The Book of Ceremonial Magic – AE Waite (1911) (1st edition)

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The Book of Ceremonial Magic – AE Waite (1911) (1st edition)

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Title: The Book of Ceremonial Magic. The Secret Tradition in Goëtia, including the rites and mysteries of Goëtic theurgy, sorcery and infernal necromancy.
Author: Arthur Edward Waite
Publisher: William Rider & Son, London, 1911. 1st edition. Extremely r

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Title: The Book of Ceremonial Magic. The Secret Tradition in Goëtia, including the rites and mysteries of Goëtic theurgy, sorcery and infernal necromancy.
Author: Arthur Edward Waite
Publisher: William Rider & Son, London, 1911. 1st edition. Extremely rare.
Condition: Hardcover, white cloth with decorations on spine and boards. In good condition externally – spine is darkened, and some soiling and wear to boards. Internally excellent, with foxing limited to title page. Profusely illustrated. Big book.

This book is an attempt to synthesize the procedures of all of the famous Grimoires. It draws on the Key of Solomon, the Grimorium Verum, the apocryphal Fourth Book of Cornelius Agrippa, and many others, including the famous Black Pullet, or Poulet Noir. The result is an unparalleled look at the details of ceremonial magic.

Arthur Edward Waite’s classic work explains the rites, mysteries and secret traditions of Witchcraft, Sorcery and ‘Infernal Necromancy’, and also explores Theurgy, the White Magic which invokes beneficent spirits. Presented in two parts, the first ‘contains an analytical and critical account of the chief magical rituals known to the writer’; the second ‘forms a complete Grimoire of Black magic’.

With illustrations and diagrams throughout, the author’s mission, ‘to permit the rituals of White and Black Magic to speak for themselves’, is brilliantly accomplished in this extraordinary text.

About the author (from wikipedia):

Arthur Edward Waite (2 October 1857 – 19 May 1942) was a British poet and scholarly mystic who wrote extensively on occult and esoteric matters, and was the co-creator of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck.

Contents:

Part I: The Literature Of Ceremonial Magic

Chapter I: The antiquity of Magical Rituals

Section 1. The Importance of Ceremonial Magic
Section 2: The Distinction between White and Black Magic
Section 3: The Unprinted Literature of Ceremonial Magic

Chapter II: The Rituals of Transcendental Magic

Section 1: The Arbatel of Magic
Section 2: Theosophia Pneumatica
Section 3: The Enchiridion of Pope Leo
Section 4: The Seven Mysterious Orisons
Section 5: Summary of Transcendental Magic

Chapter III: Composite Rituals

Section 1: The Key of Solomon the King
Section 2: The Lesser Key of Solomon
Section 3: The Pauline Art
Section 4: The Almadel
Section 5: The Fourth Book of Cornelius Agrippa
Section 6: The Heptameron
Section 7: The Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage

Chapter IV: The Rituals Of Black Magic

Section 1: The Grimorium Verum
Section 2: True Black Magic
Section 3: The Grand Grimoire
Section 4: The Grimoire of Honorius
Section 5: Minor and Spurious Rituals of Black Magic
Section 6: The Black Pullet
Section 7: Talismans of the Sage of the Pyramids: I to III
Talismans of the Sage of the Pyramids: IV, V
Talismans of the Sage of the Pyramids: VI, VII
Talismans of the Sage of the Pyramids: VIII
Talismans of the Sage of the Pyramids: IX, X
Talismans of the Sage of the Pyramids: XI, XII
Talismans of the Sage of the Pyramids: XIII, XIV
Talismans of the Sage of the Pyramids: XV, XVI
Talismans of the Sage of the Pyramids: XVII, XVIII
Talismans of the Sage of the Pyramids: XIX, XX, conclusion
Section 8: The Gold-Finding Hen

PART II: The Complete Grimoire

Chapter I: The Preparation of the Operator

Section 1: Concerning the Love of God
Section 2: Concerning. Fortitude
Section 3: Concerning Continence and Abstinence
Section 4: Concerning the External Preparation of the Operator, and firstly Concerning Ablution
Section 5: Concerning the External Preparation of the Operator, and secondly Concerning the Vestments

Chapter II: The Initial Rites and Ceremonies

Section 1: Concerning the Virtues of the Planets
Section 2: A General Instruction concerning the Instruments required for the Art
Section 3: Concerning the Rod and Staff of the Art
Section 4: Concerning the Pen and Ink of the Art
Section 5: Concerning Virgin Wax or Virgin Earth
Section 6: Concerning the Silken Cloth
Section 7: Concerning the Victim of the Art
Section 8: Concerning Aspersion and Cleansing
Section 9: Concerning the Time of Operation

Chapter III: Concerning the Descending Hierarchy

Section 1: The Names and Offices of Evil Spirits
Section 2: Concerning the Forms of Infernal Spirits in their Manifestations

Chapter IV: The Mysteries of Goëtic Theurgy according to the Lesser Key of Solomon the King.

Section 1: Concerning the Spirits of the Brazen Vessel, otherwise called the False Monarchy of Demons (Introduction)
Demons: I. (Baal) to IX. (Paimon)
Demons: X. (Buer) to XX. (Purson)
Demons: XXI. (Morax) to XXX. (Forneus)
Demons: XXXI. (Foras) to XXXVIII. (Halpas)
Demons: XXXIX. (Malpas) to LI. (Balam)
Demons: LII. (Allocen) to LIX. (Orias)
Demons: LX. (Vapula) to LXXII. (Andromalius)
Section 2: Concerning the Rite of Conjuration, from the Lemegeton

Chapter V: Concerning the Mystery of the Sanctum Regnum, or the Government of Evil Spirits; being the Rite of Conjuration according to the Grimorium Verum

Chapter VI: The Mysteries of Infernal Evocation according to the Grand Grimoire

Section 1: The Rite of Lucifuge
Section 2: Concerning the Genuine Sanctum Regnum, or the True Method of Making Pacts

Chapter VII: The Method of Honorius

The Method of Honorius
Universal Conjuration
Conjuration of the Book
Conjuration of the Demons
Conjurations of the Kings of the Cardinal Directions
Conjurations For Each Day of the Week

Chapter VIII: Miscellaneous and Minor Processes

Section 1: Concerning Works of Hatred and Destruction
Section 2: Concerning Venereal Experiments
Section 3: Concerning the Experiment of Invisibility
Section 4: Concerning the Hand of Glory
Section 5: Concerning the Vision of Spirits in the Air
Section 6: Concerning Divination by the Word of Uriel
Section 7: Concerning the Mirror of Solomon, suitable for all Kinds of Divination
Section 8: Concerning the Three Rings of Solomon, Son of David

Chapter IX: Concerning Infernal Necromancy

Conclusion