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Reconstruction of the Veneris pentacle
The main source of Pentacles in Western Tradition - books, known collectively as a "Key of Solomon".
The modern reader who is familiar with Western magic, texts "Clavicules" known mostly from the works of
Papus and McGregor Mathers. The latter belongs to, it seems, the first compilatory edition of "Greater Key
of Solomon", for which he used several manuscripts. Mathers also to be commended not only for the
publication of books, but also for trying to understand the many distortions in the inscriptions, formulas
and images of Pentacles.
But there are those, of which he wrote that does not know and does not understand what is depicted
there. And as you know, that's incomprehensible is usually the most interesting and effective.
One of these relates to the pentacles of Venus (Figure 43 in this volume), and the description is able to
arouse love in any particular: "When it is only showed unto any person soever, it inciteth and exciteth
wonderfully unto Love."

Mathers’ comments: “Around the central Square are the Names Elohim, El Gebil, and two other Names
which I cannot decipher, and have, therefore, given them as they stand. The characters are those of the
"Passing of the River." The surrounding Versicle is from Psalm xxii. 14:– "My heart is like wax, it is melted in
the midst of my bowels."”
So great Mathers could not decipher these names, but we will make an attempt to reconstruct the
talisman, because, in our disposal there is a greater number of available manuscripts and images.

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15. 21: Quia inflammatum est cor meum. and I was pricked in my reins. and I was pricked in my reins.) And this is a quote from another Psalm – 72. 21-22 of KJB). which are supposed to be transferred to the object of love.1. with regard to the text of the words of power. Incidentally. and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee (Ps.COM/ . in most of the manuscripts it is written in Latin: inflammatum est cor meum. et renes mei commutati sunt.21. as opposed to text Ps. whose priests were fathers of grimoires their selves.BLOGSPOT. because it is the sacred language used in the worship of the Western Church. or words of power It would seem text is clear: ‫תוְך ֵמ ָ ָֽעי׃‬ ֹּ ָ֣ ‫הָ יָ ָ֣ה ִ֭ ִּל ִּבי ַּכדֹּונָ ָ֑ג ָָ֝נ ֵ֗ ֵמס ְּב‬ Or without diacritic signs: ‫היה לבי כדונג נמס בתוך מעי׃‬ However. So foolish was I. et renes mei commutati sunt (Thus my heart was grieved. according to the traditions of the Middle and Dark Ages quotations from the Vulgate (Latin Codex of Bible) are more preferable. Others contain a lengthy quote from the same psalm (often distorted): inflammatum est cor meum et renes mei commutati sunt et ego ad nihilum redactus sum Translation: Thus my heart was grieved. ERNEUS © 2015 HTTP://MAGIAPRAGMATICA.73. Text in a circle. This is clearly more suitable quote for words that define love with those feelings.

COM/ . The sum of these five numbers should result into a secondary number of Planet.Love.BLOGSPOT.2. 33 = 05 = 0 + 3 + 05 = ‫נגה‬ Two other names too distorted. This number is typical for one of the spelling of a name in Hebrew Venus (Nogah). and the secondary number of Planet relates to the human world. Seal is drawn by vertical and horizontal lines between the five points (the principle of the pentagram. microcosm of cause). so in this version of talisman they can not be read. ie Venus secondary number corresponding to the words of Ahaba . In our example we have: The Sum that gives the sigil of this form is equal to 13. ERNEUS © 2015 HTTP://MAGIAPRAGMATICA. Symbol in the center The central character – is a seal of Venus. which is composed with a kamea of Venus in manner not usually described from contemporary authors.

the number of Seal.3. Firstly. Example: ERNEUS © 2015 HTTP://MAGIAPRAGMATICA.BLOGSPOT. Example: Spiral structure implies that the numbers go counterclockwise from the smallest to largest. Words around the Seal and the formula of the pentacle Names that are arranged around the Seal in this kind of Pentacles formed based on certain rules.COM/ . which are based on the numerical equivalent of the name (the number of the name). the number of the Name should not be greater than the number of Seal. Secondly. leading to the center of the whole structure . Equivalent structure implies that the number of each word to one or less coincides with the number of Seal. the number of Names must form an equivalent or a spiral structure.

