The Enochian Tarot is far more than a book showing you how to use a specific Tarot deck. It is quite literally a complete course in using the Tarot for divination and spirituality combined with the powerful system of Enochian magick. Written by two of the most prolific writers on the Enochian system, Gerald and Betty Schueler, this book crosses into astounding new territory which can literally change your life!
This book includes three separate courses for learning how to use the cards. If you have never worked with the Tarot before, start with the two-week training program. If you know more, or if you have completed this course, take the four-week advanced program. Once you complete these, move on to the Master of Tarot course.
These training programs outline what you need to practice and learn in order to give excellent Enochian Tarot readings. The actual details are in the rest of the book. This includes a history of both the Tarot and the Enochian magickal system. The spiritual and divinatory meaning of each card is given, as well as ten spreads you can use.
Unique to this book are exact instructions on how to become a professional Tarot reader. This takes you step-by-step through the path of working with local and national government agencies so you can start a for-profit or non-profit Tarot reading business.
Although designed as a companion to the Enochian Tarot deck (available separately), The Enochian Tarot can enhance your Tarot proficiency, further your understanding of magick and spirituality, and introduce you to, or increase your knowledge of the Enochian system. If you have ever wanted to learn either the Tarot or the Enochian system, this is an excellent introduction. And if you want to enhance your knowledge of either, this book is a must!
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Gerald Schueler and Betty Schueler have authored five other books on Enochian magick. They have also coauthored many articles on anthropology, computers, children, dogs, philosophy, magic and Theosophy. Gerald is a retired systems analyst and Betty is a computer consultant.Gerald J. Schueler, Ph.D. born in Darby Pennsylvania, and his wife Betty Sherlin Schueler, Ph.D. born in Washington DC, currently reside in Maryland. Jerry is a retired systems analyst, free-lance writer, editor, and artist. Betty is a computer consultant, free-lance writer, editor and artist. The Schuelers have co-authored many articles on anthropology, computers, dogs, philosophy, science, magick, and other subjects. ~ Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
What is Enochian Tarot?
The Enochian Tarot is a deck of eighty-six cards designed by Gerald and Betty Schueler and rendered by Sallie Ann Glassman, an artistic member of the O. T. O.
Enochian Magic was given to Dr. John Dee by a group of Angels through his psychic seer, Edmond Kelly, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth in England. All that we know today of the original system comes down to us largely from what remains of Dee's diaries and magical notes.
In its original form, this magical system was largely one of ritual magic in which the magician could invoke or evoke various Angels or invisible beings. The Angels also gave Dee a magical language called Enochian, or simply, the Angelic Language.
Since Dee's original notes, this magical system was expanded and elaborated by the Golden Dawn and by Aleister Crowley to include astral travel (called traveling in the spirit vision) to the regions described on Holy Tablets by the Angels to Dee. The Schuelers have now expanded this system to include a Tarot deck of eighty-six cards, each card containing a portrait or symbolic representation of one of these regions.
The Enochian Tarot cards are primarily used to foretell the future but can also be used for rituals and for pathworking the Enochian magical universe. Forecasting the future is a superficial use of the powers of the Enochian Tarot. It is, rather, a powerful psychological tool that can allow you to look deep inside your subconscious and "see" the direction your life is taking.
The Enochian Tarot is an-easy-to-use system of self-discovery that can help you see your self, your world, and all of the past, present, and future relationships between the two.
Differences Between Tarot Decks TraditionalEnochian
Major Arcana (22)Major Arcana (30)
Minor Arcana (56)Minor Arcana (56)
In order for you to use any Tarot deck for forecasting, you must accept the doctrine of free will-because if nothing in your future can be changed, then there is no real benefit to knowing what will happen beforehand. We need to accept the concept that each life is a many-branched road rather than a single straight path, that the future is a realm of possibilities. Each branch along the road represents a choice that we must make. Each new path has signposts to guide you. Some paths offer immediate rewards but end abruptly. Other paths are terribly complex and hard to navigate, but promise ultimate fulfillment at the end. Some paths are easily traveled, but offer no great prize at the conclusion. Each path has its own set of characteristics and remuneration. It is up to you to choose your path and to take the right branch as it appears.
The Tarot is your map of life. With it you can choose the road you want to wander. Instead of being an uninformed victim of subconscious karmic forces, you can gather your inner strength and consciously change the path your life is to take.
The Tarot is a magical key to self-determination and, with that key, we can open any door.
