The Three Magical Books of Solomon: The Greater and Lesser Keys & The Testament of Solomon

Mockingbird Press - The manuscripts from which this work was discovered date from the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries. Fra. Duling, argue that it is likely that the work comes from the 5th or 6th centuries. In the preface to this edition, it is explained that a “Secret Chief” of the Rosicrucian Order directed the completion of the book.

H. No matter the date, the text provides an immensely interesting description of how King Solomon tamed various demons to build his temple. Between these two books is the list of plates that contain numerous illustrations and secret seals of Solomon, including the Mystical Seal of Solomon, and the Mystical Alphabet, the Pentacles of Solomon, which impart the mechanisms and requirements for the invocation of spirits and demons.

The work is traditionally divided into two books detailing the Key of King Solomon. The text includes predictions of the coming of christ, as one demon explains to Solomon that while he may be bound, the only thing that can truly take his power away is the man born from a virgin who will be crucified by the Jews.

The Three Magical Books of Solomon: The Greater and Lesser Keys & The Testament of Solomon - Who translated ancient texts from french, and Latin, Hebrew, but was unable to complete his labors because of the martial assaults of the Four Great Princes. In this book of king solomon, the discourses between the King and the various spirits are told, and the story shows how Solomon uses his wisdom to withstand the demons’ tricks and guile and enlist their aid in the building of his temple.

Crowley was then asked to step in and finish what the previous author had begun. The lesser key of solomon, or lemegeton, or the Clavicula Salomonis Regis, is a compilation of materials and writings from ancient sources making up a text book of magic or “grimoire.

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Grimorium Verum

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform - People have long sought the aid of non-physical beings; the biblical king Solomon in particular had a reputation since ancient times for commanding demons. There are many texts purporting to reveal Solomon's methods, but most are extremely complicated and difficult. Grimorium verum is one of the most notorious handbooks of black magic -- one of the few that deals openly with spirits of darkness.

. It includes a catalog of specific demons and how to draw on their powers. This new critical edition includes a fresh translation based on all the major sources, complete French and Italian texts, and 5 other appendices. Grimorium verum is one of the easier texts, but also one of the most sinister.

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The Book of Forbidden Knowledge: Black Magic, Superstition, Charms, and Divination

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform - What is interesting, here, is that all of the above and more are contained in one work, instead of separately. Speaking of everything from fortune telling to folk healing, the Book of Forbidden Knowledge is perhaps better classed as a modern grimoire than most contemporary works of similar origin; the paper covers of any of a number of competing Victorian and Edwardian era titles.

This work is one of a number of manuscripts crafted towards the end of the 1800s well into the 1920s containing material related to all aspects of the occult; mesmerism, ceremonial magic, talismans, the black arts, and more.

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The Grand Grimoire: The Red Dragon

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform - It takes the form of a long ritualistic ceremony designed to secure communication with a demon known as "Lucifuge Rofocale" followed by various invocations and incantations and spells. The red dragon however bears the title "Grand Grimoire" on its own. Multiple editions of it exist, some with material tacked on.

The red dragon has been variously treated as a grimoire, a piece of folk literature, and a joke manuscript; it comprises one part of what is loosely termed "The Grand Grimoire"- a collection of magickal works from the Renaissance such as the Black Pullet and Lesser Keys of Solomon. The contents are heretical in the extreme, from rituals involving boiling a black cat to the use of toxic substances in ritual form.

The Grand Grimoire: The Red Dragon - Small wonder, that this text has gained so much notoreity.

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Demoniality: Incubi and Succubi: A Book of Demonology

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform - Rendered into english in the late 1800s, their mannerisms, their composition, it speaks of demons, and relates numerous tales of copulation with the same. Demoniality: incubi and succubi", is one of several Latin works penned by a Father Sinistrari of Ameno during the twilight of the Renaissance. Perhaps one of the strangest works of demonology, and although it is a technically Catholic work, this work claims that it is possible for demons to father literal offspring with humans through the use of a corpse as a vehicle, in some ways, Sinistrari even makes the claim that incubi are, perhaps superior even to man.

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The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage Dover Occult

Dover Publications - This quest is in itself as fascinating as the similar tours of Gurdjieff. The high point of abraham's travels was found in a small town on the banks of the Nile, where he encountered the great magician Abramelin, whose complete system Abraham thereupon sets out in detail. It is of paramount importance to both the historian and the practitioner.

. This amounts to a complete course in ceremonial magic both white and black, which the student can pursue by himself. Abramelin, selection of place and time for working magic, explains the qualifications needed to become a magician, overcoming rebellious spirits, prayers and formulas, but with Jewish increments from the Cabala, studies and activities permitted during this period, whose system is based mostly on Hellenistic theurgy of the Iamblichan sort, evocation of good and evil spirits, purifications, equipment needed, commanding spirits to do one's will, and asceticisms to be practiced month by month, and similar material.

