More Questions for the Enochian Angels

Monday, May 7th, 2012

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Today, I’ll call the Enochian angels again to ask a few questions suggested by commenters, plus a few others I thought of over the weekend. (Links to parts 1 and 2.)

Does 1 Spirit = 1 Angel?

There are two ways I could see Enochian working. The simplest is that each spirit gave themselves an angelic name and sigil, and when you ask for an angel, you get that spirit. That’s probably how most mages would assume it works.

But I don’t think it actually works that way. For one, the answers I got last time suggest that the particular spirits running the show changes over time. (Remember how they have some spirits learning the ropes?) Also, it doesn’t scale well — what if 1,000 people all call at the same time asking for the same angel?

What I’ve seen it done before, when I did a little work with the group doing voodoo, was that the named entities — the voodoo gods, the Enochian angels, etc — were like costumes for the actual spirits. The ethereal software would project the image and voice of the angel, but any of the actual spirits running the show could be behind that projection, selecting the actual words it said. Like the wizard of oz, but each spirit capable of controlling any projection they want.

So, that’s my first question for the angels. I ask the ethereal software for a historian-type angel, who explains: A little of both. Different spirits are skilled with different angels. So, you wouldn’t get a particular named spirit when you get the particular angel, but you would get one who’s been trained and is particularly qualified for that set of skills. This is similar to how other groups you work with would let you request an expert in communication, or shielding, or some other skill.

How Do You Impress People?

Me: Do you do things specifically to inspire awe or impress people? Tell me about those techniques.

Enochian spirit: Of course we do. Wouldn’t you?

Specifically, we use an energy for the communication that inspires awe in most humans. The visions are also designed to inspire awe. And the overall complexity of the sigils and everything else associated with the traditional way to do Enochian magick adds to the feeling that you’re doing something pretty freaking awesome and should be awed by it.

(He also shows me some about the signature for awe, and the parts of the mind that energy interacts with, but I can’t explain that very well in writing.)

How Did Enochian Get Started?

Me: What’s your history? How did the group of spirits form? How did you decide to use sigils, rather than the style of communication most spirits use?

Enochian spirit: We formed not long before making the sigils. We actually all formed around the idea of using the sigils to communicate with humans. The goal was to make a style that would be easy for humans to communicate on paper, so that we could wind up working with a lot of different humans in a lot of different areas. And honestly, it’s worked pretty darn well.

What Can You Help Me With?

Me: What sorts of things can you help me with more effectively the spirits I already know? Any thoughts on what to work on?

He hands me off to a different Enochian spirit who specializes in training: I wouldn’t imagine there’s anything we can help you with more effectively than the spirits you already train with. But thank you for asking. I would stick with them, unless there’s something in particular that we have experienced, like designing sigils or inspiring awe with visions. Those things, actually, we may know better than them. But in terms of your normal training, stick with them.

Me: Any thoughts on the book?

Another Enochian spirit, presumably an expert at manifesting*: You should go ahead with the plan you currently laid out. Do the training** with your readers, too — that’s an excellent way to make money and get the teaching experience you’ll need for later***. Basically, follow the path that your spirit teachers have laid out, and that you’ve thought through yourself, and this will go well. Trust yourself on this one. Sorry I couldn’t be any more help, but it seems like you’ve already got all the manifesting you need.

*Why do I think he’s an expert in manifesting? Well, it would make sense for the question I asked, and there’s a 30-second delay after I ask the question until he answers, which suggests he’s consulting some external source of information, which is almost always manifesting.

**I’ll tell you about this soon when I write up the business plan. Basically, 1-on-1 phone consultations where I connect to you remotely, plus possibly a group class if I get enough interest.

***It’s fairly common for spirits doing manifesting to allude to “You’ll need this to do something important later,” without telling you what the important thing you’ll do later actually is. I’ve gotten used to it by now.

Me: Should I post these conversations I just had with you guys?

Same guy as last question: Yes. It will be excellent for your readers to be able to see how your style is concretely different than theirs. Not just in accomplishing the same things differently, but in the very different way you interact with us, the questions that you ask that would never have occurred to them, and a few other things like that. Post it, including this answer.

How the Spirits Feel

A couple of closing thoughts. Yvonne had asked:

[Can you] 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”?

They feel like any other spirits I’ve worked with. Nice, friendly, knowledgeable and polite, but basically like the other folks I know. Calling them “angels” is excellent marketing, but not much more.

If you haven’t worked with many spirits, think of it this way: If I asked you how people in France look, you’d say that they look just like anyone else. So, each spirit has their own signature, like each person has their own face, but there’s nothing particularly peculiar about the Enochian spirits.

By the way, I call them “spirits” in this post because I’m working with the spirit behind the magick, rather than the angelic projection of the ethereal software. But I was talking with the spirits who act as angels, rather than the newer angels-in-training that are specifically called “spirits” in the instructions from part 1.

