Esoteric Archives: What's new:
- Sep 28, 2023: Added The True Grimoire of Pope Honorius (1736)
Edited and translated by Mihai Vârtejaru, 2003. Used with permission.
- Sep 8, 2023: Published new edition of Grimorium Verum
- Aug 19, 2023: Added GREMOIRE du Pape Honorius, avec un recueil des plus rares secrets (Rome, 1670-B).
This edition has one plate that is missing from other editions. (French)
- Jul 28, 2023: Added complete text of Grimorium Verum
(Alibeck 1817, French). Previously only available on my CD.
- Jul 24, 2023: Added complete text of La Vera Clavicola del Re Salomone
(Grimorium Verum. Italian. 1868 edition). Previously only available on my CD.
- Jul 21, 2023: Added complete text of La Clavicola del Re Salomone,
Tessoro delle Scienze Occulte
(Grimorium Verum. Italian. 1880 edition). Previously only available on my CD.
- Mar 4, 2023: Added transcription of Almadel/Allmodellum Salomonis ("Hammer" 1743) (DE)
- Feb 10, 2023: Added Dr. John Dee's Liber exercitii Heptarchici ("Book of the Exercise Heptarchicall")
- Dec 11, 2022: Added Lemegeton Addenda found in Sloane 2731 and 3648
("The explanation of the Circle of Solomon" etc.).
- Oct 14, 2022: Liber Trium Animarum — The Book of Three Souls
is now available in printed format (paperback).
- Sep 9, 2022: Added table of contents from Ganell's Summa Sacre Magice.
- Aug 31, 2022: Completed translation of Almandal, version F2.
- Aug 22, 2022: Added excerpts from Almandal, version F2.
- Aug 8, 2022: Added Enochian font, from John Dee, Sloane ms. 3188.
- Aug 5, 2022: Added information of John Dee's lamen.
- Jul 17, 2022: Completed translation of Liber trium animarum
("The Book of Three Souls"), and corrected typos in my earlier transcription.
- May 1, 2022: Expanded page on John Dee's "Holy table".
- Mar 27, 2022: Added edition of Hermes The Book of the 12 Images of the Hours of the Night,
courtesy of Mihai Vârtejaru.
- Mar 24, 2022: Completed transcription of Liber trium animarum
("The Book of Three Souls") from Berengar Ganell's Summa Sacre Magice.
- Feb 27, 2022: Added excerpts from Liber trium animarum
("The Book of Three Souls") from Berengar Ganell's Summa Sacre Magice.
- Jan 22, 2022: Added Chaldean font, from Theseus Ambrosius, Introductio in chaldaicam linguam (1539)
- Nov 18, 2021: Updated Almadel.
- Jun 24, 2021: Added additional excerpts to Magical Calendar (scale of 7 — tabulae in abacis, etc.).
- Mar 18, 2021: Added transcription of VSG 334.
- Mar 6, 2021: Added Elucidation of Necromancy to my list of books.
- Mar 3, 2021: Added transcription of Lucidarium in arte Magica
by (pseudo-)Peter of Abano (Latin)
- Jan 26, 2021: Added correction to printed edition of Arbatel noticed since going to press.
- Jan 1, 2021: Added scrying with seven kings of the daemons of the air, from Ghent ms. 1021A 108v ff.
- Dec 20, 2020: Added some emendments to my printed edition of the Sworn Book of Honorius.
- Sep 30, 2020: Added Vadian manuscript, used with permission.
- Jun 9, 2020: CD is now out of print.
- May 3, 2020: Completed transcribing Sepher Raziel, Liber Salomonis (Sl. 3846).
- Apr 14, 2020: Added Zecorbeni sive Claviculae Salomonis [pdf] Transcribed from Oxford, Bodleian Libraries MS. Aubrey 24.
- Apr 12, 2020: Added
The Book of the Seven Rings of the Planets of Messalah
kindly contributed by Mihai Vârtejaru. Used with permission.
- Nov 11, 2019: Numerous updates to Heptameron based on new research and texts.
