The Clavis or Key to Unlock the Mysteries of Magic: by Rabbi Solomon translated by Ebenezer Sibley

The Clavis or Key to Unlock the Mysteries of Magic: by Rabbi Solomon translated by Ebenezer Sibley

by Stephen Skinner, Daniel Clark

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Overview

Ritualists, occultists, and collectors will love this complete, four-color edition of the Mysteries of Magic (also known as The Clavis ) by Ebenezer Sibley and Rabbi Solomon. The Clavis was created during the high point of calligraphic Victorian grimoires, and it became one of the most important grimoires in circulation during the 19th century. This attractive hardcover edition includes commentary and transcription by Dr. Stephen Skinner and Daniel Clark, and it also features content derived from Frederick Hockley's manuscripts. This book is a very significant magical text with details of practice that are not found in other grimoires, and this edition—with its more than 200 pages of additional commentary and explanation—will be a treasure to those who have a passion for the historical underpinnings of occult magic.

Partial Table of Contents:

Preface: Ebenezer Sibley

Part 1. Clavis or Key

Part 2. The Pentacles

Part 3. Four Experiments with Specific Spirits

Part 4. The Wheel of Wisdom

Part 5. A Secret and Complete Book of Magic Science

Part 6. Crystallomancy

Part 7. Miscellaneous Examples and Experiments

Part 8. Geomancy

Part 9. Magical Experiments

Part 10. Magical Tables

Introduction

Background to Magic

The Present Manuscript

Analysis of the Magic in the Clavis

The French Source

English Sources

Versions of the Clavis Manuscript

Short Biographies of the Main Players

Ebenezer Sibley

John Denley

Robert Cross

Frederick Hockley

Major F G Irwin

Robert Thomas Cross aka Raphael

Transcription of the Full Text of the Clavis

Appendix 1. Contents of all known Manuscripts of Sibley's Clavis

Appendix 2. Mélusine and the Wyvern

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738762067
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 01/08/2019
Pages: 524
Sales rank: 375,567
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Stephen Skinner began his career as a Geography lecturer and magazine publisher, but his long term interests have always been Western magic and feng shui.

During the 1970s he was the driving force behind Askin Publishers, producing a number of classic magical works by Cornelius Agrippa, Paracelsus, Austin Osman Spare, Aleister Crowley, and others. During the 1970s he co-wrote many books with Francis King, including the still popularTechniques of High Magic . Also with Francis King he wroteNostradamus. His interest in prophecy stimulated by this book, he went on to write the best sellingMillennium Prophecies.

Stephen is credited with bringing the art of Feng Shui to the West, and in 1976 he wrote theLiving Earth Manual of Feng Shui , which was the first English book on feng shui in the 20th century.

Stephen has written more than 35 books, which have been published worldwide in 28 different languages. These books have had introductions by such diverse people as Colin Wilson, HRH Charles Prince of Wales, and Jimmy Choo, shoe designer to the stars.

Stephen lives in Singapore. Stephen is the first Westerner to be awarded the title of Grand Master of Feng Shui by the International Feng Shui Association.


Daniel Clark was born in Hobart, Tasmania. He developed a serious interest in magic from a very early age with a particular focus on the grimoires. His interests range from Solomonic and Faustian traditions and demonology, to the more obscure esoteric areas of Japanese Onmyodo and Yokai mythology. Over the past few years Daniel has been striving to help important and often forgotten manuscripts of magic get digitized, and has tracked down and located many variant grimoires residing in universities and libraries around the world, many of which are still waiting to be re-discovered.~

