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The Pentragam of Solomon

In the grimoires pages, we can find a multitude of tools and magical objects that we can craft for ourselves. Here is the first tool that will be discussed: The Pentagram of Solomon.

Quote from The Lesser Key of Solomon: 'Ars Geotia'.

This is the Form of Pentagram of Solomon, the figure whereof is to be made in Sol or Luna (Gold or Silver), and worn upon thy breast; having the Seal of the Spirit required upon the other side thereof. It is to preserve thee from danger, and also to command the Spirits by.

(Colours.--Circle and Pentagram outlined in black. Names and Sigils within Pentagram black also. "Tetragrammaton" in red letters. Ground of centre of Pentagram, where "Soluzen" is written, green. External angles of Pentagram where "Abdia", "Ballaton," "Halliza," etc., are written, blue.) Fig 156 -

C'est la forme du pentagramme de Salomon, la figure sera faite en Soleil ou Lune (or ou argent), et porté sur ta poitrine, ayant le sceau de l'Esprit requis de l'autre côté de celui-ci. C'est pour te préserver du danger, et aussi pour commander les esprits .

(Couleurs. - Cercle et pentagramme en contour noir . Les Noms et Sigils dans le Pentagramme de couleur noir aussi Tetragrammaton en lettres rouges centre du Pentagramme, où "Soluzen" est écrit, de couleur verte Les angles externes du Pentagramme où "Abdia, Ballaton, Halliza, etc, sont écrits, de couleur bleu) Fig 156. -

From Joseph H Peterson - The Lesser Key of Solomon:

This figure is to be made in SOL (Gold) or LUNA (Silver) and worne upon the breast with the seal of the spirit on one [the other] side of itt. it is for to preserve [the Exorcist] from danger, and allso to command by &c.'

From Stephen Skinner & David Rankine - The Goetia of Dr Rudd: 

The Pentagonal Figure to be made of Gold & Silver, and to be worn on the heart with the Seal of the Spirit by its Side..

From Carroll Poke Runyon - Book of Solomons Magick:

More correctly upon the metal appropriate to the spirit's Rank.The Pentagram may be then be drawn on parchment and glued to the back of the Spirit's Lamen.

The words on the seal have the following meaning:

ABDIA - I conjure thee in secret, O Spirit !
BALLATON (BELLATOR) - Come forth from thy abode and speak clearly in my speech.
BELLONY - Put forth thy might and discover unto me the knowledge and power in thy keeping.
HALLIY - Answer in the inward silence all of my questions without fail.
HALIZZA - Assume and show forth unto me thy form of divine perfection.
SOLUZEN - Open unto me thy secret door and fulfill me of my purpose !

From Frater FL:  

Ars-Nova, (5th book of the Lesser Key of Solomon), gives an explanation of their symbolism:

TETRAGRAMMATON: Thou God of almighty power be ever present with us to guard us and protect us and let thy holy presence be now and always with us.
SOLUZEN: I command thou spirit of what Region so-ever thou art come into this circle.
HALLIZA : And Appear in human shape.
BELLATOR : And speak to us audibly in our mother tongue.
HALLY FRA (HALLII. HRA.) : And answer us all such questions as we shall demand without any defect now at this time.

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Pentagramme de Salomon (Or 18 Carats).

John R King IV from Imperial Arts, gives his interpretation as derived from Hebrew:

ABDYA - ABD + YH (dead God)
BELLATOR - BLO + MY (who swallows)
HALLIZA - HLYZ (slander)
BELLONY - BLHH + OUNH (terrible torture)

"Dead God, who swallows the terrible torture of slander, rise up for Solomon."

Enoch Bowen gives different explanations:


Joseph H Peterson
Stephen Skinner & David Rankine
Carroll Poke Runyon
John R King IV
Enoch Bowen