This translation of the FIRST BOOK Of the “Lemegeton” which is now for the first
time made accessible to students of TALISMANIC MAGIC was done, after careful
collation and edition, from numerousAnci ent Manuscriptin s Hebrew, Latin, and
French, by G. H. Fra. D.D.C.F., by the order of the Secret Chieof tf he Roscrui cian
Order. The G. H. Fra., having succumbed unhappily to the assaults of Fourthe
Great Princes (acting notably under Martial influences), it seemed expedient that the
work should be brought to its conclusion by another hand. The investigation of a
competent Skryer into the house of our unhaFra., ppy confirmed this divination;
neither our Fra. nor hisHermetic Mul . were there seen; but only the terrible shapes of
the evil AdeptsS.V.A. and H., whose original bodies having been sequestered by
Justice, were no longer of use to them. On this we stayed no longer Our Hand; but
withdrawing Ourselves, and consulting the Rota, and the Books M. and Q. did
decide to ask Mr. Aleister Crowley, a poet, and skilled studMenagt of ical Lore, and
an expertK abbalist, to complete openly that which had been begun in s Thisecret. is
that which is written: “His Bishoprick let another take.” And “Ocagain: uli
Tetragammaton.” This is also that which is said: “Nomen Secundum refertur ad
Gebhurah; qui est Rex Bittul atque Corruptio Achurajim Patris et Matrishoc
And so saying we wish you well.
Ex Deo Nascimur.
In Jesu Morimur.
Per S.S. Reviviscimus.
Given forth from our Mountain of A., this day of C.C. 1903 A. D.
Mr. A. E. Waite writes (“Real History Of The Rosicrucians,” p. 426) : "I beg leave to warn my readers
that all persons who proclaim themselves toRosicr be ucianare sis mply members of pseudo-fraternities,
and that there is that difference between their assertion and the fact of the case in which the essence of
a lie consists!” It is within thEditore 's personal knowledge that Mr. Waite was (and still is probably) a
member of a society claiming to be the R.C. frat erniMrty As . Waite constantly hints in his writing
that he is in touch with initiated centres, I think thsyllogisme , whose premises are gi ven above, is fair,
if not quite formal.-ED.
It was owing to ouFra.r receiving this S.V.A. as his Superior, and giving upAr thcaen aof our
Fraternityi nto so unhallowed a power, that We decided no longer to leave Our dignity and authority
in the hands of one who could be thus easily imposed upon.
(For by a childish and easy magical trick did S.V.A. persuade D.D.C.F. of that lie.)
He that is appointed to complete in secret that which had been begun openly is R.R., and to be
heard of at the care of the Editor.
Thee I invoke, the Bornless one.
Thee, that didst create the Earth and the Heavens:
Thee, that didst create the Night and the Day.
Thee, that didst create the Darkness and the Light.
Thou art Osorronophris: Whom no man has seen at any time.
Thou art Jäbas
Thou art Jäpos:
Thou hast distinguished between the Just and the Unjust.
Thou didst make the Female and the Male.
Thou didst produce the Seed and the Fruit.
Thou didst form Men to love one another, and to hate one another.
I am Mosheh Thy Prophet, unto Whom Thou didst commit Thy Mysteries, the
Ceremonies of Ishrael:
Thou didst produce the moist and the dry, and that which nourisheth all created Life.
Hear Thou Me, for I am the Angel of Paphro Osorronophris: this is Thy True Name,
handed down to the Prophets of Ishrael.
Ar: Thiao: Rheibet: Atheleberseth:
A: Blatha: Abeu: Ebeu: Phi:
Thitasoe: Ib: Thiao.
Hear Me, and make all Spirits subject unto Me: so that every Spirit of the Firmament
and of the Ether; upon the Earth and under the Earth: on dry Land and in the Water: of
Whirling Air, and of rushing Fire: and every Spell and Scourge of God may be obedient
I invoke Thee, the Terrible and Invisible God: Who dwellest in the Void Place of the
Modorio: Phalarthao: Doo: Ape, The Bornless One:
Hear Me: etc.
Roubriao: Mariodam: Balbnabaoth: Assalonai: Aphniao: I: Thoteth: Abrasar: Aeoou:
Mighty and Bornless One!
Hear me: etc.
I invoke thee: --
Ma: Barraio: Joel: Kotha:
Hear Me: etc.
Aoth: Abaoth: Basum: Isak:
This is the Lord of the Gods:
This is the Lord of the Universe:
This is He Whom the Winds fear.
This is He, Who having made Voice by His Commandment, is Lord of All Things;
King, Ruler and Helper.
Hear Me, etc.
Ieou: Pur: Iou: Pur: Iaot: Iaeo: Ioou: Abrasar: Sabriam: Do: Uu: Adonaie: Ede: Edu:
Angelos ton Theon: Aniaia Lai: Gaia: Ape: Diathanna Thorun.
I am He! the Bornless Spirit! having sight in the feet: Strong, and the Immortal Fire!
I am He! the Truth!
I am He! Who hate that evil should be wrought in the World!
I am He, that lighteneth and thundereth.
I am He, from Whom is the Shower of the Life of Earth:
I am He, Whose mouth ever flameth:
I am He, the Begetter and Manifester unto the Light:
I am He; the Grace of the World:
“The Heart Girt with a Serpent” is My Name
Come Thou forth, and follow Me: and make all Spirits subject unto Me so that every
Spirit of the, Firmament, and of the Ether: upon the Earth and under the Earth: on dry
Land, or in the Water: of whirling Air or of rushing Fire: and every Spell and Scourge of
God, may be obedient unto Me!
Such are the Words!
THE INITIATED INTERPRETATION OF
It is loftily amusing to the student of Magical literature who is not quite a fool —
and rare is such a combination! — to note the criticism directed by the Philistine
against the citadel of his science. Truly, since our childhood has ingrained into us not
only literal belief in the Bible, but also substantial beAlf Lalief inyla h wa Laylahan, d
only adolescence can cure us, we are only too liable, in the rush and energy of
dawning manhood, to overturn roughly and rashly both these classics, to regard them
both on the same level, as interesting documents from the standpoint of folk-lore and
anthropology, and as nothing more.
Even when we learn that the Bible, by a profound and minute study of the text,
may be forced to yield up Qabal istic arcana of cosmic scope and importance, we are
too often slow to apply a similar restorative to the companion volume, even if we are
the luck holders of Burton’s veritable edition.
To me, then, it remains to raise thAlf e Laylah wa Layla ihnto its proper place
I am not concerned to deny the objective reality of maagicall “” pl henomena; if
they are illusions, they are at least as real as many unquestioned facts of daily life;
and, if we follow Herbert Spencer, they are at least evidence of some cause.
Now, this fact is our base. What is the cause of my illusion of s eeing a spirit in the
triangle of Art?
Every smatterer, every expert in psychology, will answer: “That cause lies in your
English children (pace the Education Act) are taught that the Universe lies in
infinite Space; Hindu children, in the Akasa, which is the same thing.
Those Europeans who go a little deeper learn from Fichte, that the phenomenal
Universe is the creation of the Ego; Hindus, or Europeans studying under Hindu
Gurus, are told, that by Akasa is meant the Chitakasa. The Chitakasa is situated in
the “Third Eye,” i.e., in the brain. By assuming higher dimensions of space, we can
assimilate this fact to Realism; but we have no need to take so much trouble.
This being true for the ordinary Universe, that all sense-impressions are
dependent on changes in the bra we musin t include illusions, which are after all
sense-impressions as much as “realities” are, in the class of “phenomena dependent
Magical phenomena, however, come under a special sub-class, since they are
This, incidentally, is perhaps the greatest argument we possess, pushed to its extreme, against the
Thought is a secretion of the brain (Weissmann). Consciousness is a function of the brain (Huxley).
willed, and their cause is the series of “real” phenomena, called the operations of
These consist of
The circle, square, triangle, vessels, lamps, robes, implements, etc.
As under (1).
The combination of all these and reflection on their significance.
These unusual impressions (1-5) produce unusual brain-changes; hence their
summary (6) is of unusual kind. Its projection back into the apparently phenomenal
world is therefore unusual.
Herein then consists the reality of the operations and effects of ceremonial magic,
and I conc eive that the apology is ample, as far as the “effects” refer only to those
phenomena which appear to the magician himself, the appearance of the spirit, his
conversation, possible shocks from imprudence, and so on, even to ecstasy on the one
hand, and death or madness on the other.
But can any of the effects described in this our book Goetia be obtained, and if so,
can you give a rational explanation of the circumstances? Say you so?
I can, and will.
The spirits of the Goetia are portions of the human brain.
Their seals therefore represent (Mr. Spencer’s projected cube) methods of
stimulating or regulating those particular spots (through the eye).
The names of God are vibrations calculated to establish:
(a) General control of the brain. (Establishment of functions relative to the subtle
(b) Control over the brain in detail. (Rank or type of the Spirit.)
(c) Control of one special portion. (Name of the Spirit.)
The perfumes aid this through smell. Usually the perfume will only tend to
Apart from its value in obtaining one-pointedness.
control a large area; but there is an attribution of perfumes to letters of the alphabet
enabling one, by a Qabalistic formula, to spell out the Spirit’s name.
I need not enter into more particula r discussion of these points; the intelligent
reader can easily fill in what is lacking.
If, then, I say, with Solomon:
“The Spirit Cimieries teaches logic,” what I mean is:
“Those portions of my brain which subserve the logical faculty way be stimulated
and developed by following out the processes called ‘The Invocation of Cimieries.’ “
And this is a purely materialistic rational statement; it is independent of any
objective hierarchy at all. Philosophy has nothing to say; and Science can only
suspend judgment, pending a proper and methodical investigation of the facts
Unfortunately, we cannot stop there. Solomon promises us that we can (1) obtain
information; (2) destroy our enemies; (3) understand the voices of nature; (4) obtain
treasure; (5) heal diseases, etc. I have taken these five powers at random;
considerations of space forbid me to explain all.
(1) Brings up facts from sub-consciousness.
(2) Here we come to an interesting fact. It is curious to note the contrast between
the noble means and the apparently vile ends of magical rituals. The latter are
disguises for sublime truths. “To destroy our enemies” is to realize the illusion of
duality, to excite compassion.
(Ah! Mr. Waite, the world of Magic is a mirror, wherein who sees muck is muck.)
(3) A careful naturalist will understand much from the voices of the animals he
has studied long. Even a child knows the difference of a cat’s miauling and purring.
The faculty may be greatly developed.
(4) Business capacity may be stimulated.
(5) Abnormal states of the body may be corrected, and the involved tissues
brought back to tone, in obedience to currents started from the brain.
So for all other phenomena. There is no effect which is truly and necessarily
Our Ceremonial Magic fines down, then, to a series of minute, though of course
empirical, physiological experiments, and whoso will carry them through intelligently
need not fear the result.
I have all the health, and treasure, and logic, I nee d; I have no time to waste.
“There is a lion in the way.” For me these practices are useless; but for the benefit of
others less fortunate I give them to the world, together with this explanation of, and
apology for, them.
I trust that the explanation will enable many students who have hitherto, by a
puerile objectivity in their view of the question, obtained no results, to succeed; that
the apology may impress upon our scornful men of science that the study of the
bacillus should give place to that of the baculum, the little to the great—how great
one only realizes when one identifies the wand with the Mahalingam, up which
Brahma flew at the rate of 84,000 yojanas a second for 84,000 mahakalpas, down
which Vishnu flew at the rate of 84,000 croces of yojanas a second for 84,000 crores
of mahakalpas—yet neither reached an end.
But I reach an end.
PRELIMINARY DEFINITION OF MAGIC.
LEMEGETON VEL CLAVICULA SALOMONIS REGIS .
Magic is the Highest, most Absolute, and most Divine Knowledge of Natural
Philosophy a, dvanced in its works and wonderful operations by a right
understanding of the inward and occult virtue of things; so that true A beinggents
applied to proper Patients s, trange and admirable effects will thereby be produced.
Whence magicians are profound and diligent searchers into Nature; they, because of
their skill, know how to anticipate an effor thte whic, h to the vulgar shall seem to
be a miracle.
