The angel Mapsama, whose name means dic illis in Latin–“tell them” in English–appeared on May 24, 1584 (Julian calendar) and instructed Dee and Kelley to bind together “48 leaves [of paper], whose skin shall bear silver: Whose Perimeter shall be 30 inches, in length 8, in breadth 7.” When finished, the book is to be placed in a room with the door closed (presumably locked) for two weeks. Dee is told to invite the angels of the Lord, and also that humanity “is not worthy to write that shall be written: neither shall there be found many worthy to open that book.” He was then to place the book on a table-cloth (presumably the same cloth which was to go over the Holy Table of Practice) and invite the angels. Dee gets little more information about the book upon further questioning, though does ask to be allowed to do less work than this(!).
No record of Dee or Kelley making such a book exists, yet this book, I should add, is considerably simpler, in theory, than the book of Liber Loagaeth. No 49×49 tables, no binding in silk, and the like. Instead, this seems like a straightforward creation of a book with silvered leaves, and, given the lack of guidance, it seems that all that is required is that each leaf have some amount of silver added to it, and then the book is consecrated by remaining out of sight.
The particular use of silver on a page struck me, reminding me of the Abramelin operation, at the end of which, when the Holy Guardian Angel manifests, the supplicant is to look upon silver and copy down the sigil seen therein. My own experience with this was that I saw it as if I had seen bright neon sign flash against darkness–in other words, I saw the after-image of that kind of glare–but only when looking at the silver. So here we have silver, like the moon with which silver has almost unfailingly corresponded throughout the millennia, creating a reflection of light (as it does with sunlight), and what is seen is to be copied on paper. My guess is that the Book of Silvered Leaves would operate similarly, and so far the angels have not given me an intuitive sense that I am wrong. For although I am not worthy to write in the book, the consecration may either rectify me with the Divine to do so, or at least allow me to copy that which is seen in silver into the book itself–not technically writing so much as capturing that which is written. For all I know, the method may be that I’ll walk into the room next week and find a completely written book! But the angels have indicated that my intuition is correct, and that moreover I will receive 19 symbols which are to be linked to the 21 letters of the Enochian alphabet, with B (in Enochian, the name for this letter is “Pa“) and C/K (“Veh“) being linked with the first symbol, S (“Fam“) and T (“Gisg“) with the last, and the remaining symbols each being linked with one letter each.
The main reason I’m writing this, however, is to establish how I went about making the book and to confirm its lunar effects. I took guidance from the book of Amzes Naghezes Hardeh (also known as Liber Loagaeth)–to use paper with no writing on it, cutting it down to 8 inches by 7 inches, and I simply glued silver leaf squares to an upper corner of each of the 48 leaves (front and back). I also bought an 8×8 scrapbook because the pages would be bound in the sense of “not going anywhere” to that scrapbook, and then put those leaves in the plastic sleeves (I couldn’t find an 8″x7″ scrapbook, so I taped off the extra inch on each of the 48 plastic sheets). Finding myself with one silver leaf remaining, I taped it to the front of the book. Finally, I had to adjust the width of the back slightly by adding in some cardboard. In all, this this took me about a week, and I was told by the angels that the astrological election for completing the work (which I counted as putting in the last page and then inviting the angels) would be obvious, and given my natal chart, it definitely was. When I finished the book, I activated the furniture, placed Liber Loagaeth above the Sigillum Dei Aemeth (which as usual was on the table), put the “flashing red and green,” tabasco-silk cloth atop the table so that everything was covered up. Atop that cloth I placed the Book of Silvered Leaves. As far as inviting the angels, I read lines 21 through 26 of table 1a of Amzes Naghezes Hardeh (Liber Loagaeth), read calls 1 and 2, and finally recited the first section of Dee’s invocation to the good angels (Fundamentalis ad DEVM Supplicatio, et Obtestatio pro Angelorum Bonorum, benigno, habendo Ministerio; in Latin and English). It has been one week since this, so this is about halfway through the consecration period.
The effects of this have been as follows: first, daily, I have sensed the energy coming from the room, and it grows every day. My sense is that it will ultimately encompass the entire home. Second, it has been an especially emotional time at home, which is quite in line with lunar effects. Next, I have noticed that other lunar effects, mainly dreams, have been strongly activated. I rarely remember my dreams, but I have been recalling them often. Finally, I have a sense that there is some angelic “resolution” associated with incorporating this lunar energy. Amzes Naghezes Hardeh/Liber Loagaeth indeed brought the wisdom of the cosmos, but some more “down-to-earth” revelation seems indicated by the Book of Silvered Leaves. It’s quite the oversimplification to call Amzes Naghezes Hardeh/Liber Loagaeth “solar” (though the solar angelic prince Bornogo is featured prominently in Leaf 9) but if one incorporates the idea of the path of the sun as pulling in all of the cosmos, then it makes sense that it can open the gates of Wisdom/Chokmah. My sense is that there will be quite complementary solar and lunar energies from using both books in tandem, and I wouldn’t be surprised by a lunar wisdom (or perhaps a foundation/Yesod for such Wisdom) coming from the Book of Silvered Leaves.
I will, of course, give an update to this when I have finished the consecration of the book and have more to report.
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 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:
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.
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.
So this gebofal post is mainly for astrology nerds. Other than beginning on the Sunday sunrise after Passover, this was not an astrologically elected beginning.
