While Enochian Magic for Beginners
focuses on bringing the intimidating subject of Enochian magic within the reach of the novice, the book grants its subject much more than superficial treatment. Western ceremonial magician and author Donald Tyson gives a comprehensive address on the history of and a solid foundation for actually working with this fascinating system of magic. What sets Tyson's treatment apart is his examination of the original system in its entirety, as it was given to John Dee and Edward Kelley in the late 1500s by the same angels who revealed the wisdom to Enoch in Old Testament times. This is not the same form of Enochian magic practiced by Golden Dawn members, which Tyson maintains is only a fragment of the original. The author's lucid connection of the mechanics of Enochian magic with its original philosophical and spiritual significance in Enochian Magic for Beginners
answers the questions of the uninitiated while still being of importance to the adept.
The Enochian angels appeared to Dr John Dee through his seer, the alchemist Edward Kelley, between the years 1582 and 1589. Enochian magick is the art of summoning and commanding angelic beings and demons, and this book describes Dee's system in its complete and original form.
Complete overview of the original system of Enochian magic.
Most books about Enochian magic examine the version created within the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. The original system psychically dictated by the Enochian angels to John Dee through his crystal gazer, the alchemist Edward Kelley, has until now only been available through copies or reprints of John Dee's magical diaries, which are extremely difficult to read and understand. For the first time the complete original system is presented in a logical format. Numerous mistakes in Dee's diaries and occult diagrams have been corrected. The complete history of Dee and Kelley's relationship with the Enochian angels is detailed, along with the techniques of magic they used to communicate with the angels. By understanding the structure of Enochian magic, it has been possible to suggest certain extensions to the system, which was left incomplete at the death of John Dee. Anyone wishing to learn what Dee and Kelley did during their ritual angelic communications, the content of the actual system of magic dictated by the angels, and the strange moral influence exerted by the angels over the minds of these two men, and their wives, will wish to read this book. In my opinion (as the author) it is the first clear presentation of the complete scope of Enochian magic