The title of this post comes from the opening lines to activate the PELE ring. It was reviewing Aaron Leitch‘s writings on Liber Loagaeth, wherein he reminds the reader to wear the ring whilst working on copying the book, that it occurred to me to make an effort to wear the ring at all times. I have noticed some effects of doing so (note that I try to activate it using the full line as laid out by Lon Milo Duquette).
First, I’ve noticed a general smoothness in my life. External events don’t seem to touch me as much, although I still go through the typical ups and downs.
Next, I’ve noticed that the ring responds to the “holiness” of what I’m doing. I can feel a certain change in tingle in the area if I’m doing right or veering down a wrong path. Note that this doesn’t really have to do with the strict religious observances, but more a matter of the condition of the heart.
Third, having the ring on also seems to help deepen and “level up” meditation.
Finally, I’ve made fewer mistakes in copying Liber Loagaeth and, of course, have had the inspiration to find several approaches to try to discover a solution to it.
So, I do indeed recommend activating and wearing this ring daily, even if there’s no particular magick you intend to perform with it. Having worn it like this, I intend for my first tattoo to be a gold-colored PELE ring on my right index finger whenever I have the extra funds.
I know, it sounds like another strange Enochian word: gebofal. Sorry. SORRY. (Not sorry.)
Having done Enochian with relative consistency over the last year and a half, I have touched many parts of the system, but I haven’t yet done the 49-day ritual of working with Liber Loagaeth, named gebofal, as a way of attuning myself to that book. I haven’t found a good copy of the book; the best copy of Loagaeth that I can find, from which I have done a tentative translation of part of one leaf that remarkably parallels the Tzimtzum, doesn’t have all of the characters in Enochian, and many parts are corrupted! So begins my hunt for the original scans from Sloane, which unfortunately are no longer available to order online.
What I can gather from Leitch is that there may be a zodiacal-by-elemental force (four elements within each of the twelve signs) associated with doing this. The stepwise moving through the gates of heaven also parallels the counting of the Omer, which is a symbolic contemplation designed to aid the opening of the 50 Gates of Binah. This would seem to parallel the Aethyrs themselves, but I sense there is a larger cosmological work at play, and probably initiation into Chokmah (which is ruled by the entirety of the zodiac) via the original Enochian system (rather than my hack). The combination of zodiacal and elemental efforts–along with the celestial (and by implication, the Aethyrs) imagery–strongly suggests to me a primary scaffold to ascend the three higher worlds. As such, it makes sense that Leitch describes it (based on his review of some others’ experiences) as the primary Enochian initiatory ceremony.
Wish me luck in my search for a good copy of Liber Loagaeth for me to reproduce! Perhaps after completing this ceremony, I will be more capable of translating Loagaeth into English….
Update 1: I think I found a version. It may be too low-quality to be sure but I will do my best with it.
Update 2: The resolution on the image was far too low to work with. Back to the search!
Update 3: Aaron Leitch was kind enough to reply and is working on it. Thanks, Aaron!
Enochian is, to be clear, fairly advanced, but it need not be unapproachable. Even someone just exploring magick can get a benefit from exposure to Enochian (this is why I have taught Enochian classes before at Unlimited Thought, so people of all ability levels can see that Enochian needn’t be held in an arcane tower).
Where to begin? I recommend going to a live or virtual class held by someone who has worked with Enochian before (these are the days of Covid-19, so virtual is preferred). A TEX scrying should probably be on the agenda, because this starts evolving your consciousness to work in the celestial realm. Next, I recommend Lon Milo DuQuette‘s book Enochian Vision Magick. It’s simple, straightforward, and to the point of getting you understanding the systems and starting to work with it. You can begin with printed or hand-made versions of all the materials on paper.
The next steps depend on your preferences, so I’ll list them in no particular order. Jason Louv has the definitive history of the system, and this contextualizes things like its apocalyptic imagery. Scott Stenwick has excellent books on the Heptarchical system as well as the Elemental system; the latter, the book on the watchtowers, informs you how to work the watchtower kinds, seniors, kerubs, and “lesser” angels (only “lesser” by comparison!). Moreover, Aaron Leitch has released a first and second volume on the Enochian language.
Last, I will recommend Aaron Leitch’s Enochian Grimoire for the use of gebofal in magick. The rest of the grimoire is a fine introduction and covers most of the topics above, but I just didn’t use it, so I cannot review the book in its entirety. I would note the strongly Renaissance feel of his treatment of the material (to be expected, given Enochian’s origins), which unfortunately includes the high volume of magickal equipment to be used. Still, gebofal is next on my list of Enochian magick to work through, and I know of no other writer who has offered writing on it, and Leitch’s instructions on it are straightforward.