Welcome to David Richard Jones, who is the newest guest to have a personal site at the Hermetic Library. The new guest site is The Enochian and Thelemic Works of David Richard Jones. David is a noted scholar, and author of numerous articles on Freemasonry, Magick, Enochian and Biblical and Religious Studies; who is also purported to be a member of numerous secret societies.
While David has already been a contributor to the library, with material available in An Enochian Miscellany, I’ve been working to consolidate what is already on the site and, moreover, to improve the presentation of that for this new guest site. David also has decades of additional Enochian and Thelemic material that we have been working together to make available on the site for the first time.
The Enochian and Thelemic Works of David Richard Jones is going to be even more interesting and promises to continue the tradition of excellence. There are currently three primary areas of focus for this new guest site: Enochian Studies, Thelema and Historical.
I’ve already been posting about a large amount of historical materials that is new to the site in both The Oratory of the Enochian Forum and The Invisible College, and there’s a significant number of documents to explore in those restored archives. You can also check through those posts on this blog by gandering at the categories for The Oratory of the Enochian Forum and The Invisible College. There’s actually still much from the Invisible College that I haven’t posted about, so there’s still gems there you can discover.
The section for David Richard Jones’ Thelemic work contains material that is entirely new to the site, and some that’s not readily available elsewhere. There’s currently a collection of essays and a few of those have been a bit controversial, so be sure to check them out! Two of these are derived from postings on the old Beast Bay forum, which has gone offline and haven’t been available except for via some snapshots in the Internet Archives’ Wayback Machine. (There’s actually a lot of Beast Bay material there.)
The final section is David’s Enochian Studies and there’s a mix here of material. I’ve been doing a great deal of work to update the materials that have already been available with better graphics and better navigation. Eventually I’ll be adding in redirects from the old presentations of these works as they appeared in An Enochian Miscellany that point to the new presentations here. But, in addition to these improvements, there’s also newly available work that you can check out. So, if you’ve an interest in Enochian, whether as a beginner or as a long time student, there’s definitely material here for you.
Even though this guest site is new, you can already see that there’s an enormous amount of interesting material to be discovered and re-discovered. Moreover, there’s lots more material to be added in ongoing updates to the site so there’s even more to come!