Note the culminating Libra full moon, conjunct the Part of Forthne, ruled and received by Venus in fall as the sun, in exaltation by sign, applies to a conjunction (yet both are received by sign by Mars), which, incidentally is at my Lot of Eros. Mars, chart ruler, is received by a separating square with Mercury, which like the moon is also in fall, but is also in exile; Mars is also in a separating trine to Saturn. Saturn is in its domicile and receives Jupiter.
All planets are in their own light. In general, the planets seem fairly well disposed. Mars is my final dispositor.
Now here is the chart for the end of gebofal:
This date follows the days of the Counting of the Omer; it’s after sunset because of the time it took me to read the Angel Ave’s recited Prayer of Enoch, plus Leaf 1 of Amzes Naghezes Hardeh (Liber Loagaeth) after sundown. Once again, we have all planets in their own light, and the Part of Fortune is in Libra again. I am timing the end of gebofal as the end of the reading of Leaf 1, which is 4802 Enochian words, after reading the call to prayer of Enoch. I’ll probably start the latter earlier than sunset to get the timing as close to this chart as possible:
Now, however, we have not one, but four planets in domicile: Saturn, Jupiter, the moon, and Mercury: one each from the four planetary types. We have even more robust reception: a tight applying conjunction of the moon to Mars in Cancer, lending its strength to the malefic in its fall. The peregrine sun is disposed by Venus, which is received by Mercury in Gemini (the latter trined Saturn on the last day I made a call to the Heptarchy, a Wednesday, Mercury’s day, when I called King Carmara for help in giving the power of that day from Mercurial King Bnaspol to Saturnian King Bnapsen (King Bobogel is also called to lend support, having taken Bnapsen’s place on Saturday the 8th).
The Ascendant is in an applying square to its chart ruler, while the benefic of sect is sextile the MC and loosely applying to a trine with Saturn. Both the moon and Mars are injunct Saturn.
The only odd duck here is the sun; other than being in the sign of my natal sun and moon, it seems out of place, except for a trine to Pluto.
At the start of gebofal, I would say the planets start off as an interdependent hodgepodge, with most gaining strength only by reception or exaltation. At the end, they continue to lend strength by reception (and stronger reception at that), but the majority are in their own domicile. The balanced Part of Fortune in Libra suggests that the entire process is bringing out in me a clear balance to my life’s path.
I’m a Leo rising with a Taurus new moon, so the activated houses here are my 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th and 12th are all being heavily activated, and also my natal Saturn and Jupiter are activated by transiting angles.
Sunrise: Call/Key 10, (because it is the ninth spoken call (after the “not to be spoken” true first call, most practitioners refer to this as call 9). Call to King Bynepor, Vibrated the God names “OIP,” “TEAA,” and “PDOCE.” Vibrated names of Governor Doanzin (should’ve been Oddiorg!) and Zodiacal King Hononol (ZIP).
Governor Doanzin and Kings Bynepor and Hononol are here equally because the number of the call matches the 9996 of those angels, I’m told (despite my calling the incorrect governor!). I relax now, and the first thing I’m shown is a flood within a mine. The angels show me this water washing away the dirt is washed from gold ore: “much as it causeth [geometric] loose points to disconnect from more fixed ones,” I’m told. “What it reveals, when there’s enough water to wash away that which cloudeth” then one can see that “there is gold, there are jewels, there is just so much that needed to be seen.”
The angels are commenting about how yesterday seemed to lack geometry: “Again, it was that openness, it was that openness of the points, and their freedom to move about and to transport and they’re doing so within a focus. Now,” they add, “that the same thing can happen with water, except that it has this effect of moving the mud about the gold or the precious stones.” Now the angels continue, “Much as water reflects the image of one who stares into it, yea, even though the water be cloudy and murky: so, too, do gold and precious stones do this. Think thou of the Buddha and Buddhists and Buddhist temples and how there’s so much gold to be had in them! Yes, it’s a valuable commodity in and of itself,” they’re saying, but the point is that, “it’s not taken and used in these things, but it’s there to reflect, so one can see oneself in a clear-cut and not-opaque gem. It reflects something deeper in the psyche.”
At this point the angels advise me to consider this word. Psyche is noted for her beauty (Tiphareth), reflected about her in the gold (sun, ruler of Tiphareth) of Eros’ (son of Venus, whose planet is ruler of Netzach) palace. There’s also a bit about how she is the goddess of the soul, yet she must face death in order to reach this apotheosis. The angels continue, “There’s something very emotional, sentimental, but also, at its purest and cleanest, that ‘eternal sunshine of the spotless mind,’ the empty mind. There’s something reflected in that water that can stir a memory of this mind.” (Note: I’ll also add the myth of other legendary items pulled from water, such as Excalibur, given by the Lady of the Lake).
I’m told to now consider water as a means of transportation. We already some of this with Pisces and the fish which moves within it; indeed, today I have my feet upon the seal of King Bynepor, who would seem to correspond to planetary Jupiter, which rests upon the water tablet. As an aside, the angels note that the full boon of this day will come during the ingress [of the planet Jupiter into Pisces]. “It is not to be forgotten, Son of Man, Son of God, Son of Earth.”
I am shown the transportation of “all manner of goods, all manner of substances, good or ill, because [water has] the desire to flow, and that freedom to flow, yet [each point is] connected by other [points, which represent] people. All of the points within water are in constant contact with others, which is a much closer and intimate vibe than air, which tends to be–we call it abstract, but really [a point of] air tends to just go off and take a while before it hits something else.”
The angels conclude the properties of transportation and of gold and precious jewels. “When it comes to the next call, we have Venus in its nocturnal domicile.”
