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Sworn Book of Honorius

Sworn Book of Honorius

The Sworn Book of Honorius
Liber Iuratus Honorii
Honorius of Thebes, With Text, Translation, and Commentary by Joseph Peterson

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• One of the oldest and most influential texts on medieval magic (dating to the fourteenth-century)

• Translated for the first time since a partial translation was done in the sixteenth-century.

• Complete system of magic: including how to attain the divine vision, communicate with holy angels, and control aerial, earthly, and infernal spirits for practical gain

• Key text used by John Dee, who owned two of the most important manuscripts, influencing his Enochian magic and its modern derivatives.

• Largely ignored by historians until recently, this text is an important witness to the transmission of Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism to Christians

• Includes the complete Latin text, carefully checked against known manuscripts, and related texts in Latin, German, and English

• Brings new light to obscure elements found in other texts (like Heptameron)

As the title testifies, students were sworn to secrecy before being given access to this magic text, and only a few manuscripts survive. Nevertheless, it is considered one of the most influential magic texts. Bits of its teachings are alluded to in other texts, like the use of the magic whistle for summoning spirits. Another key element of its ritual, the elaborate “Seal of God,” has been found in texts and amulets throughout Europe.

Interest in the Sworn Book of Honorius has grown in recent years, being discussed at length in several recent books, yet no modern translations have been attempted. A critical edition of the Latin text by Gösta Hedegård (2002), has already become somewhat dated by new research.

Purporting to preserve the magic of Solomon in the face of intense persecution by religious authorities, this text includes one of the oldest, most detailed, and complete magic rituals. It is aggressively pro-magic, countering that the persecution and anti-magic hysteria were themselves inspired by demons seeking to suppress the divine art.

Joseph H. Peterson has translated many esoteric and religious sourceworks. He has amassed a large collection of copies of rare and occult tracts for comparative research from the British Library and other institutions, which he shares at his award-winning websites esotericarchives.com and avesta.org. Peterson’s published works include The Book of Oberon: A Sourcebook of Elizabethan Magic (2015), The Clavis or Key to the Magic of Solomon (2009), Arbatel (2009), The Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses (2008), Grimorium Verum (2007), John Dee’s Five Books of Mystery (2003), The Lesser Key of Solomon (2001), and The Afrinagan Service (2005). He has also contributed to Scriptures of the World's Religions (1998), as well as Document-Based Questions (World History/Ancient Civilizations) (2006).

May 2016
Ibis Press
Magick / Occultism
$35.00
Hardcover with black & white illustrations
ISBN 978-0-89254-215-4
Ebook: ISBN 978-0-89254-630-5
240 pp. • 6 x 9
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Sixth & Seventh Books of Moses

Sixth & Seventh Books of Moses

The Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses
by Joseph Peterson
Includes 8 pages of color seals!

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For people interested in folk magic.

The Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses, arguably one of the most popular magick books ever published, contains two secret apocrypha ascribed to Moses, perhaps pseudepigraphically. The book consists of a collection of texts,which claim to explain the magick Moses used to win the biblical magick contest with the Egyptian priest-magicians, part the Red Sea, and perform other miraculous feats. It includes instruction in the form of invocations, magick words, and seals for calling upon the angels to affect worldly ends, from the sublime (calling down a plague of locusts and frogs upon your enemy) to the mundane (getting more money).

Many manuscripts and printed pamphlet versions circulated in Germany in the 1800s, and an English translation by Johann Scheible first appeared in New York in 1880 that had not been corrected or re-edited until now. In creating this restored, corrected edition, Joseph Peterson drew on Scheible's final edition of the text and his original sources. It will be of great interest to those who have suffered through prior editions and anyone looking for a traditional source of Western magick.

* Used in various modern traditions of American folk magick, from Pennsylvania Dutch hexmeisters and contemporary eclectic magicians, to voodoo practitioners and African American root workers.
* Updated or fresh translations from original German, Latin, and Hebrew sources and restoration of censored or left out passages in earlier editions and 35 pages of text never before translated.
* Describes the biblical magick ascribed to Moses and its application.
* Extensively illustrated with over 100 magical seals, signs, and sigils.

2008.
ISBN: 978-0-89254-130-0
368 Pages, 7″ x 10″. Hardcover.

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Clavis or Key to the Magic of Solomon

Clavis or Key to the Magic of Solomon

The Clavis or Key to the Magic of Solomon
From an Original Talismanic Grimoire
in Full-Color by Ebenezer Sibley and Frederick Hockley
With Extensive Commentary by Joseph Peterson

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• Full-color facsimile of a hand-painted, handwritten magical notebook
• Contains eight separate magical texts
• Introduction, extensive commentary, annotations, and index by Joseph Peterson
• Includes a corrected typescript of the critically established text, carefully checked against related texts in Latin, French, Italian, and English
• Translation and correction of all Latin passages

The Clavis or Key to the Magic of Solomon is one of several notebooks from the estate of Ebenezer Sibley, transcribed under the direction of Frederic Hockley (1808–1885). Both Sibley and Hockley were major inspirations in the occult revival of the past two centuries, influencing A.E. Waite, S.L. Mathers, Aleister Crowley, as well as the Golden Dawn, Rosicrucian, and Masonic movements.

The Clavis reflects Sibley’s teachings on the practical use of celestial influences and harmonies. The Clavis contains clear and systematic instructions for constructing magical tools and pentacles. The Mysterious Ring gives directions for preparing magic rings. Experiments of the Spirits Birto, Vassago, Agares, and Bealpharos, show how to call upon angels and spirits, and perform crystal scrying. The Wheel of Wisdom gives concise directions for using celestial harmonies. The final text, the Complete Book of Magic Science, is closely akin to the Secret Grimoire of Turiel, but more complete.

The manuscript reproduced here is the most accurate and complete known, very beautifully and carefully written. With extraordinary hand-colored seals and colored handwritten text. (Blank pages have been eliminated throughout so that the 384 page original has been reproduced here as 288 pages.)

November 2009
Hardcover
ISBN: 978-089254-159-1
448 pp. • 7.5 x 9 • 288 pages in full color
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Arbatel: Concerning the Magic of the Ancients

Arbatel: Concerning the Magic of the Ancients

Arbatel: Concerning the Magic of the Ancients
Original Sourcebook of Angel Magic
Newly translated from the original Latin, edited & annotated by Joseph Peterson

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In many ways, Arbatel is unique among texts on magic. Unlike the vast majority of writings, it is clear, concise, and elegantly written. The practical instructions are straightforward and undemanding. When it first appeared in 1575, it attracted the attention of people with a surprisingly broad range of agendas, including some of the finest minds of the time. Often quoted and reprinted, both praised and condemned, its impact on western esoteric philosophy has been called “overwhelming.” Arbatel's magic is full of wonder, free from the sinister elements usually associated with texts on the subject. But it is about more than magic; filled with gnomic wisdom, it urges us to help our neighbors, be positive and grateful, and use time wisely. Above all, it teaches us to pay attention, looking for the wondrous and miraculous. In fact, to the author this virtually defines the magus.

This translation, the first English version published since 1655, illuminates many obscure points in the text. Peterson's introduction concisely documents the provenance of the text, explains the magical techniques employed, and its influence on esoteric literature, including the grimoires and the Theosophical movement. Utilizes important new research by Carlos Gilly, Antoine Favre, and others.

2009
ISBN: 978-0-89254-152-2
128 Pages, 6″ x 9″. Paperback.
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