|1583. Aprilis 29. Monday, after supper: hora 8a.1|
|i.||- I went into my Oratory2, and made a fervent prayer|
|against the Spiritual enemy: specially meaning the wicked
had so suddenly, so subtilty, and so lively counterfeited the hand
and letters of Edward Kelly3 as is here before declared4; and by
the thing itself may appear here. Likewise Edward Kelly on his
|ii.||knees (at the green chair standing before the chimney)
after which prayers ended; 5 yea, rather, before they were ended,
on my behalf, Edward Kelly espied a spiritual creature; come to my
Table: Whom he took to be IL6., and so, aloud, said. "He is
here." and thereupon I came to my desk, to Write as occasion
should serve:7 And before I began to do anything I rehearsed part
of my intent, uttered to god by prayer, and half turned my speech
to God himself, as the cause did seem to require. Thereupon that
Spiritual Creature. Who as yet had said nothing, suddenly used
these words: _____ "I give place to my better."
|i.||Edward Kelly: There seemeth to me Uriel8 to be come, and IL to|
|be gone away.|
|Then began that new come Creature to say thus:|
|Most abundant and plentiful are the great mercies of God|
|unto them which truly and unfeignedly fear, honor and be-|
|lieve him. The Lord hath heard thy prayers and, I am|
|iii.||URIEL, and I have brought the peace of God,|
|Which shall from henceforth visit you.|
|If I had not made this action perfect (saith the Lord) and|
|wrought some perfection in you, to the end you might
if I had not had mercies (saith the Lord) over the infinite number
|iv.||and multitude of Souls, which are yet to put on the
corruption of the flesh. Or if it were not time to look down, and
behold the sorrow of my Temple. Yet would I, for my promise sake,
and the establishing of my kingdom, Verify my mercies upon the sons
|v.||of men. Whereunto I have Chosen three of you, as the
Instruments of my determined purpose9. Therefore (sayeth the
|vi.||Lord), Be of stout and courageous mind in me, for me,
and for my
truth sake. And Fear not the assaults of temptation, For I have
said: "I am with you." But as mercy is necessary for those that
|vii.||repent, and faithfully forget their offenses. So is
requisite and must ordinarily follow those, whom it pleaseth him to
illuminate with the beams of triumphant Sanctification. If
Temptations were not, how should the Sons of men (sayeth the Lord)
know me to be merciful? But I am honored in hell, and worshipped
with the blasphemers:
Pugna erit, vobis autem victoria
|Even the victory was thine, of the Battle which was.
Yet, albeit, (thus sayeth my message) I will defend you from
|the cruelty of these days to come and will make you perfect:|
|viii.||that perfectly you may begin in the works of my
What? and dost thou (Satan)10 think to triumph? Behold (sayeth
the God of Justice) I will banish thy servants from this place and
region, and will set stumbling blocks before the feet of thy
ministers. Therefore, be it unto thee, as thou hast deserved. And
be it to this people, and holy place, (as it is, the Will of God;
|ix.||Which I do pronounce) light without darkness.
falsehood, righteousness without the works of wickedness. I have
pronounced it, and it is done.
|x.||But thou, o youngling* (but old sinner), Why dost thou suffer|
|thy blindness thus to increase; or why dost thou not yield
Limbs11 to the service and fulfilling of an eternal verity? Pluck
up thy heart. Let it not be hardened. Follow the way that leadeth
to the knowledge of the end; the open sight of god his word
Verified, for his kingdoms sake.
|You began in Tables12, and that of small account. But be|
|faithful; for you shall be written within Tables of perfect
everlasting remembrance. Considering the truth; Which is the
message of him Which is the fountain and Life of the true, perfect,
and most glorious life to come: Follow, Love, and diligently
Contemplate the mysteries therein.
|He that hath done this evil, hath not only sinned against|
|thee, but against God, and against his truth. Judgment is
me, and therefore I can not pronounce it: But What his Judgment
is, he knoweth in himself. His name is
|xii.||and he is the firebrand14, which
hath followed thy soul from the
beginning: yea seeking his destruction, who can better
counterfeit, than he, that in thy wickedness is chief Lord and
Master15 of thy Spirits; or who hath been acquainted with the
secrets of man's fingers, so much as he that hath been a director?
|xiii.||My sayings are no accusation, neither is it my property
defiled with such profession16. But I counsel you generally; and
advertise you through the grace, and by the spirit of unspeakable
|xiv.||This night, if your prayers had not been; yea if they had not|
|pierced into the seat of him which sitteth above: Thou,
say) thou hadst been carried, and taken away, this night, into a
wilderness, so far distant hence Northward17, that thy destruction
|Therefore Lay away thy Works of youth; and fly from fleshly|
|Vanities, if not upon Joy and pleasure of this presence, yet
the glory of him that hath chosen you.
|I say, be strong. Be Humble with Obedience:|
|xv.||For All the things, that have been spoken of,|
|shall come to pass. And there shall not a|
|letter of the book of this prophesy perish.|
|Finally, God hath blessed you: and will keep you from|
and will be merciful unto you, and perfect you; for
the dignity of your profession* sake.
|Which, World Without end, forever and ever; With us and all|
|xviii.||creatures, and in the light of his own countenance, be
Amen Amen Amen.
Deo nostro Omnipotenti,
Edward Kelly prayed
|IV.||Note Souls created before the bodies are begotten.|
|VI.||Fortitudo in deo es propter Deum.
Strength in god is because of God.
|IX.||Sententia contra istudum Malignum Sapientum qui nobis
It is this sentence against Evil Wisdom which is the means
wherewith our burden is to be uplifted.
|X.||He spake to Edward Kelly.|
|XI.||Angelus malus proprius pius.
The proper piety of evil angels.
Devils are accusers properly.
|XIV.||Edward had been carried in the wrath of God, if fervent
prayers had not been; as may appear in the beginning of this
|XV.||The book of this Prophecy shall continue.|
a malo temptiones.
Dee - Aleph: an evil temptation.
|XVII.||* Proffesio mea est
I Profess that mine is true Philosophy.
|XVIII.||Vide Libro Primo
See Book One (wherein these professions are located [de
1. 8 o'clock in the morning, on Monday the 29th day of April,
in the year of
2. Compare this to Dee and Kelly's first Action together for some startling
3. Dee abbr. this "E.K." throughout.
4. Cf. op.cit. THELEMA Lodge O.T.O.
5. Lacuna: poss. stricken 'O', or prob. '[illegible vowel]. .s'.
6. IL a spirit identified with the 49th square [file VII. rank 7] location (lower left corner): 21
7. Lacuna : ". . : or require" stricken by Dee.
8. Note the tablet preceding these footnotes, vide THE SACRED MAGIC OF
Enochian scholars will note the marked similarity to the formulas Set forth in the
9. Including Albert Laski?
10. Dee has the more accurate SATHAN: from
11. arch. Eng. 'Lymmes'.
12. Tables of 'Magikal Squares' form the principle topographical models wherewith
13. Belmagel: BEL + MAGe + eL = The Angel of the Magick of the God of Heaven &
14. The actual grammar; including the syllogisms derived from the use of its theorems
15. 'Lord and Master' are synonymous with BEL and MAGE both respectively and
16. Manipulation: possibly a token of the Masons(deriv. P.I.E. Magh- > Mage, magick,
17. Northward, i.e. the direction attributed to Earth in both its elemental and primary