6/7Moses: Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses () Ab: Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage J: Liber Juratus (Sworn Book of Honorius). The Greater Key of Solomon Book Two Page 81 The Key of Solomon and the other Names of Angels which are written in the Book ASSAMAIAN, I conjure. “Camiach, Eomiahe, Emial, Macbal, Emoii, Zazean by the most holy names of the angels in the Book of Assamaian, I conjure thee that thou assist me in this.
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Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. Full text of ” The greater Key of Solomon: This work of Solomon is divided into Two Books. In the first thou mayest see and know how to avoid errors in Experiments, Operations, and in the Spirits theirselves. In the second thou art taught in what manner Magical Arts may be reduced to the proposed object and end.
It is for this reason that thou shouldst take great heed and care that this Key of Secrets fall not into the hands of the foolish, the stupid, and the ignorant.
For he who is the possessor hereof, and who availeth himself hereof according to the ordinances herein contained, will not only be able to reduce the Magical Arts herein unto their proposed end, but will, even if he findeth certain errors herein, be able to correct them.
Any Art or Operation of this kind will not be able to attain its end, unless the Master of the Art, or Exorcist, shall have this work completely in his power, that is to say, unless he thoroughly understand it, for without this he will never attain the effect of any operation. For this reason I earnestly pray and conjure the person into whose hands this Key of Secrets may fall, neither to communicate it, nor to make any one a partaker in this knowledge, if he be not faithful, nor capable of keeping a secret, nor expert in the Arts.
It is now necessary to notice in particular at what hour accomplishment and perfection should be given to the Arts, all things necessary having been previously prepared.
Should it then happen that thou hast undertaken any secret operation for con- versing with or conjuring Spirits, in which the day and the hour are not marked, thou shalt put it in execution on the days and hours of Mercury, at the sixteenth or twenty- third hour, but it will be still better at the eighth, which is the third of the same night, which is called and means before the morning, for then thou shalt be able to put in practice all the Arts and Operations which should he performed, according as it shall please thee by day or by night, provided that they have been prepared at the hours suitable to them, as hath been already said.
But when neither hour nor time of opera- tion or invocation is specified, it is then much better to perform these experiments at night, seeing that it is more easy to the Spirits to appear in the peaceful silence of night than during the day. And thou shouldst inviolably observe, that wishing to invoke the Spirits, either by day or by night, it is necessary that it should be done in a place hidden, removed, secret, convenient, and proper for such Art, where no man frequenteth or inhabiteth, as we shall relate more fully in its place.
If then thou shouldst operate touching anything which hath been stolen, in what- ever way it be performed and whatever way it may have been prepared, it is necessary to practice it on the days and hours of the Moon, being if possible in her increase, and from the first unto the eighth hour of the day. But if it be by night, then it should be at the fifth or at the third hour; but it is bet- ter by day than by the night, for the light justifieth them, and maketh them much more fit for publication.
But if the Operations be regarding Invisibility, they should be put in practice at the first, second, and third hours of Mars by day. But if by night, until the third hour. If they be Operations of seeking love, grace, or favor, they should be performed until the eighth hour of the same day, commencing with the first hour of the Sun; and from the first hour of Venus unto the first hour of the same day of Venus. As for Operations of destruction and desolation, we should practice and put them into execution on the day of Saturn at the first hour, or rather at the eighth or fif- teenth of the day; and from the first until the eighth hour of the night.
Experiments of games, raillery, deceit, illusion, and invisibility, ought to be done at the first hour of Venus, and at the eighth hour of the day; but by night at the third and at the seventh. At all times of practicing and putting into execution Magical Arts, the Moon should be increasing in light, and in an equal number of degrees with the Sun; and it Page 83 The Key of Solomon is much better from the first quarter to the Opposition, and the Moon should be in a fiery Sign, and notably in that of the Ram or of the Lion.
Therefore, to execute these Experiments in any manner whatsoever, it should be done when the Moon is clear, and when she is increasing in light.
In order to put in execution those of Invisibility after everything is properly pre- pared, the Moon should be in the Sign of the Fishes, in the hours proper and fitting, and she should be increasing in light.
For experiments of seeking love and favor, in whatever way it may be desired, they will succeed, provided that they have been prepared at the proper hours, and that the Moon be increasing in light and in the Sign of the Twins. So exact a preparation of days and hours is not necessary for those who are Adepts in the Art, but it is extremely necessary for apprentices and beginners, seeing that those who have been little or not at all instructed herein, and who only begin to apply themselves to this Art, do not have as much faith in the experiments as those who are adepts therein, and who have practiced them.
But as regards beginners, they should always have the days and hours well disposed and appropriate unto the Art. And the wise should only observe the precepts of the Art which are necessary, and in observing the other solemnities necessary they will operate with a perfect assurance.
It is, nevertheless, necessary to take care that when thou shalt have prepared any experiment thyself for the days and hours ordained, that it should be performed in clear, serene, mild, and pleasant weather, without any great tempest or agitation of the air, which should not be troubled by winds.
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For when thou shalt have conjured any Spirits in any art or experiment, they will not come when the Air is troubled or agi- tated by winds, seeing that Spirits have neither flesh nor bones, and are created of different substances. Some are created from Water. Others from Wind, unto which they are like.
Others from Solar Vapors. Others from the keenness and strength of Fire; and when they are invoked or summoned, they come always with great noise, and with the terrible nature of fire. When the Spirits which are created of water are invoked, they come with great rains, thunder, hail, lightning, thunder-bolts, and the like. When the Spirits which are created of Clouds are invoked, they come with great deformity, in a horrible form, to strike fear into the invocator, and with an exceeding great noise.
Others which are formed from wind appear like thereunto and with exceeding swift motion, and whensoever those which are created from Beauty appear, they will show themselves in a fair and agreeable form; moreover, whensoever thou shalt call the Spirits created from Air, they will come with a kind of gentle breeze.
When the Spirits which are created from the Vapors of the Sun are invoked, they come under a very beautiful and excellent form, but filled with pride, vanity, and con- Page 84 Book Two ceit. They show great ostentation and vainglory in their dress, and they rejoice in many ornaments; the boast of possessing mundane beauty, and all sorts of ornaments and decorations.
Thou shalt only invoke them in serene, mild, and pleasant weather. The Spirits which are created of Fire reside in the east, those created of Wind in the south. Note then that it will be much better to perform the experiments or operations in the direction of the East, putting everything necessary in practice towards that point.
But for all other operations or extraordinary experiments, and for those of love, they will be much more efficacious directed towards the north. Take heed further, that every time that thou performest any experiment, to reduce it unto perfection with the requisite solemnities, thou shalt recommence the former experiment if interrupted therein, without the preparation of hours or other solemnities.
If by chance it should happen that having performed an experiment with due observance of days, hours, and requisite solemnities, thou shalt find it unsuccessful, it must be in some manner false, ill-arranged and defective, and thou must assuredly have failed in some matter; for if thou doest ill in one single point, these experiments or these Arts will not be verified. Thus upon this Chapter dependeth this whole Key of Arts, Experiments, and Operations, and although every solemnity be rightly observed, no experiment will be verified, unless thou canst penetrate the meaning of this Chapter.
He who wisheth to apply himself unto so great and so difficult a Science should have his mind free from all business, and from all extraneous ideas of whatever nature they may be. He should then thoroughly examine the Art or Operation which he should undertake, and write it regularly out on paper, particularly set aside for that purpose, with the appropriate conjurations and exorcisms.
If there be anything to mark or write down, it should be performed in the manner specified regarding the paper, ink, and pen. He should also observe at what day and at what hour this Experiment should be undertaken, and what things are necessary to prepare for it, what should be added, and what can be dispensed with.
The which matters being prepared, it is necessary for thee to search out and arrange some fitting place wherein the Magical Art and its Experiments can be put in practice. All these things being thus arranged and disposed, let the Master of the Art go into a proper and fitting place, or into his Cabinet or Secret Chamber if it be con- venient for the purpose, and he can there dispose and set in order the whole operation; or he can use any other convenient secret place for the purpose, provided that no one knoweth where it is, and that no man can see him when there.
After this he must strip himself entirely naked, and let him have a bath ready pre- pared, wherein is water exorcised, after the manner which we shall describe, so that he may bathe and purify himself therein from the crown of his head unto the sole of his foot, saying: O Lord ADONAI, who hast formed me Thine unworthy servant in Thine Image and resemblance of vile and of abject earth; deign to bless and to sanctify this Water, so that it may be for the health and purification of my soul, and of my body, so that no foolishness or deceitfulness may therein in any way have place.
O Most Powerful and Ineffable God, Who madest Thy people pass dryshod through the Red Sea when they came up out of the Land of Egypt, grant unto me grace that I may be purified and regenerated from all my past sins by this Water, that so no uncleanness may appear upon me in Thy Presence.
After this thou shalt entirely immerse thyself in the water, and thou shalt dry thy- self with a towel of clean white linen, and then thou shalt put upon thy flesh the garments of pure assamain linen whereof we shall speak hereafter.
Hereafter, for three days at least, thou shalt abstain from all idle, vain, and impure reasonings, and from every assamakan of impurity and sin, as will be shown in the Chapter of fast and of vigil.
Each day shalt thou recite the following prayer, at least once in the morning, twice about noon, thrice in the afternoon, four times in the evening, and five times before lying down to sleep; this shalt thou do on the three ensuing days: Page 86 Book Two The Prayer. These three days having passed, thou must have all things in readiness, as hath been said, and after this a day appointed and set apart.
It will be necessary for thee to wait for the hour in which thou shouldst commence the Operation; but when once it shall be commenced at this hour, thou shalt be able to continue it unto the end, seeing that it deriveth its force and virtue from its beginning, which extendeth to and spread- eth over the succeeding hours, so that the Master of the Art will be enabled to complete his work so as to arrive at the desired result.
When the Master of the Art wisheth to put in practice any Operation or Experiment, especially one of importance, he should first consider of what Companions he should avail himself.
This is the reason why in every Operation whose Experience should be carried out in the Circle, it is well to have three Companions. And if he cannot have Companions, he should at least have with him a faithful and attached dog. But if it be absolutely necessary for him to have Companions, these Companions should be obli- gated and bound by oath to do all that the Master shall order or prescribe them, and they should study, observe, and carefully retain, and be attentive unto all which they shall hear.
For those who shall act otherwise shall suffer and endure many pains and labors, and run into many dangers, which the Spirits will cause and procure for them, and for this cause sometimes they shall even die. The Disciples then, being well and thoroughly instructed, and fortified with a wise and understanding heart, the Master shall take exorcised Water, and he shall enter with his Disciples into a secret place purified and clean, where he must strip them entirely naked: After this let the Disciples robe themselves as the Master hath done, and fast like him for three days, repeating the same prayer; let them act like him, and in the work let them implicitly follow and obey him in all things.
But if the Master of the Art wisheth to have a dog for his Companion, he must bathe him thoroughly with the exorcised water in the same manner as the Disciples, and let him perfume him with the odors and incense of Art, and let him repeat the following Conjuration over him: I conjure thee, O thou Creature, being a Dog, by Him Who hath created thee, I bathe and I perfume thee in the Name of the Most High, Most Powerful, and Eternal God, so that thou mayest be my true Companion in this operation, and that thou mayest he also my faithful friend in whatsoever Operation I may hereafter perform.
But if he wisheth to have for his companion a little boy or girl, which will be still better, he must ordain them as he hath ordained the dog; and he must pare and cut the nails of their hands and of their feet, saying: Let him purify, cleanse, and wash this young child anew, with the Water of Art, saying: Be thou regenerate, cleansed, and purified, so that the Spirits may neither harm thee nor abide in thee.
Then perfume the child with odours as above. When the companions shall be thus ordained and disposed, the Master shalt be able to operate in surety together with them, every time that it shall please him; and he shall perform his operation happily, and shall attain his end. But for the safety both of soul and of body, the Master and the Companions should have the Pentacles before their breasts, consecrated, and covered with a silken veil, and perfumed with the proper fumigations.
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By the bool being assured and encouraged, they may enter into the matter without fear or terror, and they shall be exempt and free from all perils and dangers, provided that they obey the commands of the Master and do all that he ordain them. If they shall act thus, all things shall go according unto their desires. All being assamaaian arranged, the Master should take heed that His Disciples are per- fectly instructed in those things which they have to perform. These Companions or Disciples should be three in number, without including the Master.
