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Edited by S. Liddell MacGregor Mathers
Revised by Joseph H. eterson!
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INTRODUCTION by Joseph H. Peterson.
The Key of Solomon is the most famo+s and important of all Grimoires! or handboo,s of
Magic. *s *.E. -aite has stated .BCM! pg. )/0 1*t the head of all! and! 2ithin certain
limits! the inspiration and the so+rce of all! stands the Key of Solomon. ... Mr. Mathers3
presentation of the Key of Solomon! 2hich is still in print! tho+gh the 2or, of an
+ncritical hand! m+st be held to remove the necessity for entering into a detailed acco+nt
of the contents of that c+rio+s 2or,. ... The Key of Solomon can scarcely be 4+dged
acc+rately in the light of its English version! for the translator! preternat+rally regarding it
as a highly hono+rable memorial of la2f+l magic! has e5cised as m+ch as possible the
Go6tic portions! on the gro+nd that they are interpolations! 2hich is of co+rse arbitrary.1
Mr. -aite3s harsh criticism is hardly 4+stified. 7n fact! Mathers e5cised very little.
*ct+ally! three of the fo+r significant e5cisions are operations dealing 2ith love magic
."olorno! chapters $$8$9: The e5periment of Love! and ho2 it sho+ld be performed; The
e5periment or operation of the *pple; <f the operation of love by her dreams! and ho2
one m+st practice it. The fo+rth e5cision is chapter $(: <perations and e5periments
regarding hate and destr+ction of enemies.0
7t is tr+e that the Mathers edition 2o+ld not be considered critical by modern standards of
scholarship .b+t -aite3s editions of vario+s esoteric te5ts leave far more to be desired
than Mathers30. Especially 2anting are a proper critical apparat+s! an analysis of the
relation bet2een man+scripts! and better +tili=ation of the Latin and 7talian man+scripts.
>evertheless! this edition has stood the test of time.
<f co+rse! none of the man+scripts +sed by Mathers ?+alify as 1ancient1 or even
1medieval1; the oldest is probably $@th cent+ry. There are ho2ever precedents going bac,
f+rther! on 2hich see Richard Greenfield3s Traditions of Belief in Late Byzantine
Mathers3 translation is almost entirely dependant on Arench "olorno man+script
e5emplars dating $/th cent+ry. These are represented by the Kings &//! Harley 9%/$! and
Sloane 9'%$ man+scripts. Kings &// and Harl. 9%/$ indicate they 2ere translated by
*braham "olorno! 2hich phrase is missing from Sl. 9'%$. <f these Sl. 9'%$ and Kings
&// are easier to read. *braham "olorno! a Je2ish engineer of Mant+a .fl. $)B/8$)%/0!
translated it into 7talian. Kings &// incl+des some phrases 2hich are missing from Harley
9%/$! so the former is probably not a direct ancestor of the latter. Sl. 9'%$ li,e2ise has
some phrases missing from the others! and reg+larly replaces 1*men1 2ith 1*insi soit8il1
.so be it0. *ltho+gh Mathers felt Sl9'%$ 1has many errors of transcription!1 7 have
generally fo+nd it to be the most correct of the "olorno gro+p .i.e. bet2een Sl9'%$!
H9%/$! K&//! and L$&'&.0
7n addition! Mathers made significant +se of Lansdo2ne $&'&! even tho+gh he
prono+nces it 1more concise in style.1 7ts title page reads: 1LES CR*7S "L*C7"DLES
ED R<7 S*L<M<> *R *RM*EEL.1 The 2ording in Lans. $&'& often coincides
e5actly 2ith the "olorno man+scripts! 2hich convinces me that it 2as based mainly on a
"olorno ancestor. Ho2ever the fre?+ent deviations and elisions s+ggest to me that the
editor 2as trying to ma,e a more concise and readable edition! 2hich of co+rse ma,es its
a+thority less reliable. Lans. $&'& displays simple mista,es in some of the Latin
passages. 7t also reg+larly replaces 1*men1 2ith 1*insi soit8il1. -here K&// differs from
H9%/$! L$&'& generally seems to follo2 the latter. -here Sl9'%$ differs from the others!
L$&'& generally follo2s it. Ho2ever! L$&'& can3t be a direct ancestor of Sl9'%$ since it
contains elements missing from the latter! s+ch as the missing salm and 1*nefeneton1
from boo, & chapter $B. >onetheless! it is safe to say that L$&'& is derived from a closely
*lso heavily +sed by Mathers 2as LES V!"T#BLES CL#V"C$LES DE S#L%M%&'
Traduites de l()e*reu+ en langue Latine ,ar le !a*in #B%-&#.#! .Lansdo2ne MSS
$&'9.0 7ts incl+sion by Mathers is p+==ling beca+se it is +tterly different in content from
the other man+scripts .aside from a fe2 of the pentacles at the end of the man+script0 and
really sho+ld stand alone as a separate te5t. *nother copy can be fo+nd in ms. franF.
&)9$( de la GibliothH?+e nationale.
*dditional $'/@& is primarily 2ritten in Latin! altho+gh the descriptions of the pentacles
are in 7talian. 7t 2as 2ritten ca. $Bth cent+ry. Mathers considered it his oldest and sole
Latin so+rce! b+t ma,es only limited +se of it. "ontrary to 2hat Mathers 2rote! 7 did not
find it partic+larly diffic+lt to read once 7 got +se to the orthography; li,e2ise it has very
fe2 abbreviations: Gesides +sing 1I1 for 1per1 .particle and prefi50 it fre?+ently +ses
abbreviations for 18t+r1 and 18b+s1 2hich are sometimes indisting+ishable. 7t doesn3t
disting+ish bet2een + and v! and +niformly +ses an archaic form of the ae8ligat+re .e8
ogone,0. 7t is some2hat more s+ccinct than the "olorno man+scripts! so may preserve
some earlier stage in the evol+tion of the te5t. There are also fre?+ent variations from the
other man+scripts! many of 2hich are clearly errors. The nat+re of the mista,es leads me
to believe that its archetype 2as diffic+lt to read. The pentacles are labelled 2ith the
appropriate colors. The Latin sometimes corresponds closely 2ith that in *+b. &(!
ho2ever some of the te5t differs considerably.
*rticle & of *d. $'/@& is an 7talian man+script titled .ecor*enei' overo Clavicola dal re
Salomone. This is no do+bt a version of the .e/er*oni .also compare 1Jecorbeni1 in *+b.
&(0 and ascribed to eter Mora .a/a ietro Mora or ierre Mora0. 7n !itual Magic .$%(%!
pp. $9) f.! p. 9$'0 E. M. G+tler describes Mora as an 1alchemist! blac, magician! said to
be a Satanist and poisoner 2ho lived in Milan early in the seventeenth cent+ry! and b+rnt
there after having confessed .+nder tort+re0 to those crimes...1 "asanova seems to have
possessed a version of the same 2or, +nder the name .ecor0*en or .ecor*en. .G+tler!
loc1 cit1! "asanova! )istory of My Life! translated by -illard Tras,! Col+mes 777 I 7C!
$%@B! p. &''0.
Sloane $9'B is in 7talian! and is also ca. $Bth cent+ry. rayers and con4+rations are in
Latin. 7t has m+ch material not fo+nd in other man+scripts. Some of the material ho2ever
can be fo+nd in *d. $'/@& art. & .1Jecorbeni10 mentioned above. 7t is hard to read! e5cept
for the mystical names 2hich are caref+lly done. 7t shares a lot of readings 2ith Sl. &9/9
.see belo20. Sl. $9'B only has thirteen pentacles! and m+ch of the lettering in them is in
Roman letters instead of the Hebre2 fo+nd in most other man+scripts.
Aor more details on the individ+al man+scripts! see the Gritish Library Man+script
catalog+e. *lso! see M#-"C #&D E2,E!"ME&T#L SC"E&CE by Lynn Thorndi,e!
"hapter KL7K: Solomon and the *rs >otoria.
Since Mathers3 edition 2as p+blished! many more man+scripts have been +ncovered!
incl+ding the follo2ing:
Harl. 55!. Gritish Library! Harleian MS. ))%@. Aifteenth cent+ry. <ne of a n+mber of
Gree, man+script of a te5t referred to as T3e Magical Treatise of
Solomon. The complete te5t has been p+blished by *rmand Eelatte in
#necdota #t3eniensia .LiLge! $%&B! pp. 9%B8(().0 7ts contents are very
similar to the Clavicula! and it may be the prototype of the entire genre. 7t
has been described in Richard Greenfield3s Traditions of Belief in Late
Byzantine Demonology .*msterdam: Ha,,ert! $%//0. This man+script is
also described in some detail by Eennis E+ling in the introd+ction to his
translation of the Testament of Solomon! as it also contains an incomplete
version of the Testament. .in "harles2orth! T3e %ld Testament
,seude4igra43a! Col. $!>e2 Mor,! Eo+bleday! $%/9! pp. %9)8%/B.0
Sl. $%&%. Gritish Library Sloane MS. &9/9. $Bth cent+ry. Titled Clavis li*ri
secretorum. >ot +sed by Mathers. @9 folios. This man+script has no
pentacles. 7t is a small vol+me .abo+t ) in 2ide0 2ith large lettering and a
lot of 12hite space1. -riting varies from very neat and legible to
scra2ling. <nly part of the second boo, of Clavicula Salomonis is
represented. 7t shares many elements 2ith Sl. 9/(B .see belo20! incl+ding
some "hristian elements not fo+nd in the other man+scripts .s+ch as the
Te Ee+m0. 7t also lac,s some of the "hristian elements fo+nd in Sl. 9/(B!
so is important in +nderstanding the "hristiani=ation .or de8
"hristiani=ation0 of the te5t. The Latin of Sl. &9/9 does not agree 2ith
that of Sl. 9/(B. 7t is not clear to me at this time 2hy. erhaps it is also an
independent translation. Sl. &9/9 also shares many elements 2ith Sl.
A'b. $(. The Godleian Library! *+brey MS. &(. Eated $@B(. Titled .ecor*eni sive
Claviculae Salomonis li*ri "V in 5ui*us " De ,rae4arementis' "" De
E+4erimentis' """ De ,entaculis' "V De #rti*us. -ritten by John *+brey
2ho noted: 1* MSS never yet printed! that 7 co+ld heare of. S+m *+brey
$@B(! May %. The boo, from 2hence 7 transcribed this 2as 2ritt by an
7talian! and in a very good hand.1 $'9 folios. 7n Latin and English. The
2ording of this is often identical 2ith *d. $'/@&! b+t lac,ing many of the
mista,es fo+nd in the latter. The te5t is also f+ller than in *d. $'/@&! and
is some2hat closer to the "olorno man+scripts. The te5t is rearranged in a
more logical order. 7t is evident that the man+script he 2as copying from
preserved an earlier orthography! since he fre?+ently preserves and is
occasionally even seen to correct the older forms: Aor e5ample! fol /$v he
2rote 1adi+ro1! then corrected it to 1ad4+ro.1 He also fre?+ently preserves
the old e8ogone, form of the ae ligat+re! and other archaisms.
M#)h. $*!. Godleian Library Michael MS. &B@. @& folios. The title reads Clavicolo di
Salomone !e d("srael figlio de David. Go+nd 2ith Hebre2 MS. rayers
and con4+rations are in Latin! b+t fre?+ently e5hibit simple mista,es .e1g1
1sine mona1 for 1sine mora10. There are other places 2here it seems to
represent the original te5t more acc+rately than *+b. &( or *d. $'/@&! for
e5ample the list of Sephiroth in chapter ). The te5t is m+ch abbreviated
compared 2ith the other man+scripts.
A-. %!!*(. Gritish Library! *dditional MS. 9@@B(. Titled T3e Key of Kno6ledge.
Mid8 to late8$@th cent+ry.
Sl. %!(5. Gritish Library! Sloane MS. 9@B). $Bth cent+ry. Seems to be based solely
on *d. 9@@B(.
Sl. %&(*. Titled The "lavicle of Solomon! revealed by tolomy the Grecian. Eated
$)B&! ma,ing it one of the earliest man+scripts of the Key of Solomon. 7t
contains a prolog+e 2hich corresponds 2ith Mathers3 7ntrod+ction .of
7ohe Grevis0 from *d. $'/@&. This man+script also has strong "hristian
elements. rayers and con4+rations are in Latin.
A.!55 Eated $@)). rinted edition titled Clavicule of Solomon! ?+arto! $&)
pages. Mentioned in &ouveau+ M7moires d()istoire' do Criti5ue' et de
Litt7rature! par M. l3*bbL d3*rtigny! Col. $! aris! $B(%. p. 9@89B. "ited
by -aite! G"M! p. @'! n. $.
Aacsimile p+blished by Gollanc= as Se43er Ma43tea3 S3elomo3 (Boo/ of
t3e Key of Solomon) .<5ford! $%$(0. The man+script dates to aro+nd
$B''. G. Scholem edited the te5t in 3Some So+rces of Je2ish8*rabic
Eemonology3! in 8ournal of 8e6is3 Studies! 5vi .$%@)0. 7t contains a large
n+mber of Gree, .s+ch as Sabaoth0! Latin! and 7talian elements. *lso has
"hristian elements! s+ch as the +se of a cross p+t in holy 2ater .fol. 9Ba!
cited by Rohrbacher8Stic,er in 3* Hebre2 Man+script of Clavicula
Salomonis! art 77. in the Gritish Library Jo+rnal! Col. &$! $%%)! pp. $9&.0
7t is probably .as Scholem p+ts it0 a late adaptation of a 3Latin .or rather
7talian0 "lavic+la te5t of the renaissance period3 .ibid p. @.0.
Or. !%!2. $Bth or $/th cent+ry. Eescribed by "la+dia Rohrbacher8Stic,er in
3Maphteah Shelomoh: * >e2 *c?+isition of the Gritish Library3 in Je2ish
St+dies N+arterly! vol. $ .$%%9O%(! p. &@98&B'.0
Or. .(*5. Gritish Library <riental MS. $(B)%. )9 folios. roved to be a contin+ation
of <r. @9@'. Eescribed by "la+dia Rohrbacher8Stic,er in 3* Hebre2
Man+script of Clavicula Salomonis! art 77.3 in the Gritish Library
Jo+rnal! Col. &$! $%%)! pp. $&/8$9@.
Ros. .$. Gibliotheca Rosenthaliana in *msterdam. $/th cent+ry transcript from a
copy by J+dah ere= .London! $B&%0.
GibliothH?+e de l3*rsenal! no2 incorporated into GibliothH?+e de >ationale. $/th
cent+ry. Title reads Les Clavicules de !a**i Salomon. Mentioned by Grillot de
Givry in 9itc3craft' Magic : #lc3emy! .>e2 Mor,: Eover! $%9$! esp. pp. 9(& and
fig+re 9$).0 *lso mentioned by -aite! G"M p. )% n &.
GibliothH?+e de l3*rsenal! no2 incorporated into GibliothH?+e de >ationale. $/th
cent+ry. Title reads Livre de la Clavicule de Salomon' roy des )7*reu+. This is
another e5ample of the "olorno class of man+scripts. Mentioned by Grillot de
Givry in 9itc3craft' Magic : #lc3emy! .>e2 Mor,: Eover! $%9$! esp. pp. $'98$'@
and fig+res B)! $@&! 9$$! and 9$(.0
GibliothH?+e de l3*rsenal! no2 incorporated into GibliothH?+e de >ationale. $/th
cent+ry. Title reads Les vrais Clavicules du roy Salomon' traduitte de l(37*reu 4ar
#rmadel. This seems to be related to Lans. $&'&. Mentioned by Grillot de Givry in
9itc3craft' Magic : #lc3emy! .>e2 Mor,: Eover! $%9$! esp. pp. $'98$'@ and
fig+res B@! /$! and plate facing pg. $'/.0
GibliothH?+e de l3*rsenal! no2 incorporated into GibliothH?+e de >ationale. $/th
cent+ry. 7t too contains a prolog+e corresponding 2ith Mathers3 7ntrod+ction .of
7ohe Grevis0 from *d. $'/@&. This time the variation of the name is To=grec. 7t
also calls the pen,nife 1*rthame1 and conflates it 2ith the rit+al ,nife. Mentioned
by Grillot de Givry in 9itc3craft' Magic : #lc3emy! .>e2 Mor,: Eover! $%9$!
esp. pp. $'98$'@ and fig+re B(.0
GibliothH?+e de l3*rsenal! no2 incorporated into GibliothH?+e de >ationale. $/th
cent+ry. Titled Les vrais Talismans' 4entacles' et cercles1 Mentioned by Grillot de
Givry in 9itc3craft' Magic : #lc3emy! .>e2 Mor,: Eover! $%9$! p. 9($ and fig+re
GibliothH?+e de l3*rsenal! no2 incorporated into GibliothH?+e de >ationale. $/th
cent+ry. Titled .e/er*oni .compare 1Jecorbenei1 in *d. $'/@& art. & and
1Jecorbeni1 in *+b. &(0 and ascribed to eter Mora .a/a ietro Mora or ierre
Mora0. *lso gives a version of the Seal of Solomon. Mentioned by Grillot de Givry
in 9itc3craft' Magic : #lc3emy! .>e2 Mor,: Eover! $%9$! pp. $$'! $/B! 9&)! and
GibliothH?+e de l3*rsenal! no2 incorporated into GibliothH?+e de >ationale. $/th
cent+ry. Titled Livre Second de la Clavicule de Salomon' ou le v7rita*le -rimoire.
Mentioned by -aite in BCM! p. )%! n. &.
* partial stemma probably loo,s li,e this .2here α is a Latin prototype! β is an 7talian
translation by "olorno! and γ a Arench "olorno prototype0. ε is a "hristiani=ed Latin
OTH+R PRINT+D +DITIONS
P.!(. *nother Arench version 2as recently p+blished in aris! titled Clavicules
de Salomon .aris: G+tenberg! $%/'0. 7SG> &B$(($9'B&. $B$ p. : ill. en
noir et en co+l.! co+v. ill. ; &9 cm P introd+ction par AranFois Ribadea+
E+mas : $@ p. Reprod. en fac8sim. d+ man+scrit intit+lL 1La "lavic+le de
Salomon1! $@($! ayant apparten+ Q la bibliothH?+e de Stanislas de G+aRta.
P.&$5 *nother Arench version 2as recently p+blished in aris! titled Clavicules
de Salomon' ;<=> .aris: Tra4ectoire! $%%B0. 7SG> &/($%B'9&%.
Dnfort+nately it has no information 2hatever regarding the original te5t.
7t is not dependent on Mathers3 edition! and seems to be closely related to
Sl. 9/(B. 7t contains a prolog+e 2hich corresponds 2ith Mathers3
7ntrod+ction .of 7ohe Grevis0 from *d. $'/@&. This time the variation of
the name is Ao= Groec .compare To=grec0. 7t has no pentacles. 7t calls the
pen,nife 1*rthame1 .p. //! %'0; compare this 2ith K&// 3artave3
corresponding to 3artav+s3 in the Latin man+scripts. *lso li,e Sl. 9/(B!
orations are in Latin 2ith similar 2ording! pl+s it has strong "hristian
Shah 7dries Shah p+blished a partial edition in his Secret Lore of Magic .>e2
Mor,: "itadel ress! $%)/0.
De "a'ren)e 7 cannot begin to convey my contempt for L.-. de La+rence and his
bootleg edition of this 2or,! 2hich he retitled T3e -reater Key of
Solomon ."hicago! $%$(0. Gesides ta,ing credit for Mathers3 2or,! he has
made many alterations to the te5ts in order to promote his mail8order
b+siness. *s an e5ample! he altered the spell in chapter % by inserting
1after b+rning one8half teaspoonf+l of Tem4le "ncense.1 He even inserted
ordering information directly into the te5t. artic+larly ironic is his -reat
Boo/ of Magical #rt' )indoo Magic : "ndian %ccultism .$%$)0 2hich is
a rip8off .again 2itho+t ac,no2ledgement0 of Arances Garrett3s T3e
Magus' or Celestial "ntelligencer .$/'$0! 2hich in t+rn is a rip8off of
*grippa3s %ccult ,3iloso43yS
Titre(s) : Clavicules de Salomon [Texte imprimé] /
[La Grande clavicule à travers les âes!
introduction par "ran#ois $i%adeau &umas]
'u%lication : ['aris] : '( )el*ond! +,-.
/mprimeur / "a%ricant : 0+12len#on : impr( Cor%i3re et
&escription matérielle : +-+ p( : ill( 5 .6 cm 7 *asc(
d8introduction (.. p()
Collection : Sciences secr3tes
9ote(s) : $eprod( en *ac1sim( du ms( de +0:+ intitulé:
;La Clavicule de Salomon<(
= La couv( porte en plus: ;ou le >érita%le rimoire
secretum secretorum<( = $el(: :,!?@ "
2utre(s) auteur(s) : $i%adeau &umas! "ran#ois(
Titre(s) : Clavicules [Texte imprimé]de Salomon
[ A ]! vérita%le secrets [BsicB] des secrets!
révélation des opérations maiCues
'u%lication : 'aris : ['ertDuis!]! +,00
&escription matérielle : /n1+0 (+? cm)! ,0 p(! ill( +E
"( [&( L( E0.:100]
This edition is still a 2or, in progress! and feedbac, is 2elcome. 7 am especially
interested in hearing of additional Latin and 7talian man+scripts.
7 have omitted Mathers3 diagrams from this e8te5t! since they are available in a lo2 cost
paperbac, edition from -eiser. 7 have ho2ever! s+pplied e5amples from vario+s
man+scripts for comparison p+rposes.
The corrections to Mathers3 translation are based on my research; these have all been
doc+mented in the footnotes. Some of the lists of mystical names are fairly arbitrary! b+t 7
have tried to sho2 eno+gh e5amples from m+ltiple man+scripts in order to demonstrate
the 2ide variability. This variability ma,es it diffic+lt to constr+ct a more complete
stemma 2ith the man+scripts available to me.
7n ,eeping 2ith all of the man+scripts! 7 have e5panded the fre?+ent lists of salms to
incl+de the opening 2ords. Since different editions of the salms have different
n+mbering schemes! this is less s+b4ect to misinterpretation.
Ainally! 7 have removed all of the material from Lans. $&'9! since it does not belong to
the Key of Solomon proper! and is available in its entirety 88 and in conte5t 88 in a separate
The pentacles are perhaps the biggest p+==le on the te5t+al tradition of Clavicula
Salomonis. Dnfort+nately Mathers does nothing to el+cidate or even ac,no2ledge the
p+==le. The order of the pentacles varies 2idely from man+script to man+script. The
oldest man+scripts only identify some of them 2ith the planets! and it is apparent that
attempts have been made in later man+scripts to identify the rest 2ith planets too! and to
reorgani=e them accordingly. Gollanc=3 Hebre2 man+script sho2s nine pentacles in a
section titled 1"oncerning the sanctity of the nine Kandariri .talismans0! .revealed +nto
King Solomon01 .(/a8(%a0. erhaps these are the nine mentioned in the te5t 2here the
spirits are con4+red 1by the nine medals or pentacles 2hich 2e have among o+r symbols.1
These nine do not appear in the <riental man+script. There is a series of &( pentacles in
the Gree, man+script; they are reminiscent of those in Gollanc=! b+t by no means
identical. Some of the pentacles fo+nd in the man+scripts +sed by Mathers are also
reminiscent of the Gree, and Hebre2 ones! b+t many are clearly late inventions based on
*grippa! #rc3ido+es! and other so+rces. Mathers seems to have narro2ed those in his
edition to e5cl+de most of these clearly later ones. To give some sense of the state of
these pentacles 7 have incl+ded many e5amples in my editions of Lans. $&'& and Lans.
*nother area of conf+sion is the proliferation of rit+al implements. The Gree,
man+scripts seem to only have a single ,nife. Some of the proliferation of 2eapons is no
do+bt d+e to errors in transcription and translation. Aor e5ample! 2here the Latin
man+scripts mention a pen,nife .artav+s0! the 7talian translator glosses this as a small
pr+ning hoo, .lTartavo o falcetto0! 2hich Mathers mistranslates as 1scimitar *>E sic,le.1
7t is clear from the dra2ings that only one implement is being referred to.
"onspic+o+sly absent is the Ring of Solomon! 2hich fig+res prominently in fol,lore! as
2ell as the Testament of Solomon! the Magical Treatise of Solomon! and the Lemegeton
or Lesser Key of Solomon. *ltho+gh it is mentioned in one of the con4+rations! its
constr+ction and +se is not other2ise mentioned.
*nother c+riosity involves the magical 2and. *ltho+gh prominent in most Clavicula
man+scripts 88 not to mention fol, literat+re and the -ree/ Magical ,a4yri 88 it is
conspic+o+sly absent from the Gree,! Hebre2! and English man+scripts.
The 6ey o5
Solo7on the 6#n,
>o2 first translated and edited from ancient
man+scripts in the Gritish M+se+m
S. Liddell MacGregor Mathers
George Red2ay. $//%.
Revised edition by Joseph H. eterson!
• reface .by editor0
• 7ntrod+ction from *dd. MSS. $'/@&
• Table $: lanetary ho+rs
• $$. E5periment of love! and ho2 it
sho+ld be performed .omitted by
• Table &: Magical names of the Ho+rs
• Table 9: *rchangels! *ngels! Metals!
Eays! and "olors for each lanet
• $. "oncerning the divine love 2hich
o+ght to precede the ac?+isition of
• &. <f the days! ho+rs! and virt+es of
• 9. "oncerning the arts; constr+ction
of the circle
• (. The confession
• ). rayer and con4+rations
• @. Stronger and more potent
• B. *n e5tremely po2erf+l
• /. "oncerning the pentacles
• %. E5periment concerning things
• $'. E5periment of invisibility
• $&. E5periment or operation of the
apple .omitted by Mathers0
• $9. The operation of love by her
dreams! and ho2 one m+st practice it
.omitted by Mathers0
• $(. E5periment of see,ing favo+r
and love .UMathers chapter $)0
• $). E5periments to be made
regarding hatred .omitted by
• $@. <perations of moc,ery and scorn
• $B. E5traordinary e5periments and
• $/. "oncerning the holy pentacles or
• entacles of Sat+rn
• entacles of J+piter
• entacles of Mars
• entacles of the S+n
• entacles of Cen+s
• entacles of Merc+ry
• entacles of the Moon
• refatory note
• $. *t -hat Ho+r after the reparation
of *ll Things >ecessary! -e Sho+ld
Gring the E5ercise of the *rt to
• &. 7n -hat Manner the Master of the
*rt Sho+ld Keep! R+le! *nd Govern
• 9. Ho2 the "ompanions or Eisciples
of the Master of the *rt <+ght to
Reg+late and Govern Themselves
• (. "oncerning the Aasting! "are! and
Things to be <bserved
• ). "oncerning the Gaths! and Ho2
They *re To Ge *rranged
• @. <f The Garments *nd Shoes <f
• B. <f laces -herein -e May
"onveniently E5ec+te The
E5periments *nd <perations <f The
• $9. "oncerning the precepts of the
• $(. <f the pen! in,! and colo+rs
• $). <f the pen of the s2allo2 and of
• $@. <f the blood of the bat! pigeon!
and other animals
• $B. <f virgin parchment! or virgin
paper! and ho2 it sho+ld be prepared
• $/. <f 2a5 and virgin earth
• $%. "oncerning the needle and other
• &'. "oncerning the sil,en cloth
&$. "oncerning astrological images
&&. "oncerning characters
&9. "oncerning sacrifices to the
spirits! and ho2 they sho+ld be made
• Aragment from Elipha= Levi
• Nabalistic invocation of Solomon
• /. <f the ,nifes! s2ord! pen,nife!
iron pen! short lance! 2and! staff! and
other instr+ments of magical art
• %. <f the formation of the circle
• $'. "oncerning incense!
s+ff+migations! perf+mes! odo+rs!
and similar things 2hich are +sed in
• $$. <f the 2ater! and of the hyssop
• $&. <f the light! and of the fire
from Elipha= Levi
7n presenting this celebrated magical 2or, to the st+dent of occ+lt science
some fe2 prefatory remar,s are necessary.
The Key of Solomon! save for a c+rtailed and incomplete copy p+blished in
Arance in the seventeenth cent+ry! has never yet been printed! b+t has for
cent+ries remained in man+script form inaccessible to all b+t the fe2
fort+nate scholars to 2hom the inmost recesses of the great libraries 2ere
open. 7 therefore consider that 7 am highly honored in being the individ+al to
2hose lot it has fallen to +sher it into the light of day.
The fo+ntain8head and storeho+se of Nabalistical magic! and the origin of
m+ch of the ceremonial magic of mediVval times! the 3Key3 has been ever
val+ed by occ+lt 2riters as a 2or, of the highest a+thority; and notably in o+r
o2n day Elipha= LLvi has ta,en it for the model on 2hich his celebrated
3Dogme et !ituel de la )aute Magie3 2as based. 7t m+st be evident to the
initiated reader of LLvi! that the Key of Solomon 2as his te5t boo, of st+dy!
and at the end of this vol+me 7 give a fragment of an ancient Hebre2
man+script of the Key of Solomon' translated and p+blished in the
,3iloso43ie %cculte! as 2ell as an invocation called the 3Nabalistical
7nvocation of Solomon!3 2hich bears close analogy to one in the Airst Goo,!
being constr+cted in the same manner on the scheme of the Se43irot3.
The history of the Hebre2 original of the Key of Solomon! is given in the
introd+ctions! b+t there is every reason to s+ppose that this has been entirely
lost! and "hristian! the p+pil of LLvi! says as m+ch in his )istoire de la
7 see no reason to do+bt the tradition 2hich assigns the a+thorship of the
3Key3 to King Solomon! for among others Joseph+s! the Je2ish historian!
especially mentions the magical 2or,s attrib+ted to that monarch; this is
confirmed by many Eastern traditions! and his magical s,ill is fre?+ently
mentioned in the #ra*ian &ig3ts.
There are! ho2ever! t2o 2or,s on blac, magic! the -rimorium Verum! and
the Clavicola di Salomone ridolta! 2hich have been attrib+ted to Solomon!
and 2hich have been in some cases especially mi5ed +p 2ith the present
2or,; b+t 2hich have nothing really to do there2ith; they are f+ll of evil
magic! and 7 cannot ca+tion the practical st+dent too strongly against them.
There is also another 2or, called Lemegeton or t3e Lesser Key of Solomon
t3e King! 2hich is f+ll of seals of vario+s spirits! and is not the same as the
present boo,! tho+gh e5tremely val+able in its o2n department.
7n editing this vol+me 7 have omitted one or t2o e5periments parta,ing
largely of blac, magic! and 2hich had evidently been derived from the t2o
goetic 2or,s mentioned above; 7 m+st f+rther ca+tion the practical 2or,er
against the +se of blood; the prayer! the pentacle! and the perf+mes! rightly
+sed! are s+fficient; and the former verges dangero+sly on the evil path. Let
him 2ho! in spite of the 2arnings of this vol+me! determines to 2or, evil! be
ass+red that evil 2ill recoil on himself and that he 2ill be str+c, by the refle5
This 2or, is edited from several ancient MSS. in the Gritish M+se+m 2hich
all differ from each other in vario+s points! some giving 2hat is omitted by
the others! b+t all +nfort+nately agreeing in one thing! 2hich is the e5ecrable
mangling of the Hebre2 2ords thro+gh the ignorance of the transcribers. G+t
it is in the pentacles that the Hebre2 is 2orse! the letters being so vilely
scribbled as to he act+ally +ndecipherable in some instances! and it has been
part of my 2or, for several years to correct and reinstate the proper Hebre2
and magical characters in the pentacles. The st+dent may therefore safely rely
on their being no2 as nearly correct in their present reprod+ction as it is
possible for them to be. 7 have therefore! 2herever 7 co+ld! corrected the
Hebre2 of the magical names in the con4+rations and pentacles; and in the
fe2 instances 2here it 2as not possible to do so! 7 have p+t them in the most
+s+al form; caref+lly collating thro+gho+t one MS. 2ith another. The
chapters are a little differently classed in the vario+s MSS.! in some instances
the matter contained in them being transposed! Ic. 7 have added notes
The MSS. from 2hich this 2or, is edited are: 88 *dd. MSS.! $'!/@&; Sloane
MSS.! $9'B and 9'%$; Harleian MSS.! 9%/$; King3s MSS.! &//; and
Lansdo2ne MSS.! $&'& and $&'9; seven codices in all.
<f all these $'!/@& *dd. MSS. is the oldest! its date being abo+t the end of
the si5teenth cent+ry
; 9%/$ Harleian is probably abo+t the middle of the
; the others of rather later date.
$. The Gritish
lists this as $Bth
&. Harley 9%/$ is
*dd. MSS. $'!/@& is 2ritten in contracted Latin! and is hard to read! b+t it
contains chapters 2hich are omitted in the others and also an important
introd+ction. 7t is more concise in its 2ording. 7ts title is short! being simply
3The Key of Solomon! translated from the Hebre2 lang+age into the Latin.3
*n e5act copy of the signat+re of the 2riter of this MS. is given in fig+re %9.
The pentacles are very badly dra2n.
to read 37ba+
*braham.3 7t 2as
2ritten ca. $Bth
cent+ry. 7t is
bo+nd 2ith an
second copy in
3#,'re %1 5ro7 A-. .2&!$1 5ol. &29.
9%/$ Harleian MSS.; &// King3s MSS.; and 9'%$ Sloane MSS.! are similar!
and contain the same matter and nearly the same 2ording; b+t the latter MS.
has many errors of transcription. They are all in Arench. The con4+rations and
2ording of these are m+ch f+ller than in $'!/@& *dd. MSS. and $&'&
Lansdo2ne MSS. The title is 3The Key of Solomon King of the Hebre2s!
translated from the Hebre2 Lang+age into 7talian by *braham "olorno! by
the order of his most Serene Highness of Mant+a; and recently p+t into
Arench. The pentacles are m+ch better dra2n! are in colo+red in,s! and in the
case of 9'%$ Sloane MSS.! gold and silver are employed.
$9'B Sloane MSS. is in 7talian; its title is 3La "lavicola di Salomone Redotta
et epilogata nella nostra materna ling+a del dottissimo Gio eccatri5.3 7t is
f+ll of blac, magic! and is a 4+mble of the Key of Solomon proper! and the
t2o blac, magic boo,s before mentioned. The pentacles are badly dra2n. 7t!
ho2ever! gives part of the introd+ction to $'!/@& *dd. MSS.! and is the only
other MS. 2hich does! save the beginning of another 7talian version 2hich is
bo+nd +p 2ith the former MS.! and bears the title 3Jecorbenei.3
$&'& Lansdo2ne MSS. is 3The Tr+e Keys of King Solomon! by *rmadel.3 7t
is bea+tif+lly 2ritten! 2ith painted initial letters! and the pentacles are
caref+lly dra2n in colo+red in,s. 7t is more concise in style! b+t omits several
chapters. *t the end are some short e5tracts from the -rimorium Verum 2ith
the seals of evil spirits! 2hich! as they do not belong to the Key of Solomon
proper! 7 have not given. Aor the evident classification of the 3Key3 is in t2o
boo,s and no more.
material is titled
.1Goo, 910 and
.1Goo, (10. 8JH
$&'9 Lansdo2ne MSS. is 3The Ceritable Keys of Solomon translated from
the Hebre2 into the Latin lang+age by the Rabbin *bogna=ar .W*ben E=ra0.3
7t is in Arench! e5?+isitely 2ritten in printing letters! and the pentacles are
caref+lly dra2n in colo+red in,s. Tho+gh containing similar matter to the
others! the arrangement is +tterly different; being all in one boo,! and not
even divided into chapters.
probably had in
mind the great
scholar 37bn E=ra
a+thor of the
2o+ld of co+rse
have to be
The anti?+ity of the planetary sigils is sho2n by the fact that! among the
Gnostic talismans in the Gritish M+se+m! there is a ring of copper 2ith the
sigils of Cen+s! 2hich are e5actly the same as those given by the mediVval
2riters on magic.
-here salms are referred to 7 have in all instances given the English and not
the Hebre2 n+mbering of them.
7n some places 7 have s+bstit+ted the 2ord *J<TH for 3*lpha and <mega!3
e1g1! on the blade of the ,nife 2ith the blac, hilt! @igure @&. 7 may remar,
that the magical s2ord may! in many cases! be +sed instead of the Knife.
7n concl+sion 7 2ill only mention! for the benefit of non8Hebraists! that
Hebre2 is 2ritten from right to left! and that from the consonantal nat+re of
the Hebre2 *lphabet! it 2ill re?+ire fe2er letters than in English to e5press
the same 2ord.
7 ta,e this opport+nity of e5pressing my obligations to Er. -ynn -estcott for
the val+able assistance he has given me in the reconstr+ction of the Hebre2
S. L7EEELL M*"GREG<R M*THERS.
London! <ctober! $///.
@rom #dd1 MSS1 ;A<B=' (T3e Key of Solomon' translated into
Latin from t3e )e*re6 idiom1(
$. This introd+ction is also
fo+nd in Sl. $9'B! Sl.
9/(B! and the printed te5t
titled La Clavicola del !e
Salomone .Airen=e! $$/'0
a/a -rimorium Verum.
Mathers inserts the
from Lans. $&'9 before
Treas+re +p! < my son RoboamS the 2isdom of my 2ords!
seeing that 7! Solomon! have received it from the Lord.
Then ans2ered Roboam! and said: Ho2 have 7 deserved to
follo2 the e5ample of my father Solomon in s+ch things! 2ho
hath been fo+nd 2orthy to receive the ,no2ledge of all living
things thro+gh .the teaching of0 an angel of GodW
*nd Solomon said: Hear! < my son! and receive my sayings!
and learn the 2onders of God. Aor! on a certain night! 2hen 7
laid me do2n to sleep! 7 called +pon that most holy name of
God! 7*H! and prayed for the ineffable 2isdom! and 2hen 7
2as beginning to close mine eyes! the angel of the Lord! even
&. Sl$9'B: 1<madiel1;
Sl9/(B: 1Ra=iel1. 8JH
appeared +nto me! spa,e many things co+rteo+sly
+nto me! and said: Listen < SolomonS thy prayer before the
most high is not in vain! and since tho+ hast as,ed neither for
long life! nor for m+ch riches! nor for the so+ls of thine
enemies! b+t hast as,ed for thyself 2isdom to perform 4+stice.
Th+s saith the Lord: *ccording to thy 2ord have 7 given +nto
thee a 2ise and +nderstanding heart! so that before thee 2as
none li,e +nto thee! nor ever shall arise.
*nd 2hen 7 comprehended the speech 2hich 2as made +nto
me! 7 +nderstood that in me 2as the ,no2ledge of all
creat+res! both things 2hich are in the heavens and things
2hich are beneath the heavens; and 7 sa2 that all the 2ritings
and 2isdom of this present age 2ere vain and f+tile! and that
no man 2as perfect. *nd 7 composed a certain 2or, 2herein 7
rehearsed the secret of secrets! in 2hich 7 have preserved them
hidden! and 7 have also therein concealed all secrets
2hatsoever of magical arts of any masters; any secret or
e5periments! namely! of these sciences 2hich is in any 2ay
2orth being accomplished. *lso 7 have 2ritten them in this
Key! so that li,e as a ,ey openeth a treas+re8ho+se! so this
.Key0 alone may open the ,no2ledge and +nderstanding of
magical arts and sciences.
Therefore! < my sonS tho+ mayest see every e5periment of
mine or of others! and let everything be properly prepared for
them! as tho+ shalt see properly set do2n by me! both day and
ho+r! and all things necessary; for 2itho+t this there 2ill be
b+t falsehood and vanity in this my 2or,; 2herein are hidden
all secrets and mysteries 2hich can be performed; and that
2hich is .set do2n0 concerning a single divination or a single
e5periment! that same 7 thin, concerning all things 2hich are
in the Dniverse! and 2hich have been! and 2hich shall be in
Therefore! < my son Roboam! 7 command thee by the blessing
2hich tho+ e5pectest from thy father! that tho+ shall ma,e an
ivory cas,et! and therein place! ,eep! and hide this my Key;
and 2hen 7 shall have passed a2ay +nto my fathers! 7 entreat
thee to place the same in my sep+lchre beside me! lest at
another time it might fall into the hands of the 2ic,ed. *nd as
Solomon commanded! so 2as it done.
*nd 2hen! therefore .men0 had 2aited for a long time! there
came +nto the sep+lchre certain Gabylonian philosophers; and
2hen they had assembled they at once too, co+nsel together
that a certain n+mber of men sho+ld rene2 the sep+lchre in his
.Solomon3s0 hono+r; and 2hen the sep+lchre 2as d+g o+t and
repaired the ivory cas,et 2as discovered! and therein 2as the
Key of Secrets! 2hich they too, 2ith 4oyf+l mind! and 2hen
they had opened it none among them co+ld +nderstand it on
acco+nt of the obsc+rity of the 2ords and their occ+lt
arrangement! and the hidden character of the sense and
,no2ledge! for they 2ere not 2orthy to possess this treas+re.
Then! therefore! arose one among them! more 2orthy .than the
others0! both in the sight of the gods! and by reason of his age!
2ho 2as called 7ohL Grevis
! and said +nto the others: Dnless
2e shall come and as, the interpretation from the Lord! 2ith
tears and entreaties! 2e shall never arrive at the ,no2ledge of
9. 7 thin, this is correct!
b+t the name is very
indistinctly 2ritten in the
MS.! 2hich is diffic+lt to
decipher. 7n another copy
of the "lavicle it is 2ritten
7roe Grecis! b+t 7 thin, this
is an error. 8SLM.
*d. $'/@& act+ally seems
to read 17oH Graec+s1 .7oe
the Gree,0. GC reads 1Jroe
Greco1; 7n Sloane Ms.
9/(B it is clearly rendered
as 1tolome+s the
Grecian1 This section is
also given in $/&). 8JH
Therefore! 2hen each of them had retired to his bed!
indeed falling +pon his face on the earth! began to 2eep! and
stri,ing his breast! and said:
(. Lat. c+bic+l+s
-hat have 7 deserved .above others0! seeing that so many men
can neither +nderstand nor interpret this ,no2ledge! even
tho+gh there 2ere no secret thing in nat+re 2hich the Lord
hath hidden from meS -herefore are these 2ords so obsc+reW
-herefore am 7 so ignorantW
*nd then on his bended ,nees! stretching his hands to heaven!
< God! the ceator of all! tho+ 2ho ,no2est all things! 2ho
gavest so great 2sdom +nto Solomon the son of Eavid the
,ing; grant +nto me! 7 beseech thee! < holy omnipotent and
ineffable Aather! to receive the virt+e of that 2isdom! so that 7
may become 2orthy by thine aid to attain +nto the
+nderstanding of this ,ey of secrets.
*nd immediately there appeared +nto me!
the angel of the
). 3Mihi3 in MS.! b+t
probably a slip for 3+nto
him!3 3ei.3 8SLM
Eo tho+ remember if the secrets of Solomon appear hidden
and obsc+re +nto thee! that the Lord hath 2ished it! so that
s+ch 2isdom may not fall into the hands of 2ic,ed men;
2herefore do tho+ promise +nto me! that tho+ art not 2illing
that so great 2isdom sho+ld ever come to any living creat+re!
and that 2hich tho+ revealest +nto any let them ,no2 that they
m+st ,eep it +nto themselves! other2ise the secrets are
profaned and no effect can follo2W
*nd 7ohL ans2ered: 7 promise +nto thee that to none 2ill 7
reveal .them0! save to the hono+r of the Lord! and 2ith m+ch
discipline! +nto penitent! secret! and faithf+l .persons0.
Then ans2ered the angel: Go and read the Key! and its 2ords
2hich 2ere obsc+re thro+gho+t shall be manifest +nto thee.
*nd after this the angel ascended into Heaven in a flame of
Then 7ohL 2as glad! and labo+ring 2ith a clear mind!
+nderstood that 2hich the angel of the Lord had said! and he
sa2 that the Key of Solomon 2as changed! so that it appeared
?+ite clear +nto him plainly in all parts. *nd 7ohL +nderstood
that this 2or, might fall into the hands of the ignorant! and he
said: 7 con4+re him into 2hose hands this secret may come! by
the po2er of the creator! and his 2isdom! that in all things he
may! desire! intend and perform! that this treas+re may come
+nto no +n2orthy .person0! nor may he manifest it +nto any
2ho is +n2ise! nor +nto one 2ho feareth not God. Geca+se if
he act other2ise! 7 pray God that he may never be 2orthy to
attain +nto the desired effect.
*nd so he deposited the Key! 2hich Solomon preserved! in the
ivory cas,et. G+t the 2ords of the Key are as follo2s! divided
into t2o boo,s! and sho2n in order.
@. Mathers inserts the
7ntrod+ction from Lans.
$&'9 at this point. The
first of these tables is
fo+nd in the .ecor*eni
man+script bo+nd 2ith
*d. $'/@&! in M&B@!
Sl$9'B! and the Lans.
MSS. The second table 88
names of the ho+rs 88 is
fo+nd in L$&'9 .p. $B0!
and is apparently based on
2ith the lists of angels and
demons in the Magic
Treatise of Solomon
.Harleian MS. ))%@0 8JH
TA4"+ O3 TH+ P"AN+TAR: HOURS.
S'n-ay. Mon-ay. T'es-ay. ;e-nes-ay.
Th'rs-ay. 3r#-ay. Sat'r-ay.
Merc. J+p. Cen. Sat. / $ S+n. Moon. Mars.
Moon. Mars. Mer. J+p. % & Cen. Sat. S+n.
Sat. S+n. Moon. Mars. $' 9 Mer. J+p. Cen.
J+p. Cen. Sat. S+n. $$ ( Moon. Mars. Mer.
Mars. Mer. J+p. Cen. $& ) Sat. S+n. Moon.
S+n. Moon. Mars. Mer. $ @ J+p. Cen. Sat.
Cen. Sat. S+n. Moon. & B Mars. Mer. J+p.
Merc. J+p. Cen. Sat. 9 / S+n. Moon. Mars.
Moon. Mars. Mer. J+p. ( % Cen. Sat. S+n.
Sat. S+n. Moon. Mars. ) $' Mer. J+p. Cen.
J+p. Cen. Sat. S+n. @ $$ Moon. Mars. Mer.
Mars. Mer. J+p. Cen. B $& Sat. S+n. Moon.
S+n. Moon. Mars. Mer. / $ J+p. Cen. Sat.
Cen. Sat. S+n. Moon. % & Mars. Mer. J+p.
Merc. J+p. Cen. Sat. $' 9 S+n. Moon. Mars.
Moon. Mars. Mer. J+p. $$ ( Cen. Sat. S+n.
Sat. S+n. Moon. Mars. $& ) Mer. J+p. Cen.
J+p. Cen. Sat. S+n. $ @ Moon. Mars. Mer.
Mars. Mer. J+p. Cen. & B Sat. S+n. Moon.
S+n. Moon. Mars. Mer. 9 / J+p. Cen. Sat.
Cen. Sat. S+n. Moon. ( % Mars. Mer. J+p.
Merc. J+p. Cen. Sat. ) $' S+n. Moon. Mars.
Moon. Mars. Mer. J+p. @ $$ Cen. Sat. S+n.
Sat. S+n. Moon. Mars. B $& Mer. J+p. Cen.
Ta*le of t3e Magical names of t3e )ours' and of t3e angels 63o rule t3em' commencing
at t3e first 3our after Midnig3t of eac3 day' and ending at t3e ensuing Midnig3t
Ho'rs. S'n-ay. Mon-ay. T'es-ay. ;e-nes-ay. Th'rs-ay. 3r#-ay. Sat'r-ay.
