The Key of Solomon the King

The Key of Solomon the King

by S. L. MacGregor Mathers (Editor)

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Overview

How to make a magic carpet, become invisible, and find love are among the useful procedures detailed in this famous book of magic. Reputedly written by King Solomon himself, this major text of Western ritual magic contains chants, prayers, and instructions — both general and specific — on trafficking with the spirit world.
Editor and translator S. L. MacGregor Mathers was a leader of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, an influential group of magicians and mystics whose members included Arthur Machen, W. B. Yeats, and Evelyn Underhill. MacGregor Mathers based this extraordinary book on seven manuscripts from the British Museum's collections. Its formulas for conjuring up spirits and performing rituals offer a rich source of study for students of comparative religion, psychology, and the history of ideas. For working occultists, this classic provides a valuable and important guide to the execution of magical ceremonies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486468815
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 01/15/2009
Series: Dover Occult
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 179,858
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author



S. L. MacGregor Mather was a 19th century magician and head of the Order of the Golden Dawn, who translated and edited this volume from manuscripts in the British Museum.

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