The Greater Key of Solomon Including A Clear And Precise Exposition Of King Solomon's Secret Procedure, Its Mysteries And Magic Rites, Original Plates. Figure 1. The Mystical Figure of Solomon. Page 2. The Key of Solomon. Page 60 . This may be adduced as an argument of the greater antiq- uity of the first few. The Key of Solomon, A.E. Waite Tr., at vitecek.info
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Ask of them all that thou desirest, with constancy, firmness, and assurance, and they will obey thee. But if they appear not yet, let not the master on that account lose his courage, for there is nothing in the world stronger and of greater force to overawe the spirits than constancy. Let him, however, re-examine and reform the circle, and let him take up a little dust of the earth, which he shall cast towards the four quarters of the Universe; and having placed his knife upon the ground, let him say on his knees, turning towards the direction of the North: These words having been said kneeling upon the earth, let the master shortly after arise and open his arms wide as if wishing to embrace the air, and say: By the holy names of God written in this book, and by the other holy and ineffable names which are written in the Book of Life, we conjure ye to come unto us promptly and without any delay, wherefore tarry not, but appear in a beautiful and agreeable form and figure, by these Holy names: I conjure, I address, and I exorcise ye, that ye may approach unto and come before the Throne of God, the living and the true, and before the tribunal of the judgment of his majesty, and before the holy angels of God to hear the sentence of your condemnation.
Come ye then by the name and in the name of SHADDAI, which is that of God Almighty, strong, powerful, admirable, exalted, pure, clean, glorified, virtuous, great, just, terrible, and holy; and by the name and in the name of EL, IAH, IAH, IAH, who hath formed and created the world by the breath of his mouth, who supporteth it by his power, who ruleth and governeth it by his wisdom, and who hath cast ye for your pride into the land of darkness and into the shadow of death. Therefore, by the name of the living God, who hath formed the heavens above, and hath laid the foundations of the earth beneath, we command ye that, immediately and without any delay, ye come unto us from all places, valleys, mountains, hills, field, seas, rivers, fountains, ponds, brooks, caverns, grottos, cities, towns, villages, markets, fairs, habitations, baths, courtyards, gardens, vineyards, plantations, reservoirs, cisterns, and from every corner of the terrestrial earth where ye may happen to be in your assemblies, so that ye may execute and accomplish our demands with all mildness and courtesy; by that ineffable name which Moses heard and invoked, which he received from God from the midst of the Burning Bush, we conjure ye to obey our commands, and to come unto us promptly with all gentleness of manner.
Again we command ye with vehemence, and we exorcise ye with constancy, that ye and all your comrades come unto us in an agreeable and gracious manner like the breeze, to accomplish successively our various commands and desires. Come ye, then, without delay, without noise, and without rage, before us, without any deformity or hideousness, to execute all our will; come ye from all places wherein ye are, from all mountains, valleys, streams, rivers, brooks, ponds, places, baths, synagogues; for God, strong and powerful, will chase ye and constrain ye, being glorious over all things; He will compel ye, both ye and the Prince of Darkness.
Come ye, come ye, angels of Darkness; come hither before this circle without fear, terror, or deformity, to execute our commands, and be ye ready both to achieve and to complete all that we shall command ye. We constrain ye yet again by the seal of the Sun which is the word of God; and by the seal of the Moon and of the stars we bind ye; and by the other animals and creatures which are in Heaven, by whose wings Heaven cleanseth itself, we force and attract ye imperiously to execute our will without failure.
And we conjure, oblige, and terribly exorcise ye, that ye draw near unto us without delay and without fear, as far as is possible unto ye, here before this circle, as supplicants gently and with discretion, to accomplish our will in all and through all. If ye come promptly and voluntarily, ye shall inhale our perfumes, and our suffumigations of pleasant odour, which will be both agreeable and delightful unto ye. Furthermore ye will see the symbol of your creator, and the names of his holy angels, and we shall afterwards dismiss ye, and send ye hence with thanks.
But if, on the contrary, ye come not quickly, and ye show yourselves self-opinionated, rebellious, and contumacious, we shall conjure ye again, and exorcise ye ceaselessly, and will repeat all the aforesaid words and holy names of God and of the holy angels; by the which names we shall harass you, and if that be not sufficient we will add thereunto yet greater and more powerful ones, and we will thereunto again add other names which ye have not yet heard from us, which are those of an almighty God, and which will make ye tremble and quake with fear, both ye and your princes; by the which names we conjure both you and them also, and we shall not desist from our work until the accomplishment of our will.
But if perchance ye yet shall harden yourselves, and show yourselves self-opinionated, disobedient, rebellious, refractory, and contumacious, and if ye yet resist our powerful conjurations, we shall pronounce against you this warrant of arrest in the name of God almighty, and this definite sentence that ye shall fall into dangerous 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 consume and devour you on every side, and utterly crush you; and that by the power of God, a flame shall go forth from his mouth which shall burn ye up and reduce ye unto nothing in Hell.
Wherefore delay ye not to come, for we shall not cease from these powerful conjurations until ye shall be obliged to appear against your will. By these then, and by other most holy names which we pronounce against you from the bottom of our hearts, do we force and constrain ye, if ye be yet rebellious and disobedient. We conjure ye powerfully and strongly exorcise ye, that ye come unto us with joy and quickness, without fraud or deceit, in truth and not in error. Come ye then, come ye, behold the signs and the names of your creator, behold the holy pentacles by the virtue of which the Earth is moved, the trees thereof and the abysses tremble.
Come ye; come ye; come ye. The mystic alphabet known as the 'Writing of Malachim' is formed from the positions of the stars in the heavens, by drawing imaginary lines from one star to another so as to obtain the shapes of the characters of this alphabet. So H and Sl; Ad Songel et Aonyel; H, Sl Soniel et Aoeniel; K Soniel et Aaniel; L Ionyel et Ifoniel.
This section is not found in Aub24 up to "And we conjure, oblige, and terribly exorcise ye". The rest of this paragraph is not found in Ad. Compare with a J ewish mortuary charm published in J. Which letters I have, with much care, corrected, for in the MSS. Mathers reads "ON", but Aub. So M and Aub24; Ad. So M, Sl, K, and L Aub24 and Ad. For the Third and last Order their king will appear, before whom go many players on instruments of music, accompanied by beautiful and melodious voices which sing in chorus.
Then the exorcist, or master of the art, at the arrival of the king, whom he shall see crowned with a diadem, 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 show them unto him, saying: Behold the signs and holy names by and before whose power every knee should bow, of all that is in Heaven, upon Earth, or in Hell. Humble ye yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God.
Then will the king bow the knee before thee, and will say, 'What dost thou wish, and wherefore hast thou caused us to come hither from the infernal abodes? Let him, also, renew his fumigations, and offer large quantities of incense, which he should at once place upon the fire, in order to appease the spirits as he hath promised them.
He should then cover the pentacles, and he will see wonderful things, which it is impossible to relate, touching worldly matters and all sciences. This being finished, let the master uncover the pentacles, and demand all that he shall wish from the king of the spirits, and if there are one or two spirits only, it will be the same; and having obtained all his desire, he shall thus license them to depart: After this he should recite the first chapter of Genesis, 'Berashith Bara Elohim, In the beginning, etc.
Furthermore let them bathe their faces with the exorcised water, as will be hereafter told, and then let them take their ordinary raiment and go about their business. Take notice and observe carefully that this last conjuration is of so great importance and efficacy, that even if the spirits were bound with chains of iron and fire, or shut up in some strong place, or retained by an oath, they could not even then delay to come.
