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I recently had the pleasure of having an article on Enochian published in Telicom, the official journal of the International Society for Philosophical Enquiry (www.thethousand.com; see copyright notice at bottom). The editor-in-chief was very helpful and I’m very grateful for her and her team’s help in making the manuscript so much better. The article is a brief of an introduction to the topic of Enochian as well as some astrological and mathematical findings that the angels pointed me toward. I have attached a copy of the reprint below:
Reprinted from Telicom 34, no. 3, copyright 2022 by the International Society for Philosophical Enquiry. All rights reserved. Please address all reprint requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I was not quite satisfied with the zodiacal HTOP, though the structure was excellent. I knew that somehow the names of God from the Watchtower tablets needed to be included and, indeed, remixed, but how? With 48 letters, the four names resembled the 48 letters of the archangels on the SDA (and the heptagram seemed to be indicated). But the arrangements of letters just weren’t right. Clearly, the main thing that was missing was the angels!
For various reasons I was delayed until today in making the call to King Carmara, yet when he arrived he was kind enough to make the corrections for me. I used a color scheme close to Liber 777’s for the letters (as this was advised) and got a very stable new vision of LIL when I made the call to it. I’m including the latest version of the Enochian tools below, and will update where it appears elsewhere on the blog. You may use it but please do not adapt it:
Enochian Implements ( 8) by Cliff is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
The general use here is to combine the planetary angels of the original holy table with the zodiacal angels. Obviously, knowledge of essential dignity is key, but with this you can do combinations related to your birth chart for MAJOR remediation. This is not something minor and should be seen as a massive opportunity.
Use it wisely, use it well, use it joyfully.
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.
Update: I have removed the zodiacal table as it originally appeared below and replaced it in the same location with the new table.
An excellent discussion on Frater RC’s podcast, Magick without Fears, led to a nugget that I had not known: the original Holy Table of Practice was to be replaced with a second table (in personal communication, RC credits Frater Yechidah). This was new to me, but it wasn’t completely surprising. After all, the Great Table of the four Watchtowers was itself replaced with the Tabula Recensa (this change merely affected the relative locations of three of the four tablets), and Jason Louv mentions that the switching of the original table is a pattern.
Nonetheless, I’m not aware of any record of what the second table was to have looked like. But inspiration struck as a way to create one: the structure of the original Holy Table is a remix of the seven Heptarchical kings and their seven princes. These fourteen angels each have a name starting with the letter B, and these fourteen B‘s are consolidated into four (one for each corner of the table), and the remaining 84 letters are arranged in a particular manner along the four sides of the table (in Enochian Vision Magick, Lon Milo DuQuette does a good job explaining the exact manner in which these sides are arranged in the table).
The number 84 stuck out to me: 84 is seven times twelve, a perfect mirror of the number of classical astrological planets times the number of signs of the zodiac. You see this emphasized in the inner part of the original Holy Table as well: not only are there seven ensigns of creation placed on it, but there is a central square of twelve letters.
This suggested to me another seven times twelve: twelve zodiacal kings, eleven of whom have a seven-letter name. The twelfth, Lavavoth, the king of Capricorn, has eight letters, and is also the only king starting with the letter L (Enochian Ur). Furthermore, this letter is translated as “One,” “The First,” or “God,” and is a direct analog to the Semitic word El, which also name for God.
It struck me that this letter should be excluded from the 85 letters, allowing for the remaining letters to be placed on a revised Holy Table with the exact same dimensionality as the original, at least along the outside. The nice thing about the Zodiacal Kings is that, representing the zodiac, they also refer to the four elements. This part in particular helps relate the Zodiacal Kings with the four Watchtower tablets, so I have used the Enochian colors of the Watchtower tablets on the four sides of this second Holy Table. Rather than having a central square of 12 letters, I simply put the the Enochian letter L/Ur. Rather than the first revealed Enochian letter B at the corners, I chose to use the Enochian letter T/Gisg, which was the last one to be revealed, and for it, I used the color blue rather than red for the background of these, partly to not be confused with the red of the fire side of the table, and partly because blue is the color of Liber Loagaeth, and was used in the original Holy Table.
