Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition
No. 14, Vol. 2. Vernal Equinox 2008


The Little Book of Black Venus.
Waning Moon Publications is pleased to announce the release of the first English translation of The Consecrated Little Book of Black Venus, translated by Teresa Burns and Nancy Turner and illustrated by Jeffrey S. Kupperman and DARLENE. The text is attributed to Dr. John Dee but veers from his better-known Enochian work. It appears to be a traditional grimoire which instructs the magician in the proper preparations and tools needed to summon the six sprits ruled by Venus, but in fact may be a connection back to the benandanti witch cult and forward to Dee and Kelley’s angelic workings.

This translation was made primarily from the handwritten Latin text of London's Warburg Institute MS. FBH 51 dated around 1600 CE, with other versions of the text referred to as needed. Both the English and Latin text are together. Also included in the book are several related articles to further elaborate on the significance of this work.

The Consecrated Little Book of Black Venus is now in production. For more information or to order a copy now, visit

Orders will be honored on a first come first serve basis.

We are excited to be part of this significant contribution to occultism! This is the first publication in book form of an English translation of this grimoire and we have gone to great lengths to use the best materials and bind each and every copy by hand, starting each batch on the day of Venus.

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