Ensigns for the Zodiacal Table (DIY File Included)

A couple of nights ago, as I was charging up the tables, I received an idea for ensigns for the zodiacal table. Blank squares in the usual red and blue were already available, and indeed, these were to be “filled in.”

The method of derivation, as described by Galvah, King Marmara (Carmara’s name in heaven, which I associate with the zodiacal level) and Prince Hagonel, was to use every other letter from rows and columns next to the five-letter divine names on the Watchtower tablets. My impression is that there’s both a stabilizing factor as well as an increase in power in adding them to the zodiacal table. I will be updating my zodiacal table in due time and let you know if I observe any additional effects.

Below is the updated DIY file; the zodiacal table (tab: Personal HTOP) now has these ensigns embedded and grouped, and a single image combining the table and ensigns is below that one. A new tab for the Zodiacal Ensigns is in the Excel file also. It’s under a Creative Commons license, so please just attribute this correctly. Thanks, and good luck!

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Squaring the Square to Reach the Root of the Circle: Reflections on the Watchtower Powers and Gebofal

See update at bottom:

One of the things that has stuck with me since yesterday (Day 37) of the gebofal(-like) ritual is the implications of the various angel “sets,” and how this relates back to the idea of squaring the circle from Days 33 and 34. With four elements and eight different angelic powers per element, and four angels per power and two controlling names of God per power…this gets complicated.

I’ve decided to reduce this largely to the powers and only exploring a single element of fire. Below is a diagram to help illustrate what I’m talking about; the colors are not completed but it’s sufficient:

A squared circle (roughly equal area, as this was done freehand); inscribed within the square is another square rotated at 45 degrees. There are six squares in all like this, with a rotation by 45 degrees for each square. Inscribed within the innermost square (which is rotated as a diamond) is another circle, and an equilateral triangle inscribed within that. The circle itself is quartered by an X, with each limb of the X shown by color (red, white, green, and black). Shown along the fire limb of the X (this could also be shown with any or all of the elements; the fire axis alone is only shown for the sake of simplicity) are four red squares.

Here, I have shown the powers roughly related to the fire quadrant; the order so much doesn’t matter to me, but rather a suggestion of an idea that the kerubs and “lesser” angels exist somewhere within these circles, corresponding roughly to the areas of the numbers 1 through 8 (only 1-4 are shown due to space constraints). I have created square ABCD to indicate an overlap between the powers of 1, 2, 3, & 4 (again, the order doesn’t matter so much to me, because such hasn’t been the order as they’ve arrived, but in this case Living Creatures, Transportation, Gold and Precious Stones, and Medicine).

The key point I want to make is that, regardless of the actual order, my conjecture is that the seniors occupy segments EF, FG, and, not shown, GJ, connecting these overlapping squares. The king would occupy the entire upper-left quadrant (this would require a cross which would make the diagram too busy, but use your imagination). I’ll also note that this roughly overlaps with the symbolism received during the vision:

Early iteration of the symbol: A taijitu with out accompanying inner dots, a Christian cross at its center, a diamond with indented sides about it, and a spiral about it.

The spiral here indicates the work that I’ve been doing to get at the center, and overlays well with the symbolic representation of the Watchtower tablets. The trinary nature of this is further symbolized by adding the pyramid and octahedron:

Later iteration of the symbol.

And finally, a later iteration suggesting the grounding of the symbol within earth:

Final iteration of symbol.

This was later expanded on Day 30.

I am still not entirely clear on the purpose of the triangular portion; I have considered a model of “inside-outside-union” or “God-person-earth” or “Heaven/Future state-Becoming-Earth/Present state”; none of this is clear and I leave it to the rest of gebofal for it to become clear. Nonetheless, the geometry and symbolism continues to hold my focus.

Finally, I wanted to note the general thrust or spirit behind the forms of the powers of the angels:

Transformation: energy/matter qualia change for perception
Transportation: distinction of spacetime for perception
Gold & Precious stones: single-pointed focus of perception
Living: creates ability to perceive
Medicine: agency to continue perception
Secret Discovery: arrangement of perception
Mechanical Arts: arrangement of matter/energy
Natural substances: perception of differences within matter (qualia)
Seniors (“to impart or influence, knowledge and judgment in human affairs”): rules distinguishing perception across perceivers (this includes necessary changes to matter and energy to do so).

Update: So it occurred to me that there are six seniors per element, not three. One could make the argument that there are three seniors going from the outer square to the inner, and then three returning, which is to say EF to FG to GJ (or whatever that final letter should have been: man, I lose track of my own system when I do rush jobs!) and then back again: JG to GF to FE. This implies directionality, and I’m unsure about this.