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, by the same conjuration; the master should add to his conjuration that they should at least send him some messengers, or some individual to declare unto him where they are, how employed, and the reason why they cannot come and obey him.
But if which is almost impossible they be even yet self-opinionated and disobedient, and unwilling to obey; in this case their names should be written on virgin paper, which he should soil and fill with mud, dust, or clay.
Then he shall kindle a fire with dry rue, upon which he shall put powdered assafoetida, and other things of evil odour; after which let him put the aforesaid names, written on parchment or virgin paper, upon the fire, saying: I conjure thee, O creature of fire, by him who removeth the Earth, and maketh it tremble, that thou burn and torment these spirits, so that they may feel it intensely, and that they may be burned eternally by thee.
This being said, thou shalt cast the aforesaid paper into the fire, saying: Be ye accursed, damned, and eternally reproved; and be ye tormented with perpetual 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 who maketh the Universe to tremble; by these names, and in virtue of these names, the which being named and invoked all creatures obey and tremble with fear and terror, these names which can turn aside lightning and thunder; and which will utterly make you to perish, destroy, and banish you.
Then will they assuredly come without any delay, and in great haste, crying: Which are the names of the letters of the Hebrew alphabet, to each of which a special mystic meaning and power is attached, besides its ordinary application. The literal symbols of air, water, and fire; which are called by the Sepher Yetzirah the three mother letters. Write their names afresh, and kindle fresh fire, whereon thou shalt put gum benjamin, olybdanum, and storax 12 to make therewith a fumigation; with these odours thou shalt afresh, perfume the aforesaid paper with the names; but thou shouldest have these names ready prepared beforehand.
Then show them the holy pentacles, and ask of them what thou wilt, and thou shalt obtain it; and having gained thy purpose, send away the spirits, saying: By the virtue of these pentacles, and because ye have been obedient, and have obeyed the commandments of the creator, feel and inhale this grateful odour, and afterwards depart ye unto your abodes and retreats; be there peace between us and you; be ye ever ready to come when ye shall be cited and called; and may the blessing of God, as far as ye are capable of receiving it, be upon you, provided ye be obedient and prompt to come unto us without solemn rites and observances on our part.
Thou shouldest further make a book of virgin paper, and therein write the foregoing conjurations, and constrain the demons to swear upon the same book that they will come whenever they be called, and present themselves before thee, whenever thou shalt wish to consult them.
Afterwards thou canst cover this book with sacred sigils on a plate of silver, and therein write or engrave the holy pentacles. Thou mayest open this book either on Sundays or on Thursdays, rather at night than by day, and the spirits will come.
Regarding the expression 'night,' understand the night following, and not the night preceding the aforesaid days. And remember that by day the demons are ashamed, for they are animals of darkness. He then who shall wish to perform any operation by the means of the medals, 1 or pentacles, and therein to render himself expert, must observe what hath been hereinbefore ordained. Let him then, O my son Roboam, 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 which I, Solomon, have received through the ministry of an angel by divine revelation.
These then have I collected together, arranged, consecrated, and kept, for the benefit of the human race, and the preservation of body and of soul. This paragraph and the preceding are not found in Aub.
The sky should be clear and serene. It is necessary that thou shouldest have one or more pieces of virgin paper prepared and arranged ready, as we shall tell you more fully later on, in its place. Thou shalt commence the writing or construction of the pentacles in the hour aforesaid.
Among other things, thou shalt chiefly use these colours: Gold, cinnabar or vermilion red, and celestial or brilliant azure blue.
Furthermore, thou shalt make these medals or pentacles with exorcised pen and colours, as we shall hereafter show thee. Whensoever thou constructest them, if thou canst complete them in the hour wherein thou didst begin them, it is better.
However, if it be absolutely necessary to interrupt the work, thou shouldest await the proper day and hour before re-commencing it. The pentacles being finished and completed, take a cloth of very fine silk, as we shall hereafter ordain thee, in the which thou shalt wrap the pentacles. After which thou shalt take a large vessel of earth filled with charcoal, upon the which there must be put frankincense, mastic, and aloes, all having been previously conjured and exorcised as shall hereafter be told thee.
Thou must also be thyself pure, clean, and washed, as thou shalt find given in the proper place. Furthermore, thou shouldest have the penknife or knife of the art, 3 with the which thou shalt make a circle, and trace within it an inner circle, and in the space between the two thou shalt write the names of God, 4 which thou shalt think fit and proper.
It is necessary after this that thou shouldest have within the circle a vessel of earth with burning coals and odoriferous perfumes thereon; with the which thou shalt fumigate the aforesaid pentacles; and, having turned thy face towards the East, thou shalt hold the said pentacles over the smoke of the incense, and shalt repeat devoutly the following Psalms of David my father: The heavens declare the glory of God My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy loving kindness Give unto the Lord Give the King thy judgements, O God Save me, O God, by thy name Behold, bless ye the Lord, all ye Following Aub. Preferably those having some reference to the work in hand. I have given the number of the Psalms according to the English, not the Hebrew numbers. Since the Psalms are numbered differently in different versions of the Bible, Mathers' method is more ambiguous.
Not in Mathers' list. Mathers' list includes Psalm21 instead. For a convenient form of circle which may be used for preparing instruments and other things of the same kind, as well as for consecrating the pentacles, see Figure 3. Figure 3, from Ad. The figure shows the sacred name Agel in the East labelled "Oriente" in the manuscript , Sabaot in the south "Mezzo giorno" , J eova in the West "Occidentale" , and Adonay in the North "Settentrionale".
Aub24 has two versions of this circle. The one on fol. It also adds a third circle around the others, with the names and symbols of the four Kings between the two outer circles: Mathers gives the names in Hebrew characters. O ADONAI most powerful, EL most strong, AGLA most holy, ON most righteous, the ALPHA and the OMEGA 10 , the Beginning and the End; thou who hast established all things in thy Wisdom; thou who has chosen Abraham thy faithful servant, and hast promised that in his seed shall all nations of the earth be blessed, which seed thou hast multiplied as the stars of Heaven; thou who hast appeared unto thy servant Moses in flame in the midst of the Burning Bush, and hast made him walk with dry feet through the Red Sea; thou who gavest the Law to him upon Mount Sinai; thou who hast granted unto Solomon thy Servant these pentacles by thy great Mercy, for the preservation of Soul and of Body; we most humbly implore and supplicate thy Holy Majesty, that these pentacles may be consecrated by thy power, and prepared in such manner that they may obtain virtue and strength against all spirits, through thee, O Most Holy ADONAI, whose Kingdom, Empire, and principality, remaineth and endureth without end.
We will hereafter show thee the method and manner of preparing the aforesaid place, of perfuming it with scents and sweet odours, and of sprinkling it with the water and water-sprinkler of magical art; for all these things contain many good properties, and innumerable virtues, as experience will easily teach thee. We have already said sufficient regarding the solemn conjuration of spirits. Now, by divine aid, I will teach thee how to perform certain experiments with success.
Mathers inserts here an excerpt fromLans. If the hours and days be not otherwise ordained in this operation, thou must refer to what hath already been said. But before commencing any operation whatsoever for the recovery of things stolen, after having made all necessary preparations, thou shalt say the following oration: This is simply the Hebrew of the prayer which follows; but in the MS.
Codices it is so mutilated as to be worthless. This aforesaid place should be pure, clean, safe from interruption or disturbance, and proper to the work, as we shall hereafter show. Then sprinkle the aforesaid place with consecrated water, as is laid down in the chapter concerning circles. The operation being in such wise prepared, thou shalt rehearse the conjuration necessary for this experiment, at the end of which thou shalt say as follows: O almighty Father and Lord, who regardest the Heavens, the Earth, and the Abyss, mercifully grant unto me by thy holy name written with four letters, YOD, HE, VAU, HE, that by this exorcism I may obtain virtue, thou who art IAH, IAH, IAH, grant that by thy power these spirits may discover that which we require and which we hope to find, and may they show and declare unto us the persons who have committed the theft, and where they are to be found.
