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Yesterday, I showed you how I contact the ethereal software for the Enochian system of magick. Today, I’m going to take the natural next step: Talk to one of the angels.
Scott Stenwick (Ananael), author of Mastering the Mystical Heptarchy, was kind enough to email me with a recommendation:
Carmara, as “dispensor of the Heptarchial doctrine” is a good angel to contact if you have questions about the system as a whole.
Sounds good. Let’s do it.
Preparing for Enochian Visions
Yesterday, I had kept the ethereal software out of my mind, and communicated with it by packaging my thoughts, in the same way that most spirits communicate. Today, I allow the software to connect to my mind, because (1) I’ll need to send Carmara’s sigil, and I’m not good at sending images yet, and (2) I want the full Enochian experience, as other mages would experience it.
Normally, I wouldn’t bother telling you that. But something unusual happened when it connected. But before I can share that, I need to explain a little bit about the inner-workings of magickal communication.
When software (or a spirit, or an experienced mage) sends a message, they need to put that message in the right part of the receiver’s mind. If I want to send a conscious thought, I need to connect to the receiver’s conscious mind. To send a sound, I’d connect to the auditory parts of the receiver’s mind. And so on.
Normally, ethereal software only connects to my conscious mind. My mental muscles guide it there, making that the default for ethereal software. Software would only connect somewhere else if it were specifically, intentionally programmed to require a connection to that other part of my mind.
The Enochian ethereal software also connected to the visual part of my mind, meaning it is specifically designed to deliver visions. I see this very rarely, so I was initially surprised. But now that I’ve had a chance to think about it, it totally makes sense, and is exactly what you’d expect from my model of how visions of spirits work.
OK, back to talking to the angel.
I sent the Enochian software the command, “Requesting an angel based on a sigil,” then focused on the sigil from Scott’s book (page 115). A few seconds later, a spirit* contacted me through the ethereal software, meaning that the spirit sends its messages to the software, which forwards them to me. (This is a common technique for communicating with many people at once, as it simplifies what the spirit has to do to communicate.)
*Spirit is the general term for non-bodied people. Angels are spirits.
I also got some images projected into my thoughts. (I saw them in my imagination, not projected on the wall in front of me.) The first was a tall white man with long, straight dark hair, wearing long, non-ornate, cream-colored robes. The second was a very brief image of a non-human, white-winged angel with a human-ish head and multiple arms, holding several swords. I don’t know enough about Enochian to interpret these images, but they were pronounced, seem significant, and I was able to request the images several times from Carmara as I wrote this paragraph.
I explain what I do, that I’m looking to connect with people who do this style (Enochian), that I’m working to grow magick into a mature, respected discipline, and that I want to know more about this and possibly collaborate with them on that project.
Carmara makes a bunch of connections to my mind. My guess is, he’s reading my thoughts to see if I’m genuine.
Me, after 30 seconds: Did you have time to read my mind and see that I am genuine?
Carmara: We are discussing.
Another spirit contacts me, this time directly (rather than through the software.) He introduces himself with the image of an equilateral triangle (flat on the bottom, pointing up), with a circle inside it (not quite touching the sides of the triangle), with a dot in the middle of the circle. Again, means little to me, but I could certainly use it to contact him again.
We discuss my credentials briefly: Other groups of spirits I work with, what my goals are, etc. He gives his blessing, and asks how I’d like to begin.
Questions for the Angels
I’ll call the spirit with the triangle-circle-dot symbol “Tri.” You can all make fun of me after you tell me the official name.
Me: Tell me about your organization, the relationship between the angels, other spirits, and the guys who run the ethereal software, and what your goals are.
Tri: We run the software. Please, check for yourself.
I do. Indeed, it connects me to another spirit, and from there, I can connect to a bunch of angels, including the one I’m talking to now.
Tri: We have some other spirits we work with, too. Some are in training to become angels, others are simply not interested in an enlightenment / ascention type of path, and want to focus on technical skills. The first are referred to as “spirits,” the second as “demons.” (The concept isn’t dark or evil, just focused on tasks rather than spiritual growth.)
Tri: Our goal is to help people learn enlightenment. (We discuss the details some, but it’s more personal than I’d like to post publicly.)
Me: Tell me about the visions of the angels. How do you send them? How do you pick what image to send?
He hands me off to another angel who handles that part, who explains: The images are sent either as an image in the person’s thoughts (this is the default, if you are not set up for the other one, which most people aren’t), or as an image to the eyes.
