Article reprint: An Overview of the Mathematics and Astrology of the Enochian System

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:


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Reprinted from Telicom 34, no. 3, copyright 2022 by the International Society for Philosophical Enquiry. All rights reserved. Please address all reprint requests to editor@thousanders.com.

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!

Zodiacal Holy Table of Practice Finalized

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:

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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.

On the Subject of Confession after Alexander Eth’s Latest Episode of Glitch Bottle

If you’re an explorer in magick, you may have come across Alexander Eth’s Glitch Bottle podcast. If you haven’t heard his show yet, it’s very well produced and worth digging into! Today, I’m focusing on his latest episode on confession, which I’ll give a quick overview of and then expand on slightly.

Eth’s episodes skew historical and Western, and this fills a big gap the understanding of modern magicians. The original Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and Enochian magick both reflect a great deal of the groundwork laid by Agrippa, but as Glitch Bottle listeners quickly come to understand, there’s a lot more to what can be broadly called “the Western magical tradition” which isn’t included in Agrippa. It should become clear, after reflection, that the entirety of the magical tradition to that point was all too much to put on one historical figure!

Eth dives into the nature of confession in the magical context. Confession, he explains, restores the covenant between the Divine or the spirits (usually angels) and the magician/supplicant. As another example which Eth gives: any attempt by the entity to undermine the mind of an exorcist by appealing to guilt about misdeeds is nullified in advance by the confession. Intriguingly, Eth mentions that for some practices, magicians are to confess to wrong acts, whether they have committed them or not!

There’s more to the episode, but let me move on to some observations behind the philosophy of magick. Eth alludes to, but I’ll say explicitly, that what’s happening with confession is a means to single-mindedness. Rather than selectively mentally pushing back and forward certain portions of the mind, what one normally ignores (for the sake of protecting the ego) one instead puts forward in confession. As far as the operation is concerned, confession helps one move toward unbiased/nondual mind and minimizes the dialectical monkey mind. In short, confession should some of the same effects as meditation(!).

Returning to the matter of confession to sins one hasn’t even committed: as a human being doing the ritual, one brings all of their potential with them to it. “There but for the grace of God go I,” as the saying goes, which points to the deeper matters of Original Sin, or the broader idea of dukkha. We are where we are in life both in spite and because of our flaws. In this broader sense, we are guilty of murder and every sin because we know that we are capable of it (though of course we strive to not commit such an act). I would also add that as a human being, we come to the ritual as an emissary for all of our fellow humans, whose affairs will be significantly altered by the influence of the spirits we call upon.

So there is a statement of identity and overlooked reality that, within a ritual context, the magician chooses to bring forward before the ritual in order to even it out in the mind with the more typical (and affirming) subjects of thought. This brings the mind closer to a nondual state. Note that this is a rectification of one’s astrological 12th house, “The House of Bad Spirit.” This makes sense: to maximize the effectiveness of magick, one needs to align this house (along with the 1st house, the “House of Good Spirit”) to the ends of that magick. The cost of not engaging with the 12th house, of course, is that it can weaken the 1st house’s effectiveness during the ritual, or worse, be strong enough to overcome the 1st house and lead to backfire during the ritual.

There’s also the matter of the logic of doing magick itself. If one approaches magick with the attitude of “Reality is just fine, I’m fine, we’re all fine here now–how are you?” then why even do magick? But if, instead, one admits misdeeds, though, one is heightening the obvious contrast between how things are and how one wants them to be: “current state” and “goal state,” an idea closely related to intelligence.

Ultimately, my recommendation is to consider confession as either an alternative or supplement to meditation and relaxation before one’s magical practices. Good luck!

Bridging Buddhism and Enochian, Part 4: Termas, Dakini Script, and the Enochian language

So far I’ve noted some interesting means to bridge Buddhism and Enochian, specifically pathworking with Pure Land Buddhism. Here, I wanted to mention some similarities between Enochian and termas (the hidden treasures left by Guru Rinpoche). Much of what I’ll get into on the Buddhist side is taken from this excellent summary by Adele Tomlin.

