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Enochian: The Mysterious Lost Language of Angels

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Enochian is a mysterious language that 16th century occultists John Dee and Edward Kelley recorded in their private journals. They claimed this ‘celestial speech’ allowed magicians and occultists to communicate with angelic realms. 

In the year 1581, occultists John Dee and Edward Kelley, claimed to have received communications from angels, who provided them with the foundations of a language with which to communicate with ‘the other side’.  This ‘angelic’ language contained its own alphabet, grammar and syntax, which they wrote down in journals.  The new language was called "Enochian" and comes from John Dee's assertion that the Biblical Patriarch Enoch had been the last human to know the language.

The Enochian language entails plenty of myths and stories. The subject is deep enough for college professors to discuss and complex enough for students to seek help from an  to handle it. So, let’s unveil the mystery behind Enochian: is it really the ‘angelic’ language?

John Dee, the Influential Occultist

Dr. John Dee, 1527-1609, was an occultist, mathematician, astronomer and astrologer who lived in Mort Lake, West London for most of his life.  An educated man who studied at St. John’s College in Cambridge, was eventually accepted into influential circles of the ruling elite and acted as scientific advisor and confidant to Queen Elizabeth I.  He is associated with coining the phrase ‘British Empire’.  During the early part of his life, Dee had little interest in the supernatural.  Later on, he became disillusioned with science and began experimenting with magic and the occult.  Dee was looking to discover lost spiritual knowledge and recover the wisdom he believed was hidden in books of antiquity.  Among these books was the then-fabled Book of Enoch, which he conceived as being a book describing the magic system used by the Patriarch in the Bible.

Portrait of John Dee painted during the sixteenth century by an unknown artist. It is taken from the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich. 1609

Portrait of John Dee painted during the 17th century by an unknown artist. It is taken from the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich. 1609 (Wikimedia Commons)

Enochian, Language of the Angels

The term Enochian comes from the Biblical figure Enoch, who was a source of hidden mystical knowledge and was taken up to heaven.  According to Genesis 5:24, he “walked with God” and Hebrews 11:5 states that he “was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death.”

From 1581 to 1585, Dee began performing a long series of magical events.  In 1581, at the age of 54, Dee wrote in his personal journal that God had sent “Good Angels” to communicate directly with mankind.  By 1582, he was collaborating with fellow occultist and seer Edward Kelley (1555–1597) to communicate with these angels.  Hundreds of spirit conversations were recorded, including what they claimed was an angelic language called Enochian, composed of non-English letters.  The Enochian Alphabet was revealed to Dr. John Dee and Edward Kelley during “scrying sessions”, when various texts and tables were received from angels.  Scrying is a technique used by seers, psychics, and sorcerers to foretell the future and involves gazing into a reflective surface to receive messages. 

John Dee performing an experiment before Queen Elizabeth I. Oil painting by Henry Gillard Glindoni. 1913

John Dee performing an experiment before Queen Elizabeth I. Oil painting by Henry Gillard Glindoni. 1913 (Wikimedia Commons)

Magical Objects and Celestial Speech

It is documented that Dee and Kelley used certain objects such as a black obsidian mirror and a crystal ball to experience these visions.  Dee acted as orator, directing prayers to God and the Archangels for 15 minutes to an hour.  Then a scrying stone was placed on a table, and the angels were called to manifest themselves.  

Dee and Kelly would watch the stone and record everything they saw and heard.  They were told by the angels that the magic would give superhuman powers to its practitioners, change the political structure of Europe, and herald the coming of the Apocalypse. 

Dee believed that what he was doing would be of benefit to posterity and documented the information into a series of manuscripts and workbooks.  He never described the language used during the sessions as “Enochian” but preferred to call it “Angelical,” the “Celestial Speech,” the “First Language of God-Christ,” and particularly “Adamical,” because he asserted it was used by Adam in the Garden of Eden to name all of God’s creatures. 

John Dee’s obsidian mirror used for ‘scrying’ sessions

John Dee’s obsidian mirror used for ‘scrying’ sessions (British Museum).

John Dee’s Seal of God

John Dee’s Seal of God (Wikimedia Commons)

Enochian Alphabet

There are two different versions of the Enochian Alphabet with one script slightly different from other. The first version is found in Dee’s Manuscript, the first five Books of the Mysteries, and the second, and generally more accepted version, is in Liber Loagaeth, the latter being Kelley’s original drawings. 

The script is written from right to left, and may include accents.  The Enochian letters have English letter equivalents with some of the letter names pronounced as they would be in English, but many are pronounced differently. 

The alphabet is used in the practice of Enochian Magic on Angelical or Enochian Keys.  They were received through Edward Kelley in 1584, in Krakow, Poland.  That year he wrote into his diaries a series of nineteen magical incantations.  The Keys comprise 48 poetic verses and correspond to various functions within the Enochian Magic system.  They are given in the original Enochian Language, and a Modern English Translation, based on John Dee’s Old English versions. 

