There are a couple of prefaces I feel like I should give as someone engaging in a Vajrayana practice. First, I am not a monk (surprise!). This means that I am not as well-focused as a Buddhist monk might be. Although I’ve been relatively good, I don’t always have time or mental space to engage in my practice as well as I should. Of course, this is related to being human!
Second, I am a Westerner who was not raised in a Buddhist tradition. I have practiced inconsistently, and only formally took refuge in a sangha this year—and from afar at that. Nonetheless, I have had good support and many good online resources. Yet I am also a bit of a “mad spiritualist” who has both taken up a Kagyu Buddhist practice on top of an Enochian practice.
Those nuances having been laid out, a bit of background about Ngöndro practice. It is considered a preliminary practice to the generation and completion phases of Vajrayana practices. The key to Ngöndro, I have found, is sustained propagation and emanation of love toward all sentient beings. Bodhicitta is considered the highest form of this love, and comes in relative and absolute forms. Essentially, on the one hand, one wishes for all sentient beings to realize Buddhahood (relative bodhicitta), and on the other hand, one also recognizes the inherent emptiness of all phenomena (absolute bodhicitta). Note that both forms are required for a wholistic view of bodhicitta. Without relative bodhicitta, one can easily lapse into nihilism. Without absolute bodhicitta, there is little hope of making progress: to some degree, things would just be as they are and the ability to actually realize Buddhahood would be limited due to some essential quality of fixity that could never be changed (this gets into the larger idea of all of reality having Buddha nature).
Incorporating bodhicitta into the Ngöndro path is vital. In practice this means I do not count progress towards reciting a mantra if I have not held bodhicitta towards all sentient beings while doing so. The practice I do is visualizing myself as the yidamChakrasamvara in union with His dakini consort Vajravarahi as I recite his mantra.
The effects of this are what one would expect: working on the subtle body system and energetic changes. I’ll add that my path has surely not followed a “protocol,” but rather has mutated in interesting ways. Vajravarahi has joined with three other beings: Tara as well as the Enochian entities of the Daughter of Fortitude (or Babalon, if you prefer Crowley’s name), who is associated with the Aethyr of ZIP, and Galvah, identified with the “Mother in Heaven” by Aaron Leitch. At each of the four directions (and for each of the four faces/elements of Chakrasamvara) they unite with me in this visualization. I have also had a personal spirit consort who has arisen and taken her place at various directions but has settled within my torso (for now), enmeshing her heart with mine for further subtle body work.
It has been just under a year since I received the empowerment to begin practice and began doing so. I cannot pretend that things have gone entirely smoothly, and indeed during this past year it has been a rollercoaster across different dimensions of my life (for example, a close relative started treatment for cancer just before I took the empowerment). This, in turn, has made practice more difficult. Nonetheless, returning to the practice again and again has been helpful each time, and I intend to take less time than a year to finish the second half of the 100K mantra recitations, and then to move on to 100K prostrations.
Other effects of the Ngöndro practice are an easier time incorporating the sense of the clear light mind/dharmakaya, as well as not noticing any conflict between this practice and Enochian (if anything, they sort of complement each other well in my view, and the entities seem to understand each other and why, in my case, I use both). Beyond that, I don’t have a good conclusion, since nothing has been concluded, so I will simply sign off for now with the intent of giving more updates as they are relevant.
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!
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.
Sunrise: Call/Key 17, (because it’s the 16th spoken call, and the first call is “not to be spoken” practitioners usually refer to this as Call 16). Call to King Bynepor (Chesed/Jupiter). Call to zodiacal King Zinggen & Governor Lexarph of the Aethyr of ZAX because the call in the previous sentence refers to 8763, and the closest number of servient angels is 8880 from this zodical-king/Governor/Aethyr row. Because I feel energy coming off of the fire tablet, I dispense with the other three and place both feet upon that tablet. I also vibrate the God Names “ORO,” “IBAH,” and “AOZPI.”
King Bynepor comes to me, looking very massive. I begin by apologizing for not maintaining my level of compassion over the last few days, and that I’ll try to keep it up over the next few days. He says that that is fine and tells me to go with him. We are whisked away and taken to the sun. He rhetorically asks why we are at the sun: surely not because he is the king of the sun, but because, he says, this is where we will discuss heat, heat and fire. “Fire in particular,” he says: “consider what happens with fire. Fire is this grand separating action. It is ultimately [a conversion of] energy. The thing about energy is that it can either cause a transformation or a transmutation, and this is why he (King Bynepor) is exalted so much above the other kings.
He notes that even within the planet Jupiter (and he takes me there briefly), how some degree of fusion occurs (note: here is the first link and here is the second link which suggest some small degree of deuterium fusion may be occurring, but of course brown dwarfs are where larger fusion takes place). He takes me back to the sun, however, for this is where the energy is highest, and he notes some of the effects: there is light, there is heat, there is a fundamental transformation that can be made to atoms.
Now King Bynepor takes me to a chemical reaction, and he says, “Note how these chemicals,” and here he takes me to an endothermic reaction, “note how the energy in here causes these chemicals to be rearranged, and to have completely different properties to the observer.” He also notes that for an exothermic reaction, the same thing happens: you still need to meet a threshold of energy, it’s just that more energy is given off. He says that for endothermic reactions, one generally tends to trade energy for information or greater complexity.
