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The lesser key of Solomon : lemegeton clavicula Salomonis : detailing the ceremonial art of commanding spirits both good and evil

Author: Joseph H Peterson
Publisher: York Beach, Me. : Weiser Books, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Compiled from original manuscripts and fragments in the British Museum Library, Joseph Peterson's new presentation is the most complete and accurate edition of this famous magical grimoire, "The Lesser Key of Solomon the King." He goes to great length to establish the provenance of each part, and possible derivative works, including critical analyses of all major variations, utilizing fresh translations of earlier  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph H Peterson
ISBN: 157863220X 9781578632206 1578632560 9781578632565
OCLC Number: 45487610
Description: xx, 284 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Other Titles: Clavicula Salomonis.
Responsibility: Joseph H. Peterson, editor.

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Compiled from original manuscripts and fragments in the British Museum Library, Joseph Peterson's new presentation is the most complete and accurate edition of this famous magical grimoire, "The Lesser Key of Solomon the King." He goes to great length to establish the provenance of each part, and possible derivative works, including critical analyses of all major variations, utilizing fresh translations of earlier magical texts such as Johann Trithemius's Steganographia, The Archidoxes of Magic by Paracelsus, and newly discovered Hebrew manuscripts of the original Key of Solomon. Abundantly illustrated, Peterson includes reproductions of the original magical circles, tools, and seals of the spirits with variations of certain drawings from various sources and notae missing from earlier editions. Source list. Appendicies. Index.

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