The Enochian Alphabet
Enochian is the name of an angelic language recorded in the private journals of Dr. John Dee and his
seer Edward Kelley. The language was received in the late 16th century. The men said it was revealed to
them by angels, although some contemporary scholars of magic consider Enochian to be a constructed language.
Also called "The Runes of Honorius", these letters are used to write spells and incantations
in a Witch's Book of Shadows. Theban Script is also used to inscribe one's Craft name on ritual
tools and Witch Jewels.
The last symbol is used for designating the end of a sentence. It is also common practice for
one to create their own personal symbol, which is used as a signature.
Theban is not a runic alphabet.
The Enochian alphabet and language is attributed to Dr. John Dee and Edward Kelley.
In 1581, Dr. John Dee wrote in his personal journals that God had sent "good angels" to communicate directly
In 1582, Dr. John Dee began working with the seer Edward Kelley. Dr. John Dee had used several other
seers in the past without results. With Edward Kelley's help as a scryer, Dee set out to establish
communication with angels. The result was the reception of the Enochian language.
On March 26 1583, Edward Kelley reported visions in a crystal of a twenty-one lettered alphabet. A few days later,
Kelley started receiving what became the first corpus of texts in the Angelic language. This resulted in the book
Liber Loagaeth (Book of Speech from God). The book contains 49 calls in the Angelic language.
In 1969, Anton LaVey included nineteen of the Enochian Keys, in the original and in English translation,
in his The Satanic Bible. In this same book, he says that Enochian is considered older than Sanskrit.
In 1976, Leo Vinci published a book entitled Gmicalzoma: An Enochian Dictionary.
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