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Invocation of Mephistopheles


Mephistopheles—the most notorious of the spirits of evil, is closely identified with the exploits of Dr. Faust. Goethe defines him as “part of the power that still works for good, while ever scheming for ill.” The majestic figure of the arch-tempter familiar to opera-goers is not the Mephistopheles of ceremonial magic, who rises from the invisible at the demand of the conjuror, limping into view as a grotesque dwarf, and woe to the unwary who falls under his control. | 11″ x 17″