I ve recently stumbled upon this treasure: an 18th century magical manuscript, written in a code.
Currently experts Brigitte Pfeil and Sabina Lüdeman are working on the transcript and translation.
From the moment of the discovery I was fascinated with it and studied it thoroughly, managing to break the code the same night and beginning my read. The code is fairly simple as it uses few characters, most of which represent one sound (but many sounds are spelled with two variations). Once figuring out the endings of spirit names, like -EL, I managed to reconstruct the angelic and demonic hierarchy and seals attributions.
Seal of the demon Barbiel
However I will not attempt a complete transcription myself due to fair-play to the aforementioned researchers, whose merit it truly is, and I would not attempt translation because it is mainly in German.
Miss Pfeil was kind enough to answer my questions and assured me that they will employ my assistance in a few tricky interpretations, to which I would be more than honored to oblige.
The entire manuscript, formally called 8° Ms. astron. 7 is available for free in high definition scans here:
I have aso taken the liberty, for my study and for the sake of others that might find this useful, to compile a printer-friendly pdf version of it, available here: