A hardcover edition, compiled from original manuscripts and fragments in the British Museum Library, Joseph Peterson's new presentation is the most complete and accurate edition of this famous magical grimoire. He goes to great length to establish the provenance of each part, and possible derivative works, including critical analyses of all major variations, utilizing fresh translations of earlier magical texts and newly discovered Hebrew manuscripts of the original Key of Solomon. Includes reproductions of the original magical circles, tools, and seals of the spirits with variations of certain drawings from various sources and notes missing from earlier editions. Source list. Appendices. Index.
Note: A paperback edition of The Lesser Key of Solomon is not currently in publication.
Joseph H. Peterson has translated many esoteric and religious source works including The Clavis or Key to the Magic of Solomon, Arbatel, and John Dee’s Five Books of Mystery. 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 esotericarchives.com and avesta.org. He lives near Rochester Minnesota.