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Copyright 1990 by Karl Hans Welz
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Published 1993 by the Knights of Runes P.O. Box 2070, Decatur, GA 30031
The book of Doctor Johannes Faust is one of the best known grimoires in the German realm. German magicians usually referred to it as "Doctor Faust's Coercion of Hell." They ascribe its origin to the Jesuits, perhaps a result of the style of the book.
Beginning magicians used this grimoire in the main for its talismans. For the person who knows how to read between the lines, this grimoire offers a lot more. It opens up the access to magical powers of an enormous potential, especially when the student has also access to the Faustian Tarot. This deck of cards is not a tarot deck in the strictest sense, but rather a representation of the energies that slumber deep within ourselves, ready to serve the person who has the courage to awaken them.
I admonish the reader to read between the lines and thus gain access to the magical powers that are inherent in this fascinating book of German sorcery.
I have written a commentary to the Coercion of Hell. In this commentary, I give you some insights in the times of the writing of this book. This brief analysis will explain why the original author had to write the grimoire in this form. In addition, I am giving you some hints of how to read between the lines so you can draw the maximum benefit from this fascinating work of German sorcery.
This is Doctor Johannes Faustis Miracul Art and Magic Book, or The Black Raven, or also named The Threefold Coercion of Hell. With this book I, Dr. Johannes Faust, have coerced all the spirits so that they had to bring to me whatever I desired: be it go ld, silver, treasures large and small, also the spring-root, and whatever else is available on Earth. All that did I get with this book. I was also capable to dispel the spirits after they had done what I asked them for.
I, Doctor Johann Faust, am skilled in the Free Arts. From an early age on, I have read many books. During my studies, I ran across a book that contained many of these things concerning the summoning of spirits. At first I had my doubts, but I liked the idea of testing the practices that I have read of in the book, for I enjoyed the thought of the results that such practices would bring.
However, as soon as I began to practice, things happened exactly as the book has told: a very powerful spirit (ASTAROTH) stood in front of me. He demanded now from me to tell him why I had called him. Hurriedly I decided that he should be serviceable a nd helpful to me in many situations and desires that I had. As a condition, the spirit demanded that I had to make a treaty with him at first. In the beginning I had little inclination to do so. However, I had only a weak circle since my original thoug ht was to only try things out a bit. For this reason I was in no position to resist and I had to follow that which the spirit asked from me. Soon we had drawn up an agreement that said that the spirit had to serve me for a set time and amount of years.
After this had happened, this spirit introduced Mochiel to me to him he commanded that he should serve me. I asked him (Mochiel) how fast he was, and he answered that he was as fast as the wind. My reply was that he will not serve me and that he should go back to the place where he had come from. Soon after that, Aniguel came. He replied to my question that he was as fast as a bird in the air. "You are still too slow, go away!" I answered. Immediately after this the third spirit stood in front of me. His name was Aziel. I asked him how fast h e was. He answered that he was as fast as human thought. "Good for you," I replied, "I want to have you!" With these words, I accepted him. This spirit has served me a long time as has been written about extensively.