The Enochian Planetary Tablets

Copyright © 1999, David Griffin

The Enochian Planetary Tablets available for viewing at this site (linked to the thumbnails shown below) are included as color illustrations in "The Ritual Magic Manual." These tablet were developed using the same lines of synthesis employed in the H.O.G.D. tablets developed for Elemental Magic by S.L. MacGregor Mathers for the original, Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.

 

Click any tablet below to view full-size versions of the Enochian Planetary Tablets

 

Mercury Tablet Sun Tablet Mars Tablet Jupiter Tablet Saturn Tablet Moon Tablet Venus Tablet

From its chapter The Book of the Concourse of Planetary Forces we read the following excerpts:

... when presenting the forty-two Ministers that serve each King and his Prince, Dee includes the Sigil of an Angel at the top of each manuscript folio. [Sloane MS. 3191] The Names of these Angels derive from the Sigillum Dei Aemeth. The Names of the Kings derive from the Table of the Forty-nine Good Angels, which associates a Planet with each King.

By applying the Planetary correspondence of each King to the Sigillum Dei Aemeth by way of the Sigils and Angels from the manuscript folios, a different planetary ordering becomes apparent, occulted in the Sigillum Dei Aemeth. When orienting the Sigillum Dei Aemeth with the top facing toward the West, this arrangement exactly corresponds to the planetary order in the Vault of the Adepti: Venus, Moon, Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Sun and Mercury. [...]

Through the clear link between the Heptarchical Kings attributed to each Planet and seven Angels of the Sigillum Dei Aemeth, the Sigillum represents a Tablet of Union for Planetary Forces. The Sigillum thus serves an identical function in Planetary Magic as does the Tablet of Union in Elemental Magic. [...]

Each Planetary Tablet consists of a Seal derived from the circumference of the Sigillum Dei Aemeth, the Name of the corresponding Heptarchical King in the first Row, and the forty-two letters that comprise the forty-two Ministers of this King below... The letters comprising the forty-two Ministers of each Heptarchical King originate by permutation from the Table of the Forty-nine Good Angels. [..].

On each Planetary Tablet, a Traditional Planet rules each Row and Column. The Planet of the Tablet governs the first Row and Column of each Tablet. The remaining Planets rule remaining Rows and Columns from left to right and from top to bottom in the order that the Planets appear in the walls of the Vault of the Adepti. According to the King's Scale in color attributed to each Planet, this order precisely matches the progression of the colors of the visible spectrum.