This is the record and interpretation of a vision gained whilst scrying the sixteenth Enochian aethyr, LEA. I’ve posted the results of previous workings in this series on The Baptist’s Head. The system of gematria used to interpret the vision is English Qaballah.
I can see those round patterns that are sometimes found on ancient stones. When the record button on the voice-recorder was pressed, it was as if one of these round patterns was activated. These markings are beings, entities, and I see three of them. They are telling me that they are faery. This is what those petroglyphs actually depict. They do not always come in threes. They give me the number 37.
[37 = 'book of law, hermit, liberty, mighty, perfect, spirit.' Recent thinking on ancient cup and ring marks engraved into stone is that they depict shamanic psychedelic experiences.]
Undergrowth has grown up all around us and everything has been absorbed into it. And now there is an entity which is like a king with a long beard. It is Oberon, King of the Faeries. He wears a crown and his beard merges with the undergrowth. He’s like an optical illusion; only if you look in a certain way will you see him against the trees, and if the wind blows then he’s invisible again.
I can see an angle! [Yes, that's no typo: 'angle' not 'angel'!] It’s very pointy. There are three of them, but they refuse to form a triangle because they all want to be sharp and acute and are pulling away from each other. They don’t want to add up to 180. I am given 37 again, as if each of these angles is 37 degrees.
[3 x 37 = 111 = 'Hermit + Lover + Man of Earth'. 37 is also suspiciously close to 38 (3 and 8), more on which is below.]
This place is full of spirits, but they are all tiny and poky. Many of them are impossible to describe. I am being crowded by them. I ask to see something bigger. There is not much happening, but I’m determined to make something happen. I summon the angel of the aethyr, who gives me the number 17.
[17 = 'aeon', 'astral', 'aum ha', 'eye', 'God'. The angel seems to be announcing his weightier credentials.]
The angel is insectoid, a diamond-shaped face, geometrical. I ask it if we have anything left to learn from the aethyrs. It stands to one side and shows me that we’re at the top of a waterfall where the water cascades down into a forest. The view is impressive. I step over the edge of the waterfall and walk in space, which was frightening at first but not for long.
The scene dissolves and now I see a rose, white, not in space but inside me, not a physical form. I am given 8 and 3, alternating over and over: 838383838383… Something to do with the rose. Possibly 38 or 83, but it seems to describe some kind of pattern belonging to the rose.
[This took quite some time to decipher, but first I realised that 8 minus 3 is (of course) 5, and that 3, 5 and 8 are numbers in the Fibonacci series, a sequence that (as is commonly known) dominates the morphology of the natural and physical world. The repetition of 8 and 3 then led me to the concept of convergent fractions in mathematics, and then to the importance of these in the manufacture of the gear wheels used in an 'orrery' – a scaled model of the solar system that accurately depicts planetary orbits and movement. From there I arrived at the work of John Martineau concerning the mathematical relationships between the planets of the solar system. Martineau shows how the relationship between the orbits of Uranus, Saturn and Jupiter can be depicted as a circle inside which is a triangle (3), inside which is an eight-pointed star (8). The triangle that refused to add up to 180 degrees came instead to 111 = 'Hermit + Lover + Man of Earth'. These three figures could be taken to correspond, metaphorically and respectively, to Uranus, Jupiter and Saturn.]
The angel of the aethyr is back. It has an ‘alien’ feel about it, like the mantis aliens seen during abductions or DMT trips. We ask if we will get anything out of scrying the rest of the aethyrs.
I see a picture of Aleister Crowley – the one in which he wears a triangular hat bearing the sign of the eye in the triangle. He is making the sign of Pan. Triangles and a chrysalis.
[Note how the design on Crowley's hat is like a messed-up version of Martineau's diagram (circle, many-rayed star, triangle), as if the spirit were trying to give me an image but it was coming through in a distorted form.]
We ask what would happen if we didn’t scry the rest of the aethyrs. I see a musical score. There are signs against the staves: two wavy marks. Do these denote the tempo or mood of the music? They are like two Hebrew letter yods. This is the answer to the question. And now I see another musical sign, like a curly backwards figure 7.
[The two wavy marks are the musical symbol for a rest of a quarter note. The backward seven is an alternative symbol for the same. This suggests three 'pauses', and perhaps means that we will finish up the aethyrs after a break (or three?) of some kind.]
We ask whether the depth of each aethyr is determined by the scryer or its number.
This musical staves have changed into the shape of a seahorse, which vanishes. Now I see geometric forms, like fractals. We go deeper and deeper but keep finding the same pattern. This is the answer. It could refer to either!