Origen saith that the Magical Art doth not contain anything subsisting, but
although it should, yet that it must not be Evil, or subject to contempt or scorn; and
doth distinguish thNatue ral Magic from that which is Diabolical.
Apollonius Tyannaeus only exercised Natuthe ral Magic, by the which he did
perform wonderful things.
Philo Hebraeus saith that true Magic, by which we do arrive at the understanding
of the Secret Works of Nature, is so far from being contemptible that the greatest
Monarchs and Kings have studied it. Nay! among the Persians none might reign
unless he was skilful in thisREAT G ART .
This Noble Science often degenerateth, from Natural becomethDia bolical, and
from True Philosophy turneth untoNigromanc y. The which is wholly to be charged
upon its followers, who, abusing or not being capable of that High and Mystical
Knowledge do immediately hearken unto the temptatioSathns of an, and are misled
by him into the Study of thBlae ck Art.Henc e it is that Magic lieth under disgrace,
and the y who seek after it are vulgarly esteSemed orcerers.
The Fraternity of the Rosie Crusians thought it not fit to style themselves
Magicians, but rather Philosophers. And they be not ignorant Emp 2 butiricks
learned and experienced Physicians, whose remedies be not Lawfuonlly but Divine.
THE BRIEF INTRODUCTORY DESCRIPTION.
(N.B. This is taken from several MS. Codices, of which the four principal
variations are here composed together in parallel columns as an example of the close
agreement of the various texts of the Lemegeton.
For in the whole work the differences in the wording of the various Codices are
not sufficient to require the constant giving of parallel readings; but except in the
more ancient examples there is much deterioration in the Seals and Sigils, so that in
This Preliminary Definition of Magic is found in very few Codices, and is probably later than the
body of the work.
Or the Black Art, as distinct from mere Necromancy, or Divination by the Dead.
Or Quacks and Pretenders. Vide note on p. 10.
this latter respect the more recent exemplars are not entirely reliable.)
CLAVICULA SALOMONIS REGIS,
which containeth all the Names, Offices, and Orders of all the Spirits that ever he
had converse with, with the Seals and Characters to each Spirit a nd the manner of
calling them forth to visible appearance:
In 5 parts, viz.:
(1) THE FIRST PART is a Book of Evil Spirits, called GOETIA , showing how he
bound up those Spirits, and used them in general things, whereby he obtained great
(2) THE SECOND PART is a Book of Spirits, partly Evil and partly Good, which is
etc.,st Spirilria named THEURGIA -GOETIA , all Aë
(3) THE THIRD PART is of Spirits governing the Planetary Hours, and what
Spirits belong to every degree, of the Signs, and Planets in the Signs. Called the
PAULINE ART , etc.
(4) THE FOURTH PART of this Book is called LMAADEL or SOLOMON , which
containeth those Spirits which govern the Four Altitudes, or the 360 Degrees of the
These two last Orders of Spirits are Good, and to be sought for by Divine
seeking, etc., and are called THEURGIA .
(5) THE FIFTH PART is a Book of Orations and Prayers that Wise Solomon used
upon the Altar in the Temple. The which is called ARS NOVA, which was revealed
unto Solomon by that Holy Angel of God called ICHAMEL ; and he also received
many brief Notes written with the Finger of God, which were declared to him by the
said Angel with Claps of Thunder; without which Notes King Solomon had never
obtained his great knowledge, for by them in a short time he knew all Arts and
Sciences both Good and Bad; from these Notes it is called thOTARYe N ART , etc.
THE WHOLE LEMEGETON OR CLAVICULA .
Now this Book containeth all the Names, Orders, and Offices of all the Spirits
with which Solomon ever conversed, the Seals and Characters belonging to each
Spirit, and the manner of calling them forth to visible appearance:
Divided into 5 special Books or parts, viz.:
(1) THE FIRST BOOK, or PART , which is a Book concerning Spirits of Evil, and
which is termed THE GOETIA OF SOLOMON , sheweth forth his manner of binding
these Spirits for use in things divers . And hereby did he acquire great renown.
(2) THE SECOND BOOK is one which treateth of Spirits mingled of Good and Evil
Natures, the which is entitled THE THEURGIA -GOETIA , or the Magical Wisdom of
t.oe nidbd annder a waon dirtaeide, but cb aome dof soereh, wlriathe Spirits Aë
(3) THE THIRD BOOK, called ARS PAULINA , or THE ART PAULINE , treateth of the
Spirits allotted unto every degree of the 360 Degrees of the Zodiac; and also of the
Signs, and of the Planets in the Signs, as well as of the Hours.
(4) THE FOURTH BOOK, called ARS ALMADEL SALOMONIS , or THE ART ALMADEL
OF SOLOMON , concerneth those Spirits which be set over the Quaternary of the
These two last mentioned Books, thRT e APAULINE and the ART ALMADEL , do
relate unto Good Spirits alone, whose knowledge is to be obtained through seeking
unto the Divine. These two Books be also classed together under the Name of the
First and Second Parts of the BookHE TURGIA OF SOLOMON .
(5) THE FIFTH BOOK of the Lemegeton is one of Prayers and Orations. The
which Solomon the Wise did use upon the Altar in the Temple. And the titles hereof
be ARS NOVA, the NEW ART , and ARS NOTARIA , the NOTARY ART . The which was
revealed to him by ICHAM EL, that Holy Angel of God, in thunder and in lightning,
and he further did receive by the aforesaid Angel certain Notes written by the Hand
of God, without the which that Great King had never attained unto his great
Wisdom, for thus he knew all things and all Sciences and Arts whether Good or Evil.
CLAVICULA SALOMONIS REGIS,
which containeth all the Names, Offices, and Orders of all the Spirits with. whom
he ever held any converse; together with the Seals and Characters proper unto each
Spirit, and the method of calling them forth to visible appearance:
In 5 parts, viz.:
(1) THE FIRST PART is a Book of Evil Spirits, called GOETIA , showing how he
bound up those Spirits and used them in things general and several, whereby he
obtained great fame.
(2) THE SECOND PART is a Book of Spirits, partly Evil and partly Good, which is
called THEURGIA -GOETIA , all Aerial Spirits, etc.
(3) THE THIRD PART is of Spir its governing the Planetary Hours, and of what
Spirits do belong to every Degree of the Signs, and of the Planets in the Signs. This is
called the PAULINE ART , etc.
(4) THE FOURTH PART of this Book is called LMAADEL OF SOLOMON , the which
containeth those Spirits which do govern the Four Altitudes, or the 360 Degrees of
These two last Orders of Spirits are Good, and are caHElled TURGIA , and are to
be sought for by Divine seeking, etc.
(5) THE FIFTH PART is a Book of Orations and Prayers which Wise Solomon did
use upon the Altar in the Temple. The which is caRS lled ANOVA, the which was
revealed to Solomon by that Holy Angel of God called Michael; and he also received
many brief Notes written with the Finger of God, which were declared to him by the
said Angel with Claps of Thunder; without which Notes King Solomon had never
obtained his Great Wisdom, for by them in short time he gained Knowledge of all
Arts and Sciences both Good and Bad; from these Notes it is caHElled NOTARYT
ART , etc.
THE BOOK OF EVIL SPIRITS.
THE KEY OF SOLOMON , which contains all the names, orders, and offices of all
the Spirits that ever Solomon conversed with, together with the Seals and Characters
belonging to each Spirit, and the manner of calling them forth to visible appearance:
In 4 parts.
(1) THE FIRST PART is a Book of Evil Spirits, called GOETIA , showing how he
bound up those Spirits and used them in several things, whereby he obtained great
(2) THE SECOND PART is a Book of Spirits, partly Good and partly Evil, which is
etc.,st Spirilria named THEURGIA -GOETIA , all Aë
(3) THE THIRD PART is a Book governing the Planetary Houses, and what Spirits
belong to every Degree of the Signs, and Planets in the Signs. Called the Pauline Art.
(4) THE FOURTH PART is a Book called the ALMADEL OF SOLOMON , which
contains Twenty Chief Spirits who govern the Four Altitudes, or the 360 Degrees of
These two last Orders of Spirits are Good, and callHEed TURGIA , and are to be
sought after by Divine seeking.
These Most Sacred Mysteries were revealed unto Solomon.
Now in this Book LEMEGETON is contained the whole Art of King Solomon. And
although there be many other Books that are said to be his, yet none is to be
compared hereunto, for this containeth them all. Though there be titles with several
other Names of the Book, aHEs T BOOK HELISOL , which is the very same with this
last Book of Lemegeton called ARS NOVA or ARS NOTARIA , etc.
These Books were first fou nd in the Chaldee and Hebrew Tongues at Jerusalem
by a Jewish Rabbi; and by him put into the Greek language and thence into the
Latin, as it is said.
(1.) BAEL. - The First Principal Spirit is a King
ruling in the East, called Bael. He maketh thee to
go Invisible. He ruleth over 66 Legions of Infernal
Spirits. He appeareth in divers shapes, sometimes
like a Cat, sometimes like a Toad, and sometimes
like a Man, and sometimes all these forms at once.
He speaketh hoarsely. This is his character which
is used to be worn as a Lamen before him who
calleth him forth, or else he will not do thee
(2.) AGARES. - The Second Spirit is a Duke
called Agreas, or Agares. He is under the Power of
the East, and cometh up in the form of an old fair
Man, riding upon a Crocodile, carrying a
Goshawk upon his fist, and yet mild in
appearance. He maketh them to run that stand
still, and bringeth back runaways. He teaches all
Languages or Tongues presently. He hath power
also to destroy Dignities both Spiritual and
Temporal, and causeth Earthquakes. He was of
the Order of Virtues. He hath under his
government 31 Legions of Spir its. And this is his
Seal or Character which thou shalt wear as a
Lamen before thee.
(3.) VASSAGO. - The Third Spirit is a Migh ty
Prince, being of the same nature as Agares. He is
called Vassago. This Spirit is of a Good Nature,
and his office is to declare things Past and to
Come, and to discover all things Hid or Lost. And
he governeth 26 Legions of Spirits, and this is his
(4.) SAMIGINA , or GAMIGIN . - The Fourth
Spirit is Samigina, a Great Marquis. He appeareth
in the form of a little Horse or Ass, and then into
Human shape doth he change himself at the
request of the Master. He speaketh with a hoarse
voice. He ruleth over 30 Legions of Inferiors. He
teaches all Liberal Sciences, and giveth account of
Dead Souls that died in sin. And his Seal is this,
which is to be worn before the Magician when he
is Invocator, etc.
(5.) MARBAS.—The fifth Spirit is Marbas.
He is a Great President, and appeareth at first
in the form of a Great Lion, but afterwards, at
the request of the Master, he putteth on
Human Shape. He answereth truly of things
Hidden or Secret. He causeth Diseases and
cureth them. Again, he giveth great Wisdom
and Knowledge in Mechanical Arts; and can
change men into other shapes. He governeth
36 Legions of Spirits. And his Seal is this,
which is to be worn as aforesaid.
(6.) VALEFOR . - The Sixth Spirit is Valefor.
He is a mighty Duke, and appeareth in the
shape of a Lion with an Ass’s Head, bellowing.
He is a good Familiar, but tempteth them he is
a familiar of to s teal. He governeth 10 Legions
of Spirits. His Seal is this, which is to be worn,
whether thou wilt have him for a Familiar, or
(7.) AMON . - The Seventh Spirit is Amon.
He is a Marquis great in power, and most stern.
He appeareth like a Wolf with a Serpent’s tail,
vomiting out of his mouth flames of fire; but at
the command of the Magician he putteth on
the shape of a Man with Dog’s teeth beset in a
head like a Raven; or else like a Man with a
Raven’s head (simply). He telleth all things
Past and to Come. He procureth feuds and
reconcileth controversies between friends. He
governeth 40 Legions of Spirits. His Seal is this
which is to be worn as aforesaid, etc.
