Been working much on the Enochian rites, and today went "live" with a new approach (for me at least, don't know if anyone else is approaching it this way) that is centered primarily on treating the calls themselves as the Book of Logoaeth and as the primary ritual tool. No pentagrams or hexagrams, no speeches about Watchtowers, no SDA yet. No wand. Just a censer on the altar, with the tablet of Nalvage, and my tablet. Was a bit, uh, concerned going in. Attempted to memorize the calls, but even reading them in my mind dials the phone, as it were. Discovered that any one call on it's own--depending upon the nature of the call--can be powerfully unbalancing. Each call contacts a certain series of entities according to their nature, and the First 8 calls in particular, in my opinion, hold efficacy in creating a balanced and powerful state, with the Quarters called and the Angels that guard against the "stooping dragons" invoked. Kept it simple; called the First three to align myself with the Great One, invoke the attention and authority of the Angels of the Seven and the Zodiac, calling down connection with the Holy Spirit/Galvah. Turned to the South for the Fourth Call, the West for the Fifth, the North for the Sixth, and the East for the Seventh, invoking the angels of those quarters respectively. Then called the Eighth, in order to summon those terrible angels (all 26 of them?) who guard against the stooping dragons. Felt like there were eyes watching me, after about the third call. Tremendous waves of spirit in the subtle body, in addition to random shaking and shivering, during the performance of the calls. I incant them in song, while visualizing the Enochian letter--then I read the meaning of the call in the silence of my mind. This method seems to be very effective. Vibrated the names of the Tablet of Nalvage, then sat down to vision.
Angels come from each quarter in vision to tell me something--Angel from the North was like a pillar, hardly human-seeming at all. Like an obelisk. Showed me a statue of a Pharoah in a thick brown stone frieze. I asked for clarification, and the stone became thicker. Ahh. They can make men Kings of the earth, of the physical.
Angel from the South was tall and angular, almost insectile, and not human-ish at all. It used a thin needle to penetrate my arm in three place, then it stepped forward and blew into them, which led to an ecstatic feeling. They gave me the sense that they can make the bodies subtle, that they fill things with the spirit.
Angel from the West appeared, and was somehow feminine and alien. Feathers and hips. Flowed and undulated, and the whispered. The impression arose that her ilk could inspire spiritual trance and Ecstasis. Oracular and divinatory.
The Angel in the East come forward and draw a fiery crescent moon, and I get the meaning that their works are deeply affected by the phase of the moon. I believe the "28" in the 7th call is a reference to the mansions of the moon, so this makes sense.This entity looked almost human, all be-winged and the like. Face not quite visible, all aglow and white.
I asked if my tablet was necessary, and they said no. All that I need was the calls and understanding. Very interesting--the last method I practiced required all kinds of paper images and wax tablets and metal talismans.....and this entity was telling me that wasn't necessary. Enochian allows us to create, to stand in harmony with the creater as the created. The LOGOS, the word is all that is needed. This is a fully incantatory and ecstatic system of magic. The first series of calls creates connections with the Angels that are operant in creation, and the calls of the Aethyrs are there to complete creation, in a way--in the first calls we mimic the creator and speak the world into existence, with the second half we move the created back up the aethyrs into contact with the Creator. Ouroboros. Very alchemical in its working.
The SDA and the Great Tablet are complicated phone books. They were given to Dee in the fashion they are organized so that the hierarchies of these entities could be understood at a glance (once the ever-necessary code was given, which was necessary because of the way Dr.Dee's mind worked). The SDA gives us the planetary Hierarchy, and the Great Tablet the hierarchy of the Directions/Winds. The Tablet of Nalvage is the Wheel of creation, with the Four Worlds of creation/Four States of existence surrounded by the Angels that animate the Ouroboros of life, moving things from subtle into the Material, and back again. These are not entities that need to be internalized, or forces that need balancing within. They are great and powerful spirits, and not merely expressions of internal reality. Enochian magic should not be approached in the same way we've traditionally used our symbol-heavy Qablistic based magic, in my opinion. Or combined with it at all. No QC, no LBRP, none of that. Just the Calls, and then the conversations and relationships with powers. No need to "ground" forces, in a material basis, I was the talisman and the center of power myself. Strange that no one seems to be approaching Enochian as conjure/Spirit-work....it is. Totally is. I'm fully amazed by it. Reveived a simple method for invoking the power of one of these angles for specific tasks which came through in a very hoodoo way...these entities clearly use what's in the channel of the magician to communicate their truths
The Heptarchia Mystica is a straight-up spirit Grimoire. Kings, princes and all, but "heavenly" instead of Cthonic.
More to come. I hope all are well!
p.s. Do not incant Enochian Calls without specific purpose. They call Things--those things get pissed if their time is wasted. Then you get your ass kicked, especially if you haven't said the correct calls to align yourself with the correct powers. I say this from horrible experience. Yesterday.
I feel absolutely fantastic after the rite. Powerful. No shakes or craziness, no misplaced furniture...tranquil. Balanced. Which is nice, because I was terribly concerned I was sticking my finger in an electric socket.