From the original translator:
To the Faithful Readers
I present to you a book of inestimable value, The
Complete Treatise of True Magic,
written by the German monk Jonas Sufurino. My love for this genre of work always brought me
to search in piles of old books, eager to find something that would be little
known on the subject. After many years of tiring investigations, my efforts
were rewarded. The finding of The
Complete Treatise of True Magic filled
me with great satisfaction.
I found it between others of the same kind, in a small
library of a curate in a small village. It was written in German, a language
unintelligible to me. But because of some images throughout the text, and
because of some proper names scattered here and there, I deduced that the
strange text was about magic. I gave it to an erudite, who carried out his work
with great care. When I read the translation, I saw that the small book was in
fact inestimable. Composed by the aforementioned German monk, Jonas Sufurino,
librarian of the monastery of Brocken, the mountain where, according to old
legends, the devils and the witches celebrate their covens and macabre dances,
the book turned out to be a rich treasure of the true magic.
Said book contains, in effect, the most essential
information that can be found in the genre, like the Book of Saint Cyprian,
The Key of Solomon, Invocations, Pact and
Exorcisms, The Red Dragon and the Infernal She-Goat, The Black Hen, School of
Sortileges, The Grand Grimoire or The Pact of Blood, Magic Candle to find
enchantments, Compilation of the Chaldean and Egyptian Magic, Philters, Enchantments,
Sorceries and Sortileges.
What was exposed above is enough to make it clear that this
is a book of exceptional importance and that, if it is studied with true
interest, many useful and profitable things can be learned.
It rests only to recommend that great
care be taken in the way and time in which the experiments are done so they can
give the desired result: We must not forget that a small detail is often enough
to destroy the best-prepared magical operation.