Podcast 5: Enochian Angels, Ritual Magick, and the Apocalypse

Between 1582 and 1589, Dr. John Dee and Edward Kelley claimed to be in communication with a group of discarnate entities known as the Enochian Angels, whose 49 Keys were said to unlock the four Watchtowers standing guard against the forces of chaos in the universe.

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In 1904, Aleister Crowley claimed to be in communication with a disembodied spirit named Aiwass, who dictated to the so-called “Great Beast” The Book of the Law and it’s most famous dictum, “Do What Thou Wilt Shall Be the Whole of the Law”, purportedly inaugurating the Aeon of Horus, sometimes known as the Age of the Conquering Child. In 1909, Crowley, along with his disciple Victor Neuberg, attempted to unlock the Enochian Keys and inaugurate the Apocalypse, invoking the demon Choronzon to transform the collective unconscious of mankind.


Then in 1945 – 1946, Jack Parsons, rocket engineer and co-founder of JPL, along with a pre-Scientology L. Ron Hubbard, performed a series of rituals called The Babalon Working in order to rip a hole in the space/time continuum and bring about, “love, understanding, and Dionysian freedom, the necessary counterbalance or correspondence to the manifestation of Horus”.

Did any of this work? Have apocalyptic forces been unleashed and something otherworldly flown in to our existence? Or is this all a bunch of nonsense from sex crazed, drug-addled narcissists who only managed to bring about their own self-destruction?

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