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    Marty. 14. Wensday. mane circa hora: 91.

 
  Dee - Being desirous to proceed in this manner by consent, we bent
ourselves to the Action. And after that Edward Talbot had called
Uriel and saw him, I came to the desk from my Oratory.
There did continually appear the Chair and the Table2.
I then being afraid that any other should come in to the Stone
instead of Uriel3, did earnestly require the spiritual creature
appearing, to shew who he was, and what was his name. At length he
answered, and said to the hearing of Edward Talbot:

 
i. Uriel is my name, with difference called *Nariel4.
 
Stay.

 
  Dee - Then he went away for a while; and came again, and said thus:

 
Uriel: The strength of God is always with thee. Dost thou know
what thou writest?

 
  Dee - In two senses, I may understand it; either that the good Angel
ii. Dee Gabriel is always with me, though invisibly: or else that the
  strength, and mighty hand of God, always is my defence.

 
Uriel: Fortitudo Dei, tecum5 semper est.
'The strength of God is always with you.'

 
  Dee - He went away again, and came again, following or waiting upon
another, and before that other, was a man having his head all
covered with black. Then he that came so in the middle, did sit
down in the chair, and spoke this word following:

 
MichaŽl: Note.

 
  Dee - This was MichaŽl, with his sword in his right hand. Then came
Uriel to the man (having his head all hid, as it were in a black
hood) and took off that black hood; and then lifted up the Table
cloth. He looked under it, and put it down again; and lifted it up
again. The Man stood still before MichaŽl. Then MichaŽl rose;
and took off all the man's clothes, and left him as it were, only
in his shirt.
Then Uriel took a little round Tablet, as it were, of the
bigness of a six pence, having two letters in it thus:

 


 

And gave it to MichaŽl. Uriel lifted up the Table cloth; and
from thence, seemed to take apparel, and put it on the man, it
seemed to be silk: and very full of wrinkles or pleats. And the
man kneeled, and held up his hand. Uriel took like a Laurel bush6
and set upon the man's head. And then the man kneeled before
MichaŽl. MichaŽl took the round thing with the Letters; and
gave it to the man to eat, and he did eat it.

 
Uriel: Lo are things covered.

 
  Dee - Then he covered the Table and plucked the cloth over it, down
to the ground, on every side. The man rose up: and MichaŽl
dubbed him on the head with his sword. Then the man stood up.
Then the man turned his face towards [Edward Talbot] the Skryer,
and the man did resemble me (John Dee) in countenance. And then he
turned to MichaŽl again.
MichaŽl wrote upon the Man's back thus:

ANGELVS TVAE7 PROFESSIONES

THE ANGEL OF YOUR PROFESSION

iii. Dee - Then Edward Talbot asked me, if there were such Angels of a
  Man's Profession: and I answered yea; as in Agrippa, and others is
declared.

 
MichaŽl: Leave your folly. Hold thy peace.
Have you not read, that they that cleave unto God; are like
unto him.

 
  Dee - Yes forsooth.

 
MichaŽl: Thou camest hither to learn, and not to dispute.
    Laudate Dominum in operibus suis8.
  The Lard is praised in his workings

 
  Dee - The man kneeled down, and so went out of sight.

 
MichaŽl: He has eaten strength against trouble.
He has eaten nothing, and in eating, he has eaten all things.
iv. The + name NA9 be praised in trouble.

 
    Dee - Now MichaŽl thrust out his right arm; With the Sword, and
bade the Skryer to look. Then his Sword did cleave in two, and a
great fire flamed out of it vehemently. Then he took a Ring out of
the flame of his sword, and gave it to Uriel, and said thus:

 
MichaŽl: The strength of God is unspeakable. Praised be God
forever and ever.

 
  Dee - Then Uriel did make curtsy unto him.

 
MichaŽl: After this sort must thy Ring be. Note it.

 
  Dee - Then he rose and disappeared out of the Chair. And by and by
came again, and said as follows:

 
MichaŽl: I will reveal this Ring which was never revealed since
the death of Solomon; with whom I was present, I was present with
him in strength and mercy.
Lo this is it; This is it where with all Miracles and divine
works and wonders were wrought by Solomon10:

 


 

This is it, which I have revealed unto thee: This is it, which
philosophy dreamth of. This is it which the Angels scarce know.
This is it, and blessed be his Name. Yea his name be blessed
forever.

 
  Dee - Then he laid the Ring down upon the Table and said:

 
Note.