(8.) BARBATOS . - The Eighth Spirit is
Barbatos. He is a Great Duke, and appeareth
when the Sun is in Sagittary, with four noble
Kings and their companies of great troops. He
giveth understanding of the singing of Birds,
and of the Voices of other creatures, such as the
barking of Dogs. He breaketh the Hidden
Treasures open that have been laid by the
Enchantments of Magicians. He is of the Order
of Virtues, of which some part he retaineth
still; and he knoweth all things Past, and to
come, and conciliateth Friends and those that
be in Power. He ruleth over 30 Legions of
Spirits. His Seal of Obedience is this, the which
wear before thee as aforesaid.
(9) PAIMON . - The Ninth Spirit in this Order
is Paimon, a Great King, and very obedient unto
LUCIFER . He a ppeareth in the form of a Man
sitting upon a Dromedary with a Crown most
glorious upon his head. There goeth before him
also an Host of Spirits, like Men with Trumpets
and well sounding Cymbals, and all other sorts
of Musical Instruments. He hath a great Voice,
and roareth at his first coming, and his speech is
such that the Magician cannot well understand
unless he can compel him. This Spirit can teach
all Arts and Sciences, and other secret things. He
can discover unto thee what the Earth is, and
what holdeth it up in the Waters; and what
Mind is, and where it is; or any other thing thou
mayest desire to know. He giveth Dignity, and
confirmeth the same. He bindeth or maketh any
man subject unto the Magician if he so desire it.
He giveth good Familiars, and such as can teach
all Arts. He is to be observed towards the West.
He is of the Order of Dominations He . hath
under him 200 Legions of Spirits, and part of
them are of the Order of Angels, and the other
part of Potentates. Now if thou callest this Spirit
Paimon alone, thou must make him some
offering; and there will attend him two Kings
called LABAL and ABALI , and also other Spirits
who be of the Order of Potentates in his Host,
and 25 Legions. And those Spirits which be
subject unto them are not always with them
unless the Magician do compel them. His
Character is this which must be worn as a Lamen
before thee, etc.
(10.) BUER . - The Tenth Spirit is Buer, a
Great President. He appeareth in Sagittary, and
that is his shape when the Sun is there. He
teaches Philosophy, both Moral and Natural,
and the Logic Art, and also the Virtues of all
Herbs and Plants. He healeth all distempers in
man, and giveth good Familiars. He governeth
50 Legions of Spirits, and his Character of
obedience is this, which thou must wear when
thou callest him forth unto appearance.
Or Dominions, as they are usually termed.
(11.) GUSION . - The Eleventh Spirit in order
is a great and strong Duke, called Gusion. He
appeareth like a Xenopilus. He telleth all things,
Past, Present, and to Come, and showeth the
meaning and resolution of all questions thou
mayest ask. He conciliateth and reconcileth
friendships, and giveth Honour and Dignity
unto any. He ruleth over 40 Legions of Spirits.
His Seal is this, the which wear thou as aforesaid.
(12.) SITRI . - The Twelfth Spirit is Sitri. He is
a Great Prince and appeareth at first with a
Leopard’s head and the Wings of a Gryphon, but
after the command of the Master of the
Exorcism he putteth on Human shape, and that
very beautiful. He enf lameth men with Women’s
love, and Women with Men’s love; and causeth
them also to show themselves naked if it be
desired. He governeth 60 Legions of Spirits. His
Seal is this, to be worn as a Lamen before thee,
(13.) BELETH . - The Thirteenth Spirit is
called Beleth (or Bileth, or Bilet). He is a mighty
King and terrible. He rideth on a pale horse with
trumpets and other kinds of musical instruments
playing before him. He is very furious at his first
appearance, that is, while the Exorcist layeth his
courage; for to do this he must hold a Hazel
Wand in his hand, striking it out towards the
South and East Quarters, make a trianglÒ e,,
without the Circle, and then command him into
it by the Bonds and Charges of Spirits as
hereafter followeth. And if he doth not enter into
the triangle, Ò , at your threats, rehearse the
Bonds and Charms before him, and then he will
yield Obedience and come into it, and do what
he is commanded by the Exorcist. Yet he must
receive him courteously because he is a Great
King, and do homage unto him, as the Kings
and Princes do that attend upon him. And thou
must have always a Silver Ring on the middle
finger of the left hand held against thy face, as
they do yet before MAYMONA . This Great King
Beleth causeth all the love that may be, both of
Men and of Women, until the Master Exorcist
To protect him from the flaming breath of the enraged Spi rit; the design is given at the end of the
instructions for the Magical Circle, etc., later on in the Goe tia.
hath had his desire fulfilled. He is of the Order
of Powers, and he governeth 85 Legions of
Spirits. His Noble Seal is this, which is to be
worn before thee at working.
(14.) LERAJE, or LERAIKHA . - The Fourteenth
Spirit is called Leraje (or Leraie). He is a Marquis
Great in Power, showing himself in the likeness
of an Archer clad in Green, and carrying a Bow
and Quiver. He causeth all great Battles and
Contests; and maketh wounds to putrefy that are
made with Arrows by Archers. This belongeth
unto Sagittary. He governeth 30 Legions of
Spirits, and this is his Seal, etc.
(15.) ELIGOS . - The Fifteenth Spirit in Order
is Eligos, a Great Duke, and appeareth in the
form of a goodly Knight, carrying a Lance, an
Ensign, and a Serpent. He discovereth hidden
things, and knoweth things to come; and of
Wars, and how the Soldiers will or shall meet.
He causeth the Love of Lords and Great Persons.
He governeth 60 Legions of Spirits. His Seal is
this , etc.
(16.) ZEPAR . - The Sixteenth Spirit is Zepar.
He is a Great Duke, and appeareth in Red
Apparel and Armour, like a Soldier. His office is
to cause Women to love Men, and to bring them
together in love. He also maketh them barren.
He governeth 26 Legions of Inferior Spirits, and
his Seal is this, which he obeyeth when he seeth
(17.) BOTIS . - The Seventeenth Spirit is Botis,
a Great President, and an Earl. He appeareth at
the first show in the form of an ugly Viper, then
at the command of the Magician he putteth on a
Human shape with Great Teeth, and two Horns,
carrying a bright and sharp Sword in his hand.
He telleth all things Past, and to Come, and
reconcileth Friends and Foes. He ruleth over 60
Legions of Spirits, and this is his Seal, etc.
(18.) BATHIN . - The Eighteenth Spirit is
Bathin. He is a Mighty and Strong Duke, and
appeareth like a Strong Man with the tail of a
Serpent, sitting upon a Pale-Coloured Horse. He
knoweth the Virtues of Herbs and Precious
Stones, and can transport men suddenly from
one country to another. He ruleth over 30
Legions of Spirits. His Seal is this which is to be
worn as aforesaid.
(19.) SALLOS . - The Nineteenth Spirit is
Sallos (or Saleos). He is a Great and Mighty
Duke, and appeareth in the form of a gallant
Soldier riding on a Crocodile, with a Ducal
Crown on his head, but peaceably. He causeth
the Love of Women to Men, and of Men to
Women; and governeth 30 Legions of Spirits.
His Seal is this, etc.
(20.) PURSON . - The Twentieth Spirit is
Purson, a Great King. His appearance is comely,
like a Man with a Lion’s face, carrying a cruel
Viper in his hand, and riding upon a Bear. Going
before him are many Trumpets sounding. He
knoweth all things hidden, and can discover
Treasure, and tell all things Past, Present, and to
Come. He can take a Body either Human or
sgni thylh Eartl alf oyrult htersweand an, alri Aë
both Secret and Divine, and of the Creation of the
World. He bringeth forth good Familiars, and
under his Government there be 22 Legions of
Spirits, partly of the Order of Virtues and partly of
the Order of Thrones. His Mark, Seal, or
Character is this, unto the which he oweth
obedience, and which thou shalt wear in time of
(21.) MARAX. - The Twenty-first Spirit is
Marax. He is a Great Earl and President. He
appeareth like a great Bull with a Man’s face. His
office is to make Men very knowing in
Astronomy, and all other Liberal Sciences; also he
can give good Familiars, and wise, knowing the
virtues of Herbs and Stones which be precious. He
governeth 30 Legions of Spirits, and his Seal is
this, which must be made and worn as aforesaid,
(22.) IPOS. - The Twenty-second Spirit is lpos.
He is an Earl, and a Mighty Prince, and appeareth
in the form of an Angel with a Lion's Head, and a
Goose's Foot, and Hare's Tail. He knoweth all
things Past, Present, and to Come. He maketh
men witty and bold. He governeth 36 Legions of
Spirits. His Seal is this, which thou shalt wear,
(23.) AIM . - The Twenty-third Spirit is Aim.
He is a Great Strong Duke. He appeareth in the
form of a very handsome Man in body, but with
three Heads; the first, like a Serpent, the second
like a Man having two Stars on his Forehead, the
third like a Calf. He rideth on a Viper, carrying a
Firebrand in his Hand, wherewith he setteth cities,
castles, and great Places, on fire. He maketh thee
witty in all manner of ways, and giveth true
answers unto private matters. He governeth 26
Legions of Inferior Spirits; and his Seal is this,
which wear thou as aforesaid, etc.
(24.) NABERIUS . - The Twenty-fourth Spirit is
Naberius. He is a most valiant Marquis, and
showeth in the form of a Black Crane, fluttering
about the Circle, and when he speaketh it is with a
hoarse voice. He maketh men cunning in all Arts
and Sciences, but especially in the Art of Rhetoric.
He restoreth lost Dignities and Honours. He
governeth 19 Legions of Spirits. His Seal is this,
which is to be worn, etc.
(25.) GLASYA-LABOLAS. - The Twenty-fifth
Spirit is Glasya-Labolas. He is a Mighty President
and Earl, and showeth himself in the form of a
Dog with Wings like a Gryphon. He teacheth all
Arts and Sciences in an instant, and is an Author
of Bloodshed and Manslaughter. He teacheth all
things Past, and to Come. If desired he causeth the
love both of Friends and of Foes. He can make a
Man to go Invisible. And he hath under his
command 36 Legions of Spirits. His Seal is this, to
(26.) BUNE , or BIME . - The Twenty-sixth
Spirit is Bune (or Bim). He is a Strong, Great and
Mighty Duke. He appeareth in the form of a
Dragon with three heads, one like a Dog, one like
a Gryphon, and one like a Man. He speaketh with
a high and comely Voice. He changeth the Place
of the Dead, and causeth the Spirits which be
under him to gather together upon your
Sepulchres. He giveth Riches unto a Man, and
maketh him Wise and Eloquent. He giveth true
Answers unto Demands. And he governeth 30
Legions of Spirits. His Seal is this, unto the which
he oweth Obedience. He hath another Seal (which
is the first of these, but the last is the best).
(27.) RONOVE . - The Twenty-seventh Spirit is
Ronove. He appeareth in the Form of a Monster.
He teacheth the Art of Rhetoric very well and
giveth Good Servants, Knowledge of Tongues,
and Favours with Friends or Foes. He is a Marquis
and Great Earl; and there be under his command
19 Legions of Spirits. His Seal is this, etc.
(28.) BERITH . - The Twenty-eighth Spirit in
Order, as Solomon bound them, is named Berith.
He is a Mighty, Great, and Terrible Duke. He
hath two other Names given unto him by men of
later times, viz.: BEALE , or BEAL, and BOFRY or
BOLFRY. He appeareth in the Form of a Soldier
with Red Clothing, riding upon a Red Horse, and
having a Crown of Gold upon his head. He giveth
true answers, Past, Present, and to Come. Thou
must make use of a Ring in calling him forth, as is
before spoken of regarding Bele He cath. n turn
all metals into Gold. He can give Dignities, and
can confirm them unto Man. He speaketh with a,
very clear and subtle Voice. He governeth 26
Legions of Spirits. His Seal is this, etc.
(29.) ASTAROTH . - The Twenty-ninth Spirit is
Astaroth. He is a Mighty, Strong Duke, and
appeareth in the Form of an hurtful Angel riding
on an Infernal Beast like a Dragon, and carrying in
his right hand a Viper. Thou must in no wise let
him approach too near unto thee, lest he do thee
damage by his Noisome Breath. Wherefore the
Magician must hold the Magical Ring near his
face, and that will defend him. He giveth true
answers of things Past, Present, and to Come, and
can discover all Secrets. He will declare wittingly
how the Spirits fell, if desired, and the reason of
his own fall. He can make men wonderfully
knowing in all Liberal Sciences. He ruleth 40
Legions of Spirits. His Seal is this, which wear
thou as a Lamen before thee, or else he will not
appear nor yet obey thee, etc.
