Andrieh Vitimus and Jason M. Colwell welcome Scott Michael Stenwick to the show to discuss his pioneering work with Enochian Magic. Scott has been doing some pioneering work with the source materials of Dr. John Dee. He is looking at what style of ceremonial magic would have influenced Dr. John Dee and Edward Kelley as they developed their system and has released the first book in what is to be a series on working with the Enochian system in a way that he feels is more straight forward than the systems based on the works of the Golden Dawn. He also has some great material on what he refers to as Banishing Fields, some innovative ways of working with Golden Dawn style ceremonial forms.
Scott Michael Stenwick was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1969. A natural storyteller from early childhood, he was drawing pictures and assembling them into simple narratives before he could read or write. In elementary school he was exposed to computers when his school acquired an Apple II in 1977 and has been writing and programming ever since. He developed an interest in esoteric studies as a teenager following in the footsteps of his great-grandmother, a professional astrologer and medium, and began practicing ritual and ceremonial magick.
Scott attended Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota and graduated in 1991 with a degree in psychology. In college he worked on two novels in addition to his studies but eventually decided that neither was suitable for publication without substantial revision. One of these novels recently went on to become Arcana, released in December 2009 by Pendraig Publishing. After graduation he went to work in the computer field and built a career as a software developer and information technology consultant. In this capacity he has worked for several Fortune 500 companies and designed and developed numerous business applications.
Scott lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two daughters. After years of solitary magical and mystical work, he joined Ordo Templi Orientis in 1995 and became a Freemason in 1997. He currently serves as a Chartered OTO Initiator and served as Master of Braden Lodge #168 for the 2002 calendar year. In addition, he is part of a smaller magical working group that has been in operation since 2002 and performed numerous experimental workings seeking to advance the general body of magical knowledge.
Scott’s magical motto is Ananael Qaa, meaning “the secret wisdom of creation” in the Angelic language revealed to John Dee and Edward Kelley in the sixteenth century. Under that motto he maintains a personal blog dedicated to the discussion of magical techniques, the Western Esoteric Tradition, and current events related to magick and spirituality entitled Augoeides – Spiritual Technology for a New Aeon. Augoeides is a Greek term that refers to the Daemon or essential spiritual/magical self.
Author Blog: http://scottstenwick.wordpress.com
Magical Blog: http://ananael.blogspot.com/