he true grimoire is a major contribution to the practice and study of magic. The maligned Grimorium Verum has been restored to its rightful place as a coherent system of goetic magic.
Jake Stratton-Kent has reconstructed a working version from the corrupted Italian and French versions of this important grimoire. As a practicing necromancer with 40 years of experience his Verum is a clear exposition of how to contact and build a relationship with the spirits.
The True Grimoire springs from the source of goetic magic, enabling us to unlock the secrets of the other grimoires. We are given insights into the Dragon Rouge, Key of Solomon, Lemegeton, Abramelin, Honorius, and the Black Pullet. This is a treasure trove for the student of magic.
The True Grimoire lets us experience a grimoire tradition with links back to the Graeco-Egyptian magical papyri and the necromancy of the original Goes. It also places Verum within a living tradtion, one which has taken root in the New World, finding expression in Quimbanda and the legion of Exus, the 'people of the cemetery' who have clear Verum equivalents.
This is a constistently illuminating text. The copious notes of a working magician, combined with a scholarly attention to detail, enable us to use this text for its original purpose. The hierarchy of Verum and goetic spirits is restored, the nature of Astaroth is definitively set down. The planetary hours are explained, as are all the ritual requirements and preparations.
Jake Stratton-Kent has been a goetic magician since 1972, making forty years of continuous goetic practice.
His practical work integrates the magical papyri, Italo-French grimoires in particular the Grimorium Verum and African Traditional Religions with a focus on Quimbanda and magia negra. His interest in magic spans the ancient, medieval, renaissance, and modern as well as stretching from the West to the Middle East and crucially, the New World.
His scholarly approach is backed with a personal relationship with the spirits, which is rare to find in the modern world.