The Study of Kabbalah
Secrets of the Book of Raziel
By Robert Zucker
These pages are from the new book on the legends and history of the Kabbalah, Sefer Razieland the Book of Creation, Kabbalah's Secret Circles, Read some of the chapters and download a free PDF sample of the book to preview.
The mystical "Book of Raziel," the Sefer Raziel, is considered to be one of the most important books on Jewish medieval magic. It is also called the "Book of Secrets" or the "Book of the Archangel Raziel (Ratziel)."
Raziel HaMalach (the full title) contains all of the knowledge of the Universe known at the time. This ancient manuscript explains everything from Astrology of the planets in our solar system to the creative life energy of this earth- birth, death, reincarnation of the soul and many other spiritual subjects.
This study section of the Kabbalah covers the Book of Raziel (also spelled as Ratziel and Reziel).
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Index to Archangel Raziel’s Book of Secrets
The Book of Raziel holds the history of early Jewish mysticism and clues to the construction of the universe.
Angel Raziel Guards
The Book of Secrets
"Each day the angel Raziel makes proclamation on Mount Horeb, from heaven, of the secrets of men to all that dwell upon the earth, and his voice resounds throughout the world."
- Targum Ecclesiastes. 10, 20
The Book of Raziel originated when G-d gave the Secret Knowledge to the Archangel Raziel. Raziel HaMalach means "Secret of the King."
According to the Old Testament, the original Book of Raziel - Sefer Raziel- was inscribed by Adam, the first human being. Legends also say the Book of Raziel was originally inscribed on a sapphire stone.
The Sefer Raziel has been one of the most reprinted mystical manuscripts besides the Sefer Yetzirah (Book of Formation).
The Hebrew word "Raziel" means "Secret(s) of God." Raz- means "secret" and -iel means "of God." In English, it can be spelled several ways, such as: ratziel, razel, razeil, reziel, retziel and other combinations.
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How to study Sefer Raziel
The information contained in the Book of Secrets is not easily revealed. Like most Qabalistic texts, there are riddles and puzzles to figure out to understand the true meaning.
When you study the book in English realize that the translation is based on the understandings of our culture and time- far removed from when the book was originally composed.
If you have a Hebrew edition, see the translation suggestions to translate it for yourself. You will learn much more about Raziel's secrets when you study the original Hebrew words.
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The Book of the Angel Raziel (book review)
By Rabbi Eli Mallon
Go to almost any Jewish bookstore — and you will not find a translation as far as I know. Yet, two translations exist: “Sepher Rezial Hemelach,” translated by Steve Savedow  and “Book of Raziel,” translated by Giovanni Grippo .
I usually try to write only positive reviews. In the case of both these books, I must begin by mentioning some problems: The first has to do with English-usage itself. I found some of the English unnecessarily difficult to understand. Mr. Savedow translated from the Hebrew rather literally — in some cases, perhaps too literally. There seemed to be many problems with English syntax, some of which might have been from trying to maintain Hebrew syntax in English. Continue reading R. Mallon's review on Sefer Raziel.
Book of Raziel on Amazon
Sepher Raziel: A Sixteenth Century
(Sourceworks of Ceremonial Magic Series) Hardcover – September 8, 2010
by Don Karr (Author), Dr Stephen Skinner (Author)
The Sepher Raziel text is given in two forms: a literal transcription with no changes in spelling or wording and a modern English version. This volume also includes a foreword which offers an overview of Raziel manuscripts, which represent a number of independent traditions, an essay on the literature of Solomonic magic in English, an introduction to the Sepher Raziel manuscript presented, an appendix on incense nomenclature as a supplement to Tractatus Thymiamatus, a list of printed notices and manuscript sources of Sepher Raziel, and a full bibliography of printed works on Solomonic magic and items of related interest.
Sepher Rezial Hemelach: The Book of the Angel Rezial
This is the first English translation from ancient Hebrew of the rare and complete 1701 Amsterdam edition by Steve Savedow. Includes an explanatory text on the holy names of God, the divisions of Heaven and Hell, and the names and hierarchy of the angels and spirits. Paperback: 320 pages. Publisher: Weiser Books (December, 2000). Language: English. Although it is comprehensive and has translations of the text, there has been controversy over Savedow's translations. It is a good starting point if you can't read Hebrew.
Sepher Raziel(German) Paperback – May 1, 2010
by Giovanni Grippo (Author). "Das Buch Razuel."
Liber Salomonis: Sepher Raziel by King Solomon (Author), Tarl Warwick (Editor). Paperback – February 15, 2016
The Liber Salomonis, referred to in its own composition as the Sepher Raziel, claims to be a book given directly to King Solomon by a mysterious prince and sorcerer from the East. Actually written in the Renaissance or perhaps as early as the Medieval period, it synthesizes Kabbalistic and Hermetic lore together and is divided into seven treatises. The subject matter ranges from the high occult of invocation and the names of angels and of the Judeochristian god, to herbal medicine and the creation of incense for the calling of spirits, to the categorization of twenty four beasts and stones to coincide with the hours of the day. With the entire core of the work ruled over by seven angels and seven celestial bodies, the philosophy behind its somewhat apocryphal historical content is nonetheless of extreme interest and is here presented in modernized English for the modern audience. 82 pages.
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Another option is to download a free copy of Sefer Raziel. This is a short, public domain, version of the manuscript in English.
If unable to download a copy of the Hebrew Sefer Raziel text, Amazon.com has a 70 page copy of the Hebrew edition in paperback called Book Raziel Hamalach.
On the download page are instructions to find free translation tools on the Internet. You do not have to know how to read Hebrew since these web-based translators do it for you.
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