Here are the celebrated seals from The Key of Solomon the King (Clavicula This Pentacle defendeth those who invoke the Spirits of Saturn. The first pentacle of the Moon This and the following serve to call forth and invoke the spirits of the Moon; and it further. The Key of Solomon is divided into two books but between those “books” are ” The Holy Pentacles”, which are the Pentacles alluded two in the chapters in Book .
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Mathers’ translation is almost entirely dependant on French Colorno manuscript exemplars dating 18th century. The Second Pentacle of Mercury. Let him then lay his right hand and the knife upon the pentacles or medals, constructed of, and described upon virgin paper, which are fastened to or sewn upon his breast, and let him repeat the following oey upon his knees: 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 Universeand pronounce with a loud voice the conjuration contained in this chapter.
Also has Christian elements, such as the use of a cross put in holy water fol. When, therefore, thou shalt wish to acquire the knowledge of magical arts and sciences, it is necessary to have prepared the order of hours and of days, and of the position of the Moon, without the operation of which thou canst kkey nothing; but if thou observest them with diligence thou mayest easily and thoroughly arrive at the effect and end which thou desirest to attain.
This sentence is missing in Ad. 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 sollmon 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.
British Library, Harleian MS.
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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, murmurs, 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.
But observe inviolably that thou commence nothing while the Moon is in conjunction with the Sun, oof that this is extremely unfortunate, and that thou wilt then be able to effect nothing; but the Moon quitting his beams and increasing in Light, thou canst perform all that thou desirest, observing nevertheless the directions in this chapter.
De Laurence I cannot begin to convey my contempt for L. 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. L inserts pentqcles tables of the hours of the day and night at this point.
Further, on referring to the third Table he will see that Tuesday is under the rule of the planet Mars, whose Archangel is Khamael, angel Zamael, metal iron, and Colour Red.
These are highly benefic and powerful beings whom you can make requests of, but cannot command.
I have omitted Mathers’ diagrams from this e-text, since they are available in a low cost edition from Weiser ; I have however, supplied examples from various manuscripts for comparison purposes. In she was trained by Georgetown University’s Oncology Chief to abstract medical records and has since contributed to Phase I through Phase IV research around the country.
It shares a lot of readings with Sl. Shemeshiel, Paimoniah, Rekhodiah, and Malkhiel. Next, recite “The Oration” in chapter eight of the Key of Solomon to consecrate the seal. And if they appear not even then, thou shalt make the sign of TAU 16 upon the foreheads of thy companions, and thou shalt solomo The Third Pentacle of the Moon. When they appear show unto them this Pentacle and immediately they will obey.
And if the spirits be disobedient and do not then make their appearance, he must arise and take psntacles exorcised knife of art 21 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.
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 penhacles moved, the stones thereof rush together, all creatures obey, and the rebellious spirits are tormented by the power of the sovereign creator.
The Fifth Pentacle of Mars. The Archangel, who is called also the Prince of Countenances. As implied by the planetary name, seals of Mercury should contain Mercury. Before commencing operations both the master and his disciple; must abstain with great and thorough continence during the space of nine days from sensual pleasures and from vain and foolish conversation; as plainly appeareth in the Second Book, Chapter 4.
The Key of Solomon is divided into two books.
Titled Les vrais Talismans, pentacles, et cercles. So Aub24, M, and Sl. The Latin of Sl. 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: 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 ceremonies 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.
British Library, Sloane MS. Figure 30, Aub24, fol. Figure 36, from Aub. The first disciple will bear the censer, the perfumes and the spices; the second disciple will bear the book, papers, pens, ink, and any stinking or impure materials; the third will carry the knife and the quill knife 4 of magical art, the lantern, and the candles; the fourth, the Psalms, and the rest of the instruments; the fifth, the crucible or chafing-dish, and the charcoal or fuel; but it is necessary for the master himself to carry in his hand the staff, and the wand or rod.
It also regularly replaces “Amen” with “Ainsi soit-il”.
Its inclusion by Mathers is puzzling because it is utterly different in content from the other manuscripts aside from a few of the pentacles at the end of the manuscript and really should stand alone as a separate text. It also calls the quill knife “Arthame” and conflates it with the ritual knife.
T he effects of pentacles and other astrological talismans are unpredictable. Stronger and more potent conjuration 7. I conjure silomon 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.
Very carefully written and legible. So M and Aub24; Ad. Its Angel, Sophiel, giveth the knowledge of the virtue solmoon all herbs and stones; and unto whomsoever shall name him, he will procure the knowledge of all.
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Cited by Waite, BCM, p. Elyonand between North and East Eloha. Seems to be based solely on Ad. Just being in their presence and being under their influence is a very positive experience causing fo internal change, ultimately perhaps of more value than pentaclds getting one’s ego desires and physical needs met. Nogahiel, Acheliah, Socodiah or Socohiah and Nangariel.
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