Also, on Day 44, “in order for the numbers of the servient angels to add up to 69636” (the number contained in the fifth spoken call, assigned to that day), the angels suggest that I find various combinations via Excel. If I do so carefully, they add, I should be able to get all possible combinations of numbers within those Aethyrs, and that I could use all of the individual servient angels from all 91 parts earth/governors. That would indeed be a challenge!
I ask the angels if there is indeed a sum across the Aethyr totals of servient angels which add to 69636. “We’ll see,” they say coyly. I ask them earnestly for their help.
I have since entered these into Excel and used the Solver tool successfully to find a combination of servient Aethyr angels which add up to that. Now I am updating it to work on the other numbers for which I had no exact match.
Noon: Similar procedure, correcting the governor name to Oddiorg.
Gov. Oddiorg and Kings Bynepor and Hononol say that they will just tick through the powers of gold/precious stones and of transportation for each of the three water signs.
With respect to the powers of gold and precious stones of Pisces, this, I’m told, is exactly where Jupiter placed here is at its best. It’s like when the rains come, and they wash everything away: that’s what it’s like with Jupiter in Pisces. The rains move the stones from where they were and, as a result, one can thereby receive new opportunities, and a new chance to reflect on oneself (see metaphorical meaning above). With respect to transportation, all of the waterways, but seafaring especially with respect to Pisces, much more so than the other two signs.
In Cancer, here Jupiter is in its exaltation, and here we find, oftentimes, heirlooms are passed down this way, but the…this is sort of like a treasure chest, which can be opened and distributed, oftentimes an armored one. Any sort of gold which resides in bank vaults, stuff like that: this is what the angels of this power operate over. The claws of which hold a jewel in place in jewelry would also be of this power. I ask if it’s better to call on such angels when the appropriate planets move through that sign, and they say yes, go ahead and consider astrology in this. It would obviously better to Jupiter transiting Pisces or Cancer, or, when this will be described Saturday, Sagittarius.
When it comes to the powers of transportation, especially of Jupiter in Cancer: this is where we can get a little into things like submarines, which are a bit both like Cancer and Scorpio, that hard shell and deep delving aspect. Any large ships through a canal or a river, I’m told, belong more to Cancer; the powers of canals generally, too, for their “cracking open” as seen earlier in the powers of Transformation.
The powers of Scorpio with respect to gold and precious stones: here we have the idea of sunken treasure or, if you have to cross waters to get at it, or buried treasure. The idea generally of delving and finding, delving and finding, if water or an island are involved. They call Jack Sparrow emblematic of this type of figure. There’s also the intensity of cutting of a precious stone and the precision involved.
When it comes to transportation, we’ve already had this idea of a submarine; there’s also any kind of tunnel or pipes with a watery aspect to it.
That’s it. They understand the constraints that I’m under, and thus ends the vision.
Sunset: Similar procedure.
I’m a little out of it on account of having just napped, yet King Bynepor, Governor Oddiorg, and King Hononol are all pleased with this state, and bid me just continue to relax. I see a big splash into the ocean, and the water comes about me in a sphere. I immediately feel my entire subtle body change, and once again the angels are just adding these powers to my subtle body system. “Use this with wisdom, Son of Man, Son of God, Son of Earth, for the Most High hath bestowed His PRONOA upon thee in unlike measure.”
I’m feeling it water come upon me, come about me, be imprinted upon me. I’m very grateful for this, and I feel myself a little uneasy, noting that it’s been a rough day for me emotionally. “Your feelings are your own, Son of Man, Son of God, Son of Earth,” the angels remark: and now this sphere of water is circulating about and within me, like a torus, and it becomes this flow, and I feel some energy come up off of Leaf 10.
“Yea, now forty leaves hath been completed, and only nine remain. So, too, shalt thou now know the Mysteries that the Most High hath in store for thee. Rest now, Son of Man, Son of God, Son of Earth, and be a faithful servant unto Him.
Sunrise: Call/Key 14, (most practitioners refer to this as call 13, because it is the 13th spoken call, where as the true first call was “not to be spoken”). In order, calls to: King Bobogel, Prince Bornogo, King Baligon, King Carmara, and Prince Hagonel (the last two I decided to add at the last minute, since multiple royals were involved). A lot of energy was present. Note: Whenever it seems that King Carmara is speaking as his King Baligon form, I indicate so in brackets within the quote. Note that I am working with the Water Tablet, so this is a
The vision begins with King Carmara adjusting the method I will use for these final days of gebofal for days in which multiple kings should be called. He directs that instead of calling on King Bornogo first (the rationale being that it be his day and hour, i.e., those of the sun), instead I should call King Carmara (AKA Marmara–the first “M” is silent), then Prince Hagonel, then the king of the day, then the prince of the day and finally any other remaining kings). The timing matters less at noon and at sundown, since the timing must of necessity be different, but calling according to the normal timing of the king and prince of the day couldn’t hurt, but, King Carmara acknowledges, is difficult. In other words, there isn’t a need to follow this strict timing, because King Carmara is high king and can be called at any day and time, and, he says, he can bring about the inclusion king or prince to be involved.
