THE ORDER OF THE PENTACLES
(1) Seven pentacles consecrated to Saturn = Black.
(2) Seven pentacles consecrated to Jupiter = Blue.
(3) Seven pentacles consecrated to Mars = Red.
(4) Seven pentacles consecrated to the Sun = Yellow.
(5) Five pentacles consecrated to Venus = Green.
(6) Five pentacles consecrated to Mercury = Mixed Colours.
(7) Six pentacles consecrated to the Moon = Silver.
[This is the general pentacle, called the Great (or Grand) Pentacle]1
[It should be written on sheepskin paper or virgin parchment, the which paper should be tinted green. The circle with the 72 divine letters should be red or the letters may be gold. The letters within the pentacle should be the same red, or sky blue everywhere, with the great name of God in gold. It serves to convene all spirits; when shown to them they will bow and obey you.
1. This pentacle and description are found only in M276 and Aub24. They are obviously versions of Sigillum Dei Aemeth. -JHP At this point Mathers includes the "Grand Pentacle of Solomon" from L1202 and L1203 with the following explanation:-Editor's Note on Figure 1. -- The Mystical Figure of Solomon.-- This is only given in the two MSS., Lansdowne 1202 and 1203. It was given by Lévi in his Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie, and by Tycho Brahé in his Calendarium Naturale Magicum, but in each instance without the Hebrew words and letters, probably because these were so mangled by illiterate transcribers as to be unrecognizable. After much labor and study of the figure, I believe the words in the body of the symbol to be intended for the Ten Sephiroth arranged in the form of the Tree of Life, with the name of Solomon to the right and to the left; while the surrounding characters are intended for the twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet. I have, therefore, thus restored them. This figure forms in each instance the frontispiece of the MS. referred to. -SLM(The author of the Magical Calendar was actually Johann Baptista Großchedel. -JHP)
Figure 11.-- The first pentacle of Saturn.-- This pentacle is of great value and utility for striking terror into the spirits. Wherefore, upon its being shown to them they submit, and kneeling upon the earth before it, they obey.
Editor's Note.-- The Hebrew letters within the square are the four great names of God which are written with four letters:— IHVH, Yod, He, Vau, He; ADNI, Adonai; IIAI, Yiai (this name has the same Numerical value in Hebrew as the name EL) ; and AHIH, Eheieh. The Hebrew versicle which surrounds it is from Psalm lxxii. 9; 'The Ethiopians shall kneel before him, his enemies shall lick the dust.' -SLMThe manuscripts do not number the pentacles, and only the Lans. mss. assign most of them to planets. This pentacle is given by Agrippa, in OP3.11, This is also the first pentacle in Aub. 24, Ad. 10862, and M276. In W4670, it is number 17. The third name is garbled in the manuscripts, and none of them exhibit good Hebrew orthography. In most of them the third name looks like IRAH. In M276 it looks like IZAH or IVAH. Ad. 10862 looks more like IARL. The verse in Aub24, M276, Ad. 10862, K288 et al. is in Latin (Ps71:9) "Coram illo procident Aethiopes et inimici eius terram lingent." A version of this pentacle is also found in Gremoire du Pape Honorius (1800). -JHP
Figure 12.-- The second pentacle of Saturn.-- This pentacle is of great value against adversaries; and of especial use in repressing the pride of the spirits.
Editor's note.-- This is the celebrated
the most perfect existing form of double acrostic, as far as the arrangement of the letters is concerned; it is repeatedly mentioned in the records of mediæval Magic; and, save to very few, its derivation from the present pentacle has been unknown. It will be seen at a glance that it is a square of five, giving twenty-five letters, which, added to the unity, gives twenty-six, the numerical value of IHVH. The Hebrew versicle surrounding it is taken from Psalm lxxii. 8, 'His dominion shall be also from the one sea to the other, and from the flood unto the world's end.' This passage consists also of exactly twenty-five letters, and its total numerical value (considering the final letters with increased numbers), added to that of the name Elohim, is exactly equal to the total numerical value of the twenty-five letters in the square. -SLMThis is also the second pentacle in M276 and Aub24, but the third in Sl. 1307, and the thirtieth in Ad. 10862, and number 18 in W. The verse reads "et dominabitur a mari usque ad mare et a flumine usque ad terminos orbis terrarum" In Sl. 1307 the SATOR/AREPO etc. are all written in Roman letters. -JHP
Figure 13.-- The third pentacle of Saturn.-- This should be made within the magical circle, and it is good for use at night when thou invokest the spirits of the nature of Saturn.
Figure 13, from M276.
