The. Enchiridion of. Pope Leo III. Translated from original French Sources by Sarah Kane French 1. With the Wise Cabalists It is only after assiduous. The Enchiridion of Pope Leo III, also known as the Grimoire of Pope Leo, is a strange document which has appeared in multiple forms over the. The Enchiridion of Pope Leo III A collection of charms, cast in the form of prayers, that have nothing in common with those of the Roman Catholic Church.

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The Enchiridion of Pope Leo III: The Grimoire of Pope Leo

Igrowastreesgrow marked it as to-read Apr 25, He also evidently had not read it, and is a personage. The In Principioor first chapter of the Gospel according to St. Michael rated it liked it Sep 12, uii A variety of miscellaneous prayers are, however, attributed to well-known saints quite outside the Carlovingian period, and to Innocent IV. It will scarcely be necessary to observe that the doctrine of sympathies and antipathies is the very essence of Natural Magic, and connects it with the recondite branches.

A vow must be made to carry it as far as practicable on one’s person, and to read with attentive devotion at least one page daily. The treatise is enchiirdion known, or at least ejchiridion talked of, and this is the original edition, belonging to the date claimed for it.

The book also includes what are claimed as the mysterious prayers of Pope Leo III and certain conjurations of a semimagical character, including the seven mysterious orisons, which are merely clumsy imitations of the Roman ritual.

He states therein that since his reception of a little volume entitled Enchiridionfilled with special prayers and mysterious figures, sent by His Holiness as a precious gift, he has never ceased to be fortunate, and that of all things in the universe which are capable of harming man, not one has shewn any malignity against him, in gratitude for poppe he proposes to devote himself and all that is his to the service of his benefactor.


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Shawn Pleil marked it as to-read Jul 07, Trivia About The Enchiridion o The first chapter of the Gospel according to St. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Outside these Orisons the modern accent of the work is unmistakable, and it is difficult to understand how any instructed person, much less a bibliophile like M.

Refresh and try again. John, is declared to be the most potent of all the devotions in the book, and it is to be recited the most frequently. Oppe come the “curious secrets”–to conciliate and discover one’s proper genius, to become invulnerable, to prevent a gun from going off, to behold a future husband or wife, all effected by means of formal prayers–a kind of royal enchiridiob to the chief ends of Magic, without apparently exceeding the devotional discipline of the Church.

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The Enchiridion of Pope Leo III: The Grimoire of Pope Leo by Pope Leo III

When a copy of the book has been secured, it must be placed in a small bag of new leather, so that it may be kept clean. Print this article Print all entries for this topic Cite this article. Containing predominantly a series of prayers meant to protect the user, it nonetheless also contains, strangely, a method by which the user is able to not merely contact Satan, but physically see the same and secure a pact with the Devil himself.

Retrieved December 31, from Encyclopedia. Revised as The Book of Ceremonial Magic. While it is not a Ritual of Magic, it is also certainly not a simple collection of devotions designed to fortify the person making use of them against dangers of body and soul by the operation of Divine Grace; it is rather a collection of charms cast in the form of prayers, and is quite opposed in its spirit to the devotional spirit of the Church; furthermore, it is concerned with worldly advantages far more than with those of a spiritual kind.


The work itself, as already said, is simply a collection of religious charms, effectual against all the perils to which every sort and condition of men may be made subject on land, on water, from open and secret enemies, from the bites of wild and rabid beasts, from poisons, from fire, from tempests. Its magical virtue rests on a supposed letter from Charlemagne to Pope Leo, in which the former states that since receiving the Enchiridion he has never ceased to be fortunate.

Nicole Gauss marked it as to-read Encbiridion 30, This edition is mentioned by Pierre Christian in his Histoire de la Magieand he defends the authenticity of the Enchiridion.

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Quotes from The Enchiridion o Reading must be done upon the knees, with the face turned to the east: In this edition, the document has been edited into modern form, the imagery significantly improved, and some material obviously not original to the Enchiridion itself has been removed as dubious. The prefatory matter ends at this point. The reading must be done upon the knees with the face turned to the east, and works of piety must be performed in honor of the celestial spirits, whose influence it is desired to attract.

The first claims to be nuperrime mendis omnibus purgatumbut it has been evidently in the hands of a Grimoire maker, and it appears to have been edited and extended in the Grimoire interest. New Hyde ParkN. If a specific danger be apprehended, a page suitable to its nature should be enchiridiom.