Book of Black Magic and Pacts

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Health Research Books, 1996 - 326 pages
 

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Contents

PAGE PREFACE
11
PART I
15
CHAPTER I
17
The Antiquity of Magical Rituals
19
The Importance of Ceremonial Magic
22
The Distinction Between White and Black Jlagic
27
The Unprinted Literature of Ceremonial Magic 30 CHAPTER 11
30
The Rituals of Transcendental Magic 1 The Arbatel of Magic
37
1 The Grimorium Verum
91
True Black Magic 3 The Grand Grimoire
92
The Grimoire of Honorius
95
Minor and Spurious Rituals of Black Magie
101
The Black Pullet
104
Talismans of the Sage of the Pyramids
109
The GoldFinding Hen 88 92 92 95 101 104 109
126
CHAPTER I
133

2 Theosophia Pneumatica
40
The Enchiridion of Pope
52
The Seven Mysterious Orisons
55
Summary of Transcendental Magic 37 50 52
59
Composite Rituals 1 The Key of Solomon the King
67
The Lesser key of Solomon
72
The Fourth Book of Cornelius Agrippa
74
The Hepta meron 72 74
84
CHAPTER IV
88
CHAPTER II
145
Concerning the Rod and Staff of the Art
155
Concerning Virgin Wax or Virgin Earth
162
Concerning Aspersion and Fumigation
171
CHAPTER III
178
The Forms of Infernal Spirits in their Manifestations
188
Concerning the Rite of Conjuration from the Leme
221
CHAPTER V
235
Concerning the Genuine Sanctum Regnum or the True
252

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Arthur Edward Waite was born on October 2, 1857 in Brooklyn, New York. He was a poet and scholarly mystic who wrote extensively on occult and esoteric matters, and was the co-creator of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck. Waite joined the Outer Order of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn in January 1891 after being introduced by E.W. Berridge. In 1899 he entered the Second order of the Golden Dawn. He became a Freemason in 1901, and entered the Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia in 1902. In 1903 Waite founded the Independent and Rectified Order R. R. et A. C. Waite was a prolific author and many of his works were well received in academic circles. He wrote occult texts on subjects including divination, esotericism, Rosicrucianism, Freemasonry, and ceremonial magic, Kabbalism and alchemy; he also translated and reissued several important mystical and alchemical works. His works on the Holy Grail, influenced by his friendship with Arthur Machen, were particularly notable. A number of his volumes remain in print, including The Book of Ceremonial Magic (1911), The Holy Kabbalah (1929), A New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry (1921), and his edited translation of Eliphas Levi's 1896 Transcendental Magic, its Doctrine and Ritual (1910), having seen reprints in recent years. Waite also wrote two allegorical fantasy novels, Prince Starbeam (1889) and The Quest of the Golden Stairs (1893).

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