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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2004 2:12 pm
by John J. Coughlin
From: http://www.esotericarchives.com/juratus/juratus.htm:

Sloane 3854: (art. 9, fol 117-144) 14th century. "Honorii Magistri Thebarum liber cui titulus 'Juratus.'" or "Liber Juratus, vel liber de vita Animæ rationalis Qui Liber Sacer, vel Liber Angelorum nuncupatur quem fecit Honorius Magister Thebarum," etc.


From: http://duke.usask.ca/~frk302/MSS/sbh.htm:

Shelf Mark: London, British Library, Sloane 3854

Author(s): Honorius; Cyprian; Aristotle.

Title(s): Liber sacer or Liber juratus; Liber spiritualium operum Aristotilis, sive liber Antiquis qui est liber Secretorum Hermetis.

Date: s. xiv - xvii

Language(s): Latin

Size/Material: Parchment. Quarto. ff. 139

Script: To art. 4 s. xvii poss 5 too might be earlier. ff. 88-112 is Secretary s. xv med? Cataloguer this it is Engl. as well but art in Speculum calls it s xiv italian.... ff 112-end s. xiv gothic.

Content: 1. ff. 3b-7 Praeparatoria pro operatione, collecta ex S. Cypriano.
2. ff. 8b-67 Corjurationes plurimae ed diversis.
3. ff. 68-76 "The boke of Consecrations."
4. ff. 76- Experimenta de speculo, etc.
5. ff. 81- Exorcizationum fomulae. (Clulee, Dee's Natural Philosophy, p. 280, n. 108 cites this as having something to do with divination/seance.)
6. ff. 88- "The cheiffe powers rulling the 7 clymates.
7. ff. 104- Historiunculae quaedam facetae (Imperf.) Sec. xv.
8. ff. 105b-110 "Liber spiritualium operum Aristotilis, sive liber Antimaquis qui est liber Secretorum Hermetis: opera mira possunt operari per hunc librum, et est liber antiquus septem planetarum." (Imperf.) s. sv. Incip."Cuilibet populo quarto climatis pertinet unus modus spirituum."
9. ff. 112-139 Honorii Magisti Thebarum, liber cui titulus "Juratus", cum proaemo. s. xiv. Incipit proaemium, "Cum convenissent maligni spiritus demonici in cordibus hominum intonantes--" Incipit liber "In nominee, etc. Ego honorius opera Salomonis in libro meo taliter ordinavi--" In fine "Explicit liber de vita anime rationaliter, que liber sacer vel liber Angelorum nuncupatur; quem fecit Honorius Magister Thebarum. Hic est liber quo Deus in hac vita facialiter qui videri: Hic est liber quo quilibet potest salvari et in vitam eternam procul dubio deduci. Hic est liber quo infernus & purgatorium queunt sine morte videri: Hic est liber quo quo onmnes creatura, excerptis novem ordinibus angelorum possunt subjugari; Hic est liber quo onmnes scientiae possunt haberi. Hic ext liber, quo substantia imbecillissima potest substantias robustissimas et devincere et sujugare. Hic est liber quem nulla lex habe nisi Christiana, et si habet, nil sibi prodest. Hic est liber qui est majus jocale, a Deo datum omni alio jocali exceptis sacramentis. Hic est liber quo natura corporalis et visibilis cum corporali et invisibili alloqui, rationari et instrui potest. Hic est liber, quo innumerabiles thesauri haberi possunt. Ex multa alia per hunc fieri quenunt[?], que narrare distendium seest, ideo merito Sacer nuncupatur." In perg. S. xiv. [council of necromancers; necromancy].

Contents in Ays.:
1. Praeparatoria pro operatione, ex S. Cypriano.
2. De compositione circulorum, p. I. b.
3. Conjurationes, p. 6. b
4. Book of consecrations, p. 66
5. Experimenta de speculo, p. 74
6. Modus amicitiae & inimicitiae planetarum. Inperg. p. 89.
7. Opinio philosophi, p. 106. In perg.
8. Liber spiritualium operum, qui est liber secretorum Hermetis. p. 106.
9. Liber Juratus, bel liber de vita anima rationalis: qui sacer vel liber Angelorum nuncupatur, hic est liber quo Deus in hac vita facialiter quilibet videri: hic est liber quo omnis creatura exceptis novem ordinibus Angelorum potest subjogari: hic est liber quo quilibest potest salvari, et in vitam aeternam procul dubio duceri: hic est liaber quo infernus & purgatorium queunt sine morte videri: hic est liber quo infernus & purgatorium queunt sine morte videri: hic est liber quo onmnes scientiae possunt haberi; hic est liber qui est majus jocale, a Deo datum omni alio jocali exceptis s. facramentis, etyc. ideo merito sacer nuncupatur, p. 117. In perg. S. xiv.
Somewhere included in there is Tho. Conset. Ruffian copy-book and grammar. according to Ays. 709

Bibliography: Thorndike II, 269, 281, 284, 286, 289; notes "Necromancy" Ayscough, S. A catalogue of the MSS preserved in the BM hitherto undescribed" London 1782. p. 709, 871, 874, 879 MFM IMS Z 6621 .B84 A9 Bond. Look for Engl. Translation.~~Charles S. F. Burnett with Marie Stoklund, "Scandinavian Runes in a Latin Magical Treatise" Speculum 58 (1983), pp. 419-429. says this is a Italian Ms of s. xiv "containing a Latin Version of an Arabic hermetic treatise. The a. has succeeded in restoring the proper order of the folios int he ms. Inserted into the treatise is a digression which provides instructions for casting spells using runes. The a. edits this passage and his collaborator discusses the runes. The Italian responsible for Sloane 3854 shows a remarkable knowledge of Scandinavian runes and their names." (J.C. Scriptorium 40 (1986) B 451.) Not in Ker.

Origin: Italy and Engl.