by Pat Zalewski
Thee Enochian system of
magic was discovered during the Renaissance by the noted court
astrologer John Dee and his somewhat mysterious assistant, Edward
Kelly. Dee and Kelly used the age-old technique of skrying to reveal an
elaborate and elegant system of angelic hierarchies, spiritual planes,
and a self-contained Enochian alphabet. This is not only an antiquated
system of philosophy worthy of study only by specialists, however.
Using this information, contemporary practicing magicians can, as Dee
and Kelly did, travel to new levels of consciousness and explore
Aleister Crowley's description of Enochian magic in an edition of The Equinox in 1912 re-introduced this complex and fascinating system to modern
readers. Since then, many different explanations of the Enochian worlds
have appeared. Golden Dawn Enochian Magic, based on the unpublished papers of various Golden Dawn associates, reveals the secrets of the Golden Dawn approach.
As a member of the Thoth-Hermes temple of New Zealand, Pat Zalewski
has made his own exploration and compiled an excellent sourcebook of
new information and valuable interpretation. Over 100 drawings,
diagrams and tables are included to guide the reader through the
Enochian mysteries, and important rituals associated with Enochian
magic are presented in the book's appendices. A thorough and useful
book on a difficult subject, Golden Dawn Enochian Magic will fascinate both scholars and serious students of magical exploration.
"Just as Dee's original
manuscripts barely survived the Great Fire of London, the missing
pieces of the Golden Dawn tradition were almost lost. Thanks to Pat
Zalewski's patient scholarship, this important material has been
restored to its rightful place in the history of magic. […] The
publication of this book is a major milestone in the gradual unfolding
of this branch of the Western magical tradition."
Geoffrey James, author of The Enochian Magick of Dr. John Dee
Golden Dawn Enochian Magic
by Pat Zalewski
St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn