The Book of Ceremonial Magic by Arthur Edward Waite was originally called The Book of Black Magic and of Pacts. It was first published in a limited run in 1898, and distributed more widely under the title The Book of Ceremonial Magic in 1910. It is an attempt to document various famous grimoires such as the Key of Solomon, the Grimorium Verum, and the apocryphal Fourth Book of Cornelius Agrippa, explain the history behind them (refuting many of the legends surrounding them), discuss the theology contained therein (e.g. raising the question why good angels would be summoned to kill an enemy), and to synthesize many famous grimoires into one system.
While Waite is careful in his analysis of the various Grimoires, he treats the subject matter skeptically. The result is an unparalleled look at the details of ceremonial magic.
Contents of this The Book of Ceremonial Magic app includes:
Part I: The Literature Of Ceremonial Magic
-Chapter I: The antiquity of Magical Rituals
-Chapter II: The Rituals of Transcendental Magic
-Chapter III: Composite Rituals
-Chapter IV: The Rituals Of Black Magic
Part II: The Complete Grimoire
-Chapter I: The Preparation of the Operator
-Chapter II: The Initial Rites and Ceremonies
-Chapter III: Concerning the Descending Hierarchy
-Chapter IV: The Mysteries of Gotic Theurgy according to the Lesser Key of Solomon
-Chapter V: Concerning the Mystery of the Sanctum Regnum, or the Government of
Evil Spirits; being the Rite of Conjuration according to the Grimorium Verum
-Chapter VI: The Mysteries of Infernal Evocation according to the Grand Grimoire
-Chapter VII: The Method of Honorius
-Chapter VII: Miscellaneous and Minor Processes
-Chapter IX: Concerning Infernal Necromancy
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