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Book Review – Enochian Vision Magic: A Practical Guide to the Magick of Dr. John Dee and Edward Kelley by Lon Milo DuQuette

Book Review
Enochian Vision Magic:
A Practical Guide to the Magick of Dr. John Dee and Edward Kelley
by Lon Milo DuQuette
Published by Weiser Books
304 pages
Publication date: September 1, 2019 (Previously published 2008)

 

 

I was not sure what to expect from Enochian Vision Magick as I leafed through it before sitting down to read – there were lots of charts, tables, and diagrams. I was not familiar with the work of Elizabethan era magician Dr. John Dee and his scrying partner Edward Kelley and their communication with angelic beings, except in the most general sense. So, with some trepidation, I prepared to be confused or at the very least, bored. Instead, I was fascinated – riveted even – by Lon Milo DuQuette’s clear, readable introduction to Enochian visioning. He has written this book as a practical guide for people who want to use this magic.

At the same time, he provides an orderly narrative of how this system came into being, well-cited to primary sources for those of us who enjoy the research, with explanations that include later adaptations by the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. I found this book to be a perfect introduction to this system of ceremonial magic for angelic communication. It piqued my curiosity and answered my questions.

DuQuette’s step-by-step descriptions of the tables and the instructions that were provided to Dee and Kelley by the angels and his explanations of how the tables interrelate lights up the same part in the brain where we experience “Aha” moments
putting a jigsaw puzzle piece in place. DuQuette gives us a clear idea of how to set out on the path of practice, with advice on how to make the tools he deems necessary to the work, with patterns included for making them out of paper. As he says, “…if you can’t make a real magick Ring out of paper, then you’ll not be able to make one out of gold…”

The Appendices are solid resources for anyone wanting to take a step into practicing this magic; there is a suggested ceremony of preparation included and a deeper dive into the tables and the calls used to summon the angels, among other tools. I appreciated the final Appendix, which describes experiences that DuQuette’s students had with this work in their own words. While I am not likely to become a practitioner of this magical system, this is a great book for rounding out magical education. Next time I see references to Dr. John Dee or Enochian vision magic, I will feel well-served by having read it. I highly recommend it!


Lon Milo DuQuette is a singer-songwriter, recording artist, and humorist. He is also the author of 19 critically acclaimed books (translated in 12 languages) on Magick and the Occult. Critics have called him one of the most respected and entertaining writers and lecturers in the field of the Western Mystery Traditions. DuQuette is an internationally recognized authority on tarot, ceremonial magick, and esoteric Freemasonry. He is a faculty member of the Omega Institute in Reinbeck New York, and Robert Anton Wilson’s Maybe Logic Academy.

 

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About the Author:

Susan Rossi is a Practitioner and Teacher of Shamanic Arts. She is a long-time explorer of The Mysteries – the connections between mind, body, spirit and how to live in right relationship to all of the energies streaming through the cosmos. She works with clients as an astrologer, coach, ceremonialist and guide to the wisdom that each of us has the capacity to access. Her focus is on guiding clients to unblock and rediscover their inner wisdom. Art, exploration of the birth chart, ceremony, legacy writing, hypnotherapy, energetic healing practice and creation of sacred tools are integral pieces of her practice.

Susan trained in Soul Level Astrology with master astrologer Mark Borax. She delights in exploring with individuals the planetary pattern under which their soul choose to incarnate.

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