Me: Can you show me the nerves it would go to, when you send it to the eyes?
He connects to a part of my brain, toward the back. I’m guessing this is the visual cortex. He picks up these thoughts as I write them.
Him: Yes, so it’s not the actual literal eyes. But we don’t have words for the brain regions the same way you do, and the way we get to the “eyes of the brain” is by starting at the eyes and tracing the nerve until it reaches the brain.
He shows me, I can feel the path.
Him: So it makes sense to us to use that term. Is that what you were asking?
Me: Yes. Thank you very much. How do you teach people, or prepare people, to receive images in the eyes of the brain? (That’s the visual cortex, remember.)
Him: As people work with us, we start making the connections [to the visual cortex]. Once they are up to the second level*, we will start setting them up for visions. They simply have to do the work regularly so that the setup doesn’t stall or go backward.
*I’m not sure what a level is, but the “second” part of that came through clearly.
Me: When you do the setup, how does that actually work? What’s the technique?
He sounds excited, like he enjoys explaining this: We make a large number of connections that are always on. These set up a network within the visual cortex*. Then, once the network is set up, we turn on energy in the signature for the general class of messages we’ll send. So, we’re not sending a particular image, but instead we’re sending energy from which any image could be made.
*He’s starting to use my concept, so it translates as “visual cortex” rather than “eyes of the brain.”
Me: How would that differ from bathing the area of the brain in energy matching the ethereal software’s signature?
Him: That would work to let the software send general messages. But if you’re trying to change how that part of the mind works, so that you can add images that wouldn’t normally be processed, you need to align it not just to the software in general, but to the particular messages you’ll be sending. We could do what you do, and then do this, and that would be effective as well, but only doing the software’s signature will not set you up for proper, dramatic visions.
Me: One of my upcoming projects is to bind some ethereal software to a sigil. You guys seem to know a lot about this. Any advice?
He passes me off to another angel, who says: Make the sigil intricate. Make it so the sigil is made of many sigils. That’s what we did with the [Enochian] alphabet. That way, there is redundancy in that one sigil, so even if the person can’t focus on the whole thing, or copies part of it down wrong, or otherwise something goes wrong, there’s so much redundancy that it’s probably going to work anyway.
Him, continuing: Beyond that, you’ll want to know whether looking at the sigil should default to making the software contact you, or if the mage needs to reach out and contact the software-lookup software, like we do it. If it’s the former, you’ll need to use this other piece of software.
He connects me to another OS-level software. It seems tied to events, which makes sense, since it would need to detect whenever someone looks at my sigil.
Him: But I’m sure the spirits you work with will know about that, also. For you, personally, you will probably be involved in making the sigil, and deciding how it ought to behave, so those are the two questions you should consider. I’m surprised they haven’t taught you this already.
Me: I haven’t asked. We’re not quite there, but you guys seem so up on this that I wanted to ask you about it.
Him: Ah, ok.
That’s all my questions, and I’m ready to rest a bit. (This was a full hour of communication and writing.) I thank them, they invite me to call him back anytime, and that ends the session.
On the whole, these guys seem like skilled, friendly spirits, similar to ones I work with already. After this discussion, I’m quite confident that the visions are projections from the ethereal software, rather than an actual statement of how the spirit looks, and it was fascinating to learn about the different ways to prepare an area of the mind for visions.
Now, a few questions for you (experienced an novice Enochian practitioners alike):
- Would you be interested in doing magick like this?
- What would someone normally do next, after contacting a bunch of Enochian spirits and getting their blessing to collaborate?
- Is there anything else you’d like to see me explore with this?
Thanks for reading.Other posts in this series:
- Connecting to the Enochian Ethereal Software (May 3, 2012)
- Contacting the Enochian Angels with Direct Magick (May 4, 2012)
- More Questions for the Enochian Angels (May 7, 2012)
I think that’s neat. I personally already am comfortable with a ritual for Enochian scrying that I find easy and well suited to my personality, so I would not generally do it another way unless I was so directed in a vision itself. As to what to ask them, I have always used the Enochian scrying for wisdom and understanding, asking the beings that appear in visions to show me things that will help clarify my own path and so on. They seem to be well suited to that kind of work. Asking for help or guidance regarding intellectual or spiritual projects (such as your book, etc.) also makes sense. And asking them what sorts of things they can help you with is also a good way to go about it. :)
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That’s actually a lot of what I do with the spirits I normally work with, which reinforces my impression that the Enochian angels are more or less the same as those spirits.