Regarding the rest of the design, it again occurred to me to think of the original Holy Table and to the Watchtower tablets. The dimensions of the latter are 12 by 13, while the former has the aforementioned seven ensigns of creation along with a hexagram in the middle, which of course has six sides. Six and seven matches the numeracy of the Heptarchy. Each king has both a prince and six ministers, for seven angels underneath them in all.
To complement the original Holy Table, this new version has a single letter in the center, leading to a total of 13 letters between the two of them. To parallel the original Holy Table, a hexagram is included, but this time stretched slightly to be inscribed within a heptagram. The heptagram thus parallels the seven ensigns of creation. The table still felt imbalanced, so I included four squares in the corners of the table to parallel the four miniature SDAs in the original configuration. Furthermore, the 16 sides that these squares is a rough parallel to the 16 corners of the four Watchtower tablets.
Then comes the question of what order to put the Zodiacal Kings. Here, I take a cue from the planets in the original ensigns of creation: Venus, the sun, Mars, Jupiter, Mercury, Saturn, and the moon. All of the planets rule have domicile in two signs, with the exception of the sun and moon, which only have a single sign of domicile. For two signs ruled by the same planet, I put the nocturnal sign first, mainly because the Aethyrs are associated with initiation into Binah, but also because the placement of the ensigns appeared to prioritize the nocturnal sect. This order creates an interesting balance of the zodiacal kings as they appear in the Aethyrs: the first six kings (Taurus, Libra, Leo, Scorpio, Aries, and Pisces) appear in the Aethyrs 46 times, while the latter six (Sagittarius, Virgo, Gemini, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Cancer) appear 45 times, though Capricorn’s king, Lavavoth may deserve extra “weight” due to its extra letter.
The original Holy Table, of course had a lamen made in order to “conciliate” the wearer with it. This lamen was made from the same table of letters that the Holy Table used. To parallel this, I followed the same order of the original lamen.
“Pressure Testing” the New Table and Lamen
I never like releasing magick without trying it myself, so I tried these out by activating the original table and lamen in addition to the Zodiacal-King versions, in the spirit of conciliation.
I wanted to finish with a suggestion as to how to configure the table. This table top could be combined with the original table and the four Watchtower tablets to form a cube, and the four legs of the table could be painted with the names of God on the Black Cross of the original Great Table. The SDA’s would then be placed inside, or one could follow the original design and have thick boxes underneath the cube for the miniature SDA’s.
Pressure-Testing the Revised Table
I put on the ring and then the original lamen along with a paper version of the revision. I then activated the original table, and then the paper version of the revised table. Then I activated the central square of the original table, and then the letter Ur (L) in the center of the revised table. There was a lot of energy raised, which I compounded by doing an extended Middle Pillar ritual in all five Kabbalistic worlds.
I then made Calls 1 and 2; not getting anything, I made these calls again. The angels show me that this table is a broader type of ritual–“Chokmah! Chokmah! Chokmah!” they repeat. This is like Chokmah spilling into Binah, much as the original table is Binah spilling into Chokmah. “When you can, use both tables together,” they advise, and are on board with the cubical configuration. The angles have an urgency to this message which I haven’t heard before.
The angels advise me to activate the zodiacal table first (“last shall be first”) and then the planetary (original) table. If one wants to, for example, activate Jupiter in Pisces (coming up in a month), then one should activate the zodiacal table and then the planetary table, and then the effect of calling on Bynepor and Butmono will be amplified.
A female angel comes forward: it’s Galvah! “Behold God’s mercies,” I’m told. The angels show me a golden sphere coming towards me, and she flicks it with her finger, and it creates a beautiful ringing tone. She says it’s a tone that humanity has not seen (heard?) before. “People will be drawn to it; those who know will be enamored with it. Behold His mercies! Behold his mercies!” she repeats.”
This symbolism is reminiscent of LIL. She replies, “This is like a higher octave of LIL.” She tells me to scry this Aethyr with this table now activated. “Make haste: do not delay any more.”