(30.) FORNEUS . - The Thirtieth Spirit is
Forneus. He is a Mighty and Great Marquis, and
appeareth in the Form of a Great Sea-Monster. He
teacheth, and maketh men wonderfully knowing
in the Art of Rhetoric. He causeth men to have a
See ante, Spirit No. 13
Good Name, and to have the knowledge and
understanding of Tongues. He maketh one to be
beloved of his Foes as well as of his Friends. He
governeth 29 Legions of Spirits, partly of the
Order of Thrones, and partly of that of Angels.
His Seal is this, which wear thou, etc.
(31.) FORAS . - The Thirty-first Spirit is Foras.
He is a Mighty President, and appeareth in the
Form of a Strong Man in Human Shape. He can
give the understanding to Men how they may
know the Virtues of all Herbs and Precious
Stones. He teacheth the Arts of Logic and Ethics
in all their parts. If desired he maketh men
invisible, and to live long, and to be eloquent. He
can discover Treasures and recover things Lost. He
ruleth over 29 Legions of Spirits, and his Seal is
this, which wear thou, etc.
(32.) ASMODAY. - The Thirty-second Spirit is
Asmoday, or Asmodai. He is a Great King, Strong,
and Powerful. He appeareth with Three Heads,
whereof the first is like a Bull, the second like a
Man, and the third like a Ram; he hath also the
tail of a Serpent, and from his mouth issue Flames
of Fire. His Feet are webbed like those of a Goose.
He sitteth upon an Infernal Dragon, and beareth
in his hand a Lance with a Banner. He is first and
choicest under the Power oMAYMONf A , he goeth
before all other. When the Exorcist hath a mind to
call him, let it be abroad, and let him stand on his
feet all the time of action, with his Cap or
Headdress off; for if it be on, AMAYMON will
deceive him and call all his actions to be bewrayed.
But as soon as the Exorcist seeth Asmoday in the
shape aforesaid, he shall call him by his Name,
saying: “Art thou Asmoday?” and he will not deny
it, and by-and-by he will bow down unto the
ground. He giveth the Ring of Virtues; he
teacheth the Arts of Arithmetic, Astronomy,
Geometry, and all handicrafts absolutely. He
giveth true and full answers unto thy demands. He
maketh one Invincible. He showeth the place
where Treasures lie, and guardeth it. He, amongst
the Legions of AMAYMON governeth 72 Legions of
Spirits Inferior. His Seal is this which thou must
wear as a Lamen upon thy breast, etc.
(33.) GAAP. - The Thirty-third Spirit is Gaap.
He is a Great President and a Mighty Prince. He
appeareth when the Sun is in some of the Southern
Signs, in a Human Shape, going before Four Great
and Mighty Kings, as if lie were a Guide to conduct
them along on their way. His Office is to make men
Insensible or Ignorant; as also in Philosophy to
make them Knowing, and in all the Liberal
Sciences. He can cause Love or Hatred, also he can
teach thee to consecrate those things that belong to
the Dominion of AMAYMON his King. He can
deliver Familiars out of the Custody of other
Magicians, and answereth truly and perfectly of
things Past, Present, and to Come. He can carry
and re-carry men very speedily from one Kingdom
to another, at the Will and Pleasure of the Exorcist.
He ruleth over 66 Legions of Spirits, and he was of
the Order of Potentates. His Seal is this to be made
and to be worn as aforesaid, etc.
(34.) FURFUR . - The Thirty-f ourth Spirit is
Furfur. He is a Great and Mighty Earl, appearing in
the Form of an Hart with a Fiery Tail. He never
speaketh truth unless he be compelled, or brought
up within a triangle, Ò . Being therein, he will take
upon himself the Form of an Angel. Being bidden,
he speaketh with a hoarse voice. Also he will
wittingly urge Love between Man and Woman. He
can raise Lightnings and Thunders, Blasts, and
Great Tempestuous Storms. And he giveth True
Answers both of Things Secret and Divine, if
commanded. He ruleth over 26 Legions of Spirits.
And his Seal is this, etc.
(35.) MARCHOSIAS . - The Thirty-fifth Spirit is
Marchosias. He is a Great and Mighty Marquis,
appearing at first in the Form of a Wo half ving
Gryphon’s Wings, and a Serpent’s Tail, and
Vomiting Fire out of his mouth. But after a time, at
the command of the Exorcist he putteth on the
Shape of a Man. And he is a strong fighter. He was
of the Order of Dominations. He governeth 30
Legions of Spirits. He told his Chief, who was
Solomon, that after 1,200 years he had hopes to
return unto the Seventh Throne. And his Seal is
this, to be made and worn as a Lamen, etc.
In one Codex of the seventeenth century, very badly written, it might be read "Ox" instead of
"Wolf." - TRANS. [For me he appeared always like an ox, and very dazed.-ED.]
(36.) STOLAS , or STOLOS . - The Thirty-sixth
Spirit is Stolas, or Stolos. He is a Great and Powerful
Prince, appearing in the Shape of a Mighty Raven at
first before the Exorcist; but after he taketh the
image of a Man. He teacheth the Art of Astronomy,
and the Virtues of Herbs and Precious Stones. He
governeth 26 Legions of Spirits; and his Seal is this,
which is, etc.
(37.) PHENEX . - The Thirty-Seventh Spirit is
Phenex (or Pheynix). He is a great Marquis, and
appeareth like the Bird Phoenix , having the Voice of
a Child. He singeth many sweet notes before the
Exorcist, which he must not regard, but by-and-by
he must bid him put on Human Shape. Then he
will speak marvellously of all wonderful Sciences if
required. He is a Poet, good and excellent. And he
will be willing to perform thy requests. He hath
hopes also to return to the Seventh Throne after
1,200 years more, as he said unto Solomon. He
governeth 20 Legions of Spirits. And his Seal is this,
which wear thou, etc.
(38.) HALPHAS , or MALTHUS . - The
Thirty-eighth Spirit is Halphas, or Malthous (or
Malthas). He is a Great Earl, and appeareth in the
Form of a Stock-Dove. He speaketh with a hoarse
Voice. His Office is to build up Towers, and to
furnish them with Ammunition and Weapons, and
to send Men-of-War to places appointed. He
ruleth over 26 Legions of Spirits, and his Seal is this,
(39.) MALPHAS . - The Thirty-ninth Spirit is
Malphas. He appeareth at first like a Crow, but after
he will put on Human Shape at the request of the
Exorcist, and speak with a hoarse Voice. He is a
Mighty President and Powerful. He can build
Houses and High Towers, and can bring to thy
Knowledge Enemies’ Desires and Thoughts, and
that which they have done. He giveth Good
Familiars. If thou makest a Sacrifice unto him he
will receive it kindly and willingly, but he will
deceive him- that doth it. He governeth 40 Legions
of Spirits, and his Seal is this, etc.
Or Warriors, or Men-at-Arms.
(40.) RAUM . - The Fortieth Spirit is Raum. He
is a Great Earl; and appeareth at first in the Form
of a Crow, but after the Command of the Exorcist
he putteth on Human Shape. His office is to steal
Treasures out King’s Houses, and to carry it
whither he is commanded, and to destroy Cities
and Dignities of Men, and to tell all things, Past
and What Is, and what Will Be; and to cause Love
between Friends and Foes. He was of the Order of
Thrones. He governeth 30 Legions of Spirits; and
his Seal is this, which wear thou as aforesaid.
(41.) FOCALOR . - The Forty-first Spirit is
Focalor, or Forcalor, or Furcalor. He is a Mighty
Duke and Strong. He appeareth in the Form of a
Man with Gryphon’s Wings. His office is to slay
Men, and to drown them in the Waters, and to
overthrow Ships of War, for he hath Power over
both Winds and Seas; but he will not hurt any
man or thing if he be commanded to the contrary
by the Exorcist. He also hath hopes to return to
the Seventh Throne after 1,000 years. He
governeth 30 Legions of Spirits, and his Seal is
(42.) Vepar. - The Forty-second Spirit is Vepar,
or Vephar. He is a Duke Great and Strong and
appeareth like a Mermaid. His office is to govern
the Waters, and to guide Ships laden with Arms,
Armour, and Ammunition, etc., thereon. And at
the request of the Exorcist he can cause the seas to
be right stormy and to appear full of ships. Also he
maketh men to die in Three Days by Putrefying
Wounds or Sore s, and causing Worms to breed in
them. He governeth 29 Legions of Spirits, and his
Seal is this, etc.
(43.) SABNOCK . - The Forty-third Spirit, as
King Solomon commanded them into the Vessel
of Brass, is called Sabnock, or Savnok. He is a
Marquis, Mighty, Great and Strong, appearing in
the Form of an Armed Soldier with a Lion’s Head,
riding on a pale-coloured horse. His office is to
build high Towers, Castles and Cities, and-to
furnish them with Armour, etc. Also he can afflict
Men for many days with Wounds and with Sores
rotten and full of Worms . He giveth Good Fam-
iliars at the request of the Exorcist. He com-
mandeth 50 Legions of Spirits; and his Seal is this.
(44.) SHAN . - The Forty-fourth Spirit is Shax,
or Shaz (or Shass). He is a Great Marquis and
appeareth in the Form of a Stock-Dove, speaking
with a voice hoarse, but yet subtle. His Office is to
take away the Sight, Hearing, or Understanding of
any Man or Woman at the command of the
Exorcist; and to steal money out of the houses of
Kings, and to carry it again in 1,200 years. If
commanded he will fetch Horses at the request of
the Exorcist, or any other thing. But he must first
be commanded into a Triangle, Ò , or else he will
deceive him, and tell him many Lies. He can
discover all things that are Hidden, and not kept
by Wicked Spir its. He giveth good Familiars,
sometimes. He governeth 30 Legions of Spirits,
and his Seal is this, etc.
(45.) VINE . - The Forty-fifth Spirit is Vine, or
Vinea. He is a Great King, and an Earl; and
appeareth in the Form of a Lio ridinn, g upon a
Black Horse, and bearing a Viper in his hand. His
Office is to discover Things Hidden, Witches,
Wizards, and Things Present, Past, and to Come.
He, at the command of the Exorcist will build
Towers, overthrow Great Stone Walls, and make
the Waters rough with Storms. He governeth 36
Legions of Spirits. And his Seal is this, which wear
thou, as aforesaid, etc.
(46.) BIFRONS . - The Forty-sixth Spirit is called
Bifrons, or Bifrous, or Bifrovs. He is an Earl, and
appeareth in the Form of a Monster; but after a
while, at the Command of the Exorcist, he putteth
on the shape of a Man. His Office is to make one
knowing in Astrology, Geometry, and other Arts
and Sciences. He teacheth the Virtues of Precious
Stones and Woods. He changeth Dead Bodies,
and putteth them in another place; also he lighteth
seeming Candles upon the Graves of the Dead. He
hath under his Command 6 Legions of Spirits.
His Seal is this, which he will own and submit
(47.) UVALL , VUAL , or VOVAL . - The
Forty-seventh Spirit Uvall, or Vual, or Voval. He
is a Duke, Great, Mighty, and Strong; and
appeareth in the Form of a Mighty Dromedary at
the first, but after a while at the Command of the
Or “with the Head of a Lion,” or “having a Lion his Head,” in some Codices.
Exorcist he putteth on Human Shape, and
speaketh the Egyptian Tongue, but not perfectly.
His Office is to procure the Love of Woman, and
to tell Things Past, Present, and to Come. He also
procureth Friendship between Friends and Foes.
He was of the Order of Potestates or Powers. He
governeth 37 Legions of Spirits, and his Seal is
this, to be made and worn before thee, etc.
(48.) HAAGENTI . - The Forty-eighth Spirit is
Haagenti. He is a President, appearing in the
Form of a Mighty Bull with Gryphon’s Wings.
This is at first, but after, at the Command of the
Exorcist he putteth on Human Shape. His Office
is to make Men wise, and to instruct them in
divers things; also to Transmute all Metals into
Gold; and to change Wine into Water, and Water
into Wine. He governeth 33 Legions of Spirits,
and his Seal is this, etc.