I conjure ye anew, ye spirits above named, by all the aforesaid names, through which all things created tremble, that ye show openly unto me or unto this child here present with us 3 those things which we seek. A child employed as a clairvoyant in the operation; as is still the customin some places in the East. Take note that the exorcist, or master of the art, should be such as is ordained in the chapter concerning the exorcist and his companions; and if in this experiment it should be necessary to write down characters or names, thou shalt do that which it is necessary to observe regarding the pen, ink, and paper, as is duly prescribed in the chapters concerning them.
For if thou dost not regard these things, thou wilt neither accomplish that which thou desirest, nor arrive at thy desired end. Mathers inserts Lans. If it be necessary to observe the day and the hour, 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, thou shalt do as taught in the chapter which precedeth it.
If in the course of the experiment it be necessary to write anything, it should be done as is described in the chapters pertaining thereto, with the proper pen, paper, and ink, or blood. But if the matter is to be accomplished by invocation, before thy conjurations, thou shalt say devoutly in thine heart: Aub24 omits this paragraph.
In order then to accomplish this aforesaid operation, thou must prepare all things necessary with requisite care and diligence, and put them in practice with all the general and particular ceremonies laid down for these experiments; and with all the conditions contained in our first and second books.
Thou shalt also in the same operations duly repeat the appropriate conjurations, with all the solemnities marked in the respective chapters. Thus shalt thou accomplish the experiment surely and without hindrance, and thus shalt thou find it true. So Aub24, M, and Sl. Mathers follows Sl, K, and H in reading "Almiras".
This paragraph is not found in Sl The first one he appended to this chapter; the rest he numbered To hinder a sportsman from killing any game. It includes a conjuration which begins "Venus, ester, Astropolyn, Asmo, Mercurius, J upiter, Saturnus," which corresponds with "Noga J es artphelem asmo corau sabcedes sabaday" in M Note also the invocation of the four kings of the cardinal directions, given variously generally Oriens, Paymon, Egyn, and Amaymon.
Aub24 and Ad start with "O Oriens Rex egregio qui in oriente regnas"; which might be translated as "O Oriens, illustrious King, who rules in the East. In Sl. Ad How and by what means experiments of love ought to be wrought, as well in getting her whom thou desirest, as in touching her in her sleep, or talking with her. Chapter 8. And when your wax is ready, say as followeth: And in the name of the most holy Father, Almighty Adonay, whose kingdom lasteth forever and ever, world without end, that thou make this wax to have the effect which I desire it to have, and by the holy faith Adonay, and by his fear, which shall exhort you to bring my will to pass.
When this is done, make thine image of wax as it ought to be made. If it so be that thou must write anything upon thine image, write it with a needle or a pen, as in their places are appointed. If furthermore it be required that thou perfume thy image, perfume it with such perfumes as are expressed in their chapters; yet if it be needful also of any other thing to be done upon it, or conjuration, then let the conjuration be done according to the experiment.
Which once said, let there be made perfumes as are appointed, and hold thy image over the perfume and say as followeth: O thou orient king Eggye which reignest and rulest in the East, and thou Paymon, most mighty king which hast dominion over the West, and thou great king Amaymon, which reignest in the South, and thou triumphant king Egyn, which hast rule over the North; I most heartily call upon you, by him which only spake and it was done, which with his word made all things; and by his holy names, whereat all the world doth tremble, and is written in twelve letters, which are Joth, Eth, He, Vau; and by the nine heavens and their powers, and by the names and signs of our creator, that thou consecrate and confirm this presente image as it ought, by that holy name's sake, Adonay, whose kingdom hath no end.
Which done, thou mayst repeat the conjuration of thy experiment. And if thou obtain thy purpose it is well; but if not, put thy image under thy bed's head. And in a short time thou shalt see her whom thou desirest come to accomplish thy desire. In each end place a strip of parchment of hare-skin, having written thereon with the blood of a black hen the following character and word.
See Figure 7. Having made two of these slips, place one in each end of the stick and close the apertures up with pith, afterwards on a Friday in the month of February thou shalt fumigate the aforesaid stick with suitable incense thrice in the air, and having taken it thence thou shalt bury it in the earth under an elder-tree. Afterwards thou shalt expose it in the pathway by which the sportsman will pass, and once he has passed by it, he need not hope to kill any game during that day.
If thou shalt wish a second time to lay a spell upon him in like manner, thou needest but to expose the stick again in his path; but take care to bury it again in the earth under an elder-tree, so as to be able to take it from thence each time that thou shalt have need of it; and to take it up each time as soon as the sportsman shall have passed. Footnotes How to make the magic garters.
The Clavicle of Solomon, revealed by Ptolomy the Grecian. It doesn't occur in Ad The present manuscript simply has "Apple. Sprincle him with water and Isope [hyssop] as it is said, and fumigate him with a fumigation. Coniuro te pomum vel fructum per ista nomina elya, ely, et per Michaelem et Gabrielem et Raphaelem et per eum qui te creauit et per virtutem eius et nomina eius ineffabilia.
Joth, Heth, He, Vau, Ioazar, patri, Va, Va, Vah, Vay, agla, anareneton, per que creauit omnem seculum ut qui vel que de isto pomo cmederit vel viderit vel tegigerit nulla requies sit in eis nisi totam meam compleuerit voluntatem.
And if ye ought to wright any other thinge in the apple or frute, let it be written with a needle or a poyntell such as we speake of, and ye shall worke upon such an oration as it is sayd, after such experiments of love be made in lookinge onely the sight and the secrets of women, let such experiments be made and prepared in howres attribuated unto love, if ye doe as it is sayd, and if ye prepare such experiments they shall appeare very sure.
After this thou shalt take a short rod of holm-oak cut on the same 25th of June, turn in the direction thou wishest to go, write upon the ground the name of the place, and commencing thy journey thou wilt find it accomplished in a few days and without fatigue.
When thou wishest to stop thou hast only to say AMECH and beat the air with the aforesaid wand, and incontinently thou shalt be on firm ground. Translated by J HP. This chapter was omitted by Mathers, who substituted instead Lans. How to make the magic carpet proper for interrogating the intelligences.. Before beginning the conjuration on behalf of the one you wish to dream of, operating in the hour mentioned in the second book , observe that the sky is clear. It may help to stand in your chamber looking into the sky, at the stars and the Moon, and humbly say in your heart: And furthermore, as this present image lies with me, may N.
Hanistarot la-YHVH Adonay Eloheynu vehaniglot lanu ulevaneynu ad olam Concealed matters concern the Lord our God, but revealed matters concern us and our children forever. Apparently this passage is used for divination in dreams in practical Kabbalah texts e. Sefer Gematriot, late 13th or early 14th century.
See http: And make sure you observe everything that is laid out in the first chapter of the second book. Latin Ad. This chapter is taken from Add. It also occurs in Aub24, Ad. Then thou shalt repeat over it the following oration: O ADONAI, most holy, most righteous, and most almighty God, who hast made all things through thy mercy and righteousness wherewith thou art filled, grant unto us that we may be found worthy that this experiment may be found consecrated and perfect, so that the light may issue from thy most holy seat, O ADONAI, which may obtain for us favor and love.
This being said, thou shalt place it in clean silk, and bury it for a day and a night at the junction of four cross-roads; and whensoever thou wishest to obtain any grace or favor from any, take it, having first properly consecrated it according to the rule and place it in thy right hand, and seek thou what thou wilt it shall not be denied thee.
