And the .\:hc\ivdn> did not fo duly and honourably re- 
ceive the c^od^ but tf/ii rajj; advicd of theirs did notfo well 
fucceedwito them. 

rcty/$-*KjXJ TO Sii'oy dynKi^spny' u JictTCi' tIv t^s '^^^ 

BookU Tit? Temple i'/Wifciome. 20$ 

^etJtV HTOU {XOVtlir TaUTMl' «' <r?flC 'TTA^tii Tt^/JAi uyoiiV ^ ^iOf,' 

For the angry God jtruckjhem with an incurable difeafe 
in the Sfjcrcc parts, which being given over as impjftble 
to btf dealt with by any Art or Legerdemain ythey vtadehaji 
to fend to the O' ccle^ ^nd this anfwer wai returned^ that 
the only way to be rid of the difeafe was to receive the god 
with all r verence. ihe *^rhenians perfwaded by this^ 
7>t.ide thetnfelves Imzgcs of the fe things^ (jia.n.Qi') -private" 
ly and pubtickjyy and with thefe they did honou ; to the God 
in vtt^ntory of the DiCeaCc. Here next follows the Te- 
leimes of tne Planets, Signcs, Rules and Genii Sjupe- 
riorand Inferior. 

lelefnatical Images of \^ tf«^Zazel. 

THey are made for the moft part with tall, lean, 
and flender bodys^vvith an angry countenance, 
having four faces ^ one in the hinder part of the 
head, one on the former part of the head, and on 
each iide nofed or beaked : there likeivife appearech 
a ta.:e on each Kaee,of ablack fhining colour ; their' 
motion is the iiioviiigof the winde, with a kind of 
Earch quike: their lign is white earth, whiter then 
any fnow. 

Ihe particular forms are^ from Yf and !^ Cambiel ^ ^ 
fi^d Hanael and their Figures. ^ ^ 

VIZ. -^- 

A King having a beard, riding on a Dragon, ^^ ^ 
An Old man with a beard. i^ ^ 

An -^ 

ao6 rte Temple t>/ Wifdome. Book I^ 

An Old woman leaning on a ftalFe. 

A Hog. 

A Dragon. 

An Owl. 


A HookeorSickle. > 

A Juniper-tree. 


7he Telefmes of Jupiter y. and Hifmael, 

He Images of Jupiter, they make with a Bodv 
^^ Sanguine and choierick, of a middle ftatur^j 
with a horrible fearful motion i but with a milde 
countenance, a gentle fpeech, andof the colour of 
Iron. The motion of them, is flaftiings of Light- 
ning and Thunders their lign is, they (ay,there will 
appear men about, whofhould feem to be devou- 
red of Lions. 

Their particular for njs are from ^ and K Advachiel ^ ^ 
and Amnixiel by thefs Figures, '^ 

A King with a Sword drawn, riding on a Stag —^ 
A Man wearing a Mitre in long rayment. ^^ ^ 

A Maid with a Laurel-Crown adorned with ^ -^ 

Flowers. ^ ^ 

A fiull. 
A Stag. 
A Peacock 
An azure Garment. 
A Sword. 
A Box-tree. 

After this manner do Siipeilour aiid f nferiour po- 
wers communicate. ^^^ 

Book t. ^h. Itrnpit^f Aii;.ome. 207 

7he Telefmatical forms of Man tf«iBarzabel, when 
hy An and Nature united 

'THey appear in a tall body, cholerick, a filthy 
countenance, of colour brown, fvvarthy or red, 
having horns like Hans-horns, -and Gnphins claws, 
bellowing like wilde Bulls. Their Motion is like 
fire burning ; their fign Thunder and lightning 
about the Figures. 

Iheir particular fljaps are^ from y that faife fign ^ 
m 'Walchidael andB^ichid by tbefe Figures^ ^ 

A King armed riding upon a Wolf. — - 

A Man armed. ^^ 

A Woman holding a buckler on her Thigh. ^ ^ 

A Hee-goat. % ;^ 

A Horfe. 

A Stag. 

A red Garment. 


A Cbeellip.. 

7he Telefmatical Figures of the Sun^ and Soratbi 

T'He Images of the Sun are for the moft part made 
inalaige, full and great body fanguine and 
^^rofs, in a gold colour, with the Tmfture of blood. 
Their motion is as the Lightning of Heaven •, theiiv 
fign is to move the perfon to fvveac that makes 


5o8 The Temple of VVifdome. Book A 

But their particular forms are^ from SI and y Ver- % ^ 
chiel^^w^Malchidel, ButVtTiz\i\t\govsrne5 ^ .'^ 
both thefe Figures. ^ 

A King having a 5cepter riding on a Lion. ^ 

A King crowned. ^ ^ 

A Queen with a Scepter. ^ ^ 

A Bird. 

A Lyoil. 

A Cock. 

A yellow or golden Garment. 


Ihe jha^esof the Telefnies ofVenits^ and Kedeniel, 

nPHey C^ythtir Teiefmes are of middle ftature, wicit 
an amkiblc and prefentcounteitancej of colour 
white or green, the upper part golden. The mo- 
tion of them is as it were a moft clear 5car. For 
their iign, there will feem to be maids playing with 
the Image, which will provoke andafllure him that 
calleth them to play. 

But their particular forms are^ from ^ and >fc 

;^ Hal model /i«iZuriel ^^ 

A King with a Serpent riding upon a Camch ^^ 

A Maid clothed and dreffcd beautifully. -^' 

A Maid naked. ^ ^ 

A^hee-goat. ' ^ 

A Camel. if^ 
A Dove, 

A white or green Garment, 

The herb 6'avine, / ^^^ 

Book I. The Temple ofWiQiomc. 209 

7he Telefmes of Mercury^ and Taphthartharatb. 

T~He Images o( Mercury are made for the moft part 
inabodyofamiddleftature^ cold, liquid and 
inoiftj fair^ and wich an affable fpecch , in a humane 
(hapeand form^ like unto a Knight armed j of co* 
lour clear and bright. The motion of them is as ic 
were iilver-colorcd clouds. For their Ggnjthey caufe 
and bring horror and fear unto him that makes 

hut their particular jhapes are^ from yi and^^m' ^ ^ 
hi\dand]\dLmdX\t\inthefel:igur€5* ^ ^ 

A King riding upon a Bear. \^--^ 

A fair Youth. ^^ 

A Woman holding a diftaflFc, ^ 

A Dog. % -^ 

A Shee-bear. 


A Garment of fundry changeable colours. 

A Rod. 

A little ftafFe. 

Ihe forms oftkeTchfaics of the Moon^ and 

'J'Hey are for the part moft made of Silver 

in a great and full body^ foftandphlcgmatick^ 

of colour like a black obfcure cloudy having a 

O IvvelUii^ 

2 to '^he Temple^?/ Wifdome. Book I 

fwelllng countenance, with eyes red and full of 
water, a bald head, and teeth like a wilde boar. 
Their motion is as it were an exceeding great tern- 
pcftoftheSea. For their figne, there will appear 
an exceeding great rain about the Figures. 

And thsir particular jhdfes are ^ frotn Cancer and ^ ^ 
>< .Muriel nnd Hjfniodel nnd their tigures are^ ^ ^ 

A King like an Archer riding upon a Doe. -~- 

MittleBoy. J 

A Woman-hunter with a bow and arrows, ^ 

A Cow. ^ 

A little Doc. 

A Goofe. 

AC;arment green or filver-coloured. 

An Arrow. 

Ai Creature having many feet. 

Chat. XXXVlf. 
of the Telefr'^cf^ ^/Saturn and Z<\zt] 

•k ^* * 

BUtnow, what Images they did at- 
tribute to the planets, although of 
thefe things very large volumes have been 
written by the '^.ncient wife men, lb that 
^ * * there is no need to declare them here,not- 
withftanding 1 will recite a few ofthemj 
for they made, from the opperations o{ Saturn^ Sa* 
turn afcending in a ftone, which is called che Load- 
ftonc, the image of a man5having the countenance 
of an HartjHud Camels fect^and fitting upon a chair 

Book I. i he Temple of Wildovn^. 2 it 

or Dragon, holding in his right hand a liche^ in hjs 
left hand aDarCi which image chey did hope would 
be profitable for prolongation of life, for Alhima^ 
pr in his book Sadar^ proveth that Saturn condii- 
ceth to Che prolongation oFHfe; where alfo he tel- 
leth that certain regions of htdia being fiiDjed to 
SaturUj there men are of a very long life, and dye 
not, unleiie by excream old age: They made qICo 
another Image of saturn for length cf dayes, in a 
faphireat the hour oi Saturn j Saturn afcending or 
fortunately conftitmed, whole figure was an old 
man fitting upon an high chair, having his hands 
JiFted up above his head, and in them holding a 
ii/h or Sickle, and under his feet a bunch of Grapes, 
his head covered with a black or dusky 'colourcj 
cloth, and all his Garments .black or darke colou- 
red: They alio make this fame Image againftthe 
Stone and difeiifes of the Kidneys, T^i^. in the hour 
of Saturn. Saturn ^Ccendedi with the third face of 
Aquarius: they made alfo from theopperacions of 
Saturn^ an Imageofthe cncreafingin povver, Saturit' 
afcenduig in Capricorn ^ The form of vvhich was an 
old man leaning on a ftatf, having \\\ \\h hand a 
crooked fickle, and cioached in black. They alfo 
madean Image of melted Copper,^r;2 afcending 
in his rifin[^, viz. in thefirft degreeof/^r?fnir which 
is more true in the ftrft degree of Crf/^nCy?//, which 
Image chey affirm tofpeak with a mans voices They 
made alfo out oFthe operations oF Siiturn^ and alfi> 
Mercury^ an Image of caft metall, like a bcaurifull 
man, which they promiied would foretell things to 
come, and niad.e it on the day oF Mercury ^ on the 
third houror 5/^t//r«, the fign of Gemini afcending, 
being the houfe oc Mercury^ figniFying proph^.ts, Sa- 
turn in d Msrci^ry being in conjunftiun in A^v-t^niw; 

6' 2 ^ 'r( 

a 1 2 The Temple (?/Wifdome. Book I. 

in the ninth place of Heaven, which is alfo called 
God : Moreover let Saturn have a Trine Afpcft on 
the Afcendcnt, and the moon in like manner, and 
the Sun have an Afpeft on th'e place ofConjunftion. 
Venus obtainingfome Angle may be powerful! and 
occidental j let M^r5 be combu ft by the Sun, but 
let it not have an Afpeft on Saturn and Mercury-^ for 
they faidj that the fplendorof the powers of thefe 
Stars was difFufed upon this fmage, and it did fpeak 
with men, and declare thofe things which are pro- 
fitable for them. 

Chap. XX:}CVIIL 

Oflh tdefmes ^/Jupiter ^« J Kedem el. 

* *: * Tr*Rom the operations of Jupiter^ they 
"^ ;-^ * 17 made fi)r prolongation of life, an l- 

* "^i* ^ mage in the hour of yw^zt^r, y?//jirfr being 
* 1/^ ^ in his exalcaticn fortunately afccndingjin 

a clear and white done, whole figure was a man 
crowned, cloathed with garments of a Saffron Co- 
lour, riding upon an Eai;le or Dragon, having in 
hisrighthand a dare , about as it were to ftrikeit 
into the head of the fame Eagle or Dragon. They 
made alfo another Image of Jw/>/Jfr at the famecon- 
ve^iifent feafon, in a white and clearftone, efpecially 
in Cryliall, and it was a naked man Crowned, ha- 
ving both his hands joyned together and lifted up, 
as it were deprecating lomethrng, fitting in a four- 
foottd chair, which is carried by four' winged boys, 


Book I. The Temple of Wifdome. a « 9 

and they affirm that this image encreafeth felicity, 
richesjhonor, and conferreth benevolence and pro- 
fperityj and freeth from enemies ; they made alfo 
anotherlmageof J«/>/rfr for a religious and glori- 
ous life, and advancement of fortune; whofe fi- 
gure was a man having the head of a Lyon, or a 
R am and Eagles feet, cloathed in Saffron coloured 
cioaths, and he was called the Son o( Jupiter. 

Chap. XXXIX. 
of the Telefmes of Msixs ^WBarzabel. 

^^ TjRom the operations of Mars they 
:^ J7 ma de an [mage in the hour of Marsy 

^^ M^»'^afcending in thefccond face of^- 
rieSy in a Martial ftone, efpecially in a Di» 
amond; The form of which was a man armed, ri- 
ding upon a Lyon, having in his right hand a na- 
ked Sword erefted, carrying in his left hand the 
head of a man; they report, that an image of this 
kinde rendreth a man powerfully in good and evilly 
fo that he fhall be feared of all; and whofoevercar- 
ryeth it they give him the power of enchancmcnr, 
fo that he (hall terrify men by his looks when he is 
angry, and ftupifie them-, they made another image 
oiitlars for the obtaining of boldnefie, courage and 
good fortune in warrs and contentions^the form of 
which was a fouldier armed and crowned, girt with 
a fword , carrying in his right hand a long Lance ; 
and they made**thisac thehourof /V^tfrj,the irrltfice 
9f Scorpio afcendmg with it. 

O 3 CHAP. 

2?4 7"Ae Temple ^/rWifdome. BooK^I 

Chap. XL. 
(O/z^cTalifmans^/z^eSun, ^WSoratli- 

^ Tj^o"^ the operations of the Si^jf^ 
^ r they made an Image at the hour of 
^ ^ the5//;?^ the hrft face of Leo afcending 
^ with theSun^ the ioriiie of which was 
a king crowned, fitting in a Cliair, having a H aven 
in his Bofome^ and under his feet a Globe; he is 
(CJoathed in Salfron coloured cioathes , They report 
that this Image rendreth men invincible, and ho- 
Tiorable, and helps to bring their bufincfles to a 
goodeiid, and todrive aw,iy vain dreams ; alfo tp 
i/e prevalent againrt feaver?, and the plague ^ and 
tiiey madeitinaBalanitedone or a Rubui, at the 
honroftheSunjwhenitin his exaltatioi] fortunjtc- 
Jyafccndeth; They made another image of the 5r//f 
in a Diamond^ at the hour of the Sim^ it afcending 
in his exaltation ; tiie Figure of which wa? a woman 
•crowned with the Geiiure of one DaTu:5ng and 
Laughing, Handing in a Chariot drawn with four 
Horfes, having in her ric;ht handaLooking-glafsjor 
I>,uckler, in the left a fiaffe leaning onherBreaf, 
carrying a fla!ne of h re on her Head; They reporc 
that this Image rendreth a man fortunate and rich, 
ijnd beloved of all; and thcv made this Imag^, on 
aCorncoil lloneat the hour of the Sufi afcending 
m the firft face of Lec^ againft Lunarick pairions. 
*^>hich, proceed froip ihecomLuflionofthe Moon. 


fiooKl. The Temple <?/Wifdoine. a i 5 

Chap. XLI. 
of the talifmans^ and ^/Venus, 


FRom the operations of Veriui they 
made an Image, which was available 
* for favor, and benevolcncej^ at the very 
"^ * hour it afcending into Tifces^ the form of 
which was the Image of a woman Iiaving the head 
of a Bird, and fecc of an Eagle^ holding a dart iii 
her band. They make another Image oi Venus for 
to get the love of women, in the Lnfis Lazulm^ ac 
the hour of Venus^ Venus afcending in T^wr;^, the 
figure of which was a naked Maide with her haic 
fpread abroad, having a Looking-glafs in her hand, 
and a chain tyed about her Necr', and nigh her a 
handfome young man, holding her with his lefc 
hand b/ the chain, but with his right hand making 
up her hair, and they both look lovingly on one 
another, and about them is a little winged boy 
holding a fword or a dart. They made another 
Image of Kf;/^^, the firft face oCIaurHS or Libra or 
P//^^i afcending with Vt^nus, the figure of which wa3 
a little Maide with her hair fpread abroad, cloathed 
inlongandwhitegarments,holdinj:a Laurel ^pple, 
orflowers in her right hand, in her left a Combe, 
Its reported to make men pi eafant, jocund. ftrong> 
chearfuU and to give beauty. 


21 6 ^Ae Temple (?/Wifclome. Book |. 

Cahp. XLII. 
of the relefmans <?/' Mercury, ^»d Taphthar. 

A 1^ ^« wi /« ^ n 


■k * 

FRom the operations of Mercwrj', they 
made an Image at the hour o^ Mercury, 
Mercury arcending in Gemim^ the form of 
* *:* * which was an handfome young man^ 
bearded^ having in his lefc hand a rod in which a 
Serpent is twined aboutjin his rit;ht carrying a dart^ 
having his feet winged ^ They report that this i mage 
conferreth knowledge, eloquence, diligence in 
merchandizing and gain 5 moreover to beget peace 
and concord, and to cure feavers j They made ano- 
ther Image o^ Mere ury^ Mercury afcendmg in Virgo^ 
for good will, wit and memory: The form of which 
was a man fitting upon a Chair, or riding on a 
Peacock, ha ving Eagles feet, and on his head a cref^^ 
and in his left hand holding a cock or fire. 

Chap. XL III. 

of the Telefaies ofth Moon, and Hafmodel 

* * I ^ TjRoni the operations cf the Mooit^ 
•k -k yk jp ji^gy made an Image for travellers 
^ "*" j "^ againftwearinefsjatihe hourof thex\/oo/;, 
'^ '^ \ ^ the A^0!?« afcending in its exaltation 5 the 
Figure of which was a man leaning on aftaffe, ha- 


Book: i. ^ /?t; Temple of VV ildomt, 2 17 

ving abird on his headjand a flounfliing tree before 
him; They made another Image oftheMoo«for 
theincreafeofthe fruits of the Earth, and againft 
poyfons, and infirmities of Children, at the hour 
of the Mootty it afcending in the firft face oi Cancer^ 
the figure of which was a woman cornuted, riding 
on a Bull, or a Dragon with feven heads, or a Crabi 
' and (he hath in her right hand a dart, in her left a 
Looking- glafs, clothed in white or green, and ha- 
ving on her head two Serpents with horns twined 
together, and to each arm a Serpent twined about, 
and to each foot one in like manner. And thus 
much fpoken concerning the Figure;?, of the 
plants, may fuffice. 

Chap. XLIV. 

Of the Images of the Head and Tajle of the 
Dragon of the Moon. 

^ nr'Hcyniadc alfo the Image of the 
^ X Head and Tayle of the Dragon 
^ ^ of the W^(9//, namely betwixc an i^rial 
and fiery Circle, the likenefs of a Ser- 
pent, with the Head of an Hawke tyed about them, 
after the manner of the great letter Ibaa^ and they 
made it when Jupiter with the Head obtaiu'd the 
ipidft of Heaven : which Imugethey affirm toavaile 
much for the fuccefsof Petition*, and would fignifie 
by this Image a good and fortunate Genius, which 
they would reprefent by this Image of the Serpent ; 


gi8 TAe Temple /7/Wifdome. BookI. 

for ihe Egyptians and Phenitians do extoll this 
creature above all others, and fay it is a divine crea- 
ture and hath a divine nature , for in this is a more 
acute fpirit, and a greater fire then in any other, 
which thing is manifefted both by his fwiftmotioii 
without feet, hands or any other inftruments, and 
alfo that it often rcneweth his age with his skin,and 
becometh young again : but they made the Image 
of the Tayle like as when the Mo<?« was Ecclipfcd, in 
the Tail, or ill afFcftcd by Sinturn or Mars^ and they 
madeit tointroduce, anguifli, infirmity and mis- 
fortune; and they called it the evil Genius j fuch 
an Image a certain Hebrew had included in a golden 
Belt full of Jewels, which B/anch the daughter of the 
Duke of BorboH ("either willingly or ignorantlyj 
beftowed on her husband Peter King ofSpain^ the 
firftof that name, with which when he was girt, he 
feemed to himfelf to be compaflcd about with a Ser- 
pent ; and afterwards finding the Magicall virtue 
fixed in the girdle, for this caufc he forfook his wif . 

Chap. X L V. 

0/ ibe Telefmaticall Images of the Manpon^ 
of the Moon. 

THey made alfo Images for every Manfion of the 
Moon-^ in the firft for thedeftruftion of (ome 
one, they made in a Iron ring the Image of a black 
man in a garment made of hair, and girdled round, 
cafting a fmal [.ance with his right hand ^ they fea- 
led this in black Wax, and perfumed it with liquid 
Jjtorax, and wifhed ferae evil to com. In the fccond^ 
againft the wrath of the Prince, and for reconcila- 


Book I. Tie Temple ^/Wifdome. 219 

tion withhinij they fealed in white Wax and Ma- 
ftick, the Image of a King ciownedj and perfumed 
it with Lignum Aloes 5 In thethird, they iFadean 
Image in a filver ring, whofe table wasfquare, the 
figure of which was a woman well clothed, fitting 
in a Chair, her right hand being lifted up on her 
Head j they fealed it and perfumed it with mnskc. 
Camp hire and Cahmus Aromaticus, They affirmed 
tfiat this givcth hapy fortune and every goodthing. 
In the fourth, forrevenge, feparation, enmity and 
ill will, they fealed in red Wax the Image of a Soul- 
dier fitting on an Horfe, holding a Serpent in his 
right hand ; they perfumed it with red Mirrhc,and 
Storax, in the fifth, for the favour of Rings and 
Officers, and good entertainment, they fealed in 
Silver the Head of a man, and perfumed it with 
Sanders; inthefixth, for to procnire lovebetwixc 
two, they fealed in whiteWax two Images inbracing 
one another^ and perfumed them with Lignum 
Aloes and Amber j in the feventhjfor to obtain eve- 
ry goodthing, they fealed in Siloyn^ the Imageofa 
man well clothed, holding up his hands to Heaven 
as it were praying and fupplicating,and perfumed it 
with good Odors , In the eight, for viftory in War, 
they made a feal of Tin,beinganImaoe otan Eagle, 
having the face of a man, and perfumed it with 
Brimftone. In the ninth, to caufe infirmities, they 
made a feal of Lead, being the Image of a man wan- 
ting his privy part?,(hutting his eyes with his hands; 
and they perfumed it with Roiin of the Pine. 1 \ the 
tpnth,to facilitate child-bearingjand 10 cure the fick 
they made a fcal of Gold, being the head of a Lyon, 
&: perfumed it with Amber: In the eleventh, for fear, 
reverence and worfh p,thcy made a feal ofa plate of 
Gold, being the image ofa man riding on a Lyon, 
b^olding the ear thereof in his left hand, and in the 

220 TAe Temple ^fWifdocfe. Book I, 

right, holding fortii a bracelet of Gold, and they 
perfumed it with good Odours and Saffron. In the 
twelfth, for the Reparation of Lovers, thcjr made 
a feal of black Lead, being the image of a Dragon 
fighting with a man, and they perfumed it with the 
hairs of a Lyon, and Jffufetida, In the thirteenth, 
for the agreement of married couples, and for the 
diflblving of the Charms again Copulation, they 
made a feal of the images of both, of the man in red 
Wax, of the woman in white, and caufed them to 
imbrace one another, perfuming it with Lignum 
Aloes znd. Amber. In the fourteenth, for divorce and 
reparation of the man from the woman, they made 
a feal of red Copper, being the image of a Dog 
biting his tail, and they perfumed it with the hair 
ofa black Dog, and black Cat. In the fifteenth, 
for to obtain friendfhip and good will, they made 
the Image ofa man fittingj and inditing of letters, 
an perfumed it with Frankincenfe and Nutmegs. 
In the fixtceuth, for to gain much Merchandizing 
they made a feal of Silver, being the image ofa man 
fitting upon a Chair^holding a ballance in his hand, 
and they perfumed ic with well fmelling fpices. In 
thcreventcerith5againft Theevesand Robbers, thfy 
fealed with an Iron feal the Image of an Ape, and 
perfumed it with the hair of an Ap . In the eigh- 
teenth, againfl: Feavorsand pains of the belly, they 
made a feal ofCoiper, being the image ofa Snake, 
holding his tail above his head, and they perfumed 
it with Harts-horn, and reported the fame feal to 
put to flight Serpents, and all venemous Creatures 
from tlie place where it is buried. In the nine- 
teenth for facilitating birth, and provoking^ the 
mcnftnies, they made a feal of Copper, being the 
image ofa woman, holding her hands upon her 

face ?, 

Book I. the Temple ^/Wifdome. 221 

face 5 and they perfumed it with Liquid Storax, In 
the twentieth, for hunting;, they made a feal of Tin, 
being the Image of ^/rgirr^r;, halfa^an, and half 
anHorfe) and they perfumed it with the Head of a 
Woolf In the twenty one for the deftruftion of fome 
body, they made the image of a man with a double 
countenance, before and behinde, and they per- 
fumed it with Brimftone and Jet, and' did put it in 
aboxofBrafs, and with it Brimftone and Jet, and 
the hair of him whom they would hurt. In the 
two and twentieth, for thefecurity of Runaways, 
they made a feal of Iron, being the Image of a man 
with wings on his feet, bearing an helmet on his 
head, and they perfumed it with Argent vive. In 
the three and twentieth, for deftru&ion and wa- 
fting, they made a feal of Iron, being the image of 
a Cat, having a Dogs head, and they perfumed ic 
with the hairs of a Dogs head, and buried it in the 
place where they did pretend to hurt. In the four 
and twentieth, for the multiplying of Heards of 
Cattle, they took the horn of a Ram, Bull, or Goat, 
or of chat fortof Cattle which they would increafe, 
and fealed it in burning with an Iron feal, the I- 
mage of a woman giving fuck to her Son, and they 
hanged it on the neck of that Cattle who was the 
leader of the flock, or they fealed it in his horn. In 
the five and twentieth, for the prefervation of Trees 
and Harvefts, they fealed in the wood of a fig-tree, 
the image of a man planting, and they perfumed ic 
with the flowers of the Fig-tree, and did hang it on 
the tree. In the fix and twentieth for love and fa- 
vor, they fealed in whiteWax and Maftick,the image 
of a woman wafhingand combing her haires, and 
they j^rfumed it with things fmellmg very well. In 
the fevcfi and twentieth for to deftroy Fountains, 


^22 T/>e Temple £)/Wifdome. Bo ok I. 

Pits, Medicinal Waters and Baths, they made of red 
Earththe image of a man winged^ holding in his 
hand art empty VefTel, and perforated, aiid the i- 
mage being burntjthey did put in theVeffel JJptfeti* 
da, and liquid Storax^ and they did overwhcln and 
bury it in the Pond or fountain which they would 
dcftroy. In xhe eight and twentieth, for to gather 
Fifhes together, they made afeal of Copper, being 
the image of a Fifii, and they perfumed it with the. 
Skin of a Sea-fifh, and did caft it into the water, 
wherefoever they would have the fidi lo gather to- 
gether. Moreover together with the forefaid Im- 
ages, they did write down lalfo the names of the 
Spirits and their Charafters, and did invocate and 
pray for thofe things which chey pretended to ob- 

C ri A P. X L V I. 
Oft/je Images ofthefxedhthenhn Stars, 

Bllt now for the operations of the fixed Stars^" 
according to Hfrwfi opinion, under the head 
oi Algd^ they made an image whofe Figure was the 
head of a man with a bloody Neck; they report 
that it betlowech good fuccefs to Petitions, and 
makrth him whocarrieth it bold and magnanimous 
and prefei veth the members of the tody foinid : 
alfo It helpeth againft Witchcraft, and rcflcftcth 
evil indeavours and wicked incantations upc^i our 
advcrfaries. Under the conftellation of Flci^des^ 


Book I. T^e Temple ^/Wifdome. 22:5 

they made the image of a little Virgin5or the figure 
ofaLamp, its reported to increafc the light of the 
Eyes, to affemble fpirits, to raife Winds, to reveal 
fecrets and hidden things: Under Adlebera^ they 
made an Image after the likenefs of God, or of a 
flying man; it giveth riches and honor; Under the 
Goat they made an Image, the Figure of which was 
as it vvere,a man willing to make himfclFmerry with 
Mufical inftiuments; it maketh him who carricth 
it acceptable, honored and exalted before Kings 
andPrinc«s; and helpeth the pain of the Teeth: 
Under the greater Dog jlar^ they made the image of 
an Hound and a little Virgin *, it beftoweth honcuf 
and good will, and the favor of men, and^rial 
fpirits, and giveth power to pacific and reconcile 
Kings, Prince?, and other men: Under the lefler 
Vcg'jiar they made the image of a Cock, or of three 
little maides; itconferreth the favor of the goils^ 
of fpirits, and men •, it giveth power againft Witch- 
crafts, and preferveth health : Under the Heart of 
Leoy they made the Image of a Lion or Cat, or the 
Figure of an honorable Perfon fitting in a Chair; 
it rendreth a man ten)peratc, appcafeth wrath and 
giveth favour : Under the tail of Vrfd Major they 
made the image of a pe nfive Man, or of a Bull, or 
the Figure of a Calf 5 it availcch againft incantati- 
ous, and maktth him whocairieth it fecure in his 
travels: Under the wing oiCorvus^ they made the 
image of a Raven, or Snake, or of a black Man cloa- 
thed in black ; this maketh a man rholerick, bold, 
couragiou^, full of thoughts, a Backbiter, and cauf- 
eth naughty dreams i alfo it giveth the power of 
driving away evil fpirits, and of gathering them 
together ; it is profitable againft the malice of Men, 
Devils and Winds : Under the Spike they made the 


a24 T^i&g Tem ple <?f Wifdome, Book I , 

iinapc of a Bird , or of a man laden with Merchan- 
dize : ic conferrcth riches 5 and makech one over- 
come contentions , it takethaway fcarcity 2lnd miG- 
chief; Under Akhameth they made the image of an 
Horfe or Wolf, or the Figure of a man dancing ; it 
is good againft Feavers, jit aftringeth and rctaineth 
the blood : Under £//^%^3*they made the image of 
a Hen, or of a man crowned and advanced ; it be* 
ftoweth the good will and love of menjandgiveth 
chaftity. Under the heart oi Scorpio they made the 
image of a man armed, and with a coat of [Vlale^or 
the i^igurc of a ScorfioHy it giveth underftanding 
and memory, it maketh a good colour, and aideth 
againft evill fpirits ^ and driveth them away, and 
bmdeththem: Under the Vulture, they made the 
image of a Vulture or Hcn,or of a traveller , it ma- 
keth a man magnanimous and proud , it giveth pQ- 
wer over devils and beafts. Under the taile of Ca^ 
fricornthey made the image of an Hart or Goat, or 
of an angry man ; it befioweth profperityj and in- 
creafeth wratb.Thefe are the images of fomeofthe 
fixed Stars, which they command to be graven on 
cheir (lones under them. 


■■'-— ^ - - - _— . 9 ' f t ' T 

t>flfmgi^ the figuf amber edf is not after the lil^ 
ne£i afany Ctiefiial figure ^ hut after thelik^^ 
^effepfthat Tphichih mnde of the vocrker de^ 
^^ti^isjoufhaUj^^^ in th^ ficond and third 

J^^^fC rCT?»^?>t^ X'^t anotI;|r ipgnncr pf Images 

gur^ ,^c acordirigt^ the firai|itiiye ofchac which 

,^he^irippf;he worker deiire 5 of whole they are 

,tpe^$gji^f», and repref<pntatioii; ^qio procure I0V7B 

. ?jyc make images ^br;^cing one (hfspchcr; to fii^ 

^qrcfjj |nking onetj^foihcrj to bring mifery, or 

dcftru&ion as dammage to a man, or houfe, or City 

orany thing elfe, we make images diftoned, brokefi 

♦in members, and parts after the likendTe atid-ficure 

of that thing which wc would dcftroy or damnine ; 

And Magicians adyifeys that ip Cafling or engra- 

-ying ipiages we would write upon it the name oft he 

^tffcdi-r ^tih this on the back when evillj as deftrufti- 

on; on the belly when goodj ^slovc. Mbreoverin. 

the forehead of the image let be writen the name of 

thcfpccies or Indi\^iduurn which the image repre- 

fcnts, or for whom or againft whom it is made. AI- 

fo on the breaft let the name of the fign or face af- 

cendihg, and lord thereof be written 5 alfothe 

Names and Cda rafters of its^ Angels. Moreover in 

niaking^ the rmage, they advifc that prayer for t'e 

P cffcaf 

926 iht Temple oi VVi Womc. B001& I. 

cfFcft for which It «i:n»a'ic, bcufed. *MI VtWichAU 
berths Magftitun his SfecuU affirms. Now they ufc 
the images being niadr, diverfly according to the 
vertucs thereof; Sometimes they hang them in a 
Chimney over the fmo ik, or iipon^ tree that they 
be moved by the wmd 5 fometimes with- the head 
upwardjand fometimes downward^ fometimes they 
put them into not water, or mtathe fire. For they 
fay^as the workers of the images do affeft the image 
it felf, fo doth it bring the like paffions uppn thofc 
to whom it wasafcribed, as the mind of the opera- 
tor hath di'^ated it. As we read that Kedanahm 
the Magician made images of (hips with wax after 
thacniJ^nner and art, that when he drowned thofe 
images in water, thatthcftips of hi^ enemieswere 
in like manner drowned in the Sea and bararded. 
Now thac pare of Aftrobogy which is wnt concern* 
ing elcftionfj teachcth us that the conftellacit^nsal* 
fo are to be obferved for the makmg of images, and 
your Mecal muft beSpermatick and Calloe^ befcr« 
k can receive the Aftral Agent, 

h ftri>t. 


Chap. XLVIII. 

of certain CeteftialobfcYvatiom and the ^ta3jfe 

• ojfof»etdejmatieaHmagei» ,,' ^,,r 

I Will nowfhcw thee the obfcrvation of Celeftial 
bodies which are required for thepraftifeof forae 
of thefe kind of images; Soto make any one for- 
tunur, we make an image in which thefe arefortu* 
nate viz theiigmficator of the life theieof, the 
givers of iife, the figns, and Planets. Moreover 
iec the afccndent, he middle of the heaven, and the 


BcioK I. i hi Temple f / VVifdome, a 17 

lords thcieof be fortunate: alfothcplace of the fun 
& pUccofcbeMoon^p^ic of fortune &Lordofcon« 
]uiift<oii or prevent K)ii made before their nativity, 
byucpicffing the MiljgnantP'aners But if we will 
make an image to procure roiftry, ue n^uft do con- 
trary wite, andthoCe whij h wt place lerefoitun >te, 
inim tbei e oe nirortunaie^by ra>ii» gin 1 gnanr tars. 
In like manner murt we uoco make any Place Re- 
gion, C»cy, or houle fortunate. M{<.> tor v eft joy- 
ing or pre udicing any of thefott^aid; Let chere be 
madean im^ge under che afceniion of tiiaf man 
ivhomthou wouldftdeftfoy andpre;uditr,<ind 'hou 
(hall make uufortunace, the Lord o c e«hou e of his 
lif^r^chclordoftheafcending dc the moon, the lord 
of the houfe of rhefnoon^anachelord of thehoufc 
of theLordafiLeiid'ng,* and the tenth houe, and 
(he lord thereof. N w for the fitting of any place, 
fortunes in the afcendenc thereof, and in the 
firft and tenth, and fecond, 'and eighth houfe, ihou 
(hail make the lord of theafccndent^and the loid of 
thehoufcoftbe -'oon fortunate. But to chafe Way 
certain Animals from certani ; laces, that they may 
not be generated, or abide there, let there be an im-» 
age made under the afccniion of that Animal, which 
thou wouldft chdfe away, and after the likencfs 
thereof, as if thou woulaeft chafe away Scorpions 
from any place, let an image of the ScorpLn be made 
thefign oil Scorpio afcending with the ViOonj^ thou 
flialt make unfortunate the Afccndem. and lord 
thereof^and the Lord oft' e houfe of Altf«-,and thou 
(hall make unfortunate the lord of the afcendent in 
the eighth hoiire,and let them be joyned with an af- 
ped malipn mr, oppofite,or quadrant: and let there 
be writ upon the image the name of the afcendent^ 
of the lord thereof, and of che Moon, and of the 

P 2 lord 

228 The Tccnple oj Wifdome. . Book I 

lord of thedayf artdofchelofd^thehour^ And 
lee there be a pit rnidcm the nMd<Heof th* plac^, 
from which thou \Vouldlt drive ihenij and let th«rc 
be ctirried into itjlonieoftheeanh taken out of tht 
'four corners dff tUi fa'me pia i?^ ^nd iet the i«iag€ be 
buried thet^ wibtheheiad dow.nwai'd,withfeyiivi]gi, 
this !•« tlheburyiitg^of the £corpi)om^ th;it thiiy nwii 
i\oX come irtco thisf>4aee »nd^'cr''Of«he'rcft. So fot 
gain let therebe niaciean imii^e uhdcr (he alcen* 
iient oFt!ie natiVi|«y^of- the n(ii¥i,' :oi> 
leitiion 6f rh'at^Ucfe to whkii'ftiGu woirideft ap4 
^6inti?he'gain5 vtld thou (hall make the lord'Of the 
ieccT^d houfe, wftitch ilin theibd^UVof f\it>ft«nti8tb 
be jojined with th€ Ebrd ' bf tlvd^ a^fcei^defit in the 
Trihe bV^e^tiVe^ ^bd -let tK'ttc bfc a Tece|)€io!i 
fimonjjft ihenTv^hou ftallnlatc«forniiVat« che cl^ 
vetitR iifftd the Ibfdttheieof anfflth€i<fei?ghth ^ «itd if 
fh6.u'6ii\^V,put^^afft^f the for:tUiie'-i*i tlic-»fceiv«* 
.dene ©r febndy i>ftd let Uiey*naiifcbc buried in-thai* 
plate, ofcarrkd ffODYthat place, to -which tliou 
woffld^ft appoint'tl^ giCiin. ' Mfo'-fc^f concot^diaTlcy 
love, Vet\bi?iv bC^t^m^agc made 'ill the day oijnfij 
ttr tiTidtr the afceud^n'C of t'hie* n^ativity of ivin* 
Whdhijclrbu wouldft hat^be bcl )Vbd^vinia!^e fortv-; 
natctlie aTcf^ndem aitd therctnth^ Sf^d hid thrc J€vi1» 
frbmth'eaffcnd^fit»5*ahdthoir^u»ft;feave the Lord< 
ofthetthth, andplanets ftf che^ €lfevi?4ith fortune, 
joyiie^ toehe l§rd of cheafcend«^ntifjH>m the Trime< 
or ' extile with rec'ept'ion j then m«^:c a»n other itr*ag€' 
fnrfiirii wh6mih€>u^wotil'deft(b.rup 'to love 5 l^on-' 
fider ?f he be a fiiend*oir compamon of him whom-' 
thoi^'wouldft have be beloved 5 and if fo, let there be 
an image under the afcenhon of the eleventh ho^ife: 
from theafcendentof the firft image; but if the? 
party be a wife, or a husband, Uc it be made under 


Book f. lA^e Temple (//Wifdume. 79 

the afcentiofi of tl>e f^eventh 5 if a brother or a liikr, 
or a cuUiin^lcc it be made un<ier the afccniiorior chq 
third, aiidfoofthelike jarid put the iigiiiticatorof 
the afcendent of tliC feconvi imarej o> neJ to the (ig- 
nihcatorof the afcendent of the liril imai^e, and iec 
there be betwixt theni a receptjou, and let tii^ reit 
be fortimate, as in the firlt image; i'fterwards joyn 
both together into a nuiruai embjacifrg or 
put the face of the fecond in.agp to the ba.k of the 
■firft image, and let tliem be wrapt up 111 .ilk, ai>cj 
caft away or fpoiled. Alfo for (uccelieof PecicioiVs^ 
and for theobtauiingofa thing denytd or taken or 
pofTeiied by an othci, let ciitre be an image mau^ 
under the afcendenr of him who petitioiis fortne 
thing j and caufe that the lord- of the fecond bp 
joyiied with the lord of theafceni^ent from aTnne, 
orSextile5aMd let i here be a reception bet wixt them, 
and if it can be, let the lord of the iccond beinrh^ 
obeying fiijns 5 and the lord of the afcendent in the 
ruling, make fortunate the afcendent and the lord 
thereof, and take heed that the lord of the afcen- 
dent be not retrograde or combuft. or falling, or ni 
the honfe ofoppotition, i e, in the feventh from his 
ownhoufcj let him not be hindred by thcmalig.- 
nant,let him be ftrong and \n an angle --, Thou flialr 
tnake fortunate the afcendent, ajid the lord of the 
Cccond and the Moon *, and make another image for 
iiiaithatis petitioned to , and be^in it under the 
afcendent belonging to hi qi 5 tfii-if he be a King or 
a Priftcc, begin it under the afcendent of the,tei\th 
lioufe from the afcendent of the firft image, if he be 
a Fath-cr under the fouuh ; if a -on under iifch and 
„ io of the like ; and put the iignificator of the fecond 
image, ioynedwkh the lord of the afcendent of the 
fiiTr imagCj from a Trine or iext^le^ and let him re- 

P 5 IV it hour 

2:jo the \etnp\e of V\ \Udwt. Eb>KL 

c^ive it , ami put them both ftr ngand fortunate 
%\ithouc any let; liiakc all evil tall^ruin them. 
Taoufhalrni kc fore uttare the ten. h mil the fourth, 
iftho { cad, oraa) or chem ^ anj when the lecoiid 
\nr:g€ ihaii le ^erVeftea, oyn ir with the firft, facp 
to face ^ and wrap them m clean liunen, and bury 
th m la t he imdJIeofhis houfe, who is a Petitioner 
unuci a tortunate fignific^tor, the fortune being 
ftrong, and let the face of the firft im ?ge be toward 
the North, or rather toward that place where the 
thing peciticmcd for dothab'de; or if it hap etithat, 
the petitioner s;oeth forward towards him , with 
Whom the thmg petitioned for is \et him bring the 
imagf s Vi'ith h^m as far as he goes. And let there be 
madean im^ge of dreams , whi^ih beinf! put under 
the head of h\ni hat fl^eps ma es hiiti dream true 
dreams concernmg any thing that he hath for- 
merly deliberated of; and lee the figure of that 
be the figure of a man fleeping in the bofomcof 
auAngeljwhich thou ihaii niakeintheLyonafcend^ 
ing ,thcS^n keeping the nineth ho :fe m Aries, thou 
(halcwrit iipoh the breaft of the man the name 
of the effcft defircd , and in the hand of the Angel, 
the name of the intelligence of the Sun Let the 
fame image be made in f^ir^o afcending. Mercury be- 
ing fortunate in Aries m the ntneth houfe, or Gtmi' 
ni affcnd hg in M>yc«r)f being fortunate, and keep- 
ing the ninpth houfe' in Aquarius \ and let it be re- 
ceived from Saturn with afort"»^atc afpeft , and lee 
the name of the *^'p rif oi Mercury be writ upon it. 
Let alfo thefamcbe made in i.i5r/r afcending Vefiu$ 
beint; received froni Mercury \n Gemm in the nineth 
houf:-, by writing upon it the Angel of Venus. Ec- 
lities alfo, let tl e fame image be made in Aquarius 
•aiccut'ingj Satun fortunately poflcfliiig the nimth 
* ' houff? 

Eooic L ^bc Temple (j/Wifdotne. 7\ i 

houie m his exaltation, which U m Libra ^ and let 
there be writ upon it theAn-clof^^r«r« More- 
over let there be made in Caucsr afcenuino,the Moon 
being received y Juftter anu Vtnw in P/pw, and 
being fortunately placed in the ninth houfc, and 
let ifaeie be writ up n it the fpint of the Moon. 
There are alfo made Ring*? of circ.nis of wonder ul 
efficacy \ and there arc rings of the Sun, and Saturn 
and the conAeiiation of them is when th. Suiior 
Saturn2i{cind in their exalcat ons in the ninth houfe 
and when the Moon is jo ned cp Saturn in the ninth 
houfe, and in that fign, which was the ninth houfc 
of Nativity ; and let them be writ upon the rin<;s, 
the name of the fpirit of the Sun, or Saturn. Lee 
this which hath been fpoken fuffi e concerning x- 
mages;for now thou mayft fiud on more of this na- 
ture of thy felf. But know this, that fuch images 
work nothing, unlefs they be fo vivified that either 
a Natural, or Celeftial, or Heroical, or Animafticai, 
orLemoniacal, or angelical verruc be in them, or 
afliftant to them. But who can give a foul to an 
image, or make a ftonc to live, or mectal, or wood, 
or Wax ? and who can raifc out oi ftones children 
nnto Ahrflham> Certainly this Arcanum doth not 
enter into an Artift of a ftiiBe neck ; neither can he 
give thofe things which hath them not. No body 
hath them but he who doth Tthe Elements being 
reftrained; nature being overcome, the Heavens be- 
ing over-powered) tranfcend th« p rogrefs o( Angels 
and comes to the very Archetype icfelF, of which 
being then made a cooperator may do all things, as 
tve (hall fpeak afterwards. 


a^a 'I he Tempted/ Wif^^oie, i5op^~l 

Chat. XLIXv 

, 0//Ae Geomantick and Tclefmaticial Cbar^fS^s 

iiph'icharemjde after theriihdnd ifHrtdtian tf 

' Celejtial, and how tvhh ihHMe jhef^df'tfiiy 

are deduced OHt ojGcomanf teal Fignnt.. ... 

CHarafters alfo have tht'w cor»ijilaitity frptn the 
raycs of theGelc^lials caft togethqr aGCOtdingio 
a certain number, by a certain pccaiiar ^ro^crty, 
which Celeftials as in divers ftrokes of their rayes 
falling feveraiways araongft themfelves, prod\icc 
divers vertiics; fo alCo Charafters being variouily 
protracted, according to the various concourfe of 
thofe raves quickly obtain divers Operations, and 
alfo more efficacious many times then the properties 
of natural eoai mixtions. Now the true Chacafters 
of the heavpns is the writing of Angels, tvyoha- 
mongft the Hebrews is called the writing Malnchm^ 
by which all things aredefcjibed and iignified in the 
Herven for every knowing man to read. But of 
thefe hereafter ; Uut now they make Ghara^ersof 
Geomantical figures binding together the points of 
each variouily, and attributing them according i,o 
the manner of their figurings, to thofe Planets and 
figns of which thy were made, the riiaking of "which 
the follownig table.will.ihevy. , 

The Char aders of S^tuni andZ^zel^ ■■■.%. 

.\'cm a Prifon " V ^* 


Book. 1. X6e Temple ^/Wifdome. a^j 
from SadnefsR S ^ WGI-I " ' 

Jk CharaGen rf Jupiter /r;/i Hifmael 
rr om ob ta ining . .. ^^ 

From joy fulnefs ^^ 

Ti^^ Chartmm of^^TS and Barzabel 

T Wtx I '^ itnd A,^r% 


T/&<f 3(iraU€ri of the Sun /mi Sorath 
From a greatcrFortunc ^ 1^ / ^ 


854 i A ^ Ttmpk <7 WkduHie. Book I. 

From a Icflcr Fortune ^i^ 


7%f Cbar08eri e/ Venus tf;fi Kedepael 
pyom loofine Vl 

7beCbdraller£offAtvcHty flndf Taphthartharath. 
From Conjunaion ^ ^ T 

HI 131X3^^^0 

From Whi te ""^^ """ ^ Jf 


-r - 1 '. .^ ■ I- I - . ■ - 

the Char aQers of ths Vioon and HdCmodAu 
^fomthewajrg 31 J)CJ^ ^ J 

From the People 


'HeChariU}eri9fththeadoftbeT)tagc>a. • 



7b* CharaUm of the tayie of the Drtgon. 


i^ .^Tib^Ianplc^/Wifdome. BookL' 

of the fticndjhhf and emnity of Ruleri^^nAf joh 
m^y k^ovo laohd^t Figures love each others Com* 
fany And jiffe&s in fheHouf^s. 

Rulers. I ^"^i?^^* _| Enem ies. , 

^Md Imfntaely SorathJjafh* Barzahel^ and 
'tbarikarath^ Hafma- Kedemei ' 


VV Hifnt^^ ZazelySorath^KedemflBarzahel, 
X^ Taphthartharath , 





r^A Kedemd 

Sorath ^Hif>^(tel^ Barzahel.Ke 
demel , lafhthar- 

Hifmael^ Soratb^Bar- 
zahel^ Tapbtbartba 
ratb^ Hafmdai. 

Hifmaely Sorath^ 


^^ tharatb, Kedemel^Hafmodai 



HfffmdaL Bifynnel^Soratb^ Kede- Zazet^ and Bar^' 
I mel^ la^bxbdTtbaA zabtL | 

raxb, _J__ 

"T A 'Table 

'Boo K I. TAe Temple of Wildomc 2 37 

A table vf the rortitudes and Vebilities of the, 

fiuhrs^ ideas and FighYes in the twehe" j 

V "'^^ ''Fiir//, prHuifJesoffhe Earth. J 

Effentiai Dignities. 

In ^cupes or Keceftion by 



■'^'■A'j- S^y 

In Ekahatton$rJicci^i'- 

' on thereby 4 


InDetrmpit ^ ^ 


All the Rulers, Idea's and Figures are tti^ to be 
underftood, Barzabe/ and his Idt^Ma^cbidael 2nd 
Puer com ma d the firft Houfe, Kedentei the fccoud 
&c. This Table properly belongs to the twenty 
fifth Chapter of this Book. .^Jfs:;! 


tn the tenth or firft Houfe 

tnthe feventhy fourth and 
eleventh ^ 

In the fecond and fifth ^ 
In the ninth 9 


intbetnnlfth . , {$ 

In the eighth or fixtk .-^.2 




9i ^ the Temple g/ Wifd ome. Book I 

" '" ' '■' ^mmmmmmmmtrntrnm. « 


ATdbUofthe Jfartsof 
Fortune Dignities. 

In Omparty with Acquifitio 

in the nuieth or with Feulla 

in the feventh, 5 

Jn A to thrfecoftd, feventh, 

ntneth or twelfth 4 

In fextile to Hifmael and 

Kedemel 2; 

With Caput f^racoftii 3 

IH the firii or tenth Houfes 5 

In the feventhy fourth^ or 

eleventh Houfes. 4 

In the fecotid or fifth 3 

In the third i 

Jf ipith Pnclla, Albu?5 
Populus via, Fortuna 
Major and Minor Con- 
]undt'\o^ Acquiii io or 
Letitia, it is fo much the 

And thus muft you obferve your Figures, Forti- 
tudes and Debilities before you begin to make any 
lelefmeot give Judgement upon an Qucftion : Andj 
•now let us ^o forward. 


tntijefirfty fixth tenth and 

tleventhywitb ^ arcer, Fri 
fticiacr Rubeus < 

^it^ Cauda Draconis a 

In oppofition to the Figures. 
of ZdZti J 

Ift D or s o/Zazel and 
Barzabel si 

In the eighth 


BookT. 7b6 itm^\t: of V^iWome ^59 


OfTetefmattcAl CbaraSert which Mte drawn frvm 
things thttMjelvts by s certain lihneft. 

WE have fpoVcn above of certain mannered 
Images made noc afcerche likenefle of Cc« 
leftial Images, buc according to the emulation of 
chac wtiich the minde of the Operator doth defire^ 
In like manner alfo it is to be underftood of Chara« 
fters \ for fuch like Charafters are nothing eife then 
image^ ill dearticuJated $ yet having a certain pro* 
bable (imilicude with the Celeftial iip.ages , or with 
chat which the mind of the Operator dtfires, whe- 
tba chat be from the whole image, or from certain 
inark^cheieof ekprelfing the whole image A^the 
Charafteis o^ Aries and laurm we make thus from 
their horns Y b. Of Gemim from imbratiug n. of 
Cancer from a prr>gre(s and regre 0e S , of Lfo ^ ccr- 
Jioy and CafricorH , from their tail Slrnyf of Firgo, j 

from Spike ^^^QL 1^ of Lthra from a ballance tfi I 

of V^gif/tr/M from a dart tj o^ Aquarm from Wa- 
fers 22, and ofFifceifiom Fifties H. In like manner 
the Charafter of Saturn CN is made from a Sickle 

scepter of Mars from a bolt cf of the Sun -ta 


340 TAtf Temple of Wiicipriie. , Bx>oK K 

— I ■■■■ ■ ., ■■ 

from roundnefs, and a golden brightneflTe © 
ofVeHM from •^'^ a lookinglalie S^ofM^rcwr;^!^ 

from a Wand W J^ of ti\t Mi^on ^ |tofr^ hw 

horns of increafing and decreafit^ 2>. S^^^ of 
theFc according tO Che mixtion^s of igtifes itl^^^ti^rtf, 
^tid Natures ^jlr« tiiade tifa rftked Cltar|^c^ , 

as of g ficpy Tfiflieity >r\:^ of Earthly C-^ 

of Aiery Tj^ ftjf^yat^ 

dmg'to^e himd*^d''l»hd twciitiy'C^onjiinfflpWiif 
f laticjcs 5 refuk rfo maiiy cornpbijhd Chari^^erkbf 
varic^iR Figures 5 -as «f Saturn ittdjttpkn^ if i^ii^uTi 

,^ ^. <t Ji» ii«J ji:j/n rrroi> , lao^vm 'J l^ni. ^oi^ 

;a^or thas r^ .pf 54^^^^^ 

are exemplified by two and three, fo alfo of the reft5 
and -of more may they be framed : after the fame 


B o o K L ^he Temple ti/ W ifdo me. 24.1 

manner may the Charafters of other Celeftial 
images afcending in any face or degree of fignes, be 
compeiidioufly drawn after the likenelle of the 
images , as in thefe which are made according to 
the way of imitation, of that which the minde of 
the Operator defires, ^s to lore, the figures be mix- 
ed together imbracing and obeying one the other, 
but to hatred, on the contrary, turning away the 
one from the other ; contending, unequall, loofedr 
Rut now we will here ^ct down thofe Charafters 
which Hermes ailigned to the fixed Stars , and Be^ 
henii, and they are thefe. 

jj^VA The head of AlgoL 


The Pleiades. 



The Goat Star. 


The greater Dog-Star 


The Itffer Dog-Scar. 


2 42 ihe Temple <?/ V\ ildome, Bcx)K 1. 


The heart of the Lyon. 




The Wing of the Grow. 


Ov>\ Elpheia. 

^YT The heart of the Scorpion., 

The Vulture falling. 

V-iyT The Taile of Capricorn. 


Book I. The Temple oj VVifdome. 245 


That no Divinaiion wUheni Ajlromancy dnd 
Csomancy is perfeS. 

WE have fpoken in the foregoing Chapters 
of the divers kindes of Uivina-ions ; But 
this is to be noted^ that all thefe require the iife and 
rules of Aftrology, as a key moft neceflhry for the 
knowledge of all fccrets : and that all kindes of 
Divinations whatfoevcr have their root and foun- 
dation in Ailrologie, fo as that without ic they are 
of little or no ufe 5 yet Aftrologicai Divination, in 
as much astheCeleftials arecaufes andiignes of alt 
thofe things which are, and are done in tiiefe inte- 
riourSjdoth give moft cef tain demonftrations by the 
fcituation, and motion onely of Celeftial bodied, oi - 
thofe things which are occult or future j of which 
we (hall in this place fpeak no further ^ lince of this 
Science huge Volumnes have been wrote by the An- 
cients, and are every where extant. Therefore whe- 
ther the Pbyiiognomifts look upon the body , or 
countenance , or forehead , or hand or the Sooth- 
fayer fearchcth by dreams or Aufpicia, that the 
judgm^ent may be right, the tigure of heaven is alfo 
to be enquired into. From the judgements where- 
of, together v/ith conjeftures of fimilitudes and 
fignes, are produced true opinions of the fignifica' 
tors. Alfo if any prodigie feall appear, the Figure 
of heaven is to be ereded ', alfofuch things are to 
be enquired after, which have gone before in the 
revolutions of years from great Conjunftion?,and 
Eclipfes : then alfo the Nativities^ beginnings, in- 
Q_a cronizations. 

244 '^^^ Temple (?/WifdoiiieI Book I- 

tionizitions> foundations, and revolutions, perfe- 
^liOiiFj directions of Princes, Nations, Kingdomes, 
Cities, when thefe (hall appear , and upon whac 
place of the Celeftiall figure thefe fell ; that by all 
thefe at leiif^th we may come to a rational and pro- 
bable (igniiication of thefe thing?. After the fame 
nianntJ, but with ieffe labour, we nuift proceed ni 
the ExpoHtion of dreams. Moreover, they that be- 
ing di'empcrcd foretell future things, do it not 
but as they aieinfrigated by theftars, or inferiour 
infti ii meats of tiiefe, whence their Prediftions muft 
;it length be imputed to the Ccleftials, as wc read in 
f_uca?} the old Prophet 7ufciis^ 

Ibe Lightnings motion^ d\td the veins which are 
Fibrous^ and w armband motion of a fair 
flume wnndring ith" aire^ being taught 

Afcei' the City was viewed, the Sacrifice {|iin,thein- 
fpeftion into the intmils did at length by the difpo- 
litions of the Ccleftial liars pronounce judgment. 
Alfo Geoniancy it ftlf the moft accurate of Divina- 
tions , which divines by points of the Earthjor any 
other fuperfices, or by a full or any other power in- 
fcribed , doth fiift reduce them to Celeftial figutes. 
Read the Harmony of the World, 

There is nothing in rhe wholebufineflTe of Phy- 
Iofoph\,Aftromancy andGeomancy that hath mojc 
perplexed our new Arti'^s then tliis Sub'eft concer- 
nuig images , or F'gures made under fome certain 
Conftellations Thegreateft part of them therefore 
have rejtfted the Praftice of thefe Operations, as 
Vain and Superftitiou*^ ; yet fome others , who an 
not fo overfwayed with Pallion, have both allowed^ 
and defended it 3 though they have, I confelfe fuf- 


Book 1- '^he Temple ^T/Wifclome. 24s 

fered for it, in their repute : infomuch that G leot 
tufy who is acknowledged by Paidiis Jovius ro IiavC 
been one of the molr learned , and knowing n\tn of 
his time; onely for havng undertaken the Dtitnc^ 
ofthis Truth3(as we ih.dl make it hereafter appcir) 
hath been handled by fbme, like any bafe, incoiiii- 
derab'e Fellow ; and Camiilm accounted no better, 
then an Atheifticall Wretch And this is the ufaee 
they beftow upon all the ableftmen : whereas they 
ought rather to anfwf^r iheir Art;unientc pertinent- 
ly, and to fhcw the infuthciency of them, if they 
can; but fee the mifcheif of it. It any of thefe 
men can chance to be in company, where there is 
any mention n>ade of the moft able Schorcrs,or 
there be anvQucftion ftarte J , concerning any of 
thofe Choice Joints of Learning, for which thefe 
men have been Defer vedly ranked above the Herd 
of Vulgar Brauis ; youfh-ill havefome giddy- bend- 
ed fellows, that will not ftick to fay, without biufh* 
ing, that thevr never wrore any thing of any worth 
at all , nor ever underrtood the matter they hand- 
led. I my felf have heard one fay, that Marfilim 
Ficinui underftood not any thing of Flnto's Do- 
6rine ; nor Avero'cs of /Irijiotles : and that the Wits 
of thefe Times arc much quicker, then thofe of the 
Ages part. Arid now , Reader, thou raayeft judge 
what Dcmocritan Aftermongers fomc of our Alma- 
nack makers are. 

It may be here Ob je6l:ed,that this Author, wVofe 
praftice we have alledged , was a Sufpeft^d perfoni 
and that his Writins^s are not free from Magick. 
ThiaObjeftion 1 (hall take occaiion to anfwer, at 
another time; and (hall at prefent produce fuch 
Figures onely , as have been made by men, that are 
beyond all Exception. 

CL3 T''^^ 

2 46 T^g Te m ple oj VVifdo mc, Book I. 

Jim^iin^ upon the Sphear of S'^o^o/c^ , affirms^ 
that his Mafter^who was a Carmelite, named Julian 
pu6 Kifiorim a Prato ^ one that was not any whit fu- 
perlticiQus, was intreated by a Friend of his^to make 
one of thefe Images 3 fur the cure of the Cramp, 
which he was very much fubjei^l to. This learned 
man, refenting his Friends fufFerings , taught him 
the manner how ro make one : To that He, not con- 
tent to make onely one ; made divers of thetn^when 
the Moon was hi the Signe Cancer ^ and that with 
fo good fucceffej and with fuch certainty, as that 
he immediately found the benefit of it. Confecit ^ 
faith he, f hires imagine^j fro fe^ & amicpsfuis : quibm 
ieffedU , imayn profe accept^ & liber atm eft. The fame 
he reportsof a certani FlorentinCj a very Pious maiij 
who made one of thefe T^ekfmam ; for to drive away - 
tht Gnxits 5 \yhich he did with good fuccefle. Noco' 
law Florentines y faith he, vir religiofm^ fecit in una con* 
fieJlatione annulum ^ ad expellendum Culices ^ quoivulgo 
2anzaras dicimus , fuh certis & determinatu im.aginibm'y 
f!}" ufm fuitconjfeHatioHe Saturni infortunaii , & expulit 
Culices. What more can be faid , both for the In- 
nocence, and Power oftbefe Figures? Let who will 
condemn thofe that defend this Truth, and cry 
down thefe Teftimonies; for my part, 1 (hail ever 
acknowledge them to be both Certain and Natu-^ 
rallj and do with all proteft, that I fee nothing m 
it, that is above the Power of Nature. 

The fecond means which I havepropofed to my 
felftoufe, for theproving ofthe Power of-thefe Fi- 
gurdS,is,che Power and Vertue of the Refemblance, 
that there is betwixt the Scorpion and its Imag-_, 
and the Conflellation chat bears the name of this 
living Creature. I fiiall then prove this Vertue, by 
^.n IfiduQioB ofthatjwhich Refemblance alone pro- 
.:.;;., ' duceih 

Book I. 7he Temple g/ V V ifdome, 347 

ducetli, throughout all Arts and Sciences, as Vivi- 
ftitj/y Fhylofofhy^ ^hyfick^^ Ajlromancy^ Ceommcy^ Vivi- 
nation of VreamSy fatntingy Sculpture, Mufick^y &c, 

Thofe then, that are well skilled in the Secrets of 
the Theology of the Ancients, aflfure us, that thofe 
that fiiit fet up Images in theirTemplea, refetnbling 
the fhapes of Angels that have appeared upon Earth> 
had nootherdelignin fodoing/ave oncly the more 
^afiely to invite down thofe Blefied Spines , by the 
force of the Refcmblance. And I know not whether 
or no, by the very fame Vertue of Pvefemblance, 
which i? found betwixt God and Men, QFaciantus 
hontinem ad imaginem , & fimiiitudmem mjiritm : ) ic 
hath not nghcly been affirmed by fome Divines, 
that the Son of God would neverthcfs have become 
man , (yet wuhout fufFering dcathj though Adam 
had never fallen. But fpeaking of things, as they 
are now at prefent, we know^, that J7^/*^ Ckrili is 
found in the midft of thofe, that fpeak, wich Faith, 
of his Njme: becaufethat when we fpeak wich Af- 
fedion of any One^ we reprefent him to ourfelves 
in our Imagitiation. When therefore, fpeaking of 
Jefiis ChrijlyVie fane; him as he is s he isinftantly 
prefent with us, appearing to our Hearts at thac 
very inftant, that we there frame his Image by our 
Imaguiation. So true it is, that the refemblance 
hach the Power to work Wonders , even upon him 
that hath Dependancc upon no other, and is not 
under any Power, or Law. But fuch Conceptions 
as thefe are 10 be entertained with all Piety and H j- 
mility; and propofed with fuch Sandity , as bor 
comes thofe that fpeak ot fo /\dorable a Subject. 

