The Grimoire of Honorius

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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 angels.


Lévi, Éliphas. The History of Magic. New York: Samuel Weiser, 1971.

McIntosh, Christopher. The Devil's Bookshelf. Wellingborough, England: Aquarian Press, 1985.