There’s a lot of energy coming up off of the leaf now. King Carmara uses his right as high king to speak for Kings Baligon and Bobogel (the latter two bow, as do the two princes). “Let us speak about the Mechanical Arts with respect to water. You have already had in your mind the idea of a rudder or of a propeller. These are indeed Mechanical Arts of Water. Any seafaring enterprise: I [as Baligon] am included in the Mechanical Arts thereof. This would include Navigation.” Once again, we’re seeing a crossover between the elemental forces of electromagnetism (fire) in water (seafaring): “It depends on the purposes thereof,” he clarifies. “The confusion you had yesterday was, ‘What is the purpose of the Mechanical Art of Air, and how does is that involving electromagnetism[, which is of the nature of fire]?’ Well, it was the balancing” –(Libra)–“or binary”–(Gemini)–“nature of the circuits. To some degree you’re going to have that, upon any ship. Note: as humanity has advanced, many of these different kinds of Mechanical Arts become as one. So, any Mechanical Art involving a ship, I am involved with.
“Also consider the Mechanical Art of the chemicals which go into biology, for example. Any kind of chemical reaction which must needs be done in a water solution: there I[, as Baligon,] be,” King Carmara elaborates.
“Finally,” he concludes, “consider also now the powers of Transformation associated with Water. O, so much Water can transform! It can dissolve, as we have already noted, and it can also cause great floodings, great hurricanes: things of this nature. So that is how it is found in nature: how might it be found in humanity?
“It depends on the nature,” King Carmara explains, “and we won’t divert you to discussion of this with respect to the astrological signs just yet: this we will do this afternoon.” Here I must pause to allow the transmission to come through clearly. “Water can transform crops that humanity works upon, so irrigation: that is the [transformative] power of water. Water as it relates to food, to crops, to [avoiding undesirable] flooding” are related to the Transformative power water, he continues. “But the main thing is ecosystems, biology. ‘Water is life,’ is the phrase. We do not say, ‘Fire is life.'”
King Carmara continues: “Drinks and transformations thereof, and IV fluids.” He bids me note much medical transformation related to water. That which is related to medicine and to the blood: “Blood has its own unique significance to Spirit, but regardless, most of it is water, and lymph [is also]. So all of these things can be transformed best by calling upon the tablets. Frankly,” he advises, “it’s probably best that you call upon all of the angels [of all four elements, which are associated with a given power,] as you have done in the past, and just request help.”
“Let’s talk about Venus in exaltation,” King Carmara transitions. “It is good that you called upon me so that I could bring forth this power. Venus in exaltation in Pisces: we have the fish, the transporting of the fish, the ability of the water to go any which-way: the grand freedom of this. It is pleasant enough to not do that much! It can be quite lazy, can’t it? Or it feels liberating to be in that flow state. It feels very pleasant to be in that state. Hence why so much has been written about it, and it can also be empowering, so one can begin to bring in that Jupiterian influence.
“So both of these things happen at once: water, flow, knowing where to go, and to do it all much more quickly [and easily] than you would realize,” he concludes. “This is Venus in its exaltation. So,” he remarks, “it was a little difficult for you to get here, but it is good that you did, because now you yourself are even feeling the pleasantness of this in your body”–he’s correct, and it feels good to even type this up–“and your mind is now at ease. It is good that you continue to work at [perfecting the method]: this is the nature of Jupiter at the final degrees of Aquarius, so do not feel too bad. You may even look up the term and decan if you wish.” I do so: it is the term of Saturn and the Decan of the moon, which is near the end of Capricorn. “All in all, good job,” he encourages me. “Continue to work with this same format: again, do not worry so much about the timing now that I have invoked. You see that there will be no need to be concerned with it, although you may if you wish. Very good, Son of Man, Son of God, Son of Earth.”
Thus ends the vision.
Noon: Similar procedure: I neglected to do this in the morning, so this time I added seven calls to the godnames of OIP, TEAA, and PDOCE.
King Carmara once again chooses to speak for the remaining princes and kings. “Let us now consider water as a mechanical art, when it comes to Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio.
“It’s going to be easiest with Scorpio, so let’s begin there. In addition to all of the other matters at hand, mechanical arts would be all manners of plumbing, pumps: anything having to do with the pumping of water, but to some degree this also applies to other liquids, which are the same category, in terms of melting and boiling point and similar qualia of water. Also, [as with a previous vision], diagnosis without seeing the matter: this is something of a fixed sign ability, but for Scorpio the difference is the diagnosis of something especially hidden, that is dangerous to be apprehended without special equipment (or perhaps even impossible).” He specifically references exploring a site like the Fukushima nuclear power plant, going into the water of the wrecked plant, but even without the water, the dangerous task of doing so. The Mechanical Art would going in or indirectly observing long enough such that information can be gleaned and worked upon: such information would be impossible to directly apprehend. Yet Scorpio is very good at understanding pressure and many hidden things. “Delving,” he adds, and “many underwater things would be Scorpionic. Irrigation, which was previously mentioned, because it involves plumbing-like action, is more Scorpionic, but has some Piscean aspects as well. Those would be the Mechanical Arts related to Scorpio in particular.”
He wishes to move on to Pisces. I concentrate to improve the quality of King Carmara’s transmission. “Consider the Mechanical Arts related to Pisces: this would be like the Mechanical Art of understanding the tides [and currents], and all oceanic ecosystems fall under Pisces,” he explains. “All of the water signs to some degree, but specifically Pisces.” I ask if he has anything else, and he says, “Yes: medical equipment–if it’s a puncture, such relates to Scorpio, so an IV drip into would belong to that sign. But if it’s trying to figure out what’s already happening to the flow of somebody, even heart surgery “–and here I see an open heart undergoing such–“the heart itself would be more like unto the Pisces. Again we’re getting away from some of these typical associations: heart center is Leo. Heart in terms of an organ acting to pump the water-like substance of blood, and the Mechanical Arts related to that: that is Pisces. If it were more of a surgery related to perhaps a valve (or the veins and arteries), such would be more Scorpionic. But other kinds of surgeries to remove some kind of blockage–there’s a bit of overlap.” I pause as I wait for the transmission to continue clearly. He continues, “You already have a large one with the ecosystem, but the problem is that your view isn’t as big.” Now I see a dolphin: “Yes,” he says, “sonar would be a good example of a Piscean technology, despite the dolphin being an aquatic mammal and not a fish.
