The Great Archon: Magical Papyri

Having due regard to the magic papyri, in which many of the unintelligible names of the Abrasax-stones reappear, besides directions for making and using gems with similar figures and formulas for magical purposes, it can scarcely be doubted that many of these stones are pagan amulets and instruments of magic. The magic papyri reflect the same ideas as the Abrasax-gems and often bear Hebraic names of God. The following example is illustrative: “I conjure you by Iaō Sabaōth Adōnai Abrasax, and by the great god, Iaeō”. The patriarchs are sometimes addressed as deities; for which fact many instances may be adduced. In the group “Iakoubia, Iaōsabaōth Adōnai Abrasax,” the first name seems to be composed of Jacob and Ya. Similarly, entities considered angels in Judaism are invoked as gods alongside Abrasax: thus “I conjure you… by the god Michaēl, by the god Souriēl, by the god Gabriēl, by the god Raphaēl, by the god Abrasax Ablathanalba Akrammachari…”. In text PGM V. 96-172, Abrasax is identified as part of the “true name which has been transmitted to the prophets of Israel” of the “headless one, who created heaven and earth, who created night and day… Osoronnophris whom none has ever seen… awesome and invisible god with an empty spirit”; the name also includes Iaō and Adōnai. “Osoronnophris” represents Egyptian “Osiris the Perfect Being”.
PGM VIII. 1-63, identifies Abrasax as a name of “Hermes” (i.e. Thoth).


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