The following system of attributions, with their preliminary justifications, was first suggested to me by Michael Sanborn, http://www.ecsd.com/~msanborn. The subsequent elaborations are my own, and any flaws therein are wholly my own responsibility.
I. THE PLANETS AND THE PENTAGRAM.
The problem of how to attribute the planets to the points of the pentagram, and thereby to the five elements used in magick, is one of the most perplexing in the occult sciences. Using the structures of the Enochian system, this question can be resolved with elegance and utility.
The pentagram as a geometric form only appears in the spirit actions of Dee and Kelly in relation to the Sigillum Dei Aemeth. It is described and attributed by the angel Uriel in Mysteriorum Liber Secundus. (1)
URIEL: “The next five names thou shalt dispose in the five exterior angles of the Pentacle: every angle containing one whole name.
Set the first letters of these 5 names, (in Capital letters) within the five acute internal angles of the Pentacle: and the rest of each name following Circularly from his Capital letter, but in the 5 exterior obtuse angles of the Pentacle.
Set Z of Zedekieil within the angle which standeth up toward the beginning of the greatest Circle. And so proceed toward thy right hand.” (2)
The angels thus assigned are: Zedekieil, Madimiel, Semeliel, Nogahel and Corabiel. (3) This can be seen in the form of the Sigillum itself. (4) These are the angels of the planetary spheres, as Uriel states:
URIEL: “These Angels are the angels of the 7 Circles of Heaven, Governing the lights of the 7 Circles.”
Therefore, by taking the planetary attributes of these angels, and applying their symbolic properties to the points of the pentagram, ascribed to the corresponding angels, planetary properties can be assigned to the the positions of the pentagram. The relationship which is thereby derived is as follows, going clockwise from the top:
Jupiter = Topmost point
Mars = Upper right point
Sun = Lower right point
Venus = Lower left point
Mercury = Upper left point.
II. THE ELEMENTS AND THE PENTAGRAM
In the Golden Dawn and related systems of magick, A∴A∴, O.T.O., A.S. (1) and B.O.T.A. (2), the elemental properties are attributed to the points of the pentagram as follows (3):
Spirit = Topmost point
Air = Upper left
Water = Upper right
Earth = Lower left
Fire = Lower right.
The relative positions given to the lower or terrestrial elements, below the spirit, on the pentagram is identical to the locations assigned to them on 'The Great Table as reformed by Raphael' received by Dee and Kelly. (4) The Golden Dawn attributions were probably established from these, out of sympathy, and in order to facilitate their own second order rituals and magikal formulae. This assumption is nowhere specifically stated, but has been alluded to in the more recent recensions of the Golden Dawn material. (5) It provides the premise for the rulership of the Tablet of Union attributed to spirit, over the four Watchtowers attributed to the lesser elements, which is practiced in the Golden Dawn method of Enochian magick.
Given the two sets of attributions to the pentagram, both within the framework of the Enochian system, the hypothetical relationship between them, as set forth below, is posited.
Spirit = Topmost point =Jupiter
Air = Upper left = Mercury
Water = Upper right = Mars
Earth = Lower left = Venus
Fire = Lower right = Sun
What remains to be demonstrated is a sympathetic correlation of the planetary attributes with the corresponding elemental properties.
Next, chapter III. The Elements and the Planets, part 1. The Jovial Spirit. (Al's note: This file is missing…)
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