The Complete Illustrated Grand Grimoire, or the Red Dragon
Local Richmond Author. Signed Copy.
The Grand Grimoire is a foundational book of magic from the 19th century. This translation is the most accurate ever, and is presented with parallel French & English text. A comprehensive introduction covers the development of magic, the history of the grimoire, the witch trials & the Inquisition, the themes & key insights, and much more. The complete translation of a contemporary novel that provides relevant social context to the grimoire is also included. The foreword is by noted author and occultist Baal Kadmon
This edition incorporates the seals and images of the spirits of the Grand Grimoire, many never seen before. This will aid the magician in concentration and visualization of the spirits, so that they may be evoked for practical purposes.
The grimoire describes the process of evoking and making pacts with Lucifuge Rofocale, the 'Infernal Prime Minister," who is above the hierarchy of twenty-six other spirits in this book. The grimoire also contains a process of necromancy and a collection of spells.
This is a comprehensive resource for scholars, occultists, practicing magicians, witches and wizards. It is a valuable work both for its historical value, and its magical use. Our introduction contains notes on the various items used in the Grimoire, such as the herb Verbena, the Bloodstone, the Blasting Rod, and the Magic Circle. We have identified the actual items referenced in the Grimoire, which will be a significant leap in scholarship and magical practice, and we believe, give this grimoire a reestablished significance in occult circles.
From the foreword by noted occultist Baal Kadmon,
"The beauty of this translation is not only its accuracy, but also that it is in a clear interlinear format. This provides the reader with the opportunity to see the original text, side-by-side with the English translation, something that does not exist in any other edition of this text. This alone is an invaluable benefit to the reader. However, this is not a mere translation of the text. It is also groundbreaking in its scholarship. For centuries, certain items mentioned in the text were a mystery. Aaman and Arundell were able to decipher them,which is a historic achievement unto itself.
Due to the nature of The Grand Grimoire, accuracy should be of the utmost importance to any Magician and Sorcerer who wishes to delve into the secrets and powers of this text. You, the reader, can rest assured that this is by far the most accurate rendition of this text to-date.
I am confident that this book will be referenced for many years to come. I know I will certainly refer to it time and time again as I further my own research on the subject of Solomonic Magic."