|The same Saturday afternoon. Hora 5.1
|: 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.
|: I know no means or order to use in the invocation of Michael.|
|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|
|two, to God continually. It is the will of God, that you should|
|jointly, have the knowledge of his Angels together.|
|imperfection of Saul6. Be of good comfort.|
|Uriel: This is a seat of perfection: from which, all things shall|
|be showed unto thee, which thou hast long desired.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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;|
|Cubits high, with 4 feet: with 4 of the former seals under the 4|
|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.|
|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.|
|with the frame: right over, and upon the principal Seal: saving|
|that the said silk was between the one and the other.|
|and Names, these, that are herein a schedule annexed, in diverse|
|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|
oil is that?
|Uriel: Of That oil shall be opened unto you. The oil is perfect|
|prayers: of other oil I have no respect.|
|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|
|Death who is accursed.
|: 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|
|Uriel: The Cursed will come to the Cursed.
|: I beseech you to discharge him and bind him some where far|
|off, as Raphael did (for Tobias sake) with the wicked Spirit|
|Uriel: But Tobias did his part. Art is vain, in respect of God his|
|power. Brimstone is a means.
shall I do this?
|Uriel: Tomorrow at the time of prayers.
|: Gloria patri et filio et spiritui sancto, sicut etc. Amen.|
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
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.
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
4. For a rather forced though interesting solution to the enigma of Soyga see
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
8. i.e. the sign or signature of God, it is notable that Dee originally had here Sigillum
9. Dee makes a rather obscure notation in Latin with regard to this Angelic statement,
10. This Seal is one of the few relics of Dee still extant, and is on display in the British
11. AGLA () is notariqon for Ateh Gebor Le-Olahm Adonai ()
12. Probably cedar wood.
13. The construction of the table of practice and of the holy lamen is an involved and
A Sinistris: On the Left hand.
A Dextris: On the Right hand.
Juxta Pectus: At the Breast.