OK so I’ll try my best to cram the most important things in this post.
There is a long history of the texts of Solomon. There were many grimoires that have been translated and many religions based around those texts.
Many occult groups used these texts.
The Secret Order of the Golden Dawn was a big one. Many famous occultist were members Mathers, Crowley, Waite. These guys were also responsible for the tarot cards most of us use today.
Crowley formed his own religion called Thelema which another very interesting topic.
So let me start by pointing out books to read up on this subject and I will create a new post later that goes deep into the history and lore. This also leads to demonology, high magic, and some rituals that are not for everyone (drug use). Most of the older cults from the late 1800’s and 1900’s used heroin and cocaine regularly. They also used hallucinogenics for astral projections.
Do not promote or approve of any of the drug use associated with these rituals but it is part of the history.
Here are some of the name of the grimoires you can search and find these on https://darkbooks.org/ this is also a great place to find pdfs on all topics about magic.
Clavicula Salomonis (The key of Solomon the King)
The Grand Grimoire (Red Dragon)
Here is a link to good books on Amazon about this topic
- Three Magical Books of Solomon
this book was translated my Mathers and Crowley and has an almost complete collection of the old texts.
- The Lesser Key of Solomon
Another book by Crowley and Mathers.
- The Grand Grimoire
This is a very cheap cost book. It does have some translation issues but worth the 5 bucks.
- Grimorium Verum
Same translation issues as above but well worth the 5 bucks.
- The Greater Key of Solomon
Another low cost translation
I will post other books that will be mentioned or that are related to the subject in some way in a new thread. Give me some time to write everything cause I want to be complete.
If you do get interested check out Demonology of King James I and the history behind his translation of the bible and his use of witchcraft and demons to write what he wanted the public to know and not omit what he didn’t want them to know.
Any Liber by Crowley. the book of Lies, The book of the Law, The magic of Thelma.
The Pseudomonarchia Daemonum
The Kybalion: Hermetic Philosophy
All of these are related in some fashion.
Hope this gives you a starting point and in a few days I will copy a lot from dissertations and essays I have written on the years on this topic.