They may also be of the number of five, of seven, or of nine; but so that they ever implicitly obey the orders of their Master; for thus only shall all things come to a successful issue.
Concerning the Fasting, Assamaiaj, and Things to be Observed. When the Master of the Art shall wish to perform his operations, having previously arranged all things which it is necessary to observe and practise; from the first day of the Experiment, it is absolutely necessary to ordain and to prescribe care and observa- tion, to abstain from all things boo, and from every kind of impiety, impurity, wickedness, or immodesty, as well of body as of soul; as, for example, eating and drinking superabundantly, and all sorts of vain words, buffooneries, sssamaian, calum- nies, and other useless discourse; but instead to do good deeds, speak honestly, keep a strict decency in all things, never lose sight of modesty in walking, in conversation, in eating oof drinking, and in all things; the which should he principally done and observed for nine days, before the commencement of the Operation.
The Disciples should do the same, and should equally put in practice all things necessary to be observed, if they wish to make use of all these operations and experiments.
But before the commencement of the work, it is absolutely necessary that the Master with his Disciples repeat the following Conjuration once in the morning, and twice in the evening: O Lord God Almighty, be propitious unto me a miserable sinner, for I am not worthy to raise mine eyes unto heaven, because of the iniquity of my sins and the multitude of assajaian faults.
O pitying and merciful Father, who wouldest not the death of a sinner but rather that he should turn from his wickedness and assamaixn, O God have mercy upon me vook pardon all my sins; for I unworthy entreat Thee, O Father of all Creatures, Thou Who art full of mercy and of compassion, by Thy great goodness, that Thou deign to grant unto me power to see and know these Spirits which I desire to behold and to make to appear before me and to accomplish my will.
O Lord God the Father Eternal, Who art seated upon the Kerubim and the Sera- phim, Who lookest upon Earth and upon Sea; unto Thee do I raise my hands and implore thine aid alone, Thou who alone art the accomplishment of good works, Thou Who givest rest unto those who labour, Who humblest the proud, who art the Author of Life and the Destroyer of Death; Thou art our rest, Thou art the Protector of those who invoke Thee; protect, guard, and defend me in this matter, and in this enterprise which I propose to carry out, O Thou who livest, reignest, and abidest unto the Eternal Ages.
During the three last days before the commencement of this action, thou shalt content thyself with only eating fasting diet, and that only once in the day; and it will be better still if thou only partakest of bread and water. Thou shalt also abstain from every impure thing; reciting the prayer above written. And on the last day, when thou shalt wish to commence the Operation, thou shalt remain all day without eating, and Page 90 Book Two later on thou shalt go into a secret place, where thou shalt confess all thy sins unto God with a contrite heart.
The Disciples also, together with the Master, shall recite the same Confession with a low but distinct voice, as hath been already said in the First Book. This having been done thrice with a devout, pure, and contrite heart, in a place withdrawn from men, cleansed, and pure, where thou canst not be seen, taking the water and the hyssop, thou shalt say: Purify me, O Lord, with hyssop, and I shall be pure; wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.
After this, bathe thyself with the exorcised water, and clothe thyself again with the consecrated garment which thou hast taken off; cense thyself, and surround thyself with odours, as will be told farther on, when we speak of perfumes and suffumigations. The which being done, thou shalt go unto the ordained place with thy Compan- ions, and all things being prepared, thou shalt make the Circle, as hath been already said, with all other necessary ceremonies; then shalt thou commence to invoke the Spirits by the Exorcisms; thou shalt assamakan repeat anew the foregoing Confession as hath been already said in the First Book.
After which, in sign of amendment and of repen- tance, each shall mutually kiss the other. Mark well, that up to this point, the Disciples should do the same things as the Master. Let the Master now give his commands unto his Disciples, and pursue the course of the Experiment, and work with all diligence to bring it unto perfection.
The Bath is necessary for all Magical and Necromantic Arts; wherefore, if thou wish- est to perform any experiment or operation, having assqmaian all things boo thereunto according to the proper days and hours, thou shalt go unto a biok or run- ning stream, or thou shalt have warm water ready in some large vessel or tub in thy secret cabinet, and while disrobing thyself of thy raiment thou shalt repeat the follow- ing Psalms: