it has been shown that much of the work of Trithemius, Agrippa’s mentor and the progenitor of European ceremonial magick, was actually veiled cryptography, a brutal and embarrassing truth that much of the occult and neopagan revival, which ultimately stems from Trithemius, has never assessed.

Jason Louv, The Angelic Reformation: John Dee, Enochian Magick & the Occult Roots of Empire

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