Podcast Appearance: Praxis Behind the Obscure, Ep. 41

I was delighted to be a guest for a third time on Praxis Behind the Obscure: check it out!

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:

NAH IAD, A AQLO IEHUSOZ, OZAZMA OI L CARTABAS DE AQLO BIAL, OD DLUGAR K’OI L AQLO CNOQUODI, CORS YLS NOALN. DRIX UNAL K’OI L, IEH JAIDA, OD GRU MANIN DE OI L GE CAMLIAX CAPIMAO CNOQUODI CAMLIAX, FAFEN BIEN CAMLIAX AQLO VAULZIRN, OD CAOSGI SOLPETH YLSI, OD GEMEGANZA.

IX PRIAZI CASRMG NOALN DSOM, SOLPETH OD PURAN; IX TON MONONS OD MANIN CASARMG, A QCOCASB, NOALN AZIA UNAL DSOM, SOLPETH OD PURAN.

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

If you have a question related to Enochian or magick more generally, send me an email and I’ll try my best to give a thoughtful answer at the end of the month!

Podcast Appearance: Praxis Behind the Obscure!

I’m very pleased to announce that I’ve had another podcast appearance with Ryan Villa on Praxis Behind the Obscure, Episode 19 (a fitting number)! We talk about Enochian, angels, gebofal, Buddhism, and so much more, and of course we had a great time: check it out here!

Gebofal, Day 45

Note: None of what follows constitutes medical advice. Consult your physician before making any changes to your health-related habits.

Sunrise: Call/Key 5, (most practitioners refer to this as call 4, for it is the 4th spoken call). Call to King Babalel. Call to Governors Nocamal (LIT), Tahamdo and Nociabi (OXO), and Ozidaia and Calzirg (LIN) and their respective Zodiacal Kings Alpudus, Zarzilg, Lavavoth, Arfaolg and Arfaolg.

King Babelel arises, and shows himself to be a mixture of water and fire, but now also earth. He shows himself digging through the earth, plottingly and ploddingly. He shows me the many different qualities of earth, and the admixtures that can come thereby. He specifically asks me to consider that the power of Natural Substances to be related to matter itself. So, whereas we had with the four fundamental forces relating to the elements (earth to gravity, water to strong force, air to weak force, and fire to electromagnetism), here he says we can also liken them to the four usual states of matter (not made in a lab): solid to earth, liquid to water, gas to air, and plasma to fire.

“Let’s consider what it would mean to have a Martially separating action among earth,” King Babalel continues. Naturally there are earthquakes, but relating this to Natural Substances, he says, his power is strongest in the sense of the natural foods that one could eat and what they are composed of. He also bids me consider the soil in which such foods are grown, and ensuring that it is proper for growth and the taking in of these natural substances.

Turning to Medicine, King Babalel mentions the powder that stops bleeding, which is also of the power of Natural Substances. I concentrate on lovingkindness and the connection with him. He notes the long cycles of Natural Substances, the long preparation that it takes to discover the power and structure of a natural substance. There needs to be a great deal of planning and will (Mars); the heat of Mars is excellent for something as cold and aloof as understanding Natural Substances, he wryly says.

“It took a very long time for chemistry to come about in its fullness,” King Babalel notes, and it was just gaining that term in Dee’s day. In this case, chemistry can be understood as the individual structure of atoms and molecules, King Babalel comments (i.e., of points fixed relative to one another). The actual chemical structure of a molecule would fall under this; a chemist can immediately recognize at a glance the name of a chemical based on its diagrammed structure. Knowing this and how the geometry of two different molecules come together and form a larger structure in three dimensions: this is the real power of Natural Substances, he says.

Applying this to Medicine, there’s an even larger structure that needs to be accounted for, King Babalel continues: how to get through a cell wall or membrane that has its own physico-chemical structure via some kind of chemical lock-and-key mechanism. All of this, he says, is the power of Natural Substances and of Medicine. Of course, he continues there’s also energetic grounding with respect to Medicine, such as meditation, gardening, or running. Those sorts of things are indeed of his power of Medicine with respect to elemental earth.

He says he thinks that these are enough examples. He says that if I continue to meditate on density, structure, and finally how that relates to medicine and natural substances, that I should continue to understand more. He notes that sometimes one simply needs more of a mineral, amino acid, or vitamin in order to feel better: with respect to diet, these belong to Mars in Capricorn, he says. There’s the emotional and nurturing component to Cancer, yet the reality of what is in what is eaten: such is Mars in Capricorn.

