The Elias Ashmole Award for Enochian Excellence on the Web

Back in the day, there were several sites that were honored with the Elias Ashmole Award for Enochian Excellence on the Web. These are recorded in the archives of David Richard Jones’ Invisible College site recently added to the Hermetic Library at

The awards were Parker Torrence on November 1997, Benjamin Rowe on December 1997, and Clay Holden on January 1998. There is a mirror of Clay Holden’s John Dee Publication Project and two significant archives of Benjamin Rowe’s materials from The Enochian World of Benjamin Rowe and Norton’s Imperium: Enochian Magick Papers & Links that are part of the Hermetic Library collection.

You may want to take a gander through the links on these award pages for a fascinating look at the active work that was being done online in those bygone days of yore, when the commercial Internet was only a few years old. There’s a lot of interesting materials and history here to be discovered and remembered.

In rescuing these pages, I have updated a few links which go to materials elsewhere in the collection of the Hermetic Library, but I’ve decided to keep links to other materials as they appear in snapshots available at the Wayback Machine. Without the luminary service provided by the Internet Archive this rescue of materials could not have happened, so, in the spirit of Awards for Excellence on the Web, I’ll take this moment to give my own kind of award of thanks for the service they have provided and continue to provide to the community and culture of the Internet.