Being someone who has read and ‘dabbled’ on and off since the 70s, i guess I’d ask — when does intellectually ‘knowing’ and understanding this get the ‘lightning bolt of kick start’ that pushes someone over the edge from knowing to KNOWING. Having what makes sense intellectually turn into the ‘feelings’, connections, and ‘sensing’ which can trigger this kind of discourse?
Next I guess I’d be asking, where does one go from ‘making a connection’ toward ‘becoming enlightened’? I mean, if I am going to spend time around an etheric campfire chatting with an energetic Gandolf; should we just chat about the latest ‘meat puppet’ concerns or go straight to ‘how do *I* get to the next level (or six)’.
For me, the difference between intellectually knowing vs being able to use it lies in having your mental muscles awake and engaged, then training them in the fundamental techniques like tracing a path, matching a spirit’s signature, etc. *Insert plug for upcoming book here.*
I usually discuss magick techniques with spirits, and do manifesting for human-scale problems. Because really, when you ask a spirit about a human problem, most of them will just do manifesting, anyway. But I understand that a lot of mages like to ask spirits for advice on their human problems, and I’ve done that on occasion with good results, too.
Is that what you were asking? Feel free to ask again if I didn’t really answer you.
…. and what does ‘getting to the next level’ (or six) really mean? Is the immediate ‘next level’ becoming a cross between Ghandi, Mohammand, and Jesus or are we already talking about ‘non material’ and more ‘etheric’ levels to things?
Is *my* personal ‘enlightenment’ agenda on track with whatever the ‘greater agenda’ is all about? Am I an agent of growth, or change, or working for peanuts as a cog in some vast, cosmic gin mill and I’m just now getting the ‘welcome to the company’ speech?
Sorry… mind wandered there. Too much of watching MSNBC Business channel. :p
The next level is neither ascention nor obvious vulgar magick. It would typically be some sort of initiation into an order, or for Enochian, it’s probably completing a series of rituals. Whatever normally marks the difference between “tried some Enochian” and “completed the first serious work that most people do.” Remember, we’re just talking about setting up your visual cortex to receive images here, it’s not that big of a deal, they just need to make sure you’re serious and will do daily practice.
In terms of your personal enlightenment vs some global enlightenment, my advice is, channel your favorite teacher (or some Enochian angels) and ask them.
PS – just one minor quibble:
“I sent the Enochian software the command, “Requesting an angel based on a sigil,” then focused on the sigil from Scott’s book (page 115).”
…may not be a terribly elaborate ritual, but it would still count as a ritual in my book. ;)
Fair enough. I know better than to argue with a bright, ornery woman, Ona :)
This is very interesting, teaching direct magick with assistance from entities who are teaching direct magick. I haven’t seen anything as…”direct” as this in any of the literature out there, save for some of the channeling stuff. Your writing was brisk and didactic, and I enjoyed it.
Thank you for the fine detail in this experiment. When you eventually get into comparative mode, you might want to say more about how different angelic signatures “feel” or “sense” in contrast with each other. After all, not knowing much about this system, does it seem different from any of the other styles that you are familiar with? Are these essentially different spirit “flavors”?
What does it “feel” like to get direct magick teachings from the numerous interested multidimensional entities? You are showing us that it can be done; a number of different conversations of the sort you have provided would be very illuminating, almost like a textbook.
I was just wondering if these angels and spirits can affect the physical realm for you. Such as changing your appearance?
I have not seen magick that actually changes your appearance, so I would not expect any particular group of spirits to be able to do that. In general, I find the best approach to magick to be exploring it and seeing what it does well, and then doing that, rather than coming in with a specific goal and trying to find magick to meet that goal.
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Can you ask an Enochian Angel o heal your finger dip joint
Two answers for you:
1. I’m not very experienced with Enochian, but I associate them more with visions and personal growth than with healing.
2. Try it. You can ask, and see what response you get, and see how your finger feels the next day. This is how we learn which techniques and approaches are effective.
Do any of your angels love to rhyme or do they do a lot of singing through what feels like a circular spinning music box in the mind ?
Mine do – and he seems to have a thing about fairytale tinkerbell sound effects for magick.. and one of the spirits spends a lot of time cussing at the sacred names of GOD .. what kinda spirit does this sound like to you ?
I can’t say, that sounds very different from my experience. When I communicate with spirits, they send me concepts, which my mind interprets into words. So if I were to hear rhyming, it would come from my mind, not from the spirits themselves.