Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition
No. 16, Vol. 2. Vernal Equinox 2009

From Waning Moon Publications.

Waning Moon Publications is pleased to announce the release of the first English translation of The Consecrated Little Book of Black Venus (also known as Tuba Veneris), translated by Teresa Burns and Nancy Turner and illustrated by Jeffrey S. Kupperman and DARLENE, with contributions by Vincent Bridges and Phil Legard. 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 spirits 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.

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