“When it comes to Cancer,” King Carmara transitions, “here we have all sorts of Mechanical Arts related to shells, which are designed, indeed, to protect what’s inside. So airbags, despite their also having an Aquarian element due to the compressed air, you also have Cancer in them. More generally, the metal cage of an automobile, helmets, or any kind of armoring: that is the mechanical art related to Cancer. Again, it seems bizarre [for these to not be of elemental earth,] but these are not structure designed to hold something up. Instead, this is a shell designed to protect the watery lifeform inside.
“Getting to the powers of Transformation: you’re tempted to start with Cancer,” he notes, “but let’s start with Scorpio. Is there any power of Transformation that is not related to Scorpio?” he jokes. Speaking seriously now, he says that Scorpionic powers of Transformation are “Generally being more and more able to take in information and to find deeper and deeper layers: becoming interested in a mystery, all of these sorts of things, and seeing it through [to resolution] after layer and layer is unpeeled to its end to its final conclusion. Such is Scorpio, the transformative power of Scorpio.
“When it comes to the Transformative power of Pisces, here we have an ability to grow: once again, to see all sides of an issue. The circling: circumambulation is a perfect example of this: knowing the circumference as well as the center. This was a lot of work within you,” King Carmara observes, “and yet you did it. So the circumnavigation of the globe would be a similar great of this sort of power. The transformative power of knowing the map of the sea, so that one could actually reach the shore desired. This was massively transformative.” I sense a stronger power and he asks whether I would like to skip it. I ask that he tell me. “You see this circle about the globe; this is going to seem odd, but the transformative power of Pisces relates to tides in the sense that one who has truly mastered this could master the…” and I don’t quite understand it, though it’s related to tides. Finally: I see things hitting the oceans, and ask, “Is this about tsunamis?” “Yes,” he says. “So one could predict a tsunami?” I ask. “Yes,” he repeats.
“Wow, that’s deep.” “I told you it would be,” he smiles. “These are clear-cut examples which we hope you will find useful. Finally, of Cancer, the Transformational power is any time an egg opens up. We speak of Cancer as providing nourishment, by the archetypal mother: so any time a shell is cracked, allowing something new to emerge. Or perhaps what was inside was ugly and what is given birth to is unpleasant. But the power to do that is like Pandora’s box.”
King Carmara says, “Let’s close this for now. Tonight we will have one more vision.” He thanks me and I do my best to thank him more (though I’m unsure if this is presumptuous!).
Thus ends the vision.
Sunset: Similar procedure. It was easier to do after some practice.
I relax and note that King Carmara begins by working with my crown chakra; I note much more energy coming off of leaf 14. I see the kings as a triangle with Carmara atop the other two, who are being lifted up into this formation by the princes at bottom. In unison, the kings wish to speak: “Truly the greatest power of Transformation of all of these is that of Love, that of PRONOA. The Divine compassion in you, which you have sought to give to all beings and to all possibilities and unto universe after universe after universe: such is a reflection of the Most High, yet not attaining in as many degrees. Continue thou this work: for much could be said about the effects of the transfer of water from one to another in this love, but indeed, all that needs to nourish one being cometh only in the form of another, for all hath been provided by the Most High.
“Seek you to accept all that cometh across your attention, and seek you to attend to means to be more accepting and compassionate. The Most High hath given you such a great boon. Cherish it! Honor it! Honor Him most of all! Do not worry, Son of Man, Son of God, Son of Earth: for all of these things and more hath already been preordained.”
I feel this change to my subtle body, and it’s something grand opening up. Again, it is this actual Transformation, and this actual change of Mechanical Arts, and again, I feel as if I will be granted the power of this tablet, and of the astrological forces therein. At some level, I am understanding the root, although how to articulate it, I know not yet. The kings encourage me to continue the remainder of the planning (of the final days of gebofal), which is so little now left, mainly the phonetic pronunciation of Leaf 1.
Update 2: I have added King Carmara & Prince Hagonel to those days in which multiple kings & at least one prince must be called, for they are the high king and prince, respectively. See my write-up of Day 36, coming shortly. This also leaves (heh) both King Carmara & Prince Hagonel called times each.
I think I have something of a scheme (subject to change) which explains the different order that I’ve observed with respect to these leaves. Today (Day 35/Leaf 15), the tablet activated was the Air tablet, and because it’s Saturday, it was King Bnapsen who I called. He said that there will be a reversing, several times, of the tablet order.
Yet I have also noted the following: most of the time, the Enochian calls (which, among other things, are associated with the leaves of Amzes Naghezes Hardeh (Liber Loagaeth) of gebofal) sometimes have large numbers (i.e., in the thousands) in them, and these are relatively close to the number of servient angels associated with zodiacal kings in the Aethyrs. Yet there are some calls which do not have them.
Thinking through both of these discrepancies, I had a tentative order to the remaining days’ workings; it was beautiful, it was, in King Bnapsen’s words, “clever,” but “wrong.” Rather than show the original, here’s what he hacked with me during today’s solar noon scrying. I’ll link to this after the fact.