Editor's Note.-- The characters at the ends of the rays of the mystic wheel are magical characters of Saturn. Surrounding it are the names of the angels:— Omeliel, Anachiel, Arauchiah, and Anazachia, written in Hebrew. -SLM This is the third pentacle in Ad. 10862 and M276, the sixth in Aub24, and number 19 in W. The names in M276 read, "Omaliel, anachiel, Arauichia, anazachia" In all cases the names are given in Roman letters. -JHP
Figure 14.-- The fourth pentacle of Saturn.-- This pentacle serveth principally for executing all the experiments and operations of ruin, destruction, and death. And when it is made in full perfection, it serveth also for those spirits which bring news, when thou invokest them from the side of the South.
Figure 14, from M276.
Figure 14, from Ad. 10862, fol 82r.
Editor's Note.-- The Hebrew words around the sides of the triangle are from Deut. vi. 4:— 'Hear, O Israel, IHVH ALHINV is IHVH AChD.' The surrounding versicle is from Psalm cix. 18:— 'As he clothed himself with cursing like as with a garment, so let it come into his bowels like water, and like oil into his bones.' In the center of the pentacle is the mystic letter Yod. -SLM This is the second pentacle in Ad. 10862, the fifth in Aub 24, and number 20 in W. The verse reads, "induit maledictionem sicut vestimentum et intravit sicut aqua in interiora eius et sicut oleum in ossibus eius." The same verse is found on the tenth pentacle in Sl. 1307, but the drawing is quite different. -JHP
Figure 15.-- The fifth pentacle of Saturn.-- This pentacle defendeth those who invoke the spirits of Saturn during the night; and chaseth away the spirits which guard treasures.
Figure 15, from Kings 288, fol. 73r.
Editor's Note.-- The Hebrew letters in the angles of the cross are those of the name IHVH. Those in the angles of the square form ALVH, Eloah. Round the four sides of the square are the names of the angels:— Arehanah, Rakhaniel, Roelhaiphar, and Noaphiel. The versicle is:— 'A great God, a mighty, and a terrible.' -- Deut. x. 17. -SLMThis is the twenty-eighth pentacle in Ad. 10862, and number 13 in W. The verse reads, "Terribilis Fortis Potens Deus." -JHP
Figure 16.-- The sixth pentacle of Saturn.-- Around this pentacle is each name symbolized as it should be. The person against whom thou shalt pronounce it shall be obsessed by demons.
Figure 16, from M276.
Figure 16, from Kings 288, fol. 73v.
Editor's Note.-- It is formed from mystical characters of Saturn. Around it is written in Hebrew: 'Set thou a wicked one to be ruler over him, and let Satan stand at his right hand.' -SLM This is the twenty-ninth pentacle in Ad. 10862, number 34 in Aub24, and number 14 in W. Aub. 24 labels it as "all black", while Ad. 10862 labels it as red (rosso). The verse is from Psalm 108.6 according to the Vulgate numbering: "constitue super eum peccatorem et diabulus stet a dextris eius." -JHP
Figure 17.-- The seventh and last pentacle of Saturn.-- This pentacle is fit for exciting earthquakes, seeing that the power of each order of angels herein invoked is sufficient to make the whole Universe tremble.
Figure 17, from K288, fol. 74r.
Editor's Note.-- Within the pentacle are the names of the nine orders of angels, those of six of them in ordinary Hebrew characters, and the remainder in the letters which are known as 'The Passing of the River.' These nine orders are:— 1. CHAIOTH HA-QADESCH, Holy Living Creatures; 2. AUPHANIM, Wheels; 3. ARALIM, Thrones; 4. CHASCHMALIM, Brilliant Ones; 5. SERAPHIM, Fiery Ones; 6. MELAKIM, Kings; 7. ELOHIM, Gods; 8. BENI ELOHIM, Sons of the Elohim; 9. KERUBIM, Kerubim. The versicle is from Psalm xviii. 7:— 'Then the earth shook and trembled, the foundations of the hills also moved and were shaken, because He was wroth.' -SLMThis is the thirty-first pentacle in Ad. 10862. Verse reads, "commota est et contremuit terra et fundamenta montium conturbata sunt et commota sunt quoniam iratus est eis." -JHP
Figure 18.-- The first pentacle of Jupiter.-- This serveth to invoke the spirits of Jupiter, and especially those whose names are written around the pentacle, among whom Parasiel is the lord and master of treasures, and teacheth how to become possessor of places wherein they are.
Figure 18, from M276.
Editor's Note.-- This pentacle is composed of mystical characters of Jupiter. Around it are the names of the angels:— Netoniel, Devachiah, Tzedeqiah, and Parasiel, written in Hebrew. -SLM This is the fifth pentacle in Ad. 10862, the seventh in Aub24, and number 15 in W. -JHP
Figure 19.-- The second pentacle of Jupiter.-- This is proper for acquiring glory, honors, dignities, riches, and all kinds of good, together with great tranquillity of mind; also to discover treasures and chase away the spirits who preside over them. It should be written upon virgin paper or parchment, with the pen of the swallow and the blood of the screech-owl.