- Oct 6, 2019: Updated Lesser Key of Solomon, Book 2: Theurgia-Goetia
(reformatted, added the rest of the artwork, and added footnotes).
- Oct 1, 2019: Updated Key of Solomon.
- Jul 19, 2019: Added Jacques Gohory, De usu et mysterioriis notarum liber (1550) (Latin)
- Jul 14, 2019: Updated Trithemius: The art of drawing spirits into crystals.
- Apr 20, 2019: Updated Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses.
- Apr 17, 2019: Updated John Dee's Heptarchia Mystica, and
Compendium Heptarchiae Mysticae.
- Mar 7, 2019: Added Grimoire pour les conjurations.
- Jan 16, 2018: Added Theban font, also known as the "witches' alphabet."
- Jan 12, 2018: Added Latin text to Trithemius's De Septem Secundeis.
- Sep 28, 2017: Updated Heptameron to be based on 1559 Latin edition. Expanded footnotes.
- Jul 30, 2017: Added Latin text to Agrippa: his Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy.
- Jun 11, 2017: Added The Necromantic Seals of Solomon,
translated and edited by Mihai Vartejaru. Used with permission.
- Feb 21, 2017: Added True Black Magic (La véritable magie noire) to
the list of my books.
- Jan 20, 2017 Added Seal of God from BNF ms. 14783 fol. 6r
- Feb 7, 2016: Added Celestial Alphabet font and Transitus Fluvii ("Passing the River") fonts
- Feb 16, 2015: Added transcript of Folger MS. V.B.26 Book of Magic
- Jun 6, 2014: Added Aldaraia sive Soyga vocor (edited and translated by Jane Kupin, 2014. Used with permission)
- Jul 5, 2013: Added excerpts from Clavicula Salomonis de Secretis (Latin).
- 06/29/2010: Added early printed edition of the Key of Solomon,
06/08/2010: Added some comments to agrippa4 pointing out comparisons with Liber Iuratus.
Added translations of chapters CXVIII-CXXII in Liber Iuratus.
Added notes and fixed translations from Heptameron.
- 04/11/2010: Finished adding missing chapters from the Sworn Book.
- 04/02/2010: Started adding missing chapters from the Sworn Book.
- 04/01/2010: Added footnote to Grimorium Verum corrections.
- 03/27/2010: Expanded introduction and added translation
of the note to reader from weyer.htm.
- Feb 27, 2010: Added chapter on love magic missing from Mathers' Key of Solomon.
- Feb. 22, 2010: Added some corrections to the Key of Solomon,
including figure 57.
- Oct. 18, 2009: Added Latin text of Ars Notoria,
and completed correlation with Liber Iuratus Honorii.
- Jun. 21, 2009: Added some corrections to 6/7Moses.
- Mar. 8, 2009: Finished transcription of Le Petit Albert (1782).
- Nov. 23, 2008: Added translations of parts of
Liber Juratus chapters CIV-CXI
(concerning the spirits of the planets) which were omitted from the Royal manuscript.
- Oct. 11, 2008: Multiple corrections to Arbatel.
- July 11, 2008: Added Pseudo-Psellos:
De Operatione Daemonum
(On the Operation of Daemons).
- June 8. 2008: Added reconstructed Sigillum Dei Aemeth,
based on Sl. 313 and
description in the manuscripts. Executed in the excellent
from Andrew Leman at E-phemera, which was developed from a sample of a German
manuscript dating from 1492.
- May 26, 2008: Translated parts of the description of the 'Seal of God' (Aemeth)
in Liber Juratus.
- May 18, 2008: Added additional excerpts to Kircher's Cabala (the names of 42 angels); added the same to the "index of angel names"
- Mar 16, 2008: Created pdf of Theosophia Pneumatica.
Corrected broken links.
- Feb 25, 2008: Added
Arbatel Von der Magie der Alten (German translation)
- Dec 21, 2007: Multiple corrections to Arbatel.
- Oct. 29, 2007: Added printed edition of Grimorium Verum to list of publications.
This is an all-new translation.
- Jul 4, 2007: Corrected typo in Steganographia, Book 3.