I make the call to LIL. I see the golden sphere again. It’s starting to vibrate wildly, violently even, and there’s a massive amount of electricity coming off of it. It’s creating a torus of energy, which comes towards me and coalesces at my center, and which then comes out and back to it; it’s like two united tori. There’s a Uranian feel to it. The angels tell me to scry this once a week until the new ring (with Enochian letters) arrives, when the fullness of the vision will come.
The golden sphere is now spinning, and now colors are coming off of it (in my initial scrying of LIL, colors instead appeared in the vision), and the angels tell me that there are 24 of them. These colors represent the twenty-four elders (from the Watchtower vision). Note: 7 times 24 is 168, which is one less than 13 times 13. Thirteen is the height of each of the Watchtower tablets.
The golden sphere is now spinning in two different directions, violently shaking around. It is how I imagine an atom in a high-energy state to move. I’m told to allow every atom of my body to vibrate like this, and I’m feeling this same violent vibration go through my subtle body. The sphere approaches me and it’s brightening like the sun, and it’s like the sun as the prime mover for all of the other planets. Now I’m feeling a Venusian love emanate off of it.
Now it wishes to speak–I have to try very hard to concentrate, which again suggests a higher-octave energy for me to have to spend such energy to receive: “Behold, the Mercy of the Lord upon you, and upon your species. Yea, I will have for you a Great Awakening and Opening of the Heavens. You shall see all of these things, and more, at the Heart of your Hearts, come to fruition, and His Divine Mercies shall be multiplied exponentially, and yea, ye shall rejoice, for the Lord has seen the Heart of Man, beneath the layers of armor with which it hath clad itself, and yea, this Heart be Divine. Therefore shall the Divine know Itself. Go now, Son of Man, Son of God, Son of Earth, in this rich golden fervor with which He hath called thee, and with which thou hast answered, and with which He hath banished thy ignorance from thee. Know thou that PRONOA of the Most High abideth and redoundeth unto even the smallest atom–yea, every atom which appeareth before the Lord. For each atom, yea, all atoms and all energy pleaseth Him.
“In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; the Mother, the Daughter, and the Holy Spirit; the daka, the dakini, and the Holy Spirit; and the Buddha, the Sangha, and the Dharma. Amen! Amen! Amen! Adgmach! Adgmach! Adgmach! [Much glory! Much glory! Much glory!”
I look to Liber Loagaeth and get the sense that another will be transmitted.
Here are the Zodiacal-King version of the Holy Table and lamen:
Enochian Implements ( 8) by Cliff is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
I will update the DIY Enochian post to include these.
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!
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!
Sunrise: Call/Key 4, (typically referred to as Call 3 by practitioners, for the true first call is “not to be spoken”). Call to King Carmara, Prince Hagonel, and Kings Bnaspol, Bnapsen, and Bobogel.
This feels quite a bit like a culmination. I feel a big rush of air into my subtle body. It’s like I can finally breathe or something, at a fundamental level. Elemental air is being imprinted on my, and I’m seeing the four elemental kings impart unto me this energy, an elemental imprinting. It’s very deep, and it’s reinforcing everything that I’ve done to this point.
King Carmara steps forward, and says, “Yes, this be the culmination of all of the elements with which you have worked before. Feel now them in their fullness.
“Let us speak briefly now on the powers of Natural Substances and Medicine [of air],” he transitions. “Of course, air be one of the highest things that somebody needs in order to survive. It must be constant, and cannot be cut off for more than a few moments. This be the main Medicine: the medicine which allows the quickest expulsion as well as the quickest intake of the most fundamental things needed to survive, for aerobic species. And so one can make a similar case for plants.”
Taking a brief look at how this would work, King Carmara continues. “Any medicine that would involve opening airways, any medicines [i.e., medical equipment] involving avoiding pathogens or allergens in the air, as well as any medicines involving or treating” the latter, and “any inhalable treatments: such would be related to [elemental air] medicine. And of course, all medicines related to the lungs, as well as the function of the heart insomuch as it can provide oxygen to the individual” would be the powers of Medicine as it relates to elemental Air.