The only thing I’ll note is that tomorrow, Sunday, I will actually call on Prince Bornogo (in addition to King Bobogel). Other days I’m either calling on only the king or a king and prince jointly. Saturn and the sun invert their associations for exaltation and fall, so there are two days when their influences are combined (“the last shall be first, and the first, last.“)
The second of these, the last elemental day (yet n.b. that two watchtower calls remain on Thursday & Friday, and Leaf 1 I will read on Saturday), falls on Wednesday, yet King Bnapsen associated it with the Sun and Saturn. When I call on Prince Brorges the Saturday prior, it is nonetheless during Mercury’s hour). Mercury is mercurial! By then, astrological Mercury will be in exact trine to Saturn, and the sun the sun is transiting will be ruled by Venus, who will be in Mercury’s sign of Gemini. Finally, the sephirothic & planetary switch between Raphael and Michael for Tiphareth, Hod, Mercury, and the sun seem somehow reconciled with Saturn in this plan.
In general, he says, this is tailored to me and my natal chart (King Bnapsen notes that my Mercury is in Aries, the sign of the sun’s exaltation), so your results may vary.
Finally, note that the tablet order changes from:
Water-Earth-Fire-Air (West-North-East-South, which suggests the night, a reversal of the day), to
Air/South-Water/West-Earth/North-Fire/East (shifting the order by a single tablet), then
Air/South-Water/West-Earth/North-Fire/East (again), and finally:
Fire-Water-Earth-Air, which, interestingly, has the “first and last” from the previous two rounds reversed.
*End of Gebofal proper; in the evening, around 8:37, when I intend to finish: all four planets are in domicile, and all planets in sect. †Included to complete a full septile and to fulfill promise: “Thrice 50 times will I lift my hands unto thee” in prayer of Enoch. ‡Included to complete a full astrological septile **Actual end of the ritual; included to complete a full septile. This day the moon is in Leo, my rising sign, while the sun is in Taurus, my 10th house and the sign of my sun & moon. Strikethrough text indicates changes to calls based on advice from King Carmara in later readings.
Sorry for the formatting. Full spreadsheet available on request.
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.
Sunrise: Call/Key (spoken) 19 (typically associated with the Earth Watchtower Tablet; note that most practitioners refer to this as Call 18): because I rarely make this call, I made it three times. Call to King Babalel (once again using the call in Scott Stenwick’s Mastering the Mystical Heptarchy). I prepared for angels of secret discovery and angels of living creatures, and, given the content of the scryings, I was, in a sense, given this. Because the former call references the number 6332, I recalled that other large numbers were associated with the zodiacal kings with respect to the Aethyrs. So, I vibrated the name of Zodiacal King Ziracah (associated with Taurus), who, in the Aethyr of UTI, is associated with 6333 servient angels (it’s only one away, so I presumed some correspondence, and even were I wrong, it doesn’t hurt to have another angel helping). I also vibrated (for good measure) the name of Governor Obvaors, who appears in the same row as the Ziracah/UTI row in Aaron Leitch’s The Essential Enochian Grimoire. I was a little annoyed at myself for being underprepared, but to be fair to me, I feel like I’m in a little bit of uncharted territory.
As I mentioned on Day 29, I was unsure about the association between the days and the leaves; today I placed my hand on Leaf 19b, but it was Leaf 18 in which Kelley was attacked by gnomes for accidentally invoking them. So Leaf 18 should be the one associated with with Earth, rather than today’s. Yet this call is typically associated with Earth. To split the difference, I placed my right foot on the seal of King Babalel (recall that this king is of a Martial/Mars nature, and thus strong in waters (Scorpio)). I placed the four Tabula Recensa watchtower tablets with their usual configuration on the floor in front of me, with Fire tablet roughly to the East and facing that way, Air to the South and facing that direction, similarly Water to the West, and Earth to the North. I placed my feet on all four of them, so I could clearly tell which element was associated with which by energetic feel (a certain tingling is obvious to me when I work with the tablets like this).
The angels indicated that calling on the correct angels associated with this tablet wasn’t really the concern, but nonetheless I prepared a list of the earth-related angel names: those of Secret Discovery, and those of Living Creatures. Unfortunately, as I prepared, I noticed a discrepancy between the Enochian Watchtower angels listed in Stenwick’s Mastering the Great Table and Leitch’s Essential Enochian Grimoire. This was a little unsettling and, well, I didn’t have time to settle it this morning, nor will I this afternoon or evening! So I decided to forego calling on the Watchtower angels. At any rate, on to the vision:
I feel energy at the Water tablet, from the heel of my right foot. I’m told to be silent for a moment. I feel myself drawn into this realm of Adam Qadmon, and it is definitely watery.
Note: the original Great Table had water as the last element in order (Fire-Earth-Air-Water); nonetheless, I’m not sure as to whether this feeling reflects the influence of King Babalel, or rather a reversal of the original Great Table order (Water-Air-Earth-Fire). Tomorrow, Wednesday, has King Bnaspol, who is specifically indicated to be strong in Earth (Virgo) from his call. So, if I notice that the Earth tablet is activated, I could use this as evidence that the Heptarchical kings override the tablet order, but if the Air tablet is activated I could assume that the order of these leaves reflects the original Great Table order (though Mercury/King Bnaspol should be relatively strong in air, the main power indicated is over earth due to both exaltation and domicile, and most importantly the call to King Bnaspol). Things would be even stranger if Fire were activated, and I would probably throw up my hands if water were activated tomorrow as well!