The Enochian letters are read from left to right, they have letter forms, letter names and some English equivalents. They are as written from John Dee’s Diary.

The Enochian letters are read from right to left, they have letter forms, letter names and some English equivalents. They are as written from John Dee’s Diary. (


Due to the loss of parts of John Dee’s original manuscripts, interpretations have arisen regarding the meaning, validity, and authenticity behind the Enochian language. 

Some magicians have asserted it is the oldest language in the world, predating all other human languages. 

In some circles it is considered among the most powerful strains of magic and is a method of contacting intelligences from other dimensions.  Detractors have pointed out that the syntax of Enochian bears a strong resemblance to English, Dee and Kelley’s natural language. 

Such similarities include the word luciftias, a term meaning “brightness,” which bears a connection to Lucifer, whose name means Light Bringer.” Londoh, the Enochian word for kingdom, might just represent Dee’s connection to his royal patron, the Queen of England.  Computer analysis have also shown Enochian to have a grammatical relationship to English.  Texts in the Liber Loagaeth demonstrate phonetic features that do not appear in natural languages.  The phonetic features are associated more with glossolalia, or speaking in tongues.  

Necromancy: The art of conjuring the dead and communicating with them, image of John Dee and Edward Kelley. From Astrology (1806) by Ebenezer Sibly.

Necromancy: The art of conjuring the dead and communicating with them, image of John Dee and Edward Kelley. From Astrology (1806) by Ebenezer Sibly. (

Modern day occultists have found it difficult to reconstruct the Enochian system, although progress has been made by studying the original manuscripts found in Sir Hans Sloane collection. From these studies, various groups and authors have created a functional system of magic. 

The Enochian language was picked up and popularized by occultists, such as the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, Aleister Crowley, Israel Regardie and Anton LaVey, founder of the church of Satan.  Many Satanists have even included Enochian Keys in their rituals, some adopting the entire language for use. 

The Enochian language was also studied by U.S. rocket scientist Jack Parson of the O.T.O.  In 1994 the Enochian letters were used as glyphs to operate the arc angle in the film 'Stargate', one year before the US remote viewing program, 'Stargate', was made public. 

Another aspect of modern Enochian magic is Enochian chess.  It is both a game and a divination tool, derived from the original tablets of John Dee. It is a complex system that requires a strong foundation in the study of the Qabalah, Geomancy, Tarot, Alchemy, and Astrology.  Many of the original items used by Dee and Kelley can be found in the British Museum in London, England.

Featured Image: The painting of the three orders of the Angelic Hierarchy in all their glory: “Assumption of the Virgin” by Botticini, 1475. (

ByBryan Hilliard


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Hi All,

I thought sometime ago I had commented on this Topic previously, but, since I haven't found any response from me about this Subject of the Enochian: Lost Language of the Angel's so I suppose I must have read this article but didn't talk about the Subject at hand.

I'll say this in regards to Enoch an the Topic of Enochian Angel language by the way odd question I'm query of but, has anyone understood the lesson of Pandora's Box?

The issue that I'm intrigued about in this article is that both of these Occultist John Dee and Edward Kelley were essentially messing around with this Lost Language of the Angel's and it never entered either of these Men to question which Angels were they speaking too?

That Fabled Book of Enoch that this article mentions gives the answer it was 200 Watcher Angel's that revealed The Secrets of God an The Universe. What John Dee and Kelley were after is The Oath binding Spell.

The Oath is how The Ancient of Days; The Holy Trinity Created The Universe itself and everything in its Space. To sum up Genesis and The Garden of Eden; The Serpent sold Adam and Eve the concept of being Like Gods.

This turns out to be the case of people who follow in John Dee and Edward Kelleys footsteps then it's the power to be God; that they want.

There was a War in Heaven over that same issue and it doesn't end well for the last instigators from the War.

As for the 200 Watcher Angels who revealed both the Secrets and The Mysteries of the Universe to people here on Earth; The Ancient of Days had them bound in chains, by the Archangels that stands before God's own Throne, and thrown in to Tartarus by Raphael.

The Watcher Angel's would get even more punished by God but, that's a subject at a later time I'll just stick with Enochian: The Mysterious Lost Language of the Angel's.

Alright, I'll take my leave so until next time Everyone, Goodbye!

About 20,000 years ago, during the winding down period of the last ice age and the time that the Solutreans came to North America, I am sure there were giants. After all, every native tribe has stories about fighting red headed, pale skinned, giants. Ancient Aryans were "giants" as well. I do not know if the Solutreans themselves or anyone who passed over the land bridge 6,000 years after were giants. Much about this past is still unexplained and hidden (or has been destroyed by a group of "chosen ones").

Giants in America 20k years ago

Enochian The Angelic language.

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I am very much on the same path of question's of origin's and wtf is really going on in our everyday live environment.
On the topic of mister Dee I recommend the book "Sorcerer: A novel of queen Elizabeth's alchemist" by Geoffery James, and a second book simply titled "John Dee and Edward Kelley" by Tom Morris.


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