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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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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[…]

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Nine Day Purification

A lengthy purification rite is no exception to Solomonic practices. That being said there are some very heavy and intricate purification rites. By comparison, the purification rite of the Heptameron is not one of them. We are told specifics in the example of the Heptameron found below. But the predecessor (Elucidarium) states explicitly to refer[…]