This translation of the FIRST BOOK Of the “Lemegeton” which is now for the first time made accessible to students of TALISMANIC MAGIC was done, after. The Lesser Key. Of Solomon. GOETIA. The Book Of Evil Spirits = CONTAINS TWO HUNDRED DIAGRAMS AND. SEALS FOR INVOCATION AND CON-. Grand Key OF SOLOmOn The KinG ancienT handbOOK OF anGeL maGic & dJinn SummOninG Pseudo Asaph Ben Book.
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and apply the IS principles upon which the Law of Success is based. the foundation of Napoleon Hill's philosophy of pe. This edition of the Lesser Key of Solomon is based on manuscripts from the British Museum, edited by two prominent occultists. Although Mathers took lead on. Lemegeton, the Lesser Key of Solomon. Grimoire or magical handbook for conjuring spirits.
He eonciliateth and reeoncDeth friendships, and giveth Honour and Dignity unto any. He ruleth over 40 Legions of Spirits. His Seal is this, tlie which wear thou as aforesaid. He is a Great Prince and appeareth at first with a Leopard's head and the Wings of a Gryphon, but after the com- mand of the Master of the Exorcism he putteth on Human shape, and that very beautiful.
He enflameth men with Women's love, and Women with Men's love; and causeth them also to show themselves naked if it be desired. He governeth 60 Legions of Spirits. His Seal is this, to be worn as a Lamen before thee, etc, He is a mighty King and terrible. He rideth on a pale horse with trumpets and other kinds of musical instruments playing before him. He is very furious at his first appearance, that is, while the Exor- cist layeth his courage; for to do this he must hold a Hazel Wand in his hand, striking it out towards the South and Bast Quarters, make a triangle.
A, without the Circle, and then command him into it by the Bonds and Charges of Spirits as hereafter followeth. And if he doth not enter into the triangle. A, at your threats, rehearse the Bonds and Charms before him, and then he will yield Obedience and come into it, and do what he is commanded by the Exorcist.
Yet he must receive him courteously because he is a Great King, and do hom- age unto him, as the Kings and Princes do that attend upon him. This Great King Beleth causeth all the love that may be, both of Men and of Women, until the Master Exorcist hath had his desire fulfilled. He is of the Order of Powers, and he govemeth 85 Legions of Spirits.
His Noble Seal is this, which is to be worn before thee at working. Leraje, or Leraikha. He causeth all great Battles and Contests; and maketh wounds to putrefy that are made with Arrows by Archers.
This belongeth unto Sagittary. He govemeth 30 Legions of Spirits, and this is his Seal, etc. He discovereth hidden things, and knoweth things to come ; and of Wars, and how the Soldiers will or shall meet. He causeth the Love of Lords and Great Persons.
His Seal is this, etc. His office is to cause Women to love Men, and to bring them together in love. He also maketh them barren. He governeth 26 Legions of Inferior Spirits, and his Seal is this, which he obeyeth when he seeth it.
He appeareth at the first show in the form of an ugly Viper, then at the command of the Magician he putteth on a Human shape with Great Teeth, and two Horns, carrying a bright and sharp Sword in his hand.
He telleth all things Past, and to Come, and reconcileth Friends and Foes. He ruleth over 60 Legions of Spirits, and this is his Seal, etc. He knoweth the Virtues of Herbs and Precious Stones, and can transport men sud- denly from one country to another. His Seal is this which is to be worn as aforesaid. He is a Great and Mighty Duke, and appeareth in the form of a gallant Soldier riding on a Crocodile, with a Ducal Crown on his head, but peaceably.
His appearance is comely, like a Man with a Lion's face, carrying a cruel Viper in his hand, and riding upon a Bear. Going before him are many Trum- pets sounding. He knoweth all things hidden, and can discover Treasure, and tell all things Past, Present, and to Come. He bringeth forth good Familiars, and under his Gov- ernment there be 22 Legions of Spirits, partly of the Order of Virtues and partly of the Order of Thrones.
His Mark, Seal, or Character is this, unto the which he oweth obedience, and which thou shalt wear in time of action, etc. He appeareth like a great Bull with a Man's face. His office is to make Men very knowing in Astronomy, and all other Liberal Sci- ences; also he can give good Familiars, and wise, know- ing the virtues of Herbs and Stones which be precious. He govemeth 30 Legions of Spirits, and his Seal is this, which must be made and worn as aforesaid, etc.
He knoweth all things Past, Present, and to Come. He maketh men witty and bold. His Seal is this, which thou shalt wear, etc. He is a Great Strong Duke. He appeareth in the form of a very handsome Man in body, but with three Heads; the first, like a Serpent, the second like a Man having two Stars on his Forehead, the third like a Calf.
He rideth on a Viper, carrying a Firebrand in his Hand, where- with he setteth cities, castles, and great Places, on fire. He maketh thee witty in all manner of ways, and giveth true answers unto private matters.
He governeth 26 Legions of Inferior Spirits; and his Seal is this, which wear thou as aforesaid, etc. He is a most valiant Marquis, and showeth in the form of a Black Crane, fiuttering about the Circle, and when he speaketh it is with a hoarse voice.
He maketh men cunning in all Arts and Sciences, but especially in the Art of Rhetoric. He restoreth lost Dignities and Honours. He govemeth 19 Legions of Spirits. His Seal is this, which is to be worn, etc. He teacheth all things Past, and to Come. If de- sired he causeth the love both of Friends and of Foes. He can make a Man to go Invisible.
And he hath under his command 36 Legions of Spirits. His Seal is this, to be, etc. He is a Strong, Great and Mighty Duke. He speaketh with a high and comely Voice. He changeth the Place of the Dead, and canseth the Spirits which be under him to gather together upon your Sepulchres. He giveth true Answers unto Demands. And he govemeth 30 Legions of Spirits.
His Seal is this, unto the which he oweth Obedience. He appeareth in the Form of a Monster. He is a Mighty, Great, and Terrible Duke. He hath two other Names given unto him by men of later times, viz. Beale, or Beal, and Bopry or Bolpry. He giveth true answers. Past, Present, and to Come. Thou must make use of a Ring in calling him forth, as is be- fore spoken of regarding Beleth.
He can give Dignities, and can confirm them unto Man. He speaketh with a very clear and subtle Voice. He govemeth 26 Legions of Spirits. He is a Mighty, Strong Duke, and appeareth in 1 Figure Thou must in no wise let him approach too near unto thee, lest he do thee damage by his Noisome Breath.
Wherefore the Magician must hold the Magical Ring near his face, and that will defend him. He giveth true answers of things Past, Present, and to Come, and can discover all Secrets, He will declare wittingly how the Spirits fell, if desired, and the reason of his own fall.
He can make men wonderfully knowing in all Liberal Sciences. He ruleth 40 Legions of Spirits. His Seal is this, which wear thou as a Lamen before thee, or else he will not appear nor yet obey thee, etc. He teacheth, and maketh men wonderfully knowing in the Art of Rhetoric. He causeth men to have a Good Name, and to have the knowl- edge and understanding of Tongues. He maketh one to be beloved of his Foes as well as of his Friends.
His Seal is this, which wear thou, etc. He can give the under- standing to Men how they may know the Virtues of all Herbs and Precious Stones. He teacheth the Arts of Logic and Ethics in all their parts. Yet the form of appearance of Foras as a strong man might warrant the former, though from the nature of his offices the invincibility would probably be rather on the mental than on the physical plane.
He ruleth over 29 Legions of Spirits, and his Seal is this, which wear thou, etc. He is a Great King, Strong, and Powerful. He appeareth with Three Heads, whereof the first is like a Bull, the second like a Man, and the third like a Bam ; he hath also the tail of a Serpent, and from his mouth issue Flames of Fire.
His Feet are webbed like those of a Goose. He sitteth upon an Infernal Dragon, and beareth in his hand a Lance with a Banner. He is first and choicest under the Power of Amaymon, he goeth before all other. When the Exorcist hath a mind to call him, let it be abroad, and let him stand on his feet all the time of action, with his Cap or Head- dress off; for if it be on, Amaymon will deceive him and call all his actions to be bewrayed.
But as soon as the Exorcist seeth Asmoday in the shape aforesaid, he shall call him by his Name, saying: He giveth the Bing of Virtues; he teacheth the Arts of Arithmetic, Astronomy, Geometry, and all handicrafts absolutely.
He giveth true and full answers unto thy demands. He maketh one Invincible. He showeth the place where Treasures lie, and guardeth it. His Seal is this which thou must wear as a Lamen upon thy breast, etc. He is a Great President and a Mighty Prince. He can cause Love or Hatred, also he can teach thee to consecrate those things that belong to the Dominion of Amaymon his King. He can deliver Familiars out of the Custody of other Magicians, and answereth truly and perfectly of things Past, Present, and to Come.
He can carry and re-carry men very speedily from one Kingdom to another, at the Will and Pleasure of the Exorcist. He ruleth over 66 Legions of Spirits, and he was of the Order of Poten- tates. His Seal is this to be made and to be worn as aforesaid, etc.
He never speaketh truth unless he be compelled, or brought up within a tri- angle, A. Being therein, he will take upon himself the Form of an Angel. Being bidden, he speaketh with a hoarse voice.
Also he will wittingly urge Love between Man and Woman. He ruleth over 26 Legions of Spirits. And his Seal is this, etc. But after a time, at the command of the Exor- cist he putteth on the Shape of a Man. And he is a strong fighter. He was of the Order of Dominations. He governeth 30 Legions of Spirits. And his Seal is this, to be made and worn as a Lamen, etc.
Stolas, OB Stolos. He governeth 26 Legions of Spirits ; and his Seal is this, which is, etc. He singeth many sweet notes before the Exorcist, which he must not regard, but by-and-by he must bid him put on Human Shape. Then he will speak marvellously of all wonderful Sciences if required.
He is a Poet, good and excellent. And he will be willing to perform thy re- quests. He governeth 20 Legions of Spirits. And his Seal is this, which wear thou, etc. Halphas, or Malthus. He speaketh with a hoarse Voice. He ruleth over 26 Legions of Spirits, and his Seal is this, etc. He is a Mighty President and Powerful. He giveth Good Familiars.
If thou makest a Sacrifice unto him he will receive it kindly and willingly, but he will deceive him that doth it. He govemeth 40 Legions of Spirits, and his Seal is this, etc. His oflSce is to steal Treasures out King's Houses, and to carry it whither he is commanded, and to destroy Cities and Dignities of Men, and to tell all things. He was of the Order of Thrones. He govemeth 30 Legions of Spirits ; and his Seal is this, which wear thou as aforesaid.
He is a Mighty Duke and Strong. He appeareth in the Form of a Man with Gryphon's Wings. His oflSce is to slay Men, and to drown them in the Waters, and to overthrow Ships of War, for he hath Power over both Winds and Seas ; but he will not hurt any man or thing if he be commanded to the con- trary by the Exorcist.
He also hath hopes to return to the Seventh Throne after 1, years. He govemeth 30 Legions of Spirits, and his Seal is this, etc. He is a Duke Great and Strong and appeareth like a Mermaid. He govemeth 29 Legions of Spirits, and his Seal is this, etc. Also he can afflict Men for many days with Wounds and with Sores rotten and full of Worms. He giveth Good Fa- miliars at the request of the Exorcist. He commandeth 50 Legions of Spirits ; and his Seal is this, etc.
He is a Great Marquis and appeareth in the Form of a Stock-Dove, speaking with a voice hoarse, but yet subtle. His Office is to take away the Sight, Hearing, or Understanding of any Man or Woman at the command of the Exorcist ; and to steal money out of the houses of Kings, and to carry it again in 1, years. If commanded he will fetch Horses at the request of the Exorcist, or any other thing.
But he must first be commanded into a Triangle, A, or else he will deceive him, and tell him many Lies. He can discover all things that are Hidden, and not kept by Wicked Spirits. He giveth good Familiars, sometimes. He governeth 30 Legions of Spirits, and his Seal is this, etc. He governeth 36 Le- gions of Spirits. And his Seal is this, which wear thou, as aforesaid, etc. He is an Earl, and appeareth in the Form of a Monster ; but after a while, at the Command of the Exorcist, he putteth on the shape of a Man.
He teach- eth the Virtues of Precious Stones and Woods. He changeth Dead Bodies, and putteth them in another place ; also he lighteth seeming Candles upon the Graves of the Dead. He hath under his Command 6 Legions of Spirits. His Seal is this, which he will own and sub- mit unto, etc.
He also procureth Friendship between Friends and Foes. He was of the Order of Potestates or Powers. He governeth 37 Legions of Spirits, and his Seal is this, to be made and worn before thee, etc. This is at first, but after, at the Command of the Exorcist he putteth on Human Shape. He governeth 33 Legions of Spirits, and his Seal is this, etc. He appeareth in the Form of an Angel. He teacheth the Art of Geometry and the Liberal Sciences.
He, at the Command of the Exorcist, will produce Great Noises like the Bushings of many Waters, although there be none. He warmeth Waters, and discovereth Baths. He governeth 48 Legions of Spirits..
His Seal is this, the which wear thou as aforesaid. He hath under his Power 20 Legions of Spirits. His Sesfl, or Mark, is thus made, etc. He is a Terrible, Great, and Powerful King. He appeareth with three Heads: He hath the Tail of a Serpent, and Flaming Eyes. He maketh men to go Invisible, and also to be Witty.
His Speech is hoarse and very big. He bringeth unto thee Good Familiars; also he ruleth over 36 Legions of Spirits. His Seal is this, which, etc. Camio or Caim. He seemeth to answer in Burning Ashes, or in Coals of Fire.
He is a Good Dis- puter. He giveth True Answers of Things to Come. Murmur, or Murmus. There do go before him those his Min- 1 Or Warrior. His Office is to teach Philosophy perfectly, and to constrain Souls De- ceased to come before the Exorcist to answer those ques- tions which he may wish to put to them, if desired. He was partly of the Order of Thrones, and partly of that of Angels.
He now ruleth 30 Legions of Spirits. He is a great and Mighty Prince, appearing at first like a Horse ; but after the command of the Exorcist he putteth on the Image of a Man. He is very faithful unto the Exorcist, and will not suffer him to be tempted of any Spirit. He govemeth 20 Legions of Spirits. Gremory, or Gamori. He govemeth 26 Legions of Spirits, and his Seal is this, etc.
OsE, or Voso. He is a Great President, and appeareth like a Leopard at the first, but after a little time he putteth on the Shape of a Man. Amy, or Avnas. He giveth Good Familiars, and can bewray Treasure that is kept by Spirits.
He governeth 36 Legions of Spirits, and his Seal is this, etc. Obiax, or Onus. His Office is to teach the Virtues of the Stars, and to know the Man- sions of the Planets, and how to understand their Vir- tues. He doth govern 30 Legions of Spirits ; and his Seal is this, etc. Vapula, or Naphula. He govemeth 36 Legions of Spirits, and 1 Should be He maketh Men Witty.
He can turn all Metals into Coin of the Dominion that Metal is of. He can even make Fools wise. He govemeth 33 Legions of Spirits, and his Seal is this, etc. The which he will bring unto the Exorciser without any Force or Strength being by him employed. He govemeth 38 Legions of Spirits, and his Seal is thus. His OflSce is to sow Discords. If the Exorcist have not a care, he will slay both him and his fellows. Haures, or Hauras, or Havres, or Flauros.
But if he be not commanded into a Triangle, A, he will Lie in all these Things, and deceive and beguile the Exorcist in these things, or in such and such business.
He will, lastly, talk of the Creation of the World, and of Divinity, and of how he and other Spirits fell. He destroyeth and bumeth up those who be the Enemies of the Exor- cist should he so desire it; also he will not suffer him to be tempted by any other Spirit or otherwise. He governeth 36 Legions of Spirits, and his Seal is this, to be worn as a Lamen, etc.
He is a Mighty Marquis, appearing at first in the form of a Peacock, with great Noises. But after a time he putteth on Human shape. He can teach Greom- etry perfectly. He maketh Men very subtle therein; and in all Things pertaining unto Mensuration or As- tronomy. He can transform a Man into the Likeness of a Bird. He governeth 30 Legions of Infernal Spirits, and his Seal is this, etc. He ruleth over all Spirits in the parts of Africa. He governeth 20 Legions of Infemals; and his Seal is this, etc.
Amdusias, or Amdukias. Also he can cause Trees to bend and incline according to the Exorcist's Will. He giveth Excellent Familiars. He govemeth 29 Legions of Spirits. He is a Mighty and a Powerful King, and was created next after Lucifer. He speaketh with a Comely Voice, and declareth that he fell first from among the worthier sort, that were before Michael, and other Heavenly Angels. His OflSce is to distribute Pres- entations and Senatorships, etc. He giveth excellent Familiars, and govemeth 50 Legions of Spirits.
But then he tarrieth not one hour in the Truth, unless he be con- strained by Divine Power. And his Seal is this, which is to be worn as aforesaid, etc.
He appeareth in the Form of a Star in a Pentacle, at first; but after, at the command of the Exorcist, he putteth on the image of a Man. His Office is to discover the Virtues of Birds and Precious Stones, and to make the Similitude of all kinds of Birds to fly before the Exorcist, singing and drinking as natural Birds do.
Thay are not ignorant empirics1 but learned and experienced physicians whose remedies are not only lawful but divine. The second part is a Booke of [aerial] spirits, partly good and partly evill, wch is called Theurgia Goetia being all spirits of the ayre.
The Third part is [a book] of spirits governing ye Planetary houres, and wt spirits belong to every degree of the signes and planets in ye signes, and is called Ars Paulina.
The fifth part is a Booke of orations and prayers that wise Salomon used upon the alter in the Temple which is called Artem Novam [sic. Ars Nova ] The wch was revealed to Salomon by the holy angel of God called Michael, and he also recieved [sic] many breef Notes written by the fingar of God wch was delivered to him by ye said Angell, with Thunder claps, without wc Notes Salomon hadd never obtained to his great knowledge, for by them in short time he knew all arts and siences both good and badd which from these Notes [this book] is [also] called Ars Notoria.
Sigil for Agares, from Harl. Targeted more toward practicing magicians than academics, claims that the demons were originally derived from Mesopotamian mythology. Contains portions of Ars Almandel and split sections the Goetia, missing large portions of the rituals involved.
Includes the Goetia, Pauline Art and Almadel.
Noted by Peterson to be "almost totally unreadable". The Lemegetton. Bremmer and Jan R. Veenstra eds. The Almadel is transcribed at pp. Joseph H.