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Magical Treatise of Solomon (hc) by Ioannis Marathakis (tran)
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This is the true ancestor of the Key of Solomon, Containing translations of 12 different manuscripts of the Hygromanteia, a Solomonike. This book is sometimes called the Hygromanteia, and has been hidden behind the mistaken idea that all of it is a work on water divination; a scholarly mistake that has hidden the true value of the book for centuries. Throughout history thousands of people have been fascinated by the Grimoire of the Key of Solomon. This is the original Greek book of magic that was the source of the Key of Solomon, and in turn the ancestor of most of the grimoire-basd ceremonial magic practiced in Europe and the US. This is a ground-breaking work, providing for the first time (outside of a handful of pages in academic works) the full Greek original of the Key of Solomon as it appears in English. The translations have been done from 12 different manuscripts, originating through the 15th century to the 18th century, in an effort to present the whole text. Contrary to popular opinion, the Key of Solomon was not translated from a Hebrew original. During the gradual decline and fall of the Byzantine Empire, this precious text, along with many others, was taken from Constantinople to Italy. This may have even happened when Constantinople was sacked in 1453. It is quite likely that it was taken to Venice, where parts of it were translated into Latin and Italian. Abridged Latin copies entitled the Clavicula Salomonis circulated in Europe, going through many changes, languages, and versions to become the Key of Solomon as we know it. Now for the first time you can read the whole text (large slabs of which were left out of the Latin translations) arranged clearly in the order in which it was meant to be read. This is a 372 page hardcover book.



This product was added to our catalog on Monday 28 May, 2012.



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