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This is the first true and complete ‘Manuscript d’Alger’ or ‘Algiers manuscript’
and the first time in English
Quarter Leather Edition limited to only 60 sets
French Alran goatskin with french marbled endpapers in red, gold and black veins, red and green headbands, claret marker ribbons, slipcase in french Toile du Marais green linen
‘The Élus Coën were spiritual warriors engaged in magical combat
with angelic and demonic entities.’
hese original rites of the Élus Coën, instruct the initiate how to enter into relations with angelic spirits, which are sympathetic to Man’s fallen state, and who aid him upon the path to reintegration with the Divine… One will see the overt influence of the Abramelin ritual in the materials, not only in the pursuit of one Guardian Angel, out also in the specifics of the ceremonial preparations.
Volume I – THE GREEN BOOK OF THE ÉLUS COËN (The COMPLETE Manuscrit d’Alger 1772)
Presented here for the first time is the true and complete ‘Manuscript d’Alger’ or ‘Algiers manuscript’.
Volume II – VARIOUS ÉLUS COËN MANUSCRIPTS including the complete ‘Registry of 2,400 Angelic Names’ and the ‘Serpent Diagrams’ of Prunel de Liere
Reproduced here in its entirety in facsimile,
the original being found within Bibliothèque Municipale de Grenoble.
.The cult practised by the Élus Coëns is the primitive cult entrusted by God to Adam secretly transmitted through the generations.’
This complete English translation of the rediscovered eighteenth-century Coen manuscript, known to some as Le Manuscript d’Alger (1772) provides for the first time a view into this powerful system of angelic magic, ritual theurgy and mystical sacrifice.
The Occult Order
of the Knights Elect Cohen of the Universe
Theurgic and Mystical school of the 18th Century:
The massive influence of this tradition can be traced through many occult
and mystical groups still active today:
– Martinism –
– Rosicrucianism –
– The Rites of Memphis and Misraim –
– The Hermetic Order of The Golden Dawn –
– Ordo Templi Orientis –
– Voodoo cults in Haiti and beyond –
As the High-Degrees of Freemasonry swept across the landscape of eighteenth-century Europe, an obscure and secret occult order started to develop known as l’Ordre des Chevaliers Elus Coens de l’Universe or the ‘Order of Knight-Mason Elect-Cohens of the Universe’, more commonly referred to as The Elus Coen.
Recognised as the most serious and illustrious of the eighteenth-century esoteric masonic societies, much of the Order’s authentic original materials have been lost or forgotten for centuries.
The ‘Green Book’ or Algiers Manuscript is the largest and most significant single source, but we have also included additional facsimile sections from Ms. T.4188, par Prunel de Liere, held at the Bibliotheque Municipale de Grenoble and other important material.
Detailing the inner workings and highest degrees of the Order, this fascinating translation and collection of manuscripts enlightens the reader in the true, very visceral nature of the Order. Requiring the utmost commitment, and a dedicated lifestyle, the Order prescribed everything from hair style to diet.
Far from the everyday festivities of mainstream freemasonry, The Elus Coen were spiritual warriors engaged in magical combat with angelic and demonic entities. These original rites of the Elus Coen, instruct the initiate how to enter into relations with angelic spirits, which are sympathetic to Man’s fallen state, and who aid him upon the path to reintegration with the Divine.
Mastering the forces of astral currents which appear in the symbols of the ‘Registry of 2,400 Names’ is the key to occult power.
One will see the overt influence of the grimoire tradition as well as the teachings of Abramelin in the materials, not only in the pursuit of one Guardian Angel, out also in the specifics of the ceremonial preparations.
This title ‘Green Book’ comes from the appearance of the manuscript itself given the colour of the original binding. The secondary title of ‘Algiers Manuscript’ does not appear anywhere in the manuscript itself, it comes from the fact that the manuscript (accompanied by a record of twenty-three leaflets) was found and bought on the market of SaintOuen by an antique dealer in Algiers during the Second World War. In order to preserve their archives, most Masonic obedience’s had reconstituted their ‘staff’ in Algiers. After purchase the manuscript was sold to Marguerite Benama, friend of Robert Ambelain, in 1955. Mrs. Benama then gave the entire acquisition to Robert Ambelain who, in turn, in 1993, donated it to the National Library, accompanied by the sheets now associated with the ‘Algiers Ms’ The original manuscript was probably written from 1770 to 1772.
It was sent by small consignments, partially to Champollon, Grainville and Willermoz via Marduel. The author of the manuscript was Andre Pierre de Grainville, and the manuscript would appear to be something of a working manual for Reaux-Croix initiates.