Dr. Faust's Mightiest Sea-Spirit is an anthology of four previously untranslated German magical texts dealing with the subject of spirits of the sea and of the water. They present the reader an opportunity to explore the unique techniques presented in the compiled materials and be witness of the expansion of the spirits' mythos found in other catalogues like the Ars Goetia.
Dr. Faust's Greatest and Most Powerful Sea-Spirit
This is one of the most important and unique grimoires of the Faustian tradition. It deals with spirits best known from Weyer's Pseudomonarchia Daemonum and the Lesser Key of Solomon (Forneus, Vepar, Cerberus, Furfur and Zaleos). The techniques of this text are unique, and it is considered one of the clearest examples of the use of esoteric imagination within a ritual setting.
Conjuration and Call of the Sea-Spirit of Doctor Faust (Darmstadt Hs-831)
This manuscript published and translated here for the first time from Beschwörung und Ruf des Meergeistes Doctoris Fausti deals with the conjuration of the water spirit Quirumudai who is to serve the magician as a familiar spirit. It instructs the magician on how to perform a pact with this spirit and to attaint his help whenever he is needed.
Veritable Jesuit Coercion of Hell
This text is not to be confused with Verus Jesuitarum Libellus. It deals with the conjurations of the spirit Tarafael to have him bring the magician different sorts of treasure from the depths of the sea and on how he can retrieve such in case the gold is buried on the earth.
Arcanum Experientia Praetiosum
This grimoire deals specifically with the subject of dream incubation, common in Graeco-Egyptian magic but rarer in Solomonic and Faustian magic.
This critical edition, of great use to both students and scholars of Western Esotericism, contains an introduction by Nicolás Álvarez, editor of Dr. Faust's Magia Naturalis et Innaturalis, where he discusses the role of the spirits of the seas and water elementals on the magical literature, on different aspects of the rituals like the sacrifice of the black hen and the circle with a triangle, and also the use of esoteric imagination as a ritual technique, among other subjects.
REVIEWS OF THIS TITLE
Wormwood, Eldred "Doctor Faust's Mightiest Sea Spirit"
Thoth-Hermes Podcast "Season 2, Episode 4 [starts at] 1:38:41"