“What sorcerers and necromancers sought above all in their evocations of
the impure spirit was that magnetic power which is the possession of the
true adept, but was desired by them only that they might abuse it
The folly of sorcerers was an evil folly, and one
of their chief ends was the power of bewitchments or harmful influences.
It seems to us a dangerous and real power.
The true Magus
bewitches without ceremonial and by his – her mere reprobation those
whom he – she condemns and considers it necessary to punish; there
forgiveness even bewitches those who do them wrong, and never do the
enemies of initiates carry far the impunity of their injustice.”