tai wrote:raum215 wrote:Where is your source. I have not found this. I see it is supposed to be found in the Clavicula Salomonis, but I do not find it.
As for arzl in Enochian, this is not the being in clavicula salomonis.
You won’t find it on JHP’s website. It’s in Gollancz’s version of the Clavicula Salomonis which states:
O you glorious and benevolent angels, Urzla, Zlar, Larzod, Arzal, who are the four angels of the East.
Taking into consideration the “lost in translation” effect, it's obvious the Clavicula Salomonis is referring to Dee’s angels.
I see. Well, that is clearly derived from Dee.
That is also a 17th century text, right? I have not researched such a book.
Well, the The Book of the Cave of Treasures. a classic of the Nestorian Church, is where you can find the part of the story connected to the dove. http://www.sacred-texts.com/chr/bct/bct04.htm
Arzel is a being, the text translates as the White Bird, but the words are "white bird" translated - "ouphir Lebhnah " - literally the white flying (or winged) one.
In the part with Satan's attack on Adam and Eve:
The Fathers of the Ethiopian Church emphasize the difficulty which Satan found in entering Paradise. He knew that he could not carry out his plan for ruining Adam if he entered Paradise in his own form, and he decided that he must assume the form of some bird or animal or reptile if he was to succeed., and the green bird Besel, and a red bird, but each refused to take him to the place where Eve was. Then he applied to p. 66 the elephant, and the lion, and the leopard, and the hyena, and the wild boar; the first four refused point blank to do what Satan wished, and the wild boar attempted to gore him with his tusks. On this Satan took to flight. He then went to the animal Sereg, which was commonly known as the "digger of graves," but this animal refused to help him, and then Satan approached the animal called "Taman," "the front part of which was like a camel's foal." This creature agreed to help him, and, mounted on his back, Satan entered Paradise and stood before Eve. The serpent became spokesman for him, and Eve hearkened to him and ate of the fruit. According to the "Book of the Mysteries of Heaven and Earth," the tree was called "Sezen," and each fruit cluster contained, 150,000 grains, or berries. It is described as a large and handsome tree, and it has been identified with the "Sendâlê," or sandal-wood tree. According to the same authorities, the Tree of Life was the prototype of the Cross on which our Lord was crucified.He applied to the white bird Arzel
The text is [translated and reprised] from authorship presumed to be 4th century.