Figure 19, from M276.
Editor's Note.-- In the center of the hexagram are the letters of the name AHIH, Eheieh; in the upper and lower angles of the same, those of the name AB, the Father; in the remaining angles those of the name IHVH. I believe the letters outside the Hexagram in the re-entering angles to be intended for those of the first two words of the versicle, which is taken from Psalm cxii. 3:— 'Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endureth for ever.' -SLMThis is the fourth pentacle in Ad. 10862, the eighth from Aub24, and number 16 in W. The verse is from Vulgate, Ps.111:3: "gloria et divitiae in domo eius et iustitia eius manet in saeculum saeculi." Aub24 and Ad. 10862 say it should be written with the blood of a bat (Lat. "noctula", Ital. "noctula"), whereas the French manuscripts read "chouette" (owl). Since the usual Latin word for bat is "vespertilio", this may be a hint that the French edition was translated from the Latin, not Italian. Aub24 adds that it can also be engraved. -JHP
Figure 20.-- The third pentacle of Jupiter. This defendeth and protecteth those who invoke and cause the spirits to come. When they appear show unto them this pentacle and immediately they will obey.
Figure 20, from M276.
Editor's Note.-- In the upper left hand corner is the magical seal of Jupiter with the letters of the name IHVH. In the others are the seal of the Intelligence of Jupiter, and the names Adonai and IHVH. -- Around it is the versicle from Psalm cxxv. 1:— 'A song of degrees. They that trust in IHVH shall be as Mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.' -SLM This is the twenty-sixth pentacle in Ad. 10862, number 22 in Aub24, the first in W, but the sixth in Sl. 1307. The verse reads, "qui confidunt in Domino sicut mons Sion non commovebitur in aeternum qui habitat in Hierusalem." In Aub. 24, Hebrew reads TzHQ and RVHIH. -JHP
Figure 21.-- The fourth pentacle of Jupiter.-- It serveth to acquire riches and honor, and to possess much wealth. Its angel is Bariel. It should be engraved upon silver in the day and hour of Jupiter when he is in the sign Cancer.
Figure 21, from M276.
Editor's Note.-- Above the magical sigil is the name IH, Iah. Below it are the names of the angels Adoniel and Bariel, the letters of the latter being arranged about a square of four compartments. Around is the versicle from Psalm cxii. 3:— 'Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endureth for ever.' -SLMThis is the twenty-seventh pentacle in Ad. 10862, the 25th in Aub24, second in W, and the eighth in Sl. 1307. The verse reads, "gloria et divitiae in domo eius et iustitia eius manet in saeculum saeculi" -JHP
Figure 22.-- The fifth pentacle of Jupiter.-- This hath great power. It serveth for assured visions. Jacob being armed with this pentacle beheld the ladder which reached unto heaven.
Figure 22, from M276.
Editor's Note.-- The Hebrew letters within the pentacle are taken from the five last words of the versicle which surrounds it, each of which contains five letters. These are, then, recombined so as to form certain mystical names. The versicle is taken from Ezekiel i. 1:— 'As I was among the captives by the river of Chebar, the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of Elohim.' In my opinion the versicle should only consist of the five last words thereof, when the anachronism of Jacob using a pentacle with a sentence from Ezekiel will not longer exist. -SLM This is the sixth pentacle in Ad. 10862, but the 29th in Aub24, and the third in W. Verse reads "cum essem in medio captivorum iuxta fluvium Chobar aperti sunt caeli et vidi visiones Dei." -JHP
Figure 23.-- The sixth pentacle of Jupiter.-- It serveth for protection against all earthly dangers, by regarding it each day devoutedly, and repeating the versicle which surroundeth it. 'Thus shalt thou never perish.'
Figure 23, from M276.
Editor's Note.-- The four names in the arms of the cross are:— Seraph, Kerub, Ariel, and Tharsis; the four rulers of the elements. The versicle is from Psalm xxii. 16, 17:— 'They pierced my hands and my feet, I may tell all my bones.' -SLMThis is the seventh pentacle in Ad. 10862, and the fourth in W. The verse reads, "foderunt manus meas et pedes meos dinumeraverunt omnia ossa mea." In Aub24 it is the 32nd pentacle, and the verse reads, "foderunt manus meas et pedes meos, scrutati sunt omnia ossa mea, et tradiderunt me hominibus." -JHP
Figure 24.-- The seventh and last pentacle of Jupiter.-- It hath great power against poverty, if thou considerest it with devotion, repeating the versicle. It serveth furthermore to drive away those spirits who guard treasures, and to discover the same.
Figure 24, from M276.
