Foreword to the Reader
This book which you have in your hands, entitled Treatise on Occult Medicine and Practical Magic, has been delivered as a 1977-1978 Christmas Message.
This Message was proofed by the author, who later added many formulae of High Magic, Theurgy, Occult Botany, Thaumaturgy, Elementotherapy, Esoteric Medicine, Nahualism, etc.
In reality, we truly have written this book for those individuals who are presently weary of the many pseudo-occultist and pseudo-esoteric theories. It is written for those who want to enter into the internal worlds immediately. It is written for those who now yearn to enter into the laboratorium of Nature.
Certainly, it is very painful for us to see people wasting their time miserably.
We want practical magicians, true occultists, and not simple charlatans.
Authentic Gnostic physicians are needed, true magicians and botanists, practical people in medicine and magical matters.
Note from the Editors
Much research was done in order to identify the English and scientific names of the plants listed in this book. These have been included as available. In cases where the English name of a specified plant could not be found, the Spanish name of the plant has been listed in quotations. The publisher eagerly seeks additional information regarding the English or scientific names of the as-yet-unidentified plants.
The photographs and illustrations are as accurate as we have been able to determine; however, the reader is well-advised to rely on the text as the authority rather than the images, as there remains the possibility that some photograph or another may be inaccurate.
It should be noted that some of the plants listed in this book are indigenous to specific parts of Colombia, South America, and Mexico.
Samael Aun Weor
His name is Hebrew סמאל און ואור, and is pronounced “sam-ayel on vay-or.” You may not have heard of him, but Samael Aun Weor changed the world. In 1950, in his first two books, he was the first person to reveal the esoteric secret about sex that was hidden in all the world’s great religions, and for that, accused of “healing the ill,” he was put in prison. Nevertheless, he did not stop. Between 1950 and 1977 he wrote sixty books, and inspired millions of people across the entire span of Latin America. A true example of compassion and selflessness, he dedicated his life to helping others.