(49.) CROCELL . - The Forty-ninth Spirit is
Crocell, or Crokel. He appeareth in the Form of
an Angel. He is a Duke Great and Strong,
speaking something Mystically of Hidden Things.
He teacheth the Art of Geometry and the Liberal
Sciences. He, at the Command of the Exorcist,
will produce Great Noises like the Rushings of
many Waters, although there be none. He
warmeth Waters, and discovereth Baths. He was
of the Order of Potestates, or Powers, before his
fall, as he declared unto the King Solomon. He
governeth 48 Legions of Spirits. His Seal is this,
the which wear thou as aforesaid.
(50.) FURCAS . - The Fiftieth Spirit is Furcas.
He is a Knight, and appeareth in the Form of a
Cruel Old Man with a long Beard and a hoary
Head, riding upon a pale-coloured Horse, with a
Sharp Weapon in his hand. His Office is to teach
the Arts of Philosophy, Astrology, Rhetoric, Logic,
Cheiromancy, and Pyromancy, in all their parts,
and perfectly. He hath under his Power 20
Legions of Spirits. His Seal, or Mark, is thus
He can nowadays converse in sound though colloquial Coptic.-ED.
(51.) BALAM . - The Fifty-first Spirit is Balam or
Balaam. He is a Terrible, Great, and Powerful
King. He appeareth with three Heads: the first is
like that of a Bull; the second is like that of a Man;
the third is like that of a Ram. He hath the Tail of
a Serpent, and Flaming Eyes. He rideth upon a
furious Bear, and carrieth a Boshawk upon his
Fist. He speaketh with a hoarse Voice, giving True
Answers of Things Past, Present, and to Come. He
maketh men to go Invisible, and also to be Witty.
He governeth 40 Legions of Spirits. His Seal is
(52.) ALLOCES . - The Fifty-second Spirit is
Alloces, or Alocas. He is a Duke, Great, Mighty,
and Strong, appearing in the Form of a Soldier
riding upon a Great Horse. His Face is like that of
a Lion, very Red, and having Flaming Eyes. His
Speech is hoarse and very big. His Office is to
teach the Art of Astronomy, and all the Liberal
Sciences. He bringeth unto thee Good Familiars;
also he ruleth over 36 Legions of Spirits. His Seal
is this, which, etc.
(53.) CAMIO or CAIM . - The Fifty-third Spirit
is Camio, or Caim. He is a Great President, and
appeareth in the Form of the Bird called a Thrush
at first, but afterwards he putteth on the Shape of
a Man carrying in his Hand a Sharp Sword. He
seemeth to answer in Burning Ashes, or in Coals
of Fire. He is a Good Disputer. His Office is to
give unto Men the Understanding of all Birds,
Lowing of Bullocks, Barking of Dogs, and other
Creatures; and also of the Voice of the Waters. He
giveth True Answers of Things to Come. He was
of the Order of Angels, but now ruleth over 30
Legions of Spirits Infernal. His Seal is this, which
wear thou, etc.
(54.) MURMUR , or MURMUS . - The
Fifty-fourth Spirit is called Murmur, or Murmus,
or Murmux. He is a Great Duke, and an Earl; and
appeareth in the Form of a Warrior riding upon a.
Gryphon, with a Ducal Crown upon his Head.
There do go before him those his Ministers, with
great Trumpets sounding. His Office is to teach
Philosophy perfectly, and to constrain Souls
Thus expressed in the Codices.
Deceased to come before the Exorcist to answer
those questions which he may wish to put to
them, if des ired. He was partly of the Order of
Thrones, and partly of that of Angels. He now
ruleth 30 Legions of Spirits. And his Seal is this,
(55.) OROBAS. - The Fifty-fifth Spirit is
Orobas. He is a great and Mighty Prince,
appearing at first like a Horse; but after the
command of the Exorcist he putteth on the Image
of a Man. His Office is to discover all things Past,
Present, and to Come; also to give Dignities, and
Prelacies, and the Favour of Friends and of Foes.
He giveth True Answers of Divinity, and of the
Creation of the World. He is very faithful unto
the Exorcist, and will not suffer him to be tempted
of any Spirit. He governeth 20 Legions of Spirits.
His Seal is this, etc.
(56.) GREMORY , or GAMORI . - The Fifty-sixth
Spirit is Gremory, or Gamori. He is a Duke
Strong and Powerful, and appearet h in the Form
of a Beautiful Woman, with a Duchess’s Crown
tied about her waist, and riding on a Great Camel.
His Office is to tell of all Things Past, Present, and
to Come; and of Treasures Hid, and what they lie
in; and to procure the Love of Women both
Young and Old. He governeth 26 Legions of
Spirits, and his Seal is this, etc.
(57.) OSE, or VOSO. - The Fifty-seventh Spirit
is Oso, Ose, or Voso. He is a Great President, and
appeareth like a Leopard at the first, but after a
little time he putteth on the Shape of a Man. His
Office is to make one cunning in the Liberal
Sciences, and to give True Answers of Divine and
Secret Things; also to change a Man into any
Shape that the Exorcist pleaseth, so that he that is
so changed will not think any other thing than
that he is in verity that Creature or Thing he is
changed into. He governeth 30 Legions of
Spirits, and this is his Seal, etc.
(58.) AMY, or AVNAS . - The Fifty-eighth Spirit
is Amy, or Avnas. He is a Great President, and
appeareth at first in the Form of a Flaming Fire;
but after a while he putteth on the Shape of a
Should be 30. For these 72 Great Spirits of the Book Goetia are all Princes and Leaders o f numbers.
Man. His office is to make one Wonderful
Knowing in Astrology and all the Liberal
Sciences. He giveth Good Familiars, and can
bewray Treasure that is kept by Spirits. He
governeth 36 Legions of Spirits, and his Seal is
(59.) ORIAX , or ORIAS . - The Fifty-ninth
Spirit is Oriax, or Orias. He is a Great Marquis,
and appeareth in the Form of a Lion ridin, g
upon a Horse Mighty and Strong, with a
Serpent’s Tail; and he holdeth in his Right Hand
two Great Serpents hissing. His Office is to teach
the Virtues of the Stars, and to know the
Mansions of the Planets, and how to understand
their Virtues. He also transformeth Men, and he
giveth Dignities, Prelacies, and Confirmation
thereof; also Favour with Friends and with Foes.
He doth govern 30 Legions of Spirits; and his
Seal is this, etc.
(60.) VAPULA, or NAPHULA . - The Sixtieth
Spirit is Vapula, or Naphula. He is a Duke
Great, Mighty, and Strong; appearing in the
Form of a. Lion with Gryphon’s Wings. His
Office is to make Men Knowing in all
Handcr afts and Professions, also in Philosophy,
and other Sciences. He governeth 36 Legions of
Spirits, and his Seal or Character is thus made,
and thou shalt wear it as aforesaid, etc.
(61.) ZAGAN. - The Sixty-first Spirit is Zagan.
He is a Great King and President, appearing at
first in the Form of a Bull with Gryphon’s
Wings; but after a while he putteth on Human
Shape. He maketh Men Witty. He can turn
Wine into Water, and Blood into Wine, also
Water into Wine. He can turn all Metals into
Coin of the Dominion that Metal is of. He can
even make Fools wise. He governeth 33 Legions
of Spirits, and his Seal is this, etc.
(62.) VOLAC , or VALAK, or VALU , or VALAC .
- The Sixty-second Spirit is Volac, or Valak, or
Valu. He is a President Mighty and Great, and
appeareth like a Child with Angel’s Wings,
riding on a Two-headed Dragon. His Office is to
Thus in the actual Text.
Or “with the Face of a Lion.”
give True Answers of Hidden Treasures, and to
tell where Serpents may be seen. The which he
will bring unto the Exorciser without any Force or
Strength being by him employed. He governeth
38 Legions of Spirits, and his Seal is thus.
(63.) ANDRAS . - The Sixty-third Spirit is
Andras. He is a Great Marquis, appearing in the
Form of an Angel with a Head like a Black Night
Raven, riding upon a strong Black Wolf, and
having a Sharp and Bright Sword flourished aloft
in his hand. His Office is to sow Discords. If the
Exorcist have not a care, he will slay both him and
his fellows. He governeth 30 Legions of Spirits,
and this is his Seal, etc.
(64.) HAURES , or HAURAS, or HAVRES , or
FLAUROB . The Sixty-fourth Spirit is Haures, or
Hauras, or Havres, or Flauros. He is a Great
Duke, and appeareth at first like a Leopard,
Mighty, Terrible, and Strong, but after a while, at
the Command of the Exorcist, he putteth on
Human. Shape with Eyes Flaming and Fiery, and
a most Terrible Countenance. He giveth True
Answers of all things, Present, Past, and to Come.
But if he be not commanded into a Triangle, Ò ,
he will Lie in all these Things, and deceive and
beguile the Exorcist in these things, or in such and
such business. He will, lastly, talk of the Creation
of the World, and of Divinity, and of how he and
other Spirits fell. He destroyeth and burneth up
those who be the Enemies of the Exorcist should
he so desire it; also he will not suffer him to be
tempted by any other Spirit or otherwise. He
governeth 36 Legions of Spirits, and his Seal is
this, to be worn as a Lamen, etc.
(65.) ANDREALPHUS . - The Sixty-fifth Spirit is
Andrealphus. He is a Mighty Marquis, appearing
at first in the form of a Peacock, with great Noises.
But after a time he putteth on Human shape. He
can teach Geometry perfectly. He maketh Men
very subtle therein; and in all Things pertaining
unto Mensuration or Astronomy. He can
transform a Man into the Likeness of a Bird. He
governeth 30 Legions of Infernal Spirits, and his
Seal is this, etc.
(66.) CIMEJES , or CIMEIES , or KIMARIS . - The
Sixtysixth Spirit is Cimejes, or Cimeies, or
Kimaris. He is a Marquis, Mighty, Great, Strong
and Powerful, appearing like a Valiant Warrior
riding upon a goodly Black Horse. He ruleth
over all Spirits in the parts of Africa. His Office
is to teach perfectly Grammar, Logic, Rhetoric,
and to discover things Lost or Hidden, and
Treasures. He governeth 20 Legions of Infernals;
and his Seal is this, etc.
(67.) AMDUSIAS , or AMDUKIAS . - The
Sixty-seventh Spirit is Amdusias, or Amdukias.
He is a Duke Great and Strong, appearing at
first like a Unicorn, but a t the request of the
Exorcist he standeth before him in Human
Shape, causing Trumpets, and all manner of
Musical Instruments to be heard, but not soon
or immediately. Also he can cause Trees to bend
and incline according to the Exorcist’s Will. He
giveth Excellent Familiars. He governeth 29
Legions of Spirits. And his Seal is this, etc.
(68.) BELIAL . - The Sixty-eighth Spirit is
Belial. He is a Mighty and a Powerful King, and
was created next after LUCIFER . He appeareth in
the Form of Two Beautiful Angels sitting in a
Chariot of Fire. He speaketh with a Comely
Voice, and declareth that he fell first from
among the worthier sort, that were before
Michael, and other Heavenly Angels. His Office
is to distribute Presentations and Senatorships,
etc.; and to cause favour of Friends and of Foes.
He giveth excellent Familiars, and governeth 50
Legions of Spirits. Note well that this King Belial
must have Offerings, Sacrifices and Gifts
presented unto him by the Exorcist, or else he
will not give True A nswers unto his Demands.
But then he tarrieth not one hour in the Truth,
unless he be constrained by Divine Power. And
his Seal is this, which is to be worn as aforesaid,
(69.) DECARABIA . - The Sixty-ninth Spirit is
Decarabia. He appeareth in the Form of a Star in
a Pentacle, at first; but after, at the command of
the Exorcist, he putteth on the image of a Man.
His Office is to discover the Virtues of Birds and
Precious Stones, and to make the Similitude of
all kinds of Birds to fly before the Exorcist, singing
and drinking as natural Birds do. He governeth 30
Legions of Spirits, being himself a Great Marquis.
