Luzern. Staatsarchiv, KA 140

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Luzern. Staatsarchiv
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  • KA 140
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Date
  • 18th century
  • 1718
Language
  • German
Title
  • Claviculus Salomonis
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  • As part of a great lawsuit against necromancers and treasure seekers, the Lucerne authorities in 1718 confiscated this meticulous copy of the Schlüssel Salomos, a book of spells that had evidently been widely read in certain quarters and of which various versions had been in circulation. Through the rituals for conjuring spirits described in the book, people around the priest Hans Kaspar Giger hoped to become wealthy. The volume was labeled “superstitious” by the authorities, was sealed and placed in the archives.
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