But if thou doest not the Experiment carefully and rightly, assuredly thou shalt not succeed in any manner. For obtaining grace and love write down the following words: This incantation is also given in Sloane MSS.
This chapter was omitted by Mathers, but is included in all the manuscripts. Translation is fromA. Waite, Book of Ceremonial Magic, pp. In place of it Mathers substituted Lans. How to render thyself master of a treasure possessed by the spirits. Should the day and hour fail thee, proceed as already laid down, and prepare the image or instrument proper to this effect in the order and manner thereof. Fumigate with the proper perfumes, and if writing be required on the image, let it be done with the needle or stylet of the art, as aforesaid.
Next recite the following words once over the said image: O all ye ministers and companions, I direct, conjure, constrain and command you to fulfil this behest willingly, namely, straightway to consecrate this image, which is to be done in the name of N. Deposit the image in some place perfumed with evil odours, especially those of Mars, such as sulphur and assafoetida.
Let it remain there for one night, having duly asperged it, observing the proper hour and time. Do likewise when the experiment is performed with characters and names, by touching the lovers with words, or by whatsoever other manner. But when the experiment is made by giving something to be eaten, the same must be performed on the day and hour proper to this work. All things being prepared, place them before you, and say: Ye who infuse hatred and propagate enmities, I conjure you by him who hath created you for this ministry, to fulfill this work, in order that whenever N.
Give then whatsoever you please to the person designated, but let it be in the hour of Saturn or that of Mars, observing all things needful for such experiments. But know, O my Son, that from the time that thou shalt have the good fortune to be familiar with such kinds of Spirits, and that thou shalt be able by means of what I have taught thee to make them submit unto thine orders, they will be happy to give thee, and to make thee partaker in that which they uselessly possess, provided that thine object and end shall be to make a good use thereof.
Having kindled this with fresh fire, thou shalt fortify the workmen with a girdle of the skin of a goat newly slain, whereon shall be written with the blood of the dead man from whom thou shalt have taken the fat these words and characters see Figure 10 ; and thou shalt set them to work in safety, warning them not to be at all disturbed at the Spectres which they will see, but to work away boldly.
In case they cannot finish the work in a single day, every time they shall have to leave it thou shalt cause them to put a covering of wood over the opening, and above the covering about six inches of earth; and thus shalt thou continue unto the end, being all the time present in the raiment of the Art, and with the Magic Sword, during the operation. Having then caused the workmen to fill in the hole, thou shalt license the Spirits to depart, thanking them for the favour they have shown unto thee, and saying: O ye good and happy Spirits, we thank ye for the benefits which we have just received from your liberal bounty; depart ye in peace to govern the Element which God hath destined for your habitation.
This chapter is given in Add. This is followed by "Esp. When thou shalt wish to practice these experiments with regard to any person, thou shalt observe the day and the hour as we have already said.
Should it be necessary to write characters or words, it should be done upon virgin paper, as we shall show farther on. As for the ink, if it be not specially ordained in this operation, it is advisable to use the blood of a bat with the pen and the needle of art. But before describing or writing the characters or names, all the necessary rules should be observed as given in the proper chapters, and having carefully followed out all these, thou shalt pronounce with a low voice 3 the following words: Come ye then hither and remain, and consecrate this enchantment, seeing that God the Almighty Lord hath destined ye for such.
Mathers reads "loud voice", but Aub. Aub24 and M The first word probably means "tricksters. In this chapter we treat of extraordinary and unusual experiments, which can also be done in many ways.
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, and should be provided with virgin paper and other necessary things. Having prepared a similar experiment thou shalt say: O God, who hast created all things, and hast given unto us discernment to understand the good and the evil; through thy holy name, [ADONAY, and through your sacred name which the seven choirs of angels assisting before your face, ever proclaim with incessant voices,] 1 and through these holy names: This passage is found in Aub24, Ad, and Sl.
This passage is only found in Aub24, Sl. This passage is also only found in Aub24 and Ad Compare with chapter 15 above. This is followed by additional chapters of experiments. If thou invokest the spirits by virtue of these pentacles, they will obey thee without repugnance, and having considered them they will be struck with astonishment, and will fear them, and thou shalt see them so surprised by fear and terror, that none of them will be sufficiently bold to wish to oppose thy will.
They are also of great virtue and efficacy against all perils of earth, of air, of water, and of fire, against poison which hath been drunk, against all kinds of infirmities and necessities, against binding, sortilege, and sorcery, against all terror and fear, and wheresoever thou shalt find thyself, if armed with them, thou shalt be in safety all the days of thy life.
Through them do we acquire grace and good-will from man and woman, fire is extinguished, water is stayed, and all creatures fear at the sight of the names which are therein, and obey through that fear. These pentacles are usually made of the metal the most suitable to the nature of the planet; and then there is no occasion to observe the rule of particular colours.
They should be engraved with the instrument of art in the days and hours proper to the planet. Saturn ruleth over lead; Jupiter over tin; Mars over iron; the Sun over gold; Venus over copper; Mercury over the mixture of metals; and the Moon over silver.
This paragraph does not occur in Aub24, Ad. So Aub24 and Ad. Mathers omits. Aub24 continues with "or blood or cinnabar as portrayed in the example. Mercury over mixed colours; the Moon over silver, or the colour of argentine earth. As regards the size of the pentacles it is arbitrary, so long as they are made according to the rules, and with the requisite solemnities as hath been ordained. Mathers inserts a section of Lans. The rest of the chapter is from Lansdowne MSS.
This Key, full of mysteries, hath been revealed unto me by an angel. Accursed be he who undertaketh our art without having the qualities requisite to thoroughly understand our Key, accursed be he who invoketh the name of God in vain, for such an one prepareth for himself the punishments which await the unbelievers, for God shall abandon them and relegate them unto the depths of Hell amongst the impure spirits. For God is great and immutable; he hath been for ever, and he shall remain even unto the end of the ages.
This pentacle and description are found only in M and Aub They are obviously versions of Sigillum Dei Aemeth. It was given by Lvi in his Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie, and by Tycho Brah in his Calendarium Naturale Magicum, but in each instance without the Hebrew words and letters, probably because these were so mangled by illiterate transcribers as to be unrecognizable.
After much labor and study of the figure, I believe the words in the body of the symbol to be intended for the Ten Sephiroth arranged in the form of the Tree of Life, with the name of Solomon to the right and to the left; while the surrounding characters are intended for the twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
I have, therefore, thus restored them. This figure forms in each instance the frontispiece of the MS. The circle with the 72 divine letters should be red or the letters may be gold. The letters within the pentacle should be the same red, or sky blue everywhere, with the great name of God in gold. It serves to convene all spirits; when shown to them they will bow and obey you. Wherefore, upon its being shown to them they submit, and kneeling upon the earth before it, they obey. Editor's Note. The Hebrew versicle which surrounds it is fromPsalmlxxii.
This is also the first pentacle in Aub. In W, it is number The third name is unclear to me; the manuscripts vary somewhat, and none of themexhibit good Hebrew orthography.
In most of themthe third name looks like IRAH. The verse in Aub24, M, Ad. Editor's note. It will be seen at a glance that it is a square of five, giving twenty-five letters, which, added to the unity, gives twenty-six, the numerical value of IHVH.
The Hebrew versicle surrounding it is taken fromPsalmlxxii. The verse reads "et dominabitur a mari usque ad mare et a flumine usque ad terminos orbis terrarum" In Sl. Surrounding it are the names of the angels: Omeliel, Anachiel, Arauchiah, and Anazachia, written in Hebrew. The names in M read, "Omaliel, anachiel, Arauichia, anazachia" In all cases the names are given in Roman letters.
