Secrets of the Magickal Grimoires:
The Classical Texts of Magick Deciphered
Legends of King Solomon, his work with Angels and his command of "unclean spirits" were popular in medieval Roman Catholic Europe. In time, this generated a "Solomonic" tradition among European mystics. These people were among the first to record aspects of their magickal traditions in book form- which we today refer to as "Grimoires" (textbooks). Included in this genre are such titles as The Key of Solomon the King, The Lemegeton or Lesser Key of Solomon, Agrippa's Three Books of Occult Philosphy, Barret's The Magus, The Grand Grimoire and many others.
Secrets of the Magickal Grimoires is an in-depth exploration of Solomonic mysticism- including large portions of all of the above titles (and more), with their methods explained step-by-step all the way:
Part I of the book explores the development of mysticsm throughout Western history- from the most ancient shamanic healers, to the witchcraft of the Afro-Cuban faiths, and even the more contemporary efforts of such men as Timothy Leary and John Lilly. The foundational philosophy behind the grimoires is laid out, along with explainations and tips for the modern reader who wishes to practice personal mind-alteration.
Part II of the book is an A to Z instruction manual (a grimoire) that can lead the reader through a lifetime's worth of true Solomonic ritual and exploration. Magickal timing, all of the Solomonic ritual Tools, preparations, invocations, consecrations, conjurations, Angelic summoning, and exorcism of spirits are all included with simple explanations and "how-to" instruction.
Top Links and Grimoire Web Portal:
Aaron's Grimoire Bookstore:
Twilit Grotto - Archives of Western Esoterica:
Christopher Warnock's Renaissance Astrology:
Portal to the Web of Grimoires:
Obscure Grimoiric Items:
Internet Tools for Solomonic Magick:
Creating and Using Books of Power:
Useful Grimoiric Posts:
Subtitutes For Blood:
A Few Questions About Abramelin:
Are Angels and Spirits "Real"? (1):
Celestial or Elemental? (1):
The Holy Guardian Angel vs. the Nativity Angel - What Gives?:
Abramelin Oil - Solved? (1):
The Seals of Solomon:
Post-Abramelin: What to Expect:
72 Golden Florins - Abramelin:
No Shortcut to Abramelin:
Religion and Abramelin:
Summoning the Archangel Michael II:
Summoning the Archangel Michael:
Geomancy Box for General Divination:
Getting Started on Solomonic Tools:
(Watch for this section to exapnd over time, as I update it with further instructions and helpful hints!)
Stuff From the Book:
Cool Stuff Related to the Book:
Modern Grimoire Magick: Folk Magick and the Solomonic Path
Understanding the Ancient Tomes
Introductory Course on Grimoiric History:
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