This is the boon of Jupiter, for information tends to be more valuable, because it is highly transformative. People who are going about their day, putting in information, trying to get information out: the reason why this can be matter of political ascendancy, wealth, or sudden boons, is that the energy put in by somebody can suddenly lead to a change in state or arrangement that is suddenly discovered to be highly valuable. “This is why fire and the energy derived therefrom,” he continues by way of analogy, “can be so valuable to people.”
King Bynepor pauses for questions. I ask, “So this is a lot: how about how this relates to light?” “Very good: light is a pure form of this energy. Note that, with light, there is much less mass involved, and to call light a single point,” he hesitates knowingly and gestures to physics and the double-slit experiment. He says, “It’s kind of problematic, but let’s talk about this experiment for a moment.” We look at a vision of the experiment and he says, “Note that what is happening here is that energy is behaving in an unexpected way. Energy is behaving in relation to all other energy.”
Here King Bynepor underscores his next comment: “Consider the points from your previous lesson” (from yesterday). He says, “What has happened here is that the arrangement of points such that,” and here he pauses to turn my attention quite closely to the physics, for my knowledge of this experiment is probably at least a decade old. “In a double-slit experiment, points are arranged about a certain geometry, and they’re done with the expectation of a certain geometry to unfold. Looping this in with this spherical consciousness, whereby all things[, including concepts,] are balanced, what is happening is that there is a certain hidden balance occurring. The unfolding of that is still not well understood by scientists. I’m not going to tell you what that is (that’s part of the scientific process!).” I groan slightly in disappointment.
However, King Bynepor continues, “Note the energy involved: first of all, it’s interesting because it’s the smallest amount of energy, and yet there’s all this focus on it, because there’s all of this information being derived [from this experiment on it].” He notes, “Sometimes even a the small amount of energy can make all the difference.” He gestures to Schrödinger’s cat.
King Bynepor changes gears and says, “Let’s take a look at this at the cosmic scale. Take a look at all of the energy going on in the universe. There is a massive amount of information that is being unfolded with this energy in this universe. It is too much for one human. As cosmically oriented as you are, there is just too much for any one person to grasp it all. But the spirit of it can be grasped,” he consoles me, “and this is the advantage of fire. Yes: all of the elements in their place can do this, but fire, in some ways, is closest to spirit.”
Yet King Bynepor cautions me: “Spirit is the source of all of the elements.” He pauses to note some theories of the elements having the elements proceed stepwise, one from a preceding element, with fire being the first to proceed from an element, then air from fire, etc. “Ultimately, they all proceed from spirit. It makes no difference.” He notes how he himself proceeded from the most high, and he says that there is so much information, and thus so much compassion to be had.
The problem is that we, as human beings, tend to be hyperfocused on each other or on yourselves, which is ultimately the same thing. The energy it takes, we’re discovering, to understand enough, to get enough information, is too much! (Note: presumably here, King Bynepor is talking about the information necessary to satisfy all of our curiosities.) “It’s too much energy! So you continue to consume more and more energy, and you’re discovering that this energy is coming at the expense of the information that you could’ve received from nature and from its unfolding.
“This is,” he says, “in one sense, sad, but it’s also an opportunity, because were you to be able to directly transmit energy from outer space, to the Earth, such that you did not need to extract all of [these fossil fuels], it would be much easier to continue to obtain the information needed to understand the value of each other as people and of animals [and plants and so on]. There’s so much that’s being lost, and it’s really a tragedy, and it’s like you say: it’s an unintelligent use of our time and resources.”
I ask briefly about compassion, and King Bynepor says, “I will stoke the fires and light of compassion within you,” and I feel it, and it’s such a boon right now, and I express my gratitude. “But it’s not easy to maintain that, so whenever gebofal is finished,” he says, “first of all: you will find yourself transformed. But second of all, returning to a meditation practice will be of great value to you, and metta compassion in particular.
“Were more people to meditate,” King Bynepor comments, “then suddenly the quality of information suddenly become much higher.” My mind, suddenly distractible, quickly bids him to please continue. He says, “All right: so we have energy and we have information, and we have the conversion between the two. And so, what is fire?” King Bynepor asks rhetorically. “Fire is this process: it can add heat, as needed. It can add light, as needed. Light, is how things may be understood.
“This is why the lion, the [zodiacal] sign of Leo, associated with the heart, is ruled by the sun. [The heart] needs this light to see about it, to understand the exterior,”–the surface of the sphere–“but also thereby the [center of spherical consciousness] may be known. That’s why the heart and the spine[, the latter being most difficult part of a person’s body to reach,] are both [associated with Leo, the domicile of] the sun.
“Now, that’s not to say,” King Bynepor cautions, such as “with the black sphere, that sometimes it takes more. It’s more difficult. “Hence why with Saturn,” (which is the dimmest of planets and associated with darkness and the need to draw distinction), he points out, “must also be known. That’s when we take what we know from the light, and apply it to something very dark, and therefore, ultimately, we figure out how to contextualize it.” He points to meditation again, which is “a time in which you are forced to confront that which does not readily light up with light [even the brightest of lights, the sun], and you allow it. You don’t allow the light of your chattering thoughts to begin to warp it, because they have energy themselves. The information content of one’s thoughts can be warping to the nature of reality,” including to the nature of reality of the shape of the black sphere, making it nearly impossible to know and accommodate. Our thoughts contain their own information, and when something is difficult to see, and dark, that warps so much of the nature of that which the heart does not like to confront, of suffering and the general shortcomings of dukkha (which is what the black sphere represents).
