Grimorium Verum

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Oct 29, 2007 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 258 pages
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Grimorium Verum is one of the most notorious handbooks of black magic -- one of the few that deals openly with spirits of darkness. People have long sought the aid of non-physical beings; the biblical king Solomon in particular had a reputation since ancient times for commanding demons. There are many texts purporting to reveal Solomon's methods, but most are extremely complicated and difficult. Grimorium Verum is one of the easier texts, but also one of the most sinister. It includes a catalog of specific demons and how to draw on their powers. This new critical edition includes a fresh translation based on all the major sources, complete French and Italian texts, and 5 other appendices.

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Joseph Peterson has translated many religious and esoteric texts, including John Dee's Five Books of Mystery, The Lesser Key of Solomon (Lemegeton), and The Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses. He has contributed articles to Scriptures of the World's Religions (1998) and Document-Based Questions (World History/Ancient Civilizations, 2006). Peterson is an active member of the American Academy of Religion and the American Folklore Society. He has an extensive collection of rare esoteric documents, which he shares at his award-winning websites and He lives near Rochester Minnesota.

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