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Renaissance magician Dr. John Dee developed his groundbreaking system of Enochian ceremonial magic by channeling angelic spirits through the body of his associate, Edward Kelly, and recording the results in a series of notebooks. While Dee received three entire systems of magic-planetary, zodiacal, and elemental-he never gathered them together into a single grimoire that would allow another magician to reproduce his ceremonies.
The Enochian Evocation does just that. It puts Dee's magical work into a form similar to the books of magic that formed Dee's prototypes, and includes all of Dee's most important notebook, Sloane MS 3191, as well as the key material from related manuscripts. The result is a coherent and complete presentation of the Enochian system, along with all relevant magical elements, including two versions (original and corrected) of the famous Angelical Calls.
Enochian is reputed to be the most powerful of all the systems of magic and has greatly influenced the work of later occultists like Aleister Crowley, A.E. Waite, MacGregor Mathers, and Israel Regardie. While other texts have attempted to build on Dee's work, The Enochian Evocation is the only book that presents Dee's complete system of magic as he intended it to be practiced.
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About the Author
Geoffrey James is an amateur historian of western religion. He is best known for his work on the life of John Dee, the court magician of Queen Elizabeth I. He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of California, where he was a Rhodes Scholarship Candidate and elected Phi Beta Kappa.
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"Dee discovered that he was unable to perceive spirits on his own, and so was forced to employ skryers or crystal gazers. The most prolific of Dee's skryers was Edward Kelly, a man of mediocre education whose main interest was alchemy. Kelly originally asked to work with Dee because Kelly believed that with divine aide they might discover the philosopher's stone that would transmute lead into gold. Dee was hesitant at fi rst, but when they performed a simple ceremony, it was far more successful than anything Dee had ever experienced. . . Kelly's skrying was destined to produce what is perhaps the most unusual magical literature of the Renaissance."
Table of Contents
Preface to the Weiser Edition xi
Book 1 The Magick of Enoch 1
Chapter I The Fall of Man 1
Chapter IJ The Wisdom of Enoch 3
Chapter IIJ The Fall of Enoch's Magick 6
Chapter IV The Reestablishment of Enoch's Wisdom 8
Chapter V The Nature of This Wisdom 10
Chapter VI General Considerations of This Art 14
Book 2 The Mystical Heptarchy 17
Chapter I Of the Title & General Contents of This Book with Some Needful Testimonies 17
Chapter IJ Of John Dee & His Interest to Exercise the Doctrine Heptarchical 21
Chapter IIJ Some Remembrances of the Furniture & Circumstances Necessary in the Exercise Heptarchical 29
Chapter IV Some Notice of the Peculiar Forms & Attire Wherein the Kings, Princes & Ministers Heptarchical Appeared & Some of Their Actions & Gestures at Their Appearance 39
Chapter V The Oration to God to Be Spoken Every Day, Three Times Successively 53
Chapter VI The Devout and Pious Invitations to the Good Heptarchical Angels 57
Chapter VIJ Some Recital & Contestation of the Peculiar Offices, Words, & Deeds of the Seven Heptarchical Kings & Princes 59
Book 3 The Forty-Eight Angelic Keys 65
Book 4 Earthly Knowledge, Aid & Victory 103
Book 5 The Angels of The Four Quarters 117
Chapter I The Great Table 117
Chapter IJ The Corrected Great Table 118
Chapter IIJ The Great Circle of the Quarters 119
Chapter IV The Fundamental Obesance 120
Chapter V The Twenty Four Seniors 121
Chapter VI The Angels of Medicine 127
Chapter VIJ The Angels of Precious Stones 133
Chapter VIIJ The Angels of Transformation 139
Chapter IX The Angels of the Four Elements 145
Chapter X The Angels of Natural Substances 155
Chapter XI The Angels ofTransportation 161
Chapter XIJ The Angels of the Mechanical Arts 167
Chapter XIIJ The Angels of Secret Discovery 173
Appendix A The Practice of Enochian Evocation 179
Appendix B Translator's Notes 192
Appendix C General Method of Translation & Transcription 194
Appendix D Bibliography 198