The Source Material
This is the usual term used to refer to the original documents written by Dr John Dee in the 16th century. They are still being kept in the British museum in London and the Bodlean museum in Oxford. It is well worth the time to read about Dee and to understand his passion and intent to bring this information to light. A great summary can be found following this link.
Below is a list of some of the books from present day authors who have made much of this material more accessible. For some these documents will not be an easy read but maybe of interest to some of you who wish to go deeply into the conversation that took place between Dee and the Angels.
Published works of the Enochian Source Material
“A True and Faithful Relation of What Passed for Many Years Between Dr. John Dee and Some Spirits”
This is the most well known publication of the source material and can still be found for sale. Below there are some tables that break down the source material chronologically as well as the manuscript references.
Enochian Vision Magic – Lon Milo DuQuette
This is by far the best work on the practical application of the Enochian material.
The Angelical Language volume I and II – Aaron Leitch
The author goes deeply into the grammar and pronunciation of the Enochian language and provides a comprehensive dictionary of the Enochian language.
The following books are some of the edited reproductions available from the original manuscripts.
Practical Angel Magic of Dr John Dee’s Enochian Tables – Stephen Skinner and David Rankine
John Dees Five Books of Mystery – Jospeh Peterson
Dairies of John Dee – Edward Fenton
Enochian Evocation of John Dee – Geoffrery James
The Three Books of the Mysteries
Additionally, there are a three books you can download that have been lovingly reproduced by Clay Holden. Click on the images to download the pdf.
First Book of the Mysteries
Second Book of the Mysteries
The table below lists some of the titles, dates and the document references of the diary entries made by Dee.
|I||Liber Mysteriorium Primus
The First Book of Mysteries
|22nd December 1581 – 15th March 1582||Sloane Ms. 3188|
|II||Liber Mysteriorium SecundusThe Second Book of Mysteries||6th March – 21st March 1582||Sloane Ms. 3188|
|III||Liber MysterioriumTertiusThe Third Book of Mysteries||28th April – 4th May 1582||Sloane Ms. 3188|
|IV||Quartus Liber Mysteriorium
The Forth Book of Mysteries
|15th November – 21st November 1583||Sloane Ms. 3188|
|V||Liber Mysteriorium QuintusThe Fifth Book of Mysteries||23rd March – 18th April 1583||Sloane Ms. 3188|
|V(i)||Liber Mysteriorium Quintus AdnotatioNotes to the Fifth Book of Mysteries||no dates are ascribed to this work||Bodeleian Ms. 487|
|V(ii)||Quinti Libri Mysteriorum AppendixAn Appendix to the Fifth Book of Mysteries||29th March – 6th May 1583||Sloane Ms. 3188|
|VI||Liber Mysteriorum Sextus et SanctusThe Sixth and Holy Book of Mysteries||29th March – 6th May 1583||Sloane Ms. 3189|
|‘A True and Faithful Relation…….’ Sloane Ms. 3190, Cotton Appendix XLVI, parts 1 & 2|
|VII||Liber Mysteriorum (et Sancti) parallelus novalisque||28th May – 4 July 1583||Section 1 page 1|
|VIII||Liber Peregrinationis PrimF (sexti Mystici paradromis)||21st September 1583 – 13th March 1584||Section 1, Page 33|
|IX||Mensis Mysticus Sabbaticus, pars prima ejusdem||10th April – 30th April 1584||Section 1, page 73|
|X||Libri Mystica Apertorii Cracoviensis Sabbatici *||7th May – 22nd May 1584||Section 1, page 115|
|XI||Liber Septimi Apertorii Cracoviensis Mystici Sabbatici pars quarta (4th Part)||23rd May – 12th July 1584||Section 1, page 153|
|XII||Liber Cracoviensis Mysticus Apertorius †||12th July – 15th August 1584||Section 1, page 203|
|XIII||Mysteriorum Pragensium liber primus CFsereusque‡||15th August – 7th October 1584||Section 1, page 213 – 256 **|
|XIV||Mysteriorum Pragensium Confirmatio||20th December 1584 – 20th March 1585||Section 1, page 353|
|XV||Mysteriorum Pragensium Confirmatorum libe §||20th March – 6th June 1585||Section 1, page 387|
|XVI||Unica Actiol; quF PacciFna vocetur . A°. 1585, Augusti 6||6th August – 6th September 1585||Section 1, page 409|
|XVII||Liber Resurrectionis. PragF, Aprilis 30. Pactum, seu FÉdus Sabbatismi 1586||30th April 1586 – 21st January 1587||Section 1, page 418|
|XVIII||Actio Tertia. TrebonF Generalis. l||4th April – 23rd May 1587||Section 2, page1|
|Additional Book A||Jesus, Omnipotens sempiterne et une Deus||20th March – 7th September 1607||Section 2, page 32|
|Additional Book B||Appendix to ‘A True and Faithful Relation…’||Section 3|
* However the Dee Manuscript from which this was printed has the title:-
‘Libri Septimi Apertorii Cracoviensi, Mystica Sabbatici, pars tertia, A°. 1584’
Together with a note: ‘Liber quartus decimus’ – meaning Book 14
** Pages 257 – 352 are missing.
† In the original Ms. A marginal note reads :- ‘Sive potius, pars quinta libri 7mi etc., Cracoviensis’ which translates as ‘or rather the fifth part of book 7’
‡ At the bottom of the first leaf in the Ms. is written ‘Liber 19us’ meaning Book 19 continuing.
§ The title ‘Mysteriorum Cracoviensis Stephanicorum Initia Aprilis 12. 1585. Mysteria Stephanica’ has been added in Dee’s Ms.
l additionally – ‘Mysteriorum divinorum memorabilia, ab actionis (ex septem) tertiF,
descriptF exordio, cui dies 4° Aprilis, A°. 1587, dicata fuit.’
|Foundation of the Enochian System of Magick|
|1||48 Claves AngelicF‘The Forty-Eight Angelic Keys’||13th April – 13th July 1584||Sloane Ms. 3191|
|2||Liber ScientiF, Auxilli et VictoriF Terrestris‘The Book of Knowledge Aid and Earthly Victory’||2nd May 1585||Sloane Ms. 3191|
|3||De Heptarchia Mystica
‘The Mysteries of the Seven-Fold Kingdom’
|Commencing 16th November 1582||Sloane Ms. 3191|
|4||A Book of Supplications and Invocations||Sloane Ms. 3191|
|5||A Collection of Enochian Material||Sloane Ms. 307|