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Bubble busting: Enochian and Yazidis from AK's blog

This is a rough-sketch that I will likely flesh-out more formally and with greater academic rigor when I get around to it. 


---Enochian---


My first introduction to Enochian was, in fact, with the Satanic Bible. I was all of 13 at the time, and it is significant to note that it is around that age where mystical or even mythological thinking gives way to abstract thinking. Certainly, at that age there was, in my mind, a very real possibility that uttering the Enochian keys could quite well open the gates of hell. 


I think this is important. I think that essence is what LaVey was pointing at - how a child's mind resonates with barbarous tones and cryptic references in such a way as to produce psychologically significant results.


Here's an anecdote: I do remember my child hood when I was pre-literate. I remember looking at the encyclopedias on our living room book shelf knowing only a few things about them, which were:


1) They were "books"

2) The squiggles written on and in them were "letters"

3) I did not know what these letters were. 


It is a lot like that feeling you get when you see, say, Chinese characters or the written form of any other language you do not comprehend. It's awe inspiring and mysterious - an alien logos.


Enochian brought back that sense of the unknown in a sort of synthetic way. Intuitively you can tell it has a syntax, there's a pattern to it, it has meaning - but it's yet to be extracted. It makes it mysterious. 


(I am actually fluent in Enochian, at least insofar as one can be. I know most words, anyway. There are no clearly defined rules of conjugation. It's pure rote memorization of a vocabulary that is quite minimal... being fluent in Klingon would be more note-worthy, and also more embarrassing. What was cool about learning to write and read enochian script is that it re-activated the centers in my brain that I'd employ to learn Farsi, Arabic, and later some Korean. It kept that "gate" open)


The problem is this: It is not in the least bit Satan-oriented. It is, in fact, closer to gnostic and highly resonant with the 4 and 12 prophets: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel and  Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi (16 is also an important number in Enochian - 4 * 4 quadrants)


If the Enochian keys don't make sense to you, it is because you're refusing to look at their obviously "Christian" inspiration. 


If you're going to get anywhere with the Enochian keys, you're going to find yourself plumbing rather unsavory apocryphal depths. Don't shoot the messenger. There's a moral to this story: 


"On the altar of the devil, up is down, pleasure is pain, darkness is light, slavery is freedom, and madness is sanity"


Then again, if Satanism implies a willingness to explore that which you are averse to, and by virtue of your Satanism you are averse to studying scripture, you will find yourself at a permanent and untenable impasse. 


Regardless. Enochian is very much Christian. Then again, Satan is very much a "Christian" concept.


<insert numerous citations - including Elizabeth I and the Bishop's Bible.> 


Enoch lived 365 years and then walked with god. This is also significant. As is the 91 govenors. 91 * 4 = 364. Today minus 364 days is the same day of week (out of 7) last year. This has a lot to do with time and calendars, more than I have time to impart except to say that if you don't think any of that is important, I would ask you this: "why is it the year 2018?". Somethings are so pervasive - so vast - that you don't even notice them. i.e. "what is water?"


Dude - Dee coined the phrase "Brittish Empire" FFS.


For reference, if you happen to be curious about Enochian (there is no better mind fuck out there, I swear). There are basically 3 strands of it: 


1) Authoritative


What you'll find in 

"A True and Faithful Relation of What Passed for Many Years Between Dr. John Dee and Some Spirits"


"John Dee's Five Books of Mystery: Original Sourcebook of Enochian Magic"


"The Enochian Magick of Dr. John Dee: The Most Powerful System of Magick in its Original, Unexpurgated Form"


The above are bed-rock. It's not much different than, say, Liber Juratus Honorii - and if the Christian connotations create a cognitive dissonance between what Enochian actually is, and what you thought it was due to some weird knee-jerk reaction you had to what you read in some Avon book, congratulations, you've learned something new about how gullible and easily misdirected you are. The system works! 


2) Golden Dawn / A.'.A.'. expansions

I think this is genre where the Satanic Bible drew its inspiration from 


"The Vision and the Voice (Liber 418)"


"Golden Dawn Enochian Magic"


"Enochian World of Aleister Crowley: Enochian Sex Magick"


The above are sort of rigid super-impositions of Golden-Dawn style taxonomic thinking onto the source material of Enochian Magic. It "works", but it doesn't actually explain or solve anything. 


3) The Schueler's expansions of expansions

They went one step further in the direction of what the GD and A.'.A.'. did by expanding upon these expansions. In that sense, they're not far off from Simon's Necronomicon or any of Kenneth Grant's work. It's incredibly creative and workable, but doesn't so much as bother to attempt to reconcile the gaps in the source material. It's as if they found an irreparable bus and decided that it's beyond making street legal, may as well convert it into guest house. 