 
  Dee - It shewed to be a Ring of gold: with a seal engraved in it, and
had a round thing in the middle of the Seal, and a thing like a V
through the top of the circle, and an L in the bottom, and a bar
clean through it.      

 
v. And had 4 Letters in it, P.E.L.E.11
 
After that,he threw the Ring on the board or Table12; and it
vi. seemed to fall through the Table, and he said thus:

 
  MichaŽl: So shall it do, at thy commandment.
Without this thou shalt do nothing.
Blessed be his name that compasseth13 all things.
Wonders are in him, and his Name is WONDERFUL:
His name worketh wonders from generation, to generation.

 
  Dee - Then he went away, and came in again by and by.

 
MichaŽl: Note.

 
  Dee - Then he brought in the Seal, which he had shewed the other day:
and opened his Sword, and bade the Skryer: read: and he read:
vii.

EMETH14

 
Then the Sword closed up again, and he said:

 
MichaŽl: This I do open unto thee, because thou marveled at
SIGILLVM DEI15. This is the Name of the Seal16, which be blessed
forever. This is the Seal self17. This is Holy. This is pure. This
is forever. Amen.

 
  Dee - Then the Seal vanished away. And I said to my friend (the
Skryer): Indeed, this other day, I considered diverse fashions of
this Seal; and I found them much differing, one from another; and
therefore I had need to know which of them I shall imitate, or how
to make one perfect of them all.

 
MichaŽl: Doubt not the making of it, for God has perfected all
things. Ask not for the cause of my absence, nor of my apparel: for
that Mystery is known to God. I have no clothing, as thou thyself
shalt see. I am a spirit of Truth and Virtue. Yea you shall see
me in Power, and I will visit you in HOPE.
Bless you the Lord, and follow his ways forever.

 
  Dee - Then he went away, and Uriel followed him. And then I said to
my Skryer: it were good, We had ever some watch-word when we should
not look for anymore matter at their hands, every time of their
visiting us.
Whereupon, (unlooked for of us) he spake again.

 
MichaŽl: We lead time, Time leadeth not us.

Put up thy pen.

The Name of God, be blessed forever.


 

  Dee - Then they lifted up their hands heavenward (which heaven
appeared also in the stone) and turned towards us and said:

Valete

Fare Well


 

  Dee - So they departed; and at their going, the chair, and the Table
in the Stone, did seem to shake.

 
  Dee -------------------------- Soli Deo omnis honor

Laus et Gloria

Amen.

All Honor Praise and Glory

to the One God.

Amen.

.oOo.

 

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  Dee's Notes

i. Agrippa has so; Cap. 24 Lib. 3. of The Occult Philosophy18.

ii. Potius erat dicendium MichaŽl Nam Gabriel est Praevalescentia Dei: et ita fortitudo quidem, sed altioris gradus.

For by MichaŽl is the power shown; Gabriel is the Great Power of God, and thus certainly the strength, but of the second rank.

iii. vide Agrippam de Triplice homonis Custode. Lib.3. Cap.22.

See Agrippa on the Threefold Keeper of man. Book 3. Chap.2219.

iv20. vide Reuchlinium de Verbo Mirifico de noie NA21.

See Reuchlin in The Mirific Word for the name NA.

v. vide Reuchlinium de verbo Mirifico de noie PELE22.

See Reuchlin in The Mirific Word for the name PELE.

vi. The use of the Ring.

vii. De Sigilo Emeth vide Reuchlinium Arte Cabalisticvm.

Lib.323. et Agrippa Lib.3. Cap. II24.
'For the Sigil of Truth see Reuchlin's Art Of Cabla,
Book 3, and Agrippa Book 3 Chapter 11.

 

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notes
  1. Wednesday March 14th MDLXXXII anno domini.

Around 9 o'clock in the morning.
  
2. The Seat Of Perfection and the Holy Table or Tabula Sancta: vide SL.MS.3188
3/10/1582 5am and Thelema Lodge 8/88 ev.
  
3. Ibid. SL.MS.3188 3/11/1582 and Thelema Lodge 9/88 ev.
 
4. Angel of the southern and noonday winds a.k.a. Ariel.
  
5. tecvm = te cvm; This would seem to be an odd contraction, possibly this is a
Med./Ren. L. brevity tec'um = tectum, or an irregular conjug. from tego,
tegere, texi, tectvm (cf. 'doceto': Thelema Lodge 4/88 ev.) probably = 'The
Strength of God is to always be concealed.'
  
6. Genvs Oreodaphne; a sweet-wood of the Bay family.
  
7. Strangely this personal pronoun is decl. as if it were a fem. noun.
  
8. Irregular decl.
  
9. see Proto Indo. Eur. NE = not > Indo Aryan Ne- > Indo Germ. Na- > O.E./M.E.
ne > Eng. no, nay, nix, not, naught, neither, naughty, and null: nay > Eng.
colloq. = nah. Also Lat. prefix ne- < Etruscan/Faliscan ni > nihil, nullus
(ni + ullus), etc. > Eng. nill, null, neuter. Indo Germ: n-, un; Gk. ne- >
Eng. nepenthe and Gk. a-, an- > Eng. annihilate (an + nihil); Sanskrit a-, an-
> Hind. am- > Eng. Amrita.
Etruscan ni > Italo/Falisan ni-, nek > L. prefix neg- > Eng. negate, negative etc.
 
10. The archangel Michael appeared to him, and gave him a small ring having a seal
consisting of an engraved stone, and he said to him: "Take, O Solomon, king,
son of David, the gift which the Lord God, the highest Zebaot, hath sent unto
thee. With it thou shalt lock up all the demons of the earth; male and female,
and with their help thou shalt build up Jerusalem. But thou must wear this seal
of God; and this engraving of the seal of the ring is Pentalpha." Armed with it
Solomon called up all the demons before him, and he asked of each in turn his
or her name, as well as the name of the star or constellation or zodiacal sign
and of the particular angel to the influence of which each is subject. One after
another the spirits were vanquished, and compelled by Solomon to aid in the
construction of the Temple.
L. Ginsburg, Legends Of The Jews (Philadelphia, Pa: Jewish Publ. Soc. of Amer.,
5728/1968) vol. iv. pp.150-1, see also 153, 166, 171-2
11. By reading the Ring in manner given opposite:
Ve-Rho-E-E-El is phonetically equal to VRIEL.
 
12. vide Thelema Lodge (Berkeley, CA. 7/88 ev.)
 
13. See Ashmole MS. 242 art. 43;
for Dee's curious paradoxical compass,
therein should be studied the 'Name of God which compasseth the Earth' and
its relationship to the circumference of the Sigilivm Dei AEmeth.
 
14. Heb. Aleph Mem Taw = truth. [1+40+400]
 
15. Lat. The Seal of God: sigillvm = seal, sign, mark, or sigil.
 
16. SIGILLVM DEI EMETH = The Seal of God his Truth.
 
17. Probably intended to be '... the Seal it self'
 
18. 'There are also four Princes of Angels, which are set over the four winds, and over
the four parts of the world, whereof Michael is set over the Eastern wind;
Raphael over the Western; Gabriel over the Northern; Nariel, who by some is
called Uriel, is over the Southern.'
H.C. Agrippa, Three Books Of Occult Philosophy; trans. J.F. (London:1651) p.416.
 
19. 'Now the Demon of profession is given by the Stars, to which such a profession, or
sect, which any man hath professed, is subjected, which the soul, when it began to
make choyce in this body, and to take upon it self dispositions, doth secretly desire.
This Demon is changed, the profession being changed; then according to the
dignity of the profession, we have Demons of our profession more excellent and
sublime, which successively take care of man, which procures a keeper of pro-
fession, as he proceeds from vertue to vertue. When therefore a profession agrees
with our nature there is present with us a Demon of our profession like unto us,
and suitable to our Genius, and our life is made more peaceable, happy, and pro-
sperous: but when we undertake a profession unlike, or contrary to our Genius,
our life is made laborius, and troubled disagreeing patrons.'
ibid. Agrippa p.411.
 
20. Dee gives this mark:      
to cite this reference to Reuchlin; note the similarity between this and the mark
on the Arms of Reuchlin given on the title page to De Arte Cabalistica (shown
here {above} these notes.
 
21. 'Vt est item uocabulum Na: quo in anima molestia tubationibusque.'
'That likewise it is the name Na, which is to be made use of in troubles of the soul
and in confusions.'
Johannes Reuchlin, De Verbo Mirifico. 1494/ De Arte Cabalistica. 1517 (facs.
Stuttgart:1964) p.72.
 
22. I have been unable to locate this particular reference in the cited text of Reuchlin but
it may be a reference to a passage on p.76 ? edt.
 
23. 'Sicut nobilis ille dictatur ait Eliezar Haklir
.i. Emeth est sigillum eius.'
'As that famous orator Eleazar ha-Kallir saith of that seal, that it is the Truth.'
ibid. Reuchlin p.235.
Heb. Aleph-Mem-Taw Cheth-Vau-Taw-Mem-Nun = Emet Chotemin = The Seal of
Truth from Signet or Seal Ring.
Eleazar ha-Kallir 6th cent. Gnostic Jewish poet.
 
24. '...,and the name of God Na
is to be invovaced(sic.) in perturbations and troubles. There is also Iah
... & the name Emeth
which is interpreted Truth, and is the seal of God;...'
op. cit. Agrippa p.371.

 

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