And this is his Seal, which is to be worn, etc.
(70.) SEERE , SEAR , or SEIR . - The Seventieth
Spirit is Seere, Sear, or Seir. He is a Mighty
Prince, and Powerful, under AMAYMON , King of
the East. He appeareth in the Form a of Beautiful
Man, riding upon a Winged Ho. rseHis Office is
to go and come; and to bring abundance of things
to pass on a sudden, and to carry or recarry
anything whither thou wouldest have it to go, or
whence thou wouldest have it from. He can pass
over the whole Earth in the twinkling of an Eye.
He giveth a True relation of all sorts of Theft, and
of Treasure hid, and of many other things. He is
of an indifferent Good Nature, and is willing to
do anything which the Exorcist desireth. He
governeth 26 Legions of Spirits. And this his Seal
is to be worn, etc.
(71.) DANTALION . - The Seventy-first Spirit is
Dantalion. He is a Duke Great and Mighty,
appearing in the Form of a Man with many
Countenances, all Men’s and Women’s Faces; and
he hath a Book in his right hand. His Office is to
teach all Arts and Sciences unto any; and to
declare the Secret Counsel of any one; for he
knoweth the Thoughts of all Men and Women,
and can change them at his Will. He can cause
Love, and show the Similitude of any person, and
show the same by a Vision, let them be in what
part of the World they Will. He governeth 36
Legions of Spirits; and this is his Seal, which wear
(72.) ANDROMALIUS .—The Seventy-second
Spirit in Order is named Andromalius. He is an
Earl, Great and Mighty, appearing in the Form of
a Man holding a Great Serpent in his Hand. His
Office is to bring back both a Thief, and the
Goods which be stolen; and to discover all
Wickedness, and Underhand Dealing; and to
punish all Thieves and other Wicked People and
also to discover Treasures that be Hid. He ruleth
over 36 Legions of Spirits. His Seal is this, the
which wear thou as aforesaid, etc.
THESE be the 72 Mighty Kings and Princes which King Solomon Commanded
into a Vessel of Brass, together with their Legions. Of whEoLIAmL B, BILETH ,
ASMODAY, and GAAP, were Chief. And it is to be noted that Solomon did this
because of their pride, for he never declared other reason why he thus bound them.
And when he had thus bound them up and sealed the Vessel, he by Divine Power
did chase them all into a deep Lake or Hole in Babylon. And they of Babylon,
wondering to see such a thing, they did then go wholly into the Lake, to break the
Vessel open, expecting to find great store of Tr easure therein. But when they had
broken it open, out flew the Chief Spirits immediately, with their Legions following
them; and they were all restored to their former places exceELIApt L , who B entered
into a certain Image, and thence gave answers unto those who did offer Sacrifices
unto him, and did worship the Image as their God, etc.
FIRST , thou shalt know and observe the Moon’s Age for thy working. The best
days be when the Moon Luna is 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, or 14 days old, as Solomon saith;
and no other days be profitable. The Seals of the 72 Kings are to be made in Metals.
The Chief Kings’ in Sol (Gold); Marquises’ in Luna (Silver); Dukes’ in Venus
(Copper); Prelacies’ in Jupiter (Tin); Knights’ in Saturn (Lead); Presidents’ in
Mercury (Mercury); Earls’ in Venus (Copper), and Luna (Silver), alike equal, etc.
THESE 72 Kings be under the Power of AMAYMON , CORSON , ZIMIMAY or
ZIMINAIR , and GAAP, who are the Four Great Kings ruling in the Four Quarters, or
Cardinal Points, viz.: East, West, North, and South, and are not to be called forth
except it be upon Great Occasions; but are to be Invocated and Commanded to send
such or such a Spirit that is under their Power and Rule, as is shown in the following
Invocations or Conjurations. And the Chief Kings may be bound from 9 till 12
o’clock at Noon, and from 3 till Sunset; Marquises may be bound from 3 in the
afternoon till 9 at Night, and from 9 at Night till Sunrise; Dukes may be bound
from Sunrise till Noonday in Clear Weather; Prelates may be bound any hour of the
Day; Knights may from Dawning of Day till Sunrise, or from 4 o’clock till Sunset;
Presidents may be bound any time, excepting Twilight, at Night, unless the King
whom they are under be Invocated; and Counties or Earls any hour of the Day, so it
be in Woods, or in any other places whither men resort not, or where no noise is, etc.
These four Great Kings are usually called Oriens, or Uriens, Paymon or Paymonia, Ariton or Egyn,
and Amaymon or Amaimon. By the Rabbins they are frequently entitled: Samael, Azazel, Azael, and
CLASSIFIED LIST OF THE 72 CHIEF SPIRITS OF THE GOETIA, ACCORDING TO
(Seal in Gold.) INGSK . - (1.) Bael; (9.) Paimon; (13.) Beleth; (20.) Purson; (32.)
Asmoday; (45.) Vine; (51.) Balam; (61.) Zagan; (68.) Belial.
(Seal in Copper.) UKESD . - (2.) Agares; (6.) Valefor; (8.) Barbatos; (11.) Gusion;
(15.) Eligos; (16.) Zepar; (18.) Bathim; (19.) Sallos; (23.) Aim; (26.) Bune; (28.)
Berith; (29.) Astaroth; (41.) Focalor; (42.) Vepar; (47.) Vual; (49.) Crocell; (52.)
Alloces; (54.) Murmur; (56.) Gremory; (60.) Vapula; (64.) Haures; (67.) Amdusias;
(Seal in Tin.) PRINCES AND PRELATES . - (3.) Vassago; (12.) Sitri; (22.) Ipos; (33.)
Gaap; (36.) Stolas; (55.) Orobas; (70.) Seere.
(Seal in Silver.) MARQUISES . - (4.) Samigina; (7.) Amon; (14.) Leraje; (24.)
Naberius; (27.) Ronove; (30.) Forneus; (35.) Marchosias; (37.) Phenex; (43.)
Sabnock; (44.) Shax; (59.) Orias; (63.) Andras; (65.) Andrealphus; (66.) Cimeies;
(Seal in Mercury.) PRESIDENTS .- (5.) Marbas; (10.) Buer; (17.) Botis; (21.)
Marax; (25.) Glasya-Labolas; (31.) Foras; (33.) Gaap; (39.) Malphas; (48.) Haagenti;
(53.) Caim; (57.) Ose; (58.) Amy; (61.) Zagan; (62.) Valac.
(Seal in Copper and Silver alike equaARLl.) ES , or COUNTS . - (17.) Botis; (21.)
Marax; (25.) Glasya-Labolas; (27.) Ronove; (34.) Furfur; (38.) Halphas; (40.) Raum;
(45.) Vine; (46.) Bifrons; (72.) Andromalius.
(Seal in Lead.) KNIGHTS. - (50.) Furcas.
NOTE. - It will be remarked that several among the above Spirits possess two
titles of different rankse.g., ; (45.) Vine is both King and Earl; (25.) Glasya-Labolas is
both President and Earl, etc. “Prince” and “Prelate” are apparently used as
interchangeable terms. Probably the Seals of Earls should be made of Iron, and those
of Presidents in mixture either of Copper and Silver, or of Silver and Mercury; as
otherwise the Metal of one Planet, Mars, is excluded from the List; the Metals
attributed to the Seven Planets being: to Saturn, Lead; to Jupiter, Tin; to Mars, Iron;
to the Sun, Gold; to Venus, Copper; to Mercury, Mercury a nd mixtures of Metals,
and to L una, Silver.
In a manuscript codex by Dr. Rudd, which is in the British Museum, Hebrew
names of these 72 Spirits are given; but it appears to me that many are manifestly
incorrect in orthography. The codex in question, though beautifully written, also
contains many other errors, particularly in the Sigils. Such as they are, these names in
the Hebrew of Dr. Rudd are here show(See Fn. igures81 to 152 inclusive.)
THE MAGICAL CIRCLE .
This is the Form of the Magical Circle of King Solom, thoen which he made that
he might preserve himself therein from the malice of these Evil S(Sepiritse .
Frontispiece, Figure 153.) This Magical Circle is to be made 9 feet across, and the
Divine Names are to be written around it, beginning aHYtE EH , and ending at
LEVANAH , Luna.
(Colours. - The space between the outer and inner circles, where the isserpent
coiled, with the Hebrew names written along his body, is bright deep yellow. The
square in the centre of the circle, where the word “Master” is written, is filled in with
red. All names and letters are in black. In the Hexagrams the outer triangles where
the letters A, D, O, N, A, I, appear are filled in with bright yellow, the centres, where
the T-shaped crosses are, blue or green. In the Pentagrams outside the circle, the
outer triangles where “Te, tra, gram, ma, ton,” is written, are filled in bright yellow,
and the centres with the T crosses written therein are red.”)
THE MAGICAL TRIANGLE OF SOLOMON .
This is the Form of the Magical Triangle, into the which Solomon did command
the Evil Spirits. It is to be made at 2 feet distance from the Magical Circle and it is 3
feet across(See F. rontispiece Fig154.) ure Note that this triangle is to be placed toward
that quarter whereunto the Spirit belongeth. And the base of the triangle is to be
nearest unto the Circle, the apex pointing in the direction of the quarter of the Spirit.
Observe thou also the Moon in thy working, as aforesaid, etc. Anaphaxeton is
sometimes written Anepheneton.
(Colours. - Triangle outlined in black; name of Michael black on white ground;
the three Names without the triangle written in red; circle in centre entirely filled in
in dark green.)
The coiled serpent is only shown in one private codex, the Hebrew names being in most cases
simply written round in a somewhat spiral arrangement within the double circle. It is to be
remembered that Hebrew is always written from right to left, instead of from left to right like ordinary
European languages. The small Maltese crosses are placed to mark the conclusion of each separate set
of Hebrew names. These names are those of Deity Angels and Archangels allotted by the Qabalists to
each of the 9 first Sephiroth or Divine Emanations. In English letters they run thus, beginning from
the head of the serpent: + Ehyeh Kether Metatron Chaioth Ha-Qadehs Rashith Ha-Galgalim S.P.M.
(for "Sphere of the Primum Mobile") + lah Chokmah Ratziel Auphanim Masloth S.S.F (for "Sphere
of the Fixed Stars," or S.Z. for "Sphere of the Zodiac") + Iehovah Eolhim Binah Tzaphquiel Aralim
Shabbathai S. (for "Sphere") of Saturn + El Chesed Tzadquiel Chaschmalim Tzedeq S. of Jupiter +
Elohim Gibor Geburah Kam ael Seraphim Madim S. of Mars + Iehovah Eloah Va-Daath Tiphereth
Raphael Malakim Shemesh S. of the Sun + Iehovah Tzabaoth Netzach Haniel Elohim Nogah S. of
Venus. + Elohim Tzabaoth Hod Michael Beni Elohim Kokav S. of Mercury + Shaddai El Chai lesod
Gabriel Cherubim Levanah S. of the Moon +
THE HEXAGRAM OF SOLOMON .
THIS is the Form of the Hexagram of Solomon, the figure whereof is to be made
on parchment of a calf’s skin, and worn at the skirt of thy white vestment, and
covered with a cloth of fine linen white and pure, the which is t o be shown unto the
Spirits when they do appear, so that they be compelled to take human shape upon
them and be obedient.
(Colours. - Circle, Hexagon, and T cross in centre outlined in black, Maltese
crosses black; the five exterior triangles of the Hexagram where Te, tra, gram, ma,
ton, is written, are filled in with bright yellow; the T cross in centre is red, with the
three little squares therein in black. The lower exterior triangle, where the Sigil is
drawn in black, is left white. The words “ Tetragrammaton” and “Tau” are in black
letters; and AGLA with Alpha and Omega in red letters.)
THE PENTAGRAM OF SOLOMON .
THIS is the Form of Pentagram of Solomon, the figure whereof is to be made in7
Sol or Luna (Gold or Silver), and worn upon thy breast; having the Seal of the Spirit
required upon the other side thereof. It is to preserve thee from danger, and also to
command the Spirits by.