$. Mayn . . Raphael Sachiel *nael "assael Michael Gabriel Jamael
&. Manor . . Gabriel Jamael Raphael Sachiel *nael "assiel Michael
9. >asnia . . "assiel Michael Gabriel Jamael Raphael Sachiel *nael
(. Salla . . Sachiel *nael "assiel Michael Gabriel Jamael Raphael
). Sadedali . . Jamael Raphael Sachiel *nael "assiel Michael Gabriel
@. Tham+r . . Michael Gabriel Jamael Raphael Sachiel *nael "assiel
B. <+rer . . *nael "assiel Michael Gabriel Jamael Raphael Sachiel
/. ThainL . . Raphael Sachiel *nael "assael Michael Gabriel Jamael
%. >eron . . Gabriel Jamael Raphael Sachiel *nael "assiel Michael
$'. Mayon . . "assiel Michael Gabriel Jamael Raphael Sachiel *nael
$$. *bai . . Sachiel *nael "assiel Michael Gabriel Jamael Raphael
$&. >athalon . . Jamael Raphael Sachiel *nael "assiel Michael Gabriel
$. Geron . . Michael Gabriel Jamael Raphael Sachiel *nael "assiel
&. Garol . . *nael "assiel Michael Gabriel Jamael Raphael Sachiel
9. Than+ . . Raphael Sachiel *nael "assael Michael Gabriel Jamael
(. *thor . . Gabriel Jamael Raphael Sachiel *nael "assiel Michael
). Mathon . . "assiel Michael Gabriel Jamael Raphael Sachiel *nael
@. Rana . . Sachiel *nael "assiel Michael Gabriel Jamael Raphael
B. >etos . . Jamael Raphael Sachiel *nael "assiel Michael Gabriel
/. Tafrac . . Michael Gabriel Jamael Raphael Sachiel *nael "assiel
%. Sass+r . . *nael "assiel Michael Gabriel Jamael Raphael Sachiel
$'. *gla . . Raphael Sachiel *nael "assael Michael Gabriel Jamael
$$. "Xerra . . Gabriel Jamael Raphael Sachiel *nael "assiel Michael
$&. Salam . . "assiel Michael Gabriel Jamael Raphael Sachiel *nael
Ta*le of t3e #rc3angels' #ngels' Metals' Days of t3e 9ee/' and Colours attri*uted to
Days1 Saturday1 T3ursday1 Tuesday1 Sunday1 @riday1 9ednesday1 Monday1
*rchangel T=aph?iel T=adi?el Khaniael Raphael Haniel Michael Gabriel
*ngel "assiel Sachiel Jamael Michael *nael Raphael Gabriel
lanet Sat+rn J+piter Mars S+n Cen+s Merc+ry Moon
Metal Lead Tin 7ron Gold "opper Merc+ry Silver
"olo+r Glac, Gl+e Red Mello2 Green
+rple or Mi5ed
NOT+ 4: +DITOR
These tables have been collated and compared 2ith vario+s
e5amples of both MS. and printed. They are to be +sed th+s: 88
S+pposing the st+dent 2ishes to discover the properties of the
ho+r from $& to $ o3cloc, p.m. on a T+esday! let him loo, in
the 3Table of the lanetary Ho+rs!3 and having fo+nd the ho+r
B. Removed from this
mar,ed $ in the col+mn headed 3Ho+rs from Midnight to
Midnight!3 he 2ill see in the col+mn headed 3Ho+rs from
S+nset to S+nset!3 on the same line the fig+re /! sho2ing it to
be the eighth ho+r of the day; and in the col+mn headed
T+esday! the name Mars! sho2ing that it is +nder the dominion
of the planet Mars. <n cons+lting the 3Table of the Magical
names of the Ho+rs!3 etc.! he 2ill find +nder the n+mber $! the
name Geron! and in the col+mn 3T+esday!3 the name of the
angel Jamael over against it on the same line! sho2ing that the
r+ler of the ho+r is the angel Jamael! and that its Magical
name is Geron. A+rther! on referring to the third Table he 2ill
see that T+esday is +nder the r+le of the planet Mars! 2hose
*rchangel is Khamael! angel Jamael! metal iron! and "olo+r
Red. Similarly it 2ill be fo+nd that the ho+r from $' to $$ p.m.
on Sat+rday is the si5th ho+r of the night! +nder the dominion
of the S+n! that its Magical name is "Xerra! and that the angel
Michael r+les it; 2hile Sat+rday itself is +nder the dominion of
the *rchangel T=aph?iel! of the angel "assiel! of the planet
Sat+rn! and that the metal lead and the colo+r blac, are
applicable to it.
The ens+ing te5t is ta,en from the follo2ing MSS.! collated
and compared 2ith each other.
Sloane MSS. $9'B; Sloane MSS. 9'%$; Harleian MSS. 9%/$;
*dd. MSS. $'/@&; King3s MSS. &//; Lansdo2ne MSS. $&'&.
E5tracts have also been made from Lansdo2ne MSS. $&'9!
2hich differs considerably from the others in general
arrangement! tho+gh containing very similar matter.
7n cases 2here the MSS. varied from each other 7 have ta,en
the version 2hich seemed most li,ely to be correct! in some
cases mentioning the variant readings in footnotes. 7 have also!
2herever it 2as possible to do so! corrected the Hebre2 names
in the incantations! for these 2ere in some cases so marred as
to be hardly recognisable; e.g. .enard! 2ritten for Tza*aot3!
TH+ 6+: O3 SO"OMON
CONC+RNING TH+ DI<IN+ "O<+ ;HICH OUGHT
TO PR+C+D+ TH+ AC=UISITION O3 THIS
Solomon! the son of Eavid! King of 7srael! hath said that the
beginning of o+r Key is to fear God! to adore him! to hono+r
him 2ith contrition of heart! to invo,e him
in all matters
2hich 2e 2ish to +nderta,e! and to operate 2ith very great
devotion! for th+s God 2ill lead +s in the right 2ay. -hen!
therefore! tho+ shalt 2ish to ac?+ire the ,no2ledge of magical
arts and sciences! it is necessary to have prepared the order of
ho+rs and of days! and of the position of the Moon! 2itho+t
the operation of 2hich tho+ canst effect nothing; b+t if tho+
observest them 2ith diligence tho+ mayest easily and
thoro+ghly arrive at the effect and end 2hich tho+ desirest to
$. $&'& Lansdo2ne MSS.
omits the concl+ding part
of this sentence. 8SLM
O3 TH+ DA:S1 AND HOURS1 AND O3 TH+ <IRTU+S
O3 TH+ P"AN+TS.
tho+ 2ishest to ma,e any e5periment or operation! tho+
m+st first prepare! beforehand! all the re?+isites 2hich tho+
2ilt find described in the follo2ing chapters: observing the
days! the ho+rs. and the other effects of the constellations
2hich may be fo+nd in this chapter.
$. This first paragraph is
omitted in $9'B Sloane
MSS.! and in $'/@& *dd.
7t is! therefore! advisable to ,no2 that the ho+rs of the day and
of the night together! are t2enty8fo+r in n+mber! and that each
ho+r is governed by one of the seven planets in reg+lar order!
commencing at the highest and descending to the lo2est. The
order of the planets is as follo2s: ShGTh*7! Shabbathai!
Sat+rn; beneath Sat+rn is T=EN! T=ede?! J+piter; beneath
J+piter is M*E7M! Madim! Mars; beneath Mars is ShMSh!
Shemesh! the S+n; beneath the S+n is >CGH! >ogah! Cen+s;
beneath Cen+s is KCKG! Ko,av! Merc+ry; and beneath
Merc+ry is LG>H! Levanah! the Moon! 2hich is the lo2est of
all the planets.
7t m+st! therefore! be +nderstood that the planets have their
dominion over the day 2hich approacheth nearest +nto the
name 2hich is given and attrib+ted +nto them 88 vi=.! over
Sat+rday! Sat+rn; Th+rsday! J+piter; T+esday! Mars;
the S+n; Ariday! Cen+s; -ednesday! Merc+ry; and Monday! the
&. The concl+ding part of
this sentence is from Lans.
$&'&. K&//! H9%/$! and
Sl9'%$ end the sentence
2ith 1et ainsi des a+tres1
.and similarly for the
The r+le of the planets over each ho+r begins from the da2n at
the rising of the S+n on the day 2hich ta,e its name from s+ch
planet! and the planet 2hich follo2s it in order! s+cceeds to the
r+le over the ne5t ho+r. Th+s .on Sat+rday0 Sat+rn r+les the
first ho+r! J+piter the second! Mars the third! the S+n the
fo+rth! Cen+s the fifth! Merc+ry the si5th! the Moon the
seventh! and Sat+rn ret+rns in the r+le over the eighth! and the
others in their t+rn!
the planets al2ays ,eeping the same
9. The rest of this sentence
is in L$&'& only. 8JH
>ote that each e5periment or magical operation sho+ld be
performed +nder the planet! and +s+ally in the ho+r! 2hich
refers to the same. Aor e5ample: 88
7n the days and ho+rs of Sat+rn tho+ canst perform
e5periments to s+mmon the so+ls from Hades! b+t only of
those 2ho have died a nat+ral death. Similarly on these days
and ho+rs tho+ canst operate to bring either good or bad
fort+ne to b+ildings; to have familiar spirits attend thee in
sleep; to ca+se good or ill s+ccess in b+siness! possessions!
goods! seeds! fr+its! and similar things! in order to ac?+ire
learning; to bring destr+ction and to give death! and to so2
hatred and discord.
The days and ho+rs of J+piter are proper for obtaining
hono+rs! ac?+iring riches; contracting friendships! preserving
health; and arriving at all that tho+ canst desire.
7n the days and ho+rs of Mars tho+ canst ma,e e5periments
regarding 2ar; to arrive at military hono+r; to ac?+ire co+rage;
to overthro2 enemies; and f+rther to ca+se r+in! sla+ghter!
cr+elty! discord; to 2o+nd and to give death.
The days and ho+rs of the S+n are very good for perfecting
e5periments regarding temporal 2ealth! hope! gain! fort+ne!
divination! the favo+r of princes! to dissolve hostile feeling!
and to ma,e friends.
The days and ho+rs of Cen+s are good for forming friendships;
for ,indness and love; for 4oyo+s and pleasant +nderta,ings!
and for traveling.
The days and ho+rs of Merc+ry are good to operate for
elo?+ence and intelligence; promptit+de in b+siness; science
and divination; 2onders; apparitions; and ans2ers regarding
the f+t+re. Tho+ canst also operate +nder this lanet for thefts;
2ritings; deceit; and merchandise.
The days and ho+rs of the Moon are good for embassies;
voyages; envoys; messages; navigation; reconciliation; love;
and the ac?+isition of merchandise by 2ater.
(. M+ch of these foregoing
instr+ctions is omitted in
the $'/@& *dd. MSS.! b+t
given in a different 2ay in
the ens+ing paragraphs.
Tho+ sho+ldest ta,e care p+nct+ally to observe all the
instr+ctions contained in this chapter! if tho+ desirest to
s+cceed! seeing that the tr+th of Magical Science dependeth
The ho+rs of Sat+rn! of Mars! and of the Moon are ali,e good
for comm+nicating and spea,ing 2ith spirits; as those of
Merc+ry are for recovering thefts by the means of spirits.
The ho+rs of Mars serve for s+mmoning so+ls from Hades!
especially of those slain in battle.
The ho+rs of the S+n! of J+piter! and of Cen+s! are adapted for
preparing any operations 2hatsoever of love! of ,indness! and
of invisibility! as is hereafter more f+lly sho2n! to 2hich m+st
be added other things of a similar nat+re 2hich are contained
in o+r 2or,.
). 7n the Arench 3des
Enfers!3 in the Latin
So L$&'&. 7n K&//!
H9%/$! and Sl9'%$ this
sentence reads 1Les
He+res de Mars a apeller
Les ames de ce+5 ?+i ont
LtL t+Ls1 .The ho+rs of
Mars serve to s+mmon the
so+ls of those 2ho 2ere
,illed0. *+b&( and
*d$'/@& read 1Horae
a+tem Sat+rni s+nt
appropriatae ad evocandas
animas ab 7nfernis! eor+m
tant+mmodo! scilicet ?+i
na+ali morte def+ncti
s+nt1 .G+t the ho+rs of
Sat+rn are s+itable for
evo,ing so+ls from Hell!
that is to say! only those
2ho died a naval death0.
The ho+rs of Sat+rn and Mars and also the days on 2hich the
Moon is con4+nct
2ith them! or 2hen she receives their
opposition or ?+artile aspect! are e5cellent for ma,ing
e5periments of hatred! enmity! ?+arrel!
and discord and other
operations of the same ,ind 2hich are given later on in this
@. "on4+nction means
being in the same degree
of the Jodiac; opposition
is being $/' degrees! and
?+artile %' degrees apart
from each other. 8SLM
B. Lat. LisOLitis also
means legal action or
The ho+rs of Merc+ry are good for +nderta,ing e5periments
relating to games! raillery! 4ests! sports! and the li,e.
The ho+rs of the S+n! of J+piter! and of Cen+s! partic+larly on
the days 2hich they r+le! are good for all e5traordinary!
+ncommon! and +n,no2n operations.
/. K. &// adds: 1et de
choses ?+i paraissent
premierement to+t ce ?+e
no+s dirons d3+ne telle
matiere dans les chapitres
ici bas1 .and things 2hich
appear admirable! first
observing all that 2e 2ill
say on the matter in the
chapters belo20. 8JH
The ho+rs of the Moon are proper for ma,ing trial of
e5periments relating to recovery of stolen property! for
obtaining noct+rnal visions! for s+mmoning spirits in sleep!
and for preparing anything relating to 2ater.
The ho+rs of Cen+s are f+rthermore +sef+l for lots! poisons! all
things of the nat+re of Cen+s! for preparing po2ders
provocative of madness; and the li,e things.
%. Lans. $&'& inserts the
tables of the ho+rs of the
day and night at this point.
MS. pp. B8/. 8JH
G+t in order to thoro+ghly effect the operations of this art! tho+
sho+ldest perform them not only on the ho+rs b+t on the days
of the planets as 2ell! beca+se then the e5periment 2ill al2ays
provided tho+ observest the r+les laid do2n
later on! for if tho+ omittest one single condition tho+ 2ilt
never arrive at the accomplishment of the art.
$'. H 9%/$ omits the rest
of this sentence. 8JH
Aor those matters then 2hich appertain +nto the Moon! s+ch as
the invocation of spirits! the 2or,s of necromancy! and the
recovery of stolen property! it is necessary that the Moon
sho+ld be in a terrestrial sign! vi=.: 88 Ta+r+s! Cirgo! or
Aor love! grace! and invisibility! the Moon sho+ld be in a fiery
sign! vi=.: 88 *ries! Leo! or Sagittari+s.
discord! and destr+ction! the Moon sho+ld be in a
2atery sign! vi=.: 88 "ancer! Scorpio! or isces.
$$. Lans $&'& has this
paragraph and the
preceding one 4+mbled. 8
Aor e5periments of a pec+liar nat+re! 2hich cannot be classed
+nder any certain head! the Moon sho+ld be in an airy sign!
vi=.: 88 Gemini! Libra! or *?+ari+s.
G+t if these things seem +nto thee diffic+lt to accomplish! it
2ill s+ffice thee merely to notice the Moon after her
comb+stion! or con4+nction 2ith the S+n! especially 4+st 2hen
?+its his beams and appeareth visible. Aor then it is good
to ma,e all e5periments for the constr+ction and operation of
any matter. That is 2hy the time from the >e2 +nto the A+ll
Moon is proper for performing any of the e5periments of
2hich 2e have spo,en above. G+t in her decrease or 2ane it is
good for 2ar! dist+rbance! and discord. Li,e2ise the period
2hen she is almost deprived of light! is proper for e5periments
of invisibility! and of death.
$&. i1e1 >e2 Moon. 8SLM
G+t observe inviolably that tho+ commence nothing 2hile the
Moon is in con4+nction 2ith the S+n! seeing that this is
e5tremely +nfort+nate! and that tho+ 2ilt then be able to effect
nothing; b+t the Moon ?+itting his beams and increasing in
Light! tho+ canst perform all that tho+ desirest! observing
nevertheless the directions in this chapter.
A+rthermore! if tho+ 2ishest to converse 2ith spirits it sho+ld
be especially on the day of Merc+ry and in his ho+r! and let the
Moon he in an airy sign!
as 2ell as the S+n.
$9. 7n *dd. MSS. $'/@&;
3or in an earthy sign! as
hath been before said.3
*+b. &( reads li,e2ise.
tho+ then +nto a secret place! 2here no one may be
able to see thee or to hinder thee! before the completion of the
e5periment! 2hether tho+ sho+ldest 2ish to 2or, by day or by
night. G+t if tho+ sho+ldest 2ish to 2or, by night! perfect thy
2or, on the s+cceeding night; if by day! seeing that the day
beginneth 2ith the rising of the S+n .perfect thy 2or, on0 the
s+cceeding day. G+t the ho+r of inception is the ho+r of
$(. The follo2ing
paragraphs to the end of
this chapter are only fo+nd
in the Latin version! *dd.
MSS. $'/@&. 8SLM
7t is more acc+rate to say
Merc+ry. that these paragraphs in
*d. $'/@& correspond to
the opening paragraphs of
the ne5t chapter. *d.
$'/@& contin+es 2ith 1the
constr+ction of the circle.1
7t isn3t fo+nd in *+b. &(!
b+t most of this material is
covered in boo, &. 8JH
Cerily! since no e5periments for converse 2ith spirits can be
done 2itho+t a circle being prepared! 2hatsoever e5periments
therefore tho+ 2ishest to +nderta,e for conversing 2ith spirits!
therein tho+ m+st learn to constr+ct a certain partic+lar circle;
that being done s+rro+nd that circle 2ith the circle of art for
better ca+tion and efficacy.
CONC+RNING TH+ ARTS.
7f tho+ 2ishest to s+cceed! it is necessary to ma,e the follo2ing e5periments and arts in the appropriate days
and ho+rs! 2ith the re?+isite solemnities and ceremonies contained and laid do2n in the follo2ing chapters.
E5periments! then! are of t2o ,inds; the first is to ma,e trial of 2hat! as 7 have said! can be easily performed
2itho+t a circle! and in this case it is not necessary to observe anything b+t 2hat tho+ 2ilt find in the proper
chapters. The second can in no 2ay be bro+ght to perfection 2itho+t the circle; and in order to accomplish
this perfectly it is necessary to ta,e note of all the preparations 2hich the master of the art and his disciples
m+st +nderta,e before constr+cting
Gefore commencing operations both the master and his disciple; m+st abstain 2ith great and thoro+gh
continence d+ring the space of nine days from sens+al pleas+res and from vain and foolish conversation; as
plainly appeareth in the Second Goo,! "hapter (. Si5 of these nine days having e5pired! he m+st recite
fre?+ently the prayer and confession as 2ill be told him; and on the seventh day! the master being alone! let
him enter into a secret place! let him ta,e off his clothes! and bathe himself from head to foot in consecrated
and e5orcised 2ater! saying devo+tly and h+mbly the prayer! 3< Lord *donai!3 etc.! as it is 2ritten in the
Second Goo,! "hapter &.
The prayer being finished! let the master ?+it the 2ater! and p+t +pon his flesh raiment of 2hite linen clean
and +nsoiled; and then let him go 2ith his disciples +nto a secret place and command them to strip
themselves na,ed; and they having ta,en off their clothes! let him ta,e e5orcised 2ater and po+r it +pon their
heads so that it flo2s do2n to their feet and bathes them completely; and 2hile po+ring this 2ater +pon them
let the master say:88 3Ge ye regenerate! rene2ed! 2ashed! and p+re!3 etc.! as in Goo, 77.! "hapter 9.
being done! the disciples m+st clothe themselves! p+tting +pon their flesh! li,e their master! raiment
of 2hite linen clean and +nsoiled; and the three last days the master and his disciples sho+ld fast! observing
the solemnities and prayers mar,ed in Goo, 77.! "hapter &.
>ote that the three last days sho+ld be calm 2eather! 2itho+t 2ind! and 2itho+t clo+ds r+shing hither and
thither over the face of the s,y. <n the last day let the master go 2ith his disciples +nto a secret fo+ntain of
r+nning 2ater! or +nto a flo2ing stream! and there let each of them. ta,ing off his clothes! 2ash himself 2ith
d+e solemnity! as is rehearsed in Goo, 77. *nd 2hen they are clean and p+re! let each p+t +pon him garments
of 2hite linen! p+re! and clean! +sing the prayers and ceremonies described in Goo, 77. *fter 2hich let the
master alone say the confession. The 2hich being finished! the master in sign of penitence 2ill ,iss
disciples on the forehead! and each of them 2ill ,iss the other. *fter2ards let the master e5tend his hands
over the disciples! and in sign of absol+tion absolve and bless them; 2hich being done he 2ill distrib+te to
each of his disciple the instr+ments necessary for magical art! 2hich he is to carry into the circle.
The first disciple 2ill bear the censer! the perf+mes and the spices; the second disciple 2ill bear the boo,!
papers! pens! in,! and any stin,ing or imp+re materials; the third 2ill carry the ,nife and the pen,nife
magical art! the lantern! and the candles; the fo+rth! the salms! and the rest of the instr+ments; the fifth! the
cr+cible or chafing8dish! and the charcoal or f+el; b+t it is necessary for the master himself to carry in his
hand the staff! and the 2and or rod. The things necessary being th+s disposed! the master 2ill go 2ith his
disciples +nto the assigned place! 2here they have proposed to constr+ct the circle for the magical arts and
e5periments; repeating on the 2ay the prayers and orations 2hich tho+ 2ilt find in Goo, 77.
-hen the master shall have arrived at the place appointed! together 2ith his disciples! he having lighted the
flame of the fire! and having e5orcised it afresh as is laid do2n in the Second Goo,! shall light the candle and
place it in the lantern! 2hich one of the disciples is to hold ever in his hand to light the master at his 2or,.
>o2 the master of the art! every time that he shall have occasion for some partic+lar p+rpose to spea, 2ith
the spirits! m+st endeavor to form certain circles 2hich shall differ some2hat! and shall have some partic+lar
reference to the partic+lar e5periment +nder consideration. >o2! in order to s+cceed in forming s+ch a circle
concerning magical art! for the greater ass+rance and efficacy tho+ shalt constr+ct it in the follo2ing manner:
TH+ CONSTRUCTION O3 TH+ CIRC"+.
Ta,e tho+ the ,nife or pen,nife!
consecrated after the manner and order 2hich 2e shall deliver +nto thee in
the Second Goo,. -ith this ,nife or pen,nife
tho+ shalt describe! beyond the inner circle 2hich tho+ shalt
have already formed! a second circle! encompassing the other at the distance of one foot therefrom and
having the same centre.
-ithin this space of a foot in breadth bet2een the first and the second
line! tho+ shalt trace to2ards the fo+r ?+arters of the Earth!
the sacred and venerable
symbols of the holy letter Ta+.
*nd bet2een the first and the second circle!
2hich tho+ shalt thyself have
dra2n 2ith the instr+ment of magical art! tho+ shalt ma,e fo+r he5agonal pentacles!
and bet2een these tho+
shalt 2rite fo+r terrible and tremendo+s names of God! vi=.:88
>3#,'re $. Ma,#) )#r)le 5ro7 7an's)r#pt A-. .2&!$1 5ol .(r.?
>C#r)le 5ro7 M$*!.?
>C#r)le 5ro7 The Magical Treatise of Solomon1 Delatte1 op. cit.1 p, $5.?
Get2een the East and the So+th the s+preme name 7HCH! Tetragrammaton;88
Get2een the So+th and the -est the essential Tetragrammatic name *H7H! Eheieh;88
Get2een the -est and the >orth the name of po2er *L7C>! Elion;88
*nd bet2een the >orth and the East the great name *LH! Eloah;88
-hich names are of s+preme importance in the list of the Sephiroth!
and their sovereign e?+ivalents.
>The Hebre/ letter#n, per A-. .2&!$1 5ol .%r.?
A+rthermore! tho+ shalt circ+mscribe abo+t these circles t2o s?+ares! the angles of 2hich shall be t+rned
to2ards the fo+r ?+arters of the Earth; and the space bet2een the lines of the o+ter and inner s?+are shall be
half8a8foot. The e5treme angles of the o+ter s?+are shall be made the centres of fo+r circles! the meas+re or
diameter of 2hich shall be one foot. *ll these are to be dra2n 2ith the ,nife or consecrated instr+ment
art. *nd 2ithin these fo+r circles tho+ m+st 2rite these fo+r names of God the most holy one! in this order:88
the East! *L! El;
*t the -est! 7H! Mah;
*t the So+th! *GL*! *gla;
*nd at the >orth *E>7! *donaR.
Get2een the t2o s?+ares the name Tetragrammaton is to be 2ritten in the same 2ay as is sho2n in the plate.
.See @igure &.0
-hile constr+cting the circle! the master sho+ld recite the follo2ing salms:88
.s&UKJC&0 N+are frem+er+nt gentes .-hy do the heathen rage....0
.s)9UKJC)(0 Ee+s in nomine t+o salv+m .Save me! < God! by thy name....0
.s$$&UKJC$$90 La+date p+eri Eomin+m .raise ye the Lord. raise! < ye servants of the Lord0
.s@@UKJC@B0 Ee+s misereat+r nostri .God be mercif+l +nto +s....0
.s(@UKJC(B0 <mnes gentes pla+dite manib+s .< clap yo+r hands! all ye people0
.s@BUKJC@/0 E5s+rgat Ee+s et dissipent+r .Let God arise! let his enemies be scattered....0
Y.s)'UKJC)$Z Miserere mei Ee+s sec+nd+m magnam .Have mercy +pon me! < God! according to
<r he may as 2ell recite them before tracing the circle.
The 2hich being finished! and the f+migations being performed! as is described in the chapter on f+migations
in the Second Goo,! the master sho+ld reassemble his disciples! enco+rage them! reass+re them! fortify them!
and cond+ct them into the parts of the circle of art! 2here he m+st place them in the fo+r ?+arters of the
Earth! enco+rage them! and e5hort them to fear nothing! and to ,eep in the places assigned to them. *lso! the
disciple 2ho is placed to2ards the East sho+ld have a pen! in,! paper! sil,! and 2hite cotton! all clean and
s+itable for the 2or,. A+rthermore! each of the companions sho+ld have a ne2 s2ord dra2n in his hand
.besides the consecrated magical s2ord of art0! and he sho+ld ,eep his hand resting +pon the hilt thereof! and
he sho+ld on no prete5t ?+it the place assigned to him! nor move therefrom.
*fter this the master sho+ld ?+it the circle! light the f+el in the earthen pots! and place +pon them the censers!
in the fo+r ?+arters of the Earth; and he sho+ld have in his hand the consecrated taper of 2a5! and he sho+ld
light it and place it in a hidden and secret place prepared for it. Let him after this re8enter and close the circle.
The master sho+ld afresh e5hort his disciples! and e5plain to them all that they have to do and to observe; the
2hich commands they sho+ld promise and vo2 to e5ec+te.
Let the master then repeat this prayer: 88
-hen 2e enter herein 2ith all h+mility! let God the *lmighty <ne enter into this circle! by the entrance of an
eternal happiness! of a divine prosperity! of a perfect 4oy! of an ab+ndant charity! and of an eternal sal+tation.
Let all the demons fly from this place! especially those 2ho are opposed +nto this 2or,! and let the angels of
peace assist and protect this circle! from 2hich let discord and strife fly and depart. Magnify and e5tend +pon
+s! < Lord! thy most holy name! and bless o+r conversation and o+r assembly. Sanctify! < Lord o+r God! o+r
h+mble entry herein! tho+ the blessed and holy one of the eternal agesS *men.
*fter this! let the master say +pon his ,nees! as follo2s:
< Lord God! all po2erf+l and all mercif+l! tho+ 2ho desirest not the death of a sinner! b+t rather that he may
t+rn from his 2ic,edness and live; give and grant +nto +s thy grace! by blessing and consecrating this earth
and this circle! 2hich is here mar,ed o+t 2ith the most po2erf+l and holy names of God.
*nd thee! 7
con4+re! < Earth! by the most holy name of *SHER EHE7EH entering 2ithin this circle! composed and made
2ith mine hand. *nd may God! even *E<>*7! bless this place 2ith all the virt+es of Heaven! so that no
obscene or +nclean spirit may have the po2er to enter into this circle! or to annoy any person 2ho is therein;
tho+gh the Lord God *E<>*7! 2ho liveth eternally +nto the ages of the ages. *men.
7 beseech thee! < Lord God! the all po2erf+l and the all mercif+l! that tho+ 2ilt deign to bless this circle! and
all this place! and all those 2ho are therein! and that tho+ 2ilt grant +nto +s! 2ho serve thee! and rehearse
nothing b+t the 2onders of thy la2! a good angel for o+r g+ardian; remove from +s every adverse po2er;
preserve +s from evil and from tro+ble; grant! < Lord! that 2e may rest in this place in all safety! thro+gh
thee! < Lord! 2ho livest and reignest +nto the ages of the ages. *men.
Let the master no2 arise and place +pon his head a cro2n made of virgin paper!
on the 2hich there m+st be
2ritten .2ith the colo+rs and other necessary things 2hich 2e shall describe hereafter0! these fo+r names
*GL*! *GL*7! *GL*T*! *GL*T*7. The 2hich names are to be placed in the front! behind! and on either
side of the head.
A+rthermore! the master o+ght to have 2ith him in the circle! those pentacles or medals
2hich are necessary
to his p+rpose! 2hich are described hereinafter! and 2hich sho+ld be constr+cted according to the r+les given
in the chapter on pentacles. They sho+ld be described on virgin paper 2ith a pen; and in,! blood! or colo+rs!
prepared according to the manner 2hich 2e shall hereafter sho2 in the chapters on these s+b4ects. 7t 2ill be
s+fficient to ta,e only those pentacles 2hich are act+ally re?+ired! they sho+ld be se2ed to the front of the
linen robe! on the chest! 2ith the consecrated needle of the art! and 2ith a thread 2hich has been 2oven by a
*fter this! let the master t+rn himself to2ards the eastern ?+arter .+nless directed to the contrary! or +nless he
sho+ld be 2ishing to call spirits 2hich belong to another ?+arter of the Dniverse0! and prono+nce 2ith a lo+d
voice the con4+ration contained in this chapter. *nd if the spirits be disobedient and do not then ma,e their
appearance! he m+st arise and ta,e the e5orcised ,nife of art
2here2ith he hath constr+cted the circle! and
raise it to2ards the s,y as if he 2ished to beat or stri,e the air! and con4+re the spirits. Let him then lay his
right hand and the ,nife +pon the pentacles or medals! constr+cted of! and described +pon virgin paper! 2hich
are fastened to or se2n +pon his breast! and let him repeat the follo2ing con4+ration +pon his ,nees:88
< Lord! hear my prayer! and let my cry come +nto thee. < Lord God *lmighty! 2ho has reigned before the
beginning of the *ges! and 2ho by thine infinite 2isdom! hast created the heavens! the earth! and the sea! and
all that in them is! all that is visible! and all that is invisible by a single 2ord; 7 praise thee! 7 bless thee! 7
adore thee! 7 glorify thee! and 7 pray thee no2 at the present time to be mercif+l +nto me! a miserable sinner!
for 7 am the 2or, of thine hands. Save me! and direct me by thy holy name! tho+ to 2hom nothing is diffic+lt!
nothing is impossible; and deliver me from the night of mine ignorance! and enable me to go forth therefrom.
Enlighten me 2ith a spar, of thine infinite 2isdom. Ta,e a2ay from my senses the desire of coveto+sness!
and the ini?+ity of mine idle 2ords. Give +nto me! thy servant! a 2ise +nderstanding! penetrating and s+btle
heart! to ac?+ire and comprehend all sciences and arts; give +nto me capacity to hear! and strength of memory
to retain them! so that 7 may be able to accomplish my desires! and +nderstand and learn all diffic+lt and
desirable sciences; and also that 7 may be able to comprehend the hidden secrets of the holy 2ritings. Give
me the virt+e to conceive them! so that 7 may be able to bring forth and prono+nce my 2ords 2ith patience
and h+mility! for the instr+ction of others! as tho+ hast ordered me.
< God! the Aather! all po2erf+l and all mercif+l! 2ho hast created all things! 2ho ,no2est and conceivest
them +niversally! and to 2hom nothing is hidden! nothing is impossible; 7 entreat thy grace for me and for thy
servants! beca+se tho+ seest and ,no2est 2ell that 2e perform not this 2or, to tempt thy strength and thy
po2er as if in do+bt thereof! b+t rather that 2e may ,no2 and +nderstand the tr+th of all hidden things. 7
beseech thee to have the ,indness to be favorable +nto +s; by thy splendo+r! thy magnificence! and thy
holiness! and by thy holy! terrible! and ineffable name 7*H! at 2hich the 2hole 2orld doth tremble! and by
the fear 2ith 2hich all creat+res obey thee. Grant! < Lord! that 2e may become responsive +nto thy grace! so
that thro+gh it 2e may have a f+ll confidence in and ,no2ledge of thee! and that the spirits may discover
themselves here in o+r presence! and that those 2hich are gentle and peaceable may come +nto +s! so that
they may be obedient +nto thy commands! thro+gh thee! < most holy *E<>*7! 2hose ,ingdom is an
everlasting ,ingdom! and 2hose empire end+reth +nto the ages of the ages. *men.
*fter having said all these 2ords devo+tly! let the master arise! and place his hands +pon the pentacles! and
let one of the companions hold the boo, open before the master! 2ho! raising his eyes to Heaven! and t+rning
+nto the fo+r ?+arters of the Dniverse! shall say:88
< Lord! be tho+ +nto me a to2er of strength against the appearance and assa+lt of the evil spirits.
*fter this! t+rning to2ards the fo+r ?+arters of the Dniverse! he shall say the follo2ing 2ords:88
These be the symbols and the names of the creator! 2hich can bring terror and fear +nto yo+. <bey me then!
by the po2er of these holy names! and by these mysterio+s symbols of the secret of secrets.
The 2hich being said and done! tho+ shalt see them dra2 near and approach from all parts. G+t if they be
hindered! detained! or occ+pied in some 2ay! and so that they cannot come! or if they are +n2illing to come!
then! the s+ff+migations and censings being performed ane2! and .the disciples0 having ane2! by especial
order! to+ched their s2ords! and the master having enco+raged his disciples! he shall reform the circle 2ith
the ,nife of art! and! raising the said ,nife to2ards the s,y! he shall as it 2ere stri,e the air there2ith. *fter
this he shall lay his hand +pon the pentacles! and having bent his ,nees before the most High! he shall repeat
2ith h+mility the follo2ing confession; the 2hich his disciples shall also do! and they shall recite it in a lo2
and h+mble voice! so that they can scarcely be heard.
TH+ CON3+SSION TO 4+ MAD+ 4: TH+ +@ORCIST
< L<RE of Heaven and of Earth! before thee do 7 confess my
sins! and lament them! cast do2n and h+mbled in thy presence.
Aor 7 have sinned before thee by pride! avarice! and bo+ndless
desire of hono+rs and riches; by idleness! gl+ttony! greed!
deba+chery! and dr+n,enness; beca+se 7 have offended thee by
all ,inds of sins of the flesh! ad+lteries! and poll+tions! 2hich 7
have committed myself! and consented that others sho+ld
commit; by sacrilege! thefts! rapine! violation! and homicide;
by the evil +se 7 have made of my possessions! by my
prodigality! by the sins 2hich 7 have committed against Hope
and "harity! by my evil advice! flatteries! bribes! and the ill
distrib+tion 2hich 7 have made of the goods of 2hich 7 have
been possessed; by rep+lsing and maltreating the poor! in the
distrib+tion 2hich 7 have made of the goods committed to my
charge! by afflicting those over 2hom 7 have been set in
a+thority! by not visiting the prisoners! by depriving the dead
of b+rial! by not receiving the poor! by neither feeding the
h+ngry nor giving drin, to the thirsty! by never ,eeping the
Sabbath and the other feasts! by not living chastely and pio+sly
on those days! by the easy consent 2hich 7 have given to those
2ho incited me to evil deeds! by in4+ring instead of aiding
those 2ho demanded help from me! by ref+sing to give ear
+nto the cry of the poor! by not respecting the aged! by not
,eeping my 2ord! by disobedience to my parents! by
ingratit+de to2ards those from 2hom 7 have received
,indness! by ind+lgence in sens+al pleas+res! by irreverent
behavio+r in the Temple of God! by +nseemly gest+res thereat!
by entering therein 2itho+t reverence! by vain and
+nprofitable disco+rse 2hen there! by despising the sacred
vessels of the temple! by t+rning the holy "eremonies into
ridic+le! by to+ching and eating the sacred bread 2ith imp+re
lips and 2ith profane hands! and by the neglect of my prayers
7 detest also the crimes 2hich 7 have committed by evil
tho+ghts! vain and imp+re meditations! false s+spicions! and
rash 4+dgments; by the evil consent 2hich 7 have readily given
+nto the advice of the 2ic,ed! by l+st of imp+re and sens+al
pleas+res; by my idle 2ords! my lies! and my deceit; by my
false vo2s in vario+s 2ays; and by my contin+al slander and
7 detest also the crimes 2hich 7 have committed 2ithin; the
treachery and discord 2hich 7 have incited; my c+riosity!
greed! false spea,ing! violence! malediction! m+rm+rs!
blasphemies! vain 2ords! ins+lts! dissim+lations; my sins
against God by the transgression of the ten commandments! by
neglect of my d+ties and obligations! and by 2ant of love
to2ards God and to2ards my neighbo+r.
A+rthermore 7 hate the sins 2hich 7 have committed in all my
senses! by sight! by hearing! by taste! by smell! and by to+ch!
in every 2ay that h+man 2ea,ness can offend the creator; by
my carnal tho+ghts! deeds! and meditations.
7n 2hich 7 h+mbly confess that 7 have sinned! and recognise
myself as being in the sight of God the most criminal of all
7 acc+se myself before thee! < God! and 7 adore thee 2ith all
h+mility. < ye! holy angels! and ye! children of God! in yo+r
presence 7 p+blish my sins! so that mine enemy may have no
advantage over me! and may not be able to reproach me at the
last day; that he may not be able to say that 7 have concealed
my sins! and that 7 be not then acc+sed in the presence of the
Lord; b+t! on the contrary! that on my acco+nt there may be
4oy in Heaven! as over the 4+st 2ho have confessed their sins
in thy presence.
< most mighty and all po2erf+l Aather! grant thro+gh thine
+nbo+nded mercy that 7 may both see and ,no2 all the spirits
2hich 7 invo,e! so that by their means 7 may see my 2ill and
desire accomplished! by the sovereign grande+r! and by thine
ineffable and eternal glory! tho+ 2ho art and 2ho 2ilt be for
ever the p+re and ineffable father of all.
The confession having been finished 2ith great h+mility! and
2ith the in2ard feeling of the heart! the master 2ill recite the
< Lord all po2erf+l! eternal God and father of all creat+res!
shed +pon me the divine infl+ence of thy mercy! for 7 am thy
creat+re. 7 beseech thee to defend me from mine enemies! and
to confirm in me tr+e and steadfast faith.
< Lord! 7 commit my body and my so+l +nto thee! seeing 7 p+t
my tr+st in none beside thee; it is on thee alone that 7 rely; <
Lord my God aid me; < Lord hear me in the day and ho+r
2herein 7 shall invo,e thee. 7 pray thee by thy mercy not to p+t
me in oblivion! nor to remove me from thee. < Lord be tho+
my s+ccor! tho+ 2ho art the God of my salvation. < Lord
ma,e me a ne2 heart according +nto thy loving ,indness.
These! < Lord! are the gifts 2hich 7 a2ait from thee! < my
God and my master! tho+ 2ho livest and reignest +nto the
*ges of the *ges. *men.
< Lord God the all po2erf+l one! 2ho hast formed +nto
thyself great and ineffable 2isdom! and co8eternal 2ith thyself
before the co+ntless ages; tho+ 2ho in the birth of time hast
created the Heavens! and the Earth! the sea! and things that
they contain; tho+ 2ho hast vivified all things by the breath of
thy mo+th! 7 praise thee! 7 bless thee! 7 adore thee! and 7 glorify
thee. Ge tho+ propitio+s +nto me 2ho am b+t a miserable
sinner! and despise me not; save me and s+ccor me! even me
the 2or, of thine hands. 7 con4+re and entreat thee by thy Holy
name to banish from my spirit the dar,ness of 7gnorance! and
to enlighten me 2ith the Aire of thy -isdom; ta,e a2ay from
me all evil desires! and let not my speech be as that of the
foolish. < tho+! God the Living <ne! 2hose Glory! Hono+r!
and Kingdom shall e5tend +nto the *ges of the *ges. *men.
PRA:+RS AND CONJURATIONS
< L<RE God! Holy Aather! *lmighty and Mercif+l <ne! 2ho
hast created all things! 2ho ,no2est all things and can do all
things! from 2hom nothing is hidden! to 2hom nothing is
impossible; tho+ 2ho ,no2est that 2e perform not these
ceremonies to tempt thy po2er! b+t that 2e may penetrate into
the ,no2ledge of hidden things; 2e pray thee by thy Sacred
Mercy to ca+se and to permit! that 2e may arrive at this
+nderstanding of secret things! of 2hatever nat+re they may
be! by thine aid! < Most Holy *E<>*7! 2hose Kingdom and
o2er shall have no end +nto the *ges of the *ges. *men.
The rayer being finished! let the E5orcist lay his hand +pon
the pentacles! 2hile one of the Eisciples shall hold open
before him the Goo, 2herein are 2ritten the prayers and
con4+rations proper for con?+ering! s+bd+ing! and reproving
the spirits. Then the Master! t+rning to2ards each N+arter of
the Earth! and raising his eyes to Heaven! shall say:
< Lord! be tho+ +nto me a strong to2er of ref+ge! from the
sight and assa+lts of the Evil spirits.
$. "ompare 2ith salm
@'.( .KJC s@$.90: 1Aor
tho+ hast been a shelter for
me! and a strong to2er
from the enemy.1 8JH
*fter 2hich let him t+rn again to2ards the fo+r ?+arters of the
Earth! and to2ards each let him +tter the follo2ing 2ords:
Gehold the symbols and names of the creator! 2hich give +nto
ye forever terror and fear. <bey then! by the virt+e of these
holy names! and by these Mysteries of Mysteries.
*fter this he shall see the spirits come from every side. G+t in
case they are occ+pied in some other place! or that they cannot
come! or that they are +n2illing to come: then let him
commence afresh to invo,e them after the follo2ing manner!
and let the e5orcist be ass+red that even 2ere they bo+nd 2ith
chains of iron! and 2ith fire! they co+ld not refrain from
coming to accomplish his 2ill.
&. There is an 7nvocation
bearing the title of 3The
Nabalistical 7nvocation of
Solomon!3 given by
Eliphas LLvi! 2hich
differs in many points
from the one given above!
tho+gh resembling it in
some partic+lars. LLvi3s is
constr+cted on the plan
indicated in the 3Siphra
Et=enio+tha!3 c. 777.;
*nnotation [ )! s+b. [ /!
%; 2hile the one above
more follo2s that laid
do2n! i*id. [ )! s+b. [ 9. 7
see no reason to s+ppose
that LLvi3s is +na+thentic.
7t 2ill be noted by the
Nabalistical reader! that
the above con4+ration
rehearses the divine names
attached to the ten
< ye spirits! ye 7 con4+re by the po2er! 2isdom! and virt+e of
the spirit of God! by the +ncreate divine ,no2ledge! by the
vast mercy of God! by the strength of God! by the greatness of
God! by the +nity of God; and by the holy name of God
EHE7EH! 2hich is the root! tr+n,! so+rce! and origin of all the
other divine names! 2hence they all dra2 their life and their
virt+e! 2hich *dam having invo,ed! he ac?+ired the
,no2ledge of all created things.
7 con4+re ye by the indivisible name 7<E! 2hich mar,eth and
e5presseth the simplicity and the +nity of the nat+re divine!
2hich *bel having invo,ed! he deserved
to escape from the
hands of "ain his brother.
9. 7n the Arench! 3merita
M&B@: 1?+od etiam *bel
nomina+it et mer+it
e+adere man+s fratris s+i
"aim.1 *+b. &(! reads 1...
?+od etiam nomina+it
Seth! et mer+it evadere
man+s fratris s+i "aim1
.2hich SETH having
named! he 2as fo+nd
2orthy to evade the hand
of his brother "ain.0 *d.
$'/@& reads 1... ?+od
etiam Leter .W0 nomina+it!
et mer+it e+adere man+s
atris s+i "aim1 .2hich
Leter .W0 having named! he
2as fo+nd 2orthy to evade
the hand of his father
7 con4+re ye by the name TETR*GR*MM*T<> EL<H7M!
2hich e5presseth and signifieth the grande+r of so lofty a
ma4esty! that >oah having prono+nced it! saved himself! and
protected himself 2ith his 2hole ho+sehold from the 2aters of
(. *+b&( reads 1Jeo+a
Elohim1; M&B@: 1Jeo+Q
Eloym1; Sl9'%$: 1Jehova
Eloym1; K&// and L$&'&:
1Jehovah Elohym1; *d.
$'/@&: 1Je! Ho+a! Eloia.1
7 con4+re ye by the name of God EL strong and 2onderf+l!
2hich denoteth the mercy and goodness of his ma4esty divine!
2hich *braham having invo,ed! he 2as fo+nd 2orthy to come
forth from the Dr of the "haldeans.
7 con4+re ye by the most po2erf+l name of EL<H7M G7G<R!
2hich sho2eth forth the strength of God! of a God all
po2erf+l! 2ho p+nisheth the crimes of the 2ic,ed! 2ho
see,eth o+t and chastiseth the ini?+ities of the fathers +pon the
children +nto the third and fo+rth generation; 2hich 7saac
having invo,ed! he 2as fo+nd 2orthy to escape from the
of *braham his father.
). Lat. gladi+s.
7 con4+re ye and 7 e5orcise ye by the most holy name of
2hich Jacob invo,ed 2hen in great
tro+ble! and 2as fo+nd 2orthy to bear the name of 7srael!
@. *+b&( reads 1Eloha
Cangaadat1; M&B@: 1Eloha
+angadet1; K&//! Sl9'%$!
2hich signifieth van?+isher of God; and he 2as delivered
from the f+ry of Esa+ his brother.
and Lans $&'& read 1Eloha
Cangadat1; *d. $'/@&:
1Eloa Cagadat1. 8JH
7 con4+re ye by the most potent name of EL
TJ*G*<TH! 2hich is the God of armies! r+ling in the
Heavens! 2hich Joseph invo,ed and 2as fo+nd 2orthy to
escape from the hands of his brethren.
B. More +s+ally the name
TJ*G*<TH is attrib+ted
to the seventh Sephiroth.
*+b&( reads: 1*donay
Je+aoth1; K&// and
Sl9'%$: 1El *donay
Jevaod1; L$&'&: 1El!
*donay! Jenard1; *d.
$'/@&: 1*donay Je+ahot1.
This paragraph is not
fo+nd in M&B@. 8JH
7 con4+re ye by the most potent name of EL<H7M
2hich e5presseth piety! mercy! splendo+r! and
,no2ledge of God! 2hich Moses invo,ed! and he 2as fo+nd
2orthy to deliver the eople 7srael from Egypt! and from the
servit+de of haraoh.
/. *+b&(: 1Elohym
Je+ad1; Sl9'%$: 1Eloym
Jevaoth1; K&//: 1Elohym
Jevaod1; L$&'&: 1Elhoim
Jenard1; *d. $'/@&:
1Eloim Je+ord.1 8JH
7 con4+re ye by the most potent name of SH*EE*7!
signifieth doing good +nto all; 2hich Moses invo,ed! and
having str+c, the Sea! it divided into t2o parts in the midst! on
the right hand and on the left. 7 con4+re ye by the most holy
name of EL
"H*7! 2hich is that of the Living God! thro+gh
the virt+e of 2hich alliance 2ith +s! and redemption for +s
have been made; 2hich Moses invo,ed and all the 2aters
ret+rned to their prior state and enveloped the Egyptians! so
that not one of them escaped to carry the ne2s into the Land of
%. K&//! Sl9'%$! L$&'&!
*+b&( read 1Saday1; *d.
$'/@&: 1Siday.1 8JH
$'. Goth this name and
3Shaddai3 are attrib+ted to
the >inth Sephira! and $
have therefore p+t the t2o
invocations in the same
7nstead of 1EL "H*71
*+b&( and *d. $'/@&
reads 1Eloy1; M&B@:
1Elo+m1; K&// and
Sl9'%$: 1Elohym1; L$&'&:
Lastly! 7 con4+re ye all! ye rebellio+s spirits! by the most holy
name of God *E<>*7 MELEKH! 2hich Josh+a invo,ed! and
stayed the co+rse of the S+n in his presence! thro+gh the virt+e
its principal 7mage; and by the troops of
angels 2ho cease not to cry day and night! N*E<S"H!
N*E<S"H! N*E<S"H! *E<>*7 EL<H7M TJ*G*<TH
$$. The *rchangel! 2ho is
called also the rince of
*+b. &( .fol B)r0 reads
1Mittatron1; Kings &//
.that is! Holy! Holy! Holy! Lord God of Hosts! Heaven and
Earth are f+ll of thy Glory0; and by the ten angels 2ho preside
over the ten Sephiroth! by 2hom God comm+nicateth and
e5tendeth his infl+ence over lo2er things! 2hich are
KETHER! "H<KM*H! G7>*H! GEEDL*H! GEGDR*H!
