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Term: Enoch


Enochian: Relating to Enoch.

Enoch: A scribe who lived for three-hundred-and-sixty-five years on earth before “God took him” and turned him into an angel (Genesis 5:23–24) known as Metatron.
source: Praying with Angels, by Richard Webster

Enochian: A system of magick channeled by Dr. John Dee, advisor to Queen Elizabeth I, and his assistant Edward Kelly. It was attributed to Enoch by them, and is sometimes called “Angelic.” The system was further developed by the Golden Dawn.
source: Modern Magick, by Donald Michael Kraig


Literally “He who walked with God.” Hebrew prophet said to be the seventh master of the world following Adam.



Enoch is described in the Jewish bible and other extrabiblical sources. According to Lewis Spence, he is considered the seventh master of the world after Adam. He has been equated with the Egyptian deity Thoth. An Apocryphal book written about 100 b.c.e. is attributed to him, but only fragments remain. It is said that he didn’t die, but was “translated” (i.e., carried away) to heaven and will return at the end of time. John Dee and his assistant, Edward Kelly supposedly communicated with Enoch who communicated an entire system of magick to them. This is known as Enochian magick.


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Magic of the Golden Dawn
The Golden Dawn system of magic was designed to teach its students both abstract esoteric concepts as well as the more practical applications of ceremonial magic, particularly Western Hermetic magic. Egyptian, Judeo-Christian, Greek, Gnostic, ...
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Throughout history, several people have contributed to the collective knowledge of the Western Esoteric Tradition or Western Hermetic Tradition, a tradition in which the Golden Dawn plays an important role. Such individuals as Pythagoras, ...
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The Structure of the Golden Dawn
Any discussion of the Golden Dawn tradition must include a description of the various grades or levels of initiation. The Order is entirely based upon a hierarchical system in which certain information and knowledge is retained for students who have ...
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Primarily, Geomancy is divination by means of randomly made dots in sand. Also by studying cracks made in dried mud, and by the noises and movements of the earth in areas prone to earth changes. Israel Regardie wrote in his Practical Guide to ...
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Golden Dawn Time Line
1887   Westcott decodes the Cipher Manuscript. He asks Mathers and Woodman to join him in setting up the new Order. March 1, 1888 Isis-Urania Temple #3 is chartered. Westcott, Woodman, and Mathers are the Three Chiefs. Mina Bergson (Moina Mathers) ...
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Astral Projection and Skrying
The astral plane is a level of reality that is higher than the physical world, but lower than the divine or spiritual world. It is a place that is in-between. This realm is the invisible blueprint that lies behind all physical forms. All things ...
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The word divination is based on a Latin word that means "the faculty of foreseeing." The word comes from the Latin word for "divine power," or "of the gods." This indicates that the true meaning of the word divination is "to make divine." Far from ...
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