Another possibility seems more likely: factorial math, where 3! is the number of connections. In the example above, suppose the common point is of square ABCD and the subsequent square with F as its center (yes, I really should’ve set that up better!) is point D (which for the next square would be in the upper-left corner). The next square we’ll label DXYZ (because I have to start at the back of the alphabet now!), the next we’ll label YUVW, and the innermost we’ll label VRST. This would leave three common points—D, Y, V, and S—across four squares per element (recall that I could only show three squares due to space constraints!), representing all four combinations of power dyads. Thus, rather than the centers, we consider this in terms of common points, which themselves connect to each other as six seniors, represented as DY, DV, DS, YV, YS, and VS.

One could take this step further and imagine these six seniors as six points of an octahedron, connecting the more visible angels, each of which occupies a triangle representing a power. Yet there are four angels per power, and two names of God controlling each set of four! For the former, the only thing I can think of is that each Angel set is divided evenly into four equilateral triangles. For the latter, I think about the duality of regular polyhedra (credit to Tilman Piesk), and the dual of the octahedron is the cube, which can be diced into eight smaller cubes, each of which has a point most external to the center, and has the common center among them. Each of the names of God controlling these sets of four angels can be represented as the outermost and innermost points of the smaller cube.

Observations on the Order of the Watchtower Gebofal Calls (Part 2): Updated!

Update 1: See text.

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.

Here’s the table:

Call (by convention / proper)Day of weekDateElementKing(s) / PrincePlanetSignDomicile
17/18Wednesday28-AprEarthBnaspolMercuryVirgoDomicile & Exaltation
13/14Sunday2-MayWaterCarmara, Hagonel, Bobogel Bornogo & Baligon VenusPiscesExaltation
12/13Monday3-MayEarthCarmara, Hagonel, Blumaza, Bralges, BnapsenMoon / SaturnTaurus / CapricornExaltation /Domicile
7/8Saturday8-MayFireCarmara, Hagonel, Bnapsen, Brorges,
Saturn/SunLibra/AriesExaltation (inversion)
5/6Monday10-MayWaterCarmara, Hagonel, Blumaza, Bralges, ByneporMoon / JupiterCancerDomicile/ Exaltation
3/4Wednesday12-MayAirCarmara, Hagonel, Bnaspol, Blisdon, Bobogel, BnapsenSun/SaturnAries/LibraExaltation (inversion)
2/3Thursday13-MayN/ACarmara, HagonelN/AN/AN/A
1/2Friday14-MayN/ACarmara, HagonelN/AN/AN/A
*1: Leaf 1Saturday15-MayN/ACarmara, HagonelN/AN/AN/A
†0Prayer of Enoch only16-MayN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
‡00Prayer of Enoch only17-MayN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
**000Prayer of Enoch only18-MayN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
*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.

Observations on the Order of the Watchtower Gebofal Calls (Part 1)

I’ve noted experientially in other posts from Days 29-34 the apparent order of the watchtower tablets, which seem to match neither the order of the Tabula Recensa nor or the original table. Rather, and what I’ve been able to gather from experiencing the energy of the tablets under my feet (feel free to confirm, if you yourself undertake gebofal), the tablets themselves seem to follow the pattern of Water-Earth-Fire-Air. This follows a shifted pattern of the Tabula Recensa, where instead of starting at Fire/East, one would begin in the West and proceed clockwise until Air/South is reached. In the northern hemisphere (where Dee and Kelley received the tablets), this would indicate the elemental revelations beginning at sunset, or a night chart with the sun angular in the 7H. Thus, the magician is relating and interacting with another, (i.e., with God and the angels).

Because I started on a Sunday, the final Aethyr came on a Monday, meaning that Tuesday through Friday (today), I’ve had the kings of these days–Babalel (Mars), Bnaspol (Mercury), Bynepor (Jupiter), and Baligon (Venus). The first elemental calling (usually called “call 18” but, if you shift these Watchtower calls by one to account for the unspoken call 1, then it’s technically call 19) was therefore to Water on Tuesday, the day of Mars, with King Babalel, who is “Mighty and Wonderful in Waters.” Of the water signs, Mars’ greatest essential dignity is in Scorpio, which is the Night house of that planet. The following Heptarchical kings, and their planets, signs, elements (as I have received them this week), and house of the planet (i.e., day or night) are listed below:

  • Bnaspol (“To whom the Earth with her bowels, and secrets what so ever are delivered”)-Mercury-Virgo (in which Mercury is both exalted and in Domicile), Earth sign (and tablet), night house.
  • Bynepor-Jupiter-Sagittarius-Fire sign (and tablet), Day house
  • Baligon-Venus-Libra-Air sign (and tablet), Day house

Note that all four of these signs cover a continuous order. Additionally, the signs have triplicity of each planet exactly once, and the two projective (sometimes called “masculine,” a term I don’t like) signs’ planets are all those signs which appear flipped via a sect-based contra-antiscia to their degrees of exaltation in the Ensign layout.

Note that because this order is for gebofal, there’s something of the “last shall be first, and the first, last” reversibility that the angels like to do. But the West-first order is also suggestive of a night chart, just as the contra-antiscia exaltation format.