The Book of the Courses of the Heavenly Luminaries: The Sun and Moon: the Waxing and Waning of the Moon.
he names of the sun are these: the first Orjârês, the second Tômâs.
And the moon has four names: first Asônjâ, the second Eblâ, the third Benâsê, the fourth Êrâe.
These are the two large luminaries; their circuit is like the circuit of heaven, and in size both are equal.
And in the circuit of the sun there is a seventh portion of light from which some is given to the moon, and according to a measure it is added till the seventh portion of the sun is ended.
And they set and enter the portals of the west, and go around by the north, and come out of the portals of the east on to the surface of the heavens.
And when the moon is raised she is seen in the heavens, having in herself the half of the seventh part of the light, and in fourteen days her light is completed.
Also three times five portions of light are put into her, so that on the fifteenth day her light is completed, according to the sign of the year, and it becomes three times five portions, and the moon becomes so by the half of the seventh part.
And in her decrease on the first day she decreases to fourteen parts of her light, and on the second she decreases to thirteen parts, and on the third she decreases to twelve parts, and on the fourth she decreases to eleven parts, and on the fifth she decreases to ten parts, and on the sixth she decreases to nine parts, and on the seventh she decreases to eight parts, and on the eighth she decreases to seven parts, and on the ninth she decreases to six parts, and on the tenth she decreases to five parts, and on the eleventh she decreases to four parts, and on the twelfth she decreases to three parts, and on the thirteenth she decreases to two parts, and on the fourteenth she decreases to the half of the seventh part, and her light which was left on the whole disappears altogether on the fifteenth day.
And in certain months the moon has each time twenty-nine days, and once twenty-eight.
And Uriel showed me another law, when the light is added to the moon, and from which side of the sun it is added.
All the time in which the moon continues in her light she increases opposite the sun, till on the fourteenth day her light is completed in heaven; and when she shines in full her light is completed in the heavens.
And on the first day she is called the new moon, for on that day the light is raised upon her.
And she is completed exactly on the day the sun descends in the west and when at night she ascends from the east and shines all night till the sun rises opposite her and the moon is seen opposite the sun.
Whence the light of the moon comes, there again she decreases till all her light disappears, and the days of the moon cease, and her circuit remains empty without light.
And three months she makes thirty days in her time, and three months she makes each time twenty-nine days, in which she makes her decrease, in the first time and in the first portal for one hundred and seventy-seven days.
And in the time of her departure she is seen each time thirty days during three months, and each time twenty-nine days during three months.
At night she appears each time as a man twenty times, and during the day like the heavens, for there is nothing in her except her light.
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