the Grimoire of Armadel

the Grimoire of Armadel

the Grimoire of Armadel (1.3 MB .pdf file)

What we're going to be looking at here is a collection of squiggles and lines. Some of them are going to be inside circles. I'm putting it that way for the layman. The ones in circles are called "Lamens." The squiggles and lines themselves are called "Sigils." They are "automatic" written signatures. However there is a secret science behind them:

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First let's look at the seven "angelic" lamens.

It should immediately be recognised that the central motifs of these "angelic lamens" are the same as those given later in the context of "Olympic" (planetary) dignitaries. They do not occur in the same order, however, and so we see that the "angelic lamens" and the "Olympic sigils" correspond, but not in the order they are given.

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Now let's look at the "Olympic sigils" and their corresponding "angelic lamens."

In the first case (3^2), where the "angelic lamen" for Thavael corresponds to the sigils for Zaphkiel, Aratron and Cassiel:

we see that the name and sigil of "Cassiel" correspond to the sigil of "Zaphkiel," but that this sigil corresponds to the name "Aratron. In Armadel's system, these are each separate, however we know that, in their original formation they were all combined and overlapping.

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In the second case (4^2), that of the lamen of Zadkiel and the sigils of Zadkiel / Sachiel and Bethor:

we see that "Bethor" is the name given to the sigil "Zadkiel," while the sigil "Sachiel" stays the same.

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In this third case (5^2) of the lamen, "Samael" and the sigils "Camael" and "Phalet":

we see that the symbol central to the "Samael" lamen is properly called "Camael" (it also appears under the sigil of Camael), while the proper name for the sigil of "Camael" itself is actually "Phaleg."

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In the fourth arrangement (6^2), where we have the lamen of "Raphael" over the sigils of "Och," "Betel" and "Alepta":


we see that the properly called sigil of "Och" appears also on the lamen of "Raphael," however that the sigil shared by both "Bethel" and "Alepta" is properly associated with the name "Michael."

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In the fifth (7^2) correspondence, dealing with the lamen of "Michael" and the sigils of "Haniel" and "Anael":

we find that the lamen symbol of "Michael" corresponds to that of "Bethel" and "Alepta" in the previous arrangement, the sigil of "Haniel" corresponds to the name "Michael," also from the previous arrangement. The sigil "Anael" corresponds to the "Olympic dignitary" (place in the zodiac) of "Hagith," however it is not depicted in Armadel.

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In the sixth (8^2) arrangement, looking at the lamen "Uriel" and the sigils of "Ophiel" and (a second) "Michael":

we see that the sigil of Ophiel corresponds to the sigil (2nd) "Michael," but that the sigil called (2nd) "Michael" in Armadel is rightly called "Raphael" elsewhere.

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Finally, in the seventh (9^2) grouping, under the lamen "Gabriel" and the sigils "Phul" and "Gabriel":

we find the second "Gabriel" sigil (on the right above) superimposes on the sigil for "Phul."

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this information is all 2007 Jonathan Barlow Gee

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