(Colours. - Circle and pentagram outlined in black. Names and Sigils within
Pentagram black also. “Tetragrammaton” in red letters. Ground of centre of
Pentagram, where “Soluzen” is written, green. External angles of Pentagram where
“Abdia ... .. Ballaton, Halliza, “ etc., are writt en, blue.)
THE MAGIC RING OR DISC OF SOLOMON
THIS is the Form of the Magic Ring, or rather Disc, of Solomon, the figure
whereof is to be made in gold or silver. It is to be held before the face of the exorcist
to preserve him from the stinking sulphurous fumes and flaming breath of the Evil
(Colour. - Bright yellow. Letters, black.)
THE VESSEL OF BRASS .
THIS is the Form of the Vessel of Brass wherein King Solomon did shut up the
Evil Spirits, etc. (See Figure158 and 159.) (Soms ewhat different forms are given in
the various codices. The seal in Figure 160 was made in brass to cover this vessel with
at the top. This history of the genii shut up in the brazen vessel by King Solomon
recalls the story of “The Fisherman and the Jinni “ in “The Arabian Nights.” In this
tale, however, there was only one jinni shut up in a vessel of yellow brass the which
was covered at the top with a leaden seal. This jinni tells the fisherman that his name
is Sakhr, or Sacar.)
(Colour. - Bronze. Letters.-Black on a red band.)
THE SECRET SEAL OF SOLOMON .
This is the Form of the Secret Seal of Solomon, wherewith he did bind and seal
up the aforesaid Spirits with their legions in the Vessel of Brass.
This seal is to be made by one that is clean both inwardly and outwardly, and that
hath not defiled himself by any woman in the space of a month, but ha th in prayer
and fasting desired of God to forgive him all his sins, etc.
It is to be made on the day of Mars or Saturn (Tuesday or Saturday) at night at 12
o’clock, and written upon virgin parchment with the blood of a black cock that never
trode hen. Note that on this night the moon must be increasing in light (i.e., going
from new to full) and in the Zodiacal Sign of Virgo. A nd when the seal is so made
thou shalt perfume it with alum, raisins drie d in the sun, dates, cedar and lignum
Also, by this seal King Solomon did command all the aforesaid Spirits in the
Vessel of Brass, and did seal it up with this same seal. He by it gained the love of all
manner of persons, and overcame in battle, for neither weapons, nor fire, nor water
could hurt him. And this privy seal was made to cover the vessel at the top withal,
THE OTHER MAGICAL REQUISITES .
The other magical requisites are: a sceptre, a sword, a mitre, a cap, a long white
robe of linen, and other garments for the purp aoslse; o a girdle of lion’s skin three
inches broad, with all the names written about it which be round the outmost part of
the Magical Circle. Also perfumes, and a chafing-dish of charcoal kindled to put the
fumes on, t o smoke or perfume the place appointed for action; also anointing oil to
anoint thy temples and thine eyes with; and fair water to wash thyself in. And in so
doing, thou shalt say as David said:
In many Codices it is written “a sceptre or sword, a mitre or cap.” By the “other garments” would be
meant not only undergarments, but, also mantles of different colours.
THE ADORATION AT THE BATH.
Thou shalt purge me with hyssop, O Lord! and I shall be clean: Thou shalt wash
me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
And at the putting on of thy garments thou shalt sHEay: T ADORATION AT THE
INDUING OF THE VESTMENTS .
“By the figurative mystery of these holy vestures (or of this holy vestment) I will
clothe me with the armour of salvation in the strength of the Most HNCHORigh, A;
AMACOR ; AMIDES ; THEODINIAS ; ANITOR ; that my desired end may be effected
through Thy strength, O DONAIA ! unto Whom the praise and glory will for ever and
ever belong! Amen!”
After thou hast so done, make prayers unto God according unto thy work, as
Solomon hath commanded.
THE CONJURATION TO CALL FORTH ANY OF THE AFORESAID
I DO invocate and conjure thee, O Spirit, ; aN. nd being with power armed from
the SUPREME MAJESTY, I do strongly command thee, byERAL BANENSIS , BALDA-
CHIENSIS , PAUMACHIA , and APOLOGIAE SEDES ; by the most Powerful Princes,
Genii, L iachidee, and Ministers of the Tartarean Abode; and by the Chief Prince of
the Seat of Apologia in the Ninth Legion, I do invoke thee, and by invocating
conjure thee. And being armed with power from UPthREME e S MAJESTY, I do
strongly command thee, by Him Who spake and it was done, and unto whom all
creatures be obedient. Also I, being made after the image of GOD, endued with
power from GOD and created according unto His will, do exorcise thee by that most
mighty and powerful name of GOD, EL , strong and wonderful; O thou Spirit N.
And I command thee and Him who spake the Word and HisIAT Fwas accom-
plished, and by all the names of God. Also by the naDONAImes A, EL, ELOHIM ,
ELOHI , EHYEH, ASHER EHYEH , ZABAOTH, ELION , IAH, TETRAGRAMMATON ,
SHADDAI , LORD GOD MOST HIGH , I do exorcise thee and do powerfully command
thee, O thou Spirit N., that thou dost forthwith appear unto me here before this
Circle in a fair human shape, without any deformity or tortuosity. And by this
ineffable name, ETRAGRAMMATON T IEHOVAH , do I command thee, at the which
being heard the elements are overthrown, the air is shaken, the sea runneth back, the
fire is quenched, the earth trembleth, and all the hosts of the celestials, terrestrials,
and infernals, do tremble together, and are tr oubled and confounded. Wherefore
come thou, O Spirit N., forthwith, and without delay, from any or a ll parts of the
world wherever thou mayest be, and make rational answers unto all things that I shall
demand of thee. Come thou peaceably, visibly, and affably, now, and without delay,
manifesting that which I shall desire. For thou art conjured by the name of the
LIVING and TRUE GOD, HELIOREN , wherefore fulf il thou my commands, and persist
thou therein unto the end, and according unto mine interest, visibly and affably
Here interpolate the name of the Spirit desired to be invocated. In some of the C odices there are
faint variations in the form of wording of the conjurations, but not s ufficient to change the sense, e.
g., “Tartarean abode" for “Tartarean seat,” etc.
speaking unto me with a voice clear and intelligible without any ambiguity.
REPEAT this conjuration as often as thou pleasest, and if the Spirit come not yet,
say as followeth:
THE SECOND CONJURATION.
I DO invocate, conjure, and command thee, O thou Spirit N., to appear and to
show thyself visibly unto me before this Circle in fair and comely shape, without any
deformity or tortuosity; by the name and in the naAHme an Id VAU, which Adam
heard and spake; and by the name ODof , AGGLA, which Lot heard and was saved
with his family; and by the namOTHe I , which Jacob heard from the angel wrestling
with him, and was delivered from the hand of Esau his brother; and by the name
ANAPHAXETON which Aaron heard and spake and was made wise; and by the name
ZABAOTH, which Moses named and all the rivers were turned into blood; and by the
name ASHER EHYEH ORISTON , which Moses named, and all the rivers brought forth
frogs, and they ascended into the houses, destroying all things; and by the name
ELION , which Moses named, and there was great hail such as had not been since the
beginning Of the world; a nd by the name ADONAI , which Moses named, and there
came up locusts, which appeared upon the whole land, and devoured all which the
hail had left; and by the name CHEMA S AMATHIA which Ioshua called upon, and the
sun stayed his course; and by the namLPeHA A and OMEGA, which Daniel named,
and destroyed Bel, and slew the Dragon; and in the naMMANUELme E , which the
three children, Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego, sang in the midst of the fiery
furnace, and were delivered; and by the naAGIme HOS; and by the SEAL OF ADONI ;
and by ISCHYROS , ATHANATOS , PARACLETOS ; and by O THEOS , ICTROS ,
ATHANATOS ; and by these three secret nameGLAs, A, ON , TETRAGRAMMATON , do I
adjure and constrain thee. And by these names, and by all the other names of the
LIVING and TRUE GOD, the LORD ALMIGHTY , I do exorcise and command thee, O
Spirit N., even by Him Who spake the Word and it was done, and to Whom all
creatures are obedient; and by the dreadful judgmentsOD of ; aGnd by the uncertain
Sea of Glass, which is before thIVe DINE MAJESTY, mighty and powerful; by the four
beasts before the throne, having eyes before and behind; by the fire round about the
throne; by the holy angels of Heaven; and by the mighty wisdom of GOD; I do
potently exorcise thee, that thou appearest here before this Circle, to fulfil my will in
all thingswhi ch shall seem good unto me; by the Seal ASof BDATHEA BALDA -CHIA;
and by this name PRIMEUMATON , which Moses named, and the earth opened, and
did swallow up Kora, Dathan, and Abiram. Wherefore thou shalt make faithful
answers unto all my demands, O Spirit N., and shalt perform all my desires so far as
in thine office thou art capable hereof. Wherefore, come thou, visibly, peaceably, and
affably, now without delay, to manifest that which I desire, speaking with a clear and
perfect voice, intelligibly, and to mine understanding.
IF HE come not yet at the rehearsal of these two first conjurations (but without
doubt he will), say on as followeth; it being a constraint:
In some “By the Seat of Adonai” or “By the Throne of Adonai.” In these conjurations and elsewhere
in the body of the text I have given the divine names correctly.
I DO conjure thee, O thou Spirit N., by all the most glorious and efficacious
names of the MOST GREAT AND INCOMPREHENSIBLE LORD GOD OF HOSTS, that
thou comest quickly and without delay from all parts and places of the earth and
world wherever thou mayest be, to make rational answers unto my demands, and
that visibly and affably, speaking with a voice intelligible unto mine understanding as
aforesaid. I conjure and constrain thee, O thou Spirit N., by all the names aforesaid;
and in a ddition by these seven great names wherewith Solomon the Wise bound thee
and thy companions in a Vessel of Brass, ADONAI , PREYAI or PRERAI ,
TETRAGRAMMATON , ANAPHAXETON or ANEPHENETON , INESSENFATOAL or IN-
ESSENFATALL, PATHTUMON or PATHATUMON, and TEMONI ; that thou appearest
here before this Circle to fulfil my will in all things that seem good unto me. And if
thou be still so disobedient, and refusest still to come, I will in the power and by the
power of the name of thUPe REME S AND EVERLASTING LORD GOD WHO created
both thee and me and all the world in six days, and what is contained thIEerei, n, E
SARAYE, and by the power of this name PRIMEUMATON which commandeth the
whole host of Heaven, curse thee, and deprive thee of thine office, joy, and place,
and bind thee in the depths of the Bottomless Pit or Abyss, there to remain unto the
Day of the L ast Judgment. And I will bind thee in the Eternal Fire, and into the Lake
of Flame and of Brimstone, unless thou comest quickly and appearest here before
this Circle to do my will. Therefore, come thou! in and by the holy naDONAImes ,A
ZABAOTH, ADONAI , AMIORAN . Come thou! for it is ADONAI who commandest thee.
IF THOU hast come thus far, and yet he appeareth not, thou mayest be sure that he
is sent unto some other place by his King, and cannot come; and if it be so, invocate
the King as here followeth, to send him. But if he do not come still, then thou
mayest be sure that he is bound in chains in hell, and that he is not in the custody of
his King. If so, and thou still hast a desire to call him even from thence, thou must
rehearse the general curse which is called the Spirits’ Chain.
Here followeth, therefore, the Invocation of the King:
THE INVOCATION OF THE KING.
O THOU great, powerful, and mightyING K AMAIMON , who bearest rule by the
power of the SUPREME GOD EL over all spirits both superior and inferior of the
Infernal Orders in the Dominion of the East; I do invocate and command thee by
the especial and true name of GOD; and by that God that Thou Worshippest; and by
the Seal of thy crea tion; a nd by the most mighty and powerful name OD,of G
IEHOVAH TETRAGRAMMATON who cast thee out of heaven with all other infernal
spirits; and by all the most powerful and great namesOD of whGo created Heaven,
and Earth, and Hell, and all things in them contained; and by their power and
virtue; and by the nameRIMEUMATON P who commandeth the whole host of
Heaven; that thou mayest cause, enforce, and compel the Spirit N. to come unto me
here before this Circle in a fair and comely shape, without harm unto me or unto any
other creature, to answer truly and faithfully unto all my requests; so that I may
It will depend on the quarter to which the Spirit is attributed, which of the four chief kings are to be
accomplish my will and desire in knowing or obtaining any matter or thing which by
office thou knowest is proper for him to perform or accomplish, through the power
of GOD, EL, Who created and doth dispose of all things both celestial, aerial
terrestrial, and infernal.
