Key of Solomon | Pentacles of Jupiter

Here follow the holy pentacles, expressed in their proper figures and characters, together with their special virtues; for the use of the master of art.

From this Head Crafter: References from the Hebrew testament are given from the Hebrew arrangement , and placed into the context they have come from. This makes it easier for me to understand the story (spell, from Speil, story) that gives this verse power. Unless I specifically lay claim to a translation, all Hebrew Testament quotes are taken from Hebrew-English Tanakh: the traditional Hebrew text and the new JPS translation; 2nd ed. Jewish Publication Society; 1999.

Plate IV

Jupiter.

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Figure 18.--The First Pentacle of Jupiter.--This serveth to invoke the Spirits of Jupiter, and especially those whose Names are written around the Pentacle, among whom Parasiel is the Lord and Master of Treasures, and teacheth how to become possessor of places wherein they are.

Editor’s Note.--This Pentacle is composed of Mystical Characters of Jupiter. Around it are the Names of the Angels:--Netoniel, Devachiah, Tzedeqiah, and Parasiel, written in Hebrew.


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Figure 19.--The Second Pentacle of Jupiter.--This is proper for acquiring glory, honours, dignities, riches, and all kinds of good, together with great tranquillity of mind; also to discover Treasures and chase away the Spirits who preside over them. It should be written upon virgin paper or parchment, with the pen of the swallow and the blood of the screech-owl.

Editor’s Note.--In the centre of the Hexagram are the letters of the Name AHIH, Eheieh; in the upper and lower angles of the same, those of the Name AB, the Father; in the remaining angles those of the Name IHVH. I believe the letters outside the Hexagram in the re-entering angles to be intended for those of the first two words of the versicle, which is taken from Psalm 112.3:

Wealth and riches are in his house, and his beneficence lasts forever.

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Figure 20.-The Third Pentacle of Jupiter.--This defendeth and protecteth those who invoke and cause the Spirits to come. When they appear show unto them this Pentacle, and immediately they will obey.

Editor’s Note.--In the upper left corner is the Magical Seal of Jupiter with the letters of the Name IHVH. In the others are the Seal of the Intelligence of Jupiter, and the Names Adonai and IHVH.-Around it is the versicle from Psalm 125.1:

A song of ascents:
Those who trust in the Eternal One are like Mount Zion that cannot be moved, enduring forever.

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Figure 21.--The Fourth Pentacle of Jupiter.--It serveth to acquire riches and honour, and to possess much wealth. Its Angel is Bariel. It should be engraved upon silver in the day and hour of Jupiter when he is in the Sign Cancer.

Editor’s Note.--Above the Magical Sigil is the Name IH, Iah. Below it are the Names of the Angels Adoniel and Bariel, the letters of the latter being arranged about a square of four compartments. Around is the versicle from Psalm 112.3:

Wealth and riches are in his house, and his beneficence lasts forever.

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Figure 22.--The Fifth Pentacle of Jupiter.--This hath great power. It serveth for assured visions. Jacob being armed with this Pentacle beheld the ladder which reached unto heaven.

Editor's Note.--The Hebrew letters within the Pentacle are taken from the five last words of the versicle which surrounds it, each of which contains five letters. These are, then, recombined so as to form certain Mystical Names. The versicle is taken from Ezekiel 1.1:

In the thirtieth year, on the fifth day of the fourth month, when I was in the community of exiles by the Chebar Canal, the heavens opened and I saw visions of Elohym.

In my opinion the versicle should only consist of the five last words thereof, when the anachronism of Jacob using a Pentacle with a sentence from Ezekiel will no longer exist.


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Figure 23.--The Sixth Pentacle of Jupiter.--It serveth for protection against all earthly dangers, by regarding it each day devoutedly, and repeating the versicle which surroundeth it. Thus shalt thou never perish.

Editor's Note.--The four Names in the Arms of the Cross are Seraph, Kerub, Ariel, and Tharsis; the four Rulers of the Elements. The versicle is from Psalm 22.16, 17:

Dogs surround me; a pack of evil ones closes in on me, like lions [they maul] my hands and feet. I take the count of all my bones while they look on and gloat.

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Figure 24.--The Seventh and last Pentacle of Jupiter.--It hath great power against poverty, if thou considerest it with devotion, repeating the versicle. It serveth furthermore to drive away those Spirits who guard treasures, and to discover the same.

Editor's Note.--Mystical Characters of Jupiter with the verse:

She raises the poor from the dust, lifts up the needy from the refuse heap to set them with the great, with the nobility of Her people. Psalm 113.7-8.


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