Basic Tarot Terminology
Layout: The way the cards are placed in the spread.
Quester: A person wishing to have their fortune told. Also referred to as the enquirer or querent.
Reader: A person with the understanding and knowledge needed to read the Tarot cards.
Spread: The "pattern" formed by the cards laid out on the table before the reader.
Significator: The card which represents the quester.
Basis of the Enochian Tarot System
This Enochian Tarot deck is specifically designed to be a medium of enlightenment. It is a map into the realms of spiritual bliss-a record of our relationship with the cosmos. In short, it is a textbook of occult teachings. The Golden Dawn equated each Tarot trump with a path on the Qabalistic Tree of Life. In this way, it was a symbolic map of inner space, describing the highways of consciousness from the lofty spiritual heights of divinity down to the material world of human beings and matter. Seen in this light, the purpose of the Golden Dawn Tarot and Enochian Tarot is identical. Although the "pathways" are slightly different, they can take you over the same terrain and should allow you to reach the same states and stages of consciousness.
Each card of the Major Arcana represents a locality-one of thirty regions called the Aethyrs or Aires. Each card of the Minor Arcana represents a deity or group of deities who inhabit regions in what are called the Four Great Watchtowers. By using appropriate ritual and meditation techniques, you can focus your mind on a specific card, and it will act as a door into the corresponding region of the invisible worlds. Each card can also serve as a magical communication link between you and the deities who are pictured on it. The five main regions of these worlds defined in Enochian Magic are the Four Watchtowers and the Tablet of Union as shown in Table 2.
Cosmic Planes in Enochian Magic
Our Earthphysical plane
Watchtower of Earthetheric plane
Watchtower of Waterastral plane
Watchtower of Airmental plane
Watchtower of Firecausal plane
Tablet of Unionspiritual plane
Table 3, page 8, contains the correspondences between the Major Arcana cards, the letters of the Hebrew and Enochian alphabets, and planetary influences.
Note: Hebrew and Enochian, when translated into English, have primary and secondary associations because the English alphabet has twenty-six letters, which is more than either Hebrew (twenty-two letters) or Enochian (twenty-one letters). Thus, correspondences between the three alphabets involve using both primary and secondary associations. Extra letters (secondary) are shown in parenthesis in the tables that follow.
Major Arcana Card Correspondences (by Merlinus Sortiarius)
TaurusV (U)AZID(8) BAG(28)
CancerChG, LDEO(7) GZAX(10) L
LeoTP, TVTA(14) P ASP(21) T
VirgoY (I, J)ELIT (5)
SagittariusSI, J, YZID(9)
CapricornO (A'a)U, V, W LIN(22) TOR(23)
Th (T)XNIA(24) TEX(30)
Table 4, page 10, contains correspondences between the Enochian alphabet and the geomantic and lineal figures for the Major Arcana.
Table 4 Correspondences for Geomantic and Lineal Figures (by Merlinus Sortiarius)
Geomantic Lineal Enochian Figures Figures
G, LFortuna Major
Via for L
P, TPopulus for P
(T)--Square and Rhombus
I, J, YAcquisitio
U, V, WCarcer
X--Triangle and Earthy Triplicity
What is Enochian Magic?
Enochian Magic is a special branch of magic (or magick) that was begun in modern times by Dr. John Dee, court astrologer to Queen Elizabeth I, and his psychic partner, Edmond Kelly (or Edward Kelley). Dee and Kelly were given an ancient language that they called the Angelic, or Enochian, Language. The alphabet of this archaic language has twenty-one letters. It has its own grammar and syntax, but only a small sample of it has ever been translated into English. Dee and Kelly were directed by Angels to produce several tablets containing squares, with a letter in each square. Kelly would gaze into a crystal ball where he could see Angels and communicate with them, and Dee would record their conversations.
Much of what Dee recorded is subject to interpretation, and there are several "schools" of Enochian Magic existing today. Probably, the three main schools are the Golden Dawn version, the O.T.O. version, and our own Schueler's version. This is discussed in more detail later.
Together, they produced many curious tablets. Five of these are especially important-the Four Watchtower Tablets and the Tablet of Union. Each square on these tablets represents a region in the subtle invisible worlds that surround the Earth. Each tablet represents a map of one of the five Cosmic Planes of Manifestation. These planes exist in the regions between the divine plane and the matter of our gross physical plane. In addition, a person's body is made of the elemental substance of each plane. The planes interpenetrate each other and are named after the five known cosmic elements: Earth, Water, Air, Fire, and Spirit. Each tablet corresponds with a color, a direction, and a cosmic plane or element, as shown in Table 5.
