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This article is not yet another repetition of how Dr. Dee and his assistant Edward Kelly discovered a magickal system (I actually consider it a set of systems) that has come to be called "Enochian Magick." I'm also not going to get into debates over pronunciation, which letters should be in various squares used in the system, etc. You can find out all of this information by simply searching the Internet or looking through a book or two on the subject. Rather, I’d like to share some personal experiences and revelations.
Over the years, Enochian Magick has been called the most powerful system of magick available. Stories have come out of how people merely saw the special sets of squares with Enochian letters in them and had problems in their lives. While I certainly respect the practice of Enochian Magick, I now want to publicly state that in my experience, and in the experience of a number of people I've communicated with, this is nothing but hyperbole and exaggeration, perhaps designed to keep dabblers away. Although there will always be dabblers in any magickal system, the number of real practitioners is growing and I believe the information needs to be revealed.
Myth One: Enochian Magick requires years of study and practice before you can do anything with it.
Myth Two: Just looking at the Enochian squares can cause you problems.
Each board is associated with one of the four elements of magick, so I placed them in the appropriate quarters of my apartment's living room. Immediately I could sense a flow of energy coming from each of them, meeting in the center of the room. In the dark, I could actually see it. Rituals performed there seemed to have extra energy. Visitors often could sense that something was there. Because of this I eventually had to take them down and only put them out at special times.
Recently, I obtained a large set of posters of the Enochian Tablets (it triggered the writing of this article). They are in full color and in the Enochian letters. Designed for use in full magical temples, they dwarf the living room of my current living space when I set them up. And that energy does flow!
So a person who is unaware of the power of these images may, indeed, become aware of the interaction of their colors and letters that results in the flow of magickal energy. However, it takes someone with magickal knowledge to work with the energy.
Myth Three: Occultist Paul Foster Case was afraid of Enochian Magick.
Getting Started With Enochian Magick
Another important thing is this: anything that does not change and evolve becomes moribund and eventually dies out. Today, there is a growing movement of people who are advancing Enochian Magick in new or different ways. One of the most unique perspectives on this can be seen in the short articles or booklets of the late Benjamin Rowe. His articles can be found on the Internet.
My suggestion for getting started with the practice of Enochian Magick is two-fold. First, spend some time learning the basics of magick. Working with a book such as Modern Magick will give you all you need.
Second, select one book or item that focuses on Enochian Magick and practice what is shared there until you have mastered it. When you have done this you can expand your knowledge with other books and personal experience.
Here are some books that can help you learn Enochian Magick:
Donald Michael Kraig graduated from UCLA with a degree in philosophy. He also studied public speaking and music (traditional and experimental) on the university level. After a decade of personal study and practice, he began ...