“That’s it,” King Babalel concludes. I express my gratitude, and the vision ends.

Noon: Similar procedure.

Once again, I see King Babalel emerging, and now I see myself in an black, elementally earthen sphere, with the four colors again coming from the inside of the sphere. At first I’m within the Terran plane, but I’m taken up into heaven soon after. And now I see four tunnels open in front of me, and again, the same whitish admixture of elemental earth, water, air, and fire comes from all of them, suffusing me. I’m feeling almost a sense of a third coronation, or perhaps a preview thereof. King Babalel says that it’s time, so I accept the crowning with humility. I thank him and all of the angels present.

I ask why this is happening earlier compared to the visions of the previous two days? King Babalel replies, “The Lord wisheth to speak more with thee about a specific topic related to you this evening. Let your heart be glad. Once again, meditate on these powers, and they will be revealed unto you.”

He says he has nothing further. Thus ends the vision(!).

Note: As I type this up, it occurs to me how the symbolism here matches exactly the structure of Enochian. For a third time (and in all likelihood, a fourth tomorrow) I have been taken into a sphere, and this sphere has four colors within it, yet one without. This parallels the circle and square motif I’ve noticed.

Sunset: Similar procedure.

I feel a lot of energy coming up off of Leaf 5. I see three connecting spokes from from a handwheel to a hatch. They are turning along with the handwheel in a counter-clockwise rotation, and the hatch opens. King Babalel is behind it, and silently bids me enter into this blindingly bright light in the space behind the hatch.

Everything in my subtle body is gearing up in my subtle body now, and I’m in this light, in this light, the light of the Divine, the light of the Divine. I’m told to “Relax, Son of Man, Son of God, Son of Earth: Yea, my Very Son. Relax completely now.

“My Very Son, you look at the Trinity with amazement and befuddlement. Spirit, Body, Soul: and yet have you not already seen this in the Trinity of the religion in which you were raised?” (Christianity). “‘Mediator’ be the word that you are looking for. Mediation: that Unique Thing which brings into reconciliation the other Two.”

“I don’t know what to say, o my Lord,” I whisper.

“Triple-crowned king though you may be, there be indeed one more crown that may be offered unto thee, and note: the triple-crowned King Carmara would thus be crowned about you as the four kings of the Watchtower tablets. And so he be able to mediate, and two given kings, but by any two, he can thus mediate all of them. And you, in thy mediation, o Son of Man, Son of God, Son of Earth, will have his crown as well. For you will be able to slip in between all of the different rules: between fire and earth, between water and fire, between earth and air, and between air and water.

“Thus will you be able to mediate among them as you see fit, and you will see fit on account of the perception that I will lay before you, that will be fused with your very being, much as you have come to know how fused you are with the universe in which you operate. Therefore, rejoice, Son of Man, Son of God, Son of Earth, for clarity will be given to you, much as clarity hath been given to you at many times throughout this process. So shall this be a permanent clarity, and it will be as if you can step behind any given situation and, to use the phrase that Jessa Reed constantly refers to, you will be able to manipulate the ‘wiring underneath the board.’

“Your heart has so many places it wishes to go, but the main thing be: how to allow others the means to transcend suffering, in all of the various ways that it may be transcended. Let this be your lode star. Let the Work upon thy Heart continue: in Its Joy, in Its Sorrow, in Its Pain, in Its Pleasure, in Its Pettiness, and in Its Grandeur: let It endure. Let It continue. Let it go through all of the levels of the Heart. Blessings be upon you now, my Very Son.”

“I give thanks to Thee, o Lord.”

“I hereby grant my blessing unto you.”

Thus ends the vision.

Gebofal, Day 37

Sunrise: Call/Key 13, (because this is the practitioners refer to this as call 12). Call to Kings Carmara, Blumaza, and Bnapsen, and to Princes Hagonel and Bralges. Vibrated name of Governor Virooli of ZOM and Zodiacal King Alpudus based on the number of servient angels in this Aethyr being close to the number mentioned in the call. Vibrated the names of god of the elemental earth tablet: MOR, DIAL, HCTGA.

