By Sean Casteel
The following are some excerpts from Sean Casteel’s contribution to the new Global Communications book “Angel Spells – The Enochian Occult Workbook of Charms, Seals, Talismans and Ciphers.” The other contributors are Tim Beckley, William Oribello and Maria D’Andrea. The book also includes, as a bonus section, the complete text of Bishop Allen Greenfield’s “Secret Cipher of the UFOnauts.”
Have you ever wanted to literally speak to an angel? Would you welcome a visit from one of God’s celestial servants? Are you curious as to whether there is a method to achieve that goal?
There are those who believe they can take the desire for angelic conversation out of the realm of mere tantalizing possibility and place it into a real-world setting merely by knowing the language with which angels prefer to communicate. Since medieval times, practitioners of various forms of magick have been striving to accomplish that very thing, with sometimes surprisingly dramatic results. One of the oldest such systems is called Enochian magick, and we will here give a brief but thorough history of this mysterious and controversial technique for seeing beyond everyday reality and into the heavenly abodes above us.
Who Is The Enoch In “Enochian”?
Many people are familiar with the name of the prophet Enoch and have read the apocryphal books that bear his name. Enoch is mentioned briefly in the Bible, and an Internet posting by Jack Zavada summarizes what the Bible says about him.
“Enoch holds a rare distinction in the Bible,” Zavada writes. “He did not die. Instead, God ‘took him away.’ We find his story in Genesis 5, in a long list of the descendants of Adam. Only a short sentence, ‘Enoch walked faithfully with God,’ in Genesis 5:22 and repeated in Genesis 5:24 reveals why he was so special to his Creator.”
The aforementioned apocryphal Book of Enoch, in contrast to the brief history given in the Bible, provides an impressive wealth of information on the prophet’s life and his experiences with God and the angels. At one point, Enoch ascended into heaven and was taken on a tour by an angel guide. Another story recounts how Enoch was asked by the fallen angels to make intercession for them with God so that they might return to heaven. God denies their petition, but nevertheless blesses Enoch for his efforts.
When the Catholic Church arose hundreds of years after the Book of Enoch was written, the book was outlawed and removed from the Bible. Consequently, the text was entirely lost in the West until its rediscovery in Ethiopia in the 17th century. It is available in various editions today. I have written more about Enoch’s journey into heaven and its similarities to alien abduction in another Global Communications book, “The Heretic’s UFO Guidebook.”
John Dee, The Father Of Enochian Magick
John Dee is, without question, the father of Enochian Magick. But just who was he?
“Not only could that fill books,” said Enochian magick practitioner and author Aaron Leitch, “that HAS filled books. Dee was a very well-renowned scholar, inventor and scientist. He befriended Elizabeth before she was queen. Now, this is Elizabeth I, in the late 1500s. Dee was literally known as ‘The Man Who Knew Everything.’ All human knowledge, at that point in history, he had it in his head. His house also doubled as a lab, and scientists and researchers were constantly coming there to run experiments.”
Dee reached a point where he felt he had studied everything that the human race had to offer and that for further knowledge he must turn to God and His angels. He wrote in his journals that if Enoch, Ezekiel and Daniel and all the other prophets of old had gotten their wisdom directly from angelic sources, why couldn’t he do the same? So he began to explore occultism, specifically what is called the Solomonic system. He began to read medieval Christian magickal texts such as “The Keys of Solomon,” books that instructed the practitioner on how to call down angels and command demons.
“The only problem with this was that he was not a clairvoyant,” Leitch explained. “He could not actually see and hear angels. So he set out to find a scryer, and he tried a couple of people that didn’t quite work out. Then he was introduced to Edward Kelley, a budding alchemist who had really just developed an interest in the subject. We suspect that Kelley jumped at the chance to meet and work with John Dee, a famous alchemist.”
Kelley sat down at the scrying stone and immediately the visions came.
“It was like a curtain opened and he could see and hear them like they were standing in the room,” Leitch enthused. “His skill impressed Dee enough that he hired him on the spot, and for the next several years the two worked together pretty much every day for several hours a day, calling down angels and recording in the journal what Kelley was seeing in the crystal stone and what the angels would tell him.”
Dee’s Initial Contact With Angels
Remember that, at this point in history, the apocryphal Book of Enoch was entirely lost in the Western world due to its exclusion from the Bible by the early Catholic Church many hundreds of years prior to Dee’s work. Dee himself did not own a copy and had never seen a copy of the book.
“But the legend of Enoch’s journey into the heavens had remained,” Leitch said, “even though the book itself was gone. So Dee was aware of the legend, and in his journals, when he made contact with the angels, one of the very first things he asked for was the Book of Enoch. The angels told him, ‘Yes, we’ll bring you that book.’ The next time he called the angels, they brought a book, but it was not the lost Biblical book he had been looking for. What they brought was supposedly the book that Enoch had written when he copied the text out of the Tablets of Destiny in heaven. And they said, ‘This is the book. This is the celestial book that Enoch copied.’
“That book that they showed Dee became the absolute center-pin of his entire angelic mystical system. Basically, Dee was being told by his angelic contacts that they were redelivering information to him that they had first given to Enoch but that had been lost in the Flood when all of the monsters and giants were wiped out because of what the Watchers had done.”
(Leitch points out in a separate online article that Dee himself never called his system “Enochian Magick.” Later historians gave it that name due to this relationship to the Biblical prophet Enoch that Leitch has been explaining here.)
Why Do Modern People Continue To Work With Dee’s System?
The above question is not easy to answer, and Leitch replied that he could only speak for himself.
