Scrying the “Inner Aethyr” of TRATOMB

Enochian is an interesting practice because there are many suggestions that it’s intended to be expanded from the source material of John Dee’s diaries. First, it embodies the idea of continuous revelation, which is to say that the Divine continues to reveal itself to us, because Dee and Edward Kelley literally petitioned God for knowledge, understanding, wisdom, etc. Second, because it’s been reconstructed from lost material, we have to make do with the information that we have and fill in the gaps in the material. Third, there are times in the source material itself that the angels hint at additional material, such as the 30 additional Parts of Earth (for a total of 121, or 11 squared) or the hints that a different Holy Table may be ultimately used, which differs from the original one received.

So it was that I found myself looking at the notes on my phone that I took when creating the Book of Silvered Leaves: a 31st “inner” Aethyr that I just forgot about (LOL–remember to take notes, kids!) by the name of TRATOMB. Unlike the first 30 Aethyrs, this one’s name is seven letters long, which means that all the letters in these Aethyrs (so far) total 97. This is an interesting parallel to me between the Book of Silvered Leaves (96 leaves across 48 pages) and the Book Amzes Naghezes Hardeh (commonly known as Liber Loagaeth, which is 98 leaves across 49 pages–though there are 101 tables in all on it).

I recently scried this Aethyr and the pertinent parts from the vision are below:

I began by seeing four separate circles in a row, with the 3rd one offset downward, reminding me of the dip in a ladle. The four circles seemed like the Tetragrammaton to me. Then they arranged themselves as the base of a square pyramid (a symbol which appeared to me during my reconstructed gebofal ritual). They then told me to imagine these five points as a 5-cell rather than a square pyramid.

Next, I saw eight circles at the points of a cube. The circles then continued to increase according to the Fibonacci sequence. I reflected on how adding or subtracting 1 to elements of the Enochian system got you interesting results: 4 watchtowers plus one gets you 5, the fifth Fibonacci integer; the seven kings of the Heptarchia plus the one king over them (Carmara) gets you to 8, the sixth Fibonacci integer. 12 zodiacal kings plus one gets you 13, the seventh Fibonacci integer (Carmara has noted to me that, as Marmara, he also is the high king over the zodiacal kings); note that the dimensions of the watchtowers are 12 by 13. The 21 letters of the Enochian alphabet themselves are the eighth Fibonacci integer, and adding 1 comes to 22, the number of letters in the Hebrew alphabet.

When it comes to reversals (the angels liked to reverse things, quoting Christ in Matthew, and numbers are no exception), 13 is the reverse of 31 (the Gematria value of one Hebrew name for God, El), 21 is the reverse of 12 (the number of apostles, tribes of Israel, signs of the zodiac, etc.).

At this point in the vision, I made an odd error–I added 21 to 8, not 13. I say that this is odd because I very rarely make arithmetic errors or mathematical errors in general (you’ll just have to take my word for it). At any rate, this led me to 29, which is an important Enochian number (see my summary of the number 29 as part of a larger analysis; a possibly easier to read summary, which follows from a more general introduction to Enochian, can be found in my Telicom article reprint). From here I added this to 21 and got 50, which is of course important in Gematria. This got me thinking about a potential alternatives to Fibonacci: 1,1,2,3,5,7 (5+2),12,19,31,50,81,112 (81+31–112 is the original number of letters in the vision given to Edward Kelley for Leaf 49)–every 6th number adds the previous number with the number two places back (rather than one).

Next, the angels pointed to the need to both add and subtract 1; subtracting from 4, you get 3, the number of points need to make a plane (note that Galvah mentioned “The Mystery of the Trinity”). 4 itself is the minimum number of points for the simplest 3D solid, a tetrahedron, while 5 is the minimum number for a hyperspace object, the aforementioned 5-cell. From 8, you can subtract to 7 (the septenary nature of Enochian), or up to 9, the trinity squared. From 13 (Christ and the apostles, Israel and his sons) you can go down to 12 or up to 14 (the number of kings and princes in the Heptarchy). From 21, you can go down to 20–half of 40 (cells in the outer ring of the Sigillum Dei Aemeth, Christ’s days in the desert, Noah’s days on the ark), or up to 22 as mentioned above. From 29 you can go down to 28 (Enochian’s 7 times the 4 watchtowers) or up to 30 (the number of Aethyrs received by Dee, the number of degrees in each sign of the zodiac). Ultimately the angels told me to look up the geometry, which is mostly done here–leave a comment if you find more interesting geometrical parallels.

