Pseudomonarchia Daemonum (Grimoire)

The Pseudomonarchia Daemonum is an index of demons that appeared in Johann Weyer's Praestigiis Daemonum. It is the primary source for the demons listed in many other grimoires, including the Lesser Key of Solomon. The demon Prufals appears only in the the Pseudomonachia and not in the Goetia.

Weyer censored the text, omitting necessary parts of the rituals and the more powerful demons, like Lucifer, in order to protect readers from their own curiosity.

This grimoire excerpts the grimoire The Discoverie of Witchcraft

The edition The Lesser Key of Solomon has as appendix this grimoire.

The grimoires The Book of the Office of Spirits The Book of Spirits influenced this grimoire.

This grimoire is in the tradition of Solomon

This grimoire mentions the demon Lucifer

The grimoire The Lesser Key of Solomon partially derived from this grimoire.

Timeline of related events



Birth of Johann Weyer (wrote this grimoire)


Publication of The Discoverie of Witchcraft (this grimoire excerpts The Discoverie of Witchcraft)


Death of Johann Weyer (wrote this grimoire)



Publication of the Lesser Key of Solomon (partially derived from this grimoire)