This was the first actual working my magical partner and I have done since deciding to work together. We had planned on starting our long distance Enochian scrying last week, but scheduling conflicted with our intentions.
We did some pre-planning two weeks ago, and corresponded via Internet over the intervening time. M created an outline based on our decisions (PDF, 40 KB) and our source materials.
For this working, we incorporated ideas from personal conversations with other practitioners, a workshop by Scott Wilde and Onyieh Jewel, and Lon Milo DuQuette’s Enochian Vision Magick: An Introduction and Practical Guide to the Magick of Dr. John Dee and Edward Kelley as well as several of Lon’s in-person workshops.
I created an MP3 to help time our scrying (MP3, 73 MB) with gongs at 10 minute intervals.
Magdalene’s journal entry
weather-humid/rainy. high 60’s
Moon- Cancer, waning crescent
First Enochian working with JGB. LBPR individually then did the calls/chants together.
30th Aethyr- TEX, calling Dozinal.
Didn’t see a damn thing! Was very distracted and kept looking into the skype camera and seeing JGB’s candle and the shapes it was making. Then couldn’t concentrate in the blacked out mirror. Felt like it was a black hole pulling me into it. Then when I closed my eyes, felt an immense weight on my shoulders and chest. Crushing my heart. The black shadow around JGB’s candle kept growing and wanted to expand and take over everything. Breathing even felt harder to do, more shallow breaths. The feeling was much more intense when I closed my eyes than when I was gazing into the mirror or JGB’s candle.
Felt really lightheaded and high when JGB was reading the call. When I looked at him or tried to follow along, the feeling lessened but when i closed my eyes and just listened, felt very heady and like I was going into a trance.
The only visualization I saw was one I purposely put into my mind, trying to get things started and relax so I imaged a beach/ocean scene. It didn’t stick and the heavy feeling took over again.
Kalokagathon’s journal entry
Sol in Virgo : Luna in Cancer : Anno IVxix era novis
69º clear and quiet
Prior to our meeting time: meal, pranayama, eucharist with mingled ingredient X from both of M & K, and prepared my working space.
Connected via video chat, and did a brief run-through of our outline. We resolved a few uncertainties and proceeded with the work.
Banishing. We had decided to each banish our spaces. I did Star Ruby (Liber XXV/Book 25) while M did LBRP. This was an interesting choice. M had LBRP recommended to her. I decided to try Star Ruby anyway. It was a bit distracting, as I plugged my headphones into the wrong jack, so could hear both of us. But, I loved hearing M’s voice as she vibrated the names for her LBRP. Beautiful!
Ceremony. We had decided that we would go through the prayers and letters together. There were some technical issues here as I think one or both of us were half-duplex so I didn’t get to hear M’s voice as clearly as I had hoped. Not sure what to do about that. When we got to the 19th Call, I read the Enochian and M followed by reading an English translation. We called the 30th Aethyr, TEX.
Scrying. We decided this time to both scry our own visions. We used an audio track to time our scrying, 30 minutes long with 3 gongs at 0, 10, 20 and 30. We had agreed to recite the governor Dozinal 3 times at each but the final set of gongs. During the scrying from 0-10 I had extremely vivid, visual and interesting imagery while gazing into the mirror, with candle and incense smoke against the reflection. From 10-20, my visuals ceased and instead I had simply a period of dizzy trancing with my eyes closed. At the 20 minute mark both M and I were done and journaling.
Journal of 0-10 minutes. An open air temple with Masonic black & white tiles, no roof. The four sons of Horus at the corners, in the shape of giant canopic jars in the position of the four rooks, were pillars for the temple.
To one side of the temple was a mountain, another an golden beach with azure ocean, then a deep cenote, and on the final side an expanse of sky with complex clouds.
M & K appeared in the temple, standing near and facing each other, smiling and we were met by a giant shrouded figure. This figure was male, but without any distinct features showing from beneath a muted turquoise coloured shroud. The figure placed a metal star flat on an altar that appeared at the center of the temple. M & K each produced flat metal Mem and Kappa glyphs which fit to the star. I took this to be an indication that the figure was an appropriate angel for this scrying.The shrouded figure then gave us a metal bee and a metal key but we didn’t place these on the altar with the rest. I had the impression that there really is something missing on the sigil on the right of the star, but also something else missing which was less clear where it might go. We were to leave the sigil pieces on the altar, but take the bee and key with us during the rest of the vision.
We were then alone with each other. Bright sun and warm but very pleasant. We walk hand in hand toward the mountain along a path which leads us to a golden pyramid with somewhat meso-american design.
We climbed to the top of the pyramid and perform Liber XV, the Gnostic Mass together, but at the end of that ritual we fling the goblet and paten from the top of the pyramid down the stairs against which they shatter. This felt like a joyful and appropriate thing to do.
From this point on the visuals become fragmented, but we spent time together along the beach relaxing and enjoying the environment.
Closing. After journaling, we closed and then discussed our experiences with each other.
Additional thoughts. M had a strong craving for chocolate, which she had the foresight to get at the store. I ended up having some raspberry coconut water sorbet.
My workspace had become quite warm since I had several candles and closed the window and door, so by the end I realized I was quite sweaty and hot.
During the preparation and opening our respective animals were quite noisy and fidgety, but during the scrying they both calmed down considerably.
I woke up the next morning having slept in for several more hours than usual with a feeling similar to a hangover though I’d had nothing but water the previous evening.