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The Key of Solomon the King

The Key of Solomon the King

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by S. Liddell MacGregor Mathers
     
 

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The Key of Solomon (Latin Clavis Salomonis or Clavicula Salomonis, Hebrew Mafteah Shelomoh), is a grimoire, a book on magic incorrectly attributed to King Solomon. It probably dates back to the 14th or 15th century Italian Renaissance. It presents a typical example of Renaissance magic.It is possible that the Key of Solomon inspired later works, particularly the 17th

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The Key of Solomon (Latin Clavis Salomonis or Clavicula Salomonis, Hebrew Mafteah Shelomoh), is a grimoire, a book on magic incorrectly attributed to King Solomon. It probably dates back to the 14th or 15th century Italian Renaissance. It presents a typical example of Renaissance magic.It is possible that the Key of Solomon inspired later works, particularly the 17th century grimoire also known as Clavicula Salomonis or The Lesser Key of Solomon, although there are many differences between the books.

According to the mythical history of the document, as recorded in its introduction, Solomon wrote the book for his son Rehoboam, and commanded him to hide the book in his sepulchre upon his death. After many years the book was discovered by a group of Babylonian philosophers repairing Solomon's tomb.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781505721515
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
12/24/2014
Pages:
152
Sales rank:
610,569
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)

Meet the Author

S. L. MacGregor Mathers (1854-1918) was a prominent scholar and leader of the occult movement in Britian at the turn of the century. A life-long fascination with mysticism and Celtic symbolism led Mathers to hold high office in the Rosicrucian Society of England, and eventually to become a founder of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. He is also well known for having been a key tutor to Aleister Crowley.

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