“Antor, Anator, et Anabis, Theodomas, Ianitor, by the deserts of the holy angels, I will put on the vesture of health, that I may bring to pass my desire, by thee (O holy Adonay), whose kingdom hath no end.”
Clavicula Salomonis (or “The Key of Solomon”) is the most famous and important of all Grimoires, or textbooks of Magic. According to the legend, King Solomon wrote the book and gave it to his son Rehoboam and commanded him to hide it in his tomb upon his death. After many years the book was discovered however none could interpret the text, until one wise sage prayed to the lord for understanding. An Angel of the Lord appeared to him and lifted a spell that that had keep the text hidden from the unworthy and the wicked, after which he was able to read it plainly. The sage then placed a spell on the book that the unworthy, the unwise or those who did not fear God would not attain the desired effect from any its workings.
The text explains how to summon and constrain ouranic spirits in order to compel them to do the operator’s will. It details the numerous requisite accessories to aid the practitioner and how to construct them. One such accessory is the Exterior Clothing (Les Habillemens extérieurs) meant to distinguish the practitioner during the rituals. A shirt must be marked with a specific set of characters and blessed with an incantation. Our shirt is inscribed with the exact characters (les signes) set forth in Wellcome 4669 Vol. I. 1 (Le Clavicule ou la Clef de Salomon). Let this shirt be thy vesture of health and all thy desires come to pass when thou wear it!
Consecration Instructions: Machine wash cold with holy water, tumble dry low, suffumigate with incense, while saying:
O gracious Father, creator of the stars, infinite wisdom, deign to sanctify through all your powers and virtues, these garments prepared in your honor. I exorcise you, O garments, by the true living and eternal God who made all things out of nothing, so that there may be nothing impure in my operation, but only that which is full of virtue. Amen.
–Les Véritables Clavicules de Salomon [Lansdowne MS. 1203] mid 18th C
Transcending the boundaries of traditional occult-themed clothing, Grimoire Magic creates intelligent apparel for the spiritual lifestyle. Our designs are rooted in the power of the image leveraging the artistry found in textbooks of magic, also known as Grimoires (grim-WAHRs). Each article utilizes talismanic figures and characters that were originally meant to be worn, carried, or sewn into an outfit. In this sense, each article can be thought of as an instrument of magic. This limited release includes shirts and hats for men and women.
|Chest Width¹||20||21||22 1/2||24||25 1/2|
|Sleeve Length ²||17 3/4||18 1/2||19 1/4||20||20 3/4|
|Body Length at Back³||28||29||30 1/2||32||33|
¹ Measured across the chest one inch below armhole when laid flat.
² Start at center of neck and measure down shoulder, down sleeve to hem.
³ Measured from high point shoulder to finished hem at back.