Fhylofophy alfo lets us fee the Vertue of this B.e- 

femblance, in the bufincde of the Imagination. For 

if a woman with Childe did but ftrongly fix her 

Q_4 Imagination 

248 "ihe Temple of Wifdome. Boo K I 

Jmaginatinn on upon any Object, during the A^ of 
Copulation^the Child will affuredly bear the per-^ 
feft Image of the fame. Every Child knows the 
Story o\ the Princcffe^ that conceived and brought 
forth a Black-Moore, though her fclf and her Hus- 
band were both of them fair; only, becaufe there 
was a Moore pidlured on the Tefter of the Bed. So 
ifthe Mother in the A^t, cither ftrongly fancy Rob- 
bing, Killing or Love, the Child will be either a 
Theef, Murtherer, or an Amorous perfon : iffhe 
fancy Travelling, he will be a Traveller, if Dan- 
cing, or playing on the Lute, he will be very Apt for 
thefc things ; and fo of the reft. And we fee by daily 
experience, the effefts of the ftrong Defires and 
Longings of Mothcrs,during the time of their being 
Vrith Child, upon their Children ; on whom the 
ftrength of their Imagination hath imprinted the 
Refemblanceofthe fame thing that they have deli- 
red. And hence they fay it is, that the Children 
that are got upon a married Woman, by fome o- 
therMan then her own Husband, (hall notwithftan* 
ding have the perfeft refemblance of her Husband; 
becaufe that, during the Aft of Generation, her 
mind ftllisrun on him, fearing left he Hiould come, 
^nd catch them at it. You may further fee the 
wonderful effefts caufed by the power oftht Imagi- 
nation, learnedly difcourfed on, by ParacelpJS^ Mar- 
filius f kirns ^ Tic us J MiratjduU^ Joftatus^ Valefius^ and 

.P^j^c^ like wife obferves the Admir.ible FfFtfts, 
Read the Holy Guide ^ caufed by Refemblance: wit- 
riefs thofe Herbs, which afTwage the griefes of thofe 
parts of our body, whofe Image they bear, (as we 
have already faid;^ or olfe which cure thofe Dif- 
pfe*-, whofe figuiC, or colour they beg . Thus 

Lentils , 

Book I. rAe Temple t?/Wil(iome. 249 

Lentils, and Rape-feed cure the fmal Pox in Chih 
dren j becaufethattliC Grains are like to the fpots 
of this Difeafe. And RhubarbjWhich is of a yellow 
colour, expels Choller, which is of the fame colour. 
In a word, thofe Plants which are Parren, or Fruit- 
ful, as Fc)rf /J faith, do render thofe that ufe them. 
Barren, or Fruitful : the Fair, makes them Fair; 
the Deformed, make them Deformed ; the Imper- 
feft, make them imperfect : fo that he concludes, 
with 7heophra(ius 'y Accedunt jlirfium aliquot genera de» 
ficientium, velfoHo^ vel rad'ice^ vet aliispurtihiis, eadem- 
que ratione memhrii illis nojiri corporis refpoftdentibuSy 
infejUy noxiaque fmt The fame he alfo affirms of 
living Creatures. Eadem ratione ad animalia tran^ 
feundoy ft aliquibus meiiirii deficijfe videmus^ eadem ment' 
trisnojlris adverfantur, H or which rcafon, the ea- 
ting of thofe C Features which have no blood, does 
waft ours ; and fo of all the other parts. And it is 
obferved that in France there are more Lepers, then 
in any other Kingdome^ by rcafon of the great ftore 
ofHogs-flerti that is eaten there : So true it is, that 
our bodies become like unto that, which we ufe to 
feed on. And for this reafon alfo is Hercuhs fa id to 
have been very ftrpng, becaufe he fed upon the Mar- 
row of Lions, the ftrongeft among Beafts. 

Afirology. alfo (hews the Vertue of Refemblance, 
judging of the Qualities of theChild, by thofe of 
the Stars. For M^r; cafti ng forth a glitreritig, red 
light, makes the Child that is borne under its influ- 
ence, of a red colour alfo. Saturn^ ^ who is. 

r~" of a pale, faint colour, makes him pale, and 

^ ^ - wan. Jupiter^ ^ Venin^ c which caft forth 

^ ^ bright, clear, and pleafantbeam^', makes the 

^ ^ Child beautiful, and pleafant. The like is 

^ obferved alfo in other Qualities •, fo that, if 


250 rAe Temple (?/ Wifdome. BookI. 

the Signs be high, and in their Jpogaum^ the 

^ Child f fay the Arabians^fhal! be in like man- 

* ^ nerofaTall and great ftacure ; if they are 

* Low, he (hall be Lowland of a little Scature. 

* As concerning Motion, Saturne, which hath a 

* * flow and heavy one, makes the Child likewife 
~"7 — heavy and Lazy : the MooHy which hath a 
fwift motioii, makes him light, and inconfide- 

rate. You may have the fuller profecuclon 
of this Difcourfe, in thofe two Learned Itali- 
ans, CarddHy and Forta : who confidently af- 
tirmc,thata man may likewife forctel certain- 
IYj any other the like Qualities that a Child fhall be 
fubje^ to, by the figures of Aftromancy and Geo- 
mancy. Thus a man may conclude, that we (hall 
fse Armies Battels,and Wars break forth, after that 
Launces of fire, SworJs, Trumpets and Bucklers 
have been feen to appear in the Aire ; And chiefly, 
when a Comet hath appeared ; of which it is ufual- 
ly faid, Nuitquam impunc vifus Gmeta. And fo like- 
wife we may conclude,there will be great Eff^uiion of 
Blood, if all chefe Weccorsare Redder then Ordina- 
ry : or, when the Sun and Moon, in the time of an 
Eclipfe, feem bloody. And if they be Pale and 
Wan, and of a dead colour, Wf m:^y conclude there 
will follow great Mortality by the Peftilence, which 
mikes thofe, that are infefted with it, pale, wan 
and colon rlefs. 

Obferve FjigeniHslheodidaBm^ thefeare his own 
words, cranllited. Now whereas he calls this an 
Jnchantedjione^ aiidfaics, that it was placed there by 
zMaghiaHj you mull note, that he there fpeakes 
according to thp Senfe of the Inhabitants, who 
knew not how to give any other account of the 
thing 5 as not underilanding any thing at all of the 


Book 1. 'The Temple of Wifdome. 2si 

Natnrai realon ot ic ; as we have iaid. At Byzantiunr^ 
which is now ConjianUfjopIe^ there were many of thefe 
7elefmatical Figures tohc (een : but the fury of War 
hadi demolillied them all, to the great Prejudice of 
the Inhabitants. Sultan Mabuwet alfo caufed one 
of them to be broken to pcices, which was a Brazen 
Eorfe^ with a Hojfeman upon him; which is cer- 
tainly reported to have preferved the City from Pe- 
ftileiicf, and all Contagion of the Air : but iince 
that tine, this difeafe hath raced fo fiercefy, as thac 
in the rpace of four Months, Leunclavhts, who was 
preCent, afhrmes, that there died a hundred and 
tifty thoufand pcrfons : and every year, in the 
Months of J«/y, and /4;/gK/?,theiikeefFe£V, in a man- 
ner, is to be ken. In a word, all Jfia was full of 
thefe figures 5 the life whereof was at length, known 
to the Eurof£a7n alfo for the Vruides^ as the learned 
Fr^ reports, u(ed thde 7elefmatts with good {uccc{s\ 
and even our Grandfathers have affured us, that 
it was an Ancient Tradition ; th. t where the Fairies^ 
the Dniidei Wives inhabited 5 there neither Hail, 
nor Stormes ever fpoiled the Fruits. And therea- 
fon, in my opinion, was, becaufe they uGed to make 
of thefe "Idefmans, Now of late, many learned men 
have refcued from Oolivion thefe Figures ; and ?a^ 
ntcY'fus did take fo much pains herein, as that he 
made diverfe of them h and thole of fwch Vertue, ns 
that they preferved thofe that wore them, from the 
PelHlencc5 as many m Germafiy h^vc had experi- 
ence of And that I may not wander far abroad, I 
am informed that for certain, tAr.L^tfteau preferved 
from this Difeafe, alL thofe to whom he gave any 
of thefe lelefm^m-^ which he made according to 
thofe, def< ribed by Marfilius Ficum, Thofe alfo 
which Faracelfus calls ZenexioH^ by a made Name, 


■ > " - ■■ ■ ' ■ ■ I ' — — " 

352 Ihe Temple of Wifdome. Book I 

(it bein« the cuftome of this Author, to dcvifc new 
WordsJ are made with exceeding great Art. In 
one of them there is ajScorpion^anda Serpent figu- 
red : and he faith it muft be made when the Sun, 
and the TMoon enter into the (ign of 5c:or- 
po, 3 fn another you have a great 
^InAjlrO' number of little holes, within an QvaL 
fnancy and You may fee the Figures of them in our 
in the firfl Chimical Holy Guide. 
Houfe of The wonderful efffts, which have 

Geemaftcy, t)een aUvaies obferved to have been 
^ * wrought by 7eUfmatkd Figures^ have (o 
% perplexed the minds of chofe men, who 
^ ^ occount ever/ thing to be MagickjWhich 
^ thenifelvesare not able to comprehend; 
as that, without making any Diftinftion 
at all, betwixt power which is Natural and lawful 9 
and that which o ir Faith permits us not to med- 
dle with; they have boldly publi(hed, that) what 
Vertuc foever proceeds from Figures, is utterly 
Diabolical. But when they perceived, that know- 
ing /Vlen would hardly ^11 down fo ; and that it con^ 
cerned them to produce fome Reafons, to prove 
that thcfe Figures can have no Natural Power at 
all *, they have at length brought thefc following 
ones ; though they are built on very weak founda- 
tions, as we (hall make it appear. 

The firft is, thar Reafon it felf tels us, that thefe 
Operations cannot be Totally natural, but rather 
fuperftitious and dangerous ; feeing that, to reduce 
them to a full, and entire effect, thtre are fome cer* 
tain words to be ufed *, which have no power at all, 
efpecially over things which have no Senfe , and 
that therefore, the making of them ought to be for- 
bidden and rejected, as the Church hath ordai- 
ned. Tp 

Book I. Tie Temple ^/Wifdome, ^ 35 ^ 

To anfvvcr fully, and in order, both to this ob- 
Jedion, and to the reft that fciloWj I fay; that, in 
ihefirft placci, vvc are to take notice 3 that, in the 
matter ofthefe figures, we have already condem- 
ned all Words, and all other Superftitions : (o that, 
toavoid a tedious Repetition, theReadcr muft call 
to mind, what hath already been faid to this. 
As for the Church, it never yet rejcded the True 
and lawful Power of figures, fuch as we havedefcri* 
bed it ; as may appear out of the writings of thofe 
two learned Men, Iho, Aquinas^ and Cardinal Cajs^ 
tan. And if the Fathers have fometimes condem- 
i»cd it ; it was not till they faw that it was fo mixed 
with fuperliition (that 1 fay not, Abominations) 
that they conceived they (hould never otherwife be 
able to divert men from the Praftice of it, but by 
condemning it utterly : as Mofes likcwife did, iii 
forbidding abfolutcly the Graffing on a Tree of a 
different kind, only to keep them from that ^n^ 
which was ufually committed at that A£^ion; And 
that it may appear that the bare figures have noc 
been ufcd alwaies,without any Application of words 
and Ceremonies 5 Uichas were not only Vain, but 
Ridiculous aUo ;vwe may take notice, that inJEgyp 
when they would caufc Haile toccafe, which might 
have been effefted by the Vertue of a bare lelefyne 
only 5 it was thought NecefTary, that four nac^ed 
Women (liould lye along upon the ground on their 
backs : and lifcing up their feet on high, they were 
to pronounce fomc cert:^in words, and fo the Haile 
would ccafe. ^atuor Midterei (faid they, asK.M^?- 
pf reports) jaceant in terra fnfer dorfum fuum nud^^ et 
erfgantpfdesfucsyft dicant talia verlm^ etoprenmr ijiud: 
grando-^ defcendins fuper hcinn illum^ rcccdet ab eod,m 
loco. I his R,idicuIous Cercniony was taken from 


a54 ^Afl Temple e;/Wifdome. Book I. 

the Pollure of fome "Teleftnatical Figure^ which fcr- 
ved to divert ftormes of Haile ; whereon^ faith 
Cboiner^ was graven the Image of Venus lying along. 
Befides^fome fgnoranc perfons having lighted upon 
loHie of the Charafters, which the Ancients had in* 
vented, that fo they might conceal their Philofophi- 
cal Secrets, from the unworthy Rabble ; ( fuch as are 
thofe wherewith the Chymifts books are full : ) not 
knowing the Original of them, and believing that 
they had fome fecretVertue in them, they graved 
them on Telefmes. Such perhaps was the Egyptians 
SerapiSj which had on its breaft the fo much Cele- 
brated Letter ^ftf^. This infcribing of Cifres, and 
Charai^ers, brought alfo along with it this belicfe; 
that feeing there wereLctters written upon lele^mesy 
they might certainly then be read alfo : and hence 
did this fuperftition take Rife, of fpeaking words in 
the making of thcfe figures , and afterwards, of let- 
ting alone the figure, and ufing the bare words or*- 
ly : as it is reported of Irallianm^ who ufed thefe 
words for the Cureof the Chollick ; (fivyi^(pivyi,u 
Xo\h. And Homer writes, that the bleeding ofVUjJes 
hiS wound wjs ftopped, by u(ing ccrtaine words: 
aslikewifethat o^ Orcondates vvaSjin Heliodortis ',whOj 
with Straho^ affirmes, that the Indians and Ethiopi- 
ans, ufe no other way of curing their Difeafes. fr<?- 
ijfr^rt nfTures us, that he hath fcen thefe Ceremonies 
praftifed in his time : and even in Our daycf, they 
arc ufed but too often, efpecially by Superftitious 
Women. But at laft there were fome that made 
moreefteeme of Cliarafters, then of plain Words, 
confidering with themfelves what the power of fi- 
gures was. T\\n^liny reports, that M. Servilius made 
ufe of thefe two Letters, M,and >^, to keep himfelf 
from being blear-eyed : and Eudoxia the£mpref>', 


Book I. the Temple ^/Wifdome. 255 

being in Travel with a Child, defired, fas CeeUren 
reports)co have certain Letters applyed to her Belly, 
for to bring forth the dead Child : but it was all in 
vain 5 for ic coft her, her life. To conclude, thcfc 
things havihg been invented only for the concealing 
of foiiie '^ecrets, as we have faid^ (after Koger BacoHy 
who faith, ^£ Thilofophi ad invenerant in oprihus ar» 
tis^ & Natur£ utfecreta occultarent ab indigmSj) they 
were afterwards turned into Superftition, by thofe 
who mixed them with the Images, and made ufe of 
them beyond the powerof Nature j and that too 
with io Damnable Ceremonies, as that the very 
thought of them is Irkfome. Read the Hurmony of 
the fi orldj Lib 2. 

Now that the Pra^licc of making thefe figures was 
never forbidden, but only to keep us off from thofe 
Abominations^ that were ufually hepcby committed 
f the invention being nevcrthelefs natural, as we 
have fliewed ; and the things themfelves having 
been very Innocently ufed by good Men, without 
rheafliftance of any other Power, favethat of Na- 
ture) we may perceive by a like example, in the 
command that was given, of not Grafting on a tree 
of a different kind. For it was given for no other 
Pvcafonfthac 1 may here pafs by thofe, which are 
brought by interpreters, both of Greek and Latine, 
which are many times very wide of the Text) but 
only to turne aivay the Jews from thofe filthinefles 
and abominations, which they ufually committed 
at thiskindofEngraffing. The Latine words will 
in fome fort hide the uncleannefs of the difcourfe of 
thefe Villanies : you (hall have them therefore out 
ofthe above named Kabbi Mofes^ a man of very great 
knowledg in thefe Traditions : Vixerimt ergc^ qiicd 
in bora qua inferitur unafpci^s in aliam^oprUt tit ramus 


^^6 The Temple <?/Wifdome. B o o k L 

iufeYendus fit in manu alicujus mulieris fulchra^ & quod 
vir aliquis carnaliter cognofcat earn f rater ntorem natura^ 
tern, Et dixnunt^ qucd in temfore HI ins aClus debet mutier 
Tftferere ramumin arbore. From hence a man mighc 
conclude it was, that God, to fet a mark upon the 
fculnefs of this CrimCj would have the very Trees 
themfelvcs alfoto have fome fenfc of it. For, if a 
Whore planted an Olive tree, f faith one of the lear- 
ned'ft Prelates of Italy ^ according to the Opinion of 
the Naturalilis J it would never bear any Fruit. OH- 
t/^, faith he, <z Meretrice piantata^ velinfru&uofa. per^ 
fetue manet^ vel omnino arefcit. Now, to Engraffe 
any Tree what ever, is a thing boih Natural , and of 
it TelfindifFercnt : neverthelefs it was foi^iddenj 
meerly to avoid the Sin w<hich Nature abhors. Frop- 
ter hocigitur^ is theconclufionofthe fore-cited few^ 
prohibit £ fuerunt commixtionei^ fcilicet incifio art oris in 
aiiamfpecienty ut elongemur a caufis Jdolatria &formca'- 
tionum. And tiie like caufe hath a I fo moved thofe 
men, that have condemned figures j though they 
are both Natural, and the making of them lawful j 
as we have already (hewed Now the reafon why 
they have been alfo rcjeded by fome of the more 
learned forr, was either to give way to the Rigour 
of the Inquifttion-y as the Italians and Spaniards have 
done : or elfe, for want of having taken the pains 
to examine them ; as Gul. Parifienfis^ Gerfun, and 
diverfe others ; whofe Ob jeft ions alfo, which they 
conceive to be Invincible ones, we (hall likewife an- 

The ^ccond Objeftion is g rounded upon the foo- 
l»fliiiefs, and Impertinence of the words that are u- 
fed about thefe Telefwes -, at the making whereof. 
Ignorant people do ftill ufe fome certain Words, 
which fdy ihey, are very neer bordering upon Idola- 
try. Bui 

BookI. '/^^ Temple (^fVVifdome. 257 

But we have already anfwered, in theprecedent 
Chapter's that we do not at all defend the follies of 
the Superftitious; but do rather freely condema 
their Obfcrvations, and all words, that tend to 
fuperftition. In the fame Chapters aifo we have 
reje£tedpart of the fooleries, delivered bv Ff//^«o- 
venfis : andthatwemay not have any fcrupleunfa- 
tisfied, we do alfo here condemn thofe, which are 
brought by AHtoniusMizaldus: as namely, where he 
affirmes, according to Ptolomy^ that for to drive away 
Serpents, you muft prepare a fqiiare Plate ofCop- 
iper, and graving two Serpents on it 5 when the fc- 
cond face of Aries is Afcendent, you muft fay thefe 
words: Ligo Serpentes per banc Imagmemj ut nemini' 
<Hoceant^ nee queuquam impediant^nec diutiks^ uhifepulta. 
fuerity permaneant. As alfo where hefaies, accor- 
ding to the CamePtohwy^ that, to drive away Rats 
I and Mice, you muft grave the Image of them upon 
: a Plate of Tin or Copper, when the third face of 
Cdpricorne is afcendent; faying, Ligo omrtes Mures 
\per hance hnaginem^ ut nullus^ in lo:o jwi fuerit^ 
ftianerepofjit, bo likewife for to gather together, and 
catch fifties, you muft engrave the Image of a fiOi^ 
upon a piece ofLead or Tin, when the firftface of 
Jquarim or o^Pifces is afcendent, faying : Ligo & 
adjuro omnes Pifces quifunt in flumine(vi\th all naming 
th; River J adtradum balifi£^ ut ad banc Imaginem ve^ 
niam^ quojiefcunque in e us aqua, pofita fuerit . And fo 
alfo for the driving of Wolves away, either out of a 
Wood or from a Sheep-coat, you muft grave upon a 
Plate of Copper or Tin, the Image of a Wolfe, with 
his feet tied^ and two Maftivcs feeming to bark at 
him, when the fecond face of Sagittarim is Afcen- 
dent ', and you muft wit hall {iy thus : Extermnoper 
banc Imdginem omnes Lufos , qui funt in bac Vella^ aut 

K nemore^ 


a 58 The Temple ^f Wifdome, Book I. 

wf7W(?r^ (calling the Wood or the Sheep-houfe by it's 
name} utnonremaneat aliquiseorum inillo. As iike- 
vvifej in the laft place, to render a Huntfman fortu- 
nate in his Game, you muft grave upon a peice of 
Tin^ Silver or Copper, the Image of a Huntrnian, 
having in his hand a Eow bent, and ready charged 
wich an Arrow 3 graving it under the fign ofSagit' 
tarius^ whofe Image he reprcfenteth, and faying : 
per banc hnaginem ligo omnes feras Silveiires^ cervos^ 
aproSj lepores^ ut nulla meam venationem jubterfugiaty 
qnin oftatam portionem &pr£dam rftihi femper relinquat. 
J havefetdown fomany of thcfe words, that Men 
may take notice of them to avoid them, and to give 
warning of them to thofe that arc inquirers after 
fuch things 5 who might happily have lighted on 
them in the Authors own writings, which are full 
of Superftitions. For, befides that the mannerof 
making them is Ridiculous, it is aifo as far different 
from the true way that is to be obfervedin making 
them, as Heli is from Heaveu. So that I cannot 
much wonder at the III Luck of a Friend of mine ; 
whofaie?, that of above a hundred of thefeTe/^/1 
mam that he had made, according to thefe vaine 
Rules here delivered, he never faw any one of them 
anfwer hisExpeftation. But I defiring him to make 
one, according to the Dircftions I gave him -, he 
prefently faw the effeft follow. And M. Robert 
(Tnrnr a learned Phyfi ian makes them right, and^ 
the learned Eugenm Polymoy who is yet living, 
andmaybeaskt thequeftionj hath fworn to me, 
that he hath cured a moft Iiuollerable pain in the 
Rains, by one offchefe true 7elefmans : fo much doth* 
it concern us to be abletodiftinguifh, betwixt the 
true, and fulfe ones We rejeft therefore this fop- 
pilh way of meking them, delivered by the faid Mi- 


Book I. rte Temple (?/Wifdome. 259 

zaldUf^ as well in the places above cited, as infoniC 
others : as namely in the 44. 6-9^. Apborifmes oft h^ 
fccond Century j the g%.Aphorifme of the third Cen- 
tury i and the 47. Aphoriftne of the ninth : in which 
places he makes ufe of words both vain and fupsr- 
ftitious, and alfo of moft falfe principles ; which is 
thcRcaConjwhynoman could ever, byufingthcm, 
attain to the end he propofcd. Now I have former- 
ly faid, that we condemne all Figures and Word?, 
that are mixed with Supcrftition, in thefe Tf/</??w- 
tical Figures only; for, as for thofe Ceremonies 
and words, which arc pioufly ufed ; as for ex- 
ample, To caufe a ftorme of Haile to ceafes i 
man may ufe them without any fufpicion at all, ac- 
cording to the Judgement of fdme Divines. The 
manner is thus defcribed by Wierus. Having firft 
made thefign of theCrofs, againft the Lightning, 
Haile, Thunder or Tempeft, you miift take three 
Halle-ftones, of thofe that firft fell, and call them 
into the fire, in the name of the Holy Trin'ty ; and 
havi ng repeated the Lords Prayer two or three cimeg 
over, you muft read the Gofpel ofSt.John: which 
being cnded^ you muft make thefign of theCrofs, 
overagainft theCloude, and the Thunder, on every 
fide; and make the fame alfo upon the ground, 
toward the four quarters of the World : and after 
that the Exorcijl fhall have faid three times, Verbum 
caro fadum efl^ adding to it, as often thefe words ; 
Ter Evangelica diUa fagiat tempefljf efta ; if the Tem- 
peft were raifed out of malice, faith JHerus^ it will 
ceafc. But let us leave the determination of this 
matter til I fome other time ; only obferving at pre* 
fent, thett there hath crept in Superftition here 
alfo, as well as into the bufinefs^ we now treat 

R 2 THr 

76o The Temple <?fWifdotne. Book I. 

The third Objei^ion is grounded upon the Impo- 
tency of the matter ingraved. For, how can an 
Image, which is dead, and without motion, give. 
motion to other?, and have fuch operation?, as are 
attributed unto it > Thus it is argued by GuUelmm 
farifienfis^ againft thefe Figures. ^omrdo Imago 
i»ortua^ & onmimodo iHapprehenfa^ omnique modo immo- 
hiliSj mover etviventes ? aut qualiur prJjiat Scientiam^ 
qudm mchabuit. nee adUy necptentia earn habet certif- 
fimumejl? Gerfon faies the fame, and brings in a 
manner, all the very fame Arguments, in a Book 
that he hath written again a certain Phyfitian of 
Mcntpelier^ who graved upon a piece of Goid^ the 
Image of a Lyon, for the Cure of the Stone. 

To this I anfwer, that the Image of it feif, is 
dead, and without any motion : but that by the 
Vertueof the Stars, under which it was made, it 
hathaaquired new qualities, which it had not be- 
fore : or elfe, that the matter being before indued 
with fome qualities that were proper forfuchan ef- 
fect, it is difpofed for fuch an effcft by a Semblable 
figure, and its qualities are excited. Itacjue arSy 
faith, hUrcilius [icinus^fufcitat inchoatam ihi virtutem^ 
ac dam ad figuram redigit^ fimilem fu£ cuidam cxlejti 
figur£^ tunc fu£ illicide£ frorfjis expenit', qtiam fie fx- 
pofitam Cixlum ea perftcit virtute qua e^eperat^ exhibem 
quafi fulpburi flammam. Thu^ many things, if they 
are not excited, work not at all : as forinftance, to 
make fome Herbs to frael, you muft crufh them be- 
twixt your fingers. So Amber^ which hatli received 
from the Heavens, the property of drawing Straws 
to it; yet unlefs it be a while rubbed and chafed, 
it is not able to do it. The Bczaar or Eezohar Stone 
(which Marcilius Ficinus {d\es^ fignifies as; much as, 
Antorte lebcrans: chough this be an Etymology as 


Boo K 1- The Temple /7/W ifdome. 7 6 1 

Unknown, as UntrueJ which is Naciiraily indued 
with the power of expelling poyfon, becomes alfo 
a very Sovcraign remedy againft it. That of the 
' Scorpion, if there be firft graved on it the Figure of 
aScorpion, under the influence of theCelcftial con- 

ftillation of the fame name. ^ The flint Stone 

a gives not its fire, unlefs you ftrike it : in a word 
i^-^ — there is fcarcely any things but requires to be 
^ Excited and Awakened up to its work, even 
^^ aslow^as Artificial things 5 many whereof ap- 
^ ^ pear not at all, unlefs there be Art ufed to dis- 
cover them : as we may fee, for Example, in 
Letters written with the juyce o^Chrons^Figs^Onyons^ 
Salt Alnionkk^^ and many other things ; wluch mufl 
be either held before the Fire, or elfe dipped in Wa- 
ter, that they may "oe read. In like manner alfo is 
it neceflTary) that the. vertue of Metals and of Stones 
(hould be excited by the Celcftial Rayes, for the 
rendering them apt to effed that which wedeiiie. 
Now that thefe Rayes are fo powerful, as that they 
are able to penetrate Stones, and into the bowels 
of the Earth, we have already proved 5 and lliall 
hcreconfirme it, by the teftimony of BoHaventure : 
Vicunt Philofophiy quod corpus c ^lefie^yitediante fuo lumine 
influit ufque ad profundum terrjt^ iibi miner alia corpora 
generdrihaheit, Et^ quantum ad hoc verum dicunt.W'htn 
Tcftimonies are grounded upon experience, they 
cannot podlbly then be denied : and we know that 
the Sun penetrates very far into the Earth, and 
there gives life to plants, and li vine; Creatures too i 
which, when we fee taken up, aftonifh us very much ; 
as appearcs out ofGeorgius Agricola^ and the learned 
Ucetuiy who is ftill ProfeflTor at Fddua. As for Sub- 
terraneous fiQies, we find them but too often en- 
i . vcned by the Stars, to our great difadvantage : as 
R 3 you 

$62 ^^ ^f' Temple of Wndom G. Book I. 

you may obferve out of the third book of Seneca's 
X^at. qu£ll. c,ip. Who alfo in another place, Taies, 
that Thiiip having Cent men down into an old Gold- 
mine, to fee if the Covetoufnefs of Man had yet left 
there any thing undifcovered; they perceived Ri- 
vers running along thofe deep CavernF, and many 
other Prodigious fights : by which we may be cer- 
tainly afTured^ that the Heavens do operate through 
every part of the Univerfe. Defcendijfe illos^ faies 
this learned Author, cum multo lumine^ &multosdu'' 
rajfedies ; de'mde longa viafati^atos^ v'ldiffe flumna in'- 
genU(t^& conceptus aquarum inertium vajios^ pares milrpi'y 
nec compreffos quidern tsrrafupereminente'y fed libera laxi* 
tatis^non fine horror evifos. And thofe, chac write of 
thePviches oiAmerkaydiYuTe uSjthat the mine of Pro//, 
where Gold is generated, is fo hollow and Co deep, 
that nothing can more ficly reprefent the dreadful 
ImageofHell. If then the Stars do operate, with- 
in the bowels of the Earth, upon living Creatures, 
Plants and Metals, why not upon Stones alfo ? I do 
therefore account the Concluiion of Hieron.Hangejiy 
an Ancient, Learned, Sorbonift, tobenioftTrue^ 
who, fearching after the Reafon ofGamahes^ con- 
cludes (after a long dirpute)thac theFigure orpain- 
ting on them, proceeds from two caufes ; from the 
Stars, and from the Property of the Earth. Sec 
lie re his own word?. §^idigitur dicendumfit ? ref* 
pondeo^ ex duplki radke poffe contingere. Vna modo ex 
'/ad ice • iderea^fecimdmn A\irologorum author it atent^niul^ 
tlf expeyime'/itii coraprohattim. Alio modo^ ex. radice infe* 
riore^&c. Now this power or vertue of the Stars, 
worksindifierently upon all things j which Confi- 
tieration hath niovtd many that ftandupforthe 
powerof Figures, tobelieve that all forts of Stones, 

(Vlecais ^^ ^^-^^^ "''^^^'^^ iiuiiffcrently, if it be gra- 

vcd, and wrought according to the Rules before de- 
vercd, would work the fame effefts. F'or, as Fire 
heateth all things that are fet before it ^ in like man- 
ner do the Stars Operate, fay they, upon all things 
indifferently. But I hold the firft Opinion to be 
«h,e Truer^ and more certain : not, that this later is 
falfe; but, becaufe the effeft here is flower. For, 
the Fire will indeed heat all things, that are placed 
nearit; but if the matter be indifpofed, the heat 
will not workfofpeedily : as we fee in e;reen Wood, 
and in a Pibblc-ftone, which requirech a longer 
time to grow hot in, then a Brick doch : and fo in 
all other things. It is required then, to the end 
that the Stars may opperate th-e more eafiiy, and in 
lefs time, that the matter be before hand indued 
with fome quality, chat is proper to the effect which 
we have propofed to our felves ; and havealfo fome 
Sympathy with thofeCelcftial (igns, which we in- 
tend to make ufe of. Read the Holy Guide. 

You may fee this Sympathy, and the wonderful 
Correfpondencc that there is, betwixt Stones, Mi- 
nerals, Herbs^ Plants, Flowers,Tails,SmeIs,Colour5, 
Beafts, Fifhes, Birds, and all things elfe, and the 
ftars, in Georgius Venetus his Book, Ve Harmonia Mtm- 
^^, and in the learned Comment of M Mo»'^'^/^, a 
Phyfitian, upon Scbola. Salermtayia j the reading 
whereof, in all forts of booAS what ever, is truly 
very Admirable. 

The fourth Objection, which is brought bv the 
above-named Authors, is, that if this Artofpre- 
paring Images be certaine^and their vertue fo great 
as is faid ; the Egyptians j Arabians and Ferftans^ who 
were the hrft invcnters of them, would then have 
made themfelves Lords of the whole Earth, inUib- 
dmiig all their Ene Hies : which thing they have 

R 4 not 

264. ^Iheltwpicof Wxidome. BooKi 

not done 5 but coiicranwife have themfelves all been 

To this I anfwer, that no Image, or lehfmatical 
-figure c^n poflibly be Capable of operating (b great 
an effeft : they may indeed pofiibly excite, in fome 
fmal meafitrc, the courage ofCombatants^and nwk^ 
them Ids fearful of the Terrours of War h but thefe 
qualities alone will never be fufficient, for the ob- 
taining of a Viftory. If any here urge againft me 
the flory of Nectonaho^ who is faid to have drowned 
all his Enemies Ships, by making certain little Vef- 
fcls of Wax, and then drowning them : lanfwer^ 
fuppofe thcU. things were fo ; yet it could not be 
from hence concluded, that thefe effects were 
wrought by the vertue of the Stars j but rather by 
fome evil Angels, to whom God may have given 
fome fuch power. Gulielmus Panfienfu utterly denies 
thefe ftorics to be true; as indeed they are raeerly 
Fabulous ; neither do I believe thefe is any one of 
them chat hath any truth in it. If it be returned 
iipon us, that there is nothing in them, but a man 
nray believe, fmce polTibly they might be true : I 
anfvver, that many things might have been, which 
heveryet have been : as, forinflance, there might 
have been more iSans, and more Worlds then 

The fifth Objeftlon is,that it is necefiary that Na- 
tural Agents fnould.,. fome way or other, touch the 
thing they are to Operate upon: but a Figure, 
vvhich cureththe itone, Chollick, or anyother dif- 
^afe^touchcch not at all the Part ijfFefted, theVertue 
of it therefore cannot be'Nattnal. 

The anfwer to this Ob'ec^ion is fo eafie, that, 

without troubling our felves to* reckon up, with 

"S^oxisi^ the icYcral Wi^rss of loucking^ we Deed no 

* more 

B o o K i. < Ae Temple of Wifdome. 26% 

more but give an iiiftance in a Hot BricJ^. For as a 
Bricke receives heat from the Fire5Wichout touching 
either Cole, or r lame ; in like manner doth an l- 
mage receive the influence of the Stars, without 
touching an Part of the Heavens. ^ In a word, all 
the touching which is here found, is only a Virtual 
touching 3 as we fee in the Sun, which, doth never- 
thelefs warm it by its Vertue. And as a Bricke,hea- 
tedeitherby theSun, orbyFire, doth afterwards 
operate upon any other body, cummunicatingits 
Vertue to it, if it be applied unto it : in the fame 
manner doth a Figure or Image operate upon ano- 
ther body, communicating the influences, which it 
hath received from the Stars unto it, if it be in like 
manner applyed, either by a Corporeal, or by a 
\wrtual touching only. 1 fhall not here produce 
the Miraculous operation of the IVeapon falve^vfhich 
cures a wound, at a hundred Leagues diftance» if it 
be but apphed to the Weapon that made it j and 
that you drefs it, as you would do the Wounded 
Perfon ; as it is proved by Sr. Kenelme Vighy. If I 
ihould have madeufe of this Example, I (hould ne- 
ver have been quiet from having it thrown in my 
Teeth, that the Operation o( this Magnetical Vh- 
g«f«r isSupcrftitious and Diabolical. This is the 
whole burden of the Ignorant Rabble, who impute, 
whatever they find to carry wonder with it, to the 
operation of evil fpirits : and yet I have been afliirei 
by Dr.Turner a Phyfitian, that this very operation 
was Natural 5 and that himfelf had made ufe of it, 
with good fuccefs, and on a very ^ood man. Now 
if our Nativity Merchants deny, that the operation 
of a leUfmatical Image, which is buried under 
ground, can be Natural j becaufe that it is kept in 
bytheEarth, which coversit : hemayas well con- 

- ' elude. 

266 The Temple ^/ Wifdome. Book I. 

elude, that the operation of a Needle touched with 
a Load-ftone is alro Diabolical •> feeing that although 
it be a hundred fathoms deep within the Earth, yet 
will it al wayes turn it felf towards the Pole, This 
Comparifon is fc much the more preffing, becaufe 
that the moft of the learned believe, that this Vcr- 
lue of the Load-ftone is communicated unto ic, by 
that part of the Heavens, which the Needle points 
to. So true it is, that there is nothing more po- 
werful, then the influences of the ftars, when they 
have once made an imprcflion upon things here be- 

The fixth Objeftion ftrikcs at the power,which we 
have attributed to refemblance: for, there is not 
any where ffay our Scar Men) a nearer Tye and 
Correfpondence, then in the Love of a Mother and 
her Child ; and yet if a Mother drown her felfe,the 
Child will notprefently do fo too; and fo he con- 
cludes : ^anto minus igitur in tarn diverfisy utfunt 
Imago & Imaginatum^ nulla ligaturaj inter eaerity qu£ 
cogaty ut quod fxtituf ImagOy ^atiatur & Imagina" 

I know very well, that this Author makes ufe ctf 
Argument againft NeUanabo : but feeing that he 
brings it alfo againft Telefmatical Images ; [ anfwer, 
that thefe Images (as we have already faid) have no 
powerat all over our Wills. Now, to drown ones 
ifelfe, or, not to drown ones fclf, is an A^ion which 
depends wholly upon the Will. But if a Child re- 
femble the Mother, as well in the Lineaments of 
the Face, asin the A6:ions of the Soul ; there is no 
doubt, but that this refemblance may have very 
much power^ both as well on the paiijons of the 
mindc, as on thofe of the Body, which proceed 


/ p o OK I. The Temple of Wifdome. 2 67 

from within : as ic is often obfcrved. And even in 
our daycs, Wc have heard of two young Children, 
which were Brothers, at VenOton^ an EpJlcopal City 
inltaly^ who by reafon of their being fo perfefilj 
like one another, if one of them werefick, theo- 
^her was fo too : as, for example, if one began to 
have a Pain in the Head, the other would prefently 
. feel it : If one of them were a {leep,or fad , the other 
could tiot hold up his head, or be merry : and fo of 
the reft, as I have been aifured by Collonel Kove/ 
a very honeft man, and a Gentleman of the fame 

The fevcnth Objc6i:ion, brought by the Athiefts^ 
is, that if at any time thefe lelefmatical ftones have 
been known to cure the bitings of ^Serpents, and the 
flinging of iJcorpions; this cifeft proceeded not at 
all from the ftars, but from fomc feci-et Properties 
in the ftone, whereon the Figure of a .Scorpion, or 
Serpent, was graved. 

ThisObjeftionis anfwered in two words. I fay 
then, that we have already proved, that the ftars 
have power to communicate this vertue to the ftone; 
and alfo, that it is not at all Natural to it, and pro- 
ceeding from its own proper vertue : becaufe that, 
before it was figured and prepared under certain 
Conftellations, it had no fuch Vertue at all. And 
indeed, to what end iliould a man take fo much 
pains in graving and preparing it under diverfe Af- 
pcftsof the ftars, if it had as much Vertue before? 
To what purpofe alfo ftiould the Inhabitants of the 
Country oiHamftz. in Tirrkje^ trouble themfelves 
to take the Impreflion of a .Scorpion tbat is figured 
upon a ftone in a certain Tower, in a piece of Pot- 
ters Clay, if fo be the Clay it felfhad the fame Ver- 
tue before > We fay therefore, that it had not any 


368 TAe Temple t?/ Wifdome. Book I 

Vcrtue before, proper for fuch an opinion; and 
that this Vertiie was communicated unco it, by the 
ftone in the Tower; and to the ftonc, by the 

I fhall noDhere examine the Arguments of the 
Star Monger, which are to be feen under the Title 
of the s6. Page, which is, ^uod ommn ifta qu£ fiunt 
fer Imagines ymalignijlime fiant : becaufe that in this 
Chapter he treats only of Speakjng ImageSy or Sta- 
tues ; fuch as was that fpeaking Image of a man, 
which isfalfly faid to have been mdidthy Albertui 
Magnus: But the Images we fpeak of, are quite ano- 
ther thing 5 as is alfo their power. So that there 
is nothing wanting now, to the full Vindication of 
them from falfhood, and all other Caluminies, by 

The laft Obie^^ion is indeed the moft difficult of 
all the reft ; feeins; that the Vcrtue, which we find 
Imprinted in a lelefman^ feemes to furpafs the po- 
wer of Nature. Neverthelefs we are able to make 
it appear, that there is nothing Extraordinary in it, 
by niftancing in the Load-ftone; which having 
communicated it's Vertue to apiece of Iron, this 
picceof Iron communicates it afterwards to ano- 
ther, in drawing it to it felf, and retaining it. In 
like manner may a 7elefmatical figure communicate 
it's vertue to another figure, which (hall have recei- 
ved impreflion from it 5 which (hall afterwards have 
the power to work the fame effefts; only the diffe- 
rence is, we can give a Reafon of this later, though 
not of the former. For, the lelefman is, as a Brick^ 
made very hot, which is able to heat another Brick, 
though not with fo much force, as the Fire does: 
and the fame is tobf faid of the Print of a leUf^m 
in Clay, which cait never befopowerful in opera- 

B o o K I. The Temple ^/ Wifdome. 269 

tion, as thcTelefman it fclfe ; which is heated^ of 
penetrated, by the Beams of the Stars. 

We conclude then, that we may Naturally^ and 
without the aid of fpirits, prove, by thefecrets of 
Nature, not only the power of the Images, but of 
many other operations alfo, which arc more won- 
derful. As, for example, to fend Newcs to our 
friends, inlefsthenan hours fpace, above an hun- 
dred Leagues off: 2iSlrhheinm Abbas^ zndBanhoU^ 
my Cordelier^ and after him Kobert Fludy have under- 
taken to do. To do fuch Miraculous things, by the 
help of Looking-glafles, as we would think to be ut- 
terly impolfible ; fuch as were thofe ftrange opera- 
tions, which Kohert Bacon undertook to do in the 
number Nine ; by which he promifed the Pope, 
that if he would furnifh him with fuch a Summe of 
Money^as the charge of making them would require 
he (hould be able to annoy the lurk^s more by thefe 
GlafTer, then by an Army of a hundred thoufand 
Men. Briefly, if Arijktle had not informed us,that 
the Image in the Aire which infeparably followed a 
certain man, fo that he could never be rid of it, was 
Natural : would it not prefently have been conclu- 
ded, that it wasfome famili^fpirit,orfome Vernon, 
that took upon it the Figure of this Man? And yet 
neverthelefs, this was only the effed of the Man's 
ownweaknefs of fight ; which being unable to pe- 
netrate the Medium of the Aire, it's beameswerc 
reverberated, in like manner as in a Looking-glafs ; 
fo that, when ever his Eyes were open, he ftiil faw 
his own Image in the Aire. Which makes me to be 
of their opinion, who indcavour to vindicate the 
Ancients, from the Imputation of Magick, and to 
think that the Works which they did, and which 
arc commonly accounted Diabolical, proceeded 


^'O T^Ae Temple ^/Wifdome. Book I. 

meerly from fome Natural principle : and I am fc- 
rioufly of this inind^that there can be nothing more 
Rediculous, then to have rccourfcto Spirits. For, 
bcfides that Campanellay KioUmSy SymphorianuSy Cant' 
fegiusy and many others affure us, that, whatfoever 
they may have done, yet they have never obferved 
any thing that was fupernatural, at leaft in thofe 
works, which are faid to proceed fromfpirits: We 
our felvcs may do, without their Aid, whatfoever 
they can do 5 feeing that they have no advantage 
over us, but operate only by applying aftive things 
to paflivej like as we do. We conclude therefore 
with the learned Lord Bacon. Non igitur oportetnoi 
uti Magicis tllufionihusy cum potefias Fhiiofophu doc f at 
vperari quodfufficit. 

You now know your Mcttals muft be firft made 
Spermatick and Callo, the better to receive the 
Aftral Agent, as you may read in the Holy Guide. I 
have for the truths fake, and to juftifie my innocent 
and former VifcourffSy added to them this little 
pieces which perhaps is fuch, and hath in it fo much 
as the fforld hatli not yet feen published. It is not 
indeed the tenth part of what I had firft defign'd, 
but fome fobcr conliderations made me forbear, as 
my fuddain and abrupt clofe will inform you. How- 
fcever, what I now refeive, as to Vhilofo^ical Myfte* 
r/f$maybe im an ed hereafter in owv Kegio Lucis ^ 
and for the Ro^eCrwci^ff, we (hall draw them up for 
our own private ui^c in the Kofie Crucian infallible 
AKiomata. 1 have little more to fay, but if it may 
add any thing to your content. 1 can affure you 
here is nothing affirm'dy but what is the fruit of my 
own experience ; 1 can truly fay of my own, for with 
much labour h ive I wrung it out of Nature : nor 
had I any to inftrud me , for 1 was never fo fortu- 

Book I. The Tctnplt of Wifdotne, 271 

nate as to meet with one man^ who had the abilities 
to contribute to me in this kind. I would not have 
you build mwntains on the top of this Temple I 
have here built, notefpecially thofeofGo/<i; But if 
thoudoft build Thyftck^u^on it, then have I (hewed 
thee the K(?c^and the Bafis of that famous /^rt,which 
isfo much profeft by Biil-men upon every Poft and 
Pifling place, thefe we fcorne and their Ginger bread 
Cakes called Liquorijh Lozenges ^htcsiuCe they fo little 
underftand : here you (halt find the truefubjeftof 
it demonftrated, and if you are not very dul, fuf- 
ficiently difcovered j here God himfelf and the 
word of God leads you to it; here the Light fliews 
you Light^ and here have you that Tcftimony of 
Jamjlicusy and the Egyptians Records cleared ; name- 
ly, that God fometimes delivered to the ancient 
Friefts and Prophets certain matter,f fr heatafpedacula^ 
and communicated it for the ufe of man. I (hall 
conclude with this Admonition-y if you would know 
Natural Tele fmes and how to Spermatick Mettals and 
Pel lifie them, take heed of Antimony and the common 
Metals ; feekonly that very firfi mixture of Elements 
which Nature makes in the great World; feek it I 
fay, whirftit is/r^/^andjfd'H?, and having found it, 
conceal it. As for thtufe of it, feek not that alto- 
gether in Books, but rather beg it at the Hands of 
God, for it is properly his Gift, and never man at- 
tained to it, without a clear and fenfible afftflance 
from above ; Neglect not my Advice m this, though 
it may fcem Kediculm to thofc that ^reeverrpife^ and 
have the Mercies of God in derifwn. Many men live 
in thisWorld without God 3 they have no Vifits from 
him, and therefore laugh at thofe that feek himjbut 
much more at thofe that have found him. So it is 
I have heard fome confident Cobler and talking 


272 r/jg Temple £?/Wifdome. Bo ok I. 

TaylerSjpretendersof Art, diridethcfe things, their 
underwits cannot reach. 5t. Faul gloried in hi? Kf-^ 
velathm-, but he that will do fonow^ (hall be num- 
bered amongft Ranters and Anabuptifts. But let not 
thefe things divert you if you ferveGod, youferve^ 
a good Matter, and will not keep back your Wages. 
Underftandwell this Book, that the other may,|pe 
eafie to you : And fo Farewell in Chrift Jefus. j 




O R. T H E 


In three Parts, 

spiritual^ Ccelejiial and Element aL 

Conteyning the Occult Powers of the 
Angelj, of Aftromancy in thS Telefbiatical 
fculpturc of the Per fans and EgjftUns. 

The Mifterious virtues of the Characters of 
the Stars with the Genii Ideal's and Figures of 

Gcomancy upon Gamahc, &c. to wbkh is added 
the RefolLJuon of all manner of QueftioD' , 
Pad, Prc.cnr, and lo Come. 

The knowledge of Rofic Crucian Thyjicl{e 
and the Miraculous iccrets of !>iatiirejby which 

is performed inc:cdit)Ie exttsortiinary thii^gs. ail veri- 
fied by a prf,d cal cxammiiion of Principles in the 
gre£t Wurid, and fftred to meanCa^'acicies. 

By John Heydon Gent, «^/><^ o«^- , A[ 

Servant of God and Secretary of Nature. 

Prudsns tcnehrofa. Peittrat , J 

London Printed for Henry Brome, \6G'X' \ 



Truly Noble Learned and Valiant, &c. 

John DigbyEfq. 

My Worthy and Honoured Friend, All Ceo- 
leftial and Terreftrial happineG be wilhed. 


IlEE Crave exceeding 
Pardon in the Audaci- 
ty of this attempt 
huaibly acknov/ledg- 
ing a work of fuch con- 
cernment unto all Peo- 
ple 3 and difBcuIty in 
it felf 3 did well deferve the Conjunction of 
many heads^ And furely more advantagious had 
it been unto thefe Arts to have fallen into the 
endeavours of fom.e Co-operating advancers 
that might have performed this work excel- 
lently, beyond all others, would be your famous 
Father Sir Kcndm Dighy^ whofe very name 

A a 3 through 

The Epijlle Dedicatory, 

through all the world would have added Au- 
thority to itj But the privacy of our condition 
and unequal abilities expe(9: remiiiion this was 
done by us ^ yet notwithftanding we have not 
been diverted nor have our Solitary, attempts 
been difcouraged as to difpair of the favourable 
Icokof yoUj upon cur fingleand unfupportcd 
endeavours^ for which the vulgar people and 
under-witSj will give you thanks^ Now to wifh 
all Readers of your abilitieSj were unrcafonably 
to multiply tlie number of Schollers^ beyond the 
temperofthefeiimes^ but unto this ill judgeing 
Age^ We charitably defire a portion of your 
Equity 3 Judgement. Candor^ and ingenuity , 
wherein you are fo Rich^ as not to lofe by dif- 
Fufion. and beingaflouriOiing branch of your 
N(}b!c Father , unto whom we owe (b much 
obfcrvancej ycu have been long rooted in fuch 
perRftion , whereof having had fo lalting con- 
firmation in your worthy converfation conftant 
Amity and ExpreffioUj and knowing you a 
ferious Studicnt in the higheft part of this Para- 
dice^ and a m.ain Pillar of this Temple, with 
much excufe We dedicate it to your delight^ 

Tntr Affe&ionate Friend and Servant^ 

n/'-A'Ai. John HETDON. 



miM0^MMm iMi^m^ 


The Apologue. 

£ shall be accnfed of great yrefitm- 
pion and rapnefs^ for that vpc 
have^ Attributed the Figures^ to 
their proper and "Natural ideas 
and Rulers that govern the Re- 
gions of the Worlds and all things 
in the 12 parts thereof ^^ And the Rulers and 
ideas are incorporated into the Figures : as the 
foul isjoyned to the body 5 Novp the foul of Man 
is a certain Divine light ^ created after the Image 
of the Word the CaufeofCaufesandfirfi exam- 
ple 5 and the fubflance of God^ Figured hj a 
Seal whofe charaQer is the eternal Word ^ alfo the 
Soul of Man is a certain Divine fubjiance ^ indi- 
vidual and vpholyprefent in every part of the 
body^ fo produced by an incorporeal Author^ 
that it dependeth by the power of the Agent on- 
ly ^not by the bofom of the Matter, ihe foul is 
a fubfiantial Number^ Vniform Converfive unto 
itfelf^ and Rational^ very far excelling aU bodies 
Aa 3 And 

The Apologue. 

and Material things ^ tke partition ofvphich is 
not according to the Mt^ttcrnor froceedttjgfrom 
infsrtotir and gr offer things hutfrGm the e^cient 
Caufe: For it is not a quantitivc Kuiu'^ir^ int re- 
pwvcd from all Corpora '! L^i^s^ tphence it js not 
diiiided nGT midtifljcd by parts^ 1 here] ore the 
Soul cf Man is a certain Divine Ju'riAT^cc 
jJoi'yv v^/r(/.// a div hie fountain carrying a long 
mth:\ felf Number^ not that Divine one iy the 
Vi^hich feeing it hath a proportion to ail things it 
can underfiand all thiTigs^ therefore mans font be 
ino^ fhch^ According to the opinion of the Plato- 
92ijis Immediately proceeding from Cod^ is joy- 
■ned by competent Means to this groffer body 5 
Tvhence firfi of all in its defcent it is invdoped 
inaCelejtial and Aerial body tchich they call 
theCelefiial vehicle cfthefoul^other the chariot of 
the Soul^ through thk middle thing by the Com- 
mandofCod^ ivkois the Center oftheworld^it 
isfrfi jnfufed into r he middle Point of the hearty 
which is the Center of mans body ^and from thence 
it is difftifed through all the parts and mefnbers 
of his bady.^ but the chief feat ts the head^ when it 
joyneth his chariot tS the Natural heat being a 
fptrit generated from the heart by heat^ by this it 
flungeth it felf into the Humours :^ by the nphich 
it inUtteth in jll the Members and to all thefe it 
is made equally the nighift although it bedeffufed 
through one to another^ even as the heat of fire 
' adhearetb 

The Apologue. 

adherefh mojl nigh to the Aire and Water : Af 
though it be transferred by the Aire to the Wd' 
ter : Thus it is Mamfejl^ hovp the mertdlfonl^ by 
an ImortallvYL. an Eiherid vehicle is ccncluded 
in a gro/je and A<fortaU body^ btttwhcnby a dif- 
eafeorfome Mifchicf iheje Middle things recal- 
leth itjelfandjioweth hack, into the heart trhich 
vpas thefirjireceftickof the fold: bnttkeffirit 
of the heart failings and heat beingextiacf:, it lea- 
veth him^ and man dyeth^ and the font flyeth 
away rcith this Celejiialvehicle^andthe Genims 
his ^eeper^ and the Defnon follow it being gene 
forth and carry it to the 'judge where fentence 
being pronounced^ God quietly leadeth forth the 
good Souls to Glory ^ the evil are caji into punifi- 

Again as we kl^ow that the 1 2 houfes have each 
of them a threefold Keeper^ viz. A Ruler idea 
and Figure^ And thefe Govern the houfes and cdl 
things contained in them viz. Regions Citi-e^ 
Plants Perfons longnejfe orfjortnejje of life and 
the beginning of all things pafi prefcnt or to 
come^ and of the refi follor^ing. So every nuin 
hatha threefold good Dtmon^ as a proptr li^eptr 
or preferver^ihe one whereof is holy. another of the 
'Nativity^ and the other oftheprofefJTon^ ihe hclj 
Demon is one according to the DoLfrine of the hc- 
brews Abraham Ifaack ^»i^ Jacob Jofcph Mcf > 
Aaron and the Rofe Crucians : Ajfigned toth^ 

A a 4 RatioKji 

The Apologue* 

B^cittonal Soul^ not from the Stars and Vlancts : 
For thejc proceed jrom a fupernaturalCanfefrom 
Codha//jdj\ the Prefidtnt ofDcr/ions^ being uni- 
verbal alwveNaiiire': 7h^ doth direS the life of 
the ^ohI^ and doth alvoajes pit good tbcuglts into 
the Mr/fd^asyouvrdy fee by the figures: being 
^Inayes Aciivein lUinmnaiing us., dthough we 
<iO f/ot aln?ayes tak^ fiot'ue ofu : but when we are. 
J ^rsjUd^ and live peaceably ^ihen it is perceived 
hy ?^f._^ then it doth as it n-erc fpeal^with m by the 
iigitrcs here in this Book^^ and communicates its 
'VOice to us being before jilent^ and jiudietk daily 
tobringnstoafacredperfeciion^iilfo by the aid 
of this Demon or Cenim zre may avoid the Malig- 
nity of a Fate^ which being Religionfly worf/jipped 
by us in hone fly and San^ we kfiow was done 
by the RoJIe Cxuc'nm and Socrates, ihe Pytha- 
goijans ikinl^we may be much heiped by it^ \rhen 
ire by thefe allure the Rulers and ideas in the Fi- 
gures and Houfes to ajjfi us to divert evil things^ 
and to procure good things : Wherefore we pray to 
Cod thatke -would prejerve i^ from evil^ and let 
us k^iovi) who would do us hurt^ hy the Rulers 
ideas Figures and tloufes which are provo/{td by 
the Holy : and i hat ojlhc Nativity which is called 
a Genius : and that of the profcjj^on^ and thefe 
jignife together all things we Cun defre^as yon 
njayjce in the Figures : Novp the Demon of ihe 
Nativity^ which is called the Genius^ doth here 


The Apologue, 

defcend from the difpofuio/t of the -world : and 
from the Circuits of the Stars : rchich were pow^ 
erful in his Nativjiy. Hc?2ce there be Jowe that 
think^^ when the Soul is coming down into the bo' 
dy^ it doth out of the ^ire pf the Divine ideaf^ 
Naturally chooje a prejerver to it felf nor onely 
c'hufe this guide to it [elf ^ hut hath that willing t0 
defend it ^ this being the Executor and keeper of 
the life^ doth help it to the body^ and takes care of 
it^ being communicated to the body^ and helps a, 
man to that very Office^ to which he was deputed 
being born 5 who] ever therefore have received a 
Fortunate Genius^ are made thereby vertuous itt 
their works ^ e^cacious^ftrong and profperous. 

Now the Demon of the P/oJeljion is given by the 
Rulers and idea s in the Figures^ to which fuch a 
Trofeijion or SeB which any man hath profefj'ed 
is jubjeBed with the foul when it began to make 
choiCe in this body^ and to take upon iijelf Difpo^ 
fit ions doth fecretly defre : 7 his Demon is chan- 
ged the Trofejfion being changed 5 then according 
to the dignity of the Frofejjion we have Demons 
of our Prof elf ion more Excellent and Sublime , 
which fuccejjively tak^ care of a man which pro- 
cures a keeper of the Frofejjion^ as he proceeds 
from Virtue to vertue^ when therefore a Frofej^on 
agrees with our Nature, there ?s prefent with us 
a Demon of our Frofeijion lik^ unto us^ and fui" 
table to our Genins.j and our life is made more 
, ,^ feaccabU^ 

The Apologue. 

feaceahle^ hdfpy^ dnd profperous : but when wc 
undertake a Profeijion unl?/{e^ or contrary to our 
Ctnms.^ our life i^ Laborious^ and troubled 
with difagreeing Patrons^ So jt falls out^ that 
fome prdft more in any Science or Art^ or Office^ 
in a little time^ and with little pains ^ when ano- 
ther tal^s much pains. ^ and fludies hard and all 
in vain^ and although no Science^ Art^ or Vertue 
hetoheconi^mned^yetthatyou may live profpe- 
roufly^ carry on your Affairs happily. In thejtrfh 
place fet a Figure^ and kt^ow your good Genius^ 
and your 'Nature^ and what good the Figure pro- 
mifeth : As you jhall be taught hereafter : And 
Cod the Difirihuter of all thefe^ who diflributeth 
to each as he pleafeth^ and follow the beginning of 
fhefe^profejje thefe^ be Converfant in that vertut 
to which the mof High Dtjfnbuter doth Elevate 
and lr^<fyou ^ If ho made Abraham exceH in Ju- 
Jirce^andCltnjency., lUv^c^'Vith fear^ Jacob xr;/ A 
firength^ Mofcs with ,neel<^ejs and miracles^ 
Jofliua/;^ ^/ir^ Phineas;/^ Ztal^ David in Reli- 
gion and Vi&ery.^ Solomon and the Rofie Cruci- 
ans in Knowledge and Fanie^ Peter in Faith^ 
lohn in charity^ Jacob in Devotion^ and Tho- 
mas in Prudence, 

%erefore in what vertue you find by your Fi- 
gure you can be a Proficient in^ ufe diligence to 
attain to the Heighth thereof ^ that you may Ex- 
cell in one^ when in many yon may not ^ but 


The Apologue. 

in the reji endeavour to be m gnat a Fr^jici" 
tnt as you can'^ But if you fiiall have the Over- 
feers of Nature^ and Religion jigreeable ^ you 
jhall find a double Vrogrejje of your Nature 
and FrofeJJion^ but if they JIj all be dif agreeing^ 
follow the better: As you fiyall fee by the fi- 


Part 2, 




The Second Book, 

Being A difcovery ofthequality of this Art, 
And fignification of the i6 Figures from their 
Idea's and Rulers in the 1 2 Parts or Houfes of 
the Earth. 


Queftiorts concerning the fir fl hnfe and the ]igni§cd» 
tion $frhe Rulers Idea's and figures in the fame. 

IN the beginning of oor Art we Divide the EtrtK 
into I a parts, which parts are governed by 7 
Lords or Rulers and their 12 Idea's which govcrft 
ind 9re incorporated into the 1 6 figures and give 
fuch fignification in the houfes as followeth. 
The firft is therefore called the Thorofcope otAkeri' 



7heTempkefiVifdome. Part 2. 

dent and Angle oithtOrient whicfacontsins the figni- 
iication of the Pemands vi'hich may be moved, wpon 
the Qualify, NtiCvjre , DifpoCiciion or Completion 
of the Querent vAu^h isal',s/aycs tbc party that askes 
cheQucftion, f chac is to fay' t hethcr good or bid» 
ftod whether like to be Long-lived or not, and then 
whether his prefect intention be good or biid. 

2. As aifo concerning th? proportion ftature form 
tnd (hapc of the party asking the Queftioa or is 


3. Ifthe Querent be handfome, 

4. If the Child (hail be well faChioned or ill pro- 
portioned, fair or hard favoured. 

5. To what part its bcft the Querent direft his a- 


6. What part of life is like to be bcfl* 

7. Whether inclined to health or iicknfifs, to 
llrcagthof body or weakncfs, 

8. V7hetber the beginning of any thing (hall be 
good or bad. 

^. -If find the party at home you would fpeak with. 
10. What colour cloathes he wears, and where he 

*ii. Alfo Que-licns that may be propounded con- 
cerning the mirth or heaviocfsofthe Qaerent or he 

thttisborn. . . s ,. 

I a. Whi her one abfent be dead or ihve. 