They begin by telling me to expect this to go a little slower than I would like. Again King Carmara chooses to speak on behalf of Kings Blumaza and Bnapsen because he had to work to ensure that the alignment of the planetary king Bnapsen would be available at the time called. He says to consider the mechanics (i.e., mechanical arts) of the earth itself. “Mining: this will ultimately have a role to play in terms of the angels of Secret Discovery” (when such angels come forth during the associated call). The Mechanical Arts related to mining [are] specifically [related to] underground [mining], and not drilling, say, on a drilling platform [at sea]. To some extent it’s true (that mechanical arts of elemental earth are involved), but the distinctions (between the Mechanical Arts of Earth vs. Water) tend to get muddled. So the Mechanical Arts (of elemental earth) are related to mining, digging–even a simple shovel! or a backhoe, or a tractor, things related to construction–all of the mechanical arts related to that: crane, welding: anything related to construction of buildings (and I’m feeling especially King Bnapsen here).

King Carmara continues: “The powers of Transformation of earth: this is a bit trickier, isn’t it?” he asks. “Things related to terraforming, creating terraces, related to the transformation of the earth so that it may grow crops” are powers he includes. “Specifically related to letting fields go fallow, or fertilizer, or composting,” he continues. He anticipates that my composting (which I do in my backyard) will get even better, just because of the Mechanical Art which is unconsciously being embedded within me. “All of these things are related to [elemental] earth,” he summarizes.

When it comes to powers of Transformation, he speaks to the gradual progression of the body as it ages, or preventing that: the structure and functions of the body. The everyday, ins-and-outs, take-it-for-granted things that the body can do.

I try to concentrate and be respectful. I feel my crown chakra being raised up, and I feel my entire subtle body being changed. All three of the kings are pleased, because [my natal chart] (with both luminaries, Saturn, and north node in elemental earth astrological signs) allows for full-body work, so the degree of the exaltation of the moon, which my natal sun is quite close to–they kings are pleased to be able to work directly with these powers of Mechanical Arts and Transformation as they relate to me astrologically; now my natal moon (I was born under a new moon) will no longer be hidden as much by the sun.

The kings ask if I wish to trance out, and I agree. As I’m induced via breathing awareness, I feel more energy coming up off of the leaf. The kings encourage me to let my mind stay blank until this message is complete: “The Transformation of points such as they are: part of this includes Transformation of points flowing about them. So, not only stay in the place where one is, but to use that point as a pivot for all other points: a pivot causing other things to move as they do, to change their general flow, and also to be prepared as fuel for the fire which may arise. [Of this last:] such is the power of Transformation and Mechanical Arts fused in one. All three [elemental earth astrological] signs are capable of this to varying degrees and in various respects, but right now, we are pleased to commune with you, right where you are sitting now.

“We return unto you compassion, as we continue to provide compassion to all of humanity, and to all living things, and to all non-living things, and to all that is. So we ask that you rest, that you not overexert yourself, for twelve days can seem like a short time, but it can be quite long: an eternity may crop up within it. This is the perfect time to rest, to restore yourself…nonetheless, continue, continue, continue, continue to rest. Do not overexert yourself. Maintain the long view, for twelve days is quite a long time.”

I ask, hesitatingly, if they have anything further to say. “No,” they reply. “More will be shown to you: we will follow the same format of each of these signs with respect to Mechanical Arts and Transformational powers.”

Thus ends the vision.

Noon: Similar procedure.

King Carmara once again instructs, and the other two kings defer: “Let us speak now of the Mechanical Arts and Transformation according to sign.

“We will begin with Taurus. When it comes to Taurus [and] the [powers of] Mechanical Arts and powers of Transformation: an excellent example would be the compression of carbon into a diamond. This is perhaps the best example there could ever possibly. The reason why is that the power is to not move, and yet it creates the most beautiful of gemstones.

He bids me pause and relax, which I do. Note: as I type this up, another power of Taurus which occurs to me, and King Carmara agrees, is the power of emotional transformation by not being emotionally moved by the drama of a group dynamic. When done consciously, this can be excellent for improving the quality of the emotional functioning of a group. I thank and ask what other examples there may be. To this, he begins with Transformation: “The power of any seed to transform into a plant is one of these, obviously. The steadiness of a mountain, that is too large to be breached, and thus transforms entire landscapes about it, and transforms where humans and animals inhabit. The relative paucity of people living in the Himalayan mountains is a good example, as well as the difficulty of travel there. Such is the power of transformation, saying ‘Not this.’ This is also [true], to a degree, of Capricorn.

“As far as the Mechanical Arts of Taurus: planting, so any machine that can do that, would be a good example. Another good example would be the tire, which is relatively hard, and makes contact with the ground–to some degree, this is the power of Transportation as well–but that technology of the tire, which remains relative to the car, stationary. Again, it’s a Mechanical Art, and slowly does itself transform over time.