And when it is made in full perfection, it serveth also for those spirits which bring news, when thou invokest them from the side of the South. The verse reads, "induit maledictionemsicut vestimentumet intravit sicut aqua in interiora eius et sicut oleumin ossibus eius. Round the four sides of the square are the names of the angels: Arehanah, Rakhaniel, Roelhaiphar, and Noaphiel. The versicle is: The verse reads, "Terribilis Fortis Potens Deus.
The person against whom thou shalt pronounce it shall be obsessed by demons. Around it is written in Hebrew: The verse is fromPsalm The versicle is from Psalmxviii. Verse reads, "commota est et contremuit terra et fundamenta montiumconturbata sunt et commota sunt quoniamiratus est eis.
Around it are the names of the angels: Netoniel, Devachiah, Tzedeqiah, and Parasiel, written in Hebrew. It should be written upon virgin paper or parchment, with the pen of the swallow and the blood of the screech- owl. I believe the letters outside the Hexagramin the re-entering angles to be intended for those of the first two words of the versicle, which is taken fromPsalmcxii.
The verse is fromVulgate, Ps. Since the usual Latin word for bat is "vespertilio", this may be a hint that the French edition was translated fromthe Latin, not Italian.
Aub24 adds that it can also be engraved. This defendeth and protecteth those who invoke and cause the spirits to come. When they appear show unto them this pentacle and immediately they will obey. The verse reads, "qui confidunt in Domino sicut mons Sion non commovebitur in aeternumqui habitat in Hierusalem. Its angel is Bariel. It should be engraved upon silver in the day and hour of Jupiter when he is in the sign Cancer. Below it are the names of the angels Adoniel and Bariel, the letters of the latter being arranged about a square of four compartments.
Around is the versicle fromPsalmcxii. The verse reads, "gloria et divitiae in domo eius et iustitia eius manet in saeculumsaeculi" -J HP Figure 21, from M Figure It serveth for assured visions. Jacob being armed with this pentacle beheld the ladder which reached unto heaven. It will then be reviewed by Lulu Staff to determine the next course of action. Identify in sufficient detail the copyrighted work that you believe has been infringed upon for example, "The copyrighted work at issue is the image that appears on http: Identify each web page that allegedly contains infringing material.
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Let all the demons fly from this place, especially those who are opposed unto this work, and let the Angels of Peace assist and protect this Circle, from which let discord and strife fly and depart.
After this, let the Master say upon his knees, as follows: Page 18 Book One Prayer. Lord God, All Powerful and All Merciful, Thou who desirest not the death of a sinner, but rather that he may turn from his wickedness and live; give and grant unto us thy grace, by blessing and consecrating this earth and this Circle, which is here marked out with the most powerful and holy Names of God.
Circle for Operations of the Art Page 19 The Key of Solomon Thy law, a good Angel for our Guardian; remove from us every adverse power; pre- serve us from evil and from trouble; grant, O Lord, that we may rest in this place in all safety, through Thee, O Lord, Who livest and reignest unto the Ages of the Ages. The which Names are to be placed in the front, behind, and on either side of the head. Furthermore, the Master ought to have with him in the Circle, those Pentacles or Medals which are necessary to his purpose, which are described hereinafter, and which should be constructed according to the rules given in the Chapter on Pentacles.
They should be described on virgin paper with a pen; and ink, blood, or colours, pre- pared according to the manner which we shall hereafter show in the Chapters on these subjects. It will be sufficient to take only those Pentacles which are actually required, they should be sewed to the front of the linen robe, on the chest, with the consecrated needle of the Art, and with a thread which has been woven by a young girl. After this, let the Master turn himself towards the Eastern Quarter unless directed to the contrary, or unless he should be wishing to call Spirits which belong to another quarter of the Universe , and pronounce with a loud voice the Conjuration contained in this Chapter.
And if the Spirits be disobedient and do not then make their appearance, he must arise and take the exorcised Knife of Art wherewith he hath constructed the Circle, and raise it towards the sky as if he wished to beat or strike the Air, and conjure the Spirits. Let him then lay his right hand and the Knife upon the Pentacles or Medals, constructed of, and described upon virgin paper, which are fas- tened to or sewn upon his breast, and let him repeat the following Conjuration upon his knees: O Lord, hear my prayer, and let my cry come unto Thee.
O Lord God Almighty, who has reigned before the beginning of the Ages, and Who by Thine Infinite Wis- dom, 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 word; I praise Thee, I bless Thee, I adore Thee, I glorify Thee, and I pray Thee now at the present time to be merciful unto me, a miserable sinner, for I am the work of Thine hands.
Save me, and direct me by Thy Holy Name, Thou to Whom nothing is difficult, nothing is impossible; and deliver me from the night of mine ignorance, and enable me to go forth therefrom. Enlighten me with a spark of Thine Infinite Wisdom. Take away from my senses the desire of covet - ousness, and the iniquity of mine idle words. Give unto me, Thy servant, a wise understanding, penetrating and subtle heart, to acquire and comprehend all Sciences and Arts; give unto me capacity to hear, and strength of memory to retain them, so that I may be able to accomplish my desires, and understand and learn all difficult and desirable Sciences; and also that I may be able to comprehend the hidden secrets of Page 20 Book One the Holy Writings.
Give me the virtue to conceive them, so that I may be able to bring forth and pronounce my words with patience and humility, for the instruction of oth- ers, as Thou hast ordered me.
O God, the Father, All Powerful and All Merciful, who hast created all things, who knowest and conceivest them universally, and to Whom nothing is hidden, nothing is impossible; I entreat Thy Grace for me and for Thy servants, because Thou seest and knowest well that we perform not this work to tempt Thy Strength and Thy Power as if in doubt thereof, hut rather that we may know and understand the truth of all hid- den things.
Grant, O Lord, that we may become responsive unto Thy Grace, so that through it we may have a full confidence in and knowledge of Thee, and that the Spirits may discover themselves here in our presence, and that those which are gentle and peaceable may come unto us, so that they may be obedient unto Thy commands, through Thee, O Most Holy ADONAI, Whose Kingdom is an ever- lasting Kingdom, and whose Empire endureth unto the Ages of the Ages.
After having said all these words devoutly, let the Master arise, and place his hands upon the Pentacles, and let one of the Companions hold the Book open before the Master, who, raising his eyes to heaven, and turning unto the Four Quarters of the Universe, shall say: After this, turning towards the Four Quarters of the Universe, he shall say the fol- lowing words: The which being said and done, thou shalt see them draw near and approach from all parts.
But if they be hindered, detained, or occupied in some way, and so that they cannot come, or if they are unwilling to come, then, the Suffumigations and Censings being performed anew, and the Disciples having anew, by especial order, touched their Swords, and the Master having encouraged his Disciples, he shall reform the Circle with the Knife of Art, and, raising the said Knife towards the Sky, he shall as it were strike the air therewith. After this he shall lay his hand upon the Penta- cles, and having bent his knees before the Most High, he shall repeat with humility the following Confession; the which his Disciples shall also do, and they shall recite it in a low and humble voice, so that they can scarcely be heard.
O Lord of Heaven and of Earth, before Thee do I confess my sins, and lament them, cast down and humbled in thy presence. I detest also the crimes which I have committed by evil thoughts, vain and impure meditations, false suspicions, and rash judgments; by the evil consent which I have readily given unto the advice of the wicked, by lust of impure and sensual pleasures; by my idle words, my lies, and my deceit; by my false vows in various ways; and by my continual slander and calumny. I detest also the crimes which I have committed within; the treachery and discord which I have incited; my curiosity, greed, false speaking, violence, malediction, mur- murs, blasphemies, vain words, insults, dissimulations; my sins against God by the transgression of the ten commandments, by neglect of my duties and obligations, and by want of love towards God and towards my neighbour.