13. If a (hip fh -11 come hGnr:^ iJt, oc not, 

14. Astoudilagthe Members c»" .".i?-: and other 
living things, This hoHf^contaitiCth ch;- Qucfticns that 
may bcpropouadfd and made of ch?lie<4dandof c- 
very thing therein concained, as the Brain, Nkmory, 
iinderaandmg reafon Intelligence Hz^ % Auler, Figure, 
Demon Hcly,ofthe Nativity, Geniouy* and oi the 

* pro- 

Part 2. The Temple of mf dome. 3 

profeffion^ of the Eyes, Eyc-browes, Nofe, Teeth* 
Mouth, Ears , aud Vifage ; wherefore when you find 
tfigureinchefiifthoufe, whatfoever it be you (hall 
Judge after the manner and form that we will (hew 
hereafter^ and give alwa^^cs the firft houfe unto that, 
that the Qucftion which it made or propounded doth 
note to, that is to fay the Motive of the Querent, 
When this figure Fortma Major is in the firft 
hou(c it fignifiech good wiIl,good heart, loyalty, 
* ^ profperityin all things, joyftilnels and Rtches,in 
^ s^ Cafe of a woman it betokcnctb J oyfulnefs anjity 
^ of Kings Princes and great Lords.- This figure 
^ is good in all things (except to keep a thing fccr^ 
in which thing it is a tokeo of (mail furety.Bo- 
caufe it is a figure of Sorath, and his Idea MeMell 
in this place) It is alfo of the fire fiixed entringin, And 
therefore it fignifieth a high mighty man given to 
command,covecing to bring men into fubjcdion to 
him, it is good for war and fignifieth victory oyerE* 
nemics, having power lufficient to accompli(h his dc- 
iigns, neither can his enemies prevail againft him , 
though they be never fo emiaent but will rather do 
themfelves injury then him, its in moft things good 
and (hews a Heroick and Magnificent fprited Man. 
^ ^ When you find tbisFigiire MtiPofnlm in this 
^ ^ firft houfe it fignifyeth a perfon of renown and 
reputation, fair, lightfom, plcafanr, great-bodi- 
^ ed and well made, one quickly Angry, fwifc in 
* * Aftion one very nimble and in this place is found 
alwayes good in all things as well in war as in 
peace, Signifying alwayes a Company of people ga- 
thered together for one thing or other; in Cafe of 
Marriage it is perfeftly good and liekwife to take a 
journyinhandfignifyingfwifcnefsand more by water 


4 The TtmpltofJVifdome. Part 2 

then by Land , And becaafe it is a Figure odiafmodai 
and cJ^r«r/.?/ and of the Eiemenc of the water, it there- 
fore betokenech rain, And that the pcrfon that is Rid- 
ing on the wayQiailbe dalhed with durt and moyl- 

-^ Finding tbis Figure called Career in the firft 
^ -k houfcit fignifyes that the Querent (hall have 
^ ^ the vidory , A great talker and isttc*" forth of 

^ his own worth telling great rtoriesof himfelf he 
caufeih contention & ixrife between n3cn,dcflroys 
plants and feed, it (ignificth ill opinions and choughts'> 
Mclancholly. HcavmelTc, Sorrowes, Envyes, Angefs, 
great pain and travil the pcrion to dream of Malice, it 
is ill in all things but to make Ivampiers, Forts, and o- 
ther Fortifications, of Towns and to defend them wel 
for which it is good to take a I ourny in hand, or for a 
voyage it is ill, for it betokeneth ftaying j and that 
the pcrfon or his horfc (hall be hurt by the way on the 
fooc. This is a Figure of ^.i^?/ and H^vael in the loth 
houfe and of the Element cf the Earth, And therefore 
it is an ill Figure. 
-k i^ When yee find this Fgure in the fiifl: houCe 

^ called Acjuefitie , yee (hail Judge it to fignify 
^ ^ goodneHV, happinefs, and qnictUfe with the ac- 

^ compliftiment of the pcrfons own hearts deiirc. 
The perfon is of good quality, and Courteous 
and deligtech to be well cloathed to cat and drink well, 
and to defire things pkafant and agreeable unto the 
body. If the demand be of or. for a voyage, it fignificth 
good fuccefle, but he that taketh It in hand (hall not 
depart fo foon as he thinketh, but yet fnall he return 
home in allg'adnefTe with the Accomplifhment of his 
cfefire, and if the queHion b- made for love in way of 
Marriage it i> good and for any thing ihu a Lover 


Book?. The Temple efWjf dome. 5 

doth demand In that behalf, for i^Anqfiifitio is a figure 
ofWfmad and Advachtd in the ninth HoiUeoftbC 
Element of the fire,biit being in this Houfe he receives 
vcrtuc froDfi Sorah becaufe of Malchidael which is his 
exaltation , thcrefurc it is a figure firm entring in 
good for all things but for War, bur in Church caufes 
and voyages (he is mcrvcllous good. 

When you finde this Figure called Puer ia 

- this firfl: houfe it fignifies a Perfon clamorous, 

^ feditiou$» Rebellious, deceitful, it fignifie .Joul- 
-^ ^ diersand Officers, that care neither for God nor 

^, man,andifaCaptain,heis9fanillCompany,and 
inventing Stratageras to d Htroy the Forces of an- 
other, and to over-rup a Country, and then to Feaft 
and banquet with Ladies, it fignifies Theft, Robbery, 
Deceit, and gain in play ; in matter of Love it is good, 
and likcwife in War. For Voyage it betokeneth a 
meetly fwifrnefs, for Marriage it is good enough, figni- 
fying always great deceits and frauds ; it is indifferent 
in all things , but better for War then for any othec 
thing. This is a Figure o^Barz^n^el^ and his Idea Mai- 
chidjiel in the fir ft houfe , and of the Element of the 
fire^wherefore it is deceitful, fabnlcjand witty. 

When in the firft houfe ye find this Figure 

■^ C7k\kd Amiffio^ itfignifictha perfon that is fad, 
"^ ^ melancholy, and peafive, becaufe his Houfe is 

•^ oppofite to the fcvcnth ; it fignifieth alfo lofs 
•^ ^ of inheritage and of poffefilons, an ill life , an 
ill bfcginning and ill iflue of any cnterprifc , ill 
for ficknefs, voyages, and quick difpatching : to be 
bri:f,thlsF{gnre i? ill in all demands that can be pro- 
pounded, except fur prifoner?, in which it fignifieth 
deliverance and cfcape out of prifon; in all demands 
of women, ic fignifieth whores, and ill wcmen^ for 

B ih:i 

7he temple of IVifdo^e. Books. 

this Figure is a Figure of Kedemel and H^ifmodel in the 
fccond Houlc or part of the Earth, and of the Eicmcnc 
of the Earth. 

When you find this figure called Alh;^ in this houfr, 
it fignifics aNcble perfon,one that fcornes bafc 
■^ ^ actions : one that is fo honeft and upright in 
•^ ^ his dealings that prople hate him becaufe he 
■^ is true and faithful, fubjed to fcandals undefer- 
^ ic ved; it is gainful in white things,^ and that a 
perfon is found, fine, pleafint^naerry, and hap- 
py in all things. If the demand be for fuic of Law, it 
is a fign that the man (hall win, if it be for meffagc he ,' 
(ball have good news, to learn the Law, Merchandife, 
& the Grammar, I mean the honefl School-Grammar j 
the man is wifc,and if this cvCcn'mBio be in the fourth, 
and Acqtiifitio'm the ninth, and Career in the lo. the 
Querent knows much inN^turey Rea[on^andPhilof&^ 
phy^ A Sc holer, a Fhilcfcpher^ a RoJ:e Crtictan^ one that 
if he hath orher Figures confenting, may obtain the 
Fhilofophers Pdtitarva we fpake of in my Book called 
The Holy Guide, Tdph-harth^rath hath his joy in 
thishoufe, and cherelore is good for Marriage, but 
it is naught for War , and £;ood for Peace. This is 
his Figure dirtd in the third houic in Amhriel and of 
the Element of the Air. 

Ciij)tit Dracoms in this firft houfe, gives Honours, 

Riches, and Favours from great and honoura- 

^^ ^ ble pcrfonages, chiefly in Church affairs , alfo a 

■k fortunate and powerful life, with goodnefs in 

^ ai! things except for War, for it fignifieth 

^ Combat and Battel; and for peace it is perfed- 

ly good,, it is alfo good for Marriage but it will 

be Innq in domg ; it h good in matter of gain, to be 

brief, it is good for aii things chat ye can demand, and 


Book 2 . The Temfle ofWifdome. 7 

fignifieth healch of body, pleafant and merry, and to 
have the favour of Kings, Princes, and great Lords 
with Profperity , and obtaining their hearts defire. 
And for that ic is a Figure that receives the vertue and 
fignification of Htfmaelsind Kedemet'm the 6. Houfct 
and HamAliel the Idea thereof, and of the Element of 
the Earch, and for that caufe is good to build houfes 
and to labour the Earth. 

When ye find this Figure , called Fortune 
^ MtM0r in the firft houfe at the beginning, it be- 
^ tokeneth choler, haftinefs, and fwifcneis in all 
•k -k things ; it is good for the affairs of War , and 
i, ^ fignifietb force, and boldnefs of heart, with vi- 
dory over Eneoiies, it is good alfo for voyagcff, 
in other things it is not fo good j as touching thing! 
of Love it fignifieth a contentment of the thing pre- 
tended, but the matter (hall be difclofcd. This Figure 
Fermna M'tror is a Figure of *$*or^f^, and the Idea Ver* 
chid in Amumn^ it is of the Element of the Air. 

When yoa find this Figure called Via^ in thd 
■^ firft houfe, it fignifieth a (laying in the way, and 
^ foiail health in the journey; it is ill in all things 
• except ic be to go out of prifon, for which it is 
^ good, becaufe ic is a Figure of Hafmodai the 
twenty fixth day of the Moneth, and of the E- 
lement of the Water. 

When ye find this Figure called Trifiitia ^ in 
■^ *^ the tTfl houle, itprodiiccth many troubles and 
-^ ^ difficulties unco the Native^ and many melan- 
•i< ic choly pcrturbations,both to the mind and body: 
^ fometimes it deforms the body, unlefs the pare 
of Fortune be there , the Native cannot live 
long, his life if !C {hould be long, will replete with ma- 
ny dolorsj griefs, and troubles, that it will be a trouble 
- " -"^ ' B a for 

8 1 he Temple of TVif dome. Book 7, 

tortiim to live: it figmfiech an ill beginning ot the 
cnterprife : the man is of ill will, and pcnfive, a Trai-^ 
tor, difobcdienr. This Figure is ill in all things, but 
to fcarch tre'ifurc in the Earth, (he is alfo good in mat- 
ters of lor tificat ions and buildings : This is a Figure 
ofZ<?^r/in thccleventli houfc, and of the Element of 
the Air. 

In finding this Figure called Letiti^^ in the 

"^ fi: ft houle, (hews a long and profperous life un- 
•^ -^ to the Native, gives a ftrong and healthful bo- 
■^ * dy, fair, and handfome, of .good behaviour, 
^ ^ prudent, piouS) juft and honeft, itdothfignific 
a peaceable and quiet life, corjunf^ion and a- 
mity of merry and pleaiant perfons, honeft, of good 
heart, and will in all things. This Figure is ^ood ex- 
cept in Matters of War: In cafe of love itfignificth 
foine lying and diffembling, that is, the peifon will 
promifc much, and perform but little. This is alfo a 
Figure ofHtfmael, and Amnixiel in the twelfth houfe, 
and of the Element of the Water 

When you find this Figure in the firfl: houfe 
■^' "^ it fi^nifies Rogues, Whores, TheevcSj Robbers, 

* Murderers, and deceitful pcrfons, and for aU the 
•*: ^ demands in this houfe this Figure is ill, becaufe 
^ ^ it is a Figure of Baz.z,nble and Barchiel in the 
eighth houfe, snd of th^ Element of the water, 
and therefore it is a deadly figure, and not fit to be 

When in the firft houfe ye find this Figure 

"^ called fuelia^ it doth fignifie joy, tofrngand 
•^ ^ dance,top!ay, tobewellcloathcdandDeat; to 

■k be in Love, a man of good will, young, and a 

^ lover of gardens She is good in cafe of Love, 
and in all things but in War. This makes a 



Book 2 . The Temple ofWifdowf^, 

party voluptuous and given to vain picafures, yet gives 
a good conftttution of body, a long and healthful life, 
fewer no dilcares that are hurtful, a lover of all kind 
ordelights,as ornaments of the body, focicty, nrwfick, 
odoriferous things , love-toyes , &c. of elegant and 
good manners, given to pleafant ftudies, much belo- 
ved of women: it is Kedtmels Figure, and her IdtA 

When ye find this Figure called Con^nnBio^ 
* ^ inthc firflhoufc, gives a graceful fpeech, andcf 
^ good memory, makes the Native wife and pru- 
^ dent, of profound anddeepcogitacionand in- 
^ jc vcntion, addiAtd to the Maihematicks and Mer- 
chandizing ; he (ball undcrftand many Langua- 
ges, chiefly ifingoodafpedof P;/(?r, but if in C cr c? 
unto him, it declares a wound in the head, and indeed 
makes the pcrfon both Knavifliand Thcevifli ; but if 
he (hall be of goodafpedt o^ Career ^ it declares much 
knowledge, and an admirable ingenious fancy:it figni- 
fieth good, if with good company and good AfpeSs, 
orelfe with illit is ill : icfigmScth alliance, concord, 
and ccnjundion with a friend, or woman great with 
child. This is a Figure orTaph'.harthArath^znd his Idfa 
Hamatiel^ which are incorporated into this Figure in 
the fixth houfc, and it is oi the E'cment of the Earth. 
Head th^HArmcny of ihe IVorU, liLi. 

When ye find this Figure called C4uda7)ra* 

■^ co>2i^, in the firlt houfe, it always produceth 

* much raifchief and trouble, perplexity both of 

•^ body and mind 5 continual dolor, forrow, lofs 

■^ -^ and tribulations ; kandals and calumnies attend 

the Native, it vitiates his fare, many times is 

dangerous to the eye£,and imports but (hort life.Somc 

old Writers would not this or "Rjtkits fliould be 

B 5 judged 

lo Thetemfkoflflfdome. Book 2. 

Judged in this houfc, but lam of the opinion that the 
Judgment herein fliould not be dekyd : for what 
csuie fo-ver the demafid was asked , and the H- 
gure m^-e, it figniiicth illnefs and damage for all 
things that may be demanded, fo that it is good for 
nothmg buffer mines and burning of Countries by 
yVa»^s"and Xreafonii, by reafon that it is a figure of 
2,az.e/ a^id Bfirz,fik/, and the Ideals Barckel and Ha» 
^;:ely in the (iitth, eighth, and twelfth houlcs? and of 
thg Ekmeut of the Fire, and a very ill figure. 


Ofthefecond Houfe^ and of the ftgni^cation of all the 
Demands Vfihkh may h judged in it* 

OUr next work is to (hew you the figoification 
of the Rulers and Idea's when they are incorpo- 
rated into the gures in this pare of the Earth, 
whichiscalled the fucccdent of the Angfeoftbe Ori- 
ent, and this is the place of gain to come. An^ fo you 
muft Judge the gures for the perfon which dcmandeth 
and propoundeth the Q^cftion, to know if it (hall be 
Vv ich the travel and fwcat of his body, or by fucceffion, 
05 ly gui ft, 

2. Thish* ufealfocontaineth the rcfolution of de- 
mands which may be made for moveable goods, which 
he in the power of the perfon demanding,or for whom 
theqieibon is ptopounded. 

3 Whether the Querent (hall be rich. 
^ By whit means attain riches. 

S The 

Bcok 2 . ihe Temple ofWifdome. 1 1 

5 The reafon why the Querent may not attain a 

6 Ifthe Querent (hall obtain the fubflance he hath 

7 If one (hall acquire his wages or ftipend owing 

8. Ifthe Qiierenc (hall continue rich. 

9 Of the time when the accidents treated of may 

10 The charges a perfon (hail make. 

11 Whether the friend put in truft be fccret 
or net. 

II VVhichof the two Gamefters hath won, or 
(hall win the (ilver. 

1 3 If the Querent flidl be well ferved to his profit 
by either man or woman that he mindeth to take into 
his fervice. 

14 Whether he (hall have great gain in the place 
where he dwelleth, or of the thmg thathcloveth and 
that beprocureth. 

1 5 The place where the thing loft was ftolen. 

\6 Ifthe voyage that he would take in band (hall 
be pro table , and whether it be nigh at hind or 
far off. 

17 Whether the promlfc made by any Lord fliall 
come unto eflfcft and good iffue. 

18 If itbegood toremovchou(hold. 

19 Whether the MefTcnger which \s on the way 
fliall brir.g good new?, or how. 

20 As touchirg the members, it containcth the de- 
mands which may be made of the neck either before 
or behind. 

The houfe is properly the houfe of gain and profif, 
and therefore when ye find any of thde 16 tguresin 

B ^ this 

1 2 The Temple of Wifdome. Book 2 . 

this fecond boufe , ye muft remember the Nature , 
riace. Countries, Defcriptions, and Difeafe^ fignified 
by the feven Rulers of the Earth , and their twelve 
Idea's which govern the twelve parts of the Earth, and 
this you mnft not forget in all the houfes, which ye 
(hall judge according to the (ignification of each of 

When ye find this figure called Fortune 
■^ "^ Maor^ in the fecond houfe, it fignifieth a per- 
^ -k fon able to go to War, and it is good in all 
•^ tl ings and notes prosperity with honour, ri- 
^ cbcSjgrcatprefcntsofgoldandfilverj ?^nd this 
Figure is good in any queftionthat yecande- 
masid, but in heavy and M tbings,wh<!rein it fignifieth 
iliclancholinefs, in all other things this fignifieth joy 
and blifs, and to accumulate the Philofophers wealth, 
and that he (hall attain unto a fplendid eftate, if with 
f oodafpcd and company of good figures the Philofo- 
phers Stone, which is MAgfthia^n^ Lyiharge , the firft 
divided intoyI^^^<7;, MirabiUx tiy4?:d ^y£s is Money ^ 
Teas Lea'nn)igf A is ^o.\^ of Luh.trge \M(t may not 
ff»eak: thefe two floncs makes the Philofophers Par.-^ 
ttrva with (orcx helps ; M^gneti.1. is Res d^'is in cji-ta 
1 1 et [cier^tia dhtfia^^tte Mir a In demands of Trcalons 
snd Robberies it is good, becaufeic fjgni eth loyalty, 
in what houfe focvcr ir be, ye (hall always find it to 
fl .nifie fv^rce accompanied with loyalty, like wife it ^v 
^iviteth fair and rich attire. ' 

Whfn you find this figure in the fecDnd 
■^^ ^ houfe it figni es a perfon of good hunianlty, 
■^- -^ loving peace and tranquility, juflice and rr.ercy, 
?nd 's one of all well beloved, and lovcch rcrt 
2nd joy : and (omething given to the pleafure 


^ ^ 

Ecok 2 . ihe Temfle cflVijdGme. i^ 

of the flell^. It fignihes aquancity of men aflcinbled 
for Travel and Mcrchandik, and to get fubRance ; ic 
fignifieth airowLitc things, and to Ipend well, good 
company, good for voyage, and figniiieth fwiltnefs, 
and like wife for war,for i: is a token of a great multi- 
tude of people aflembled ready to fight, it is good 
for marriages, but cold in matter of Love, ic is alfo 
good to gain and prone by the water. 

If this gure be in this houfe the party (hall 
>^ be given to vcnerious ads, and chiefly with vile 
>ic ^ or lewd women, and (hall fuffer much by their 
■^ if. means ; be will be of an evil completion, fub- 
^ jed to many fickneffes, one of no faith or good 
confcience ; ic notes gain by things hidden in 
the Earth with covetoufnefs, and things black ; the 
perfon (hall happen with melancholy and fad compa- 
ny, and of fmall p irpofe in cafe of voyage; and in all 
other thing (he fionifieth (lowncfs, but to build hou- 
fes and fcrtrefles (he is good, but the work (hall be 
' homely; it is good in black things, but it is ill in all 
other things. 

If this figure you find in this hoqfe, the par- 
^ ^ ty who asks the quedion, which in this Art we 
^ call the Querent, flull approach unto or joyn" 
^ yf himfeU wir.h rich women, and (hall marry with 
>j< them, and thereby erow rich : and if the que- 
ll ion be by niglir, the man or woman (lull often 
frcqiient men of the Church, aoddiall beofg"od re- 
pute, and for that caufebe wjjch a gamer, and increafe 
in riches ; and in all the deraands this figure is good, 
noting greac-grJn and profit, and that the perfon (hall 
thrive in qjancity cf Cattle, in profpcrity, intrafficks 
and Mercbandife, and have oood (ucccls in all things in 
the world that he takcth in hand. This figure in this 


14 1 he Temple of Wifdowe, Book 2. 

houle 13 better then all the orher, except Fortftna Ma- 
jor^ which in this behalf doth nothing Emperifh, and 
Signifying more then the other gain, profit, and ho- 
nour wirhKngs, Princes, and great Lords, andfigni- 
fieth as wuch in matter beneficial, and eftttes of Prefi- 
dents and Counfcllours. 

If ye find this figure in this houfe, ye ftiall 
:^ j«<Jgc the Qut'rent to be fortunate among 
:^ women, to be lusuriouf, a Fornicator, aSo- 
^ >k domite, and wickedly given toall abominable 
^ and filthy sdions , a dcludcr of women, and 
fljail be deluded and deceived by th::m> he 
flbail betroth lon:e u. dcr an evil pretence, and by be- 
ing (oadJidcd fnall biing unto himfc If great damage 
and deuimtnt J ;t alio fignifieth profit in Merchandife 
by occafion of women , and fignificth iikewife that; 
the gain ftiall be good in the war, and that therein 
(hall be gotten honour and profit. For company in 
the way, they (hall be men of war^ valiant, and ftout. 
In cafe of meffages, it fignifieth (pcedincfs with fmall 
profit, unlefs it be touching war. In things concerning 
honour it isvery good. Touching a thing ftolen , ic 
dial! be had again, but not without great trouble and 

When ye find this figure in this ^houfe , 
^ ye (hail judge the party to affcd riches, and 
:^ >i< therein co abound by reaion of womens 
^ means, or Ecdcfiidical preferments, he will 
:^ alwiysbc furnidied with money, yet will 
hefprndmuchfcipon Concubines, and in fol- 
lowing other voluptuous ccurfcs ; he v/ill alfo gain 
well by the death of his wive?^. In cafe of women it 
fignifieth loyalty, and virginity, profpcrity, ardgod 
Juck, good and furc cotftpany by the v ay , gnm in 


Book 2. T:he Temple oflVifdome. 1 5 

things of pleafurc and mirth, as Mulick, and fuch like, 
icisgood inalUhings, ai^d cfpccially in white things, 
and matters ofivouicn, it is good fortheuay, but 
there will be feme hindrance : this figure rather ilgni- 
ficth good in all things then evil. 

This figure fignifieth much gain by Arts 
if. if and Schemes, Phiiofophy, GeoiDancy,Afl:ro- 
if if logy, and Aftionomy; itfortunates a man 
if in Merchandi/ing, in the Law, in all kinds of 
:4c if writings, Erabaflics, Courtfhips , and by his 
induftry and ingenuity he (hall attain great 
honours and favours from great pcrfons , and men ia 
Authority with great gain, lpirit,and diligence, efpe- 
cially in white things: it is good in all things, and 
(hews a good will, good company and trufty, and 
men of honour ; it is alTo good in cafe of a Voyage, yet 
will there be fomc ftay by the way : this figure is good 
in all things. 

Finding this fgure in thishoufeit figni- 

if fieth the honour pall, great riches, and great 

if fubftance. It is good fur Merchandife, ho- 

if if nours, war?, and (ubftancc. It (igni ech fwift- 

if ^ nefs in all things. In this place this rgureis 


This figure in this part of the Earth figni- 

if fieth fmaHgain and poverty, the thing loft 

if (hall never be found again, the compr.ny if? 

if poor, and the profit is not g^'Cac. In cafe of 

if Marriage ic is not very good unkfs the firft, 

fcventh, eighth, and ninth do confent tbereunto, it is 

indifferent in all things, (or jowrnying it is good , but 

fomeftopin the way. 


iheTcfHpleiifWifdome Book. 2 

^ -^ Thii figure in this houfc fignificth lofs and 
■^ >^ bindrincc where gain is hoped, never to at- 
■^ if. tain unto fubitance, but by cxtrcam labour^ 
^ enrie, and anger, accompanied with ill luck 
and misft^rrune, to loolcgoodj! to be fpoiled, 
robbed and overthrown, and to go in Thieves compa- 
ny, flow lor a journey, and fmail profit. This figure 
is ill in all ih'ngt but to fortific Towns, and make 
buildings, andfigniieth that the buildings which yc 
{hall make fl:ia!l not be very fair, but it (hall laft 


If this figure be in this houfe, it fignificch 

if coriqued and |[;cttirjg of gcodf and riches 
•^ if. uiibuut (ill or b.each of tonfciente ; it dorh 
-^ >f fignifie good company , merry, recreative, 
if :^ and of good will, promifing many things 
which will not be performed , for a jour- 
ney it fign'fieth quickncfs : t.'f all the Orienral figures, 
this is the bed in ail things, and in cafe of robbery the 
thing is taken away in jeft and will be had again. 

This figure in this place fignifics fmall gain 
if -^ and profit , and fignificth that the perfon 
if {hall be robbed ih^t taiies a journey. Let the 
if if figuie be projeded for whatfoevcr you will, I 
if if it is ill, and fignfieth much debate and con- 
tention about the thing loll and (tollen ; and 
as touching all the demands in this houfe this figure 

This i^gurc is a token of lofs and foaall gain 
if or pro-fit in all things that you can demand j 
if if in this houfe, but to obtain the friend(hip of ' 

if a Lady. And as touching the way, it doth 

if if fignifie that the meflengcr fhall be robbed 

by a number of Theevcs and Hcd^-walkes, fo 


Book 2 . ihe Temflc ofWifdome. I y 

that in all things this figure is ill , be it for War or .^ 
Peace, and is good for nothing but to give tokens to 

\{ this figure be in this houfe , ye fha/l 
^ if. judge gain in things of good induftry, as the 
^ Law, Mcrchj^adifc, Writings; the thing 
if, lofl [hall be recovered again in time, with 
•^ if j^reat labour and diligence. Scmetiracs ic 
fignifieth Baftards, and the obtaining of 
Books and Schemes writ by hand, it fignifieth quick 
arrival of the McfTenger ; it notes gain by people late- 
ly dead. This figure is commonly good. 

"this figure fignifieth great fubftance and 

if if riches, great goodnefs , good eonnpany of 

if men of honcfly, the thing loft (hall be found, 

if profperity and good luck in Merchandife 

if with great gain ; it fignifieth alfo that the 

profit which a perfon flitll have j (hall be 

with peace and tranquility, without war or debate: 

alfo it is a good figure. 

This figure fignifieth all wretchednefs and 

if poverty, and that a perfon (hall be deftroy- 

if cd and brought to poverty, and to fpend all 

if vainly ; the things loft (hall never be had 

^ if again, the man on the way (hall be robbed 

by Crafts-men working by Iron, or Horfe- 

flioers, Lockfraith, &c. 


8 ^ 7he Ttmfhofivjfdonie, Book 2 


Of the third Houfe^ 4W of the Dcmnnds which may be 
made therein • 

HEre follow the demands which naturally be it- 
tribuced unto the rhir^i houfc, called the Cadent 
from the Afccndant of the Angle of the Ori- 
cnt, be of Brethren, Sifters, Kindred, with the Number 
of thetn, and the place ot the Nativity of the Querent 
of iliort joorneys. 

2 This Houfe containeth alfo the Queftions which 
may be propounded of a Scholer ftudying in the Uni- 
verfity , or in any other place. 

? f the Querent md his brother, neighbour, or fi- 
ller all a oree. 

4 Of a Brother that is abfenc. 

5 Of reports, nKelFigence, orfears, if true or faifc,. 
or fignifie good or evil. 

6 If rurnou s be true or falfe. 

7 Of Couiifel or Adviccj whether good or evil. 
S VVherhcr the Querent have brethren or lillers. 

9 O'^a Journey , \\ good to ^o, which way. 

10 Of the amity and vvcil-fiire of a neighbour. 

11 Of Hmbadiiges, Letters, and Mcfiagcs, which 
may be fetu within ^onniles by Land. 

£ 2 ]f that the ill fortune (hall turn to any good if- 
fue i:t7.ny tinr^e. 

\% VVhcrher there be any ill ccmp^iny in the way 
that a man wo?.](id go. 

14 How the man of the Church doth froni vvhom 
ye would hear neivs. 

1 5 A5 touching the members of mans body, the de- 


Book 2. J he Temple of mfdoms. 1 9 

mands which may be made touching the arras, (houl- 
ders, and legs, be approprutcd unto the third houlc. 
Tapththarthnrath and his lde^?s rule this houfe^whcre- 
forc when yc find any of the 1 6 figures there, ye (hall 
judge according to the %j4ler^ idea^ and Fignn in this 

>1< -^ Ifye find this figure in this houfe, itfigni- 

if -Jf fieth a nobie parentage^ mighty and vertuous 
if noble brethren , and good journeys to the 
>i< Querentj gives him adminiftrations, and of- 
fices, and gifts from Princes, and great pcrfons : yet he 
many times will undergo imprifonment upon the ac- 
count of Hcligion ; it fignifieth that the perfon for 
whom the qucftion is made is angry ivith his Kinsfolks, 
and that he (hall have harm for love of them; fome- 
tiraes it fignifieth profit and amity with Knsfolk , fo 
that the tenth and fourth do agree: for alidemands 
this figure is good. 

Vopdm demonftrates many brethren and 
fifters, and many friendly, pleafantjand pro- 
fperous jonrneys with them, the Querent re- 
ceives good from his religious Kindred, he 
will obtain an office of truft ^rom Princes or 
great persons, by which he will receive 
much honour and an increafe of riches This figure 
is indifferent in all demands, and always fignifies fwif t- 

When CiiTczr is caft into this houfe, is 

^ic portends danger uuto the brethren of the 

if if Querent , and that there (hall be niuch hate 

^ '>f between him and them it is dangerous i:i 

if journies, and is very ill in all demands fiizni- 

fying deceits in matters offaichor honcilv, 










20 ihe lemple eflVifd^me. Book 2 . 

^nd diffembling hypocrites in religion, and in moS 
things a very fycophant. 

j^ccjuifirio fortunates the Qnerents bre» 

-^ ^ thrcn and kindred, and makes them and the 

^ Native mutual friends; ic is good in all de- 

■^ >i< mands, aind (ignifieth fortunne fmall jour- 

if neys 'z^'*^« Inland journics , and he fiiall un- 

dcrtake.thcra with pkafure, quiet, and gain ; 

it addifts him to Religion and honefry, makes him 

credulous, devout, and of good confcien<e. 

f/s^f?^ (ignifiesmuch danger andprcjadfce 

5K to the Qiiercnt in fmai! jourueys, that he ihall 

* i(i fall into the h«nds cf iheeves and Robber?, 

M >K hertirs up mnch hate betwixt the Q«iercnc 

^ and his brethren , Inforrunacy many times 

the death of them ; the Querent is rafh, in- 

credulous, ungodiy, a blafphcmer, ahfqtte^fucrontm 


Finding tins figure in the third houfc , ic 

-jf fignifiech quarrel and debate w:th kin?foIk ; 

jt. :^ in fhort journies it nc:t.s fpeedinefs with finall 

^ gain ; ir is ill for the Sdioler, and (ignineth 

^ ^ anill neigliboiir, and ill company : in all the 

demands which maybe made in this hou/c, 

this figure always fignifics an ill end. 

Alhis gives a propenfity to the Mathema- 
^ >}< ticks, and fortunates the Querent in /our- 
^ :^ neys. And in all the demands this figure fs 
^ vcrj good. 

Eb( )k 0. • ihe Temple efWijdome. 1 x 

The head of the Dragon in the third i 

^ % makes the Querent Rehgious, and prefer* 

% hiiD by fuch means ; fortunites him in jour- 

^ niei, gives him fortunate brethren, and 

% (hews their birth tD be noble; in all demands 

in this houfe, this figure is good. 

Signifieth a contrt^ion of amity with 

^ great pcrlons, that the amity of friends \% 

-^ tAithful without diflimulatjon, but yec they 

^ >1< be fomcwhat cholcriek . it is not good for 

^ ^ the Scholer, for he hath no mind to ftudy, it 

is indifferent good in all things , but that ic 

(heweth a httle cholcricknefs. 

Signifieth little good for the Kinsfolk » ic 
% (hewech that the perfon {hall have his defirc^ 
•^ his Kmdred (hall put him in fear by the way, 
>fi the Letters bring good news, it is good for a 
5|c Journey, but that there will be fome (lay ; ic 
is better Dy Land then by Water jand fignifieth 
the accomplifhment of all defircs. 

This figure (ignifieth lofs and hindrance 
% >K where gain is hoped , never to attain un- 
^ >^ to iubftance but by extream labour, envie, 
i^ ^ and anger, accompanied with i.l luck and 
i(. misfortune co loofc goods, to be fpoiled> rob- 
bed, overthrown, and to go in 1 beeves com- 
pany, flow for journeys, and fmall profit. This figure 
IS iil m ail chings, but to f^rtific Towns ; the man of 
the Church is ill, ill neighbours falfc and difTeoabling 
kindred and brethren. 

C c This 

2 2 Ihe Tewple of Wjfdome. Book 2. 

This figure in thxh houfe fignifieth peace 
^ and concord amongft kinsFcliis and friends ; 
^ , ?tc in cafe of voyage,it fignifieth fpeedincfs with- 
^c -^ out gain or profit, it is ill for a Scholer* for 
>ic >i^ it fliewcth that he hath no mind to ftudy , 
the neighbour is honeft. This figure is good 
in all other demands in this houfe 

Ruheus in this houfe fignifieth choler, an- 
^ ^ ger, debate, ill will amongft neighbours and 
% kinsfollts, to let a man bloud it is good ; it 
% ^ figni es burnings by reafon of qucftions and 
% ^ words of injury happened amongft kinsfolk?', 
it is ill for the way becaufe the perlcn is in 
larger to be fpoikd i in all demands this figure 
is ill- 

Signifietb good and perfeft friendftip a- 
^ mongft kinsfolks, and profit with them, and 
% >^ fheweth alfo that they be of good difpofition 
i^ and health. The fuit which a pcrfon maketh 
^ to come to the love of a Lady, he cannot ob- 
tain. It is good for a (hort journey, it is gooj 
for a Scholcr, but it fhcwcth he loves a woman in the 
place where he is refident : in all demands elfe this fi- 
gure is good. 

Signifieth conjun(5^ion and amity amongfl 

>K ^ kinsfolks, it is good for all things that may 

^ be demanded touching a Scholcr ; it figni- 

■^ fieth alio that the kinsiclks be learned, the 

:4c >j< neighbours good, the thing loft fhall be 

fl^und again , the Letters fpeak of nothiog 

but fables and t£.^s ; it is good for totiike a journey, 

the mefteagcr is good. This figure is good in all the 


Book 2 . ihe TcmpU ofmfdomt^ 23 

yf This figure infortunates the Querents 

if journey , threatens diftruftion to his bre- 
^ thren and (ilhrs , tnd kindred, and (hevvS 
if if mi'xh quarrelling and difagreement b:twiit 
them, fhey feldomc a^ree, but are alwaya 
j'arring, yea iotnetimes plotting the deftrudion of each 
ociier with much violence. In all the demands this fi- 
gure is very ill. 


of tht fourth Houfe^ and the Demands therein 

l^"" Ow the fourth houfe which is the Angle Seften^ 
l\i trionAlox of the North partot the Eartb, con- 
taineth natur illy the queftions and demands 
which may be made of Parems , Lands, Cities, 
Towns, &:c. 

2 Alfo upon Houres,Vine-gardens,Meddows,Trecs, 
and their appurtenances. 

3 Alfo upcn a Citie, Town, and of the people that 
dwell therein, to know what they be, and cf what dif- 
pofition, and what is dene in the City, or Town. 

4 Ic concaineth aKo the queftions v^hich may be 
moved upon a Caftle, Palace, Fore, or Tower. 

5 The place where thmgs are hidden, or other 
things kepr. 

6 Alfo the qucdion which may be moved upon the 
end of all the Figures? to kaowif the iffue ihall be 

Cc i 7 This 

94 'i he Temple of mfdowe. Book 7. 

7 I bis houle being ibc Iccond to the third muft 
therefore fignific the (ubftance of the brother or filler 
of the Querent. 

8 Vv^bere to find a thing hid or miflaid,what part of 
the houie or ground. 

9 Orbuying and felling Lands, Houfes, Farms, &c. 

10 Of the goodnefs ot the Land or Houfe. 

11 Quality of the ground- 

1 2 It the Tenants be good or ill 

15 If there be Wood on the ground, oriffertilcor 

i4lfgood to hire or take theFarm or Houfe defirei. 

1 5 If the Querent (hall eDjoy the eftate of his 

16 If good to remove from one houfe to anc ther, 
^ 1 7 01 turning the courfc of Kivrt-s. 

i8 Of trealuies hid in the ground, if the Querent 
fliaji obtain it. 

19 Whether the father be dead, or (hall die 

3o If the child be right fathered, or a baflard. 

21 Whether the father or fon ftiall die firft. 

22 If it be ^ood to buy Lands or Heritages. 

25 Whether a Town fliail be taken ©r not. A Fi- 
gure caft in Italy by my fclf, to know whether the 
King or Oliver Cromwel had the beft at JVorcefier^^nd 
1 judged thcre,thacthcKing had then the worf>,butihc 
wind would change, and King (hdrles the 2. in i66o* 
would return in peace to his own agnin. And another I 
caf^and gave my judgment upon a little after in T#«rtr, 
whch W3S to know what next fhould happ^'n, and by 
my Figure 1 found wcftiould have war with the Dutch. 
Many Merchants can teftifie how t'ue 1 fpakc of every 
particular , and how things will profper within 500 


Book 2. Jha Temple of IVifdom^. 

years I cold them privately, which (; may noc ^ 1 wilF 
not) wri:c here. Finally, all the Queftions and Judge- 
ments in this Book, I have expcnen cd, and im wil- 
ling to teach and inftrud others cut of that affection I 
bear to my own Country BngUnd, 

24 Whether the Sbip on the Sea fha'l come to a 
good Port, and who is in her, and wherewi:h (he is 

25 If a man dvvcijing in a houfe (hall dwell there 
long time ornot. 

25 Whether he that is on the way (hail be long in 
coming or not. Thcfe be ihe quedions which be con- 
tained in this houfe, the (ignirtcation whereof, be ic 
good or bad, ihallbe judged according to thefignifi- 
cation of the Rulers Idea's and Fignrcs. 

Wherefore when ye find this Figure cal- 

-)(:. ^ led Forfii;^4 (J^Oj> in this fourth he ufe, ic 

^ ^ (hews honour and dignity in old age, and » 

>^ laudable fortune, and ftedfad for a conftancy 

if, hidden treafure and much gain, Princely 

fiatnc after death, a great eftare to come by the 

dea'hof the father, unlcis Rubens or Trtftttis affl.ft 

him; but this not butbytVe fathers death. In all the 

demands that may be made this Figure is good. 

This Figure in the fourth houfe declares 
the Querent to take delight in Buildings, A- 
griculture, or Husbandry , Mills, and Fi(h- 
ponds,and Fi(hing, and he (hall gain wealth 
thereby, his Pi'encs and he will differ, and 
together with his happinefs he will meet with 
feme vexation and trouble. If the qucOjton be by day, 
the evil will happen in the beginning of the Natives 
life, if by night in the latter part thereof. This Figure 
is indifferent in all the queftions. 

Cc 3 Career 









2 6 ihe Temple of Wifdome. Book 2. 

^ Career in ihi$ houic dtltro; j aie ij^biia- 

•^K -^ tion and dwelling of the Native or Qiierent 
•^ >tc the father (hall die before thcfon, the mo- 
>|c thcr is of fhort life, this figure being in the 
fourth, inarevoloMon of the Earth brought 
Career or Trilfiiia in d to Fortw/ia Ma'or^ .wh ch kil- 
led both Father and Mother the fame year : Dcilru- 
dion of Lands left by the Querfnts Father, Jiuturam 
fatrimoniiy he will deftroy or make (hipwratk of his 
patrimony, this Figure is ill in all the demands of this 

Affures the Qnerent of riches from Land^ 

if if and Houfes, fometimcs treafure , or riches 

if hidden in the earth, hefliall receive fortune 

if Jf from princes and great perfons J many tiffjejS 

if riches without labour 5 an increafe of his 

patrimony, hi? Father or Parents will be ho- 

rourable all their time, and after death ftiill be cterni- 

kd in Fames Treafury ; The Native will attain unto a 

great degree of rule and dignfty, honoured of all , live 

in great pomp and glory all his days,in all the demands 

in this houre this figu-^c i?^ good. 

This makes the Querent or he that is born 
^- to be a murderer, or a fhedder of blood ; an4 
' if fubjeds him to mrch calamity and troubles 
-^ i< deftroys his reputation and dwelling, haftcns 
if the death of his Father, he will alfo have con- 
tentions with htm, it threatens alfo damage 
i by fire, and wounds and hurts in the body, molefta- 
^tion, lofs, or damage from his wife or wives : he will 
be excited to all kind of violence and villany , the 
crround is flony and barren : this figure is ill in all the 


Book 2 . The Temple eflVifdome. 2 7 

Signifies a ftablc and firm inberiancc, boi 
-^ very meahjthe Parents be pretty eminent, but 
^ ^ poor ; it fignifi<;th lofs in affairs i In all the 
>(< demands this figure is ill, and fignifieth quar- 
5tc i(i rcis and conccncions with folks of ill nature, 
life, and complexion, the Father (hall die be- 
fore the Son, it is not good to buy Lands, there is no 
c;reafure hid 10 them, the town beficged (halbe takien,the 
(hip coraeth with a good wind, but it is no great profit 
to the Merchant, the (hip is full of young wenches for- 
saken, and is in danger to fall into the hands of the ene- 
nemie, or elfe Pitots, the party (hall dwell long in the 

In this houfc, (hews an excellent memory 
^ i^ and good underftanding, a brain apt for Arts, 
^ :^ and Sciences: acute and moft apt in all bufi- 
iv^ neffef , and the Querent by his induftry and 
if. :^ kgcnuity, (hail accumulate a ftable fortune 
in Land and Edifices : but neverthelefs he 
threatens contention, ftrife^and moleftation with thofe 
nearly related unto him, or have any affinity with 
bim : in all demands this tigure is good. 

In this houfc argues much gain to acrcvv 
^ ^ unto the Native ; from Lands, Houfes, In- 
^ heritances, &:c. oftentimes much gain un- 
•^ thought of, or unexpeded, as by things hid 
:^ and obfcurc , &c. It alfo (hews the fa- 
mily from whence he fprings to be noble, 
long-lived and durable : in all the demands this figure 
is good. 

Cc4 Sig- 

a8 7he7ewpleofW7fdome. Book 2. 

SignJficth great (uddennels and qi'ickncfs 
:k in all things, the father is come of an mdiffe- 
if. rent nobic race, but they be all cholerick per- 
5^ :^ foils ; the houfe and appurtenances thereof 
5^ ^ be fair and good, and the Lands , but tbey 
(hall be fubjed to t-re, and they fhali be da- 
maged by men of war fomecimes, viz. h\ Sooldiers 
both Horie and Foot, there is no treaiure hidden^ the 
City or Town is well populated with Souldiers, the 
end of the war (hall be good, for pcjce it is ill ; the Fa- 
ther (hall die before the (on, the child is nor legitimate, 
the money which wai) hidden is found and taken away, 
the place bifieged (hall be ukcn through their own 
/oily, in quarrelling amoncft thcmrelves, the *^hip (hall 
come home fafc , the perfon (hall live long m the 
place: this figure (ignifies haft and is not evil but for 

This figure fignificth lofs of Heritage, in 

>^ all things that ye can demand this fif*ure is ill, 

^ but to fow the earth: yet it is good by water, 

^ the treafure (hall not be found, the City is 

-^ weak, and (hall eafily be taken, the Caftle or 

Toweris not fair and rhey {^and by the water 

(idc; the broiher and fiftcr have not much money , 

the father is of long Hfe, and ibe Ton legitimate; it is 

good to buy Marfhes ; the (hip (hall come h* me fafe, 

the man fhail not dwell long in the houfe ; this figure 

IS good for ail things but for love. 

It fignifieth tobedifinheritcd and driven 

^ ^ from theeOate of the Father , the man came 

'^^ '^ of an evil ofi'-fpring, the houfe is ill and ready 

5|c ^ to fall, wet and Imcaky, the Tcwnlhallbe 

>K taken if the orhe*- ccnf^nr, the people be old 

Souldiers, fubtiie and deceitful, the Pahcc, 


E ook 2 . 7 he Tenivh ofmfdowe, 29 

Caftlcardhoufebeoid, an<J much rrcalurc lnddcn in 
tbem; the end of ail rhings wh ch ye demand is lU^ 
but to buy acrahJe Land?, snd to I uild I cui^s; che ion 
(hall die before the father, the tr.other isiii, yet the 
fon is legitimate ; it is good to buy heritage^, for they 
(ball be long enjoyed, he that is in the hculc fliall iivc 
there long, the fhip is heavy loadcn, and will be long 
a coming ; in all d< mands this f7gure is ill in this houfe, 
and io it is in the fiiil and fiith hcufcs. 

Signifies good luck and profperity in hcri- 
^ tages, and that the treaiurc hid in them (half 
^ :^ be found and dircoveicd, the family is good, 
7^ ^ and came of a nc ble extradior, the houfc is 
:^ :^ pleafant, and the places thereunto belonging 
recreative, and of much pkafure, becaufeof 
the groves, high Woods v/here the Birds warble 
forth their notes, and of the Gardens, Walks and green 
places where the Fairie Q^^een and her Ladies dance, 
by the Moon which fliincs through the tops of the 
high trees, and f'Ttunates the pbce with pleafure ; the 
Palace and Caltle be very plcaiant, with the fine 
work< and |?rccn things that be there, there is much 
treafure hidvitn near the filver (Iream which cules 
along its waves by the Palate uall.*^, the nvcrisfull of 
f{h,checnd ofail dema ds (hall begrod. Thishou(e 
fignlfies the (ubfranc^or riches of ihe brother or filter, 
the fen is legitimate !f the 5cb, confent, the father is 
nor dead, but doth make gocd chear, the thing enjoy- 
ed lliall be flighted, the m^n in the houfe (hall dwell 
but afhort time there.- in all thcderr.ands this figure 
is good. 


go The Temple of mfdome. Book 2. 

This figure fignifics the father to be poor 

^ ^ &needy,t he brother and fifter have no riches, 

^ the facher ftiall die (hortly, the Ion is a bar 

5^ >^ itardjthe (hip dial be caft away in a ftorni,the 

^ if. waves have broke down the dcck,&: the guns 

have broke their tackles, and llaved out the 

fidesof the (hip; there is notreafure hid, the Town 

ihail be taken, and the Dams opened, and all the place 

deftroyed by the abundance of water .• in all demajids 

this figure is ill and fignificth death and bloodfhed. 

P/i<r//4 figni es a i^ood honcft family, the 
if. hi uTe is pleaianc and line, rhe City is fair, 
if if- buc if it be beficged, it fiiau be taken, becaufe 
if there be more bexuties, i^;:::.. Ladies and Gcn- 
if tie women, the men of war; there is no trea- 
fure hidden but near the water fide, the bro- 
ther and (ifterhave good ftore of money, the father 
(hall live long .* this figure is good in ail the de- 

It i$ good to vifit the father, for he is fick 

:^ :^ ordead, andif hcbe not dead, be will eaufc 

if fomething to be written, the houfe is good, 

^ the Town fliall be taken, or yeild by compo- 

^ "^ fition the Souldicrs be wife, the Palace, Ca- 

ftlc, or Tower is not very fair but it was buil- 

dcdby Artidsin Gcometrie, the treafurehid fliaUbc 

finely found, the father (hall die before the fon , the 

5hip fhall come fafc home, the brother and fifter have 

but little money, the party that lives in the houfe or 

Tov'n , ihafl not live there long; iv^ all the demands 

this figure is good. 


Book:?. 7herem])k()fmffo/:-!e. 31. 

• •Sbtw's much labour' and lorrovv to cue 

>fc Querent, a cop.fiifion and walle of his jpatri- 
^':^' nun^v <i lo(s in Lands, Saildings, and all kind 
^">j<- of Edifices, trouble and anxiety in the life oc" 
-^ ^ livesofhis Anceftof.or Ancdiors»lof^ofei\i-' 
mation and credit. 


Qf the fifth Houfiy and of the Demands thenm 

HEre in order comcth the 5th. houfe.whicb is cal- 
led the Succedant of the Angle of the Sep- 
tentrional, otherwife called ttic Good Fortune^ 
doth contain prop(^rly thefignifications of the demands 
which may be made touching a child, to know whether 
it (V? all be fmail or great offtature, and touching his 
birth whether he be legitimate or abaftard, of good 
nature or ill 

2 The fubftatice of the father whether lie be rich or 

5 Whether it be good to eat and drink. 

"--4':Tf it be good to put on new cloathes, if they be 
p)T)d and fhalllaft long. 

* 5 Ifchepromile mide to aperfon (hall be perfor- 
med or not, and whether it be true or falfe. 

6 Whether the Meflenger (hall come qalckly and 
what news he (hall bring, and alfo what is contained 
*|n the Letters. 

7 If 

5 2 ihe Temple of Wifdome Book .1. 

7 If the earth (hall bring forth plenty of fruits, and 
vrhether cbey fhaU be good or bad. 

8 Likewife the figni cations of all pleafures, as to 
kifS} fing, dancei banquet^ and play on all inflruaients 

9 If one (hall have children. 

I o If a woman may conceive. 

I I If the Querent fliall have children be he man or 
woman that asketh. \ 

12 If a man (hall have children by his wife, yea or 
CO, or of any other woman whom he nominates. 
15 Wlether (lie rs with child or not. 

14 If with child o^ Boy or Wench. 

15 Ii a woman do conceive with child of more then 

16 How long the womtn hath been conceived. 
. 17 Of the time when the birth (hall be. 

"18 Whether the birth shall be by day or night. 

19 Whether onity is like to be between the infant 
and Parent. 

2:0 Whether the Town befieged be taken or not. 

ii Whether the party which is on the way shall be 
in danger to be rcbbed, and whether the ways be apt 
dar<gero'as by reafon of Theeves. 

2^ If the Son be lick, dead, or taken prifoner. 

23 Whether the Book which one would read con- 
tains things good or bad. Thefe be the Queftions con- 
tained under this houfe, the which ye shall Judpe ac- 
cording unto the (li^nijBcation of the Rulers id^us and 
their figures^ and ycu have in the firft Book their na- 
ture and povyer, and here they follow in order.- you 
muft renacmbcr fi il the %u!ers ^nd Idea's and then 
;u<^£C the figures in the houfcs. 


Book 2 . The Ttmfle ofWifdome. 3 :^ 

When you rind Fortma M^ior in the fifth 

5j< 5^ houfe, it denotes few children, but thofe of 

-^ -^ much honour and Renown t Bcfidcs he de- 

^ dares the refpcd and reverence the child (hall 

>K receive from vulgar people, and ^\it honour 

and dignity he will receive from hminent Per- 

fons : but if it be with pure RuheMSy Career^ or Trifii* 

tia^ the children dye if he be with ^cqmfttio or Letp* 

rt^jthe children may live and will attain a fplendid 

eflate and credit in Che world, and the party (hall be 

accompanied with the thoyfcft delights, in a word, 

this Figure is good in all the demands, and better then 

all the other, bccaufe Sorath, and Ferchiel rule this 

houfe in FortmA Major* 

FofHlui in this houfe declares the Native or 
querent to journey often, and to go on divers 
Meffages, and Embaflages, gives him honour 
from the vulgar people and Hgnifiesi that he 
(hall have many children : he will be much gi- 
ven to company keeping, and all kind of vo- 
luptuous courfes, principally revelling, and haunting 
Tavcns and Alc-houfes. 

In this houfe portends either no Ifluc to 

^ the querent, or the death and deftrudion of 

^ ^t^ thofe he (hall have, and while they live, they 

^ ^ (hall prove crofs and diiobcdient, bringing 

^ much forrow and trouble of mind unto him: 

he deftroys the querents pieafure, and ftirs 

up contentions between him and Meflcngeri or Em- 

baffadors, and prefages or averfc or crois fortune in 

all his Negotiations. 










24. The Temple of U'ijdor;7e, Book 2 * 

j7Tv["'" " l^eclarcs maay Children , and thofe dutr* 

-'4^. ?tc fbl and obedient to the Native or querent, 

;'otc and he tliall be bltlTed in them: they ftiall 

■if. ^ prove honourable and ingcnioos, and receive 

•^ Applaufe and commendations horn all pcr- 

fons, he Augments the querientj delights and 

plearmes, he alfo (hews many friendfliips and Do- 

nations of Confcquenceunto the Native or querent, 

chiefly by fome arduous MefTages or Embaffages, 

he (hall perform, and pri.bably thereby attain unto an 

eminent degree of Honour .• in all demands this figure 

is good. 

Portends unto the querent but few chil- 

:4c drcn, rather a fpurious and illegitcraatelfllie, 

•^ by which he fhall receive much forrow . grief, 

_^_>^ vexation and trouble, It alfo (hewes much 

." :k. Icffc and evil to enfue unto him by rcafon 

of Libidmcus and prodigal courles, playing 

jsnd gaming and following ill company this figure is 

ill in all the demands. 

Signifieththat the child fhall be of ill Na- 
jf tureandlofTe of Herirage by Art, the fick 
^ -pf. pcifon (liall anif^nd, the woman with child 
y^ (hall have a Son, but (he (hall be in danger 
:^ ^ cf death \t if no^ g od in cafe of eacing 
and drtnkmg rbeproniiie fhall not be per- 
formed, the Medengcr (hall come quitk'y, but he fh^U 
bring ill news the /.eccei s fpeak oi tbaUenges and 
quarrels about a Woinan , for plcafurc this Fi- 
gure is ill , ur.lcis it be for Wantons, and Bawdy- 
houfe-Keepers at the Hand in riwki^^ over againft 
Strand" Bridge without Jer^^ple-bnr, for them it is good, 
the houfe is liiaii^- ^: ■if»e»ous.- Vacabonds and Scor- 
pit ns lye in the way, the Son is neither dead nor taken 


Book 2 . The Temple of Wtjdome. 5 5 

prifoncr, but he is very fick, the Chilt is a bittard , co 
buy and fell new Garments it is ill, the year is good 
and great, tboundance of Gorn, it is ill for Trees and 
Plants, the Books are ill and fall of idle Complements 
and -^ove toyes ; this Figure is ill in all the demands, 
and (ignificth many Children > but they fliall be 
all bad. 

In the fifth boufe , fignifics the querents 
>^ -^ Children to be Ingenious and ape for ftudyt 
^ if mikes the Native honoured of Eminent per- 
^ fons for his Clerks-ftii> Ingenuity, or skill in 
•:^ ^ the Mathema ticks, he may prove Secretary 
to fome honourable perfon, by which he (hall 
^ainmuch moneys and credit ; he will delight himfelf 
ia curious Arcs, and neat and admirable inventions, ia 
whxh he will exccll. 

This is not fo good as Fortune Major ^ but 
if it is indifferent good in Autftrnff^ & fignifieth 
if that the child (hall be a man of honour, vidlo- 
>^ if rious over his enemies, and liberal, and he 
if if (hall have many children : It x^ indifferent 
good in eating and drinking, the promife 
(hall be performed, the MefTenger (hall return quickly, 
and the news that he (hall bring ihili be of War, or of 
ger •, for pleafure there (hall be (mall ioy,or hearts eafe, 
it is jllto remain in the houfe becaufc of fmall gain, the 
woman with child (hall have a Daughter, and cfcapc 
death very narrowly, the Commons of the Town be 
ill,iftheCaftlebeberieged itfhail be taken, there be 
many Theeves by the way, and therefore it is not good 
to go into the Coantrey : the fon is fick, but he (hall 
cfcape the difeafe, and come home lafeiy,if the tenth 
agree, the child is a baftard, ic is good to buy ?and put 
on new cloathes, for they (hall endure but a while ; the 


go Ihe lewple ejlVijdtime. Book 2. 

year (liJkll be good aud plentiful, but ill U r Trees, the 
books fpcakof wars, atid anger 5 this /"igurcis indit- 
fLTcnc in all ihc demand, and (ignifitth few children. 

This figure fi^nificth to have few children, 
5^ but they (liall be of good nature and conipiejti- 
tsjc on, and not long oi life; it is bctttr to drin^ 
5^ then to ear, the profile fhalinot be kept, the 
yf, woman is not with ch Id, but hith fome Zump 
in her. In all dcm?nd< that oiay be propound- 
ed this figure is ill, unlets it b- for voyages, and when- 
loever you make a Figure for any demand, and find this 
jigure in this houle, it fignifieth that Letters fhall 
come from fome place, the which (hall fpeak of things 
of warcr> or of a voyage, it figniheth many children^ 
but they fliallali dye. 

This Figure fingnficrh forrow, heavineffe, 

i^ if, unquietneis,poverty, and ill fortune hereafter 

-^ X- to come to the child ; the Letters which come 

:^ >ic fpeakofheavy things, asofa Fownbefieged, 

:jf^ or tTothcr mifhaps and inconveniences ; the 

woman with child fhall have a fon, fo that the 

tench be Mafculine, and (he (hall have a great and long 

tjavel with danger of death, this figure is ill in all dc- 

inands, and (igniiiCth manychiidren. 

Signifieth perverfe children, and dcgcnc- 

if. if rate from vertue , it is ill touching, eating, 

:if and drinking, and cfpecially of red things, 

if if the prornifc rtiallnot bckept,iheMcfrengefs 

X yf flidl bring Letters which make mention of 

War, Dutls, or challenges; this figure is ill 

in all things but to ibw the gound; the woman with 

chkid iLall have a daughter^ but it (lull furely dye* 


Book 2. The Temple of Wifdom&. 37 

She fignificth profperous children, it is alfo 

^ good to eat, and to drink, and for all Mirth, 

>K ^ andjplcafure, the promife (hall be kept? the 

:^ Mericnger (hall come home lafe, and at laft 

^ fhall bring good, peaccablcj and loving news, 

it is good to woo, ki(s, fing, dance, and pUy 

on Inftrutnents of Mufick ; the child is a baitard, there 

is no Theefcinchc way; the Woman with child fhall 

haveaWenchif the four Angles confent, to buy and 

put on new cloathes it is good, and fignificth thae 

they (hall be rich, neat, and fine : the year fliall be 

good, and abound with great (lore of all (orts of fruits, 

the Books teach how to Woo, Court, ^ying, Play, and 

Dance with Ladies ; in all demands this Figure is good 

nnd (ign'.fieth few children, but they (hall be very fair 

and lovely. 

Signifieth that the woman with child fhall 

>i< if have a fon, aod whenfocver you do projeA a 

if Figure for a Marriage, and find this Figure in 

i< this houle , be fure the Marriage fhall take 

if if effed. This Figure is mean in all the De-^ 

inandsj and fignifies few children. 

Signifies profpcrity, good luck, and the ad- 
if vancement of honour to the child by his good 
if if nature, the woman with child fhall have a foil 
if if which (hall have great honour and reputaci- 
if if on in his life; for ail queftions this Figure 
is good 35 to buy and put on new cloathes, and 
for the fruitfulnefs of the year, and confcquently this 
Figure is good in 3II the demands, and noceth to have 
few children. 

Dd la 

5o The temple ofWifdome. Book 2. 

In this houfe frees che Native from many 

>i< >1< troubles, calamities, and dangers, and gives 

>j< unto him many children^ and thofe long lived, 

>K and very fortunate, the Native receives 

>i< fome pubiick enriploy mentor Office,gains much 

the.eby,heis delighted with much civiil 

recreations and pleafures. 

In this fifth houfe dcth either deny Iffue, 
^ or cife portends the deflrudion of the Que- 
>K rents children by vitjlent deaths ; much ciucl- 
'K ty, and advcrfity while they live, makes them 
>K ^ crols, vexatious, snd difobedient unto their 
Parents: Jtdeftroyes the Querents piealures 
and delights: Judicares much evil unto him to pro- 
ceed from Vain, ii regular, and voluptuous ccurfes. 


•Oftkcfixth Hcyufe^ and its gjfejlioffs^ viz. off.ckc 
. nejs^ Servants J}?:ai/ Cuttel. 

EVcrv thing is known to receive vertuc from the 
^ /^W/and Rulers of the world, and they receive 
their power frcm God, and incorporate it into the 
twclvepartsof the Earth, and the fixfcen Figures in 
the Annua', moncthly, and daily motions of them; 
This being cslIedtheCWf«f from the Av^k Scptemri- 
o-tl , which propc'lv ifTiports A ^v^ft) ? or 
Rerolurion of Figures good or evil in hrufes ; but 
t'.is is called ill f rrune, and containeth thcfc Quefti- 
c ns, which may be made upon fuk psrfons and difca^ 


Bcok 2 . The Temple ofWifdome. 3 9 

tcs, whether it (hall be long or (hort: and of whicft 
of the four Humours it cometh : and if the Pa- 
tient (hall be quickly whole, or lofe any of his (Limbs 
by that Difeafe. 

2. If he (hail dye, in what eftate he (hall dye , in 
good or bad, and in what day, and in what hour. 

3 Whacputofthc bodyisafflidcd. 

4. From what caufc the (icknefs is, what part of the 
body the Houfcs fignific, and their difeafes ; Difcafes 
iignifieth by the Ideas^ by the Rulers in the firit Bookj 
and by the Figures in this and the third Book, 

5. If the Difjafe be longer fhort. 

6. If the party be (icK ot whom the qacftion is 

7. Caufe of the Difeafe, inward or outward. 

8. Of the quallity and nature of the Difeafe. 

9. Whether the Difeafe be in the right or left fide. 

10. Whether the Difeafe be in the body, or mind, 
or bo:h* 

1 1. How long ere the fick (hall recover. 
12 Whether the Phyfitianbe a Learned man you 
would go CO , and if good to take Phylick. 

13. Jfitbegoodto vific a fick per(on. 

14. Whether it be ^ood to remove the (ick pcrfon 
from the Hofpical or Chamber where heis toanoth<.r 
Arc which is in another place. 

I 5. This houfe contaiocch the dcmanus which may 
be made upon fraall hearts, as Sheep, Lambs, Goats, 
Hogs , Conycs, and lu hlske fmall hearts, and whether 
it be good to buy or fell rhem. 

t6. Whether the beatl lort, fhall be found. and vvh) 

17. It conraincch alfo the demands which m^jy be 
made upon men of low condition orcrtace, as Lab .»ftTs, 

40 . Th c Temple of Wifdome. Book 

Mafons, Carpenters, Butchers, and Porters of London^ 
or any other City. 

18. Alfoovcr all things ftraycd and broken, falfc 
witne(rcs,Bawds, Whores, i'orccrersjand Enchanters. 

rp. Alfoovcr fear, and fright, fhame, poverty, and 
lack fmoke and darknels. 

20. As touching the members of man, it contalneth 
tbedemRnds which may be made npon all the Noble 
parts of the body, the heart excepted.Thele be the prin- 
cipal demands which you rouli judge according to the 
fignification of the fcven Lords of the Earth, the 
twelve Id^ds^ and the fijitcen Figures, according to 
former Rules pot in order. 

Yorturta Major in the fi xth, (hews !ofs in 
^ >^ fmall beafts, many perturbations and troubles 
^ ^ from fcrvants, ahhoogh in lome things they 

5{=: fhall be friendly and (erviceable to him, hedc- 

• -^ monftratesmany long, and Chronical Difcafes ; 

chiefly thofeofthemind,ifP«^ror Rmbsusht 

in the Ailerdant, the Father of the Querent fhall 

Ihoicly dye. 

Declares many ficknefTcs to invade the Que*- 
^ >ic , rent, which fhall afflid the brain, Inimic'uias 
':^ •>jc ~ cum AduUcrih^s^ diinna, ^b his, rixM cum coH' 
''^■'-^^^- /^tw^«f>//>, yetiflhe ihall be fortunate there, 
:i< ^ it ih eves health of body, much good from fcr- 
vants and kindred, and nnin by Imall Cattel* 
Threatens many lukcelTcs, and many dtfea-* 

i' its of the body, "-^k^'-iv-x;) from the infe- 
^c x- licicy, or nnhappinefs^and prejudice men rc- 
:^ v;^ ceive in this houfe from fmall beafts, many 

>'< croii'e§ in fervancs, and in obedient familiesy 

He threatens Dolors, Griefs, and fome- 

times Impriionmenis to the ^crent , and divers 


Book 7 • 7he Temple efWifclome . 4 1 

remarkable mifcheifj (hall be, as ic werciniepeiabie 
unto the body. 

Ac(\uifitio in the (ixth houfe notis^s the que- 
^ ^ rent to be g nerally healthful; And inti- 
;^ maces him fubjcd to very^ few difcafcs .• he 
:^ ^ gives hira great fortune in dealing in fmall 
^f; cattle, his fervanrs will be fairhfLjl and ho- 
ned tohira.hefhail be honoured of his fa- 
mily, and be bettered much by his fathers Kin- 

Inthcfixth houfe prefagcs unto the que- 

^ rent hot and dry difea(e$, if evilly afpcded 

■^ there , he vitiates the body either with 

>f: >i< crookcdnefs or lamenefle: he infortunes him 

^ both in his Servants, and jn fmail hearts, if 

he be in 6 ^ :■ oi VuelU ftAlbpti oxiCan' 

juH^io : the querent proves an excellent Phy fuian. 

