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Has anyone read The Lesser Keys of Solomon?

What is your opinion of the book?
How authoritative would you say it is?
Do you feel it’s a good place to begin to learn about ritual magic or is there another book you feel would be a better start?


  1. 1. It’s a pseudodiabolist piece of tripe, don’t confuse it with the actual Key.
    2. Not remotely.
    3. I don’t think RM/CM should be learned from books.
    Edit: As I said in my email, there is no substitute for experimentation and participant observer research.

  2. It’s a handbook of processes. It explains nothing about the practice and theosophy, only the process and tools. Its like a automotive handbook you get with a new car. There is no theory behind it.
    It is never a good idea to do anything unless you completely understand the processes behind it.

  3. As others have said, it’s a fake.
    As a “spellbook”, it’s as “authentic” as the Dungeon Master’s Guide.
    You might as well read the Necronomicon, or better yet the Silmarillion.
    Tolkien was a way better writer than Lovecraft, imo…


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