WORKS ON MAGIC
The Constitution of Pope Honorius
the Great, where in may be found the Arcane Conjurations which must
be used against the Spirits of Darkness. With a Collection of the Most
Rare Secrets. Rome, 1670.
The Grimoire of Honorius is a catalogue
of fallen angels and how to raise them. The book is credited to Pope Honorius
III, who succeeded Pope Innocent III in 1216, and was a prolific writer
of theological works. The Grimoire of Honorius is full of Christian
benedictions and formulae. "It 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 job." It is recommended that the
sorcecer wrote the grimoire with his own hand to obtain the power of the
First published in Rome in 1629 (though
probably 16th century), describes the ritual of conjuration and other occult
ceremonials. The title may have been stolen from a work of Christian theology
(with no magical onus) entitled "Honorii Papae adversus tenebrarum Principem
et ejus Angelos Conjurations ex originale Romae servato, Rome, 1529."
Therefore, the grimoire may be some kind of perverse revenge against Honorius's
writings. While is basically a Christian treatise, it depends greatly on
Kabbalistic tradition and may have been one of the inspirations for Christians
believing that Jews sacrificed children. But it might also refer to the
Imago mundi of Honorius Augustodunensis.
Grimoire of Pope Honorius.
SEE The Constitution of Pope Honorius
a translation of this work is available
THE GRIMOIRE OF POPE HONOURIUS, translated by
Ms Kim Ch'ien from the old German of 1220 The publisher of this volume
(Trident Press) claims it is the first and only English translation of
the rare medieval demonology grimoire text. Presented in a limited
edition of 1000 copies, it is 125 pages with hardcover and dustjacket.
This is the most complete and reliable presentation ever published and
includes the sigils and illustrations known to be associated with the work.
Also includes an exhaustive bibliographic prolegomenon by John Davis, and
appended to the work is a translation of the 15th century Ecclesiastic
work "Conjurationes Demonum", translated from the Latin by Matthew Sullivan.
The original German text is also included
Sworn Book of Honorius
sometimes called the Liber
sacer or Liber Juratus (Book of Law of Honorius).
Elizinus (Sworn Book of Honorius?)
liber Appolonii magi vel philosophi, qui dicitur Elizinus
Liber sacer (Sworn Book), Pre 1400
z. liber Honorii diuisus in 5 tractatus (Perhaps Honorius Augustodunensis
Clavis physicae, said to be in five books, but most likely Honorius Thebensis,
Liber sacratus: Thorndike HMES II.283-9.)
Liber sacer (Sworn Book)
Honorius (attr. Peter Abellard)
e. liber sacratus Petri Abellardi [I would think, given the contents,
that this is the Liber sacer, the Sworne Book of Honorius.]
Honorii Magisti Thebarum, liber cui titulus 'Juratus', cum proaemo.
s. xiv. Incipit proaemium, 'Cum convenissent maligni spiritus demonici
in cordibus hominum intonantes--' Incipit liber 'In nominee, etc. Ego honorius
opera Salomonis in libro meo taliter ordinavi--' In fine 'Explicit liber
de vita anime rationaliter, que liber sacer vel liber Angelorum nuncupatur;
quem fecit Honorius Magister Thebarum. Hic est liber quo Deus in hac vita
facialiter qui videri: Hic est liber quo quilibet potest salvari et in
vitam eternam procul dubio deduci. Hic est liber quo infernus & purgatorium
queunt sine morte videri: Hic est liber quo quo onmnes creatura, excerptis
novem ordinibus angelorum possunt subjugari; Hic est liber quo onmnes scientiae
possunt haberi. Hic ext liber, quo substantia imbecillissima potest substantias
robustissimas et devincere et sujugare. Hic est liber quem nulla lex habe
nisi Christiana, et si habet, nil sibi prodest. Hic est liber qui est majus
jocale, a Deo datum omni alio jocali exceptis sacramentis. Hic est liber
quo natura corporalis et visibilis cum corporali et invisibili alloqui,
rationari et instrui potest. Hic est liber, quo innumerabiles thesauri
haberi possunt. Ex multa alia per hunc fieri quenunt[?], que narrare distendium
seest, ideo merito Sacer nuncupatur.' In perg. S. xiv. [council of necromancers;
s. xiv-xv. (Ays. lists as xiv as does anonymous c
Liber sacer or Liber juratus
'Liber sacer or Liber juratus [council of necromancers; necromancy].
26 fols. Salomonis opus sacrum ab Honorico ordinatum, tractatus de arte
magica; folia sic in ordinem redigenda 9-16, 1-8, 17. Incomplete version.
Only gets to second section.
A copy of this work exists in the Miskatonic
University On Line Library