Jhews much loffe and damage from Scr- 
>^ vants, chiefly thofc of the female fex : his 
^ ^ Difeafes will be but few : but thofe that are, 
>|i will be caufed be venerous courfes .• he will 
>{C >f be impotent in (yet extrcam earned after) 
the Art of Generation ; If he marry, his 
wife wil be ignoble, inobedienr, ihameleffe .- And if 
^mijfioht in □ or <? of Puerox Rubens, (^zvq\\\ 
prove Meritorious, but well difpofed ; and in good 
Afpedl of A'iijHifuio^ Letitia, then (he dcmonftratcs 
one of excellent conditioas ; and alfo denotes much 
gain unto the querent from Servants and ail kind of 
fmall beafts, and will be honoured of his father. 

Dd3 In 

42 The Temple oflVifdeme. Book i 

In the fixch denotes the querent to libidi- 
-^ >H nous couries, and to be deceived much by 
>|< -^ women, Ifhebr. in Afped of Career Triflt^ 
>|c tla, Pfter and Ru^eus, he portends unhappy 
:?^ ■>(^ dileafes unto the querent, and many tiroes t 
violent deatbjgeneral Imprifonments and dam- 
age from fcrvants* 

Inthefixth houfe, declares good 5and faith- 
^ ^ ful, and honeft lervants ; portends health of 
^ body, and a good Gonfticution, or that ve- 
^ ry few difeafesfhall affault the querent ; He 
-)f will be fortunate , in his fathers Kmdred and 
in bcafts of the Jmaller fort. 
When in the fixth hou'e ye find this figure 
>'■ called Fortfirja^ ir (ignifierh that the fervants 
>i< and rubje<5i^s be true unto their Marter,but the 
^ >K Servants (hall be ficlc m their fervicc; it is ill 
:^ >i< to buy beafts, the witneflcs be falle, for the 
Phifitianand to take what he prefcribcth it 
IS good jefpccialy to take Aurjfm petai^ile ^ and fuch 
rood Medicines, fo that the 7th and loth. do con- ; the, bcaft loft (ball never be found: it is good 
for whores ard Bawds, but they (Kail be in danger t;o 
betaken becaufe of their ftar, and (halnot have the mo- 
ney profited- 

Signifieth that the ftrvants will willmg- 

^. ly put forth thcmfelves in their Maflers bufj- 

^ nef^and doit with great diligence,- it is ill 

yf^ to buy and (ell cattle; the fick pcrfon (hall 

>i< be in danger of death if the ^oth confent 

thereunto, it is ill for the Phyfician, or to 

take M^'dicifjes; The wirneiTjrs have falfly depofed , 

tl e Ba' d Hcth mock a'ld will not do her endeavour, 

vt hose ^i\: is worthy to have ten thoufand kicks for her 

I^abcur. Signi' 

Book 2 . ihe Temple ofWifdome. 4 5 

Signifieth diTobedience and naugluinefs in 
^ * fervantsand fubjeds , and that they (hall fee 
:^ i^ floathFul and Ikkly in their fervice, the ficS 
yf, >^ perlon (hail die fo that the eighth <onfcnc, 
:^ the witneffes have fworn falfly ; if is ill to 
buy beaih, for the Phyfician, or to take Me- 
dicine y and in all things which ye may demand m 
this houfethis Figure is ill, buc for Bawds , for their 
matters will go well. 

Signifieth the fcrvants to be good at work, 
if. fure and faithful; it is good to buy beafts, 
:^ -^ the Patient (hall have none other difcafes, hue 
>fc >^ fliall quickly amend : fooietime the ficknefs 
:=jc -^ cometh by over much reft or penfively for 
fome thing 5 in all other things which belongs unto 
this houfe this Figure is good, exceptfor Bawds, (hew- 
ing they (hall be falfe. 

Signifieth no good luck touching fervantJ, 
i(. -^ for they (hall be xn danger to be robbed or 
if devoured by Wolves ; the difeafe cometh of 
if if too much abundance and corruption of blood 
if if mixed wirh red choler, the Tick perlon (hall 
die or be long fick , if that the firft houfe ard 
eighth do content: in all the demands which yc may 
ipakc in this houfe this figure is ill, unlefs it be to let a 
perfon blood. 

It is very good in all the demands which 

if may he made; touching fervants it is ill, for 

if if the fick perfon and his difeafe, came onely 

if by phlegm and thought taking for Women : 

if for til other things which ye may demand in 

this houfe this Figure is good , efpecially for 

Whores and Bawds, for their affairs (hall profpcr, it is 

alfo profitable to buy Bca(ls. 

Dd 4 5igni 

44 7he Temple of IVifdome. Book q. 

•• ' ' 

Signineih chat the Tervancs be meetly good, 

^ >(: the (ick perfon (hall die, it is ill to take Pby- 

. -^ fick, and likewik ill for the Fhyfitian, ic is cx- 

^ cellent good for Whcrcs and Bawds ; in all 

^ :^ other demands this figure is ill, but to buy 

fmall cattle, for which it is good. 

Shews that the Querent fliall be affli(^cd 
:^ with many mifchicvous difeales, andcrofTcd, 
^ plagued, and perplexed with evil condition" 
:^ cd fervints, the Beafts (hall be ftolen or eaten 
^ >K by Wolves, or Foxes, Badgers, or fuch like 
Beafts, the Party (hall have a Fcavcr and ma- 
ny other dfifeafcs, and be in danger of death if the 
eighth and fourth confcnt : it is ill for the Phyfitian, 
and to take Medicine, and for all other things , for 
Whores and Bawds it is ill, for they are deceit- 


Book 2. ikeTe^/pleoflVjJdo^fc, 45 


Significatiofis of the feventh Hoitfe^ viz. of Afar- 
riages^ Enemies^ Wars^ Law-Juits ^ and Co?i- 
tra&s^expermented by *S'7r.Chi.Heydon.-^«e- 
jiions of Fugitives and ihefts^ and according 
to Cardans experience are prefented here ^ 
jvhich are true in Aftrologie 5 and as certain in 
thk Art ofGeomancy and Jelefmes. 

YOu muftobferve the fevcnth houfe, which iscal- 
led K^Tof sTvj./, bccaufe the Sun paHeth into the 
oppofite Region to us, and leaves us, and falls into the 
Occidental Angle which Kedemel rules , and her Idea 
^Hriel^ which in PuetU govern the feventh part of 
the Earth, which containech properly and naturally 
the fignifications of the Qaeftions and Demands which 
maybe moved on thcconrrary of the demand of any 

2 Of Marriage , whether ic (hall take efleft or 

^ What (hail be the occafion or hindring the 

4 Which love or defire it mod:. 

5 Whether a man fhail marry. 

6 The i\mQ of Marriage 

7 How many husbands a woman fliali have* 

8 From what part one fnatl marry. 

9 What manner of perfon he or fhe is. 

I o Whether the msn or woman be more noble*' 

II WhoihalibeMafterofthctwo. 

II Whe- 

46 The Ttmple of Wifdome. Book 2 . 

12 Whether (he be rich or not. 

i 3 Whether the Marriage be hgitimate. 

14 How they (hall agree after Marriage. 

1 5 Whether a roan or his wiFe (hall die firH". 

16 Whether a Damofel be a Maid or not. 

17 Whether a woman be honeft to her husband 
or not. 

j8 Of a woman whether (he trades with any but 
her husband. 

19 Whether a woman is honeft. 

20 \i ones 5weci-heart have a Lover befides 

21 1 f a Marriage Oiall be perfedcd to the content of 
all parties or not, and who will be grieved. 

22 Whether the child conceived is the Ton of the 
fcpuied father. 

25 Whether a woman living from her husband 
fcall ht received into favour, or live with bim 

^4 V^hich of the two that play at any game, or 
lays any wager, (hall win or lofe , either at Cards, 
Dice, &c» Cock fighting , Horfe racing , Calling of 
Lots, Chefs> Tables, Bowls. 

25 Of two Battels ready to fight, of Ordnance on 
both fides playing, and their Horfe and Foot in hoc 
fervice : on both parties, and in equal ftrengch and 
number who (hall get the viftory. 

iC If the Companion appointed to you be a good 
inati or a bad. 

27 If there (hall be war upon the laft Proclamation 
^KwheHS tikctiA'xng, F ort una Minor \:\ the tenth, with 
CauolaD'-aconis in the eleventh, &c, 

28 If the man be wife and of a good underf^an- 

29 If 

Book 7. 7he Temple of IVifdonie, 47 

29 It the hienUship Decwccn cwo pcrions shall 

30 If the agreement made between two pcrlons 
shall continue. 

1 1 The place where the fervant fied^ Beads ftrayed 
and things loft are. 

32 How thefc things were loft-. 

g3 VVhethcr the Cattle or other things be ftolcn 
or not. 

54 VVhether the thing miffing flcdoficftlf. 

3 5 Of Bcafts ftrayed, or fugitives. 

56 IftheBeafts are loft. 

37 Ifdead or alive. 

38 If in Pound or nor. 

3 9 Ifthe Cattle or things loft sliall be found or not. 

40 How far off the thing loft is from the owner. 

41 In what place, which way are the Bcafts ftolcil 
er ftrayed, in what ground. 

41 Whether the fugitive shall betaken. 

43 How far the fugitive is. 

44 Whether a thing ftolen shall be had again* 
47 If a thing be ftokn or not. 

46 If'irbc loft or ftolen. 

47 Whether the Thief be young or old- 

45 V Vhcthet the Thief be man or woaian. 

49 If more then'one Tnief. 

50 Ofthecloathes of the Thief. 

5 1 Names of Theeves, or men according to Art. 
%% Whether the Thief be of the houfeor not. 

53 5crangerorFamihan. 

54 Whether the Thief be in the Town or not. 

5^ Where the Thief is, gone towards whatpart» 
56 Of the houfc and mark of the Thief. 
5 7 Dore of the hcufe, tokens cf the Tbiefs houfe. 

58 Whc- 

48 ihe Temple efwifdnwe. Book 2 . 

58 Whether the goods be in'thc cuftody of the thief 

59 If he carried all with him. 

60 place where the goods ftolcn are. 

61 If loft or ftolen, in what part ofthehoufc. 

62 The form or likcnefi of the entering of the 

63 What is ftolcn by the fecond or tenth houfc. 

64 The quality of the goods ftolen, 

65 If recovered, in what time recovered. 

66 Whether the Thief shall be known or not. 

67 Whether the Thief be fufpeded of the owner 

68 If it be the firft hd. the Thief did . 

69 Experienced Rules of 'Battel, War, or other 

70 If one shall return fafe from war, or a dangerous 

71 What will cnfueof the war between Spain and 

72 if the agreement made between England and 
France shall continue. 

75 If the agreement made between parties shall 

74 If neighbours shall agree. 

75 If good to remove of ftay in any Town or 

76 Jf Hunters shall find or take their game that day 
cr not. 

77 Of a Law-fuic or controvcrfie betwixt two who 
should do heft. 

78 Ofbuying and felling commodities. 

79 Oi P-rt:icr-ship. 

So Whether a City, Town, or Caflle befieged, shall 

betaken or not. 

81 Of 

Book 2 . ihe Temple ofWijd ome. 49 

81 Of Commanders in Armies, their abilicies and 

fidelity, &c. 

8 2 If two Armies ftiall fight. 

8 3 If the Querent have open Enemies* 

Thefc be the principal demands andqucftions which 
ht propounded in this houfc, you mult remember the 
RnLerst^Aldeas^ and then judge as yc (hail find by 

When you find this figure called Fortma 
Sc ^ Major in this houlc, he declares many con- 
> ^ troveifies between the Q^uercnt and the Ma- 
>K giftrate or perfon in authority, and much evil 
^ (ball come unto him thereby ; in his old age, 
or declining years he will be honoured and 
renowned, and may have a noble and vertuous wife, al- 
though in his younger days he will be in peril and dan- 
ger both of the lofs of his reputation and eftate by the 
means of Harlots and lewd women. 

Portends forrow (or death fometimes) to 
>K >|c the Native in his younger years , or unplea- 
^ ^ fant travels in another Country 5 and if flic 
^ >K be in the ill afpe ds of the Infortunesjhc may 
:^ >i< be in danger of a violent death, but if fhe be 
in good afped of Accjuifino^Letitia^ot Fuel' 
74,and Mfft?, the Querent will receive many advan- 
tagious profits from women, he will marry more then 
one, and his wife or wives shall be both fair and rich, 
and he will be much honourable in his old age ; but if 
she be unfortunate o( Career^ TrijliUA.Pner^ or Rnteas^ 
the Querent rarely marries but follow^ corrupt and 
lewd courlcs, fuch as he will receive difeafcs, fcandals, 
anil difgraces fiom, and may repent too late. 


5 c) ihe Te^iple tf IVifdonie. Book 2 . 

Being in ^ to the Afccncianc he fhcws 
:^ much danger unto th^ Hfe of chc qucrent,and 
-^ ::^ many noxious, or hurtful diftempejs to in* 
5^ ^ vadehim; it alio expofes hirti to many vio- 
^ lent and dangerous f«ll?, much forrow, many 
difficulties, vexations, and troubles in Mani- 
age, ofrentimes it imports a feparation between the 
'Native and Wife; alwaycsa moft milerable Marriage 
and fit to be pitied ; he portends many Dtfcafes in the 
fecrct parts, and FiftuU's, and the Hemorrhoids in the 
Pundament, Qrifes, quarrels, and contentions with pub- 
lick enemies. 

Declares the querent to be viAorious over 

:^ ^ his publick enemies, I'hcws an honourable mar- 

:4c nage, and much joy and plcafure with his 

if, -^ Wife ; many times the querent gains a great 

if eftatc jbiiwevera vertuous, honett,wifc,dif- 

crcet woman, whofeprce is above Rubies: 

be declares much happinels and plealure unto the que- 


Declares many perturbations, quarrels, 
?|c ftrifes, contentions, controverfies unto the 
•^ querent, he will often be engaged in broylcs, 
5|c >^ and thereby be indanger of ftabbing, or bc- 
r:^ ing murdered, TrohAtHm eft ; he will per- 
ceive many of thofe which he doth cfteem, 
or hath eftcemcd as friends, to turn the moftMalignanc 
enemies unto him, he will be propenfe to fooli(h , and 
prodigal courfcs, and to follow the humours of idle 
women, and fpend his cftacc and rtrength on them, 
perkaps ill rewarded for his labour; it alio im.ports 
many bickerings, and quarrels betwixt him and his 
Wife, many im.prifonments, and torments, he will be 
alio of a Ihort lilc, unlcfs Acqai^t^o^Letitia^ Amiffio^ 


Book 2. ihe Temple of Wi] dome. 5 1 

or VnelU prove adjuvant unto him , ana may probably 
end it in his Peregrination. 

Signifieth that the open enemy is ill, but he 

>tc is of no great power, and each thing that he 
:^ >k doch , he doch it with an anger and ha- 

^ ftineis, but his anger is foon paft, the party 
^ i^ (hall lofe his fuit, the party fufpeded is the 
Thccf^and hath flollen the thing; the fugitiva 
will not be taken , the woman married will be a 
Whore, the man is of an ill will, he (hall lofe at Dice, 
and Cards, and other fports : The Hounds will lofe 
the Game,and fpcnd upon a cold fccnr, & it falfe ^ the 
Marriage will quickly take force, but to no great pro- 
fit to the one pare, or unco the other ; for War it is ill, 
the Wife loveth not her Husband well, but hath com- 
pany of others then he, the Maiden is no Virgin ; the* 
Woman loft will not be found , the man (hall go to 
war, but not profit much thereby ; there (hall be no 
great R^acs of Arms done, but only affaults ind skir- 
miflics , the Accord (hall not long laft betwixt Kings, 
Princes, or Z^ords, becaufe they are not faithful, the 
party hath no wit but to do harm , the Thecf is not of 
the houfe, but is run away, the thing loft (hall not be 
had again: There will be no accord in all the de- 
mands which you may make in this houfe, this Figure 
is ilij but for Bawdcry. 

A^tirs up many quarrells, and controvcrfies 
>^ v(i betwixt the querent and great and eminent 
i^ >ic women,!f he be therein c^ D or c^ of C^r- 

if cer, Tnfi-itta^ P^er^ or RptheHs^ then many 

>^ ^ publick enemies will arife againft him , by 

whofe means, and accufations, and crofle- 

g^'ainM informations he may incur ihe fentcrice or ccn- 

fureofa judge or chief Magiftrate, and to luft^r in^- 

\ pri- 

5 2 ihe Temple of IVifdome - Bock. 2 . 

pntonment, or cxiic,his wife will be in much prejudice 
and danger, and be will f. -How very ill courfes. 

Denotes very few enemies, but portends 

^ -^ much good from women, and that he iliall 

>ic ufe their companies, and delight therein ; it 

>K alfo denotes great Kiche? with a Wife, or 

^ Wives, and (hews her to be of an honefl,piu- 

dcnr, and exteileiu carriage^and behaviour. 

^ignifiech that the enemy is wicked, and of 
^ an ill heart and sff<:dion,ft:rong andmigh- 
~jf ty, and intendeth much harm ; the Plaintiff 
yf ^ ihdW win his fuit, but not without great pain, 
>f if travel, and diligent foiiciting; the Theef it 
ft^btile and crafty, the Fugitive will not be 
ftiind, neither return «fain ; the woman is cholerick, 
the niarriage will not be for the fma 11 profit that com- 
eth thereof; the man is ill m ndcd , the Gameifer 
fiiall iofe , wcfliiilhave Wais ; the woman hach to 
dt) uith more then her hui>brr.d ; the Maid is no Vir- 
iMsV* the woinsn or thing fo(l will net return again , 
the wcm<^n is not very rich, the man fhall go to war 
and have the vidory ., he hath pood judgment in war, 
•s^n^ how to fight, the Theef will not be found, neither 
the thing lof^ : the peace asade between two parties 
ivill not long connnuc : In all things this Figure is ill, 
but for wars and women. 

Signiiieth the enemy is feeble, andof fmall 
y< po'.\er, the Plaintiff iliall win the fuit^the thief 
:< IS crafty, the Fugitive will come no more, 
:k fur marrage ic is ill, ihe man will put away his 
>i< wife, and be feparaced from her, the Game- 
ft :r fhall not win much , the Maid is no Vir- 
gin : Jn ail the demands this Figure is ill, but for voy- 
iii/c-i b) Water. Sig- 

Book 2 . ihe Temple ofmfdom. 5 ? 

Signifies the enemy is ftrong and mighty* 
if. if. and is ill minded, and will be avenged over 
if if all his EQcmieSjthe fuic is in hazard to be loft, 
if if the Thief or Fugitive will not be found, the 

if Wife and Lemon be good, and ufc thcm- 
felvcs Loyally, che Marriage begun (hall be 
ended » the party hath a very ill affedion , the Gamc- 
fterihall win, but it (hall be by deceit : the Maid is no 
Virgin, the wifclovcth her husband, and the /-emon 
her friend ; the man (hall go to war and have the vi- 
nery, and whin he hath taken his cneaiy, will leC 
him go again : the perfon hath good undcrftanding, 
and is of great ente. prize, the Go- partner (hall do hi« 
work well, the Thief is m the houfc, and the thing is 
there hidden ; The love is feigned, and deceit is in it | 
the friendfliip or agreement made fhall lall long, fo 
that the tenth confent in all things, this figure is ilI,buC 
to. keep a thing fecret, it is good. 

Significth but fmall force in tlic enemy ,and 

>i< belidcs he is noble ; the Plaintiff ihall obtaia 

if if his fuit, the man is not robbed: The fugi- 

if if tive will not come heme again :1c is good for 

^ >i< ft wife, marriage, and for a friend: If yoil 

make a ^ igure to know how your Miflrif»» 

Wife .lover, or Lcmcn doth, this Figure in thi? place 

Cgnificth that (he wecpeth forjthe great affection, he 

or (he bcarcch to the friend abfent ; the Gamcftct 

fhsll not win much, the; Marriage is indifferent good, 

lo that the eighth and Cf nth confent, there will be no 

War, but peace; the Maid is a Virgin, the Wife or 

laraisou; lovcth none but her Husband, or friend, and 

them they love heartily: the woaim is pretty rich, 

the Ccmpanion will nfe himfcif uell and faithfully s 

ihe thing i\oikn will be rccove^edjand he that keep- 

E« cell 

54 ^he temple ofWifdeme. Book 2* 

cth it, doth it but in jeft and paftimc : the igrecment 
ncxly made w:!l not lad long, this figure is indifferent 

Signifies the enemy to be very angry, bat 
i^ ^ heis offmailpower, he mindcth to kill his 
.^ enemy, or elfe to deftroy him by poyfon or 
ic- >i<, water -J if he have « hand^^me opportunity 
>}c" ^ the plaintiff fhall lofe his fuit ; there were 
many Thieves at that Robbery, the Fugitive 
vi!! never return : it is ill for Marriage, for the 
Husband wiil run away from his Wife and forfake her, 
by occafion whereof the woman will deal with other 
men, there will be much debate and lirife in the 
g: m-ng ; it is ill for War, for there will be lofs and no 
profit ', the iMai J is no Vu gin, and hath but fmall fub- 
flance ; the friend loveth not bis friend, the Compa- 
nion is not good, themanfliallgoto War,bur it (hall 
be to his lofs , the party is dull Ipirited, and hath buc 
fjTjalUinderftandirg or experience, but in the Water 
and Wells; this figure is ill in all things, but to (ink 
Wells, and Pumps, and draw waters from place to 

Significth in thishoufe that the enemy hath 

. ;ic no mind to work difplealure unto the other, 

^ ^ the fuit (hail have good fuccefs, the perfon is 

^ not rcbbcd, the fugitive will come home 

5j< again, it is good for a woman, a Lemon, Mar- 

nage,and play: there uil be no Wars, but 

firmpcace,the married woman andLemonfanfie others 

then becometh them : this figure notes true love» the 

woman or Lemon loft wil4 come again; the peilon 

can pliy well up^n Mufick, the thing iofr will be found 

again, the agreement fhall be made and laft long; the 

woman h with child by another, and not by her 


Book 2. The Tempk oflVifdome. 5 5 

husband ; this figure is good for all things, but wars. 

Dcinonllrates the enemy to be feeble in his 

^ if re.ns, and fecketh daily to come to an agree- 

yf. ment, the querent fliall obtain his fuic to his 

>K profit, fo that the tenth conlenc : It is for 

if, yf marriage good, and better then all the other, 

for it alwaycs figniftcs the pcrfedlion of it ; 

the Thief that is fufpeded hath imbezelcd the thing 

Jofl-, and he (hall be taken, and in danger to be hanged, 

the fugitive will not return, the woman is honeft; If 

the figure be made to know whecher he (hall nnarry 

the party, it (ignitieth he fliall enjoy his rejquefl^ the 

Gzmefter (hall win, the Wife fetteth lictle by her 

Husband, or the Lemon by his friend, the Maid is no 

Virgin , the man is wife , the Companion is good and 

faithful .• the Thief is one of the hou(e, and the thing 

loft will not be found, becaufcitis out of the houfe: 

in all things this figure is indifferent, but for War , for 

which it is ill. 

Portends many publick enemies unto the 
if querent, and many Prcd-gtous Calumnies , 
if Scandals, and difgraces from them, and'thac 
if conlkncly, butic portends their dellrudion 
if if alio that icandalize; i: declares a crofs and 
unhappy marriage, alwayes brawling and 
contentions between theo^jerfnt and his wif>.% never 
quier, continual dilconccnts? and muimurings, jV^Iou- 
fies &c. many times feparations ; it dciu tcs alfo the 
t3c ith , or diftolucion of the wife, or wives .• Let no 
' m^.n mqrry wich-^ut the AitiH-s advice in the choice 
of a Wife, kaft he unhappily do repent the bar- 

The Tattles of Zetrer*;, of N^m'?, of Nunibers, 
you (hillfi.-idin the third Book, where wc tcacn )ou 

£ e i aii J 

5^____^^^ temple ofmfdome. Book 2. 

atfo how 10 Judge all manner A Q^tiixom paft, pre- 
. fenr,and to come, as you find their Natural (ignifica- 
tior;s in the twelve Fioules. 

.#,.#..€; ^^- '^^ ^^ ^^ •% ■?■? 'S ^ -5? • #^ *'* .*, 


of the eighth Honfe. 

'YSALLjgLORIAN'DAOS fays this houfc 
f^is unfortunate, he calls it 'E^'^ai^^'^p^^, becauic 
it is the fuccedcnr of the Angle of the Occident, and 
<^^nififth biacknef^snd death, and&ll evil -itcontain- 
^th naturally the ^cftions and Demands, which nnay 
be made end projvoundcd upon the fickncls or death of 
any man, if he (hall live Ion ,o.«' dye quickly. 

2. Alio to know whether he fha'il dye within a day, 

V li a ptrfon Hialldye a good death, or elfe be (lain. 

^1 if the abfcnt party be auve or dead. 

5. Whether one abfcnt iliali return, ornot, and 

6. The time when he fnall return. 

7. Of the death of the querent, or fpaee of his own 

8. VVhcre,or about ^-ihat rin:ic the querent may die* 
57* Whether the man or wife (liall dye iirfr. 

I o What manner of death the q;ercnr. (hall dye* 
1 1. fThcther the portion of the wife will be great,or 
cafily oqt.-iincd, or if the woman will be r5cn. 

\ 1^. If one beaffraid of a thing, whether he ihall be 
in (ianger ihcrcof, or not* 

1 5/ ifa womans bo^hnr^d at Sea be alive or dead. 
14. If the querent iliali have the poitioi) promKed. 


Book 2 . 7he Tewfle eflVifdome, 5 7 

15, frhetber llialldye firit,the /acher,or brother of 
the querent. 
i6. Ifimsn be flain, who killed hira. 
17. ff ho Jbali inherit. 

18. ^ho is the iccret Connfcller ■ of your eaemy, or 
of your wife, or wheiher Ihc doth keep l^aichful compa- 
ny or not- 

19. Alfo the demand which may be made upon 
fright, or fear of harm to come, ti by fire, burniag, or 
flieiding of blood. 

40. Tne gain or rrofit he hath gotten that was abfen^r 

21. How one ll»all thrwc in a (Irangc Count y. 

11. Whether the perfon unco whom ye have given 
any thing to keep., \v«ll reftore it again or nor. 

2^ Whether he that hsth given his money to ufa* 
xy (hah gaifi thereby. 

24, Afce*- what tort (hall the good or harm come 
to yoitj that you ihal! have, 

25. If a place be haunted with evil fpirits of any qua, 
lity, or order,how to drive them away. 

2(5. The parts of mans body, the Rulerj, Idea, Fi- 
gures and Houfesfignifie, arc largely treated of in the 
firftBook, in a Table dcmonftrating that this houfc 
contains theqnefttons which nsay be made concerning 
the principal parts of man or woman, Rnbeus natural- 
ly rules this houfe. 

Declare lofs of cftate and riches,by the means 
-^ ^ ofperforis in Authority; many dangers unto 
:4^ >tc thclifeoftheNative, but hefhallefcapeifhc 
>fi bewith y^f^«/7;r^(7andP/*^//^,irhc be evilly be- 
"^ held of Pfier^ Ruheus fiercer or TrifiitU in wa- 
tery places of the Earth, the querent will be 
dfowned,or in danger of water in the^^T^partjIofs and 
dsftiUiSion attend him from Thieves and Robbers ; in 
Ee 3 the 

58 1 he Temple of IVif dome. Book 7. 

the :::of^ih part,dangec both to body ond eliatc by fire : 
in iheEaftpzYi of the figure and houfe, it threatens 
hangings, cruel torments in prifons, and many tioics 
death anexpcdcd. 

Demonftrates many evills and afflidions to 
-^ -^ happen to the Querent from pcifons of cmi- 
^ ^ nency and renown , and he lliall fufFer impri- 
>^ >^ fonmcnt, if not a violent death, by reafon of 
>|c ^ falfe teftiraonies, Counterfeit Knavifti tricks 
and devices', and it the Malevolcnts afflid: 
him there, he will be drowned, or in great peril of wa- 
ter: S'veroheyiefneritcoiofiitHt.'i^ bdreditaics coyidoK^t 
mortem Ucilem, vitamcfue longam ac fanam^ O'^-) huC 
iffl}c(hallbe well conftituted andaffifted by the be- 
nevoLnt afped: of ^Acquifnioot Puclla^ the Querent 
fnall then get pofTcflions , and inheritances, his death 
fhall be eafie, his life long and healthful. 

If C/irffr be in the eighth houfe in compa- 

-JC^ ny or afpeA of Accjmfuio or PaelU , he de- 
:^< >i< clarcs unto the Native Lands and Hcredira- 
>t: >i<c nnents from the death of fome friends or rela- 

>}c tions, chiefly if fhe be by day, but if he Ihall 

be therein afpedof Pfier or Ruhetis^ in \\\ 

company, it (hews unto the Querent, or he that is 

lorn, much forrow and sifiidion, and many times 

ihrtatcns a vi( lent death. 

In this houlc is an argument of long life un- 

^ ^ to the Querent, and denotes that when he 

'^^ expire?, it {h<*ll be by a natural death; it 

^- ^ gives hJmalfo in his life much gain by the 

>i< Wil s and Telia mcnts of perfons deceafed ; 

in aNo<fturnal Gen ture , it generates many 

flrifes and evils, by which the Native vviliruffer, it por- 

tc d^ much lofs of goods, if v\ith ill company and 

aipcS. • In 

Book 2. The Temple eflVifdome, 59 

In chis houle, and Fortuna Aia]ory Fortu-na 
^ Minor J PopiilHs^ ov Via, in any of the four 
^ Angles, (hews danger of a violent death, dc- 
^ ^< feds in the eyes, wounds in the hands and 
if feet, it threatens lofs of goods, and poverty 
to cnlue unto him, many crofTes, t-oubles, 
and vexations, and this when he is \n ill company and 
afped; ifin good company and afped, msny ofthofe 
evils will be abated, at leaft the violence of them ; yet 
will the Qaerent have quarrels and controvcrfies with 
fomepcrlonsaboHt or concerning riches, as Legacies, 
gifts ot dead men, &c. 

In this houfe very feldom givcth marriage, 

^ but generally denies ; yet if the Querent mar- 

^ ^ ry, as fometime^ it may fo fall out, (he will be 

^ a Widow he marriesj and rich, and one that 

'^. will bring him great ftore of wealth, he will 

gain other ways by dead folks, hisJife will not 

be fhort, nor will his death be violenr -, iiPuelU be af- 

fiidcd by ill company or afped , it fhews the troubles 

and adverfities of the Natives mother , and that (he 

(bill die beforehim, it (hewsalfo the danger and peril 

of his wife and children. 

Denotes an augmentation of the Natives 
^ 5fc fortune by his proper induflry, about the Tc- 
yf. ^ {laments, and Wills, and Legacies of men dc- 
^ ceafed, and that his own death fliall not be 
:^ ^ violent 5 yet unlefs Albusht afGdedbythc 
good company of good figures and afpeAs, 
he fliall have many contentions and controverfies with 
his fi lends and neighbours, and \i Carctr ^ Triftitia^ 
I* tier ^ or %t;ibeus zi^[^ him there, he will be a lying, 
bo^fting, qtjarrelling, troublefome perfon, he will be 
alfoinfoitunatein the foremcntioned tbings,and come 
to an untimely end. . E e 4 Pre- 

6o The TemfleofWjfdome. Book a. 

Prenotes a long and healthrul lire , and 
-^ ^ gives the Native inheritances, and honour?, 
^ and gifts, and legacies, by the means of per- 
^ fons dcceafed. 

When you find this figure in this hoafe, 
if. fomcrimes ic (ignifieth the death of iome 
if. great Lord, and yet he (hall amend, 'accord - 
5^ if ingas the firft, fixth, or tenth houfcs do 
if if content, the Hcknefs Qiall not long endure ; 
the man (hall have much ado about bis inhe- 
ritance, the party fufpeded for tlie death of the raao 
hath (lain him indeed; the woman is meetly rich, it 
is aniU«ian rhs: counfellcth the enemy 2nd thy wife, 
the man necdtih not to fear any thing at all, it is ill to 
drive away Spirits for they will not obey the Artift 
or 5choler : this figure is indifferctirly in all the quc- 

Significth the fickpcrfon (hall die on this 
if difealeifthefrft and tenth conlent, the man 
>k (hall not inherit, the Counfeller of the enemie 
if aid thy wife is indifferent, the man in traffique 
if (hill bring nothing honac, the wife and the Le- 
mon be very pocr» the man hath flain no bo- 
dy, and if he be in prifon he (hall come out to his 
praife ; in all the queilions which ye may propound 
in this figure is ill, but to find watery Spirits, and to 
caufe them to avoid the place. 

S'gnificth the Patient (hall be more like to 

if if die then live, the Prifoner (hall die in prifon, 

^ ^ it is for fuccetrion of heritages good , the 

if ^ man is ftill in a great fright, it is good to 

if drive away fpiiits, the ffian lliall die an ill 

death : in all things this figure is ill. 

Px>ok 7. ^ihe Temfh of IVifdonn. 6 1 

Inihiihouic the l^at»encihail noc dit: oc 

•^ this diieafc , the man fluUl be Tome msns hcir> 

if. ;^ chewornanismcctiyiich, andtobe brieUhiS 

-^ :^ figure is good in all things; and to flieinthc 

■^ if air by the power of an intelhgence ic is f cry 


Sign i *cs the man is or Ciall be (lain with a 
Af if fvvordorltaff, the fick perfon is ii danger to 
if diei^ the other houfes confent, the enemy 
if >K and the wife have ill counfe!, the ficknefs will 
if. -^ be (hort, the man \s in great fear» the vvomaa 
isnotrichs in all things this figure is i!]^ and 
fignifies more hade th:n good fpecd. 

Signifieth the death of the fick perfon if 
if the tenth confenr, the ficknefs shall not be 
if >^ very long, the man shall lofe the fucccflion 
if and have no amends for the trefpafs, the man 
if if. is in danger to die on the wheel, hanged, or 
fome evil death , if ill figures be with it or 
afpe<fl ir, the father shall die before the brother, if the 
fourth and tenth conient, the woman or Lemon is not 
very rich, the party that is lufped^fd hath flain a man 
about a wcmans caufc, the woman hath ill company, 
he which cocnfelkth thy enemic and thy wife is an ill 
man and givethno j^ood counfel, the fear is nothing; 
for love it is indi^crcnt good, bat thofe that are pro- 
cured againft their wills do not love heartiiy> and ic 
will not continue 5 the man in the (Irangc Country 
shall lofe all and bring nothing home; inaword, this 

^jjure is ill in all the deaiands. 


6 2 The Temple eflVifdame. Book 2 . 

Signifieth the fick pcrfon fliall die of this 

^ 9^ difcafc , the ©an in prifon (hall die by the 

-^ Lawy the man ihali not inherit, but lofe hi$ 

^ fuit, the man is in grea^ fear, che Gousieller 

:^ 5|c of tfcc Encraic and of the wife is ill, the father 

(hall die quickly, the man abroafd fhall not 

bring home much (ilvcr : in all ihc demands of this 

houfe this Figure is ill* 

Denotes a lofs of goods, and threatens 

if. the QacrcDt wich a vioient death : this is 

■5^ certain if Fortifna Major ^ lortHn,i Mt^ 

. 3?c , «^r, Fcpidliis y Vtrf. and the Figure in the 

if^ -^ ^^{i houfe are affli(i?ed by ill company 

and iil ^fpi-'^s ot the Figures oi Zaz^sl and 


Book 2 . ihc Itnipk oflvifcLf^ie. 

of the ninth Honfi. 

OVer this houfe rulcth Hifm^e! zni the ^den 
(tAdv.uhiel in the Figure Acqutfnio^ it is tlic 
Cadanc from the Angle of the Occident , o- 
therwife called Q'^os (i.e.) ic containech thequeftions 
and demands which may be propounded upon the ap- 
purtenances of any Temple, Church, Ghappel, Mona- 
itcry, or Hermicage, and is therefore called Domus 

2 Alfo of the doings of Priefts, Religious per Tons, 
their Surplices, upon Divine Service, as the tommon- 
Prayer, and other Canonical Service, and of the Clerks 
place, and the Parfons preaching. 

3 Alfo upon the Garments and Vcffures of the 
Prieft, Preacher, Scholer, and his Studie, the School 
and the Compinicns and Books. 

4 Whether he whicb goech co be made Priefl: fliail 
have Order? or not. 

5 ]f the man (liall be rich in Benefices, thatis to 
fay, if he fliaii have the t5i(hcp ick, Abbey, P^ricnsgc, 
Vicarag-', or be Curate in any Church. 

6 Whaccftare iliail the Scholer beef when he re* 
turneth, whether he ihall be Dudor in any FacnIcy,oc 
^ udge in any Ecclefiadical Coarr, or a President, or a 
Counlcilour in any high Court. 

7 Of a Voyage by Sea, aad the fuccefs thereof. 

8 What vpind we fnall have. 

9 Of him that takcth a Journey, whether good 
or bad. 

10 Of 

64 The TtMfle of Wifdome. Book 2 . 

10 Ofthclhortor flow return of him that takcth 
a journey. 

1 1 When he (hall return that is gone a long 

1 1 The caufc of a journey, and fuccefs thereof) and 
thf length thereof. 

1 3 If one (hail pro:' t in his knowledge, 3tc. in Chy* 
miftry, an4 Cbiruvgery. 

14 Of ones Science or Wifdom, whether it be true 
or nor. 

1 5 Of many perfons travelling, in what condition 
they are. 

16 To what part of Heaven the Traveller had beft 
direA Ms journey. 

17 Ix:k Parfon Iha 11 obtain 3 good Benefice. 

' 18 Or Dreapjs vi^hethcr they figniiie any thing 

19 If Presbytery fliallftand. 

20 iHndepcndcncy fhalittand. 

21 If Anabapcifts shall prolper crnot. 

22 If Epifcopacie {hall rife again,that iS|tbc honcft 
Proteflant Religion, 

25 If the Querent (hall obtain the Pbilofopbers 

24 Whether the year fhal! be good and fruitful, and 
what things fiiall be plentiful. 

Thefc be thcqucftions and demands which may be 
propounded m this houfe, for which ye may make fi- 
i:«res, and judge them according to their fignifica- 










Book 2 . Jhe Temple ofVVifdome. 6 > 

FortHfsa L^U]or in Che ranch boufc (hews 

:4< ^ the Qucrcnc to be Religious, of a fcrvcnl 

^^ ^<' faitb, a true and zealous lover of God and 

* the Religion, and aifo of Religious osen .- his 

:^ journeys will be many and proficable, he will 

attain to great Ecdcfuilical preferment and 

honours, chiefly if he ftiall be there with Acquifitio in 

good afpcds of good Figures. 

Denotes many long journeys by Land, or 
Sea Voyager, and the Querent (hall have 
plearure and dcLght in his peregrinationsjhc 
will be fubjed to many dreams and cogita- 
tion?, and according to the Company (he is 
in, fo will the Querents inclination |be, as 
if (he be in the houfes of AmhrielznA Humaltel he will 
be propcnfe to Aftrdogie jind the Mathematicks, if ia 
company of Pnella^ unco Mufick, Sculpture, and Poe- 
try ; in company o^Ff^r or Rnhe-^s^ unto Military or 
Warlike affairs ; in company of Career or Triftitia^ he 
fludies Chymiftry or the Philofophcrs 5'tonc, a thing 
that hath enriched many with blifs of this world ; and 
i^ (he be in good afpcd of the Figures, the Querents 
without doubt knows the true matter of riches, vi:u, 
the red and white Elixar. 

Portends much damsge and! iofs in long Jour- 

T. ncys,5'ea Voyages,ar:d Travels unto the Que- 

>ic -^ rent, makes hicn hated of Princes, '(hews him 

•>(: -Jf, to i)e an abfokue hypocrite oi diflferabier, 

>{C nu^es him heretical, andguiky of grest er- 

rours inojatters o\ Fakh and Reiigionjand 

he willalfo beaccuttomcd to terrible dreams; if he be 

wich good company the Querent will be propeafe to 

the Mathematicks, and to i^hibfophy, he naay prove 

ail admirable Diviner or Interprcur o: D.e^ms. 


6 5 "iht Temple of Wifdome* Book. 2 . 

Gives many Ecclcfiadic?.! honours, digni- 
'^^ % ties and preferments unto the Querent, makes 
>jc h m (incere in his faith and profcifion, zealous 
i^ % and true bcarced^ his dreams will generally 
^ prove true? and he will be mighty fortunate 
and fuccefsful m St^ voyages and long jour- 
Makes the querent purely fupcrftitious and 
-X fiorhy in his profeffion, unftablc, vainglori- 
>5-, ous, and oft changing his Religion, never 
if i(. ftable or fixed therein, his dream will be fri- 
■^ volousand falfc, and he much putfcdup and 
conceited thereby , his journeys many and 
crofs, he will prove a fillow full of infidelity, a meer 
Arhrift; but in good company he forclhews many for- 
tunate and honourable journeys, chiefly if he go abcuC 
milicary or Church matters. 

Portends the querent to be Religions, and 

-)f. one that lives in the fear of God ^ he may 

if if prove a Prieft or one that is converfant in 

,^i Ectlefiaftical or Church matters, he will reap 

if much honour and profit by many excellent 

inventions as he will begi^od at, his dreams 

vill be filthy and polluted and fucb as may make him 

^vpfrfcA abhorrcr of vices, he will be apt to lead a fin- 

gL^ life. 

Declares the querent to be experienced in 

if if occult and obfcure things, and the choiceft 

^ >t^ ArtSj as Aftrologte and the Malhematicks, he 

>1< will prove very fortunate and happy in Eccle- 

>f< >}< fiaftical things, gives him many jouri5eys,and 

chofe profirable unto him : but if he be in iii company 

then thcqucrerit is afrenctick fellow, a bragi;er and 

boafter tf many things more then he can or ever will be 

>Mc CO perform, D> 

Book 2. The Tern fie ofWifdeme. 6y 

Declares the Native or Querent to be Rc- 

if. >|fc ligious , and confers on him Riche?, and Ho- 

^ nour by luch means, his Dreams, Rcvelati- 

^ ons, and Vifions ( to fpeak like an Enthapaft } 

if will for the moft part prove true and certain, 

his 5ca voyage will prove propitious unto 

him, unlcfs he be afflided by the ill company and 

afpeft of the unfortunate figures. 

s Signifieth that the man isof great Wifdome, 

^ Dodrine,and Knowledge 5 the man fliail have 
•^ the Benifice he pretends, but it is of no great 
-Jf >ic vallue, the Prieft is an honcfl: man : the voy- 
■^ ^ age is long, but the man (hall return home 
with great profit; the M^fTengcr (hall quick- 
ly return, the Books and Letters make mention of the 
Ads of Kings, Princes, and great Lords; the Scholer 
applyeth his Learning, and (hall come unto honour ; 
the dream is of Kings and Emperours, in all things 
this Figure is good, and (heweth a little Cholc- 

Signifieth that the man (hall not obtain the 
^ Bcnificejit is good for a Scholer,thc man hath 
^ dreamed of Drink or Water , or of Letters 
-^ which (hould be brought unto him : it is ill 
if for gain, and in all other things, except for 
long journics, for in them ic fignlfieth rh^t the 
man (ball go fafeiy without any tianger or inconveni- 
ence, but he flial! be long by the way, befides thi?, 
whenfoever you make a Figure for any Demand, and 
find this Figure in this houfe, there (hnll a Meir.n.r,er 
come quickly with Letters , making mciition of a 


6'^ ^ he lemple if JVifdome. Book 2 . 

Significch ill tor chc Church, the man 
^ :^ (hall not attain to the BcRifice he hoped to 
>^ ^ have, iinkii the fourth and tenth confcnt ; in 
5|c :^ Cattcl there will be p ofit, for a voyage it 
•^ (ignificth delay and ftaying, to learn a Science 
it is good, and likewile for a Scholcr , for by 
his knowledge in the fccrets of Nature, he ftiall be a 
gieatDoftor, tbenianOialibe well cfteemed, and 01 
good reputaiion ; the McfTengerftiallbe detained by 
tbeway,the(bipisindaBgcrco beloR#r taken; in 
all things this Figure is ill. 

It is indifferent good for things concerning 
:^ the Church, the caan fliall not have the Be- 
^ -^ nifice he ^ apes for , it i^ good br a Scholcr, 
-^f -^ and likewife for a dream, figoifiing that it is 
:;f. J^ of things merry, pleafanr, and recreative, as 
of feme green Abours,Gardens, or Meadows, 
for religioas pcrfons it is gr>od, aixl (ignifieth that they 
ferve God ; it is good for a Journey and the company 
therein, for prcfir and gain ic is aiectly, the man from 
home ihali return quickly, and (o Ihall the Ship on the 
Sea ; to Ong, dance, anvJ to learn thefe, and to play it 
is good , and in all ether Demands this Figure is 
very good. 

Is ver^' 111 in all the Demand?, but fuch as 
5|c ^ concern Water- works. Robbing, Rifling, 
if. ipoyl ng, ar.d fuch other like, to the which ic 
^!< >{< is good, on fuch wife, that if you make a 
"if if figure to know wha: ihall h;ippen to him 
which dorh take a long journey > it fignifieth 
that w'tbout ail doubt tel'hall be robbed or (lain by 
the way. 


Book 2 . ^ike Temple ofWifdomt. 6 9 

Signifieth the man fiiall not have the Be- 
% nifxe he gapeth for ; the books fpeak of no- 
•< ^ thing but rounds, ballads, and of Love Coai- 
>K plements, or of Loffes, and the Letters do the 
i^ if like : the common bruit amongfl: the people is 
true,it the man be a Prieft he (hall be much gi- 
ven toLeqhcry, it is ill for the Scholcr. for he will 
not ftudy, but love Whores, the Merchandife ftiallnoc 
be very good in this voyage, the man fhall lofe aJl, 
the Ship fhaii come with great fpecd, but in danger to 
be taken by the way ; this figure is ill in all the De* 
mandi of thishoufe. 

•>f >t< Signifieth good for the obtaining of 

-if a Benefice , it is but meetly for a Scholer, 
% and ill for a Dream ; the Merchant Ihall be 

robbed by the way; in all other things this 

figure is indifferent good. 

< >c 

if Signifies the Querent to be un^^ibld 

>f. and wavering in matters of Religion, he Vv^ill 
X- be fufpitious, and of tvil faith, he often proves 
^if if a peililent Heretick; and if C^rc^^r, Triftitta^ 
Puer, or Rfsbept^^y company, or Afpefldo be- 
hold this figure, the Querent though he be a Prieft, 
Jhall be cf no faith, conklcr.ce, or Religion, but an 
abfolure Athcift or Sccpt que, and ( wbich is noto- 
rious to be wondred at ) if be fortune to prcacb unto 
others, his Confcicnce willnever permit him to believe 
what hirafelf faith, his dreams will be idle and deccic* 
ful, and long jcurneysor voyages to Sea will be mult 
wretched and unfjttanate to him. 

70 The Temple of Wifdetne. Book a. 


Of the tenth Houfe. 

"hi^Ow tliis tenth houfe ends the ten Letters of my 
name, being the Angle of the South y called 
j^Hff^p 'i>,Q- Medium C'^Ii ^ the middle of Heaven, 
^here my name is written in the Book of Life : Some 
call this houfe C^r C^H, hy z figure that Rhetoritians 
term a Metaphor, which indeed is only proper to a bo- 
c ' Animate, or the heart of the world, we often give 
Heavenly names to Earthly things, as Michael, Ga^ 
briel^ Dtmel, fohn^^c. 

2 This houfe containeth properly all the queftions 
and d('mands which may be propounded touching the 
honour or praife of a perfon. 

^ Alfo which may be demanded touching a Phyfi- 
t'.an and his Ordinance. 

4 Ifthcq'iefentlhall obtain the Office defired, Or 

5 Ifonelhall continue in the Command or Office 
he is in. 

6 If the K'ng, forced to forfake his Kingdom, or an 
Officer removed from his Office, I'hall return to his 
Kingdom, or Office, or not- 

7 Ofthc Profcffion any one is capable of. 

8 If the King of Svpedcn ihall worlt the King of 

p If the King of ?£//W fhall worfl the King of 

10 If 

Book 2. The Templt ofmfdome. 71 

10 it King Charles^ chc lace King C^ fir Us his Son of 
En^lAndih^W profpcr in the wars. 

11 If the King of Sfain Ihall worft the King of 


1 5 If a man attain the preferment defired 

14 Of a thing loft or ftolcn. 

15 IfckePhyfick you take be good for the difeafe; 
and if it will cure you ornot. 

1 6 Upon the Mother, Grandmother, of the Wife QC 

1 7 O f the vertuc and efficacy of a Medicine, and of 
jkli things touching the Appothecary. 

1 18 Of the Queen, Pope, Prince, Lord, open Offi- 
crs, and Magiftrates, and their fecret Laws, Decrees, 
! md Ordinances, be they EccUfiafikal or Temforal, 
;ind upon the fecret thoughts of the Mother, Grand- 
mother, woman or friend. 

19 If he which defireth to be Pope fhall be chofen 
'or not. 

20 If the King Ihall enjoy his own, or a Lord 
abide long in his Country. 

21 Ifyoufhali enter into the favour of the King, 
Prince, or great Lord. 

22 Whether ye /hail abide in the favour of the Em- 
peror, Pope, King,Prince, or great Lord. 

25 Ifit be good for the King to remove out of one 
Country to ^0 into another. 

24 Whether the King or other Lord will do jufticc. 

25 Ifit be good for the Emperor, Pope, Kmg, or 
fireat Lord to make a voyage, if they that take it in 
hand Ihall fhortly return, and how will the afifaira 

Ff 2 26 A» 

72 ihe temple of Wifdome. Book 2. 

•, 36 As couching the air and the time to know it ic 
will rain or be fair weather, wind or calm, and if it be a 
rainy feafon, whether it (hall rain much. 

z-j l£it be good for a Captain, Ancient- bearer,Cor- 
ner, or any other Officer to go to War , if they (hall 
profper or not. 

^ When in this houf:, he gives great glory, 
^ ^ ^ honour,auchoiity &: dignity from Emperpurs, 
':^ >t=^ Kings, Princej.,and great Perfons, & thofe far 
_^ beyond the condition or birth of the Native 

,^ orQuercnt; and by reafon ofthe admirable 
. , inventions he may or fhall attain unto, he 

ithait obtain the love and friendftiipof fomc eminent 
pci fpn or perfons, that iliall exalt him from a low eveii 
lincoajiig^ degree. 

'v / .Signifies Honours and Offices unto the 

'i'^ -^ querent or he that is born, but becaufe ic \$ 
•^6i'^ . jj^g detriment of Populyj his fortune floats 
^ , -^ foon this way and foon that, fo that this Fi- 
r^: ,;.^.- gure promifeth much inchishoufe, yet per-^ 
formcth ncrhing. 

If C;2;r^r be evil pofitcd in this houfe, he 

>f- porccnds much lofs and damage unto the 
'if ^ querent or native from great perfons, and 
:^ yf that he (hail fuffer rcliminr , captivity, and 
^ ^'f imprifonrnt nt, snd (hall be m danger of falls 
from on hi^h ; he generally makes fhipwrack 
oftheNatives irapnfonmcnts and bonds , by the fen- 
tenceof 3judge:if he be with Acq.'fijuio orLetitia,hc 
(hall be in danger of ruff.rings although he be no ways 
culpable; if he be with P^er or Ruhvs^ the querent 
fliall be put to death for fome eminent fault he fhall 
commit: \'i Albas or ConjmUio bs there, he by 


Book 2 . ihe Temple efmfdo//ie, ^^.^^ 

falfe evidence; \^ Puelh or Amijflo be in company he 
will fufTer many torments and be condemned to die. 
li Career ox Trrftitia (hall be well pofited in good al- 
ped and company with thofe figures, are their fi lends, 
they denote much riches unto the Native or querent 
by the means of building of houfcs, but not before the 
querent is 30 years of age, or in his latter days. 

PoRted in this houfe, gives unto the querent 

^ -^ if he be in good company great riches, honor, 

i^ dignity, preferment, and this chiefly by nego- 

if ^Ic tiacing and follawing popular bufinefs , or 

-> Church afiairs, by offices of j udicature> Ad- 

miniftrations , Wills, and Legacies, and of 

all things of that nature. 

Portends great danger unto the querent 
yf of perfecutions and iraprifonment from Magi- 
^rc Ikares and great perfons, and thefc oftenf 
k s,^ times f iolcnc : many quarrels and controver- 
>.< fies with his friends, in good company and 
aTeft he then intimates good unto the que- 
rent from his handling* divers bufinefs , as aUo in 

Gives unto the Native, honours andpre- 

>K ferments by vvomens favours; honour from 

^ if Princes, his fortune (hall be enlarged by the 

■^ mothers fubftance, and in general he (hall 

^ be fortunate and fucccfsful in ^he fecond pare 

of his age then he was in the firft. 

Denotes the querent to be an excellent pro* 

^ >rc ficicnt in the Mathematicks , and figniftcs 

^ ^ much applaufe unto him for his admirable in- 

i< vendons and rare skill therein, many times 

^ >r^ it makes hira a Secretary or Counfellour to a 

Prince, but if he lliall be there ux ill com- 

F f 3 pany 

74 The temple of Wif dome. Book 2. 

pany it pteiages great danger, lofs, exile, and much in- 

In good Company and good Afpeft de- 

if. ^ notes honour and preferment unto the Que- 

^ rent, let his condition be what it will, and 

' >ic that he ftiall grow rich ; it alfo (hews him 

5^ tobeofgoodandhoneftlife. 

Denotes great amity and fricndfliip with 
if. Princes and great Lords, and efpccialiy in cafe 
•^ of War, the King or great Lord is Tick, .but 
>^ if hefliallnotdieifhetake^«y«w/'tfM^/7fand 
-jf if fuch like Medicines, the Phyfitian is good, 
and the Medicine which he prcfcribcth is 
good and profitable: the Mother and Grandmother 
is good, fo is the King or Lord, but they be fomething 
angry, the King or Lord loveth him well for whom the 
queftion is made , the King fliall dwell long in his 
Realm , and the Lord in his Country, but they fliall 
have fomc war, the man fliall be clc»fled Emperour , 
the Cardinal fliallbe made Pope, the Gentleman fliall 
be Knighted, the fcrvant fliall be accepted at Court; 
Jt is good for the King to rake War in hand, for he 
fliall overcome his enemies snd enjoy his own again; 
it is good to take poffeffion ol: ground, or of a Lord- 
fliip, the Kiag or Lord shall do sharp juHice, the time 
shall be fair, and the air clear, fweet, and wholefome, 
and it will not rain : in all things thii* figure is good, 
but always shews Tome aof^cr. 

Is good to go to a King, for he shall do 
if him honour , it is good to take Medicine, the 
if thing loil fliall not be found, ic is good for the 
if Mother, the Oath is true, the King or Lord 
:»c love the perfon well, the King (hall be banifli- 

cdjthe Lord shall l)c kill<?d by h;s (crvants and 

■ • ' . . . . ■ ^,^^^ 

Book 2 . The Temple ofWifdome . 7 5 

fubj'eds, the King is not (ick, the per fon shall neither 
be Pope, EmperourorKing, the man shall not be out 
of the court, it is good tor the King to go into his 
Country , but ill for war, this Lord is a Traitourand 
will do no julHce, the air is good , but it shall many 
times rain: In all things this Figure is good, andc- 
fpecialiy to travel. 

5ignifieth an ill time and unlucky to at- 
% -^ tain unto the honour pretended , the King 
i^ yf> is in danger to lofc his Realm and Domi- 
•^ if. nion, it is ill for the Phytitian , or to take 
^ Phydck ; the thing loli will never be found, 
if the King or Lord be fick he shall A\t^ the 
petfoH shall not be chofen Eraperour, Pope, or King, 
unlefs it be by Treafon, the man shall live at the 
Court , the King shall be betrayed by his own Sub- 
jeds^ the Voyage shall be long and flow, the air shall 
be tenebrous and dark : this Figure is ill for all things, 
but to till the Earth, toititie and Keep Town?, and for 
cicafurc hidden. 


Signifieth that the King or Lord is n«t 
^ fick, It is good for honoiir, the Ph^ fitian is 
:^ ^ a good man, and it is good Co take and ufc 
>i< ?1< his advice, it is good for the Mother, Uncle, 
^ ^ and Aunt ; the King or Lord loveth well the 
fervant, whereby he shall have profit : The 
Lord shall have Dominion and Governance over the 
Land , the perfon shall continue in Court , the King 
shall not go to war, but ihall recover his Land peace- 
ably , and shall do good juftice with loyalty ; the 
^ing shall be received again with great joy and 
biiis into his own Country, the air is fu^et, clean, 

F f 4 clear, 

76 7he Temple of Wif dome. Book 2* 

clear, and pleafanr, without rain or boifteroulneis ; in 
all things this Figure is good, and shews rather War 
then Peace* 

Signifies blood, choler, hurting, drowning, 

'if if flrife, quarrell, debate, treafon, ladneis, and 

if ill will ; In war it fignificth Vidory at firft, 

if if and lofs at laft ; it is good for diflolutc love 

if if and to undermine and fpring a Foi t .- in ail o- 

thcr things it is ill. 

i^igniiieth ill to get honour or authoii- 
yf ty , for the party doth give himfelf to Lc- 
if if chery , it is not good to take Medicine, the 
>f thing loit is ftulcn , and will not be had a- 
if if gain unkfs the fcvcnth confent ; the Mo- 
ther is cholcrick , and if she fall fick she 
shall die, if the eighth confent; it is ill to go to the 
King, Prince, or Lord, there will be no rain, but the 
air will be fair and bright with a little wind 5 the 
Figure is ill in all the dcmandv vvhich maybe made 
in this houfe , except to have the Javour of a 

For Fionour and Dignity holdcth a Me^ 

r\c, if diocriiy 1 it is good to dwell with a great 

■>Y- Lord, for he {hall be bis Secretary and Go- 

/ -^^ vcrnour, it is indifferent to take Medicine, 

^ ^ . the Lord (hall die of this difealc he is fick 

of, the pcr(on fhall be baniQied the Court, 

the oath IS good, the ]\\6^t will do right, it is ill 

to go ro VV?r, for "he Oiall Le in danger to be 

fl^ini it 5s ccod Co en-rcr into a Town and to take 

■ • ' a 

Book 2 . 7 he Temple of Ififdomc. 7 7 

a Voyage , for they fnaii quickly return i the air 
(hall not be wholefome by rcafon of the rain : in 
things ye can demand in this houfe this Figure is 
good, butfor War itisili, for Love it is very good 
and fignir.eth Mirth. 

Declares lofs of Honour, Reputation »* 
^ Credit, and Efleem unto the Native ; A 
^ deprivation of all worldly Honour and Pre- 
^K ferment ; it throws or precipitates him 
^ ^ from the chief Pinacle of Dignity, into 
the very ] aws of a Dungeon 5 fometimes 
he is condemned to perpetual imprifonment or ex- 
ile; it alfo portends fhort life to the Mother of the 
^erent, and the time (he doth live, much in- 


78 7he Temple of Wifcl$me. Book 2. 

of the eleventh Houfe. 

THc eleventh houfe^ which is the fuccedanc of 
the Angle of thebouthj otherwile called 'A>«- 
:?9/^'>^6) , Ci. e.) Bontim Genitis^ the good Angel, 
naturally doth contain all the demands which may 
be made upon a friend , he or (he, that is to fay^ upon 
the thing ye love, and whereof ye hope to bavecon- 
iolacion, aid and profir as well of the friend hard by 
youjas by him which is far off. 

2 Of good or ill in queftions concerning this houfe. 

5 If a man (hall have the thing hoped for. 

4 Of the agreeing of friends. 

5 OfLovc betwixt two, 

6 What money the King and the Mother have. 

7 If the Emperour, Pope, King, or Prince will give 
you my riches. 

8 If the friend be faithful or a traitour to you. 
P If the Pope or great Locd have much riches. 

10 Ifthepromifcbetrue. 

1 1 If the year (hall be good and plentiful. 
J 2 If the year (hall be dry or rainie. 

13 If the querent (hall profper all the year. 

14 And in what Moneth or feafon of the year fhal 
be the plenty or fcarcity of things. 

15 What Comodities (hall be cheap, and what 
Mercbandifc (hall be dear. 

16 And touching the members of man, it contain- 
eth the demands which maybe made upon the But- 
tocks or legs of nian^ and thighs. 


Book 2 . ibe Temple oflVifdome. 79 

Thefe be the quellions which may be made, to 
know the truth whereof you muft fcarchbyaii the 
Rulers, idea's, and Figures that move in this part of 
the Earth. 

For tuna <J^I.i}or in this eleventh houfe dc- 
^ ^ notes many helps and affiftinces from friend$ 
5^ >ic both old and young, unto the Native oc 
5^ querent, his hopes will prove no vain hopes, 
^ but prolperous unto him: great perfonsor 
men in power , (hall confer upon him ho- 
nours, dignities, offices, and preferments, and will 
prove friends in earned unto him. 

Imports the hopes of the Native to be 
profperous^ gives the querent many friends, 
and thofe no mean ones, his children (if he 
have any) (hall be friendly and beneficial 
unto him, and he fliall receive honours and 
profits from perfons of cmincncie. 

With ill company and afped, shews the 
ftrudion of the querents hopes, caufesmuch 
fcrro'^v and difcord among the fi iends of the 
querenti and he infortunaces him alfo in his 
children, (it being the fifth houfe from the 
reventh)whenZrf;L^/ is potent, andlh^ongiti 
nth houfe : this figure is ill in all ihinc^s. 

Shews increafe of Fortune and Digniry, 
and honour unto the querents by the means 
of friends , he shall be fupplied in his juft 
hopes; he will have many faithful, honeft, 
and fufficient friends , fuch as in a time of nc- 
ceilicy will not refufe toftick unto him, be 
shall receive favours from MagiArates , dec. in ail 
things th;s Figure is very good. 
























8o Tffe Temple of fVjfdome. Book 2. 

Denotes falfe friends, & perfons pretending 

^ fricndQiip that (hall prove enemies unto the 

>ic querent, vain and deceitful hopes, diminuti- 

:=K >ic on of honour and fubftancc,and much difficul- 

::^ ty in obtaining the things he hopes for, he 

may if in good company profper in all Martial 

things : this Figure is indifferent in all things. 

Signifies friendftilp unto the Querent in 

^< his \oiinoer years ; gives him many faithiu! 

:^ >t^ friends and alTociates, and thofe that rhali be 

;>c true unto him in his Counfels and Actions ; 

.•^ his vMidren wiil b^. many, an-.l fortfjnatc. ani 

hn?ily {'lich (hall be ijib £,o.d luck, il:ac he 

fhall attain the end of his hopes. 

Declares msny ingenious and prudent 
:ic :^ fiiends unto the Querent.- t/t^.luch as delight 
^k ^ in i'ciences and Arts, men of rare and curious 
>i< inventions, and fuch as can write well ; he (hail 
?;< >tc receive much profit and advantage by them, 
and they (hall add unto him the fumm of his 
hopes ; in all the houfesthis Figure is very good. 

