The Complete Enochian Dictionary: A Dictionary of the Angelic Language As Revealed to Dr. John Dee and Edward Kelley

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Weiser Books, Sep 1, 2001 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 288 pages
In 1581, Dr. John Dee, an advisor in the court of Queen Elizabeth I, began a series of experiments intended to explore the ability to contact the spirit world. With Edward Kelley acting as the medium in these experiments, Dee was able to record these communications as they were transmitted in Enochian -- the language of the angels.

Donald Laycock has thoroughly analyzed the work of Dee and Kelley. In this volume, he recounts the history of their experiments. The rest of the work consists of a pronunciation guide for the twenty-one letters, significant to untangling both the meaning and the derivation of the messages handed down from Dee and Kelley, and a basic Enochian-English/English-Enochian dictionary. The result is a fascinating linguistic and magical mystery story, integral to any study of the Enochian tradition. Stephen Skinner's lucid Preface sets the tone and historical context for today's readers.

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Just to set things straight, every word in Enochian is pronounceable. When there are a long string of consonants, which might be otherwise un-pronounceable, each letter is actually said separately- CHDR, for instance, is pronounced ka-da-re. Also, X is sounded out "tz", like the Hebrew Tzadik. Finally, "z" is almost always pronounced "zod". And there is no K in Enochian.  


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Donald Laycock (d. 1988) was a Doctor of Linguistics at the University of Canberra, Australia
Lon Milo DuQuette has been involved with occult studies since the late 60s, and has become an acknowledged and widely recognized authority within the world of modern occultism. His previous publications include Magick of Thelema, The Tarot of Ceremonial Magick, Angels, Demons & Gods of the New Millennium, and the humorous, biographical My Life with the Spirits.

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