THE BOOK OF CEREMONIAL MAGIC

The Secret Tradition in Goëtia, including the rites and mysteries of Goëtic theurgy, sorcery and infernal necromancy.

By ARTHUR EDWARD WAITE

"Alii damones malos virtute divinorum nominum adjuratos, advocare solent, atque hæc
est illa Necromantiæ species quæ dicitur malefica: vel in Theurgiam, quæ quasi bonis
Angelis, divinoque numine regitur (ut nonnulli putant) cum sapissime tamen sub Dei, et
Angelorum nominibus malis Dæmnoun illusionibus peragitur."--ROBERT FLUDD.

London

[1913]

Bibliographic note: This is the second edition of this book; the first edition was titled The Book of Black Magic, and published in 1898; the second edition contains substantially the same material as the first with some additions.--JBH

CONTENTS

EXPLANATION OF FULL-PAGE PLATES

PREFACE xxiii

INTRODUCTION xxxi

PART I

The Literature of Ceremonial Magic

CHAPTER I

THE ANTIQUITY OF MAGICAL RITUALS

§ 1. THE IMPORTANCE OF CEREMONIAL MAGIC 3

§ 2. THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN WHITE AND BLACK MAGIC 13

§ 3. THE UNPRINTED LITERATURE OF CEREMONIAL MAGIC 17

CHAPTER II

THE RITUALS OF TRANSCENDENTAL MAGIC

§ 1. THE ARBATEL OF MAGIC 24

§ 2. THEOSOPHIA PNEUMATICA 35

§ 3. THE ENCHIRIDION OF POPE LEO 39

§ 4. THE SEVEN MYSTERIOUS ORISONS 46

§ 5. SUMMARY OF TRANSCENDENTAL MAGIC 54

CHAPTER III

COMPOSITE RITUALS

§ 1. THE KEY OF SOLOMON THE KING 58

§ 2. THE LESSER KEY OF SOLOMON 64

p. xvi

§ 3. THE PAULINE ART 66

§ 4. THE ALMADEL 72

§ 5. THE FOURTH BOOK OF CORNELIUS AGRIPPA 77

§ 6. THE HEPTAMERON 89

§ 7. THE SACRED MAGIC OF ABRAMELIN THE MAGE 92

CHAPTER IV

THE RITUALS OF BLACK MAGIC

§ 1. THE GRIMORIUM VERUM 96

§ 2. TRUE BLACK MAGIC. 100

§ 3. THE GRAND GRIMOIRE 100

§ 4. THE GRIMOIRE OF HONORIUS 103

§ 5. MINOR AND SPURIOUS RITUALS OF BLACK MAGIC 110

§ 6. THE BLACK PULLET 113

§ 7. TALISMANS OF THE SAGE OF THE PYRAMIDS 117

§ 8. THE GOLD-FINDING HEN 130

PART II The Complete Grimore

CHAPTER I

THE PREPARATION OF THE OPERATOR

§ 1. CONCERNING THE LOVE OF GOD 139

§ 2. CONCERNING FORTITUDE 142

§ 3. CONCERNING CONTINENCE AND ABSTINENCE 144

§ 4. CONCERNING THE EXTERNAL PREPARATION OF THE OPERATOR, AND FIRSTLY
CONCERNING ABLUTION 147

§ 5. CONCERNING THE EXTERNAL PREPARATION OF THE OPERATOR, AND SECONDLY
CONCERNING THE VESTMENTS 148
p. xvii

CHAPTER II

THE INITIAL RITES AND CEREMONIES

§ 1. CONCERNING THE VIRTUES OF THE PLANETS 150

§ 2. A GENERAL INSTRUCTION CONCERNING THE INSTRUMENTS REQUIRED FOR THE
ART 154

§ 3. CONCERNING THE ROD AND STAFF OF THE ART 161

§ 4. CONCERNING THE PEN AND INK OF THE ART 164

§ 5. CONCERNING VIRGIN WAX OR VIRGIN EARTH 168

§ 6. CONCERNING THE SILKEN CLOTH 169

§ 7. CONCERNING THE VICTIM OF THE ART 169

§ 8. CONCERNING ASPERSION AND CLEANSING 177

§ 9. CONCERNING THE TIME OF OPERATION 182

CHAPTER III

CONCERNING THE DESCENDING HIERARCHY

§ 1. THE NAMES AND OFFICES OF EVIL SPIRITS 184

2. CONCERNING THE FORMS OF INFERNAL SPIRITS IN THEIR MANIFESTATIONS 193

CHAPTER IV

THE MYSTERIES OF GOËTIC THEURGY ACCORDING TO THE LESSER KEY OF SOLOMON
THE KING

§ 1. CONCERNING THE SPIRITS OF THE BRAZEN VESSEL, OTHERWISE CALLED THE

FALSE MONARCHY OF DEMONS 195

2. CONCERNING THE RITE OF CONJURATION FROM THE "LEMEGETON" 220

CHAPTER V

CONCERNING THE MYSTERY OF THE SANCTUM REGNUM, OR THE GOVERNMENT OF
EVIL SPIRITS; BEING THE RITE OF CONJURATION ACCORDING TO THE GRIMORIUM
VERUM
236

p. xviii

CHAPTER VI

THE MYSTERIES OF INFERNAL EVOCATION ACCORDING TO THE GRAND GRIMOIRE

§ 1. THE RITE OF LUCIFUGE 241

§ 2. CONCERNING THE GENUINE SANCTUM REGNUM OR THE TRUE METHOD OF MAKING
PACTS 254

CHAPTER VII

THE METHOD OF HONORIUS 265

CHAPTER VIII

MISCELLANEOUS AND MINOR PROCESSES

§ 1. CONCERNING WORKS OF HATRED AND DESTRUCTION 297

§ 2. CONCERNING VENEREAL EXPERIMENTS 299

§ 3. CONCERNING THE EXPERIMENT OF INVISIBILITY 306

§ 4. CONCERNING THE HAND OF GLORY 310

§ 5. CONCERNING THE VISION OF SPIRITS IN THE AIR 313

§ 6. CONCERNING DIVINATION BY THE WORD OF URIEL 314

§ 7. CONCERNING THE MIRROR OF SOLOMON, SUITABLE FOR ALL KINDS OF DIVINATION 318

§ 8. CONCERNING THE THREE RINGS OF SOLOMON, SON OF DAVID 320

CHAPTER IX

CONCERNING INFERNAL NECROMANCY 323

CONCLUSION



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