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The Clavis or Key to the Magic of Solomon
From an Original Talismanic Grimoire in Full Color by Ebenezer Sibley and Frederick Hockley
Joseph H. Peterson
ISBN: 9780892541591
Book (Hardcover)
Ibis Press
$95.00
7 1/2 x 9
456 pages
Full-color illustrations throughout
December 1, 2009


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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 Frederick Hockley (1808-1885). Sibley was a prominent physician and an influential author who complemented his scientific studies with writings on the "deeper truths" including magic, astrology, alchemy, and hypnotherapy. Both Sibley and Hockley have been 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.

This collection 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 for many practical purposes. It includes eight separate magical texts: The Mysterious Ring, Experiments of the Spirits, Birto, Vassago, Agares, Bealpharos, The Wheel of Wisdom, and the Complete Book of Magic Science.

The manuscript reproduced here is the most accurate and complete known, very beautifully and carefully written complete with extraordinary hand-colored seals and colored handwritten text.

Joseph H. Peterson has translated many esoteric and religious source works including The Clavis or Key to the Magic of Solomon, Arbatel, and John Dee’s Five Books of Mystery. Peterson is an active member of the American Academy of Religion and the American Folklore Society. He has an extensive collection of rare esoteric documents, which he shares at his award-winning websites esotericarchives.com and avesta.org. He lives near Rochester Minnesota.
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288 color pages with fold-out and huge index.

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