Enochian magic is a system of ceremonial magic based on the evocation and commanding of various spirits. It is based on the 16th-century writings of John Dee and Edward Kelley , who claimed that their information, including the revealed Enochian language, was delivered to them directly by various angels. Dee's journals contained the Enochian script , and the tables of correspondences that accompany it. Dee and Kelley believed their visions gave them access to secrets contained within the Book of Enoch. The raw material for the Enochian magical system was "dictated" through a series of Angelic communications which lasted from
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Enochian is a constructed language created by the magicians John Dee, an Elizabethan period courtier and diplomat with occult interests, and Edward Kelley, an ex-convict and purported spirit medium , over a period of years in the late 16th century starting in It purports to be the language of angels. Dee called it the "Angelic" or "Celestial language", and Dee believed it to be the original language spoken by Adam before the Fall of Man.
Kelley revealed the characters and limited body of Enochian texts to Dee by scrying. Written right to left like Hebrew and Arabic, it uses the following alphabet :.
The first Enochian texts are collected in a book called Liber Logaeth , the "book of speech from God", and were left untranslated by Dee and Kelley.
A more important text was produced the following year in Krakow; these are a set of 19 Enochian poems called "Angelic Keys" or "Angelic Calls", said to unlock the power of 49 panels presented in the Liber Logaeth. John Dee and Some Spirits in The orthography is somewhat similar to Hebrew and other Semitic languages; various vowel sounds must be inserted by the speaker. For example, Dee's text of the original First Call transliterates to:. Various linguists such as Donald Laycock and Egil Asprem have examined the translated parts of the Enochian corpus.
Laycock notes that the phonology of Enochian texts shows prosodic features that are rare in text, but frequently found in poetry and incantations, and are also found in the speech produced by glossolalia.
Asprem notes that the syntax of the Enochian texts is nearly identical to English. Only two verbs recur frequently in the texts; one is 'to be' and appears highly irregular. Asprem observes that the difficult pronunciations of the original Enochian texts resemble what would result if you picked, say, every tenth letter from an intelligible text in a known alphabet language; you would get a random collection of letters, with odd clusters of both vowels and consonants, distributed by chance.
Enochian continues to be in use by a small number of magicians working the traditions of Western esotericism. A Satanic reworking of the text of the Keys figures in LaVey's Satanic Bible , which largely consists of LaVey striking out references to God and angels , and swapping in Satan and demons. Further analysis has shown that LaVey made the mistake of only swapping the references in the English translation, leaving the Enochian form untouched, and ultimately if performed by the reader the name of the Christian God, YHWH , is still vibrated  A hidden track on the album Lateralus by the band Tool is named "Faaip de Oiad", which is supposed to mean "the voice of God" in Enochian.
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