Turning to Natural Substances with respect to elemental air: “The general understanding, developing, [and] tossing around ideas about natural substances: this be of [the power of Natural Substances of elemental] air. The understanding of fluid dynamics insofar as they pertain to air–to some extent this be of [elemental] water, but there is a slightly different sort of physics involved in that, and in engineering. Understanding the natural state of air, as it were, and how it actually operates: such be of the power of [Natural Substances of elemental] air.”
King Carmara advises, “Yes, we can explicate this [into powers by astrological sign], but it would be a waste of your time. You will ponder this and meditate and find more and more powers of Natural Substances [and Medicine] related to [elemental] air.” He appends, “By the way, all of the natural substances and the phase shifts from liquid to gas, or via sublimation: this would also be of the [power of] Natural Substances of air, and why and how that happens [would be included in that].” He remarks on the similar application of this to water.
Now King Carmara returns to his intent, which was to change the topic. “You have called upon me at five different points, and have called upon five kings”–actually five royals, for princes were included–“at five different points.” Note: in addition, I just noticed how this came to 36 calls to royals (technically 108 if you count the fact that calls were made three times per day). Again, we have a numerical link from the quaternary Watchtower calls back to the 360 degree circle, via the astrological decans. The quinary reference that King Carmara brings in reflects the five tables of Leaf 49.
King Carmara continues: “If one decouples the 7 [into integer addends about the median], one obtains the 4 and the 3. If one decouples the 5, one obtains 3 and 2. Let us look to the taking in of air as the completion of the four elements within you. Let us speak briefly about Adam Qadmon,” and with a grand gesture, he indicates that he is speaking on behalf of the four elemental kings as well. He briefly notes that the four elemental kings are assigned to the 12 signs of the zodiac, over which the 7 planets rule. King Carmara says that he brings in the power of the 3 to both multiply the 4 elements into the 12 signs (as cardinality, fixity, and mutability) and also via the mystery of his addition, there be 7 [classical astrological] planets in all.
I try to concentrate further. King Carmara says to me, “What you seek with respect to the mystery of this trinity will be revealed unto you tomorrow, and two days hence, and three days hence. So, rest easy, for yes, some of what you have already come to understand has been revealed unto you. The ‘two sides of the same coin’ and the ‘mediation,’ as the Lord God himself hath said unto thee.” He also has me consider the One and the Wholeness, the Unity and Multiplicity, “For the One can be added to Itself to obtain any given number, but all numbers which exist lie within Multiplicity.” So it is that process of Adding, he says, that can be considered the Third (with the One and Wholeness), the Mediation: the Manipulation of a number upon itself, or any given number upon another number.
So this is a very deep thing that he is saying. “Whatever you take and manipulate, that manipulation be that third element.” Now he relates it back to that vision of Heaven and Earth, with the four elements from the realm of Adam Qadmon reaching toward that transition point between them. “The supernals themselves are constantly in this manipulation, because they must be, but when it comes to the realm of Adam Qadmon, there is a greater, and a more magical, means of working with and integrating oneself into the process by which rules are changed, by which operations be done upon that which exists,” (including, it seems, to the rules themselves). “We learn so much mathematics in order to understand the ‘how to’ and the ‘why to’ do so, and to do so with precision, and it is that precision which is important. It must not be overlooked. By this, all things may be unfolded.
“Much more will the Lord God Himself reveal unto you, but this itself” will be imprinted upon me, he concludes, and abruptly the vision ends.
Noon: Similar procedure.
I’m feeling some tingling come up for the seals and tablet underneath my feet. I’m feeling my heart. Once again, I feel this beautiful breath, and it’s like I’m reconciled with elemental air. Once again, I’m feeling the four elemental kings impress and deepen this connection to the elements within my subtle body. They do not have anything to say.
King Carmara comes forward to speak: “O Son of Man, Son of God, Son of earth: something new and strange and wondrous is to come about you. Be thou perfectly balanced, now and hereafter, in the elements. So mote it be, so mote it be, so mote it be: amen, amen, amen!”
