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Ensigns for the Zodiacal Table (DIY File Included)
Update: Someone mentioned that they needed the Enochian Flip font. A user named Marco sent me a flipped file of the font. Please reach out to me directly for it for now.
A couple of nights ago, as I was charging up the tables, I received an idea for ensigns for the zodiacal table. Blank squares in the usual red and blue were already available, and indeed, these were to be “filled in.”
The method of derivation, as described by Galvah, King Marmara (Carmara’s name in heaven, which I associate with the zodiacal level) and Prince Hagonel, was to use every other letter from rows and columns next to the five-letter divine names on the Watchtower tablets. My impression is that there’s both a stabilizing factor as well as an increase in power in adding them to the zodiacal table. I will be updating my zodiacal table in due time and let you know if I observe any additional effects.
Below is the updated DIY file; the zodiacal table (tab: Personal HTOP) now has these ensigns embedded and grouped, and a single image combining the table and ensigns is below that one. A new tab for the Zodiacal Ensigns is in the Excel file also. It’s under a Creative Commons license, so please just attribute this correctly. Thanks, and good luck!
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Enochian Numerology, Plus a Coda to the Solution to Liber Loagaeth
I have previously reviewed the numerological significance of parts of the Enochian system, but I wanted to elaborate a bit on a few particular numbers of significance in Enochian.
Starting with 19, this number is significant both in the astrological sense of the number of signs of the zodiac (12) plus the number of classical astrological planets (7). The number 19 also has a parallel that it is the rounded square root of the number of degrees of a circle, 360 (suggesting a mystical significance of the “root” of the power of 360 degrees). It’s a tautology that turning 360 degrees returns one to one’s original orientation in two dimensions.
In three dimensions, geometry and physics brings us the idea of orientation entanglement, requiring 720 degrees of rotation (as about a Möbius strip) to return to the original position. The rounded square root of this number is 27 (the number of those titled leaves of Amzes Naghezes Hardeh (also known as Liber Loagaeth) which utilize all 2401 cells within the 49×49 grid (note that the first leaf is untitled)). The rounded cube root of 720 is 9 (729 being 3^6), and I find it somewhat elegant that the “Mysterie of the Trinitie” (using Dee’s spelling), mentioned by the angel Galvah, brings to perfection by being adding the fullness of its power–which is to say 3^2 or 9–to the 720 degrees of rotation in 3 dimensions to come to 729, a power of 3. I’ll briefly add that doubling 19^2 (361) gives us 722 with the number 7 (square root of 49 and the septenary basis of much of Enochian) sums to 729 as well.
I’m sure there’s more to be found by those willing to look. Good luck!
On a separate note, I am coming to the conclusion that Amzes Naghezes Hardeh (Liber Loagaeth) is not something to be solved, but rather that it is something for the person working with it to become rectified by. In other words, it is only “perfect” in its completion, which is to say creating a physical copy of their book by hand-transcribing it according to the instructions of the angels. It is not the book itself which is solved, but rather the people working to rectify it (i.e., transcribe it) who become rectified–not perfect, but rectified, and in that sense “solved” (or perhaps to put it better, resolved).
On the “Remaining” 30 Parts of Earth
Update 2: This post has been updated to reflect the more accurate category of the parts of the earth. Scott Stenwick mentioned in his episode on Praxis Behind the Obscure pointed out that the “governors” of the parts of the earth are actually the names of the parts themselves, and this is accurate from the Latin, as can be seen in the Sloane 3191 manuscript.
Update 1: I don’t claim to be the best scryer in the world, and so happily invite others who use the Enochian system to validate “neo-Enochian” work like this.
Robin E. Cousins (in “The Physical Location of the Ninety-one Parts of the Earth Named by Man, as Detailed in the Liber Scientiae Auxilii et Victoriae Terrestris of John Dee, in Elizabethan Magic (ed. Robert Turner) and reprinted as Appendix III in Lon Milo DuQuette’s Enochian Vision Magick) details 91 parts of the Earth over which the zodiacal kings have dominion. In DuQuette’s Appendix II, these parts. The original transmission on May 23, 1584–via the angel Nalvage–was of 91 parts of Earth (these 91 parts of the Earth are associated with the 30 Aethyrs, three per Aethyr except for TEX, which has four). Yet there appear to have been plans to transmit be 30 more of them (this makes sense, given that this would make a square’s worth of parts of the earth: 121), but Kelley, to Dee’s chagrin, appears to have just moved on from them completely. My guess is that the 30 angels are related to the 30 Aethyrs, but perhaps in a different way from the first 91; mathematically 121 angels would make four, rather than three, parts of the Earth per Aethyr (TEX would have five).