From abramelin he took his concepts of protections, vestments, purifications, evocations, and dromena down to specific details. This system of abramelin the mage is known from a unique fifteenth century manuscript preserved in the Bibliothèque de L'Arsenal in Paris. Specific instructions are offered to develop such powers as clairvoyance, placing compulsions, transportation, divining metals and treasures, warding off evil magic, rendering oneself invisible, levitation, working black magic, reading minds, creating illusions and glamour, healing illness, and a host of other abilities.

The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage Dover Occult - We do not guarantee that abramelin's techniques work, but we offer this as a genuine medieval course in magic, nor that the results are desirable, one of the most important books in the history of occultism. Around the turn of the century, when aleister Crowley was working out his system of Magick, the source that he turned to for basics was the system of Abramelin of Egypt.

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777 And Other Qabalistic Writings of Aleister Crowley: Including Gematria & Sepher Sephiroth

Weiser Books - Liber 777. Gematria from Equinox Volume 1, Number 5. This edition includes liber 777, gematria from Equinox Volume 1, and Sepher Sephiroth from Equinox Volume 1, Number 5, Number 8. Sepher sephiroth from Equinox Volume 1, Number 8. This edition includes:.

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The Dictionary of Demons: Names of the Damned

Llewellyn Publications - This meticulously researched reference work features fascinating short articles on demonology and a wealth of woodcuts, etchings, and paintings depicting demons through the ages. Gematria from Equinox Volume 1, Number 5. Liber 777. This edition includes:. Presented alphabetically from aariel to Zynextyur, 500 demons are introduced, explored, more than 1, and cross-referenced by theme and elemental or planetary correspondence.

Occult scholar michelle belanger has compiled the most complete compendium of demonic names available anywhere, using both notorious and obscure sources from the Western grimoiric tradition. In medieval and renaissance europe, compel it, it was believed that speaking a demon's true name could summon it, and bind it.

The Dictionary of Demons: Names of the Damned - The dictionary of Demons starts with a simple premise: names have power. Sepher sephiroth from Equinox Volume 1, Number 8. Llewellyn Publications.

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The Book of Smokeless Fire

Nephilim Press - It is an ancient and forbidden arabian manuscript, that seems was later evolved into the Greek "Goetia" and gives the earliest known account of King Solomon and his binding of the seventy-two sinister Djinn he sealed away in the infamous brass container. With no fluff, filler, and no nonsense, Qayin manages to take what some have dabbled in and written about in the past and open it up into a fully workable system of magick.

Ben qayin has outdone himself with this stunning interpretation and cohesive reworking of a long lost magickal discipline. The book of Smokeless Fire By S. The book of smokeless fire is over 190 pages of pure magickal knowledge laid out in an easy to read format that really flows. Llewellyn Publications. This edition includes:.

The Book of Smokeless Fire - Ben qayin "the work that is being presented in "the book of smokeless Fire" is based on a very little known and overlooked Solomonic text simply known as "Miscelaneo de Salomon, " which amazingly mirrors that of Lovecraft's, "Necronomicon" both in content and history. Gematria from Equinox Volume 1, Number 5.

Sepher sephiroth from Equinox Volume 1, Number 8. Liber 777. In "the book of smokeless fire, " the ancient manuscript has now been reworked into a completely new system, utilizing revolutionary evocation technology, to again call upon the ancient and destructive Djinn, whose names have been concealed for centuries.

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Corpus Hermeticum: The Divine Pymander

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform - Sepher sephiroth from Equinox Volume 1, Number 8. This edition includes:. Through his discourse with several individuals, Trismegistus attempts to draw upon the overarching philosophy "as above, so below. Thus then, this work describes the very process and ideation behind all of existence, and the nature of good and evil, the purpose of life, all through its treatises upon various topics.

It is presented in the form of discourse; a format which will be familiar to anyone also familiar with Plato's "Republic" and some similar philosophical works of antiquity. Llewellyn Publications. Credited to hermes trismegistus, the Divine Pymander sometimes spelled "Poemander" touches upon astronomy, nature, science, and a great deal of theological material.

Corpus Hermeticum: The Divine Pymander - Gematria from Equinox Volume 1, Number 5. This renaissance era craft is nonetheless based upon philosophical materials from far older times, namely the third or fourth century AD, from which the primordial material came. The corpus hermeticum is one of the primary works within the Hermetic Tradition. Liber 777.

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The Book of the Law

Weiser Books - This work contains the corrected text of the 1938 edition with a facsimile of the handwritten manuscript. Gematria from Equinox Volume 1, Number 5. On three successive days in april 1904, The Book of the Law is the source book and key for Crowley students and for the occult in general. Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

This oftmisunderstood phrase, which forms the basis for Crowley's practice of Magick, is found in The Book of the Law. This edition includes:. Liber 777. Book of the Law. Dictated to crowley in Cairo between noon and 1:00p. M. Llewellyn Publications. Sepher sephiroth from Equinox Volume 1, Number 8. The holy text that forms the basis of crowley's belief system, Thelema, was transmitted to him by the entity known as Aiwass over the course of three fateful April days in 1904.

The Book of the Law - With his wife rose as the medium for what would become known as the Cairo Working, Crowley dutifully transcribed the communications on hotel stationery.

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