I ask whether he has any more Mechanical Art or Transformation examples in Taurus. I get the sense of digging, but this does not seem quite right (likely King Carmara was referencing this morning’s example). “Consider also things related to money. The power of metals–even though there be powers of precious stones and metals [such as gold]–the power of gold, for example.” It transforms the entire landscape on account of–and here he paraphrases The Treasure of the Sierra Madre–the power it has to entice human labor into the finding and the getting of it.

Note: Here I finally see a complementary pattern across the powers of the Watchtower tablets. The presence of gold and precious stones causes it to transform a landscape, yet transformation turns gold and precious stones into the very jewelry that still remains the main purpose of finding them. A mechanical art can be used in order to discover secrets (via the scientific method), yet knowing a secret can be used in mechanical arts (i.e., engineering). Living creatures can be cured by medicine, yet living creatures and elements also create it, either via natural production or synthesis (for we are indeed animals). So it seems to me that the slow progression towards the center via this squaring of the circle is bringing me closer to understanding the unity across the Watchtower multiplicity.

After a long pause: “Nothing further do I have to say about Taurus,” King Carmara concludes. “Let us move on to Virgo. Any Mechanical Art which has to do with correction, perfection, and purifying [would be of Virgo], so for example the appropriate equipment for a chemical reaction. The appropriate cleaning equipment, anything like that, cleansers of all kinds–to some degree water is involved with this, but the ability to make something pure belongs to Virgo. Sterilization, hand sanitizer, UV light–it purifies via elemental fire [i.e., electromagnetism], but the tool used to make it is of the Virgo nature. With respect to Transformation, anything that causes a revitalization as a result of this purification: so, if for example, a neighborhood is not doing well on account of neglect or people not caring, that can be transformed by these [elemental earth] angels of Transformation [using the power of Virgo]. Nothing further do I have to say about Virgo,” he concludes.

“Now, with respect to Capricorn: you have already touched on it in your mind. So, the Mechanical Arts of Composting would be an excellent example: the death and dying thereof, allowing something new to take place. The long view of Capricorn is that it senses when a process is going to die, or that it may die over a long period of time, so it adjusts. It does a complete–it prepares for that death, for the sowing, for the harvesting: always focused ahead to the harvest. Composting is a good example, things returning–though dead, allowing life to exist. So in this way, Capricorn and Taurus are very much in sync. Once again, structures: the building up of structures over time, the slow and deliberate process–any transformation that requires deliberation would fall under Capricorn, and as far as Mechanical Arts, all of [those] which have previously been said [relating to construction].”

I ask if he has anything else. He says, “No,” and thus ends the vision (quite the Saturnian answer!).

Sunset: Similar procedure.

King Carmara alone addresses me: “Everything that needed to be imprinted already has been for today. Instead–we can speak briefly about what it means for [these powers] to happen [when passed between people], but you already know what this means[, for them] to happen. Everything that I have said can flow logically.

“But let us speak now about what is happening with gebofal. Twelve days: you now have twelve days left. Twelve be the important number: the number of the signs of the zodiac [equals the number of days] remaining, but you know that, of course, you are already in the 19 [days after the Aethyrs,] which includes this [number, 12]. You are in so many numbers, spinning about you right now. It’s easy to get lost, but the main thing here, is that twelve days represents for you a time, since you have already begun doing this, before this final call[, Leaf 1]. You have cultivated good friends.

“There will be an unwinding about you. There will be…an ‘integration’ is too simple of a word. There will be a fusion and a fission, happening at once. A fission happening of who you thought you were, even after having scried the Aethyrs: you are truly entering now the inner core of Adam Qadmon. You are now to focus with the utmost compassion on continuing to delve into the relationship between these [Watchtower] powers, the rules governing them, and why the rules are there. When you read Leaf 1 aloud, there will be so much undoing: it will be difficult for your mind to take. You must continue, you must press forward. The Most High has commanded it. Continue to speak with the rules, in lovingkindness and compassion. Continue to ask that question, about how God containeth reality, yet reality containeth God; and what that truly means for you as a person; why, in particular, it caused these particular shifts, why each of these rules are spread out as they are? It may seem that they could be continue to be subdivided forever and ever, but such is not the case! There are other [magical and mystical] systems which incorporate variations on this, and you have compassion for all of it. Yet why did this system, leading you to the realm of Adam Qadmon: Why did it split out the rules according to this method? You’ve already touched on this in some ways, and [your friends have helped you out, each in their unique way], but this will be something for your soul and spirit to face.

“I have nothing more to say.”

Thus ends the vision.