They did a pretty good job in that regard, too. 


Books like:


"The Angels' Message to Humanity"


"Enochian Magic: A Practical Manual"


"Enochian Yoga: Uniting Humanity and Divinity" (yeah, seriously)


"The Enochian Workbook: A Complete Guide to Angelic Magic"


Whatever the case, it's always been a pretty white-light subject matter. 

There's nothing inherently "satanic" about Enochian. Heretical, certainly, but satanic... not so much. 


*pop*




---Yazidis---


If I had a nickle. 


First things first. Yazidis practice endogamy. You either are one by birth or you are not, and if you are not then it is of no avail to appeal to their mythos. You are an outsider and will always be. Sticking peacock feathers in your cap will not change this. 


Their Melek Taus is not even close to a Satan. The comparison is both wildly inaccurate and flatly insulting. The Yazidis are "devil worshipers" only in the sense that anyone else whose spiritual beliefs differ from the norm are similarly categorized. That was the point of even mentioning them in the Satanic Rituals to begin with: our very human capacity to demonize the "other" - often with great prejudice and cruelty. To hop on board with the notion that they are devil worshipers puts you on the side of the very inquisitors you claim to despise. You've failed to think for yourself and see with your own eyes. That is the moral - that you are no better than their persecutors in taking at face value what anyone has to say about a religion and culture you flatly do NOT understand and ARE NOT a part of, and never will be. You are every bit as susceptible to suggestion as the most uneducated hysteric. THAT, I think, is what LaVey was pointing at: Not that the Yazidi's were devil worshipers, but rather how easily it is to convince you that they are and must be. 


There are also those who believe that the Yazidis were descendants of Adam's seed and Melek Taus... some even go out a stretch and say Lilith and Melek Taus or whatever to explain the difference between Jews and Gentiles. 


It is true that the Yazidis do, on occasion, have some interesting features such a blue eyes and reddish hair (like yours truly) but here's the problem with this thinking: 


If you're going to rely on the Old Testament for your historical narrative, you must remember that no matter what transpired between Adam and Eve, Adam and Lilith, Samael and Eve, Adam and some Peacock angel, an important event happened between then and now:


The flood.


The only reported survivors were: Noah, his wife, his sons: Shem, Ham and Japheth and their respective wives. Eight in total.


Meaning that, while it is possible that maybe, maybe one of the wives of Shem, Ham, or Japheth may have descended from a union other than Adam and Eve's, their descendants are muggles at best - at least "part" Jew. 


*pop*




The point of all this is thus: the very impetus behind even looking into "Satanism" from the frame of reference of one who had no prior exposure to it was, most likely, to question ALL presuppositions about the ways of the world and what it is they were told. That impetus should never be content to rest upon its laurels. It shouldn't just "stop" once you've "come out of the closet" or whatever.


The ability to perpetually question your own beliefs and continually slaughter your own sacred cows, no matter how much it pains you, is what prevents you from falling into the very dogmatic morass you originally sought emancipation from in claiming the mantle in the first place.




If ever you've reached a point where you're certain of what's what and that you have it all figured out - you've reached a plateau of stagnation. 


the low-hanging and obvious fruit is worth bringing to your attention


Enochian is Satanic because it's in the Satanic bible and I would have never heard of Enochian if I never read the Satanic Bible. That is wrong.


Yazidis were devil worshipers because they're in the Satanic rituals, and I never would have heard of the Yazidis if I never read the Satanic Rituals. Also Wrong.


If you truly study and not worship, you will see quite plainly the fallacy the guy was pointing at. Demonstrating how not even the most defiant of individuals are immune from dogmatism and are prone to take anyone's say on matters obscure regardless of their qualifications so long as they "sound" authoritative and what they are saying conforms to what they would like to be true. Which is precisely the mechanism by which any organized religion thrives in spite of what logic and objectivity would threaten to dismantle. To immunize yourself from the very trappings you despise, it takes vigilance and, dare I say, conscientiousness that does not - can not - stop just because someone slapped a pentagram on the cover of their thesis. 


Be continually at war with yourself. Doubt. Even go so far as to doubt doubt itself. To admit you were deceived, are susceptible to deception, and to understand the lesson in that. Be ever the ouroboros - simultaneously devouring and emerging from oneself. The self-annihilating alkahest. The uncontainable azoth. The universal solvent is, after all, doubt. 


"Why is a crooked letter that cannot be made straight."


It is also a BAGLE.


L NIMB OUCHO SYMP OD CHRISTEOS AG TOLTORN MIRC Q TIOBL LEL

 


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