This is a reproduction of a talisman design found in the "Key of Solomon", a grimoire of ceremonial magic attributed to King Solomon. Containing influences of Hermetic alchemy, Roman Astrology and Kabbalah, Solomon's magic is a cornerstone of the Western Esoteric occult tradition. The grimoire explains: "This commandeth the Spirits of Mercury, and serveth to open doors in whatever way they may be closed, and nothing it may encounter can resist it." Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers, a ceremonial magician and editor of the most common edition of the book, further describes: "Within the Pentacle are the Names El Ab, and IHVH. The versicle is from Psalm xxiv. 7:– "Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lift up ye everlasting doors, and the King of Glory shall come in."
- Measures 1 1/4 inches (3.1 cm) in diameter
- Made of .925 solid sterling silver
- Single sided
- The bale fits a chain up to 3 mm in thickness
- The metal weight is 8.8 grams
Stock Number: PS-TPD-5003