Those who had more than a passing interesting in the Angelic
Arts, Those who communicated with Angels. This is not a
exhaustive, but lists some of the main proponents of Angelic
John Dee - (1527 – 1608 or 1609)
Born 13 July 1527 – 1608 or1609). An English and occultist
who consulted to to Queen Elizabeth I. His life revolved
around to alchemy and divination, it was only later in life
that he began to study Hermetic philosophy.
He sought to contact Angels through the use of a scryer
(Edward Kelly) who acted as an intermediary between Dee
and the Angels he contacted. Many of Dee’s works are
reputed to have been dictated by the Angels in a unique
angelic language,. Later named Enochian language by the
members of the Golden Dawn Magical Society.
Emmanuel Swedenborg - (1688 – 1772)
Born, February 8, 1688 – March 29, 1772). Swedenborg
was a Swedish, philosopher, Christian mystic, and theologian.
His life from 1747 until his death in 1772 was spent in
Stockholm, Holland, and London. producing some 18 theological
works, of which the best known was Heaven and Hell (1758),
and several unpublished theological works.
He claimed that the Lord had opened his eyes, so that from
then on he could freely visit heaven and hell, and talk
with Angels, Demons, and other Spirits.
Frederick Hockley - (1808 – 1885)
Born November 1808 - 885. A British occultist who was a
member of the Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia. He was considered
an adept for his work before entering the Society, to some
extent this was achieved by his expertise in utilising Magic
mirrors and Crystals, which he was proficient with, from
the age of 16.
He was a pupil of Francis Barrett, the author of The Magus
and it is interesting to note that his communication with
the angelic forces was though a pure rock crystal, as did
Dee, which he consecrated by invoking a “Guardian
Angel” who he wished to become the Guardian of the
Crystal, and to prevent evil spirits from appearing. Here
he appeared to use the elements of the Ars Paulina, another
part of the Lesser Key of Solomon, which also deals with
skrying Angels in a Crystal ball.
Aleister Crowley – (1875 – 1947)
Born, 12 October 1875 – 1 December 1947. A British
occultist, mountaineer and poet. He was an influential member
in the Golden Dawn, and eventually formed his own magical
order, the A.A or Silver Star. From a Pauline Art perspective
it is interesting to note the relevance adopting the use
of Star. He is also best known for his publication The Book
of the Law and the Equinox. From a magical perspective Crowley
experimented, in a half-hearted fashion, with the works
described in The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the
Mage. This magical system became the central technique in
Crowley's system, that of attaining the "the Knowledge
and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel".