This passage illustrates the walomonis of corruption of the manuscripts, as none of the copyists seems to have any grasp of the Kabbalah. According to the mythical history of the document, as recorded in its introduction, Solomon wrote the book for his son Rehoboamand commanded him to hide the book in his sepulchre upon his death. Mathers inserts the Introduction from L at this point. O Lord, be thou unto me a tower of strength against the appearance and assault of the evil spirits. They are to be used thus: I conjure you, all you ministers of love and fornication, him who cast you down to Hell, and through all his names which daily bind you, that you consecrate and confirm this wax here present, that it may have the desired virtue which it should potently gain, through the power and might of the most holy Adonay, whose Malkuth Kingdom endures through the ages of the ages.

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Nikinos Drawing looks like Eiin? Because if he act otherwise, I pray God that he may never be worthy to attain unto the desired effect. This is an ineffable experiment if you desire to enjoy 2 a lover in a dream. An extremely powerful conjuration 8. For experiments of a peculiar nature, which cannot be classed under any certain head, the Moon should be in an airy sign, viz. But it is in the pentacles that the Hebrew is worse, the letters being so vilely scribbled as to he actually undecipherable in some instances, and it has been part of my work for several years to correct and reinstate the proper Hebrew and magical characters in the pentacles.

The days and hours of the Moon are good for embassies; voyages; envoys; messages; navigation; reconciliation; love; and the acquisition of merchandise by water. Key of Solomon O Lord, be thou unto me a strong tower of refuge, from the sight and assaults of the Evil spirits. The operation being in such wise prepared, thou shalt rehearse the conjuration necessary for this experiment, at the end of which thou shalt say as follows: 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 then 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.

Then show them the holy pentacles, and ask of them what thou wilt, and thou shalt obtain it; and having gained thy purpose, send away the spirits, saying: Mathers follows the French manuscripts, which seem to confuse the paragraph.

Thou shalt commence the writing or construction of the pentacles in the hour aforesaid. He then who shall wish to perform any operation by the means of the medals, 1 or pentacles, and therein to render himself expert, must observe what hath been hereinbefore ordained. Kings includes some phrases which are missing from Harleyso the former is probably not a direct ancestor of the latter.

This sentence is missing in Ad. O Lord God the all powerful one, who hast formed unto thyself great and ineffable wisdom, and co-eternal with thyself before the countless ages; thou who in the birth of time hast created the Heavens, and the Earth, the sea, and things that they contain; thou who hast vivified all things by the breath of thy mouth, I praise thee, I bless thee, I adore thee, and I glorify thee.

Printed edition titled Clavicule of Solomonquarto, pages. Many of the symbols incorporate the Transitus Fluvii occult alphabet. Then the Master, turning towards each Quarter of the Earth, and raising his eyes to Heaven, shall say:. But in her decrease or wane it is good for war, disturbance, and discord.

Concerning the precepts of the art Figure 24, from M I may remark that the magical sword may, in many cases, be used instead of the Knife. He should then cover the pentacles, claviis he will see wonderful things, which it is impossible to relate, touching worldly matters and all sciences. The pentacles are badly drawn. We conjure ye powerfully and strongly exorcise ye, that ye come unto us with joy and quickness, without fraud or deceit, in truth and not in error.

Sefer Gematriotlate 13th or early 14th century. Unfortunately Mathers does nothing to elucidate or even acknowledge the puzzle. Also I have written them in this Key, so that like as a key openeth a treasure-house, so this Key alone may open the knowledge and understanding of magical arts and sciences. For, on a certain night, when I laid me down to sleep, I called upon that most holy name of God, IAH, and prayed for the ineffable wisdom, and when I was beginning to close mine eyes, the angel of the Lord, even Homadiel, 2 appeared unto me, spake many things courteously unto me, and said: The experiment of Love, and how it should be performed; The experiment or operation of the fruit; Of the operation of love by her dreams, and how one must practice it.

Furthermore, each of the companions should have a new sword drawn in his hand besides the consecrated magical sword of artand he should keep his hand resting upon the hilt thereof, and he should on no pretext quit the place assigned to him, nor move therefrom. Figure 27, from Sl.

I conjure ye by the indivisible name IOD, which marketh and expresseth the simplicity and clais unity of the nature divine, which Abel having invoked, he deserved 3 to escape from the hands of Cain his brother.

The extreme angles of the outer square shall be made the centres of four lcavis, the measure or diameter of which shall be one foot. Note this mention of the ring of Solomon, though there is no ring described among the ritual implements. This paragraph is not found in M But if the matter is to be accomplished by invocation, before thy conjurations, thou shalt say devoutly in thine heart: Then, in the secret place, pick it, using incense, and saying this oration over it.

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Meztizragore It is evident that the manuscript he was copying from preserved an earlier orthography, since he frequently preserves and is occasionally even seen to correct the older forms: The operation of love by her dreams, and how one must practice it omitted by Mathers Perhaps it is also an independent translation. Take thou the knife or quill knife, 5 consecrated after the manner and order which we shall deliver unto thee in the Second Book. Preparatory Prayers and Invocations. But before commencing any operation whatsoever for the recovery of things stolen, after having made all necessary preparations, thou shalt say the following oration: Kings and Harl. O Lord, be thou unto me a tower of strength against the appearance and assault of the evil spirits. It also describes how to find stolen items, become invisible, gain favour and love, and so on. Treasure up, O my son Roboam!


Clavicula Salomonis

These, in turn, incorporated aspects of the Greco-Roman magic of Late Antiquity. The original type of text was probably a Latin or Italian text dating to the 14th or 15th century. There is also an early Greek manuscript dating to the 15th century Harleian MS. Its contents are very similar to the Clavicula. An early Latin text survives in printed form, dated to ca.

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