Table of Contents

Frontispiece iv

Title page v

Dedication vii

Contents ix

List of Figures xiv

Acknowledgements xv

Foreword xvi

Original Frontispiece xviii

Original Title Page xix

Preface - Ebenezer Sibley xxi

Part 1 Clavis or Key 1

Chapter 1 What Dispositions those ought to possess 1

Chapter 2 What is the proper place, also Time for the Exercise 2

Chapter 3 Of Matters relating to the Operations, Talismans & Pentacles 3

Chapter 4 Concerning the Necessary Instruments 6

Chapter 5 Concerning the Influences and Secret Virtues of the Moon 7

Chapter 6 Of the Manner of working the Figures of Talismans 10

Plate I Grand Pentacle of Solomon 11

Chapter 7 Concerning the Hours of the Day and Night 13

Chapter 8 Concerning the Perfumes that are proper for the 7 Planets 14

Chapter 9 Concerning the Orations, Invocations and Conjurations 14

Chapter 10 Concerning Orations in the form of Exorcisms 15

Part 2 The Pentacles

Pentacle for Sunday under the Sun 17

Oration, Invocation and Conjuration for Sunday under the Sun 18

Plate II Mysterious Cabalistic Names of the Hours of the Day & Night 20

Plate III The Hours of the Day and Night on Sunday 21

Plate IV Pentacle for Sunday made under the Sun 22

Plate V Sun Pentacles (1-5) 23

Plate VI Sun Pentacles (8-12) 24

Plate VII Sun Pentacles (15-18) 25

Pentacle for Monday under the Moon 28

Oration, Invocation and Conjuration for Monday 29

Plate VIII The Hours of the Day and Night on Monday 32

Plate IX Pentacle for Monday made under the Moon 33

Plate X Moon Pentacles (2-6) 34

Plate XI Moon Pentacles (7-11) 35

Pentacle for Tuesday under Mars 37

Oration, Invocation and Conjuration for Tuesday 37

Plate XII Pentacle of Tuesday under Mars 40

Plate XIII Hours of the Day and Night on Tuesday 41

Plate XIV Mars Pentacles (2-6) 42

Plate XV Mars Pentacles (7-12) 43

Pentacle for Wednesday under Mercury 45

Oration, Invocation and Conjuration for Wednesday 45

Plate XVI Hours of the Day and Night on Wednesday 48

Plate XVII Pentacle for Wednesday under Mercury 49

Plate XVIII Mercury Pentacles (2-6) 50

Plate XIX Mercury Pentacles (7-11) 51

Pentacle for Thursday under Jupiter 53

Oration, Invocation and Conjuration for Thursday 54

Plate XX Hours of the Day and Night on Thursday 56

Plate XXI Pentacle for Jupiter on the day of Thursday 57

Plate XXII Jupiter Pentacles (2-6) 58

Plate XXIII Jupiter Pentacles (7-11) 59

Pentacle for Friday under Venus 61

Oration, Invocation and Conjuration for Friday 62

Plate XXIV Hours of the Day and Night on Friday 64

Plate XXV Pentacle for Thursday [Friday] under Venus 65

Plate XXVI Pentacles for Venus (1-5) 66

Plate XXVII Pentacles for Venus (6-10) 67

Pentacle for Saturday under Saturn 69

Oration, Invocation and Conjuration for Saturday 70

Plate XXVIII Hours of the Day and Night on Saturday 72

Plate XXIX Pentacle for Saturday under Saturn 73

Plate XXX Pentacles for Saturn (1-5) 74

Plate XXXI Pentacles for Saturn (6-10) 75

The Mysterious Ring 77

Plate XXXII The Mysterious Ring 79

Part 3 Four Experiments with Specific Spirits 80

An Experiment of the Spirit Birto 81

Plate XXXIII Circles for Birto, the Magister and the Wyvern 84

An Experiment of the Spirit Vassago 86

Plate XXXIV Circle, Sceptre and Seal of the Spirit Vassago 89

An Experiment of the Spirit Agares 90

Seal of the Spirit Agares 91

An Experiment of the Spirit Bealpharos 94

Plate XXXV The Spirit Bealpharos as he usually appears 96

Plate XXXVI Circle and Lamen for these four Spirits 98

Part 4 The Wheel of Wisdom 100

Plate XXXVII The Circle of Magic - Correspondences 100

The Wheel of Wisdom with its Key and full directions for its use 101

The Key to the Wheel of Wisdom 102

Full Directions for Magical Operations 104

Plate XXXVIII Example 108

Part 5 A Secret and Complete Book of Magic Science (1573 - FH) 109

Frontispiece - Circle and Triangle 110

Book of Magic Science - Observations 112

Plate I Blessing of the Lights, Benedictions, Consecrations 114

