reply to post by mf_luder
"Can I control a Demon through force of will/religious faith/cookies?
The answer to all of the above is a resounding NO There are so many people who believe in certain religions who will swear up and down that you can
command a demon to go away in the name of a prophet or lord and the demon will. There are even more alarming individuals out there who believe that
you can mentally control a demon once summoned to go out do your bidding. Those people are all mistaken - sadly mistaken."
According to the mythical history of the document, as recorded in its introduction, Solomon wrote the book for his son Roboam, and commanded him to
hide the book in his sepulchre upon his death. After many years the book was discovered by a group of Babylonian philosophers repairing Solomon's
tomb. None could interpret the text, until one of them, Iohé Grevis, suggested that they should entreat the Lord for understanding. The Angel of the
Lord appeared to him and extracted a promise that he would keep the text hidden from the unworthy and the wicked, after which he was able to read it
plainly. Iohé Grevis then placed a conjuration on the book that the unworthy, the unwise or those who did not fear God would not attain the desired
effect from any of the workings contained therein.
 Book I
The Key of Solomon. Book I contains conjurations, invocations and curses to summon and constrain spirits of the dead and demons, forcing them to do
the operator's will. It also describes how to find stolen items, become invisible, gain favour and love, and so on.
 Book II
Book II describes various purifications which the operator (termed "exorcist") should undergo, how they should clothe themselves, how the magical
implements used in their operations should be constructed, and what animal sacrifices should be made to the spirits.
"The Key of Solomon is divided into two books. It describes not the appearance or work of any demon but only the necessary drawings to prepare each
Unlike later grimoires such as the Pseudomonarchia Daemonum (16th century) or the Lemegeton (17th century ), the Key of Solomon does not mention the
signature of the seventy-two spirits constrained by King Solomon in a bronze vessel.
As in most medieval grimoires, all magical operations are ostensibly performed through the power of God, to whom all the invocations are addressed.
Before any of these operations (termed "experiments") are performed, the operator must confess his sins and purge himself of evil, invoking the
protection of God.
Elaborate preparations are necessary, and each of the numerous items used in the operator's "experiments" must be constructed of the appropriate
materials obtained in the prescribed manner, at the appropriate astrological time, marked with a specific set of magical symbols, and blessed with its
own specific words. All substances needed for the magic drawings and amulets are detailed, as well as the means to purify and prepare them. Many of
the symbols incorporate the Transitus Fluvii occult alphabet."
You referenced the Keys of Soloman I just looked them up and realized it said you can summon a demon to do your bidding, I'm confused, it also
mentions that you need to be cleansed by God or invoke Gods protection maybe you can elaborate this for me as I'm not an expert on the occult or
demons or nothing like that. Thanks Ahead
[edit on 18-6-2010 by Brotherman]