By Joseph H. Peterson
Compiled from unique manuscripts and fragments within the British Museum Library, Joseph Peterson's new presentation is the main entire and actual version of this well-known magical grimoire, "The Lesser Key of Solomon the King." He is going to nice size to set up the provenance of every half, and attainable spinoff works, together with severe analyses of all significant diversifications, using clean translations of past magical texts akin to Johann Trithemius's Steganographia, The Archidoxes of Magic by way of Paracelsus, and newly chanced on Hebrew manuscripts of the unique Key of Solomon. Abundantly illustrated, Peterson comprises reproductions of the unique magical circles, instruments, and seals of the spirits with diversifications of convinced drawings from a number of resources and notae lacking from previous variations. resource record. Appendicies. Index.
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At ye Garments putting on, you must say: [Oration] by ye figurative Mystery of these holy vestures or vestments, I will doath me with ye armour of Salvation in ye strength of ye highest, Aneor Amaeor Amides Theodonias135 Anitor, That my desired End may be Efected Through ye strength [of] Adonay To whome ye praise and glory will forever & ever belong. Amen. Mter yu have so done, make prayers to God according to your worke, as Salomon hath commanded. The formes that Salomon used for any perticular art is shewed in ye 5 th part of this Book weh is called Artem Novam [Ars Nova] &C.
Sl (outer ring) reads "+ Jehovah Elohim Binah Aralim Zabbathi. S. l}. " Sl (inner ring) reads "+ Benelohim, Mikel Cockab s, Sadai Jesod, Cherubin, Gabrill Levanh ~, Eheie. M. jed Jehovah Hochmah, Ophanim, jophiel, Masloth, S. " and in margin, "in another copy was writ Round beginning thus: Jehovah Elohim Binah Aralim Sabbathi. S. l}. El Hesel Hasmalim Zeleck S. 1/. M. Jod Jehovah hochmat ophanim S. Z. here end the first Round. Elohim Giber Seraphim Camael Madim S. Eloha Tetragrammaton Raphiel Schemes S.
And adds the footnote, "In some of the older Codices this word is left out, in others it is indistinct, but appears to be 'horse,' so I have put the word horse within brackets above. - TRANS. " 35 S2 omits the rest of this sentence. " THE LESSER KEY OF SOLOMON den things and can discover Treasures & tell all Things present past and to come; he can take a Body either humane or aiery, and answareth Truly of all Earthly Things, both secreet & devine, & of ye Creation of l' world, he bringeth forth good familiars, & under his government [power] are 22 Legions of spirits, partly of l' order of vertues & partly of l' order ofThrones, & his mark or seal is this, weh he oweth obediance to & [which] must be warne by ye Exorcist in [the] Time of acction.
The Lesser Key of Solomon by Joseph H. Peterson