AFTER thou shalt have invocated the King in this manner twice or thrice over,
then conjure the spirit thou wouldst call forth by the aforesaid conjurations, re-
hearsing them several times together, and he will come without doubt, if not at the
first or second time of rheearsing. But if he do not come, add the “Spirits’ Chain”
unto the end of the aforesaid conjurations, and he will be forced to come, even if he
be bound in chains, for the chains must break off from him, and he will be at liberty:
THE GENERAL CURSE, CALLED THE SPIRITS’
CHAIN, AGAINST ALL SPIRITS
O THOU wicked and disobediesnpt irit N., because thou hast rebelled, and hast
not obeyed nor regarded my words which I have rehearsed; they being all glorious
and incomprehensible names of the true OD, tGhe maker and creator of thee and of
me, and of all the world; I DO by the power of these names the which no creature is
able to resist, curse thee into the depth of the Bottomless Abyss, there to remain unto
the Day of Doom in chains, and in fire and brimstone unquenchable, unless thou
forthwith appear here before this Circle, in this triangle to do my will. And,
therefore, come thou quickly and peaceably, in and by these DamesOD of , G
ADONAI , ZABAOTH, ADONAI , AMIORAN ; come thou! come thou! for it is the King of
Kings, even ADONAI , who commandeth thee.
WHEN thou shalt have rehearsed thus far, but still be cometh not, then write
thou his seal on parchment and put thou it into a strong black with brimsbox; tone,
asafetida and such like things that bear a stinking smell; and then bind the box up
round with an iron wire, and hang it upon the point of thy sword, and hold it over
the fire of charcoal; and say as followeth unto the fire first, it being placed toward
that quarter whence the Spirit is to come:
THE CONJURATION OF THE FIRE.
I CONJURE thee, O fire, by him who made thee and all other creatures for good in
the world, that thou torment, burn, and consume this Spirit N., for everlasting. I
condemn thee, thou Spirit N., becaus e thou art disobedient and obeyest not my
commandment, nor keepest the precepts of thORD e LThy GOD, neither wilt thou
obey me nor mine invocations, having thereby called thee forth, I, who am the
servant of the MOST HIGH AND IMPERIAL LORD GOD OF HOSTS , IEHOVAH , I who
am dignified and fortified by His celestial power apenrmisd sion, andye t thou
comest not to answer these my propositions here made unto thee. For the which
thine averseness and contempt thou art guilty of great disobedience and rebellion,
and therefore shall I excommunicate thee, and destroy thy name and seal, the which I
This box should evidently be in metal or in something which does not take fire easily.
have enclosed in this box; and shall burn thee in the immortal fire and bury thee in
immortal oblivion; unless thou immediately come and appear visibly and affably,
friendly and courteously here unto me before this Circle, in this triangle, in a form
comely and fair, and in no wise terrible, hurtful, or frightful to me or any other
creature whatsoever upon the face of earth. And thou shalt make rational answers
unto my requests, and perform all my desires in all things, that I shall make unto
AND if he come not even yet, thou shalt say as followeth:
THE GREATER CURSE.
Now O thou Spirit N., since thou art still pernicious and disobedient, and wilt
not appear unto me to answer unto such things as I would have desired of thee, or
would have been satisfied in; I do in the name, and by the power and dignity of the
Omnipresent and Immortal Lord God of HosEHts IOVAH TETRAGRAMMATON , the
only creator of Heaven, and Earth, and Hell, and all that is therein, who is the
marvellous Disposer of all things both visible and invisible, curse thee, and deprive
thee of all thine office, joy, and place; and I do bind thee in the depths of the
Bottomless Abyss there to remain until the Day of Judgment, I say into the Lake of
Fire and Brimstone which is prepared for all rebellious, disobedient, obstinate, and
pernicious spirits. Let all the company of Heaven curse thee! Let the sun, moon, and
all the stars curse thee! Let thIGHTe L and all the hosts of Heaven curse thee into the
fire unquenchable, and into the torments unspeakable. And as thy name and seal
contained in this box chained and bound up, shall be choken in sulphurous stinking
substances, and burned in this material fire; so in the naEHme IOVAH and by the
power and dignity of these three namesETRAGRAMMA, T TON, ANAPHAXETON, and
PRIMEUMATON , I do cast thee, O thou wicked and disobedient Spirit N., into the
Lake of Fire which is prepared for the damned and accursed spirits, and there to
remain unto the day of doom, and never more to be remembered before the face of
GOD, who shall come to judge the quick, and the dead, and the world, by fire.
THEN the exorcist must put the box into the fire, a nd by-and-by the Spirit will
come, but as soon as he is come, quench the fire that the box is in, and make a sweet
perfume, and give him welcome and a kind entertainment, showing unto him the
Pentacle that is at the bottom of your vesture covered with a linen cloth, saying:
THE ADDRESS UNTO THE SPIRIT UPON HIS COMING.
BEHOLD thy confusion if thou refusest to be obedient! Behold the Pentacle of
Solomon which I have brought here before thy pres ence! Behold the person of the
exorcist in the mids t of the exorcism; him who is armed by GOD and without fear;
him who potently invocateth thee and calleth thee forth unto appearance; even him,
thy master, who is called OCTINIMOS . Wherefore make rational answer unto my
demands, and prepare to be obedient unto thy master in the name of the Lord:
In some codices this is called "the Curse" only; but in one or two the “Spirits' Chain” is called “the
Lesser Curse,” and this the “Great Cuerrse.”
BATHAL OR VATHAT RUSHING UPON ABRAC!
ABEOR COMING UPON ABERER !
THEN he or they will be obedient, and bid thee ask what thou wilt, for he or they
be subjected by God to fulfil our desires and commands. And when he or they shall
have appeared and showed himself or themselves humble and meek, then shalt thou
THE WELCOME UNTO THE SPIRIT.
WELCOME Spirit N., O most noble king (or kings)! I say thou art welcome unto
me, because I have called thee through Him who has created Heaven, and Earth, and
Hell, and all that is in them contained, and because also thou hast obeyed. By that
same power by the which I have called thee forth, I bind thee, that thou remain
affably and visibly here before this Circle (or before this Circle and in this triangle) so
constant and so long as I shall have occasion for thy presence; and not to depart
without my license until thou hast duly and faithfully performed my will without
THEN standing in the midst of the Circle, thou shall stretch forth thine hand in a
gesture of command and say:
“BY THE PENTACLE OF SOLOMON HAVE I CALLED THEE ! GIVE UNTO ME A TRUE
Then let the exorcist state his desires and requests.
And when the evocation is finished thou shalt license the Spirit to depart thus:
THE LICENSE TO DEPART.
O THOU Spirit N., because thou hast diligently answered unto my demands, and
hast been very ready and willing to come at my call, I do here license thee to depart
unto thy proper place; without causing harm or danger unto man or beast. Depart,
then, I say, and be thou very ready to come at my call, being duly exorcised and
conjured by the sacred rites of magic. I charge thee to withdraw peaceably and
quietly and the peace of god be ever continued between thee aMENnd me! A!
AFTER thou hast given the Spirit license to depart, thou art not to go out of the
circle until he or they be gone, and until thou shalt have made prayers and rendered
thanks unto God for the great blessings He hath bestowed upon thee in granting thy
desires, and delivering thee from all the malice of the enemy the devil.
Also note! Thou mayest command these spirits into the Vessel of Brass in the
same manner as thou dost into the triangle, by saying: “that thou dost forthwith
appear before this Circle, in this Vessel of Brass, in a fair and comely shape,” etc., as
hath been shown in the foregoing conjura.tions
In the Latin, “Bathal vel Vathat super Abrae ruens! Abe or veniens super Aberer!”
Or whatever his dignity may be.
EXPLANATION OF CERTAIN NAMES USED IN THIS BOOK
Eheie. Kether. - Almighty God, whose dwelling is in the highest Heavens:
Haioth. - The great King of Heaven, and of all the powers therein:
Methratton. - And of all the holy hosts of Angels and Archangels:
Reschith. - Hear the prayers of Thy servant who putteth his trust in Thee:
Hagalgalim. - Let thy Holy Angels be commanded to assist me at this time and at
lehovah. - God Almighty, God Omnipotent, hear my pra yer:
Hadonat. - Command Thy Holy Angels above the fixed stars:
Ophanim. - To be assisting and aiding Thy servant:
lophiel. - That I may command all spirits of air, water, fire, earth, and hell:
Moloth. - So that it may tend unto Thy glory and unto the good of man.
lehovah. - God Almighty, God Omnipotent, hear my prayer:
Elohim. - God with us, God be always present with us:
Binah. - Strengthen us and support us, both now and for ever:
Aralim. - ln these our undertakings, which we perform but as instruments in Thy
Zabbathi (should be Shabbathii). - In the hands of Thee, the great God of
Hesel (should be Chesed). - Thou great God, governor and creator of the planets,
and of the Host of Heaven:
Hasmalim (should be Chashmalim). - Command them by Thine almighty power:
Zelez (should be Zedeq). - To be now present and assisting to us Thy poor
servants, both now and for ever.
Elohim Geb e(shoulr d be Gibor). - Most Almighty and eternal and ever living
Seraphim. - Command Thy seraphim:
Camael, Madim. - To attend on us now at this time, to assist us, and to defend us
from all perils and dangers.
Eloha. - O Almighty God! be present with us both now and for ever:
Tetragrammato. - An nd let thine Almighty power and presence ever guard and
protect us now and for ever:
Raphae. - Ll et thy holy angel Raphael wait upon us at this present and for ever:
Schemes (or Shemesh). - To assist us in these our undertakings.
lehova. - Gh od Almighty, God Omnipotent, hear my prayer:
Sabaoth. - Thou great God of Sabaoth:
Netzah (or Netzach). - All-seeing God:
Elohim. - God be present with us, and let thy presence be now and always present
Haniel. - Let thy holy angel Haniel come and minister unto us at this present.
Sabaoth. - O thou great God of Sabioth, be present with us at this time and for
Hodben (should be Hod simply). - Let Thine Almighty Power defend us and
protect us, both now and for ever:
Michae. - Let Micl hael, who is, under Thee, general of thy heavenly host:
Cochab. - Come and expel all evil and danger from us both now and for ever.
Sadai. - Thou great God of all wisdom and knowledge:
Jesal (should be Iesod). - Instruct Thy poor and most humble servant:
Cherubim. - By Thy holy cherubim:
Gabrie. - By Tl hy Holy Angel Gabriel, who is the Author and Messenger of good
Levanah. - Direct and support us at this present and for ever.
THE EXPLANATION OF THE TWO TRIANGLES
IN THE PARCHMENT.
Alpha And Omeg. - Tha ou, O great God, Who art the beginning and the end:
Tetragrammato. n- Thou God of Almighty power, be ever present with us to
guard and protect us, and let Thy Holy Spirit and presence be now and
always with us:
Soluzen. - I command thee, thou Spirit of whatsoever region thou a rt, to come
unto this circle:
Halliza. - And appear in human shape:
Bellato (or Ballatr on). - And speak unto us audibly in our mother-tongue:
Bellonoy (or Bellony). - And show, and discover unto us all treasure that thou
knowest of, or that is in thy keeping, and deliver it unto us quietly:
Hallii. Hra. - And answer all such questions as we may demand without any
defect now at this time.
Evidently meaning both the Hexagram and the Pentagram of Solomon. (See Figures 105 and 156.)
AN EXPLANATION OF SOLOMON ’S TRIANGLE
Anephezeton.-Thou great God of all the Heavenly Host:
Primeumaton, - Thou Who art the First and Last, let all spirits be subject unto us,
and let the Spirit be bound in this triangle, which disturbs this place:
Michael. - By Thy Holy Angel Michael, until I shall discharge him.
(HERE ENDETH THIS FIRST BOOK OF THE LEMEGETON , WHICH IS CALLED THE