Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn
     

 

Flying Roll XXXI
Correspondence Between the Enochian
& Ethiopic Alphabets


By V.N.R. and V.H. Ad.Maj.

In the Book of the Concourse of the Forces it is stated that the letters of the Enochian Alphabet are of the nature of sigils and can therefore be better employed for magical purposes than our ordinary Roman characters, and we find proof of their force and correctness as to correspondence in the skrying of the squares of the Enochian Tablets. One or more of these letters being placed on the particular square employed in a vision, instead of the Roman letter will aid the skyring power by compelling the force of concentration on to the one square in question and on no other.

For however great may be the power of Clairvoyance, the student will find himself obtaining erroneous results should he not carry his correspondences to the last detail. Therefore it is wise to use the particular sigil of the square, as well as the general one of the Tablet, and naturally as well the ruling Names (Deity, Angelic and otherwise) with the correct pronunciation and vibration thereof, the colours &c &c.

The descent of the Book of the 'Concourse of the Forces' from the Egyptian Wisdom is undoubted, for we find that the very key note of the scheme of these tablets is the esoteric meaning of the Great Egyptian Symbols of the Pyramid and the Sphinx. The probability is then that this Tablet language has its origin in the Egyptian and its close resemblance to the Ethiopic (which is generally supposed to be derived from Egyptian) is very marked as the Table on page 000 will show.

Certainly, certain of these letters have a resemblance only when inverted or transposed, but this is not surprising when we consider the nature of hiero-glyphics, which can be read from right to left or vice versa and downward or in groups, and that a letter may also be turned in several directions.

The Ethiopic is composed (according to Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar of 26 letters all consonantal (as are most Semitic languages) the vowels being expressed by little curves or dashes seven in number, for instance (here the curve or dash is at the right side and further it is half way up. In the second case the curve is at the top.)

In the Tablets, when written in the Roman character the vowels are sometimes omitted. It is for this reason that we have been told to pronouce certain vowels after certain consonants. e.g. If B in an Angel name precedes another consonant, as in SOBHA thou mayest pronounce it SOBAYHAH (Book of the Angelic Calls).

I - Warning
II - Purity & Will
III - Instructions
IV - Spirit Vision (S.S.D.D. & F.)
V - Imagination
VI - Notes on Flying Roll II (SRMD)
VII - Material Alchymy
VIII - Geometric Pentagram
IX - Right and Left
X - Self Sacrifice
XI - Clairvoyance
XII - Telesmatic Images & Adonai
XIII - Secrecy and Hermetic (Love)
XIV - Talismans and Flashing Tablets
XV - Man and God
XVI - Fama Fraternitatis
XVII - Vault Sides
XVIII - Progress
XIX - Aims and Means
XX - Elementary View of Man
XXI - Know Thy Self
XXII - Question on Free Will
XXIII - Tatwa Visions
XXIV - Horary Figure
XXV - S.S. on Clairvoyance
XXVI - Re Planets to Tatwas
XXVII - Bullock on Theurgia
XXVIII - Use of Implements in Divination
XXIX - Order by D.D.E.F. as to 4 Lieutenants
XXX - Tatwas & Hierophant making 0=0 Sign
XXXI - Ethiopic Letters
XXXII - Theban Letters
XXXIII - Enoch Vision
XXXIV - An Exorcism by S.S.
XXXV - Notes on the Exordium of the Z Ritual
XXXVI - Skrying and Astral Projection