Newburyport: Weiser Books, 2016. Large format paperback, xxvi+148 pages. New.
First published in 1899, Golden Dawn founder Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers’ edition of The Key of Solomon the King is one of the most famous and popular magical grimoires of the twentieth century. It’s influence has been widespread, both in terms of Golden Dawn magic, Aleister Crowley’s Thelema, and Gerald Gardner’s revival of Witchcraft. This new edition, with a foreword and introduction by esoteric scholar Joseph H. Peterson, brings the operations of this infamous text to a new generation of readers. Traditionally ascribed to King Solomon, it provides instruction for incantations, sigils and rituals to summon and control spirits and demons for a variety of purposes, both mundane and spiritual. A classic work which will be of immense value to anyone with an interest in the grimoire traditions, the Golden Dawn, and the history of Western Esotericism.