T7HERETH! >ETJ*"H! H<E! MES<E! *>E
and Lans. $&'& read
Mitraton; *d. $'/@& reads
$&. This passage ill+strates
the degree of corr+ption of
the man+scripts! as none
of the copyists seems to
have any grasp of the
Kabbalah. M&B@ seems to
be the most correct here:
1"heder cochmQ bin]
Ghed+l] Ghe++rQ tifered
ne=ach hod Jesod e
1Heoeder! Hoema! Giria!
Tiphered! >od! >e==ac!
Jessod! et Mali+d1;
Hoema! Grica! Ghed+lat!
Hadmer=ael! 7essod! et
Mal+id1; H9%/$: 1Heder!
>oema! Giria! Ghed+la!
Thipheret! >od! >e==ac!
Jessod! et Malchove1;
Sl9'%$: 1Heder >oema!
Giria! Ghed+la! Thipheret!
>od! >e==ac! Thessod! et
Malchove1; K&//: 1Keder!
>oema! Giria! Ghed+la!
Tipheret! >od! >e==ach!
7hessod! et Malchore1;
L$&'&: 1Heder! Rosina!
Gria! Glad+la! Thiphera!
>od! >e==iac! "hessod!
reg+larly red+ces do+ble
consonants! so it seems
li,ely that the ninth
originally read 1Jessod1.
7 con4+re ye ane2! < spirits! by all the names of God! and by
all his marvello+s 2or,; by the heavens; by the earth; by the
sea; by the depth of the *byss! and by that firmament 2hich
the very spirit of God hath moved; by the s+n and by the stars;
by the 2aters and by the seas! and all 2hich they contain; by
the 2inds! the 2hirl2inds! and the tempests; by the virt+e of
all herbs! plants! and stones; by all 2hich is in the heavens!
+pon the earth! and in all the abysses of the shades.
7 con4+re ye ane2! and 7 po2erf+lly +rge ye! < Eemons! in
2hatsoever part of the 2orld ye may be! so that ye shall be
+nable to remain m air! fire! 2ater! earth! or in any part of the
+niverse! or in any pleasant place 2hich may attract ye; b+t
that ye come promptly to accomplish o+r desire! and all things
that 2e demand from yo+r obedience.
7 con4+re ye ane2 by the t2o Tables of the La2! by the five
boo,s of Moses! by the Seven G+rning Lamps on the
"andlestic, of Gold before the face of the Throne of the
Ma4esty of God! and by the Holy of Holies 2herein the
K<HE> H*8G*EDL 2as alone permitted to enter! that is to
say! the High8riest.
7 con4+re ye by him 2ho hath made the heavens and the earth!
and 2ho hath meas+red those heavens in the hollo2 of his
hand! and enclosed the earth 2ith three of his fingers! 2ho is
seated +pon the Ker+bim and +pon the Seraphim; and by the
Ker+bim! 2hich is called the Ker+b! 2hich God constit+ted
and placed to g+ard the Tree of Life! armed 2ith a flaming
s2ord! after that Man had been driven o+t of aradise.
7 con4+re ye ane2! *postates from God! by him 2ho alone
hath performed great 2onders; by the Heavenly Jer+salem;
and by the Most Holy name of God in Ao+r Letters! and by
him 2ho enlighteneth all things and shineth +pon all things by
his Cenerable and 7neffable name! EHE7EH *SHER
that ye come immediately to e5ec+te o+r desire!
2hatever it may be.
$9. M&B@: 1Eheye esser
Eheye1; Sl9'%$ and K&//:
7 con4+re ye! and 7 command ye absol+tely! < Eemons! in
2hatsoever part of the Dniverse ye may be! by the virt+e of all
these Holy names:88 *E<>*7! M*H! H<*! EL! EL<H*!
EL<H7>D! EL<H7M! EHE7EH! M*R<>! K*HD! ES"H!
7>><>! *CE>! *GL*! H*J<R! EMETH! M*77!
*R*R7TH*! M<C*! H*8K*G7R! MESS7*"H! 7<>*H!
M*L8K*! EREL! KDJD! M*TJ*TJ! EL SH*EE*7;
by all the Holy names of God 2hich have been 2ritten 2ith
blood in the sign of an eternal alliance.
$(. 7 have made these
names as correct as
possible; as in all the
original MSS. the Hebre2
is m+ch m+tilated. These
names are some of them
ordinary titles of God;
others Magical and
compo+nded from the
initials of sentences! etc.;
and others perm+tations of
other names. 8SLM
Regarding MT=T= .or
M*J*J0! see Gollanc=!
Boo/ of ,rotection!
7ntrod+ction! p. 555. This
name also occ+rs in Goo,
& as an alternate reading in
*+b&(: 1*donay! Jah! El!
Es! Eloha *ghelion! >a!
Eloym! Eheie! Maron!
"aph+ 7nn+m! E+en! *gla!
Joy! Emed! Jeia! *racita!
Ja+a! 7ss+! Haca+a!
Messiah! 7sma Maleche!
Ere=! K+=+! Maspal! El
Saday1; M&B@: 1adonay
Jah Cah El Eloa Elion h^
Eloym Eheye maron
"aphec Jes+ssim+m a+em
*gla e5orh emaeim Jeya
arania ia+a hocha+no
mesiatema melche ero=
a+=+ malp+= El sadai1;
Sl9'%$: 1*donay! 7ah! H+!
El! Eloha! >gelion! >+!
Elohym! theye! Maron!
"aph+! 7ss+! 7mn+m!
Even! *gla! E=or! Emoed!
7eya! *rarita! 7ova!
Hacavo! Messiah! Soma!
MalchL! Erel! E,+s+!
Malpar! El! Saday1;
*d$'/@&: 1*donay! 7ah!
Hoel! El! Eloh! *gtelion!
>a .W0! Eloin! Eheie!
Macon! "apha! 7nn+m!
E+re_! *gla! Jor! Emet!
"era! *nacio! La+t! 7ss+!
*ca+t! Massiah! 7sma
Malechi! Erey! G+=+ .W80!
Ma=pol! <ssaday1; K&//:
1*donay! 7ah! H+! El!
Eloha! >gelion+! Elohym!
Eheye! Maron! "aph+!
7ss+! 7nm+m! Even! *gla!
E=or! Emoed! 7eya!
*rarita! 7ova! Hacavo!
Messiah! 7omas! MalchL!
Erel! Esc+sa! Maspar! El!
Sada`1; L$&'&: 1*donay!
Ja+! H+sset! Eloha!
>ghelion! >+! Elohim!
Eheye! Maron! "aph+!
7ss+! 7mm+m! Eve+! *gla!
E=or! et par les >oms de
Eie+ Lcrits avce YsicZ d+
sang en signe dT*lliance
?+i sont Emoad! Jahia!
*varita! Jova! Hacavo!
Messiah! Joma! Malche!
Eret! Ello=a! Malpa= I
7 con4+re ye ane2 by these other names of God! most holy and
+n,no2n! by the virt+e of 2hich names ye tremble every
day:88 G*JD"! G*"DR*G<>! *T*"EL! *L"HEGHEL!
*ND*"H*7! H<M<R7<>S! EM! *GG*T<>! "HEC<>!
"EG<>! <M! J<MM*S! "*ME! EHE7EH! *GG*M*"H7!
<RT*GD! >*LE! HELE"H! MEJE;
that ye come ?+ic,ly
and 2itho+t any delay into o+r presence from every ?+arter
and every climate of the 2orld 2herein ye may be! to e5ec+te
all that 2e shall command ye in the great name of God.
$). 7 give these names as
they stand! they do not all
appear to be Hebre2;
some of them s+ggest the
style of the barbaro+s
names in the Graeco8
Egyptian Magical apyri.
homorions! ey! abbaton!
che+on! cebore oy!
=oymas! caye eec
helech Je=e1; *+b&(:
*?+echay! Homorions! Ey!
*bbaton! "hi+on! "ebeon!
<5! Joymas! "aye Ee+!
*b+machi! <rtag+! Ha=a!
Helec Je=e1; *d$'/@&:
*?+echay! Ei! *bbator!
<y=orimas! "aye! E+e!
*bbimachi! <rbayri! a=a!
Hebec! Tere1; Sl9'%$! H:
*?+acay! Homorions! Ey!
*bbaton! "hevon! "ebon!
<yJoymas! "ay! EeL!
*lbamachi! <rtag+! Male!
Helech! 7e=e1; K&//:
*?+aca`! Homorion! Ey!
*bbaton! "hevon! "ebon!
<y=oymas! "ay! EeL!
*lbamachi! <rtag+! >ale!
Helech! 7e=e1; L$&'&:
1Ga=+r! Garabon! atacel!
Homorion! E+! *bbaton!
Ethenon! "ehon! <y!
Jemas! "ay! "ec!
>alche! Seche==e.1 8JH
>*LE! *GELE"H .or
HELE"H0! MEJE .or
STRONG+R AND MOR+ POT+NT CONJURATION
7f they then immediately appear! it is 2ell; if not! let the master
+ncover the consecrated pentacles 2hich he sho+ld have made
to constrain and command the spirits! and 2hich he sho+ld
2ear fastened ro+nd his nec,! holding the medals .or
pentacles0 in his left hand! and the consecrated ,nife in his
right; and enco+raging his companions! he shall say 2ith a
$. *d$'/@& and Sl.9'%$:
1a some2hat elevated
Here be the symbols of secret things! the standards! the
ensigns! and the banners! of God the con?+eror; and the arms
of the almighty <ne! to compel the aerial potencies. 7
command ye absol+tely by their po2er and virt+e that ye come
near +nto +s! into o+r presence! from 2hatsoever part of the
2orld ye may be in! and that ye delay not to obey +s in all
things 2herein 2e shall command ye by the virt+e of God the
mighty <ne. "ome ye promptly! and delay not to appear! and
ans2er +s 2ith h+mility.
7f they appear at this time! sho2 them the pentacles! and
receive them 2ith ,indness! gentleness! and co+rtesy; reason
and spea, 2ith them! ?+estion them! and as, from them all
things 2hich tho+ hast proposed to demand.
G+t if! on the contrary! they do not yet ma,e their appearance!
holding the consecrated ,nife
in the right hand! and the
being +ncovered by the removal of their
consecrated covering! stri,e and beat the air 2ith the ,nife as
if 2ishing to commence a combat! comfort and e5hort thy
companions! and then in a lo+d and stern voice repeat the
&. Lat. 1gladi+s1; 7tal. 1il
coltello1; Ar. 1le co+ta+1.
9. *+b. &( and *d. $'/@&
add 1in the left1. 8JH
(. This con4+ration is
almost identical 2ith one
given in the Lemegeton' or
Lesser Key! a different
2or,! also attrib+ted to
Here again 7 con4+re ye and most +rgently command ye; 7
force! constrain! and e5hort ye to the +tmost! by the most
mighty and po2erf+l name of God EL! strong and 2onderf+l!
and by God the 4+st and +pright! 7 e5orcise ye and command
ye that ye in no 2ay delay! b+t that ye come immediately and
+pon the instant hither before +s! 2itho+t noise! deformity! or
hideo+sness! b+t 2ith all manner of gentleness and mildness.
). Mathers is follo2ing
K&// and H 2hich read!
1avec to+tes sorte de
do+ce+rs et de "ivilitL1;
Lat. 1omni affabilitate1 .all
2ording in L$&'& and
Sl9'%$ again agree: 1to+te
sorte de civilitL et
7 e5orcise ye ane2! and po2erf+lly con4+re ye! commanding
ye 2ith strength and violence by him 2ho spa,e and it 2as
and by all these names: EL SH*EE*7! EL<H7M!
EL<H7! TJ*G*<TH! EL7M! *SHER EHE7EH! M*H!
2hich signify God the
high and almighty! the God of 7srael! thro+gh 2hom
+nderta,ing all o+r operations 2e shall prosper in all the
2or,s of o+r hands! seeing that the Lord is no2! al2ays! and
for ever 2ith +s! in o+r heart and in o+r lips; and by his holy
names! and by the virt+e of the sovereign God! 2e shall
accomplish all o+r 2or,.
@. *+. &(: 1Cos iter+m
e5orci=o at?+e potenter
contestor! ac valde impero
per e+m ?+i di5it! et
fact+m est ...1 .7 again
e5orci=e yo+! and potently
con4+re yo+! and greatly
command yo+ thro+gh him
2ho spo,e! and it 2as
B. This passage presents an
interesting p+==le. Mathers
is basically follo2ing the
"olorno class of
man+scripts! even tho+gh
the phrase 1the God of
7srael1 implies the original
Hebre2 incl+ded 1EL<HE
7SR*EL1. The complete
phrase 1God the high and
almighty! the God of
7srael1 .Lat1 Eomin+s
Ee+s e5cels+s omnipotens
Ee+s 7srael0 might be
rendered in Hebre2 as
1*E<>*M! EL7<>! EL
*d9@@B(! and Sl9/(B are
all closer to the p+rported
*+b&(: 1*donay! <ghelio
.8eW0! Saday! 7srael! ?+od
est Eomin+s Ee+s
e5cels+s omnipotens Ee+s
1*donay! <ghelion! Saday!
7serael! ?+od est Eomin+s
Ee+s e5cels+s <mnipotens
Ee+s 7srael1; *d9@@B(:
S*E*M .correct to
1*donay! heloe! heloym!
Sabaoth Saday! ?+od est
domin+s de+s e5cels+s et
omnipotens re5 7srael.1
The prototype of the
"olorno class of
man+scripts probably read!
*SSER EHEME! 7*H!
M&B@: 1et saday Eloym
Eloa Je+aod Eheye esser
Eheye Jah tetagramaton
saday ?+od est domin+s
de+s e5cels+r omnipotens
de+s israel1; Sl9'%$: 1El!
Saday! Elohym! ElohL!
Jevaoth! Elym! *sser!
Eheye! Jah! Tetagramaton
Saday1; L$&'&: 1El!
Saday! Jah! Elohim! Eohe!
Jenard! Elein! *sser!
K&//: 1El! Sada`!
Elohym! Elohe! Jevaod!
Elim! *sser! Eheye! 7ah!
H9%/$: 1El! Sada`!
Elohym! Elohe! Jevaod!
Elym! *sser! Eheye! 7ah!
"ome ye at once 2itho+t any hideo+sness or deformity before /. Some MSS. add! 3et
+s! come ye 2itho+t monstro+s appearance! in a gracio+s form
or fig+re. "ome ye! for 2e e5orcise ye 2ith the +tmost
vehemence by the name of 7*H and <>! 2hich *dam spa,e
and heard; by the name EL! 2hich >oah heard! and saved
himself 2ith all his family from the Eel+ge; by the name 7<E!
2hich >oah heard! and ,ne2 God the *lmighty <ne; by the
name *GL* 2hich Jacob heard! and sa2 the Ladder 2hich
to+ched Heaven! and the angels 2ho ascended and descended
+pon it! 2hence he called that place the Ho+se of God and the
Gate of Heaven; and by the name EL<H7M! and in the name
EL<H7M! 2hich Moses named! invo,ed! and heard in Horeb
the Mo+nt of God! and he 2as fo+nd 2orthy to hear him spea,
from the G+rning G+sh; and by the name *7> S<H! 2hich
*aron heard! and 2as at once made elo?+ent! 2ise! and
learned; and by the name TJ*G*<TH! 2hich Moses named
and invo,ed! and all the ponds and rivers 2ere covered 2ith
blood thro+gho+t the land of Egypt;
and by the name 7<E!
2hich Moses named and invo,ed! and stri,ing +pon the d+st
of the earth it became gnats infesting men! cattle! and beasts of
b+rden of Egypt;
and by the name! and in the name
2hich Moses named and invo,ed! and there
fell a great and severe hail thro+gho+t all the land of Egypt!
destroying the vines! the trees! and the 2oods 2hich 2ere in
that co+ntry; and by the name 7*H*R! 2hich Moses heard
and invo,ed! and immediately a great pestilence began to
appear thro+gh all the land of Egypt! stri,ing and slaying the
asses! the o5en! and the sheep of the Egyptians! so that they all
died; and by the name *G*EE<> 2hich Moses invo,ed and
sprin,led the d+st to2ards heaven! and immediately there fell
so great rain +pon the men! cattle! and floc,s! that they all died
thro+gho+t the land of Egypt; and by the name EL7<> 2hich
Moses invo,ed! and there fell so great hail as had never been
seen from the beginning of the 2orld +nto that time! so that all
men! and herds! and everything that 2as in the fields perished
and died thro+gho+t all the land of Egypt. *nd by the name
*E<>*7! 2hich Moses having invo,ed! there came so great a
?+antity of loc+sts 2hich appeared in the land of Egypt! that
they devo+red and s2allo2ed +p all that the hail had spared;
and by the name of *THE<>!
2hich having invo,ed! there
arose so thic,! so a2f+l! and so terrible dar,ness thro+gho+t
the land of Egypt! d+ring the space of three days and three
nights! that almost all 2ho 2ere left alive died; and by the
name MES<E! and in the name MES<E! 2hich Moses
invo,ed! and at midnight all the first8born! both of men and of
animals! died; and by the name of MESH7M<>! 2hich Moses
named and invo,ed! and the Red Sea divided itself and
f+rent p+rifiLs.3 8SLM
*+b. &( adds 1et
rotted0; *d. $'/@&
.they have composed 0
%. So *+b&(. 2hich reads
1et perc+tiens p+lverem
terrV factV s+nt cinifices
in homines! et boves! et
This reading is also
s+pported by M&B@ and
*d. 9@@B(. This is based
on E5od+s /:$B: 1et
e5tendit *aron man+
terrae et facti s+nt scinifes
in hominib+s et in
i+mentis omnis p+lvis
terrae vers+s est in scinifes
per totam terram *egypti1
.and *aron stretched o+t
his hand 2ith his rod! and
smote the d+st of the earth!
and it became gnats in
man! and in beast; all the
d+st of the land became
gnats thro+gho+t all the
land of Egypt.0 The Arench
man+scripts misread Latin
1cinis1 .ashes! Ar.
1cendre10! instead of Latin
1cinifes1 .gnats0. Mathers
reads 1and stri,ing +pon
the d+st of the earth both
men and beasts 2ere
str+c, 2ith disease.1 8JH
Some MSS. s+bstit+te! 3les
hommes f+rent red+its en
cendre! comme a+ssi les
separated in t2o; and by the name HES7<>! 2hich Moses
invo,ed! and all the army of haraoh 2as dro2ned in the
2aters; and by the name *>*G<>*! 2hich Moses having
heard +pon Mo+nt Sinai! he 2as fo+nd 2orthy to receive and
obtain the tables of stone 2ritten 2ith the finger of God the
creator; and by the name ERMG7<>! 2hich Josh+a having
invo,ed 2hen he fo+ght against the Moabites! he defeated
them and gained the victory; and by the name H<*! and in the
name H<*! 2hich Eavid invo,ed! and he 2as delivered from
the hand of Goliath; and by the name M<E! 2hich Solomon
having named and invo,ed! he 2as fo+nd 2orthy to as, for
and obtain in sleep the ineffable 2isdom of God; and by the
name M7*7! 2hich Solomon having named and invo,ed! he
2as fo+nd 2orthy to have po2er over all the demons!
potencies! po2ers! and virt+es of the air.
boe+fs! betail! et tro+pea+5
des Egyptiens.3 8SLM
$'. So M&B@! *+b&(!
Sl9'%$! H9%/$! and K&//.
*d. 9@@B( reads
1haicon1. This sentence
is missing in *d. $'/@&.
Mathers follo2s Lans.
$&'& in reading
$$. This is often 2ritten
*THTDM<> in similar
con4+rations! b+t the MSS.
before me agree in giving
this form. 8SLM
*+b. &( and *d. $'/@&
both read hateon; M&B@:
Gy these! then! and by all the other names of God almighty!
holy! living! and tr+e! 2e po2erf+lly command ye! ye 2ho by
yo+r o2n sin have been cast do2n from the Empyreal Heaven!
and from before his throne; by him 2ho hath cast ye do2n
+nto the most profo+nd of the abysses of Hell! 2e command
ye boldly and resol+tely; and by that terrible day of the
sovereign 4+dgment of God! on 2hich all the dry bones in the
earth 2ill arise to hear and listen +nto the 2ord of God 2ith
their body! and 2ill present themselves before the face of God
almighty; and by that Last Aire 2hich shall cons+me all things;
by the ."rystal0 Sea 2hich is ,no2n +nto +s! 2hich is before
the face of God; by the indicible and ineffable virt+e! force!
and po2er of the creator himself! by his almighty po2er! and
by the light and flame 2hich emanate from his co+ntenance!
and 2hich are before his face; by the angelical po2ers 2hich
are in the Heavens! and by the most great 2isdom of almighty
God; by the Seal of Eavid! by the Ring
and Seal of Solomon!
2hich 2as revealed +nto him by the Most High and Sovereign
creator; and by the >ine Medals or pentacles!
2hich 2e have
among o+r symbols! 2hich proceed and come from Heaven!
and are among the Mysteries of Mysteries or Secrets of
Secrets! 2hich yo+ can also behold in my hand! consecrated
and e5orcised 2ith the d+e and re?+isite "eremonies. Gy
these! then! and by all the secrets 2hich the *lmighty
encloseth in the Treas+res of the sovereign and Highest
$&. >ote this mention of
the ring of Solomon!
tho+gh there is no ring
described among the rit+al
$9. *+b. &(: novem
"alestes Kanderias. This
probably corrsponds to the
nine Kandariri .talismans0
fo+nd in Gollanc=3 Hebre2
man+script .fol. (%a0. This
sentence is not fo+nd in
*d. $'/@&. 8JH
-isdom! by his Hand! and by his marvello+s po2er; 7 con4+re!
force! and e5orcise ye that ye come 2itho+t delay to perform
in o+r presence that 2hich 2e shall command ye.
7 con4+re ye ane2 by that most holy name 2hich the 2hole
Dniverse fears! respects! and reveres! 2hich is 2ritten by these
letters and characters! 7<E! HE! C*D! HE; and by the last and
terrible 4+dgment; by the seat of G*LE*"H7*;
and by this
holy name! M7*7! 2hich Moses invo,ed! and there follo2ed
that great J+dgment of God! 2hen Eathan and *biram
s2allo2ed +p in the centre of the earth. <ther2ise! if ye
contravene and resist +s by yo+r disobedience +nto the virt+e
and po2er of this name M7*7! 2e c+rse ye even +nto the depth
of the Great *byss! into the 2hich 2e shall cast! h+rl! and bind
ye! if ye sho2 yo+rselves rebellio+s against the secret of
secrets! and against the mystery of mysteries. *ME>! *ME>.
$(. Sometimes! b+t as 7
thin, erroneo+sly! 2ritten
Gas8dathea. 7 imagine the
2ord to mean 3Lord of
$). Ee+t. $$.@. *d. $'/@&
misreads 1Aatam and
This con4+ration tho+ shalt say and perform! t+rning thyself
+nto the East! and if they appear not! tho+ shalt repeat it +nto
the spirits! t+rning +nto the So+th! the -est! and the >orth! in
s+ccession! 2hen tho+ 2ilt have repeated it fo+r times. *nd if
they appear not even then! tho+ shalt ma,e the sign of T*D
+pon the foreheads of thy companions! and tho+ shalt say:88
$@. <r the "ross. 8SLM
Gehold ane2 the symbol and the name of a sovereign and
con?+ering God! thro+gh 2hich all the Dniverse fears!
trembles! and sh+dders! and thro+gh the most mysterio+s
2ords of the secret mysteries and by their virt+e! strength! and
7 con4+re ye ane2! 7 constrain and command ye 2ith the
+tmost vehemence and po2er! by that most potent and
po2erf+l name of God! EL! strong and 2onderf+l! by him 2ho
spa,e and it 2as done; and by the name 7*H! 2hich Moses
heard! and spo,e 2ith God; and by the name *GL*! 2hich
Joseph invo,ed! and 2as delivered o+t of the hands of his
brethren; and by the name C*D! 2hich *braham heard! and
,ne2 God the *lmighty <ne; and by the name of Ao+r Letters!
TETR*GR*MM*T<>! 2hich Josh+a named and invo,ed!
and he 2as rendered 2orthy and fo+nd deserving to lead the
*rmy of 7srael into the romised Land; and by the name
*>*G<>*! by 2hich God formed Man and the 2hole
Dniverse; and by the name *RHET<>!
and in the name
$B. *lso 2ritten )i4eton;
and 7 believe sometimes
replaced by #na43eneton!
or #na43a+eton. 8SLM
$/. *+b. &( adds: 1Et per
nomen 7geon! et in nomine
7geon per ?+od J+sti
res+rgent1 .*nd thro+gh
the name 7geon! and in the
name 7geon! thro+gh
2hich the J+st 2ill rise
*RHET<>! by 2hich the angels 2ho are destined to that
end 2ill s+mmon the Dniverse! in visible body and form! and
2ill assemble .all people0 together by the so+nd of the
Tr+mpet at that terrible and a2f+l Eay of J+dgment! 2hen the
memory of the 2ic,ed and +ngodly shall perish; and by the
name *E<>*7! by 2hich God 2ill 4+dge all h+man flesh! at
2hose voice all men! both good and evil! 2ill rise again!
all men and angels 2ill assemble in the air before the Lord!
2ho 2ill 4+dge and condemn the 2ic,ed; and by the name
by 2hich God 2ill s+mmon the dead! and
raise them +p again +nto life; and by the name EL<H7M! and
in the name EL<H7M! by 2hich God 2ill dist+rb and e5cite
tempests thro+gho+t all the seas! so that they 2ill cast o+t the
fish therefrom! and in one day the third part of men abo+t the
sea and the rivers shall die; and by the name EL<H7!
the name EL<H7! by 2hich God 2ill dry +p the sea and the
rivers! so that men can go on foot thro+gh their channels; and
by the name <>! and in the name <>! by 2hich God shall
restore and replace the sea! the rivers! the streams! and the
broo,s! in their previo+s state; and by the name MESS7*"H!
and in the name MESS7*"H! by 2hich God 2ill ma,e all
animals combat together! so that they shall die in a single day;
and by the name *R7EL!
by 2hich God shall destroy in a
single day all b+ildings! so that there shall not be left one stone
+pon another; and by the name 7*HT!
by 2hich God 2ill
cast one stone +pon another! so that all people and nations 2ill
fly from the sea8shore! and 2ill say +nto them cover +s and
hide +s; and by the name EM*>DEL! by 2hich God 2ill
perform 2onders! and the 2inged creat+res and birds of the air
shall contend 2ith one another; and by the name *>*EL!
and in the name *>*EL! by 2hich God 2ill cast do2n the
mo+ntains and fill +p the valleys! so that the s+rface of the
earth shall be level in all parts; and by the name
and in the name JEEEREJ*! by 2hich God
2ill ca+se the S+n and Moon to be dar,ened! and the stars of
heaven to fall; and by the name SEHER7EL!
by 2hich God
2ill come to Dniversal J+dgment! li,e a rince ne2ly cro2ned
entering in tri+mph into his capital city! girded 2ith a =one of
gold! and preceded by angels! and at his aspect all climes and
parts of the Dniverse shall be tro+bled and astonished! and a
fire shall go forth before him! and flames and storm shall
s+rro+nd him; and by the name T*D!
by 2hich God bro+ght
the Eel+ge! and the 2aters prevailed above the mo+ntains! and
fifteen c+bits above their s+mmits; and by the name
by 2hich God having p+rged the *ges! he 2ill
ma,e his Holy Spirit to descend +pon the Dniverse! and 2ill
$%. This 2ord is given
vario+sly in the MSS.! as
and Donece43eron! etc.
Sl9'%$: <neipheon; K&//:
&'. <r Elia. 8SLM
*+b&( gives the previo+s
name as Eloy! and this one
as Elya; K&// gives them
as Elohym and Eleya;
Sl9'%$! L$&'& read
Elohim and Elya. 8JH
&$. -hat is said here
refers symbolically to the
rooting o+t of the evil
spirits! and shells! from the
Dniverse by King
Messiach! 2hich is spo,en
of in the Nabalah. The
e5presses the evil spirits
by the 2ords animals! or
beasts! and creeping
&&. *+b&(: *niel. 8JH
&9. The oldest MSS. gives
the above form! in the
others it is changed into
"a43at' Ta43at! and even
8a43et1 7t is probably a
corr+ption of #c3ad Dnity.
*d$'/@&: 7aht; *+b&(:
Jahat; Sl9'%$: 7aphat;
cast ye! ye rebellio+s spirits! and +nclean beings! into the
depths of the la,e of the abyss! in misery! filth! and mire! and
2ill place ye in imp+re and fo+l d+ngeons bo+nd 2ith eternal
chains of fire.
M&B@! L$&'&: Japhat;
K&//: Taphat. 8JH
&(. This is also the name
of the angel of Cen+s.
M&B@: *rel; *+b. &(:
*riel; Kings &//: *nael;
Lans. $&'&: *nnael. 8 JH
&). So 2ritten in the oldest
MS.! the others give it as
.edeesia' .edeezia! and
M&B@: Jedesia; *+b&(:
Jedec=ia .or possible
Jede=ias; Sl9'%$! H9%/$:
&@. Meaning 3emanating
from God.3 7t is corr+pted
into Se43osiel! etc.! in the
M&B@: Jephosiel; *+b&(:
Saphasiel; Sl9'%$! K&//!
H9%/$: Sephosiel; L$&'&:
&B. "a3a! in $'/@& *dd.
*+b. &(: Tha+; Sl9'%$!
M&B@! K&//! H9%/$! and
L$&'&: Ta+. 8JH
&/. Meaning spirit of 7ah.
*+b. &(: R+chia; K&//:
M&B@: Rechya; ReLhia;
Sl9'%$$! L$&'&: Rechia.
Gy these names then! and by all the other holy names of God
before 2hom no man can stand and live! and 2hich names the
armies of the demons fear! tremble at! and sh+dder; 2e con4+re
ye! 2e potently e5orcise and command ye! con4+ring ye in
addition by the terrible and tremendo+s *THS
of G<E and
by his holy habitation 2herein he reigneth and commandeth
+nto the eternal ages. *men.
&%. That is! the hidden and
occ+lt grades and lin,s of
emanation in the
Sephiroth. The later MSS.
have p+t! by mista,e! voi+
for voies! the oldest Latin
MS. gives Semitis. 8SLM
*+b&(! *d$'/@&! and
M&B@ read 1per terribiles
et absconditas semitas
Eei1 .by the frightening
and hidden paths of God0.
Gy the virt+e of all those aforesaid! 2e command ye that ye
remain not in any place 2herein ye are! b+t to come hither
promptly 2itho+t delay to do that 2hich 2e shall en4oin ye.
G+t if ye be still cont+macio+s! 2e! by the a+thority of a
sovereign and potent God! deprive ye of all ?+ality! condition!
degree! and place 2hich ye no2 en4oy! and precipitate ye into
and relegate ye +nto the Kingdom of Aire and of s+lph+r! to be
there eternally tormented. "ome ye then from all parts of the
earth! 2heresoever ye may be! and behold the symbols and
names of that tri+mphant sovereign 2hom all creat+res obey!
other2ise 2e shall bind ye and cond+ct ye in spite of
yo+rselves! into o+r presence bo+nd 2ith chains of fire!
beca+se those effects 2hich proceed and iss+e from o+r
science and operation! are ardent 2ith a fire 2hich shall
cons+me and b+rn ye eternally! for by these the 2hole
Dniverse trembleth! the earth is moved! the stones thereof r+sh
together! all creat+res obey! and the rebellio+s spirits are
tormented by the po2er of the sovereign creator.
Then it is certain that they 2ill come! even if they be bo+nd
2ith chains of fire! +nless prevented by affairs of the very
greatest importance! b+t in this latter case they 2ill send
ambassadors and messengers by 2hom tho+ shalt easily and
s+rely learn 2hat occ+pies the spirits and 2hat they are abo+t.
G+t if they appear not yet in ans2er to the above con4+ration!
and are still disobedient! then let the master of the art or
e5orciser arise and e5hort his companions to be of good cheer
and not to despair of the +ltimate s+ccess of the operation; let
him stri,e the air 2ith the consecrated ,nife
to2ards the fo+r
?+arters of the Dniverse; and then let him ,neel in the midst of
9'. *+b. &(: c+m gladio
the circle! and the companions also in their several places! and
let them say consec+tively 2ith him in a lo2 voice! t+rning in
the direction of the East! the follo2ing:
ADDR+SS TO TH+ ANG+"S.
7 con4+re and pray ye! < ye angels of God! and ye celestial
spirits! to come +nto mine aid; come and behold the signs of
Heaven! and be my 2itness before the sovereign Lord! of the
disobedience of these evil and fallen spirits 2ho 2ere at one
time yo+r companions.
This being done! let the master arise! and constrain and force
them by a stronger con4+ration! in manner follo2ing.
AN +@TR+M+": PO;+R3U" CONJURATION
Gehold +s again prepared to con4+re ye by the names and symbols of God!
2here2ith 2e are fortified! and by the virt+e of the highest one. -e command ye
and potently ordain ye by the most strong and po2erf+l name of God EL!
2orthy of all praise! admiration! honor! glory! generation! and fear! that ye delay
not longer! b+t that ye appear before +s 2itho+t any t+m+lt or dist+rbance! b+t! on
the contrary! 2ith great respect and co+rtesy! in a bea+tif+l and h+man form.
$. So M&B@!
1et in +irt+te
nomen dei El1
L$&'& and Sl9'%$
misread 1Et1 .and0
instead of 1El1;
K&// 2hich is
1by the most
po2erf+l names of
7f they then appear! let them see the pentacles! and say:
<bey ye! obey ye! behold the symbols and names of the creator; be ye gentle and
peaceable! and obey in all things that 2e shall command ye.
They 2ill then immediately tal, 2ith thee! as a friend spea,eth +nto a friend. *s,
of them all that tho+ desirest! 2ith constancy! firmness! and ass+rance! and they
2ill obey thee.
G+t if they appear not yet! let not the master on that acco+nt lose his co+rage! for
there is nothing in the 2orld stronger and of greater force to overa2e the spirits
than constancy. Let him! ho2ever! re8e5amine and reform the circle! and let him
ta,e +p a little d+st of the earth! 2hich he shall cast to2ards the fo+r ?+arters of
the Dniverse; and having placed his ,nife +pon the gro+nd! let him say on his
,nees! t+rning to2ards the direction of the >orth:
7n the name of *E<>*7 EL<H7M TJ*G*<TH SH*EE*7! Lord God of armies
almighty! may 2e s+ccessf+lly perform the 2or,s of o+r hands. and may the Lord
he present 2ith +s in o+r heart and in o+r lips.
These 2ords having been said ,neeling +pon the earth! let the master shortly after
arise and open his arms 2ide as if 2ishing to embrace the air! and say:
Gy the holy names of God 2ritten in this boo,! and by the other holy and ineffable
names 2hich are 2ritten in the Boo/ of Life! 2e con4+re ye to come +nto +s
promptly and 2itho+t any delay! 2herefore tarry not! b+t appear in a bea+tif+l and
agreeable form and fig+re! by these Holy names: *E<>*7! TJ*G*<TH! EL!
EL<H7! EL<H7M! SH*EE*7; and by EHE7EH! M<E HE C*D HE! 2hich is the
great name of God TETR*GR*MM*T<> 2ritten 2ith fo+r letters!
*>*H<E7T7<>! and ineffable; by the God of those virt+es and potencies! 2ho
d2elt in the Heavens! 2ho rideth +pon the Ker+bim! 2ho moveth +pon the 2ings
of the 2ind! he 2hose po2er is in Heaven and in Earth! 2ho spa,e and it 2as
done! 2ho commanded and the 2hole Dniverse 2as created; and by the holy
names and in the holy names! 7*H! 7*H! 7*H! *E<>*7 TJ*G*<TH; and by all
the names of God! the living! and the tr+e! 7 reiterate the con4+ration! and 7 con4+re
ye afresh ye Evil and rebellio+s spirits! abiding in the abysses of dar,ness.
7 con4+re! 7 address! and 7 e5orcise ye! that ye may approach +nto and come before
the Throne of God! the living and the tr+e! and before the trib+nal of the 4+dgment
of his ma4esty! and before the holy angels of God to hear the sentence of yo+r
"ome ye then by the name and in the name of SH*EE*7! 2hich is that of God
*lmighty! strong! po2erf+l! admirable! e5alted! p+re! clean! glorified! virt+o+s!
great! 4+st! terrible! and holy; and by the name and in the name of EL! 7*H! 7*H!
7*H! 2ho hath formed and created the 2orld by the breath of his mo+th! 2ho
s+pporteth it by his po2er! 2ho r+leth and governeth it by his 2isdom! and 2ho
hath cast ye for yo+r pride into the land of dar,ness and into the shado2 of death.
Therefore! by the name of the living God! 2ho hath formed the heavens above!
and hath laid the fo+ndations of the earth beneath! 2e command ye that!
immediately and 2itho+t any delay! ye come +nto +s from all places! valleys!
mo+ntains! hills! field! seas! rivers! fo+ntains! ponds! broo,s! caverns! grottos!
cities! to2ns! villages! mar,ets! fairs! habitations! baths! co+rtyards! gardens!
vineyards! plantations! reservoirs! cisterns! and from every corner of the terrestrial
earth 2here ye may happen to be in yo+r assemblies! so that ye may e5ec+te and
accomplish o+r demands 2ith all mildness and co+rtesy; by that ineffable name
2hich Moses heard and invo,ed! 2hich he received from God from the midst of
the G+rning G+sh! 2e con4+re ye to obey o+r commands! and to come +nto +s
promptly 2ith all gentleness of manner.
*gain 2e command ye 2ith vehemence! and 2e e5orcise ye 2ith constancy! that
ye and all yo+r comrades come +nto +s in an agreeable and gracio+s manner li,e
the bree=e! to accomplish s+ccessively o+r vario+s commands and desires. "ome
ye! then! by the virt+e of these names by the 2hich 2e e5orcise ye; *>*M!
GETH*! TER*M7*! *R>ETH! >EG7*! J<>*! R<LHD"H! T7T*"H!
JE>*D! GEJ*! THE7T; all 2hich names are 2ritten in Heaven in the characters
that is to say! the tong+e of the angels.
&. The mystic
alphabet ,no2n as
the 3-riting of
formed from the
positions of the
stars in the
from one star to
another so as to
obtain the shapes
of the characters
of this alphabet.
This section is
devotes an entire
chapter to a series
of fo+r 1alphabets
of the planets1!
+sed for 2riting
on talismans. 8JH
-e then! by the 4+st 4+dgment of God! by the ineffable and admirable virt+e of
God! 4+st! living! and tr+e! 2e call ye 2ith po2er! 2e force and e5orcise ye by and
in the admirable name 2hich 2as 2ritten on the tables of stone 2hich God gave
+pon Mo+nt Sinai; and by and in the 2onderf+l name 2hich *aron the High riest
bare 2ritten +pon his breast! by 2hich also God created the 2orld! the 2hich
name is *K7>ET<>;
and by the living God 2ho is one thro+gho+t the ages!
2hose d2elling is in the 7neffable Light! 2hose name is -isdom! and 2hose spirit
is life! before 2hom goeth forth fire and flame! 2ho hath from that fire formed the
9. So H and
firmament! the stars and the S+n; and 2ho 2ith that fire 2ill b+rn ye all for ever!
as also all 2ho shall contravene the 2ords of his 2ill.
"ome ye! then! 2itho+t delay! 2itho+t noise! and 2itho+t rage! before +s! 2itho+t
any deformity or hideo+sness! to e5ec+te all o+r 2ill; come ye from all places
2herein ye are! from all mo+ntains! valleys! streams! rivers! broo,s! ponds! places!
baths! synagog+es; for God! strong and po2erf+l! 2ill chase ye and constrain ye!
being glorio+s over all things; He 2ill compel ye! both ye and the rince of
Ear,ness. "ome ye! come ye! angels of Ear,ness; come hither before this circle
2itho+t fear! terror! or deformity! to e5ec+te o+r commands! and be ye ready both
to achieve and to complete all that 2e shall command ye.
"ome ye! then! by the cro2n of the chief of yo+r emperors! and by the sceptres of
yo+r po2er! and of S7E! the great demon! yo+r master; by the names and in the
names of the holy angels 2ho have been created to be above yo+! long before the
constit+tion of the 2orld; and by the names of the t2o princes of the Dniverse!
2hose names are! 7<>7EL and SEA<>7EL;
by the rod of Moses! by the staff of
Jacob; by the ring and seal of Eavid! 2herein are 2ritten the names of sovereign
and by the names of the angels by 2hich Solomon has lin,ed and bo+nd ye;
and by the sacred bonds by 2hich *>*EL hath environed and hath con?+ered the
spirit; and by the name of the angel 2ho r+leth potently over the rest! and by the
praise of all creat+res 2ho cry incessantly +nto God! 2ho spa,e! and immediately
all things! even the *ges! 2ere made and formed; and by the name H*8
N*E<S"H GER*KH*! 2hich signifies the Holy and Glessed <ne; and by the
Ten "hoirs of the holy angels! "H*7<TH H*8N*EESH! *DH*>7M!
*R*L7M! "H*SHM*L7M! SER*H7M! M*L*"H7M! EL<H7M! GE>7
EL<H7M! KERDG7M! and 7SH7M; and by! and in the sacred name of t2elve
letters of 2hich each letter is the name of an angel! and the letters of the name are
*LEH! GETH! GETH! >D>! C*D! RESH! C*D! "HETH! HE! N<H!
(. M&B@: Songel
et *onyel; H9%/$!
Sl9'%$: Soniel et
Soniel et *aniel;
L$&'&: Jomel I
$'/@&: 7onyel et
section is not
fo+nd in *+b. &(.
). The rest of this
paragraph is not
fo+nd in *d.
2ith a Je2ish
p+blished in J.*.
$%$90: 1-ith the
-and of Moses
and the late of
*aron and the
Seal of Solomon
and the Shield of
Eavid and the
Mitre of the "hief
riest 7 perform
the spell.1 "ited
by Raya Shani in
Te5tile1 in "rano0
p. &)(0. 8JH
@. -hich letters 7
have! 2ith m+ch
for in the MSS.
the letters are
conf+sion! Seym is
2ritten for Shin!
Res for Bet3! etc.
The name is #*'
Aather! Son! and
Holy spirit. There
are t2o other
names of t2elve
HC*! holy and
blessed be he; and
>*M>! the Lord!
the faithf+l ,ing;
seems to have the
reading: 1he sin
daled caph he
ched +a+ bed! n+n
nayn beld aleph1;
H9%/$: 1Ha! HL!
"oph! He! Thath!
va+! Res! nem
Jod! J+in! Res!
1Ha! HL! Saym!
Ealeth! "oph! He!
Thet! va+! Res!
>+n! Jod! Jayn!
Res! *leph1. 8JH
Gy these names therefore! and by all the other holy names! 2e con4+re ye and 2e
e5orcise ye; by the angel JE"H7EL; by the angel ED"H7EL; by the angel
E<>*"H7EL; and by the great angel MET*TR<>! 2ho is the prince of the
angels! and introd+ceth the so+ls before the face of God; and by the angel
S*>G*R7EL! by 2hom the portals of Heaven are g+arded; and by the angel
KERDG! 2ho 2as made the g+ardian of the terrestrial paradise! 2ith a s2ord of
flame! after the e5p+lsion of *dam o+r forefather; and by the angel M7"H*EL by
2hom ye 2ere h+rled do2n from the height of the THR<>E into the depth of the
la,e and of the abyss! the same name meaning! 32ho is li,e God +pon Earth;3 and
by the angel *>7EL; and by the angel <H7EL; and by the angel GEE*L7EL;
2herefore! by these and by all the other holy names of the angels! 2e po2erf+lly
con4+re and e5orcise ye! that ye come from all parts of the 2orld immediately! and
2itho+t any delay! to perform o+r 2ill and demands! obeying +s ?+ic,ly and
co+rteo+sly! and that ye come by the name and in the name of *LEH! E*LETH!
>D>! 7<E! for 2e e5orcise ye ane2 by the application of these letters! by 2hose
po2er b+rning fire is ?+enched! and the 2hole Dniverse trembleth.
-e constrain ye yet again by the seal of the S+n 2hich is the 2ord of God; and by
the seal of the Moon and of the stars 2e bind ye; and by the other animals and
creat+res 2hich are in Heaven! by 2hose 2ings Heaven cleanseth itself! 2e force
and attract ye imperio+sly to e5ec+te o+r 2ill 2itho+t fail+re. *nd 2e con4+re!
oblige! and terribly e5orcise ye! that ye dra2 near +nto +s 2itho+t delay and
2itho+t fear! as far as is possible +nto ye! here before this circle! as s+pplicants
gently and 2ith discretion! to accomplish o+r 2ill in all and thro+gh all. 7f ye
come promptly and vol+ntarily! ye shall inhale o+r perf+mes! and o+r
s+ff+migations of pleasant odo+r! 2hich 2ill be both agreeable and delightf+l +nto
ye. A+rthermore ye 2ill see the symbol of yo+r creator! and the names of his holy
angels! and 2e shall after2ards dismiss ye! and send ye hence 2ith than,s. G+t if!
on the contrary! ye come not ?+ic,ly! and ye sho2 yo+rselves self8opinionated!
rebellio+s! and cont+macio+s! 2e shall con4+re ye again! and e5orcise ye
ceaselessly! and 2ill repeat all the aforesaid 2ords and holy names of God and of
the holy angels; by the 2hich names 2e shall harass yo+! and if that be not
s+fficient 2e 2ill add there+nto yet greater and more po2erf+l ones! and 2e 2ill
there+nto again add other names 2hich ye have not yet heard from +s! 2hich are
those of an almighty God! and 2hich 2ill ma,e ye tremble and ?+a,e 2ith fear!
both ye and yo+r princes; by the 2hich names 2e con4+re both yo+ and them also!
and 2e shall not desist from o+r 2or, +ntil the accomplishment of o+r 2ill. G+t if
perchance ye yet shall harden yo+rselves! and sho2 yo+rselves self8opinionated!
disobedient! rebellio+s! refractory! and cont+macio+s! and if ye yet resist o+r
po2erf+l con4+rations! 2e shall prono+nce against yo+ this 2arrant of arrest in the
name of God almighty! and this definite sentence that ye shall fall into dangero+s
disease and leprosy! and that in sign of the divine vengeance ye shall all perish by
a terrifying and horrible death! and that a fire shall cons+me and devo+r yo+ on
every side! and +tterly cr+sh yo+; and that by the po2er of God! a flame shall go
forth from his mo+th 2hich shall b+rn ye +p and red+ce ye +nto nothing in Hell.
-herefore delay ye not to come! for 2e shall not cease from these po2erf+l
con4+rations +ntil ye shall be obliged to appear against yo+r 2ill.
Th+s then! therefore! 2e ane2 con4+re and e5orcise ye by and in the holy name of
7*H! 7*H! 7*H!
2hich is interpreted and called God; by the name and in the
name of EHE7EH *SHER EHE7EH!
2hich is the tr+e name of God! 37 am He
2ho is3; by and in the ineffable name of fo+r letters M<E HE C*D HE! the
,no2ledge and +nderstanding of 2hich is hidden even from the angels; by the
name and in the name of EL!
2hich signifieth and denoteth the po2erf+l and
cons+ming fire 2hich iss+eth from his co+ntenance! and 2hich shall be yo+r r+in
and destr+ction; and by the light of the angels 2hich is ,indled and ta,en ineffably
from that flame of divine ardo+r.
B. Mathers reads
1<>1! b+t *+b. &(
and *d. $'/@&
both read 17ah!
7ah! 7ah.1 M&B@!
Sl9'%$! K&//! and
L$&'& all omit the
/. So M&B@ and
Sl9'%$! K&//! and
L$&'& in reading
%. So M&B@!
Sl9'%$! K&//! and
L$&'&. *+b&( and
*d. $'/@& both
read 1Es.1 8JH
Gy these then! and by other most holy names 2hich 2e prono+nce against yo+
from the bottom of o+r hearts! do 2e force and constrain ye! if ye be yet rebellio+s
and disobedient. -e con4+re ye po2erf+lly and strongly e5orcise ye! that ye come
+nto +s 2ith 4oy and ?+ic,ness! 2itho+t fra+d or deceit! in tr+th and not in error.
"ome ye then! come ye! behold the signs and the names of yo+r creator! behold
the holy pentacles by the virt+e of 2hich the Earth is moved! the trees thereof and
the abysses tremble. "ome ye; come ye; come ye.
These things being th+s done and performed! ye shall see the spirits come from all
sides in great haste 2ith their princes and s+periors; the spirits of the Airst <rder!
li,e soldiers! armed 2ith spears! shields! and corslets; those of the second <rder
li,e barons! princes! d+,es! captains! and generals of armies. Aor the Third and last
<rder their ,ing 2ill appear! before 2hom go many players on instr+ments of
m+sic! accompanied by bea+tif+l and melodio+s voices 2hich sing in chor+s.