- Jun 21, 2007: Corrected typos in gv.htm, gv_bi.htm, and gv_tri.htm.
- May 20, 2007:
Added overview of lore on the magic wand.
- Apr 20, 2007: Added list of recommended reading.
Corrections to La Vera Clavicola del Re Salomone (Italian edition of Grimorium Verum) (Milan, 1868)
- Nov 23, 2006: Added Romanus-Büchlein
Little Charm-book of the Roma (Gypsies). One of the main sourceworks for
Hoodoo and American Folk magic. (German and English)
- May 8, 2006: Added La Vera Clavicola del Re Salomone (Italian edition of Grimorium Verum) (Milan, 1868)
- Feb 10, 2006: Added illustrations and corrections to
The Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses.
This has already become one of the most requested documents at this site!
- Jan 1, 2006: Added The Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses (complete text, but most illustrations omitted)
- Dec 16, 2005: Added English translation to Agrippa's Female Pre-Eminence.
Expanded Le Petit Albert.
- Nov 17, 2005: Added Proclus: Metaphysical Elements
- Sep 28, 2005: Added Armand Delatte's Anecdota Atheniensia.
- Sep 2, 2005: Added Agrippa: Declamatio de nobilitate
et precellentia Foeminei sexus (Latin)
- Aug 6, 2005: Added Bruno:
De Imaginum Compositione Liber I (Francofurti, 1591)
- Jul 8, 2005: Added images of the planets
from Bruno: De Imaginum Compositione (Francofurti, 1591)
- July 7, 2005: Added Book of Protection
- Jun 24, 2005: Expanded Name index;
Updated style.css; edited style slightly of Goetia
- Apr 27, 2005: Updated top 20 list
- Apr 26, 2005: Added list of angels and demons from the Magic Treatise of Solomon
(Harleian MS. 5596)
- Apr 14, 2005: Updated Key of Solomon text, footnotes, and introduction.
Added Psalter with footnotes on magic uses of each Psalm in Clavicula.
- Feb 3, 2005: Added translation of the spell for inducing love in a dream,
which Mathers omitted from his edition of the Key of Solomon.
- Dec 20, 2004: Updated Top 20 list
- Dec 17, 2004: Updated Key of Solomon
- Nov 13, 2004: Added The Magical Calendar
(Calendarium Naturale Magicum Perpetuum)
by Johann Baptista Großchedel. (excerpts)
- Nov 7, 2004: Added Theosophia Pneumatica.
Expanded introduction to Weyer.
- Nov 6, 2004: Corrected typo in Ars Paulina.
Also added table of corrections to info on my books.
- Oct 31, 2004: Updated Name index.
Also expanded descriptions of Key of Solomon manuscripts.
- Oct 23, 2004: Added Douze Anneaux (Lansdowne MS 1202)
- Oct 16, 2004: Added original 1575 Latin version of Arbatel,
Note versions of sigils from original Latin edition are slightly different from those
found in later editions. Added footnotes and "Seal of Secrets" from MSS. Sloane 3851.
- Oct 4, 2004: Corrected typos in Arbatel.
- Oct 1, 2004: Added additional examples of figures from
Key of Solomon manuscripts.
- Sep 17, 2004: Added another version of Sigillum Dei Aemeth,
from a Latin manuscript of the Key of Solomon in the Bodleian Library, MS. Aubrey 24, fol. 60r.
- Aug 29, 2004: Added English translation to Lans. 1202.
Clavicules du Roi Salomon, Par Armadel. Livre Troisieme.
- July 27, 2004: Added E.S. Drower: Peacock Angel (1941)
- June 20, 2004: Added another version of Sigillum Dei Aemeth, from an Italian manuscript of
the Key of Solomon in the Bodleian Library, MS. Mich. 276.
- May 15, 2004: Added examples of all of the pentacles to
Key of Solomon as well as additional footnotes.
- April 19, 2004: Updated Liber Juratus
Added section numbers, parallel modernized version, and some corrections.
- April 18, 2004: Updated Ars Notoria, adding part of Latin
text, and some footnotes citing parallels with Liber Juratus.