I express my gratitude, and I can feel so much energy coming up off of the fire tablet. King Bynepor advises that tomorrow will be air, and that it will be clear to me what the elemental pattern is after Saturday, and that I will find in roughly 5 or 6 days’ time the aforementioned reason why some days do not seem to have a servient angel host associate with them. I express my gratitude again to King Bynepor. I ask briefly why it’s so difficult to link up these elemental calls with the Aethyrs?
He says, “The square root of something does not always look like its square. What is happening now is that I can liken it to an inscribed square of a circle trying to make sense of the circle as a whole, or for example trying to understand the length of 19 with respect to 360 degrees: it doesn’t quite make sense, does it? It’s a difficult process, but if you contemplate this, you will pierce some of the veil.” (See Sidebar below.)
I ask King Bynepor if he has anything else. “No: work to continue your compassion. Make it a walking meditation, and consider as best you can how this relates to it, and more will be revealed to you.”
Thus ends the vision.
Noon: Read call 17/16 three times, just to ensure that I vibrated it more or less fluidly at least one time.
King Bynepor bids me take his hand, which I do, and he notes the lovely names of God: “ORO, IBAH, AOZPI.” Here takes me along and he’s noting all of the energy of the universe, over and over and over again: combining, transferring: the fire is everywhere,” he says. “Fire in the sense of energy. So we have the opposites of this continuum,” he notes: “transfer of energy, which can bring about information to those interested in it,” and then the points, which interact with energy.
Now King Bynepor notes a couple of things: generally speaking, when energy is unleashed, or is made available, or when stored energy begins interacting with matter, that we see a separation between points. It’s why water and fire are complements: both of them can separate. Yet whereas water tends to dissolve and loosen the relationship between two points, fire tends to undo said relationship. Water tends to be more of a process; though when it rushes, it is different! Yet a person who has been drowned can, at the end of the day, usually be identified, but a person who has been burned thoroughly cannot.
“Okay!” I exclaim, kind of weirded out.
“Enough energy can do that,” he continues. That’s why water infused with fire and heat is so dangerous, because that combination of undoing–for example, waterlogging someone or, say, and earthen dam–is so much more dangerous when the water is heated up, [not only due to boiling water acting on even a hard surface, but also] because it just can allow for a lot more growth: toxic growth, mold growth, stuff like that, vs. when water is at least frozen, the odds of someone picking up a parasite are reduced because it’s harder for it to grow.”
I want to clarify , and King Bynepor says, “Yes, let’s get to it. Water can dissolve, can cause something”–(i.e., a point of matter)–“to be taken into it, and thereby become a part of that watery relationship. It can become a point within water, which is then going to flow and transport, and all of that, rather than being a point of whatever [other system] it had [been connected to] before. Whereas fire: the energy in and of itself will cause a rearrangement of some sort, whether that be a somewhat temporary pulling away, or a complete burning away: a complete chemical transformation.
“Now,” King Bynepor points out, “pay attention to this. As we move to the different astrological signs, let’s start with Aries. In one sense, it isn’t as happy as it is in water, but when Mars is in Aries, it heats up, and it cuts, and it separates, and it also generally does the sort of damage that you have when energy is involved with that. A very similar example as with Mars in Scorpio! except that’s much more intense. The heating energy in the sense of the latter is heated energy directed at a target, so it could be more of a kinetic energy that can ultimately unleash power and information.
“But, sticking with Aries: what do we think of with Aries?” King Bynepor rhetorically posits the question. “We think of conflict, we think of very strong fighters, for example. We think of getting to know the limits of distance between one person and another by direct contact, and that direct contact immediately changes the entire dynamic, because that point is suddenly forced to be in another place, no matter what. [This is] unlike water, which could be like that, but it’s not in that in that same vein.” He’s trying to steer me clear of this notion, likely to emphasize the system of points of a person rather than fewer or even a single point which is the target of Scorpionic energy.
I say, “King Bynepor, I thank you for this. I ask you for more information.” He replies, “We think of the god Ares. The force behind Aries is that He is kind of a berserker. He goes into war, He loves war, He lusts for war, and He just loves going in, getting in, and ‘Fight-fight-fight-fight-fight-fight!'” He likens this back to Austin Coppock’s calling [Mars in Aries] like a machine gun. “And that’s what it is. It’s just that constant kind of raging fight that causes separation between different points. Why does it cause separation?” he asks rhetorically. “Not because of dissolution, as with water, but because of impact, because of a transfer of energy.”
King Bynepor continues: “Consider also the advances in weaponry that humans have had.” We started with sticks and stones, (which break bones). Then we moved from that to spears: suddenly there’s more energy, and it’s a more efficient transfer of energy, that causes more splitting and of the separation and cutting that Mars is famous for. Then we begin creating shields, and to bows and arrows, so there’s an attempt to transform the energy transfer so that it doesn’t hurt the person being attacked.