Furthermore I hate the sins which I have committed in all my senses, by sight, by hearing, by taste, by smell, and by touch, in every way that human weakness can offend the Creator; by my carnal thoughts, deeds, and meditations.
Page 22 Book One In which I humbly confess that I have sinned, and recognise myself as being in the sight of God the most criminal of all men.
O ye, Holy Angels, and ye, Children of God, in your presence I publish 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 I have concealed my sins, and that I be not then accused in the presence of the Lord; but, on the contrary, that on my account there may be joy in Heaven, as over the just who have confessed their sins in thy presence.
The Confession having been finished with great humility, and with the inward feeling of the heart, the Master will recite the following prayer: I beseech Thee to defend me from mine Enemies, and to confirm in me true and steadfast faith.
I pray Thee by Thy Mercy not to put me in oblivion, nor to remove me from Thee. O Lord make me a new heart according unto Thy loving Kindness. Be Thou propitious unto me who am but a miserable sinner, and despise me not; save me and succor me, even me the work of Thine hands. I conjure and entreat thee by Thy Holy Name to banish from my Spirit the darkness of Ignorance, and to enlighten ne with the Fire of thy Wisdom; take away from me all evil desires, and let not my speech be as that of the foolish.
Prayer and Conjurations. O Lord God, Holy Father, Almighty and Merciful One, who hast created all things, Who knowest all things and can do all things, from Whom nothing is hidden, to whom nothing is impossible; Thou who knowest that we perform not these ceremo- nies to tempt Thy power, but that we may penetrate into the knowledge of hidden things; we pray Thee by Thy Sacred Mercy to cause and to permit, that we may arrive at this understanding of secret things, of whatever nature they may be by Thine aid, O Most Holy ADONAI, whose Kingdom and Power shall have no end unto the Ages of the Ages.
The Prayer being finished, let the Exorcist lay his hand upon the Pentacles, while one of the Disciples shall hold open before him the Book wherein are written the prayers and conjurations proper for conquering, subduing, and reproving the Spirits. Then the Master, turning towards each Quarter of the Earth, and raising his eyes to Heaven, shall say: O Lord, be Thou unto me a strong tower of refuge, from the sight and assaults of the Evil Spirits.
After which let him turn again towards the Four Quarters of the Earth, and towards each let him utter the following words: Obey then, by the virtue of these Holy Names, and by these Mysteries of Mysteries. After this he shall see the Spirits come from every side. But in case they are occu- pied in some other place, or that they cannot come, or that they are unwilling to come: The Conjuration. I conjure ye by the most powerful Name of ELOHIM GIBOR, which showeth forth the Strength of God, of a God All Powerful, who punisheth the crimes of the wicked, Who seeketh out and chastiseth the iniquities of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation; which Isaac having invoked, he was found wor- thy to escape from the Sword of Abraham his father.
I conjure ye by the most potent Name of EL. I conjure ye by the most potent Name of SHAD DAI, which signifieth doing good unto all; which Moses invoked, and having struck the Sea, it divided into two parts in the midst, on the right hand and on the left.
I conjure ye by the most holy Name of EL CHAI, which is that of the Living God, through the virtue of which alliance with us, and redemption for us have been made; which Moses invoked and all the waters returned to their prior state and enveloped the Egyptians, so that not one of them escaped to carry the news into the Land of Mizraim. I conjure ye anew, O Spirits, by all the Names of God, and by all His marvellous work; by the heavens; by the earth; by the sea; by the depth of the Abyss, and by that firmament which the very Spirit of God hath moved; by the sun and by the stars; by the waters and by the seas, and all which they contain; by the winds, the whirlwinds, Page 25 The Key of Solomon and the tempests; by the virtue of all herbs, plants, and stones; by all which is in the heavens, upon the earth, and in all the Abysses of the Shades.
I conjure ye anew, and I powerfully urge ye, O Demons, in whatsoever part of the world ye may be, so that ye shall be unable to remain in air, fire, water, earth, or in any part of the universe, or in any pleasant place which may attract ye; but that ye come promptly to accomplish our desire, and all things that we demand from your obedience.
I conjure ye by Him Who hath made the heavens and the earth, and who hath measured those heavens in the hollow of His hand, and enclosed the earth with three of His fingers, Who is seated upon the Kerubim and upon the Seraphim; and by the Kerubim, which is called the Kerub, which God constituted and placed to guard the Tree of Life, armed with a flaming sword, after that Man had been driven out of Paradise.
If they then immediately appear, it is well; if not, let the Master uncover the conse- crated Pentacles which he should have made to constrain and command the Spirits, and which he should wear fastened round his neck, holding the Medals or Pentacles in his left hand, and the consecrated Knife in his right; and encouraging his Compan- ions, he shall say with a loud voice: Here be the Symbols of Secret things, the standards, the ensigns and the banners, of God the Conqueror; and the arms of the Almighty One, to compel the Aerial Potencies.
I command ye absolutely by their power and virtue that ye come near unto us, into our presence, from whatsoever part of the world ye may be in, and that ye delay not to obey us in all things wherein we shall command ye by the virtue of God the Mighty One. Come ye promptly, and delay not to appear, and answer us with humility.
If they appear at this time, show them the Pentacles, and receive them with kind- ness, gentleness, and courtesy; reason and speak with them, question them, and ask from them all things which thou hast proposed to demand. But if, on the contrary, they do not yet make their appearance, holding the conse- crated Knife in the right hand, and the Pentacles being uncovered by the removal of their consecrated covering, strike and beat the air with the Knife as if wishing to com- mence a combat, comfort and exhort thy Companions, and then in a loud and stern voice repeat the following Conjuration: Conjuration Here again I conjure ye and most urgently command ye; I force, constrain, and exhort ye to the utmost, by the most mighty and powerful Name of God EL, strong and wonderful, and by God the Just and Upright, I exorcise ye and command ye that ye in no way delay, but that ye come immediately and upon the instant hither before us, without noise, deformity, or hideousness, but with all manner of gentleness and mildness.
I exorcise ye anew, and powerfully conjure ye, commanding ye with strength and violence by Him Who spake and it was done; and by all these names: Page 27 The Key of Solomon Come ye at once without any hideousness or deformity before us, come ye with- out monstrous appearance, in a gracious form or figure. By these, then, and by all the other Names of God Almighty, Holy, Living, and True, we powerfully command ye, ye who by your own sin have been cast down from the Empyreal Heaven, and from before His Throne; by Him who hath cast ye down unto the most profound of the Abysses of Hell, we command Ye boldly and resolutely; and by that terrible Day of the Sovereign Judgment of God, on which all the dry bones in the earth will arise to hear and listen unto the Word of God with their body, and will present themselves before the face of God Almighty; and by that Last Fire which shall consume all things; by the Crystal Sea which is known unto us, which is before the Face of God: Other- wise, if ye contravene and resist us by your disobedience unto the virtue and power of this Name YIAI, we curse ye even unto the Depth of the Great Abyss, into the which we shall cast, hurl, and bind ye, if ye show yourselves rebellious against the Secret of Secrets, and against the Mystery of Mysteries.
This Conjuration thou shalt say and perform, turning thyself unto the East, and if they appear not, thou shalt repeat it unto the Spirits, turning unto the South, the West, and the North, in succession, when thou wilt have repeated it four times.