“When you come into occultism as a novice,” he said, “there are certain things that you’re about that people just consider horrifically dangerous, powerful things that humans probably shouldn’t trifle with. As a hotheaded young kid, those are, of course, the things that I just had to seek out and play with. So I wanted to try these methods for calling down these massive archangels that could fry your brain out with a thought. No one could tell me what the hell those guys were, only that they were extremely powerful. Once I got into it, it was like a calling. It just called to me and spoke to me and I’ve just been very wedded to the material ever since.
“But I really suspect that the main draw from the Enochian system is its mystery,” he continued. “It’s that no one can be really sure. Up until very recently in history, the whole Enochian system was obscure. Until the 1990s, no one had even gone into Dee’s journals and literally picked them apart page by page. No one had compared his magick to other systems. No one had really explored it. So there’s this big mystery. What is this? What are these entities? Who are they? Why does this system exist? What are all these encrypted tablets? If I get into this, and can decrypt it and decipher it, is it going to mean something?
“So I think that’s what pulls people in, and it can lead you on a merry chase for years and years of your life. And you can come out not really being sure you understand much more than what you started from.”
Leitch cautioned that it would be wrong to call Enochian magick merely and only another angel summoning system, but that is technically what it is at its most basic level – a very powerful and effective form of angel communication.
For Leitch, the fact that Enochian magick actually works keeps him fascinated.
“The angels respond to their language,” he said, “and they respond to the magick. You know, I’m an ‘angel worker,’ so there’s no reason in the world that I wouldn’t want to explore something like that.”
Allen Greenfield, Aleister Crowley And Alien Occultism
Allen Greenfield holds the title of bishop in the Gnostic Church. He has a long history of active – and contentious – membership in many occult organizations, including the Ordo Templi Orientis, established by Aleister Crowley. Along with his esoteric pursuits, Greenfield has also studied the UFO phenomenon for many decades.
Greenfield is the author of “Secret Cipher of the UFOnauts,” a provocative magickal text for the modern age that has come to be regarded as a classic in the field of paranormal literature and one which might be considered to have a particularly hip cachet. It was at one time a rare and difficult book to track down, but we have included it, in full, at the end of “Angel Spells – The Enochian Occult Workbook of Charms, Seals, Talismans and Ciphers.”
“Secret Cipher of the UFOnauts” contains Greenfield’s theory that much of the UFO phenomenon can be “decoded” by using a method that draws on the Kabbalah, especially the numerology aspects of its Jewish mysticism, as well as other similar ancient systems. Greenfield believes the UFO occupants are an eternal race that has always reached out to certain human adepts by using hidden, obscure linguistic and mathematical symbolism.
Greenfield’s method also relies on elements taught by Aleister Crowley. Greenfield, like many others, vehemently denies that Crowley was a Satanist, black magician or sexual pervert. He quotes one of Crowley’s biographers as saying that Crowley was a man “intoxicated” with God.
Chapter Two of “Secret Cipher of the UFOnauts” opens with a portion of a letter Crowley wrote to one of his students in California in 1944, near the end of Crowley’s life.
“My observation of the Universe,” Crowley wrote, “convinces me that there are beings of intelligence and power of a far higher quality than anything we can conceive of as human . . . the one and only chance for mankind to advance as a whole is for individuals to make contact with such beings.”
Crowley’s Enochian Contact
While on vacation with his wife in Cairo in April 1904, Crowley received a surprising response to his many years of practicing Enochian magick: the appearance of “Aiwass,” or “Aiwaz,” a being Crowley regarded as a super-human intelligence. The being then dictated to Crowley what became “The Book of the Law,” or “Liber AL vel Legis.”
“Although primarily associated with the Law of the New Aeon or Age of Aquarius,” Greenfield writes, “‘The Book of the Law’ predicts and contains the complete cipher of the UFOnauts. As far as is known, although not fully decoded until the 1970s even in the classical form, this cipher seems to have been in use among the UFOnauts themselves for some time prior to the appearance of Aiwass.”
Was this UFOnaut cipher the same as the Enochian language the angels taught to John Dee? Or something similar to the Adamic Language, also called the Language of Eden, sought by many medieval Jewish and Christian mystics and scholars? There is an obvious repeated pattern here. A mere mortal seeks contact with the angels and is told he must first learn certain protocols and methods of communication that require the ability to speak to these higher beings in their own language.
Perhaps this accounts for why most abductees recall very little actually being spoken to them – telepathically or otherwise – by the alien abductors. The literature on the subject reveals time and again that the aliens often remain stonily silent when abductees ask them questions about the procedures being performed on them or what the overall purpose of the abduction program really is. This refusal to inform abductees of the aliens’ intent is a primary reason the phenomenon remains so mysterious. The late abduction research pioneer, Budd Hopkins, once said that we are not dealing with an intelligence we can call into the room and interview.
Is the problem that we are simply not speaking to the aliens in their own language? Did John Dee and Aleister Crowley take the right approach when they began to compile what they felt was a directly revealed method of speaking to their angels in words the angels could respect?
Greenfield’s book also includes the drawing Crowley made of Aiwass, and the creature’s resemblance to a gray alien is immediate and unmistakable. Given that Aiwass showed up after Crowley had practiced for many years with his version of the Enochian system for “summoning angels,” one is hard-pressed not to draw the conclusion that John Dee was most likely working with these same beings and that overcoming the language barrier was a vital part of the process.
Greenfield writes that Crowley “wrestled all his adult life with the nature of the Higher Beings he contacted,” including Aiwass. Crowley died in poverty in 1947. Under his deathbed was found a considerable sum of money belonging to the Ordo Templi Orientis, which Crowley had declined to spend, even on medicines that might have saved his life. Little understood, even by many of his followers, his death in the same year that the UFO phenomenon came to public attention seems more than coincidental, according to Greenfield.
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