The Crossed Keys - European Spellcraft with Michael Cecchetelli
Crossed Keys is a chimeric binding of both The Black Dragon and the Enchiridion of Pope Leo III in a fresh translation by grimoire magician Michael Cecchetelli.They are complementary grimoires, spanning the very earliest example of the genre to the late bibliotheque bleue period. Together they comprise a wealth of spells, spirits, lore, talismans and psalm magic, with their head in the highest heavens and their feet in the deepest hells.This is the first time they have been bound into one volume.Extensively footnoted, the seals corrected, re-drawn and restored, with excerpts and workings from the translator’s magical record, this is a well armed and practical text which throws light on the Grimorium Verum, Red Dragon and Grand Grimoire. It is a vigorous text, designed to be put to use.Michael is the translator and author of Crossed Keys, being a chimeric combination of the black dragon and the Enchiridion of Pope Leo III. A practical magician in the tradition of those who conjure with the grimoires, Michael has produced a working text illuminated by extracts from his magical diary.Michael has led a very eclectic life, serving in the army as a combat engineer, i.e. infantry with explosives, a restauranteur, serving the finest italian cuisine in the region, a lifelong student and practitioner of the magickal arts - grimoires in particular, a federal prisoner, having perhaps taken Crowley’s admonition of do what thou wilt a little too seriously, and a teacher of the arts of evocation.In his own words, Michael Cecchetelli is 29 years old, as he has been for the last several years, having decided that while thirty is indeed the new twenty, he would much prefer to remain 19 indefinitely. He lives on the east coast of the United States, where he is active in pit bull rescue, saving these most loyal and loving of creatures from the abuses of those who see them as weapons.