And if they appear not even then, thou shalt make the Sign of TAU upon the foreheads of thy companions, and thou shalt say: Behold anew the Symbol and the Name of a Sovereign and Conquering God, through which all the Universe fears, trembles, and shudders, and through the most mysterious words of the Secret Mysteries and by their Virtue, Strength, and Power.
By these Names then, and by all the other Holy Names of God before Whom no man can stand and live, and which Names the armies of the Demons fear, tremble at, and shudder; we conjure ye, we potently exorcise and command ye, conjuring ye in addition by the terrible and tremendous PATHS of God and by His Holy habitation wherein He reigneth and commandeth unto the eternal Ages.
By the virtue of all these aforesaid, we command ye that ye remain not in any place wherein ye are, but to come hither promptly without delay to do that which we shall enjoin ye. But if ye be still contumacious, we, by the Authority of a Sovereign and Potent God, deprive ye of all quality, condition, degree, and place which ye now enjoy, and precipitate ye into and relegate ye unto the Kingdom of Fire and of Sulphur, to be there eternally tormented Come ye then from all parts of the earth, wheresoever ye may be, and behold the Symbols and Names of that Triumphant Sovereign Whom all creatures obey, otherwise we shall bind ye and conduct ye in spite of yourselves, into our presence bound with chains of fire, because those effects which proceed and issue from our Science and operation, are ardent with a fire which shall consume and burn ye eternally, for by these the whole Universe trembleth, the earth is moved, the stones thereof rush together, all creatures obey, and the rebellious Spirits are tormented by the power of the Sovereign Creator.
Then it is certain that they will come, even if they be bound with chains of fire, unless prevented by affairs of the very greatest importance, 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. But if they appear not yet in answer to the above Conjuration, and are still disobedient, 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; let him strike the air with the Conse- crated Knife towards the Four Quarters of the Universe; and then let him Kneel in the midst of the Circle, and the Companions also in their several places, and let them say consecutively with him in a low voice, turning in the direction of the East, the following: I conjure and pray ye, O ye Angels of God, and ye Celestial Spirits, to come unto mine aid; come and behold the Signs of Heaven, and be my witness before the Sover- eign Lord, of the disobedience of these evil and fallen Spirits who were at one time your companions.
This being done, let the Master arise, and constrain and force them by a stronger conjuration, in manner following. Behold us again prepared to conjure ye by the Names and Symbols of God, where- with we are fortified, and by the virtue of the Highest One.
We command ye and potently ordain ye by the most strong and powerful Names of God, Who is worthy of all praise, admiration, honor, glory, veneration, and fear, that ye delay not longer, but that ye appear before us without any tumult or disturbance, but, on the contrary, with great respect and courtesy, in a beautiful and human form. If they then appear, let them see the Pentacles, and say: Obey ye, Obey ye, behold the Symbols and Names of the Creator; be ye gentle and peaceable, and obey in all things that we shall command ye.
They will then immediately talk with thee, as a friend speaketh unto a friend. Ask of them all that thou desirest, with Constance, firmness, and assurance, and they will obey thee. But if they appear not yet, let not the Master on that account lose his courage, for there is nothing in the world stronger and of greater force to overawe the Spirits than constancy.
Let him, however, re-examine and reform the Circle, and let him take up a little dust of the earth, which he shall cast towards the Four Quarters of the Universe; and having placed his Knife upon the ground, let him say on his knees, turning towards the direction of the North: These words having been said kneeling upon the earth, let the Master shortly after arise and open his arms wide as if wishing to embrace the air, and say: By the Holy Names of God written in this Book, and by the other Holy and Inef- fable Names which are written in the Book of Life, we conjure ye to come unto us promptly and without any delay, wherefore tarry not, but appear in a beautiful and agreeable form the figure, by these Holy Names: Therefore, by the Name of the Living God, Who hath formed the heavens above, and hath laid the foundations of the earth beneath, we command ye that, immediately and without any delay, ye come unto us from all places, valleys, mountains, hills, field, seas, rivers, fountains, ponds, brooks, caverns, grottos, cities, towns, villages, markets, fairs, habitations, baths, courtyards, gardens, vineyards, plantations, reservoirs, cis- terns, and from every corner of the terrestrial earth where ye may happen to be in your assemblies, so that ye may execute and accomplish our demands with all mild- ness and courtesy; by that Ineffable Name which Moses heard and invoked, which he received from God from the midst of the Burning Bush, we conjure ye to obey our commands, and to come unto us promptly with all gentleness of manner.
Again we command ye with vehemence, and we exorcise ye with constancy, that ye and all your comrades come unto us in an agreeable and gracious manner like the breeze, to accomplish successively our various commands and desires.
Come ye, then, without delay, without noise, and without rage, before us, without any deformity or hideousness, to execute all our will; come ye from all places wherein ye are, from all mountains, valleys, streams, rivers, brooks, ponds, places, baths, syna- gogues; for God, strong and powerful, will chase ye and constrain ye, being glorious over all things; He will compel ye, both ye and the Prince of Darkness. Come ye, come ye, Angels of Darkness; come hither before this Circle without fear, terror, or defor- Page 33 The Key of Solomon mity, to execute our commands, and be ye ready both to achieve and to complete all that we shall command ye.
We constrain ye yet again by the Seal of the Sun which is the Word of God; and by the Seal of the Moon and of the Stars we bind ye; and by the other Animals and Crea- tures which are in Heaven, by whose wings Heaven cleanseth itself, we force and attract ye imperiously to execute our will without failure.
And we conjure, oblige, and terribly exorcise ye, that ye draw near unto us without delay and without fear, as far as is possible unto ye, here before this Circle, as supplicants gently and with discretion, to accomplish our will in all and through all. If ye come promptly and voluntarily, ye shall inhale our perfumes, and our suffumigations of pleasant odour, which will be Page 34 Book One both agreeable and delightful unto ye. Furthermore ye will see the Symbol of your Creator, and the Names of his Holy Angels, and we shall afterwards dismiss ye, and send ye hence with thanks.
But if, on the contrary, ye come not quickly, and ye show yourselves self-opinionated, rebellious, and contumacious, we shall conjure ye again, and exorcise ye ceaselessly, and will repeat all the aforesaid words and Holy Names of God and of the Holy Angels; by the which Names we shall harass you, and if that be not sufficient we will add thereunto yet greater and more powerful ones, and we will thereunto again add other Names which ye have not yet heard from us, which are those of an Almighty God, and which will make ye tremble and quake with fear, both ye and your princes; by the which Names we conjure both you and them also, and we shall not desist from our work until the accomplishment of our will.
But if perchance ye yet shall harden yourselves, and show yourselves self-opinionated, disobedient, rebellious, refractory, and contumacious, and if ye yet resist our powerful conjura- tions, we shall pronounce against you this warrant of arrest in the Name of God Almighty, and this definite sentence that ye shall fall into dangerous disease and lep- rosy, and that in sign of the Divine Vengeance ye shall all perish by a terrifying and horrible death, and that a fire shall consume and devour you on every side, and utterly crush you; and that by the Power of God, a flame shall go forth from His Mouth which shall burn ye up and reduce ye unto nothing in Hell.
Wherefore delay ye not to come, for we shall not cease from these powerful conjurations until ye shall be obliged to appear against your will.
By these then, and by other most Holy Names which we pronounce against you from the bottom of our hearts, do we force and constrain ye, if ye be yet rebellious and disobedient. We conjure ye powerfully and strongly exorcise ye, that ye come unto us with joy and quickness, without fraud or deceit, in truth and not in error. Come ye then, come ye, behold the Signs and the Names of your Creator, behold the Holy Pentacles by the virtue of which the Earth is moved, the trees thereof and the Abysses tremble.
