Tag Archives: Black Magick

What are the Grimoires?

The Grimoires are handbooks of magic that provide instructions for rituals, the casting of spells, the procuring of treasure and love, the procuring of Familiars, and the evocation and control of spirits, including demons and Angels, to perform tasks. Grimoire is a French term for “grammar book.” Although any handbook of magic could be called a grimoire, the term usually applies ...

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True Black Magic

Also called The Secrets of Secrets, this black magic grimoire purportedly was written in the 1600s by a magician named Toscraec, who claimed that it was based on a centuries-old manuscript written in an unknown language. Toscraec said he was only able to translate the manuscript with the help of an angel. It probably was written in the 18th century. ...

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Transcendental Magic

This book comprises the occultist Eliphas Levi’s own system of magic and was published in 1896. The occultist A. E. Waite called it a grimoire of “absolute science.” Levi based his system on the Key of Solomon, adding his own views based upon his experiences in magic and alchemy. Back to List of Grimoires Back to Black Magick Back to Home

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The Practitioners of Black Magick

Black Magick means extreme power. This power is the result of a science that encompasses the human being as a whole. It deals with the human being as he or she stands in life rather than building its principles upon the well-known rather weak basis of ideals and religious dogma. For this reason Black Magick involves knowing your own nature ...

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Theosophia Pneumatica

Also known as The Little Keys of Solomon, this grimoire was published in 1686 in German. It possibly was included in the German edition of the Arbatel of Magic, a work it follows closely. Of anonymous authorship, the Theosophia Pneumatica makes no claims to ancient origins. Like the Arbatel, it is Christian in orientation and holds that the exaltation of ...

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The Essence of Black Magick

Black magick is typically seen as something purely arcane, having no basis in the more standard and popular religions throughout the world. It’s seen as taboo, and common belief is that modern religions, like Christianity, would have nothing to do with something so macabre.

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The Enchiridion of Pope Leo

The Enchiridion of Pope Leo – This book is technically not a grimoire: It offers no instructions for magical rituals but is a collection of charms turned into prayers, accompanied by mysterious figures supposedly taken from rare old manuscripts. According to the story of the book’s alleged origins, Pope Leo III (r. 795–816) gave the Emperor of the West Charlemagne a ...

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The Book of Sacred Magic of Abra-Melin the Mage

Authorship is attributed to Abra-Melin (also spelled Abramelin), a Jewish kabbalistic mage of Wurzburg, Germany, who supposedly wrote the grimoire for his son in 1458. The manuscript, written in French in the 18th century, claims to be a translation of the original Hebrew manuscript. The book was a major influence in the 19th-century occult revival led by the Hermetic Order ...

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The Book of Black Magic and of Pacts

Written in 1898 by Waite, the book discusses other grimoires and provides a “Complete Grimoire of Black Magic.” Waite draws upon and compares different grimoires in discussing rituals and the fundamentals of magic.   Back to List of Grimoires Back to Black Magick Back to Home

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The Black Pullet

The Black Pullet tells a colorful story about itself and its alleged origins. The original—and ambitious— French title of the grimoire was The Black Pullet, or the Hen with the Golden Eggs, comprising the Science of Magic Talismans and Rings, the Art of Necromancy and of the Kabbalah, for the Conjuration of Aerial and Infernal Spirits, of Sylphs, Undines, and ...

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