“Then we add into that horses and cavalry: massive amounts of energy, which are terrifying, because they just continue to transfer that energy.” So you have not only the horse who is being ridden, and the horses just got bigger and bigger, the angels note. Not only that, they were capable of carrying larger and larger amounts of mass, and all of that mass wasn’t designed to just be a big massive creature that you moved around, like with a workhorse. Instead cavalry was intended to be something that transferred a massive amount of energy, often simultaneously, into an energy line.
Then this is increased with creatures like war elephants, but also, if you think about it, we move to the use of gunpowder, which increase the distances between the origin of the attack and the target, and the creation of castles used to disperse energy directed at them. There was a lot of advancement with respect to energy as a result of martial desires! Catapults, crossbows, and of course the principles of torture operated the same way, a targeted transfer of energy upon someone in order to glean information.
With modern warfare, we get artillery, and with the including the introduction of airplanes gravity helps to increase the energy of the explosives while being above the directed attacks: generally, “bigger things that go boom-boom” and transfer more energy. Then there are tanks and bunkers designed to blunt energy transfer from the target, until finally we get to the big one: “We got the bombs!”, the nukes.
We also get technology which allows for more and more targeted attacks, so the interplay between energy and information continues, and also using our energy-using information to try to degrade that of the enemy. (Note: How constructive!) It’s all part of the piece, King Bynepor concludes. So (and here I chuckle), that is Aries! The constant upgrading of energy attacks and, towards the end, you get information being included in that, all as a constant push to separate energetically. (Note: in the words of Philip II of Macedon: “divide et impera,” (“Divide and rule,” or as it’s usually now know, “Divide and conquer).
“Let’s go to Leo,” King Bynepor says: “It’s much simpler. Leo, as mentioned in a previous vision, desires the sun. The sun, as mentioned in a previous vision, is the most massive source of energy in our solar system, and of course, in the mid-summertime months of Leo, the sun is hottest and strong (in the northern hemisphere), and crops are growing.
“Generally speaking, this is a time of royalty.” At this, King Bynepor is quick to explain: “The energy of the sun comes down and provides bounty to the land, hence we get to [better conditions of] this kingdom [during times of growth], but as far as the king himself,” (note that King Bynepor is using gendered language but this was merely faster for me to process–gender-neutral language such as “the monarch” is, of course, preferred), “going from TEX (the kingdom) up to LIL (the king), the king himself is supposed to inhabit this form of energy. This solar energy represents divinity, it represents light: light that can be seen. It’s a more rarefied kind of energy transfer: light that allows for sight. Hence these two words rhyme in German and in English.
“So, when you have this light,” King Bynepor expands, “suddenly, many more things can be discovered, and we have much more. We start with symbolism; the symbolism of the king. The symbolism of the spotlight and the pageantry, and everything designed to keep the eye on the king, and to the beneficence of the king be reflected in the beneficence of the land, and vice versa. This is where this energy is going to, and when it comes to sight, there’s definitely a lot more about the signifier and the signified when it comes to this Leonine energy. So the peasants know to worship and to do what they’re supposed to do because of God’s emissary on Earth. Of course we’ve seen between and exclusive divinity for emperors before.
“But the main points are that you can see; that plants and animals that take in the elements are happier (plants because light helps them grow, and animals because they can see food that they wish to eat), and generally speaking, people prefer summertime weather in mild climates, all things being equal.
Now we turn to Sagittarius, for King Bynepor notes that our time has run long. “So, with Sagittarius, we have this concept of myth and of story, and we suddenly have this energy being transformed. We started with separating symbolism via light, and the transfer of the essence of one thing to another via sight that we got in Leo. [In Sagittarius, we] move to a closer energy transfer, and that is the energy transfer of meaning, from one thing to the next, and a story from one thing to the next. In order to that, we consider oftentimes [the archetype of] the monk” (here I want to credit Gordon White or perhaps Austin Coppock for having said this metaphor earlier, which King Bynepor draws from), “who gets people going, gets their symbolic energy going, tells a story that people begin to follow, and so on. The symbol of Sagittarius incorporates multiple things together in the form of a centaur: a combination of person with a horse (this point has definitely been made by Austin).
“When you have this, the multiple things that seem somewhat contradictory are nonetheless, in this dream logic or mythological logic, they’re okay combined together. So we can shed light on things that seem contradictory and thereby allow a greater understanding of what there is to be known. So that is the psychic transfer of energy, that is different from what you get from Pisces. Pisces,” King Bynepor is telling me specifically now, “is this Jupiterian expanding and trying to get in everywhere, and trying to see things everywhere, and really understanding all sides. Being the transported (the fish) and the also the transport: the water that flows in a certain direction or and that can flow more or less everywhere, or wherever it needs to go. With Sagittarius, this is a transfer of meaning via direct symbolism that goes in the mind, and this is a more meaningful psychic transfer of energy, and trying to get an optimistic ending to all of this separation that’s occurred with the previous two signs.
King Bynepor asks me if I have any questions. I remark that that was a lot, and he agrees. He thanks me for my time, and I insist on instead thanking him for his time, and I bow and am very grateful. He says that the next vision will just be the person and the person giving fire, and how that relates to everyday activities and what that’s like for the people involved. I thank King Bynepor again and the vision ends.