Then the e5orcist! or master of the art! at the arrival of the ,ing! 2hom he shall see
cro2ned 2ith a diadem! sho+ld +ncover the holy pentacles and medals 2hich he
2eareth +pon his breast covered 2ith a cloth of sil, or of fine t2ined linen! and
sho2 them +nto him! saying:88
Gehold the signs and holy names by and before 2hose po2er every ,nee sho+ld
bo2! of all that is in Heaven! +pon Earth! or in Hell. H+mble ye yo+rselves!
therefore! +nder the mighty hand of God.
Then 2ill the ,ing bo2 the ,nee before thee! and 2ill say! 3-hat dost tho+ 2ish!
and 2herefore hast tho+ ca+sed +s to come hither from the infernal abodesW3
Then shall the e5orcist! or master of magical art! 2ith an ass+red air and a grave
and imperio+s voice! order and command him to be tran?+il! to ,eep the rest of his
attendants peaceable! and to impose silence +pon them.
Let him! also! rene2 his f+migations! and offer large ?+antities of incense! 2hich
he sho+ld at once place +pon the fire! in order to appease the spirits as he hath
promised them. He sho+ld then cover the pentacles! and he 2ill see 2onderf+l
things! 2hich it is impossible to relate! to+ching 2orldly matters and all sciences.
This being finished! let the master +ncover the pentacles! and demand all that he
shall 2ish from the ,ing of the spirits! and if there are one or t2o spirits only! it
2ill be the same; and having obtained all his desire! he shall th+s license them to
TH+ "IC+NS+ TO D+PART
7n the name of *E<>*7! the eternal and everlasting one! let each of yo+ ret+rn
+nto his place; be there peace bet2een +s and yo+! and be ye ready to come 2hen
ye are called.
*fter this he sho+ld recite the first chapter of Genesis! 3Beras3it3 Bara Elo3im! 7n
the beginning! etc.3
This being done! let them all in order ?+it the circle! one after the other! the master
first. A+rthermore let them bathe their faces 2ith the e5orcised 2ater! as 2ill be
hereafter told! and then let them ta,e their ordinary raiment and go abo+t their
Ta,e notice and observe caref+lly that this last con4+ration is of so great
importance and efficacy! that even if the spirits 2ere bo+nd 2ith chains of iron
and fire! or sh+t +p in some strong place! or retained by an oath! they co+ld not
even then delay to come. G+t s+pposing that they 2ere being con4+red in some
other place or part of the Dniverse by some other e5orcist or master of the art! by
the same con4+ration; the master sho+ld add to his con4+ration that they sho+ld at
least send him some messengers! or some individ+al to declare +nto him 2here
they are! ho2 employed! and the reason 2hy they cannot come and obey him.
G+t if .2hich is almost impossible0 they be even yet self8opinionated and
disobedient! and +n2illing to obey; in this case their names sho+ld be 2ritten on
virgin paper! 2hich he sho+ld soil and fill 2ith m+d! d+st! or clay. Then he shall
,indle a fire 2ith dry r+e! +pon 2hich he shall p+t po2dered assafoetida! and
other things of evil odo+r; after 2hich let him p+t the aforesaid names! 2ritten on
parchment or virgin paper! +pon the fire! saying:88
TH+ CONJURATION O3 TH+ 3IR+.
7 con4+re thee! < creat+re of fire! by him 2ho removeth the Earth! and ma,eth it
tremble! that tho+ b+rn and torment these spirits! so that they may feel it intensely!
and that they may be b+rned eternally by thee.
This being said! tho+ shalt cast the aforesaid paper into the fire! saying:88
Ge ye acc+rsed! damned! and eternally reproved; and be ye tormented 2ith
perpet+al pain! so that ye may find no repose by night nor by day! nor for a single
moment or time! if ye obey not immediately the command of him 2ho ma,eth the
Dniverse to tremble; by these names! and in virt+e of these names! the 2hich
being named and invo,ed all creat+res obey and tremble 2ith fear and terror! these
names 2hich can t+rn aside lightning and th+nder; and 2hich 2ill +tterly ma,e
yo+ to perish! destroy! and banish yo+. These names then are *leph! Geth! Gimel!
Ealeth! He! Ca+! Jayin! "heth! Teth! Mod! Kaph! Lamed! Mem! >+n! Same,h!
*yin! e! T=addi! Noph! Resh! Shin! Ta+.
$'. -hich are the
names of the
letters of the
to each of 2hich a
po2er is attached!
Gy these secret names! therefore! and by these signs 2hich are f+ll of mysteries!
2e c+rse ye! and in virt+e of the po2er of the three principles! *leph! Mem!
2e deprive ye of all office and dignity 2hich ye may have en4oyed +p till
no2; and by their virt+e and po2er 2e relegate yo+ +nto a la,e of s+lph+r and of
flame! and +nto the deepest depths of the abyss! that ye may b+rn therein eternally
$$. The literal
symbols of air!
2ater! and fire;
2hich are called
by the Se43er
Cetzira3 the three
Then 2ill they ass+redly come 2itho+t any delay! and in great haste! crying: 3<
o+r lord and prince! deliver +s o+t of this s+ffering.3
*ll this time tho+ sho+ldest have near thee ready an e5orcised pen! paper! and in,! $&. Mathers is
as 2ill be described hereinafter. -rite their names afresh! and ,indle fresh fire!
2hereon tho+ shalt p+t g+m ben4amin! olybdan+m! and stora5
to ma,e there2ith
a f+migation; 2ith these odo+rs tho+ shalt afresh! perf+me the aforesaid paper
2ith the names; b+t tho+ sho+ldest have these names ready prepared beforehand.
Then sho2 them the holy pentacles! and as, of them 2hat tho+ 2ilt! and tho+ shalt
obtain it; and having gained thy p+rpose! send a2ay the spirits! saying:88
K&//! and L$&'&
sandolo rosso e
2ith stora50. 8JH
TH+ "IC+NS+ TO D+PART.
Gy the virt+e of these pentacles! and beca+se ye have been obedient! and have
obeyed the commandments of the creator! feel and inhale this gratef+l odo+r! and
after2ards depart ye +nto yo+r abodes and retreats; be there peace bet2een +s and
yo+; be ye ever ready to come 2hen ye shall be cited and called; and may the
blessing of God! as far as ye are capable of receiving it! be +pon yo+! provided ye
be obedient and prompt to come +nto +s 2itho+t solemn rites and observances on
Tho+ sho+ldest f+rther ma,e a boo, of virgin paper! and therein 2rite the
foregoing con4+rations! and constrain the demons to s2ear +pon the same boo,
that they 2ill come 2henever they be called! and present themselves before thee!
2henever tho+ shalt 2ish to cons+lt them. *fter2ards tho+ canst cover this boo,
2ith sacred sigils on a plate of silver! and therein 2rite or engrave the holy
pentacles. Tho+ mayest open this boo, either on S+ndays or on Th+rsdays! rather
at night than by day! and the spirits 2ill come.
Regarding the e5pression 3night!3 +nderstand the night follo2ing! and not the night
preceding the aforesaid days. *nd remember that by day .the demons0 are
ashamed! for they are animals of dar,ness.
CONC+RNING P+NTAC"+S1 AND TH+ MANN+R O3 CONSTRUCTING
*s 2e have already made mention of the pentacles! it is necessary that tho+
sho+ldest +nderstand that the 2hole science and +nderstanding of o+r Key
dependeth +pon the operation! ,no2ledge! and +se of pentacles.
He then 2ho shall 2ish to perform any operation by the means of the medals!
pentacles! and therein to render himself e5pert! m+st observe 2hat hath been
hereinbefore ordained. Let him then! < my son Roboam! ,no2 and +nderstand
that in the aforesaid pentacles he shall find those ineffable and most holy names
2hich 2ere 2ritten by the finger of God in the tablets of Moses; and 2hich 7!
Solomon! have received thro+gh the ministry of an angel by divine revelation.
These then have 7 collected together! arranged! consecrated! and ,ept! for the
benefit of the h+man race! and the preservation of body and of so+l.
paragraph and the
preceding are not
fo+nd in *+b. &(.
The pentacles sho+ld then be made in the days and ho+rs of Merc+ry! 2hen the
Moon is in an aerial
or terrestrial sign; she sho+ld also be in her increase! and in
e?+al n+mber of days 2ith the S+n.
&. i1e1 in Gemini!
Ta+r+s! Cirgo! or
7t is necessary to have a chamber or cabinet specially set apart and ne2ly cleaned!
2herein tho+ canst remain 2itho+t interr+ption! the 2hich having entered 2ith thy
companions! tho+ shalt incense and perf+me it 2ith the odo+rs and perf+mes of
the art. The s,y sho+ld be clear and serene. 7t is necessary that tho+ sho+ldest have
one or more pieces of virgin paper prepared and arranged ready! as 2e shall tell
yo+ more f+lly later on! in its place.
Tho+ shalt commence the 2riting or constr+ction of the pentacles in the ho+r
aforesaid. *mong other things! tho+ shalt chiefly +se these colo+rs: Gold! cinnabar
or vermilion red! and celestial or brilliant a=+re bl+e. A+rthermore! tho+ shalt
ma,e these medals or pentacles 2ith e5orcised pen and colo+rs! as 2e shall
hereafter sho2 thee. -hensoever tho+ constr+ctest them! if tho+ canst complete
them in the ho+r 2herein tho+ didst begin them! it is better. Ho2ever! if it be
absol+tely necessary to interr+pt the 2or,! tho+ sho+ldest a2ait the proper day
and ho+r before re8commencing it.
The pentacles being finished and completed! ta,e a cloth of very fine sil,! as 2e
shall hereafter ordain thee! in the 2hich tho+ shalt 2rap the pentacles. *fter 2hich
tho+ shalt ta,e a large vessel of earth filled 2ith charcoal! +pon the 2hich there
m+st be p+t fran,incense! mastic! and aloes! all having been previo+sly con4+red
and e5orcised as shall hereafter be told thee. Tho+ m+st also be thyself p+re!
clean! and 2ashed! as tho+ shalt find given in the proper place. A+rthermore! tho+
sho+ldest have the pen,nife or ,nife of the art!
2ith the 2hich tho+ shalt ma,e a
circle! and trace 2ithin it an inner circle! and in the space bet2een the t2o tho+
shalt 2rite the names of God!
2hich tho+ shalt thin, fit and proper. 7t is necessary
after this that tho+ sho+ldest have 2ithin the circle a vessel of earth 2ith b+rning
coals and odorifero+s perf+mes thereon; 2ith the 2hich tho+ shalt f+migate the
aforesaid pentacles; and! having t+rned thy face to2ards the East! tho+ shalt hold
the said pentacles over the smo,e of the incense! and shalt repeat devo+tly the
follo2ing salms of Eavid my father:
9. Aollo2ing *+b.
&(: 1*rta++m! vel
*d. $'/@& reads
reads 1con l3
artavo dell3 arte hd
L$&'&! and K&//
in reading! 1sic,le
or ,nife of
magical art.1 *d.
.s/UKJC/0 Eomine Ee+s noster. Ysic Eomine Eomin+s nosterZ .< Lord
.s$/UKJC$%0 "aeli enarrant gloriam Eei..The heavens declare the glory
.s&@UKJC&B0 Eomin+s ill+minatio mea .The Lord is my light....0
.s&$UKJC&&0 Ee+s Ee+s me+s respice in me. .My God! my God! 2hy
hast tho+ forsa,en meW0
.s9$UKJC9&0 Geati ?+or+m remissae s+nt ini?+itates. .Glessed is he
2hose transgression is forgiven....0
.s)'UKJC)$0 Miserere mei Ee+s sec+nd+m magnam. .Have mercy +pon
me! < God! according to thy loving ,indness....0
.s&/UKJC&%0 *fferte YU*dferteZ Eomine. .Give +nto the Lord....0
.sB$UKJCB&0 Ee+s i+dici+m t++m Regi da. .Give the King thy
4+dgements! < God....0
.s)9UKJC)(0 Ee+s in nomine t+o salv+m me fac. .Save me! < God! by
.s$99UKJC$9(0 Ecce n+nc Genedicite Eomin+m. .Gehold! bless ye the
Lord! all ye....0
the blood of a
goose and the
4+ice of a
pimpernel1 as in
Goo, & chapter /.
*d. 9@@B( reads
1* ,nyfe ready in
2hich 2as made
on the day of
those having some
reference to the
2or, in hand.
). 7 have given the
n+mber of the
to the Englis3! not
Mathers lists the
1salms viii.! 55i.!
555ii.! li.! l55ii.!
2ords. Since the
of the Gible!
@. >ot in Mathers3
B. Mathers3 list
incl+des salm &$
/. >ot in Mathers3
.Aor a convenient form of circle 2hich may be +sed for preparing instr+ments and
other things of the same ,ind! as 2ell as for consecrating the pentacles! see @igure
3#,'re %1 5ro7 A-. .2&!$1 5ol. &.r.
%. The fig+re
sho2s the sacred
name *g`el in the
1<riente1 in the
Sabaot in the
giorno10! Jeova in
and *donay in the
*+b&( has t2o
versions of this
circle. The one on
fol. $/v is li,e
that in *d. $'/@&.
The one on fol.
B&v is similar! b+t
adds inside the
inner circle the
2ords 1N+is in
fortib+s +t t+ Ee+s
7t also adds a third
circle aro+nd the
others! 2ith the
symbols of the
bet2een the t2o
*smodel in the
East! *maymon in
aymon in the
-est! and *egym
in the >orth.
Mathers gives the
names in Hebre2
*fter this tho+ shalt repeat the follo2ing <ration:88
< *E<>*7 most po2erf+l! EL most strong! *GL* most holy! <> most
righteo+s! the *LH* and the <MEG*
! the Geginning and the End; tho+ 2ho
hast established all things in thy -isdom; tho+ 2ho has chosen *braham thy
$'. Mathers reads
the *LEH and
the T*D! b+t the
faithf+l servant! and hast promised that in his seed shall all nations of the earth be
blessed! 2hich seed tho+ hast m+ltiplied as the stars of Heaven; tho+ 2ho hast
appeared +nto thy servant Moses in flame in the midst of the G+rning G+sh! and
hast made him 2al, 2ith dry feet thro+gh the Red Sea; tho+ 2ho gavest the La2
to him +pon Mo+nt Sinai; tho+ 2ho hast granted +nto Solomon thy Servant these
pentacles by thy great Mercy! for the preservation of So+l and of Gody; 2e most
h+mbly implore and s+pplicate thy Holy Ma4esty! that these pentacles may be
consecrated by thy po2er! and prepared in s+ch manner that they may obtain
virt+e and strength against all spirits! thro+gh thee! < Most Holy *E<>*7! 2hose
Kingdom! Empire! and principality! remaineth and end+reth 2itho+t end.
read 1*lpha et
may be s+bstit+ted
for 3the *leph and
the Ta+.3 8SLM
These 2ords being said! tho+ shalt perf+me the pentacles 2ith the same s2eet
scents and perf+mes! and after2ards having 2rapped them in a piece of prepared
sil, cloth! tho+ shalt p+t them in a place fit and clean! 2hich tho+ mayest open
2henever it shall please thee! and close it again! at thy pleas+re and according
+nto thy 2ill. -e 2ill hereafter sho2 thee the method and manner of preparing the
aforesaid place! of perf+ming it 2ith scents and s2eet odo+rs! and of sprin,ling it
2ith the 2ater and 2ater8sprin,ler of magical art; for all these things contain
many good properties! and inn+merable virt+es! as e5perience 2ill easily teach
-e have already said s+fficient regarding the solemn con4+ration of spirits.
$$. *d. $'/@&:
boni *ngeli .of
-e have also spo,en eno+gh in o+r present Key! regarding the manner in 2hich it
is necessary to attract the spirits so as to ma,e them spea,. >o2! by divine aid! 7
2ill teach thee ho2 to perform certain e5periments 2ith s+ccess.
inserts here an
1Kno2! < my son
Roboam! that all
the divine sigils ...
2hich is 2hy 7
command thee to
be attentive to all
that is contained
in this my
O3 TH+ +@P+RIM+NT CONC+RNING THINGS
STO"+N1 AND HO; IT SHOU"D 4+
My beloved son! if tho+ findest any theft! tho+ shalt do as is
hereinafter ordained! and 2ith the help of God tho+ shalt find
that 2hich hath been ta,en a2ay.
7f the ho+rs and days be not other2ise ordained in this
operation! tho+ m+st refer to 2hat hath already been said. G+t
before commencing any operation 2hatsoever for the recovery
of things stolen! after having made all necessary preparations!
tho+ shalt say the follo2ing oration:88
*donai Elohim *sher Ha8Shamain Ce8Ha8*ret=! etc. $. This is simply the
Hebre2 of the prayer
2hich follo2s; b+t in the
MS. "odices it is so
m+tilated as to be
M&B@ may again be the
least corr+pt: 1*tta melech
Eloy asser malach
amalachim bonel +engose
lemangan asemod bar+ch
adonay Eloym eloe
YemagroZ a+raam arcadiel
daccon lamliel mal+n eya
Eloym aya arniscrater
+nenia machia de+rad+m
Jachiel deol emad egem
Tho+! < Lord! 2ho hast made both Heaven and Earth! and
hast meas+red them in the hollo2 of thy hand; tho+ 2ho art
seated +pon the Ker+bim and the Seraphim! in the high places!
2here+nto h+man +nderstanding cannot penetrate; tho+ 2ho
hast created all things by thine agency! in 2hose presence are
the living creat+res! of 2hich fo+r are marvello+sly volatile!
2hich have si5 2ings! and 2ho incessantly cry alo+d:
3N*E<S"H! N*E<S"H! N*E<S"H! *E<>*7 EL<H7M
TJ*G*<TH! Heaven and Earth are f+ll of thy glory3; < Lord
God! tho+ 2ho hast e5pelled *dam from the terrestrial
paradise! and 2ho hast placed the Ker+bim to g+ard the Tree
of Life! tho+ art the Lord 2ho alone doest 2onders; sho2 forth
&. Sl. $9'B adds
7 pray thee thy great mercy! by the holy city of Jer+salem! by
thy 2onderf+l name of fo+r letters 2hich are M<E! HE! C*D!
HE! and by thy holy and admirable name!
give +nto me the
po2er and virt+e to enable me to accomplish this e5periment!
and to come +nto the desired end of this operation; thro+gh
thee 2ho art life! and +nto 2hom life belongeth +nto the
eternal ages. *men.
*fter this perf+me and cense the place 2ith good scents and
s2eet odo+rs. This aforesaid place sho+ld be p+re! clean! safe
from interr+ption or dist+rbance! and proper to the 2or,! as 2e
shall hereafter sho2. Then sprin,le the aforesaid place 2ith
consecrated 2ater! as is laid do2n in the chapter concerning
The operation being in s+ch 2ise prepared! tho+ shalt rehearse
the con4+ration necessary for this e5periment! at the end of
2hich tho+ shalt say as follo2s:88
< almighty Aather and Lord! 2ho regardest the Heavens! the
Earth! and the *byss! mercif+lly grant +nto me by thy holy
name 2ritten 2ith fo+r letters! M<E! HE! C*D! HE! that by
this e5orcism 7 may obtain virt+e! tho+ 2ho art 7*H! 7*H!
7*H! grant that by thy po2er these spirits may discover that
2hich 2e re?+ire and 2hich 2e hope to find! and may they
sho2 and declare +nto +s the persons 2ho have committed the
theft! and 2here they are to be fo+nd.
7 con4+re ye ane2! ye spirits above named! by all the aforesaid
names! thro+gh 2hich all things created tremble! that ye sho2
openly +nto me .or +nto this child here present 2ith +s
things 2hich 2e see,.
9. * child employed as a
clairvoyant in the
operation; as is still the
c+stom in some places in
the East. 8SLM
These things being accomplished they 2ill ma,e thee to see
plainly that 2hich tho+ see,est. Ta,e note that the e5orcist! or
master of the art! sho+ld be s+ch as is ordained in the chapter
concerning the e5orcist and his companions; and if in this
e5periment it sho+ld be necessary to 2rite do2n characters or
names! tho+ shalt do that 2hich it is necessary to observe
regarding the pen! in,! and paper! as is d+ly prescribed in the
chapters concerning them.
Aor if tho+ dost not regard these things! tho+ 2ilt neither
accomplish that 2hich tho+ desirest! nor arrive at thy desired
(. Sl. $9'B adds a second
chapter on 1things stolen!1
2hich invo,es the
*SS*1 2hile facing East.
Mathers inserts Lans.
$&'9! chap. &@ at this
O3 TH+ +@P+RIM+NT O3 IN<ISI4I"IT:1 AND HO;
IT SHOU"D 4+ P+R3ORM+D
7f tho+ 2ishest to perform the e5periment of invisibility! tho+
shalt follo2 the instr+ctions for the same. 7f it be necessary to
observe the day and the ho+r! tho+ shalt do as is said in their
chapters. G+t if tho+ needest not observe the day and the ho+r
as mar,ed in the chapter thereon! tho+ shalt do as ta+ght in the
chapter 2hich precedeth it. 7f in the co+rse of the e5periment it
be necessary to 2rite anything! it sho+ld be done as is
described in the chapters pertaining thereto! 2ith the proper
pen! paper! and in,! or blood. G+t if the matter is to be
accomplished by invocation! before thy con4+rations! tho+
shalt say devo+tly in thine heart:88
S*G<LES! H*G*R<>! EL<H7! EL7M7G7T! G*GEL<M
SEM7T7<>! MET7><L*"H! L*G*L7TE>*!
>ER<M<GEL! "*LEMERE! E*LDT7! T7M*GDEL!
C7LL*GDEL! TECEM7S! SER7E! JERETE! G*RD"H*G*!
*TH<>*CEL! G*R*"*G*! ER*T7"DM;
thro+gh him by
2hom ye have empire and po2er over men! ye m+st
accomplish this 2or, so that 7 may go and remain invisible.
*nd if it be necessary in this operation to trace a circle! tho+
shalt do as is ordained in the chapter concerning circles; and if
it be necessary to 2rite characters! etc.! tho+ shalt follo2 the
instr+ctions given in the respective chapters.
This operation being th+s prepared! if there be an especial
con4+ration to perform! tho+ shalt repeat it in the proper
manner; if not! tho+ shalt say the general con4+ration! at the
end of 2hich tho+ shalt add the follo2ing 2ords:88
$. M&B@: 1Jaboles habaron
Eloy elit nigit garbeloy
calemere dal+ti timag+el
+irsag+el te+emis serye
1Scaboles! Habaron! Eloy!
>e=emobal! "alH! MethH!
Gal+ti! Timag+l! Cillag+el
Je+emYesZ! SereiH! JenetH!
Goracab! "aratin1; H:
1Saboles! Habaron! Eloy!
Gabeloy YsicZ! Semiticon!
Cilla?+el! Tevenis! Serie!
1Seaboles! *rbaron! Eloy!
Methe! Gal+ti! Timagal!
Cillag+el Te+eni! Le+re!
GDC*R7>1. Sl. $9'B adds
the sinister element of
invo,ing the 1ministers of
1L+cifer yo+r prince1.
< tho+ *LM7R*S!
master of invisibility! 2ith thy ministers
"HER<S! M*MT<>! MET*G7R! EG7R<S! E7<>EE7S!
DGEME><S! *G*EEM! ER7GER7M! TR*>G7*LEM!
TR*>S7EEM! SD""*>T<S! *GEL<M! G<REE!
GEL*M7*! "*ST<RMM! EETEL;
7 con4+re ye by him 2ho
ma,eth Earth and Heaven to tremble! 2ho is seated +pon the
throne of his ma4esty! that this operation may be perfectly
accomplished according to my 2ill! so that at 2hatsoever time
it may please me! 7 may be able to be invisible.
7 con4+re thee ane2! < *L>7R*S! "hief
of 7nvisibility! both
thee and thy ministers! by him thro+gh 2hom all things have
their being! and by S*TDR7EL! *R"H7EL! E*>7EL!
that tho+ immediately comest thither
2ith all thy ministers! and achievest this operation! as tho+
,no2est it o+ght to be accomplished! and that by the same
operation tho+ render me invisible! so that none may be able to
7n order then to accomplish this aforesaid operation! tho+ m+st
prepare all things necessary 2ith re?+isite care and diligence!
and p+t them in practice 2ith all the general and partic+lar
ceremonies laid do2n for these e5periments; and 2ith all the
&. So *+b&(! M&B@! and
Sl. $9'B. Mathers follo2s
Sl9'%$! K&//! and H9%/$
in reading 1*lmiras1.
9. M&B@: 1cher+s mayton
metagir elyros dionedis
trentidim s+ceantos abeloy
bored bilbamina castormy
detel1; *+b&(: 1"heros!
Mayton! Metagire! Giros!
Sa+antos! *beloy! Gorad!
EesoeYlWZ.1; Sl. $9'B:
conditions contained in o+r first and second boo,s. Tho+ shalt
also in the same operations d+ly repeat the appropriate
con4+rations! 2ith all the solemnities mar,ed in the respective
chapters. Th+s shalt tho+ accomplish the e5periment s+rely
and 2itho+t hindrance! and th+s shalt tho+ find it tr+e.
Metag+e! Gires! Eionedis!
Ebelloy! Gored! Gellamid!
S+ccantos! *beloy! Gored!
Gellamia "astormi! detel1;
H9%/$: 1her+s! Mayton!
S+ccantos! *beloy! Gored!
detel1; K&//: 1"her+s!
Mayton! Matagi5! Ebyros!
Saccantos! *beloy! Gored!
Eetel1; *d. $'/@&:
S++antos! *bela+s! Gored!
(. *d. $'/@&! M&B@! and
Sl. $9'B: 1d+cem1 .leader!
also d+,e0. This paragraph
is not fo+nd in Sl9'%$.
). M&B@: 1sat+rnel+m
archielem danielem belie
*simonei1; Sl. $9'B:
1Sat+riel! *rchiel! Eaniel
Genie! *ssem1; K&//:
1Sat+riel! *rchiel! Eaniel
G+t! on the contrary! if tho+ lettest any of these things escape
thee! or if tho+ despiseth them! never shalt tho+ be able to
arrive at thy proposed end; as! for e5ample! 2e enter not easily
into a fenced city over its 2alls b+t thro+gh its gates.
@. Sl. $9'B adds another
short chapter on invisibilty
here! 2hich involves
ma,ing a 2a5 image 2ith
the 2ords e*rgat! Saetamf
on the front. Mathers
inserts Lans. $&'9!
chapters &(! &)! &B! &/!
and &% at this point. The
first one he appended to
this chapter; the rest he
n+mbered $$8$(. 8JH
+@P+RIM+NT O3 "O<+1 AND HO; IT IS TO 4+
This chapter 2as omitted by Mathers! 2ho s+bstit+ted instead
Lans. $&'9! chapters &): To hinder a sportsman from ,illing
*d. 9@@B( contains an abbreviated version of this chapter. 7t
incl+des a con4+ration 2hich begins 1Cen+s! ester! *stropolyn!
*smo! Merc+ri+s! J+piter! Sat+rn+s!1 2hich corresponds 2ith
1>oga Jes artphelem asmo cora+ sabcedes sabaday1 in M&B@.
i1e1 the English man+script recogni=es >oga! "ocab! Jedec,!
and Sabbathi as the Hebre2 names of the names of the planets
Cen+s! Merc+ry! J+piter! and Sat+rn.
*lso of interest! *+b&( incl+des the phrase 1per virt+tem et
potentiam Sanctissimi *E<>*M c+i+s M*R"HDE sine fine1
2hich corresponds to 1per virt+ et per potenta del sanctissimo
nome *E<>*M il M*L"DE del ?+ale sensa fine.1 *d. $'/@&
seems to translate the Hebre2 M*L"HDE as it reads! 1Yper
virt+temZ et potentiam Sanctissimi *E<>*M c+i+s 7mperi+m
sine fine1 .thro+ght the virt+e and po2er of the most holy
*E<>*M 2ho RDLES 2itho+t end0.
>ote also the invocation of the fo+r ,ings of the cardinal
directions! given vario+sly .generally <riens! aymon! Egyn!
and *maymon0. *+b&( and *d$'/@& start 2ith 1< <riens Re5
egregio ?+i in oriente regnas1; 2hich might be translated as 1<
<riens! ill+strio+s King! 2ho r+les in the East.1 *d9@@B( ta,es
1egregio1 .ill+strio+s0 as a proper name and translates the
passage as 1< tho+ orient ,ing Eggye! 2hich reineth and r+leth
in the East1 M&B@ reads 1< omnis re5 egregie ?+i in oriente
regnas1; Sl. $9'B has 1< *smodee! ill+strio+s ,ing 2ho r+les
in the East1; Sl. 9'%$ and K&// read 1< *smodLe! <rient tres
rel+isant1 .< *smodee! the East very glittering.0
7n Sl. $9'B this is follo2ed by another chapter .chap. %0 on
love magic! this one +sing a stat+e of 2a5! invo,ing 1Sichel!
Richel! Moches! *ray! Saiatri! *macon! Enacon.1 This is
follo2ed by .chap. $'0! 2hich incl+des 1Esperimento d3 *more
toccando1! 1Esp. d3 *more mangiando1! and 1Esp! d3 *more
gettando1 .e5periments of love +sing to+ching! eating! and
+@P+RIM+NT OR OP+RATION O3 TH+ APP"+
This chapter 2as omitted by Mathers! 2ho s+bstit+ted instead
Lans. $&'9! chapters &B: Ho2 to ma,e the magic garters.
TH+ OP+RATION O3 "O<+ 4: H+R DR+AMS1 AND
HO; ON+ MUST PRACTIC+ IT
$. Translated by JH. This
chapter 2as omitted by
Mathers! 2ho s+bstit+ted
instead Lans. $&'9!
chapters &/: Ho2 to ma,e
the magic carpet proper
for interrogating the
C77.('B8$' gives a spell to
appear to someone at night
in dreams .Get=! p. $&/0.
This is an ineffable e5periment if yo+ desire to en4oy
in a dream. Gefore beginning the con4+ration on behalf of the
one yo+ 2ish to dreamed of! .operating in the ho+r mentioned
in the second boo,0! observe that the s,y is clear. 7t may help
to stand in yo+r chamber loo,ing into the s,y! at the stars and
the Moon! and h+mbly say in yo+r heart:
&. Lat: coire.
*GL*! 7<E! HE! C*D! HE! 7*H! 7*H! 7*H! C*! C*! C*!
7*H! 7*H! H*>7ST*R<E! *E<>*M! EL<HE><!
CEH*>7GL<E L*>D! DLG*>E><! G**LG<L*M!
Lord! holy and all8po2erf+l Aather 2ho created all! and ,no2s
the hearts of men and 2omen! 7 beseech yo+ thro+gh yo+r
most sacred names mentioned above to ill+minate the heart
and mind of >.! so that she may love me as m+ch as 7 love her!
and that she may be ready to do my 2ill. *nd f+rthermore! as
this present image lies 2ith me! may >. feel that she lies in
s2eet embrace 2ith me in a dream.
9. M&B@: 1*gla Jod! hH!
+a+ he Jah Jah Jah +ah +ah
+ah Jah Jah Jah anistarod
+lbaneno gad olam.1 This
seems to have Hebre2
*fter2ards! 2hen yo+ 2ant to perform the same e5periment!
p+t the image +nder yo+r pillo2
recite again the previo+s
con4+ration three times! and yo+ 2ill see the res+lt. *nd ma,e
s+re yo+ observe everything that is laid o+t in the first chapter
of the second boo,.
(. Latin .*d. $'/@&0:
pl+minare; Arench .K&//0:
O3 TH+ +@P+RIM+NT O3 S++6ING 3A<OUR AND
$. This chapter is ta,en
from $'/@& *dd. MSS.
7n Mathers3 edition this
chapter is n+mbered $). 7t
also occ+rs in *+b&(! *d.
9@@B(! and Sl. $9'B. 8JH
7f tho+ 2ishest to perform the e5periment of see,ing favo+r
and love! observe in 2hat manner the E5periment is to be
carried o+t! and if it be dependent +pon the day and the ho+r!
perform it in the day and the ho+r re?+ired! as tho+ 2ilt find it
in the chapter concerning the ho+rs; and if the e5periment be
one that re?+ireth 2riting! tho+ shalt 2rite as it is said in the
chapter concerning the same; and if it be 2ith penal bonds!
pacts! and f+migations! then tho+ shalt cense 2ith a fit
perf+me as is said in the chapter concerning s+ff+migations;
and if it be necessary to sprin,le it 2ith 2ater and hyssop! then
let it be as in the chapter concerning the same; similarly if
s+ch e5periment re?+ire characters! names! or the li,e! let s+ch
names be 2ritten as the chapter concerning the 2riting of
characters! and place the same in a clean place as hath been
said. Then tho+ shalt repeat over it the follo2ing oration:88
< *E<>*7! most holy! most righteo+s! and most almighty
God! 2ho hast made all things thro+gh thy mercy and
righteo+sness 2here2ith tho+ art filled! grant +nto +s that 2e
may be fo+nd 2orthy that this e5periment may be fo+nd
consecrated and perfect! so that the light may iss+e from thy
most holy seat! < *E<>*7! 2hich may obtain for +s favor
and love. *men.
This being said! tho+ shalt place it in clean sil,! and b+ry it for
a day and a night at the 4+nction of fo+r cross8roads; and
2hensoever tho+ 2ishest to obtain any grace or favor from
any! ta,e it! having first properly consecrated it according to
the r+le and place it in thy right hand! and see, tho+ 2hat tho+
2ilt it shall not be denied thee. G+t if tho+ doest not the
E5periment caref+lly and rightly! ass+redly tho+ shalt not
s+cceed in any manner.
Aor obtaining grace and love 2rite do2n the follo2ing 2ords:
*RE<! TE>ET! <ER*! R<T*S! 7*H! 7*H!
7*H! E>*M! 7*H! 7*H! 7*H! KETHER! "H<KM*H!
G7>*H! GEEDL*H! GEGDR*H! T7HERETH! >ETJ*"H!
H<E! MES<E! M*LKDTH! *GR*H*M! 7S**"! J*"<G!
SH*ER*"H! MESH*"H! *GEE>EG<! be ye all present in
my aid and for 2hatsoever 7 shall desire to obtain.
&. This incantation is also
given in $9'B Sloane
MSS.! page B@. 8SLM
-hich 2ords being properly 2ritten as above! tho+ shalt also
find thy desire bro+ght to pass.
R+GARDING +@P+RIM+NTS TO 4+ MAD+
R+GARDING HATR+D AND DISCORD
$. This chapter 2as
omitted by Mathers! b+t is
incl+ded in all the
man+scripts. Translation is
from *.E. -aite! Boo/ of
Ceremonial Magic! pp.
&%/ ff. 7n place of it
Mathers s+bstit+ted Lans.
$&'9! chapters &%: Ho2 to
render thyself master of a
treas+re possessed by the
spirits. Sl. $9'B appends a
second e5periment 2hich
involves ma,ing t2o 2a5
images! 2ith the 2ords
1*paga! 7t+lac! Ei! Mas1!
and 1*sgan! *rtan! *lben!
*pachiel! Satagel.1 8JH
E5periments +pon enemies may be performed in several 2ays!
b+t! 2hether 2ith 2a5en images or some other instr+ment! the
partic+lars of each m+st be diligently and faithf+lly observed.
Sho+ld the day and ho+r fail thee! proceed as already laid
do2n! and prepare the image or instr+ment proper to this
effect in the order and manner thereof. A+migate 2ith the
proper perf+mes! and if 2riting be re?+ired on the image! let it
be done 2ith the needle or stylet of the art! as aforesaid. >e5t
recite the follo2ing 2ords once over the said image:8
CS<R! E7L*7E*T<R! TE>T*T<RE! S<M>7*T<RE!
EEC<R*T<R! "<>"7S<R! ET SEED"T<R. < all ye
ministers and companions! 7 direct! con4+re! constrain and
command yo+ to f+lfil this behest 2illingly! namely!
straight2ay to consecrate this image! 2hich is to be done in
the name of >.! that as the face of the one is contrary to the
other! so the same may never more loo, +pon another.
Eeposit the image in some place perf+med 2ith evil odo+rs!
especially those of Mars! s+ch as s+lph+r and assafoetida. Let
it remain there for one night! having d+ly asperged it!
observing the proper ho+r and time.
Eo li,e2ise 2hen the e5periment is performed 2ith characters
and names! by to+ching the lovers 2ith 2ords! or by
2hatsoever other manner. G+t 2hen the e5periment is made by
giving something to be eaten! the same m+st be performed on
the day and ho+r proper to this 2or,.
*ll things being prepared! place them before yo+! and say:
-here are ye! S<M>7*T<R! CS<R! E7L*7E*T<R!
TE>T*T<R! E7C<R*T<R! "<>"7S<R! SEED"T<R! ye
2ho so2 discord! 2here are yo+W Me 2ho inf+se hatred and
7 con4+re yo+ by him 2ho hath created yo+ for this ministry! to
f+lfill this 2or,! in order that 2henever >. shall eat of li,e
things! or shall to+ch them! in 2hatsoever manner! never shall
he go in peace.
Give then 2hatsoever yo+ please to the person designated! b+t
let it be in the ho+r of Sat+rn or that of Mars! observing all
things needf+l for s+ch e5periments.
HO; OP+RATIONS O3 MOC6+R: AND SCORN
SHOU"D 4+ PR+PAR+D
$. This chapter is given in
$'/@& *dd. MSS. 9%/$
Harleian MSS.! &// King3s
MSS.! 9'%$ Sloane MSS.!
and $9'B Sloane MSS.!
b+t is 2anting in $&'&
Lansdo2ne MSS.! as are
all the chapters of the first
boo, after "hap. /. 8SLM
Mathers titles this chapter
1Ho2 operations of
moc,ery! invisibility! and
deceit sho+ld be
prepared!1 b+t 7 have
*d$'/@&! Sl. $9'B! and
*d. 9@@B(. Sl. $9'B
follo2s this chapter 2ith
1Esp. che +n Gallo tiri+na
Tra+e1 2hich involves
2riting a charm 2ith
Retifera1 on virgin
parchment. This is
follo2ed by 1Esp. che +n
"ane seg+iti +n "er+o1
2hich involves 2riting the
name 1Ealef1 on virgin
E5periments relating to moc,ery and scorn
may be performed
in many 2ays. -hen tho+ shalt 2ish to practice these
e5periments 2ith regard to any person! tho+ shalt observe the
&. Mathers: 1tric,s!
moc,eries! and deceits.1
day and the ho+r as 2e have already said. Sho+ld it be
necessary to 2rite characters or 2ords! it sho+ld be done +pon
virgin paper! as 2e shall sho2 farther on. *s for the in,! if it
be not specially ordained in this operation! it is advisable to
+se the blood of a bat 2ith the pen and the needle of art. G+t
before describing or 2riting the characters or names! all the
necessary r+les sho+ld be observed as given in the proper
chapters! and having caref+lly follo2ed o+t all these! tho+
shalt prono+nce 2ith a lo2 voice
the follo2ing 2ords:88
9. Mathers reads 1lo+d
voice1! b+t *+b. &( and
*d. $'/@9 both read
1s+bmissa +oce1 .lo2 or
s+bmissive voice0. Sl.
$9'B reads 1voce
sommella.1 K&// reads
1voi5 bas1 .lo2 voice0!
and *d. 9@@B( reads
1lo2ly voice1. 8JH
*GG*"! *GE*"! 7ST*"! *DE*"! "*STR*"! "D*"!
"DS<R! TR7ST*T<R! EER7S<R! EETEST*T<R!
come hither all ye 2ho love the times and
places 2herein all ,inds of moc,eries and deceits are
*nd ye 2ho ma,e things disappear and 2ho render
them invisible! come hither to deceive all those 2ho regard
these things! so that they may be deceived! and that they may
seem to see that 2hich they see not and hear that 2hich they
hear not! so that their senses may be deceived! and that they
may behold that 2hich is not tr+e.
"ome ye then hither and remain! and consecrate this
enchantment! seeing that God the *lmighty Lord hath destined
ye for s+ch.
(. M&B@: 1*bbac *dbdac
7stac *+dac "onstrac "oac
Scisos Tristator derisor
*+b&(: 1*bbac! *bdat!
7stat! *+dac! "astrac!
"oach! L+sor! Tristator!
1*bbac abdac! 7stac!
a+dac! "ostrac! "oac!
S+ses! Tristator! Eerisor!
Eetestator! 7ncantator1; H:
1*bbac! *bdac! 7stac!
*+dac! costrac! "oac!
S+se=! Tristator! Eerison!
K&//: 1*bbac! *bdac!
7stac! *+dac! "astrac!
"oac! S+ses! Tristator!
7ncantator1; *d. $'/@&:
1*bac! *ldal! 7at! *+dac!
L+strac! L+sor! Loc+ch!
Eestat+r1 .b+t first 2ord is
given as 1*lbac1 belo20;
*d. 9@@B(: 1*bac! *bdac!
7stac! "astac! *dach!
"astas! "alsac .W0! l+sor!
7ncantator.1 Sl. $9'B:
1*bac! *bdac! 7stac!
*+dac! "astrac! "oac!
"+sor! Tristator! Eerisor!
*LE*L! 7*T! HDE*"!
). *+b&( and M&B@:
circ+lators1; Sl. $9'B:
1trecciatori et "irc+latori1.
The first 2ord probably
generally meant travelling
fort+ne tellers or peddlars.
-hen this e5periment is completed in this manner in the ho+r
and time 2hich 2e have. sho2n and ta+ght! also the foregoing
2ords *GG*"! *GE*"!
etc.! sho+ld be 2ritten 2ith the pen
as hereinafter ordained; b+t if the e5periment be performed in
a different 2ay! yet shalt tho+ al2ays say the aforesaid 2ords!
and they sho+ld be repeated as before given.
@. Mathers: 1*G*"!
7f tho+ practicest these things in this manner correctly! tho+
shalt arrive at the effect of thine operations and e5periments by
the 2hich tho+ mayest easily deceive the senses.
HO; +@TRAORDINAR: +@P+RIM+NTS AND
OP+RATIONS SHOU"D 4+ PR+PAR+D
-e have spo,en in the preceding chapters of common
e5periments and operations! 2hich it is more +s+al to practice
and p+t in operation! and therein tho+ mayest easily see that
2e have told thee s+fficient for their perfection. 7n this chapter
2e treat of e5traordinary and +n+s+al e5periments! 2hich can
also be done in many 2ays.
>one the less sho+ld those 2ho 2ish to p+t in practice the li,e
e5periments and operations observe the days and ho+rs as is
laid do2n in the proper chapters! and sho+ld be provided 2ith
virgin paper and other necessary things. Having prepared a
similar e5periment tho+ shalt say:88
< God! 2ho hast created all things! and hast given +nto +s
discernment to +nderstand the good and the evil; thro+gh thy
holy name! Y*E<>*M! and thro+gh yo+r sacred name 2hich
the seven choirs of angels assisting before yo+r face! ever
proclaim 2ith incessant voices!Z
and thro+gh these holy
names:88 7<E! 7*H! C*D! *L<S! T*A<R! S*J<R!
JD"<R! *M*T<R! "RE*T<R!
do tho+! < Lord! grant that
this e5periment may become tr+e and veritable in my hands
thro+gh thy holy seal! < *E<>*7! 2hose reign and empire
remaineth eternally and +nto the ages of the ages. *men.
$. This passage is fo+nd in
*+b&(! *d$'/@&! and Sl.
$9'B. *fter 1*E<>*M1
Sl. $9'B adds 1and
thro+gh yo+r holy name
"H7>!1 and at the end of
the passage it adds
S*GG*<TH1 .i.e. Holy!
holy! holy! the God of
&. M&B@: 1Jod +a+ Jah
palos starfor spa=or J+cor
*mator creator1; *+b&(:
1Jod! He! Jah! Ca+! alis!
Tafar Lapa=or! Lacor
.J8W0! *mator! "reator1;
*d$'/@&: 17od! 7ah! olis!
Ca+! Labant! Lacir!
*mator! "reator1; Sl9'%$:
1Jah! Ca+! Ealos! Tafor!
Sapa=or! J+cor! *mator!
"reator1; H: 1Jod! Jah! Ca+
Ealos! Tafor! Sapa=or!
J+cor! *mator! "reator1;
K&//: 1Jod! Jah! Ca+
Ealos! Taphor! Sapa4or!
7ncor! *mator! "reator1;
Sl. $9'B: 17od! Da+! alos!
Saf+r! Sapa=or! G++or!
Mathers: 17<E! 7*H!
C*D! E*LETH! C*D!
This being done! tho+ shalt perform the e5periment! observing
its ho+r! Yand then yo+ may say the follo2ing song:
*S><R7E*! E7"T7L<R7E*! TRES*M! GESS*M! H7ST*>!
**SS*>! 7RDS<L*T<S! E>7T<R7T<S! TERDA7EL!
9. So *+b&(. Sl. $9'B:
1*smorida! Eictiel! <nda!
Aressai! Gessay! >istam!
*"DS7EL! T*>G*E7*T! R7J<>*T! A*"DLT*S7M!
*STR*G*7M! E*R*>7! *RGE7! *RADS*! *ST*R*!
all yo+ spirits named! come from 2hichever part of the
+niverse yo+ be! to aid and assist +s in this e5periment so that
thro+gh yo+ it may be consecrated! and strengthened! and
confirmed! tho+gh 2ords be omitted. Thro+gh the most sacred
name *E<>*M! 2ho lives and reigns 2itho+t end! thro+gh
the all the ages of the ages.Z
and tho+ shalt perf+me and incense as is laid do2n in the
proper chapter; sprin,ling 2ith e5orcised 2ater! and
performing all the ceremonies and solemnities as 2e shall
instr+ct thee in the second boo, of o+r Key. Y*nd if the time is
not specified! let it be in the day and ho+r of Merc+ry.Z
*+inel! Tanga! Erai!
*brabnim! Y)'vZ arani!
*rbei! *rf+sa! *stara1;
Eistida! Maessay! Gessay
*strabaim! Ean+ri! *rbei!
(. This passage is only
fo+nd in *+b&(! Sl. $9'B!
and *d$'/@&. 8JH
). This passage is also
only fo+nd in *+b&( and
*d$'/@&. 7n Sl. $9'B this
chapter is follo2ed by
1Esperimenti di Ligare! et
altro1 2hich incl+des
reciting the 2ords 1Aensa!
"+a! Ella?! *mon+!1 and a
charm 2ith 1*smode+s!
Somniator! Tentator.1 This
is follo2ed by t2o 1Esper
di Gioco1 h the first 2ith
a sigil! the second +sing a
charm 2ith 1*ron! Terni!
*bar.1 This is follo2ed by
1Esper. dfi stat+a di "era1
2hich incl+des a
con4+ration 2ith the 2ords
1< *sgam! < *rtan! <
*lben! < achiel! <
Satagel! < Csor!
"oncifor! et Sed+ctor1 and
invo,ing the fo+r ,ings
*modeo YsicZ .,ing of the
East0! aymon .,ing of the
-est0! Egion .,ing of the
>orth0! and Maimon
.domini nel Mezzogiorno0.
"ompare 2ith chapter $)
above. This is follo2ed by
additional chapters of
CONC+RNING TH+ HO": P+NTAC"+S OR M+DA"S
The medals or pentacles! 2hich 2e ma,e for the p+rpose of stri,ing terror into the spirits and red+cing them
to obedience! have besides this 2onderf+l and e5cellent virt+e. 7f tho+ invo,est the spirits by virt+e of these
pentacles! they 2ill obey thee 2itho+t rep+gnance! and having considered them they 2ill be str+c, 2ith
astonishment! and 2ill fear them! and tho+ shalt see them so s+rprised by fear and terror! that none of them
2ill be s+fficiently bold to 2ish to oppose thy 2ill. They are also of great virt+e and efficacy against all
perils of earth! of air! of 2ater! and of fire! against poison 2hich hath been dr+n,! against all ,inds of
infirmities and necessities! against binding! sortilege! and sorcery! against all terror and fear! and
2heresoever tho+ shalt find thyself! if armed 2ith them! tho+ shalt be in safety all the days of thy life.
Thro+gh them do 2e ac?+ire grace and good82ill from man and 2oman! fire is e5ting+ished! 2ater is stayed!
and all creat+res fear at the sight of the names 2hich are therein! and obey thro+gh that fear.
These pentacles are +s+ally made of the metal the most s+itable to the nat+re of the planet; and then there is
no occasion to observe the r+le of partic+lar colo+rs. They sho+ld be engraved 2ith the instr+ment of art in
the days and ho+rs proper to the planet.
Sat+rn r+leth over lead; J+piter over tin; Mars over iron; the S+n over gold; Cen+s over copper; Merc+ry over
the mi5t+re of metals; and the Moon over silver.
