World Library  


Add to Book Shelf
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Book

The Key of Solomon the King

By Mathers, S. L. MacGregor

Click here to view

Book Id: WPLBN0003467755
Format Type: PDF eBook :
File Size:
Reproduction Date: 2015

Title: The Key of Solomon the King  
Author: Mathers, S. L. MacGregor
Volume:
Language: English
Subject: Sacred Texts, Grimoires, Mythology
Collections: Classic Sacred Texts
Historic
Publication Date:
1888
Publisher: Sacred Text

Description
Description: IN presenting this celebrated magical work to the student of occult science some few prefatory remarks are necessary. The Key of Solomon, save for a curtailed and incomplete copy published in France in the seventeenth century, has never yet been printed, but has for centuries remained in Manuscript form inaccessible to all but the few fortunate scholars to whom the inmost recesses of the great libraries were open. I therefore consider that I am highly honoured in being the individual to whose lot it has fallen to usher it into the light of day. The fountain-head and storehouse of Qabalistical Magic, and the origin of much of the Ceremonial Magic of mediaeval times, the 'Key' has been ever valued by occult writers as a work of the highest authority; and notably in our own day Eliphaz Lévi has taken it for the model on which his celebrated' Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie' was based. It must be evident to the initiated reader of Levi, that the Key of Solomon was his text book of study, and at the end of this volume I give a fragment of an ancient Hebrew manuscript of the 'Key of Solomon,' translated and published in the 'Philosophie Occulte,' as well as an Invocation called the 'Qabalistical Invocation of Solomon,' which bears close analogy to one in the First Book, being constructed in the same manner on the scheme of the Sephiroth. The history of the Hebrew original of the 'Key of Solomon' is given in the Introductions, but there is every reason to suppose that this has been entirely lost, and Christian, the pupil of Lévi, says as much in his 'Histoire dc la Magie

 

Click To View

Additional Books


  • The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abrameli... (by )
  • The Sixth Book of Moses, Score Grim Mose... (by )
  • The Book of Ceremonial Magic, Score Grim... (by )
  • The Magus, Score Grim Magus (by )
  • The Seventh Book of Moses, Score Grim Mo... (by )
  • The Lesser Key of Solomon, Score Grim Lk... (by )
  • The Secret of the Universe (by )
  • The Dawn of a New Day (by )
  • Ante-nicene Fathers, Volume V, Score Chr... (by )
  • An Alchemical Mass, Score Alc Mass (by )
  • Buddhist Suttas, Score Bud Sbe11 Volume Vol. XI (by )
  • The Queen of Sheba and Her Only Son Meny... (by )
Scroll Left
Scroll Right

 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.