This masterwork is the most comprehensive analysis of John Dee's Angelical language ever undertaken. Most Enochian dictionaries merely present word lists—this encyclopedic textbook presents a wealth of original material and expands upon (and corrects) previously published information. It is designed so readers can actually learn the language and use it in their own magick.
For the first time ever, every Angelical word recorded in Dee’s books, journals, and personal grimoire is recorded and cross-referenced in a number of helpful ways, allowing the reader to recognize root words, alternate spellings, and more. The Angelical Language, Volume II includes notes about each word's definition, history, or usage—both Dee's original marginal notations and new commentary by the author. Also presented are Dee's own phonetic notations, as well as a brand-new pronunciation key designed to make it easier to speak the language.
The material within these pages is based strictly upon Dee's journals and personal grimoire. There are no inclusions from later mystics or organizations. This reference work, along with its companion guide, The Angelical Language, Volume I: The Complete History and Mythos of the Tongue of Angels, is the authoritative guide to the celestial language in its purest form.
“The Angelical Language is the single most comprehensive text ever written on the subject of the Enochian magical system and language of Elizabethan luminary Dr. John Dee. This two-volume magnum opus demonstrates Aaron Leitch’s familiarity with practical magic as well as his skill as a meticulous researcher. A must-have book.”— Chic Cicero and Sandra Tabatha Cicero, Chief Adepts of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn
The Heptarchia (seven-fold rulership) is the name given to the Enochian system of planetary angel magick. Dr. John Dee and his scryer Edward Kelley left behind journals outlining the names of the Heptarchic angels, their appearances and functions, sigils, and even a grimoire. However, the information for these angels is incomplete and even a bit puzzling. Here Aaron Leitch, author of The Essential Enochian Grimoire, sets about restoring the Heptarchia so it can be fully used for angelic invocation.
What is Enochian Magick? How did John Dee and Edward Kelly come to possess knowledge of the Angelical language previously hidden? And how did that Angelical language become what we today know as Enochian Magick? Aaron Leitch, author of The Angelical Language, Volume I and Volume II, explains.
While dismissed in scientific circles, the idea that we could arrive at some
language that more accurately or efficiently communicates with spirits or
our own deep minds is a common one in magic. The most famous of
attempts to do is often called Enochian, although the creator, John Dee,
called it "the Angelic Language." John Dee, who was court astrologer to
Queen Elizabeth I in the...
From the very advent of the spoken word among humanity, language has been considered something sacred and magickal, and remains so to this day. Still, priests and mystics have begun to look into the past for sacred language for use in religious rites. Eventually the belief has developed that all languages must trace their roots to some original prototype. What is this original language, traced back to God? Aaron Leitch, author of The Angelical Language, explains.
Today, many students are familiar with the so-called Holy Inquisitions (also known among Neopagans as the “Burning Times”) conducted by medieval religious authorities. It brings to mind images of Pagan midwives and healers (or “witches”) suffering ...
Demons, fairies, and saints—together? These are not three categories we think of together. In past eras, however, perceptions of the supernatural world were much more fluid. Magicians of the Renaissance would not be averse to calling upon whatever beings were available that could teach them secrets, acquire treasure, or gain the love of... read this article