The Grand Grimoire
A grimoire, or text of instruction for use in ceremonial
magic. It was supposedly edited by one Antonia del Rabina
from a copy transcribed from the genuine writings of King Solomon.
The Grand Grimoire is divided into two parts, the first
containing the evocation of ‘‘Lucifuge Rocofale’’ and the second
concerned with the rite of making pacts with demons.
The first portion of The Grand Grimoire describes a process
for evoking evil spirits to assist the operator in discovering hidden
treasure. The second part suggests the surrender of the
magician’s body and soul to the demon, but the pact is grossly
unfair to the devil, for it is such that the magician can readily
slip through his fingers.
The work has been regarded as one of the more atrocious
Le Grand Grimoire, ou l’art de commander les esprits célestes.
Paris, 1845.
McIntosh, Christopher. The Devil’s Bookshelf. Wellingborough,
England Aquarian Press, 1985.