Handwritten variant of this alphabet are quite diverse. collected together. it is not known to us. ‫ גביל‬means something that is mixed. the two Names around the square." However.Inscriptions around our pentacle written with alphabet. clean. At least. Elohim (top) in this context is not the Name of God but the rank of angels corresponding to Sephira Netzach.COM/ . for comparison (from the manuscript Magia Criptographica): Thus. in Hebrew: ‫ אלהים‬and ‫אלגביל‬ El Gebil (bottom) . which Agrippa called Transitus Fluvii (passing the river).collect.Aramaic origin. Therefore. ERNEUS © 2015 HTTP://MAGIAPRAGMATICA. which Mathers was able to read. Meaning of the verb ‫ גבי‬.a "God unites [by purification]. rake. El Gebil . I have not find this Name nowhere else.BLOGSPOT. purify.

fol. It is possible that the author of this grimoire experimented with "reverse spiral. Figure from Sl. characters and the names are similar. In the next example. ERNEUS © 2015 HTTP://MAGIAPRAGMATICA. since there is an obvious combination of alphabets. But in this case the numbers of the names are distributed not quite correctly: 14 11 14 13 In contrast to the above instances.BLOGSPOT. of course. does not fit into the scheme of drawing before for this kind of Pentacles. have images that are more readable. possibly." Other names in this example cannot be deciphered or restored. "Clavicules" which stored in the library of Leipzig. but the right word has been replaced by the Elohim.The number of names Elohim: 86 = 14 (in the alphabet "passin the river" there is no final Mem. 65v And the left word some authors indicate as Adonai.COM/ . the subsequent distortion of copyists. 3091. so the name is not the sum of 646. but 86) ElGebil: 76 = 13 This.

even the inheritance of the congregation of Jacob.BLOGSPOT. il Duca di Mantova in Anno 1453.COM/ .Reconstruction # 1 Talisman is taken from a manuscript: Clavicula del Salomone re dEbrei Spiegata dallEbreo in Volgare per Rabbi Colorno per ordine di.4: "Moses commanded us a law. S.9: I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living." Full anagram (‫ )תצלממקי‬used by Kabbalists for the acquisition of masculinity.. Word Above: 33 = 065 = ‫תצלם‬ Anagram verse of Deuteronomy (Devarim) 33. MlVT The word at the bottom: 31 = 85 = ‫אליבה‬ Anagram verse of Psalm 116. ‫ = החיים בארצות הי לפני אתהלך‬1413=9 HBYLA The word on the left: ERNEUS © 2015 HTTP://MAGIAPRAGMATICA. Sua A.

and if replace them with a pair of Yod-Aleph.BLOGSPOT.48 = 12 I do not know the meaning of the word. translated as "Lord" (literally. Gadiel . we get the same number 15. Vav and Heh (the letter.COM/ . we have two acronym and one Name of God. coding. If it is encrypted. Familiar with tradition to understand. which is written in Hebrew and indicates a simple point of distortion) have amount of 15. especially if you remember that earlier in the manuscript at this point it occurred. This is typical for the pentacles. which the author has decided to distort. Only one transition of letters else: LAYGD And numerical values fit perfectly into a spiral shape of Pentacle: 11 ERNEUS © 2015 11 13 12 12 HTTP://MAGIAPRAGMATICA. The forth has to be some divine name. The word on the right: Word written with symbols "Passing the river". In Heptaméron of Peter d’Abano the Great Angel of Friday is Dagiel. Usually.a great angel. but the penultimate letter is of the usual Hebrew . the combination of alphabets alludes to deliberately wrong spelling. Lords of mine). Maybe it's the name with permutation of letters Gedulah (second designation Chesed): ‫גדולה‬ HLEDG But by the logic of the talisman. YnDA This makes sense.33 = 60 = ‫אדני‬ God's name. Name of an angel: ‫גדיאל‬ LAYDG However. So we have something like ‫גודהל‬ The sum of the word .he. because they seems to have a real effect. the only thing that comes to mind is the name Gadiel. who does not have a planetary correspondence.

COM/ .BLOGSPOT.Estimated reconstructed pentacle (with Gadiel’s name): Estimated reconstructed pentacle (with Gadiel name): ERNEUS © 2015 HTTP://MAGIAPRAGMATICA.