Gires the Querent much familiarity and 

if ^f friendlbip with Princes and grcar perfons, and 

^ic denotes much honour and riches unto them ; 

y{: in all the qiieflions which ye may demand in 

yf this houfe, chi; Figure is very good. 

.yignifieth the friend istriifty and willing to 
^< do plej-iure, but he wanteth power, he jfhall 
r- not have the fruit of his hope, the friend is 
-f: >;^ * honeft and faithful, the Mother and King be 
:/- y. prctry well iioredofmoneyj andbe indanper 
to be robbed; the entrance of the Kin;^ (hall 
be good : the year will abound in good things, the for- 

Book 2 . ihe Temple ofWifdome. 8 1 

tune of Air is good; in ail things which you may 
demand this figure is good , efpeci^IIy in things of 

5^gnifieth joy among friends, and that the 

<f forcuneof the querent (hail be good; the thing 

:^ defired (hall take cffed, the promile fhall be 

>K good and kepr, the friend and companion be 

>ic faithful and good ; there be Letters coming, 

,j^^. . the entrance of the King (hall be joyful; this ft- 

' gure is good in all things which you can demand in this 

Houfe ; this figure is good. 

Denotes ill fortune to the querent ; the friend 
■f: >t< is ill, a quarreller, and a man of an ill mind to- 
^c ^^ wards his friend, the promift (hall take no 
-ic >f cflfcft, the hope (hall be in vain : the compa- 
■>f nionisno wife man, the year will be barren, 
and viduals dear, the fortune of the year ill .- 
ibis figure is ill in all things. 

Declares increafe of friends, and that 
if men of no fmall reputation, the fortune of the 
if if querent is good ; the friend is a good friend 
if if and tfufty, the frien^l is a man that will both 
if if pleafure and help; the party ihall not be de- 
ceived of his hope, the companion is good, 
honefl-, and fecret, the Mother and Kin^ have not 
much money, and mod part thereof is filver : the 
promiie is good and true, the entrance of the 
King (hall be lii>e the fortune of the year; the year 
will be plentiful of all fruits and good things, and yec 
there will be nothing very cheap ; in ail dcuaands this 
figure is good. 


8 2 7 he Temple of Wifdome Book. 2 » 

Portends ill fortune, the companion and 
:|c i^ the friend be ill,and by them will come ftri'f e,fo 
% thit blood will be fpiic on the one fide or onjthe 
% -^ other, the hope (hall be nothing, the entrance 
% :fc of the King is ill ; the Mother and King have 
little money,and if they have any, ic is in dan- 
fSX ro be ftolen ; in all things this figure is ill, but to 
let blood. 

Significth the friend is falfc, and worfe 

^ then the enemy; he that you put In truft wilt 

^ >^ do the like; the fortune o^ the querent (hall be 

% ill, and (o (hall his hope be alfo : the Mother 

^ >t^ and the King hiavebut little money ; the year 

(hall be fcarce^ and the fortune of the year ill, 

insd this Figure is ill in all things, but for hope and love 

of Courtiers. 

Dcrtotes rti-an fortune to the querent; It 

^ % isverygo(vd in thirgs witty: the friend i^ 

::^ true, the hope is good, the thing loft (hall be 

5{C found in the end, the companion is faithful 

% ^ and true, the entrance of the King (hall be 

good, the King and Mother arc meetly mo™ 

neycd ; gain will come by labour, the fortune of the 

year (hall be good and no fcarcity ; you (hall have 

Letters from your friend ; good to (end Children to 

fchool, good to hire (crvaats ; in all the demands ihis 

Figure is good. 


Book 2. The Temple oflVifdome. 85 

::^ Cauda Draconis feparatcs the Querent and 

:^ his friendf) and portends many ftrifes and 
-^^ contentions betwixt them , he cannot obtain 
>jc the thing he hoped for, without much difficul- 
ty : his friends will prove his enemies, and if 

not careful will procure his ruine , and in all things 

this Figure is ill. 


of the twelfth Houfe^ viz. Imprifonment^ great 
Cattel 3 Witchery^ private Enemies ^ Labour^ 
Bamjhed men. 

RGfie Crucian teachers of this Art, are the beft 
that ever writ of this Art : Now this Houfe i« 
called by all Writers, K*/.5/;xinA'. 1/ it is C4ident from the 
South Angle ; and of members in the body it hath re- 
lation to the feet, it comprehendeth Naturally the fig- 
nificationsofthe ^ueftionsand Demands which may 
be propounded upon a prifon,and of thcdarkncfs there- 
of, and alfo of the prifoncr therein detained. 

2 Alfo upon the defolation of a pcrfon^ and of hii 
Lamentation and Mourning. 

3 Alfo upon an incurable (ickne/*s,or fuch as none 
but %oQe iruciant Medicwes can cure,thefe theLf- 
frojle^GoHt^ Dropfe, and Falling- fie k^efs , and all griefs 
of the Eyes, &c. 

4 Upon the ^eftions and Demands which may be 
made upon a Tray tor, ill Servants, ani Thief '^f an 

h )ufc 

8i The Temple oflVifdome. Book 2 * 

bouir, and upon (inland the place wtieic ic was com- 
mitted and done 

5 .Gffecret enemies not named. 

6 To know whg a kcret enemy is. 

7 Whether any man committed Co prifon (hallfoon 

8 Ortbetmprifoned. 

9 If a queftion be asked for a Captive, 5Iave, or 

10 If one be bewitched or not. 

II if it be good to buy great beafts,as Oxenfameh^ 
T>yomeday:esp Eieflhints^ Lyom^ Bears ^ IVelves^ Leo- 
fnrds^Harts/Dragons^SepertSt Horfes^ Mnles^ j4jffs^ 
andaliotberbcailsthat b^ar, and be ridden upon, or 
to Icll rhcm. ■ ■ - ' 

' 12 Whether the prifoner fliall ccmc out of prifon, 
and when. . .... 

13 If he (li-ill fuffer if he fpcak truth* 

.34 If ore Oiall be Ikk in prifon. 

?5 If the Korfe, 0.\, or other beaft, be good 
or not. 

16 If ihe pcrn>n be able to pay hi3 debts. 

17 If he shall be poor hereaker. 

1? VVhatm.:nnerofpcr[cnb be the Tray tors In the 

19 Whether a pcifon shall be banidied from his 
Country or not. 

20 Whether a man may boldly go before his ene- 
my tounhorfe him without: sny danger, and whether 
a man shall be sffraid of hio cnvoiics, and of thole 
which do aid them. 


hook 2» 7he Temple efWifdopte, 8 5 

Fort una (J^U)or in the twelfth boafe, por- 

:^ 5|c tends great and powerful advcrfaries unto 

5fc -^ the querent who will caufc him to wafte and 

^ confume much o\ his edate and treafure, fuch 

'^ as will detract from him, and render him infa 

mous, he will he afflided hy captivity zvA 

imprifonments, and will receive lofs from fervants; ic 

denotes an infirm and fukly body^tormcnted with long 

and tedious difeaies. 

Portends many calumnies and reproaches, 

:^ ^ poverty and bondage, damage by great 

>i<: beads, imprifonment , and he will have po* 

* * tent enemies to rife up againrt him ; but if he 

-^^ be in good company, in good afpe ft, he gives 

the Qaerent viftor y and cohqueft over all 

bis enemies that are private, and fuch as would ua< 

dermine his repucation, and mitigates all the former 


In the twelfth , intimates many enemies 
>t^ >^ onto the Querent, and imprifonment, capti- 
•^ if. vity, and impediments from them .* if (he be 
■^ >^ afflifted by ill figures, the Querents life will 
^ ^ be but fhort,and he will be in danger of a vio- 
lent death , he will be in danger of lofing 
much by fervants, and by dealing in the greater fort of 

Denotes imprifonment and trouble unto 
•^ the Querent, by rcafon of crimes and errouts 
^ which iljall wilfully be committed , great 
:^ ^ lofs and prejudice from (crvants and private 
^ enemies , he will alio be unfortunate by deal- 
ing in Beads of the greater forr, many infe- 
perable dileafcs of the body will attend him, «ccord=n:.^ 
to the nat'.reof the Rule', Idea, andHouft; if Pu^r 

Gg be 

86 1 he Temple of IVif dome. Book 2, 

be rtrong, enemies will be pouiit, xf weak, he needs 
not fear his enemies. 

Portends fear, forrow,' trouble, captivity, 
^ and exile unto the QuerenCj much damage by 
>^ ^' great Beads and many evils and prejudice 
>^ if f[ oai private enemies: if C^rffr be well dig- 
>^ nified, that is, with good figure and alpcd 
the Querent (hsll be fortunate in great Beads. 
Shews the Querent to be a great trafficker 
5^ ordcaier in great Beads; and that he will be 
•^ ^ afflided and receive lofs thercbyj thefecret 
^ enemies are women, from whom he (hall re- 
if ceive Icfs and damage, and that he (hall be 
profecuted , imprifoncd , and in danger of 
exile or bani(hment by their means, /« nativitMe mw \ 
Herts decermt tneretricem^ in netttvitate viri uxor f<zfe | 
ntentr'tx ancilla^ vilt^y cum tnf .imi^ ^ & 'Viridetrimento ; 
it oftentimes denotes men to be vilcj and even pad all 
manner of fliame. 

Denotes a Grader or Drover of great beads, 
^ 5k and that he (hall lofebythem, li Albus be 
yf ^ weak he willloie by them j and will bufic 
^ himfclf about difficult and unprofitable 
•^ >i< things 5 his enemies vs^ill prove Clerks and 
Solicitors , or fuch like fellows, by whofc 
means and procurement he may foraetimesluderim- 

-Jf -^f Imports many enemies unto the querent , 
-Jf fubieds him to penurie and fervicude, it forV 
'•^ tunates him in great beads. 



Book 2. The Temple ofWifdome. 87 

Denotes the prifoncr to cfcapc out of pri- 
^ fon , the perfon (hall have much lofs in mcet- 
if ing with his enemie, the perfon (hall not be 
% i^ made prifoner ; it is good to buy beads , for 
-^ ^ there (ball be profit in felling them again ; the 
horfc (hall be good, fwifc, and nimble; the 
horfc, amongft other things loft, (hall return by him- 
lelf; the man (hall be rich and not troubled, the man 
(hall pay his debts, the man (h^ll not be bani(hed out 
of his Country, the enemie (hall have no fuccouroc 
aid of any perfon : this/'igure is good in all the de- 
mands of this houfe, but to obtain Mafter(hip , or to 
attend upon any other it is not good. 

Signifieth deliverance out of prifon with- 

-^ out harm, it is good to go againft the enemie, 

5^ it is good to buy Cattel and heritages, yea and 

. -^ in all other things which ye may demand in 

^ this houle, this figure is good. 

In this houfe fignifieth a great number of 

5^ >^ enemies, mighty, and llrong J there (hail be 

* '^ great heavinefs for lofs of a fervant, and of 

':^ -^^ beafts, and for long keeping in prifon and 

^ torment thereof: this figure is ill in all things. 

Signifies the Prifoner (hall not be long m 

•^ prifon, it is not good to aflfault the enemie,ft r 

^ if he fliall lofe by it; the perfon Hiall not be 

i^ ^ prifoner, it is very good to buy beads , for 

>i< >K you (hall gain by it; to hire afervanc snd 

air the ground it is very good: the horfc is 

fwift of foot and good, the man (hall pay his debts , 

the perfon (hall be rich, the enemie (hall have no aid 5 

there is nothing for which ye may make demand in ti is 

houfe, but this figure h good. 

G g % Sig- 

88 7he Temple of IVifdome, Book 2. 

Signifieth poverty and defolation in lirange 

•^ i(: Countries , with few enemies , the peifon 

-^ {hall have much gain and fmall profit in all 

^ ^ bis doings : this bgurc lignifieth ill in all the 

>[c 5ic demands, 

Signifieth the Prifoncr (hall not come out 

^ of prifon, but (hall be fick and confefs a truth 

>^ ^ being examined ; the man (hall be madepri- 

^ foncr , it is not good to buy horfcs, but if 

if: :4c any be bought, they (hall be fwrifr, the horfc 

lofl; shall not be found again ; the perfon 

shall pay his debts and be poor , there beTraicours in 

the houfe,the man shall be condemned, whipped, and 

tormented, he shall be banished out of his Country, 

I be enemy shall have it, and therefore it is not good to 

meddle with him : in all things this figure is ill. 

Portcndsthe^Companiestobeill,thething '• 
Stc :=^ loft will be found again , to buy bcafts it is 
i^ mean, and fo it is to buy Lands and heritages, 
:4c and to labour the Earth : the figure is mean 
>|c >lc in all the demands. 

Denotes manyoppreffions unto thecne- 
>^ mies of the querent, yet the querent rarely 
^^ efcapcj prejudice thereby, he is prejudiced by 
:^ dealing in great Cattel. 


Book 2. The "Temfh ofWifdome. 89 

CHAP xiir. 

AlrkfdednUhn of the accord and ftgmfication 
n^hichtheftxteen Figures have by the tmlve 

* ^ TTF this Figure named Acqmftio , do in 

% I mounting grow from thcfirft into the 
. * * 1. fecond, that is to fay, that he be in the 

^ fccond, or be like unto the firft where Aqai^ 
fttio is, it fignificth to gain Gowns , and Clo- 
thing apparel , to get honour, and to make gain and 
profit in all ads of honour and vercoe^and with the like 

If that from the firft she go into the third, it figm"- 
fieth to have honour, joy, and profit of the kinsfolks 
•nd friends. 

If that she go from the firft to the fourth, it fignifi- 
cth profit by che father, and a good and joyful ead of 
. bis affairs. 

If that she go from the firft to the fifth, 'it fignifieth 
joy of children, that is to fay, they shall be good, and 
of honour, and to have joy and pleafure, to eat and 
drink, and to be well clothed. 

If that she go from the firft to the fixth, it fignifieth 
profi: and good luck for fervants , and to buy fmall 

If she go into the feventh , it fignifieth to make a 
contra^ of enemies, to make marriages, and to get ho- 
' Hour and the love of per fons/ and for all demands it 
is good. 

Gg 3 If 

90 The temple of Wif dome. Book a- 

If (he go from the firft into the eighth, it (ignifieth 
death for the thing demanded , orfor tbedemander, 
and great profit in IticcefGon and heritages : it is alio 
good for things of MagicK. 

If ihe go from the firft to the ninth, it fignificth to 
have profit and gain by Voyages, and in things of 
the Church, as in Benefices or Omces : it is alfogood 
for the profit of the children that ye would put to 
School , for they fhsll have promotions Ecciefiaftical, 
and they Ihali be men of knowledge. 

If The pafs from the firft to the tenth houfe, it fig- 
nifietb amity, familiarity, acquaincaxice and prodt with 
K^r.g , Princes, and great Lord? ; likewile to receive 
Iio.iour, and dfgnicy by the mccher.- and alfo profit 
\n fucceiil on and heritages. Aiid to be brief it is good 
in all things. 

If (he go from the firft to the eleventh, it fignificth 
to have honour and profit by his friends, and a good 
hope ofcbcqiien-ion demanded. 

If (he pafs from the firft to the twelfth, it fignificth 
imprironm:nt, lofs of beads, and co be overcome by 
the enr.mie : and to be brief, it is ill in all things. 

^ If yoa ^nd this Figure ^mijfio in tie firft 

^ yf '^^hOTrf^^^and frcra thence be found in the fe- 

>< cond, which v^ne-cali the going frcm one houfe 
Y^ >^ unto another, It fignifierhiofs of goods, and 

^ to fall into debates, quarrels, and contenti- 
ons, and fuit for goods. 

If (he pafs the third houfe, it fianifieth anger 
and coctenrio':;? between Kinsfolks and Allies, it is al- 
io ill for imali lind (liort journeys 

If (he go into the fcurch houfe, it fignifietb anger 
^^ecween thcch Mrcn and the father, and ::e:vveeo the 
iichcr and the children, and by that means lofs of he- 

Book 2. ihe Temple oflVifdome. 9 1 

ritages, and the begioning and Aiic in law the one a- 
gaintt the other: and this copulation and affcmbly 
of the Figure is very ill but for lechery. 

If (he pafs into the fifth houfe, the woman with 
child (hall have unfcaronabledcHveiance: it isalfoill 
to eat and drink, and fignitiech anger about viduals. 

If flic pafs into the fiitb, it fignifteth anger againfl: 
iisrvants, and lofs of them and of fmall cattel. 

If flie pafs thence into the fcventh, it fignificth 
ftrifes, quarrels, and debates with friends .- it is alfo ill 
for marriages, andfignifieth to have difpleafurc with 
his wife, and to lofc the fuit. 

Iffhegointo the eighth, itfignifieth mortality by 
hot fever?, and alteration of the underftanding, lofs 
of goods of the women, and of the enemic .• and in ail 
the demands it is ill. 

If (he pafs into the ninth , itfignifieth lofsoffub- 
ftance,and to be robbed by the way s it is ill for fub- 
flancc of the Church, and for men learned. 

If fhe go into the tenth, it (ignideth anger and mif- 
contCHtmcnt of Kings, Princes, and Lords, and of the 
Sea , and it is ill in ail the demands of the tenth 

Ifflie pafs into the eleventh, it fignifieth anger a- 
gainft his friend, and to have an illiffueof the thing 
pretended or hoped to have. 

If (he go into the twelfth, it fignifieth lofs of cat- 
tel, and imp iionment. And to be fhort, it is ill in 
all things. 

If this Figure Tort ma Au]er be in the firft 
:^ ^ hoQ{e, a;:d thence leap into the fecond, it fig- 
^ * nifieth a great gain m goods, moveables, as 

^ gold, filver, and rich utenfils. 

i^ If fhc pais into the third houfe, ii fjgnifi- 

G g 4 cih 

9 2 The Temple of Wifdome. Book 2 . 

cth tohaveitiuch fubftance by the means of the kin- 
dred % it is aUo good for fmall and fliorc Voyages. 

If ic pafs into the fourth,jt fignifieth the father to be 
of good and godly dilpofition ; it is alfogood to buy 
beritages and poffeffions, and a good ifluein all things. 

If flic go into the fifth, itfignifieth, joy, pleafurc, 
to be in good order, wtll appointed and clothed, to 
car and drink well, and to have few children, and they 
fliall be of red colour. 

Ifitpafs into the fixtb, k fi^nifictb fidelity in fcr- 
varits, and that the fick perfon fliall amend ; it is good 
for i'mall boafts. 

JffiK pafs into the fcventh, it is good for marriage, 
and (i^^nifieth that the enemic will make peace j for the 
acquaincance of a Lady , itisnotgood, becaufe their 
fecrets (lialj be difdofed. 

JfiC go into the eighth, itfignifieth deaths it is ill 
in all things but to hare the goods of a woman* 

If flie pafs into the ninth, it fignificth to contrad an 
cmity with Ghurch-mcn,and men learned, to make a 
Voyage it is goo(^i 

li it go into the tenth* it fignifietb to have dignity 
with Kings and Princes, and with the mother , and to 
have vidory over his enemies. 

If (lie pafs into the eleventh, it fignifieth a good if- 
>fue upon a good hope, good friends and fuccourable. 

If it go into the tvvclfch, it fignifieth imprifonmcnt 
p^iWc Prince, and that his enemies ftiall over-pafs him 
'In might and power* 

If \\\\% F igure Fortufta Minor ^ be in the fird 

>c. hcufe.and thence go into the fecond,which we 

:^ call going from one houie to another, it figni* 
>^ >k .fiech ii nr.ean in,,'^a«n, and he which medlcth 
% ;^ With red things fiiall quickly lole thereby. 

Book 2. 7 he 7 em fie ofWifdo me. 9^ 

Ifftiepaff into the third, itfignificch joyof the 
kinifolks, it is alfo good for a (horc voya-c, and figni- 
ficth that it (hall be quickly ended, it is alfo good for 

If it pafs into the fourth, it fignificth that the father 
is angry or (ick, it aUo fignificth the lofs of thefuit. 

If (he come into the fifth, it fignilieth to have mmy 
children which (hall be red of colour, alfo great joy 
and pleafure, to cat and drink , and to be coftly and 
well apparelled. 

And if (he go into the fixih, it fignifieth good to buy 
fmall Cattcj^ it is indifferent, for fcrvants, and fignifi- 
eth that they (hall be witty and wife. 

If it pafs into the feventh, it fignilieth marriage, and 
that it (hail be with ftrife and contention, the enemic 
i$ firong and mighty, the woman is wife, it is ill in 
cafe of Love, for it shall be difcovercd. 

Jf^he go into the eighth, it fignifieth death, and al- 
fo is ill in all things of efprite, as Magick and invo- 

If it pafs into the ninth, it fignlfiath long Voyages 
with all profperity and good luck, and the amity of 
men of the Church. 

If she go into the tenth , it is good and profperons 
going to the fervice of a King, Prince, or great Lord, 
the Ship on the St^ (hall come (afe and found, and the 
owner thereof (hall (hortly have news. 

If it pafs into the eleventh , it fignifieth good and 
trnftie friends, and a good end of the thing wherein 
hope is put. 

If fhego into the twelfth, it is ill in al! things but to 
buy horfes. 


94 ^^^ Temple ofWifdonw . Book. 2 * 

If you find Rubens in the hrfthoufc, I will 
^ >ic fay no other thing but that which before I 

if. have told you, that is to fay, that following 
■^ % the opinion of all the Doflors in this fcience, 
-)f >i<: be they Caldeans, Indians, Hebrews, Arabics, 
Egyptians, or Persians, when this Figure is found in 
this place, it ought not to be judged, the which^chirg 
I have always tound true by lorg experience, where- 
fore at this time I will fay no other thing, but that (he 
is ill in all the houfes but in the (ixth. 

If you find this Figure nAlhti^ in the firft 
>jjc % hoiife, and be found again in the fecond houfe, 
5jc ^ it fignifieth gain and profit in white things, 

-^ Writings, or Letters, or Books. 
5jc ^ If (h- pafs into the third , it fignifieth 
good time for friend? and kinbfolks, and that 
Letters (hall come from near at hand. 

If it go into the fourth, it fignifieth to win his fuir, 
it is alio good in the demands which may be made up- 
on ihc father, fignifying as well in them as in all o- 
thers. a good ifTue and end. 

]f (he pafs into the fifth, it fignifieth to have many 
children, and to delight in whire clothes, to cac and 
jdiink, and to coin|any ofcenii^es with learned 

If it pafs into the fixth , the fervants begood and 

if (he go into the fcventh , the marriage' lately be- 
j^un (hall take cffcd, to the great contentment and 
prohtof the parties, and the enemies fhall demand 

And if it p;fs into the eighth, ic fignifieth death by 
% hot difcafc of iUiumcs^ and Cathcis, it is alio good 
tor iMagick. 


Book 2 . The Temple ef^ifciGwe. 9 5 

If (he go into the ninth, it fignifiech that the long 
joarn^ (hall be good and proficabic, and that the Let- 
ters which come from afar of! bring good news, it is 
alfo good for Dodors and Ghurch-men, and to make 
amitie and acquaintance with them. 

ifitpafsinto the tenth, it is good to go to Kings, 
Princes, and Lords, and to go to vifit his mother. 

If (he go into the eleventh, it bringeth good luck, 
and alfo for Letters which (hall come on theic 

If it pafs into the twelfth, it is good to buy frames , 
alfo in this place it is a token to be held priioner. 

If this Figure fa^ut draconu be in the firft 
^K >1< houfe, and thence afcend into the fecond, it 

^ fignifiethgain and profit in all things. 

^ If it pafs into the third, itfignificth the 

^* kinsfolks to be of good amity, it is alfo good 
for fliorc Voyages, but there fliall be fome 
flovvncfs therein. 

If (he go into the fourth , it fignifieth good for the 
father, and to fuccecd in his heritage. 

li it pafs into the fifth , it fignifieth many children 
which (hall be wife and witty, it (heweth alfo a hear- 
tinefs to eat and drink. 

If (he go inro the fisth, it fignifieth gain and profit 
in buying of Cartel, and that the fervants be good and 

If it pafs into the fevcnth, it is a'good time for mar- 
riage and for reconciliation of enemies, and that the 
perfon is of great amity. 

If The go into the eighth , it fignifieth death with- 
out remedy, and fometime in this place it fignifieth to 
win inheritances. 

If it pafs into the ninth, it fignifieth gain and 


9 6 Jhe Temple of Wifdome • Book. 2 . 

profit by a long Voyage by men of the Church . 

If (he go into the tenth, itisgood togo to Kings, 
Princes, and to the mother. 

If it pafs into the eleventh) it (ignifieth to have good 
friends, and that the hope (hail not be in vain ; and alfo 
the thing that is demanded ftall come to a good 

If she go into the twelfth , it (ignifieth to be made 
prifoner, and therein to have much vexation and tor- 
ment, andinaii the demands she is ill, but for to buy 

If this Figure Cau^.a draconis be found in 

% the fir ft houle then the figure should not be 

>[i judged, but if muft be broken and an other 

^ made one hour after that : but if from the 
^ -^ fecond houle she go into any cf the other, ye 
may there judge it , faving in the fourth , 
where there is no certain Judgment to be given, for 
the malice of the faid Figure, and therefore ar this 
lime I will fay no more. 

Findini^ this Figure LetitU in the firft 

-Jf houfe, and thence go into the (econd, it (ig- 
^ :^ ni6cth a mediocrity of gain by white things, 
5K if and in things of the Church. 
if * If it pafs into the third , it (ignifieth the 
kinsfolks to be merry ,and in good difpofition 
and in health of body, it is alfo good for fmall and short 

If she go into the fourth, the end of all things (hall 
be joyfulj but the promife falfe. 

If it paf? into the fifth, it is good for children , and 
to eat and drink, and to fing mufick, and fignifieth 2 
great jightr( m !cG of heart. 

U she go uico the fuch , it is good for fcrvants, 


Book 2 . The Temple of fVtjdome. 9 y 

fignifying tbac chcy (hall be profitable Co their maflers.- 
in all the other houfes this Figure is good. But in the 
eghth and twelfth , for in the eighth (he (ignificthL 
death, and in the twelfth loft of Cattel. And for be- 
caufe that according to the fignification of each houfe 
I have herebefore fufficicndy written, you may by the 
fame ealily jadge each queftion that is demanded, I 
will not hold you long in the other Figures which fol- 
low, in touching their mutations and concordances, 
but onely pafs over them gcnerallyt 

This Figure Tri/?/VM found in the firfV, and 
^ :^ thence go into the fecond, it figniiieth fmall 
-^ ^ profit but in things of the earth, as Vines, 
^ if. Medows, Woods, and Lands aerable, in all 
-jf. the other houfes this Figure is ill, but in the 
fourth and eighth , where both in the one 
and the other, it is good to buy heritages, and beciufe 
1 have largely declared herebefore , I will fay nothing 
more at this time. 

If this Figure P fit Sago from the firfl houfc 

^ CO the fecond, it (ignifieth gain by women , 

^ * ,and by white things ; in all the other houfes 

:^ where this Figure paffeth (he is goodj efpe- 

^ ckily in the houfe where fliefignifieth joy- 

fubefs ; but in the eighth (he fignifieth death, 

and in the twelfth Imprifonment. 

If this figure Pfier, paffeth from the firfl to 

* the fecond , it fignificth fmall gain , but in 

* things of War, in all other houfes this fi- 
* * gore is mean, but in the eighth and twelfth 

>^ {heisiil. 


5 8 The Temple efwifd&me. Book 2 . 

This Figure Cc»j»«£?2^ going ^^oin the firfl: 

^ >^ to the fecond, it iignifieth gain by books and 

•^ writings , in all other houfes this i^igure is 

:^ indifferent, but in the feventh where it is 

if if good for marriage, and in the ninth to put 

»$*chcicrs to ftudy , and in the eighth it is ill, 

fcr ic always fignifieth death , and in the twelfth it is 

neither good nor bad. 

This Figure Career palTing from the firft 

if into the fecond, it is gainful to buy lands ae- 

if if table, in all other houfes where ye find her, 

if if yefhall judge her as ye do the others, that 

if is to (ay, according to the fignification of the 

houfe where (he is, and therefore at this time 

I will fpcak no more thereof. 

This Figure Popuias pafiingfrom the firft 
if if houfe to the fecond, it fignifieth gain and 
if if profit in white things, and in lands which 
>i^ if lye by the water, and it fhc pafs into the 
if if third, it is good to make Voyage by water, 
It fignifieth death in the eighth and in the 
ninth, and in the twelfth to be taken prifoner. In all 
the other houfes judge according to their fignifica- 

This Figure r"/.? going from the firft to 
if the fecond, it figniheth finall gain , if it pafs 
-.f ir.tothc third it is good for fliort Voyages: 
if in all the other houles this figure is ill, but in 
if the ninth and teach, where the is very good, 
in the eighth (lie fignifieth death, and impri- 
fonmcnt in the twclfch. 

VViienfocver ye finde the firft houfls to pafs one 
into another, you (liall judge according to the figni- 
fication of the houfe where they pafs, as I have in the 


Book 2 . 7he Temple ofWifdome. 9 9 

beginning told you at large, and now in the end more 
briefly ; the which things, to the end, you may the 
better underftand them, I will fet you an example of a 
Figure which my Lord of Tays commanded me to 
make, to know whether the French King Fmncis the 
firft of that name , and the Emperour Charles of Au^ 
ftric^tey the fifth of that name, ftiould fpcak together : 
which Figure be'ng made, and by fortune, Acqtiifitia 
being in the firft honfe, went ftrait into the feventh, 
which is the houfe of Kings and Emperours, which 
was the caufe that I ftraight way judged that the Em- 
perour fhould (peak with the King ; and fo likewife 
(hall ye judge of the fecond if it pafs into the third, to 
know (as by way of example) if the demand be made 
for fubftance it fignifieth that thefubftancc ftiall come 
into the hands of the kinsfolks of him which made the 
queftion according to the content of the demand, and 
the fignification of the houfe where the faid Figure is : 
if the fecond pafs into the third, fifth, or fixth, or into 
any of the others following, you ftiallalfo judge accor- 
ding CO the fignification of the houfe where it is .• the 
like fliall ye do by the third if it pafs into the fourth, 
or into any of the other unto the twelfth, fo fhall ye 
do by the fourth if flic pafs into the fifth, or into any 
of the other houfes following: and foal! the others 
judging as is aforefaid, according to the fignification 
of the houfes where they go, and sccording to the 
good or ill of the faid Figures. And ye mud note tbas: 
they never pafs but one time to (lay the judgment , aU 
though that a Figure formed have many of one fort, 
and all alike, whereof I will fpeak raoreacUrge hereaf- 
ter, in declaring the example that I will fee. 

CHk P. 

I oo 7he Temple efwifdome. Book 2 . 


Cf the good or ill Houfes ^ and which they be ^ 
tchere the Figures he in their places. 

THe good boufes, to be briefj are the firft, fifth, 
tenth, and eleventh -, the mean houfes be the (e- 
cond, third, fourth, and ninth : the evil hotifes be the 
fixth, fcventh, eighth, and twelfth houfes. 

The Uoufes whercm the Figures be found te be goQd^ 

^quifitio is good for profit, and amongft all other 
Figures it is good in the firft , (econd , and tenth 

^miffio is good for lofs of fub(kncc, and therefore 
is good in the eighth houfc , and very ill in the fe- 

fonum Major is good for gain in things where a 
pcrion hath hope to win, and therefore it is very good 
in the fifth, fixth, ninth and eleventh houfes, 

fortu^a Minor h good in any affair, wherein a per- 
ioti would go quickly, and is therefore very good in 
the fecond houle, and ill in the eighth houfe; 

Lnitu is good for joy, as well prefcat as to come , 
a'^d for thatcaufe is found good almoin in all the hou- 
fes, and cfpecially iti the fifth, and ill in the fisth, eight, 
and twelfth houfes. 

Iri/IhiahsL very ill Figure in all the houfes, burin 
the eighth and twelfth houles, where llie is good : and 
mc^n in the firO and fecond houfes. 

yili^w ia good for a man which ho^^ctb to have gain 


Books. TheTempleefWifdome. loi 

or profit in any thing, and alfo to have entrie into any 
place, and in this refped is found good in the firft and 
fourth houfcs. 

Rnbeus is ill in all good things, and good in all ill 
things, and many times figniricth death, (he is never 
found in the firfl: houfc to make a judgment as is toli 
you before, (he is ill in the fccond, fourth, feventh and 
tenth houfes, and almoft in all the other, faving in cer- 
tain demands. 

PuelU is very good in all things that ye may demand, 
and efpecially in things of women , and Ae is very 
good in the ninth and fifth houfes. 

PHsr is very ill in all the queftions and demands 
which may be made m all the houfes, faving in the fc^ 
cond and fixth, where he is mean. 

Career is a Figure likewife ill in all the houfes, and 
efpecially in the (ixth, eighth, Seventh , and twelfth 
houfes, and (ignifieth always to be (laid. 

Con]m[ll9 is good with good, and ill with ill, and 
fignifieth always a recoverment and rcftitution of 
things fcattered or loft , and fiie is found good in the 
fevcnch, ninth, and tenth houfes, and ill in the eighth, 
and (Ignifieth death, and in the twelfth figniheth to 
be kept in prilon. 

Caput draconts is good with good, and ill with ill, and 
is good in the feventh and fccond houfes, and Qicwcth 
to have a good idue m the things where a man hopeth 
to have gain, . 

(^apidadraeonis is very good with the ilJ, and very 
ill with the good, in matter oflofs (he is good , and 
to pafsout of an aflair: Hie is found good in the fourth, 
fixth, ninth, and twelfth houfes, and ill in the fecond : 
ye murt note that in the ninth i]»eis goo^ to learn 

. H h ^Science, 

ici iheJempeoflViJdome. Book q. 

i^cience, and ill to journey, fignifymg fpoiling and 
robbing, £he is alio ill in this place for all other 

Fofidus i» rometlmc good and fometime bad, with 
good {he is good, and with ill fhe is ill, (he is good in 
the tenth, and ill in the eighth houfe. 

Via is a Figure which brcaketh and fpoileth all the 
goodncfs of the others, faving in demands of journeys 
and voyages, and to go from place to plice to the which 
(he is very good ; (lie is good in the third, fifth, and 
feventh houfcs, becaufe fhc (ignifieth that Letters 
fliall come which (hall bring good news : in the twelfth 
bonfe fhe is common. 

In all the Tclefmcs it muft beobferved that the fi- 
gures of Aflromancic and Geomancie rauft unite, and 
then Superiours will communicate their vertues to In- 
ferioursupon the proper Metals at the very moment 
of time, be careful therefore to obferve the hour and 
minute you make a Telefmatical Gamahe, and follow 
thefe Rules and you cannot err. 


Book 2. The Temple of fVifdoMe. 103 


>K * T^OrtHMA Major being found in the firft 
>K >K Jr houfe, giveth long life, and freeth from 

>K the raolettacion of difeafcs . it demonftratcch 

^ a man to be noble, magnanimous, of good 
manners, naeanof (tature, complexion rud- 
dy, hair curling, and his fuperiour members greater 
then his inferiour. 

lathe fecond houfe, he frgnifies manifeft riches and 
manifcfl: gain, good fortune, and the gaining any thing 
loftorpniMaid; tht taking of a thief, and recovery of 
things ftolen. 

In the third houfe, he fignifies brethren and kinfmcn. 
Nobles, and perfons of good converfation ; journeys 
to be profperous and gainful with honour : it demon- 
ftrateth men to be faithful , and their friendfhip to be 

In the fourch houfe, he reprefents a father to be no- 
ble, and of good reputation, and known by man^! peo- 
ple : he cnlargeth poffeirions in Cities, increafcth Pa- 
trimonies, and difcoverech hidden treafures. \n this 
place he likewiis fignifies tbcf:, and recovers every 
thing lolK 

In the iifth houfe, he giveth joy by children , and 
caufech them to attain to great honours ; Embaffages 
he rendereth profperous , bur they are purchaled with 
pains and prayers; he noteth rumours to be true, he 
beftowech publick honours, and caufcth a roan to be 
very famous after death: foreftewecha womin ivitfa 
child to bring forth a mar.child. 

In the fixth houfe, he freeth from difeafcs, flieweth 
Hh 2 thoii 

I04 lU TemfleofWifdeme. Book 2« 

thoic that have infirmicies (hall in a ihort Ctme recover ; 
fignifieth a Phyfitian to be faithful and honeft to ad- 
minifler good Rhy fick, of which there ought to be had 
fio rufpttion ; houQiold fervants and Minifteis to be 
faithfb] ; and of animals he fignifies horfes. 

Inthefeventh houfe , hegiveth a wifcrich, honeft, 
and of good manners lovingandplearaiit,he overcom- 
cth fttifes, and contentions. But if the CJueftion be 
concerning them, he fignifieth theadvcriancs to be 
very potent, and ^rear favourites. 

In the eighth houfe, if a ^lelHon be propofedof 
the death of any one, ic figniftes he fhalllive : the 
kind oFdeath he fheweth to be good and natural ; an 
honeft burial, and honoyrable Funerals : hcforeftiew- 
cth a wife to have a rich dowry, legacies, and inheri- 

In the ninth houfe, he fignifies Journeys to be pro- 
rpcrousj and by land on horie back, rather then on 
foot, to be long, and not foon accomplifticd ; he (hew- 
ech the return of thole that are abienr, fign'fies men to 
be of good faith, and conftant in their intentions, and 
religious, and that never change or alter their faith : 
dreams he prefageth to be true, fignifieth true and 
pcrfed: Sciences. 

In the tenth houfe, he foreftieweth great honours, 
beftoweth publike Offices, Magiiiracic, and judge- 
ments, and honours in the Courts of Princes : figni- 
fieth Jut^ges ta be /uft, and not corrupted with gifts, 
bringeth a Caule tol^e eafily and focn expedited; 
(hewcth K^ngs to be potent, fartunafe, and vidorious, 
dcnoteth Vit^tory to be certain, fignifies a mother to 
be noble, and of long life. 

in the eleventh houfe, he fignifies true friends and 
profitable, a p. in.ce lich and liberal; malieth a man for- 
riiHAte, and bvloved of his P..ince. In 

Book 2 . l.he Templa oflVifdomt, 10$ 

In the twelfrtr houfe, if a Qucftion be propofed of 
the quality of enemies, ic demonftraccth them to be 
po'ent and noble, and hardly toberefifted; but if a 
Queftion fliall be concerning any other condition or 
refped to the enemies, he will deliver from thcir trea- 
cheries; ic fignificth faithful lervants^reduceth fugi- 
tives, hath fignificaiion of animals, as Horfrs, Lions, 
and Bulls ; freeth from imprilonments, and eminent 
dangers he either miti^aceth or taketh away. 

>j< FortfA/ia C^ftnor in the firft houfe, giveth 

^ long life, but incurabred with divers molefta- 
if ^ tions and (ickneflTes jit (ignifieth a perfon of 
>f ^ fhort flature, a lean body, having a mold or 
mark in his forehead or right eye. 

In the fecond houie, he iignifies fubliance, and that 
to be conlumed wich too much prodigality, hideth a 
Thief, and a thing ftolen is fcarcely to be recovered 
but with great labour. 

Inthe third houfe, he caufeth difcord amongfV bre- 
thren and kinsfolks, threatncth danger to be in a jour- 
ney, but cfcapeth it ; rendreth men to be of good faith, 
but of clofe and hidden minds. 

In the fourth houfe, he prejudiceth Patrimonies and 
inheritances, concealeth treafuries ; and things loft can- 
not be regained, but with great' difficulty ^ he fignifi-- 
eth a father to be honeft, but a fpender of his ciiate 
through prodigality, leaving Imall portions to his chil- 

In the fifth houfe, giveth few children; a woman 
with child hefignifiesftiail have a woman child, fig- 
nifies Embaffages to be honourable, but little proiica- 
ble, raifeth to mean honours^ giveth a good fame after 
death , but not much divulged, nor of lafting me- 

H h 3 In 

ic6 ■ The Temple of Wif dome.' Book 2 

lu the fixth houfcjhe (ignifiesdifeafes.both fanguine 
andcholerick, (heweth the fick perfon to be in great 
danger , but fliall recover, fignifics fsithful fcrvants, 
but flothful and unprofitable: and the fame ofocher 

In rhe fevcnth houfe, he giveth a wife of a good pro- 
genie defcended, but you fliall be incumbred with ma- 
ny troubles with her ; caufeth love to be anxious and 
unconflant, prolongeth contentions, and maketh ones 
adverfary to circumvent him with many cavillations, 
but in procefs of time he giveth vidory. 

In the eighth houfe, he fl^eweth the kind of death 
to. be good and honed, but obfcure , or in a ftrange 
place or pilgrimage ; dikoveietb Legacies and Poflef- 
fiop.s, but Co be obtained with fuit arid difficulty : de- 
noteth funerals and buryings to be obfcure, the por- 
tion ofa wife to be hardly gotten, buteafily fpent. 

Jn the ninth houfe, hcmaketh journeys to be dan- 
gerous, and a party abfcnt flowly to return , caufeth 
men to be occupied in offices of Religion, flieweth 
Sciences to be unaccompliflicd , but keepeth condancie 
in Faith and Religion. 

In the tenth houfe, he (Ignifieth Kings and Princes 
tobepotcn^ but to gain their power with war and 
violence ; hanifiicd men he (heweth fliall foon return, 
itlikewife difcovereth honours, great offices and be- 
nefits, bu*- for which you fliall continually labour and 
ftrive,and wherein you fliail have no ftable continu- 
ance, a Judge fliall not favour you, fuits and conten- 
tions he prolongeth, a father and mother he flicweth 
flia'l foon die, and always to be affeded with many 

In the eleventh houfe, he maketh many friends, but 
iud\ as4re poor and unprofitable^ and not able to re- 

Book 2 . The Temple ofWifdomn. 107 

lievethy neccflicies; ic ingratiates you with Princes, 
and giveth great hopes, but fmall gains ; neither long 
to continue in any Benefice or Offices beftowed by a 

In the twelfth houfe, he fhewcth enemies to be craf- 
ty, lubtle, and fraudulent, and lludying to circumvent 
ycu with many fecret fadions : fignifies one in prifoa 
to be long detained, but at length to be delivered ; ani- 
mals he (heweth to be unfruitful, and fervants unpro- 
fitable- and the changes of fortune to be frequent 
from good to evil, and from bad to good. 

Via in the firft houfe, befioweth a long and 
% profperouslife; givethfignificationofa ffran- 
?jc ger , lean of body, and tall of flature, fair of 
^ compledion, having a i'roall beard, a perfon li- 
if beral and pleafant, but flow, and little addift- 

ed to labour. 
In the fecond, he increafeth fubflancc and riches, 
recovereth any thing that is ftolen or lofl-, but fignifies 
the Thief to be departed without the City. 

In the third, he multiplies brethren and kinsfolks, 
fignifies continual journeys, and profperous, men that 
are publikeiy known , honeft , and of good convcr- 

In the fourth houfe, fignifies the father to be honefl-, 
increafeth the Patrimony and Inheritance, produceth 
wealthy fields, fheweth treafure to be in the place en- 
quired after, recovereth any thing loft. 

In the fifth, he increifcth the company of male chil- 
dren, flieweth a woman with child to bring forth d 
male-child, I'endeth Embaflages to ftrange and remote 
parts, increafeth publike honours; fignifieth an ho- 
neft kind of death , and to be known through many 

Hh 4 In 

I o8 7ht temple of Wifdome. Book 9. . 

111 the fixth houic, he preferveh trom iKkiicJs, (ig- 
tiifics the difeakd <pecd>Iy to recover^ giveth profita- 
ble fcrvants, and animals fruitful and profitable. 

In the fcventb houfe, he beftowetb a wife fair and 
plcafant, with whom you (hali enoy perpetual felicity, 
caufeth ftrifes and conrroverficf moft fpccdily tobe 
determined, adveriarics to be cafily overcome, and 
that (hall willingly fiibmit their controverfies to the 
arbitration of good men. 

In the eighth houfc, he fheweth the kind of death 
to proceed from Phlegmiatickdifeafes, tobehoneft, 
and of good report; difcovereth great Legacies, and 
lich inheritances to be obtained by the dead; and if 
any one |?ath been reported to be dead, it flieweth him 
to be alive. 

In the ninth houfe, he caufeth long journeys by wa- 
ter, especially by Sea, and portendeth very great gains 
to be acquired thereby ; hedenoteth Prieflhoods, and 
profits from Ecclefiaftical employments, maketh men 
of good Religion , upright , and ccnftant of faith ; 
fhcwcth dreams to be true, whofe figniiication (hall 
fuddenjy appear, increafeth Philofophical and Gram- 
matical Sciences, and thofe things which appertain to 
the inftrudion and bringing up of children. 

In the tenth houfe, be maketh Kings and Princes 
happy and fortunate, and fuch as (hall maintain con- 
tinual peace with their Allies, and that they (hallre- 
quirc amity and friendfliip amongft many Princes by 
their le vcral EmbalTages ; promoteth publike honours, 
offices, and Mjjgiflracie amongft the Vulgar and com- 
tnon people, or nbouc things pertaining to the water, 
journevs, or about gathering Taxes and AflTef^ments; 
(lAcwerh [iidges to be jiifl and merciful^ and that (hall 
quitklyd'/'pacch Caufes depending before them : and 



Book 2. 7he Temple of Wii dome. 109 

denotes a mother to be ot good repute, healthy, and of 
long life. 

In the eleventh houfe^ he raifeth many wealthy 
friends, and acquircth faithful friends in foreign Pro- 
vinces and Countries, and that fhall willingly relieve 
h m that requires them wiih all help and diligence ; \z 
ingratiates perl'ons with profit and trnft amongft Prin- 
ces, employing him in luch Officcs,as he ftiall fic incum- 
bred with continual travels. 

In the twelfth houle, caufeth many Enemies,but fuch 
as of whom little hurt or danger is to be feared ; figni- 
fies fc^rvants and animals to be profitable, whofoevcr 
isinpriionto beckaped, or fpeedily to be delivered 
from thence, and prcfervetha man 'romtheevil acci- 
dents of Fortune. 

Pcftilm being found in the firft houfe, if 
a quedion he propounded concerning that 
houfe, fhevveeh a mean life, of a middle age, 
butinconftant, with divers (icknefles, and 
various luccefles of foitune ^ figni' cs a man 
of a middle ftature, a crolsbody, welj fet 
in his members, perhaps fome mold or mar^ about his 
left eye. But if a queftion ihali be propounded con- 
cerning the Figure of a man, and to this Figure ifthere 
be joyncd any thing of the figures Q^Zaz^eloxyR^ubeus^ 
it fheivech the man to be monftrcufly deformed , and 
that deformity he fignifics to proceed from his birth ; 
but if in the fifth hbufe^it he be encompafied with ma- 
levolent Afpcds, then that monflroufnels i, to 

In thcfecond hou{e, (lie fheweth a mean fubftancc, 
and that tobegctccn with great difficulty: maketh a 
man alfo al.vays fenfible of laborious toyi, things fto- 
ien are never regained,what is loft fhail never be wholly 










no 7he Temple of Wifdome • Book. 2 . 

recovered, that which is hidden (hall not be found. 
But if the Quedion be of a Thief, itdeclarcth him not 
yet to be fled away , but to lye lurking within the 

In the third houfe, (heraifeth few friendf, either of 
brethren or kindred, forefhevvcth journeys, but with 
labour and trouble, notwithflanding forae profit may 
acruc by them ; denotes a man unliable in his faith , 
and ciufeth a man often to be deceived by his com- 

In the fourth houfe, it fignifies a father to be fickly, 
and of a laborious life, and his earthly pofleflions and 
inheritances to be taken away, (hcwetb profit ro be 
gained by Water, (heweth treafure not to be hid, or 
if there beany hidden, that it H^all not be found ; a pa- 
trimony to be preferved with great labour. 

In the fifth hoale he (heweth no honeft meffages, 
but either maketh the mefTengers to be Porters or 
publike Carriers , he divulgeth falfe rumours , which 
notwithftanding have the likcnefs of fome truth , and 
ieem to have their original from truth, which is not 
reported as it is done; it fign fiesa woman to bcbar- 
ren.and caufeth fuch as are great with child to be abor- 
tives, appointeth an inglorious funeral , and ill report 
after death. 

In thefixth houfe , it (heweth cold fickncfles , and 
chiefly afflideth the lower parts of the body. A Phy- 
fitian is declared to becarelefs and negligent in admini - 
Itrinj^ Phyfick tothefick, and fignifies thofe that are 
^fFc<^cd with ficknefs to be in danger of death, and 
fcarcely recover at all ; it not? f the deceitfulnefs of fer- 
vants, and detriment of Cattel. 

In the fcvcnth houfe, ic (heweth a wife to be fair 
^nd pleafant, but one that fhall be folicited with the 


Book 2. . ihe Jcmpie oflVifckme. lit 

love of many Wocrs , fignifies her love to be feigne^J 
anddidembling, makech wctik and impotent advcrla- 
rics foon to defert profecucing. 

In the eighth hou(e, it denotes fudden death with- 
out any long ficknefs or anguifli. and oftentimes flicvv- 
eth death by the Water, giveth no inheritance, poflcf- 
fionorlegaciefrom the dead ; and ifany be, they (hall 
be loft by fonnc intervening contention , or other dxi' 
cord, he fignines the dowry of a wife to be little or 

In the ninth houfe, llieweth falfe dreams, perfonatcs 
a man of rude wit, without any learning or fcience; in 
Religion he fignifies inferiour Offices, fuch as ferve ei- 
ther to clcapic the Church, or ring the Bells, and he 
fignifies a man little curious or ftudious in Religion , 
neither one that is troubled with much conscience. 

In the tenth houie, he fignifies fuch Kings and Prin- 
ces, as for the moft part are expulfed out of their Rule 
and Dominions, or either fufTer continual trouble and 
detriment about them ; he fignifies Offices and Magi- 
ftrscie,which appertain to matters concerning the Wa- 
ters ,• as about the Navy, Bridges, Fi(hings, .Shores, 
Mcdows, and things ofthehke fort; maketh Judges 
to be variable and flow in expediting of Caufcs before 
them, dedareth the mother to be fickly , and of a 
fliort life. 

Intheeleventh houfe, he givelh few friends, and 
many flatterers ; and with Princes giveth neither fa- 
N vour nor fortune. 

In the twelfth houfe, he fheweth weak and ignoble 
enemies, dedareth one in prifon not to be delivered , 
dilcovereth dangers in Waters, and waterie place?. 

112 The Temple of Wifdome. Books* 

zAce^mfitio found in the tir(t houfc, giveth 
^1^ % along life and pro(perous old age; {i:inifies 

>r^ a man of a middle (hture, and a great head, 
:}< >i< a countenance very well to be difTingu; (hed or 

^ known, a long nofe much beard, hair curling, 
andfaireys,freeofhism at and drink, butin 
all things elfe fparing and not liberal. 

In the fecond houfe, he fignifies great riches, appre- 
hendeth all theeves, and caufcth whatibever is loft to 
be recovered. 

In the third houfe, many brethren, and they to be 
wealthy , many gainful journeys, fignifies a man of 
good U\i\\. 

In the fourth is flgn'ficd a patrinriony of much riches, 
many p(>fteiiu>ns oi copious fuits 5, he (ignitieth that 
treafiuG hid in any place (lia;! be found, and flicweth a 
1 acher to be rich, but covetous. 

In the fifth houfe, it fignifies many children of both 
Sexes, bat more Males then Females, fiieweth a woman 
to be with child, and that (he fiiall be delivered with- 
out danger : and if a quefiion be propounded concern- 
ing any Sex^ he fignifies it to be mafculine ; incrcafeth 
gainful profitable Embaflages, and Meflages, but ex- 
tender h fame not far after death, yet caufeth a man to 
be inherited of his own, and fignifieth rumours to be 

In the fixth houfe he fignifies many and grievous 
ficknclTes, and long to continue, raaketh theflcktobe 
in danger of death, and ofccn to ^\t , yet he declareth 
a Phyfitian to be learned and honefi, giveth many fer- 
varts and chattel, and gains to be acquired from 

'Inthe feventh houfe, he fignifies a wife to be rich, 
but cidiCi a woman, or a woman of a well grown age ; 


Book 2. The Temple of Wifdome. 115 

fignifics fuits and contentions to be great and duiablci 
and that love and wedlock (hall be effected by lot. 

Jn the eighth houfe, if a man be enquired after , ic 
fliewcthhimtobedead, fignifieththc kinde of death 
to be (hort, and ficknefs to laft: but a few days, difco- 
vereth very profitable legacies and inheritances, and 
fignificth a wtfe to have a rich dowry. 

In the ninth houfc, hefignifies long and profitable 
journeys, (heweth if any o'^e be abfcnt he (hail foon re- 
turn, caufech gain to be obtained from Religious and 
Ecciefiallical perionsor Schokrs, andfignifies a man 
of a true and perfed Science. 

In the tenth houfe , heroakcth Princes to enlarge 
their Dominions, a judge favourable, but one that 
muft be continually prefented with gifts, caufeth Offi- 
ces and Magiftracie to be very gainful, (ignifieth a Mo- 
ther rich and happy. 

In the eleventh houfe, multipliethfriends,and bring- 
eth profit frora them, and encrcafech favour with 

In the twelfth houfc he fignifieth a man (hall have 
many powerful or potent enemies, reduceth or bring- 
ech home fervants fled away , and cattel ftrayed ; 
and fignifies he that is in prifon (hall not be deli- 

Letltik in the firfl hoofe , fignifies long 

:^ life with profpericy , and much joy and glad- 
:^ >f^ ncfs, and caufeth a man to out-live and be 
^ >tc more vidorious then all his brethren, (igni- 
^ ^ fiec a man of a tail feature, fair members, 3 
broad foro head , having gresc and broad 
teeth , and chat hath a fjce comely and well co- 

In the fecond houle ic ng-.ifi-s riche^ , and rninv 

114 ^ Jhc Temple of wifdome. Book 2. 

gains, but great expeaces and various mutations of 
ones ftateand condition, theft and any thing loft is re- 
covered and returned ; but if the Queftion be of a 
Thief) it declareth him to be fled away. 

in rhe third houfe it (heweth brethren to be of a 
good converiacion, but of fhort life, journeys picafant 
and comfortable, men of great credit and faith. 

In the fourth he fignihes happy patrimonies and pof- 
feHions, a father to be Noble, and honoured with the 
dignity of fomc Princely Office, fhcweth treafurc to 
be in the place enquired after, but of lefs worth and va- 
lue then is fuppoicd, and caufeih it to be found. 

In the fifth houle, he giveth obedient children, en- 
dued with good manners, and in whom fliallbehad 
the grcatcl^ joy and comfort of old age, (ignifies a wo- 
man with child to bring forth a daughter, (heweth ho- 
nour able Embaffage.. , and declares rumours and news 
to be akogtther true, and Icavcth a good and ample 
f^me after death 

In thtr fixcb houfe it (lieweth thefick Hiall recover, 
denoteth good fci vants, good and profitable cattel and 

In the feventh houfe , he giveth a wife fair, beauti- 
ful and young, overcometh ftrifes and contentions, and 
rendereth the fuccefs thereof to be love. 

In the eighth houfe it giveth Legacies and Poflefli- 
ons, and a commendable portion with a wife; if a 
Queltion be propofed concerning the condition of any-^ 
man, it lignifies him to be alive, and declares an honcfl-, 
quiet, and meek kind ofdcath. 

In the ninth houfe it (ignifies very few /ourneySjand 
thofe that do apply themfelves to travel, their journeys 
eitherare about the Mcffages and Embaffage.-; of Prin- 
ces^ or Pilgrimages to fulfil holy vov\ s : (heweth a man 


Book 2 . The Tenifle of fVijdome. 115 

to be of a good Religion jof indificrenc knowledge,and 
wbo eafily apprehendech all things with natural in- 

In the tenth houfe, it raifeth Kings and Princes to 
honour and great renown, maketh them famous by 
maintaining peace during their times, fignifies Judges 
to be cruel and fevere ; honeft Offices and Magiftracie, 
fignifies thofe things which are exercifed either about 
Ecclefiaftical affairs. Schools, or the adminiftration of 
juftice, (heweth a mother ifflicbea widow, that (he 
(hall be married again. 

In the eleventh houre,it increafeth favour with Prin- 
zes, and multiplies friends. 

And in the twelfth houfe, it giveth the vidory over 
Enemies , caufeth good fervants and families^ deli- 
vereth from iraprifonment, and preferveth from future 

Puella in the firft houfe fignifies a perfoti 

-^ ofafhort life, weak conftitution of body, 
:^ ^ middle ftature, little fat, but fair, effeminate, 

:^ and luxurious/ and one who will incur many 

>i^ troubles and dangers in his lifetime, for the 
love of women. 

In the fecond houfe, it neither encreafeth riches,nor 
diminifheth poverty, fignifies a Thief not to be depar- 
ted from the City, and a thing (iolen to be alienated 
and made away .- if a ^eftion be of treaiiire in a place, 
icisrcfolvcd there is none. 

In the third houfe it fignifies more fiOers then bre- 
thren, and encreafeth and continueth good fiiendfliip 
and amity amongft them , denoteth journeys to be 
pleafant and joyous , and men of good conver- 

In the fourth houfe it fignifies a very, fmall parri- 


1 1 6 ihe Temple of Wifdome. Book 2 . 

mony, and a father not to live long, but makcth the 
fields fertile with good fruits. 

In the fifth houfe a woman with child is fignified to 
bring forth a woman child, denotes no EmbafTagcs , 
cauleth much commerce with women, and feme Office 
to be obtained from them. 

in the fixth houfe fignifies much weaknefs of the 
fick, but caufeth the (ick (hortly to rccovc r, and fhew- 
tLh a rtyfuian to be unlearned and unskilful , but one 
who is much elteemed of in the opinion of the vulgar 
people, giveth good fervants, handmaids, catcel,and 

In the feventb houfe it giveth a wife fair, bcautiiul 
snd pleafant, leading a peaceable and quiet converfa- 
tion with her husband, norwithlianding one that (hall 
burn much withlatt, and be coveted and lulled after 
o^'m^iny men, denoteth no fuits or controverfies,which 
tl.all depend before a judge, but fome j'arrs and wran- 
lings with the common people one amongft another, 
which rhallbeeafily diffolved and ended. 

In the eighth houfe, \{ a Qucdion be of one repu- 
ted to' be dead, it deilareth him to be alive, giveth, a 
final! portion with a wife, but thit which contenteth 
her husband. . 

In the ninth hnufc it fignifies very fvjw journey?, 
Iheweth a manoi gDod Ileligion> indifferent skili or 
knowledge in Sciences, uuiefs happily Mulick, as well 
vocal a^Mnftrumcnral. 

In the tenth houfe it fignifies Princes not to be very 
p^ttnt, but notwithftanding they shall ^ovrrn peace- 
ably widiin their Dominions , and shall be beloved of 
tneir Nc!ghbou[s and ^ubjeds, it caufech thfhi to be 
rtfjDle, mide, snd courteous. ard that they shail always 
eictcik cheii:lelvc:s with conrinual mirth;, pl;»vs, and 


Book 2. 7he Tewple efWifdome. 1 1 7 

buntings, makech Judges to be good, godly, and mer- 
ciful, givcih Offices about Women, or efpecially from 
Noble womeri 

In the eleventh houfe he givcth many friends, and 
cncreafeth favour with women. 

In the twelfth houfe he fignifies few enemies', but 
contention with women, and delivereth prifoners out 
of prifon through the interceflion of friends. 

Annjfto in the firfl: houfe fignifies the fick 

•^ not to live long, and (hewcth a fliort life ; 

if. if fignifies a man of difproportioned members 

if of his body, and one of a wicked life and 

if if converfation, and who is marked with fomc 

notorious and remarkable defed in foine pare 

of his body, as cither lame, or maimed, or the 


In the fecond houfe confumeth all fubflance, and 
inaketh one to undergo the burden ofmiferable po- 
verty ; neither Thief nor the thing ftolen (hall be 
found, fignifies treafure not to be in the place fought 
after> and to be fought for with lofs and damage. 

In the third houfe it fignifics^ death of brethren, or 
the want of them, and of kindred aiid friends, fignifieth 
no . journeys , and caufcth one to fa^ deceived of 
many. -^ 

In the fourth houfe it fignifies the btter deftrudion 
of ones patrimony, fheweth the father to be poor, and 
Chefon todie. 

In the fifth houfe fteweth death of children , and 
afflids a man with divers (orrows, fignifies a woman 
not to be with childe, or elfe to have mifcarried » raif- 
eth no fame or honours , ^nd difperfeth falfc ru- 

In the fixth houfe it fignifies the fick to be recovered 

li or 


Ii8 Jhe tewfleoflVifdeme. Book :2* 

or that he lliailioon recover, buc caufeth lofs and da- 1 
mage by lef vants and Cactel. 

In the fevcnth houfe, girech an adulterous wife, and 
contr^rying bcr husband with continual contention , 
neveitheleis fhe ft all not live long, and it caufelhcw 
tcntions to be ended. 

In the eighth houfe, fignifies a man to be dead,con- 
fumeth the dowry of a wife, befloweth or fendetb na \ 
inheritances or legacies. I 

In the ninth houfe it cauf^eth no journeys, but fuch 
as jfhall bccompaffed with very great Jofs, fignifies 
men to be inconftant in Religion , and often changing i 
their opinion from one Sed to another, and altogether 
ignorant of learning. 

In the tenth houfe, rendrcth Princes to be moft un- ' 
fortunate, and (hcweth that they fliall be compelled to 
end thur lives in exile and banKhment ; Judges to be^ 
wicked, and fignifies Offices and Magiitracie to be 
daraagc«ble, and (heweth the death of a mother. 

In the eleventh houlc, it fignifies few friends, and 
caufeth them to beeafily loft, and turned to become 
enemies, and caufeth a man to have no favour with his 
Frince, unlefs it be hurtful to him. 

In the twelfth houfe, deftroyeth ail enemies, detain- 
cth long in p iion, but preferveth from dangers. 

ConjftnEiio in the firft houfe maketh a pro- 
^ ^ fperouslife^ and fignifies a man of a middle 

>^ ll4ti)re, not lean nor fat, long face, plain hair, 

^ a little beard, long fingers and thighs, liberal, 
^ ^ amiable, and a friend to many people 

Jn the fccond houfe it doth not fignifie any 
riches to be gotten , but preferveth a man Iccure and 
free from the calamities of poverty, detedeth>oth the . 
Thief and the ihing ilolen, and acquireth hidden trea- j 
f"re. la 

Book 2 . 7he Temple ofV/jfdome, 119 

In the third houfe he giveth various journeys wich 
various futceis , and (ignifieth good faith and con- 

In the fonrth houfe ic (liewetb a mean patrimony, 
caufcth afftcher tobehonefl", of good report, and of 
good underdanding. 

In the fifth houfe he glveth children of fubtic inge- 
nuity and wit, (heweth a woman pregnant to have a 
malc'child, and raircthmento honours by their own 
meer proper wit and ingeoaity, and difperfech their 
fame and credit far abroad^ and alfo (ignifies news and 
rumours to be true. 

In the (Ixth Loufe it fignifies fickncffes to be tedious 
and of long continuance, but fcrefhewethtbe Phyfi' 
tian to be learned and welKcxpenenced, and (lieweth 
fer vants to be faithful and blamelefs , atwl animals pro- 

In the feventh houfe hegiveth a wife very obedientp 
conformable, and dutiful to her husband, and one of a 
good wit and ingenuity ; caufeth difficult fuits and 
controverfies , and crafty, fubclc, and malicious ad- 

In the eighth houfe, him of whom a Queftionis 
propounded, hefignifies him to be dead, and pretend- 
eth fome gain to be acquired by his death, (heweth a 
wife rhall not be very rich. 

In the ninth houfe hegiveth a few journeys,but long 
and tedious, and fheweth one that is abfent (hall after 
a long feafon return. In this houfe increafcth divers 
Arts, Sciences, and Myftcriesof Religion, andgiveth 
a quick , perfpicuous, and efficacious wit. 
. In the tenth houfe it maketh Princes liberal, aflTable, 
and benevolent, and who are much delighted and affe- 
fled with divers iJcicnces, and fecrec Arcs , and with 

li 2 men 

120 ihe Temple ofWif do me. Book 2, 

nicn learned therein ; caufcth judges to be jull , and I 
foch who with a piercing and fubtle fpcculatioo, do ca- 
fily difccrn caufes in concroverfie before them, cnlar- 
gcrh Offices which are concerned about Letters, Lcar- 
ti'mgt found Dodrines and Sciences; and fignifies* 
mother to be honefl:, of good ingenuity and wit, and 
alfo one of a profperous life. 

In the eleventh houfe it fignifies great increafe of 
friends «, and very much procureth the grace and fa- 
vour of Princes, powerful and Noblemen. 
• Tb the twelfth houfe it fignifies wary and quick- 
witted enemies, caufeth fuch as are in prifon to remain 
and continue fo verylong,and caufeth a man to efchcw 
very many dangers in his life. 

^IIpus in the firft houfe fignifies a life vexed 
^ ^ with continual ficknefs and grievous difeafcs, 
>f^ ^ fignifies a man of a (hortftature, broad breft, 
^ _ and grofs arms, having curled,ot crifped hair, 
^ ^ one of a broad full mouth ,3 great talker and 
babler, given much to ufe vain and unprofita- 
ble difcourfe, but one that is merry, joyous, and jo- 
cond.and much pleafingtomen. 

In the fecond houfe it enlargeth and aigmcnteth 
fubftance gained by fports, plays, vile and bafe arts and 
excifes, but fuch as are pleafing and delightful, as by 
plays, paflime?, dancings and laughters : he difcovcr- 
cth both the thief, and the theft or thing itolen , and 
hidech andconccaleth treafure. 

In the third houfe it fignifies very few brethren, gi- 
vcth not many, but tedious and wearifome journeys, 
and fignifies all deceivers, 

In the fourth houfe he (heweth very fmall orno pa- 
trimony, and the father to be a man much known, but 
dedarcth him to be a man of fome bafe and infer iouc 
office and iroploymenr. In 

Book 2. The Tewple ofWifdowc. u a i 

In the fifth boufe, giveth no children, or if any, iha^ 
they (hall foon die, decUreth a woman to be fervile* 
and caufeth fuch as arc with young to mikarry, or clfe 
to bring forth Monfters, dcnotcthall rumours to be 
falfe, and raifcib ro no honour. 

In the filth houfe, it caufeth very tedio»s fickncfles 
and difeafcs, difcovercch the fraud, deceit,and wicked^ 
nefs of Servants, and fignifies difeafcs and infirmities of 
Cattcl to be mortal, and raaketh the Pbyfitian to be 
fufpeded of the fick Pacient. 

In the fevcnth houle givctb arbarrett trife, bat o$>c 
that is fair and beautiful, few foits or controveriies^bot 
fuch as iball be of very long concinasncc.^ 

In the eighth houfe, if a queflioo be propocctdcd of 
any one, it fbews the party to h^desAi givctb little 
portion or dowry with a wife, and caufctli that tobe 
much flrived and contended for* l 

In the ninth hcofe it dcnoteth fome joenKys to fee 
acGompliflhed but with E>ein profit, hmdercth hitn 
that is abfent, and fignrBes he fhall not return, and de- 
clareth a man to be fupecnitioi^iB Reiigion^^tBid) givm 
to falfe and deceitfd ijciences. 

In the tenth houk it caufeth Princes anil j »dges so 
be maicvokne, (heweth vile and baie OtSccs and Ma- 
gifiracies^ fjgnifies a Mother to be » Whore ^ or oae 
much fulpeded for adoltery. 

In the eleventh houfe it maketh diSemyiaag asiJ 
falfe ft sends, caafech bvc and Fav©m to hz inconilsat. 

In the twelfth houfe, denoteth vile^iaipoteyjt, and 
fttfiical enemies, ^eweth futh a& arc fejprifo© ihacll twtf 
efcape, and l/gmliesa gr<:at many sad^a^io-mtTGi^^s 
and difcom^gduits of ^» M£ » 

122 7he temple of Wifdeme. Books. 

:Pner in the rirlthouie givech an indifferenc 

:^ long li^'e , but laborious ; raiieth men to 

>|< great fame through military dij^nity, figni- 

:^ yf. fiesaperfonofaftrong body, ruddy com ple- 

-^ dion, a fair countenance and black hair. 

In the fecond houfe it encreafcth fubftance 
obtained by other mensgoods,by plunderings, rapines, 
confifcations, military Laws, and fucb like ; he con- 
cealeth both the thief and the thing ftolefi,. butdifco- 
vercth no treafure. 

r In the third houfe it raifeth a msn to honour above 
iis brethren, and to be feared of them, (ignifies jour- 
ney5, to be dangerous, and denoteth perl'onsof good 
^credit.. ^bi ; 

In the fourth hbufc it fignifics dubious inheritances 
:and pofleffions , and fignilies a father to attain to his 
fubftance and cflate through violence. 
'. In the fifth boufe itfhewech good children, and fuch 
as (hall attain to honours and dignities, heHgnifies a 
-woman tohaveamale-childi and fbewethboHogrs to 
Reacquired by Military difcipline, and great and full 

In the fixtb houfe it caufeth violent difeafes and in- 
firmities, as wounds, falls, contufions, bruifes, but ea- 
fily dehvereth the Tick, and flieweth the Phyfitisnand 
Chirurgeon to be good ; denoteth fcrvants and ani- 
mals to be good , ftrong and profitable. 

In thefeventh houfe it caufeth a wife to be a Virago, 
ofattoutfpiritjofgood fidelity and one that loveth to 
bear the Rule and Government of a houfe ; maketh 
cruel ftrifes and contentions, and fuch adverfaries as 
fliall fcarccly he reftrained by jufiicc. 

In the eighth be ufe, fhewetb him that is fuppofcd to 

be dead, to live, fjgnifietb the kind of death not. to be 

* pain- 

Book 2 . The Temple ofWifdome, 125 

painful, or laborious, but to proceed from feme hot 
humour, or by iron, or the lword> or from fome other 
caufe of the like kind, (icweth a man to have no lega- 
cies or other inheritance. 

In the ninth houfe it ftieweth journqs not to be 
undergone without peril and danger of life, ycr ncver- 
thelcfs declareth them to be accompli (hed profpcroufly 
and fafely ; (heweth perfons of little iitiigion , and 
ufing little confcience , notwithflanding givcch the 
knowledge of Natural Philofophy and Phyfick and 
many other liberal and excellent Arts. 

In the tenth houfe fignifies Princes to be powerful, 
glorious , and famous in Warlike atchievements , but 
they (hall beunconllant and unchangeable, byreafon 
of the mutable and various fuccefles of vidory. In 
this houfe he caufeth Judges to be cruel and unmerci- 
ful, incrcafcth offices in Warlike affairs, fignifies Ma- 
giftracy to be exerci fed by fire and fword, hurtcth a 
mother, and endangereth her life. 

In the eleventh houfe it (heweth ncble friends, and 
noble men, and (uch as (hall much frequent the Courts 
of Princes, and follow after Warfare, and caufeth ma- 
ny to adhere to cruel men; neverthelefs he caufeth 
much edecm with Prince^ , but their favour is to be 

In the twelfth houfe he caufeth Enemies to be cruel 
and pernicioui, thofe that areinprifon fhallefcape, 
and maketh them to cfchew many dangers. 

%jibet4s in the firft houfe, fignifies a fliorc 
.^fc ::ic life, and an evil end, fignifies a man to be fil- 
mic thy, unprofitable, and of an evil, cruel, and 
:^ >i< malicious countenance, having fome remar- 
>r^ ^ kablc and notable fign or fear in fome part 
of his body. 

li ^ In 

114 ^^^ Temple of WifAome. Book 2 

In the fecond houfe it fignifies poverty, and maketh 
thieves and robbers, and luch perfons as (hall acquire 
and fcek afcer their maintenance and livelyhoods by 
ufingfaife, wicked, and evil, and unlawful Arts, pre- 
ferveth theeves, and concealeth theft, and fignifies no 
treafure to be hid nor found* 

In the third houfc ic renders brethren and kinfmen 
to be full of hatred, and odious onet*) another, and 
ihewcth them to be of evil manners and ill difpofition, 
canleth journeys tobe very dmgerous^ and forefhew- 
€tb falfe faith and treachery. ^ 

In the fourth houfe he deftroycth and confuraeth 
patrimonies, anddifperfcth and wafteth inheritances, 
caufeth them to come to nothings Jdcftroyeth the fruits 
of the field by tempelluous fcafons, and malignancie of 
the earth, and bringeth the father to a quick and fud- 
den death* 

In the fifth houfc, giveth many children , but either 
they (hall be wicked and difobcdient, orelfc (hall af- 
jfiid their parents with griefdifgrace and infamy. 

In the fixth houfc it caufeth mortal wounds, ficknef- 
it% and difeafcs, him that is fick (hall die, the Phyfi- 
tian fball err, fcrvants prove Faifc and treacherous, 
cattel and beads (hall produce hurt and danger. 

In the feventh houfe it fignifies a wife to be infa- 
mous, publikely adulterate, and contentious; deceit- 
ful and treacherous advcrfarics, who (hall endeavour 
to overcome yoa by crafty and fubtic wilds and cir* 
cumventions oftbe Law 

In the eighth houfe it fignifies a violent death to be 
infli<fled by the execution of publike J u(Uce, and figni- 
fies if any one be enquired afcer, that he is certainly 
dead , and a wife to have no portion or dowry. 

Jn the ninth hcufe (hewcth journeys to be evil and 
■ dan- 

Book 2 . 7he lempie oflVjfdowe. 12 5 

dangerous, and cbac a man fhall be in danger cither to 
be fpoilcd by theeves and robbers, or to be taken by 
plunderers and robbers ; dedareth men to be of moft 
wicked opinions in Reli-ion, and of evil faith, and fuch 
as will often cafily be induced to deny and go from 
their faith for every fmali occafion ; denoteth fciences 
to be falfc and deceitful, arid the profelfors thereof to 
be ignorant. 

In the tenth hou(e it fignifics Princes to be crud 
and tyrannical, and that their power fhall come to an 
evil end, as that eiti^er they (hall be cruelly rourthered 
and dcftroyed by their own Subjeds, or that they ftiaJl 
be taken captive by their Conquerours, and put to an 
ignominious and cruel death, or (hall roiferably end 
their lives in hard iiDprifonment ; Signifies Judges and 
Officers to be falfe, theevi(h,and fuch as fhall be addid;- 
ed to ufury , (hcweth that a mother (hall foon die, and 
denoteth hec to be blemiflit with an evil fame and re-* 

In the eleventh houfc, itgireth no true, nor any 
faithful friends ; (hew'cch men to be of wicked lives and 
converfacions,and caufeth a man toberejedcdand caffc 
out from all fcciety and converfation with good and 
noble perfons. 

In the twelfth houfe, itmaketh enemies to be cruel 
and traiterous , of whom we ought circumfpe^ly to be- 
ware ; fignifies fuch as are in prifon (hall come to an 
evil end, and (hewcth a gieat many inconveniencies 
and mifchiefs to happen in a mans life. 

Career in the firft houfe being pofitcd, gi- 

^ veth a (hort life, fignifics men to be moft wic- 
^ :^ ' ked^of a filthy , cruel unclean figure and (hape, 
^ ^ and fuch as arc hated and defpifed of all men. 

?i< Jn the fccond houfe, it caufeth moft cruel 


126 The Temple eflVifdome. Book 2 • 

and miltrabk poverty j fi^^nities both the chief and 
thing i^olen to be taken and regained, and fiieweth no 
treaiuretobe bid. 

Jn the third houfe it fignifieth hatred and diflention 
among il btethren, evil journeys, moit wicked faith and 
con ver ration. 

In the fourth houfe it fignifieth a man to have no 
poflcfiions or inheritances, a father to be moll wicked, 
and to die a (uddenand evil death. 

In the fifth houfe it giveth many children, (hcweth 
a woman not to be withchildj and provoketh thole 
that are with child tomifcatiy of their own confent, 
or flayeth the child, fignifieth no honours, and difper- 
fcth mod falfe rumouis. 

In the fixth houfe it caufeth the difeafed to undergo 
tongficknefi, fignifieth fcrvantsto be wicked, rather 
unprofitable, Phyfitians ignorant- 
- In the feventh houfe it fheweth the wife fliall be 
bated of her husband, and fignifies fuits and contenti- 
ons to be ill ended and determined. 

In the eighth houfe it .decla.reih the kind of death 
to be by feme fall, mifchance, or fallc accufacion , or 
that men fhall be condemned in prifon, or in publike 
judgmcnt,and fheweth them to be put to death, or that 
they Jlhall often lay violent and deadly hands upon 
themfelves, denieth a wife to have any portion and le- 

In the ninth houfe, it ftieweth he that is abfent (hall 
not return , and fignifieth feme evil (hall happen to 
him in his journeyj it denotes perfons of no Religion, a 
wicked confcience and ignorant of learning. 

In the tenth houfe it caufeth Princes to be very wic- 
ked, and wretchedly toperifii, becaufewhen they are 
eftablifticd in their power, they will wholly addift 


Book 2. ^fhe Temple oflVifdome. 1 2 7 

themfelvcsco every voluptuous lull, plcalurc, and ty- 
ranny, caulcth judges ro be unjuR and falfe, declareth 
the mother to be cruel? and infamous, and noted with 
the badge of adultery? givcth no offices nor Migiftra- 
cies,but fuch as arc gotten and obtained either by ly- 
ing, or through theft, and bale and cruel robbery. 

In the eleventh houf^, it caulcth no friends, nor love, 
nor favour amongft men. 

in the twelfth houfe it raifcth enemies, df taineth ia 
prifon, and inflideth many evils. 

Tnfiitia in the fir ft houfe doth not abbre- 

^ via te life, but affl i Aeth it wi th many raolefti- 
•^ :^ tions, (ignifieth a perfon of good manners and 
if ^ carriage, but one that is folitary, and flow in 
^ i(L all his bufinefs and occafions, one that is fo- 
litary, melmcholy , feldome laughing, but 
moft covetous atter all things. 

In the fecond houfe, it giveth much fubftanc'e and 
riches, but rhey that have them (hall not enjoy them , 
but shall racLer hide them , and shall fcarce afford to 
themfelves food or fuftenancc therefrom ; treafureshall 
not be found, neither shall the thief nor the theft. 

In the third houfe (ignifieth a man to have few bre- 
thren, but she weth that he shall ouc-livc them all, cau- 
feth unhappy journeys, but giveth good faith. 

In the fourth houfe it confuineth and deftroyeth 
fields, pofTeflions and inheritances, caufeth a father to 
be o!d and of long life , and a very covetous hocrder 

In the fifth houfe, it (ignifies no children , or tba^ 
they shall loon die , sheweth a woman with child to 
bring forth a woman-child,giveth no fame nor honors. 
In the fixth houfe it she wetn that the fick shall die, 
/Servants shall be good, but florhful, atid fignifics cattel 
shall be of a fmail price or value, Irt 

1 28 7he Temple of Wifdome • Book. 3 . ^ 

Jnthe fevcnth hoDfeitihewe^bthatthe wife (hall 
foondte,and declareth fuits and contentions to be ve- 
ly hoftful, and determining againft you. 

In theeiglitb houfe it fignifies thekindofdeath to 
be with long and grievous ficknefs, and much dolor 
^sod pato, giveth legacies and an inheritance, and in- 
dowcth a wife with a portion. 

InrhcRinthhoulc, it (heweth that he that isabfent 
&atl pctiftt in bis journey, or fignifies tbatfome evil 
iftftfcbance (hall happen unto him ^ caufeib 'ourneys to 
fee vcfy unfortunate, but declareth men to be of good 
R^fegion, devout, and profound tS'cholcrs. 

\n the tenth houfe it fignifies Princes to be /cvcre, 
lamt very good lovers of juftice, itcauieth jufi Judges, 
ImE&eh as arc tedious and flow in determining of cau- 
fo^bringeth a Mother to a good old age, with integri- 
ty' and honeRy of life, but mixt with divers difcommo* 
iiiiiesand misfortunes ; it raifeth to great Offices, but 
ifeey &all not be long enjoyed nor pcrfevered in, it fig- 
©iJBics fueh ofBcesas do appertain to tbe water or tillage, 
tssid manuring of the Earth, or fudi as are to be im- 
l^loyid about matters of Religion and Wifdome. 

Iftelie eleventh houfe it (ignifie«fcarcity of friends, 
itfitl 5be death of friends, and alfo fignifies little love or 

la the twelfth houfe it (heweth no enemies, wrec- 
«:?t!cdlycondcmneth the imprifoned, andcaufeth raany 
^ifeofflfBodities and difprofits to happen in ones life. 

Capm I)yaconi6 in the firil houfe augrnenC* 
■^. >t eth life and fortune. 

if. In the fecond houfe be incrcafeth riches 

■^ and fubflance, favethandconceaiethathiefj 

^ tnd fignifies treafure to be hid. 

In the third bpuft it gtveth niany bre- 

Bcx)k 2. ihe Temfle oftVifdome. 129 

thrcn ; caufech journeys, i^infmen, and good faith and 

In the fourth houfe he giveth wealthy inhcrittncct, 
caufeth the father to attain to old age. 

In the fifth houfe it giveth many children 5 fignffies 
women with child to bring forth women- childfen,aod 
often times to have twins, it flicwcth great honwars 
and fame , and fignifies news and rumours to be true* 

In the fixth houle it increafeth fickncflcs and difea- 
iej, fignifies the Phyfician to be learned, and giveth 
very many fervants and chattel 

Inthe(eventb houfe he fignifieth a man (hall have 
many wives, multiplies and ftirreth up many advcrft- 
riesand fuiis. 

In the eighth houfe he flieweth the dcach rb be ccr- 
tain, increafeth legacies and inheritances, and giveth a 
good portion with a wife. 

In the ninth houfe it fignifies many journeys, many 
Sciences, and good Religion, and (hewcth thar thofc 
that are abfent (hall foon return. 

In the tenth houfe he fignities glorious Princes,grcat 
and magnihcent Judges, great Offices, and gainful Ma-* 
giftracic. Vti 

In the eleventh houfe he caufeth many frrend^^kil 
to be beloved of all men. 

In the twelfth houfe it fignifieth men to have many 
enemiesj and many women, detaineth the imprifontd, 
and evilly puniiheth them. 

Cauda Draconis in all and fin^ular the re- 

i^ fpcftivc houfes aforcfaid, giveth thecontra- 

* ry judgment to Cajfnt, And thefe arc the 
. ^ natures of the figures of Geomancie , and 
* >fc their judgtnents, in ail and fingular their hou- 
fes, upon all manner ofqueftions tobcpro- 


150 Jhe TemfhofWifdome. Book 2. 

pounded, of or concerning any matter or thing what- 

But now in the manner of proceeding to Judgment, 
this you are efpecially toobfeivc. That whcnfoever 
any Queftion fhali be propofcd to you , which is con- 
tained in any of the houfes, that yo^i fl^all not onely 
anfwer, thereunto by the figure contaircd in fuch a 
houfe ; but beholding and diligently refpeding all 
the figures, and the index it felf in two hpufeS; you 
fliall ground the Face of judgment. You Aall there- 
fore confider the figure of the thing queiitcd or en- 
quired after , if hefhall multiply himlelf by the other 
places of the figure, that you may caufe them alfoto 
be partakers in your juiigement • as f^T example, if a 
queftion fliall be propounded of the fee nd houie con- 
cerning a Thief, and the figure of the fecond houfe 
(hallbefoundinchefixth, itdeclarerh the Thief tobe 
fome of ones own houftiolQ or fervantj^ : and after this 
manner fliall you judge and confider of the reft , tor 
this whole Art confilkth in the Commixtures of the 
figur(S, and the natures the'eof; which whofoever 
doth rightly practice, he fliall always declare moft true 
and certain judgments upon every particular thing 
V 5/atfoever. 




Book a. The TempU of Wtjdome, 1 3 1 


of the two Witncjfes. 

A Fter that wc have fufficiently treated of the twelve 
-^houfcs and of the Figures, and of their tranflatibh 
and cQBCord, and which be good, and which be bad. 
Now reftech it to Ipeak of the two Witnc/Tesand of 
the Judge,now muft you know that the two WitnelTes 
be two figures drawn of the twelve figures of the Zo- 
diack, whereof the one muft be placed iri the Figure 
formed on the right fide, which is the thirteenth Fi- 
gure, and is called the right Witnefsj the other muft. 
be placed on the left fide of the Figure, and is the four- 
teenth Figure , named the left Witnefs t the right 
Wicnefsis pat for the Querent, and fignifietb all that 
which by the firft Figure, and all the others which be 
on the right fide (that is to fay, the fccond , third » 
fourth, ninth, and tenth J is dilcerned, which is the 
motive of the queftion before propounded. The left 
Witnefs containeth all that which the figures do fig* 
nifie which be on his fide, that is to fay, the fifth, 
fixth, feventh, eighth, eleventh, and twelfth, on fuch 
wife that the right Witnefs fignifieth the Querent , 
and the left Witnefs the thing dttnanded, propounded, 
and enquired. Befides this, the right Witnefs fignifieth 
joy and happinefs of the thing lately paffed to the 
pcrfon which propounded the queftion, and the left 
Witnefs fignifieth hcavinefs, unquietncfs, androifiiap 
of the thing to come, and put in queftion : you muft 
further note, that chefetwo Witneffes be no houfes, 
neither natural figures, but be only accidentals, taken 
from the other to give a judgmeQt certain on the que- 
ftion propounded. CHAP. 

122 iheJemfleeftVifclsme. Book 2, 


of the Jndge. 

THe Judge, or the fifteenth figure is procreated of 
the two WitncfTcs to jiidge the end of all the fig- 
nification of the demand, to know if it be good or. bad. 
The which Judge ought always of nccefiity to be e- 
vcn; forifitbe not, the figure ftiould be falfe: and 
foifthe Judge be good, the (Ignification of the de- 
mand (hall conne to a good end, and if he be ill, it (hall 
come to an ill end. If the Judge do agree with the firft 
and with the other figures which be on the right fide, 
it fignifieth good to the Querent, and in the thing de- 
manded. And if he agree with thofe on the left hand, 
which be called the daughters, it lignifieth to the Que- 
rent an ill iffue of the thing demanded. And f(Mnafl 
ye fay and eftecm of the accord which he hath with 
the right orlcft Witnefs,asye (hallfee by theexample 
following, according to the dodors in this Art, as well 
Hebrews as Ghaldctns, and others which have treated 


This Table following ffiall ferveyou to know 
theWitnefles and the Judge^s well even as 
uneven, and the fignification which they have, 
and alfo for the better playing : the judg- 
ment of each Bgure and decnand propounded* 

K k Poplin 



Even Witncffes 

The Tem ple ofWif dom^ 







goods lyfc^-^tje^ 

vvorfhii^ ^r^H-trU/^f^ 

a witc 

tworoan with child 







jfter the s 

Ipri on 


thing loft 

tcer ihe i 

come out 

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good by water 


Even Witneffcs 


9 wife 

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thing ^oft 

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d nigh re r 

loon hraUh 

loon crmc OUT 


nait <ound 

not found 

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1 * * * >K 

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a wife 

woman with child 






periiJous ."■ | 

thing loft 

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woman with child 





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die therein 



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Uneven Witneffes 


* * * 

* * * 

* * 


good and long 






goJd dignity 




m'- itn 

a wife 



iwoman with child 





after the 1 1 

|pii on 

late out 
good 1.1 end 

come out 



.thing lofl: 



illncven Witneffes 

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nu .<n 

mean j 







a wile 


Ul 1 

woman with c^iM 

0- ughtcr 

according ^o 5 


3frer tb^ 1 


1 journey 

come out 



part toiind 

part found 

Book 2. The Temple oflVifdome 


Unsven Witneflcs 






wom.?n with ch Id 




thing loft 

Uneven Witneffjs 






\xt tound 


t wre 

woman with child 







* * 



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^ -^ 











mean 1 

a Ton 










attcr the 5 

atrcf the h 


g ood by wate r 
pare found 


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good I 

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iv«man virh -h Id 


da .ghter 



1 dangerous 

pr for^ 

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gfjfedby V -re*: 

: goad by water 
not found 

kh..'P. iOlt 

not tound 

f<* 1 

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pofleflio 1 

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a mxc 



w^man with child 

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come out 



thing lo 

parr yielded 

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remj^U ofmfdome. 139 


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wvorfh p 






a wife 


woman wirh child 

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pi lion 

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net out 




thing Joft 


part tound 


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a wi-^e 


n^ a 

woman with child 

a Ton 
come out 

alter the > 




fQ(in out 




;hing loft 

little lound 

not tound 


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\Fort una major 
Even Witneffes 




S wife 

woman wirb c'lild 





Fort una wdjor 

EvcQ Witnefjcs 





a wite 

woman with child 




thing lo t 



gr od 

p» fTl •illtl^ good 
good by water 


ai-Ti the 





O 1 C Ort 


good w tt. lp:c:d ^ difficu 


M^ Si"' 







not found 




aitcr the > 
after the I 
die therein 



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Tortunti major 
Even Witncffcs 




m, -ii 




'Ti an 



HI >n 


m an 

IK an 

a wite 



'woman witr child, 

laiighcer ^ 





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vVK harm 


f.-or, r CL: n 


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arc. r ;oe s 





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I on oac 

thirg loft 


ve^y good 


n 'C found 


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Unevett Witneffei 




worftiip . 

p offeflion 


woman w un child 



hing loft 

Uneven Wittieffe! 







woman with chii 




hinp loft 











daughrer die 




not tound 

after the f 










* 1 

















' mean 


not round 



not ou^ 

not found 






atcr he c 


come out 


Part found 

Book. 2 ihe Temple ofWifdome- 14? 


Uneven Witneffes 


* * * 




Tub fiance 









a wte 


woman with fh;]cl 

• die in pripn 

atterch- 5 




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, a ffic . t 


tun.g ioit ' pare tound 



Uneven Witneffes 


* * * 
* * 

* . * 

* * 

* * 







i ill 




! da^if^htcr 
i health 


a Vfiie 


w 'man with child 

d:> 'eif"'ter 


atrcr he i 

pr'if n 

1 come our 

come out 

j )Urncy 

' man 

very good by warer 

'thirg ioft 

not found 

part tound 

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* * 

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a Ion 





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Uneven Witneffcs 


emple ofWifdome. 
















a wite 


woman with child 

attercie y 



long ilck 


come out 

l<*on ou K 




thing loft 

not found 

bund 1 

Uneven Witneffes 


* * ¥ ^ 

* * 4c ¥ 



very ill 


very ill 



very ill 


ill verv iil 

a wife 

ill J whore 

woman with child 

after the ^ attcrthc5 


in dangcc pcri'oi'.s 


ill - ' 



1 robbed 
not found 

hir^ loft 

not found 


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DOCK .2, 


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fufft icnt 

woman vviih child 

a rt- t 



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thine: 1^'^ 

not toiin. 

''curd 1 


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:^ * 




>^ ^ 







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— - 


ja wife 


Iwonian withcnild 












thine lot n-^t found 

not found 

Book 2, ^ The Temple of Wij dome. 



Uneven Witneffcs 








• wite 

woman with child 




thing loft 


Uneven Witneffes 






a wife 

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Eholdhow the Stars, Angels, and Genii com- 
municate their vertues in Dreams. And this 
hath been defer ibed unto you by this Tabic 
here before, by adifcourfe, the fignification of the 
judge, and of the Wicneffcs even and uneven, to the 
end you raay the eafilicr give a certain judgment of the 
Figures as they flial! fall, having fometimcs like figni- 
fication and imp( rrancc for iandry demands,andfomc- 
time unlike, IS to kno^v if that a pcrfon (hall be of long 
life or (hort, if) e (hall have the goods and rucccfiion 
of his father, >f it be good to buy Lands and Lord(hips, 
if it be good to take a wife, and whether (he ftall be 
good or bad, and whether a woman with child (hall 
have a (on or a daughter, or if a ffck perfon (hall amend 
of that difeafc, or that he which is in prifon shall quick- 
ly come forth , or if it be good to take a Voyage in 
hand, whether a thing loft shall be found again. And 
fo of all other queftionsand demands which may bena 
med, according to the example here before (et out ) 
whereby you may by your own felf without any fur- 
ther declaration know the hqures which be good for 
one demand, and thofe which hold no more on the one 
fids then on the other. Moreover, 1 have here placed 
the ngure Popuh^ for a Judge, contrary to the opinion 
of all the Dodors in this Science, the which (ay ali 
witjione accord, that when she is found in this place, 
that then the figure formed is not to be made, or que 
ftion propounded, is not to be judged by him, but that 
qucftion mufl- be judged by the four angles and other 
rules which we will hereafter shew, by the which they 


COOK 7. ipe lempie oj yyjjaumc, lu/ 

may be as well and cercainly judged , a^ by^be Judge 

NoW yoa mud note that the Angels and Genii come 
down with their infiuential power by the beams of the 
Planets to the earth^as you find by the figures of A ftro^ 
inancie and Geomancie> to the bodies of men in theic 
Dreams. Many of the ancient learned Hebrews ^ 
Greeks, and Lacines , have handled the .fubjed of 
Dreama, and in thefe lad ages divers hare written of 
them, but with fo little affurance and probability, tbac 
amongd a thoufand fignifications , there are hardly 
two true , having no more experience for what they 
advance then Conjedures and Imaginations^ whereof 
they have made large Volumes, which have rendred 
them that dudied them more anxious and perplexed 
then they were before for their dreams. But they are 
deceived though learned^ not knowing that a thou- 
fandi nay ten thoufand dreams which pofltfs the fpiric 
of man every night are nothing but a reminifcerice of 
their former adions ; the which thing is common td 
him with the beafts, and that the occupation whicb 
the pcrfon thought moft concerned his life and lively- 
hood, is that which reprefents ic fclf every night* Wit- 
nefs the Fiflierman o^ Theocruns^ in the 22. EdylL 
Tl£ffA y.dav ipT^i ixJL'J]iviJv.i^ '*;Aa <aL>ft)^&:c. which CUih 
dtan hath neprefented in thefe Verfes ; 

Omm4 qudfenfn volvuntur vota diurno, 

FeBorefoptto reddit atfiica ^uies, 
Fenator [ua fejfa toro cum membra refonit , 

Mens tamexi adfylvas & fua ififira redij^ 
Judiciffm lites^ aurig^ [omnia cnrrhs^ 

VnaqMe noilurnts metacavctfir €quu% 

M m 2 Which 

1 6 8 _ ' \he He ^f pie of mjdome. Book 2, 

Which in cf&A is no more but this : 

■^ ^ -The Hunter, Lawyer, Garter, atl refent 

^ *^ *a he fcnfc ^f what hath pad the day fore^fpcnr. 

All 4i(ireeRgafnt Vxprcfiions oftfie Poets give us 
plainly tb fee that whtch Antiquity thought divine in 
dreasv^,' was indeed nothing but folly , and that in this 
ca(e thet^ is no difference between a man and a beaft t 
feeing alfo Snlbmon the wifeft that ever was of men, 
hath faidv That the end of the Ions of men and the 
end of beafts is the fatiie thing as to t'b'em ; as tht bne 
dies, fo dcth the other, and they have all the fame fpi- 
rit, and a man narnfatiyis nomore then a beaf^, fof all 
is vanity ; all goes to the fame place, all is duft, and 
all (hall return into dufl- • who is it thiit knows that 
thefpiritof thet tbildrcn of men afcends upon high, 
andtbefp'fritof the be^ft defcends under the earth ? 
for who (fan bring it back to fee what was become of I 
it ? Wherefore { have found nothing better then that 
a man ili'otild re;oyce in the works of of his hands. If 
therefore this be doubtful, who will attribute divini- 
ty to fo many fottirhvifions dreamed by grofs people, d 
feeing ill that is under heaven iS nothing but folly , " 
and humane wifdome, both which are but one thing ? 
If a thoiifand figures arc fecn by a Ruftick in his deep, 
cvenfo it istK^ich alabotiring bcafl- 5 if the one chafes, 
the other wjII ilicw it is angry 5 all their palTionsarc 
alike, and they arc both of the fame thing ; the hope 
ofonefe the hope of the other, but death reduceth all 
things the one out of a tonfidcration grofly embra- 
ced by him, and the other deprived of all confolation> 
having not a rcaion (Irohg enough for difcourfe, which 


Books. 7he Temple of IVifdo/^G. 169^ 

is the Sovcraigocy of mans acquificion. But how is ic 
that a dream is natural to a roan, and by the means of 
dreams the more fubtle have perfwaded thofc that 
were icfs, to many things; and fit^ding <ome things fall 
out according to their dcfire, have given their Dreams 
the nam« of Prophecies, to the end they might be the 
better received, laying, that things to come were con- 
tained in thefe riddles ? lo honeft and fimpl^arcwc, 
that foralittje peace", we without any troubles take 
dreams for things corporally fecn ; nay, tha? which 
hath but the appearance of an hiftoricai truth , for a 
thing decreed certain and true ; and are (I know not 
what force it is to the SoveraignJ much mot^mifera- 
ble then the Canadiens ^ making our felves our own 
flaves, through our own means and inventions, load- 
ing our felves with thole burdens wherewith ouf 
(boulders are crulhcd when we think of them> depri- 
ving our felves by that means of the pleaCureO;f this 
life and the enjoyment of our labours : whi<:h it it be 
a felicity is fath a one as the moll miffrablc beaft with- 
out ic, is happier then we ; for as J hive faid, dreams 
arc equal to them with u<7, though 1 prefumeto fay 
that a man hath fomewhac more then is ordinary to 
hearts, foroedreams being to him the fore-runners of 
fome fortunes or misfortunes, which follow him the 
day after they have been feea and dreamt. Qf thefe 
by fearching into the ancient Cabaiifts , Mecubalift^ 
and Madorets, 1 find to the number of 7^ which are 
eafily undcrftood by thofe who know the temperament 
ofthole that have dreamed them, andnototherwife; 
they fliould alfo know the day of the Moon and the 
hour of the night they were dreamed in. If thefe 
dreams exceed 7^, and that the-e be fomcthing more 
then ordinary that happens by fome means more then 

Mm 5 com- 

170 ike TemfleoflVifdeMe, Book 2- 

common, and thelc drcaqs happen 2. 3- 6. p. and 4 2. 
months before their effcAs arc fecn. But bccaufe I have 
ftudicd dreams more then the ordinary Sciences, Aave 
added to this my Temple this Chapter of Oncirocracie, 
that is to fay, the judgement of dreams, from thcfe 
two greek words, ov^c^-.- ^ i.e. fomm^tm & ^ xe'i'^, 
\udic^^ i.e. to judgc ofdrcams. But because 1 have given 
it place here, I have made follow this fecond nomina- 
tion of the Aparition of dreams, which is fully re- 
prefentcd without difguife, thatevery one whatever 
fee be may rcceive-the comfort of his dreams, being cer- 
tain forerunners of the affairs of the day following, 
'lis not only the fimple man that is concerned herein, 
but the Monarch, King, Princejand any one whatever 
ftall hence receive latisfadion, and may prevent much 
evil and misfortunes that might dayly happen to him, 
and alfo anticipate much good. But all muft be known 
Ihroagh the fccrets o^ the Hebrew MafTorets which 
reprc(enj them to u% and according to them the t8. 
nights aiid days of the moon, not with any conformity 
to what they are in our Geomancy, but according 
to the Mcditarivesof the faid Maflbrets which arc re- 
ferred to the nighrs of the Moon, and to each of the 
dreams, and to thofe other three fo not to omit the 72. 
^ome there are, theformuJariryofwhofe pofition is as 
is to be fecn hereafter, and is to be cbferved by the 
curious; for thcfe nights and days here rcprefentcd are 
not to be negledcd, but known : for before that I de- 
clared and (hewed them in this place, they were known 
only of Cod. Befidcs this, there is nothing true in mat- 
ter of dreams: for all that Artemidorus, Cardan M- 
fh't^s, d^e- have written thereof are nothing but mif- 
ttkes and brutalities not differing from the dreams of 
ibcmo{l5avage creatures, wherein as they ha^e de»- 


Book 2 . ihe Temple ofWifdome, 171 

ceired others, fo chey have been deceived tbemfelves- 
Behold then how our days ate according to thee Aic^ 
c$thalij^s^ and the nights for the dreams feeing that by 
them'they acknowledge one true God, and expeA the 
fame hope in the Meffias. Which dreams the Greeks 
who learned fomewhat out of the J cwifh 5cbool, have 
called Hyperphyfical, or ati^'juT^a ; and they difpofe 
the iS days or nights in this mann^. 

I. Thefirft day of the Moon, or the fir it night wher- 
in it was created by the Eternal for to give it light, wa$ 
the fourth ofthe creation and difpofitionof this All, 
and the firlt of its newnels, which by the Hebre\^s is 
called aAlnath, that is to fay ComHta ^ricti6^ which 
is the beginning ofthe Moon ; all thefe nominations 
are before, asalfo in Com. Agri^pa in the 2. book 
of his OccHlt, Philof. All the dreams that auy one (htU 
dream, fliall be very true, and fhall happen to the fatis- 
fadion and joy of the parties, and the child that (hall 
be born that firft day, (hall be long-lived. 

(4) 2 . The fecond night or fecond day, which 

^ was the fifth of the Creation, the volalatiles, 

>ic reptiles 9 fi(hcs and creatures of the earth 

^ ^ were created ; The Hebrews give this day 

^ Enediel for Genius^ and for houfethe belly of 

ArieSyVner {v) called Albothafi -, this day is 

very fortunate to make fome not ordinary learches,the 

dreams of the night are unprofitable, the child born 

(hall grow very fenfibly and faft. 

3 . The third night and third day which is the (ixth 

ofthe Creation, which is in the extremity of Aries A- 

thorage^ Was A^am created ; the dreams are very good 

and the child born that day fhall be very fortunate 

;Chroagh Kings and Princes. 

M m 4 4- The 

J 7 2 The Jcntple efivifdome. BOok 2 . 

( ^ ) 4 • The fourth day or night wai the fourth 

% ^ K>i the Moon, (he going out Aries^ which 
j^c :^ had been three days in entring into Aldehran 

if, in the eye ofT^mrns^ Hafma^iel ( h ) into this 
i^ :^ night is unhappy; he that Falls (ick that ni^ht 
is in danger of death; the dream of that nigbc 
Vvillbc of no effed ; that day was the Sabbath. 

5. The fiuh day,#c is a day that is fit to begin a 
good work, or build upon the water ; if the dream be 
good, it will have its per fcdcffcd; if it be unlucky, it 
VilW not ; the child born that day is a Traitor. 

(c) 6. The fixth day the Moon enters Gewi- 
-^ -jf yfj hrfl: houfe ofyi/er^»r7,and taphthartharath 
5^ >^ Amhriel in {c) this houie called Jlchataya) in- 

^ tioiatcs that the perfon that is run a- 
:^ ^ way,or the bcaft that is gone aftray (hall be 
found and taken ; the dreams of this night 
flaall be fufpended, and the child born will not be long- 

7. The feventh day or night, which day was, 
as fome affirm, the day wherein were all the ceremo- 
nies of the law inftituted, the ficKnefTes that fhall be 
taken :hat day fhall' be Icon healed ; the dreams muft 
be kept fecrtt and not revealed, and he that is born 
fliall live a long and painful life. 

(d) 8. The eighth day, the Moon enters into 
:^ ■:^. Ca-/icer^^nd Haf rnodii runs into Mune/ in (d) 
■:^ y^ which makes the firft quarter; this p ace is 
:^ ■:^ called Ainaz^a \ the dreames of that day or 
if yf night, are innfl certain and true : the child 

born fhall belong lived. 
9*On theninthdayofthi^'-'Mbon /he is in the fe- 
eond part oiCaTtctr: all dreams are good and happy 
thenexcday, " -- ^ V' 

10. The 

Book 2 . 7he Temfle eflVifdome. 175 

(^) •' 10. The tenth, the Moon enters the firll 

if, yf hoafc of Leoy and Soraih Verchiel in (e) which 

if, if theonlyhouleoF the Sun; the dream of that 

if night (hall come to pafs foon after : this 

if houfe is dangerous for them that fall fick: the 

child born ftiall live long, the Sun being the 

giver of years, 

1 1 . The eleventh, which is the fecond day of Leo^ 
Alcharphy wherein governs the fpirit Bahie/^ the enc- 
mie of dreams, for which rcafon they arc of no eflfed 
the child born (hall have much affliwion by realon of 

1 2. The twelfh day, when the Moon is in the tail 
of the Lion, the dream is good and turns rather to a 
good then ill efl^ed ; the child born will be of good un- 
derftanding,expertand artificial in all things, and long* 

(f) I ^ The thirteenth day, that the Moon en- 
if if tcrs f^trao called Alhayrel ani Taphthartharath 

i^ HHtnaltfl in (/J the dreams are true.* the. 

5^ child born (hall be a fool, and a Zeloc. 
if if 14. The fourteenth day is ftill Vtrgo ; the 
dreams are in fufpcnfe, hut the child born 
in this part of the fign will be accomplifhed in all 
things, and his C7f«w will be of the hierarchic of Z/- 
riel under the Prince CafieU 

ig) 1$. The fifteenth day or night is indifferent, 

:=ic thacistofay^ neither good nor evil: as to 

^ >i< ficknei^ this day is mortal, tNisday tbe Moon 

* enters Lthra^ and KedemelZfinel^nd, ( g) 

^ the dreams are moft true, and the child born 

ihall be of the nature and complexion of 


i<5# The 

^74 ^^^ Temple of mfdome. Book 2. 

16. The fixtenth day or nig^t the dreams fliall be 
effeftual ; the child born (hall live long, Fennt being 
the giver of years* 

(i) 17. The fcventcenth the Moon enters 

5^ :^ Scorpio^ and the fpirit Barz-ahl Governs (h) 

^ if it be Saturday the day is fo much the more 
:^ ^ unfortnnite ; the dreams (hall not have any 
^ ^ effefttillthree da) s after, and the child born 
(hall be unhappy in all things. 

i8. The eighteenth of the Moon, which is the fecond 
day of ^ , the dreim is certain ; the child (hall fuf- 
fer much travel, yet (hall come to the higheft honours 
and dignities. 

19. The nineteenth day or night the Moon enters 
into the Uft part of Scorpio^ where governs Hi/e : this 
day is dangerous, and the dreams ill; 'the child born 
(hall be mifchievous, a thief and deceiver., 

(f ) 20. The twentieth of the Moon, the moon 
^ ^ enters -t the houfe of Jupiter and, Hafmad 

•^ and 9/i^yachiel are in ( 1 j the dreams are 
-^ ^ true ; the child born fhall be a deceiver and 

:ic mifchievous. 

21. The twenty firft night or day of the 
Moon, this day (hall be good enough, but the dreams 
(hall be vain and unprofitable ; the child born (ball be 
corpulent and ftrong, but a cheat. 

(k.) 22. The twenty fecond day the Moon ca- 

>lc tiinginto yp the firft houfe of S<^turn go- 
?^ :^ veined by the fpirit Geliel and Zaz.el and the 
^ ^ Idea Ha^aei who will be in ( /^ J the dreams 

^ are true and the child born (hall be good and 
docile, but not live long, 

15. The twenty third day (hall be governed by vy 
2LndSatf4rfit the day will be more fortunate then the 


Book ^. TheT entfU ef Wifdome. 175 

firft,bac the dreams of the night are falle : the chil- 
dren born (hall be ill-fliaped and deformed, yet will 
have good underflandings. 

24. The twenty fourth, the laft day of \r being ter- 
nary, in this day or night, for the Intelligent though 
ir be of Mfirs is 'iK^^n: which will aflill him : the 
dream will be without any effed ; the child born will 
be mild and gentle, and (hall love feafling. 

(/) 25. The twenty fifch day or night cntrcd 
:^ ^ death among tbe Egyptians for their incre- 
-^ if. dulity : the Moon enters into Aqu^ritis the 
if if, 7. houfe of S4turn and CAmbiel : ( / ) the 

if dreams are unfortunate, and the child born 
(hall be much fubjed to dangers , misfor- 
tunes, and adverfities. 

26. The twenty fixth ^^y^Mofes^ as they tell us, di- 
vided the £m^r^^« Sea, to make a paffage for them 
whom he brought from captivity and bondage, be- 
cause of their (icknefs that was odious to all, they were 
enlightned by the fpirit "rNro^ their Protedour ; 
which isthereafon tb^Lthedrearos are certain: and 
the child born being come to perfedion (hall be rich 
and much efleemed. 

27 The twenty feventh daiy Jnda^ Maccabeus got 
hit great Vidory, which came from the hand of him 
whom he adored, by his faith, and the Genias which 
governed was Vnu^ This night is ftrong for dreams 
and for the birth of children. 

28 The twenty eighth, he that falls fick dies; 
dreams are not good to any,& mens (pirits are troubled 
with foolifti opinions in Religion^ children born wildie 
or if they exceed five monechs they become Idiots and 
Zelots, that is to fay, as natural Fools. 

Let us fee pur 73 Diyine Dreams. The Reader 


iy6 ihe Temple ofWifdome- Book. 2 . 

inuft confider the humour of the Dreamer, and the 
nightte (hall dream, by the Capital Letters of each 
humour; as the .Jaoguinc by S the Mclancholiekby 
M. the Cbolerick by C. and the Flcgmatick by F. 
The dreams do alfoanfwcr the great my fteries of the 
Cabalifts, with the Mecubalifts, and M^lTorets. Where- 
in the Ancients affirm they have found much certainty. 
But you muft oblervc your figures of Aftromancic and 
Geomancic , we will teach you the fignificacions of 
Aftromancie, and you will learn without teaching by 
the Auies before. 

7he ^ in thefirfi Face of^. 

1 To dream that one fees hair, is infallibly to a 
fanguine to fee fome men whoro he was not wont to 
fee; if they arc white,thcy are friends; if red, envious 
perfons ; if black, Enemies. But with melancholick 
pcrfons 'tis quite otherwife; to cbolerick men, the red 
lignifies the enemies. Read the Harmony of the world. 

ihefeconel Face of'^» 

2 To dream that one hath much money and to 
count it, to the Sanguine) it is to be deceived, good for 
thQM, indifferent to the C. and F. 

Ike third Face of '^^ 

:i To worfhip (Sod, to be m a Church and do fome- 
wha^ that is religious , to the <S. it is joy^ fotothe^. 
'but ill fox the F, and AX. 

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Book 1 . The temple oftVifdome, ^ ^ 


4 To dreim that ones beard is (havjcd, to tht S. it U 
melancholy and affliftion ; to the M. good, to tbcC. 
raadnefs> to the F. indifferent. in* 

jhe fecond face of ^. 


5 To have a long or little beard, by the great, is the 
friendfliip of feme great perfon, or his enmity by the 
little one, the firft is to the fanguine, the laft for the 

F. and M* 

Jhe third Face of ^, 

6 Who dreams that he hath teeth drawn , to a 5. 
it is lofs of friends, to the F. a fign of tooth-ach, to the 
M. and C- indifferent . 

7 To be in a dilpuft of Religion 9 or fee the myftc- 
ries of our Religion in contempt, is an ill dream to the 
5. That happened to a friend of mine which was ia 
prifon ; for he faw that night which was the fifth; 
the man that caufed him to be taken did reprelent one 
difputing with an ill feature and cruel counte- 
nance; to the 4/. it is honour, to the cholcrick con- 
tempt and prejudice. 


8 To fight with Serpents or Toads and to deftroy 
them, fignifies to the «$*. viftory over his enemies , but 
to the M, to fall under the burden ; to the F. fome af- 


^i7o ihe lemple efWifdome. Book 2 < 

-flii^ion^ CO the cholcrick to kili>or do mifchief* 

ThefecehdFacedf j£. 

9 To dream that he kiffes, or lives with a Maid or 
Woman with feme pleafure^fignificsfomeconteftation 
to the 5. that day will not pafs without fome quarrel ; 
but to the flegraatick it is nothing , to the cholerick 
fleacb or wounds, to the Af. little or nothing* 

The third Face of ^. 

I o To drink when one is very dry, is affuredly fick- 
ncfs , if the dream be at the break of day , after digc- 
flion ; if the party lie upon the left (Ide, this is ill to 
thefanguine,but to theil2. health. 


I I To flie high is a fign of praife, and the party is 
praifcd according to the heighth ? if it be above the 
water, and that he fcems to himfelf to be of a fair phy- 
fiognomie, it is all the honour and reputation that can 
be for the 5. but contempt to the A/. 


12 To hear the bells ring , is to the S\ good, but to 
draw the rope of a bell , and to fee a (pirit hindring it 
to found, if it be a Pried that hath dreamt it, he will 
have fome trouble in his funiftion, if he befinguinc; 
as for the AI, they are their ordinary dreams. 


Book 2 . The Temfle ofPVifdome. 179 

ihe third Face of s. 

1 3 To fee the Crqws or other birds of prey flying^ 
tbac being in an ill night, it is all ill and rueful ; let the 
S. beware the prifon, the M, the death, the C* P"fon 
and troubles, &c* 

14 He that dreams this fourteenth night that he 
lies with his mother, or any of his kindred, and knows 
«ny of them, doubtlefly there will happen to him fome 
great misfortune, and fome anger crofs to all hu- 


15 To fpeak to the King in this fifteenth night, is 
a very good dream ; for to the S, it is honour and pro- 
fir^ to the M, that are in hand with fome bafmeffes, ic 
is a fign that all they undertake (hall have a good 

16 To gather (ome fruit whereof the trees are abun- 
dantly loaden, is gain and profit to the ¥• and honour 
to the S. 

1 7 To give a ring, or fome precious thing, is to the 
S. lofs, but to the C* profit, indifferent to F. and M. 

ihfecondface of c$l. 

18 To climb up fome high place, and fee precipices, 
the fight whereof is fearful, it is the fear of Juftice, or 
offome great per fon that threatens our fortune; iiic 
be a S, this dream ia not good. 1 9, To 

■^iBo The TePfple ofWifdof»e. Book 2 

19. Todream of fire > and to receive hurt by feek- 
ing tp quench it , tnd not be able to do it, to a C. it is 
quarriekand combaw; to the^. itis indifferent, but 
n^tfbcbas tochcC, 

20 Tofee fire fall from heaven, fignificsfome ex- 
traordinary thing; if it be a King or f rince that dreams 
it/it is a War in their Country. 

ihc third face of Si, 

II To marry a woman or be at a wedding, iti^ da- 
mage by the death of iome friend or other. 

22 To be (lark naked in a Church is an ill dream to 
a S. but to the melancholick very good. 

23 To fing confufedly in the Church, fo that one 
undcrflands not the other, it denotes Tome difpute 
about matters in Religion, and bad for the i1/. and p.' 

'^A^ frjifice of f^. 

V ■ ■ ■ I 

24 To dream to have a new marriage, and to think 
that he hath a fair woman, and to do the part of a 
husband, it denotes fome great peril or accident the 
next day, or fome danger oi death, and that for the S. 
and C principally. 

25 To hear Serpents is a good dream and a fign of 
viftory over his Enemies, 

Book ? . T^e Temple ofWifdome. 1 8 1 

ihefecondface of np. 

26 To draw teeth, is the lofs of friends, whether 
by death, failing out, or diftruft5that is certain to the 
C. and S* 

ihe third Face of ne- 

27 To fee Souldierie, the thing 'it fclf will certainly 
happen to the S. which I have my felf obferved above 
100 times; but it isdifquiet to the F. 


28 To feem to have an ugly beard and great, or to 
dream that fome body plucks it, it is carefalnefs, peril, 
and anger to the M. F. and G. 

ihefecond Face of ^. 

29 To have ntuch vermine ?.bout one, and to be 
troubled in killing of them, it is afignoli money and 

ihe third Face of^, 

30 To fee the Sun and Moon greater then ordinary, 
is a good dream. 

31 Tobcatafeaft and toeatroft meat greedily, 
is ficknefs to the 5. and -F. 

No rhc 

1 82 ihe temple of Wi [dome. Book 2. 


g2 To gather fomc fair fruit, as Cherries, Plums, 
Peaches, Apricocks, is a good fign of encretfe of riches 
to the S. and M. but it'one e^it of thole fruits which fee 
the teeth on edge, it is an iU emcn to ^he C. and F* 

35. To go up a high Mountain, an^ that with pains 
and fear becaufeof the precipices, it denotes through 
much pains one (hall come to the honours and digni- 
ties which he purfues ; this dream is ill to the M. if 
they dream it not juft when they go to bed. 

34 To hear do^si3arkat him, and to purfue them, 
or that they purfue him, is either tobeovercoracby his 
enemies, er to overcome them in purfuii. 

ihc fecofid Face of . 

; 5^ To hear Crows croak, or to iee Monks^ are ill 
Ji cams to S, they (^gnifie nothin;^ but fadnefs^ 

i6 To make much of a handfome woman, and yet 
c fraid to come near her, is a good dream and repre- 
. •:-s veituous adions. 


: 7 Who dreams of uncleannefs^as dung and ordure, 
f. -,ii be invited to banquets. 

ibe third face of *n. 

' To lofc ones clothes, and efptci^Hy ones (hoes,ts 

. ^^ *^. lofs, and caluipnies, if fo be this dream hap- 

'he firll days of the Moon. The 

Book 2. I^e Te^;p/e offVifdome. 183 

59 To fee a great and wide riVer , and to fecm to 
fwimovcrit, denotes praifc for (ome knowledge , or 
elfc Ibmc honour which he (hall receive from the com- 
mon people; but if he feemfomcciraestofailiniothc 
river, there will be prejudice. 

40 To fpeak with an Angel that reveals fomc ferrets 
to you which you do not yet undcrftand , denotes thag 
you (hall come to know Tome great King or Prince* 


41 Who dreams that he fpcak? co God , dreams 
fomething great and extraordinary , as wtio (hould 
fpeak tobim being feated in a fhronr, as Ezechiel ^ or 
in abrcatii or voice as JeremiaJjy it is a beginning of 
prophecie, to a S. it is very fortunate. 

42 Tobein Paradifeand fee the grt^tnefs of the 
glory of God , yec not dare to approach tiis humani- 
ty, is a beginning of wi(dome and of t'^ue learnings 

4^ To fpeak with Spirits, is ill to the 5. and C. Lu? 
good for the M, 

ihefccondface of t. 

44. To lofe blood, if it be by the nofe, is very ill; tis 
iofsof goods to ihc M, and F. but to the J"- and C.- 
tis good. 

Nn a ": 45. To 

184. The temfk of Wifdome. Book 7 . 

45. To dream that God comes in and fpcaks to us 
in (brae familiiar way and without tcrrour, denotes a 
iudden fortune to the dreamer, and that from the 
part of fome great King or Prince. 

1 he third face of ^. 

4<5. To find d fficulty in pafTing over a river, ditch, 
or precipice, fignifies fume pains taking, and hard la- 

ihcfirjl face of^. 

47. To dream of great thunder and other terrible 
things fignifies to the C. great quarrels and contefta- 

48. To dream of a very high pkcc, yet without fal- 
ling to the ground, and without receiving any blow, 
fignifies a bufincls which will not come to perfedion, 
yet (hall there be no lofs. 

^9. To fee knives or (words, isa note of quarrels and 
difputes, but all will be well again. 

l.he fecond face of ^C'». 

50. To have many eggs, is a fign of great differences 
and miny idle words. 


51 To fee the top of a houfe burning, and defiring 
£0 remedy it, but incfic^uallyiit fignifies theafTiftance 

Book 2 . 7he Temple oflVifdome. 185 

of forac great man that is neceflary, but beware bis 

5 2 To fee an Apparition of S'aint*, is a Chriftian and 
good dream, and is the beginning of a good fortune, 

The third face of yf? 

5 3 To fee fair Kine, white or red, it is to fee wo- 
men fair and white, tha'* he was not accuftomed to 
fee, which fliallbe inclined to vertue. 

54 To fee lean or fat Oxen, denotes gcneraily the 
fertih'cy orfterility of the year-, but to take it mors 
(Iridly, it fignifics a prefent gain or misfortune. 

5T To fcemto kifs ones father, or fon^e friend, 
orfome oncreputcda 5aint,fignifiesa free friend fhip 
wichoac deceit, yet there will be lome juggling : thele 
vifions are proper to the meUnchollkk^. 

The firjl face of ^» 

56 Who dreams that he hath had the company of 
his mocher or fifter, it is an ill dream and nnworchy ; 
there are few F. who in their night vifions do no'c kt 
thefc things, whereof the next day they are fad* 

57 To fee the Sacramenr, being at Church, h a 
very good dreajD, and a beginning of Propheile, 


1 86 Jhe temple of mfdom^. Book 2. 

'ihefecondface of^. 

5B To fee an evil i^pirit hinder a good work, h^ply 
tlic ccr.imanion denotes that fonrje man feeminjy de-^ 
vouc (hall hinder you in your lundion and bufincfs^ 
probably a priefl:, a wicked hypocrite, will feck all 
the ways that can be to hurt you j that hath hap- 
pened often. ' 

j/je third face of ^. 

59^ Whoever dreams that he fees a Mule carrying 
Books, and fees others mocking at thofe that demand 
tbeoor the next morn'rig he is affu) ed to fee an enemy 
which fljall hinder al! *ievotion, and through his fool- 
ffhnefs there wil!be ftmevvhat wanting, that h(C may 
appear beyond others. 

ihe firji face of X. 

61 To fee a gr^aLyon and well preprared to fight, 
tis to the S, to fet a man ready to dilpute. 

61 Tof'^e men in the places of execution ready to 
1' A: thir*ives, denotes that on the morrow yon (hail 
tcin:i!X)ituue4by one chat ftiall be in fome great ne- 
ce/ri y. 

61 lie thatdfamihecatshea bs in a faller, will re- 
ceive fon-»^ {lOveky in Lis opinions oflearnirg and 
th^r wt.b co^«trover(ic, iithcic divers hcarbs in 
^^^tfalIe^ . "^ 

%' "The. 

Books. ihe Tern fk of Wif dome, iSy 

7 he fee on d face of ^. 

6i To be in a fair place furnifiied with devout images, 
and be meditating, and that many Angels are with 
you, is ^. Very good rircam ; but if in that place you fee 
defor.ried figures as in the places of the Factierstis trea- 
fon againit t^tie prince. 

(54 To fee the Sun and Moon and Stars fall at your 
feet, is the fame dream as y/7/^^;>6r ; but beware of hy- 
pocrific, for this age is full of deceit. 

65 To fee an old woman woing of y ou,and to court 
he; isanaffairpuriuedco good effed, but fo, as all the 
world (hall mock at it. 

rhe third face of k. 

66 To be in great darknefs and in the middle of 
that darknef? to fee alight, and therein Jefus Ghrift 
feared in a throne fpcaking to you, there needs but two 
of thele vifions or dreams to dd miracles. 

6-; To fee a great Serpent come out of the earth, and 
approaching to hurt you, but cannot, tis to the S,b. wo- 
min dedrous to do, him feme injury^but to thcF.praifc. 

6% To be in a Hall richly hanged with tapiftry of 
divers colours, and there fee the King, isan excellent 
fignand good dream. 

N 4 The 

1 88 The Temple of IVjfdome. Book 2. 

J.. -^ — - — ' ' " ■ ■ ' ^ 

ihefirji Face ofx. 

69 To have a great bunch of Keys and give them 
to thofc that ask for them tis a fign of giving liberty to 
fpmc captives. 

70 To receive great gifts from a King or Prince, is 
matter of joy. 

71 To dream of hideous and ill favoured people 
is to fee things to come by (ome not vulgar fecrcts. 

7* Diveifity of lubjcds in dieams, as Hoifc!^, 
Flowers, Fruits, Garments, to be talki'ig with fomc 
body ofholy things, and through fear, all that denotes 
prophefie ^ and he that hath fuch dreams and vifions of- 
ten, if they take him at break of day, he may aflurc 
himfelfhehath part of Thcurgie, that it is the holy 
fpirit that appears to him to reveal unto him fome- 
what more then ordinary ; he (hould not content hm- 
felf with low things; forthe fpirit of the molt Hi^h 
dcfires high things. As at large ycu may read in the 
fhiy Cjuide. 

of fifteen dreams or vifions dependcth all tuth, 
and thofe are they that diftmguifh us frofr. Bcafts, 
which have equal with us what is common in dreams; 
and thpfedreams was all that the ancient Hebrews be 
lieved to be holy and propheticlc, and it was all tbe;r 
religion and confolation, which were undeiprop'd by 
them knowing the pcrftdion of it the true ones arc 
herecontamed in this Trcatife under the 72 names of 
the Eternal : bur being particularized, there are fifteen 
more diviner then the refl, which you may obferve 
by the fifteen Principal ycrfes which are contained m 


Book 2 . The Tepiple of IVifdonte. 189 

ttie27, which make up j.icobs Ladder, there being 
one placed on every round by the which the Angels 
afctndcd and deftenued. 5o thictbis Patriarch only 
faw them in a dream, which made him afraid, and 
he paid his vows, faying. That God was in that 

Upon the top of this ladder there was this great 
name of 72. Letters Ser^hjimmaphr-as ^ which by ics 
vertue ?ndpraifc divided theyzThillickverfes, includ- 
ing what was to come of the prophetical promilescf 
DxVid^ and myftically contained under the 72 Letters 
of the aforefaid name which fignifies nothing cllc but 
praifes to the great Jehovah. 

Let us proceed in Older, for having difpatcht what 
concer[jed terreilrial and lublunary Matters, the cele- 
ftial follows. The celeftial Matter, which hath for 
its ob jt!^:, Dreams, is either fpiricual, or corpareaU 

The fpiricual is either infinite, as God 5 or finite, as 
the good Angels. 

Bat the [leader is to obferve that the referring of 
God toceleftial tilings is not here meant to the leaft 
prejudice of godliiiefs ; as ir he were luppofedto be 
included in fome certai'i part of the heaven, but after 
a fimiiiar minner of fpea?iing ; for (ince it may not 
be expeded that th$(e precepts (whatever they arej 
canpofllbly be included m certain and infallible me- 
thodical rules, bfcau(e of thecontingence and varietie 
of the matter, the Courteous Reader is entreated to 
bring with him an officious inclination and zeal to 
the advancement of thcfeftudies. 

To dream then, that one prays and calls on God, is 

good; but it is ill, not only to fee him, but even to 

Ipeak with him. But todrcam to feeGod fpeakingbe- 

iore ethers, is of a more favourable fignification. If a 


190 ihe Temple of Wifdome- Book. 2 • 

man dreatrs he receives anything from God, who is 
pure, its a fignification of rooft perfed health ; for it 
fignifier char Lboie things that fhall be received into 
the body (hall be pure and clean ; the contrary 
is ill} for it fignifies a difeafe (hall fcize the body. 

The adoration of Chrift lignifies joy ; to hear or 
fee him fpcaking, gladncfs. 

To fee Angels, good; to be an Angel, better ; to 
fpeak with A-.gcls, evil. 

ihe celcflial naatter that is withall corporeal, is 
taken either for the fubftancc of the Heaven, or its 
parts or places, which are called houfes or 5igns. 

