The "Book of the Angel Raziel" free download
The Book of Raziel, also Reziel or Ratzial, is available for a free download.
This ten page English translation, author unknown, is called The Book of the Great Reziel (also spelled as Raziel). The Book of Raziel is in the public domain and can be copied and distributed without cost as a pdf document.
According to Hebrew legend, the Sepher Razial (Sepher is Hebrew for Book. Raziel is the "secret of God") was given to Adam in the Garden of Eden, by the hand of God. The legend suggests that this diverse compendium of ancient Hebrew lore was the first book ever written.
The first English translation of the ancient Hebrew manuscript was printed in 1701 in Amsterdam. The English version includes an explanatory text on the holy names of God, the divisions of Heaven and Hell, and the names and hierarchy of the angels and spirits.
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How to translate the Sefer Raziel free
The original Hebrew version of the Sefer Raziel is the most reliable.
But, few people read ancient Hebrew well enough to understand the true translation. Today's translation technologies make this process easier.
There are several web sites that provide online word, phrase or page translations for free.
It is a tedious process to cut and paste, or type, each Hebrew word, but the word-by-word translations are most reliable by the top two translation sites- Google's free translation page and Babylon's free translation download and software.
You do not have to know how to read Hebrew since these software translators do it for you. Just copy and paste the Hebrew into the translator and it will provide a reasonable translation.
Paste only a phrase of a few sentences at a time. These translators are smart, but only understand small portions of text. You can see the difference by having a larger portion translated.
The way I have been translating this book on my own is by scanning each page (using an HP scanner with ReadIris 12 software- which has Hebrew OCR capability). The page is converted into Hebrew and saved into Mellel Hebrew word processor (although any text program will do if your computer has a Hebrew keyboard available).
On the Macintosh, you can change your keyboard from English (displayed on the menu bar with the American flag) or Hebrew (showing a Star of David). Check your System Preferences or menu bar to make changes when typing in Hebrew. Switch back to English when you want the words to be in English.
If Hebrew is not an option on your computer, you may need to buy Hebrew fonts to install into your system.
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Top books about Sefer Raziel
(Paperback) From Amazon: A kabbalistic book that is considered by many throughout history to bring good luck to its possessor. Paperback: 70 pages. Publisher: P Shalom Pubns; Hebrew edition (June 1970). Language: Hebrew. This book may still be out of print. See the book above for another translation. Language: Hebrew.
Sepher Rezial Hemelach: The Book of the Angel Rezial (Paperback) by Steve Savedow (Editor)
Search inside this book on Amazon.com. The first English translation from ancient Hebrew of the rare and complete 1701 Amsterdam edition, of this famous magical text. According to Hebrew legend, the Sepher Rezial was given to Adam in the Garden of Eden, by the hand of G-d. The myth suggests that this diverse compendium of ancient Hebrew lore was the first book ever written. Includes an explanatory text on the holy names of God, the divisions of Heaven and Hell, and the names and hierarchy of the angels and spirits. Paperback: 302 pages. Publisher: Weiser Books (December, 2000). Language: English. Although it is comprehensive and has translations of the text, there has been controversy over Savedow's translations. It is a good starting point if you can't read Hebrew.
Sepher Raziel: A Sixteenth Century English Grimoire (Sourceworks of Ceremonial Magic Series)
This volume also includes a foreword which offers an overview of Raziel manuscripts, which represent a number of independent traditions, an essay on the literature of Solomonic magic in English, an introduction to the Sepher Raziel manuscript presented, an appendix on incense nomenclature as a supplement to Tractatus Thymiamatus, a list of printed notices and manuscript sources of Sepher Raziel, and a full bibliography of printed works on Solomonic magic and items of related interest. 296 pages. Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (September 8, 2010).
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