Eliphas Levi's 1854, Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie is often said to be the most influential book on Magic in Western culture since the Renaissance. Arthur Edward Waite's 1896 English translation of the work changed the title to Transcendental Magic and further cemented Levi's enormous influence as as esoteric leader and writer. This is Levi's most popular and talked about work. Index. Photographic reproduction of the 1896 first English translation.