Who knew?! How come I'm only finding this out now?
Dee's "Enochian magic" thing makes so much more sense after reading this. It's taken from the "Book of Parables" portion of the text, dated at 50BCE to 117AD (but JC remixes passages so… BCE sounds more likely.🤷)
After that period, in the place I had seen every secret sight, I was snatched up in a whirlwind, and carried off westwards.
There my eyes beheld the secrets of heaven, and all which existed on earth; a mountain of iron, a mountain of copper, a mountain of silver, a mountain of gold, a mountain of fluid metal, and a mountain of lead.
And I inquired of the angel who went with me, saying, What are these things, which in secret I behold?
He said, All these things which thou beholdest shall be for the dominion of the Messiah, that he may command, and be powerful upon earth.
And that angel of peace answered me, saying, Wait but a short time, and thou shalt understand, and every secret thing shall be revealed to thee, which the Lord of spirits has decreed. Those mountains which thou hast seen,the mountain of iron, the mountain of copper, the mountain of silver, the mountain of gold, the mountain of fluid metal, and the mountain of lead, all these in the presence of the Elect One shall be like a honeycomb before the fire, and like water descending from above upon these mountains; and shall become debilitated before his feet.
The imagery of Christ as Mercury surrounded by a hexagon of metals is reminiscent of so many emblems, like the "water descending" in this Michelspacher. Wow.
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