Editor's Note.-- Mystical characters of Jupiter with the verse:— 'Lifting up the poor out of the mire, and raising the needy from the dunghill, that he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people.' -- Psalm cxiii. 7. -SLMIn Aub. 24 this is the 33rd pentacle. Verse reads, "suscitans a terra inopem et de stercore erigens pauperem ut conlocet eum cum principibus." This is the twenty-fifth pentacle in Ad. 10862, in which the verse is missing. In W it is the fifth pentacle. -JHP
Figure 25.-- The first pentacle of Mars.-- It is proper for invoking spirits of the nature of Mars, especially those which are written in the pentacle.
Figure 25, from Lans. 1202, pg. 128.
Editor's Note.-- Mystical characters of Mars, and the names of the four angels:— Madimiel, Bartzachiah, Eschiel, and Ithuriel written in Hebrew around the pentacle. -SLMThis is the twenty-fourth pentacle in Ad. 10862, the ninth in Aub24, and number 6 in W. -JHP
Figure 26.-- The second pentacle of Mars.-- This pentacle serveth with great success against all kinds of diseases, if it be applied unto the afflicted part.
Figure 26, from Harl. 3981, fol. 77v.
Editor's Note.-- The letter Hé, in the angles of the hexagram. Within the same the names IHVH, IHShVH Yeheshuah (the mystic Hebrew name for Joshua or Jesus, formed of the ordinary IHVH with the letter Sh placed therein as emblematical of the spirit), and Elohim. Around it is the sentence, John i. 4:— 'In him was life, and the life was the light of man.' This may be adduced as an argument of the greater antiquity of the first few mystical verses of the Gospel of St. John. -SLMThis pentacle is in Harl. 3981, but is not found in M276, Ad. 10862, Sl. 3091, L1202, K288, Aub24, or W. The verse reads "In ipso vita erat et vita erat lux hominum." -JHP
Figure 27:— The third pentacle of Mars.-- It is of great value for exciting war, wrath, discord, and hostility; also for resisting enemies, and striking terror into rebellious spirits; the names of God the all powerful are therein expressly marked.
Figure 27, from Sl. 3091, fol. 57v.
Editor's Note.-- The letters of the names Eloah and Shaddaï. In the centre is the great letter Vau, the signature of the Qabalistic Microprosopus. Around is the versicle from Psalm lxxvii. 13:— 'Who is so great a God as our Elohim?' -SLMThis is the tenth pentacle in Ad. 10862 as well as in Aub. 24. Verse is actually from 1 Sam 2:2: "non est fortis sicut Deus noster" -JHP
Figure 28.-- The fourth pentacle of Mars.-- It is of great virtue and power in war, wherefore without doubt it will give thee victory.
Figure 28, from Sl. 3091, fol. 58r.
Editor's Note.-- In the center is the great name Agla; right and left, the letters of the name IHVH; above and below, El. Round it is the versicle from Psalm cx. 5:— 'The Lord at thy right hand shall wound even kings in the day of his wrath.' -SLMThis is the eleventh pentacle in Ad. 10862, the 24th in Aub. 24, and the fifth in Sl. 1307. In Sl. 1307 the AGLA in the center is written in Roman letters. The verse reads "Dominus a dextris tuis confregit in die irae suae reges mundi" -JHP
Figure 29.-- The fifth pentacle of Mars.-- Write thou this pentacle upon virgin parchment or paper, because it is terrible unto the demons, and at its sight and aspect they will obey thee, for they cannot resist its presence.
Figure 29, from Aub24, fol. 51v.
Figure 29, from Harl. 3981, fol. 79r.
Editor's Note.-- Around the figure of the scorpion is the word HVL. The versicle is from Psalm xci. 13.-- 'Thou shalt go upon the lion and adder, the young lion and the dragon shalt thou tread under thy feet.' -SLMThis is the eighth pentacle in Ad. 10862, the 31st in Aub24, and number 32 in W. The verse reads, "Super aspidem et basiliscum ambulabis et; conculcabis leonem et draconem." Mathers' and most of the manuscripts show a scorpion in the middle. Compare Lans. 1202, pg. 141b. -JHP
Figure 30.-- The sixth pentacle of Mars.-- It hath so great virtue that being armed therewith, if thou art attacked by any one, thou shalt neither be injured nor wounded when thou fightest with him, and his own weapons shall turn against him.
Figure 30, Aub24, fol. 58v.
Editor's Note.-- Around the eight points of the radii of the pentacle are the words 'Elohim qeber, Elohim hath covered (or protected),' written in the secret alphabet of Malachim, or the writing of the angels. The versicle is from Psalm xxxvii. 15:— 'Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bow shall be broken.'-SLMThis is the ninth pentacle in Ad. 10862, and numbers 7 and 33 in W. The verse in Latin reads "gladius eorum intret in corda ipsorum et arcus ipsorum confringatur." -JHP
Figure 31.-- The seventh and last pentacle of Mars.-- Write thou this upon virgin parchment or paper with the blood of a bat, in the day and hour of Mars; and uncover it within the circle, invoking the demons whose names are therein written; and thou shalt immediately see hail and tempest.
