The Lesser Key of Solomon: Lemegeton Clavicula Salomonis

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Weiser Books, May 1, 2001 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 304 pages
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Compiled from original manuscripts and fragments in the British Museum Library, Joseph Peterson's new presentation is the most complete and accurate edition of this famous magical grimoire, "The Lesser Key of Solomon the King." He goes to great length to establish the provenance of each part, and possible derivative works, including critical analyses of all major variations, utilizing fresh translations of earlier magical texts such as Johann Trithemius's Steganographia, The Archidoxes of Magic by Paracelsus, and newly discovered Hebrew manuscripts of the original Key of Solomon. Abundantly illustrated, Peterson includes reproductions of the original magical circles, tools, and seals of the spirits with variations of certain drawings from various sources and notae missing from earlier editions. Source list. Appendicies. Index.

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Of the Arte Goetia
The Art Theugia Goetia
The Art Pauline of King Salomon
Salomons Almadel Art
Ars Notoria The Notary Art of Salomon
Addenda found in Sloane 2731 and 3648
Johann Weyers Pseudomonarchia daemanum
Comparison of Goetia with Weyer
Other examples of some of the drawings

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Page 3 - Agents 2 being applied to proper Patients,' strange and admirable effects will thereby be produced. Whence magicians are profound and diligent searchers into Nature ; they, because of their skill, know how to anticipate an effort, 4 the which to the vulgar shall seem to be a miracle.

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Joseph Peterson has translated many esoteric and religious sourceworks. He has amassed a large collection of copies of rare and occult tracts for comparative research from the British Library and other institutions, which he shares on his award-winning Web sites and Petersonas published works include The Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses, John DeeasFive Books of Mystery, and The Lesser Key of Solomon.

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