From grammarye or grammar, as magic was in times past closely connected to the accurate usage of language, it is a general name given to a variety of texts setting out the names of demons, along with instructions for raising them to do the bidding of the magician or 'operator'.
Simply put, grimoires are detailed books of conjurations, charms, magic rituals and spells, usually providing instructions on how to make magical objects such as protective amulets and talismans, and often invoking spirit entities and/or demons.
The Grimorium Verum lists seventeen of the names and characters of such spirits, each with its own particular field of interest: for example, Glauneck, who has power over riches and hidden treasures; Bechard, who has power over winds and tempests, and so on.
The Lesser Key of Solomon gives the names and symbols for seventy-two spirits. For example, Agares is a duke who rides a crocodile and carries a goshawk on his wrist; his main function is to stop runaways, teach languages, destroy spiritual and temporal dignities, and to cause earthquakes. Behemoth is a demon concerned with the pleasures of the belly. Sytry is a great prince with a leopard's head; his function is to procure sex or love for the magician. Bune is a powerful duke with the heads of dog, griffin and man; his function is to change the place of burials and to answer all questions put to him by the magician. Astaroth is a powerful duke, appearing in the guise of an angel or a dragon, with a viper in his right hand. The magician must not permit him to approach because of the stench of his breath, and must protect himself with a special magical ring. Astaroth will answer truthfully about all manner of past, present and future questions. Similar grimoires are the Grand Grimoire, the Heptameron, the Enchiridium, the Grimorium Verum, the Grimoire of Honorius, the Galdrabok and the Key of Solomon.
See Agrippa, Diviner, Divination, King Solomon, Wizard, Pythagoras, A Grimoire of Shadows: Witchcraft, Paganism & Magick, A Witch's Grimoire of Ancient Omens, Portents, Talismans, Amulets, and Charms, Ancient Grimoire of Dark Magick, Enochian Magic for Beginners: The Original System of Angel Magic, Galdrabok: An Icelandic Grimoire, Goetic Evocation: The Magician's Workbook, Gothic Grimoire, Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard, Grimorium Verum, Key of Solomon, Magical Art of Solomon: A Grimoire, Magician's Workbook: A Modern Grimoire, Red Dragon - The Grand Grimoire, Secret Grimoire of Turiel: Being a System of Ceremonial Magic of the Sixteenth Century, The Black Pullet or the Hen With the Golden Eggs: The Science of Magical Talismans from the French, and The Book of Black Magic.
See also The Book of Black Magic and of Pacts, The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage, The Goetia the Lesser Key of Solomon the King: Lemegeton, Book 1 Clavicula Salomonis Regis, The Great Grimoire of Pope Honorius III, The Greater Key of Solomon - 1914, The Grimoire of Armadel, The Grimoire of Lady Sheba, The Key of Solomon the King (Clavicula Salomonis), The Magical Art of Soloman: Being the Ars Notoria; A Grimoire (Kabbalistic Grimoire series #3), The Magician's Workbook: A Modern Grimoire, The Magus: A Complete System of Occult Philosophy, The Satanic Rituals, The Warlock's Book: Secrets of Black Magic from the Ancient Grimoires, The Witch's Master Grimoire, The Wizard's Grimoire, Victorian Grimoire: Romance, Enchantment, Magic, Voodoo Sorcery Grimoire, Love Spells -- Use these powerful love spells to help you find and keep your true love, Unbroken Curses, Mystic Gifts and Charms - New Age Gift Shop & Wicca and Pagan Supplies, The Chakra Store, The Tarot Store, Divination & Scrying Tools and Supplies, Unique Amulets, Talismans, Good Luck Charms, and Love Tokens, Powerful Witch Doctor Spell Kits, Powerful Spells - Cast by Andreika the Witch, Webmasters Make $$$, AzureGreen - Celebrating All Paths to the Divine, ISIS - Tools for Your Soul's Journey, and The Pyramid Collection - Myth, Magick, Fantasy and Romance.
Sources: (1) Spence, Lewis, An Encyclopedia of Occultism, Carol Publishing Group; (2) Pickering, David, Cassell Dictionary of Witchcraft, Cassell Academic; (3) The Encyclopaedia Britannica Eleventh Edition Handy Volume Edition, Oxford University Press; (4) Melton, J. Gordon (Editor), Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Gale Group Publishers; (5) Davies, Owen, Grimoires: A History of Magic Books, Oxford University Press.
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