Sidebar: One of the things that occurred to me as I was typing up the notes for today was what occurred to me yesterday: the idea of 19 as the square root of 360. The 30/19 split of the 49 calls seemed obvious: 30 calls to the Aethyrs representing 30 degrees of signs of a zodiac (and, more mathematically, 360 divided by 3 and 4, the two closest integer addends of 7 (the square root of 49), equals 30). 19 represented a square root of its own: the rounded integer square root of 360 degrees of a circle, or more perfectly of 360 degrees of the circumference, plus one point at the center.
This then led me to wonder about applying this number 19 (associated by Crowley with “Manifestation,” but I could not find evidence for this in a thorough treatment by, say, Bill Heidrick) to geometry. I wondered what 19 would be like as, say, a diameter of a circle, and sure enough, the circumference of such a circle rounds to 60, the number of the degrees of an equilateral triangle. Here we see a mathematical “Mystery of the Trinity” spoken by the angel Galvah.
But what of the square? A square has as many degrees as a circle, because it is composed of two triangles, and a square & circle of equal area look pretty cool when they share a common center (see links later in this paragraph). Unfortunately, not much fun comes up this way, but it did make me wonder about the phenomenon of squaring a circle. For a circle of radius 1, the side length of the square needed of equal area to such a circle is √π. The demonstration of this is relatively simple and is saved for the reader as an exercise. The meaning of I’m unsure of, but note that in order to square a circle, the square root of the defining characteristic of a circle, the number π, is needed, just as the angels are now pointing me towards the number 19 as the square root of the degrees (or degrees plus one for the center) of a circle
All of this made me realize something about these latter 19 calls. During the Aethyrs, the angels were taking me through, slowly but surely, information about the idea of points and concepts of spherical (3D circular) consciousness, as well as cubical (3D square) consciousness. Once the general points about these have been made, now I’m being walked through points and the four elements, and the quaternary nature of this itself is done in a squaring manner, for a total of 16 calls. What three things could there be to get to 19? Perhaps the center, the perimeter/circumference, and then finally the entirety? It’s not clear. However, it certainly parallels some the alchemical symbol for the Philosopher’s Stone.
Sunset: Similar procedure.
I’m trying to have a lot of compassion, circulating it as best I can. Once again there’s King Bynepor, but as with yesterday, we have him joined by Kings Bnaspol and Babalel. “Yes, of course, tomorrow will be the day of air, ruled by Venus.” The angels also note that the four signs that they’re ruling–Virgo-Libra, Scorpio, and Sagittarius–are in order.
King Bynepor notes that because I have so much more to write up, that he will keep this brief, out of respect for that, but he says, that the fire that I already have within me will be magnified and magnetized to this realm of Adam Qadmon. “Again,” he comments, “this is the teaching part, but the realization part will be the last three days. It will come together in a way that is unique to you. It will not be whatever projected notion of perfection that you have, but it will be a magnification of you, and it is important to try your best to maintain the same practices that brought you here. ‘The same lady you brought to the dance is the one you should stick with.'” He adds that this is important.
He shows me this light, and I’m feeling much energy coming up off of leaf 17 (of Amzes Naghezes Hardeh), and he’s saying to just take note of this, so I do, trying to remain humble and respectful. “So you have points that are transformed as a result of the introduction of energy. In its basest form, it will cause them to split apart, but in other forms, it will simply raise the energy level of the system. This is how life ultimately unfolded, because that energy level was raised. It needs to all be done in a careful, controlled manner, because otherwise it’s just energy going everywhere, and there’s information to be had with that, but it needs to be done intelligently.”
I’m being taken again, and I’m seeing someone with fire about the head, and King Bynepor is saying that this is how I will perceive people and animals. This is the sense of the aura that I will get. The angels are stating outright that this is the boon of these angels, led here by the Heptarchical kings, and of course the Governors and Zodiacal kings also. The angels are suggesting that I add up the discrepancy between the angels of each day’s call and the closest number of servient angels in the Aethyrs to that (of the zodiacal king of that Aethyr, which which I call upon). They suggest that I’ll find something interesting there: Saturday or Sunday may be a good time for that.
I ask if there’s anything else, and they say, “No, this is it,” so I express my gratitude to King Zinggen, to Governor Lexarph, and to Kings Bynepor, Bnaspol, and Babalel, and of course to God, known today as ORO, IBAH, and AOZPI.
As I write this, I have ten days before I begin with the ritual known as gebofal, or at least a decent reconstruction of the spirit of what it may have been. For the most part, I will be following the works of Aaron Leitch, who is quite the Godsend when it comes to all things Enochian. The prayer that I will be reciting is 999 words, which leaves the 1000th word/insight to come from the Divine, as a parallel to the 50th day of illumination following the 49 days of the Counting of the Omer.
I started this work back in August of last year after having studied it for a couple of months prior (all you fans of astrology will note that Mars was at the beginning of its extended stay in Aries, my 9th house). and at the time I wasn’t sure I would be able to finish in time for an auspicious start to the gebofal ritual. The angels gave Dee & Kelley 40 days to finish the work, which is nigh impossible for a human being in my view. Perhaps if you multiply 24*40 for 960 hours, there’s a case to be made for 40 days.