They may also be made 2ith e5orcised virgin paper! 2riting thereon 2ith the colo+rs adopted for each
planet! referring to the r+les already laid do2n in the proper chapters! and according to the planet 2ith 2hich
the pentacle is in sympathy.
-herefore +nto Sat+rn the colo+r of blac, is appropriated; J+piter r+leth over celestial bl+e; Mars over red;
the S+n over gold! or the colo+r of yello2 or citron ; Cen+s over green: Merc+ry over mi5ed colo+rs; the
Moon over silver! or the colo+r of argentine earth.
The matter of 2hich the pentacle is constr+cted sho+ld be virgin! never having been +sed for any other
p+rpose; or if it be metal it sho+ld be p+rified by fire.
*s regards the si=e of the pentacles it is arbitrary! so long as they are made according to the r+les! and 2ith
the re?+isite solemnities as hath been ordained.
and revere the most holy names of God 2hich are fo+nd in these pentacles and characters! for
2itho+t this never shalt tho+ be able to come to the end of any enterprise! nor to accomplish the Mystery of
*bove all things! remember that to perform any of these operations tho+ m+st be p+re in body and mind! and
2itho+t blemish! and omit not any of the preparations.
This Key! f+ll of mysteries! hath been revealed +nto me by an angel.
*cc+rsed be he 2ho +nderta,eth o+r art 2itho+t having the ?+alities re?+isite to thoro+ghly +nderstand o+r
Key! acc+rsed be he 2ho invo,eth the name of God in vain! for s+ch an one prepareth for himself the
p+nishments 2hich a2ait the +nbelievers! for God shall abandon them and relegate them +nto the depths of
Hell amongst the imp+re spirits.
Aor God is great and imm+table; he hath been for ever! and he shall remain even +nto the end of the ages.
*""DRSEE GE HE -H< T*KETH THE >*ME <A G<E 7> C*7>S *""DRSEE GE HE -H< DSETH
TH7S K><-LEEGE D>T< *> EC7L E>E! GE HE *""DRSEE 7> TH7S -<RLE *>E 7> THE
-<RLE T< "<ME. *ME>. GE HE *""DRSEE 7> THE >*ME -H7"H HE H*TH GL*SHEMEES
+ND O3 TH+ 3IRST 4OO6
H+R+ 3O""O; TH+ HO": P+NTAC"+S1 +@PR+SS+D IN TH+IR PROP+R 3IGUR+S AND
CHARACT+RS1 TOG+TH+R ;ITH TH+IR +SP+CIA" <IRTU+SA 3OR TH+ US+ O3
TH+ MAST+R O3 ART.
TH+ ORD+R O3 TH+ P+NTAC"+S
.$0 Seven pentacles consecrated to Sat+rn U Glac,.
.&0 Seven pentacles consecrated to J+piter U Gl+e.
.90 Seven pentacles consecrated to Mars U Red.
.(0 Seven pentacles consecrated to the S+n U Mello2.
.)0 Aive pentacles consecrated to Cen+s U Green.
.@0 Aive pentacles consecrated to Merc+ry U Mi5ed "olo+rs.
.B0 Si5 pentacles consecrated to the Moon U Silver.
>Th#s #s the ,eneral penta)le1 )alle- the Great Bor Gran-C Penta)le?
Y7t sho+ld be 2ritten on sheeps,in paper or virgin parchment! the 2hich paper sho+ld be tinted green. The
circle 2ith the B& divine letters sho+ld be red or the letters may be gold. The letters 2ithin the pentacle
sho+ld be the same red! or s,y bl+e every2here! 2ith the great name of God in gold. 7t serves to convene all
spirits; 2hen sho2n to them they 2ill bo2 and obey yo+.Z
Aig+re $$.88 The first pentacle of Sat+rn.88 This pentacle is of great val+e and +tility for stri,ing terror into
the spirits. -herefore! +pon its being sho2n to them they s+bmit! and ,neeling +pon the earth before it! they
Aig+re $&.88 The second pentacle of Sat+rn.88 This pentacle is of great val+e against adversaries; and of
especial +se in repressing the pride of the spirits.
Aig+re $9.88 The third pentacle of Sat+rn.88 This sho+ld be made 2ithin the magical circle! and it is good for
+se at night 2hen tho+ invo,est the spirits of the nat+re of Sat+rn.
3#,'re .%1 5ro7 M$*!.
Aig+re $(.88 The fo+rth pentacle of Sat+rn.88 This pentacle serveth principally for e5ec+ting all the
e5periments and operations of r+in! destr+ction! and death. *nd 2hen it is made in f+ll perfection! it serveth
also for those spirits 2hich bring ne2s! 2hen tho+ invo,est them from the side of the So+th.
3#,'re .(1 5ro7 M$*!.
3#,'re .(1 5ro7 A-. .2&!$1 5ol &$r.
Aig+re $).88 The fifth pentacle of Sat+rn.88 This pentacle defendeth those 2ho invo,e the spirits of Sat+rn
d+ring the night; and chaseth a2ay the spirits 2hich g+ard treas+res.
3#,'re .51 5ro7 6#n,s $&&1 5ol. *%r.
Aig+re $@.88 The si5th pentacle of Sat+rn.88 *ro+nd this pentacle is each name symboli=ed as it sho+ld be.
The person against 2hom tho+ shalt prono+nce it shall be obsessed by demons.
3#,'re .!1 5ro7 M$*!.
3#,'re .!1 5ro7 6#n,s $&&1 5ol. *%9.
Aig+re $B.88 The seventh and last pentacle of Sat+rn.88 This pentacle is fit for e5citing earth?+a,es! seeing
that the po2er of each order of angels herein invo,ed is s+fficient to ma,e the 2hole Dniverse tremble.
3#,'re .*1 5ro7 6$&&1 5ol. *(r.
Aig+re $/.88 The first pentacle of J+piter.88 This serveth to invo,e the spirits of J+piter! and especially those
2hose names are 2ritten aro+nd the pentacle! among 2hom arasiel is the lord and master of treas+res! and
teacheth ho2 to become possessor of places 2herein they are.
3#,'re .&1 5ro7 M$*!.
Aig+re $%.88 The second pentacle of J+piter.88 This is proper for ac?+iring glory! honors! dignities! riches! and
all ,inds of good! together 2ith great tran?+illity of mind; also to discover treas+res and chase a2ay the
spirits 2ho preside over them. 7t sho+ld be 2ritten +pon virgin paper or parchment! 2ith the pen of the
s2allo2 and the blood of the screech8o2l.
3#,'re .1 5ro7 M$*!.
Aig+re &'.88 The third pentacle of J+piter. This defendeth and protecteth those 2ho invo,e and ca+se the
spirits to come. -hen they appear sho2 +nto them this pentacle and immediately they 2ill obey.
3#,'re $21 5ro7 M$*!.
Aig+re &$.88 The fo+rth pentacle of J+piter.88 7t serveth to ac?+ire riches and honor! and to possess m+ch
2ealth. 7ts angel is Gariel. 7t sho+ld be engraved +pon silver in the day and ho+r of J+piter 2hen he is in the
3#,'re $.1 5ro7 M$*!.
Aig+re &&.88 The fifth pentacle of J+piter.88 This hath great po2er. 7t serveth for ass+red visions. Jacob being
armed 2ith this pentacle beheld the ladder 2hich reached +nto heaven.
3#,'re $$1 5ro7 M$*!.
Aig+re &9.88 The si5th pentacle of J+piter.88 7t serveth for protection against all earthly dangers! by regarding
it each day devo+tedly! and repeating the versicle 2hich s+rro+ndeth it. 3Th+s shalt tho+ never perish.3
3#,'re $%1 5ro7 M$*!.
Aig+re &(.88 The seventh and last pentacle of J+piter.88 7t hath great po2er against poverty! if tho+ considerest
it 2ith devotion! repeating the versicle. 7t serveth f+rthermore to drive a2ay those spirits 2ho g+ard
treas+res! and to discover the same.
3#,'re $(1 5ro7 M$*!.
Aig+re &/.88 The fo+rth pentacle of Mars.88 7t is of great virt+e and po2er in 2ar! 2herefore 2itho+t do+bt it
2ill give thee victory.
3#,'re $&1 5ro7 Sl. %2.1 5ol. 5&r.
Aig+re &%.88 The fifth pentacle of Mars.88 -rite tho+ this pentacle +pon virgin parchment or paper! beca+se it
is terrible +nto the demons! and at its sight and aspect they 2ill obey thee! for they cannot resist its presence.
3#,'re $1 5ro7 A'b$(1 5ol. 5.9.
3#,'re $1 5ro7 Harl. %&.1 5ol. *r.
Aig+re 9'.88 The si5th pentacle of Mars.88 7t hath so great virt+e that being armed there2ith! if tho+ art
attac,ed by any one! tho+ shalt neither be in4+red nor 2o+nded 2hen tho+ fightest 2ith him! and his o2n
2eapons shall t+rn against him.
3#,'re %21 A'b$(1 5ol. 5&9.
Aig+re 9$.88 The seventh and last pentacle of Mars.88 -rite tho+ this +pon virgin parchment or paper 2ith the
blood of a bat! in the day and ho+r of Mars; and +ncover it 2ithin the circle! invo,ing the demons 2hose
names are therein 2ritten; and tho+ shalt immediately see hail and tempest.
3#,'re %.1 A'b$(1 5ol. 5r.
Aig+re 9&.88 The first pentacle of the S+n.88 The co+ntenance of ShaddaR the almighty! at 2hose aspect all
creat+res obey! and the angelic spirits do reverence on bended ,nees.
3#,'re %$1 5ro7 Sl. .%2*1 5ol. ..!9.
Aig+re 99.88 The second pentacle of the S+n.88 This pentacle! and the preceding and follo2ing! belong to the
nat+re of the S+n. They serve to repress the pride and arrogance of the solar spirits! 2hich are altogether
pro+d and arrogant by their nat+re.
3#,'re %%1 5ro7 "ans. .$2$1 p,. .%..
Aig+re 9(.88 The third pentacle of the S+n.88 This serveth in addition .to the effects of the t2o preceding0 to
ac?+ire ,ingdom and empire! to inflict loss! and to ac?+ire reno2n and glory! especially thro+gh the name of
God! Tetragrammaton! 2hich therein is t2elve times contained.
3#,'re %(1 5ro7 "ans. .$2$1 p,. .%$.
Aig+re 9).88 The fo+rth pentacle of the S+n.88 This serveth to enable thee to see the spirits 2hen they appear
invisible +nto those 2ho invo,e them; beca+se! 2hen tho+ hast +ncovered it! they 2ill immediately appear
3#,'re %51 5ro7 A'b$(1 5ol. 5&r.
Aig+re 9@.88 The fifth pentacle of the S+n.88 7t serveth to invo,e those spirits 2ho can transport thee from one
place +nto another! over a long distance and in short time.
3#,'re %!1 5ro7 Sl. %2.1 5ol. !$r.
Aig+re 9B.88 The si5th pentacle of the S+n.88 7t serveth e5cellently for the operation of invisibility! 2hen
3#,'re %*1 5ro7 Sl. %2.1 5ol. !$9.
Aig+re 9/.88 The seventh and last pentacle of the S+n.88 7f any be by chance imprisoned or detained in fetters
of iron! at the presence of this pentacle! 2hich sho+ld be engraved in Gold on the day and ho+r of the S+n! he
2ill be immediately delivered and set at liberty.
3#,'re %&1 5ro7 A'b$(1 5ol. 59.
Aig+re 9%.88 The first pentacle of Cen+s.88 This and those follo2ing serve to control the spirits of Cen+s! and
especially those herein 2ritten.
3#,'re %1 5ro7 Sl. %2.1 5ol. !%9.
Aig+re ('.88 The second pentacle of Cen+s.88 These pentacles are also proper for obtaining grace and honor!
and for all things 2hich belong +nto Cen+s! and for accomplishing all thy desires herein.
3#,'re (21 5ro7 Sl. %2.1 5ol. !(r.
Aig+re ($.88 The third pentacle of Cen+s.88 This! if it be only sho2n +nto any person! serveth to attract love.
7ts angel Monachiel sho+ld be invo,ed in the day and ho+r of Cen+s! at one o3cloc, or at eight.
3#,'re (.1 5ro7 Sl. %2.1 5ol. !(9.
Aig+re (&.88 The fo+rth pentacle of Cen+s.88 7t is of great po2er! since it compels the spirits of Cen+s to obey!
and to force on the instant any person tho+ 2ishest to come +nto thee.
3#,'re ($1 5ro7 "ans. .$2$1 p,. .%5.
Aig+re (9.88 The fifth and last pentacle of Cen+s.88 -hen it is only sho2ed +nto any person soever! it inciteth
and e5citeth 2onderf+lly +nto love.
3#,'re (%1 5ro7 Sl. %2.1 5ol. !59.
Aig+re ((.88 The first pentacle of Merc+ry.88 7t serveth to invo,e the spirits 2ho are +nder the Airmament.
3#,'re ((1 5ro7 Sl. %2.1 5ol. !!r.
Aig+re ().88 The second pentacle of Merc+ry.88 The spirits herein 2ritten serve to bring to effect and to grant
things 2hich are contrary +nto the order of >at+re; and 2hich are not contained +nder any other head. They
easily give ans2er! b+t they can 2ith diffic+lty be seen.
3#,'re (51 5ro7 Sl. %2.1 5ol. !!9.
Aig+re (@.88 The third pentacle of Merc+ry.88 This and the follo2ing serve to invo,e the spirits s+b4ect +nto
Merc+ry; and especially those 2ho are 2ritten in this pentacle.
3#,'re (!1 5ro7 6#n,s $&&1 5ol. &&r.
Aig+re (B.88 The fo+rth pentacle of Merc+ry.88 This is f+rther proper to ac?+ire the +nderstanding and
,no2ledge of all things created! and to see, o+t and penetrate into hidden things; and to command those
spirits 2hich are called *llatori to perform embassies. They obey very readily.
3#,'re (*1 5ro7 Sl. %2.1 5ol. !*9.
Aig+re (/.88 The fifth and last pentacle of Merc+ry.88 This commandeth the spirits of Merc+ry! and serveth to
open doors in 2hatever 2ay they may be closed! and nothing it may enco+nter can resist it.
3#,'re (&1 5ro7 Sl. %2.1 5ol. !&r.
Aig+re (%.88 The first pentacle of the Moon.88 This and the follo2ing serve to call forth and invo,e the spirits
of the Moon; and it f+rther serveth to open doors! in 2hatever 2ay they may be fastened.
3#,'re (1 5ro7 Sl. %2.1 5ol. !&9.
Aig+re )'.88 The second pentacle of the Moon.88 This serveth against all perils and dangers by 2ater! and if it
sho+ld chance that the spirits of the Moon sho+ld e5cite and ca+se great rain and e5ceeding tempests abo+t
the circle! in order to astonish and terrify thee; on sho2ing +nto them this pentacle! it 2ill all speedily cease.
3#,'re 521 5ro7 Sl. %2.1 5ol. !r.
Aig+re )$.88 The third pentacle of the Moon.88 This being d+ly borne 2ith thee 2hen +pon a 4o+rney! if it be
properly made! serveth against all attac,s by night! and against every ,ind of danger and peril by 2ater.
3#,'re 5.1 5ro7 Sl. %2.1 5ol. !9.
Aig+re )&.88 The fo+rth pentacle of the Moon.88 This defendeth thee from all evil so+rces! and from all in4+ry
+nto so+l or body. 7ts angel! Sophiel! giveth the ,no2ledge of the virt+e of all herbs and stones; and +nto
2homsoever shall name him! he 2ill proc+re the ,no2ledge of all.
3#,'re 5$1 5ro7 Sl. %2.1 5ol. *2r.
Aig+re )9.88 The fifth pentacle of the Moon.88 7t serveth to have ans2ers in sleep. 7ts angel 7achadiel serveth
+nto destr+ction and loss! as 2ell as +nto the destr+ction of enemies. Tho+ mayest also call +pon him by
*bdon and EalL against all phantoms of the night! and to s+mmon the so+ls of the departed from Hades.
3#,'re 5%1 5ro7 Sl. %2.1 5ol. *29.
Aig+re )(.88 The si5th and last pentacle of the Moon.88 This is 2onderf+lly good! and serveth e5cellently to
e5cite and ca+se heavy rains! if it be engraved +pon a plate of silver; and if it be placed +nder 2ater! as long
as it remaineth there! there 2ill he rain. 7t sho+ld be engraved! dra2n! or 2ritten in the day and ho+r of the
3#,'re 5(1 5ro7 6#n,s $&&.
YThis is the end of the holy pentacles! in all 2hich 7 have! to the best of my po2er! restored the Hebre2
letters and mystical characters correctly. 7 have f+rther given nearly every versicle in pointed Hebre2!
instead of in the Latin; so that the occ+lt st+dent might not be inconvenienced by having to search o+t the
same in a Hebre2 Gible. The restoration of the Hebre2 letters in the body of the pentacles has been a 2or,
of immense diffic+lty! and has e5tended over several years.Z
>Penta)les 5ro7 the Hebre/ Key of Solomon BMafteah Shelomoh1 Or. .(*51 5ol1 %5aC?
>Penta)les 5ro7 the Greek Key of Solomon BHarl. 55!C?
uncritical hand, must be held to remove the necessity for entering into a detailed account of the contents of that curious work. ... The Key of Solomon can scarcely be judged accurately in the light of its English version, for the translator, preternaturally regarding it as a highly honourable memorial of lawful magic, has excised as much as possible the Goëtic portions, on the ground that they are interpolations, which is of course arbitrary." Mr. Waite's harsh criticism is hardly justified. In fact, Mathers excised very little. Actually, three of the four significant excisions are operations dealing with love magic (Colorno, chapters 11-13: The experiment of Love, and how it should be performed; The experiment or operation of the Apple; Of the operation of love by her dreams, and how one must practice it. The fourth excision is chapter 14: Operations and experiments regarding hate and destruction of enemies.) It is true that the Mathers edition would not be considered critical by modern standards of scholarship (but Waite's editions of various esoteric texts leave far more to be desired than Mathers'). Especially wanting are a proper critical apparatus, an analysis of the relation between manuscripts, and better utilization of the Latin and Italian manuscripts. Nevertheless, this edition has stood the test of time.
Of course, none of the manuscripts used by Mathers qualify as "ancient" or even "medieval"; the oldest is probably 16th century. There are however precedents going back further, on which see Richard Greenfield's Traditions of Belief in Late Byzantine Demonology. Mathers' translation is almost entirely dependant on French Colorno manuscript exemplars dating 18th century. These are represented by the Kings 288, Harley 3981, and Sloane 3091 manuscripts. Kings 288 and Harl. 3981 indicate they were translated by Abraham Colorno, which phrase is missing from Sl. 3091. Of these Sl. 3091 and Kings 288 are easier to read. Abraham Colorno, a Jewish engineer of Mantua (fl. 1578-1598), translated it into Italian. Kings 288 includes some phrases which are missing from Harley 3981, so the former is probably not a direct ancestor of the latter. Sl. 3091 likewise has some phrases missing from the others, and regularly replaces "Amen" with "Ainsi soit-il" (so be it). Although Mathers felt Sl3091 "has many errors of transcription," I have generally found it to be the most correct of the Colorno group (i.e. between Sl3091, H3981, K288, and L1202.) In addition, Mathers made significant use of Lansdowne 1202, even though he pronounces it "more concise in style." Its title page reads: "LES VRAIS CLAVICULES DU ROI SALOMON PAR ARMADEL." The wording in Lans. 1202 often coincides exactly with the Colorno manuscripts, which convinces me that it was based mainly on a Colorno ancestor. However the frequent deviations and elisions suggest to me that the editor was trying to make a more concise and readable edition, which of course makes its authority less reliable. Lans. 1202 displays simple mistakes in some of the Latin passages. It also regularly replaces "Amen" with "Ainsi soit-il". Where K288 differs from
H3981, L1202 generally seems to follow the latter. Where Sl3091 differs from the others, L1202 generally follows it. However, L1202 can't be a direct ancestor of Sl3091 since it contains elements missing from the latter, such as the missing Psalm and "Anefeneton" from book 2 chapter 17. Nonetheless, it is safe to say that L1202 is derived from a closely related manuscript. Also heavily used by Mathers was LES VÉRITABLES CLAVICULES DE SALOMON, Traduites de l'Hebreux en langue Latine Par le Rabin ABOGNAZAR (Lansdowne MSS 1203.) Its inclusion by Mathers is puzzling because it is utterly different in content from the other manuscripts (aside from a few of the pentacles at the end of the manuscript) and really should stand alone as a separate text. Another copy can be found in ms. franç. 25314 de la Bibliothèque nationale. Additional 10862 is primarily written in Latin, although the descriptions of the pentacles are in Italian. It was written ca. 17th century. Mathers considered it his oldest and sole Latin source, but makes only limited use of it. Contrary to what Mathers wrote, I did not find it particularly difficult to read once I got use to the orthography; likewise it has very few abbreviations: Besides using "&" for "per" (particle and prefix) it frequently uses abbreviations for "-tur" and "-bus" which are sometimes indistinguishable. It doesn't distinguish between u and v, and uniformly uses an archaic form of the ae-ligature (eogonek). It is somewhat more succinct than the Colorno manuscripts, so may preserve some earlier stage in the evolution of the text. There are also frequent variations from the other manuscripts, many of which are clearly errors. The nature of the mistakes leads me to believe that its archetype was difficult to read. The pentacles are labelled with the appropriate colors. The Latin sometimes corresponds closely with that in Aub. 24, however some of the text differs considerably. Article 2 of Ad. 10862 is an Italian manuscript titled Zecorbenei, overo Clavicola dal re Salomone. This is no doubt a version of the Zekerboni (also compare "Zecorbeni" in Aub. 24) and ascribed to Peter Mora (aka Pietro Mora or Pierre Mora). In Ritual Magic (1949, pp. 135 f., p. 310) E. M. Butler describes Mora as an "alchemist, black magician, said to be a Satanist and poisoner who lived in Milan early in the seventeenth century, and burnt there after having confessed (under torture) to those crimes..." Casanova seems to have possessed a version of the same work under the name Zecor-ben or Zecorben. (Butler, loc. cit., Casanova, History of My Life, translated by Willard Trask, Volumes III & IV, 1967, p. 200). Sloane 1307 is in Italian, and is also ca. 17th century. Prayers and conjurations are in Latin. It has much material not found in other manuscripts. Some of the material however can be found in Ad. 10862 art. 2 ("Zecorbeni") mentioned above. It is hard to read, except for the mystical names which are carefully done. It shares a lot of readings with Sl. 2383 (see below). Sl. 1307 only has thirteen pentacles, and much of the lettering in them is in Roman letters instead of the Hebrew found in most other manuscripts.
In Latin and English. Chapter XLIX: Solomon and the Ars Notoria. 5596. and is somewhat closer to the Colorno manuscripts. 1983. It is not clear to me at this time why. 397-445. 24. Writing varies from very neat and legible to scrawling. 2383 also shares many elements with Sl.New York. The book from whence I transcribed this was writt by an Italian. that I could heare of. Dated 1674. see the British Library Manuscript catalogue. May 9. 1927. It also lacks some of the Christian elements found in Sl. It shares many elements with Sl. 5596. This manuscript has no pentacles. British Library Sloane MS. 24. . It is a small volume (about 5 in wide) with large lettering and a lot of "white space". 1. It has been described in Richard Greenfield's Traditions of Belief in Late Byzantine Demonology (Amsterdam: Hakkert. The text is also fuller than in Ad. 10862. pp. Perhaps it is also an independent translation. 3847. Doubleday.) Latin Sl. Written by John Aubrey who noted: "A MSS never yet printed. Fifteenth century. (in Charlesworth. Sum Aubrey 1674. The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha. 17th century. One of a number of Greek manuscript of a text referred to as The Magical Treatise of Solomon. British Library. III De Pentaculis. so is important in understanding the Christianization (or deChristianization) of the text. The text is rearranged in a Aub. Titled Zecorbeni sive Claviculae Salomonis libri IV in quibus I De Praeparementis. but lacking many of the mistakes found in the latter. Not used by Mathers. as it also contains an incomplete version of the Testament. 2383. Harleian MS. II De Experimentis. IV De Artibus. many more manuscripts have been uncovered. 2383. Also. The complete text has been published by Armand Delatte in Anecdota Atheniensia (Liége. including the following: Greek Harl. 63 folios. 10862. The wording of this is often identical with Ad. Titled Clavis libri secretorum. Sl. 1988). Aubrey MS. The Bodleian Library.For more details on the individual manuscripts. 1307. 2383 does not agree with that of Sl. This manuscript is also described in some detail by Dennis Duling in the introduction to his translation of the Testament of Solomon. including some Christian elements not found in the other manuscripts (such as the Te Deum)." 103 folios. and it may be the prototype of the entire genre. 3847 (see below). 935-987. pp.) Its contents are very similar to the Clavicula. 3847. see MAGIC AND EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCE by Lynn Thorndike. Vol. and in a very good hand. Only part of the second book of Clavicula Salomonis is represented. The Latin of Sl. Since Mathers' edition was published.
for example the list of Sephiroth in chapter 5. xvi (1965). such as the use of a cross put in holy water (fol. Vol." He also frequently preserves the old e-ogonek form of the ae ligature. 1. A1655 Hebrew Gollancz. making it one of the earliest manuscripts of the Key of Solomon. Cited by Waite. Latin. 36-37. in Journal of Jewish Studies. 36674. p. 36674. n. 36674. par M. cited by Rohrbacher-Sticker in 'A Hebrew Manuscript of Clavicula Salomonis. 3675. 60. Sl. "sine mona" for "sine mora"). The text is much abbreviated compared with the other manuscripts. l'Abbé d'Artigny. It contains a large number of Greek (such as Sabaoth). Prayers and conjurations are in Latin. Titled The Key of Knowledge. Bound with Hebrew MS. 3847. revealed by Ptolomy the Grecian. Also has Christian elements. Dated 1572. The manuscript dates to around 1700. but frequently exhibit simple mistakes (e. 1995. 276. 276. 24 or Ad. This manuscript also has strong Christian elements. fol 81v he wrote "adiuro". 21. Printed edition titled Clavicule of Solomon.to late-16th century. Titled The Clavicle of Solomon. in the British Library Journal.) It is probably (as Scholem puts it) a late adaptation of a 'Latin (or rather . BCM. Vol. 1. 17th century. since he frequently preserves and is occasionally even seen to correct the older forms: For example. G. It is evident that the manuscript he was copying from preserved an earlier orthography. Dated 1655. There are other places where it seems to represent the original text more accurately than Aub. Sloane MS. 132. Seems to be based solely on Ad. and other archaisms. Additional MS. quarto. 10862. 37a. 1914). Facsimile published by Gollancz as Sepher Maphteah Shelomoh (Book of the Key of Solomon) (Oxford. It contains a prologue which corresponds with Mathers' Introduction (of Iohe Grevis) from Ad. 1914. British Library.g. The title reads Clavicolo di Salomone Re d'Israel figlio de David. Mid. 125 pages. Prayers and conjurations are in Latin. Italian Mich.more logical order. 62 folios. p. Part II. Scholem edited the text in 'Some Sources of Jewish-Arabic Demonology'. pp. et de Littérature. British Library. Sl. Bodleian Library Michael MS. English Ad. do Critique. 1749. then corrected it to "adjuro. Mentioned in Nouveaux Mémoires d'Histoire. and Italian elements. 3645. 10862. Paris.
Titled Zekerboni (compare "Zecorbenei" in Ad. Magic & Alchemy. 342 and figure 315. p. now incorporated into Bibliothèque de Nationale. 103-106 and figure 74. 14759. et cercles. 59 n 2. This seems to be related to Lans. 10862 art. pp. Title reads Livre de la Clavicule de Salomon. 108. 325. 311. roy des Hébreux.) BN Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal. now incorporated into Bibliothèque de Nationale. 18th century transcript from a copy by Judah Perez (London.) British Library Oriental MS. 1931. 1729).) BN Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal. (New York: Dover. 110. Ros. Magic & Alchemy. Described by Claudia Rohrbacher-Sticker in 'Maphteah Shelomoh: A New Acquisition of the British Library' in Jewish Studies Quarterly.) BN Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal. Part II.) Also mentioned by Waite. 53 folios. 18th 2346. Mentioned by Grillot de Givry in Witchcraft. 81. 263-270. BN Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal. 18th 2350. 6360. now incorporated into Bibliothèque de Nationale. This is another example of the Colorno class of manuscripts. 17th or 18th century. (New York: Dover. Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana in Amsterdam. esp. pp. 2 and "Zecorbeni" in Aub. century. and 314. 341 and figure 313. vol. 162. 18th 2497. Mentioned by Grillot de Givry in Witchcraft. Titled Les vrais Talismans. and plate facing pg. Mentioned by Grillot de Givry in Witchcraft. century. century. 18th 2348. 1931. Described by Claudia Rohrbacher-Sticker in 'A Hebrew Manuscript of Clavicula Salomonis. now incorporated into Bibliothèque de Nationale. It also calls the penknife "Arthame" and conflates it with the ritual knife. (New York: Dover. century. Mentioned by Grillot de Givry in Witchcraft. pp.) BN Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal. 1931. pp. 1931.' in the British Library Journal. traduitte de l'hébreu par Armadel. pentacles. 18th 2790. Or. French BN Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal.) . 1202. pp. Magic & Alchemy. (New York: Dover. century. BCM p. This time the variation of the name is Tozgrec. Magic & Alchemy. esp. 14759. p. 21. and figure 82.). esp. It too contains a prologue corresponding with Mathers' Introduction (of Iohe Grevis) from Ad. (New York: Dover. Vol. Also gives a version of the Seal of Solomon. 10862. Mentioned by Grillot de Givry in Witchcraft. 1931. 1995. esp. 12. 103-106 and figures 76. (New York: Dover. 6360. Magic & Alchemy. 24) and ascribed to Peter Mora (aka Pietro Mora or Pierre Mora). 103-106 and figures 75. Magic & Alchemy. now incorporated into Bibliothèque de Nationale. Title reads Les vrais Clavicules du roy Salomon. 18th 2349. Or. Title reads Les Clavicules de Rabbi Salomon. pp. now incorporated into Bibliothèque de Nationale. 187. Proved to be a continuation of Or. 1931. century. 1 (1993/94.Italian) Clavicula text of the renaissance period' (ibid p. 128-136. 6. Mentioned by Grillot de Givry in Witchcraft.
3847. A partial stemma probably looks like this (where α is a Latin prototype. 171 p. OTHER PRINTED EDITIONS P1641 Another French version was recently published in Paris. century. 1997). 90). 18th 2791. ill. couv. ayant appartenu à la bibliothèque de Stanislas de Guaïta. This time the variation of the name is Foz Groec (compare Tozgrec). titled Clavicules de Salomon. Reprod.. en fac-sim.BN Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal. : ill. and seems to be closely related to Sl. β is an Italian translation by Colorno. ISBN 2714413072. 1980). ou le véritable Grimoire. 2. 59. It contains a prologue which corresponds with Mathers' Introduction (of Iohe Grevis) from Ad. Another French version was recently published in Paris. ε is a Christianized Latin prototype. 10862. en noir et en coul. titled Clavicules de Salomon (Paris: Gutenberg. 1825 (Paris: Trajectoire. 88. p. orations are in Latin with similar wording. Mentioned by Waite in BCM. 3847. plus it has strong Christian P1825 . n. It is not dependent on Mathers' edition. 23 cm + introduction par François Ribadeau Dumas : 16 p. and γ a French Colorno prototype). now incorporated into Bibliothèque de Nationale. It calls the penknife "Arthame" (p. 1641. Unfortunately it has no information whatever regarding the original text. ISBN 2841970329. compare this with K288 'artave' corresponding to 'artavus' in the Latin manuscripts. du manuscrit intitulé "La Clavicule de Salomon". It has no pentacles. Titled Livre Second de la Clavicule de Salomon. . Also like Sl.
which he retitled The Greater Key of Solomon (Chicago. en fac-sim. or Celestial Intelligencer (1801). 1972 Imprimeur / Fabricant : 61-Alençon : impr. ill.W. 1958). As an example. _ La couv. Belfond. Particularly ironic is his Great Book of Magical Art. 23 cm & fasc. .]. [D. I have however. du ms. révélation des opérations magiques Publication : Paris : [Perthuis. de 1641 intitulé: «La Clavicule de Salomon». and feedback is welcome. supplied examples from various manuscripts for comparison purposes. 18 F. d'introduction (22 p. 1914). Hindoo Magic & Indian Occultism (1915) which is a rip-off (again without acknowledgement) of Frances Barrett's The Magus.: 49.) Collection : Sciences secrètes Note(s) : Reprod. porte en plus: «ou le Véritable grimoire secretum secretorum». I am especially interested in hearing of additional Latin and Italian manuscripts. Besides taking credit for Mathers' work. De Laurence I cannot begin to convey my contempt for L. L. he altered the spell in chapter 9 by inserting "after burning one-half teaspoonful of Temple Incense. véritable secrets [?sic?] des secrets. 8624-66] Perthuis This edition This edition is still a work in progress. 1966 Description matérielle : In-16 (15 cm). he has made many alterations to the texts in order to promote his mail-order business. : ill. . introduction par François Ribadeau Dumas] Publication : [Paris] : P. Shah Idries Shah published a partial edition in his Secret Lore of Magic (New York: Citadel Press. Corbière et Jugain Description matérielle : 171 p. François. 96 p.elements. since they are available in a low cost paperback edition from Weiser. which in turn is a rip-off of Agrippa's Occult Philosophy! Belfond Titre(s) : Clavicules de Salomon [Texte imprimé] / [La Grande clavicule à travers les âges." He even inserted ordering information directly into the text.. de Laurence and his bootleg edition of this work. I have omitted Mathers' diagrams from this e-text. _ Rel. Préfacier Titre(s) : Clavicules [Texte imprimé]de Salomon [ @ ].50 F Autre(s) auteur(s) : Ribadeau Dumas.
which figures prominently in folklore. Some of the proliferation of weapons is no doubt due to errors in transcription and translation. Archidoxes. In keeping with all of the manuscripts. Finally.in a separate edition. they are reminiscent of those in Gollancz. since it does not belong to the Key of Solomon proper. To give some sense of the state of these pentacles I have included many examples in my editions of Lans. For example. The order of the pentacles varies widely from manuscript to manuscript. Unfortunately Mathers does nothing to elucidate or even acknowledge the puzzle. and is available in its entirety -. where the Latin manuscripts mention a penknife (artavus). and it is apparent that attempts have been made in later manuscripts to identify the rest with planets too. Perhaps these are the nine mentioned in the text where the spirits are conjured "by the nine medals or pentacles which we have among our symbols. Since different editions of the Psalms have different numbering schemes. but by no means identical. Conspicuously absent is the Ring of Solomon. the Italian translator glosses this as a small pruning hook (l’artavo o falcetto). this is less subject to misinterpretation. I have expanded the frequent lists of Psalms to include the opening words. RITUAL IMPLEMENTS Another area of confusion is the proliferation of ritual implements. The Greek manuscripts seem to only have a single knife. There is a series of 24 pentacles in the Greek manuscript. Gollancz' Hebrew manuscript shows nine pentacles in a section titled "Concerning the sanctity of the nine Kandariri (talismans). and the Lemegeton . the Magical Treatise of Solomon. 1203. as well as the Testament of Solomon.and in context -. but I have tried to show enough examples from multiple manuscripts in order to demonstrate the wide variability. 1203. 1202 and Lans." It is clear from the drawings that only one implement is being referred to. which Mathers mistranslates as "scimitar AND sickle. Some of the pentacles found in the manuscripts used by Mathers are also reminiscent of the Greek and Hebrew ones. these have all been documented in the footnotes. The oldest manuscripts only identify some of them with the planets. Some of the lists of mystical names are fairly arbitrary. (revealed unto King Solomon)" (48a-49a). I have removed all of the material from Lans. This variability makes it difficult to construct a more complete stemma with the manuscripts available to me. THE PENTACLES The pentacles are perhaps the biggest puzzle on the textual tradition of Clavicula Salomonis. and to reorganize them accordingly. but many are clearly late inventions based on Agrippa. Mathers seems to have narrowed those in his edition to exclude most of these clearly later ones. and other sources.The corrections to Mathers' translation are based on my research." These nine do not appear in the Oriental manuscript.
10862 Table 1: Planetary hours Table 2: Magical names of the Hours and Angels • • 11. Hebrew.it is conspicuously absent from the Greek. Although it is mentioned in one of the conjurations.not to mention folk literature and the Greek Magical Papyri -. and English manuscripts.or Lesser Key of Solomon. -JHP The Key of Solomon the King (Clavicula Salomonis) Now first translated and edited from ancient manuscripts in the British Museum by S. copyright 2005. its construction and use is not otherwise mentioned. and how it should be performed (omitted by Mathers) 12. Experiment or operation of the apple (omitted by Mathers) . Experiment of love. Contents: BOOK 1 • • • • Preface (by editor) Introduction from Add. Peterson. Revised edition by Joseph H. MSS. Another curiosity involves the magical wand. Although prominent in most Clavicula manuscripts -. Liddell MacGregor Mathers George Redway. 1889.
Concerning characters 23. and how they should be made Fragment from Eliphaz Levi Qabalistic invocation of Solomon from Eliphaz Levi . and how it should be prepared 18. At What Hour after the Preparation of All Things Necessary. Concerning the arts. Of The Garments And Shoes Of The Art 7. and colours 15. Operations of mockery and scorn 17. The operation of love by her dreams. and Things to be Observed 5. Concerning the Fasting. The confession 5. Of the knifes. An extremely powerful conjuration 8. And Govern Himself 3. Experiments to be made regarding hatred (omitted by Mathers) 16. pigeon. Concerning the Baths. Extraordinary experiments and operations 18. penknife.• • • • • • • • • • Table 3: Archangels. and How They Are To Be Arranged 6. or virgin paper. ink. sword. Prayer and conjurations 6. and other animals 17. Of wax and virgin earth 19. Of the blood of the bat. Of Places Wherein We May Conveniently Execute The Experiments And Operations Of The Art 8. Care. Concerning sacrifices to the spirits. and Colors for each Planet 1. We Should Bring the Exercise of the Art to Perfection 2. Of the pen of the swallow and of the dove 16. Concerning the silken cloth 21. Concerning astrological images 22. Angels. • • • • • • • • • • 13. Concerning the needle and other iron instruments 20. Concerning the pentacles 9. Concerning the divine love which ought to precede the acquisition of this knowledge 2. and how one must practice it (omitted by Mathers) 14. Days. hours. How the Companions or Disciples of the Master of the Art Ought to Regulate and Govern Themselves 4. Experiment concerning things stolen 10. construction of the circle 4. In What Manner the Master of the Art Should Keep. Experiment of invisibility • • • • • • • • • • • • • 13. Of the days. Experiment of seeking favour and love (=Mathers chapter 15) 15. Rule. Concerning the precepts of the art 14. Stronger and more potent conjuration 7. Metals. Concerning the holy pentacles or medals Pentacles of Saturn Pentacles of Jupiter Pentacles of Mars Pentacles of the Sun Pentacles of Venus Pentacles of Mercury Pentacles of the Moon • BOOK 2 • • • • • • • • • Prefatory note 1. and virtues of the planets 3. Of the pen. Of virgin parchment.
however.• • • • iron pen. Concerning incense. and Christian. but there is every reason to suppose that this has been entirely lost. which have been attributed to Solomon. save for a curtailed and incomplete copy published in France in the seventeenth century. wand. says as much in his Histoire de la Magie. Of the water. but has for centuries remained in manuscript form inaccessible to all but the few fortunate scholars to whom the inmost recesses of the great libraries were open. for among others Josephus. and his magical skill is frequently mentioned in the Arabian Nights. I see no reason to doubt the tradition which assigns the authorship of the 'Key' to King Solomon.' which bears close analogy to one in the First Book. odours. is given in the introductions. and at the end of this volume I give a fragment of an ancient Hebrew manuscript of the Key of Solomon. and notably in our own day Eliphaz Lévi has taken it for the model on which his celebrated 'Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie' was based. especially mentions the magical works attributed to that monarch. and other instruments of magical art 9. and of the fire NOTES: PREFACE In presenting this celebrated magical work to the student of occult science some few prefatory remarks are necessary. perfumes. the pupil of Lévi. this is confirmed by many Eastern traditions. two works on black magic. the Jewish historian. staff. short lance. I therefore consider that I am highly honored in being the individual to whose lot it has fallen to usher it into the light of day. and similar things which are used in magical arts 11. translated and published in the Philosophie Occulte. and of the hyssop 12. being constructed in the same manner on the scheme of the Sephiroth. The fountain-head and storehouse of Qabalistical magic. the Grimorium Verum. Of the light. and the origin of much of the ceremonial magic of mediæval times. as well as an invocation called the 'Qabalistical Invocation of Solomon. The Key of Solomon. and the Clavicola di Salomone ridolta. . that the Key of Solomon was his text book of study. has never yet been printed. suffumigations. It must be evident to the initiated reader of Lévi. Of the formation of the circle 10. The history of the Hebrew original of the Key of Solomon. There are. the 'Key' has been ever valued by occult writers as a work of the highest authority.
which is the execrable mangling of the Hebrew words through the ignorance of the transcribers. The chapters are a little differently classed in the various MSS. 3981 Harleian is probably about the middle of the Library seventeenth century2. 1202 and 1203. I must further caution the practical worker against the use of blood. But it is in the pentacles that the Hebrew is worse. with another. which is full of seals of various spirits. they are full of evil magic. and is not the same as the present book. Harley 3981 is probably .Add. in spite of the warnings of this volume. There is also another work called Lemegeton or the Lesser Key of Solomon the King. 10. This work is edited from several ancient MSS. Sloane MSS. &c. its date being about the end of 1.and which have been in some cases especially mixed up with the present work. and Lansdowne MSS. the pentacle. corrected the Hebrew of the magical names in the conjurations and pentacles.. the letters being so vilely scribbled as to he actually undecipherable in some instances.. determines to work evil. are sufficient.. some giving what is omitted by the others. be assured that evil will recoil on himself and that he will be struck by the reflex current. 3981. from which this work is edited are: -.. is the oldest. carefully collating throughout one MS. but all unfortunately agreeing in one thing. Harleian MSS. the others of rather later date.862. MSS. King's MSS. and the former verges dangerously on the evil path. Of all these 10. the prayer. and I cannot caution the practical student too strongly against them. in the British Museum which all differ from each other in various points. in some instances the matter contained in them being transposed. and in the few instances where it was not possible to do so.. The British the sixteenth century1. though extremely valuable in its own department.862 Add. In editing this volume I have omitted one or two experiments partaking largely of black magic. catalogue entry lists this as 17th century. wherever I could. Let him who. I have therefore. rightly used. I have added notes wherever necessary. but which have nothing really to do therewith. and it has been part of my work for several years to correct and reinstate the proper Hebrew and magical characters in the pentacles. 288. and which had evidently been derived from the two goetic works mentioned above. 1307 and 3091. MSS. and the perfumes. -JHP 2. The student may therefore safely rely on their being now as nearly correct in their present reproduction as it is possible for them to be. seven codices in all.. The MSS. I have put them in the most usual form.
80v. It is more concise in its wording.eighteenth century. is given in figure 93. fol.862 is written in contracted Latin. overo Clavicola dal Re Salomone. 17th century. from Ad. Manuscript contains chapters which are omitted in the others and also an important title reads introduction.3 idiomate Hebræo The pentacles are very badly drawn.' It was written ca." -JHP. The signature appears to read 'Ibau Abraham.' Clavicula. translated from the Hebrew language into the Latin. Its title is short. 10. but it 3. ex An exact copy of the signature of the writer of this MS. in Latinum traducta". being simply "SALOMONIS 'The Key of Solomon. It is bound with an second copy in Italian titled "Zecorbenei. Figure 93. -JHP Add. . MSS. 10862. and is hard to read.
but the latter MS. and 3091 Sloane MSS. 288 King's MSS... are similar.3981 Harleian MSS. .. and contain the same matter and nearly the same wording.
has many errors of transcription. They are all in French. The conjurations and wording of these are much fuller than in 10,862 Add. MSS. and 1202 Lansdowne MSS. The title is 'The Key of Solomon King of the Hebrews, translated from the Hebrew Language into Italian by Abraham Colorno, by the order of his most Serene Highness of Mantua; and recently put into French. The pentacles are much better drawn, are in coloured inks, and in the case of 3091 Sloane MSS., gold and silver are employed. 1307 Sloane MSS. is in Italian; its title is 'La Clavicola di Salomone Redotta et epilogata nella nostra materna lingua del dottissimo Gio Peccatrix.' It is full of black magic, and is a jumble of the Key of Solomon proper, and the two black magic books before mentioned. The pentacles are badly drawn. It, however, gives part of the introduction to 10,862 Add. MSS., and is the only other MS. which does, save the beginning of another Italian version which is bound up with the former MS., and bears the title 'Zecorbenei.' 1202 Lansdowne MSS. is 'The True Keys of King Solomon, by Armadel.' It 4. This is beautifully written, with painted initial letters, and the pentacles are additional carefully drawn in coloured inks. It is more concise in style, but omits several material is titled chapters. At the end are some short extracts from the Grimorium Verum with Livre Troisieme the seals of evil spirits, which, as they do not belong to the Key of Solomon ("Book 3") and proper, I have not given. For the evident classification of the 'Key' is in two Livre Quatrieme books and no more.4 ("Book 4"). -JHP
Mathers probably had in mind the great Sephardic scholar 'Ibn Ezra (1092-1167) author of the Sefer Hashem. The attribution would of course have to be pseudepigraphic, since Abognazar is heavily dependant on late sources. -JHP
1203 Lansdowne MSS. is 'The Veritable Keys of Solomon translated from the Hebrew into the Latin language by the Rabbin Abognazar (?Aben Ezra).' It is in French, exquisitely written in printing letters, and the pentacles are carefully drawn in coloured inks. Though containing similar matter to the others, the arrangement is utterly different; being all in one book, and not even divided into chapters. The antiquity of the planetary sigils is shown by the fact that, among the Gnostic talismans in the British Museum, there is a ring of copper with the sigils of Venus, which are exactly the same as those given by the mediæval writers on magic. Where Psalms are referred to I have in all instances given the English and not the Hebrew numbering of them.
In some places I have substituted the word AZOTH for 'Alpha and Omega,' e.g., on the blade of the knife with the black hilt, Figure 62. I may remark that the magical sword may, in many cases, be used instead of the Knife. In conclusion I will only mention, for the benefit of non-Hebraists, that Hebrew is written from right to left, and that from the consonantal nature of the Hebrew Alphabet, it will require fewer letters than in English to express the same word. I take this opportunity of expressing my obligations to Dr. Wynn Westcott for the valuable assistance he has given me in the reconstruction of the Hebrew pentacles. S. LIDDELL MACGREGOR MATHERS. London, October, 1888.
NOTES: 1. This introduction is also found in Sl. 1307, Sl. 3847, and the printed text INTRODUCTION.1 titled La Clavicola del Re Salomone (Firenze, 1180) From Add. MSS. 10862, 'The Key of Solomon, translated into aka Grimorium Verum. Latin from the Hebrew idiom.' Mathers inserts the Preliminary Discourse from Lans. 1203 before this. -JHP Treasure up, O my son Roboam! the wisdom of my words, seeing that I, Solomon, have received it from the Lord. Then answered Roboam, and said: How have I deserved to follow the example of my father Solomon in such things, who hath been found worthy to receive the knowledge of all living things through (the teaching of) an angel of God? And Solomon said: Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings, 2. Sl1307: "Omadiel"; and learn the wonders of God. For, on a certain night, when I Sl3847: "Raziel". -JHP laid me down to sleep, I called upon that most holy name of God, IAH, and prayed for the ineffable wisdom, and when I was beginning to close mine eyes, the angel of the Lord, even Homadiel,2 appeared unto me, spake many things courteously
wherein are hidden all secrets and mysteries which can be performed. namely. and when they had assembled they at once took counsel together that a certain number of men should renew the sepulchre in his . for without this there will be but falsehood and vanity in this my work. so was it done. Also I have written them in this Key. therefore (men) had waited for a long time. and said: Listen O Solomon! thy prayer before the most high is not in vain. as thou shalt see properly set down by me. and when I shall have passed away unto my fathers. and that which is (set down) concerning a single divination or a single experiment. Therefore. And as Solomon commanded. I understood that in me was the knowledge of all creatures. but hast asked for thyself wisdom to perform justice. nor ever shall arise. in which I have preserved them hidden. both day and hour. And when I comprehended the speech which was made unto me. so that like as a key openeth a treasure-house. O my son! thou mayest see every experiment of mine or of others. lest at another time it might fall into the hands of the wicked. so that before thee was none like unto thee. and I saw that all the writings and wisdom of this present age were vain and futile. of these sciences which is in any way worth being accomplished. and therein place. there came unto the sepulchre certain Babylonian philosophers. and all things necessary. keep. so this (Key) alone may open the knowledge and understanding of magical arts and sciences. that thou shall make an ivory casket. Therefore. and which shall be in future time. and let everything be properly prepared for them. both things which are in the heavens and things which are beneath the heavens. O my son Roboam. And when. and since thou hast asked neither for long life.unto me. Thus saith the Lord: According to thy word have I given unto thee a wise and understanding heart. nor for the souls of thine enemies. any secret or experiments. and I have also therein concealed all secrets whatsoever of magical arts of any masters. And I composed a certain work wherein I rehearsed the secret of secrets. and hide this my Key. I command thee by the blessing which thou expectest from thy father. I entreat thee to place the same in my sepulchre beside me. and that no man was perfect. that same I think concerning all things which are in the Universe. nor for much riches. and which have been.
