Clavis or Key to the Magic of Solomon

Clavis or Key to the Magic of Solomon

The Clavis or Key to the Magic of Solomon
From an Original Talismanic Grimoire
in Full-Color by Ebenezer Sibley and Frederick Hockley
With Extensive Commentary by Joseph Peterson

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• Full-color facsimile of a hand-painted, handwritten magical notebook
• Contains eight separate magical texts
• Introduction, extensive commentary, annotations, and index by Joseph Peterson
• Includes a corrected typescript of the critically established text, carefully checked against related texts in Latin, French, Italian, and English
• Translation and correction of all Latin passages

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). 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.

The Clavis 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. The Mysterious Ring gives directions for preparing magic rings. Experiments of the Spirits Birto, Vassago, Agares, and Bealpharos, show how to call upon angels and spirits, and perform crystal scrying. The Wheel of Wisdom gives concise directions for using celestial harmonies. The final text, the Complete Book of Magic Science, is closely akin to the Secret Grimoire of Turiel, but more complete.

The manuscript reproduced here is the most accurate and complete known, very beautifully and carefully written. With extraordinary hand-colored seals and colored handwritten text. (Blank pages have been eliminated throughout so that the 384 page original has been reproduced here as 288 pages.)

November 2009
ISBN: 978-089254-159-1
448 pp. • 7.5 x 9 • 288 pages in full color
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Clavis or Key to the Magic of Solomon