Wednesday, August 3
Secret Magic From A Magician's Handbook
Nothing too serious today but a spell from The Grimorium Verum, which is an ancient secret magician's handbook. This was supposedly created by Alibeck the Egyptian at Memphis in 1517 - but I doubt that it is really of such an age.
The ceremony I picked out at random is to "To Make Three Girls Or Three Gentlemen Appear In Your Room." Well, you never know, it may come in useful one day! Anyway, let's begin:
"It is necessary to be three days chaste, and you will be elevated.
On the fourth day, as soon as it is morning clean and prepare your room, as soon as you have dressed. You must be fasting at this time. Make sure that your room will not be disturbed for the whole ensuing day. Note that there shall be nothing hanging, neither anything crosswise to anything else, no tapestries or clothes hanging, and no hats or cages of birds, or curtains of the bed and so on. Above all, make sure that everything is clean in every way.
After you have supped, go secretly to your room, which has been cleaned as already described. Upon the table there is now set a white cloth, and three chairs at the table. In front of each place set a wheaten roll and a glass of clear and fresh water. Now place a chair at the side of the bed, and retire, while saying the following.
'Besticitum consolatio veni ad me vertat Creon, Creon, Creon, cantor laudem omnipotensis et non commentur. Stat superior carta bient laudem omviestra principiem da montem et inimicos meos o prostantis vobis et mihi dantes que passium fieri sincisibus.'
The three people, having arrived, will sit by the fire, eating and drinking, and will thank the person who has entertained them. If you are a gentleman, three girls will come; but if you are a lady, three young men will be invoked.
Then the three will draw lots as to whom is to stay with you. If the operator is a man, the girl who wins will sit in the chair which you have placed by the bed, and she will stay with you until midnight. At this time she will leave, with her companions, without having been dismissed.
The two others will stay by the fire, while the first entertains you.
While she is with you, you may ask her any question, about art or science, or upon any subject at all, and she will give you a definite reply. You can ask the whereabouts of hidden treasure, and she will tell you where it is, and how and when to remove it. If the treasure is under the guardianship of infernal spirits, she will come herself, with her companions, and defend you against these fiends.
When she leaves she will give you a ring. If you wear this on your finger, you will be fortunate at gambling. If you place it on the finger of any woman or girl, you will be able to obtain your will of her. Note: The window is to be left open. You can do this experiment as often as you please."
So, there you go: if you ever need someone to discuss art and science with or are in need of some treasure you know what to do ... please report back how you get on!
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Posted by Mike Perry at 08:00
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Funny! You dig up some of the most interesting books!ReplyDelete
not sure if my wife would let me!ReplyDelete
Mike, Have you ever heard of a book called Necronomicon? It was written in Damascus in the eighth century A.D. by the 'Mad Arab' Abdul Alhazred. It's filled with myths and rituals and long-forgotten formulas for evoking entities of various sorts into physical appearance. SInce I'm working a novel that involves the latter, I recently ordered the book.ReplyDelete
On the back cover it says that "the editor 'Simon' overcame huge obstacles during his daring efforts to bring to light this, the most famous, the most potent, and potentially, the most dangerous Black Book known to the Western World."
Sounds kind of scary. When I looked on-line for more information about the book, I read that editor Simon is generally considered to be author Peter Levenda. Hm, I could see that. However, we know Peter quite well and he's never mentioned the book. I've not asked him about it, either. But will wait until the next time we see him. - Rob
Trish & Rob: No, haven't come across that book. "The most dangerous Black Book" - perhaps a promotional pitch. Sounds interesting though, never know what could be in there... be careful if you dabble!ReplyDelete
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