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Feb 6, 2011

The Conjuration of the Sword


In my last post I tried to bring together a few traditions regarding the magical sword, including the ritual for consecrating it. I’ve delved into the subject more profoundly and found quite a few traditions. There are a few missing, like the ritual employed in the Negromancia of Roger Bacon, but i think we can get a good enough picture.
I will tabulate below the conjurations used by seven sources: The Veritable Keys of Solomon, The Grimoire of Turiel, Mss. Aubrey 24 of the Key of Solomon, the Mathers Edition, Duveen, Key of Knowledge, and Sloane 3847 (ascribed to Ptolemy the Grecian or Tozgrec).
For online editions of some of these texts, please go to Esoteric Archives (see links).

As we can see from the texts below, there are quite a number of differences. The Veritable Clavicle seems to be independent, so does the very recent Grimoire of Turiel.  The Mathers translation seems to rely heavily on  Aubrey MS. 24 from the Bodleian Library, called Zecorbeni sive Claviculae Salomonis libri IV in quibus I De Praeparementis, II De Experimentis, III De Pentaculis, IV De Artibus, written in 1674.

Now, the other three examples we have seem to ce consistent with one another: the Duveen printed edition and the Key of Knowledge, and the oldest manuscript of the key, Sloane 3847, cited also in our previous article.

I will base my future article upon this conjuration of the Key, which has the oldest elements, inluding names of God from Liber Juratus and the 72 names of Christ.


Veritable
Turiel
Aub 24
Mathers
God of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Jacob, cast your eyes upon your servant (N.) who wishes to battle on your behalf. Grant that your angels may assist me and that they do not abandon me in my enterprises, and through you, O Theos, Athanatos, Agios, Agios, Agios, Agios, Agios, Alpha & Omega, the Cassiel Angels, Sachiel, Samaël, Anaël, Raphaël, Michaël, and Gabriel come and grant me support in all my operations, that they never abandon me, and by the power of the art which you revealed to my father, grant that they are faithful and obedient to me through your name Tetragrammaton, Amen.

O Great God Who art the God of strength and fortitude and greatly to be feared, bless O Lord, this Instrument that it may be a terror unto the Enemy, and therewith I may fight with and overcome all phantasms and oppositions of the Enemy, through the influence and help of Thy most Holy Mighty Name, On, St. Agla, and in the Cross of Jesus Christ our only Lord. Amen.
Be thou blessed and consecrated in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

"Conjuro te ensis per hec sanctissima nomina Abrath, Abrade, Abracadabra, Jehova, quod in quocumque opere magico tu mihi sis fortitudo, et defensio contra inimicos omnes tam visibiles, quam invisibiles, Iterum conjuro te per nomen sanctum et indivisible El forte, et admirabile per nomen Saday quod est omnipotens et per hæc alia nomina Cados, Cados, Cados, Adonay, Elohim, Zeuaod, Nghimanuel, primus, et novissimus, sapientia, via, vita, virtus, caput, verbum, os, splendor, lux, sol, fons, Gloria, mons, vitis, Janua, Porta, lapis, pastor, sacerdos, immortalis, Messiach. Per hec igitur et alia nomina conjuro te ensem, ut contra omnia adversa, sis mihi præsidium. Amen
I conjure thee, O sword, by these names, ABRAHACH, ABRACH, ABRACADABRA, YOD HE VAU HE, that thou serve me for a strength and defence in all magical operations, against all mine enemies, visible and invisible.
I conjure thee anew by the holy and indivisible name of EL strong and wonderful, by the name SHADDAI almighty; and by these names QADOSCH, QADOSCH, QADOSCH, ADONAI ELOHIM TZABAOTH, EMANUEL, the First and the Last, Wisdom, Way, Life, Truth, Chief, Speech, Word, Splendour, Light, Sun, Fountain, Glory, the Stone of the Wise, Virtue, Shepherd, Priest, Messiach Immortal; by these names then, and by the other names, I conjure thee, O sword, that thou servest me for a protection in all adversities. Amen.



Clav Ptol. Sloane 3847 1572
Key of knowledge
Duveen
Coniuro te ensis per ista nomina habraam, abrac, Tetragrammaton, quod est aglane quae tu in meo opere nocere non possis. Coniuro te per nomen sanctum quod est onoyteon et purum stimulaton et per festinâtem Elsefarêa, et per iustum emsyotam, et per hec nomina dei ineffabilia egyrion, Usirion, Osistion, etionam, Usiromis, brasni, onela, perasni, rohim, Zocoph,

et ita nomina Sother Emanuel, Sabaoth, Adonay, primus et nouissimus, unigentus, via, vita, manus homo usyon, primogenitus fons sapientia, virtus, alpha et omega, caput finis, os, verbum, gloria, splendor, Lux, Sol, Imago, foris, vitis, mons, Janua, petra, Lapis, angulus, sponsus, pastor, propheta, sacerdot, athanatos, Iogirios, yskyros ysus, ysyos ichyos pantor craton, Jesus Alleluya per hec et alia nomina vos Coniuro quod mihi nocere non possitis sed me in hoc meo opere ad invetis,
I conjure thee by the names, Abraham, Abraho, Tetragrammaton, which is to say, Aglane, that thou hurt me not in work. I conjure thee by pure, Stimulaton, and by these unspeakable names of Almighty God, which are: Egyrion, Osystron, Enona, Aula, by Asyn and by Manalo,

Emanuel, Sabaoth, Adonay, primus, nouissimus, vnigenitus, Via, Vita, Manus, hono, primogenitus, finis, Sapientia, virtus, a. Caput, verbum, gloria, splendor, lux, Sol, Imago, Mors, Janua, Petra, Lapis, Angulus, Sponsus, pastor, propheta, Sacerdos, Athanatos, Ysyon, Pantacraton, Jesus, Halleluia; by these names, and all other names; I conjure you, that you have no power to hurt me.

conjuro vos per sanctissimum nomen quod est Lenoyteon, conjuro vos per ista nomina: Abraham, Abrah, Tetragrammaton, agla, quod mihi in mea opinione non possitis nocere & per purum stimulaton & festinantem Eleelferas, & justum Elcorum, euissoram, & per haec sancta & in effabilia nomina: Egierion, Usivion, osistion, eridan, Usionis, vula, parasim, erim, horech, & permanas,

Soter, Emmanuel, Sabaoth, Adonay, primus & novissimus, Unigenitus, Via, Veritas & Vita, meanshomo, usion, primogenitus, finis & omega, verbum, gloria, splendor, lux, sol, imago, fons, vitis, mons, janua, petra, lapis, angulus, sponsus, pastor, propheta, sacerdos, Athanatos, isschyros, ysios, otheos, pacraton, Jesu, Alleluya per haec omnia nomina & alia vos conjuro quod mihi nocere non potestis, sed me in hoc opere juvetis,

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