Frederick Hockley on the Mansions of the Moon
Christopher Warnock, Esq.
Hockley's Variant Mansions
Frederick Hockley was a 19th century English esotericist and member of the influential Masonic society, Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia. Hockley may have been a student of Francis Barrett, author of the early 18th occult text, the Magus and was claimed as a adept by the Golden Dawn, thus providing an interesting link from the late Renaissance tradition to the early contemporary occult schools.
Circa 1850 Hockley transcribed what appears to be an earlier work entitled, Abraham the Jew on Magic Talismans containing elections for fixed stars and Mansions of the Moon. For the most part Abraham the Jew on Magic Talismans follows Cornelius Agrippa's Three Books of Occult Philosophy on the magical purposes and talismanic images of the lunar mansions, while Agrippa, in turn, follows the greatest of astrological grimoires, Picatrix.
However, Hockley does introduce a number of very interesting variant Mansion talisman images, which are reproduced below. It does appear that Hockley or his source combined Agrippa's Three Books of Occult Philosophy Book II, chapter 33 which corresponds to Picatrix Book I, chapter 4 with Three Books of Occult Philosophy Book II, chapter 46 which corresponds to Picatrix Book IV, chapter 9. These two different Mansion listings appear to come from two different sources with the Book I listing just giving the purposes of the Mansions, while the Book IV listings give the purpose, image, invocation and names of the Mansion lords.
Hockley or his source give the truncated Book IV listing given by Agrippa, but then add a number of new images based on the Book I purposes. Very interesting and unique to this 19th century source! The complete Abraham the Jew on Magic Talismans is
available on Amazon while the variant Mansion images are listed below. I want to especially thank Clifford Low for bringing this to my attention and providing me with the variant Mansion listings!
Hockley's Variant Mansions
For Finding of Treasure make the Image of a Man digging upon a Ring of Gold-which must be worn by the finder & sealed occasionally upon virgin wax-perfume it with red sanders.
For Mariners they made an image of a Mermaid on a silver ring or on coral and perfumed it with Seaweed and spermaceti-this causes safe and prosperous voyages, health, etc.
Also the Image of a vessel of red copper perforated which they made in a copper ring-seal both in wax.
For confirming buildings-the figure of Atlas sustaining the globe engraved in brass and sealed in red wax.
For hunting the figure of a winged horse in Silver sealed in red wax & Perfumed in musk.
For besieging towns the figure of a Man with a torch engraved on iron & perfumed in sulphur and sealed in black wax.
To destroy flies, wasps, etc. The image of a naked virgin with a horn distributing fruits, etc, the perfume is musk & amber, civet, spices & spermaceti-Seal in silver.
Causes Love, friendship, Society of Travelers. In a Seal of Silver the image of two children, hand in hand & perfumed with myrrh and frankincense.
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