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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Amanda La rated it did not like it Aug 23, Want to Read Currently Reading Grmioire. 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.

We must thoroughly examine the contents of the grimoire and compare it to other works if we wish to fully comprehend what is ramadel by the art of disposition.

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According to William Keith in his introduction p. More about the French Ms: There are probably other grimoires in various collections and libraries that could be classified as belonging to the magickal art of disposition.

In fact the title page in the original manuscript is at the end instead of the beginning, leading some to speculate that perhaps the book was written from back to front.

Much of the new age notions of Angels may have roots in grimoires like this one. As they are part of the spiritual and cultural matrix of the Western Mystery Tradition, they are also accessible to one and all. Return to Book Page.

Perhaps this indicates that Uriel Seraphim is the key to this system of magick, and that the magician should invoke Uriel Seraphim using this combination of character sigils.


Grimoire of Armadel

The manuscript, written in Latin and French, was probably produced in the early 18th century. The original manuscript was translated by Samuel MacGregor Mathers when he was living in Paris, but it was never grimoird during his lifetime. In that bibliographical book on occult works, Gabriel states that there are five basic categories for the practice of the magickal arts, and except for one, these were documented classes of literature well known to the occult literati of the time: Turn and Face the Strange 1 year ago.

From a literary perspective, William Keith is probably correct, the Grimoire Armadel did not seem either impressive or particularly revelatory.

Prior to that, the manuscript had never been published. It has, though, received scholastic criticism, as lacking authenticity. Anthony Rice rated it liked it Jan 09, We can hopefully anticipate the eventual discovery and publishing of grimoide more fresh translation from a currently unknown German version. Michael Oscar McKee September 5, at 9: Austin Case rated it really liked it Jun 07, Bullshit Siddhis 2 aarmadel ago. He giveth unto us a perfect knowledge of all the simples and their virtues.

Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathersborn Samuel Liddell Mathers and having allegedly added MacGregor as a claim to a Highland heritage for which there is little other evidence, was an English occultist best remembered as a founder of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. It is interesting to note that the archangels listed in the first book also number eight, and they may have been used in conjunction with the eight demonic spirits, functioning as a type of magickal controlling device.

Frater Lavatio rated it really liked it Sep 12, The invocation—or possibly evocation—of Uriel is actually conveyed on pp.

The Grimoire of Armadel

The magician would also have been expected to know the Bible in a very intimate manner, perhaps indicating that possessing a printed copy of the Grimokre would also have been a requirement for this system of magick. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.


This fact would have also determined the location of the source of the grimoire as Germany or possibly England or the Netherlandssince mainstream Catholics were forbidden from owning or reading the Bible, unless they were clerics or church doctors.

Uriel is not usually classed as a planetary angel or spirit, and is traditionally understood to be a mighty angel, no less than Keeper of the Gates of Eden.

Ianmiller rated it it was amazing Jul 10, Of Magical Personas and Cartesian Dualism 8 hours ago.

Talking About Ritual Magick: Grimoire of Armadel – A Curious History and Enigmatic Use

They are used to adorn the gateway keys that I use in the performance of ritual magick. First Character brimoire where the operator fuses himself into the working by applying his initials to a character that is produced on parchment and worn under his vestments near his heart, acting as a kind of phylactery.

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 of grimoires. Jun 15, Larissa rated it it was ok.

The garbled presentation may have grimoite deliberate, to protect the work from the profane. In addition, there is a character sigil for the operation of Uriel Seraphim, which would seem to be the foundational operation for the working.

What a curious book!