[Seahorses are unique in that the male gives birth to the young. In previous workings the seahorse has appeared as a symbol of 'he who gives birth (to himself)'. This suggests that the depth of the aethyr is determined by the scryer. The way that the same pattern is found over and over suggests that the scryer's personality limits what can be perceived.]
We ask what will happen in Aethyr Ten.
I see lots of insects – flies crowding together. A nasty feeling of vermin.
We ask what will happen in Aethyr One.
‘The lid will come off the tub of margerine.’
There is a rose drawn in the margerine. Now I am in a field and there are beings like cows, except they do not move and are fixed into the ground. They are spirits. They are the makers of the margerine! I ask one of them what it is. It gives me 47 and the Greek letter sigma. It’s name is ESAU or ESU. It is like a resonator. All the cow creatures are fixed in the earth but when struck they resonate, which produces the margerine, which goes into the tub, which is what we will find in Aethyr One.
[47 = 'invisible', 'ultraviolet' (both suggesting the outermost planets, maybe) and 'man of earth' (which, we decided, may correspond to Saturn). 'Sigma' stands for 'sum', a hint that the answer to this cryptic symbolism lies in mathematics. 'Sigma' also represents the number 200, the interval of years between each conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn. Esau in the Bible sold his birthright to his brother for a meal of lentils, the implication of the story being that by doing so he proved himself unworthy of it anyway. The myths that surround Uranus, Saturn and Jupiter are similarly concerned with their usurpation of power from their predecessors, on the basis that the preceding generation was unfit to govern.]
Now I see a unicursal hexagram in the distance, written in a golden yellow colour – like the margerine. It’s definitely margerine, not butter, because it’s evidently easy to spread.
We ask who strikes the resonators. The answer is the angel of the aethyr. The margerine is sent down through the aethyrs, from the top to the lowermost. But it is not produced in every aethyr.
We ask who draws the rose onto the margerine.
‘Angels and faeries’ is the answer.
When does the angel strike the resonators?
3838383838383838… is the answer. I get the feeling this refers to some kind of frequency or wavelength. When I try striking one of the cows I introduce a 4 into the pattern, which creates some discord, but is soon cancelled out. I strike it again harder, and get 5s and 6s, but these vanish quickly too.
[These are harmonies built into the nature of reality which the individual is unable to affect. On the 28th of May this year – just after the time we performed the working – Jupiter and Saturn came into conjunction. Many astrologers have emphasised the importance and possibly far-reaching effect of this conjunction upon the course of human history over the next couple of decades. As one of them put it, 'This is the start of a 200 year period of fluidity, of the breaking down of national boundaries, of intellectual capital... [It] will help define the transition from material capital and national boundaries to intellectual capital and cultural boundaries (boundaries based on people being able to “talk the same language”).’]
The virtue of the margerine, I’m told, is explained on the tub, so I look closer at it and discover there are Smurfs depicted on it, blue beings with white hats. I’m given the number 18 and an astrological symbol: an H with a bulbous, dangling bit along the central bar.
[18 doesn't equate to anything relevant in English Qaballah, but it does approximate to the duration of the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction. The 'H' symbol is the astrological glyph for Uranus. So the 'margerine' seems to be the influence of the planetary conjunction that is sent down through the aethyrs and effects humanity. There also seems to be a hint here that Uranus also plays some kind of astrological role in the conjunction.]
I ask the angel if this is the end of the vision, but I’m shown a castle in the distance. It is very cubic, square. I sense we are being told to continue with the aethyrs and that this castle is in one of the future aethyrs. The Smurfs are there.
[The square suggests the number 4, which is associated with Jupiter.]
I want to finish the vision, but the angel is holding me here. I ask him why. I am shown undergrowth again, the same as where the vision started. There are faeries and beings here inseparable from the undergrowth. Letting it grow becomes a trance state. I see something golden: a ring. Engraved all around its edge is the astrological symbol. The ring looks like the crown Oberon wore at the beginning. The ring is a miniature crown. The number 64. I break off the vision.
[64 = 'Do what thou wilt', 'Stele six six six'. Again, this seems to be a hint that Uranus is astrologically important and is perhaps being overlooked. The ring recalls Martineau's diagram, in which the orbit of Uranus is represented as the outer circle ('ring'). One of the moons of Uranus is named 'Oberon'. In astrology, Uranus is 'the awakener' and represents periods of sudden change or revolution.]
An audio montage and cut-up of parts of the ritual.