Figure 31, Aub24, fol. 59r.
Editor's Note.-- In the center of the pentacle are the divine names, El and Yiai, which have the same numerical value when written in Hebrew. The letters in Hebrew, and in the secret alphabet called the Celestial, compose the names of spirits. Round the pentacle is:— 'He gave them hail for rain, and flaming fire in their land. He smote their vines also, and their fig-trees.' -- Psalm cv. 32, 33. -SLM This is the 34th pentacle in W. This also corresponds with the twenty-third pentacle in Ad. 10862, but the drawing is much simpler. The verse reads, "Posuit pluvias eorum grandinem ignem conburentem in terra ipsorum destruxit vineas eorum." -JHP
Figure 32.-- The first pentacle of the Sun.-- The countenance of Shaddaï the almighty, at whose aspect all creatures obey, and the angelic spirits do reverence on bended knees.
Figure 32, from Sl. 1307, fol. 116v.
Editor's Note.-- This singular pentacle contains the head of the great angel Methraton or Metatron, the vice-gerent and representative of Shaddaï, who is called the Prince of Countenances, and the right-hand masculine cherub of the Ark, as Sandalphon is the left and feminine. On either side is the name 'El Shaddaï.' Around is written in Latin:— 'Behold his face and form by whom all things were made, and whom all creatures obey.' -SLM This is the twenty-second pentacle in Ad. 10862, the 26th in Aub24, number 22 in W, and the eleventh in Sl. 1307. The verse reads, "Ecce faciem eius facta sunt et cui omnes obedieunt creaturae." In Lans. 1202 this pentacle is attributed to Mars. -JHP
Figure 33.-- The second pentacle of the Sun.-- This pentacle, and the preceding and following, belong to the nature of the Sun. They serve to repress the pride and arrogance of the solar spirits, which are altogether proud and arrogant by their nature.
Figure 33, from Lans. 1202, pg. 131.
Editor's Note.-- Mystical characters of the Sun and the names of the angels:— Shemeshiel, Paimoniah, Rekhodiah, and Malkhiel. -SLM This is the twentieth pentacle in Ad. 10862, the eleventh in Aub24, and number 28 in W. -JHP
Figure 34.-- The third pentacle of the Sun.-- This serveth in addition (to the effects of the two preceding) to acquire kingdom and empire, to inflict loss, and to acquire renown and glory, especially through the name of God, Tetragrammaton, which therein is twelve times contained.
Figure 34, from Lans. 1202, pg. 132.
Editor's Note.-- The name IHVH, twelve times repeated; and a versicle somewhat similar to Daniel iv. 34:— 'My kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and my dominion endureth from age to age.' -SLMThis is the twenty-first pentacle in Ad. 10862, the twelfth in Aub24, and numbers 29 and 40 in W. The verse reads "Regnum meum regnum omnium saeculorum & generatio mea in generatione & generationum" (compare with Ps144.13: "regnum tuum regnum omnium saeculorum et dominatio tua in omni generatione). -JHP
Figure 35.-- The fourth pentacle of the Sun.-- This serveth to enable thee to see the spirits when they appear invisible unto those who invoke them; because, when thou hast uncovered it, they will immediately appear visible.
Figure 35, from Aub24, fol. 58r.
Editor's Note.-- The names IHVH, Adonai, are written in the center in Hebrew; and round the radii in the mystical characters of the 'Passing of the River.' The versicle is from Psalm xiii. 3, 4:—'Lighten mine eyes that I sleep not in death, lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him.' -SLM This is the fifteenth pentacle in Ad. 10862, the twelfth in Sl. 1307, and number 30 in W. Psalm 12:4-5: illumina (*inlumina) oculos meos ne umquam obdormiam in mortem (5) nequando dicat inimicus meus praevalui adversus eum. According to Ad. 10862, it should be colored sky blue (celeste). -JHP
Figure 36.-- The fifth pentacle of the Sun.-- It serveth to invoke those spirits who can transport thee from one place unto another, over a long distance and in short time.
Figure 36, from Sl. 3091, fol. 62r.
Editor's Note.-- Characters in the 'Passing of the River' Alphabet, forming spirit's names. The versicle is from Psalm xci. 11, 12:— 'He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands.' -SLM This is the twelfth pentacle in Ad. 10862, but the 36th in Aub. 24. The verse reads "angelis suis mandabit de te ut custodiant te in omnibus viis tuis in manibus portabunt te." Figures 36 and 37 in Mathers, which he calls The Fifth and Sixth pentacles of the Sun, are not found in Lans. 1202, but do occur in Ad. 10862, Kings 288, and Sl. 3091. -JHP
Figure 37.-- The sixth pentacle of the Sun.-- It serveth excellently for the operation of invisibility, when correctly made.
