Three books of occult philosophy written by Henry Cornelius Agrippa of Nettesheim ... ; translated out of the Latin into the English tongue by J.F.
Agrippa von Nettesheim, Heinrich Cornelius, 1486?-1535., French, John, 1616-1657.
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CHAP. XII. Of the Number of Nine, and the Scale thereof.

THe number nine is dedicated to the Muses, by the help of the order of the Celestiall Spheres, and divine spirits Hence there are nine movable Spheres, and according to those there are nine Muses, viz. Calliope, Urania, Polymnia, Ter∣psichore, Clio, Melpomene, Erato, Euterpe, Thalia, which nine Muses indeed are appropriated to the nine Spheres, so that the first resembles the supreme Sphere, which they call Primum mo∣bile, and so descending by degrees, according to the written order, unto the last, which resembles the Sphere of the Moon, s••viz. Calliope is appropriated to the Primum mobile; Urania to the Starry Heaven, Polymnia to Saturn, Terpsichore, to Jupiter Clio to Mars, Melpomene to the Sun, Erato to Venus, Eu∣terpe to Mercury, Thalia to the Moon.

There are also nine orders of blessed Angels, viz. Sera∣phim, Cherubim, Thrones, Domination, Powers, Vertues Principallities, Archangels, Angels, which Ezekiel figure out by nine Stones, which are the Saphir, Emrald, Carbuncle Berill, Onyx, Chrysolite, Jasper, sopaze, Sardis: The number hath also a great, and Occult mysterie of the Cross For the ninth hour our Lord Jesus Christ breathed out b Spirit. And in nine dayes the Ancients buryed their dea and in so many yeers they say Minea received Laws from Ju∣piter in a Cave; whence this number was most especially take notice of by Homer, when Laws were to be given, or an∣swers were to be given, or the sword was like to rag The Astrologers also take notice of the number nine in to Ages of men, no otherwise then they do of seven, which they call Climactericall years, whch are eminent for so•• remarkable change. Yet sometimes it signifies imperfectnes and incompleatness, because it doth not attain to the perfect on of the number ten, but is less by one, without which it deficient, as Austin interprets it of the ten Leapers: Neither the longitude of nine Cubits of Og King of Basan, who is a 〈◊〉 of the divel, without a mysterie.

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The Scale of the Number nine.

The names of God with nine letters. Jehovah Saboath.
〈 in non-Latin alphabet 〉
    Jehovah Zidkenu.
〈 in non-Latin alphabet 〉
    Elohim Gibor.
〈 in non-Latin alphabet 〉
    In the o∣riginall world.
Nine Quires of Angels. Seraphim. Cherubin. Thrones. Domina∣tions. Powers. Vertue. Principa∣lities Archan∣gels. Angels. In the intelligi∣ble world.
Nine Angels ruling the Heavens. Metattron. Ophaniel. Zaphkiel. Zadkiel. Camael. Raphael. Haniel. Michael. Gabriel.  
Nine moveable spheres. The pri∣mum mo∣bile. The Star∣ry Heaven. The sphere of Saturn. The sphere of Jupiter. The sphere of Mars. The sphere of the Sun. The sphere of Venus. The sphere of Mercu∣ry. The sphere of the Moon. In the Celesti∣al world
Nine stones repre∣senting the nine Quires of Angels Saphir. Emrald. Carbuncle Beril. Onyx. Chrysolite Jasper. Topaze. Sardis. In the Elemen∣tary world.
Nine senses in∣ward, and outward together. Memory. Cogita∣tive. Imagina∣tive. Common sense. Hearing. Seeing. Smelling. Tasting. Touching. In the lesser world.
Nine orders of di∣vels. False spi∣rits. Spirits of lying. Vessels of iniquity. Avengers of wicked∣ness. Juglers. Aiery pow∣ers. Furies, sowing mischiefs. Siters or tryers. Tempters or insa∣rers. In the infernall world.