BOOK II
PREFATORY NOTE[1]
THIS Work of Solomon is divided into two books. In the first thou mayest see and know how to avoid errors in Experiments, Operations, and in the Spirits themselves. In the second thou art taught in what manner Magical Arts may be reduced to the proposed object and end.
It is for this reason that thou shouldest take great heed and care that this Key of Secrets fall not into the hands of the foolish, the stupid, and the ignorant. For he who is the possessor hereof, and who availeth himself hereof according to the ordinances herein contained, will not only be able to reduce the Magical Arts herein unto their proposed end, but will, even if he findeth certain errors herein, be able to correct them.
Any Art or Operation of this kind will not be able to attain its end, unless the Master of the Art, or Exorcist, shall have this Work completely in his power, that is to say, unless he thoroughly understand it, for without this he will never attain the effect of any operation.
For this reason I earnestly pray and conjure the person into whose hands this Key of Secrets may fall, neither to communicate it, nor to make any one a partaker in this knowledge, if he be not faithful, nor capable of keeping a secret, nor expert in the Arts. And I most humbly entreat the possessor of this, by the Ineffable Name of God in four Letters, YOD, HE, VAU, HE, and by the Name ADONAI, and by all the other Most High and Holy Names of God, that he values this work as dearly as his own soul, and that he makes no foolish or ignorant man a partaker therein.
[1. This Prefatory Note is only found in 3991 Harleian MSS., 3091 Sloane MSS., and 288 King's MSS.]

CHAPTER I
AT WHAT HOUR AFTER THE PREPARATION OF ALL THINGS NECESSARY, WE SHOULD BRING THE EXERCISE OF THE ART TO PERFECTION

CHAPTER II
IN WHAT MANNER THE MASTER OF THE ART SHOULD KEEP, RULE, AND GOVERN HIMSELF

CHAPTER III
HOW THE COMPANIONS OR DISCIPLES OF THE MASTER OF THE ART OUGHT TO REGULATE AND GOVERN THEMSELVES

CHAPTER IV
CONCERNING THE FASTING, CARE, AND THINGS TO BE OBSERVED

CHAPTER V
CONCERNING THE BATHS, AND HOW THEY ARE TO BE ARRANGED

CHAPTER VI
OF THE GARMENTS AND SHOES OF THE ART

CHAPTER VII
OF PLACES WHEREIN WE MAY CONVENIENTLY EXECUTE THE EXPERIMENTS AND OPERATIONS OF THE ART

CHAPTER VIII
OF THE KNIFE, SWORD, SICKLE, PONIARD, DAGGER, LANCE, WAND, STAFF, AND OTHER INSTRUMENTS OF MAGICAL ART

CHAPTER IX
OF[1] THE FORMATION OF THE CIRCLE

CHAPTER X
CONCERNING INCENSE, SUFFUMIGATIONS, PERFUMES, ODOURS, AND SIMILAR THINGS WHICH ARE USED IN MAGICAL ARTS

CHAPTER XI
OF THE WATER, AND OF THE HYSSOP

CHAPTER XII
OF THE LIGHT, AND OF THE FIRE

CHAPTER XIII
CONCERNING[1] THE PRECEPTS OF THE ART

CHAPTER XIV
OF THE PEN, INK, AND COLOURS

CHAPTER XV
OF THE PEN OF THE SWALLOW AND OF THE CROW

CHAPTER XVI
OF THE BLOOD OF THE BAT, PIGEON, AND OTHER ANIMALS

CHAPTER XVII
OF VIRGIN PARCHMENT, OR VIRGIN PAPER, AND HOW IT SHOULD BE PREPARED

CHAPTER XVIII
OF WAX AND VIRGIN EARTH

CHAPTER XIX
CONCERNING THE NEEDLE AND OTHER IRON INSTRUMENTS

CHAPTER XX
CONCERNING THE SILKEN CLOTH

CHAPTER XXI
CONCERNING CHARACTERS, AND THE CONSECRATION OF THE MAGICAL BOOK

CHAPTER XXII
CONCERNING SACRIFICES TO THE SPIRITS, AND HOW THEY SHOULD BE MADE