Next the angels show me a light and a fractal pattern, then a golden ratio, but the angels are specific that I ought to think of this more as a fractal pattern. The golden ratio is an irregular number which converges after a long series, whereas a fractal pattern is regular from the beginning; “As above, so below, and as below, so above.” The angels show me that the light is coming through in this vision, and shows me my “point” along this fractal pattern, and show me that within, the pattern continues in a shrinking fashion, and without, it continues in a growing fashion. It’s up to the heart to rectify itself to the fractal of divinity, to “get out of its stupor” (misalignment of consciousness from the Divine).

When we move ourselves into the clear-light consciousness, because the “outer” world is not yet rectified with the Divine, there is the “skew” that CodyP has talked about, which slightly misaligns us once more out of the fractal of the Divine. The nature of the “Great Work” is to do the difficult thing of compensating for the dynamic skew. I ask, “How do I do this for myself? What is it that keeps me here?” The Divine answers, “It’s partly karma”–in the sense of how every seeker must undo a lot in their ecosystem. Because of the karma, we overly identify with the karma. We need to release ourselves from this thinking, and allow the fact that it’s going to take time. The Divine does what he can, knocking out some obstacles in my head, heart, and in the rest of my system. The Divine repeats to “just be patient, just do the work, just keep doing the work: that’s all you ever need to do,” and laughs gently. The Divine shows me one part in particular with respect to a major recent event in my life, he knocks the obstacle in my heart out there, too–allowing a greater freedom within these circumstances.

I see a large sphere that is being held by a space taken up by a cone, or more precisely a line that is rotating about an axis to create a cone. The xy-axis is not quite able to spin at the appropriate rate for the sphere to stay in the same level; this is a metaphor for the heart not being able to stay in the clear light. How does the heart compensate for this? It needs to find the bias within that is reflected in the bias without and somehow compensate for it. Part of it is working through the “unreality” or misconception or “lower-level” thinking that happens when one tries to armor the heart against the outside world. One also needs to compensate for the fact that not everyone else has done that yet and to allow for that. In that allowing and in that constant work of compassion and wisdom–yet not identifying with or craving a particular end-result of that compassion and wisdom–just allowing one’s heart to be in that space. Wisdom essentially allows one to be as effective as possible at one’s compassion, but the highest wisdom is not getting caught up in the particular results.

The vision ends and I feel very uplifted.

First Working: The Parts of the Earth

I always feel blessed with how much I learn from other people. Scott Stenwick is very experienced and always has something to teach, and when I got myself a copy of his Mastering the Thirty Aires, I was impressed. He gives a good analysis and use of the Parts of the Earth, which can be used for political magic, in addition to other uses of the Aethyrs/Aires.

Being an American, I worked the part of the Earth known to Dee mundanely as “Idunia,” which includes most of the U.S. I called on the Zodiacal King Zinggen (associated with the sign Aquarius), and asked for wisdom in asking for things from him (I also invoked and asked for similar things from the 24 elders and the angel Galvah, the former of whom is associated with knowledge & judgment in human affairs, and the latter of whom is associated with wisdom). I also asked to to be reconciled with the energy of, and move better within, the United States, gain wisdom about how to live here, that I and those who move my heart, and for wisdom for our leaders and those who may become our leaders. I aimed on the side of prudence when it came to policies, asking for help for our ecosystems and for peace. The effects were pronounced and almost immediate, as though I were surfing the currents of the U.S. rather than being swept up in them, and the energy around me suddenly felt quite comfortable and pleasant.

I called on King Marmara (AKA Carmara) to work with HUTMOCS, the name given to me when I called on the angel Nalvage for the names of the 30 “missing” parts of the earth, a chapter by Robin Cousins in Elizabethan Magic: The Art and the Magus (included as an appendix to Enochian Vision Magick). I was told that the mundane place associated with HUTMOCS was the city of Jerusalem (as usual, I would say this ought to be verified by other scryers). Note that this city falls within the area bounded by the capital cities of “Egypt,” “Syria,” and “Mesopotamia” (modern day Iraq), which are the three parts of the Earth associated with the Aethyr of LIL. I commented during the vision that I wasn’t sure which Aethyr to use, but was not given one; my guess is that LIL is appropriate, or, barring that, substituting HUTMOCS itself as what should be scried (“MADRIAX DSPRAF HUTMOCS”; O you heavens which dwell in HUTMOCS) or since HUTMOCS is properly a part of the Earth, then a more elaborate phrase such as “MADRIAX DSPRAF QUIIN HUTMOCS TABAORD” (O you heavens which dwell wherein HUTMOCS be governed). I seem to be getting a message that either will do, but perhaps the latter is more appropriate, and that the formal Aethyr name associated with HUTMOCS is not to be known. Note that this would make 31 Aethyrs in total–if it is considered a formal Aethyr.

