Munich Manual of Demonic Magic

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The Munich Manual of Demonic Magic (CLM 849 of the Bavarian State Library, Munich) is a fifteenth-century grimoire manuscript. The text, composed in Latin, is largely concerned with demonology and necromancy.

The text of the manuscript was republished in 1998 under the title Forbidden Rites: A Necromancer's Manual of the Fifteenth Century. Portions of the text, in English translation, are presented in Forbidden Rites as well, embedded within the author's essay on the Munich Manual in specific and grimoires in general. The book has yet to be published in translation in its entirety.

The manuscript is available online: http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/0003/bsb00037155/images/

Literature[edit]

  • Richard Kieckhefer, Forbidden Rites: A Necromancer's Manual of the Fifteenth Century, Pennsylvania State University Press (1998), ISBN 978-0-271-01751-8