I went ahead and made an Enochian-language prayer asking God to send Nalvage to transmit the names of these remaining 30 parts of Earth, and over two sessions (one on the 16th and the other just now). I also had the Round Tablet of Nalvage prominently displayed. On a personal note, this was a difficult energy to maintain (no wonder Kelley was unhappy with the process!), taking a lot of adjustment and concentration on my part. There’s a reason Nalvage’s name means Earth-fleer–his energy seems to naturally be drawn back to heaven. At any rate, what follows is the list of names which came through (note that I only asked for the parts of the Earth; I was told it was for someone else to scry the actual parts of Earth associated with them). I have roughly grouped them into two groups. The first is those names which came via idiosyncratic methods (I recorded this so it should be reconstructible):
From the diagonals of the Watchtowers:
You may notice the “missing” 31st part of the Earth, HUTMOCS (east/fire Watchtower tablet), whose energy is not really a part of the earth per se, but more like a fulcrum between Heaven and Earth, and hence very powerful. This would make 122 parts rather than 121, but I was told that the HUTMOCS is separate and is like the 1 added to the 440 around the Sigillum Dei Aemeth.
I hope this is useful to those who continue to work on completing and expanding the original Enochian transmission.
Appendix: Prayer for God to send Nalvage for the purposes of transmitting the remaining parts of the Earth names (this can be modified to simply focus on the remaining parts of the Earth):
NAH, IEH JAIDA: IX OI NOALN MOZOD K’YLSI: ODO CICLE OMP DE OL (Oh-EL) OD NORZ SAANIR CAOSGO OD PRIAZ ARTABAS PAR, DSCHIS GE EMNA A’ OI ACOCASB DE IADNAMAD DE CORDZIZ. DRIX AQLO CNOQOD NALVAGE, FAFEN TOX BIAL MIAM OI OMP.
“Glorious, merciful highest God: let this become Divine joy unto Thee [i.e., “please”]: open the mysteries of Understanding of the 24 and six [24 + 6 = 30] parts of the earth and those that govern them, which are not here in this time of the pure knowledge of mankind. Bring down your servant Nalvage, to the intent that his voice continues this understanding.”
On Galvah & Her Mathematical and Astrological Aspects
With my recent Enochian workings, I have usually taken to working with Marmara/Carmara, the angel who is something of a high king to the Heptarchy (closest to Baligon, king of Venus—“Love conquers all”!) but also, in my experience, also seems to be high king over (or at least working in concert with) the zodiacal angelic kings. In concert with Marmara, I usually work with Galvah (and also have worked with a form of her in practices outside of Enochian proper). Aaron Leitch did an excellent write-up of Galvah last year and relates her to the mother in heaven in Revelation 12, a theory I see no reason to oppose. There’s also reason to relate her to the Mother of Life in Manicheanism, part of the World of Light (note that 28 of the angels on the Sigillum Dei Aemeth are in four groups: the Sons, Daughters, Sons of Sons, and Daughters of Daughters of Light). I won’t repeat much of what Leitch has written, but wanted to draw out some of the astrological and mathematical information associated with this mother as presented in Revelations, using the KJV translation. This would have been available shortly after Dee’s death and likely reflects some of the theology of the time—though surely can’t be thought as highly representative, given the upheaval in late medieval/early Renaissance England.
First, the obvious: verse one described the mother in heaven as “clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of 12 stars.” This is clearly a reference to the ecliptic, the 12 signs of the zodiac, and either a south node lunar eclipse (the south node representing the tail/feet) or the general sense of the moon being the lesser of the two luminaries (giving less intense but also borrowed light).
Verses 2 and 5 suggest speak of her giving birth to a son “who was to rule all the nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.” This parallels Manichaeism, in which the Mother of Life giving birth to the Original Man who is sent to Earth (this makes sense, given Manichaeism was influenced by early Christianity).
Verses 3 and 4 describe a dragon with seven heads and 10 horns. Seven of course parallels the number of classical astrological planets: the aforementioned luminaries as well as Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. Note that we go from the fixed stars (zodiac) to the more volatile planets: this reminds me of SHWEP’s episode Silent Encounters (brought to us by the unmatchrd Earl Fontainelle), which includes a review of how the fixed stars were considered more divine. In The Ogdoad Reveals the Ennead (or Discourse on the Eighth & the Ninth); the eighth sphere is that of the fixed stars (and that there is a ninth sphere also a hint of a tenth sphere beyond it). Also included in that episode is a reference to ten divine powers in Corpus XIII, “hidden hymn,” which interestingly “purge [Tat] of zodiacal influence” according to Fontainellle. So we see a bit of an opposition between the number 10 and the zodiac across these various texts.
