Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Grimoire Of Honorius

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Book: The Grimoire Of Honorius by Medieval Grimoires

The Grimoire of Honorius, attributed to an eighth-century bishop of Rome. It seems, however, to be a seventeenth-century product first published in 1629. It purportedly gave the sanction of the papal office to the practice of ritual magic.

The Grimoire of Honorius was credited to Pope Honorius III, who succeeded Pope Innocent III in 1216. The Grimoire of Honorius is full of Christian benedictions and formulae for the control of the fallen angels and gaining their assistance in accomplishing certain magical requests.

Translated by Ms Kim Ch'ien from the old German of 1220. The Grimoire not only instructed priests in the arts of demonology but virtually ordered them to learn how to conjure and control demons, as part of their priestly duties. It therefore purportedly gave the sanction of the papal office for priests to practice of ritual magic.

The manuscript appears to be a mixture of other magical Grimoires. From a Christian perspective this Grimoire raises some important questions, if the Church requires the powers to be able to banish (exorcise) evil spirits, in reality this means that he controls them (through Gods power) and therefore is he not therefore able to conjure them also?

The Grimoire of Honorius was described by A.E. Waite as "perhaps the most frankly diabolical of the Rituals connected with Black Magic". In deals directly with the most hated and feared of demons found within Judeo-Christian traditions, such as Lucifer and Astaroth. In addition, its reputation was built up by famed Nineteenth Century French occultist Eliphas Levi, who described it as horrible, wicked, and profane. Honorius amalgamates elements from other grimoires, such as the Key of Solomon and the Grimorium Verum, with Catholic priestly ritual. The result is truly bizarre.

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