A few notes about my approach: for each day I would work on the book, I would activate and wear the lamen and ring, and often I would activate the Sigillum Dei Aemeth also. Eventually, I lost some feeling in the tip of my middle right finger, but I made the choice consciously to sacrifice that. After each leaf, I would energetically activate it, as with any sigil, via gnosis (via the usual means). During the process, I’ve had a run of good luck, and noticeably so, without injuries or much in the way of things going wrong; it’s almost as if the intent and acts to work on Amzes Naghezes Hardeh has caused the angels to form a protective field around me. I’ll also add that Mars, the malefic out of sect of my day natal astrological chart, was also less Mars-y, or should I say I was focused on my will. With it in my ninth house, I was focused on the will to do something spiritual, which of course fits.
All that’s left to do now is nine days of purification prior to the 28th, the day after Passover. I’m not Jewish, but was baptized Christian, and have come to be reconciled to some degree with Christianity. I will be re-doing Leaf 49 (see my 3rd update to “A Solution to Liber Loagaeth, Part 6“), which is more of a correction/purification than the restructuring of Leaf 1. I’ll also be correcting/purifying Leaves 2-10 and through about Leaf 25 or 30 thereafter, mainly on some incorrect letter identification on my part or on the part of previous transcribers whose work I was relying on to supplement my own judgment. I pretty much know the mistakes I made, so I know what to look for. I think I’ll be able to get it done…maybe.
I hope to only need six days to finish all of my corrections. These six days parallel, the creation of the world and the day of rest of God in Genesis, only in reverse (for today is my day of rest): much as the angels continually reflected on Jesus’ phrase, “the first shall be last, and the last, first.” The final three days I hope to recite personal prayers that the gebofal working is seen through, and this parallels the “mystery of the Trinity” spoken of by the angel of Wisdom, Galvah; it also parallels the three days encompassing death and resurrection of Christ.
I don’t have much more to add at this point. I’m already feeling fairly introspective as the 9-day period of purification approaches, so this is definitely quite the ritual. I can only anticipate it being intense, since this is a thrice-daily scrying of each Aethyr, followed by 19 additional calls (I will assume the last call will be the reading of Leaf 1 itself).
Please wish or pray for my luck and providence in this task. Thank you.
Just another note on the general structure of the tables of Liber Loagaeth which are to be completed by the magician; there are 1201 cells visible to the magician on most of the tables to be completed on most of them. It turns out that, like the 113 letters of Table 49, 1201 is a centered-square number. What are the other two integers that (by definition) go with it? 1,200 & 49. Interestingly, 1201 + 1200 = 2401, which is 49^2. “Multiplied and dignified” numbers indeed!
Additionally, 1201 is a “super-prime.” To explain this, consider the first few prime numbers: 2, 3, 5, 7, & 11 would be the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th primes. Of these, 3 (prime number 2, which itself a prime number), 5 (prime number 3, also prime), & 11 (prime number 5, also prime) would be called “super-primes.” Interestingly, 1201 is the 197th prime number, yet while 197 is the 45th prime, 1201 is the 45th super-prime; additional dignity! 1201 is also the 25th (5^2) centered-square number, and the 15th centered decagonal number. 25 +15 = 40, and to make sure we multiply and dignify further, 4 (for squares) times 10 (for decagons) is also 40, and of course 40 is highly significant biblically & in Gematria as the number of water, and is also the number of cells in the ring around the SDA. Water is indeed mentioned by Galvah when asked about the letters of Leaf 49: “Of me they are honoured, but of me, not to be uttered: Neither did I disclose them my self: For, they are the beams of my understanding, and the Fountain from whence I water.”
Now that this seems to be exhausted (but you never know if Terence Tao will happen upon your blog!), let’s look at some of the exceptions to this. Leaf 43a, the first (technically, the first half) of the last 7 leaves of the 49 total (“So the last shall be first, the first last”) shows the a 7×7 square in the upper-left corner (but in Enochian/angelic letters, these would be in the upper-right). It also has the entire first row (rather than missing half its letters). In all, this makes 1246, which is a centered tetradecagonal (4+10=14) number, the 28th (14*2).
441, which is “Truth” in Gematria and additionally the sum (heh) of the outer ring of the SDA (as we saw in the previous post), is also a centered tetradecagonal number, the 17th, and for other reasons 441 is a very cute number: the sum of the first 6 cubes (“the mystery of the divinity” as promised by Galvah). 441=21^2 (21 letters in each of the 5 triangles in Leaf 49), which means there’s a further mystery of the trinity expressed through this leaf.
It’s not exactly clear, but either Dee or the angels or both seem to have also given us help on the other half of this leaf (Leaf 43b) but this time just with the first row, which means we have 1225 letters in all, or 35^2, or 5*5*7*7. We see yet again the expression of threes and fives in addition to the ubiquitous seven.