Tablet of Unionwhite--spiritual
In addition to the Watchtowers and the Tablet of Union, thirty special regions, called the Aires, or Aethyrs, were also investigated. They range in serial order, from the most material to the most spiritual, and are complementary to the Watchtowers. The Watchtowers and Aethyrs of Enochian Magic have striking similarities with the Sephiroth and paths of the Tree of Life as taught in Qabalistic Magic.
Enochian Magic, as we present it in our books, is a comprehensive system of magic. Besides the basic system (see Enochian Magic: A Practical Manual and An Advanced Guide To Enochian Magick, both by Llewellyn Publications), there is Enochian Physics (see our book Enochian Physics, Llewellyn Publications), Enochian Tarot (see our book Enochian Tarot, Llewellyn Publications), and Enochian Yoga (see our book Enochian Yoga, Llewellyn Publications).
Enochian Physics is a structural analysis of the Enochian Magical Universe as experienced by us, the authors. Enochian Tarot is a new system of divination using the deities and locations of Enochian Magic. Like the traditional Tarot system, it can also be used for meditation and pathworking (which will be discussed later on). Enochian Yoga uses a system of yogic meditation, instead of rituals, to fulfill the goals of our Enochian Magic.
The basic teachings relating to Enochian Magic and the Angelic Language as revealed by Dee and Kelly were taken up at the end of the last century by a secret occult group known as the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. The Golden Dawn used the mysterious tablets and language in their rituals and magical ceremonies. They amplified Enochian Magic by creating what are known as the "signposts" of the squares. Just as a good map points out the major sites of an unknown area for a traveler, to prevent him or her from getting lost, so the signposts predict the general atmosphere, the names of the local deities, and so on, for each of the Watchtower squares. Two of the methods used by the Golden Dawn to visit these regions were skrying and traveling in the Spirit Vision. Skrying was the method used by Kelly to discover the Tablets. It involved gazing into a crystal or similar material and recording whatever visions were seen or voices heard. The Spirit Vision method is similar to what is known today as astral traveling-a consciously directed out-of-body experience.
Today there are several schools of Enochian Magic, each with a slightly different emphasis but all stemming from the original work of John Dee. Our system has been dubbed Schueler's Enochian, and it is important for you, the reader and user of the Enochian Tarot deck, to understand that this card deck did not originate with Dee but with us, the Schuelers.
The primary goal of Enochian Magic, as we define it, is the attainment of knowledge and power. You can accomplish this by visiting the subtle regions of the Cosmic Planes of Manifestation and conversing with the inhabitants and rulers of the regions. The method generally used for this is pathworking the Watchtowers and Aethyrs. The knowledge and power gained should give you a better understanding of yourself and your world. According to our interpretation of Enochian Magic, we do not have to be a slave to the forces of cosmic justice (karma) that always seem to control our lives. We can, through meditation and pathworking in Enochian Magic, consciously direct our life and, therefore, our destiny.
The Enochian Tarot Deck
Our Enochian Tarot is a deck of eighty-six cards that is divided into two main sections: a Major Arcana and a Minor Arcana. The Major Arcana is a set of thirty picture cards that can also be called the Greater Enochian Arcana, Enochian Trumps, Atouts, or Triumphs. These cards are symbolic representations of various cosmic forces such as Doubt, Intuition, Glory, etc. The Minor Arcana contains fifty-six cards that represent main regions within the Four Watchtowers. We divided the Minor Arcana into four suits: Earth, Water, Air, and Fire. Table 6, pages 18-19, contains a list of the cards of the Enochian Major and Minor Arcanas.
Card Names of the Major and Minor Arcanas
No.Major ArcanaMinor Arcana
3The MagusSecond Seniors
4Cosmos & ChaosThird Seniors
5The Arrow of Fourth Seniors
6The UrnFifth Seniors
8The Holy Higher Sephirothic
Guardian Angel Cross Angels
9The Daughter Lower Sephirothic
of Babalon Cross Angels
10The AbyssKerubic Angels
11The Holy CityArchangels
13Garden of NemoLesser Angels
14City of the Demons Pyramids
15The Cosmic Dance
16The Higher Self
19The Priestess of the Silver Star
No.Major ArcanaMinor Arcana
21The Reincarnating Ego
30The Four Regions
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