She also asked:

What does it “feel” like to get direct magick teachings from the numerous interested multidimensional entities?

I’m pretty used to it by now. I’ve trained with spirits at or above this level several times a month for the past 10 years, and almost daily for the past 2-3 years. My main tip is to ask specific questions, because there’s so much they could tell you, so you need to guide them to the right topics.

It doesn’t feel particularly different than a conversation with any other reasonably skilled spirit. Better spirits have more precise communication, more precise connections when they demonstrate things, and explain some topics differently, but it doesn’t make for an entirely new experience.

Is this something you’re interested in, that I should write more about?

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Contacting the Enochian Angels with Direct Magick

Friday, May 4th, 2012

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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.

Contacting Carmara

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.

Closing Thoughts

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?

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Connecting to the Enochian Ethereal Software

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

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We’ve been talking about how ethereal software connects to mages, and I want to give you a concrete example. So, today, I’m going to contact the Enochian ethereal software, read its instructions and talk to the spirits that run it, and write down each step.

In the past, I’ve glossed over the advanced parts of my magick, trying to make it into something novices could do. I’m realizing that doesn’t work, and only gets readers confused. So I’m going to tell you the whole procedure I use, even though you probably won’t be able to do some of it yourself yet. But by the time you’re done with my book (which is finally underway), you should be able to do most of this, too.

Step 1: Wikipedia

I go to the Wikipedia page on Enochian and pick a letter. For today’s session, I’ll use Un.

Step 2: Contact the Lookup Software

This is the step I’ve glossed over in the past. I do it almost without thinking, but as I think about teaching you to do this, it really is non-trivial.

First, the concept: There are some pieces of ethereal software that work behind the scenes, making everything else work. You can think of it as the operating system, which is itself software, but a different kind of software than what you’d use.

This particular ethereal OS software connects mages to other ethereal software based on the desired software’s signature, ritual, symbol, or other identifying features. I call it the “software-lookup software.”

I initially developed this model by asking, “How does ethereal software connect to me when I focus on a symbol?” The answer seemed rather suspicious to me: Really, you’re answering a problem with ethereal software by using more ethereal software? But I looked for it, and I found it, and that’s what counts. At this point, I routinely interact with the software-lookup software, so I’m quite confident in this part of the model.

When I first found the software-lookup software, I was watching how I connected to other ethereal software, and tracing those connections. Like most other things I talked about, that requires good sensory connections, so I can’t talk you through it yet. But soon, we’ll have a common language around sensing these things.

Anyway, for step 2, I connect to the software-lookup software. At this point, I simply know its signature, so this happens more or less unconsciously when I think about finding some software based on a symbol.

Step 3: Focus on the Enochian Letter

Now, I just focus on the letter (looking at Wikipedia), and send it to the software-lookup software in the same way you would send a question to any psychic ethereal software. The software-lookup software connects another piece of ethereal software to me, then disconnects itself. I’m calling that other piece of ethereal software the “Enochian ethereal software.”

I also verified that other letters connect me to the same ethereal software. Nice confirmation that I’m getting something associated with the overall style.

Step 4: Read the Instructions

Whadda you know, a man who reads the instructions…

Whenever I work with new ethereal software, I start by asking for the “full instructions.” This gives me:

Software for contacting angels. Most angels speak indirectly, using the software as an interface. A few will contact you directly. Also has lookups for a variety of other spirits, including demons.

To use it, request the spirit based on its sigil. Alternately, request it based on its name. Alternately, request a “list of available angels” or “list of available spirits,” then select one from the list based on its signature.

A few notes on that:

  • These instructions are generally written by the spirits who made the software. Most ethereal software responds to “Requesting full usage instructions.”
  • I chose the term “angel” because I know what Enochian is about. The software communicates concepts, not words. But the concept had a connotation of “skilled and benevolent,” which the general concept of “spirit” wouldn’t have.
  • Same deal with “demon.” I initially wrote it as “goetia,” because I associate the two styles somehow. (This is probably incorrect, but I learned about them at the same time, so they are linked in my mind.) Anyone with experience in Enochian can shed light on the demons and other spirits?

There are other instructions I could ask for, but I don’t plan to use this software all that much, so that’s enough for now. Next, I ask it to “Connect me to the spirits that made or run the software.” I explain to them that I know other people who use this software and want to explore what they do, ask permission to poke around, and ask their advice on which angels to contact. (I do this using a fairly advanced communication technique, which shows that I know what I’m doing and usually produces good responses from spirits.) Their reply:

Yes, please do. I would recommend you contact any angel you like, they will all respond well to you. Just use the list of available angels. Feel free to check in with us if you have any other questions.

I thank them for being so generous and welcoming, and say that I’ll call back tomorrow after talking with my friends about which angel to contact. Also, I want a break after writing all this. So, tomorrow, I’ll contact an Enochian angel with direct magick. Any recommendations on who to contact, or what to talk about?

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