Returning to the vision: this wateriness isn’t what I was expecting, and that’s okay! King Babalel is trying to guide me right now, and he says to make the call to governor Ziracah (note that this King is associated with Taurus, an Earth sign, which opposes the water sign of Scorpio, where Mars is strongest, and from which King Babalel presumably has his power over waters), which I do. I feel energy come up off the leaf and the water tablet. There’s a bit of shifting around of the energy now. The angels say that it’s not like one element is existing completely separately from another. Nonetheless, water is dominant; part of this, I’m told by King Babalel, is his own influence, but, yes, this leaf–and this call (presumably when used for gebofal)–is of a watery nature.
I ask, in all humility, the angels that if I indeed be in the realm of Adam Qadmon, to please show me what is to be shown. I’m told to make the call to the God of the West. Thus, the God of the West/Water is MPH ARSL GAIOL (OIP TEAA PDOKE), which is what I vibrated. [Despite my the godname from the original tablet,] I feel this water come up from the tablet and up my right leg, whooshing up and all about me from the water tablet. The angels note that yesterday, the full moon was in Scorpio (and, I would just add, aided by mutual reception from Mars in Cancer).
It’s a subtle point, but the angels are saying, “Water flows, and water dissolves. Water can move about in a rush, and if it hits you thus is most solid-like, like earth. For that reason it can behave like a solid when it is moving quickly or, of course, when it is frozen. Or, it can, just by a soluble being in contact with it, it can dissolve that soluble, and flow and transport the solution. So, its nature,” the angels tell me, “is to break down, and to transport, whether that be temperature, whether that be through dissolution, through flowing, or through the force of its pushing, like unto a solid. It breaks down, and it transports.”
So when I ask how this relates to the geometry in the Aethyrs, the angels are saying, “What this can do is break down the current association between points, and it can, as a result, move two points together or further apart. It can also act as an intermediary between the two.” I express my gratitude to the angels and to God for this, and I ask if there be anything else. They say, “No. Continue to treat this a bit as an experiment,” because this is kind of new to me, so I take it to heart, in heart. They’re adding, “More will be revealed to you: this was going to be a bit clunky, anyway, but now you know the best way to approach this.” I thank them and they give me as homework to flesh out the remaining days, so I thank them and I will.
Noon: Call 19 (18 as labeled by most practitioners). Call to King Babalel. As usual (I haven’t included it because I mentioned it earlier), I vibrate the title of Leaf 19a. Taking the lessons from this morning’s Aethyr, I vibrate the name of God MPH ARSL GAIOL. I vibrate the names of King Ziracah and Governor Obvaors. Feet are placed as mentioned earlier.
The angels have me relax. Once again, I feel energy arise from the Water Quadrant/Tablet; I even moved the seal of King Babalel to under my left foot, and though I felt energy come up from that seal when making the call to him, I instead found the energy coming up from my right heel again when making this call.
Now they move on to reviewing the morning’s lesson & vision with me: water transports, water dissolves, thus it can dissolve the relationship between two times, and can also transport between them. Now they ask me to review this with respect to geometry; once again, this is a reviewing of the lessons of the higher Aethyrs, as I was promised, yet the angels note that this relates to the lower Aethyrs as well: all of reality. The effect of water is its rearranging of conditions. These elements can rearrange the conditions in which Heaven and Earth meet (see yesterday’s scrying) so that the flow that one is in is being met properly and appropriately. The angels assure me that a lot of these lessons will be learned by my unconscious mind more than anything else.
They move on to asking me to consider two points, or even a system of points of geometric consciousness of an individual. It’s natural that, in interacting with someone else, there would be a certain amount of elemental water involved in the realm of consciousness. If one increases the amount of water in the individual, then there’s a bit of dissolution of the structures that one has in place, which could cause two points to separate, or perhaps come closer together, but regardless it changes the arrangement of no less than two points to each other. Also, the angels have me consider the transportation of certain new solutes into the system by dint of the introduction of water.
Now the angels turn to the knock-on effects. Introducing more water forces that system to react by bringing in more earth in order to remain in its current arrangement, or perhaps to decide how it wishes to flow or rearrange itself given this introduction of water. Also, the transportation of a flow between two different and currently set points–assuming no dissolution is involved–the individual would need to decide whether they want a flow between these points. For example, would the individual want their set point of “compassion” to flow to and/or from an individual who has done heinous crimes? Do they want that compassion to be linked up to someone whom they, to that point, have viewed as “evil”? So the individual may need to rearrange the way that certain ideas flow, so this is a bit of a secondary dissolution (i.e., a rearrangement of a relationship between established points of consciousness), rather than a primary one.
Now the angels take me back and have me consider the person who is giving or introducing the water. Someone with a more Scorpionic take may want to introduce water in order to investigate or understand something better; this is not unheard of for people with planets in Scorpio, with an intensity, which sort of shoots water out like a pipe or a hose, such as to hose down a dirty car or to aim directly at a fire. A Scorpionic sense of this, the angels tell me, is much more–and this, again, is opposed to the sign of Taurus, ruled by King Ziracah, yet in line with King Babalel (whose link to Scorpio I’ve already mentioned), so there’s this interesting dynamic between these two angels. At any rate, the angels are saying that someone who is introducing water could be coming at it with this Scorpionic intensity and focused kind of water, that fixed water which is aimed precisely at a fixed point.
Now the angels turn to the introduction of water from someone with planets in Cancer. Here, the transporting quality of water is paramount, as with nutrients. Or, in the cardinal sense of the sign, water may be used to change the dynamic about someone. For example, in a protective manner, someone with, say, a Mars in Cancer (as we have now), the water is used to dissolve points about someone in a dangerous situation so that they can leave the old dynamic and move into a newer, safer one. How water would act from Cancer is thus very dependent on the needs of the situation (recall that Cancer is ruled by the moon, the fastest-moving of the planets and associated largely with the final formation of circumstances just before they emerge into this world, i.e., Yesod), and those things or circumstances that it senses or intuits should be begun.
Finally, we have mutable water: Pisces. So here we have the sign of fish, whose entire reality is water. Here, the person themselves is being transported along with the water that they reside in. Whereas a crab may or may not reside in water–a fish must live in water. Fish must therefore be highly adaptable to water in all of its measureless (“infinite”) variety: “TON MAOFFAS DAMPLOZ,” the angels use the Enochian phrase. The consciousness is thus in this water, and this sign chooses to live with somewhat fewer “fixed points.” Granted, a fish still has somewhat fixed points relative to its own body, but it sees the world with much more fluid points about it. Nonetheless, if water is going certain direction, the fish must account for the flow of the water, the changes of points caused by the water, what’s transported in the water: that whole concept is very much to be considered (clearly, I have no planets in Pisces or Cancer, so the angels take their time explaining these!).
“This is a lot,” the angels acknowledge. I ask whether they have anything in their generosity, if they be so inclined, to offer, and they say, “No,” but bid me to write this up. They acknowledge that these are complicated lessons, but important to consider, because now we’re going to get at some of the “roots” of the 360 degree circle/ecliptic (note the play on root and “square root”–19 being the rounded square root of 360), and all of that which is within it. The 30 degrees of the Aethyrs is the repeated cycle within any given sign, but these are the root principles of the entire Zodiac: “What is at the root of the Zodiac,” they clarify.
Thus ends the vision.
Sunset: Similar procedure: Vibrating the titles of Leaf 19a&b. Call to King Babalel. Vibrated the God names “MPH, ARSL, GAIOL.” (Note: I have decided to revert to the Tabula Recensa, so such vibrations will be associated with their usual locations. In the case of Water/West, the association is OIP, TEAA, PDOKE). Because I’m confident in this being a thoroughly watery vision, I place both feet upon the water Watchtower tablet, which has the seal of King Babalel above it.
I see this wave part in front of me, and it’s like a vision of Moses parting the Red Sea, and the angels are just pointing out the staff–associated with fire symbolically–which parts water, and how the action of water is undone. I’m approached by King Babalel, speaks to me for the rest of the vision. He walks with me and has me take note of all of the different geometric points in the two sides of the walls of water held in stasis. He notes the fish therein, and he notes the crabs (some in the water, some on the land on which we walk), and the scorpions. He notes the pinpoint accuracy of the stinger of a scorpion, and the crab’s circular crabwalk (like unto the moon!), and he notes how the fish seem to be everywhere in the water and seem to defy a lot of logic in their way.
“But each of them has their strong points,” he remarks. Now I’m feeling more energy come up off of the leaf. “Just to get very specific about how this relates to the realm of Adam Qadmon,” King Babalel transitions, and how I need to consider this as I do this: he notes that today was a somewhat difficult day for me to maintain the compassionate heart, but I did sort of rally at the end of the day. “This is a good thing,” he continues, “and now have compassion for all of this. Have compassion for the fact that water dissolves! and have compassion for the different ways in which it acts! and begins things anew! and can be concentrated, and focused!” Basically, he finishes the point: “have compassion for these various areas of your own chart, relatively empty though they may be!”
I agree, and as I do so, I see a watery sphere about me (here’s an alternative reference), and King Babalel says to take a good look around, and to really note this. When I’m encountering others in the future, he says, “You will get a sense of what’s going on with them, and what seems to be lacking based on a sense of their aura. ‘This is not watery enough,’ or, ‘This is too watery.’ This can be combined with the general sense of chakras,” which, he adds, do not completely overlay with planetary influences, yet it’s its own septenary nature which tends to combine at times. Mars, Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter (whose rulership in the zodiac opposes each other) are more or less like unto the elements. Yet the three remaining have been of interest to me in their higher forms: the sun overlays with the heart, the moon with the third eye (as broad intuition), and Saturn with the crown chakra (as Binah). The king advises me to be aware that I will have a greater sense of other people. This will be a transformation of me and my perception, because I’ve been given such a vast and wonderful teaching (and, as I write this up, I wonder whether a deeper, more fundamental teaching has been given to my energetic system), which I heartily agree with.
King Babalel kindly says that the angels are grateful for the work that I’m doing to teach this stuff and giving as much as I can in return, and says many other kind things, and gives me a subtle bow. I make sure to give a deep bow in return and give my thanks to him and all of the angels. He notes the holiness of this day, the 31st day of the ritual (31 is associated in Gematria with the name El or ‘God’), and that I will only see him two more times in this ritual.
I ask if there’s anything I need to concern myself with as far as calling the kerubs or so-called “lesser” angels of the Watchtowers, and King Babalel tells me that they are not appearing the same way here in this ritual. This is but the first lesson about water, he says, and I will rev up into the next lesson–except it won’t be him next time. I extrapolate that perhaps the next time will be Saturday, but I’m fine discovering this as the days unfold.
I express my gratitude again, and ask whether he has other things to show to me. “No,” he says, but notes that he is very pleased and to continue especially with the compassion. This will make everything make much more sense, and that ultimately we’re getting into some root forces of the heart here.