Come ye; come ye; Come ye. These things being thus done and performed, ye shall see the Spirits come from all sides in great haste with their Princes and Superiors; the Spirits of the First Order, like Soldiers, armed with spears, shields, and corslets; those of the Second Order like Barons, Princes, Dukes, Captains, and Generals of Armies.
For the Third and last Order their King will appear, before whom go many players on instruments of music, accompanied by beautiful and melodious voices which sing in chorus. Page 35 The Key of Solomon Then the Exorcist, or Master of the Art, at the arrival of the King, whom he shall see crowned with a Diadem, 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 show them unto him, saying: Behold the Signs and Holy Names by and before whose power every knee should bow, of all that is in Heaven, upon Earth, or in Hell.
Humble ye yourselves, therefore, under the Mighty hand of God. Then will the King bow the knee before thee, and will say, "What dost thou wish, and wherefore hast thou caused us to come hither from the Infernal Abodes? Let him, also, renew his fumigations, and offer large quantities of Incense, which he should at once place upon the fire, in order to appease the Spirits as he hath prom- ised them.
He should then cover the Pentacles, and he will see wonderful things, which it is impossible to relate, touching worldly matters and all sciences. This being finished, let the Master uncover the Pentacles, and demand all that he shall wish from the King of the Spirits, and if there are one or two Spirits only, it will be the same; and having obtained all his desire, he shall thus license them to depart: Furthermore let them bathe their faces with the exorcised water, as will be hereafter told, and then let them take their ordinary raiment and go about their business.
Take notice and observe carefully that this last conjuration is of so great impor- tance and efficacy, that even if the Spirits were bound with chains of iron and fire, or shut up in some strong place, or retained by an oath, they could not even then delay to come.
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, by the same conjuration; the Master should add to his conjuration that they should at least send him some Messen- gers, or some individual to declare unto him where they are, how employed, and the reason why they cannot come and obey him.
But if which is almost impossible they be even yet self-opinionated and disobe- dient, and unwilling to obey; in this case their names should be written on virgin paper, which he should soil and fill with mud, dust, or clay. Then he shall kindle a fire with dry rue, upon which he shall put powdered asafoetida, and other things of evil Page 36 Book One odour; after which let him put the aforesaid names, written on parchment or Virgin Parchment Paper, upon the fire, saying: The Conjuration Of The Fire I conjure thee, O Creature of Fire, by Him who removeth the Earth, and maketh it tremble, that thou burn and torment these Spirits, so that they may feel it intensely, and that they may be burned eternally by thee.
This being said, thou shalt cast the aforesaid paper into the fire, saying: The Curse Be ye accursed, damned, and eternally reproved; and be ye tormented with per- petual pain, so that we may find no repose by night nor by day, nor for a single moment of time, if ye obey not immediately the command of Him Who maketh the Universe to tremble; by these Names, and in virtue of these Names, the which being named and invoked all creatures obey and tremble with fear and terror, these Names which can turn aside lightning and thunder; and which will utterly make you to per- ish, destroy, and banish you.
By these secret Names, therefore, and by these signs which are full of Mysteries, we curse ye, and in virtue of the power of the Three Principles. Aleph, Mem, Shin, we deprive ye of all office and dignity which ye may have enjoyed up till now; and by their virtue and power we relegate you unto a lake of sulphur and of flame, and unto the deepest depths of the Abyss, that ye may burn therein eternally for ever. Then will they assuredly come without any delay, and in great haste, crying: Write their Names afresh, and kindle fresh fire, whereon thou shalt put gum benjamin, olybdanum, and storax to make therewith a fumigation; with these odours thou shalt afresh, perfume the aforesaid paper with the Names; but thou shouldest have these names ready prepared beforehand.
Then show them the Holy Pentacles, and ask of them what thou wilt, and thou shalt obtain it; and having gained thy purpose, send away the Spirits, saying: The License To Depart. By the virtue of these Pentacles, and because ye have been obedient, and have obeyed the commandments of the Creator, feel and inhale this grateful odour, and afterwards depart ye unto your abodes and retreats; be there peace between us and you; be ye ever ready to come when ye shall be cited and called; and may the blessing of God, as far as ye are capable of receiving it, be upon you, provided ye be obedient and prompt to come unto us without solemn rites and observances on our part.
Page 37 The Key of Solomon Thou shouldest further make a Book of Virgin Parchment Paper, and therein write the foregoing conjurations, and constrain the Demons to swear upon the same book that they will come whenever they be called, and present themselves before thee, whenever thou shalt wish to consult them. Afterwards thou canst cover this Book with sacred Sigils on a plate of silver, and therein write or engrave the Holy Pentacles.
Thou mayest open this Book either on Sundays or on Thursdays, rather at night than by day, and the Spirits will come. Regarding the expression "night," understand the night following, and not the night preceding the aforesaid days. And remember that by day the Demons are ashamed, for they are Animals of Darkness. As we have already made mention of the Pentacles, it is necessary that thou shouldest understand that the whole Science and understanding of our Key dependeth upon the operation, knowledge, and use of Pentacles.
He then who shall wish to perform any operation by the means of the Medals, or Pentacles, and therein to render himself expert, must observe what hath been herein before ordained. These then have I collected together, arranged, consecrated, and kept, for the benefit of the human race, and the preservation of Body and of Soul.
The Pentacles should then be made in the days and hours of Mercury, when the Moon is in an aerial or terrestrial sign; she should also be in her increase, and in equal number of days with the Sun. It is necessary to have a Chamber or Cabinet specially set apart and newly cleaned, wherein thou canst remain without interruption, the which having entered with thy Companions, thou shalt incense and perfume it with the odours and per- fumes of the Art.
The sky should be clear and serene. It is necessary that thou shouldest have one or more pieces of virgin paper prepared and arranged ready, as we shall tell you more fully later on, in its place.
Thou shalt commence the writing or construction of the Pentacles in the hour aforesaid. Among other things, thou shalt chiefly use these colours: Furthermore, thou shalt make these Medals or Pentacles with exorcised pen and colours, as we shall hereafter show thee. Whensoever thou constructest them, if thou canst complete them in the hour wherein thou didst begin them, it is better.
However, if it be absolutely necessary to interrupt the work, thou shouldest await the proper day and hour before re-com- mencing it. The Pentacles being finished and completed, take a cloth of very fine silk, as we shall hereafter ordain thee, in the which thou shalt wrap the Pentacles.
After which thou shalt take a large Vessel of Earth filled with Charcoal, upon the which there must be put frankincense, mastic, and aloes, all having been previously conjured and exor- cised as shall hereafter be told thee. Thou must also be thyself pure, clean, and washed, as thou shalt find given in the proper place. Furthermore, thou shouldest have the Sickle or Knife of Magical Art, with the which thou shalt make a Circle, and trace within it an inner Circle, and in the space between the two thou shalt write the Names of God, which thou shalt think fit and proper.
It is necessary after this that thou shouldest have within the Circle a vessel of earth with burning coals and odorif- erous perfumes thereon; with the which thou shalt fumigate the aforesaid Pentacles; Page 39 The Key of Solomon and, having turned thy face towards the East, thou shalt hold the said Pentacles over the smoke of the Incense, and shalt repeat devoutly the following Psalms of David my Father: Psalms viii.
After this thou shalt repeat the following Oration: The Oration. These words being said, thou shalt perfume the Pentacles with the same sweet scents and perfumes, and afterwards having wrapped them in a piece of prepared silk cloth, thou shalt put them in a place fit and clean, which thou mayest open whenever it shall please thee, and close it again, at thy pleasure and according unto thy will.