- April 16, 2004: Updated Key of Solomon with lots of footnotes and drawings.
- Feb 15, 2004: Added excerpts from Lans. 1202.
Clavicules du Roi Salomon, Par Armadel. Livre Troisieme. Concernant les Esprits & leurs pouvoirs.
(The Key of King Solomon, by Armadel. Book 3: Concerning the Spirits and their Capabilities.)
- Feb 1, 2004: Added Dionysius the Areopagite: The Celestial Hierarchies
- Jan 18, 2004: Added Dionysius the Areopagite: Mystical Theology
- November 17, 2003: Added excerpts from Le Petit Albert
(Secrets merveilleux de la magie naturelle et cabalistique du petit Albert)
- November 13, 2003: Corrected typos in dee/invocat.htm.
- October 31, 2003: Corrected typos in solomon/gg1421.htm.
- October 24, 2003: Added Kircher directory
- October 17, 2003: Added Zoroaster's Egg (Ovum Zoroastraeum) from Kircher's
Oedipus Aegyptiacus (1652)
- October 13, 2003: Expanded article on the Necronomicon.
- October 10, 2003: Added some corrections and drawings from Dee's original manuscript
to TFR part1.
- August 11,2003: Added notice of
new French critical translation of Picatrix.
- Aug 1, 2003: Updated agrippa/op1.htm.
- December 20, 2002: Added Il Grand Grimoire (Italian)
- October 15, 2002: Added Latin edition of Peter de Abano:
- October 6, 2002: Added French translation of
John Dee's Monas Hieroglyphica.
- September 27, 2002: Added earliest versions of Angelic or "Enochian" script.
- August 6, 2002: Added Abraham of Worms: Book of the Sacred Magic
- July 4, 2002: corrected typos in The Veritable Clavicles of Solomon ...
by Rabbi Abognazar
- December 8, 2001: Added The Veritable Clavicles of Solomon,
Translated from Hebrew into the Latin Language by Rabbi Abognazar (Lansdowne MS. 1203).
- November 27, 2001: Added The Clavicle of Solomon, revealed by Ptolomy the Grecian.
- October 24, 2001: Added magic circle
from Add. 10862.
- October 15, 2001:
and magic circle from the Greek Key of Solomon.
- September 15, 2001:
Added Pentacles from the Hebrew Key of Solomon
(Mafteah Shelomoh, Or. 14759, fol, 35a)
- September 6, 2001: Fixed problem with search page, and reindexed the site.
- July 29, 2001: Added John Dee's version of Sigillum Dei Aemeth.
- May 13, 2001: Added Giovanni Pico della Mirandola: Conclusiones sive Theses DCCCC.
- May 8, 2001: Completed Giordano Bruno: De Vinculis in Genere.
- April 29, 2001: Added
A. W. Greenup: Sefer ha-Levanah -- The Book of the Moon
- March 3, 2001: Added Giovanni Pico della Mirandola: Of Being and Unity
- January 4, 2001: Finished adding drawings for Agrippa's Of Occult Philosophy.
- December 31, 2000: Added Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa: Second
Book of Occult Philosophy (text only)
- November 10, 2000: Added Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa: Third
Book of Occult Philosophy (text only)
- October 7, 2000: Added Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa: First
Book of Occult Philosophy
- August 26, 2000: Corrected Kircher's explanation of Sigillum Dei Aemeth
and rescanned gifs.
- August 22, 2000: Added Henrich Cornelius Agrippa: Fourth Book
of Occult Philosophy
- July 7, 2000: Added Iamblichus: Theurgia, or the Mysteries of the Egyptians
- June 11, 2000: Added Giordano Bruno's Cantus Circaeus
- May 20, 2000: Added Verus Jesuitarum Libellus (Latin with Eng. transl.)
- 04/15/2000: Added Johann Weyer's Pseudomonarchia Daemonum
(Latin with English translation)
- 03/11/2000: Added Ebenezer Sibly, A New and Complete
Illustration of the Occult Sciences, Book 4. (1795?)