I saw the point of HUTMOCS above an 11×11 square of all 121 parts of the Earth, creating an apex or pyramidion. I could feel a power coming from this point, almost like a deluge of lightning, flowing out into the world. The angels suggested that I imagine the Great Table, and the power going to all four corners of that table. I asked for simple things here, mainly for wisdom in terms of how to approach them. I requested peace, a fair and equitable treatment of all people who live there, and that people be filled with wisdom and be treated with the highest form of justice. These requests were met with approval. They also suggested that I ask that people be enabled to have their hearts opened (this seemed like a global request) so I requested that as well, and I went on to request that people be liberated from suffering and achieve buddhahood, which was also met with approval. They also asked that I simply request that heaven and earth be reconciled and that the highest wisdom reign, which I did, and that as few people as possible be harmed (as a general request).

That’s all I have. If you experiment along these lines, let me know how it goes; this definitely falls under 21st Century “neo-Enochian” (not to be confused with 19th Century, Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn neo-Enochian), and I’d be curious as to what people find.

Reflections on Completing the Book of Silvered Leaves

I have completed the Book of Silvered Leaves. Let me start by discussing the book’s general structure as it was transmitted to me:

  • The first 19 leaves had images on both sides, and at least one of the sides of each leaf incorporated one of the 21 letters of the Enochian alphabet into the image (for two leaves, Enochian letters were incorporated into each side’s image; the letter pairs for these were Pa/Gisg (the first and last letters of the Enochian alphabet) and Ger/Pal (the least-used Enochian letters). It should be noted that one of the images that arose was what I was told was the seal of the angel Mapsama, the angel who directed Dee & Kelley to create the book.
  • Nine leaves with moon phases:
    The next two leaves consisted of 49-word Enochian-language messages, while the following seven leaves included 49-word Enochian-language messages, as well as moon phase symbols (2 leaves with full moons, 1.5 leaves waxing crescent, 3.5 waning crescent). This suggested to me that the previous two leaves represented new moons.
  • The next 12 leaves each had one of the glyphs for the signs of the zodiac on both sides, and also had 49-word Enochian-language messages. At times these included the name of some of the zodiacal kings, and all 12 of the watchtower’s names of God were used, often with an IA- (“God”) prefix.
  • The next seven leaves each had an astrological symbol for the seven classical astrological planets (in order) on each side, each with shorter, seven-word Enochian-language messages (which were to be on a single line).
  • The final, 48th leaf was the astrological glyph for Earth. As with the 49th leaf of Amzes Naghezes Hardeh (commonly, but not quite properly, known as Liber Loagaeth), this leaf was to have three 3×7 tables on the front, and two of the same on the back, each cell with one letter.

As far as how I wrote it, sometimes I would see the outline of a shape or letter in the silver borne by the page, sometimes I would hear what I was to write (in Enochian, or in English to be looked up in Enochian).

So we have some parallels between the Book of Silvered Leaves and Amzes Naghezes Hardeh/Liber Loagaeth. While the former has a distinctly lunar quality (indeed, it happens that the cover I bought to bind the book was very dark and reminiscent of the night sky), the latter is quite solar (to be bound in blue silk, with letters of gold, with Bornogo, the prince of the sun, appearing prominently in Leaf 9–the only leaf with numbers in addition to letters).

Now on to the effects. My friend Cody P. mentioned that his view of Amzes Naghezes Hardeh (Liber Loagaeth) that it created, so to speak, the rainbow body on the astral, from which a true rainbow body could ultimately be realized (this is a recollected conversation, not verbatim). There was certainly a lot of symbolism and coming to terms with a lot of my being during my reconstructed gebofal ritual. Although he didn’t say so, it’s like the world of Briah, and probably also Atziluth (and even Adam Qadmon), manifesting into Yetzirah. Note that my making a perfected copy of this book was probably heavily assisted by having previously scried the Aethyrs in this interpretation.

As I was told towards the end of constructing the Book of Silvered Leaves, I scried the word “PRONOA,” a word (meaning roughly alchemical love) which I had received during my initial trip through the Aethyrs. When I did so, I had an extremely powerful vision, almost as if all components of reality had their own Aethyric-style vision, and all of them were overlaid with each other simultaneously (like the many sound tracks at the end of the Beatles’ Revolution Number 9–except visual). This was the most intense vision I’d had, and I was guided to relax into the love. Doing so, I saw myself on a still, spherical ocean. I was told that I was to scry this word once more after the book had been completed, and afterward would receive the title of the book as well as realize the rainbow body–Yetzirah manifesting into Assiah.

