The Key of Solomon, also called the Greater Key of Solomon, was one of the most important grimoires of the Europe down the centuries. Traditionally ascribed to King Solomon, it is centred upon summoning the powers of the seven planets. Like all girmoires provides instruction for making equipment, drawing the circles, making the incantations, performing the rites, and drawing the appropriate symbols. Mathers' edition and translation, which is here reproduced, was first published in 1899 had a great influence on the Golden Dawn's magic, Aleister Crowley's Thelema, and Gerald Gardner's witchcraft. An affordable version of a crucially important text of the western magical tradition.
Newburyport: Weiser Books, 2016. Paperback, xxvi 148 pages. New.