Plate II Circle with Eye in the Hexagram 118

Plate III Wands and Tau Hexagram 119

Oration on putting on the Vesture 120

Names and Offices of the Ruling, Presiding and Ministering Spirits 126

Circles and the Form in which the Spirit Pabiel usually appears 132

Form of a Bond of Spirits - Pabiel 133

Plate IV Pentacles of the Seven Planets 135

Plate V Pentacle of the Sun 136

Plate VI Pentacle of the Moon 137

Plate VII Pentacles of Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn 138

Invocations of the Spirits of the 7 Planets 139

Plate VIII Seals and Characters of the Seven Planets the Sun 141

Plate IX Seals, Characters and Perfumes of the Moon & Mars 142

Plate X Seals, Characters and Perfumes of Mercury & Jupiter 143

Plate XI Seals, Characters and Perfumes of Venus & Saturn 144

Part 6 Crystallomancy 145

Preface 146

Concerning the Room Containing the Circle 149

Plate I The Circle 150

Concerning the Apparatus and Instruments used in this Art 151

Description of the Crystal 152

Plate II The Crystal 153

Consecrations of the Ground, Lights and Instruments 154

Consecration of the Crystal 155

Plate III The Instruments: Candles, Torch, Wands and Poignards 156

Bond of Spirits - Seal of the Spirit Vassago 159

Part 7 Miscellaneous Examples and Experiments 162

Examples and Experiments in Natural, Cabalistic & Ceremonial (1520) 163

Natural Magic - Charms 164

Plate I The Ring of Strength 166

Charm to Bind or Compel a Thief 169

Plate II To Cause Destruction to Enemies 170

A Charm to protect against Thieves 171

Method of Raising and Invocating Spirits 172

Plate III Experiment of Invocating or Raising the Spirit Oberion 176

Plate IV Form in which the Spirit Oberion Usually Appears 179

The Great and Powerful Incantation 180

Concerning the Proportion, Measure & Harmony of the Human Body 184

Plate V Proportions of the Human Body, Planets and Zodiac 186

Plate VI The Imperial Talisman for Victory over Enemies 191

Powerful Talisman for Secret Love [FH] 192

Plate VII Talisman for Love under the Sun, Venus and Jupiter 194

Plate VIII A Charm for Healing Diseases 199

Plate IX Amulet or Charm for Amorous Intrigues, Friendship, &c 203

Plate X Electrum Magicum 207

Plate XI Seven Planets & Angels of the Electrum Magicum 210

Plate XII Magia Campanum 211

Septem Annulus 213

Plate XIII Septem Annulus 215

Plate XIV De Fascinatione 216

Plate XV Vision in the Crystal 219

An Experiment to Invoke the Spirit of Venus in the Crystal 220

Plate XVI Crystal of Anael 223

Part 8 Geomancy 224

The Science of Geomancy or the Art of Casting Celestial Lots 225

Plate XVII A Table of the Sixteen Geomantic Figures 228

Triplicities of the Sixteen Geomantic Figures 231

The Method of Casting the Celestial Lots 232

Part 9 Magical Experiments 244

Experimentum Duplex Magnae Potentiae Amori Secreto Nodi Herculi 245

Talisman of Never-ending Love 246

The Experiment 247

Circle of Anael 251

Magical Experiments 252

A Safe Way to Secure a House 253

To Bind the Ground & Premises against Mortals and Spiritual Beings 255

To find out, Bind and Compel a Thief to return Lost Goods 257

A Talisman against Enemies 259

Part 10 Magical Tables 260

Magical Tables or Scale of Numbers 261

Introduction 273

Background to Magic 273

The Present Manuscript 275

Analysis of the Magic in the Clavis 277

The French Source 309

English Sources 313

Versions of the Clavis Manuscript 316

Short Biographies of the Main Players 334

Ebenezer Sibley (1751 - 1799) 334

John Denley (1764-1842) 344

Robert Cross Smith (1795 - 1832) 347

Frederick Hockley (1808 - 1885) 349

Major F G Irwin (1828 - 1892) 356

Robert Thomas Cross aka Raphael (1850 - 1923) 359

Transcription of the Full Text of the Clavis 361

Appendix 1 Contents of all known Manuscripts of Sibley's Clavis 472

Appendix 2 Melusine and the Wyvern 483

Bibliography 485

Index 494

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