I noticed something else at Leaves 29a & 29b; Leaf 29 is the first of the fifth seven, and because five is the number of humanity, it makes sense that this is these are the first tables to have missing information (for we begin in a state of ignorance relative to the angels). Unlike the other leaves, which only leave out every other letter, Leaf 29a also has two complete 7×7 squares and two 8×7 rectangles at the left and right & top and bottom, respectively, each with capital letters where there would otherwise be blanks in every other cell. The use of 7 and 8 in this case is suggestive of the 113, or 7*7 + 8*8, letters in leaf 49. There are also four standalone letters at the corners, for a total of 110 (product of the 1st, 3rd, & 5th prime numbers). Altogether there are 1311 letters, which is 3*19*23. Leaf 29b looks nearly identical to 29a, except it has four 7×7 squares for an additional 100 letters and 2 letters in each corner for 108 (2^2*3^3) in all, or 1309 letters. 1309 is 7*11*17, and is the first sphenic number (numbers that are products of three primes) to be followed by two more sphenic primes (1310 and 1311, the latter of which we’ve seen before, which of course is the same first/last reversal we’ve seen repeatedly, since 1309, the earlier of these, comes last, while 1311 came first).
I’ll keep plugging away at this, but I thought I’d share the thoughts as they came to me!
This post follows on to this post, and is edited from a Discord discussion about my thinking about the ring nature of the leaves of Loagaeth. Thanks to Jon Ciel of Uizelian magic and Argus for their feedback and input, some of which I have incorporated.
So here’s the outlines of an approach to unlocking Liber Loagaeth that I’ve been thinking about; the Great Table in Enochian is 25 letters wide by 27 letters high. This is divided into four quadrants, typically thought of as elemental in nature, but also includes the names of all 91 (or 92) governors.
There are 94 Liber Loagaeth half-leaves of 49×49 grids (more on this in a moment). So the idea here is you place a reduced Great Table (24×24) by eliminating the names of God (the 12-letter names, e.g., ORO IBAH AOZPI–they are holy, after all) in the four quadrants corners as well as the entire Black cross. Then, overlay four Great Tables in the onto a 49×49 leaf. This leaves (heh) each 49×49 table with its own central cross, possibly as the key to try to solve it.
Another possibility (let’s call it Approach 2) is removing only two of the rows, leaving a 24×25 and overlaying this version four times (two of them would be rotated 90 degrees). This would leave a single letter in the center as the possible key to solving it.
There are some advantages to each approach. Approach 1 leaves a nice parallel to the Great Table. Furthermore, this Central Cross is more evenly balanced than the Great Table’s Black Cross, and could be folded three dimensionally into two rings, like so:
Which would look similar to this diagram by Johannes Dryander:
Annulorum trium diversi generis
In fact, this suggests that a third ring should be added, such as at the 13th and 37th rows or columns. I would stick with rows, though, because this would continue the parallel to the Great Table. Ultimately there would be 9 letters in all, and this parallels not only the bottom of Leaf 1b (which is a 9×49 table) as well as the sum of the numbers in the SDA (which totals 441: “Truth” in Gematria).
Approach 2 has its own merits. Not only does respect the placements of the central names of God (after all, these are the names on the Tablet of Union!), it leaves each of them four times, not twice (if this sounds tricky, consider we could instead have a 25×24 modified Great Table by leaving the column of the Black Cross as-is and instead deleting its row along with the rows for the four 12-letter names of God. Why would this matter? This means that you get 16 names–a perfect parallel to the Great Table–as well as a Gematrially-sound 1 + 6 = 7, matching the septuple nature underlying the entire system. On a personal note, 16^2 = 256, and I was specifically asked to calculate the ratio of a 5D-volume of a 5-sphere circumscribed about a 5-simplex vs one inscribed…it was 256:1. Took me a while to find the formulae, (thank you Google Books), but I did.
Both approaches include deleting the names of God in the Great Table. Note that this leaves 77 governors, which adds both the septuple nature and also appears in the 2nd Book of Chronicles, the Gospel of Matthew (and, via an alternative interpretation of that passage as 70 times 7, the Book of Daniel.
We’ll come back to another Bible verse in a moment, but here is a sequential summary of what constitutes the leaves of Liber Loagaeth:
One half-leaf, which actually is 49 long lines of text;
One half-leaf which is a hybrid of 40 lines of text with a 9×49 table at the end to complete it;
54 straight-up 49×49 tables of letters (and with one exception, numbers), each of them uniquely titled;
40 titled tables of 49×49 with every other letter missing (i.e., tables to be completed/solved).
One table of five 21-letter triangles (side length 6).
Another bible passage that is used by the angels in their transmission to Dee & Kelley, and seems very apt, is The Gospel of Luke (here I use the King James Version): “And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last.” This suggests that the last table should at least be considered first; I have yet to write it but it can be found at the end of this version attributed to Donald Correll. Perhaps the sequence of all of the chapters of the book is to be reversed.
Some of what I have realized about this last table is that it was originally transmitted via Galvah (whose is described as “the end of wisdom”–suggesting the path of Aleph (or Heh, depending on the source) connecting Chokmah to Kether), and in that transmission, there is an additional word, “LOAGAETH,” which of course itself means “Speech of God.” This leaves 5×21 =105 letters (or 113 letters if we include Loagaeth). This once again leaves two approaches to understanding ways to unlock and use this table.
