8 The Technique of Power Magic
I had a pivotal experience last year when, as I was doing the Enochian Meditation and experiencing the silence and tranquillity that the meditation bestowed on me, I felt the presence of God. This state didn’t last long, but while it did I received a spiritual message: I was told that sometime during the following week I would be given special information.
Toward morning I got the message. It was simple. I was told that I could ascend to the highest realm where God was by using just one word, and I was told to use the name of God as this one word. This would enable me to go up to the place of profound silence where I would be before the Throne of God. This sounded good to me, but what word for God would I use?
People all over the world have different concepts of God and a different word for Him, such as God, Yahweh, Lord, or Allah. Given this, I thought maybe I would just use the word “God,” or a word that would bring the thought or idea of God into my mind. But that didn’t feel right either; it wasn’t a simple and elegant solution. That’s when it struck me like a lightning bolt--I needed to use the Enochian word for God, or the word the angels used for God when they communicated with Dee.
To figure out what the Enochian word for God is, I went through Dee’s diaries again to see what I might have missed. What I found was this: On Tuesday, April 10, 1584, when Dee and Kelley were in Cracow, Poland, they had another angelic communication, wherein the angel Nalvage gave the two men a tablet. On it was written the names of groups of angels and some short descriptions of them, which we’re not concerned with here. What we are concerned with here was something else written on the tablet in its four corners: IAD--the name of God.
Given that the angels deemed IAD to be the name of God, given that it’s a three-letter word (this is significant because the names of the Aethyrs are likewise composed of three letters, so they have the same structure), and given that the tablet was given to Kelley and Dee just prior to their receipt of the Enochian Calls by the angels, it would appear that this is the word for which I was searching.
The angel Nalvage did not name the tablet, which, down through the ages has been referred to as the Tablet of God or the Table of Nalvage. Nor did Nalvage provide instructions for its use or address its true function. I have my own theory about the tablet’s real function: I believe it’s the key to facilitating the Enochian Calls. What’s interesting to me is that the tablet was given to Dee and Kelley on April 10, 1584, and the first Call began three days later, on April 13, 1584, which to me implies there may be some relationship between the tablet and the Calls, or that they were meant to be used together. I believe the last statement Nalvage made about the tablet before he disappeared shows that my idea may not be off base. “Thy name be blessed, O God, which canst open a means, whereby thy powers immediately may be opened unto man. Power, glory, and honour, be unto thee, for thou art the true body of all things, and art life eternal.”
Kelley then says (in Latin): “Now he is suddenly vanished away with the Table. Amen.”
Thus ends the communication with the angel Nalvage regarding the Tablet of God. The last sentence from Nalvage is so important because to my mind it gives a clue to the tablet’s entire raison d’être. It’s clear to me that Nalvage is hinting to Dee and Kelley that the name of God can open realms and powers immediately after reading the Calls and not subsequent to a long process of spiritual search and discipline. The name of God is the means by which one can access this higher realm of God and His powers.
To access the realm, first perform the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram and then read the Enochian Call. Then read the last name, IAD, slowly. This has the effect of moving you up from Earth at the center, through thirty concentric bubbles or spheres, popping each one as you go. You’re not stopping to look around or contact the angels, like you do in traditional Enochian Magic, but you’re moving upward through all these Aethyrs like a dart, piercing each one as you pass through it.
Once this has been done, you’re above the Aethyrs, above the angels. Don’t try to penetrate the Zero Aethyr or the God Aethyr, as it’s not in your power to do so. In a sense this is where magic and mysticism come together. You’ve gotten past all of the Aethyrs by your own will and initiative, in what has been an active spiritual process. You made the decision and carried things out. You are in front of the Zero Aethyr, you pronounce the name IAD, and then you patiently wait in this silent space for God to call you up.