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The Center for Enochian Studies, Volume I, number 6b:

 

    The same Saturday afternoon. Hora 5.1

 
Dee: After that Mr. Edward Talbot2 had called Uriel, and I was come
to the Stone, and had used a short speech of thanks to God.3 I then
required some Instructions for the purposes of Soyga4.

 
Uriel: Peace, you must use Michael.

 
Dee: I know no means or order to use in the invocation of Michael.
[Note: Dee - In this time there appeared in the stone a rich
Chair and after a little while it was out of sight.]
Uriel: He is to be invoked by certain of the psalms of David and
prayers. The which psalms, are nothing else, but a means unto the
seat and Majesty of God. Whereby you gather with yourselves due
power to apply your natures to the holy Angels. I mean the psalms
commonly called the Seven Psalms5. You must use pleasant savours,
with hand and heart: whereby you shall allure him and win him
(through God's favor) to attain unto the thing, you have long
sought for.
There must be a conjunction of minds in prayer betwixt you
two, to God continually. It is the will of God, that you should
jointly, have the knowledge of his Angels together.
You had attained unto the sight of Michael, but for the
imperfection of Saul6. Be of good comfort.
[Dee - The chair came into the Stone again and I asked what it
meant.]
Uriel: This is a seat of perfection: from which, all things shall
be showed unto thee, which thou hast long desired.
[Dee - Then was there was a square Table brought unto the Stone:
and I demanded, what that Table betokened.]
Uriel: A Mystery not yet to be known. These two, shall remain in
the stone; to the sight of all undefiled creatures.
You must use a four-square Table, two Cubits7 square:
whereupon must be set Sigillum Dei8 , which is already * perfected
i. in a book9 of thine: Blessed be God in all his Mysteries, and Holy
  in all his works. This Seal must not be looked on without great
Reverence and Devotion. This Seal is to be made of perfect wax
which is clean purified: we have no respect of Colours10.
This Seal must be 9 inches in Diameter: The roundness must be
27 inches and somewhat more. The thickness of it must be an inches
and half a quarter, and the figure of a Cross, must be on the back
of it thus11;



 

The Table is to be made of sweet wood12 and to be of two
Cubits high, with 4 feet: with 4 of the former seals under the 4
feet.
[Dee: The fashion of the 4 feet, standing upon the foresaid
round Seals was shewed, so as the uttermost circle containing the
ii. letters, did seem to be clean * without the compass the feet,
  equally round about the same feet. And these Seals were shewed much
lesser than the principal Seal.
Under the Table did seem to be laid red silk, two yards
square. And over the Seal: did seem likewise red silk to lie four-
square: somewhat broader than the Table, hanging down with 4 knops
or tassels at the 4 corners thereof.
Upon this uppermost red silk, did seem to be set the stone
with the frame: right over, and upon the principal Seal: saving
that the said silk was between the one and the other.
 
iii.
The Table was shewed to have on the 4 sides of it * Characters
  and Names, these, that are herein a schedule annexed, in diverse
rows13.

 
Uriel: The Characters and words on the sides of this Square Table,
are to be written with yellow, made of perfect oil, used in the
church14.

 
Dee: What oil is that?

 
Uriel: Of That oil shall be opened unto you. The oil is perfect
prayers: of other oil I have no respect.
We sanctify, because we are holy: and you sanctify because of
your holiness.

 



 

Uriel: There is a spirit named Lundrumgutta using you. Who seeketh
your destruction, in the hatred of men, in the hurt of thy goods.
Discharge him tomorrow with Brimstone16. He haunteth thy house,
and seeketh the destruction of thy daughter. His pretense was to have
maimed thee in thy shoulder the last night and long ago. If thou do
not discharge him tomorrow, he will hurt both thy wife and thy
daughter.
iv.
He is here * now.
 
Give him discharge from your and house. He will seek Saul's
Death who is accursed.

 
Dee: I know no means or art too do this by. For I did burn in flame
of Brimstone, Maherion his name and Character, when I found Saul
privily dealing with him, (which manner of wicked dealing I had
forbidden him) and yet he came after, and would have carried Saul
v. away quick; as Robert Hilton, George; and other of my house can
  testify.

 
Uriel: The Cursed will come to the Cursed.

 
Dee: I beseech you to discharge him and bind him some where far
off, as Raphael did (for Tobias sake) with the wicked Spirit
Asmodeus17.

 
Uriel: But Tobias did his part. Art is vain, in respect of God his
power. Brimstone is a means.

 
 
Dee: When shall I do this?

 
Uriel: Tomorrow at the time of prayers.

 
Dee: Gloria patri et filio et spiritui sancto, sicut etc. Amen.

 

.oOo.

 

*
i. Erratice, contra ignorantia mea: vide post.
    An error; in opposition to my ignorance, observe what follows.

ii. Note this point.

iii. Cave: quia Angelus tenebrarum se intrusit hic, ut Libri Quinti
Appendice apparabit.

