Caduceus Books has announced the publication of an important new book by veteran Thelemic book editor, Stephen Skinner.
Stephen Skinner & David Rankine: The Practical Angel Magic of John Dee’s Enochian Tables, Tabula Bonorum Angelorum Invocationes
Golden Hoard Press 2004, Hardcover 292pp.
This work describes how Dee wrote in Latin a manuscript of his personal invocations of Angels in. They show his sources and how it pased through the hands of Elias Ashmole to a group of prominent 17th Century magicians, some of who were powerful and influential figures in their day. They developed Dee’s work into a coherent magical system. It presents the complete text, with variants, of the previously unpublished 17th Century manuscript titled the “Nine Great Keys”.
This describes an Angelic hierarchy and relates it to the Enochian system.
It gives practical instructions for the summoning of these beings. The manuscript also presents the theology and philosophy underlying the work. This book also describes the summoning of the Four Demon Princes and their place in this sytem of magic which is astonishingly comprehensive, including Angels, Demons and Elementals etc.
Whilst this work does appear to have been available to F.L.Gardiner and also Wynn Westcott and the Rev. Ayton it was onbly very partially incorporated into the Golden Dawn and even then may have been surpressed by the Golden Dawn chiefs. It did not find its way Regardie’s Golden Dawn. Thus Crowley was unaware of the complete system.
This work is historically important, throwing fascinatimg new light upon a vital magical tradition with Western Occultism
Stephen Skinner is the author of Living Earth Manual of Feng-Shui, the scholarly Terrestial Astrology and other titles relating to geomancy. He is also co-author of Techniques of High Magic with Francis King and Search for Abraxas with Neville Drury. As proprietor of Askin Press he made available John Dee’s True and Faithful Relations, the Fourth Book attributed to Agrippa, the Archodoxes of Magic by Parcelsus, Laycock’s Complete Enochian Dictionary, Crowley’s Tao Teh King, Spare’s Focus of Life & Earth Inferno.
David Rankine has been an active particpant of Golden Dawn, Thelemic and Qabalistic circles for som 25 years. He has authored works on magick, healing and folklore
This is a limited edition so the number of available copies is finite
Cost 35 UK Pounds (US $64.66, Euros 50.25) plus postage