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Instructions on how to summon a demon called Baron, 15th century

Identifier: MS 121/ff. 95v-96v
f. 97r
f. 97r


The text contains black magic and explains how to summon a demon called Baron. It begins on f. 95v with the words Si vis cum spiritu loqui qui vocatur Baron fac sic; it ends on f. 96v with the words et non habeas in camera penes te ensem neque gladium.

It includes the drawing of an eight-shaped table with numbers and symbols both in the edges and in the middle (f. 96r).


Seemingly written by the same hand responsible for the Lumen luminum minus et perfecti magisteri (Hand 2).


  • Creation: 15th century

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The collection is open to all. The manuscripts can be consulted in the Centre for Research Collections, Edinburgh University Main Library.


2 folios

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