As the title testifies, students were sworn to secrecy before being given access to this magic text, and only a few manuscripts have survived. Bits of its teachings. Sworn Book of Honorius – LIBER JURATUS HONORII. Text, translation and commentary by Professor Joseph Peterson. Available in two formats. This edition is. 18 Jun Sources for the Liber iuratus Honorii and The Sworn Book of Honorius. translation I will refer you to Peterson’s website Liber Juratus.
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But in this work following clean apparel is necessary, for angels do abide with men and they be clean, and therefore they desire to have clean apparel. Suffumigations of the faces of the twelve signs. Harith, Iesse, Ryon, Nesaph, Naadobthey may be compelled to serve, or they rest,] 1 and their bodies are of a mean stature.
Upon Thurday early in the morning, say as thou saidst before, and then make a couch of hay, and about it strew ashes that be clean sifted, and in them write the hundred names of God. Osa- nna in the hyghest which to be lorde over mankynde cammest owt of heauen dowen to the earthe. We therefore, through God’s sufferance, having a foreknowledge of that judgement, knowing also that by it should follow much mischief, and that it was impossible to us to escape the hands of the people by our own strength without the help of spirits, doubting [i.
It is also missing some text found in the other manuscripts. Who, although he be God and Man, yet he is not two, but one Christ.
The Sworn Book of Honorius – Wikipedia
The prologue says the text was compiled to help preserve the core teachings of the sacred magic, in the face of intense persecution by church officials. Novem orationes sunt in principio posite usque ad illam orationem: Atraurbiabilis, Yachonaababur, Carmehal, Innyhal, Proathophaspenantur vel requiescunt.
The title in the catalog reads ‘The Sworne Booke of Honoryus’: May all the holy and elect of God, and all the celestial powers bless you, and confirm and strengthen you. All but a few of the topics are jjuratus in various ways in the subsequent text.
Prima facies teuer mirram; 2. Pater a nullo est factus: Illumine and confirme my understanding with the odor of juratuss sweetness of thy Holy Spirit.
It is good to be said also against all perils and dangers of fire, beasts, and devils, but then you need not have respect to the day or hour, but that most holy prayer “Hazaram hihel They teach the secret deeds which are to be done or what shall chance in this world. Inspire into me, O Lord, the breath of life, and increase my mind and my understanding, through the constancy and stableness of thy Holy Spirit, that my spirit may be comforted, and increase in the exercise of thy works and praise.
And of these some be called Saturnines, which be these: The corrected version should read: By these most sacred and most glorious and profound mysteries of God, and by the most precious cleanness and virtue liberr thy vision, increase in me and fulfill that thou hast begun, and reform that thou hast shewed in me. Off the sprytes that be vnder the planet Iupyter. In primo tempore lignum aloes, thus, et crocum.
[Fourth Book or Treatise.]
Take the natural seed of the fish called a whale, lignum aloes, costus, musk, saffron, armoniac, with the blood of the foul called a lapwing, and make a confection thereof.
Here recite the petition — if for the [vision of the] Deity, say as follows and help me in this holy vision, and for thy great mercy have mercy upon me, and for the service of this holy fumigation, and for this holy sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ and by the merits of the glorious virgin Mary, mother of thy son our Lord Jesus Christ and by the merits of the holy apostles, Peter, Paul, Andrew, James, Philip, Bartholemew, Mathew, Simon, Thadee, Lyne, Clete, Clement, Sixtus, Cornelius, Cypriane, Laurenes, Grisogone, John, and Paul, Cosme, and Damiani, and all thy saints, through whose merits and prayers Also after the communion the priest shall say the 26 prayer, and after mass he that shall work shall receive the sacrament saying the 19th and 20th prayer.
Their bodies are long and great; their countenances are whitish dim like crystal, [or a burnished sword,] or like ice, or a dark cloud, and their region is the West.
Recita petitionem sed per deitate dic vt sequitur. Then in that small space which is enclosed between the first angle of the second heptagon and the second angle of the same, and the first side of the third heptagon, and the part touching those angles of the circle, draw a single cross in the middle, namely in that space.
After that in the first moon, that is to say the Monday following, do as ye didst before, and after the same manner. I beseech thee, O Lord my God, but that it may abide in me always abundantly. O God of infinite mercy, I, although an unworthy sinner, full of iniquity, deceit, and malice, most humbly come to your mercy, praying and beseeching you not to have respect to all and innumerable mine iniquities, but even as you are wont to have mercy upon sinners, and to hear the prayers of the humble and meek, even so I beseech you to vouchsafe to hear liberr, your servant, although unworthy, yet calling unto you for the blessing and consecrating of this blood, your creature, that it may be made apt and worthy for the ink of your most precious and Holy Seal, and of your name Schemhamphorasso that it may have the aptnes and meteness which it ought to have by your most holy name, which is written with four letters, Joth, He, Vau, Daleth, Agla, Eloy, Yayin, Theos, Deus, which being juatus all celestial, terrestrial, and infernal creatures do tremble, fear, and worship it.
Their region is betwixt the South and the West. Text correction per S4. Grimoires 13th-century Latin books. A suffumigation made of these herbs as follows causeths visions of the earth to appear Take the root of the cane reed, and the root of giant fennil, which is called ferula, with the skin that is within the pourgarnet, and henbane, and the herb tassi barbassi, and red sanders, and black poppy. Put to this the brains of an eagle and the blood of an white cock, such quantity as it may be liner odiferous as before said.
Liber Juratus Honorii, or the Sworn Book of Honorius
The names of the angels in the day of are these: The Father incomprehensible, the Son incomprehensible, and the Holy Ghost incomprehensible. For the Moon take the heads of frogs made of the air, which you may gather after some showers of rain, with the eyes of a bull and the seed of white poppy with thure, and camphir, equal portions, mixed all together with sangine menstruoand the blood of a white gander, such quantity as it may be very odiferus, and lay it safely up for your use as before said.
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Note the recurring sound changes: The twelve signs also of the Zodiac have their proper fumes, as Aries hath myrrh; Taurus, pepperwort; Gemini, mastic; Cancer, camphor; Leo, frankincense; Virgo, sanders; Libra, galbanum; Scorpio, opoponax; Sagittarius, lignum-aloes; Capricornus, benjamin; Aquarius, euphorbium; Pisces, red storax.
For he destroyed our libeer and through his resurrection restored us again to life.
Text, translation and commentary by Professor Joseph Peterson. Yet through the power of the holy names of God, spirits are constrained to come. Let him take fair clear water and cold of a spring, wherein he shall wash himself saying: