Enochian: Language of the Angels

Angels are beings that seem to be from another world, yet involved in ours, perhaps in order to help us. But do they have a language, and if so, what do they speak? 

The language of the angels is Enochian according the occultists. John Dee and Edward Kelley received the language from angelic communications in the 16th century, while practicing magic in the court of Queen Elizabeth. The Enochian language is used in Enochian magic to communicate with the angels.

According to legend, Dee and Kelley received the Enochian language through a series of angelic communications, and they claimed that it was the language spoken by the angels in heaven. The Enochian language is characterized by its complex grammar and intricate system of pronunciation, and it is considered by some to be a sacred or magical language.

Edward Kelley on the left, and John Dee on the right.

Since its creation, the Enochian language has been used as a tool for spiritual and mystical exploration by individuals and groups within the Western esoteric tradition. Some practitioners believe that speaking or writing in Enochian can allow them to access hidden knowledge and spiritual insight, while others use it as a tool for meditation and visualization.

The Occult Perspective on Angels

Some occultists believe that angels are powerful entities that can be invoked or summoned for various purposes, such as protection, guidance, or healing. They may also believe that angels can act as intermediaries between humans and the divine, carrying messages and facilitating communication between the two realms.

Other occultists may view angels as archetypal forces or energies that can be harnessed and directed through various practices, such as meditation, visualization, or ritual. These practices may be seen as ways of accessing and channeling the power of the angels for personal and spiritual development.

John Dee: mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, and advisor to Queen Elizabeth

John Dee lived from 1527-1608/09 was a prominent figure in the field of alchemy and the esoteric arts, and is considered to be one of the most important figures of the English Renaissance.

Dee was born in London in 1527 and educated at Cambridge University, where he developed a strong interest in mathematics, astronomy, and the natural sciences. He later became a member of the Royal College of Physicians and held a number of important positions at the court of Queen Elizabeth I, including that of royal astrologer and advisor.

In addition to his scientific and courtly pursuits, Dee was also deeply involved in the study of alchemy and the esoteric arts. Dee’s work had a profound impact on the development of science and the occult in the 16th and 17th centuries, and he continues to be regarded as one of the most important figures of the English Renaissance.

Edward Kelley: Elizabethan Alchemist and Esoteric Practitioner

Kelly lived from 1555 to 1597, and became involved in alchemy and the esoteric arts at a young age. He met John Dee in the late 16th century, and the two became close associates, working together on a series of angelic communications that resulted in the creation of the Enochian language.

Kelley claimed to have received the Enochian language through a series of visionary experiences, and he and Dee used it as a tool for spiritual and mystical exploration. Despite the controversy that surrounded their beliefs and practices, Dee and Kelley continued to work together until Kelley’s death in 1597.

Today, Kelley is remembered as a key figure in the Elizabethan occult tradition, and his association with John Dee and the Enochian language continues to be of interest to historians, scholars, and practitioners of the esoteric arts. Despite the lack of concrete evidence for his claims, Kelley is considered by some to be one of the most important figures of the Elizabethan era and an important figure in the history of alchemy and the esoteric arts.

Use of the Enochian Language

The Enochian language is used by various groups and individuals who have an interest in the esoteric arts, including magicians, esoteric practitioners, and followers of esoteric traditions. It is also used by some members of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, Thelemic organizations, and other groups that are inspired by the works of John Dee and Edward Kelley. You can read more about the influence their magic had on the 20th century here.

Some people believe that the Enochian language has special properties that allow one to communicate with angelic beings and access hidden knowledge.

Reenactment of an Enochian ceremony.

The Practice of Enochian Magic

Enochian magic is a system of ceremonial magic that was first documented in the late 16th century. It is named after Enoch, a figure in the biblical Book of Genesis who was said to have been taken up into heaven by God.

Enochian magic is based on the idea that the Enochian language was given to humanity by angels and was used by Enoch to communicate with God. The practice of Enochian magic involves the use of this language in ritual and meditation to communicate with angels and to access their knowledge and power.

Adherents of Enochian magic believe that the Enochian language holds the key to unlocking spiritual knowledge and power, and that it can be used to bring about spiritual growth, heal the soul, and even influence the material world.

Enochian magic is often associated with the Hermetic tradition and the tradition of Western ceremonial magic, and it has been influential in the development of various esoteric and mystical movements. However, it should be noted that the practice of Enochian magic can be controversial and is not universally accepted within the esoteric community. Some view it as a legitimate form of spiritual practice, while others consider it to be a form of dark magic or manipulation of spiritual forces.

Enoch went to heaven without dying, and became God’s messenger.

The Angelic Language and the Biblical Figure Enoch

John Dee and Edward Kelley called the angelic language “Enochian” because they believed that the language had been revealed to Enoch in the biblical Book of Genesis and that it was the language used by angels to communicate with God and with each other.

Dee and Kelley believed that they were receiving messages from angels through spirit communication and that these messages were being conveyed in the Enochian language. They sought to rediscover this ancient language and to use it in their magic and spiritual practices.

The idea that Enoch had been given a special language by angels and had used it to communicate with God was a popular idea in the medieval period, and Dee and Kelley sought to tap into this rich spiritual and cultural tradition. By calling the language “Enochian,” they sought to associate their own spiritual practices and discoveries with this ancient and revered figure. Read more about Enoch here. 

The Language of the Angels according to Religions

In Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, angels are believed to communicate with humans and each other through a divine language.

In Christianity, the language of angels is often referred to as “angelic” or “heavenly.” It is considered to be a language beyond the limits of human comprehension, and it is used to communicate directly with God and to carry out divine commands.

In Judaism, the language of angels is referred to as “Lashon HaKodesh,” which means “the holy language.” This language is believed to be a pure form of communication that is used by angels to communicate with God and to convey messages to humans.

In Islam, the language of angels is referred to as “Jibreel,” which is the name of the angel Gabriel. This language is considered to be a pure and divine form of communication that is used by angels to communicate with God and to convey messages to humans.

In all three of these religions, angels are believed to possess a higher form of understanding and communication, which allows them to directly connect with the divine and to convey messages to humans.

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Everet Dee

Everet Dee is a writer and researcher with a passion for metaphysics, philosophy, hidden history, the occult, the esoteric, and religion.

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