Figure 37, from Sl. 3091, fol. 62v.
Editor's Note.-- In the center is the mystical letter Yod, in the Celestial Alphabet. The three letters in the 'Passing of the River' writing, in the angles of the triangle, form the great name Shaddaï. The words in the same characters round its three sides are, in my opinion, from Genesis i. 1:— 'In the beginning the Elohim created,' etc.; but the characters are sadly mangled in the MSS. The versicle is from Psalms lxix. 23, and cxxxv. 16:— 'Let their eyes be darkened that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake. They have eyes and see not.' -SLM This is the sixteenth pentacle in Ad. 10862, and number 5 in Aub. 24. Verse reads: "obscurentur oculi eorum ne videant et dorsum eorum semper incurva" (Ps68:24) ... "oculos habent et non videbunt" (Ps134:16) -JHP
Figure 38.-- The seventh and last pentacle of the Sun.-- If any be by chance imprisoned or detained in fetters of iron, at the presence of this pentacle, which should be engraved in Gold on the day and hour of the Sun, he will be immediately delivered and set at liberty.
Figure 38, from Aub24, fol. 59v.
Editor's Note.-- On the arms of the cross are written the names of Chasan, angel of Air; Arel, angel of Fire; Phorlakh, angel of Earth; and Taliahad, angel of Water. Between the four arms of the cross are written the names of the four rulers of the elements: Ariel, Seraph, Tharshis, and Cherub. The versicle is from Psalm cxvi. 16, 17:— 'Thou hast broken my bonds in sunder. I will offer unto thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of IHVH.' -SLM This is the eighteenth pentacle in Ad. 10862, and number 31 in W. It also appears in Aub. 24, fol. 59v. Verse reads "disrupisti vincula mea tibi sacrificabo hostiam laudis et in nomine Domini invocabo" -JHP
Figure 39.-- The first pentacle of Venus.-- This and those following serve to control the spirits of Venus, and especially those herein written.
Figure 39, from Sl. 3091, fol. 63v.
Editor's Note.-- Mystical characters of Venus, and the names of the angels Nogahiel, Acheliah, Socodiah (or Socohiah) and Nangariel. -SLMThis is the fourteenth pentacle in Ad. 10862, the thirteenth in Aub24, and number 8 in W. -JHP
Figure 40.-- The second pentacle of Venus.-- These pentacles are also proper for obtaining grace and honor, and for all things which belong unto Venus, and for accomplishing all thy desires herein.
Figure 40, from Sl. 3091, fol. 64r.
Editor's Note.-- The letters round and within the pentagram form the names of spirits of Venus. The versicle is from Canticles viii. 6:— 'Place me as a signet upon thine heart, as a signet upon thine arm, for love is strong as death.' -SLM This is the seventeenth pentacle in Ad. 10862, where it is drawn without any verse. In Aub24 it is the fourteenth, and the verse is intact. In Sl. 1307 it is the first pentacle, and it has Roman letters in the middle rather than Hebrew. The verse reads, "Pone me ut signaculum super cor tuum ut signaculum super brachium tuum quia fortis est ut mors dilectio." According to Ad. 10862 it should be red (rosso). In W it is pentacle number 9. -JHP
Figure 41.-- The third pentacle of Venus.-- This, if it be only shown unto any person, serveth to attract love. Its angel Monachiel should be invoked in the day and hour of Venus, at one o'clock or at eight.
Figure 41, from Sl. 3091, fol. 64v.
Editor's Note.-- The following names are written within the figure:— IHVH, Adonai, Ruach, Achides, Ægalmiel, Monachiel, and Degaliel. The versicle is from Genesis i. 28:— 'And the Elohim blessed them, and the Elohim said unto them, Be ye fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it.' -SLM This is the ninteenth pentacle in Ad. 10862, but the 30th in Aub. 24. Verse reads "dixit eloim crescite et multiplicamini et replete terram et subicite eam" which is adapted from Gen 1:28: "benedixitque illis Deus et ait crescite et multiplicamini et replete terram et subicite eam." In Sl. 1307 it is the seventh pentacle, and number 11 in W. The verse reads, "dixit Deus crescite et multiplicamini replete terram et subycite eam." -JHP
Figure 42.-- The fourth pentacle of Venus.-- It is of great power, since it compels the spirits of Venus to obey, and to force on the instant any person thou wishest to come unto thee.
Figure 42, from Lans. 1202, pg. 135.
