The Clavis or Key to the Magic of Solomon

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  • Copyright: 2009-12-01
  • Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
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The Clavis or Key to the Magic of Solomon is one of several notebooks from the estate of Ebenezer Sibley, transcribed under the direction of Frederic Hockley (1808-1885). Sibley was a prominent physician and an influential author, who complemented his scientific studies with writings on the deeper truths” including magic, astrology, alchemy, and hypnotherapy. Both Sibley and Hockley were major inspirations in the occult revival of the past two centuries, influencing A.E. Waite, S.L. Mathers, Aleister Crowley, as well as the Golden Dawn, Rosicrucian, and Masonic movements. This collection reflects Sibley’s teachings on the practical use of celestial influences and harmonies. The Clavis contains clear and systematic instructions for constructing magical tools and pentacles for many practical purposes. It includes eight separate magical texts: The Mysterious Ring, Experiments of the Spirits, Birto, Vassago, Agares, Bealpharos, The Wheel of Wisdom, and the Complete Book of Magic Science. The manuscript reproduced here is the most accurate and complete known, very beautifully and carefully written complete with extraordinary hand-colored seals and colored handwritten text. Full-color illustrations throughout

Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxii
Abbreviationsp. xxiv
The Clavis or Key to Unlock the Mysteries of Magic of Rabbi Solomon
The Clavisp. 1
Prefacep. 3
Signs, seals, and magical knifep. 16
What dispositions they ought to possess who are willing to participate in the secrets of the Cabalistical Sciencep. 17
What are the proper places and time for the exercise of this great artp. 20
Of matters relating to the operations, and the manner of preparing them Cabalistically, the talismans, pentacles, mysterious magic characters, and other figures, which are the principal matters of the science, and may be formed different waysp. 23
Concerning the necessary instrumentsp. 30
Concerning the influences and secret virtues of the Moon, in her different situations, requisite to be known in this Artp. 32
Of the manner of working the figures of talismans and characters, according to the rules of artp. 38
The Grand Pentacle of Solomonp. 43
Concerning the hours of the day and night for the seven days of the week and their respective planets which govern themp. 44
Observations on talismansp. 46
Concerning the perfumes that are proper for the seven planets for every day of the week, and the manner of composing themp. 46
Concerning the orations, invocations, and conjurations for every day in the weekp. 48
Concerning orations in the form of exorcisms, to consecrate all the things which belong to the operation of this grand workp. 49
Orationp. 50
Pentacles for Sundayp. 53
Pentacles for Mondayp. 75
Pentacles for Tuesdayp. 93
Pentacles for Wednesdayp. 111
Pentacles for Thursdayp. 128
Pentacles for Fridayp. 146
Pentacles for Saturdayp. 164
The Mysterious Ringp. 183
An Experiment of the Spirit Birtop. 189
An Experiment of the Spirit Vassagop. 195
An Experiment of the Spirit Agaresp. 201
An Experiment of the Spirit Bealpharosp. 208
The Wheel of Wisdomp. 217
A Complete Book of Magic Science, containing the method of constraining Spirits to visible appearance, the consecration of lamins, pentacles, and the seals and characters of the planetary angels, with a form of a bond of spiritsp. 233
Notesp. 283
Critically-Established Textp. 327
Bibliographyp. 401
Appendix 1p. 406
Appendix 2p. 409
Indexp. 418
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