'There are only two operations possible in the universe, AnaIysis and Synthesis. To divide, and to unite. Salve et coagula' said the Alchemists."
Aleister Crowley, TheBook of Thoth
This Magician's Manual is intended for use by a wide audience, ranging from beginners in Enochian Magick to experienced magicians. It is impossible to present a fully structured, progressive program of magical development that will be satisfactorily suitable for everyone. Some readers will be more attracted to the Watchtowers, others to the Aethyrs. Some will advance rapidly and effortlessly in certain areas while others may require more time in those areas before begg ready to advance. For this reason, this manual has been especially designed to present all of the basic theoretical material together with guidelines for practical exercises that would be required for the beginner, the intermediate, and the advanced magician. You, the reader and practicing magician, must familiarize yourself with all of the information contained in this manual and then select those sections that especially appeal to you to work on. The only exception to this rule is the Aethyrs which should always be approached in serial order from TEX, the lowest, to LIL, the highest.
It is suggested that you begin your practice of Enochian Magick by browsing through this manual to learn where areas are located and what subjects are covered. The manual itself is presented in five major parts: general magical theory and background, invocations, the Watchtowers, the formulas of Enochian Magick, and the Aethyrs. Detailed figures of the Watchtower Squares can be found in the Appendices. The methods of their construction are given in Enochian Magic which is considered prerequisite reading.
Similarly, practical exercises for invocations are in Enochian Magic and are not repeated here.
If you planto practice Enochian Magick, you will need to memorize the Pentagram Ritual and the Hexagram Ritual presented in this manual because these will be used in most of your operations.You will also need to construct your own magical weapons, robe, and talismans, and begin a Magical Diary. The Test will be up to you. If you already have some experience then you should be able to begin at your own level and pace without difficulty. If you are a novice or beginner, then you should practice the exercises for beginners that are presented.
You should construct work sheets, as explained in Enochian Magic, for each exercise or operation that you perform.The work sheets contain all of the data that you will need for any particular exercise or operation and they thus assure that no data will be lost or ignored. Proper use of work sheets and your Diary will help guide you in your future exercises and operations. For example, poor results from an exercise or operation will demonstrate what will not work for you. If you carefully record the data, you will know what not to do the next time.You will find that good resulta are not necessarily repeatable. Everyone has good days and bad days; times when Magick can be performed easily and times when it will not work at all. With practice you will learn your own cycle and what preparations and rituals work best for you. A sample work sheet is provided in this manual.
Thirteen important Enochian rituals are presented at the end of this manual. Study them carefully .before practicing them. Memorize the words and prepare the necessary weapons and instrumenta yourself. They do not have to be elaborate or expensive. The Ritual of TEX is designed for use by beginners. The Ritual of IAO invokes the feminine current and simulates a journey to the 5th
Aethyr MAZ. The Ritual of the Priestess of the Silver Star invokes the feminine current and simulates a journey to the 19th Aethyr.The Ritual of the Pyramid invokes the masculine current and simulates a journey to the 18th Aethyr ZEN. The Dragon Ritual is designed for the advanced magician who desires to assume the responsibilities of the Magical Dragon. The Ritual of Vrelp stimulates a journey to the 14th Aethyr VTA and the City of the Pyramids. The Ritual of the Abyss simulates a journey to the Great Outer Abyss. The imagery used in these seven rituals is designed to simulate as closely as possible actual journeys to these Aethyrs.
The other six rituals include magical operations for invisibility, evocations, precipitations, power, health and longevity, and the mastery of death. These rituals are specifically designed for the advanced magician.
As an additional word on the rituals contained in this manual, the following quote should be remembered:
These rituals need not be slavishly imitated; on the contrary the student should do nothing the object of which he does not understand; also, if he has any capacity whatever, he will find his own crude rituals more effective than the highly polished ones of other people.
Whether you are a beginner, an intermediate, or an advanced magician, you are encouraged to experiment. Find the path that suits you best and follow it. A new world may be right around the bend.
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