The feei ig of a fercne clear sky (ignifies profit and 
gladncfs; a troubled and cloudy sky, fadnefs ; a bur- 
ning sky Area(es; red, wars ; the sky-falling, gui4c 
or crimes; the sky afcending, honour and etrincnc 

To fee the planets pure and clear falling out of 
their Orbs, or make towards the earthy denotes 

Thc^'un (ignifies a King, father, Houfe or dignity, 
Arnald VilL &c. 

1 he Sun (hining, a mind well pieafed \ the Sun 
falling out of heaven, the death of (ome p.ince or 
Emperour; the 5un troubled, the dangers of a prince; 
the lun in Conjundion with the y^:/oop, ill news ; 
many Suns (hilling together, denotes a popular and 
univerfal joy To fee the Snrs^ Moon snd planets, 
clear, p.*re , and eafily moving according to their 
ordin,*rj motion, are all of very coed fignificati.n , 
efpccially as to the health of the body. 

The Moon denotes a Queen or mother; being 
d':irl:.:ai:d, it fp.'iks the treachery of fome great and 
noble women, asaUb threatnings, and hatred. Many 


Book 7. The Temple eflVjfdome, 191 

Moons (hinir.g ro^cche**, (ignifu's fome extraordinary 
news, the Moon bloudy, lofs : the Moon (hining 
clear and bright, advantage; falling out of Heaven, 
the death of fome princcls, DiKchels, Qqeen or emi- 
nent Lady : to fee the iVloon of a purple colour, de- 
notes pr^'fic and iicreafe. 

The Sturs of Heaven Jenotc Brothers, partners, a 
Mailer or peopl-M to fee them in their order andmo- 
tion, aniin their iurtr:, figures, and brightnefs, fig- 
nifies joy an J glad nefs : to fee them confufcd and 
without order, and wandring up and down, denotes 
f'^edirions, Schifms, p.*rturbations, Factions, Tumoks, 
and AfTemblics, brawlingj difcord, contention, &c; 
Of thefc things our felf hath written largely in our 
Idea of the La\Xf and in our FundamcnrsI Elements of 
Mora! Philolophy, /'olicy, Government and Laws. 

This figure and his Idea and Rnlcr go- 

^ vern this houic. After the parts of Heaven 

-Jf folio yv the [paces which are the Celcftial hou- 

5fc :^ fes or figns , ( which are twelve) and from 

:^ which the fi unifications of humane life are 

The firft houfc is the horofcope or afccndcnt , 
whence the condition and manner of life is refol /ed- 

The fecond is the houfe of riches, fcrvants, fub- 
fl-anccsas alio the expiration of youth. 

The third is of Brotheis Sillers, and friendly 

The fourth of the inheritance of Fathers , and 

The fifth of children and fubfiftencc, plcafures and 
The ( of health and fickncfs. 


1 9 2 The Ttmple of Wifdonn, Book 2 . 

The feventh of wedlock , women , marriage , and 
its diflokuion. 

The eighth of the kind of death, and the laft years 
of a mans life. 

The ninth is the houfc of piety, wifdome, learning, 
philofophic, and travels. 

The tenth is the hou(eofgovernmcnt,advancemenr, 
erainencie, lordfhip, laws, and of the middle years of 

The eleventh of fricnds,benefador$,<crvants in their 
old age. 

The twelfth of Enemies fighting, labours, envie, 
treachery in the end of life. 

Of thefe houfcs feme are Ca/dinal, as the 1,4^ 7,10. 
fomeare fucceeding, as the 2,5,8,11. fomc cadent, 
as the 3, 6^9^ 12. 

The aieendent is the fignification of life and its con- 
dition in every one , whereto alfo certain dreams are 

Of Soc ttes it is thus written , That Socrates the 
night preceding the day he faw Plato^ did forefee that 
a Swan being frefentcd to him, refled in his lap , and 
thence flying pitchc upon that gate of Athens^ which 
was called Academica ^ where it fo ftretched out its 
neck that it reached and pierced the heaven: the next 
day while Socrates related his dream to his Scholers , 
PUtQ\ father prefents his fon to Socrates to be inHru- 
fted ; whereupon Socrates cries out^ behold this is the 
6vvanthatfliall foaruptothcccleftiai fecrets, aiddif- 
cover hidden things. 

• 3a this dream the »Swan is the image of Phiiofophy 
by 3 proportioned analogic: for it is white, clean, li- 
ving m the depth 0^ waters, long lived, near the cxpi- 


Book 2 . 'I he Temple oflVifdome, 193 


ration of life fwceciy ftnging : (o a i bilofopher living 
in integricie, and bonelly, is without fpot, white, and 
clean, inquiring into the tiuthot things, fearchinginto 
the various depths offciencesand opinions, to dtfcern 
between truth and falfhood, and according to the for- 
mer, chufcs and direds his iife, providing what is 
neceflary, negleding what is fuperi^uous ; the long- 
lived experience of things , brings hira to a habit of 
vertue and learning , and in the approaches of his 
death, bereaves to polterity fcntencesand adions fpe- 
cuiativc and pradick, as the Swan-like farewel. And 
this is the reafon why a Swan forefignifies a Phiiofo- 
pher and long life. 

There is (uch another ftory of the cluftcr of Bees 
pitching en the lips of ^/4/o(being a little one fleeping 
in the cradle) gathering of honey, aod awhile after 
difperilng thcmfelves up into the air. This dream is 
equally good as the other : for as the Bees gather to- 
gether the matter of fweetncfs for nouriOiment , the 
matter of fweet fmelling , for the recreation of the 
fenfe : fo Philofophers difpofe all the time of their 
Jives, that they may in their age recreate cbcmielvcs 
with a true knowledge Q#tbings, and as with fragrant 
incenfc inftrud others in moft fweet precepts , which 
they do two manner of ways, either by way o^ precept, 
or by cxprefs examples of vertue, out ihining others, 
there being in Beesaperfed Ideaofpaedagcgical fun- 
ftions. The wax denoteth the Idea of m.^nners and 
the pradical reprefentations of vertues ; and the fweet- 
nefs of the honey, thee fweetnefs of dodrine. 

In like manner by a certain propriety the Vulture in 
a dream fignifies a Phyfitian, as we iball more at large 
fhew hereafter. 

There arc alfo dreams that prcfagc an evil and vi- 


1 94 The Temple of Wifdofne. Book 2 • 

tious condition ot life .• It is (aid that 'Hero*^ mother 
being with child dreamed that (he brought forth a 
cruel great Dragon, which riJiing upagainft the mo* 
ther, drew out her bowels; who frightned, related 
the dream to the Oneiromantift, who anfwers , Thou 
(halt bring forth a wicked man, and one that fiiall be 
the caufe of thy own death which happennd accord- 
ingly. Snet. in Nero, &c. 

The figure is ^uer Barz^ai^el is the Ruler and Ma/^ 
ch/dael isthe Gemus that anfwers the Comunication 
of c? in T in the hr(l houfe. 

KeJxpicUnd the Genius tL^fmoiicl Rule this 
•^ hou(e>]3ving fpokcn t)f the Angular houfes, 
>^ >^ there remain the mcermcdial, that is to /ay, 
:^ thofc thar ftieker between the fcur !\:)g!es, 
^ >ic and tht:7 ar>^ either fucceediriCT c^r cedent : 
the fucceeding a vS Hc/i gate^ i ccd fvrr,iiie^ Heaven 
gate, EudAmon^ viz.. the 2; 5, 8, i r. houlej. 

Thefirftfucceeding houfe is the Rcond, called Hell 
f4?f, whence is judged or" riches and fub'>ance 5 -ub- 
fiance is ucderftood two Vwi.^^ for \^ is obrained either 
lawfully andboneflly, or unlaw^fully and fliamefuily; 
fomany and thofe verv various dreams may be re- 
ferred to this houfe. Befidesof what is dircd-jy and 
lawfully gotten, Ibme is obtained by Art, fome by m- 
duLtry, Dme by chance ^ fome by inheritance: and 
what is indiredly gotten, fome is obtained b/ ftealrh 
clandettincly, and with any manifefi: infamy ; fome 
with tfcc note of open infamy, difgrace, bafenefs, and 

So a certain man dreamed that he often went to di- 
vers waters with necs^ and caught rmallfiihes. but that 


Book 2 . 7he temple ofWifdome* 1 9 5 

atlaltthathe came to a great river, and there took 
I many great fi(h offeveral forts; This expre fly de- 
noted he (hould attain riches by his own induftry and 
pains: for the waters fignifie the pains, andthefifla 
the advantage. 1 n like manner, thole that receive fifh 
being given, or have rain conae into their windows, 
may expcd the fame. 

A certain man dreamed that he took out his own 
bloud, which done he went into fomc remote Coun- 
try and there delivered it to another ; the party a 
while after dies in 2 Araoge houfj in k far Country, and 
his riches by tcftamcnt he bequeathed to another 
ftranger. A certain thief related how he forcikw that 
as he entered into a certain houfe he found the Mafter 
orownerotthchoufefl^eping. iwollcnup, and (link- 
ing, whom out of 'ndignatio'j of the liinkhe dif^n- 
traild , which w?.e hi>i of ti»c fuperflaity of ntiare , 
and burdened w!t>i ^h load of excrements he i>'tur'; id; 
This very chief a while afretj fffretly in the night «.*- 
tcredthe houfe of a certain LUu^e*-, a.-i carried away 
with him a great 'poi of money whiicth- oiLerficpr. 
]f:he(e had been feeii without Itink. hz lignification 
fbould have been that the ftealch might have b^en 
committed without any publike infaniy and narifjift 
difgraco. By what hatli been fiid^ chewife Inrcrpre- 
pr^rer may cafily judge of tl : '^^'^ of fublfance, as if a 
Fiiherman fhould dream helorthis iiih 
fifli pond ; and foconfequent.y of or-r'- things. And 
now cbferve the Rulers ^^d Jde«:s wc i^ake of before, 
and they will guide you in their figures. 


iQ/^ 7 he Temple of Wif dome. Book 2 • 

Taphihartharaih and Ambrtel have Domini' 
>^ >^ on over this corner of the Earth : having 
if ^ difpatchcd the futcedent Houfcs, we come 
^ now to the Cadent Houfes, we come now 
5ic ^ to the Cadent houfes which decline from the 
Angels, and are included in both the for- 
mer, and arc, the Coddefs of good things, Evil for- 
tune, the Diviae houic, Cacodacmon. 

The firft then of the Cadei\t houfes is the third, 
called by the Aftrologers DeA homrHm^ by which are 
judged dreams that relate to Brochers, Sifters, kin, and 
alliance, as alfo the change o^' place. 

lothis chapter the divers dreams of divers thing? 
arc toberefered. 

So the Brothers of ^ ^e^h are denoted by their 
(heaves to bow the fli'jaiuf^o'/c-p/:) : the lame may be 
faid of thcftars bowing to Jofeih^ (Jen, 37. &c. 

So another dreamed that hefavv one cutting off his 
arms withafword, and was iifrcrward iciiled by his 
own brothers. 

Whatever is Lore fpoken of brother?, the fame 
may b^.aifo und».T4lood of Coinpanions aud pcrlor.s 
of the fame bloud, v.' hereof che falling of the teeth 
is a frequent fignincsrion. 

As tor the change of pla^e or voyages, it is (ig- 
nified by flyin^ So a certain man (we have the iio- 
ryffom niU Nova,. us) hid that he dreamt that he 
fiedj^.TTid that with much pleafure , aiad chat at the 
end cf his flight he flood ina pleafurablc green Med* 
dow, high feaced : and thiC walking up and down 
the rncddow, he found divers rivers and riv^ulet?, &c. 
.and them repleac with ferpent* tails. And while he 
>rioufly considered thcl'e fights, he faw himfdf, as 


Book 2 . The Jemfle ofWifdome. 1 97 

he thought, changed into a Vultur, beating oflP^ with 
his feet the Serpents kicking to him. About fcven 
days after he was entertained by a great Baron, to 
prtdife phyfick there, and being entertained phyfi- 
tian in that houfe, he caft down many that envied 

It is here to be noted that a Vultur, by (ome pe- 
culiar property fignifics a phyfitian ; for as a Vultur 
ever attends other creatures and their carkaflc:, fo 
the ^in of a Vultur newly killed draws other crea- 
tures to it (for fo they are taken in Spai)i) fo the 
phyfitian attends the difeafed for to cure them, or 
endeavours it as far as the blefTing of God and his 
own skill can contribute. 
(4) Hafmodai and Muriel in {a) the fecond Car- 
dinal houle is the fowrth, called the low 
heaven, fr)m whence is drawn the judge- 
ments of parents, patrimony , immoveable 
goods, edi ices, treafures, lands, agriculture, 
and fuch like. 
In dreams then to fee friends, efpecialy ones mother, 
fignifies fecurity ; for motherly dreams arc of moft 
circumference and adivity* Yet fomctiraes the parents 
appear like the 5un or Moon, a"> Jofe^h faw the Sun 
and Moon and 12. i'tars bow to him, which was 
afterwards verified in his parents ia £^7Pf. Gsn. 
46. I. and 29. 

But it is in this place to be obferved that the pa- 
rents of divers perlons, who had feen total or parr 
tial eclipfcshavc within a while after died or fickcn- 
ed; and proportionally to this is whatever may be 
faid of the fight of parents. So there was a certain 
man that in his fleep law his father falling into a 
deep pit, whofc father accordingly a little while after 
dyed. O o Here 









198 The Temple of If ij dome, Book^. 

Here may alfo be ranked among prelages , (ome 
matter which is a proportionable fubjed to the p^ 
rents, that is, fuch athingas is of dayly u^eand rela- 
tion to them, and may be the portender of life or 
death 1' as if the horfe of a noble roan or great man 
(whereon he dayly rides) \vi houtany fufficient prae- 
vious caule chance to die cither at home or abroad 
fuddenly, it rignifiesfomc misfortune or danger to the 

Sorath andyerchiel Kuks this '^Uct. The 
* ^ fecond fucceeding houfe is the fifth , called 
H< ^ (jaod Tortmie , v^hence we judge of fons 

>i< dau-:hters children, fubfiftence, &c. 

% To fee in a. dream a multitude of chil- 

dren, fons or daughters, fignifies many ad- 
vantagious biUincfU's, and that defervedly, becaufe tis 
fjr our children that we undertake fo many affairs* 

A certain man dreamt that Jiis own Ion was taken 
by his play- fellows incoa liall and clad in a garment 
of Laurel leaves^ and crowned with a Laurel Gar- 
land; He law him afterward for his high integrity and 
honefty crowned King. 

' Othcfs dreaming they faw Crows on their chil- 
drens heads, forewarned them of hanging. 

A certain Queen dreamed that there appeared to 
her oucofthe Weft pare of her Kingdom divers beafls 
under the forms of Lions, making towards her in the 
King her fons Palace, and that (he faw the Kings 
Ghappcl burning, and that fhe gathered together the 
SiintsreKques. The Queen a pi'oke, related the dream 
to an Oneiromsncer, who anfwered. That the King- 
dom fhoiild {m^^x great lofs, and that her fon ftould 
die in a War raifed b/ the means of ihof^ beails of 


Book 2 . The Temple ofWifdome, 1 99 

the We(t part of her Kingdom, and that many 
Inhabitants and much Nobility (hould be deftroy- 

Befidcs the foregoing dreams, there arc other pre- 
fages which more certainly prefigurate the deftrudi- 
on of Kingdoraes, Children, tnd Regions, then any 
dream can. 

So a Gallowes or Gibbet newly built with the 
help of all hands, by forac high wind quite overthrown 
(before there is any motion of War) and by the vio- 
lence of the wind crufliing to pieces the dead bo- 
dies of thofe that have been hanged, denotes death 
to feme King, and the deftru<fticn of the Kingdome, 
witnefs Arndldtis VtlU &c, 

:^ >{c THphthartharaih and Hamaiiel are com- 
>K raanded to proted th is part of theEarth'The 
>t^ fecond of the Cadent Houfes is the (ixth,cal- 
^ >K led by the Artrologers /// Fflrt/i^«5; whence 
the judgement is direded concerning health 
or(ickners,difeafe&indirpofitions, as alfoof fervants 
and Beafts. That therefore .omewhat may here 
be faid of health and ficknefs ; ( though every where 
bebrein the general objcds of dreams relating to 
Phyllcal matters, we have fpoken fufficicntly)it is to be 
noted , that thofe dreams which are dreamed ac night 
refltding on the adlon^ of the day in an honeft mat- 
ter, and reprefenting foraewhat like the adions of the 
day, are ever good to a man ; for they fignify health, 
and are a fign that a mans mind is conllaut to the adi- 
ons, and what he did in the day , and that his reafon 
and will arc good friends , and that he is not detained 
by a fulnefs or emptinefsjor any other outward thing, 
whereby the operations of his mind (hould receive a- 
ny hinderance. Go 2 But 

2CO The Tewpleefwif dome. Book 2. 

But when the dreams are contrary to the adions of 
the day, and fight with them , it denotes a perturba- 
tion ot the body , and confequentiy ficknefs. In like 
manner all things (that arc pure) that feem to hang 
out of heaven, fignifie good health* Things appear- 
ing troubled, black, dark? and not.perfpicuous, figni- 
fics ficknefi, Hi^p. lib. de Jnfomtf, 

Servants are commonly torcfcen & forefignified by 
the hands ] f©r a (crvantis, asjt were, the hand o/ his 
Mafter, as being a moving Organ, though a fcpcrated 
member. Hence Ariflotle was in the right, i . P(>lit. 4. 
o<r«Af? Hfjip-Ai-.d-c. a fervant is an animate poffef- 
fion ; and every one that ferves, is an organ to be pre- 
ferred before all. The hands moreover are theTer- 
vants of the members : for which reafon the wife In- 
terpreter fhall spply them tofervants, flaves, maids, 
and Minifters. 

If living crestures appear in dreamjjtheir fignificati- 
on is according to their propriety , compared to 
man ; or according to the ordinary ufe that man makes 
of them. 

5oan Oxcfignifitshu<bsndry ; a f/orfe, carriage; 
a hound, bunting • a houfliould dog, fidelity, as toDo- 
meftick atfaires ; Sheep, 5wjne, Geefe , Ducks, and 
fuch liketame creatures, fignifie lubflance an^icloath- 
ing; and loin othcrcaf;.s the judgment of the dream 
isarcording to icslevcralcircumftanccs , yet with this 
difference ever , that the relation to man be obfer- 
ved ; in which rcfped, an Eagle doth commonly de- 
figna King ; a i^aulcon a Duke; a Lyon, an Empe- 
rour, prince, or King; and fo of the reft , as you 
may read in Tnndwus Cjeom,mcj, 


Book 7 . T^he Jeniple oflVifdomP, 2 O i 

-^ And Georaancer s accribuce this figure to 

-^ % this houfe, KedemcU^^ Zariel are the Ruler 

if and Idea of this (eventh Angle of the Earth. 

^ The third Angular houfc i$ the leventh, cal- 
led by the Alirologers the Weft Angle ; tis 
the dcnotatorof all contentions and controveriics,and 
conlequently to won:ien in relarion to their husbands , 
for the man as an assent, the woai^n as patient , as in 
all other controverfics, istaken forafcendent,and in 
the indication of celeftial mactars falls into the fevench 

It is then to be noted , that when any creature of 
what kind foever, makes any afTauIt, or does any vio,- 
lence, the contention is denoted both according to the 
condition and quality of theaffiuit, and according to 
the defence which both make . 

^0 Arnaldfis de VilU ^^ez^.t, leaves it of himfelf,that in 
a drcara he faw fou ■ Wolves afTtulting him with open 
mouth, but that he thruft through the biggeftof 
them; four dayes after he overcame in fuit four ad- 
vcrfarjcs. Hither may be referred what is before 
largely handled in Ihe Harmony of the Ff'^orld, 

Bur as to women , it is to be noted in general ; 
That to lie with awoman prolHtutc, fignifics in feme 
way profpcrity ; but a Virgin , much labour with lit- 
tle advantage; the latter being properly barren, and 
the other to far fruitful, as that flic is alwaies ready 
for the ad. This alio hath obtained the credit of a 
perfage ; That in going out of any place ©f traffique , 
aker having made their markc-ts,the meeting of ihum- 
pets fignifie gain ; the meeting of itcrile perfons, lofs. 
But fuch things as thefe', are currant racher by the 
ftamp of experience , then by any natural realon ta- 
ken from caufes concurring to the efTential conftitution 
of the thing';. O o 3 B^rz^^bU 

2 0^ The T^cmple ofWifdeme. Book 2. 

^ :^ '^arz.abel and BarthkJ, own this Quarter 

^ of the Earth. The third fucceding Houfe is 
5^ * the eighth, called by the AflroIogersJDc»^«/ 
:>K ^ mortis^ whence the fignification of death and 
the end of a mans life isfignified : Hither ap- 
pertain thole dreams that are the prefaces and fcrc-run- 
nets of death* 

Suetonius tchics o( C^t/phurifta^ Jul. Cafars wife ^ 
that the night before the aflaffination, fhe dreamt that 
the roof of the Houfe feii, that her husband was thruft 
into the belly, and that prefently the Chamber door of 
it felf flew open. And while the next day flie related 
the dream to Jtilipuy behold there came in a bird with 
a branch of Laurel from Tompejs Court , which en- 
tring in was purfucd by many other Birds of divers 
kinds, from a Grove hard by, and having killed it, tare 
it in pieces. And Jfilins himfelf thought in his flcep, 
that he flew above the clouds : another time, that he 
fhaked hand with Jupiter x another time, that he was 
caft down headlong, j^ilws therefore forewarned not 
fo much by his own dream , as by the augury of the 
Sooth-fayer Spfiriyia ^ to look to himlelf from the 
Calends till the Ides of March were pafl-, kept himfelf 
in a while , but afterwards going abroad and meeting 
with this Sooth iayer , the Calends are come fayes he 
to him ; Spurina anfwered, but they are not paft Sir ; 
fo going forward to the Capitol , he was killed by the 

*So the Crows eating out of the basket on Pharaoh 
Bakers head, pieUgcd his hanging. So to a certain 
Lady a black Cloak , wherewith (he dreamt her felf 
cloathed for to go to a Funeral , foretold her own 

H^fmael \ 

Book 1. . ^he Temple oflVifclomc, 70^ 

^ :^ Hi[mael and Advachiet rule her^. The 

^ third Cadenc houfe is the ninth, caUcd by the 
^ >^ Aftrologers, the Divine houfe , whence we 

>K ju^ge of journeys, travel, piety, wifdome, 

learning, Philolophy , and other Sciences: 

But fince we have fpoken fufficiently as to journeys 

before^we (hall in this place lay down fomewhat briefly 

of Religion^ 

A certain man being to enter an Order of Monk?, 
did often dream he was dead , and that not without 
wondring , he thouc^ht he went about begging from 
door CO door ; by which dream, bis change of liFc and 
entrance into the Order was confirmed. 

So likewife a certain Nun before (he entered the 
Cloifter to make her vow of chaftity, dreamed (lie was 
led by her parents into the Church, received from the 
Prieft the image of Chrift crucified, and that (he mar- 
ried that image ; which dream (ignified the change of 
her former life , and her beginning of a Religious 

As concerning Wifdorae, Learning,and philofophy, 
the Reader is referred to the Holj Guide* 

^ Z^Wandthe Genius H^nael govern this 

^ ^ part of the Earth. The fourth and laft of 
^ ^ the Angular hcufes is the tenth , called the 

:^ Culm, or Mid-heaven by the Aftrologers; 
whence is judged of Empire, Exnltation, Sab- 
limation, Mafterfhip, Laws, Memory, Honours, Dig- 
nities, and the like. 

There vi^as a certain man faw in his dream, that in 
an afternoon , and after a ficknefs, in a neutral condi- 
tion between health and ficknefs , he had fecn his own 
face like a Sun, and in hjs left hand a bright 5tar : a 

Oo 4 great 

204- 7he Temple of Wrf dome. Book :2. f 

^ -. \ 

great wiiile atter this happened, be took the Degree 
ofMatterof Arts. -i 

ttArnaUHs Vtlla Novanm, relates of a certain King, 
who dreamed that he crowned his wife, placing her in 
a royal chair, and giving her a Sceptcr,did a while after 
recover the Kingdom which the Queens father had I 
loft, and did in efifed make her heir thereof. | 

iArnMiu (ays of another who dreamt that he fud- • 
denly fell out of his chair and royal feat, and couid not 
again recover his feat, though he much ftrivcd to do 
it ; and a while after by the unanimous confent of all 
his Nobility was depofed, and died deflirute of all Go- 

Hither may alfo be referred the dream of AdrinnM 
before mentioned , who the day before he was pro- 
nounced Eropcrour at aAfitiechy law a fire fallen from 
heaven on the left Mt of bis neck ( which at the fal- 
ling he prefemly felt j fpreading into the right, but was 
not hurt nor frighted by i% 

So the dream of Antonini the Philofophcr , con- 
cerning the hands of ivory , mentioned in the Holy 

As alio the Omen of ttAlexander the Great at bis 
nativity, of an Eagle being on the palace of his father 
Philips which with his voice and wings feemed to ap- 
plaud and congratulate. 

5uch is the Omen oi Afcdnins of fire Aiding down, 
fuch the Omen of Tullius^ of the head burning in the 
cradle, whereof more in our third Book of The Tem- 
ple of if If dome. 


Book 2. iheJemfk oflVifdome. 2o5 

^ >K Z.<^?/andC^w^i^/ naturally belong CO this 
^ ^fc part of the Earth, The laft of the fuccedent 
if if houfes is the eleventh , whence are Judged 

if Friends,, great men, Benefidors, 
Patrons, Doers of pious works, Mecenates* 
Favourers, and i'ervants. But bccaufe a friend is ano- 
ther (elf, there are many fights referring to friends, 
and many to enemies^ It is a prefage of friendlliip to 
feeoncs felf multiplied ; as alio to have the arms and 
grinding teeth ready and fit to do feme adicn: buc 
the Ids of teeth, arms, or provifion fignifies propor- 
tionable enmities and defigns of enemies* 

As foi; what concerns the Counfellers or Minifters 
of great perfons , it may be gathered from what hath 
been delivered in the Harmmy of the World, as if any 
one dream that headminillers or enjoys the honours 
or dignities of lome Duke, Prince, Emperour, or King, 
or that he is fubjed to him ; that is reckoned of 
good prefage, other circumflanccs of the Dreamer 
being confidered. 

So Pharaohs Cup-bearer dreamed that he took Pha- 
raohs cw^, and having filled it, prefented it to Pharaoh 
to drink; which dream ^ofefh interpreted to his re- 
ftauration to his place. 

if Htfmael2ii\A Aiimxiel ?iXtz.i^\gnt& hither. 

-^ >T< The laft caden! houfe is the twelfth, called by 
^ if the Aftronomcrs , Cacodamon ; whence the 
* >K judgment is framed concerning Enemies, Ad- 
' verfaries. Treachery, ]mprifonment, and the 
like. In which procedure it is to be obferved, that ene- 
mies are deftgned under the forms of certain living 
creatures ; fometimes under the form of a Dragon , 
fometimea of a Lion, fometimes of a Wolf? Fox, 5er- 
, pent. 

^o(^ ihele mpie of li^'ifdowe. Book 1 . 

pent, &c. according to the qualities ot the Dreamer, 
and according to the various circumftances oF the 
4rean3s, as is iufficicncly fpoken of before. 

To go into a prilon denotes treachery, bands, nets, 
circumventions, iron chains, and the hke , reprefenc 
prifons, and imprifonment. 

But if any one ask what it is that thus determines 
the phantafms of Vifions , Jmaldus anfwers out of 
Ptolvrnie^ faying that the images of compofition in this 
World, are fubj'ed to the celeftial images proportio- 
nably, cither in rcfped: of the Dreamer, or in regard of 
the Mover; the things enquired are to be un- 
derftood , as is dsfcribed more at large in the Holy 

Having fpoken of the houfcs of Heaven (read 7 he 
Harmony of the fVorid)wQ are now to treat of the Signs 
ofthc Zodiack.whicharcin number 12. through which 
the Sun and Moon ferpecially the Moon) pafling,do 
diveiflydifpofe the humours of our body , andconfe- 
quently imprint lo raany various phanrafms in thofe 
that dream , and the Earth is alfo divided into twelve 

Now all or at leatt the principal matter of all our 
adions 9 whereof we dream in the night, may be di- 
ftributed into thefc 24 heads. The 1 fhail be of Weep- 
ing, t Joy, I Cloathing, 4 Water, 5 The living crea- 
tures of the Water, 6 Chance of man, 7 Buildings , 
8 The abufc of Members, 9 Singing, 10 The arrival of 
a friend, 11 Local motion, 12 The feeing of fire, 
1 3 Riding, 14 Murther, 1 5 Dead people, 16 Wafliing 
in the water , 17 Money, 18 The fear of fome fjghtj 
19 Fighting, 20 The fpoilingof a man , 21 Jicknefs, 
22 Kifles and embraces, 23 Banquets, 24Afrem- 










Book 2 . ihe Temple oflVifdome, 207 

Ofallthefe according co che order ot the Celcibal 
Signs, and Ideas of, 

I Weeping, 

If Poftilm be in any of the 12 houfs of 
the earth, you cannot err. The Moon being 
in Y contention , in ^ the fear of ^a friend , 
in jn the hope of firm joy , in S infirmity , 
in c>^ honour, in ^ gladnefs, in ^ mirth , in 
m meeting fome body, or agreement, in /fear, in y^ 
the death of a friend, in ^ the death of fome great 
man, in x ^^ fignifics the hearing of fome news .• and 
you may be fure this is true if Fopulus be in that part of 
the Earth the fign (ignifies. 

2 Joy. 

The Moon being in T fignifics trouble, in ^ the ar- 
rival of a friend , in ir money, in © the coming of a 
fricndv in Si the reparation of a friend , in VZ gladnefs, 
in t^ grief, in "i the fadnefs of a brother, in / joy , in 
'V2P reparation of a friend, in ^ augmentation , in >^ a 
vain dream. 

3 Cloathing. 

The Moon being in r fignifies nothing , in ^glad- 
nefs, in n nothing, m^ good,in si hatred,in ^ great 
contention, in ^^ fadnefs, in m honour, in / ficknels, 
in Yf a gueft or ftranger, in ^ vexation of heart, in X 


4 n^dtersl 

2o8 rheTtmpleofWifdome. Book. 2. 

4 fVaters. 

The Moon in Y there is fignificd fome trouble, in 
^ perplexity ,in n infirmity jn s extremity, il power, 
ttj money, ^nothing, ni gladnefs, /death, y^ con- 
tention,^ a vaindream>in >f ficknefs. 

5 ihe living creatures of the Water. 

The Moon being in "i^ fear, ^ comfort, n money ) 
S a troubled mind, Si fear, ^ lofs of money, ^ death 
of a friend, TTi amendment of life, >^ good news, ^ 
trouble, ^ ficknefs, >f the like. 

6 The chances of man. 

The Moon being in "^detradion, >^ lying, e ho- 
nour , s a dileafe , -I nothing , "i famine , - death of 
enemies, Tildi (Tent ion, ^ a new friend, ''^ grief of mind, 
^ a good dream, H fome neccfii ly. 

7 Buildings, 

The Moon being in T joy, V^ death from fome pow- 
erful hand , ^ plague of the flcfh, ^ money, Si (hall 
travel, ^ good news, ^ profperity, ^^^ joy ^ x^ a new 
friend, ^ grief of mind, ^agood dream, Hfomene- 

8 The abufe of members. 

The Moon being in ^^ a good thing, ^neceflity, 
^ trouble, a^ detra<aion> ^ a friend, ^^ joy , ^ detra- 


Book 2. The Temple efWifdome, 209 

dion, ni a difeafe, ^ wearinefs, ^ money , ^ Koiony, 

The Moon being in r news, ^ a journey, 2 change 
into better condition, ^nothing, ^tfancie, nx great 
love, ^' trouble, 'H. grief of raind, >^ fame, ^ comfort, 
^ a vain dream, >^ difcord. 

I o Arrival of a friend. 

The Moon being in ^^ a gift, ^ ^ noting, s increafc 
of money, ^'^ lofs of feme honour, ^ poverty, to; lanaen- 
tation, "I riches, ^ honour, ^i' great news, '^ trouble, 
X wearincfs. 

II change of fUce. 

The Moon being in Tftrifc, ^ good to thyfelf, 
U news, s the death of a Prince, >^ the joy of agueft, 
"X an enemy, — fomewhat Itolcn from thee, lu honour, 
y^ nothing, vy anger , -^ comfort , Hfome great and 
ftrangc news. 

1 3 Thefe eing of fire , 

The Moon being in T trouble, b a gueft, H increafc 
of money, ^ a difeafc, 51 lofs, ^ trouble, :^ news, ni a 
difeafe, x^ news/ ^5» aews, ^ griefof mind, Kgrwf of 

13 Riding. 

The Moon being in ^ death, b honour, H a friend, 

5? no- 

2 1 o The Ttmfk of W if dome. Book 2 . 

s nothing, si long life, w a battle, s^i^i humiliation, 
"I trouble, >^ detradion, ^5^ theft, ^ a gueft, x detra- 

14 Murther. 

The Moon being in V" fadnefs, in Y death of a friend, 
E confeiiion, '^ riches, SI (icknefs, '^a grief, ~ poverty, 
^ fins, >< deaths vy gladnels for a reward, -^ nothing , 
^ good things, 

I 5 One dead. 

The Moon being in *" riches, b nought, ^ bad news, 
^ contention and anger^ q money, nx a gu^ft, :^ glad- 
nefs, '^^ a vain dream, x good news , ^V joy, z^ good 
things to come, >^ a vain dream. 

16 VP'afding in the water. 

The Moon being in '" lofs, ^ trouble, ^ detradion, 
2 great anger, SI joy, '^ gr iefof mind,-^ riches,*'^ fear, 
■I richts, \y joy? -v iof«, 7, labour. 

1 7 Monty. 

The Moon being in - (icknefs, b a heavy dream. 
If Jofs of afriend, - a gueft, a money , ''^ wearinel?, 
— death 5>f an enemie, m thc^c, ^ a vain dieam, »j a 
gueH, V joy^ X a guell. 

1 8 Tear offome fight. 

The Moon being in r trouble, ^^ a battle, nancvil 
CDnfcience, i good fortune, -'ficknefr, 'll money, :fi-a 


Book 2. The Tetnfk of Wifdome. 211 

vain dream, i^l the fame, ^ good news, vy (Jrife with 
thy felf, =^ wearinefs of heart, >^ tears. 

19 A fight. 

The Moon being in r infirmity, Y, vidory over an 
adverfary, Hgood declaration, s advancement, -icn^ 
vie, Ji g00(i news, =^ an enemie, "l bufinefs, x news of 
women, vy amcflenger, -*the flight of an enemie ,^ 

2C X/je defpoilmg of a man. 

^ The Moon being in T deceit, v< riches , U a good 
man , s a friend ro come , ^i a reward, '^ Poverty ^ 
i»l death of anencroie, ^fame, ^ a gueft*^ labour, 
K departure. 

21 ADifeafe. 

The Mc^on being in "^ nothing, b' joy^If deceit^s mo- 
ney to be loft, a a friend, ni^ gladnefs, - comfort , w\ a 
fight, ^adifeafe, vy /oy, ^joy of a friend, K good 

22 Kijfes andemhaces. 

The Moon being in r trouble, b^detradion, ^tbc 
coming of a friend, s the arrival of an enemie, s^ad" 
vancement, nj^ fadnefs, =2; a gueft, n\ joy,^ little labour, 
^y news, - grief and ftrifc,K gladnefs. 

23 Banquets. 

The Moon being in r Joy, ^ the arrival of a 


212 The Temple of IP'ifdo^e. Book 2^ fi_ 

friend, I gladneis,-^ nothing, long life, 11 gcod news, \ 
Eii: poverty, '^i- money 5 ^^ comfort, »^ reparation ,-- a 

vain dream, K joy* 

24 An AJfembly. 

The Moon being in r news, Y ftrife, n fear, g; py, ■ 
c) ill news, '^^. the lame, — a diieafe, . ill newsj ^ little 
jiladncfs/'^ nothing, ^"^ and K a vasn dream. 

We have hitherto treated of the manner of divin- 
ing according tothefubjed matter; now folloA^sthc 
manner of prefaging out of dreams. But fince dreaoas 
arc either divine, or humane, we arc to conlider 
what truth, and out of what dreams this truth is 
to be had, and how far divination by dreams may 

Divine dreams as they arc without controverfie 
the moft certain, fo do they require a certain faith : But 
here we muft be, very cautious, and confider what 
dreams arc properly divine, and what are not fo ; 
for fometimcs Satan changes himfclf into an Angel 
of Lights 

Divine -^dreams are tryed by examining them by 
the Pvule of the known Word: for if they agree with 
what hath been delivered before, if they bear no- 
thing new and difcrcpant from thofe things which 
are the immutable Law of God and theGoipel, they 
are of God; but if they be a falfe glofs and fliew of 
Religion and Piety, require fomewhat contrary to the 
declared word of God, lettbembe condemned they 
arc not of God. 

Book 2 . The Tern fie oflVifdor^e. 7 1 3 

And fince the Devil, as in ali his other works, hat^ 
endeavoured to imitate him in the bulanefs of dreams, 
by which occafion he crept into the minds of foolifli 
and improvident people: wc may not henceforth ex- 
ped fuch entbufiafms from heaven, and God hath 
tycdus to the exprefs Letter of his dodrine> where- 
in he requires us to fee him and know him, as alfo 
what his plea lure is, and what he will have us to do, 
and what not. Let us not therefore faften on, but ab- 
hor the doatings of fanatick perfons, though they 
pretend never lo much to derive them from heaven,' 

Next to divine dreams are the Angelical, which 
if they agree with the Divine, and be fuch as I have 
defcribed them, they may be believed. But the Dia- 
bolical dreams are to be detefted, by which the 
Heathens of old, and of late the Manichaeans, Pe- 
lagians, ^onks, and fanatick perfons, being deceived 
and carried away, were the authors and defenders 
of what horrible things followed thereupon. For it 
is a point of the greateft impiety and Atheifm for 
to have any thing to do with the dcltroycr and ene- 
my of God and man, or to give any credit to his 
lyes. And it being granted that fometimcs the Devils 
may know cafual events, (which opinion the C^nimbr. 
Philofophers charge <tAuguj}:ine^ DawafceKh's^ and 
Tho, (iy4qutyias with) yet the fignification of thmgs 
to come fwhich the Devil nevrr inlpires into men 
dreaming) it cannot be called ; becaufe if he be the 
fworn enemy of truth, and the architefl: and artifi- 
cer of all lies, there cannot any thing proceed from 
him that is folid and true; but whatever he doth, we 
muft look on it no otherwife then a painted fallhood, 
to deceive thofe who (hall credit it. 

Humane dreams which have no other but natural 
P p caules 

214 The lemyleofWtjdonie. booka- 

caufes, and happen to men ordinarily as they fleep , 
are either phyfical, or common. The phyfical dreams 
arethofe which by the agitation of the humours, and 
the difpofition of the temperament, do by certain 
figns, nay Sometimes even material and efficient caufes, 
difcover unto the Phyfitian the more certain confti- 
tution of the patient. Thefc may be obferved with- 
out any riot or fafpicion of impiety or atheifra, to 
the end that more fortunate medicines may be provi- 
ded for the ficlc. See the Holy gmde. 

So a certain VVrcftler dreamed that he was plunged 
in a Ciftern of blood, and that he ftiould fcarce deli- 
ver hirafelf thence : Accordingly to this dream, the 
Phyficians knowing it proceeded from an exuberance 
of blood, having taken away what abounded, diver- 
ted the danger he was in. (jalen mentions another, 
who dream-ngthat one of his legs became dead as 
a ftone, a while after became paralytick in that leg. 

The common dreams are thofc that proceed from 
compound caufes ; and they are true, orfalfeor c- 
quivocal : All which though they might happily be 
the images of certain events; yet to reduce from them 
any pofitivc and ablolute interpretation or con/cdurc 
is forbidden in holy Writ. VVherefore we may not 
give credit toafiraple prxvificn any further then it 
proceeds from natural caufes. 

Nor isitfufficient, in caff theevent fignified, an- 
fwers this dream, or that if there be not the fame 
fuccefs In a hundred or thoufand others, to charge the 
Art with vanity, or the Jntrcpretcrs thereof with 
ignorance, fmcc there are many things, which though 
they are rightly interpreted, yet many times happen 
not accordingly. Hence it was fo many Kings and 
Princes have mifcrably pcriflied by this kind of dreams, 


Book 2 . The Temple ofWifdome, 215 

as Pomfey^ who about the latter end of the war be- 
tween him and Cdtfar^ dreamed that be fate in the 
Theatre, and was applauded by the people, which 
applaule £bould give him the viftory : but the event 
of that applaufe denoted not the vidory, but the iiir- 
ring up againft hira oi Lament hIhs^ Domitim^ Lihienni^ 
and others. Stt out Idea of the La'^s.^c. 

So D.4rius before the laft battle with Alexander^ 
dreamed he ^aw a burning army marching through 
^/^, came even to B^bylofj.vjhtx^ he faw AUxAnder^ 
clad in a Perfiin robe, entring the Temple andprefent- 
ly viniOiing* By which dream Danru was perfwBded 
that by the flames deftruftion was meant to the Ma- 
cedonian Army; and that Alexander being clad in 
Perfian habit, fignified he (hould be brought under 
the power of them; But the event made it appear; 
that by the flames was portended the fwifc and vido- 
rious progrefs of /4/f^4»^i?r, and that of fire devour- 
ing all things; by the habit, the Perfian Empire was 
forefignified to Alexander. 

So Camhyfes drczming that his Crown touched the 
heaven , and that he fate in his brother Smirdnh 
Royal ieat, wastohim thefignification of death. 

So JhUhs Q^fcirs dreaming he was above the 
Cloud, had its efFed in hisdeath. 

So Xerxes upon the bringing of his army into 
Greece dreamed that he was crowned with an Olive, 
whofe branches fliadowed all the earth, that p refently 
vanifhing with the dream. 

There are many dreams which are rather the 
conjedures of events, then the true fignifications, (tJch 
as was that of Alexanders dream to Cyrus; for he 
dreaming that he (aw Satyrs dancing asked the Con- 
/cftor, whence he foretold him the viftory;the con- 
I? p a jefturc 

2 1 6 The Temple ofwifdome. Book 2. 

jefture was taken from the word Satyr, feeing fro© 
eA^vpr^ may come thefe wotdsjTi4aefi Tjyhs. 

Many dreams are ambiguous, double fenfed, in cer- 
tain, and doubtful, and may be referred to either pare 
^oftbe contradidton ; wliofe events are fo tickiifh, 
tbat the very Interpreters of dreams in fuch cafes are 
fomctimcs aflcep, whereof we have thefe examples. \ 

One that was to run in the Olympick games, dream- 
ed he was carryed in a chariot with fourhorfes; He 
tells the Conjedor his dream, who anfwered. Thou |j 
fliak overcome ; for thatis (hewn by theceleriry and 
ftrcngth of the horfes; the party relating the fame 
dream to ayinti^hon was aniwercd, Ihou muft be 
o crcome; fceft thou not there are four that run 
before thee ? 

Another told a Con jedor that he had dreamed he 
Wis turned into an Eagle ; he anfwered thou (hale 
overcome, for their is nothing {mkox or more vio- 
lent then that bird : But fays Anii^hon to him, doeft 
thou not fee tliy fclf overcome, for that Bird pur- 
luing and chacing others, is ever the laft it felf. 

Ofa many dreams, there are but a it^^ have their 
true events, fthongh it muft be granted they fome- 
times though fcldomchave) efpecially in melancholy 
perfonswho as they are naturally thoughtful, fo do 
they the oftneft dream, and fuffer moft reprefentati- 
ons of things. Whence as he that fhoots all day may 
at laft hir the mark, fo they in their dreams may fome 
time or ciher apprehend true things, acd that the of- 
tner btCiUie they dream often. devw. &c, 
I hefe the Greeks call ^J 'h /«/«£<, \-j-^v-^vkip^^ , si/rayK^, 
;;; ^iaqt 'y.-< For they receive by particular influ- 
ences of heaven fuch a faculty , as when it perceives 
the approach of any thing, if it be in the day, it pri- 

Book 2. Jhe Temple oflVifdome. 2 1 7 

vately (the brain being imploycd and taken up with 
other thoughts) aflfcds the perCons wherein it is, with 
an unexpeded joy or ladnels , according to the con- 
dition of what is imminent • if it be in the night, the 
brain being exempted otits dayly imployment,the faid-^ 
faculty moves prsefaging Pnantafms , ( Peuc. lib. dedi- 
vin. per. fontyi^p a^a. 2)6 ) whereof we have thefe ex- 
amples in our Book called Regio Lticis, 

A certain man told aConjcdor that he had dreamed 
he faw an egg hanging by a ftring of his bed ; the 
Confedor aniwers, that there was a treafurehid under 
his bed ; he fcarches and findes a parcel of gold , cora- 
paded with Silver. He fent the Interpreter what filver 
bethought fit ; but faycs the other, will you give me 
none of the yolk? for that doth as well fignifie the 
gold, as the white did the filver. 

So when Ptolomu^ Alexanders favourite, was hurc 
with a poyfoned dart in a fight , and lay in grevious 
pain (l.k of it,- Alexander {\ cting by him fell afleep , 
and faw a Dr-igon which his inothcr Olympias kept, 
carrying a little toot ia his mouth , and (hewing the 
place where it grew, faying it was of fuch vertue rhac 
it would cure Ptolamie : Alex^inderbQing awake,told 
his dream , and fent to feck that root, (for the place 
was not far off) which having founds it cured, not only 
Ptolomie y but many other Souldiers that were hurt 
with chofe kind of darts. 

Many holy p:rfons have the Society of their Guar^ 
dian Genius by which they have the apprchenfion and 
knowledge of the death of their friends and kindred 
either before or after they are dead^ by certain monito- 
ry Dreams,or by a ftrange and unufual reillcfsnefs with- 
in themfelves, though they be a thoufand Leagues di- 
ftaot. My mother , Mary fIeydo»i now living , hath 

p p 3 lome 

2 1 8 The Temple ofWifdome. Book 2- 

fome iuch fign always given her , tor there never died 
any of our kindred, but a little before (he dreamt either 
of Hair, or of Eggs, or of Teeth, all mingled together 
with earth; and this fignwasan infallible one , and I 
my felf, when I heard her fay (he had any fuch dream, 
obferved the event always to follow. And my fifter 
Ame He) don the 10. day of ^pril i66i* Dreamt 
Goehdd an z/^ngel came to her and [aid Jhemufl not ac- 
ce^t of any of thofe Qentlemen that de/trcdto ??;arry her , 
bmgo along T»lth himy and he gave her a white horje rea- 
dy fhrnifhed^ and bid her follow him to heaver^ ^ She fent 
me her dream, but before my anlwer came to her, flie 
was dead ; and as it proved, this Virgin (upon the next 
May- day in the morning ahem 4 of the Clock) teok^ her 
journey, T write thi;s the more powerfully to enforce 
the indudioa upon the fpirits of the obftinate men, 
vtz., thofe confident Coolers, and talking troubleiome 
Taylors that have lately appeared in Almanacks and 
other parts of Aftrology, oppofing ComeltHs Agrippa 
Knight, and other learned men, whom they do not 
underhand , and it is a doubt whether they can read 
thefe Authors, who they fo impudently ignorantly, yet 
confidently abufe. Let thefe inconfiderablc men pafs 
unregarded 9 I hope thofe ingenious Gentlemen that 
are learning thefe Arts, will be induced to believe the 
truth of the Examples of thefe Books, and the cxperi- , 
inents we will infert in our Third, 

By all thefe examples , it is evident that there are 
few dreams are followed by their events ; that many 
fail, many arc vain^ and but the fports and images of a 
bufie Nature. For which reafon (excepting thofe 
Phyfical dreams) we deny them any end : for if we 
believe not a Lyer though he fpeak truth , how fliall 
wscrcdiccur dreams, which are only Ideas proceeding 


Book 2 . ihe Temple oflVifdome. 2 1 9 

from tnonftrous conceptions and phantafies. Elpeci- 
ally fince the molT: part, as thofe in The Harmony ef 
the ^or/^,propt up with the probability of feme Ana- 
logie,and can challenge nothing certain and imutable. 
• Xaftly,(ince fleepisforthc raofl: part the end and 
remedy of all care, labour, trouble,and anxiety,it were 
impious from it to cxpcd the matter of new cares and 
vexations , as rightly Lafiant, lib, deoptf, cap, 18. 
Cicer^ (^ alii* 

But thou wilt fay, fince dreams are nothing but 
toyes of a nature that is not quiet when at rcfl:,to whac 
purpofe is it to deliver any precepts of fuch things ? 
and if the event be uncertain, what need we fpend our 
labour in vain therein ? 

' ris anfwcred ; not that thou maycft firmly beh'cve 
the event, buttnat thou mayeft try and Ibdy how far 
mans reafon and the vigour of his wit may reach in hid- 
den things, as alfo that from this nature the contempla- 
tion of the divme Majefty and itsgoodnefs, may pro- 
ceed ; To whom for what hath been hitherto granted 
in this kind of (Indyjwe give eternal thanks and praife, 
befeechin i him to grant all learning its halcyon dayes, 
and prefei've and difpofe it to the glory of his narae,the 
advancement of Churches and J'chools, theadvantagc 
of Republicks, and the particular profit of every one ; 
.and that through Jefus Chrifl:, Amen. 

Now thefe manife^ly demonftrate the power of the 
Angels of Aftromancy and Geomancy when they arc 
united, and how Supcriours and Inferiours communi- 
cate to man. In the third Book we ftiallihewyou 
fome more examples , but to complcat thefe Books, 
read carefully Ths Harmony of the tVorlL And 
then The holy G Hid : For in The Harmorjy of ths 
lV9rldi is all the fccrets of Aftromancy, in The Temple 

Pp 4 of 

220 iheJenipleoflVifdome. Book 2. 

cj iVijdome is all the fccret Mitierks oi Gcomancy. 

• attdfuch Spells 

That allure the Genii up that m our Cemer dwells* 
Thelefmes and Gama\es* IheHoly iuide leads to 
all the fecrets in Phyfick , and Maihaphyfick, with 
the Rofic Crufian Rules to raife the Dead* 

Now ic is nor any Itch of writing pofleftes nne, Cour- 
teous Reader , tha: I prefent thee with ihc Temple of 
}Vt[dome ; thofe rhu know me, have found me very 
free from this fooliih psffion. But a perfon of quality^ 
fSir %alph Freem^in) w horn to deny any thing, were 
a great Crin[iein me, hath forced them oat of my Clo- 
iet , whence otherwife they never fhould have come ; 
fince I had refolv'd, after (o many Cakiminics indured, 
never to adventure more into the Publick View, hav- 
ing fo oftentimes fighed forth thofe words ofa Romaa 
Prince ; litinam nefcijfem literas \ But in fine, the In- 
trcaties, and Commands of my friends have prevailed 
againft my own Refolucion ; and I am forced, I con- 
fefs, to this Publication ; fince I could not but forefec 
well enough, that my Enemies would not rellirti at all 
this other ElTay of my pen : notwithftanding after all 
this, I have wherewith to comfort my lelf ; fincc one 
of the greatcft Prelates of our Age hath condemned 
their Iniolence. Receive therefore favourably this 
Difcourfc , Court' ous Reader , and remember what 
we all arc : I will not fay , thou {halt finde all things 
pcrfedhcre, for 1 am no AngcI: and if there be any 
defeds , wc mu(^ accufe our Mortalitj^ , which renders 
all Mankinde fubje(^ to Error. But above all, know , 
that I am no whit obllinate, or felf- conceited, nor ne- 
ver was* 1 take in very good part what Advertilments 
foevor are given me .• neither do I account my felf fo 
knowing , tuc that i (hall be very teady to learn of 


Book 7 . The TefHple oflVifdome. 121 

any man .' they arc tools only, and vain-glorious, that 
refufe to be taught} and chsignoranc only fay. They 
know alL As For my part , Courteous Reader , ufc 
me but frienuivj Ifhall require nothing eifc. 

If thou think i: ftrange , that a Gcnrleman as I am> 
fbould adveuti're on <o bold & diring a i'tjbjed,3S this 
fee ms to be ; confidcr, 1 pray thee , that many Priefts 
have put fcth loings rnach more bold then thefe ; and 
even fuch as have been cfteemed dangf^rous too. Thus 
TrtihemiHs the Abbot put forth his P^lyg-^tf^'^ji and his 
Stef,iM9graphyf where the calling fo:thof Spirits is 
plainly del vered; notvvithftanding he makes other ufe 
of ir,then our Scocerers diO-^ tiUeimtts Bifliop of P^ris 
hath not only written of Natural Ma^ick , but healfo 
both perfedly und.Tftood &pradis'dir,as the Learned 
PtCHS MirAYidtiU reports of him. Another learned Bi- 
fhjp a!fo, Aibertus M.^gnmh'^ name, hath taught the 
grounds of it with admiration. ^«?^^r Bicon^^xi^ Johan* 
ftes de \upsf ci[f 4 .hoih Francifcan Friers.havc done the 
fame; Petrtts Cirvelins^ a i'paniard of the fame Order, 
hath published to the Chriftian World a Book in VoUo^ 
of the Four Principal kinds cf Divination, and all the 
Maximes of judiciary Aftrology.P. de Alliacoy Cardi- 
na(l,& Bifiiop oiCxmhray hathwrirtcn of the fame Sub- 
jed : as aifohath JunEimus^ aPrieft of Florence^ and a 
Dr. of Divinity. And fincewe are fallen upon the Italic 
<i«/,have not i/ftirelius Angt4rellHs^ and Pamheus^ both 
Prci(b, the one tVemtian^ theother a Tr^'z///?w», de- 
livered the truth of the Phylofophers Stone, the 
one in his Chryfopx.i^ and the other in his Foar- 
chad^m^a ? Marplifjs ficiftus alfo, a Prieft , how full 
of Admirable fecreti are his writings ? yea what learn- 
ing is there in the World, that he hath notpubhfticd to 
open View ? Antonhi Qerrjardus MirandpiUmi , Bi- 


^72 ihel twple of Wifdome. Book 2 . 

fhopof C^y^rff, hach aker his example , maintained a 
world of things clean contrary to our /Religion, in his 
Book DejingtiLiri certamine. The Cardinal Cajetan 
de Vio bath done the very fame : and Giovamt Ingeg- 
TiCYi^ Bifliop oiCabG d^ /ftria, hath newly bu/Ied him- 
felf in maintaining the Grounds of Pbyfiognomy. 
And before allthefe, Sjnepu.:^ a Chriftian Bifhop, 
wrote a Book of the Interpretation of Dreams, com- 
mented on afterwards by N tee f horns Gregoras^ a Bi- 
fliop alfo, or Patriarch, of Confia»ti»opie, I omit the 
Viotks o( Joachmus yli?i;as; and of Savanarola^ a Do- 
minican Frier ; wich Cardnal ^embHs his Gli Afo, 
/am; ^yEneas Sylvius (who was afterward Pope Fins 
1 1.) bis Lucrece ; the Book lo full of all Lewdnefs of 
Voggins the Florentine , who was Secretary to the 
Pope. Neither will I mention the Macaronkk, ^tfi<^^Jt 
put forth under the name of Af^r//« f\cca,t^ but writ- 
ten by Theoph.FoleyjgiHs^z Bencdiftine Frier ; nor an in- 
finit number of other Books , written by Churchmen , 
with which, Kind Reader,if thou compare this of mine 
thoa wilt ^nd^ if any blame me, they do it wrongfully. 
And that thou mayeft be fully acquainted with my 
purpofe in this difcourfe, know , that \ enter into this 
Temple no further then the Cacholique & Apoftolique 
Church permits , and that 1 have not publifhed them, 
at lead] lome of the moft nice and ticklifh, but after 
many Chriftiansof my Profeliion ; as thou mayft per- 
ceive by the Sequel. As for the Ta/ifmamcall Figures , 
they were fo ftrange in our Age, that their very name 
was not (o much as known. Now that thou maycft 
have a more perfed: underftanding cf what is deliver- 
ed in theenfuing Difcourfe, be picafed to add this 
which foUoweth. 

In the firft parr, I fay , that I had not been able to 


Book 2 . The Tern fie of ^'jf J owe, 225 

dilcover the reafon, why Plutarch^ "^traho^ Tragus, Ta- 
cituSf and Diodoms had accafed rhe Jews of worftiip- 
ping a Vine.- I have fince [bund , that it was , be- 
caufe they had heard fay, and even themfclvcs icen, at 
kaft fomc of chern , chat m the Temple at fernfalem , 
there was a Golden Vine, with ic's leaves, andclu- 
fters of grapes, made againil the wall ; as it is deJcrib- 
edby Jejephns. Iitenor porta^ faies he, tot a tnaurata 
erac^ut dixi^ & cir cum earn aPiratns p^risi defuper ai4^ 
tern h^bebat atireos pampinos^ und: raecmi^flatHra homi" 
msydcpendebanc, I knjw very well, that many fo un- 
derhand the words ci Jofephftf, as if this Vine were 
not of folid MafTy gold, but only gilded, after the man- 
ner of Phrygian work. But the other Jofephns^ the Son 
of Cjorioa , contradids this Incerprecation of the 
words: for, fpeaking in the iame Hiftory ( of the De- 
ftradion of ferufalem) both more clearly , and more 
at large, of this Golden Vine, and it's bunches of 
Grapes, he faies : Fecit infnper Herodes vitem de anro 
mundo, & poftt't infttmmitMem colnmnarHmy cnjpts- fon- 
dus erat mdU takntorum aureornm. Erat autem vitis 
ipfafatiaopereiyigentefo^ habens ramos perplexos - cHJfis 
foUa^ & germin.t fcitia erant ex rfitila.}iti auro •, botri 
aiitem ex atirofulvo,& grana e]:is^ acini ^ atqfie folUcH* 
li faiii erctntex lapiiibas preciofis : totumqtie opti^ erat 
fabrefa^um opere vario^nt e^et mimndtim [pcUncnltim ^ 
& ga-Adiptm cordis omnibHS intu'-ntibus if [am. And 
prefently after he adds: Malti ijaorjue Jcriptores Ro" 
mjini tefiantur^fe earn vidi^e^cnm dcfjUrettirTemplum, 
Now the forenamed Authors Plutarch, Strabo^ and the 
reft feeing the Jcwes had in their Temple a Golden 
VinCjfo nch,fo precious, and of fo admirable Work- 
nianihip , they were eafily perfwaded that they wor- 
shipped it, in honour of B^cchfis^ who was the firft: 


2^4 T^^^ Temple of Wifdome - Book. 2 . 

that fubdued the Eaft : and this is the Opinion of Ccr- 
nelms Tacitus, who lived at the fame time, when this 
Beautifull Temple was deftroycd. Sed q^ua, (aith he y 
^acerdotes fud£orHm tibi^ytymp^nifcjue concinsbant^ he^ 
dera vinciebanttdr ^ vitifqHe aurea tnTempb reverta f 
Liberam P^trem coli^ domitoremOrisntis^ q'tidam drbi' 
trati funt; neqaaqHam congru^yitibns tnftittitisi Qftippe li- 
ber /fy?Ji,/'«^fl'/^;^/f«^ pofHit;}udxomm mos abfuydnsfor^ 
didufq\* But we pafsby this hnpious ^uthor,who makes 
a mock at the Religion of the j ewes on all occaQons. 

In the Second Part , where I render the Greek word^ 
'^iha.n iw:voi.LU as they ought to be underftood , 
which fignifies properly, Ltttie^Delicate, and fmall: as 
we call one of the Greek letters Tpfiloa, that is to Oy, 
the Littlel\ Now the (econd thoughts are fmall, fine, 
and Delicate, b^caufe they confider things abflrafted, 
and feperatcd from Matter ; whichrhe firft do not. 

In the followmi; part you may add thefe admi- 
rable (j^w-^^^^* Ac Pif^i in the Church of St. Johrt^ 
you have, on a certain (lone, an Old Hermite, per- 
fedly drawn by Natuic only ; but with fo much ex- 
adneffe, that there leemes not to be wanting any 
thing that belongs to one of that fort of men. For he 
is reprefented in a Deferr, fuitable to his profefii- 
on, and fitting near a Brooks fide, with a Clock in 
his hand. This Natural piece or pidure , almoft 
fully anfwers that, they deliver 5c, <iAnthony in. In 
the Temple ofS. 5«p/;M,at Confiaminepley there isal- 
fofecnupon a plain white Marble, the Image of St. 
Jv^;? 5ip»y?, cloachcd wicha Cimclsskin; being only 
def edive in this>that Nature hath drawn him but with 
one foot. At Rjve?ji'U^'mthQ Church of St> f^itaiis^ 
there is to be ieen a FranclfcAn Frier , naturally 
drawn uponaftoncof an Afli-colour. At Sneiberg'm 


Book 2. ihe temple ofWifdome. 225 

Germany^ there was found in the Earth, a certain lit- 
tle 5tatue of a kind of unrcBned Mecall, naturally 
made; which repreiented in a round Figure, a man 
having a little Child at his back : and whoever hath a- 
hy where feen the pidure of St. ChnHopher , may 
eafily conceive the /hape of this. It is not long fince 
there was found in the Hiprc/«;^« Foreft, a (lone that 
naturally reprefcnted the figure of an old man with 
a long beard, and crowned with a Triple Crown, as 
the Pope of Rome is. Obferve likewife that many of 
thefe liones, or (jamahes , are called all by the fame 
name, becaufe they have always the fame fig«re. So 
that which reprefents the Eyes of a man, is called 
LeHcophthalmos : that which bears the figure of a 
Heart , ErtcardU : that which hath the (hape of a 
Tongue reprefented on it, Glofopetra : that which is 
figured like the Genitals, Enorchta : and if it repre- 
lent as well the fecret parts of a man, as of a woman, 
it is then called I>/>V*&c. 

To the figures that are found in Plants, and Flow- 
ers, you may likewife adde thole which reprefent 
feme kind of Letters, or words ; as the Hyacinth , on 
which the Poet fayes, is written the Complaint of the 
fair Phosbus^ for having killed Hyacmhtts-^ whom he 
afcerward transformed into a flower of the fame name: 
and this Complaint of his is expreft in thefe two 
Letters, ai , which make up the word, Ai^ which we 
frequently ufe in all kinds of forrow. 
Nonfat is hoc Thcsho f/?, {hie enim fnit auBor benorUi) 
Jpfe [hos gemitus foliis irtfcribit^ (^ Hya 
FUs hahet injcriftum^funeftaqtie iitera duUa f/?. 

The flower alfo that fprung, (according to the fi<fti- 
on of the fame Poet,) from the blood of the valiant 
Aax^ bears the two firft letters of his name Ai. 


22 6 The Temple of Wifdome. Book 2. 

I At era commtims medits jiuerecjue^ viroqucy 
Jjifcripta eft folns^ h^c nominis. t/U qnereU, 
As for the divers kinds of Figures that we meet 
withal in beads, (which we have likewife examined in 
the Ho/j Guide^ ) 1 have found nothing more worthy 
our admiration, then what I have been lately inform- 
ed of by Eye wkncffes : namely, that it is not long 
fince , that in divers parts oi Poitou it rained a certain 
kind of little creatures, about an inch in bignefs ; fome 
whereof were in the (h ape of Biihops, with a Rochet 
and hood, clofed up in a fhell, or skin, fo admirably 
that one would have thought it to have been of bur- 
nifhed gold : othcis were in a (hapc like Friers , with 
a Frock and CowUfome were of a certain horrid (hape, 
and others like I know not what. It is a great won- 
der, if this Relation come among the Frenchmen, if 
we have not very fpeedilyfome llrange Interpretation 
of the %jvelatioyt^ fucha one a5 jinantos Jerancartpu, 
and R:Jphael Eglimish^st given, (as we fhall (hew 
hereafter) oFthe dark Vifionsof /)4^/>/, by the help of 
certain Charadcrs found upon two Herrings taken up 
upon the Coaft of NorWay. But to pafs by thefc 

In the firft Book 3 where I (pake of divers fofts of 
Talifmans^ and prove their vertu?, according to the 
opinion of the Eallern parts ; you mufl take heed, that 
you mix not all forts ofCharadcrsand figures indiffe- 
rently , with thefe i'alifmans. For though many of 
them bear the figures of the living creatures defcribed 
in the Heavens, which we ufually call Conlieliations, 
they are not therefore pre fen t\y to pafs for true 7".t/;/- 
muKs ', but either fome kind of money, as that of the 
Duke of Brtinfwick^ whereon were engraven all the 
Ccleftial Signs; and that oLJfigtiJlus C^^prjOn which 


Book 2. 7he Temfle of IVifdome. 227 

he ctufcd the Sign oiCapricor» to be figured , for no 
other reafon, but only in meoiory that he was born 
under that Sign. Orelfethefe Figures areonclyfome 
Myftical Emblems under which the Ancients couched 
fome certain Philofophical Secret. Such was Neflers 
(ilvcr goblet in Hci»<rr whereon .the Pleiades were in- 

Whoever therefore knows not the myftical meaning 
of this Goblet, would, without doubt, feeing the PleU- 
des engraven on it, be apt to conceive, that it was made 
under fome certain Conftcllation as Tallfmans are, 
whereas there is nothing clfe in it hue a philofophical 
fenfc thus darkly delivered by Homer, 

The Poet Anacreon who confulted with Bacchus as 
often as with his Mufe, makes himfelf merry with this 
Goblet oiNeft-sr, and entreats Vulcan to make him one 
without fuch a deal of philofophy, enough to make one 
crack bis brains : For what have I to do, quoth he, 
mihihQ Pleiades^ or bright (hining Bootes} Make me 
therefore, good Vulcan^ neither arms nor weapons, 
but make me a Bowl, as deep a one as thou canft, and 
engrave thereon no Stars , neither Charles his VVain^ 
nor the fad Orion, but carve me out a Vine, with its 
fwelling Grapes, and C^^fid, Bacchus^ and BMhilluSy 
prefiing them together* 

I doubt whether or no many of thof^ precious 
ftoncs that we fee in ancient Rings, which are com- 
monly taken for Talifmans , ( fuch as was that of 
our Countryman Bagarri^ ^ whereof I make men- 
tion :) on which we find Cn^id , Bacchus , Vines, 
bunches of Grapes , and Vine branches engraven , 
were not rather the effefts of fome gallant humor 
of fome Philofophers who defired to wear on their fin- 
gers the Emblemesof Wine, rather then any other 
figures* In 

2q8 The Temple of WtfdoMe. Books. 

I I ' " — - — 

In the fame Book where I fpeak of the power of Ke- 
fcmblance, 1 know nothow,the word F ranee htih flipt 
in in ftead of Italy, For it is in Ital^ chiefly where the 
Leprofie is fo frequent, by reafon of the great quantity 
of Hogs fltfti chat is eaten there more then ia any o- 
ther Kingdome : and the reafon that in France we fee 
fome infeded with this difeafe, is, becaufe that here, 
next to the [talu<!ns, they eat more hogs flcfti then any 
where elfe. Neither do I fay this, but according to the 
opinion of Phyfirians, Without the leafl: purpofe of of- 
fending any-, either .Sti angers, or thofc of my own 
Nation. In a word, Courteous Reader, I fliall defire 
thee to interpret in good part, whatfocver thou (halt 
find in thisB^ok, feeing that my purpofcisto deal 
clearly, as one exempt from pailion. 

In this Book my intent is not to rank fofephs gift of 
Interpreting Dreams with the Art of Conjeduring at 
the meaning of Dreams: Nor yet tore jed the order 
of the Commandcments eftabhihed by the Church, 
and to introduce that which is let down, for I there 
follow the Jews manner of counting them. 

Laftly, I muft intreat thee tocoired the faults cf the 
Preis, and ufe me as thou would tt be ufcd thy fe'f, i.e. 
fpeak wcUif thou doefl: not underftand it, and I will 
dofoofthme: for as the Poet faith to his Readers, fo 
I conclude this Book. 

Headers he civ'l and do fiot ahttfe the Poet 

SiJ not ii^s old .ft'olc^ or I k^oWf it^ 

If any fuch thinz >■ ^"^ A^' 

Sny fjsthing^ hee^l do as much for theci 


Ocia Impenalia: 


O F 

rhjlofophjij Poluj/^ IVar^ Government^ Sec. 


tdea of the LAW Charaftered from Mofes to 


Whereunto is added 5 The cruel Tyranny of 
Cromwel^ and the Life and Profit (Emperour% 
Kings, Princes, Dukes, Mirqueffes, Earls-jLords, 
Knights, Judges, Gentlemen, Counfellours, Stu- 
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may receive from this Book, by Eugenitfs jheo- 
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By J o H N H E \ D o N Gent. ^iKovo/jj):, 
A Servant of God and Secretary of Nature. 

'Non minus requium ejiparv.i lihenter 
, Acfrompe accipere magna tribuere. 

London^ Printed for //. Brome at iht Cjun in Ivie-Lane^ 
SLCidT.'Kjfoh 9it the Lamhia S^Panls Church-yard. 1653 

1 he Proem. 

IN the former time of Tyrnnnji rve were called Euge- 
nius Thcodidadus. Forafnt^icb a^ necejftty of nutPie 
mJ:^\b men to will and, dejire Bonura fibi, :hac witch 
^is good for themfdves^ar^ to -vcid th^r whirk k hnnful ; 
but msfi $fall the terrible encmj ^f Nature, D^^th^ fror/t 
who^ we expe^ both the lofs of all pwer^c^ alfo the greats 
ef: cfbodtlj pains in the l^f^y-g^ ^t is 77otagMiiji re^ifon that; 
a rr}.tn doth all he f ^;;, t>pre/erve his civ:^. body a:id limbf^ 
bothfror/t death and pain. And that rvhich is not an ah ft 
reafon^ men call Right, or Ju5, cr blamelefs liberty , #/ 
ufing ofir o^n natural power and abiltty, !• is therefore 
a right of nature. That every rr>an rn^y prefe/VJ his own 
life and Umbsy with all the power he hath. 

And becaufe ^here a man hath right to the end , and 
the end cannot be attained without the means ; that is j 
^ithom fuch things ^is are necejfary to the a-dy it is co-<fe^ 
Cjuent that it is not againjv re^ifon, and therefore righr for 
a man to uje allme^ns^ and dowhatfoiv^r aSl:on ts ne^ 
ceffary ^er the prcfervation of his body. 

And f^eirg men ca^.not be afraid of the power they be^ 
lieve not, and an oath is to no purpofe^ wtthaut fear of hint 
theyfwear by^ it is necejfary that he that fweareth^ do it in 
that form which himfelf admitteth in hii orfin Religion^ 
and not in that form ^hich he ufeth that putteth him to 
the Math, For though all me-n may k^ow by nature^-, thai: 
there is an Almighty Power, neverthd::fs they believe not 
that they [wear by him in any other farm or name^ then 
what their own (which they thinly the true) %eligion 
teacheth them* Qjq 2 Anci 

^:^2 The Proem. 

And by the dt fi-aiiov of <in Oath, it appeareth, shar tt 
addeth not a greater obligation toperfom the Covenant 
("^orn^ then the Covenant CArrieth in itfelf^ but it pHtteth 
a man into greater danger ^ and ef greater pHnijhmeMt. 

Covenants andOathi are Dc Voluncariis, that is^ Dc 
poffihiUbns, Nor can the Covenantee under Jkand the Co^ 
venditor to promife Jmpoflibles, for they fall not under 
deliberatten: and confeq^tcntlv no (Covenant ts underflood 
to bind further^ then to onr befl- endeavonr^ either i^i per- 
fcrmance ef the thing promtfed, tr in fomethtr^g a^uiva* 

It happeneth many timefy that man henefittetb or con- 
tribiiteth to the power of another without any Covenant ^ 
bnt onely upon confidence and trujl tf obtu.nmg the grace 
and favour efthat other ^ whereby he way procure a grea- 
ter, or no lejs benefit and affi fiance to htmfelf. For by 
Keceffi:y hf .wtttire every man doth in all hi6 voluntary 
anions intend fome good ttnio himfelf* In th^ cafe it 
is a Law of Nature , That no man iuffer him , chat 
thus tiuftcth to his charity, or good affedion towards 
him, to be in the worfs eftate for his trufting. For tf 
he fhallfo do , men vpill not dare to confer mutually to 
each others defence^ norput the mf elves into each others 
mrcy, upon any terms what foivsr^ but rather abide the 
fitmofl a>.d Ivor ft even ofhoj^iliiy; by which general dif- 
fider.ce^ men will not onely be erforced to war^ (fUt alfo 
afraid to comefo much ^vithi^ the danger of one another^ 
04 to Tfidie any over, ure of peacC' But this is to be under'* 
flood of thofe only that confer their benefits {as 1 have 
faid) upon truft o^ly^ and not j or triumph or efientatien. 
For oi ^'hen t>ey doit upon truft^ the end they aimed at^ 
uamely to be well ufedy is the reward ; fo alfo when they 
do it for ofientaiion^ they have the reward in themf elves. 
But feetngin thtscafe there paffeth no Covenant^ the 


The Proem. 235 

breach ofthi^ La"^ of Nature^ is not to he called Injury. 
It hAth another r7amey town. Ingratitude. 

Ic u aifo a Lmv of Nat fir e ^ That every man do 
help and endeavour to accommodate each other as far 
as may be, without danger of their pcrfons, and lofs of 
their means to maintain and defend themlelves. Vor 
feeiyig the caufcs offVar upd DefoUtion proceed from thofe 
j>dJfion^ hj rvhtch vce ftrive to dccommodate. our [elves ^ 
and to leave others m far as we can behind us^ it foUo^^eth^ 
that that pajfion by which ^e ftrive mHtnallj to accommo" 
date each oiher^ mttft be the catife of peace. And this 
paffion is that Qurtij defined in the Harmony of the 

It 16 alfothe L^w of Nature , That no man obtrude 
or prefs his advice or counfel to any man that dccla- 
rcth hirafelf unwilling to hear the fame. For feeing a 
man taketh counfel concerni-^g what is good or hurt of him.- 
jelf onely^and not of his Counfellor^ and that Cotmfelii 
avolunta'-y afkion^ and therefore te^deth alfoto the good 
cftheComifellor^ there may be often jajixcaufe to ftifpe^ 
the CoHnJellohr : and though there benone^ yet feeing 
Counfel uyiwilUngly heard y is a needlefs offence to him 
that IS not willing to hear it, and offences tend all to the 
breach of peace ^ tt is therefore againfi ihe Law of Nature 
to obtrude it, 

A man that fh all fee thefe Laws of Tsljttire fet down 
and inferred with [0 mmy words ^ and fomuchadoe^ may 
thinl^thert is fo much dijfctthy and fubtiliy required to 
acknowledge and do according tp the faid Laws in every 
fuddenoccafion^ when a mtn hath but a little time to con- 
fder. And while we confider man in moft paffions^ as of 
Anger, Ambition, Covetoufncfs^ Vain-glory, and the 
Itke^ that tend to the excluding of nutural Eqtialityy it is 
trm. Bpttvpithomthfefaffi^nSy there is aneajie ruleta 

Q^ 5 kn^» 

^^^, The Proem. 

]iy.ow ii-^uti a ]ndd<^fi ivhcther the ,-Uion .( be to do ^ he 
fig^LKJi the L.:\v of f7atffrc, or ho: : and it u hm this , 
That a man imagine bimfelFin the place of the party 
with whofli he bach to do, and rtciprocally him in his. 
which is KO more btn a chdngir.g {m a ^ere)ofthf Scales. 
For every iy:ans pafjicn weigkeih heavy tn his own Scji/e, 
but tn the ScnU of his nei^i^hhcHr. j^nd this rule is very 
ruellli^'Oron iind expreffcd i;-7 this old dictate ^ Quod ti hi 
fieri non vis, alteri nc fecei is. 

Thefe L.:rvs of N.ttHre^ the Sum -whereof coy: lift eth^ in 
forhiddihg us to be our ow?2 J^dg^s^ andour own Carz^ers^ 
and in cor/trytarJtrig us to accCT'/medace one arother ; in 
cufcthcj fhetild be ohferved by [ome and not by others , 
vpould nh^ke the ob fewer r bm a vrpj o thsm rhat fiould 
neglell thtrytj^aving the good bsth rvithoin defence ^g<^iy}J^ 
thcwich^ed^ andaljo with a change tn t^f lift thfrnl which 
is againfl the fcoje ef the faid Laws^ tb^t a e made o^^/y 
for the protection and defence of thm that- k^ep them. 
Renfon iherefore^and t^e Lt^w cf ,Nuitire over arid a^zff 
all thfe par-icuUr Ljiws^ do:h diSla:e tiis Law %n gene- 
ral , That thofc pxrvcAat Laws he (o far ob^^rved, as 
they lubjefl us not to any incommodiry tha: in cur 
own judgments may ariie by the nei:l€d:fher£Otin 
thole towards whcm we obfeive thtm; a^d co^fe- 
^uentfy recjuireth ro more bm the defire and conftam in- 
tentioij to endeavour and be ready to obferve thcm^ unlefs 
there be cattfe to the. coiitrary in other mens refufal to 
olferve them towards uu The force therefore cf (he Law 
ofMiture^ is Kotin f^ro externo , till there be fecurity 
for men to obey it, but is.^.l\vays in foro iiuerno, wherein 
t'yf ^i5t;on ofoiedience being Mnfafe^ the will and readi»efs 
to prform-y is ti.kenfi>r the performance, 

Amor:g!} the Laws of Nit urey ( ufloTKes ard prefer h 
pions arc not numbred^ For n>h,it[o€ver tiQion is againfl 

re. fott^ 

ine rroem. 2^55 

reafon^ thitfgh it be reiterated ^lever [o often^ or that therf 
be never ^0 many precedenrs . hereof^ is flill ag^tnfi reafo» 
and therefore not a Law of Nature^ but contrary to it» 
But corjfem and Covenant [$ alter tbs cafeSy whkh i» 
pile La)^ of Nature maybe }>hc by chaitging the Ctrcum- 
ftancet, that that which roM renfen before , may aftey 
TPards i/e agdf:ft it , and yet is Rsafen jitil the Law, For 
thoftghevcr) man be boHnd to allow equally to ar^otherjet 
if thAi other jhall fee caiife to renoHnce the fame and wak$ 
btmfe If infer ioHTy thtn^ if from thenceforth htcovflder him 
as infer ioury hebreaheth not thereby that Laro of Nature 
that commandeth to allow equality. In fttnfy Amans 
own confent may abridge him of the liberty which the 
Law of Nature leavethhini, but cuftomnot; nor can 
either ef ihem abrogate either thefe^ »r any other LaW of 

That men ought to fland to their GovenoJftSy h taffgbt^ 
Pfal, 15 . IVhere the Que fl ton being ajked^ verfi. Lord 
who (hall dwell in thy Tabernacle ? &c. It is anfweredy 
verf,^. He that fwcareth to his own hindrance, and 
yet changeth not. ^^d that men ought to be gratified 
where no Covenant frtffsch^ Deut. 25.4. TfeoQ fhalt no^ 
muzzle the Ox that treadeth out the Com , T^hich 
5. Paul, I Cor. 9.9. i^uerprrtethnot ofOxenhm^Afen^ 

That men content themfehes with eqt^lity^ as it i^ the 
foundation of naturalLawj fo alfo is it of the fecond 
tab/' of the divine Law .^ Matth- 52. 39. 40. ThotJ 
fhalc love thy Neighbour as thy felR On tbcfc two 
Laws depend th^ whole Law and the Prophets ; which 
is not fo to he underf^ced^ as that a man fhould fiudyf9 
much his neighbours frofit as his own^ or tktt he (hould 
divide his goods among ff his neighbot^rs ; but that he 
fhould efleem his neighbour worthy all rights ar.d frivi^ 
ledges that himfelf enjejcth ; and attribute nnto hsm^ 

2:^0 IheProeiTi, 

"^hatjoever he Uoketh Ihotildhe attrwHiedumo htfnfelf', 
rvhkh is ne msre^ bnt that he jhoft/d be kumhU^ meek, ank 
cofJtetJtwith eqfiitltty. 

And that in diflrihuting of rigl-t Ame>igfi equals, that 
dljtribHtfQn is to be made accordifig to the proportions cf 
the numbers ^rvhich is the givi>ig ^^firqualia aeq salibus,^ 
proporcionaliaproportjonalibus,jyf /;^z/fNum.26.53,54 
the commaadnTent ofGed ts Mofes, Tliou fliait divide the 
Land according to the number of naracs , to many 
thou (halt give more, to few thou flhalr give ief^, to 
every one according to his number. That deuftonby 
let 16 a weans of peace ^ Prav.iS.iS^ The lot taufcth 
contention toceafe, andmaketh partition amoi^gthe 

That the accommodation andforgtvenefs of one another 
rMch have before bee fi pHt for La^s of Nature^ are^lfo 
Layi> divine , there is no ^jefii^n. For they are the Ef- 
fence of charity^ which i6 the [cope of the whole Law, 
that we otigbt not to reproach &r reprehend one ^nother^ is 
the doBrtne of onr Saviour^ Mat.7. 1. Judge not, that ye 
"be not juii^ed. Vtrf. 3. Why fecft thou the Mote that 
is in thy brothers eye, and feeft not the Beam that is in 
thine own eye ? Alfo the Law thacforbiddeth us to prefs 
enr Coanfelupcn others ft^rther then they admit, is adi' 
^lifie Law* 

In the making of a Democracie^ there pajfeth no Cove^ 
n.^nt between the Soveraign and any Sub]eB. For ivhile 
the^emocraeie is a makjng, there ts no Soveraign with 
X^hom te contrdEl. For it cannot be im:igined that the 
^jMnltitude fhoHld contraB "^ith it fdf^ or Veith any one 
fyiaHy or number of men^ parcel of it p If ^ to make itfelf 
Sovereign ; mr that a multitude confidercd as One aggre- 
gate^ can give it fc If any thing which before it hadyiot^ 
Seeing then that SoVeraignty Demecyatical is not con- 

The Proem. 257 

f erred by t'ne Covenant of any m^iLtntide Tvhtch fftppofeth 
Vnionand SoVe^aignty already made'^ it refieththat the 
fame he conf/rred by the far ticnlar Covenants of every 
Jeveral tnan^ that u to fay ^ every man with every man^ for 
atfd in conjideration of the benefit of his own feace and 
defersCe^ covenanteih to fiand to and obey ^hatfoeVer 
the ma-or parP of thetr whole f7umber , or the ma'pr 
fart of fuch a nnmber of them as fhallbe f leafed to afm 
femble at a certain time and fUce \h.iR determine and 
command* And this is that ^hich' giveth being to a 
Democracie ^ wherein the foveraign Affemblywas caU 
led of the Greekj^ by the name c/Demus, {that is^ thepeo' 
fie ) from whence cometh D:mo:rac:e. So that^ where 
to the. fhpream and Independent (f^onrt tverj man may 
come that tvill and give his Vete^ there the Soveraign 
is called the people. 

Out of this that hath been faid, may readily be drawn, 
that whatfoever the people doth to ^.ny one particular mem" 
ber or fubjetl of the Comrrtoiiwealih , the fame by 
him ought not to be filled injury. Tor firfi injury 
( as yoH may fee in our Holy Guide ) is breach of 
Covenant ; but Covenants ( as hath been faid in the 
precedent Difcourfe)^ there pajfed none from the peo^ 
ph to any private man '^ and confequently ^ (to wit 
the people ) can do him no in ury^ 

Secondly 9 how u'-^juf} fcsver the aBion be that this 
Soveratgn Dcm^s jhall do, is done by the Vfill of ۥ 
very particular m^.n fnbje^ to htm , who are there- 
fore guilty of the farne^ 

If therefore they fttle /VIn/ury-, they do bm auufe 
themfelves ; and it is againfi reafon for the fame man 
both to do , and complain , implying this contradi- 
Uion , thM whereas he (irfi ratified the peoples aUs 



258 The Proem. 

Sffgcntriiljhe mr^ difalloyvtth the [awe of them in parttcu^ 
iar- It is therefore /aid trtily^ Volenti non fit injuria^ 
Neverthekfs nothing doth hinder but that divers aEti^ 
tins done bj the fe^fle may, be uffjuft before ^9d Al^ 
wight J, as breaches of the Law of Nature* Read the 
Idtt of the Law , Government, War , and Tyranny 




O C I ^ I M ? E R 1 A L I A: 


Of the coffdition and true happineG of a King, 

Uring the Tyranny of the late Times, in our 
... Book called 7 he Idea ofth Ltw, wc have been 
bold to teach that chcy are either blind or ig- 
norant thar(vvith the Vulgar) eftimates the happwefj of a 
K^yig to confifi tn titular hcmptrs^ Lirgenffs of DomU 
rions^ miHicHj of SfibjtBs, f^ir Fa/aces^ multitHde of al" 
i'g'-ance^ rich treafares^ and other gLjleririg jhcwsi they 
never iookinio the heavy buith*;n and thorny cares of 
Government^ whereof a Diarkin iscompofed, wherein 
\\\^fhj:frejfing ofVice^ exalt ing of Vert tte^ equal admi- 
niflration ofjuftice, immediately in hisown perfon, 
and mediately by his Officers^ the defence of the poor 
and opprciTcd, day and night to be watchful that nei- 
ther in his own perfon 9 nor in others, the Law be in- 
fringed, ought to be, and are the chief and infcparable 
companions of £mperie, andfo annexed to a Giown, 
upon no lefTe peril tht!n privation of ail tbofe worthy 
Epichltcs which are due to good Princes here^ and of 
the eternal reward, thjt is promifcd hereafter; Thi? 
Kingly charge, outwardly glorious, begun with cares 
continued with f;^ars, oftentimes ended with fcrrows, 
rightly confidered, will make ^J^^^^^j with fighs be- 

240 Ocia Imperialia. 

i Wail the jnifery of Kings DamocUs leave to flatter 
/ J)iom[tus , Golden Crafus in (orrow and admiration 
remember old Solon ; let therefore all Princes who 
are tranfporred with the libidcnous dcfire of Raign, 
or ambitious inlarging of their Dominions, wifely ex- 
pend thefe fcllowing reafons.Rcad the Idea of the Law 
&c. The Holj Guide lib. i. Ch. i. 

Firft the great charge that is impofed upon fuch 
to whom government is committed, andhowdifficil ic 
istoexerciie the lame rightly, what wifdome is re- 
quired in Princes, left they not only make fiiip- 
Wrack of their own private , but of the Fublique 
eflatc; hoTv far they ought in vcrtue to excel others; 
for as feeing h peculiar to the eye, hearing to the 
ear; fo is the publique good to a King, which 
without wifdome he can no more govern, then a 
blind eye iee, or deaf ear hear: wherefore let none 
alpire to the facrcd feat of a King, but fuch who 
iUidy by wiidome and vertuero exceed thofe they 
over-Hjle. The Holy guide ihcwsthiset large in the 
third Book , and how to attain vvifdomc and vercue* 
See the Idea of Tyranny, 

Secondly, Let them confider, that the .Scepter is 
not given unto Kings tyranncufly to abufe the au- 
thority committed to fhem, but to be (Irid Obfer- 
vers and Miniflers of the laws, they impofeupono- 
thers, becaufe the reciprock duty, ( otherwilc then 
in the dignity of commanding and that Kings are 
onely comptableto GodJ is mutual. 

O King, laid ^^^p^rw, fincc there is none upon 
earth able to compel thee, impofe a neccffity of 
keeping the laws upon thy felf. aXiigaftus Caf^r 
likewife having made a law for the punifliment of 


Ocia Jmferia Ua, 2 4 1 

Adulterers (overcome with fiaiiiy and the violence 
of his palfions) did beat a young man, who hadbeea 
more familiar with his daughter ^«/iVi then did be- 
come him ; but hearing him cry out O Cdi^ar I ap- 
peal to the law which thou ball made, did fo con- 
dole the exadation of punifliment, not due before 
the lawful trial and legall cenfure^io that he did for- 
bear eating or drinking for a time. A notable ex- 
ample in a great Prince to whom the breach of the 
law he had made was fo dilplcafant that he fludied 
rather to purilh bis own error, then the offence of 
fo high quality committed igainft his Koy a! Dignity. 
This prince did well know that the law is the 5ove- 
raign Queen of divine and humane government and 
that it is not enough to make or underhand the laws, 
but to keep them. As you may read at large in our 
Idea, of the Lmv &c. 

Thirdly, Let ambitious (j/^/^AT^W^r and tyrannous 
Dienifus (whofe ruling appetite and cruelty one world 
or humane blood cannot fatiate) confider that Kings 
are the Images of God ; and as God is not only 
goodnefs it felf, but diftributes his goodnefs to all 
men; ^o a prince (being Gods Vicegerent) ought 
to be profitable to his lubjeds, not to prefer his 
private good before their publiquc ill, but to draw 
his pidure by the pattern of his maker, and fo go 
before his Subjefts, not only in abandoning of Vice, 
but in following of Vercne ; knowing as hcexcelU 
others in place, (ofar ought he to furpaffe all other 
in external and internal vertues; and finally that A 
fympathy betwixt his greatnefs and goodnefs is re- 
quired of him : Let a prince wifely weigh that, the 
helm of the Common-wealth is committed to his 
charge, the well or ill government whereof will one 


242 Ocia Jmferialia, 

day either be re'»^ardcd with a more glorious Diadem i 
or punniihed (for tbclliipivrak of his 5u.bjeds expo- 
led in his default upon the works of perdition )vvith 
eternal raifery. There is nothing that either is more 
contagious or that fooner difperfeth ic felf through , 
the body of a 5t^tc,,thcn the example of a Prince . 
whofe hte is fo confp'cuous as the Sun ; and therefore 
neceffarily muft either to the good of all men , 'b^ the 
bed »mong men , or to the prejudice of all men , and 
bis own ruine the moft wicked. Readout idea of 

Fourthly, The boyling def»re of Empire willgrow 
cold, if a Prince (etbefr^rc his eyes , the infinite dan- 
gers to which he is fubjed, to what burthen he is tied, 
how lull of Thorny cares and pirils , and commonly 
bow jhort the life of great Potentates is. It was not 
without caufethar^^t/rfr did complain upon the mifery 
of Princes, iubjtd: to perfidious machinations, de- 
teilabie i reafons, dccciptfulconfpiracie^, and intoxi- 
catepoyronings,they cannot in fa fety go abroad with- 
out a guard, neirhrr rak^* meat before fome o:her taftc 
it ; Princesfnuft n peace hve Armed , not only againft 
the invafion ol- foreign Ef.emies, burintcftine& dome- 
ftick friends ; one betrays birrs ; an other dereives him , 
others diffemblediy magnifies him : he is th^ (uL/ed: 
of ail difcourfc , the objed of all mens eyes, from all 
which the vulgar fort live fecure, they arenither lub- 
jed to fears , nor feared or envied of any ; their car- 
then cups yeild them drink to quench f heir thirft, but 
ncttoextingrifh their life, hunger makes rheir brown 
biead fweet, labour their flcep quiet, a faiali fire keeps 
them from cold, cO'jrfecloathsfhdtersthcirnaKcdnef^ 
and an innocent life crowns their death ; By which ic 
i;s evidcrt whofoeveraffedi> limpire, mufteither fooL 


Ocia Imperials, 2 45 

liflily be ignorant that he is fet upon the i heater of 
the WorldjOr whac intricate difficulties arc in the right 
difcharge of a KingsOffice;or Tyranc-likCjrefoIvc ^at 
theComoaon- wealth mult be the ftay of his iniolent life 
ahd wi(hed-for death. The continual coyles whereunto 
Piii-ices are fubjed, made C^far oftentimes wifn to be 
exoner d of io weighty t burden. This hath been the 
caufe that many wife and learned Princes, have prefe- 
red a private life before publick greatnefs. %f/id sur 
Holy Gtiide. 

Laftly, Let the ferious premeditation of theflrid: 
account that a Prince muft give, ferve to curb the 
infolenc affeding of (jovemment^ %^ad 9iir Idea of 

The time will (hortly come {"Death fp.^ring no more 
Kings then Beggars) when he muftyeild uphisac* 
counts^ according to the greatnefs of his lalientcora- 
fflitted to him, before fuch a Judge, before whom all 
the Monarch? in the World arc not able toappcalcjand 
when they can neither deter, deceive, or corrupt, 
what ftrid account will he take, what fevrc judgement 
will he pronounce agiinft fuch, aseither unjuftiy have 
ufurped his authority on Earthv orbeing lawfully called 
CO inch an high hon our , have notacquited chcmfelves 
of the cruft committed to them ; forefeeing of To great 
2 danger,the beft remedy is, that Princes fquare all their 
AdiQns,by that fame meafure, by which they (hall 
certainly either receive the bleiling and a better King- 
dome, or the curfe of I ^wtfB^fl'/ »5r, and eternal toc- 
Sients, Read our Harmony of the fVarld. 

It is now manifcft that a good Prince (to whom 
tbe'inceflant care of this great charge is more dicar 
then the mad and foolidi defirc of preheminencc; is 
cot happy by the external {hc«rsof greatnefs, but by 


244 OcialwferiaUd, 

ibewing hirafclf great Firlt in thcover-rulinfi himfelFi 
(which IS n©ne of the leaO,but rather the perfedion of 
humane Adions ) and then by the eitabliQiing of 
good tawsj going before his people in the obfervation 
of them, in the equal adminiftration of juftice, in 
rewarding the vertuous, and puniftiing the vicious, 
exalting the humble and obedient, beating down the 
proud oppreflbr , inreprefling of Enemies , cherifli- 
ing of friends, in puniihing treafcmable pradiles , de- 
teftiag impoO.uring flattery, chaftizing detradors, 
difcountenancing hollow- hearted Hypocrite?, day and 
night to be bufied in the publick a^sires , and finally 
to (hew himfelf luch, as he cares not who looks into 
his moft fecret A(ftions, or outward gedure. Read 
our book called the Idea of the Law ^ tec, 

Thefc and the like be true kindly fun(5lions, and the 
rich Jewels that adores a Diadem ; for the happincfs 
of a Prince doth not confiil in tempora'v or momen- 
tary pleafures, grounded upon the Onking fjundation 
of deceitful vice, but upon the never perifhing de- 
tightSy buildcd upon the unmoveibie Rock of vertue , 
unto which no man can afcend , but by the fteps of 
divine Wifdome , which Solomon (m vvhofe choice 
it was to ask what he pleafed) did well know to be the 
life of Government , he did not a^k Riches, nor !arge 
Dominions, norvidory over his tnemies, nor vain- 
glory, nor pleafures ; butwifdomc, neither worldly 
Wifdome, but fuch whereby in upright nefs and un- 
deritanding he might judge his people. P/;///?/? of .^.t- 
cedon wis defirous that his Son AlfXinder fhould not 
give his mxtiAt tocorrupcable riches, neither to the 
extending of his Dorainions,but to the ftudy oiThUo- 
fofhy ; Thus great Princes did con(ider,that Wifdome 
and Learning are the HerculeAn Pillars, and iupporters 


Ocza ImperidlU. 245 

- — - f — : — — — — ^ 

of Kings » without which tbeir condition (although 
cmbclilhed with the Empire of Jfexander^ths Armies 
of Xerxes, the riches of Crafus^ the glory of Solemen^ 
ind other whatfoev er failing vanities, either nature 
doth produce 9 or Art invent , is more mifeiable 
then the poorcft Codrns , or difpifed Lazarus. Read 
the Holy Guide Itb 3. 

It is the wifdome (econded, by good education and 
learning, that dignifies a Prince in his youth , accom- 
panieth him in his life , and glorifies him after 


what benefit c&meth to a King by good Educa- 
tion and Learning 

A S the mod fertil ground without culture is not 
-*^only Barren in the produdion of wholfome 
fruits but doth overgrow with Thirties and hurtfull 
weeds ; fo the mind of man without Education is not 
only infertile in the propagation of vertue, t uc natural- 
ly inclined to bring forth ianorarce , voluptucufncrs , 
and all other vices , Solomon laith , ThatfooUfhrjefsts 
tied to the hejtrt of a young man^and c^khos be untiedifitt 
hjf the harJ efinftruUiion: There is no man bOrn good, 
neither Prince howfoever nobly defccnded, without 
wholfome dodrine , did ever prove himfclf worthy 
of Empire ? It concerneth therefore generous high 
born and ingenious Princes in their young years , to 
follow the (ludy of good letters, to honour, love, and 

R r Kctaia 

246 Odd Iwpenalia^ 

retain the profeflors of liberal Arts , and ro be profici- 
ent in them. The benefits thereof are many, the effeds 
admirable , and the reward ineftimable , Read our 
HoljGtnde. lih,t, chap, 2. 

Fird^ vcnuous education begetteth a habit of vertue 
and hatred of vice, for there is nothing more certain , 
then that thereby a man becometh more then a man, 
and participates in the Divine nature; on the other 
fide, if he be left to his natural ignorance, he degene- 
rates to ail wickcdnefs , and fympathies rather with 
the moft Savage and rude beads, then withareafon- 

Lttcftrgtis the SpArtan Lawgiver made manifeft the 
powerfujnefs of education by the divers cfFeds of two 
puppies. See the Idea of the Law» 

Secondly, although a Prince fo exceed all others in 
the abundance of all things , t^at Learning may fecm 
either to fcrve him to fmall ufe, or not neceffary at all 9 
yet for many weighty confiderations , the more pow- 
erful he is, the lef* able he is to govern,either himfelf,or 
his people without knowledge, & Learning,being more 
read> t decline from the right hand of vcrtue,unto the 
left hand of vice ,' then to keep the fuie way , never J 
known to the ignorant and unlearned . Learning that J 
ftrong guard that defcndethaPrince againftthe deceit- 
ful incicementsorprofperity, power, honour, riches, 
and whatfoever el^e prepicl tares greatnefs, blindfolded 
in the Cme-im darknefs of ignorance)to an irrecover- 
able r O'.vnfall .• a P. incc ou^ht not to roeafure his hap- 
pincfs by thofe falie goods of Fortune , but by the 
true riches of his mind. GcrgUs being asked whether 
^e did think the Pcrf^.aK King happy or not, anfwered, 
he did not know how vcrteous and learned he was, 
forfaidhc, there is nohappincls in thefc things that 


Oda Imferialia 247 

may be taken avviy. ^cad the Harmony of the 
Worlds lib, t. 

Thirdly, Learning ftirrs up and excitates the rainde 
and love of a Prince to the reading of Books , wherein 
he may learn all things necdfull for him fell' or Sub/eds ; 
Theie dumb Mafters will praife him it he be worthy, 
or without fear, which the Prophet tells him thou art 
the man , they will finally (without blulhing) adrao- 
nifti him of thoic things his Courtiours either will not 
or dare not, the want of learning is the caafe that 
Princes rejed the counfel of their frien^sand contemn 
the power of their enemies ; ignorance caufed Camhtfes 
crueHj to murther the (on of Fraxa/pes his fervant , 
for his faithful counfel ; TjrAnous Dienyfttts, to check 
Plato for his loving advife. Read alfo our lde<t ef Ty* 
ran ft J, 

Thcfe and the like phaUrifm examples oi Tyranny; 
prove that the knowledge of learning is neceffary for 
good Princes that thereby they become fo much better 
thatthey willingly embrace vrtue, and comes to the 
knowledge of themfelves. See the Idea of ly- 

Fourthly, although by defcent,nobiIity of blood, and 
indulgence of Fortune^ Princes are eminent, yet to 
add a more (hining brightnefs to their external 
fplcndor, learning i$ neccffjry , T/z.a ^i^u^tsTaV/ 
maii'A± E^JIJ^ Learning is an honour to all men iaith 
Afenander^ many famous Princes both at home and a- 
broad have b<en more reverenced for their Learning, 
then honoured for their greatnefs. See our Idea of 

Fifthly, Learning only brings with it laftfng and 
prince-worthy plealures, the reft are but deceitful 
momentary, Biiliff. to infnare them. They arc richly 

Kr z named 

248 Ocia Imferialia 

nimcd (by Archttas) the moft dcftroying plagues 
infliAed upon men, AriffotU was wont to admonifc 
his 5cholers, not to look upon pleafures , at their 
coming, but in their going; fo in the one, faiii he, they 
(hew fair jn the other chey leave forrow and repentance* 

On the contrary, the delights that arc begotten of 
learning and vertue^tre true joyes, perroamcnt plea- 
fures, the ornaments of youth, the Crown of age ; 
They adorn prosperity uphold adverficy at home, 
the beft Stewards abroad the beft Interpreters in 
peace, and of idlenefs ; in war the Marflials of 
Gamp?, in company the Minifters of difcourfe, a- 
lone private and true Councellors. 

Noble AjfrtcAKus ufed oft to fa;^ that he ivas never 
lefs folitary then when folitary. 

A prince of ^ri[?f«j being demanded what he did 
profit by Philofophy anfwered, that at all tiroes 
he could without offence conferre with hfmfelf, and 
in every difcourfe draw in conclufion confonant to 
reafon, befides laid he, the knowledge ofPhilofophy 
makes me love wife learned honcftmen, deteft flat- 
tering Parafites, and fools. 

Sixthly, Learning adorns a Prince with curtefic, cle- 
mency, and meckneffe, the firrt begettcth infeperabJc 
love the fecond humane admiration, and the third di- 
vine applaufe ; the love of 5ub)(^s, is the v^all of 
Ktngdomes, mercy eftablifiieth the throne of a King, 
and mecknefs deifies him. 

Seventhly, Incno{l dcfpcratedifeafes (by learning) 
a Ppnce findes matter of comfort, and prcfent help. 
Th 9 was the medicine «hat Marcus Tullius did, 
miniOcr to his friend; O l^Alhns faid he, if I could 
prefcribe medicine for our cquall griefi, I wouldt 
fuch as I can I will, Let the fludy of good letters 


Ocia Wfcrialia. 349 

which for our delight we have formerly embraced 
be now the comfort of our rniferies, and laft health; 
as they did advance our better fortunes, fo they 
\vill mittigare our prcfent forrows , cure our wounds 
and fo expell Melancholy paffions, that the forrows 
of humane miferie?, (hall have no further entry^ then 
to the gates of our weikeU fences^ 

5ince therefore humane milcries arc no leffe 
incident to Princes then poor men ; a Prince ought 
by learning to arm himfelf, agaiiift the violent batteries 
ofadverfe fortune, if Crtf//^j had perticipate, either in 
learning or ad vife which Selon in his flourifhing cftate, 
he had found more comfort thereby upon his Tragical 
Theatre, then in the millions of his golden trcafures^ 
Dio'^yftus (nothing inferiour to Cr^7«j in tyranny or 
prefumption , but fuperiors) by learning in his exilq 
being asked what he had learned by f /.ire, anfwered 
that by Philofophy, he had learned to undergo e- 
qually the cftate of a Prince, and Beggar. 

Eightly, a learned Prince doth willingly incline to 
wifdora and vertue, he followeth the one and (hun- 
eth the other, not for fear, but for love of them- 
felves. The Cubicularies of the Perfian Kings were 
enjoined every morning to put their Mafter in mind 
©f his Kingly office by thefe words, jirife O King 
and go abottt thy fublique affairs : A learned Prince 
needeth no fuch advertifement, before he goeth to 
bed, he premeditates the next dayes work, in his 
bed he confults upon that, and at his rifing he exe- 
cutes his fetled defigns, he is neither overcome, with 
forrow, fear, hope, joy, and other vulgar violent 
perturbations; but willingly follows thofe wholfome 
laws he doth enad for others* Anftot/e being de- 
manded what he had profited by Philofophysanfwcr- 

K r 3 ed 

2 50 Ocia Imperialia. 

cd that he had learned to do thofc things willingly 
that others did for fear of the law* 

Oderunt feccare honi virtut'is amore 
Odernnt peccare malt formtdine p^na. 

Ninthly, Giving of anfwers , ufinq perfwafions, 
rcfolving ofqueftions, difcourfing of laws confer- 
irg of honors, defence of things propofed or done, 
are infepcrably annexed to the office of a King, un- 
to all which a Prince muft be by learning ioablcd, 
left he expofe himfelf to the cenfure of ignorance, 
or become the fubjeft of fmothered laughter, and 
future contempt. The words of Princes are ( like 
the Oracles of Jpollo) no fooncr fpoken but taken 
hold of by all men, therefore great care is to be 
talci^n, that his words , his orations , his anfwers 
and demandf, beconfonant to the dignity of a Princp, 
TiUte did pronounce that State happy, where i wile 
and learned King did raign, for faid he , learning 
is the only and cheif happinefle, and ignorance, the 
grcatefl ill; upon the firft depends all humane felicity, 
and^ upon the lafl aflured mikry.Arnflippus made 
choice rather to be a beggar then be unlearned, be- 
caufe by the one he wanted but exteinil and tem- 
porary riches, but by the other, he was dcftitutc of 
humanity, knowledge and endleffe wealth, ^ee my 
Holy Cfi/dfH Ettgliffjlh. I. chap* I. 

Wherefore (to conclude this point) learning keeps 
Stites from returning to the former Chaos of con- 
fufion, it is the fame that enlightens the mind of a 
Prince, and being removed, government by diforder, 
turn? into tyranny, and is obfcurcd, with the dark 
Clouds of ignorance. Sec my Idfaoflj/nKny, 


Ocia Imfcrjalia. ^ 5 ^ 


Horc d Khjg ought to Moderate his Popper, 

A Good Prince muft limit his power by his wii!> 
and his will by rcafon, i]uod Ubet licet ^ is the 
di[ifim of a Tyrant, whofe office is to givciaws, but 
take none ; Cd/iguU being admoniflied by his great 
Aunt Anthsny^ that he (hould m,ore wifely rule the 
reigns of his government ; did tell her, that his will 
was a law : 1 his licentious appetite is the poifoa 
that once drunk, makes Kings abufe their authority^ 
degenerates in all libidinous liberty, oppreffingthe 
mighty, and negieding the poor: On the contrary 
9 good Prince hath (with Ulijfes) his ears ftopt from 
fuch inchanting fongs, that are pleafant to his flat- 
tering fycophants, but poifonable to the publique 
Weal. Anttgonius did feverely check one of his Cour- 
tiours , who did maintain that all things were jull 
and lawful for a King, not fo (by Jupiter) faid he 
onely to Tyrannous and barberous Kings, but to me 
nothing is lawful or juft, but that which is honeO. 
Princely authority is not given by God to be the 
fupplement of vice , neither the pidure of Tyranny, 
but to be the pattern and defence of vertue and 
jul^icc, the name of a Prince hath his original, as 
well by commanding his own impetuous affeftions, 
as in over ruling and going before his fubjeds. 
HincdiEit Princifes qnod PrtncipentHr cogltationibfis 
id efl omnss adfertttm pravomwimpetm con(inngent^ 
C^ a re^c agendo voc^ti reges ; t^tiod relU agenda 

R r 4 rtgal 

^5'^ Ocia Imperralia 

regale ntmen ohtintrtt Amtttunt peccaxdo^ 

Kingly Authority is not only reftrained to things 
that are lawful, but of t-timcs many things that are 
lawful in private iubjeds arc not fo in a King; that 
ivhich is but errour in a private perfon is a vice (n 
a prince, who fo niuch as he exceeds ali others, in 
Authority , fo much more leverely ought he to 
take accompt of his own ways ; ne mtmHm ^udicas 
tHUm alios debere , hsnefie vitam agere^ regihns im* 
wodefle Vivendi re lt[};4 Ucema^ fd ea jjs temporafftfa^ 
ut exemplum re[te Vivendi conflituas^ compertum ham 
hens JnhditorHm mores frorfus ad fimiltttidinem Pnncifis 

The flourirtiing cftate, and modeft life of fub/ed?, 
i^an argumentof the care and wiidom of the Prince, 
when he aflerts nothing more then the good of his 
fubjeAs, neither any thing Icffe then tyrranous liber- 
ty, fuperfluous aboundance, wicked followers, flat- 
tering Courtiours, and blind-folded ignorance. 


By f^hat means a King may Jecure himfdf in 

his Kingdome^ and obtain the love of his 


ASwifdom (whxh is the brightnefsof the cver- 
lafting light the undefiled mirrorof the Ma- 
Jcfty of God, and Image of his goodnclTe, is the 
fure groMnd of ibe (lately pillar of government ; So 
is the favour ofi'uhjcfts ths maiutainer of fo glorious 


OcJaJmferiaUa. 253 

buildingj dUtgtte luf^^cn [aptenttiz is the watch -word gi- 
ven to Kings, and the Kingdome that governed by 
the vercue of a Prince, and love of his (ubjeds are 
moft quiet and firm; the moft undeniable bealh are 
tnade more eafily mild by gentle and familiar ufage, 
then by roughnels and ftripes, and the \ovq of fub- 
jeds (without which a i^rincc can never be fecure) 
is fo over conciliate, by the benevolence of a Prince, 
then by unbridled authority, and cruelcy. 

Bitted are the mtek^ in hcnt^ for they PjaH pojfejfc 
the inheritance^' of tloe earth, and p.^all he delighted 
in the multitude of peace, was not written in vain, 
but for the inftruding of Kings, and eftablifliing of 
Kingdoraes, by the fruits of wifdom and not by the 
efieds of Phaiarifme : Civihus placere fiudfy hahet 
id mttltum grati£, was the worthy fentence of Btas ; 
if a Prince fliould dcfire to equal or exceed Cetrops 
in Nobility, PoUcrjjes inhappincfs, Craft4s in tiches, 
Xerxes in multitude of Armies, C^far in vidorics^ 
Pompejf in triumphs; no helps can fo avail him as the 
united and true love of his fubjed., being the impreg- 
nable ftrength, and never emptied treafure of a King, 
"i^on flc exctihicc non arcfimftantia pila qtiam tutator 
Amor: the Empire of a King over his Subjcds, is com- 
pared to a father over his (on, or Maftcr over his 
Scholer; he is no loving father that beats his fon for 
every flight fault, and no lefTe cruel mafter , that 
whips bis fcholler till the blood come, for the natii« 
ral defeds of his memory , or fight; and certainly 
many vigorous prefidents of punifhment, arc no 
lefs difgraceful to a King, then many burials to a 
Phyfitian, the more remifs a King Governs, he is 
more honoured, lovtd, and obeyed; no virtue be- 
comctb a prince better then Clemency, neither more 


2 54 Ocia. Imperialia. 

farely bindeth the hearts of his people, what is more 
joyful to a King then to riign with the appluafe of 
all men; who dares imagine any harm againft that 
Prince that is meek and merciful, under whofe fiiel- 
tring wings, luOice, peace, fecurity, and honoursp 
flourifli and whoferich Cities abounds with all good 
things: a8 mecknefs and mercy cflablifhes the throne 
of a King, fo pride and cruelty overthrows the feat 
ofaTyrrant. ^edesdnraffi^erhorumdi^ruxit Dcus C^ 
federe fecit mttes pro e/>j faith Sohmon^ and in another 
place, the houfeofthe wicked (hall be overturned, 
but the tabernacles of the godly ftal! flourifli : let 
the (hort Raign and tragical end of Dionypus^ Cali- 
guUt Fite/lius, and many others , whofe tyrannous 
life haftencd their wi(hed(yec immature)death, confirm 
that no tyrant is of long continuance, that fuch are 
much deceived, that dreams ftabillity or Security to 
a prince without goodnefs, which being excluded, 
the Empire is turned into tyranny. 

Exift^ma turn demtim te tato regnare cum vokntihtis 
fmperas quod enim invito ammo^ ehjtcitHr [edittenibHS 
fiuHfiat capta occapone^ quod ob malnm prefiattir ob^ 
feqMium^ r>on tmegrum fed fucatHm eft; 

The Prince that wanrs the favour ofhis people hath 
loft his chief good, for certainly a Prince that is 
fearful to many, mull of neceflity be afflifted of many; 
for how can he be fccurewhom the greateft part of 
his fubj'eds wifti dead? Dionyjiusihe tyrant excrutiate 
with this fear, did make choice to fuffer pain of 
fingeing the hair of his beard with hot fire, rather 
then commit his confcious life to the hazard of a Bar- 
bers razor. 9A/exa?7der. Thareis never entred his 
Queens chamber, before diligent fearch was made, 
that no private weapon were bidden io that 3 yet 


odd ^mperJaliit^ 255 

*n the end by his wife was cruelly rourchercd , luch 
was the tyrannous lifv! and miferable end of thefe 
and thoulinds more ; but wc Chriftians learn 
our ksffons from our Maker, Mihl vindttia uidomea 
ifi ego retribuam, we mull think our fins are the juft 
caufe of our af ^idions, and that wicked Kings fofflc- 
times are given to punifli people, Vabo regis in fur o- 
re meo , faith the Lord ; but as God givcth thera 
for the punilhment of fin, fo muflGods people on- 
ly by repentance and amendment fubmit tbcrafelvcs 
to Gods pleafure, in whofe hands arc the hearts 
of Kings : it is not lawful for to think an evil thought 
againft a King , far lei's to touch or lay hands upon 
the Lords Annointe<i. 


of Nobility and what it is, 

^Ubj'eifls are more eafiiy inclined to follow Antient 
*^ Nubility 3 therefore difcent from Piince by (lock & 
noble parent?, are the cheif means whereby a Prince 
attaineth to thcduerefpedl of neighbouring Princes, 
friends and i'ubjeds, yet hemu!t not rely upon the 
Nobility of his Anceflbrs, as it that could add any 
thing (except fcconded by his goodnefe ) to the digni- 
ty ofa Prince, for nobility is the Ad of time , and dy- 
cth with the father , if the Son be not a like vertuous, 
NdhlUtas cognatorttm non vnUt nifi fnerimus nos ip(l 
hfii, qiitdenimprodefl ei^cjuemjordidant mores generatio 
cUra ; wherefiy it doth appear that in nobility by 
defccnc (without vertue) is rather an imiginary and 


256 Ocia Iwperialia. 

vulgar opinion, then real and true nobility , and that 
tlic Prince which is is indeed with vcrtue , i$ only 
%vorthy of fo heigh, a Title and no other. 

Nam geHfis & pravos & que n§n fecmns ipfi 
Vtx eo noflra voco, " 

It is a rediculous and oftenfivc hnmor to glory in 
thcvertue of others, and thefplenilor of Anceftors is 
thcgreatell ftain that can taint degenerating pofterity. 

It is a cheif point to be wifely confidcred by a 
Prince, that the very name of nobility, impofetha 
ncccfiity of well-doing upon him , to this purpofe, 
Chrjfefiom flith well , llle clarus Hie [ublimis 
ille tunc integram nomita tern f nam patet^ qui dedig- 
ttaturferviere vitiis^& ah eis non vtiltfuperari^ 

Iphurates the fon of a Shoomakcr , preferred to Im - 
perial dignity, being upbraided by degenerate Hermo- 
dins, anfwercd, I am the beginner of my Nobility 
but thou the extinguifhcr; of thine. C^us Mactus did 
glory in the multitude of wounds he had recei- 
ved in the defence of his Country , and in ver- 
tuous Anions, not in the glorious monuments , or 
Images of his predeceflbrs. 

As Juvenal did hang PiMus P/autus (who ufed 
to boaft himfelf defcendcd from the Noble fami- 
lies orDrufius)hy the nofc; fothofe proud glcfler- 
ing Thrafoues , yet like flataes , or good for no- 
thing, but to look upon , and talk of the powetful- 
ncfs , vertues, and richer of their Anceflbrs , are 
worthy to be laughed at* 

Frontint4s gave charge before his death, that no 
Monument (hould be built for him , for faid he » 
If I have lived vcrtuoufly , my memory fliali not 


Oct a Imferialia. 257 

perifh , neicher needech monumenc of Gold> Mar- 
ble , or Brafs $ buc if I dye vicioufly I am worthy 
of none ; ihey (hall rather revive my infamy then 
abftrad my memory, 

• True Nobility doth not defcend by Birth , mer- 
rit of others or imaginary opinion, buc isacqui. 
red by vertue , and well doing , Vera nohilitas non 
nafcendo cjueratHr fed vivendo \ veras nobilis non naf- 
cat fir fed fuit. 


Antidotes agawji the foyfoning ef vaine-glory ^ 

and ambitious thoughts that intoxicates 

the mindt of a King. 

EArthly glory is a deceiveable pidurc, drawa 
with falfecoulors , blemifhed with every breath, 
is the work of fortune,blindly imported to the good & 
badjbut the true furvey of the condition of thegreateft 
Prince, and what he is> is a Divine work, and fuffici- 
ent to rcftrain a Prince from the dangerous paths 
of Pride and ambitious afpiringt 

This examination ought firft to begin at the ferious 
confideration what he is in his conception, at his birthy 
in his life, and what he (hall be after his death^heis fas 
all men conccived)in the heat of luf^^ind filth of Sin; he 
is born naked , lefs able then many bafe creatures 
to help himfelf, or take food, he liveth not only ex* 
pofcd to humane difeafes, and worldly cares, where- 
to private men arc fobjed , but to many miferics 


Q%8 odd ImperJalJA, 

from which the vulgar are exempctd, after his death 
he muft relolve to yeild a ftrid account , and 
that according to the ufing of his Tallent , his 
reward (hall be , Read the Temple of fVifdome at 

Let a wife Prince coofidcr that all goodnds is the 
j^ood gift of God freely beftowed upon him for 
his own good , and weal of his Subjeds ; but eve- 
ry dilordered appetite difcrcpant from vercue , procec- 
deth froai the corruption of nature, and inclineth un- 
to Tyrannv. A Prince ought to think hisViccgercncy 
from God his greatefl: glory , that he is to exei- 
cife that but fur a (hart time, and although he be 
intituled to all fuch glorious Itiles as may exalt 
fuelling pride, yet whoknoweth, but to morrow he 
maybe where all Kings before him are; the food of 
Serpents, and worms ; all fleQi is but duftand afhes, 
and therefore hath no juft caufe to be proud , it is 
like the grafs of the fields, this day green and to 
morrow caft into the Oven : ]f a Prince h9d the 
Wifdome of Solomon , the beauty of Abfolom^ the 
itvtngxho^ Samforj , the long life o\ Ma hnfalem ^ 
aad the riches of Cr^fus ^ what fliail they availe 
liim , unlcfs by a vcrtuous /?aign in this (hort King- 
dome of cares, he fo dignifies him'cif that he may 
be intailed to an everiafting Kingdome of Joys. 

Where be the m^ik glorious (liews of moft power- 
ful Monarchs^whofe pride buiided high aipiring Bdby' 
i9H^ whole ambition one world could not contain. 

Where be thofe invinciable Empcrours that did 
over- rule the world? where be the multitude of 
Ho.Te ? the out landidi attire ? number of attendants ? 
leader-? of Troops ; and all other falfe pleasures , 
ihxz d'd acteni upon Tyranny ? are they not turned 


Ocia Imperidia. 259 

into Aftics, look into their Sepulchres, and dif- 
ccrn who was a King , who was a Subjca , who 
was rich, who was poor, findc out (if thou canft) 
the Conqueror from him that was conquered , the 
ftrong from the weak , the beautiful from the de- 
formed, or try fome caufe of humane Arrogancy; 
thou (halt finde pride , and ambition , neither a' 
mongftthe counlcls of the wife, nor bodies of the 

FaEitis es princess in terr^^ne ignores te or turn ex terra^ 
ex pulvere ad folnmoflendere ^ atqae in eandem pui* 
vtrem tandem defcendere necejfe eH; 


By what means a King may ohtain the favour 
of his Subje&s. 

A Prince hath three gates to receive the favour 
of his people j and (hut out the envy of all men 
and the hatred of male- contented Subjeds. As you 
may read in the Holy Guide. 

i^irfl, Becaufe Pride is hateful to all men. 
Secondly, A Trince (hall more eafily confiliate the 
love of his people, if (without great caufe)he doth not 
impose taxes and novations upon his Subjcds 5 the one 
taints him with avarice, the other with rafhnels ; the 
firft is liable to contempt , the fecond to danger, 
and feverely be attempted (although in matters 0^ 
capital abufe ) that all fufpition of bale avarice and 
unfetlcd facility may be removed, oft timss the very 


2 6o Oct a Imperialia 

Nobility is more offcnfive to a 5tate, then the benefit 
profitable , a i'r incc muft tolerate fome things , that 
without great prejudice to the Gommon- wealth , 
and his Royal Dignity » may be fuffered, otherwaycs 
by piece-meal reform them. 

It is recorded to the infamy of %jhohoam that 
he did leave the counfel of the Eiders , asking the 
advice of young men, and impoHng heavy burthens 
and exadions upon his people, he did lofe ten Tribes 
of his Kingdome. 

Thirdly , if a Prince (lie^r himfelf affable , cxo- 
rable, not vindidivcand fevere, in the rigorous exe- 
cution of Laws, for every light offence, he fhall 
much oblige the favour , and obedience of his peo- 
ple, as impurity begetceth contempt of Law, lo fre- 
quent punifliment and feverity ingenerates a fenfe- 
lefs llupidity, carclefncfs , or contentious repug- 

^Agajiclhs King of the LxeedemonUns did account 
that the chief fccurity of a Prince did confift in the 
government of his people , as fathers do chil- 
dren, a fentencc ( in few words) worthy of a great 
Prince, for certainly a King that sffeds favour and 
Hiuns envy, mOft think Pater PatrU amongfl: his 
5ubjcfts , and Bo^ffs pater far»t /is amongfl hibDo- 
Jtteftick , are mofl: glorious 1 ides* 

MircHs Anthomui the Empcrour, did lovingly 
name fome by father, fomc by brother, feme by 
Ion, according to their dignity and age. 

This Princely familiarity made him be loved in his 
life time , and at his death condoled with the brinifli 
tears of his forrowful fubjcds* 


Oda IMferJalia. 2 ^l 


\vhat general Obfervations a King is to \eep 
in all his Aciiens. 

THree Obfervations are neceffary for the right 
tempering of all the AAions of a Prince. 
Firft, That his defires be confonant torealon, theh 
which there is nothing iiiorf^ helpful to all Offi*:?: 

Secondly, That a Prince wilely eiHmate the wt.ght 
of thr matter in hand , left more ct Icfs care be taken 
then is needful. 

The third :s , That judicioufly he m'^deiaes 
thole things that belongeth to ctie digniry or indigfiity 
of affairs, neither coming (hort, or exceeding a 
Princely decorum. 

There be alfo two rcfpcias of Plato to beob«^ 
ferved, the one is, that a Prince (forgetting his 
private benefit ) refer all his Anions to the Wcal^ 

The fecond , That he equally Manure the whole 
body of hisEmpires in the equal diftribution of Jufticej 
left by labouring to make Oiie part too fertile, he 
leave another part barren. 


6^ Ocialmperialia 



j/Vhofe Image, good attd had Kings rcfre^ 
fent^ arid by what Epithites they are known ^ 
their fever al Anions ^ and differences, 

A good Kmg orPrince reprefents the Image of God 
whofe Vicegerent he is, as it is effential to God to 
be goodnefs it felf>to do good to all nien,to hurt none j 
fo a Prince drawn from the pidurc of his maker , 
ftudics to be profitable to all, & to incommodatc none: 
the nearer he conie> to his pattern fo much he partici- 
pates in the divine nature, he doth not (like the 
Woolf) prey upon his people, but cheriflicth and pro- 
tefts them ; he puniflies but feldome and then is unwil- 
lingly drawn to it ; and therefore fuch a Prince is juftly 
intituled by the name of a Father, Religious, meek, gen- 
tle, provident, ju(l, humane, magnanimous, free , li- 
beral; a contemner of Riches, condemning himlclf, 
over-ruhng hi. affections, of quick and found judge- 
ment J wife in counfcl > fober upright, firme, full of 
Authority, princely Ma jel^y, and induftry , a careful 
watch over his people, ready to do good, fl(>w to re- 
venge, iure, conftant, inclined to /ufticc, eafie to give 
acceifs , ccurtcous in fpeech , loving the obedient, 
making much of Souldiers, not affeding war, a lover, 
a procurer , t keeper of peace , ii need be can be both 
King and Captain ; finally he maketh wholfome 
Laves, is born to the good, livcth with the favour, 
and dicth with thp regret of all men. Read the %^fie 
C^HCian Axionata lib. g. Read the lea of the La^^Gc 
vernmcnt^arsd Tjr,innj^^ 


Ocia Wperxalia, 263 

On the contrary if^y^ppelles (hould delineat a tyran- 
nous or wicked Prince, he could rot doit other ways 
then by the pattern of the Prince of darknefs,amon- 
itrcus mis-(hapen Creature, an armed: Dragon with 
.manycyes,rnore teeth,cvcry way fearfuljfliarp claws Jn 
fatiable bellied, cramcd with the intraiies of his people, 
drunk with humane blood , offenfi ve to all,but fpecialiy 
to good men > abufing his power, to the undoing 
of the Commonwealth. *yuch a Prince was Nero, fuch 
was Caligtih , fuch HeliejraOilus ^ and many others , 
whole birth and life was a plague to the World, their 
memory after death execrable to good men. 

There is nothing then more like unto the Image of 
the Enemy to man then a wicked Prince , and there- 
fore juftly merries the Epithiteof a Tyrant > ungodly, 
cruel, favage, violent, AvaritiouSj a devourcrof his 
people, proud, difficil in giving accefs, uncourtcous , 
woful, tertible, a flave to lufls, intemperate, immo- 
dcft, inconfiderate,inhumane,uniufl:, light, inconftanr, 
incorrigib!e,concurae!i dus, the Author of war,difturber 
and hater of peace, a breaker of good Laws , born to 
be the TawherUyie-hkQ fcourge of the world, he raign- 
ech with the difcontent, and dieth with the applaufeof 
all good men. 

A Prince by conferring the Annuals of good and bad 
Princesj may reap much fruit, (^omrarta ]uxtafepoJita 
maxime ehicefcant , hc (hall finde their diflimilicude | 
their divers Adion?^ and different qualitici. 

A Prince in all his Adions advances and confirms 
the common good, preferrs it before his private re- 
ffKd, doth dothing but by good advice and fpccdy 

Phocion hearing the uncertain rumours of the death 
of AUxandsr^ was perlwaded by his Orators pre- 

S a fenrly 

7 64 Oda Imferhlia. 

ftPtly to take Arms; flay faid he, if b^^ be dead this day 
fo willbebetomcrrow. This wife Prince did check 
the precipitate rafhncrs of bi^ Orat urs, and did rc- 
coroir.end mature deliberation to TrJnccs . 

On the ccntrary, A tyrant regards altogether his* 
own ends 5 ncgleds he pubique good^ approves the 
deteftable 0«rh of Oliarchy , alwayrs mannages bis 
affairs after his private libidinous appetite. Read our 
Ftmdamtntnl Elements of ^Moral rhthfafh) and 

Xerxes before bis expedition againft Grdi.cia ha- 
ving convened the Nobility of A[ia , uttered thcfe 
fpeeches, Ne viderermeo conpUioagrejfi^s^ coutr.ixi vos 
CAterttm mementotemthi par