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The Reply of the Master Abammon to the Letter of Porphyry to Anebo and the Solutions to the Difficulties Raised Therein (Ἀβάμμωνος διδασκάλου πρὸς τὴς Πορφυρίου πρὸς Ἀνεβὼ ἐπιστολὴν ἀπόκρισις καὶ τῶν ἐν αὐτῇ ἀπορημάτων λύσεις - Abammônos didaskalou pros tês Porphuriou pros Anebô epistolên apokrisis kai tôn en autê aporêmatôn luseis) of the divine Iamblichus. Known since the translation of Marsilio Ficino as De Mysteriis (De Mysteriis Aegyptiorum Chaldaeorum Assyriorum) or simply On the Mysteries in English.

The Chaldean Oracles (Λόγια Χαλδαϊκά - Logia Chaldaika) of Julianus the Theurgist, surviving in fragments as collected by Patrizzi, Taylor, Cory, Des Places and others along with the classic Byzantine commentaries of Michael Psellus and Georgius Gemistos Plethon.

On the Sacred Art of the Greeks  (Περι της ἱερατικης τεχνης - Peri tês hieratikês technês) of Proclus. Also known as De Sacrificio et Magia from the Latin version of Ficino.

The Mithras Liturgy from the famed magical codex, Papyrus 574 kept in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. This work is considered by most scholars of late Platonic hieratic praxis (Shaw, Majercik etc) to be illustrative of the types of practices that would have been familiar to the divine Iamblichus and other practitioners of Theurgy.

Meeting With Your Own Daimon The sole rite to have come down to us from antiquity concerning the invocation of ones personal guardian daimon.

Fragment of a Greco-Egyptian Work Upon Magic by Charles Wycliffe Goodwin.  Used by members of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn to create the famous "Bornless Rite".

Papyri Graecae Magicae edited by Karl Preisendanz Volume One and Volume Two. Complete Greek text of the PGM scanned from the original edition now in PDF.  

The Stele of Jeu The rite that is the basis of the famous Liber Samekh of Aleister Crowley and The Bornless Rite of the Golden Dawn.

Proclus or On Happiness  (Προκλος ἤ περι εὐδαιμονιας - Proklos ê Peri Eudaimonias) by Marinus of Samaria is the main source of our knowledge of the life of Proclus and contains many valuable references to his personal spiritual practice and Theurgic accomplishments.

Seven Hymns of Proclus. Hymns to Helios, Aphrodite, the Muses, All the Gods, the Lycian Aphrodite, Hekate and Janus, and Athena. Text in Greek with Roman transliteration.

Orphic Hymns Complete Complete text in Greek.

Secondary Texts

History of the Chaldaick Philosophy by Thomas Stanley.