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The Key of Solomon, also called the Greater Key of Solomon, was and remains one of the most important and well-known of the grimoires of Europe. Traditionally ascribed to King Solomon, it is centered upon summoning the powers of the seven planets to achieve various purposes, particularly through the use of the well-known Solomonic pentacles. Like all grimoires, the book provides instructions 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 and 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.

The Key of Solomon the King [Grimoire]