Just reading up on John Dee This book has a very good overview of his occult interests, and the process by which he believed he d contacted angels An amusing anecdote Dee was imprisoned under suspicion of practicing witchcraft, but the judge let him out so that he could testify as an expert in his own trial, so great was his knowledge of the Bible Must have on the shelf of every person even remotely interested in Enochian. These elves have always been fascinated by Enochian and the question of whether Edward Kelley actually channeled this language , or made it up to con Dr Dee falls in the same category as the question about Carlos Castaneda s validity In our minds, it doesn t really matter The magic is real regardless This particular volume is doubly valuable First, it is a comprehensive dictionary for Enochian and thus a valuable reference work for our library, although Enochian still strikes us as a very limited language form And second, the foreward by Lon Milo Duquette, the prefaces by Stephen Skinner, and the introduction by Donald C Laycock are well worth reading in their own right In fact, Lon Milo tells us of some of his own experiences in using Enochian and we must say his true tales of magical experience are what we love best about his works If you also love Enochian, this will be a good addition to your magical library.The Silver Elves authors of Arvyndase Silverspeech A Short Course in the Magical Language of The Silver Elves The best instruction in speaking the Angelic tongue because it was written by a professional in the fields of anthropology and language, who did not have a mind to study for its normal occult virtues Everything one needs to begin the core practice of Enochian Prayer. In , Dr John Dee, An Advisor In The Court Of Queen Elizabeth I, Began A Series Of Experiments Intended To Explore The Ability To Contact The Spirit World With Edward Kelley Acting As The Medium In These Experiments, Dee Was Able To Record These Communications As They Were Transmitted In Enochian The Language Of The AngelsDonald Laycock Has Thoroughly Analyzed The Work Of Dee And Kelley In This Volume, He Recounts The History Of Their Experiments The Rest Of The Work Consists Of A Pronunciation Guide For The Twenty One Letters, Significant To Untangling Both The Meaning And The Derivation Of The Messages Handed Down From Dee And Kelley, And A Basic Enochian English English Enochian Dictionary The Result Is A Fascinating Linguistic And Magical Mystery Story, Integral To Any Study Of The Enochian TraditionStephen Skinner S Lucid Preface Sets The Tone And Historical Context For Today S Readers