April 15, 2021
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 East and West, In Respect of Your Poles

Each Watchtower has distinct classes of spirits that are arranged in a hierarchy of descending authority. The structure of the hierarchy and the functions of its parts are the same for all four Watchtowers. However, those angels whose names are on the Watchtower of the East only act in the East, while those whose names are on the Watchtower of the West only act in the west, and so on.

There is some ambiguity over just where the four parts of the Earth are to be reckoned. Dee quite reasonably asked whether this meant the four directions in relation to the magician, regardless of where he might be standing, or the four regions of the Earth. Ave replied, in a somewhat ambiguous fashion, that it meant the four directions with respect to the poles of the Earth. “Ave: The 24 Seniors are all of one Office: But when thou wilt work in the East, thou must take such as bear rule there; so must thou do of the rest. Dee: Do you mean the estate, in respect of any place we shall be in, or in respect of any earthly place, accounted always the East part of the world, wheresoever we be? Ave: The East and West, in respect of you Poles. What will you else of me? [1]

It is not clear from Ave’s statement which system the angel intended. Dee’s first suggestion, that east should be reckoned from the location of the magician is a much more workable solution than to try to divide up the nations of the world. To decide whether a particular place lies in the east, south, west or north is by no mean an easy task. Obviously, Sweden is in the north, but is England in the north or west? Is Russia north or east? What about South America? Or Hawaii? Or Morocco? The only certain location is Jerusalem, which was considered to be the center, or navel, of the Earth.

Dispositors: Knitting Together Dispositors: Transportation
Good Angels: Tech, medicine and healing the sick Good Angels: Precious metal and jewel
Evil Angels: Causes sickness and death Evil Angels: Counterfeiting and Gambling
Dispositors: Arts and Crafts Dispositors: Secrets of men
Good Angels: Transformation of form, not essence Good Angels: Knowledge of all Elemental Spirits
Evil Angels: Illusions and Deception Evil Angels: Evil and Base Use of Elementals


For the sake of simplicity, I suggest that the four directions of the world be related to the place where the Enochian is being worked when the effect is to take place away from the place of working. That is to say, if the magician works a ritual in London that is to take place in Paris, he or she should use the spirits of the eastern Watchtower. Only if the magic is to take effect in the same place as the working of the ritual should the four regions of the Earth be considered. For example, if the magician works a ritual in London that is to take place in a the same part of London, without a specific geographical focus, the angels of the western Watchtower would be employed (since England was, in classical times, considered part of the west).

The accompanying table (opposite) shows a Watchtower with the offices of the angels whose names are found on its quarters. It should be noted that the quarters of the Watchtowers are numbered the same way the Watchtowers themselves are numbered on the Great Table.

The Angelic Hierarchy

The angels on the Watchtowers are those described in an emblematic way in Kelley’s Great Vision. The Watchtowers also contains the names of evil spirits not mentioned in Kelley’s vision. The Watchtower of the East will be used as an example, but the same classes of angels and spirits are to be found in the same place on all four Watchtowers, and the office or function of each class of angels is similar in all the Watchtowers.

The order of the Enochian Hierarchies is:

  1. Great Holy Name
  2. Great Kings
  3. Six Seniors
  4. Calvery Cross Angels (six letters)
  5. Calvary Cross Controlling Angel (five letters)
  6. Archangels
  7. Kerubic Angel
  8. Ruling Lesser Angel
  9. Demons



[1]Casaubon, True and Faithful Relation, p. 184.


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