Iva Marešová performs a Czech rendition of John Dee and Edward Kelley’s Angelic Calls. Recorded at Zelená Hora, Žďár nad Sázavou during the Full Moon of November 2013.
Vincent Bridges was responsible for the production of this CD and viewed it as a culmination of his dream of sharing the Angelic Calls with the general public.
The body of work generally known today as Enochian is one of the most enigmatic and fascinating subjects of occult study. During the last years of the 16th century, this language and the system accompanying it was received and recorded by Englishman John Dee – considered by many the most educated man in England – and his countryman, the alchemist Edward Kelley, as the two men travelled from London to different points on the European continent, most notably through Poland to Prague and Trebona in Bohemia. They believed that what they were receiving through the technique of skrying was detailed instruction from Angelic beings. Over the time many books and articles have delved into the origins, possible meanings, and uses of the techniques and seemingly talismanic objects constructed for their use, but the source of the material and interpretations of its meaning and uses has remained unclear for most of the more than 400 years that have elapsed since Dee and Kelley´s journey. Unclear, that is until the relatively recent work of metaphysician and Enochian expert Vincent Bridges and collaborator Dan Winter, with the help of several of Vincent´s closest friends and magical practicioners. This has resulted in new theories, experimentation, and discoveries, leading to a deeper understanding of this rich and complex field of knowledge.
Unlike those before him, Bridges viewed the Enochian work of Dee and Kelley not as an outgrowth of the western mystery tradition but as a literal intervention from outside. He and his students viewed it as a transformative system best described in energetic states, where even the letters themselves are functioning as waveguides. They saw Enochian as a system of 4th dimensional and higher geometries that, when properly set up, worked almost automatically. Just as the nucleus of human cells put out light or photon emissions that are automatically received by other cells, Bridges believed the “alchemy of light” generated by a correctly set-up Enochian Temple worked as a kind of bioenergetic machine provided to humans from the outside to help jump-start their own evolution. These objects that are formed work automatically by their shape or function as they exist physically in higher dimensions; they sing “Evolve!” to those parts of us that already exist in higher realms.
Vocalist Iva Marešová, who is also a musical composer, actress and lyricist, lives in Prague. She established the Slavic world music trio „Marešová Yasinski Vašíček“ with which she published in 2016 the CD „Wish the storm came“. She has cooperated with the legends of Czech musical scene – Michal Pavlíček, Radim Hladík, “Čechomor” band, and appears as a singer in Martin Nemec’s band “Precedens.” She´s also worked with David Bowie’s guitarist Gerry Leonhard. Iva seems to move effortlessly from genre to genre. Meeting Vincent Bridges and working with the Enochian system were some of the pivotal moments of her career.
Iva Marešová – On How I Use the Enochian Calls
When I met the Calls for the first time, my whole being could feel the strong transformational energy they carry. I did work on myself to be ready to handle this tool with necessary purity, humbleness, responsibility and love. Pure intentions are fundamental when working with this system, I believe. I would like to give thanks from the depth of my heart for all help to Vincent Bridges, homeopath Inka Pinkavová, and to all who participated in the recording process. Without their presence, sharing, support and work the Calls could not have been shared with the world in this form. Namely I thank Eliška Bridges, Ladislav Krapek, Eva and Dušan Leňovi, Jiří Šámal and Eva Kejvalová, Iva and Martin Růžičkovi, Michal Vašíček and Oldřich Řiháček.
I am not a student of the Enochian system nor of magic. I am not a member of any group, society, or a follower of any cult or religion. I simply consider myself a conscious being very well able to connect with the energies I perform. It was from that standpoint that I approached the cooperation with Vincent Bridges and the Calls. I gave priority to my heart, feelings and intuition beforehand to decide if I would participate, and then to determine a way to do so. Personally, I believe that in the end we do not need any special magical objects or tools to be able to communicate with our inner self, with God, soul, or especially with our own DNA. At the same time, some things can help accelerate or amplify our evolutionary path: they can help us with this deep communication, and become part of our path in form of synchronicities. I perceive this work as uncontrolled improvisation; that is to say the Calls only went from the Source through me. And thus, here we are handing over the Calls as we received them on 18 November 2013.