I beseech thee. arose one among them. and said unto the others: Unless indistinctly written in the we shall come and ask the interpretation from the Lord. both in the sight of the gods. grant unto me. O holy omnipotent and ineffable Father. In Sloane Ms. but I think this is an error. for they were not worthy to possess this treasure. Lat. began to weep. and when they had opened it none among them could understand it on account of the obscurity of the words and their occult arrangement. and when the sepulchre was dug out and repaired the ivory casket was discovered. more worthy (than the 3. -JHP Therefore. 4. and therein was the Key of Secrets. and striking his breast. and by reason of his age. therefore. stretching his hands to heaven. which they took with joyful mind. -SLM.. 3847 it is clearly rendered as "Ptolomeus the Grecian" This section is also given in P1825. the ceator of all. with MS. 10862 actually seems to read "Ioè Graecus" (Ioe the Greek).(Solomon's) honour. so that I may become worthy by thine aid to attain unto the understanding of this key of secrets. of the Clavicle it is written Iroe Grecis. cubiculus (bedroom). In another copy it. even though there were no secret thing in nature which the Lord hath hidden from me! Wherefore are these words so obscure? Wherefore am I so ignorant? And then on his bended knees. he said: O God. which is difficult to tears and entreaties. GV reads "Jroe Greco". to receive the virtue of that wisdom. -JHP .4 Iohé indeed falling upon his face on the earth. others). when each of them had retired to his bed. Ad. Then. I think this is correct. but the name is very who was called Iohé Grevis3. seeing that so many men can neither understand nor interpret this knowledge. who gavest so great wsdom unto Solomon the son of David the king. and said: What have I deserved (above others). and the hidden character of the sense and knowledge. thou who knowest all things. we shall never arrive at the knowledge of decipher.
save to the honour of the Lord. 5. . and labouring with a clear mind. into two books. understood that which the angel of the Lord had said. desire. but probably a slip for 'unto him. and that which thou revealest unto any let them know that they must keep it unto themselves. 17). so that such wisdom may not fall into the hands of wicked men. 'Mihi' in MS.And immediately there appeared unto me. Mathers inserts the ivory casket. wherefore do thou promise unto me. Because if he act otherwise. saying: Do thou remember if the secrets of Solomon appear hidden and obscure unto thee. and he said: I conjure him into whose hands this secret may come. otherwise the secrets are profaned and no effect can follow? And Iohé answered: I promise unto thee that to none will I reveal (them). And after this the angel ascended into Heaven in a flame of fire. and he saw that the Key of Solomon was changed. I pray God that he may never be worthy to attain unto the desired effect. and shown in order. The first of these tables is found in the Zecorbeni manuscript bound with Ad. nor unto one who feareth not God.6 1203 at this point. nor may he manifest it unto any who is unwise. secret. which Solomon preserved. divided Introduction from Lans.. Then answered the angel: Go and read the Key.5 the angel of the Lord.' -SLM And so he deposited the Key. Sl1307. and with much discipline. And Iohé understood that this work might fall into the hands of the ignorant. But the words of the Key are as follows. unto penitent. so that it appeared quite clear unto him plainly in all parts. intend and perform.' 'ei. and faithful (persons). in M276. that thou art not willing that so great wisdom should ever come to any living creature. that the Lord hath wished it. by the power of the creator. and his wisdom. 10862. and the Lans. in the 6. and its words which were obscure throughout shall be manifest unto thee. that this treasure may come unto no unworthy (person). Then Iohé was glad.is found in L1203 (p. that in all things he may. The second table -names of the hours -. MSS.
and is apparently based on Heptameron. Compare with the lists of angels and demons in the Magic Treatise of Solomon (Harleian MS. 5596) -JHP .
Sat. Sat. Ven. Moon. Merc. 2 7 Mars. Sun. Sun. Ven. 12 5 Sat. Jup. Merc. Ven. Sat. Moon. Moon. Tuesday. Moon. Mer. Sun. 4 9 Ven. Sun. Sun. Hours Hours from from Sunday. Sunset Midnight Thursday.TABLE OF THE PLANETARY HOURS. Friday. Mer. Sun. Sat. Mars. Wednesday. Mer. Sat. Ven. Moon. Mars. 8 1 Sun. Moon. Jup. Ven. Mer. Sun. Mer. Jup. Sun. Mars. Jup. 7 12 Mer. and ending at the ensuing Midnight . Moon. Moon. Mars. Sun. Mer. Jup. Mer. Sun. Jup. Mars. to to Sunset Midnight Merc. Ven. 5 10 Mer. Sat. 1 6 Jup. Saturday. 9 2 Ven. Ven. 12 5 Mer. Monday. Mer. Sun. 6 11 Ven. Moon. Mars. Sat. 2 7 Sat. and of the angels who rule them. Mer. Ven. Jup. Ven. Mars. Ven. Ven. 5 10 Sun. Moon. 4 9 Mars. Ven. Moon. Sun. Ven. 9 2 Mars. Mars. Mars. Moon. Sat. 6 11 Moon. Sat. Jup. Moon. 10 3 Mer. 1 6 Moon. Sun. 3 8 Sun. Ven. Mars. Mer. Jup. Ven. Table of the Magical names of the Hours. 11 4 Moon. Sat. Ven. Moon. Sun. Sat. Mer. Mer. Jup. 7 12 Sat. Mars. 3 8 Jup. Sat. Ven. Mer. Moon. Jup. Jup. Sat. commencing at the first hour after Midnight of each day. Mer. Sat. Sat. Mars. Sun. Jup. Jup. Moon. Sat. Sun. Merc. Sat. Mars. Ven. Mars. 10 3 Sun. Jup. Sat. Moon. Sat. Sat. Moon. Jup. Mars. Moon. Ven. Jup. Jup. Mars. Mer. Mars. Mars. Jup. Mars. Mars. Mer. Sun. Sun. 11 4 Ven. Jup. Moon. Sun. Sat. Mars. 8 1 Jup. Jup. Moon. Ven. Sun.
Sassur . and Colours attributed to each Planet. Cassiel Michael Gabriel Zamael Raphael Sachiel Anael 4. Zamael Raphael Sachiel Anael Cassiel Michael Gabriel 1. . -JHP . . Cassiel Michael Gabriel Zamael Raphael Sachiel Anael 11. . . . Cassiel Michael Gabriel Zamael Raphael Sachiel Anael 6. Khaniael Zamael Mars Iron Red Sunday. Gabriel Zamael Raphael Sachiel Anael Cassiel Michael 10. . . Metals. Gabriel Zamael Raphael Sachiel Anael Cassiel Michael 5. Ourer . Nasnia . Raphael Sachiel Anael Cassael Michael Gabriel Zamael 9. . Barol . . . Removed from this edition. Archangel Angel Planet Metal Colour Saturday. Cassiel Michael Gabriel Zamael Raphael Sachiel Anael Table of the Archangels. Yanor . Sachiel Anael Cassiel Michael Gabriel Zamael Raphael 5. on a Tuesday. . Mathon . Sunday. Salam . Michael Gabriel Zamael Raphael Sachiel Anael Cassiel 9. Tafrac . Tzaphqiel Cassiel Saturn Lead Black Thursday. Gabriel Zamael Raphael Sachiel Anael Cassiel Michael 12. Raphael Sachiel Anael Cassael Michael Gabriel Zamael 4. . Nathalon . Abai . Sachiel Anael Cassiel Michael Gabriel Zamael Raphael 7. Salla . .m. Zamael Raphael Sachiel Anael Cassiel Michael Gabriel 8.' and having found the hour 7. Yayn . Thanu . . Anael Cassiel Michael Gabriel Zamael Raphael Sachiel 10. and printed. Anael Cassiel Michael Gabriel Zamael Raphael Sachiel 3. Gabriel Zamael Raphael Sachiel Anael Cassiel Michael 3. Thursday. Michael Raphael Mercury Mercury Purple or Mixed Colours Monday. Tuesday. Tzadiqel Sachiel Jupiter Tin Blue Tuesday. . Wednesday. . Michael Gabriel Zamael Raphael Sachiel Anael Cassiel 2. . Zamael Raphael Sachiel Anael Cassiel Michael Gabriel 6. Friday. Raphael Sachiel Anael Cassael Michael Gabriel Zamael 11. . Agla . Cäerra .Hours. . Gabriel Gabriel Moon Silver White NOTE BY EDITOR These tables have been collated and compared with various examples of both MS. Athor . Thainé . Michael Gabriel Zamael Raphael Sachiel Anael Cassiel 7. Netos . Beron . Days. Raphael Michael Sun Gold Yellow Friday. They are to be used thus: -Supposing the student wishes to discover the properties of the hour from 12 to 1 o'clock p. . . Yayon . Angels. Rana . . Monday. Raphael Sachiel Anael Cassael Michael Gabriel Zamael 2. let him look in the 'Table of the Planetary Hours. Days of the Week. Saturday. 1. Anael Cassiel Michael Gabriel Zamael Raphael Sachiel 8. Sadedali . Haniel Anael Venus Copper Green Wednesday. . Thamur . Neron . Sachiel Anael Cassiel Michael Gabriel Zamael Raphael 12. .
marked 1 in the column headed 'Hours from Midnight to Midnight,' he will see in the column headed 'Hours from Sunset to Sunset,' on the same line the figure 8, showing it to be the eighth hour of the day; and in the column headed Tuesday, the name Mars, showing that it is under the dominion of the planet Mars. On consulting the 'Table of the Magical names of the Hours,' etc., he will find under the number 1, the name Beron, and in the column 'Tuesday,' the name of the angel Zamael over against it on the same line, showing that the ruler of the hour is the angel Zamael, and that its Magical name is Beron. Further, on referring to the third Table he will see that Tuesday is under the rule of the planet Mars, whose Archangel is Khamael, angel Zamael, metal iron, and Colour Red. Similarly it will be found that the hour from 10 to 11 p.m. on Saturday is the sixth hour of the night, under the dominion of the Sun, that its Magical name is Cäerra, and that the angel Michael rules it; while Saturday itself is under the dominion of the Archangel Tzaphqiel, of the angel Cassiel, of the planet Saturn, and that the metal lead and the colour black are applicable to it. The ensuing text is taken from the following MSS., collated and compared with each other. Sloane MSS. 1307; Sloane MSS. 3091; Harleian MSS. 3981; Add. MSS. 10862; King's MSS. 288; Lansdowne MSS. 1202. Extracts have also been made from Lansdowne MSS. 1203, which differs considerably from the others in general arrangement, though containing very similar matter.7 In cases where the MSS. varied from each other I have taken the version which seemed most likely to be correct, in some cases mentioning the variant readings in footnotes. I have also, wherever it was possible to do so, corrected the Hebrew names in the incantations, for these were in some cases so marred as to be hardly recognisable; e.g. Zenard, written for Tzabaoth, etc. -SLM
THE KEY OF SOLOMON
CONCERNING THE DIVINE LOVE WHICH OUGHT TO PRECEDE THE ACQUISITION OF THIS KNOWLEDGE Solomon, the son of David, King of Israel, hath said that the beginning of our Key is to fear God, to adore him, to honour him with contrition of heart, to invoke him1 in all matters which we wish to undertake, and to operate with very great devotion, for thus God will lead us in the right way. When, therefore, thou shalt wish to acquire the knowledge of magical arts and sciences, it is necessary to have prepared the order of hours and of days, and of the position of the Moon, without the operation of which thou canst effect nothing; but if thou observest them with diligence thou mayest easily and thoroughly arrive at the effect and end which thou desirest to attain. NOTES:
1. 1202 Lansdowne MSS. omits the concluding part of this sentence. -SLM
OF THE DAYS, AND HOURS, AND OF THE VIRTUES OF THE PLANETS. When1 thou wishest to make any experiment or operation, thou 1. This first paragraph is must first prepare, beforehand, all the requisites which thou omitted in 1307 Sloane wilt find described in the following chapters: observing the MSS., and in 10862 Add. days, the hours. and the other effects of the constellations MSS. -SLM which may be found in this chapter. It is, therefore, advisable to know that the hours of the day and of the night together, are twenty-four in number, and that each hour is governed by one of the seven planets in regular order, commencing at the highest and descending to the lowest. The order of the planets is as follows: ShBThAI, Shabbathai, Saturn; beneath Saturn is TzDQ, Tzedeq, Jupiter; beneath Jupiter is MADIM, Madim, Mars; beneath Mars is ShMSh, Shemesh, the Sun; beneath the Sun is NVGH, Nogah, Venus; beneath Venus is KVKB, Kokav, Mercury; and beneath Mercury is LBNH, Levanah, the Moon, which is the lowest of all the planets. It must, therefore, be understood that the planets have their 2. The concluding part of
dominion over the day which approacheth nearest unto the name which is given and attributed unto them -- viz., over Saturday, Saturn; Thursday, Jupiter; Tuesday, Mars;2 Sunday, the Sun; Friday, Venus; Wednesday, Mercury; and Monday, the Moon.
this sentence is from Lans. 1202. K288, H3981, and Sl3091 end the sentence with "et ainsi des autres" (and similarly for the others). -JHP
The rule of the planets over each hour begins from the dawn at the rising of the Sun on the day which take its name from such planet, and the planet which follows it in order, succeeds to the rule over the next hour. Thus (on Saturday) Saturn rules the 3. The rest of this sentence first hour, Jupiter the second, Mars the third, the Sun the is in L1202 only. -JHP fourth, Venus the fifth, Mercury the sixth, the Moon the seventh, and Saturn returns in the rule over the eighth, and the others in their turn,3 the planets always keeping the same relative order. Note that each experiment or magical operation should be performed under the planet, and usually in the hour, which refers to the same. For example: -In the days and hours of Saturn thou canst perform experiments to summon the souls from Hades, but only of those who have died a natural death. Similarly on these days and hours thou canst operate to bring either good or bad fortune to buildings; to have familiar spirits attend thee in sleep; to cause good or ill success in business, possessions, goods, seeds, fruits, and similar things, in order to acquire learning; to bring destruction and to give death, and to sow hatred and discord. The days and hours of Jupiter are proper for obtaining honours, acquiring riches; contracting friendships, preserving health; and arriving at all that thou canst desire. In the days and hours of Mars thou canst make experiments regarding war; to arrive at military honour; to acquire courage; to overthrow enemies; and further to cause ruin, slaughter, cruelty, discord; to wound and to give death. The days and hours of the Sun are very good for perfecting experiments regarding temporal wealth, hope, gain, fortune, divination, the favour of princes, to dissolve hostile feeling, and to make friends. The days and hours of Venus are good for forming friendships; for kindness and love; for joyous and pleasant
only those who died a naval death). Thou canst also operate under this Planet for thefts. and for traveling. In the French 'des especially of those slain in battle. but given in a different way in the ensuing paragraphs. and of Venus. The hours of the Sun. Enfers.. The days and hours of the Moon are good for embassies. and Sl3091 this be added other things of a similar nature which are contained sentence reads "Les Heures de Mars a apeller in our work. Les ames de ceux qui ont été tués" (The hours of Mars serve to summon the souls of those who were killed).5 5. Aub24 and Ad10862 read "Horae autem Saturni sunt appropriatae ad evocandas animas ab Infernis. Much of these foregoing voyages. -SLM Thou shouldest take care punctually to observe all the instructions contained in this chapter.' -SLM. instructions is omitted in and the acquisition of merchandise by water. In K288. of Mars. deceit. as those of Mercury are for recovering thefts by the means of spirits. 4. and So L1202. MSS. wonders. .' in the Latin 'Inferis.undertakings. of kindness. as is hereafter more fully shown. and merchandise. messages. seeing that the truth of Magical Science dependeth thereon. eorum tantummodo. apparitions. if thou desirest to succeed. that is to say. The days and hours of Mercury are good to operate for eloquence and intelligence. reconciliation. science and divination. of Jupiter. navigation. of invisibility. promptitude in business. envoys. and of the Moon are alike good for communicating and speaking with spirits. scilicet qui nauali morte defuncti sunt" (But the hours of Saturn are suitable for evoking souls from Hell. are adapted for preparing any operations whatsoever of love. The hours of Saturn. and answers regarding the future.4 the 10862 Add. love. The hours of Mars serve for summoning souls from Hades. writings. to which must H3981.
The hours of Venus are furthermore useful for lots. MS. Lat. Conjunction means being in the same degree of the Zodiac. and invisibility. of Jupiter. -JHP The hours of Mercury are good for undertaking experiments 8. it is necessary that the Moon should be in a terrestrial sign. and the like. thou shouldest perform them not only on the hours but on the days of the planets as well. such as the invocation of spirits. 7-8. H 3981 omits the rest always succeed better. are good for all extraordinary. -JHP down later on. for preparing powders provocative of madness. for obtaining nocturnal visions. and quartile 90 degrees apart from each other. and the like things. the works of necromancy. ici bas" (and things which appear admirable. quarrel. raillery. and unknown operations. for if thou omittest one single condition thou wilt never arrive at the accomplishment of the art. Virgo. or Capricorn.8 choses qui paraissent admirables. observant The hours of the Sun. jests.7 and discord and other operations of the same kind which are given later on in this work. 288 adds: "et de relating to games. For love. K. pp. viz. -SLM 7. first observing all that we will say on the matter in the chapters below). and the recovery of stolen property. sports. or when she receives their opposition or quartile aspect. enmity. and for preparing anything relating to water.: -. Lis/Litis also means legal action or litigation. grace. poisons. all things of the nature of Venus.The hours of Saturn and Mars and also the days on which the Moon is conjunct6 with them. -JHP The hours of the Moon are proper for making trial of experiments relating to recovery of stolen property. particularly on premierement tout ce que nous dirons d'une telle the days which they rule. for summoning spirits in sleep. -JHP But in order to thoroughly effect the operations of this art. are excellent for making experiments of hatred. Lans. -JHP 6. 1202 inserts the tables of the hours of the day and night at this point. the Moon should be in a fiery . For those matters then which appertain unto the Moon. matiere dans les chapitres uncommon. because then the experiment will 10. and of Venus. opposition is being 180 degrees.9 9.Taurus.10 provided thou observest the rules laid of this sentence.
sign, viz.: -- Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius. For hatred,11 discord, and destruction, the Moon should be in a 11. Lans 1202 has this watery sign, viz.: -- Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces. paragraph and the preceding one jumbled. JHP For experiments of a peculiar nature, which cannot be classed under any certain head, the Moon should be in an airy sign, viz.: -- Gemini, Libra, or Aquarius. But if these things seem unto thee difficult to accomplish, it will suffice thee merely to notice the Moon after her combustion, or conjunction with the Sun, especially just when she12 quits his beams and appeareth visible. For then it is good to make all experiments for the construction and operation of any matter. That is why the time from the New unto the Full 12. i.e. New Moon. -SLM Moon is proper for performing any of the experiments of which we have spoken above. But in her decrease or wane it is good for war, disturbance, and discord. Likewise the period when she is almost deprived of light, is proper for experiments of invisibility, and of death. But observe inviolably that thou commence nothing while the Moon is in conjunction with the Sun, seeing that this is extremely unfortunate, and that thou wilt then be able to effect nothing; but the Moon quitting his beams and increasing in Light, thou canst perform all that thou desirest, observing nevertheless the directions in this chapter. Furthermore, if thou wishest to converse with spirits it should 13. In Add. MSS. 10862; be especially on the day of Mercury and in his hour, and let 'or in an earthy sign, as 13 the Moon he in an airy sign, as well as the Sun. hath been before said.' -SLM Aub. 24 reads likewise. -JHP 14 Retire thou then unto a secret place, where no one may be 14. The following able to see thee or to hinder thee, before the completion of the paragraphs to the end of experiment, whether thou shouldest wish to work by day or by this chapter are only found night. But if thou shouldest wish to work by night, perfect thy in the Latin version, Add. work on the succeeding night; if by day, seeing that the day MSS. 10862. -SLM beginneth with the rising of the Sun (perfect thy work on) the succeeding day. But the hour of inception is the hour of It is more accurate to say Mercury. that these paragraphs in Ad. 10862 correspond to the opening paragraphs of the next chapter. Ad.
10862 continues with "the construction of the circle." It isn't found in Aub. 24, but most of this material is covered in book 2. -JHP Verily, since no experiments for converse with spirits can be done without a circle being prepared, whatsoever experiments therefore thou wishest to undertake for conversing with spirits, therein thou must learn to construct a certain particular circle; that being done surround that circle with the circle of art for better caution and efficacy.
CONCERNING THE ARTS. If thou wishest to succeed, it is necessary to make the following experiments and arts in the appropriate days and hours, with the requisite solemnities and ceremonies contained and laid down in the following chapters. Experiments, then, are of two kinds; the first is to make trial of what, as I have said, can be easily performed without a circle, and in this case it is not necessary to observe anything but what thou wilt find in the proper chapters. The second can in no way be brought to perfection without the circle; and in order to accomplish this perfectly it is necessary to take note of all the preparations which the master of the art and his disciples must undertake before constructing1 the circle.
Before commencing operations both the master and his disciple; must abstain with great and thorough continence during the space of nine days from sensual pleasures and from vain and foolish conversation; as plainly appeareth in the Second Book, Chapter 4. Six of these nine days having expired, he must recite frequently the prayer and confession as will be told him; and on the seventh day, the master being alone, let him enter into a secret place, let him take off his clothes, and bathe himself from head to foot in consecrated and exorcised water, saying devoutly and humbly the prayer, 'O Lord Adonai,' etc., as it is written in the Second Book, Chapter 2.
The prayer being finished, let the master quit the water, and put upon his flesh raiment of white linen clean and unsoiled; and then let him go with his disciples unto a secret place and command them to strip themselves naked; and they having taken off their clothes, let him take exorcised water and pour it upon their
heads so that it flows down to their feet and bathes them completely; and while pouring this water upon them let the master say:-- 'Be ye regenerate, renewed, washed, and pure,' etc., as in Book II., Chapter 3. Which2 being done, the disciples must clothe themselves, putting upon their flesh, like their master, raiment of white linen clean and unsoiled; and the three last days the master and his disciples should fast, observing the solemnities and prayers marked in Book II., Chapter 2. Note that the three last days should be calm weather, without wind, and without clouds rushing hither and thither over the face of the sky. On the last day let the master go with his disciples unto a secret fountain of running water, or unto a flowing stream, and there let each of them. taking off his clothes, wash himself with due solemnity, as is rehearsed in Book II. And when they are clean and pure, let each put upon him garments of white linen, pure, and clean, using the prayers and ceremonies described in Book II. After which let the master alone say the confession. The which being finished, the master in sign of penitence will kiss3 the disciples on the forehead, and each of them will kiss the other. Afterwards let the master extend his hands over the disciples, and in sign of absolution absolve and bless them; which being done he will distribute to each of his disciple the instruments necessary for magical art, which he is to carry into the circle. The first disciple will bear the censer, the perfumes and the spices; the second disciple will bear the book, papers, pens, ink, and any stinking or impure materials; the third will carry the knife and the penknife4 of magical art, the lantern, and the candles; the fourth, the Psalms, and the rest of the instruments; the fifth, the crucible or chafing-dish, and the charcoal or fuel; but it is necessary for the master himself to carry in his hand the staff, and the wand or rod. The things necessary being thus disposed, the master will go with his disciples unto the assigned place, where they have proposed to construct the circle for the magical arts and experiments; repeating on the way the prayers and orations which thou wilt find in Book II.
When the master shall have arrived at the place appointed, together with his disciples, he having lighted the flame of the fire, and having exorcised it afresh as is laid down in the Second Book, shall light the candle and place it in the lantern, which one of the disciples is to hold ever in his hand to light the master at his work. Now the master of the art, every time that he shall have occasion for some particular purpose to speak with the spirits, must endeavor to form certain circles which shall differ somewhat, and shall have some particular reference to the particular experiment under consideration. Now, in order to succeed in forming such a circle concerning magical art, for the greater assurance and efficacy thou shalt construct it in the following manner: -THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE CIRCLE. Take thou the knife or penknife,5 consecrated after the manner and order which we shall deliver unto thee in the Second Book. With this knife or penknife6 thou shalt describe, beyond the inner circle which thou shalt
10 And between the first and the second circle. thou shalt trace towards the four quarters of the Earth.9 the sacred and venerable symbols of the holy letter Tau. Magic circle from manuscript Ad. fol 14r.7 Within this space of a foot in breadth between the first and the second circumferential8 line.12 and between these thou shalt write four terrible and tremendous names of God. a second circle. encompassing the other at the distance of one foot therefrom and having the same centre.] . thou shalt make four hexagonal pentacles. 10862.:-[Figure 2. viz.have already formed.11 which thou shalt thyself have drawn with the instrument of magical art.] [Circle from M276.
Delatte.[Circle from The Magical Treatise of Solomon. cit.] . pg 25.. op.
Tetragrammaton.-- Between the South and the West the essential Tetragrammatic name AHIH.13 and their sovereign equivalents. Elion.-Which names are of supreme importance in the list of the Sephiroth. Eheieh.-- Between the West and the North the name of power ALIVN.-- And between the North and the East the great name ALH. . Eloah.Between the East and the South the supreme name IHVH.
10862.[The Hebrew lettering per Ad. fol 13r.] .
thou shalt circumscribe about these circles two squares. in this order:-At15 the East. and the space between the lines of the outer and inner square shall be half-a-foot. AL.Furthermore. At the West. All these are to be drawn with the knife or consecrated instrument14 of art. And at the North ADNI. . Adonaï. the measure or diameter of which shall be one foot. Agla. At the South. IH. El. AGLA. The extreme angles of the outer square shall be made the centres of four circles. And within these four circles thou must write these four names of God the most holy one. Yah. the angles of which shall be turned towards the four quarters of the Earth.
) (Ps53=KJV54) Deus in nomine tuo salvum (Save me. and the fumigations being performed.) (Ps46=KJV47) Omnes gentes plaudite manibus (O clap your hands. After this the master should quit the circle. encourage them. Let the master then repeat this prayer: -PRAYER. by thy name. reassure them. fortify them. paper. The which being finished...Between the two squares the name Tetragrammaton is to be written in the same way as is shown in the plate. and to keep in the places assigned to them.) (Ps112=KJV113) Laudate pueri Dominum (Praise ye the Lord. the which commands they should promise and vow to execute. and place upon them the censers. all ye people) (Ps67=KJV68) Exsurgat Deus et dissipentur (Let God arise. and exhort them to fear nothing. nor move therefrom. and white cotton. the master should reassemble his disciples.. O ye servants of the Lord) (Ps66=KJV67) Deus misereatur nostri (God be merciful unto us.) [(Ps50=KJV51] Miserere mei Deus secundum magnam (Have mercy upon me... where he must place them in the four quarters of the Earth. and he should keep his hand resting upon the hilt thereof.. all clean and suitable for the work. Also.. and he should have in his hand the consecrated taper of wax. light the fuel in the earthen pots. and he should light it and place it in a hidden and secret place prepared for it. O God. let his enemies be scattered. ink. each of the companions should have a new sword drawn in his hand (besides the consecrated magical sword of art). Furthermore. let God the Almighty One enter into this circle.. The master should afresh exhort his disciples.. and explain to them all that they have to do and to observe. the disciple who is placed towards the East should have a pen. encourage them.. and he should on no pretext quit the place assigned to him. Praise.) While constructing the circle. silk. and conduct them into the parts of the circle of art. by the entrance of an . O God. according to thy lovingkindness)]17 Or he may as well recite them before tracing the circle.. in the four quarters of the Earth. When we enter herein with all humility. Let him after this re-enter and close the circle. as is described in the chapter on fumigations in the Second Book. (See Figure 2.. the master should recite the following Psalms:--16 • • • • • • • (Ps2=KJV2) Quare fremuerunt gentes (Why do the heathen rage.
Amen. but rather that he may turn from his wickedness and live. Amen. I beseech thee. . And may God. behind. who serve thee. who liveth eternally unto the ages of the ages. through thee. of an abundant charity. though the Lord God ADONAI. Let all the demons fly from this place. who livest and reignest unto the ages of the ages.eternal happiness. After this. AGLATAI. Sanctify. give and grant unto us thy grace. and all this place. of a perfect joy. grant. all powerful and all merciful. O Lord God. by blessing and consecrating this earth and this circle. especially those who are opposed unto this work.18 And thee. composed and made with mine hand. AGLAI. and let the angels of peace assist and protect this circle. Magnify and extend upon us. O Earth. from which let discord and strife fly and depart. and of an eternal salutation. O Lord. O Lord our God. and that thou wilt grant unto us. and bless our conversation and our assembly. these four names AGLA. that thou wilt deign to bless this circle. bless this place with all the virtues of Heaven. by the most holy name of ASHER EHEIEH entering within this circle. and rehearse nothing but the wonders of thy law. thou who desirest not the death of a sinner. as follows: PRAYER O Lord God. and on either side of the head. preserve us from evil and from trouble. so that no obscene or unclean spirit may have the power to enter into this circle. I conjure. thy most holy name. our humble entry herein. of a divine prosperity. thou the blessed and holy one of the eternal ages! Amen. that we may rest in this place in all safety. which is here marked out with the most powerful and holy names of God. let the master say upon his knees. O Lord. AGLATA. remove from us every adverse power. the all powerful and the all merciful. and all those who are therein. or to annoy any person who is therein. even ADONAI. a good angel for our guardian. Let the master now arise and place upon his head a crown made of virgin paper.19 on the which there must be written (with the colours and other necessary things which we shall describe hereafter). O Lord. The which names are to be placed in the front.
and let him repeat the following conjuration upon his knees:--22 CONJURATION. he must arise and take the exorcised knife of art21 wherewith he hath constructed the circle. thy servant. the master ought to have with him in the circle. as thou hast ordered me. and conjure the spirits. thou to whom nothing is difficult nothing is impossible. and understand and learn all difficult and desirable sciences. It will be sufficient to take only those pentacles which are actually required. and the iniquity of mine idle words. and raise it towards the sky as if he wished to beat or strike the air. prepared according to the manner which we shall hereafter show in the chapters on these subjects. and who by thine infinite wisdom. I bless thee. which are described hereinafter.Furthermore. or colours. . and let my cry come unto thee. I glorify thee. and described upon virgin paper. and all that is invisible by a single word. Let him then lay his right hand and the knife upon the pentacles or medals. and ink. and all that in them is. They should be described on virgin paper with a pen. and pronounce with a loud voice the conjuration contained in this chapter. After this. and enable me to go forth therefrom. to acquire and comprehend all sciences and arts. constructed of. and strength of memory to retain them. so that I may be able to accomplish my desires. Save me. on the chest. for the instruction of others. penetrating and subtle heart. and the sea. they should be sewed to the front of the linen robe. the earth. and with a thread which has been woven by a young girl. Take away from my senses the desire of covetousness. who has reigned before the beginning of the Ages. so that I may be able to bring forth and pronounce my words with patience and humility. Give me the virtue to conceive them. all that is visible. or unless he should be wishing to call spirits which belong to another quarter of the Universe). hear my prayer. for I am the work of thine hands. those pentacles or medals20 which are necessary to his purpose. and deliver me from the night of mine ignorance. and I pray thee now at the present time to be merciful unto me. Give unto me. O Lord God Almighty. which are fastened to or sewn upon his breast. and also that I may be able to comprehend the hidden secrets of the holy writings. I adore thee. a miserable sinner. hast created the heavens. O Lord. Enlighten me with a spark of thine infinite wisdom. a wise understanding. and which should be constructed according to the rules given in the chapter on pentacles. and direct me by thy holy name. with the consecrated needle of the art. And if the spirits be disobedient and do not then make their appearance. I praise thee. let the master turn himself towards the eastern quarter (unless directed to the contrary. give unto me capacity to hear. blood.
by the power of these holy names. and having bent his knees before the most High. at which the whole world doth tremble. and thy holiness. detained. and to whom nothing is hidden. nothing is impossible. and by these mysterious symbols of the secret of secrets. O Lord. whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom. raising his eyes to Heaven. the Father. and ineffable name IAH. and they shall recite it in a low and humble voice. I beseech thee to have the kindness to be favorable unto us. all powerful and all merciful. let the master arise. and that those which are gentle and peaceable may come unto us. and turning unto the four quarters of the Universe. touched their swords. by thy splendour. be thou unto me a tower of strength against the appearance and assault of the evil spirits. or if they are unwilling to come. he shall repeat with humility the following confession. thy magnificence. by especial order. who hast created all things. and so that they cannot come. but rather that we may know and understand the truth of all hidden things. thou shalt see them draw near and approach from all parts. the which his disciples shall also do. After this he shall lay his hand upon the pentacles. so that they can scarcely be heard. raising the said knife towards the sky. and that the spirits may discover themselves here in our presence. that we may become responsive unto thy grace. But if they be hindered. or occupied in some way. through thee. and by thy holy. After having said all these words devoutly. The which being said and done. I entreat thy grace for me and for thy servants. the suffumigations and censings being performed anew. and whose empire endureth unto the ages of the ages. Grant. shall say:-O Lord. and. Obey me then. because thou seest and knowest well that we perform not this work to tempt thy strength and thy power as if in doubt thereof. and by the fear with which all creatures obey thee. turning towards the four quarters of the Universe. he shall as it were strike the air therewith.O God. he shall say the following words:-These be the symbols and the names of the creator. which can bring terror and fear unto you. Amen. and place his hands upon the pentacles. who. who knowest and conceivest them universally. so that they may be obedient unto thy commands.24 CHAPTER IV THE CONFESSION TO BE MADE BY THE EXORCIST . and let one of the companions hold the book open before the master. terrible. O most holy ADONAI. and (the disciples) having anew. he shall reform the circle with the knife of art. so that through it we may have a full confidence in and knowledge of thee. and the master having encouraged his disciples.23 After this. then.
by lust of impure and sensual pleasures. by refusing to give ear unto the cry of the poor. insults. in the distribution which I have made of the goods committed to my charge. before thee do I confess my sins. by my evil advice. by vain and unprofitable discourse when there. greed. and by my continual slander and calumny. and boundless desire of honours and riches. I detest also the crimes which I have committed by evil thoughts. and consented that others should commit. by idleness. by not receiving the poor. debauchery. greed. by my idle words. O LORD of Heaven and of Earth. cast down and humbled in thy presence. false suspicions. by unseemly gestures thereat. my lies. by turning the holy Ceremonies into ridicule. by neither feeding the hungry nor giving drink to the thirsty. flatteries. and drunkenness. by disobedience to my parents. by the easy consent which I have given to those who incited me to evil deeds. vain and impure meditations. by not keeping my word. and the ill distribution which I have made of the goods of which I have been possessed. by indulgence in sensual pleasures. the treachery and discord which I have incited. by despising the sacred vessels of the temple. by ingratitude towards those from whom I have received kindness. by depriving the dead of burial. and lament them. by never keeping the Sabbath and the other feasts. by not living chastely and piously on those days. by irreverent behaviour in the Temple of God. adulteries. by the evil consent which I have readily given unto the advice of the wicked. by my prodigality. by the evil use I have made of my possessions. and by the neglect of my prayers and adorations. murmurs. blasphemies. by not respecting the aged. and homicide. my curiosity. malediction. dissimulations. For I have sinned before thee by pride. gluttony. bribes. thefts. violence. violation. rapine. avarice. because I have offended thee by all kinds of sins of the flesh. by entering therein without reverence. by sacrilege. by repulsing and maltreating the poor. and pollutions. which I have committed myself. my sins . by afflicting those over whom I have been set in authority. false speaking. by my false vows in various ways. by the sins which I have committed against Hope and Charity. and my deceit.CONFESSION. vain words. by injuring instead of aiding those who demanded help from me. I detest also the crimes which I have committed within. by touching and eating the sacred bread with impure lips and with profane hands. by not visiting the prisoners. and rash judgments.
in your presence I publish my sins. deeds. seeing I put my trust in none beside thee. . by taste. thou who art the God of my salvation. thou who livest and reignest unto the Ages of the Ages. I beseech thee to defend me from mine enemies. nor to remove me from thee. by neglect of my duties and obligations. and by touch. on the contrary. but. by the sovereign grandeur. and with the inward feeling of the heart. O Lord make me a new heart according unto thy loving kindness. that on my account there may be joy in Heaven. it is on thee alone that I rely. that he may not be able to say that I have concealed my sins. and ye. the master will recite the following prayer:-PRAYER. I accuse myself before thee. so that by their means I may see my will and desire accomplished. grant through thine unbounded mercy that I may both see and know all the spirits which I invoke. O Lord. by my carnal thoughts. and I adore thee with all humility. O most mighty and all powerful Father. as over the just who have confessed their sins in thy presence. These.against God by the transgression of the ten commandments. Furthermore I hate the sins which I have committed in all my senses. O my God and my master. children of God. by smell. I commit my body and my soul unto thee. and meditations. and by want of love towards God and towards my neighbour. in every way that human weakness can offend the creator. shed upon me the divine influence of thy mercy. O ye. eternal God and father of all creatures. I pray thee by thy mercy not to put me in oblivion. holy angels. and recognise myself as being in the sight of God the most criminal of all men. The confession having been finished with great humility. O Lord. In which I humbly confess that I have sinned. and by thine ineffable and eternal glory. O Lord be thou my succor. Amen. and to confirm in me true and steadfast faith. O God. by sight. for I am thy creature. O Lord my God aid me. and may not be able to reproach me at the last day. so that mine enemy may have no advantage over me. O Lord hear me in the day and hour wherein I shall invoke thee. are the gifts which I await from thee. thou who art and who wilt be for ever the pure and ineffable father of all. by hearing. and that I be not then accused in the presence of the Lord. O Lord all powerful.
Holy Father. turning towards each Quarter of the Earth. but that we may penetrate into the knowledge of hidden things. and to enlighten me with the Fire of thy Wisdom. thou who in the birth of time hast created the Heavens. and the Earth.4 (KJV Ps61. and despise me not. God the Living One. by thine aid. while one of the Disciples shall hold open before him the Book wherein are written the prayers and conjurations proper for conquering. from the sight and assaults of the Evil spirits. the sea. The Prayer being finished. O LORD God. to whom nothing is impossible. who hast created all things. and a strong tower from the enemy.O Lord God the all powerful one. Amen. and let not my speech be as that of the foolish. Amen. and I glorify thee." -JHP After which let him turn again towards the four quarters of the Earth. whose Glory. save me and succor me. even me the work of thine hands. Be thou propitious unto me who am but a miserable sinner. and towards each let him utter the following words: . who hast formed unto thyself great and ineffable wisdom. I bless thee. I adore thee. and Kingdom shall extend unto the Ages of the Ages. O thou. be thou unto me a strong tower of refuge. and reproving the spirits. and raising his eyes to Heaven. and things that they contain. take away from me all evil desires.1 1. Compare with Psalm 60. and co-eternal with thyself before the countless ages. CHAPTER V PRAYERS AND CONJURATIONS PRAYER. shall say: O Lord. thou who knowest that we perform not these ceremonies to tempt thy power. let the Exorcist lay his hand upon the pentacles. of whatever nature they may be. Almighty and Merciful One. that we may arrive at this understanding of secret things. Honour. whose Kingdom and Power shall have no end unto the Ages of the Ages. I praise thee.3): "For thou hast been a shelter for me. Then the Master. O Most Holy ADONAI. who knowest all things and can do all things. we pray thee by thy Sacred Mercy to cause and to permit. I conjure and entreat thee by thy Holy name to banish from my spirit the darkness of Ignorance. subduing. from whom nothing is hidden. thou who hast vivified all things by the breath of thy mouth.
by the virtue of these holy names. and by these Mysteries of Mysteries. 9. by the greatness of God. which Adam having invoked. trunk. which is the root. which differs in many points from the one given above. by the unity of God. which marketh and 3. I conjure ye by the indivisible name IOD.' given by Eliphas Lévi.. § 8. which give unto ye forever terror and fear. In the French. But in case they are occupied in some other place. Annotation § 5. III. by the uncreate divine knowledge. ibid.Behold the symbols and names of the creator. and virtue of the spirit of God. by the strength of God. source. whence they all draw their life and their virtue. sub. by the vast mercy of God. or that they are unwilling to come: then let him commence afresh to invoke them after the following manner. wisdom.' c. Obey then. and with fire. § 3. § 5. ye I conjure by the power. There is an Invocation bearing the title of 'The Qabalistical Invocation of Solomon. while the one above more follows that laid down. Lévi's is more evidently constructed on the plan indicated in the 'Siphra Dtzenioutha. THE CONJURATION. though resembling it in some particulars.2 2. sub. that the above conjuration rehearses the divine names attached to the ten Sephiroth. and let the exorcist be assured that even were they bound with chains of iron. After this he shall see the spirits come from every side. he acquired the knowledge of all created things. and origin of all the other divine names. they could not refrain from coming to accomplish his will. and by the holy name of God EHEIEH. I see no reason to suppose that Lévi's is unauthentic. -SLM O ye spirits. or that they cannot come. It will be noted by the Qabalistical reader. 'merita .
M276: "Jeouà majesty.) -JHP I conjure ye by the name TETRAGRAMMATON ELOHIM. 10862: "Je. which signifieth vanquisher of God." Aub. K288. he was found worthy to evade the hand of his father Caim." -JHP I conjure ye by the name of God EL strong and wonderful.' -SLM. 24. M276: "Eloha uangadet". et meruit evadere manus fratris sui Caim" (which SETH having named. which Abel having invoked.6 which Jacob invoked when in great trouble. I conjure ye and I exorcise ye by the most holy name of ELOAH VA-DAATH. which Isaac having invoked. he was found worthy to come forth from the Ur of the Chaldeans. and he was delivered from the fury of Esau his brother.) Ad. I conjure ye by the most powerful name of ELOHIM GIBOR. Ad. Houa. Aub24 reads "Eloha Vangaadat". Aub24 reads "Jeoua which expresseth and signifieth the grandeur of so lofty a Elohim". which denoteth the mercy and goodness of his majesty divine. and Lans 1202 read "Eloha Vangadat". he was found worthy to escape from the sword5 of Abraham his father. "Jehovah Elohym".. reads ". K288 and L1202: the deluge. quod etiam nominauit Seth. saved himself.expresseth the simplicity and the unity of the nature divine. he was found worthy to evade the hand of his brother Cain.. d`échapper. 6. Sl3091. et meruit euadere manus Patris sui Caim" (which Leter (?) having named. 10862 reads ". . he deserved3 to escape from the hands of Cain his brother. Eloia. who punisheth the crimes of the wicked. quod etiam Leter (?) nominauit. children unto the third and fourth generation..4 4. which showeth forth the strength of God. and Eloym". Sl3091: "Jehova protected himself with his whole household from the waters of Eloym". gladius. that Noah having pronounced it. who seeketh out and chastiseth the iniquities of the fathers upon the 5. M276: "quod etiam Abel nominauit et meruit euadere manus fratris sui Caim. which Abraham having invoked.. and was found worthy to bear the name of Israel. of a God all powerful. Lat.
L1202: "Elhoim servitude of Pharaoh. having struck the Sea. 1202 read . I conjure ye by the most holy name of EL10 CHAI. L1202. This paragraph is not found in M276. K288: "Elohym worthy to deliver the People Israel from Egypt. which Moses invoked. -SLM Aub24 reads: "Adonay Zeuaoth". who is name of God ADONAI MELEKH. and he was found Zevaoth". L1202: "El." -JHP the right hand and on the left. and 1 returned to their prior state and enveloped the Egyptians. QADOSCH. Adonay. More usually the name TETRAGRAMMATON TZABAOTH is attributed to the seventh Sephiroth. which Joseph invoked and was found worthy to escape from the hands of his brethren. Sl3091: "Eloym knowledge of God. paragraph. splendour. which Joshua invoked.11 its principal Image. 10862: "Eloa Vagadat". and redemption for us 'Shaddai' are attributed to have been made. signifieth doing good unto all. Both this name and the virtue of which alliance with us. -SLM Instead of "EL CHAI" Aub24 and Ad. so have therefore put the two that not one of them escaped to carry the news into the Land of invocations in the same Mizraim. Sl3091. 10862: "Adonay Zeuahot". Ad. M276: "Eloum". Zenard"." -JHP Lastly. -SLM of Methratton. Aub. which is that of the Living God. Holy. and called also the Prince of stayed the course of the Sun in his presence. K288 and Sl3091: "Elohym". Aub24: "Elohym 8 TZABAOTH. -JHP 7.I conjure ye by the most potent name of EL7 ADONAI TZABAOTH. ye rebellious spirits. and Aub24 read "Saday". K288 and Sl3091: "El Adonay Zevaod". it divided into two parts in the midst. Holy. and by the troops of angels who cease not to cry day and night. which is the God of armies. by the most holy 11. I conjure ye all. and Zeuad". which expresseth piety. ruling in the Heavens. ADONAI ELOHIM TZABAOTH "Mittatron". on 10862: "Siday." -JHP 9 I conjure ye by the most potent name of SHADDAI. -JHP I conjure ye by the most potent name of ELOHIM 8. Holy. Lord God of Hosts. Heaven and and Lans. Ad. through 10. and from the Zevaod". Zenard". mercy. Kings 288 (that is. which Moses invoked and all the waters the Ninth Sephira. which Moses invoked. 24 (fol 75r) reads QADOSCH. which 9. The Archangel. K288. Ad. through the virtue Countenances. L1202: Elhoim. 10862 reads "Eloy". QADOSCH. Ad. 10862: "Eloim Zeuord.
O spirits. et Malchore". Nod. et Malchove". Thipheret. Noema. Biria. by the sea.12 Mitraton. Ghedula. -JHP I conjure ye anew. CHOKMAH. Nod. YESOD.Earth are full of thy Glory). Hoema. Ad10862: "[. Biria. Tiphered. H3981: "Heder. by whom God communicateth and extendeth his influence over lower things. Ghedula. Tifired. Ghercura. Nezzac. by the earth. Gladula. Ad. so it seems likely that the ninth originally read "Jessod". Thiphera. Ghedula. Nezziac. Nod. Nezzac. Aub24: "Heoeder.. Malehove". and by all his marvellous work. This passage illustrates the degree of corruption of the manuscripts. Iessod. and by the ten angels who preside over the ten Sephiroth. BINAH. and by that firmament which . Tipheret. Ihessod. Rosina. Jessod. Biria.]eder. by all the names of God. as none of the copyists seems to have any grasp of the Kabbalah. Thipheret. Chessod. Jessod. Hoema. M276 seems to be the most correct here: "Cheder cochmà biná Ghedulá Gheuurà tifered nezach hod Jesod e Malcud". Nezzach. Gheuura. Nod. Thessod. TIPHERETH. Bria. Nod. et Maluid". GEBURAH. by the depth of the Abyss. Noema. which are KETHER. L1202: "Heder. M276 regularly reduces double consonants. AND MALKUTH. et Maliud"." -JHP 12. HOD. Ghedulat. et Malchove". Nezzac. Biria. NETZACH. Ghedula. Hadmerzael. 10862 reads "mitatium" or "Permitatium.. GEDULAH. Brica. Sl3091: "Heder Noema. K288: "Keder. by the heavens.
by the Heavenly Jerusalem. the Hebrew INNON. L1202: "Cheye. fire. by the virtue of all herbs. water. O Demons. I have made these whatsoever part of the Universe ye may be. is much mutilated. by all which is in the heavens. YAH.ADONAI. armed with a flaming sword. EL. These ARARITHA. EL SHADDAI.13 that ye come immediately to execute our desire. whatever it may be. and stones. KAPHU. and the tempests. I conjure ye anew by the two Tables of the Law. AGLA. MARON. or in any part of the universe. which God constituted and placed to guard the Tree of Life. by the five books of Moses. 13. YOVA. original MSS." -JHP I conjure ye. HA-KABIR. and I command ye absolutely. etc. ELOHIM. and I powerfully urge ye. Assereye. so that ye shall be unable to remain m air.the very spirit of God hath moved. EMETH. HOA. or in any pleasant place which may attract ye. that is to say. I conjure ye by him who hath made the heavens and the earth. earth. and by the Holy of Holies wherein the KOHEN HA-GADUL was alone permitted to enter. and by him who enlighteneth all things and shineth upon all things by his Venerable and Ineffable name.. and ordinary titles of God. MESSIACH. names are some of them 14 MAL-KA. in 14. MATZPATZ. by the Seven Burning Lamps on the Candlestick of Gold before the face of the Throne of the Majesty of God. who is seated upon the Kerubim and upon the Seraphim. Qabalistical names compounded from the initials of sentences. Sl3091 and K288: "Eheyetsser Eheye". EREL. by the virtue of all names as correct as these Holy names:-. IONAH. by him who alone hath performed great wonders. and enclosed the earth with three of his fingers. Apostates from God. I conjure ye anew. in whatsoever part of the world ye may be. but that ye come promptly to accomplish our desire. ELOHA. by the sun and by the stars. HAZOR. by the winds. O Demons. as in all the ELOHINU. and who hath measured those heavens in the hollow of his hand. by the waters and by the seas. the High-Priest. and in all the abysses of the shades. M276: "Eheye esser Eheye". the whirlwinds. and all things that we demand from your obedience. which is called the Kerub. and by the Kerubim. ESCH. KUZU. I conjure ye anew. after that Man had been driven out of Paradise. possible. upon the earth. EHEIEH ASHER EHEIEH. YAII. AVEN. and others permutations of . and by the Most Holy name of God in Four Letters. EHEIEH. and all which they contain. plants. by all the Holy names of God which have been written with others Magical and blood in the sign of an eternal alliance.