Returning to Revelations 12: Verse 6 has the mother flee into the wilderness for “a thousand two hundred and threescore days,” or 1260 days. 1260 is 35*36, a near square (note that each of the watchtower tablets is 12×13, another near square). 1260 is 2^2 * 3^2 * 5 * 7, the first four primes, with the first two squared, and all four—even the first two squares, 4 and 9–being less than 10. 4 and 9 together, of course, together are reminiscent of 49, the number of leaves of Amzes Naghezes Hardeh and the square of the number 7 which is repeated so often in Enochian. 1260 days is just under 3.5 years (half of 7, or 1/10 of 5*7). The other references to the mother are in verses 14, in which the mother is “given wings of a great eagle“ (like an angel!) and flies to a great wilderness, to be nourished away from the serpent (Satan) for (switching to the NIV here) “a time, times, and half a time,” which is a minimum of 3.5 (the same number we’ve seen before—indeed much of this verse repeats verse 6). Finally, in verse 16, the mother is aided by the Earth itself: “as above, so below.”
As I’ve come to discover, there’s a lot of astrology to be found if you revisit the Bible. However, I wasn’t expecting later Hermetic astrology and Manichaeism to parallel Revelations so strongly!
Article reprint: An Overview of the Mathematics and Astrology of the Enochian System
I recently had the pleasure of having an article on Enochian published in Telicom, the official journal of the International Society for Philosophical Enquiry (www.thethousand.com; see copyright notice at bottom). The editor-in-chief was very helpful and I’m very grateful for her and her team’s help in making the manuscript so much better. The article is a brief of an introduction to the topic of Enochian as well as some astrological and mathematical findings that the angels pointed me toward. I have attached a copy of the reprint below:
Reprinted from Telicom 34, no. 3, copyright 2022 by the International Society for Philosophical Enquiry. All rights reserved. Please address all reprint requests to email@example.com.
Zodiacal Table and Lamen: Effects
I wanted to briefly touch on the zodiacal tools (lamen and table) effects in the event that others have been inspired to use it. For this, I am drawing both from my first time calling the zodiacal kings forth in April, the first time that I scried LIL with both the Zodiacal Lamen and Zodiacal Holy Table, and finally some clarifying questions to the zodiacal kings today. I’ll note that for both times I called on the Zodiacal kings, it was the king associated with my rising sign (ascendant) who appeared first. I recommend calling forth all 12 kings and seeking reconciliation towards their energies. I have found all of their prophetic sayings to be accurate.
The main quote that I received during my scrying LIL to consider the zodiacal energies called forth to be like nuclear fusion: “Things are brought together and the energy therein is contained through the massiveness of the process.” I strongly encourage a general review of nuclear fusion in order for the rest of this post to be clear.
First and foremost, my preliminary view is that zodiacal workings are is both potent and subtle, so be prepared for unexpected effects. Beyond this, the zodiacal forces that have arisen have been contra-antiscia to those in my natal chart, an astrological aspect which I have previously noted on the Holy Table of Practice transmitted to Dee & Kelley. Contra-antiscia signifies energies which are balanced across the equinox line (or plane) of 0 degrees Aries to 0 degrees Libra. Equinoxes are literal moments of balance: both the northern and southern hemispheres have days and nights of equal length (Libra, of course, means “scales” in Latin). Therefore, bringing in energies contra-antiscia to one’s own suggests attempting to balance one’s own astrological energies with a complement, with the overall result being a greater alignment with the zodiacal influences when they are at their most balanced.
Note that nuclear fusion is also a balance of massive energies–the energy of plasma as well as the energy needed to contain such plasma (the latter coming in the form of massive gravity or, on Earth, very strong artificial magnetic fields). This is in line with the phrase “massiveness of the process” in that the 360 degrees of the zodiac (if thought of as spaces looking like wedges of an orange expanded out in all directions) represent the whole of the universe, or perhaps the Divine itself. My reflection on this is to prepare oneself for influences to which one has previously been blinded, but which have an underlying recognizability when they arise in one’s life.