Enochian has many aspects, but two of the most notable are an alphabet which corresponds more or less directly with the English (Latin) alphabet (some Enochian letters correspond to more than one English letter). Furthermore, this alphabet is used in an encoded manner: tables of letters were transmitted to Dee & Kelley, and these are rearranged into the manner that they are to be used magically, through which the magician receives divine knowledge. Indeed, the Enochian language is to be spoken through 49 “keys,” which are specific calls through which this knowledge is unlocked.

The summary of termas and dakini script, mentions that this script, which corresponds with Tibetan letters, is used as a key to unlock a much larger treasure of wisdom which was hidden by Guru Rinpoche. The formula is nearly identical.

Is this a perfect crossover? Not necessarily, but the parallels continue to mount in my mind, such as, to mention offhandedly, the 49 days of the death bardo paralleling the many 49’s appearing in Enochian.

A Revised Holy Table of Practice

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.

Recommended Configuration

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:

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Zodiacal lamen


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I will update the DIY Enochian post to include these.

Magical Astrological Elections, 2022

We’re in the fourth quarter of 2021, so it’s probably a good time to give some magical elections. Days are for Texas in the United States, so your timing may vary.

January 16, 2022: Fomalhaut election. The goal here is to put Jupiter on the ascendant for a Fomalhaut election to serve your reputation. Jupiter rules the 10th house, but you must also banish Mars (also in the 10th house) and probably also Saturn (in its joy in the 12th), unless their configuration is especially favorable in your chart. Consider also banishing the sun, which is in a very tight conjunction with Pluto in the 11th. Use tin as your main magica materia and any other stones associated with Jupiter and/or Pisces in your correspondence. Enochian Zodiacal King is Arfaolg, the king is Bynepor, and the prince is Butmono (ideally these would be spelled in Enochian from right to left). Archangel for Fomalhaut is Gabriel (Gabriel’s power is strengthened with the moon in Cancer in this election; spell the name in Hebrew if you’re able, also right-to-left). Refer to Agrippa for the sign of Jupiter which can be added. Christopher Warnock has additional information for Pisces in his Fixed Star, Sign, and Constellation Magic book.

March 5, 2022: Jupiter domicile cazimi election. In my location, I have Jupiter and the sun on the midheaven. Venus is applying to a conjunction with Mars at the anaretic degree of Capricorn in the 8th house. The Pisces and Jupiter angels and sign from the previous election are applicable.

April 27, 2022. Venus/Jupiter conjunction at the exaltation degree. I was super bummed that I didn’t get to do the exact conjunction date, but that falls on an eclipse. Instead, we’ll use the date from three days before, with the moon part of a stellium conjunct the Ascendant. You’ll want to have the moon and Venus be just above the horizon. Neptune is conjunct this, so if you want to banish it, use the Greater Banishing Ritual of the Hexagram, using the forms for Saturn but and substituting the planetary glyph of Neptune for Saturn. Regardless, you may also want to banish Mars, since it’s in the first house (though it’s not in the worst position since this is a night chart and it is above the horizon). The Pisces and Jupiter angels and sign from the previous election are, once again, applicable. The Enochian Venusian king and prince are Baligon and Bagenol. Either tin or copper will do.

October 16, 2022. Spica election. Sun and Venus are conjunct the fixed star this day, and can be put on the midheaven in my location. The Enochian Venusian king and prince names from before are applicable, and the Enochian king and prince of the sun are Bobogel and Bornogo. No real need to banish for this election, in my opinion. Magica materia is copper (Venus).

October 22, 2022. Venus domicile cazimi. Sun and Venus share the anaretic degree, making this an especially powerful Libra election. In my location, they do so in the 1st house, but this could be an equally powerful 7th or 10th house election, depending on your location. They also are separating from a square from Pluto, but this is about 3 degrees away. Every major planet except the moon has either essential dignity or sign-based reception in this election, so I don’t see a need to banish here.