Even. Laut. Hacaua. Elohym. Malché. El. Messiah. p. Elohym. Mazpol. Kuzu. Aub24: "Adonay.other names. Anacio. Ngelionu. Iah. theye. Issu. Iah. 1307. Hu. Eure~. Agla. Imnum. Na. Eloin. Issu. Maron. Ezor. Jah. see Gollancz. El. Messiah. Maspal. Massiah. Isma Malechi. M276: "adonay Jah Vah El Eloa Elion hù Eloym Eheye maron Caphec Jesussimum auem Agla exorh emaeim Jeya arania iaua hochauno mesiatema melche eroz auzu malpuz El sadai". Innum. xxx. -SLM Regarding MTzPTz (or MAZPAZ). Erel. Ossaday". Ekusu. Introduction. . Eheie. Eloym. Iah. Emet. Eloha Aghelion. Iova. Emed. Emoed. Hacavo. Erez. Agtelion. Maron. Issu. Acaut. Zor. Eheie. Aracita. Agla. Isma Maleche. Jaua. K288: "Adonay. Cera. Capha. Eloha. This name also occurs in Book 2 as an alternate reading in Sl. Ararita. Erey. Sl3091: "Adonay. Hu. Book of Protection. Ieya. Caphu. Nu. Soma. Ad10862: "Adonay. Euen. Es. Agla. Eloha. Na (?). El. Saday". Buzu (?-). Malpar. El Saday". Eloh. El. El. Jeia. Hoel. Macon. Caphu Innum. Ngelion. Zoy.
Ezor. Ei.Eheye. style of the barbarous ORTAGU. El. Inmum. Malche. Barubason. Malché. Ad10862: "Bezuu. Malpaz & Saday. Iova. EHEIEH. Cebeon. I give these names as unknown. Bacuburs. Emoed. Ararita. caye eec abbumachi ertagunale helech Jeze". AQUACHAI. Pathahul. ABBATON.BAZUC. Jau. Sadaÿ". Chiuon. Pathaul. to execute -SLM all that we shall command ye in the great name of God. Caphu. Haza. Elloza. bacurebon. ALCHEGHEL. Maron. abbaton. Ey. aquarus. cebore oy. HOMORIONS. YEZE. Ieya. Agla. et par les Noms de Dieu écrits avce [sic] du sang en signe d’Alliance qui sont Emoad. Abbaton. Caye Eeu. Immum. L1202: "Adonay. Abumachi. ZOYMAS." -JHP I conjure ye anew by these other names of God. Husset. appear to be Hebrew. ey. Maron. Aub24: "Buzuc. Archighel. HELECH. Ezor. and every climate of the world wherein ye may be. OY. Joma. Avarita. Nu. patariel alchaeghel. Eret. Iomas. Zoymas. Hacavo. they do not all day:-.15 that ye come quickly names in the Graecoand without any delay into our presence from every quarter Egyptian Magical Papyri. Ox. Eloha. Eheye. Archighel. CAYE. homorions. Messiah. EY. Maspar. BACURABON. most holy and 15. Homorions. Aquechay. NALE. Agla. Issu. Aquechay. Escusa. Elohim. by the virtue of which names ye tremble every they stand. Nghelion. Helec Jeze". Eveu. some of them suggest the CEBON. CHEVON. ABBAMACHI. Erel. Messiah. cheuon. Even. Issu. . PATACEL. Jova. Caphu. zoymas. M276: "bazuch. Hacavo. Ortagu. Jahia.
Patacel. Eue. Nalche. Alcheeghel. Orbayri. Cebon. L1202: "Bazur. Cay. Abbamalhi." -JHP Mathers: BARUC. Cay. ORTAGU. EHEIEH. Alcheegel. let the master uncover the consecrated pentacles which he should 1. Patacel. Cehon. Ortagu. Homorion. PATACEL. ABBATON. BACURABON. Helech. Ortagiel. Nale. HOMORION. Oyzorimas. Homorion. Male. Oyzoymas. Cay. Paza. Ieze". K288: "Baruc. Caye. Abbaton. H: "Bazuc. Aquacaÿ. ALBAMACHI. Tere". Cec. Cebeor. Aquacay. Sechezze. ABELECH (or HELECH). Bacurabon. AQUACHAI. YEZE (or SECHEZZE CHAPTER VI STRONGER AND MORE POTENT CONJURATION If they then immediately appear. Albamachi. Abbaton.Abbator. Ortagu. CHEVON.3091: "a somewhat elevated . Patacel. Eu. Eeé. Sl3091. OyZoymas. if not. Zemas. Homorions. Agnaci. Cebon. CHAI. OYZROYMAS. Eeé. Oy. ALCHEEGHEL. Chevon. Chiuor. Ethenon. Ad10862 and Sl. CEBON. Helech. NALE. Abbimachi. Hebec. Bacurabon. Abbaton. Ieze". Etheogeliel. Albamachi. Barabon. Chevon. it is well. Ey. Ey. EHEIEH.
and courtesy. also attributed to Solomon. and encouraging his companions. from whatsoever part of the world ye may be in. -JHP . constrain. and the consecrated knife in his voice. and which he should wear fastened round his neck. "le coutau". holding the consecrated knife2 in the right hand. and answer us with humility. I command ye absolutely by their power and virtue that ye come near unto us. strike and beat the air with the knife as if wishing to commence a combat. But if.4 2. deformity. 24 and Ad. and the banners. and the pentacles3 being uncovered by the removal of their consecrated covering." -JHP right. Ital. mighty and powerful name of God EL. and exhort ye to the utmost. holding the medals (or pentacles) in his left hand. 10862 add "in the left". hideousness. Come ye promptly. "avec toutes sorte de and by God the just and upright. to compel the aerial potencies. I exorcise ye and command douceurs et de Civilité". comfort and exhort thy companions. but that ye come immediately and Lat. strong and wonderful. Fr. and ask from them all things which thou hast proposed to demand. I 5.have made to constrain and command the spirits. but with all manner of gentleness and mildness. reason and speak with them. Aub. they do not yet make their appearance. into our presence. and the arms of the almighty One. by the most K288 and H which read. -JHP 4. and receive them with kindness.5 The wording in L1202 and Sl3091 again agree: "toute sorte de civilité et courtoisie". he shall say with a loud voice:--1 ADDRESS. Mathers is following force. -SLM Here again I conjure ye and most urgently command ye. and delay not to appear. or (all affability/courtesy). ye that ye in no way delay. the ensigns. -JHP 3. "il coltello". question them. gentleness. and then in a loud and stern voice repeat the following conjuration:-CONJURATION. "gladius". "omni affabilitate" upon the instant hither before us. on the contrary. a different work. and that ye delay not to obey us in all things wherein we shall command ye by the virtue of God the mighty One. Lat. This conjuration is almost identical with one given in the Lemegeton. without noise. If they appear at this time. Here be the symbols of secret things. or Lesser Key. the standards. show them the pentacles. of God the conqueror.
6. TZABAOTH. Mathers is basically following the Colorno class of manuscripts. YAH. Oghelion. Au.. always. SHADDAI.6 and by all these names: EL SHADDAI. ELIM. The complete phrase "God the high and almighty. the God of Israel.I exorcise ye anew. and for ever with us. in our heart and in our lips. ELOHE ISRAEL". the God of Israel" (Lat. ALOE. et factum est . Saday. commanding ye with strength and violence by him who spake and it was done." -JHP 7. through whom undertaking all our operations we shall prosper in all the works of our hands. and powerfully conjure ye. and potently conjure you.7 which signify God the high and almighty. and greatly command you through him who spoke. and it was done. ALNON. Oghelio (-e?). quod est Dominus Deus excelsus Omnipotens Deus Israel". and by the virtue of the sovereign God.. Dominus Deus excelsus omnipotens Deus Israel) might be rendered in Hebrew as "ADONAY. ac valde impero per eum qui dixit. we shall accomplish all our work.. Ad36674: ADONAY. Ad10862: "Adonay. . Saday. Ad36674. EL SHADDAI. Israel. and Sl3847 are all closer to the purported meaning: Aub24: "Adonay. ELOHIM. quod est Dominus Deus excelsus omnipotens Deus Israel". seeing that the Lord is now. ELION. even though the phrase "the God of Israel" implies the original Hebrew included "ELOHE ISRAEL". ASHER EHEIEH. Iserael." (I again exorcize you. 24: "Vos iterum exorcizo atque potenter contestor. and by his holy names. TETRAGRAMMATON. ELOHI. Aub24. Ad10862. This passage presents an interesting puzzle..
Elohim. Asser. Iah. ELOHE. Jah. for we exorcise ye with the utmost . add. Elim. come ye without monstrous appearance. in a gracious form furent purifiés. "EL SHADDAI. ELOHE. Elohe. EHEYE ASSER EHEYE. Saday". Asser. Elein. ELION. Eohe. Zevaod. IAH. -JHP Come ye at once without any hideousness or deformity before 8. ELOHIM.' -SLM or figure. Sadaÿ". Saday. Elohym. Eche. Eheye. TETRAGRAMMATON. Zevaod. Sabaoth Saday. Elohe. Elym. Zenard. K288: "El. SHADDAI" M276: "et saday Eloym Eloa Zeuaod Eheye esser Eheye Jah tetagramaton saday quod est dominus deus excelsur omnipotens deus israel"." The prototype of the Colorno class of manuscripts probably read. Come ye. Eheye. Zevaoth. Elym. Eheye. Iah. heloym. Tad. Sl3091: "El. Saday. heloe. ZEVAOTH. Tetagramaton Saday". quod est dominus deus excelsus et omnipotens rex Israel.SABAOTH. SABAOTH. Elohym. SADAY (correct to ADONAY. L1202: "El. Tetagramaton. Elohym. H3981: "El. Asser. 'et us. Sadaÿ". SADAY) Sl3847: "Adonay. Sadaÿ. Some MSS. Tretragrammaton. Elohé. Sadaÿ. Tetragrammaton. Jah. Asser.
Fr. and sprinkled the dust towards heaven. during the space of three days and three men and beasts were nights. so great rain upon the men. and immediately a great pestilence began to terrae versus est in scinifes appear through all the land of Egypt. and by the name HESION.' -SLM . et Aaron heard. and saved computraerunt" (and himself with all his family from the Deluge. and by the name ABADDON which Moses invoked and his hand with his rod. quantity of locusts which appeared in the land of Egypt. which reads ELOHIM. wise. by the name IOD. and herds. both of men and of Some MSS.) The French and died throughout all the land of Egypt. Ad.8 and by the name IOD. which Moses named. et troupeaux invoked. and was at once made eloquent. Ad. invoked. by the name EL. which Moses named and invoked. the trees. and iumenta Aegyptiorum". cattle. and the sheep of the Egyptians. and everything that was in the fields perished land of Egypt. learned. and the woods which were in in hominibus et in that country.11 which having invoked. that they all died and it became gnats in throughout the land of Egypt.9 and by the name. and by the name of YESHIMON. and heard in Horeb "et percutiens pulverem the Mount of God. and by the struck with disease. which Noah heard. and so terrible darkness throughout the dust of the earth both the land of Egypt. and flocks. So Aub24.vehemence by the name of IAH and ON. there reads "and striking upon arose so thick. which Moses having invoked. and beasts of extendit Aaron manu burden of Egypt. which Moses boeufs. and in the name 9. This is based which Moses named and invoked. all the Moses invoked. so that all gnats throughout all the men. Mathers and by the name of PATHEON. 36674. and all the army of Pharaoh was drowned in the des Egyptiens. instead of Latin they devoured and swallowed up all that the hail had spared. so awful. 10862 which Noah heard. and there fell so great hail as had never been dust of the land became seen from the beginning of the world unto that time. and saw the Ladder which (they have composed ) touched Heaven. and at midnight all the first-born. and in the name YESOD. and by the name TZABAOTH. substitute. the oxen. by the misreads "composuerunt" name AGLA which Jacob heard." -JHP name YESOD. "cinifes" (gnats). which in homines. and by the name ELOHIM. that "cendre"). and striking upon the dust on Exodus 8:17: "et of the earth it became gnats infesting men. and the angels who ascended and descended -JHP upon it. and knew God the Almighty One. and there percussitque pulverem fell a great and severe hail throughout all the land of Egypt. And by the name manuscripts misread Latin ADONAI. which Moses named This reading is also and invoked. and in the name virgam tenens 10 PRIMATON. and the Red Sea divided itself and cendre. and by the name AIN SOPH. cattle. and all the ponds and rivers were covered with supported by M276 and blood throughout the land of Egypt. and he was found worthy to hear him speak terræ factæ sunt cinifices from the Burning Bush. betail. which Moses heard iumentis omnis pulvis and invoked. and immediately there fell smote the dust of the earth. there came so great a "cinis" (ashes. et boves. which Adam spake Aub. that almost all who were left alive died. 'les animals. comme aussi les separated in two. which Moses hommes furent reduits en named and invoked. and by the name ELION which man. striking and slaying the per totam terram Aegypti" asses. so that they all (and Aaron stretched out died. terrae et facti sunt scinifes destroying the vines. and by the name IAPHAR. rotted). and in beast. died. whence he called that place the House of God and the Gate of Heaven. which Moses invoked. 24 adds "et and heard.
10862 both read Phateon. which Moses having heard upon Mount Sinai. we powerfully command ye.13 which we have among our symbols. Ad. consecrated and exorcised with the due and requisite Ceremonies. By these. Aub. 49a). 36674 reads invoked when he fought against the Moabites. by the Seal of David. and by the name HOA. and virtues of the air. This sentence them and gained the victory. and will present themselves before the face of God probably corrsponds to the almighty. living. and by the name ANABONA. by the angelical powers which are in the Heavens. So M276. 10862. -JHP By these. by his Hand. by his almighty power. This their body. which Solomon having named and invoked. This and power of the creator himself. and by the most great wisdom of almighty God.waters. which David invoked. 10862. and by the name ERYGION. Note this mention of holy. creator. which Solomon 1202 in reading having named and invoked. and K288. and by that Last Fire which shall consume all things. and true. -JHP and obtain in sleep the ineffable wisdom of God. he was found worthy to ask for "PRIMEUMATON". H3981. by him who hath cast ye down described among the ritual unto the most profound of the abysses of Hell. and in the is missing in Ad. . which was revealed unto him by the Most High and Sovereign creator. nine Kandariri (talismans) by the (Crystal) Sea which is known unto us. Aub24. we command implements. force. by the Ring12 and Seal of Solomon. he was found worthy to receive and 10. and by the Nine Medals or pentacles. before me agree in giving this form. and by that terrible day of the sovereign judgment of God. M276: "Pantheon". I conjure. name HOA. and by the name YOD. though there is no ring and from before his throne. 12. then. which proceed and come from Heaven. which is before found in Gollancz' Hebrew the face of God. 24 and Ad. and he was delivered from Mathers follows Lans. and are among the Mysteries of Mysteries or Secrets of Secrets. obtain the tables of stone written with the finger of God the Sl3091. and by his marvellous power. manuscript (fol. he defeated "Phaicon". he was found worthy to have power over all the demons. powers. the hand of Goliath. This is often written potencies. and by the name YIAI. by the indicible and ineffable virtue. on which all the dry bones in the 13. and sentence is not found in by the light and flame which emanate from his countenance. then. ye who by the ring of Solomon. which you can also behold in my hand. 24: novem earth will arise to hear and listen unto the word of God with Cœlestes Kanderias. -JHP ye boldly and resolutely. your own sin have been cast down from the Empyreal Heaven. 11. and by all the other names of God almighty. and by all the secrets which the Almighty encloseth in the Treasures of the sovereign and Highest Wisdom. -SLM Aub. but the MSS. -JHP and which are before his face. PATHTUMON in similar conjurations. which Joshua having Ad.
by which the angels who are destined to that . turning unto the South. which Abraham heard. -SLM they appear not even then. and there followed Bas-dathea. Also written Hipeton. and nomen Igeon. HE. if ye Life. -SLM heard. by that most potent and and I believe sometimes powerful name of God. which Joseph invoked. AMEN. IOD. HE. Deut. Igeon per quod Justi TETRAGRAMMATON. I constrain and command ye with the 17. thou shalt make the sign of TAU16 upon the foreheads of thy companions. and through the most mysterious words of the secret mysteries and by their virtue. FIAT.14 and by this think erroneously.17 and in the name again) -JHP ARPHETON. et in nomine knew God the Almighty One. and by the last and 14. and shudders. and by the name IAH. and by the name VAU. Behold anew the symbol and the name of a sovereign and conquering God. which is written by these letters and characters. trembles. when thou wilt have repeated it four times. and thou shalt say:-CONJURATION. AMEN. if ye show yourselves rebellious against the secret of Aliram. through ANABONA. through which all the Universe fears. Ad. in succession. and exorcise ye that ye come without delay to perform in our presence that which we shall command ye. and by the name AGLA. and by the name ARPHETON. 11. into the which we shall cast. and if they appear not. and by the name of Four Letters. but as I terrible judgment. hurl. Or the Cross. I conjure ye anew. strength. YIAI. I conjure ye anew by that most holy name which the whole Universe fears. and power. and bind misreads "Fatam and ye. strong and wonderful. and reveres. resurgent" (And through and he was rendered worthy and found deserving to lead the the name Igeon.force. and spoke with God. EL. Otherwise. I imagine the that great Judgment of God. and the North. thou shalt repeat it unto the spirits. turning thyself unto the East. and against the mystery of mysteries. And if 16. and was delivered out of the hands of his 18. by which God formed Man and the whole which the Just will rise Universe. Sometimes. and by the name name Igeon.6. which Moses or Anaphaxeton." -JHP secrets. which Moses invoked. which Joshua named and invoked. utmost vehemence and power. VAU. 24 adds: "Et per brethren. 10862 of the Great Abyss. Aub. FIAT.' -SLM contravene and resist us by your disobedience unto the virtue and power of this name YIAI. respects. and in the Army of Israel into the Promised Land. we curse ye even unto the depth 15. by him who replaced by Anapheneton. written holy name. This conjuration thou shalt say and perform. the West. spake and it was done. by the seat of BALDACHIA. when Dathan and Abiram15 were word to mean 'Lord of swallowed up in the centre of the earth.
and by the name Sl3091: Oneipheon. Aub24: make his Holy Spirit to descend upon the Universe. name ADONAI. so that the surface of the beasts. so that there shall not be left one stone rooting out of the evil upon another. and in the name ON. like a Prince newly crowned 23. by which God will dry up the sea and the name as Eloy. by which God will cause the Sun and Moon to be darkened. in visible body and form. and by the name ANAEL. the rivers. and at his aspect all climes and others it is changed into parts of the Universe shall be troubled and astonished. in the gold. and flames and storm shall Japhet. so that men can go on foot through their channels. so that they shall die in a single day. and by the name SEPHERIEL. into the M276. memory of the wicked and ungodly shall perish. -JHP heaven to fall. -JHP in the name ELOHIM. and by the name EMANUEL. . who will judge and condemn the wicked. by which God will judge all human flesh. etc. and by the name RUACHIAH. at -SLM whose voice all men. by which God will make all animals combat together. and the stars of 22. Aub24: Onaxepheon. when the Oneypheon. and shells. and the winged creatures and birds of the air Qabalah sometimes shall contend with one another. Sl3091: Iaphat. -SLM 25 ZEDEREZA. and will Jahat.23 by which God will spirits. and as Elya. -SLM fish therefrom. L1202: Japhat. will rise again. girded with a zone of the above form. Elohim and Elya. and this one rivers. L1202: raise them up again unto life. and in the name ZEDEREZA. and Donecepheron. and by the name things. and the waters prevailed above the mountains. Taphat. and in one day the third part of men about the sea and the rivers shall die. Onayepheton. and by the name MESSIACH. and even fire shall go forth before him. and preceded by angels. and Oneypheon. and by the name IAHT. Aub24: Aniel. 21. and by the and Donecepheron. -JHP and in the name MESSIACH. ye rebellious spirits. he will Ad10862: Iaht.22 by which God shall destroy in a refers symbolically to the single day all buildings. and 19. by which God will of in the Qabalah. from the cast one stone upon another.26 by which God will come to Universal Judgment. gives entering in triumph into his capital city. The perform wonders. and by the name TAU.end will summon the Universe.. both good and evil.24 expresses the evil spirits and in the name ANAEL. by which God will disturb and excite tempests throughout all the seas. The oldest MSS. as Trumpet at that terrible and awful Day of Judgment. L1202 read 21 brooks. restore and replace the sea. and by the name ELOHI. and will say unto them cover us and Messiach. and unclean beings. cast ye. and creeping earth shall be level in all parts. and the Sl3091. or mountains and fill up the valleys. by which God will cast down the by the words animals. so that they will cast out the 20. K288 gives them by the name ON. the Deluge. and -SLM fifteen cubits above their summits. so that all people and nations will Universe by King fly from the sea-shore. the streams. and a Iaphat. K288: ONEIPHETON.19 by which God will summon the dead.20 and in Aub24 gives the previous the name ELOHI. It is probably a 27 surround him.18 and all men and angels will assemble in the air before the Lord. in their previous state. This word is given will assemble (all people) together by the sound of the variously in the MSS. which is spoken hide us. Or Elia.28 by which God having purged the Ages. and by the name ELOHIM. by which God shall as Elohym and Eleya. What is said here and by the name ARIEL. by which God brought corruption of Achad Unity.
K288: M276: Rechya. L1202: Rechia. Sl3091. -JHP 26. M276: Zedesia. Iaha. H3981. Meaning spirit of Iah. This is also the name of the angel of Venus. Kings 288: Anael. and Zedezias. H3981: Zedeezia. Aub24: Zedeczia (or possible Zedeezia). in the MSS. and mire. 1202: Annael. K288: Zedeesia.JHP 25. Aub. So written in the oldest MS. the others give it as Zedeesia. Sl3091. -SLM M276: Arel. and K288: Taphat. filth. in 10862 Add. 24: Thau. Meaning 'emanating from God. -SLM Ad10862: Zedereza. . in misery. 24: Ruchia. Sl30911. Lans. -JHP 28. -SLM Aub. 24. -JHP 27.depths of the lake of the abyss. 24: Ariel. and L1202: Tau.' It is corrupted into Sephosiel. Zedeezia. Reéhia. K288. L1202: Zedezias. Aub24: Saphasiel. -JHP will place ye in impure and foul dungeons bound with eternal chains of fire... MSS. L1202: Sophoziel. H3981: Sephosiel. etc. -SLM Aub. Sl3091. . Ad10862: Saphatiel. K288. -SLM M276: Jephosiel. M276.
because those effects which proceed and issue from our science and operation. unless prevented by affairs of the very exorcizato. wheresoever ye may be. -JHP By the virtue of all those aforesaid. That is. But if ye be still contumacious. 24: cum gladio with chains of fire. and the companions also in their several places. and the rebellious spirits are tormented by the power of the sovereign creator. voix by his holy habitation wherein he reigneth and commandeth for voies. Amen. gives Semitis. by mistake. conjuring ye in Sephiroth. Aub. and then let him kneel in the midst of the circle. let him strike the air with the consecrated knife30 towards the four quarters of the Universe. and precipitate ye into and relegate ye unto the Kingdom of Fire and of sulphur. all creatures obey. deprive ye of all quality.-JHP By these names then. even if they be bound 30. and by all the other holy names of God 29. we. then let the master of the art or exorciser arise and exhort his companions to be of good cheer and not to despair of the ultimate success of the operation. the stones thereof rush together. But if they appear not yet in answer to the above conjuration. and which names the occult grades and links of armies of the demons fear. Come ye then from all parts of the earth. The later MSS. the oldest Latin unto the eternal ages. to be there eternally tormented. and M276 read "per terribiles et absconditas semitas Dei" (by the frightening and hidden paths of God). and behold the symbols and names of that triumphant sovereign whom all creatures obey. but in this latter case they will send ambassadors and messengers by whom thou shalt easily and surely learn what occupies the spirits and what they are about. Ad10862. are ardent with a fire which shall consume and burn ye eternally. and shudder. degree. we command ye that ye remain not in any place wherein ye are. MS. and place which ye now enjoy. otherwise we shall bind ye and conduct ye in spite of yourselves. we potently exorcise and command ye. into our presence bound with chains of fire. condition. Then it is certain that they will come. the earth is moved. we conjure emanation in the ye. and . tremble at. but to come hither promptly without delay to do that which we shall enjoin ye. addition by the terrible and tremendous PATHS29 of GOD and have put. the hidden and before whom no man can stand and live. by the authority of a sovereign and potent God. for by these the whole Universe trembleth. and are still disobedient. -SLM Aub24. greatest importance.
in a beautiful and human form. But if they appear not yet. I conjure and pray ye. glory. let the master arise. be ye gentle and peaceable. and fear. with constancy. the following: ADDRESS TO THE ANGELS. So M276. and constrain and force them by a stronger conjuration.1 who is coniuramus atque worthy of all praise. in manner following. Au24. nomen dei El" L1202 and Sl3091 misread "Et" (and) instead of "El". and ye celestial spirits." -JHP If they then appear. on per potentissimum atque fortissimum the contrary. for . and they will obey thee. come and behold the signs of Heaven. Mathers follows K288 which is further removed: "by the most strong and powerful names of God. with great respect and courtesy. to come unto mine aid. wherewith we are fortified. obey ye. Ad10862: "et in uirtute Behold us again prepared to conjure ye by the names and symbols of God. but. that ye delay uobis imperamus not longer. honor. and be my witness before the sovereign Lord. admiration. This being done. and assurance. let not the master on that account lose his courage. as a friend speaketh unto a friend. turning in the direction of the East. but that ye appear before us without any tumult or disturbance. behold the symbols and names of the creator. CHAPTER VII AN EXTREMELY POWERFUL CONJURATION 1. O ye angels of God.let them say consecutively with him in a low voice. of the disobedience of these evil and fallen spirits who were at one time your companions. and by the virtue of the highest one. We command ye altissimi uos and potently ordain ye by the most strong and powerful name of God EL. They will then immediately talk with thee. generation. and obey in all things that we shall command ye. Ask of them all that thou desirest. firmness. let them see the pentacles. and say: Obey ye.
YOD HE VAU HE.there is nothing in the world stronger and of greater force to overawe the spirits than constancy. fountains. glorified. who dwelt in the Heavens. brooks. baths. Lord God of armies almighty. field. let him say on his knees. exalted. seas. and say: CONJURATION. and I conjure ye afresh ye Evil and rebellious spirits. I conjure. valleys. and hath laid the foundations of the earth beneath. I address. By the holy names of God written in this book. cities. abiding in the abysses of darkness. Let him. and by the holy names and in the holy names. and let him take up a little dust of the earth. and may the Lord he present with us in our heart and in our lips. great. who moveth upon the wings of the wind. villages. who spake and it was done. rivers. grottos. These words having been said kneeling upon the earth. reservoirs. caverns. ADONAI TZABAOTH. however. fairs. and I exorcise ye. cisterns. and by the name and in the name of EL. TZABAOTH. who rideth upon the Kerubim. markets. EL. that ye may approach unto and come before the Throne of God. and having placed his knife upon the ground. and holy. and the true. who hath formed and created the world by the breath of his mouth. who hath formed the heavens above. we conjure ye to come unto us promptly and without any delay. re-examine and reform the circle. let the master shortly after arise and open his arms wide as if wishing to embrace the air. virtuous. which is the great name of God TETRAGRAMMATON written with four letters. who supporteth it by his power. turning towards the direction of the North: In the name of ADONAI ELOHIM TZABAOTH SHADDAI. habitations. which is that of God Almighty. clean. and ineffable. ANAPHODITION. ye come unto us from all places. Therefore. just. towns. strong. gardens. which he shall cast towards the four quarters of the Universe. courtyards. IAH. mountains. the living and the true. the living. and before the tribunal of the judgment of his majesty. hills. powerful. we command ye that. IAH. Come ye then by the name and in the name of SHADDAI. may we successfully perform the works of our hands. ELOHI. by these Holy names: ADONAI. terrible. SHADDAI. I reiterate the conjuration. admirable. IAH. and before the holy angels of God to hear the sentence of your condemnation. plantations. who ruleth and governeth it by his wisdom. ELOHIM. he whose power is in Heaven and in Earth. ponds. pure. and by EHEIEH. vineyards. by the name of the living God. IAH. and who hath cast ye for your pride into the land of darkness and into the shadow of death. IAH. and by all the names of God. and from every corner of the terrestrial earth where ye may happen to be in your assemblies. by the God of those virtues and potencies. who commanded and the whole Universe was created. but appear in a beautiful and agreeable form and figure. and by the other holy and ineffable names which are written in the Book of Life. immediately and without any delay. so that ye may execute and . wherefore tarry not. IAH.
M276: "Anay. H981: "Anay. THEIT. the tongue of the angels.accomplish our demands with all mildness and courtesy. and to come unto us promptly with all gentleness of manner. by drawing imaginary lines from one star to another so as to obtain the shapes of the characters of this alphabet. Theit". Jenau. Negia. and we exorcise ye with constancy. Baya. by the virtue of these names by the which we exorcise ye. BEJA. ARNETH. Again we command ye with vehemence. The mystic alphabet known as the 'Writing of Malachim' is formed from the positions of the stars in the heavens. Jona. to accomplish successively our various commands and desires. TITACH. which he received from God from the midst of the Burning Bush. genau. Texamin. Arnet. by that ineffable name which Moses heard and invoked. Jona. Negia. that ye and all your comrades come unto us in an agreeable and gracious manner like the breeze. Theit". 2. Texamin. ANAY. Titah. . Getah. Negia. Texamin. TERAMIA. then. Jenau. Beja. Hegie. Getah. K288: "Aay. Beja. JONA. Getath. NEGIA. JENAU. Arnet. Titach. Prodruch [=pro**uch]. Tirach. GETHA. Theyth".2 that is to say. Protuch. Come ye. Arnet. -SLM This section is missing from Aub24. Sl3091: "Anay. Arneth. Getha. Prolhuch. we conjure ye to obey our commands. Teramya. all which names are written in Heaven in the characters of Malachim. Jona. PROLHUCH.
-JHP We then. . Buia. before whom goeth forth fire and flame. L1202: "Anar. the which L1202: name is AXINETON. PROFA. and who with that fire will burn ye all for ever. living. Taxam. as also all who shall contravene the words of his will. -JHP whose dwelling is in the Ineffable Light. bare written upon his breast. Negie. Theit". Iona. TITACHE. Negior. Inaël. who hath from that fire formed the firmament. Portah. ÆCHHAD. Jenau. So H and God. and by and in the wonderful name which Aaron the High Priest "A Rimeton". Ad10862: "Anau. the stars and the Sun. Profae. Titache. THEIT" The Magical Treatise of Solomon devotes an entire chapter to a series of four "alphabets of the planets". Jona. by which also God created the world. and true. Aechel [or Hechel]. Lheu". by the just judgment of God. Biia. CHAIA. whose name is Wisdom.3 and by the living God who is one throughout the ages. by the ineffable and admirable virtue of 3. Mathers: "ANAI. Amet. Ad10862: in the admirable name which was written on the tables of stone which God gave "Arcuron". Golat. Teib". and used for writing on talismans. and whose spirit is life. we force and exorcise ye by and Sl3091. just. Penaui. Jenan. "Azineton".Jona. TRANSIN. Prothuch. Litah. Transia. EMETH. Beja. IONA. BRIAH. Tetah. M276: upon Mount Sinai. BEN ANI. we call ye with power. resembling the "celestial alphabet".
your master. and by the -JHP Ten Choirs of the holy angels." Cited by Raya Shani in . being glorious over all things. 24. terror. by the staff of Soniel et Aaniel. places. Come ye. He will compel ye. and by the sacred bonds by which ANAEL hath environed and hath conquered the 10862: Ionyel et spirit. IONIEL and SEFONIEL. without delay. were made and formed. names of the holy angels who have been created to be above you. H3981. VAU. from all mountains. Armiel. K288: whose names are.5 and by the names of the angels by which Solomon has linked and bound ye. then. and by the name of the angel who ruleth potently over the rest. QOPH. Jacob. Ad. before us. and without rage. and the letters of the name are found in Ad. VAU. 1913): "With the Wand of Moses and the Plate of Aaron and the Seal of Solomon and the Shield of David and the Mitre of the Chief Priest I perform the spell. and by. by the ring and seal of David. MALACHIM. angels of Darkness. the great demon. BETH. The rest of this ELOHIM. long before the Sl3091: Soniel et constitution of the world. QADOSCH BERAKHA. come ye. BENI 5. brooks. valleys. both ye and the Prince of Darkness. Compare DALETH. will chase ye and constrain ye. then. and ISHIM. ponds. (Philadelphia. to execute our commands. AUPHANIM. Come ye. and in the sacred name of twelve paragraph is not letters of which each letter is the name of an angel. rivers. and by the names of the two princes of the Universe. 10862. and by the Ifoniel. and of SID. by the crown of the chief of your emperors. which signifies the Holy and Blessed One. ALEPH. HE. Montgomery Aramaic Incantation Texts from Nippur. come ye from all places wherein ye are. and be ye ready both to achieve and to complete all that we shall command ye. even the Ages.Come ye. Aoeniel. M276: Songel your power. streams. baths. come hither before this circle without fear. CHAIOTH HA-QADESH. ELOHIM. SHIN. SERAPHIM. CHETH. and immediately section is not all things. CHASHMALIM. synagogues. RESH. without noise. or deformity. and by the sceptres of 4. who spake. This praise of all creatures who cry incessantly unto God.4 by the rod of Moses. ARALIM. KERUBIM. to execute all our will. and by the name HAfound in Aub. wherein are written the names of sovereign L1202: Jomel & God.A. NUN. BETH.6 with a Jewish mortuary charm published in J. strong and powerful. by the names and in the et Aonyel. for God. without any deformity or hideousness.
Seym is written for Shin. Thath. besides other forms. Father. p. Son. He. nun nayn beld aleph". holy and blessed be he. vau. and Holy spirit. Seym. M276 seems to have the most reliable reading: "he sin daled caph he ched uau bed. -SLM Again. the letters are jumbled together in hopeless confusion. Coph. Daled. -JHP 6."A Judeo-Persian Talismanic Textile" in IranoJudaica IV (Jerusalem: 1999. HQDVSh BRVK HVA. Which letters I have. Res for Beth. the faithful king. and ADNI HMLK NAMN. corrected. for in the MSS. H3981: "Ha. nem . Ha-Qadesch. Hé. Ben. Res. Ve-Ruach. 254). with much care. There are two other names of twelve letters frequently employed. etc. the Lord. The name is Ab.
after the expulsion of Adam our forefather. which will be both agreeable and delightful unto ye.' and by the angel ANIEL. and by the angel MICHAEL by whom ye were hurled down from the height of the THRONE into the depth of the lake and of the abyss. we conjure ye and we exorcise ye. -JHP By these names therefore. that ye draw near unto us without delay and without fear. to accomplish our will in all and through all. and by the seal of the Moon and of the stars we bind ye. by the angel ZECHIEL. and if ye yet resist our powerful conjurations. and we shall not desist from our work until the accomplishment of our will. Jod. by the which names we conjure both you and them also. and by the angel KERUB. here before this circle. IOD. as supplicants gently and with discretion. and our suffumigations of pleasant odour. refractory. with a sword of flame. Nun. But if. and by the angel OPHIEL. and contumacious. Zayn. DALETH. the same name meaning. Zuin. by whose power burning fire is quenched. which are those of an almighty God. 'who is like God upon Earth. We constrain ye yet again by the seal of the Sun which is the word of God. rebellious. who is the prince of the angels. obeying us quickly and courteously. that ye come from all parts of the world immediately. K288: "Ha. to perform our will and demands. Aleph". by whose wings Heaven cleanseth itself. vau. If ye come promptly and voluntarily. Res. as far as is possible unto ye. and we shall afterwards dismiss ye. and show yourselves self-opinionated. Thet. Hé. and the whole Universe trembleth. by the angel DUCHIEL. we shall pronounce against you this warrant of arrest in the . rebellious. we force and attract ye imperiously to execute our will without failure. wherefore. we powerfully conjure and exorcise ye. Aleph". Furthermore ye will see the symbol of your creator. who was made the guardian of the terrestrial paradise. He. and will repeat all the aforesaid words and holy names of God and of the holy angels. by the angel DONACHIEL. by the which names we shall harass you. and we will thereunto again add other names which ye have not yet heard from us. ye shall inhale our perfumes. and that ye come by the name and in the name of ALEPH. and the names of his holy angels. and ye show yourselves self-opinionated. and introduceth the souls before the face of God. But if perchance ye yet shall harden yourselves. NUN. and terribly exorcise ye. and by the angel SANGARIEL. both ye and your princes. by whom the portals of Heaven are guarded.Jod. and exorcise ye ceaselessly. disobedient. Res. Res. Daleth. and by the angel BEDALIEL. and contumacious. by these and by all the other holy names of the angels. Coph. ye come not quickly. on the contrary. and send ye hence with thanks. and by all the other holy names. and by the other animals and creatures which are in Heaven. And we conjure. and which will make ye tremble and quake with fear. oblige. for we exorcise ye anew by the application of these letters. and without any delay. Saym. and by the great angel METATRON. and if that be not sufficient we will add thereunto yet greater and more powerful ones. we shall conjure ye again.
" -JHP By these then. come ye. So M276. K288. do we force and constrain ye. and L1202. Ad. by and in the ineffable name of four letters YOD HE VAU HE. 'I am He and Ad. a flame shall go forth from his mouth which shall burn ye up and reduce ye unto nothing in Hell. before whom go many players on instruments of music.name of God almighty. and that by the power of God. . K288. -JHP 9. captains.7 which is interpreted and called God. Thus then. the spirits of the First Order. Mathers reads IAH. and corslets.8 which is the true name of God. and that in sign of the divine vengeance ye shall all perish by a terrifying and horrible death. accompanied by beautiful and melodious voices which sing in chorus. armed with spears. IAH. if ye be yet rebellious and disobedient. 24 name of EHEIEH ASHER EHEIEH. that ye come unto us with joy and quickness. by the name and in the "ON". IAH. Iah. the both read "Iah. come ye." M276. These things being thus done and performed. Come ye. knowledge and understanding of which is hidden even from the angels. We conjure ye powerfully and strongly exorcise ye. 9 name and in the name of EL. Aub24 and Ad. So M276 and Aub24. ye shall see the spirits come from all sides in great haste with their princes and superiors. like soldiers. behold the holy pentacles by the virtue of which the Earth is moved. and by the light of the angels which is kindled and taken ineffably name. and utterly crush you. and that a fire shall consume and devour you on every side. Sl3091. and consuming fire which issueth from his countenance. Come ye then. in truth and not in error. 8. shields. and by other most holy names which we pronounce against you from the bottom of our hearts. and generals of armies. the trees thereof and the abysses tremble. K288. and this definite sentence that ye shall fall into dangerous disease and leprosy. 10862 who is'. and L1202 in reading "EHEIEH". -JHP from that flame of divine ardour. we anew conjure and exorcise ye by and in the holy name of 7. 10862 both read "Es. those of the second Order like barons. by the Iah. without fraud or deceit. Wherefore delay ye not to come. For the Third and last Order their king will appear. 10862: "Ehere". and which shall be your ruin L1202 all omit the and destruction. for we shall not cease from these powerful conjurations until ye shall be obliged to appear against your will. come ye. therefore. Mathers follows Sl3091. dukes. which signifieth and denoteth the powerful and Sl3091. behold the signs and the names of your creator. but Aub. princes.
Furthermore let them bathe their faces with the exorcised water. or shut up in some strong place. the master first. one after the other. After this he should recite the first chapter of Genesis. and show them unto him. let each of you return unto his place. as will be hereafter told. or master of the art. and wherefore hast thou caused us to come hither from the infernal abodes?' Then shall the exorcist. under the mighty hand of God. in order to appease the spirits as he hath promised them. But supposing that they were being conjured in some other place or part of the Universe by some other exorcist or master of the art. at the arrival of the king. Take notice and observe carefully that this last conjuration is of so great importance and efficacy. he shall thus license them to depart:-THE LICENSE TO DEPART In the name of ADONAI. or master of magical art. it will be the same. and if there are one or two spirits only. and will say. or retained by an oath. should uncover the holy pentacles and medals which he weareth upon his breast covered with a cloth of silk or of fine twined linen. and having obtained all his desire. be there peace between us and you. by . Then will the king bow the knee before thee. and to impose silence upon them. with an assured air and a grave and imperious voice. of all that is in Heaven. and demand all that he shall wish from the king of the spirits. and offer large quantities of incense. order and command him to be tranquil. This being finished. 'Berashith Bara Elohim. which he should at once place upon the fire. that even if the spirits were bound with chains of iron and fire. or in Hell. In the beginning. whom he shall see crowned with a diadem. touching worldly matters and all sciences. let the master uncover the pentacles. also. renew his fumigations. He should then cover the pentacles. and he will see wonderful things. Humble ye yourselves.Then the exorcist. which it is impossible to relate. let them all in order quit the circle. to keep the rest of his attendants peaceable. Let him. and be ye ready to come when ye are called. 'What dost thou wish. etc. they could not even then delay to come. and then let them take their ordinary raiment and go about their business. therefore. saying:-Behold the signs and holy names by and before whose power every knee should bow. the eternal and everlasting one.' This being done. upon Earth.
-SLM By these secret names. Lamed. Mathers is as will be described hereinafter. 12. O creature of fire. crying: 'O our lord and prince. This being said. 11. symbols of air. so that they may feel it intensely. nor for a single moment or time. therefore. Be ye accursed. Resh. -SLM Then will they assuredly come without any delay. Ayin. so that ye may find no repose by night nor by day. or some individual to declare unto him where they are. and other things of evil odour. after which let him put the aforesaid names. that thou burn and torment these spirits. that ye may burn therein eternally by the Sepher for ever. Gimel. saying:-THE CURSE. and by their virtue and power we relegate you unto a lake of sulphur and of which are called flame. dust.' All this time thou shouldest have near thee ready an exorcised pen. upon which he shall put powdered assafoetida. and storax12 to make therewith K288. and banish you. in this case their names should be written on virgin paper. Qoph. Samekh. and L1202 . which he should soil and fill with mud. and that they may be burned eternally by thee. and in great haste. I conjure thee. These names then are Aleph. following Sl3091. Vau. and fire. saying:-THE CONJURATION OF THE FIRE. whereon thou shalt put gum benjamin. But if (which is almost impossible) they be even yet self-opinionated and disobedient. Cheth. to each of which a special mystic meaning and power is attached. Daleth. and unwilling to obey. Then he shall kindle a fire with dry rue. upon the fire. and ink. paper. and which will utterly make you to perish. these names which can turn aside lightning and thunder. Aleph. how employed. Which are the names of the letters of the Hebrew alphabet. Write their names afresh. and be ye tormented with perpetual pain. thou shalt cast the aforesaid paper into the fire. if ye obey not immediately the command of him who maketh the Universe to tremble. now. and in virtue of the power of the three principles. Mem. deliver us out of this suffering. and kindle fresh fire. Nun. Kaph. and unto the deepest depths of the abyss. He.10 10. destroy. Yod. Teth. Mem. and in virtue of these names. Zayin.the same conjuration. and eternally reproved. Beth. the master should add to his conjuration that they should at least send him some messengers. 11 Shin. and maketh it tremble. we deprive ye of all office and dignity which ye may have enjoyed up till water. besides its ordinary application. Tau. or clay. and the reason why they cannot come and obey him. by these names. The literal we curse ye. written on parchment or virgin paper. and by these signs which are full of mysteries. by him who removeth the Earth. the which being named and invoked all creatures obey and tremble with fear and terror. Shin. Tzaddi. olybdanum. Yetzirah the three mother letters. damned. Pe.
a fumigation. send away the spirits. -JHP THE LICENSE TO DEPART. AND THE MANNER OF CONSTRUCTING THEM As we have already made mention of the pentacles. Thou mayest open this book either on Sundays or on Thursdays. and the spirits will come. as far as ye are capable of receiving it. Perhaps "sandalum album citrinum et rubrum" is intended (along with storax). for they are animals of darkness. and have obeyed the commandments of the creator. and thou shalt obtain it. and afterwards depart ye unto your abodes and retreats. be upon you. whenever thou shalt wish to consult them. Regarding the expression 'night. however Aub24 and Ad10862 both read "Sandalum citrinum et rubrum et storacem". saying:-- here. And remember that by day (the demons) are ashamed. and therein write or engrave the holy pentacles. and present themselves before thee. . and ask of them what thou wilt. Thou shouldest further make a book of virgin paper. feel and inhale this grateful odour. it is necessary that thou shouldest understand that the whole science and understanding of our Key dependeth upon the operation. perfume the aforesaid paper with the names. be ye ever ready to come when ye shall be cited and called. M276: "sandelo citrino sandolo rosso e storace". CHAPTER VIII CONCERNING PENTACLES. provided ye be obedient and prompt to come unto us without solemn rites and observances on our part. and not the night preceding the aforesaid days. with these odours thou shalt afresh. knowledge. and therein write the foregoing conjurations. By the virtue of these pentacles. rather at night than by day. Then show them the holy pentacles. and because ye have been obedient. and may the blessing of God. Afterwards thou canst cover this book with sacred sigils on a plate of silver. and having gained thy purpose. but thou shouldest have these names ready prepared beforehand. and use of pentacles.' understand the night following. and constrain the demons to swear upon the same book that they will come whenever they be called. be there peace between us and you.
coals and odoriferous perfumes thereon. if it be absolutely necessary to interrupt the work. and kept. thou gladium. Furthermore. with the which thou shalt fumigate the L1202. for the benefit of the human race. "arctauum. These then have I collected together. must observe what hath been hereinbefore ordained. aut clean. 1. as we 3. The sky should be clear and serene. thou shalt make these medals or pentacles with exorcised pen and colours. in its place. arranged.e.. "sickle the said pentacles over the smoke of the incense. Following Aub. as we shall tell you more fully later on. when the Moon is in an aerial2 or terrestrial sign. Solomon." Ad." M276 shouldest have the penknife or knife of the art. and trace within it an inner circle. O my son Roboam. as thou shalt find given in the proper place. cinnabar or vermilion red. have received through the ministry of an angel by divine revelation. Among other things. vel thou shalt take a large vessel of earth filled with charcoal. i. Aquarius. -JHP 2. Furthermore. M276: canderie. This paragraph and the preceding are not found in Aub. thou shalt hold in reading. and shalt repeat devoutly the or knife of following Psalms of David my father:5 magical art. and K288 aforesaid pentacles.He then who shall wish to perform any operation by the means of the medals. mastic. which thou shalt think fit and proper..1 or pentacles. and washed. Let him then. in Gemini. and celestial or brilliant azure blue. It is necessary coltello". [sic Domine Dominus noster] (O Lord "(tempered) with the blood of a our Lord. thou shouldest await the proper day and hour before re-commencing it. The pentacles should then be made in the days and hours of Mercury. thou shalt incense and perfume it with the odours and perfumes of the art. or Capricorn. and the preservation of body and of soul. • (Ps8=KJV8) Domine Deus noster. Libra. upon the which there gladium artis". Whensoever thou constructest them. Taurus. having turned thy face towards the East. the which having entered with thy companions. Virgo. it is better. -SLM The pentacles being finished and completed. know and understand that in the aforesaid pentacles he shall find those ineffable and most holy names which were written by the finger of God in the tablets of Moses. and aloes. and in equal number of days with the Sun. 10862 reads and exorcised as shall hereafter be told thee. all having been previously conjured Ad. 24. After which 24: "Artauum. Thou must also be thyself pure.3 with the which thou shalt make a reads "con l' circle. and. as we shall hereafter show thee. Ad10862: canderias. Mathers after this that thou shouldest have within the circle a vessel of earth with burning follows Sl3091. she should also be in her increase.) . in the which thou shalt wrap the pentacles. Thou shalt commence the writing or construction of the pentacles in the hour aforesaid. However. and in the space between the two thou artavo dell' arte hò 4 shalt write the names of God. wherein thou canst remain without interruption. consecrated. thou shalt chiefly use these colours: Gold. must be put frankincense. shall hereafter ordain thee. take a cloth of very fine silk. and therein to render himself expert. if thou canst complete them in the hour wherein thou didst begin them. and which I. It is necessary to have a chamber or cabinet specially set apart and newly cleaned. It is necessary that thou shouldest have one or more pieces of virgin paper prepared and arranged ready. 10862 adds..
