GOETIA: The Book of Evil Spirits, or The Lesser Key of Solomon: Necromancy, Witchcraft and the Black Arts

GOETIA: The Book of Evil Spirits, or The Lesser Key of Solomon: Necromancy, Witchcraft and the Black Arts


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This is a special re-print edition of Dr. L.W. de Laurence book "The Lesser Key of Solomon, Goetia: The Book of Evil Spirits".

L.W. de Laurence, was a pioneer in the business of supplying magical and occult goods by mail order and in particular was known for publishing Public Domain books on the occult and related topics. In 1916, he republished (some say "plagiarized"), S.L. MacGregor Mathers and Aleister Crowley's book "The Lesser Key of Solomon", the title appearing as "The Lesser Key of Solomon, Goetia: The book of Evil Spirits".

According to de Laurence, "The Lesser Key of Solomon, Goetia" contains "two hundred diagrams and seals for the invocation and convocation of spirits. Witchcaft, necromancy and black art" which de Laurence states was translated from ancient manuscripts in the British Museum at London.

The text contains a Preliminary Invocation, followed by sections entitled "Goetia: The Lesser Key of Solomon. The Initiated Interpretation of Ceremonial Magic", "Preliminary Definition of Magic", "Shemhamphorash" (which details "72 evil spirits"), "The Magical Circle", "The Magical Seal of Solomon", "The Hexagram of Solomon", "The Pentagram of Solomon", "The Secret Seal of Solomon", "The Other Magical Requisites", "The Conjuration To Call Forth Any of the Aforementioned Spirits", "The Second Conjuration", "The Constraint", "The General Curse Called 'The Spirit Chain'" and others.

Presumably, if you follow the directions in the text, you can order any of the "72 Evil Spirits" to do your bidding.

Note: This edition is a perfect facsimile of the original edition and is not set in a modern typeface. As a result, some type characters and images might suffer from slight imperfections or minor shadows in the page background.

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ISBN-13: 9781978244740
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/12/2017
Pages: 94
Sales rank: 515,385
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.19(d)

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