The Antiquity of Magical Rituals In either case, it is not a work of Ceremonial Magic. Sloane 3805 is a quarto MS., chiefly alchemical and medical, comprising a translation of the forged epistles of Sendivogius, and towards the end the "Lemegeton," started by the writer apparently with the intention of transcribing all the works attributed to Solomon under the heading of this angelic name. It breaks off, however, at the end of the offices of the thirteenth spirit of the Infernal Hierarchy. It should be added that the three groups contain materials which are common to all. The independent treatises which follow the Sepher Raziel in Sloane 3826 extract matter from the "Sworn Book," while that entitled Liber Lun<B, concerning the intelligences of the mansions of the moon, the squares of the planets, their seals, rings, and so forth-which, by the way, is in this form unknown to modem critics-has given material to other and later collections. The unprinted literature of Ceremonial Magic offers a vast field of bibliographical research, and may be the subject of a future inquiry. Among the miscellaneous MSS. in the British Museum, it is here only necessary to notice two, as they contain materials connected with the present design. Sloane 3884 includes a process in Necromancy-how to call the ghost of a dead body-the invocation of spirits into a crystal-the form for summoning spirits within a cireleand a method of exorcism in the Tuscan language,-all impudently attributed to the author of the "Nullity of Magic," Roger Bacon._ In the second part of this work a special chapter is devoted to Infernal Necromancy, and the MS. here mentioned will be useful for purposes of reference. Sloane 3850 is a MS. of the seventeenth century, which contains transcripts from the fourth book of Cornelius Agrippa and from the Heptameron of Peter de Abano in Latin. There is also a "Good and Proved Experiment"
Published on Nov 30, 2016
N o ano de 1889, um erudito expositor de doutrinas cabalísticas Editou em inglês uma obra sobre Magia Cerimonial, Intitulado Clavicula Salom...