The Grimoire of Armadel has ratings and 4 reviews. Yomna said: This is by far the simplest of all the grimoires I’ve read so far, It’s temptingly to. ARMADEL. Electronic Version Prologue. This grimoire was first translated by Mr. MacGregor Mathers into English. Now for the first time in English I Frater Alastor. Of all of the old grimoires, the one that intrigues me the most is called the Grimoire of Armadel. I am intrigued because not much is known about.

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Of Magical Personas and Cartesian Dualism 8 hours ago. The Grimoire of Armadel by S. Given that few medieval grimoires survived, there is not a lot to compare to this book for context, quality or even just to get the gist ramadel what is usual for the genre.

Conjuring the Spirit of An Organization or Institution 4 weeks ago. In his introduction, William Keith wondered why Mathers bothered translating this work since according to him it was both derivative and a late edition to the various families rgimoire grimoires.

The Grimoire of Armadel

Mark Mirabello rated it liked it Apr 29, The library of the Arsenal in Paris has over a million books and other papers, and even in the late 19th century, it was quite voluminous.

There appears here a seal of the Archangel Uriel that could well be a blind. It may be that this large array of sigil characters, with a triangle in the lower center, would have griomire possibly placed in the center of the magick circle, acting as a powerful protecting grioire empowering mechanism.

It would seem, then, that this grimoire, which has been dated to at least the early or middle 13th century and is actually independent of the Lemegetonwould be of the same class of grimoires as the Grimoire of Armadel.

The array of spirits found in this grimoire demonstrates the varied mixture of traditions that were plumbed to fashion it.

Certainly, if that were the case, others would have already solved the mystery of this grimoire when it first came out thirty years ago. The manuscript, written in Latin and French, was probably produced in the early 18th century. We might expect a revelation concerning the celestial or heavenly abode. Vision of Dust – Raphael and Pelech as Jesus — possible reference to the receiving of sacraments as a means of establishing a high degree of piety.


Madeleine rated it really liked it Dec 28, There are also sigils for evil spirits you are advised to avoid. More about the French Ms: It is a system of magick that can be found in other systems of magick where spiritual knowledge is considered more important and personally empowering than material powers and achievements.

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Preparation of the Soul — parts 1 and 2 — consecration of the magick circle. No aarmadel is now able to answer that question, since Mathers, and all of his immediate associates, have passed away. Five demon princes listed in the grimoire may have been culled from the Grimoire of Pope Honorius, which was a German grimoire dated from the early 17th century. Thanks for telling us about the problem. There are probably other grimoires in various collections and libraries that could be classified as belonging to the magickal armaeel of disposition.

Preview — The Grimoire of Armadel by S. I have read a copy of the “Grimoire of Armadel” in a ‘pdf’ format and agree with much of what you have said. He can be invoked at any time.

I should probably go check out your next article before I ask any silly questions. Lists with This Book.

Newer Post Older Post Home. Yet any occultist or magician can immediately appreciate the importance and power of this grimoire by simply examining it. Albert rated it liked it Feb 10, The work was hidden away for years in the Gerald Yorke collection, and has received little or no serious attention since it was first published in Both manuscripts claimed to instruct and assist the operator in a form of magick that would powerfully impact his mind, revealing hidden and occultic wisdom — thus they were grimoires of the art of disposition.

The initials inscribed are Capital ‘H’ and lower case ‘j’. Ianmiller rated it it was amazing Jul 10, I might want to use the Gnostic books of the Apocryphon of John and the Trimorphic Protenoia as the spiritual background for this new grimoire, since they are personally important to me and to the Order.

However, from an occult perspective, it is easy to see why Mathers spent his time translating this manuscript — the sigils and various characters, all in color, are quite astonishing and impressive, even to the lay occultist.

The obscure wording could be justified if it was meant to protect the operator from being accused of performing diabolical ceremonial magick, or at the very least, committing sacrilege.

I think that they are distinct, since Almadel incorporates skrying, and Armadel performs extended conjurations with sigil characters to induce visions and obtain knowledge. Most of these demonic spirit names demonstrate an ultimate German context for the Grimoire Armadel. It was he who conducted the Holy Virgin and Saint Joseph into Egypt when they were fleeing from the persecution of Herod. H A rated it liked it Jul 28, Can you direct me to the information where I might find the correct semi-circle for the correct initial?


The first edition had an introduction penned by the late Francis King, but it was less substantive than what William Keith wrote in the second. A deeper investigation of The Grimoire of Armadel is now long overdue, for magical virtue is an elusive stone. The chapters have grandiose liturgical titles written in Latin that seem to have little to do with the actual content of the chapter, which typically consists of a short paragraph and either the sigil of a spirit or the enlarged magickal character of some visionary process, or both.

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Mephistopheles would also fit into the context of German grimoires, most notably, the Faustian branch. I am of the firm belief that most grimoires can be easily “de-Christianized”. While I was still in the process of examining this grimoire, I did make use of the three sigil characters of the Paths of Wisdom many years ago, and have found them to be extraordinarily powerful and very useful.

Scrutiny of the manuscript revealed, even to Mathers, that the original grimoire was probably written in German, since there appears to be some word usage and terms that are obviously poorly translated from that language into French such as Kanssud for Sud Kante — p. However, the order of chapters for the first two chapter groups is not important, since each of them can stand alone with their associated spirit name and sigil, offering revelations and visions with their use that are unique and distinct.

Most of the chapters are concerned with highly obscure Old Testament mysteries, but there are some New Testament mysteries presented as well. Who originally owned the manuscript, how was it produced and where did it come from?

It is illustrated with intricate sigils. The author of the book in ‘pdf’ format was given as “Frater Alastor”.