I’m being taken up into the sky, and getting the sense that I’m astrally in the atmosphere of Earth but also that of Heaven. The five heptarchical royals, as well as the four elemental kings are here about me. The four elemental kings form a cross formation about me, as do the four heptarchical kings in a separate formation (I presume Prince Hagonel was behind King Carmara): King Bnaspol to Earth, King Bobogel to Fire, King Bnapsen to Air, and King Carmara chooses his place at water, but notes that he speaks for all of them, and that no one element is above or below another.
King Carmara begins to speak, and all of the angels rotate about me as he does: “Blessed are you, Son of Man, Son of God, Son of Earth: who now be balanced within fire, within air, within earth, and within water.” I see this aerial sphere about me, with the subquadrants within it, as yesterday, but now I’m seeing that it is the last of four elemental spheres. I’m within four concentric spheres, and I’m at the center, and indeed, my heart is at the very center.
King Carmara continues: “May thus these imprintings be upon you forever. May the Lord God grant His Wisdom unto you in using them. More hath the Lord God to speak on this to you tomorrow, on Friday, and on Saturday, when in His great Mercy, he allows you to read from Leaf 1.”
I’m feeling very gentle and relaxed and balanced. “More shall I have to say to you–the last of what I can say to you–this evening, but for now rejoice in the balance the Lord God has granted unto you.”
Thus ends the vision.
Sunset: Similar procedure.
I’m bidden once again to sit back and relax. Once again there’s this feeling that I can breathe, and in this knowing of the breath, I’m bidden once more to relax in this perfect balance (of the elements): “Given to you by the Most High,” says King Carmara.
Once again the elemental kings surround me in a cross formation. They place their hands upon me to imprint each of the elements upon me once again. King Carmara and Prince Hagonel and Kings Bnaspol, Bnapsen, and Bobogel are here as well. Now I see the remaining kings and their princes, and a vast host of all of the angels whom I have called.
This host of angels is quite vast, and I’m told to just relax. The tempo suddenly snaps into urgent rapidity, and they all fly into me right now (and I’m told to just relax again), and they’re all just coming in. It’s like they’re all birds flying through an intangible, transparent mountain at rapid speeds: a vast, vast number, whirring so quickly through it, diving like peregrine falcons toward their prey, into the deep! It is all just too fast to keep up with, and the angels themselves are creating interlocking patterns of Möbius strips, and now Klein bottles, in this constant rotation.
They say to relax, and I do, and I feel them embedding themselves in my system now, forever embedded, forever a part of me, and I’m feeling the Most High say unto me, “Behold, this be but the beginning of the Marvels that I will show unto you: marvelously will I work Wonders in you and through you.” I feel my heart lifted up, and I feel it held by the Most High in His hands, and it is like He is admiring a stone, and He places it within His Heart, and it is like a perfect fit, and His Heart be transparent, and His Heart be capable of having millions of hearts within it.
And He says, “Behold!” and he shows me millions of hearts which have been embedded within It: millions upon millions of beautiful hearts, each one of them like unto mine, yet unique in their own way, just like mine be unique unto Him! He wraps His Arms around Himself and gives Himself: it’s as if it makes His day to feel my heart within His own Self.
He says unto me, “Son of Man, Son of God, Son of Earth: behold! Lo, such wonderful energy which flows through you: now, prepare you to be completely transformed as a most loyal servant unto Me, the Most High, thy God. I love thee, Son of Man, Son of God, Son of Earth! Feel now, forever, the permanent influence of PRONOA throughout thee, and, lo: much will I have to show unto you tomorrow. Be prepared, o Son of Man, Son of God, Son of Earth, for not all will be ready for this: such glory hath the lord to await for thee.”
And I feel myself writhing around in this glorious ecstasy, and He places His Hand upon me and gives me such peace, and says, “No more have I to say unto you now, Son of Man, Son of God, Son of Earth, but, lo: the next three days shalt thou arise.”
Thus ends the vision.