- 03/03/2000: Added Mafteah Shelomoh / Clavicula Salomonis ... described
- 02/16/2000: Added Introduction to the Sword of Moses,
and the Hebrew text.
- 12/31/1999: Added The Grimoire of Pope Honorius (French, 1760)
- 12/27/1999: Added John Dee's Tuba Veneris ('The Trumpet of Venus') (1580, Latin)
- 12/26/1999: Added English translation of Grimorium Verum.
- 12/21/1999: Added L'art de commander les esprits ... du Grand Grimoire (1750?).
- 12/01/1999: Added John Dee's Monas Hieroglyphica.
- 11/30/99: Added Grimorium du Pape Honorius (French 1800 edition).
- 11/06/99: Added Grimorium Verum (French edition).
- 09/05/99: Added Compendium Heptarchiae Mysticae.
- 09/03/99: Added a summary of Picatrix (The Goal of the Wise) of pseudo-Majriti.
- 08/31/99: Completed Steganographia Book 2.
- 08/31/99: Corrected some typos and HTML tag error in Heptarchia Mystica.
- 08/27/99: Added parallel modernized spelling to
The Key of Knowledge.
- 08/23/99: Added The Key of Knowledge A Sixteenth-Century
English translation of the Key of Solomon.
- 08/19/99: Added additional magical symbols to the
archive of downloadable esoteric gifs.
- 07/29/99: Added Le Grimoire du Pape Honorius.
- 07/06/99: Added Grimorium Verum, La Clavicola del Re Solomone Tessoro delle Scienze Occulte. (Italian)
- 06/14/99: Updated Angel Registry to include data from the
Book of Enoch, Grimorium Verum, Testament of Solomon, and the Key of Solomon.
- 06/13/99: Added Sigillum Dei Aemeth from Sl.3853,
as well as additional details and English translations from that edition
of the Sworn Book of Honorius (Liber Juratus)
- 06/03/99: Added Giordano Bruno: Ars Memoriae
- 05/30/99: Added an introduction to the Lemegeton,
and some footnotes to the Goetia.
- 05/23/99: Added The Key of Solomon, English
edition by S. Liddell MacGregor Mathers (text only).
- 05/09/99: Added Testament of Solomon.
- 05/01/99: Completed Steganographia Book 3.
- 04/29/99: Completed Steganographia Book 1.
- 04/21/99: Added Trithemius: The art of drawing spirits into crystals
- 03/31/99: Added John Dee's A Letter
Containing a most briefe Discourse Apologeticall
- 03/27/99: Added Reginald Scot's collection of magical texts
- 03/23/99: Added archive of downloadable esoteric gifs
- 03/18/99: Added The Sphere of Sacrobosco
- 02/24/99: Added Chaldaean Oracles of Zoroaster
- 02/12/99: Added Giordano Bruno: Theses De Magia
- 02/12/99: Added Giordano Bruno: Magia Mathematica
- 12/02/98: Added Giordano Bruno: De Magia (LATIN)
- 11/29/98: Updated Angel Registry:.
- 11/25/98: Added Peter de Abano, Heptameron, or Magical Elements
- 11/13/98: Added Sword of Moses.
- 11/07/98: Completed Hermann Gollancz: Sefer Mafteah Shelomoh / Hebrew Key of Solomon
- 09/13/98: Added Lemegeton:
- 09/11/98: Added Angel Registry:
Index of Angel names, magical words, and names of God
- 08/06/98: Added SOLOMON AND THE ARS NOTORIA from Lynn Thorndike, MAGIC AND EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCE
- 07/13/98: Updated Liber Juratus to include
comments by Lynn Thorndike.
- 07/13/98: Added Apollonius tells your future.
- 07/12/98: Updated Lovecraft's use of the Necronomicon.
- 07/12/98: Added Excerpts from Josten's.
edition of John Dee: Monas Hieroglyphica.
- 07/12/98: Added Ars Notoria.
- 07/12/98: Added Liber Juratus.
- 06/30/98: Added Dee's Holy Table.
- 06/04/97: Added Bruno: Umbris Idearum.
- 1997 Jun 01: Added Giordano Bruno's Heroic Frenzies