Editor's Note.-- At the four angles of the figure are the four letters of the name IHVH. The other letters form the names of spirits of Venus, e.g.:— Schii, Eli, Ayib, etc. The versicle is from Genesis ii. 23, 24:— 'This is bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh. And they two were one flesh.' -SLM This corresponds with the thirteenth pentacle in Ad. 10862, but the drawing looks considerably different than the Colorno manuscripts. This is the 28th pentacle in Aub24, which resembles the Colorno mss, more closely than Ad. 10862. In W it is pentacle number 10. The verse reads "Hoc est enim os de ossibus et caro de carne mea." -JHP
Figure 43.-- The fifth and last pentacle of Venus.-- When it is only showed unto any person soever, it inciteth and exciteth wonderfully unto love.
Figure 43, from Sl. 3091, fol. 65v.
Editor's Note.-- Around the central square are the names Elohim, El Gebil, and two other names which I cannot decipher, and have, therefore, given them as they stand. The characters are those of the 'Passing of the River.' The surrounding versicle is from Psalm xxii. 14:— 'My heart is like wax, it is melted in the midst of my bowels.' -SLM This is the 35th pentacle in Aub24, and the 12th in W. The verse reads, "inflammatum est cor meum et renes mei commutati sunt et ego ad nihilum redactus sum." (Ps72.21) None of the rest of the pentacles occur in Ad. 10862. -JHP
Figure 44.-- The first pentacle of Mercury.-- It serveth to invoke the spirits who are under the Firmament.
Figure 44, from Sl. 3091, fol. 66r.
Editor's Note.-- Letters forming the names of the spirits Yekahel and Agiel. -SLMThis is the third pentacle in Aub24, and numbers 25 and 36 in W. -JHP
Figure 45.-- The second pentacle of Mercury.-- The spirits herein written serve to bring to effect and to grant things which are contrary unto the order of Nature; and which are not contained under any other head. They easily give answer, but they can with difficulty be seen.
Figure 45, from Sl. 3091, fol. 66v.
Editor's Note.-- The letters form the names of Böel and other spirits. -SLM This is the fourth pentacle in Aub24, and numbers 26 and 37 in W. -JHP
Figure 46.-- The third pentacle of Mercury.-- This and the following serve to invoke the spirits subject unto Mercury; and especially those who are written in this pentacle.
Figure 46, from Kings 288, fol. 88r.
Editor's Note.-- Mystical characters of Mercury, and the names of the angels: Kokaviel, Ghedoriah, Savaniah, and Chokmahiel. -SLMIn Aub24 this is the fifteenth pentacle, and number 27 in W, and possibly number 38. -JHP
Figure 47.-- The fourth pentacle of Mercury.-- This is further proper to acquire the understanding and knowledge of all things created, and to seek out and penetrate into hidden things; and to command those spirits which are called Allatori to perform embassies. They obey very readily.
Figure 47, from Sl. 3091, fol. 67v.
Editor's Note.-- In the center is the name of God, El. The Hebrew letters inscribed about the dodecagram make the sentence, 'IHVH, fix thou the Volatile, and let there be unto the void restriction.' The versicle is:— 'Wisdom and virtue are in his house, and the Knowledge of all things remaineth with him for ever.' -SLM In W, this is pentacle number 21, where the verse reads "Sapientia et virtus in domo eius, et scientia omnia rerum apud eum in saeculorum saeculi. In Aub24 this is the sixteenth pentacle, but the verse reads, "Et tunc cognovi esse in me scientia cunctarum creaturas, tam quae in coelo, quam quae sub coelo sunt." -JHP
Figure 48.-- The fifth and last pentacle of Mercury.-- This commandeth the spirits of Mercury, and serveth to open doors in whatever way they may be closed, and nothing it may encounter can resist it.
Figure 48, from Sl. 3091, fol. 68r.
Editor's Note.-- Within the pentacle are the names El Ab, and IHVH. The versicle is from Psalm xxiv 7:— 'Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lift up ye everlasting doors, and the King of Glory shall come in.' -SLMThis is the 23rd pentacle in Aub. 24. In Aub24, the second name seems to read "KB IH"; Sl. 3091: "RB IH" The verse reads, "Attollite [*adtollite] portas principes vestras et elevamini portae aeternales et introibit rex gloriae." (Ps23.7.) -JHP
Figure 49.-- The first pentacle of the Moon.-- This and the following serve to call forth and invoke the spirits of the Moon; and it further serveth to open doors, in whatever way they may be fastened.
Figure 49, from Sl. 3091, fol. 68v.