      Be careful; those angels which are of the darkness intrude in
this, as will appear in the appendix to these five books.

iv. So it is evident who went about to hinder the truth before in
the character, and in the border of the Table falsely counterfeited
etc.: as it also in the next action may appear.

v. Saul in danger of being carried away quick.

 

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1. 5pm Saturday March 10, 1582 anno domini.

2. Dee gives E.T.

3. Most probably the Latin version of a prayer given by Abano in the Heptameron

vide pg.74. C. Agrippa, The Fourth Book... (Heptangle, 1984).

4. For a rather forced though interesting solution to the enigma of Soyga see
Appendix D pg. 117-123. R. Turner, The Heptarchia Mystica... (Aquarian 1986).

5. Psalms: IV, XI, XVI, XXIII, XXVII, LXII, CXXXI.

6. cf Thelema Lodge O.T.O. (Jun. & Jul. 1988 ev)

7. In biblical measurement a cubit is generally considered to be roughly equal
to 18 inches, but as the unit is actually measured from the point of the elbow
to the tips of the extended fingers, a cubit's actual length has varied greatly
throughout history.

8. i.e. the sign or signature of God, it is notable that Dee originally had here Sigillum
Divintas that is the Divine Sign or Holy Signature.

9. Dee makes a rather obscure notation in Latin with regard to this Angelic statement,
but the curious should examine pg. 11. of The Sworn Book Of Honorius, ed. &
trans. Daniel J. Driscoll (Gillette, NJ: Heptangle Books, 1983)

10. This Seal is one of the few relics of Dee still extant, and is on display in the British
Museum Collection. It is made from a very pure almost clear form of sealing
wax that has suffered only minimally from its great age. Originally in the
collection of John Cotton with the Holy Table and much of Dee's ceremonial
paraphernalia., it was miraculously saved from the Great Fire of London in
which the table and much else perished. For more detail see R. Turner op. cit.
pg.78-80. and The Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of London XXI (1906-7)

11. AGLA (aleph-gimel-lamed-aleph) is notariqon for Ateh Gebor Le-Olahm Adonai (aleph-teth-heh gimel-beth-vau-resh lamed-ayin-vau-lamed-mem aleph-daleth-nun-yod)
Thou Art Mighty Forever, O Lard!

12. Probably cedar wood.

13. The construction of the table of practice and of the holy lamen is an involved and
interrelated problem. It is, as is noted here and elsewhere, discussed at great
length and depth in Libri Quinti Appendice, but even in that context the material
poses many complex and difficult problems. It is of some comfort that Dee and
Kelly were themselves quite confounded on the same points which presently cause
scholars difficulty, and it is unfortunate that these particular objects of
ceremonial furniture have all been lost through the course of time, but sufficient
instruction and evidence does exist to draw fairly concrete albeit still disputable
conclusions with regards to the important specifics of construction.
       The October edition of this series will contain a special supplement discussing
in detail the furniture required preliminary, for the practice of Dee's system of
Angelic Magick. In it we shall reproduce all pertinent passages from Dee's own
MSS, provide and substantiate our own conclusions in these matters and provide
some practical guidelines to actual reproduction. Interested persons should
examine the various published studies of these matters:
M. Casaubon, A True & Faithful Relation... (London:1659). The twenty-fifth through
twenty-seventh, and the thirty-eighth through fifty-third pages of Dr. Casaubon's
preface as well as the plate immediately following the table of contents.
Aleister Crowley, Liber XXX Aervm vel saecvli sub figura CCCCXVIII. In particular
the 15th and 18th aires.
                                  Liber LXXXIV vel Chanock. Part One section I.
G. James, The Enochian Evocation... (Heptangle, Gilette NJ: 1984). pg. 28-38,
178-182.
G. Schueler, Enochian Magic, A Practical Manual (Llewelyn, St.Paul Mn: 1984).
pg. 23-4.
R. Turner op. cit. pg.40-49, 76-97.
 
14. The Angel would seem to be referring to an oil based gilt used for Altar detail work.
 
15. In Fronte: Though this root begets the English 'In front,' in medieval and renaissance
              Latin usage this term almost universally means 'before the altar'.
       A Sinistris: On the Left hand.
       A Dextris: On the Right hand.
       Juxta Pectus: At the Breast.
 
16. Native Sulfur.
 
17. Tobit III: 1-17 (note 8,17), VIII: 1-9 (note 2-4), XII: 1-22 (note 15-22). Asmodeus
(aleph-shin-mem-daleth-aleph-yod) in some references rendered without the second aleph. Gk. Asmodeos,
-daus, or -daios. Lit. 'The Great Name of the Daemon'. One of the most prevalent devils
in western metaphysical literature; since being ascribed, in The Testament Of Solomon,
with the forced construction of the Temple, Asmodeus has made major appearances in
nearly every grimoire of the occult sciences.