This grimoire was first translated by Mr. MacGregor Mathers into English. Now for the first time in English I Frater Alastor, rendering into the html. 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. 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.

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Certainly, if that were the case, others would have already solved the mystery of this grimoire when it first came out thirty years ago.

It is illustrated with intricate sigils. 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 grimoide and to the Order. The name Armadel should not be confused with other similar names found in the famous grimoire titles of history. They are used to adorn the gateway keys that I use in the performance of ritual magick.

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Another grimoire that might be considered similar to the Grimoire of Armadel would be the Notary Art of Solomon, or the Ars Notaria, as it was called. The following sequence of chapters is based upon my own analysis and should not be considered the final word. The one on the left uses the archangel name Michael, and the one on the right, Gabriel. The original manuscript was translated by Samuel MacGregor Mathers when he was living in Paris, but it was never published during his lifetime.


Once I have activated these sigils and characters, I will likely find that their impact upon my conscious mind will produce a very different result than what is described in this grimoire. I found Armadel to be a curiosity but it didn’t advance my knowledge much as there is not enough information provided and I am not familiar with this class of books already.

Since all of the spirit names are taken from other magickal traditions, it would seem that a simple activation of this system would likely require the invocation of the spirit and the inclusion of the special sigil or sigil character, acting as a mechanism to aid the magician in acquiring some extended vision or specific occult knowledge.

Prior to that, the manuscript had never been published. As time goes on, other parts of the grimoire will be incorporated into the ritual system of the Order as well. 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.

I feel bewitched by this grimoire, I found it aramdel, it’s seems that my soul was looking for this knowledge.

The Grimoire of Armadel

At armacel point in the career of the magician, there is a noticeable shift from working magick to exclusively achieve material objectives to acquring hidden knowledge, wisdom, and ultimately, enlightenment. The rest of the sigils and sigil characters are associated with one or more spirit and some mystery or vision.

Mac rated it liked it Apr 25, The initials inscribed are Capital ‘H’ and lower case ‘j’. Darren Mayville December 14, at The library of the Arsenal in Paris has over a million books and other papers, and even in the late 19th century, it was quite voluminous.

An analysis of its various chapter components has revealed that the operational sequence was deliberately made obscure. Planetary and Astrological Magick.


Religions and creeds may differ, but the over-arching spiritual wisdom contained in these sigil characters goes far beyond the tenets of any one specific religious perspective. He giveth unto us a perfect knowledge of all the simples and their virtues.

The purpose of the words of invocation and the notary devices was to assist the wielder to acquire certain spiritual and occult knowledge directly, without the outer apparatus of learning. Did his teachers, the secret chiefs, instruct him to translate this book?

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 Bible would also have been a requirement for this system of magick. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Glenn Martyn August 29, at Lunar Phase moon cycles. The actual sequence of operational steps associated with this grimoire are somewhat difficult to fathom, since the layout of the chapters appears to be jumbled and out of sequence.

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Frater Lavatio rated it really liked it Sep 12, Of Magical Personas and Cartesian Dualism 8 hours ago. It has been said that this grimoire is somehow more Christian than other grimoires, but I find that opinion to be superficial, since there are many grimoires that are Christian based, such as the Ars Notaria, Liber Juratus, Agmadel, Grimoire of Pope Honorius and numerous others.

I love your observations here.