Today, the angels in particular mentioned that there are also antiscia elements of the zodiacal energies which they rarely stir up, specifically, to quote my friend CodyP, they volatize the fixed and fix the volatile. At times they first do one and then the other, returning the individual to their original level of dynamism. Here, they used the analogy of a caterpillar, which becomes fixed in its chrysalis form, and then volatile (or more dynamic) as a butterfly. It is rare for someone to be the focus of only this antiscia energy, they said, and would be used for someone who is either fossilized or flailing. The effect of the antiscia would be like a slingshot. Here they gave a different analogy of an asteroid making a parabola around the sun, moving from kinetic energy to potential and then back to kinetic energy again. The effects of the antiscia energy would be to not necessarily change their energetic nature but to change the course of that energy for the best possible outcome.
I strongly suspect that the magician working with these zodiacal energies would do little but open the door to the Divine, and let His mysterious ways issue forth.
Subtle Body Integration Technique
Note: This technique references Day 49 of my gebofal ritual as well as phantom limb and body transfer phenomena.
Update: I just posted a video describing this.
During meditation this morning, a new technique occurred to me, which I will now introduce, first by way of describing the phenomenon in relation to my experience of the last day of my gebofal ritual. On that day, I had the experience of being an isomorphic being throughout all time and space, including the present moment. Perhaps due to the nature of this experience, it occurred to me that one’s subtle body could be considered from the perspective of phantom limbs as well as body transfer, which is to say one could perceive something missing (due to trauma) or that one’s subtle body extends beyond current perceptions (indeed, I’m sure some would argue that the concept of an energy body extending beyond the physical is itself an example of the body transfer phenomenon).
I realized and made a mental note that this actually could be quite useful for personal growth and coming into the fullness of oneself. The accompanying technique is simple. During meditation, consider the possibility that you might have another part of you from which you have been dissociated–and here I give a strong note that this includes parts of yourself that you have yet to develop into due to temporal dissociation! Re-integrating this may be tricky and certainly is a process (one reason why I follow Israel Regardie’s advice of adding psychological treatment when engaging with spirituality).
Begin to integrate this part by first finding some point in your subtle body which seems to match this feeling that some part of you should be there, as if either something will grow from there someday, or that something should be there that is not. It doesn’t really matter whether or not you are 100% accurate in the placement of this on your subtle body, though feel free to ask for assistance from any guides you have for a proper location. Imagine that you begin to feel this spot on your subtle/energy body. If you begin to feel anxiety or even pain from this, allow yourself to feel it and relax any muscles on the corresponding part (or general area) of your physical body, and do any of numerous anti-anxiety techniques such as pranayama. Allow for the integration of this part of yourself into your current awareness (note that there is a degree of learning to accept time displacement here–you are integrating something perceived to be either the past or the future into the present). Once you are comfortable with this being integrated, slowly explore the feeling of it now being integrated. Repeat this process as much as you feel necessary in order to feel whole; I would especially note that you may wish to incorporate more and more imagination.
A More Universal Grounding Meditation: Heart of the Root Chakra Technique
It occurred to me that with things kind of feeling wobbly within my circle of friends, it might help to have a more advanced grounding meditation. The truth is, no matter how much we ground in the present moment, there’s always going to be a bit of precariousness to the security we feel within that present moment. Moments feed into other moments, and the only constant is change.
What that means for us is that we need a different way to feel stable, and the work to be done is more of a heart-level. Yet we still ultimately want security, so this fundamentally seems more like a root chakra matter. So, combining these two ideas, one technique you might try is visualizing each of your chakras as having seven sub-chakras within them: crown of the crown, third eye of the crown, etc., all the way to the root of the root. Of these 49 sub-chakras, focus on the heart of the root chakra. Imagine it relaxing and feeling softer, and you can come to realize that kindness, acceptance, and openness to the world in all of its odd changes is a foundation (root) for security can be helpful to you, just as focusing on the basics. Of course, do these in the right order: food should be the number one priority if you’re starving! But over the long term, ignoring one’s heart when it comes to security will be unsatisfactory and leave a nagging feeling that some security is missing, which will never be filled with more things.
Video on this technique is here. Enjoy!
Basic Grounding Meditation
I often refer to the basics of spiritual practices, and one of these is a basic grounding meditation. There’s not much to it, but it’s important for intermediate and advanced practitioners to remember to return to the present moment, one’s present body, and one’s immediate environment. It’s also good to remember that “heaven” (psyche, soul, etc.) is always intimately linked with earth, just as samsara is to nirvana. The practice of grounding one’s awareness should not be overlooked.
To give an idea of what grounding looks like, I have created a basic grounding meditation on YouTube here. Enjoy, and good luck!