You must decide how you will work with the Calls. Nevertheless, I find it necessary to share the following information and suggestions based on my personal experience. After we recorded the Calls, I started working with the recording during private therapeutical sessions with my friends who showed interest in such an experience. During these sessions different situations and reactions occured which made me realize two basic rules which I observe when using the Calls: I must be in a secure space and grounded.
By a secure space I mean such a place where you do not get disturbed by anything and anyone, and where you enjoy absolute silence. Before listening to the Calls it is good to purify the space. You can use fumigation, candles – do anything which enhances your feeling of peace and safety. For me personally that also means a prayer, which I consider essential before working with the Enochian system: “I – present in the Source – approach this work with love and respect, and I ask for wise guidance in harmony with God´s will and Cosmic Laws. Thank you.” That is a pure attitude free of the ego´s dominance and manipulation.
Equally important is proper anchoring or grounding, because during the healing process it is necessary to have our non-physical bodies and our physical body in good harmony. In such a case where your soul is not well anchored in the body, it might be difficult for it to return to the physical realm. The healing and transformational process should ideally work on all your physical and non-physical parts that should be in mutual contact and harmony. Here, I would like to point out, that not only Spirit, Matter, Light but also Darkness are part of the Source and of ourselves. Darkness is in no way synonym for evil. It is necessary to accept and respect it as an integral component of our world. That is why I anchor myself not only in the Earth but in the Darkness that belongs to Yin energy. Without acceptance and understanding of the function of Light and Darkness in our lives, we cannot reach a proper balance of the Yin and Yang energies in ourselves. If you understand Darkness as evil or something one should be afraid of, it would be better if you do not work with Enochian. Realize that Light can be seen only because of Darkness, and that it is necessary to see Goodness in all that surrounds us. This is a short meditation I use, and recommend: “I imagine green, live roots growing from my hips, through my legs and feet. The roots communicate with me and anchor me in the Earth, and in the earth´s core. This way I anchor myself in the Earth and the Darkness. Now, I am fully present in the Source.” This is a grounding technique I learned to use during ingesting homeopathical Ayahuasca which I used, among others, for sufficient stability for the work with the Enochian system. That is why I present it here. For me it is deeply connected with the Angelic Calls.
You should not interrupt the listening process. The exception to this is the First and Second Calls, which serve as an opening, and can be played separately. As one listens to the entire work, one may experience on a very subtle level the above-mentioned transformation. Figuratively speaking, one is at certain moments taken apart and then assembled again but in a new form. Just let the process work by being open, grounded, and listening. You can use a specific vision or intention, but you can also only submit yourself. There might be moments when you will need to let go of your fears, open yourself and consciously process and release any uncomfortable feelings (if any appear). All of the what you will see, hear and feel, is YOU. You can share the Calls with other people, but you shall never play them for someone or push them upon someone who is not interested!
The Enochian Calls help support us, among other ways, in the process of balancing light and darkness within ourselves, and in so doing, we gain harmony and equilibrium. The masculine and feminine principles within us both become stronger and begin to merge. In that moment of perfect equilibrium and merger, you are CREATORS. Once again I point out that darkness is not a synonym for evil, but as natural as the light it balances and then merges with. In absolute acceptance of and harmony with these polarities, we are our true selves, peaceful and whole. That to me is the therapeutic importance of the Enochian Calls. During the work with Enochian system, I received key words and sentences for each Call. They are listed in the table below. I wish you good luck on your journey home, to yourself.
Iva´s Key Words
1st Call – Opening. Source.
2nd Call – You come from the Source. There is no difference.
3rd Call – Behold, the created one! Balance you male and female principles!
4th Call – Darkness.
5th Call – Help, information from the Source.
6th Call – Light. Strength.
7th Call – Principles sent to the Earth. Respect. Female principle in us.
8th Call – Oblivion. Drop of respect. Drop of original Truth. Healing.
9th Call – Purification through downfall. Healing.
10th Call – Deep purification of the Earth.
11th Call – Overview. New matrix. New beginning.
12th Call – Love.
13th Call – Fundamental understanding of Love.
14th Call – Fundamental understanding of the highest judgement.
15th Call – Purification. New. Love. Recovery.
16th Call – Source. Knowing. Unity.
17th Call – Vigilance. I know.
18th Call – Love. Heart. Opening. Delight.
Call of the Aethyr Lil – You are the Creator. Experience the mystery of your creation.
Let us be part of the inexplicable knowing.
On this Approach to the Calls by Terry Burns, collaborator of Vincent Bridges
The vocal performances on this CD offer a unique experience to both lovers of music and students of the work of John Dee and Edward Kelly. Performed by Czech vocalist Iva Maresova, this recording of the 19 Ophanic Keys, better known as the Enochian or Angelic Calls, comprise a new and unique interpretation of this culminating aspect of the Enochian corpus. These were recorded in the magnificent, Hermetically inspired and Santini-designed Church of St. John of Nepomuk at Zelená Hora, in Žďár nad Sávazou, Moravia, Czech Republic. A Unesco Heritage site, this edifice has both amazing acoustic properties and astounding energetics resulting from the powerful geophysical properties of the hill and surrounding area, which is then collected and amplified by J. B. Santini – Aichel´s architectural rendering of the Church and its enveloping structure.
As Iva Marešová points out, she has no training in Enochian – but as her fans know, she has an incredible voice combined with a strong intuitive sense on how to connect to the energy around her, in this case the Enochian energy as evoked by Bridges. er interpretations – her key words – of what she felt for each call might be far from any conventional interpretations, if such a thing exist, and they do not have to connect to English translations of the Calls. But they just might be a purer interpretation. Of all the components of the Enochian system received by Dee and Kelley, the Calls are most problematic because John Dee simply recorded the long Enochian Calls that Edward Kelley was receiving, and then the equally long translations. Many researchers have speculated that Kelley’s „filter“ could have made the translation somewhat „off,“ and different people (Bridges included) have worked at alternate English translations.
Perhaps Marešová’s approach – simply performing them, and noting what one feels – gives us a better way, an approach informed by sensitivity and „beginner’s mind“ rather than by attempts at getting into the minds of two long-dead Renaissance magicians. Vincent Bridges felt that the Calls were a gift given to humanity to help us evolve. In „Angels in the DNA“ and in his work with Dan Winter, Bridges suggested that the uniquely structured Enochian „alphabet“ might do this by resonating with our very genetic code. Simply put, they might prepare humanity to become citizens of the cosmos rather than „killer monkeys.“ Bridges and Winter looked at what some call „magic“ as a physically explainable interaction of light and sound waves best amplified by structures designed with particular energetic features, and spoke of the calls literally as carrier waves that help synchronize our bioenergetics for the next leap in human development. He felt the Calls were always something best performed or listened to for the benefit of all.
Marešova performs the calls with Czech phonetics, something Bridges thought was critical. You will feel it! She began by deeply and consciously connecting with the Source, and invites her listeners to do the same. The experience of listening to Iva being connected with the Source, performing the calls in magical space set up by Bridges within the architecture of Santini, will bathe you in energies that few are able to actually create on their own. Iva´s singing, performed in a highly charged and energetically prepared space, draws powerfully on Enochian in a way that might take a solo student years to approach. Accompanying Iva´s vocal performance is Jiří Šámal on hang drum. Iva´s beautiful voice serves as a carrier wave for the energy of the calls, and of the powerful energetic transmitter that is Zelená Hora. The result is an intensely moving performance with many revelations for the committed listener.