The Grimoire of Honorius
A grimoire, or text of magic instructions, published in
Rome in 1629, and not, as is generally thought, connected in
any way with kabbalistic magic. The work is actually permeated
with Christian ideas. It is extremely unlikely that it is the work
of the Roman bishop known as Honorius. The work has been
called ‘‘a malicious and somewhat clever imposture,’’ since it
pretends to convey the sanction of the papal chair to the operators
of necromancy. It deals with the evocation of the rebellious
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Weiser, 1971.
McIntosh, Christopher. The Devil’s Bookshelf. Wellingborough,
England Aquarian Press, 1985.