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Hailed as one of the most infamous texts of demonic conjuration, the True Grimoire is both a late entry onto the European magical scene - cohering somewhere between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries - yet also finds its basis in the sixteenth-century Clavicula Salomonis de Secretis, as well as drawing on approaches to cosmology and spiritwork firmly rooted in ancient pagan syntheses.
In this class, contemporary cunning-man and historian of magic Dr Alexander Cummins will lead us in an overview of this devilish manual of conjuration: from its spirit catalogue to its protocols of pacting and even its 'Supernatural Secrets' and enspirited spellcrafts.
Along the way we will consider the protections and purifications of the GV's three asperging herbs, where and how the spirits of this True Grimoire appear in other works across the goetic corpus, and what particularly about the Grimorium Verum recommends it as a uniquely practical and workable handbook of nigromancy.
About the Presenter:
Dr. Alexander Cummins (@grimoiresontape) is a  professional diviner, consultant sorcerer, &  historian of magic.   His work focuses on grimoires, divination, & folk necromancy. He  co-hosts Radio Free Golgotha, & can be booked for talks, workshops,  readings, coaching & consultation at His  recorded classes can also be obtained from The Cauldron Black archives.
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That Old Black Magic Handbook: An Introduction to the Grimorium Verum

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