Oratio generalis magica Philippi Theophrasti Paracelsi

From Theatrum Paracelsicum
Oratio magico cabalistica
Oratio magica

I. Basic information

Printing History, Manuscripts. Three manuscripts.

Editions. Not edited by Huser or Sudhoff.

Relationship between different versions. The relationship between the Latin and the German Oratio is not clear.

Structure, genre/form, perspective, style.

Relationship to other texts. Not related to Theophrasti Paracelsi tägliches Gebet (§ ‎10.15). – There are three magical prayers in Widemann’s Verzeichnisse that are, however, not attributed to Paracelsus: Oratio cabalistica vel psalmus cabalisticus constans 72 versibus (IV, 18); Gebet auf jeden Tag in der Woche zu sprechen aus der Cabala (IV, 42); Magisches Gebet (I, 474). Further study required.

Authenticity, authorship.

Time of writing. Possibly written in the early 17th century. Further study required.

II. Sources



  • Amsterdam, Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica: M126, 131
  • Dresden, Sächsische Landesbibliothek: Mscr.Dresd.N.43, f. 31r–33v


  • Bamberg, Staatsbibliothek: Msc. theol. 191, f. 27v–33r

First printed: not printed

Historical Manuscript Catalogues: Widemann, Verzeichnisse (Kassel), n° IV, 18, 42 / I, 474

III. Bibliography

Essential bibliography: Not mentioned by Sudhoff.

Gilly, Paracelsus in der BPH (1993), 68.