I have given the number of the Psalms according to the English.. why hast thou forsaken me?)7 (Ps31=KJV32) Beati quorum remissae sunt iniquitates.." whereas all the manuscripts give the opening words... Preferably those having some reference to the work in hand. li. (Give unto the Lord.)6 (Ps26=KJV27) Dominus illuminatio mea (The Lord is my light.. Mathers' method is more ambiguous.. xxi. which was made on the day of Mercury.. O God... -JHP 6. -SLM 5.. xxxii.... by thy name. (Have mercy upon me. (My God.. Not in Mathers' list. (Behold. not the Hebrew numbers. (Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven.) (Ps28=KJV29) Afferte [=Adferte] Domine.. 36674 reads "A knyfe ready in goses blode. -SLM Mathers lists the Psalms by numbers only: "Psalms viii.) (Ps53=KJV54) Deus in nomine tuo salvum me fac. according to thy loving kindness. bless ye the Lord.. O God.. all ye.) goose and the juice of a pimpernel" as in Book 2 chapter 8. lxxii. Since the Psalms are numbered differently in different versions of the Bible.. cxxxiv. my God.• • • • • • • • • (Ps18=KJV19) Caeli enarrant gloriam Dei.)8 (Ps133=KJV134) Ecce nunc Benedicite Dominum. xxix. Ad.... O God.) (Ps21=KJV22) Deus Deus meus respice in me.. (Save me.... .." -JHP 4... (Give the King thy judgements.. xxvii.) (Ps71=KJV72) Deus iudicium tuum Regi da..) (Ps50=KJV51) Miserere mei Deus secundum magnam.(The heavens declare the glory of God..
8.) Figure 3. The one on fol. fol.9 9. 10862. as well as for consecrating the pentacles. 81r. It also adds a third circle around the others. The figure shows the sacred name Agÿel in the East (labelled "Oriente" in the manuscript). 10862. Amaymon in . The one on fol. Jeova in the West ("Occidentale"). Mathers' list includes Psalm 21 instead.7. 72v is similar. with the names and symbols of the four Kings between the two outer circles: Asmodel in the East. and Adonay in the North ("Settentrionale"). from Ad. Not in Mathers' list. Sabaot in the south ("Mezzo giorno"). (For a convenient form of circle which may be used for preparing instruments and other things of the same kind. see Figure 3. Aub24 has two versions of this circle. 18v is like that in Ad. but adds inside the inner circle the words "Quis in fortibus ut tu Deus Tetragrammaton".
Mathers gives the names in Hebrew characters. -JHP After this thou shalt repeat the following Oration:-THE ORATION. Mathers reads the ALEPH and the TAU. EL most strong. ON most righteous. the ALPHA and the OMEGA10. but the . O ADONAI most powerful. thou who has chosen Abraham thy 10. and Aegym in the North. Paymon in the West. AGLA most holy. the Beginning and the End. thou who hast established all things in thy Wisdom.the South.
whose the Tau. These words being said. and principality. through thee. that all the divine sigils ." CHAPTER IX OF THE EXPERIMENT CONCERNING THINGS STOLEN. we most word AZOTH humbly implore and supplicate thy Holy Majesty. and Omega. We will hereafter show thee the method and manner of preparing the aforesaid place. and close it again. Now. and of sprinkling it with the water and water-sprinkler of magical art. thou shalt put them in a place fit and clean. at thy pleasure and according unto thy will. "Know.. for all these things contain many good properties.. thou who hast granted unto Solomon thy Servant these The Qabalistic pentacles by thy great Mercy.' -SLM Kingdom. Mathers is necessary to attract the spirits so as to make them speak. for the preservation of Soul and of Body. We have already said sufficient regarding the solemn conjuration of spirits. -JHP We have also spoken enough in our present Key. remaineth and endureth without end.11 11. by divine aid. and hast promised that in his seed shall all nations of the earth be manuscripts all blessed. O my son Roboam. which thou mayest open whenever it shall please thee. Empire. thou who hast read "Alpha et appeared unto thy servant Moses in flame in the midst of the Burning Bush. 10862: boni Angeli (of good angels). as experience will easily teach thee. I inserts here an will teach thee how to perform certain experiments with success. 1203.faithful servant. thou who gavest the Law to him upon Mount Sinai. of perfuming it with scents and sweet odours. thou shalt perfume the pentacles with the same sweet scents and perfumes. which seed thou hast multiplied as the stars of Heaven. AND HOW IT SHOULD BE PERFORMED .12 excerpt from Lans. and afterwards having wrapped them in a piece of prepared silk cloth. and innumerable virtues. O Most Holy ADONAI." -JHP hast made him walk with dry feet through the Red Sea. that these pentacles may be may be substituted consecrated by thy power. which is why I command thee to be attentive to all that is contained in this my Testament. and prepared in such manner that they may obtain for 'the Aleph and virtue and strength against all spirits. Ad. regarding the manner in which it 12.
of which four are marvellously volatile. O Lord. in the high places. thou who hast created all things by thine agency. Codices it is so mutilated as to be worthless. thou must refer to what hath already been said. whereunto human understanding cannot penetrate. thou shalt do as is hereinafter ordained. but in the MS. after having made all necessary preparations. Ateh1 Adonai Elohim Asher Ha-Shamain Ve-Ha-Aretz. -SLM M276 may again be the least corrupt: "Atta melech Eloy asser malach bassamaym uerensar amalachim bonel uengose neagnimanù chesid lemangan asemod baruch adonay Eloym eloe [emagro] auraam arcadiel daccon lamliel malun eya Eloym aya arniscrater unenia machia deuradum Zachiel deol emad egem gemas. thou who art seated upon the Kerubim and the Seraphim. and who hast placed the Kerubim to guard the Tree of Life. by . and with the help of God thou shalt find that which hath been taken away. -JHP Thou. and hast measured them in the hollow of thy hand." -JHP 2. QADOSCH. 1307 adds "ADONAY". in whose presence are the living creatures. But before commencing any operation whatsoever for the recovery of things stolen. if thou findest any theft. Heaven and Earth are full of thy glory'. which have six wings. thou who hast expelled Adam from the terrestrial paradise. Sl. O Lord God. etc. ADONAI ELOHIM TZABAOTH.My beloved son. by the holy city of Jerusalem. If the hours and days be not otherwise ordained in this operation. QADOSCH. thou art the Lord who alone doest wonders. who hast made both Heaven and Earth. 1. This is simply the Hebrew of the prayer which follows. show forth I pray thee thy great mercy. and who incessantly cry aloud: 'QADOSCH. thou shalt say the following oration:-THE ORATION.
as we shall hereafter show. as is still the custom in some places in the East. thou shalt rehearse the conjuration necessary for this experiment. I conjure ye anew. 1307 adds a second chapter on "things stolen. IAH. IAH. nor arrive at thy desired end. and proper to the work. These things being accomplished they will make thee to see plainly that which thou seekest. thou shalt do that which it is necessary to observe regarding the pen. Sl. HE. and may they show and declare unto us the persons who have committed the theft. VAU. ye spirits above named. who regardest the Heavens. thou who art IAH. Then sprinkle the aforesaid place with consecrated water. HE. and paper. mercifully grant unto me by thy holy name written with four letters. For if thou dost not regard these things. the Earth. through which all things created tremble. -SLM . ink. safe from interruption or disturbance. and if in this experiment it should be necessary to write down characters or names. as is duly prescribed in the chapters concerning them. grant that by thy power these spirits may discover that which we require and which we hope to find. clean. that by this exorcism I may obtain virtue.thy wonderful name of four letters which are YOD. and unto whom life belongeth unto the eternal ages. thou wilt neither accomplish that which thou desirest. at the end of which thou shalt say as follows:-O almighty Father and Lord.4 4. or master of the art. as is laid down in the chapter concerning circles. A child employed as a clairvoyant in the operation. and to come unto the desired end of this operation. 3. The operation being in such wise prepared. by all the aforesaid names. and by thy holy and admirable name. through thee who art life. and the Abyss. This aforesaid place should be pure.2 give unto me the power and virtue to enable me to accomplish this experiment. VAU. that ye show openly unto me (or unto this child here present with us3) those things which we seek. After this perfume and cense the place with good scents and sweet odours. Amen. HE. HE." which invokes the "venerable intelligence ASSA" while facing East. should be such as is ordained in the chapter concerning the exorcist and his companions. Take note that the exorcist. and where they are to be found. YOD.
Atanoual. Nabanitem. if not. LABALITENA. Calemite. BARACABA. TIMAGUEL. before thy conjurations. Baruchaba.Mathers inserts Lans. paper. or blood. . it be necessary to write characters. thou shalt say the general conjuration. TEVEMIS. Semitnon (-trion?). Serie. HABARON. Timagul. and ink. thou shalt repeat it in the proper Zeuem[es]. SERIE. Aub24: shalt do as is ordained in the chapter concerning circles. thou shalt say devoutly in thine heart:-SABOLES. Villaquel. Eloy. Gaboler. thou eraiscum". Timaguel. ELIMIGIT. Semiticon. Elimigit. BARUCHABA. GABELOY SEMITION. with the proper pen. Caratin". Jerete. NEROMOBEL. Methè. JERETE. Methionobal. Villaguel conjuration to perform. thou shalt do as is said in their chapters. But if thou needest not observe the day and the hour as marked in the chapter thereon. 26 at this point. Habaron. Gabeloy [sic]. Tevenis. But if the matter is to be accomplished by invocation. VILLAGUEL. ELOHI. thou shalt follow the Elimigit. it should be done as is described in the chapters pertaining thereto. end of which thou shalt add the following words:-Boracab. Cabanitena. Sereiè. CALEMERE. Metinolach. if there be an especial Baluti. Nezemobal. and if "Scaboles. manner. instructions given in the respective chapters. chap. Eloy. ATHONAVEL. at the Baracaba. Dalut. Gabeloy. ERATICUM. DALUTI. Neromobel. M276: "Jaboles habaron Eloy elit nigit garbeloy semition metimoluch labalitena neromobel calemere daluti timaguel uirsaguel teuemis serye Jerete baruchaba athonoual baracabá And if it be necessary in this operation to trace a circle. H: "Saboles. AND HOW IT SHOULD BE PERFORMED If thou wishest to perform the experiment of invisibility. 1203.1 through him by whom ye have empire and power over men. ye must accomplish this work so that I may go and remain invisible. Jenetè. If in the course of the experiment it be necessary to write anything. -JHP CHAPTER X OF THE EXPERIMENT OF INVISIBILITY. thou shalt follow the instructions for the same. thou shalt do as taught in the chapter which precedeth it. etc. If it be necessary to observe the day and the hour.. Calè. 1. METINOLACH. Habaron. This operation being thus prepared.
Sauantos. M276: "cherus mayton I conjure thee anew.3 I conjure ye by him who Ad10862: "almuas". ELOHI. I may be able to be invisible. Abadin. prepare all things necessary with requisite care and diligence. Sl. with thy ministers 2. Thou shalt "Cheros. ELIMIGITH. In order then to accomplish this aforesaid operation. and by SATURIEL. who is seated upon the Ad36674: "Penerason". Timagal. Chief4 of Invisibility. Trensidim. K288. Belamit. periberem tangialem 5 BELLIE. ASIMONE. BACUHABA. and achievest this operation. Biros. Elimigit. see me. Ferete. and H3981 TRANSIDEM. Mathers: "SCEABOLES. M276. and put them in practice with all the general and particular ceremonies laid down for these experiments. throne of his majesty. Leure. 3. . Castrimi. Villaguel Teueni. Sl3091. GUVARIN". FERETE. that thou immediately comest thither trentidim suceantos abeloy with all thy ministers. DIONEDIS. METHE.Athonavel. ABADEM. so that none may be able to Mayton. Eloy. that this operation may be perfectly -JHP accomplished according to my will. Dionedis. Abeloy. thou must Tangedim. YEVIE. CASTORMY. master of invisibility. BORED. MAYTON. Eraticum" Ad10862: "Seaboles. Borad. VILLAQUIEL. Heremobulcule. Bacuhaba. Sl. Metagire. 1307 adds the sinister element of invoking the "ministers of invisibility" through "Lucifer your prince". Guratim". BALUTH. TRANGIALEM. Maiton. Vgemenos. Sl. DANIEL. Aub24: "Cheros. SUCCANTOS. TEVENI. DETEL. Mathers follows UGEMENOS. TIMAYAL. Barachabat. EBIROS. in reading "Almiras". maketh Earth and Heaven to tremble. and that by the same detel". Periburin. 1307: conditions contained in our first and second books. so that at whatsoever time it may please me. and with all the Desoe[l?]. METAGIR. O ALNIRAS. by him through whom all things have ugemnos abadem their being. operation thou render me invisible. Arbaron. ARCHIEL. as thou bored bilbamina castormy knowest it ought to be accomplished. 1307. ARBARON. and CHEROS. BELAMIA. So Aub24. Baluti.". PERIBERIM. ABELOY. -JHP 2 O thou ALMIRAS. both metagir elyros dionedis thee and thy ministers. Methe. HERENOBULCULE.
BELAMITH. Succantes. Bires. SUVANTOS. This paragraph is not found in Sl3091. Suuantos. Metague. Saccantos. Succantos. M276. Mayton. Vgeminos. TRANSIDIM. 1307: "ducem" (leader. Bored. Tangedem. Abeloy. DABUEL". Bored. Ebyros. Castormi. Transidim. also duke). Ebyros. Uguemenos. Ebyros. Tangedem. H3981: "herus. 10862: "Cheros. Diomidis. Trenlidem. Tresidim. MAITOR. Bellamid. Succantos. detel". Mayton. CASTUMI. -JHP . Ebelloy. detel". Uguemenos. Abadem. Castumi. Bored. ABELAIS. Abeloy. Abelaus. Abeloy. Metagix. Detel". Trensidem. Tangialem. TANGEDEM. Periberim. Dionidis. Tanguialem. Bored. -JHP 4. Periberim. with all the solemnities marked in the respective chapters. BORED. Bored. Bellamia Castormi. Dabuel". Mathers: "CHEROS.also in the same operations duly repeat the appropriate conjurations. Detesel". Dronidis. Abadon. Maitor. Peributin. Sl3091: "Mayton. Ad. Castormy. Bellamia. Abadem. Abadem. Uguemenos. Matagix. Trensidem. Bellamia. Belamit. Metagyx. and thus shalt thou find it true. Periberim. K288: "Cherus. Castirnu. Thus shalt thou accomplish the experiment surely and without hindrance. Dionedis. Ad. Tangialem. and Sl. 10862.
5. and 29 at this point. Ad10862: "Saturelem. Archiel. H3981: "Saturiel. Asimoner". Mathers: "SATURIEL. Damiele. BENIEL. Daniel Beniel. or if thou despiseth them. The first one he appended to this chapter. AND HOW IT IS TO BE PERFORMED This chapter was omitted by Mathers. Jupiter. on the contrary. chapters 24. the rest he numbered 11-14. Harchialem." which corresponds with "Noga Jes artphelem asmo corau sabcedes sabaday" in M276. Asseme". Asmo. Assimonai". 28. 1203. It includes a conjuration which begins "Venus. K288: "Saturiel. Mercurius. Sl. ASSIMONEM". Narchielem. Ad. Bellia. Sl. 1307 adds another thee. if thou lettest any of these things escape 6. Damielem. Saetam” on the front. Aub24: "Saturielem. DANIEL. Saturnus. Daniel Benie. which involves into a fenced city over its walls but through its gates. who substituted instead Lans. .6 making a wax image with the words “Argat. -JHP But. -JHP CHAPTER XI EXPERIMENT OF LOVE. as. Bellia. M276: "saturnelum archielem danielem belie asiemohe". Bellia. Asimonei". Damielem. Archiel. Astropolyn. we enter not easily here. HARCHIEL. never shalt thou be able to short chapter on invisibilty arrive at thy proposed end. 1203. 25. 27. Mathers inserts Lans. Narchielem. 36674 contains an abbreviated version of this chapter. 1307: "Saturielem. for example. ester. chapters 25: To hinder a sportsman from killing any game. Assem".
9) on love magic. Richel. d' Amore mangiando". Mercury. "Esp. 3091 and K288 read "O Asmodée. Moches. Note also the invocation of the four kings of the cardinal directions. Sl. the East very glittering. which might be translated as "O Oriens. HOW ONE MUST PRACTICE IT . Paymon. Also of interest.) In Sl. 1307 this is followed by another chapter (chap.i. Aub24 and Ad10862 start with "O Oriens Rex egregio qui in oriente regnas". Orient tres reluisant" (O Asmodee. 1203. and Amaymon). Egyn. Enacon. who substituted instead Lans. illustrious king who rules in the East". and "Esp. Translated by JHP. "[per virtutem] et potentiam Sanctissimi ADONAY cuius Imperium sine fine" (throught the virtue and power of the most holy ADONAY who RULES without end). the English manuscript recognizes Noga. Aray. Saiatri. -JHP CHAPTER XII EXPERIMENT OR OPERATION OF THE APPLE This chapter was omitted by Mathers. Jupiter.e." Ad. 10862 seems to translate the Hebrew MALCHUD as it reads. Sl." Ad36674 takes "egregio" (illustrious) as a proper name and translates the passage as "O thou orient king Eggye. 1203. eating. chapters 27: How to make the magic garters. Cocab. illustrious King. Zedeck. who rules in the East. 1307 has "O Asmodee. which includes "Esperimento d' Amore toccando". which reineth and ruleth in the East" M276 reads "O omnis rex egregie qui in oriente regnas". this one using a statue of wax. CHAPTER XIII1 1. This chapter was omitted by THE OPERATION OF LOVE BY HER DREAMS. AND Mathers. and Saturn. who substituted instead Lans. Aub24 includes the phrase "per virtutem et potentiam Sanctissimi ADONAY cuius MARCHUD sine fine" which corresponds to "per virtu et per potenta del sanctissimo nome ADONAY il MALCUD del quale sensa fine. Amacon." This is followed by (chap. invoking "Sichel. 10). and Sabbathi as the Hebrew names of the names of the planets Venus. d' Amore gettando" (experiments of love using touching. and throwing). given variously (generally Oriens.
It also occurs in Aub24. -JHP of the second book. M276: "Agla Jod. ueanighlaod l’anu. It may help to stand in your chamber looking into the sky. may N. as thou wilt find it in the chapter concerning the hours. IAH. MSS. hè.. as ulbaneno gad olam. Before beginning the conjuration on behalf of the one you wish to dreamed of. -JHP sweet embrace with me in a dream. HANISTAROD. observe that the sky is clear. in the second book). HE. ULBANENO. ADONAY. And furthermore. feel that she lies in origins. p. This is an ineffable experiment if you desire to enjoy2 a lover in a dream. thou shalt write as it is said in the chapter concerning the same. Lat: coire. and you will see the result. and knows uau he Jah Jah Jah uah uah uah Jah Jah Jah anistarod the hearts of men and women." This seems to have Hebrew this present image lies with me. CHAPTER XIV OF THE EXPERIMENT OF SEEKING FAVOUR AND LOVE1 1. 128). PGM VII. put the image under your pillow4 recite again the previous 4. This chapter is taken from 10862 Add. VA. Ad. perform it in the day and the hour required. (operating in the hour mentioned 2. I beseech you through your l’Adonay eloenú most sacred names mentioned above to illuminate the heart and mind of N. and if the experiment be one that requireth writing. -SLM In Mathers' edition this chapter is numbered 15. HE. observe in what manner the Experiment is to be carried out. and Sl. and if it be with penal bonds. -JHP If thou wishest to perform the experiment of seeking favour and love. IAH. 36674.chapters 28: How to make the magic carpet proper for interrogating the intelligences. IAH. 10862): conjuration three times. 1307. VA. GAALGOLAM. And make pluminare. at the stars and the Moon. VEHANIGLOD LANU. and if it be dependent upon the day and the hour.. Latin (Ad. IAH. and humbly say in your heart: AGLA. VA.3 O 3. IAH. Lord. VAU. . so that she may love me as much as I love her. Afterwards. ELOHENO. IOD.407-10 gives a spell to appear to someone at night in dreams (Betz. holy and all-powerful Father who created all. and that she may be ready to do my will. when you want to perform the same experiment. French (K288): sure you observe everything that is laid out in the first chapter l'oreiller.
and bury it for a day and a night at the junction of four cross-roads.. -SLM my aid and for whatsoever I shall desire to obtain. most holy. JACOB. O ADONAI. In place of it . CHOKMAH. who hast made all things through thy mercy and righteousness wherewith thou art filled. and most almighty God. This incantation is also HOD. most righteous. and place the same in a clean place as hath been said. 2. Amen. pp. IAH. given in 1307 Sloane SHADRACH. IAH. IAH. thou shalt also find thy desire brought to pass. be ye all present in MSS. For obtaining grace and love write down the following words: SATOR. thou shalt place it in clean silk.pacts. MESHACH.E. GEBURAH. NETZACH. Then thou shalt repeat over it the following oration:-THE ORATION. ABRAHAM. which may obtain for us favor and love. BINAH. names. let such names be written as the chapter concerning the writing of characters. having first properly consecrated it according to the rule and place it in thy right hand. O ADONAI. YESOD.2 AREPO. but is included in all the manuscripts. Which words being properly written as above. TIPHERETH. then let it be as in the chapter concerning the same. This being said. grant unto us that we may be found worthy that this experiment may be found consecrated and perfect. ROTAS. IAH. ENAM. or the like. and if it be necessary to sprinkle it with water and hyssop. This chapter was omitted by Mathers. TENET. Book of Ceremonial Magic. Waite. so that the light may issue from thy most holy seat. similarly if such experiment require characters. CHAPTER XV REGARDING EXPERIMENTS TO BE MADE REGARDING HATRED AND DISCORD1 1. and seek thou what thou wilt it shall not be denied thee. But if thou doest not the Experiment carefully and rightly. page 76. ISAAC. Translation is from A. MALKUTH. GEDULAH. and whensoever thou wishest to obtain any grace or favor from any. ABEDNEGO. IAH. IAH. and fumigations. take it. then thou shalt cense with a fit perfume as is said in the chapter concerning suffumigations. assuredly thou shalt not succeed in any manner. OPERA. 298 ff. KETHER.
whether with waxen images or some other instrument. TENTATORE. or by whatsoever other manner. 1203. and say: Where are ye. DIVORATOR. Di. DEVORATOR. DILAPIDATOR. . constrain and command you to fulfil this behest willingly. Let it remain there for one night. CONCISOR. Mas". Apachiel. chapters 29: How to render thyself master of a treasure possessed by the spirits. namely. CONCISOR. the same must be performed on the day and hour proper to this work. Do likewise when the experiment is performed with characters and names. Alben. Deposit the image in some place perfumed with evil odours. by touching the lovers with words. and if writing be required on the image. which is to be done in the name of N. All things being prepared. Satagel.Mathers substituted Lans. SOMNIATOR. ye who sow discord. as aforesaid. conjure. VSOR. place them before you. proceed as already laid down. that as the face of the one is contrary to the other. O all ye ministers and companions. Fumigate with the proper perfumes. where are you? Ye who infuse hatred and propagate enmities. Sl. Itulac. let it be done with the needle or stylet of the art. Next recite the following words once over the said image:VSOR. SOMNIATORE. such as sulphur and assafoetida. but. observing the proper hour and time. so the same may never more look upon another. the particulars of each must be diligently and faithfully observed. especially those of Mars. Should the day and hour fail thee. ET SEDUCTOR. having duly asperged it. and prepare the image or instrument proper to this effect in the order and manner thereof. Artan. But when the experiment is made by giving something to be eaten." -JHP Experiments upon enemies may be performed in several ways. SEDUCTOR. TENTATOR. with the words "Apaga. and "Asgan. DILAPIDATOR.. I direct. straightway to consecrate this image. 1307 appends a second experiment which involves making two wax images.
This chapter is given in 10862 Add. but is wanting in 1202 Lansdowne MSS. invisibility. observing all things needful for such experiments. but Aub.. Should it be 3. 3091 Sloane MSS. in many ways. This is followed by "Esp." but I have followed Aub24. When thou shalt wish to practice these mockeries. shall eat of like things. MSS. and 1307 Sloane MSS. and deceit should be prepared. 1307. Mathers reads "loud necessary to write characters or words. 24 and . 3981 Harleian MSS. in order that whenever N. to fulfill this work. never shall he go in peace.... as are all the chapters of the first book after Chap. -JHP 2 Experiments relating to mockery and scorn may be performed 2. che un Cane seguiti un Ceruo" which involves writing the name "Dalef" on virgin parchment.. thou shalt observe the day and the hour as we have already said. it should be done upon voice". 8.I conjure you by him who hath created you for this ministry. or shall touch them. 1307 follows this chapter with "Esp. Tartarem. Sl. Give then whatsoever you please to the person designated. 36674. Ad10862. 288 King's MSS. in whatsoever manner. CHAPTER XVI HOW OPERATIONS OF MOCKERY AND SCORN SHOULD BE PREPARED1 1. and deceits. Mathers: "tricks. Retifera" on virgin parchment. -SLM Mathers titles this chapter "How operations of mockery. and Ad. but let it be in the hour of Saturn or that of Mars. Sl." experiments with regard to any person. che un Gallo tiriuna Traue" which involves writing a charm with "Tartar.
Derisor. CUAC. Derisor. thou shalt pronounce with a low voice3 the following words:-- Ad. so that their senses may be deceived. Istac. Adach. Lustrac. 36674: "Abac. ALDAL. costrac. DETESTATOR. them invisible. . Abdac. Triumphator.5 And ye who make things disappear and who render Aub24: "Abbac. Sl.4 come hither all ye who love the times and Scisos Tristator derisor places wherein all kinds of mockeries and deceits are detristator Incantator". Aldal. Abdac. Sl3091: may behold that which is not true. Coac. HUDAC. Abdac. hear not. Lusor. Detestator. Decisor. and that they Incantator". Castrac. Audac. -JHP ABBAC. K288: "Abbac. Mathers: "ABAC. Coac. and consecrate this audac. But before describing or writing the characters or names. Iat. M276: "Abbac Adbdac CUSOR. ISTAC. all the necessary rules should be observed as given in the proper chapters. 10862: "Abac. it is advisable to use the blood of a bat with the pen and the needle of art. ye for such. detentutor. Castrac. Ad. Derison. As for the ink. seeing that God the Almighty Lord hath destined Suses. Ad. if it be not specially ordained in this operation. and having carefully followed out all these. Istac. ABDAC." Sl. Abdat. "Abbac abdac. Tristator. 10863 both read "submissa uoce" (low or submissive voice). Incantator". Incantator". IAT. Destator. H: "Abbac. 36674 reads "lowly voice". Audac." K288 reads "voix bas" (low voice). seem to see that which they see not and hear that which they Derisor. Tristator. 4. Incantator". Istac Audac Constrac Coac INCANTATOR. practiced. come hither to deceive all those who regard Istat. Castrac. Lusor. these things. so that they may be deceived. Tristator. enchantment. and that they may Coach. Coac. Come ye then hither and remain. Abdac. Tistator. Istac. and Ad. Cusor. Incantator. 1307 reads "voce sommella. as we shall show farther on. 1307: "Abac. Destatur" (but first word is given as "Albac" below). Susez. TRISTATOR. Tristator. lusor. Castas. Castac. Suses. Incantator". Derisor. Istac. Audac.virgin paper. CASTRAC. Derisor. Istac. Calsac (?). DERISOR. Audac. AUDAC. Detestator. Costrac. Coac. Locuch. Tristator. Destator. Audac.
If thou practicest these things in this manner correctly.6 etc. and should be provided with virgin paper and other necessary things. also the foregoing words ABBAC. CHAPTER XVII HOW EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIMENTS AND OPERATIONS SHOULD BE PREPARED We have spoken in the preceding chapters of common experiments and operations. Mathers: "ABAC. None the less should those who wish to put in practice the like experiments and operations observe the days and hours as is laid down in the proper chapters. thou shalt arrive at the effect of thine operations and experiments by the which thou mayest easily deceive the senses. 1307: "trecciatori et Circulatori". and therein thou mayest easily see that we have told thee sufficient for their perfection. Sl. GOMEH. and they should be repeated as before given.. and hast given unto us 1. DESTATUR". GUTHOR. which can also be done in many ways. which it is more usual to practice and put in operation. This passage is found in . The first word probably means "tricksters. should be written with the pen 6." "Circulatores" (strollers) generally meant travelling fortune tellers or peddlars. but if the experiment be performed in ALDAL. In this chapter we treat of extraordinary and unusual experiments. yet shalt thou always say the aforesaid words. Having prepared a similar experiment thou shalt say:-PRAYER. shown and taught. DERISOR. who hast created all things. -JHP When this experiment is completed in this manner in the hour and time which we have. TISTATOR. -JHP 5. O God. Aub24 and M276: "Triviatores et circulators"." a different way. as hereinafter ordained. ABDAC.GUTHAC.
VAU. After "ADONAY" Sl. come from whichever part of the . Bessay. CADOS. IAH. Ad10862. CREATOR". Sapazor. Facultaim. CADOS. SPAZOR. Vau Dalos. ASNORIDA. 3 ASTRABAIM. Creator". thou shalt perform the experiment. Amator. SABBAOTH" (i. ZUCOR. O Lord. O ADONAI. AMATOR. Sapazor. Vau. Ad10862: "Iod." and at the end of the passage it adds "exclaiming. Dictiel. [50v] Parani. Jah. Sl3091: "Jah. Zucor. all you spirits named. TERUFIEL. Creator". H: "Jod. TRESAY. VAU. DALETH. Amator. holy. Aub24: "Jod. 1307. Sl.e. ZIO. TAFOR. 1307 adds "and through your holy name CHIN. Auinel. CADOS. Taphor. Vau. Onda. Sl. TANGADIAT. Sapazor. Creator". Buuor. K288: "Jod. Drai. Mathers: "IOD. ENITORITOS. Labant. Creator". Temfiel. Fressai. Jah. the God of Hosts) -JHP 2. ARBEI. Creator". Safur. Tafor. RIZONAT. [and then you may say the following song: "Asmorida. observing 3. APASSAN. and through your sacred name which the seven choirs of angels assisting before your face. TZABAOTH. CADOS. Amator. PALOS. FACULTASIM. HISTAN. ARFUSA. Incor. Iah. Holy. grant that this experiment may become true and veritable in my hands through thy holy seal. 1307: its hour. CREATOR. 1307: "Iod. Tafar Lapazor. and Bironat. Amen. AMATOR.]1 and through these holy names:-. Amator.IOD. Sapajor. Apassam. Tafor. BESSAY. So Aub24. ACUSIEL. ever proclaim with incessant voices. [ADONAY. M276: "Jod uau Jah palos starfor spazor Zucor Amator creator". Abrabnim. Aub24. and Sl. IRUSOLATOS.discernment to understand the good and the evil. Palis. through thy holy name. ELOYM. Lacor (Z-?). Enetoritos. Creator". whose reign and empire remaineth eternally and unto the ages of the ages. ASTARA. Nistam. DICTILORIDA. Uau. Zucor. holy. DARANI.2 do thou. IAH. Dalos. Vau Dalos. VAU. Tanga. Vau. -JHP This being done. Amator. Amator. Palos. Irusolatos. Lacir. Jah. He. Polis.
Enitrietos. 1307 this chapter is followed by "Esperimenti di Ligare." This is followed by two "Esper di Gioco" — the first with a sigil. This passage is also only found in Aub24 and Ad10862. and Maimon (domini nel Mezzogiorno). Astara". and Ad10862. Arbei. and performing all the ceremonies and solemnities as we shall instruct thee in the second book of our Key. Paymon (king of the West). In Sl. who lives and reigns without end. Tentator. O Vsor. Ellaq. Distida. Egion (king of the North).]5 Arbei. Cua. O Alben. Arfusa. O Satagel. the second using a charm with "Aron. to aid and assist us in this experiment so that through you it may be consecrated. and confirmed." and a charm with "Asmodeus. . let it be in the day and hour of Mercury. and strengthened. Amuter. Maessay. 1307. Bessay [Benay?]. Sl. Tangadiac. Terni. Danuri. -JHP 5. Somniator. Through the most sacred name ADONAY. Abar. Amonu. Irusulutos. Concifor. Somniator. Tentator. Astrabaim.]4 and thou shalt perfume and incense as is laid down in the proper chapter. Compossas. This passage is only found in Aub24. Ad10862: "Amicida. Dilapidator. though words be omitted. et altro" which includes reciting the words "Fensa. et Seductor" and invoking the four kings Amodeo [sic] (king of the East). dfi statua di Cera" which includes a conjuration with the words "O Asgam. Apassa~. Auisiel. O Artan. Astara". sprinkling with exorcised water. [And if the time is not specified." This is followed by "Esper. O Pachiel. through the all the ages of the ages. Rizonal. Itaufnal.universe you be. Hista~. Deuorator. -JHP 4. Sacultaim.
As regards the size of the pentacles it is arbitrary. against poison which hath been drunk. -JHP CHAPTER XVIII CONCERNING THE HOLY PENTACLES OR MEDALS The medals or pentacles. and having considered them they will be struck with astonishment. which we make for the purpose of striking terror into the spirits and reducing them to obedience. and thou shalt see them so surprised by fear and terror. and of fire. writing thereon with the colours adopted for each planet. and will fear them. of water. and all creatures fear at the sight of the names which are therein. of air. or if it be metal it should be purified by fire. the Sun over gold. Venus over copper. and obey through that fear. Mars over iron. or the colour of argentine earth. the Moon over silver. referring to the rules already laid down in the proper chapters. Jupiter over tin. so long as they are made according to the rules. Jupiter ruleth over celestial blue. These pentacles are usually made of the metal the most suitable to the nature of the planet. against all kinds of infirmities and necessities. and then there is no occasion to observe the rule of particular colours. The matter of which the pentacle is constructed should be virgin. the Sun over gold. They should be engraved with the instrument of art in the days and hours proper to the planet. This is followed by additional chapters of experiments. and according to the planet with which the pentacle is in sympathy. Saturn ruleth over lead. against binding. They may also be made with exorcised virgin paper. or the colour of yellow or citron . They are also of great virtue and efficacy against all perils of earth. never having been used for any other purpose. have besides this wonderful and excellent virtue. they will obey thee without repugnance. if armed with them. Wherefore unto Saturn the colour of black is appropriated.Compare with chapter 15 above.1 . fire is extinguished. and sorcery. water is stayed. If thou invokest the spirits by virtue of these pentacles. Through them do we acquire grace and good-will from man and woman. and with the requisite solemnities as hath been ordained. against all terror and fear. Venus over green: Mercury over mixed colours. sortilege. and wheresoever thou shalt find thyself. and the Moon over silver. Mercury over the mixture of metals. Mars over red. that none of them will be sufficiently bold to wish to oppose thy will. thou shalt be in safety all the days of thy life.
For God is great and immutable. BE HE ACCURSED IN THE NAME WHICH HE HATH BLASPHEMED! END OF THE FIRST BOOK HERE FOLLOW THE HOLY PENTACLES. (6) Five pentacles consecrated to Mercury = Mixed Colours. (3) Seven pentacles consecrated to Mars = Red. remember that to perform any of these operations thou must be pure in body and mind. Accursed be he who undertaketh our art without having the qualities requisite to thoroughly understand our Key. (5) Five pentacles consecrated to Venus = Green. for such an one prepareth for himself the punishments which await the unbelievers. AMEN. and without blemish. accursed be he who invoketh the name of God in vain. FOR THE USE OF THE MASTER OF ART. and he shall remain even unto the end of the ages. BE HE ACCURSED IN THIS WORLD AND IN THE WORLD TO COME. This Key. EXPRESSED IN THEIR PROPER FIGURES AND CHARACTERS. for God shall abandon them and relegate them unto the depths of Hell amongst the impure spirits. he hath been for ever. and omit not any of the preparations. ACCURSED BE HE WHO TAKETH THE NAME OF GOD IN VAIN! ACCURSED BE HE WHO USETH THIS KNOWLEDGE UNTO AN EVIL END. nor to accomplish the Mystery of Mysteries. full of mysteries. (2) Seven pentacles consecrated to Jupiter = Blue. THE ORDER OF THE PENTACLES (1) Seven pentacles consecrated to Saturn = Black. Above all things. hath been revealed unto me by an angel. for without this never shalt thou be able to come to the end of any enterprise. (4) Seven pentacles consecrated to the Sun = Yellow. TOGETHER WITH THEIR ESPECIAL VIRTUES. .Adore2 and revere the most holy names of God which are found in these pentacles and characters.
[This is the general pentacle. The letters within the pentacle should be the same red. the which paper should be tinted green. or sky blue everywhere. called the Great (or Grand) Pentacle]1 [It should be written on sheepskin paper or virgin parchment. The circle with the 72 divine letters should be red or the letters may be gold. with the great name of God in gold.(7) Six pentacles consecrated to the Moon = Silver. It serves to convene all .
they obey.The first pentacle of Saturn.spirits. and kneeling upon the earth before it.] SATURN.-. upon its being shown to them they submit. Figure 11. when shown to them they will bow and obey you. Wherefore. .This pentacle is of great value and utility for striking terror into the spirits.-. Figure 11.
and of especial use in repressing the pride of the spirits.This pentacle is of great value against adversaries.Figure 12. .-. Figure 12.The second pentacle of Saturn.-.
Figure 13.The third pentacle of Saturn.-. and it is good for .-.This should be made within the magical circle.
Figure 14.This pentacle serveth principally for executing all the experiments and operations of ruin. .-.-. And when it is made in full perfection. Figure 13. when thou invokest them from the side of the South.use at night when thou invokest the spirits of the nature of Saturn. Figure 14. and death. it serveth also for those spirits which bring news. destruction. from M276. from M276.The fourth pentacle of Saturn.
fol 82r. 10862. . from Ad.Figure 14.
-. fol.Figure 15.This pentacle defendeth those who invoke the spirits of Saturn during the night.-. 73r. Figure 15. from Kings 288. and chaseth away the spirits which guard treasures.The fifth pentacle of Saturn. .
The person against whom thou shalt pronounce it shall be obsessed by demons. from M276.The sixth pentacle of Saturn.-.Figure 16.Around this pentacle is each name symbolized as it should be. Figure 16.-. .
73v.Figure 16. . from Kings 288. fol.
Figure 17.-. fol.This pentacle is fit for exciting earthquakes. from K288. 74r.The seventh and last pentacle of Saturn. . seeing that the power of each order of angels herein invoked is sufficient to make the whole Universe tremble. Figure 17.-.
Figure 18.This serveth to invoke the spirits of Jupiter. among whom Parasiel is the lord and master of treasures. and especially those whose names are written around the pentacle. and teacheth how to become possessor of places wherein they are. from M276.The first pentacle of Jupiter. Figure 18.-. .JUPITER.-.
and all kinds of good. riches. also to discover treasures and chase away the spirits who preside over them.This is proper for acquiring glory. honors. Figure 19.-. with the pen of the swallow and the blood of the screech-owl.Figure 19. It should be written upon virgin paper or parchment. from M276. . dignities.-. together with great tranquillity of mind.The second pentacle of Jupiter.
When they appear show unto them this pentacle and immediately they will obey. from M276. .Figure 20. This defendeth and protecteth those who invoke and cause the spirits to come.-. Figure 20.The third pentacle of Jupiter.
It should be engraved upon silver in the day and hour of Jupiter when he is in the sign Cancer.Figure 21.The fourth pentacle of Jupiter.It serveth to acquire riches and honor.-.-. from M276. Its angel is Bariel. . and to possess much wealth. Figure 21.
Figure 22. .The fifth pentacle of Jupiter. Figure 22.-.-. Jacob being armed with this pentacle beheld the ladder which reached unto heaven. from M276.This hath great power. It serveth for assured visions.
The sixth pentacle of Jupiter. and repeating the versicle which surroundeth it. .-.It serveth for protection against all earthly dangers. 'Thus shalt thou never perish.' Figure 23. from M276.-.Figure 23. by regarding it each day devoutedly.
-.-. Figure 24. .It hath great power against poverty. and to discover the same. from M276.Figure 24.The seventh and last pentacle of Jupiter. if thou considerest it with devotion. It serveth furthermore to drive away those spirits who guard treasures. repeating the versicle.
-. fol.It is of great virtue and power in war. from Sl.The fourth pentacle of Mars. 58r.Figure 28. Figure 28. 3091.-. . wherefore without doubt it will give thee victory.
because it is terrible unto the demons. Figure 29.-.Figure 29.The fifth pentacle of Mars. . and at its sight and aspect they will obey thee. for they cannot resist its presence. fol. 51v.-.Write thou this pentacle upon virgin parchment or paper. from Aub24.
The sixth pentacle of Mars. Figure 30.It hath so great virtue that being armed therewith.-. from Harl.Figure 29. fol. 58v. 3981. fol.-. thou shalt neither be injured nor wounded when thou fightest with him. Figure 30. Aub24. . and his own weapons shall turn against him. if thou art attacked by any one. 79r.
-.-. and uncover it within the circle. invoking the demons whose names are therein written.Figure 31. Aub24.The seventh and last pentacle of Mars.Write thou this upon virgin parchment or paper with the blood of a bat. 59r. . and thou shalt immediately see hail and tempest. in the day and hour of Mars. fol. Figure 31.
116v. .THE SUN. at whose aspect all creatures obey. Figure 32. from Sl.-. Figure 32.The first pentacle of the Sun.-. and the angelic spirits do reverence on bended knees. 1307. fol.The countenance of Shaddaï the almighty.
The second pentacle of the Sun. Figure 33.-.-. They serve to repress the pride and arrogance of the solar spirits. and the preceding and following. from Lans. 131. which are altogether proud and arrogant by their nature. 1202. pg. belong to the nature of the Sun. .This pentacle.Figure 33.
from Lans. pg. which therein is twelve times contained.-. Figure 34.The third pentacle of the Sun. Tetragrammaton.Figure 34. 132. .-. especially through the name of God. to inflict loss. and to acquire renown and glory.This serveth in addition (to the effects of the two preceding) to acquire kingdom and empire. 1202.
It serveth to invoke those spirits who can transport thee from one place unto another. fol.This serveth to enable thee to see the spirits when they appear invisible unto those who invoke them. because.-. when thou hast uncovered it. they will immediately appear visible. 62r. Figure 36.Figure 35.-. from Sl.The fifth pentacle of the Sun. over a long distance and in short time. 3091. Figure 35. Figure 36. from Aub24. 58r.-.The fourth pentacle of the Sun.-. fol. .
fol. when correctly made. 3091.-. . from Sl.-. 62v.It serveth excellently for the operation of invisibility. Figure 37.The sixth pentacle of the Sun.Figure 37.
If any be by chance imprisoned or detained in fetters of iron. . fol.-. at the presence of this pentacle. Figure 38.The seventh and last pentacle of the Sun.Figure 38. 59v. from Aub24.-. he will be immediately delivered and set at liberty. which should be engraved in Gold on the day and hour of the Sun.
-.This and those following serve to control the spirits of Venus.VENUS.-. . and especially those herein written. Figure 39. from Sl. 63v.The first pentacle of Venus. Figure 39. 3091. fol.
-. from Sl. 3091. and for accomplishing all thy desires herein. and for all things which belong unto Venus. .-. fol.These pentacles are also proper for obtaining grace and honor. Figure 40.The second pentacle of Venus. 64r.Figure 40.
. fol. 64v.This. Figure 41. Its angel Monachiel should be invoked in the day and hour of Venus.Figure 41. serveth to attract love. from Sl. at one o'clock or at eight. if it be only shown unto any person.-.-.The third pentacle of Venus. 3091.
from Lans. Figure 42. . 135. since it compels the spirits of Venus to obey. 1202.-.-. pg. and to force on the instant any person thou wishest to come unto thee.The fourth pentacle of Venus.It is of great power.Figure 42.
-. Figure 43. 3091. MERCURY. . 66r.-. Figure 44. 3091.Figure 43.It serveth to invoke the spirits who are under the Firmament. Figure 44.-.When it is only showed unto any person soever. fol. 65v.The fifth and last pentacle of Venus.The first pentacle of Mercury. from Sl. fol. it inciteth and exciteth wonderfully unto love. from Sl.-.
fol.-.This and the following serve to invoke the spirits subject unto Mercury. fol. from Kings 288.The third pentacle of Mercury.The spirits herein written serve to bring to effect and to grant things which are contrary unto the order of Nature. Figure 46. and which are not contained under any other head.-.-.Figure 45. and especially those who are written in this pentacle. 66v. Figure 45. from Sl. but they can with difficulty be seen.-. Figure 46. 88r.The second pentacle of Mercury. 3091. They easily give answer. .
from Sl.-.Figure 47. 3091. and to seek out and penetrate into hidden things. They obey very readily.-. 67v. fol. Figure 47. and to command those spirits which are called Allatori to perform embassies.The fourth pentacle of Mercury. .This is further proper to acquire the understanding and knowledge of all things created.
68v. Figure 49. 3091. and it further serveth to open doors. in whatever way they may be fastened. 3091.This commandeth the spirits of Mercury. from Sl.The fifth and last pentacle of Mercury. fol. from Sl.-.The first pentacle of the Moon.This and the following serve to call forth and invoke the spirits of the Moon. . fol.-. and nothing it may encounter can resist it.-. THE MOON. Figure 48. and serveth to open doors in whatever way they may be closed. 68r.-. Figure 49.Figure 48.
it will all speedily cease. .-.Figure 50. 3091.The second pentacle of the Moon. from Sl. fol.This serveth against all perils and dangers by water.-. and if it should chance that the spirits of the Moon should excite and cause great rain and exceeding tempests about the circle. 69r. on showing unto them this pentacle. Figure 50. in order to astonish and terrify thee.
and against every kind of danger and peril by water.-. serveth against all attacks by night. fol.-. and unto .The fourth pentacle of the Moon. from Sl. and from all injury unto soul or body. Its angel. Figure 52.The third pentacle of the Moon. 69v.This defendeth thee from all evil sources. Figure 51.Figure 51. 3091. Sophiel.-. if it be properly made.This being duly borne with thee when upon a journey.-. giveth the knowledge of the virtue of all herbs and stones.
he will procure the knowledge of all. Figure 53. as well as unto the destruction of enemies.-. 70v.whomsoever shall name him. 3091.The fifth pentacle of the Moon. 3091. . and to summon the souls of the departed from Hades. Figure 52.-. from Sl. fol. Its angel Iachadiel serveth unto destruction and loss. fol. Thou mayest also call upon him by Abdon and Dalé against all phantoms of the night. Figure 53.It serveth to have answers in sleep. 70r. from Sl.
and if it be placed under water. from Kings 288. drawn. .-. Figure 54.Figure 54.This is wonderfully good. if it be engraved upon a plate of silver.The sixth and last pentacle of the Moon. there will he rain. or written in the day and hour of the Moon. and serveth excellently to excite and cause heavy rains. as long as it remaineth there. It should be engraved.-.
Or. restored the Hebrew letters and mystical characters correctly. 14759. fol. in all which I have. 35a)] . and has extended over several years.[This is the end of the holy pentacles. The restoration of the Hebrew letters in the body of the pentacles has been a work of immense difficulty. I have further given nearly every versicle in pointed Hebrew. to the best of my power. so that the occult student might not be inconvenienced by having to search out the same in a Hebrew Bible. instead of in the Latin.] [Pentacles from the Hebrew Key of Solomon (Mafteah Shelomoh.
[Pentacles from the Greek Key of Solomon (Harl. 5596)] .
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