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The Shoes of Arte

KEY OF SOLOMON, Book II - CHAPTER VI - 'Of the Garments and Shoes of the Art'

Edited by S. Liddell MacGregor Mathers

This digital edition by Joseph H. Peterson Copyright © 1999, 2004. All rights reserved.

6. Of the garments and shoes of the art

From Ad 10862 fol 114v

The shoes(1) should also be white, upon the which the characters in figure 56 should be traced in the same way.

(1). Aub24: reads "Sotulares" here, even though the figure is labelled "super Caligas." Ad. 10862 misreads "Tabulares"!* 

The shoes or boots(2) should be made of white leather, on the which should be marked(3) the signs and characters of art. These shoes should be made during the days of fast and abstinence, namely, during the nine days set apart before the beginning of the operation, during which the necessary instruments also should be prepared, polished, brightened, and cleaned.

(2). Aub24: "caligae et sotulares"; L1202: "Les souliers et Botines"; K288: "Les souliers ou Bottines." This paragraph is not found in Ad. 10862.* 

(3). Aub24 and Ad. 36674 specify that they be marked "with the pen and ink of the art."*

From: Joseph H Peterson - The Key of Knowledge (Clavicula Salomonis) (Add Manuscript 36674)

Heare followeth of apparrell, and shoes. Cap. 7.

It is necessary that the coniurer put on lynnen clothe, wheruppõ the pentacles must be sowed wth sutch â nedle, as shalbe appointed hearafter in the same chapter. They must also haue hosyn aboue ther owne vppõ the wch these fygures followinge must bee wryttenn.

From: Stephen Skinner & David Rankine - The Veritable Key of Solomon

From Greater Key of Solomon

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