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The Sword: Engrave or Write?

It was brought to my attention from Alexander Eth regarding a significant detail about the names upon the sword of the art. As we dive deeper and deeper into the work of the Elucidariums, it occurred to him that the instruction about the celestial pentacles state, “sculptum in competenti metallo” or to engrave in the[…]

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Consecration and the Priest

Historically several Grimoires require priests to perform consecration or pray for the magician. But is it really necessary to find a priest to do these things for you? Before we can answer this, we need to look at the historical lineage of particular texts. For example the Key of Solomon does not appear to require[…]

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The Pentacle of the Heptameron

Let it be a Priests Garment, if it can be: but if cannot be had, let it be of linen, and clean. Then take this Pentacle made in the day and hour of Mercury, the Moon increasing, written in parchment made of a kids skin. But first let there be said over it the Mass of the[…]

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Anointing Oil of Exodus (Abramelin Oil)

Take thou also unto thee the chief spices, of flowing myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty, and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty, and of cassia five hundred, after the shekel of the sanctuary, and of olive oil a hin. And thou shalt make[…]

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Confusion: Topaz, Chrysolite, Sapphire

The tenth stone is Crisolitus and it is of golden colour & sparkling as fire. his power is to gather together deuills & winds. And his vertue is to defend the place where it is from euill spiritts & dead men that they do not there any euill. And that deuills obey to thee. And[…]

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Broken Links in Sepher Razielis

I had a great chat with Al Cumins and Joseph H Peterson yesterday to discuss some potential discrepancies with a few herb. First on the subject was the 10th herb, apium. This is understood to be celery to some and parsley to others, but it has some serious evil connotations of what was an unknown[…]

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The Beralanensis Constrainment

“BERALANENSIS, Baldachiensis, Paumachia, and Apologia Sedes, by the most mighty kings and powers, and the most powerful princes, genii, Liachidæ, ministers of the Tartarean seat, chief prince of the seat of Apologia, in the ninth legion, I invoke you, and by invocating, conjure you; and being armed with power from the supreme Majesty, I strongly[…]

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Astrological Framework of the Heptameron

The Heptameron appears to have an astrological framework which is in opposition to other contemporary Solomonic pieces like the Hygromantia and Key of Solomon. For example by extension of the reference of the winds we can trace its correspondences to the source-work of Liber Juratus which places the zodiac by directions attributed to the four[…]

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The Raphael to Sol Conflict

Joseph Peterson in his most recent carnation of the Heptameron page in esoteric archives has conveniently provided a table referencing standard correspondences of angels to the seven planets. He notes there that Peter D’Abano implied his source for the angelic correspondence was from Averroes (1126-1198) who was a proponent of Aristotelianism and attempted to restore[…]