"This edition of the Lesser Key of Solomon is based on manuscripts from the British Museum, edited by two prominent occultists. Although Mathers took lead on the body of the text, Crowley's literary fingerprints are all over this book, such as the polite sniping at A.E. Waite, the Preliminary Invocation, and the essay The Initiated Interpretation of Ceremonial Magic, which is classic Crowley.
This is a considerably cleaned up and modernized version of the Lesser Key, which is obviously intended to be used as a working document for serious magicians, rather than a rigorous transcription of the source manuscripts. However, the information presented here dovetails with the other Goetic grimoires and this version is considered one of the best of this literature." (Quote from sacred-texts.com)
Table of Contents:
Publisher's Preface; Preface; Preliminary Invocation; Goetia; The Initiated Interpretation Of Ceremonial Magic; Preliminary Definition Of Magic; Shemhamphorash; Observations; Classified List Of The 72 Chief Spirits Of The Goetia, According To Respective Rank; The Magical Circle; The Magical Triangle Of Solomon; The Hexagram Of Solomon; The Pentagram Of Solomon; The Magic Ring Or Disc Of Solomon; The Vessel Of Brass; The Secret Seal Of Solomon; The Other Magical Requisites; The Adoration At The Bath; The Conjuration To Call Forth Any Of The Aforesaid Spirits; The Second Conjuration; The Constraint; The Invocation Of The King; The General Curse, Called The Spirits' Chain, Against All Spirits That Rebel; The Conjuration Of The Fire; The Greater Curse ; The Address Unto The Spirit Upon His Coming; The Welcome Unto The Spirit; The License To Depart; Explanation Of Certain Names Used In This Book Lemegeton; Explanation Of Certain Names Used In This Book Lemegeton; The Explanation Of The Two Triangles In The Parchment; An Explanation Of Solomon's Triangle; Conjurations; Preamble; Atte Ye Bathes Of Art; Atte Ye Induynge Of Ye Holy Vestures; Ye Fyrste Conjouratioun; Ye Secounde Conjouratioun; Ye Constraynte; Ye Potent Invocatioun Of Hys Kynge; Ye Generall Curse; Ye Conjouratioun Of Ye Fyre; Ye Greter Curse; Ye Addresse Unto Ye Spirit On Hys Coming; Ye Welcome Unto Ye Spirit Dygnytie; Ye License To Ye Spirit Yt He Maye Depart
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As a serious student of the occult with an interest in the Goetia, I was naturally interested to pick up a copy of Forgotten Books newest entry into field. Described by the publisher as "intended to be used as a working document for serious magicians, rather than a rigorous transcription of the source manuscripts" I expected to see new material, possibly a new translation, some kind of guide for the practicing magician or new diagrams, charts or tables to clarify unclear sections of the text.
What I found instead was Mather's translation, word for word, with Crowley's editorial footnotes. I immediately noticed that the sigils presented in the Shemhamphorash appeared to have been cut out of paper and glued to the original manuscript before being photocopied (in some places the edges of the paper are visible in the photocopy). Further, in four places, the sigils were placed in such a way as to obscure footnotes, one of which was completely covered and unreadable. This...
This book is actually a photocopy version and not very clear. the infomation is there but cheap thing no good and good thing no cheap!!!!
i was expecting a lot more to this book the describtion about the 72 spirits was a bit informitive but lack detail and the conjurations and such sound really stupid i really don't recommend this book to people and the pictures are like a poor photocopy of all of them.
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