Miniature SDAs

Those familiar with the Enochian system are likely aware of the Sigillum Dei Aemeth (SDA), or “Seal of God’s Truth,” a disc made of beeswax which is carved by the magician. This gorgeous seal has on its top an outer ring segmented into 40 parts, which circumscribes a heptagon of 49 spaces (7 for each side), which touches an inner heptagram at the points, within which are two more heptagons, the inner of which touches a pentagram. On the bottom, the Notarikon AGLA (Atah Gibor Le-olam Adonai,” or “Thou art powerful forever, Lord”) is written in a clockwise formation, within which several interlocking crosses are arranged.

There are hundreds of letters and numbers to be written on the spaces in the front in order to complete this seal. This can be done, but it takes patience on the 9″ version to do so when working with the beeswax: it an immense amount of when working on the four 4″ versions! My recommendation is to do so on the miniature (4″) SDAs soon after making the geometric template (and not waiting for a year, as I did!). Another caution is that it’s much easier to make a mistake with these, so be patient and careful. Double-check each place before lettering it. However, the angelic “high” that comes from making these smaller pieces of the temple furniture is the same as for the SDA, so it’s worth it from that perspective alone.

I’ll be reporting back after having done the lettering on all 4 of these. Chances are I’ll re-scry LIL again (that being my main Enochian activity nowadays).

More on the “unused” SDA letters

I scried LIL today & got more explanation on the unused letters of the Sigillum Dei Aemeth (SDA). The governors of the Aethyr (Occodon, Pascomb, & Valgars) took me up and showed me a pentagram, then specifically the pentagram of the SDA, and then a mirror of it. The 7 angels associated with that are shown with the original pentagram are shown as one name (Sabathiel) on the outside, one on the inside (Levanael), then 5 angels connecting each arm to the next (Zedekiel, Madimiel, Semeliel, Nogahel, and Corabiel).

When applying the names of God to this pentagram formation, the idea, I was told, was to consider these names as actively using the seven classical astrological planets in an alchemical manner as a means of “leveling up.”

The 3 remaining names go with the mirror pentagram; the Archons represent an upper limit (preventing ascension) Amon representing a lower limit (keeping one at one’s current level); in a sense, LNNON can be thought as one’s divinity within the limits of the world. In a sense, no matter how limited one feels, one’s own Divinity (“God Self-Made”) is also there. However, the alternative view of this is that one can rest easy in one’s own divinity, never choosing to explore it fully, or worse, feeling as if the Creator made a prison (this can lead to a paranoid or powerless POV that could be said to resemble Philip K. Dick’s). Whenever one comes to an understanding of this, the seven main god names that are to be used (Galas, Gethog, Thaoth, Horlωn, Innon, Aaoth, Galethog) can help one discover and integrate the many levels of one’s infinite Divinity.

—UPDATE: I researched the Sumerian pantheon & LNNON seems close to “El Nanna,” a Sumerian deity of wisdom and the moon. This could potentially also be the Norse deity of the same name.

On the “unused” SDA circumference letters

I’ve been making some additional Sigilla (plural of Sigillum) Dei Aemeth in order to help local magicians get started with the Enochian system. Originally, the archangel Michael showed Dee & Kelley which cell to begin with (those with capital letters) and instructed them to move around the circle based on the number in that cell to find the next cell in order to construct a name of God. For example, with Thaoth, they started with 4/T, meaning that the name started with T. Because the 4 was on top, the movement was clockwise 4 cells to 22/h for h, the next letter. 22 more cells clockwise took them to 11/A, and so on. That along with the removal of a duplicate A at Michael’s instruction, yielded the name Thaoth.

In all, 28 of the 40 letters were used to make the seven names of God (Galas, Gethog, Thaoth, Horlωn, Innon, Aaoth, Galethog). It occurred to me to think about the 12 letters on the SDA that aren’t used to make the names of God and see what happened. I got a minor intuition not to work these, and the reasons for this became clear as I investigated. I’m pretty sure this occurred to me in 2014 when I constructed my first SDA, but I didn’t investigate it much further when I set the system aside for a while.

At any rate, looking at the letters as such, it’s kind of unclear where to start (lacking the guidance of an archangel). However, if you look at each of the 12 cells and simply count in either a clockwise or counterclockwise manner, you can see whether that count takes you to a related letter that would precede it in order. Eventually, you find three groups and, starting at the beginning of each, yields three god names. Two of these are YMON and BORAOTH, variations on the Egyptian god Amo(un) and the Ogdoad, respectively, which are given excellent treatment by Scott Wilde. Given their apparent relationship to Archons, these seem wisely avoided.

A third name that I found is LNNON (which for some reason I haven’t seen referred to elsewhere), which was somewhat puzzling to me. The name didn’t match any particular god names that I was familiar with. There’s a case to be made for a modification of Elyon (Most High), but Enochian already has the word for this: “JAIDA.” Another possibility could be an Enochian spelling of L (i.e., in this context, El, the generic name for “god” in Hebrew). Still another is the name of the Egyptian god Nun, which is suggestive of Ain Sof, but as a member of the Ogdoad, this seems redundant.

A simpler solution seems to be use the Enochian language itself. L once again would mean “God,” NN is a root word related to “interiority,” “self,” or “power,” and ON means “built” or “made.” This suggests that LNNON or “L NN-ON” means “God, self-made.” Another possibility is NO with ON, eliding the middle O and adding an extra N (not unheard of for Enochian). L could mean either “first” or “God” in this context, and NO would mean hexagram. “The divinely made hexagram” or “The first built hexagram” would be the translation. Regardless, it’s indicative of Kabbalistic magick, and both Enochian-language interpretations suggests that this is an aspect of God in Atziluth.

Do I recommend working with this last god name? I will report back on it after my next LIL scrying where I’ll ask about it, but it seems like LNNON should rule over the original 7 names of God, and the other two hidden names of God, in the same manner that the 7 heptarchical (planetary) angelic kings which are ruled by an 8th (CARMARA). The value of this name from the SDA itself is 44 which in Gematria reduces to 8 (which would fit this motif). 44 is also 1/10th (rounding down) the value of the entire SDA, suggestive of a sephira and the 10 names discovered (so far) using this system (note that some take the 6/A cell and instead use Michael’s original A/6, which creates the name ABORA; seeing the several corrections to this system during the original transmission, I tend to accept these corrections as a result of the angels clearing up garbled transmission rather than tipping their hand to a magical blind). Interestingly, the Enochian value of these letters comes to 220, half (rounding down) of the SDA and 44 * 5. Together with the first two hidden names, these come to 155. All ten names together are:

Galas: 71
Gethog: 453
Thaoth: 838
Horlωn: 221 ( or 251 or 1021, depending on if one counts it like Enochian Med for 30 or uses the Isopheny value of 800 for omega)
Innon: 240
Aaoth: 443
Galethog: 499
Boraoth: 572 (or 578 if the middle A is retained, which is doubtful)
Ymon: 230
Lnnon: 220

The hidden god names totaled together come to 1022, ironically meaning “conspicuous.”