Editor's Note.-- The pentacle is a species of hieroglyphic representation of a door or gate. In the centre is written the name IHVA. On the right hand are the names IHV, IHVH, AL, and IHH. On the left hand are the names of the angels: Schioel, Vaol, Yashiel, and Vehiel. The versicle above the names on either side, is from Psalm cvii. 16:— 'He hath broken the gates of brass, and smitten the bars of iron in sunder.' -SLMMathers' translation follows Kings 288. It doesn't appear in Lans. 1202, Mich 276, Sl. 1307, or Ad. 10862. This is the seventeenth pentacle in Aub. 24. Aub. 24 reads "This pentacle, along with the next four are pentacles of the Moon. They serve for calling spirits, the names of which are written inside the pentacles. This one is effective for opening any doors. It is painted with a silver color." -JHP
Figure 50.-- The second pentacle of the Moon.-- This serveth against all perils and dangers by water, and if it should chance that the spirits of the Moon should excite and cause great rain and exceeding tempests about the circle, in order to astonish and terrify thee; on showing unto them this pentacle, it will all speedily cease.
Figure 50, from Sl. 3091, fol. 69r.
Editor's Note.-- A hand pointing to the name El, and to that of the angel Abariel. The versicle is from Psalm lvi. 11:— 'In Elohim have I put my trust, I will not fear, what can man do unto me?' -SLMThis is the eighteenth pentacle in Aub24, and number 22 in W. -JHP
Figure 51.-- The third pentacle of the Moon.-- This being duly borne with thee when upon a journey, if it be properly made, serveth against all attacks by night, and against every kind of danger and peril by water.
Figure 51, from Sl. 3091, fol. 69v.
Editor's Note.-- The names Aub and Vevaphel. The versicle is from Psalm xl. 13:— 'Be pleased O IHVH to deliver me, O IHVH make haste to help me.' -SLMThis is the nineteenth pentacle in Aub24, and number 23 (?) in W. Verse reads (Ps69) "Deus in adiutorium meum intende Domine ad adiuvandum me festina." Hebrew names in middle read ADNI and NDAPAL. Colors are specified as "Circle outward azure, circle inward greene, star and Latin black." -JHP
Figure 52.-- The fourth pentacle of the Moon.-- This defendeth thee from all evil sources, and from all injury unto soul or body. Its angel, Sophiel, giveth the knowledge of the virtue of all herbs and stones; and unto whomsoever shall name him, he will procure the knowledge of all.
Figure 52, from Sl. 3091, fol. 70r.
Editor's Note.-- The divine name Eheieh Asher Eheieh, and the names of the angels Yahel and Sophiel. The versicle is:— 'Let them be confounded who persecute me, and let me not be confounded; let them fear, and not I.' -SLMThis is the twentieth pentacle in Aub24, and number 24 in W. Verse reads, "Confundantur qui quaerunt animam meam et non confundar ego: Paueant illi et non paueam ego." Compare Jeremiah 17: "Confundantur qui persequuntur me et non confundar ego paveant illi et non paveam ego." -JHP
Figure 53.-- The fifth pentacle of the Moon.-- It serveth to have answers in sleep. Its angel Iachadiel serveth unto destruction and loss, as well as unto the destruction of enemies. Thou mayest also call upon him by Abdon and Dalé against all phantoms of the night, and to summon the souls of the departed from Hades.
Figure 53, from Sl. 3091, fol. 70v.
Editor's Note.-- The divine names IHVH and Elohim, a mystical character of the Moon, and the names of the angels Iachadiel and Azarel. The versicle is from Psalm lxviii. 1:— 'Let God arise, and let his enemies be scattered; let them also who hate him flee before him.' -SLMThis is the twenty-first pentacle in Aub. 24, but the second in Sl. 1307. The verse reads, "Exurgat (*exsurgat) Deus et dissipentur inimici eius et fugiant qui oderunt eum a facie eius." -JHP
Figure 54.-- The sixth and last pentacle of the Moon.-- This is wonderfully good, and serveth excellently to excite and cause heavy rains, if it be engraved upon a plate of silver; and if it be placed under water, as long as it remaineth there, there will he rain. It should be engraved, drawn, or written in the day and hour of the Moon.
Figure 54, from Kings 288.
Editor's Note.-- The pentacle is composed of mystical characters of the Moon, surrounded by a versicle from Genesis vii. 11, 12:— 'All the fountains of the great deep were broken up ... and the rain was upon the earth.' -SLMThis is the 27th pentacle in Aub. 24, and the ninth pentacle in Sl. 1307. The verse reads, "die [mensis] rupti sunt omnes fontes abyssi magnae et cataractae caeli apertae sunt." Aub. 24 adds "super Terram." -JHP
[This is the end of the holy pentacles, in all which I have, to the best of my power, restored the Hebrew letters and mystical characters correctly. I have further given nearly every versicle in pointed Hebrew, instead of in the Latin; so that the occult student might not be inconvenienced by having to search out the same in a Hebrew Bible. The restoration of the Hebrew letters in the body of the pentacles has been a work of immense difficulty, and has extended over several years.]
[Pentacles from the Hebrew Key of Solomon (Mafteah Shelomoh, Or. 14759, fol, 35a)]
[Pentacles from the Greek Key of Solomon (Harl. 5596)]