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Nobili Johannes Kornreutheri, ordinis S. Augustini prioris
Magia ordinis artium et scientiarum abstrusarum
Anno 1515 post partum Mariae.
The Magia Ordinis is attributed to Johannes Kornritter, an Augustinian Prior. It is part of a series of works that appeared in Germany at the beginning of the 18th century and have often been attributed to authoritative ecclesiastical figures, such as the Jesuit Josef Anton Herpentil or the famous Dr Johannes Faust.
The Modus Operandi is strongly inspired by Solomonic magic, although it is also inspired by the Faustian Christian Cabala. It includes the utilisation of the Wand, as well as the Seal of the Spirit, which the magician must heat over the flame when the spirit refuses to manifest itself. The text deals with invocations to the spirits, their respective Seals, their conjurations, but also the way to draw the circle...
The content of the text is close to the work attributed to Josef Anton Herpentil, entitled Liber Spirituum Potentis, (which also mentions the use of a mitre and scapular) and also with the Libellus Veneri Nigro Sacer, attributed to John Dee.