Modifying Agrippa Book 3, Chapter 27 for higher-order Enochian names

I’ve probably written about this before, but for the tabular-minded (bonus points for getting the Latin joke), you can create higher-order angel names from existing names. Aaron Leitch gets into this in particular in The Angelical Language, Vol. 1; I discovered his method after having coming up with something similar from reading Brian Pivik’s summary of Agrippa. Basically, you create a table in the same manner that Cornelius Agrippa mentioned in Book 3, Chapter 27 (XXVII for you Roman numeral fans!) of his Three Books of Occult Philosophy, except you use the Enochian alphabet, which is 21 letters long instead of the 22 letters of Hebrew.

Leitch’s method has a valid difference from Agrippa in that he uses the Heptarchical order of the planets: Venus, Sun, Moon, Saturn, Mercury, Jupiter, Mars. As discussed earlier, this appears to be an order derived from the exaltation of the planets, with a flipping of day-sect planets.

However, I find it really difficult to go with the sun as anything other than the “monarch” over all other planets and stars (for us earthlings, anyway!). The angel Prince Bornogo, whose powers appear to be related to those of the Sun in 777, is called during the hour of Venus in the Heptarchy, but following this same logic of exaltation, this would seem to be due to the “rising” or progressing influence of the Sun towards Venus, the next planet (in the counterclockwise order of the ensigns of creation). The monarch of the planets, the Sun, should rule at the head of the table, with courtiers to the left and right; therefore the Sun should be in the middle of the table (if not on the Holy Table of Practice), and for this reason I continue to use Agrippa’s order of planets; the remainder (the order of the Enochian letters) is no different from Leitch’s.

I dwell on this point about planetary order because I only use the column of the Sun when I apply this same logic to the names of God, with the idea being that there is a higher, hidden, or more enfolded aspect of God behind the Enochian as presented. Essentially, take a name such as “JAIDA” (“highest God”), and look up each of the (Enochian) letters, and you’ll obtain the name “ZZZDZ,” which I pronounce (using the Early Modern English pronunciation of “Z”) as “Zod-Zod-Zod-Dee-Zod.” The results you get are the same as if you use Leitch’s table and its column for Jupiter. Jupiter, being the greater benefic, is the next-best thing to the Sun, so it probably doesn’t ultimately matter when it comes to this topic. Frankly, I suspect that there is a power of structure behind Enochian such that it doesn’t matter which version of the table you use, but I have yet to put this to the test. Regardless, the Z/D/L letters found only in the middle column of both of our tables are also the middle letters corresponding to each of the three sets of seven letters as originally given. The centrality of these letters seems to parallel the “centrality” of God in this system–and the other planets, directly or indirectly, revolve around the sun.

Below are the names of God (left column, taken from The Whole Enochian Dictionary) that I used my modified Agrippa table for higher versions (right column); the bottom two entries are a Neo-Enochian word, PRONOA (roughly equivalent to alchemical love) and the Enochian phrase “TON I L (“All is one”):

I haven’t used all of these names in ritual, but I would be curious to hear your feedback. Thanks!