The title of the book was PRONOA PIBLIAR CAOSGO, or roughly “Alchemical Love’s Places of Comfort of the Earth.” I wrote this on the silver which I had already affixed to the front (an extra silver leaf from the package I bought). More importantly, a nascent rainbow body has appeared, right now only appearing to me astrally, but something I can work with at will.

Now for ultimate reflections on this book. I do not believe that everyone will receive the same book if they go through this process (especially given that many of the messages seem quite personalized). However, I believe that making this book, as creating a perfected copy of Amzes Naghezes Hardeh (Liber Loagaeth), is important to the magician. It is certainly the easier of the two books to make! The level of trance I would say I had–with the exception of the final ritual of scrying the word PRONOA–was not as heavy as, for example, almost all of the reconstructed gebofal ritual. So in the sense of a doable ritual, I would almost encourage people to make this book first, since it was to be created just as much as Amzes Naghezes Hardeh (Liber Loagaeth), but is far less effort. It may even be wiser for those born at night to make the Book of Silvered Leaves first, for in Hellenistic astrology, the main luminary for such people is the moon, not the sun. Regardless, the moon, being the closest astrological planet to the earth, is considered most “earth-like,” and can sort of be considered a gateway to the higher realms.

I did a brief review of the chart for the absolute end of the ritual, and found the following septile aspects (something I noticed at the end of the gebofal ritual; 3-degree orb (except for quincunx/triseptile)):

  • Moon triseptile Mercury
  • Moon septile Mars
  • Neptune septile MC
  • Neptune septile Uranus
  • Neptune septile Rahu/North Node.
  • Mars triseptile Mercury
  • Chiron septile Saturn
  • Ascendant triseptile Pluto

There were also several quintiles:

  • Moon biquintile Neptune
  • Mercury quintile Neptune
  • Chiron quintile Pluto
  • Sun biquintile North Node
  • Sun biquintile Uranus
  • Sun biquintile Midheaven

Thanks for reading!

Podcast Appearance: Praxis Behind the Obscure, Ep. 41

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Experiencing Enochian Aethyrs

It would be foolish to talk about a singular experience of scrying an Enochian Aethyr, but I have offered free scrying sessions, both in person and via teleconference, for the lower Aethyrs, as well as having scried all of the Aethyrs at least twice (and the highest one several times). Here some general observations of what I and others have experienced during an Enochian scrying session:

Lower Aethyrs
  • A sense of peace: For beginners, and during the lower Aethyrs especially, there tends to be a sense of peace that comes.
  • Warmth: Some people experience physical warmth, such as on the side of one’s face.
  • Geometry: Interestingly, even for those with aphantasia, visions with geometry tend to arise.
  • Collective visions: It’s quite common for elements from one person’s vision to be repeated in another’s when there’s a group scrying.

Middle Aethyrs: (Note: The following qualities are the reason why going through therapy with a good (and accepting) therapist during the process of scrying the Aethyrs is recommend; also, these are mainly taken from my own experience):

  • Continued geometry
  • Visions of undoing: Depending on how closely one holds to illusory narratives of oneself, visions of undoing, perhaps in violent imagery, may arise.
  • Feelings of loopiness“: This tends to occur during higher Aethyrs; raw emotion and more difficulty managing them during the vision may happen.

Higher Aethyrs:

  • Progressive sense of peace
  • Balancing of projective/yang (unfortunately, often referred to as “masculine”) and receptive/yin visions in the visions from ZIP to LIT.
  • Progressively spherical visions: For the remaining visions, I noticed visions seemed to go from merely stellated to more and more spherical visions, culminating in the highly spherical vision of LIL.

That’s all for now.

Channeling with Enochian

Generally speaking, if you work Enochian, you work with angels. There is a specific set of angels which can be contacted from Enochian, and Enochian has contacts with both the Olympic spirits of the Arbatel as well as the traditional archangels.

Enochian’s first and second spoken calls are associated with evocation and invocation, respectively, by Scott Stenwick in his Mastering the Mystical Heptarchy. I’ve taken to reciting both of these calls preceding any Enochian working and have found that they increase the intensity of the scrying.

The matter of evocation and invocation, it seems to me, is a blurrier one than might at first be supposed. Each of us is exponentially more extended into the universe than our physical bodies, so the distinction between evocation and invocation is less clear-cut than it may seem.

My usual scrying method, which is what I practice when scrying alone, is experiencing a vision and reporting what I see for my phone. On rare occasions during my 2019 Aethyr scrying, though, I channeled an angel during trance at the end (in my experience of LIL, the channeling happened the same way, but with the Divine). These angelic channelings were a bit disorienting (my subtle body was, I’m sure, still adjusting!).

I have been feeling drawn to channeling of late, and I gave some thought to how this might fit in an Enochian paradigm. The 30 Aethyrs have been likened to subdivisions between Earth and the Divine, much like the 7 heavens. LIL is the Aethyr nearest the Divine, while TEX is closest to Earth. Ideally, a channeled source would be close to the Divine, but accessible to people and thus close to Earth.

I do occasionally experiment with new methods using Enochian and this is one of those times. Consulting with Cody P., I iterated a technique to channel angels, which is as follows. First, after activating the Enochian furniture as usual, recite calls 1 & 2. Next, recite the call to the Aethyrs, calling LIL. Repeat the call to TEX, then repeat the call again to “TEX A LIL, OD LIL A TEX” (TEX in LIL, and LIL in TEX). Finally, recite the following prayer:



This translates to:

“Glorious God, in your mercies, make this one [me] with the governors of your voice, and give unto this one your ministers, such as you may. Bring down these unto this one, merciful highest God, and cause the mind of this one to not speak while the ministers speak, to the intent that the voice speaks your wonders, and Earth hearkens unto Thee, and Your Will Be Done!

“Let those in whom may be those who understand” [i.e., who over time would become those who understand] “hearken and see; let all hearts and minds in whom, with the contents of time, may be like unto these who understand, hearken and see.”

This prayer obviously asks for God to send an angel to speak and, crucially, ask that the channeler’s mind stay silent in order for the channeled angel’s voice to come through. Finally, the last part of the prayer directs that the recipients of the message be able to understand it (or that only those who can understand it would receive it).

Let me caution upfront: if you haven’t scried all of the Aethyrs, you may have a more limited vision of LIL. LIL is also more powerful than most Aethyrs, and for this reason I recommend “leveling up” one’s system by scrying the Aethyrs sooner than later. That being said, scrying the union of TEX and LIL was extraordinarily peaceful. It’s probable that only this union of the two Aethyrs needs to be scried.

Now on to my experience. An angel named Tetranos came through with a beautiful message, including the gorgeously evocative phrase, “Listen to the sun,” which reminds me of POROMA, “the secret sun which gives understanding,” a neo-Enochian word I received in 2019. Using the Enochian numerological calculator on Thelemistas (which I believe is based on the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn), Tetranos comes to 1000, and to 112 in ALW English on Gematrinator (which is the number of letters transmitted for Leaf 49). The etymology of Tetranos also suggests a quaternary nature to the entity—and both numbers are divisible by four.

If you try this technique (it’s still kind of in beta due to the length—I may only scrying the union of TEX & LIL followed by the aforementioned prayer). Good luck!

Fractal Enochian: Zodiacal Kings, Heptarchical Kings, and the parts of the Earth

I may have one more Enochian post this year, but I wanted to mention some observations about the overall structure of Enochian that I noticed recently. Enochian’s powerful initiatory system of the 30 Aethyrs has 91 governors, which correspond to the same number of “parts of the earth” (the governors’ names are derived from the Enochian Watchtowers). 91 is an interesting number Kabbalistically, as Bill Heidrick points out, for it is the sum of 50 (Mem-Yod: “Who?”) and 41 (Mem-Aleph: “What?”).

91 is also interesting in that it is 7*13. Enochian is septenary, but 13 is interesting; it’s Jesus with His disciples, or Israel with his 12 sons/its 12 tribes. Each Watchtower tablet is 12 by 13. Moreover, because the angels were keen on reversals (“The last shall be first, and the first, last”): 91 is the reverse of 19, which is a significant number in Enochian. The first 19 calls complement the 30 calls to the Aethyrs, which sum to 49 (7×7). 19 is also the number of zodiacal kings (12) and heptarchical kings (7). (13 is the reverse of 31, which is the number associated with the name of God “El” in Hebrew and which appears as a number in Enochian called “GA” (which is also the name of an angel).

Together 91 and 19 sum to 110. This sum is very close to 111, the number associated with the fully spelled letter Aleph. However, there is a 92nd governor, Laxdizi, whose name can be derived in the same way as 90 of the other governors (the name Governor Paraoan, who is included as one of the 91 governors, was derived from the watchtowers in a different manner from the other 90), suggesting the system is subtly pointing at 111. 92 is 23*4, and 23 is the total number of kings in the system (for there are four elemental kings, each at the center of a watchtower tablet, to go with the 12 zodiacal and 7 heptarchical kings).

Updates or follow-up posts as they occur to me.

Q&A #1q: Your questions

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