Both approaches have the five triangles together suggest inner and outer 4-simplexes (AKA a 5-cell), which is a 4-dimensional regular polytope made of tetrahedra (just as the 5-simplex is made of 4-simplexes). Galvah says of this table: “In them is the Divinity of the Trinity. The Mysterie of our Creation. The age of many years. And the conclusion of the World. Of me they are honoured, but of me, not to be uttered: Neither did I disclose them my self: For, they are the beams of my understanding, and the Fountain from whence I water.”
Any correct understanding of this must include a mystery of the Trinity (i.e., look for triangles of words), the mystery of our Creation, and the conclusion of the world. Since this is coming via Dee, we can expect a mathematical bent to this, but let’s first look at one of the triangles (using English letters; sorry if the formatting comes through weird, essentially it’s an equilateral triangle with side-length six (keep that number in mind) and 21 letters arranged from top to bottom in a 1-2-3-4-5-6 format):
S EG LOX IBRI NCCLA RZEDDO
The “middle triangle” of 3 that one could make from this would be OBR (Med-Pa/Peh-Don). Thus the mystery of the trinity would be to create one of each of these creating 5 three-letter words in all. This would match the 15-nature of Saturn and, with 105 letters across these five tables, would also be 15*7. This would be the first approach. Keep, 15, 3 and 5 (the factors of 15) and 7 in mind, they’ll come up again.
Taken as-is, the 105 letters of the final table are divisible by 7, 15, yet we see that 15 is the mystery of the trinity, for it means that humanity) long associated with the number 5) is in production with God and with creation (7 planets suggesting the three Kabbalistic worlds of Formation, Creation, and Emanation). Remember that in mathematics, products are definitionally the result of multiplication. The implications of this are that God’s work on earth is something He produced with/through humanity to bear witness to his Creation (105 in Gematria: “God is Witness”/ALAD; “Yah is omniscient”/YHVYDA). Finally, note that Galvah says it is “the conclusion of the world.” Another word for conclusion is “end” and thus “purpose.” This suggests that the end of wisdom is to understand the purpose of the world, and here we see that this purpose is to understand ourselves to be in constant co-working with the trinity (at Binah/Understanding) and the creation. Regardless, we have a strong case for this approach.
The next approach is to note the glaringly absent word LOAGAETH from these equilateral pyramids. Why would happen if we put this at the bottom? The 8-letters would be imbalanced, but if we omit the name of God eL/L (again, too holy to be included), we get 7 letters, and a 1-2-3 triangle (six letters–I told you this number would come up again!) of OBRCCL, which is of side-length three and also a divisible in number by 3.
Well, I admit I had to put something back in to get this interesting take, but let’s step back a minute and look at 113 (the number of letters if you include LOAGAETH). Turns out, this is an interesting number for various reasons. In Gematria, it suggests gems & glowing. Mathematically, it’s prime, and a centered square number, the sum of 49 & 64 (these numbers have a difference of 15!), and is part of a Pythagorean triple of 15(!), 112, and 113. Speaking of triples, 49 (7^2) + 24^2 (576) = 25^2 (625)–now we have our friendly 24×25 returning.
Sticking with the 15/112/113 triple, let’s look at this kabbalistically: 15 squared, which is 225 (“Worthy gift”), which comes to 9 in Gematria. Thus 15 reconciles Yesod (2+2+5=9) with Binah (15 as the the sum of any row in a Saturn Square–you could also say it is 45 (the sum of the entire Saturn square) as seen through humanity (5). 15 itself relates to Hod, leading us back to the 8 and thus 8^2 +49 = 113. 15 itself comes to 6 in Gematria–suggestive of Tiphareth.
112 is not only the first product of 7 with its first 2-digit Kabbalistic form, 16 (16*7=112), it also expands into 12544, which comes to 16 & then to 7. I see this more as a reconciliation of the 7 planets with the product of quadriplicity, the elements interacting with themselves. Alternatively, Jupiter/Chesed is its own product (4^2) and Mercury/Hod meets itself (8*2)–Mercury being a pretty dualistic planet in its own right). On its own, Gematria for 112 includes “To thrust” which suggests Chokmah (it reduces to 4 which is Chesed again, which links directly with Chokmah on the Pillar of Mildness on the Tree of Life), which has been linked to KAOS/disorder in the Aethyrs, and indeed Galvah says of this table, “[I]t signifieth a disorder of the World, and is the speech of the Disorder or Prophesie.”
113^2 is 12769, which comes to 25 & 7 via gematria. 113 itself reduces to 5, suggesting Geburah. The largest number in this Pythagorean triple expands Creation to a balance between Mars (5^2) & Venus at Tiphareth. Creation is balanced within itself. Note that 15=6, 112=4, and 113=5 suggests the central world of Creation.
So I’ve offered two pairs of approaches to solving it, laying out some ideas of what a solution to Loagaeth may look like. The math here is incredible and I respect Dee’s ability as a mathematician, the words within Loagaeth itself do not seem to be glossolalia, and I look forward to finishing copying the book and seeing whether I can combine these insights with 46a (hey, how many chromosomes do humans usually have again?).
One additional thing I would like to do is see what happens when you draw, from the center of the Holy Table of Practice, lines from the center to each of the 7 ensigns and see which letters on the outer square you pick up….