According to the Ars Almadel Part IV of the Lemegeton "By
this art Solomon attained great wisdom
from the Chief Angels that govern the four Altitudes of
the World: for you must observe that
there are four Altitudes which represent the four Corners
of the West, East, North and South. [See paragraph two]:
According to Rowe, "The four Altitudes of the Almadel
are not exactly cognate with the four directions,
or with the Elements. Rather they seem to be representatives
of the equinox and solstice points, viewed as the anchor
points of the zodiac and the seasons. They are called “corners”,
in much the same way that the horizon and vertical points
of an astrological chart are called “angles”.
Their colors as well appear seasonal rather than elemental;
white the pure unsullied freshness of the spring breeze,
the red heat of summer, the green of mature plants invigorated
by the fall rains, and the darkness of mid winter"
of the 1st Altitudes - or Chora Orientis
Colour - Lilly White.
They carry in their hands a banner or flag with a red cross
on it; carry a crown of rose flowers; speak with a low voice.
of the 2nd Altitudes
Colour - Red Rose.
The angels appear in the form of young child dressed in
satin; crown of red gilly flowers; face reddish
of the 3rd Altitudes
Colour - Green mixed with White and Silver.
These angel take the form of little children or little women;
dressed in green or silver color, wit!. crown of bay leaves;
leaves a sweet perfume behind them
of the 4th Altitudes
Colour - Black mixed with a little Green.
These angels take the form of little men or boys, dressed
in black, mixed with dark green; and in their hands they
hold a bird "which is naked"
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Ars Almadel -- Part IV of the Lemegeton
- Transcribed from Sloane MS. 2731 by Benjamin Rowe, July
1999. Afterword copyright 1999 by Benjamin Rowe.