There are approximately 6,500 different spoken languages in our world today. But nearly a third of them are only spoken by less than 1,000 people. On top of this, there are numerous languages that are either lost or no longer in use.
However, 16th century spiritual medium and astronomer John Dee believed he uncovered a mysterious angelic language that was first used during Creation. He and his associate Edward Kelley claimed to have penetrated the spirit realm and communicated with angels. Could there be any truth to their claim?
Although historians had discussed the idea of languages beyond human comprehension before Dee and Kelly, it had always remained a mystery. Most people just assumed there was no way to learn more about what Dee called “Celestial Speech.”
However, through the implementation of rituals and other mystic tools such as crystal balls and black mirrors, angels appeared before Dee and Kelly, and the two occultists were able to record the communication.
The angels confirmed that their language was used by God to create the world and to communicate with Adam. Although Adam would eventually forget the language, he developed the first form of Hebrew, which would become the basis of all human correspondence moving forward.
Dee and Kelly believed that the angels they had communicated with through their practice of divination and sorcery wanted them to “renew” or “re-introduce” this language to humanity.
The angels claimed that the last person to speak their language was Enoch, the biblical patriarch that God took to heaven while still alive. This is the reason why the angelic language is more commonly referred to as Enochian.
By using Enochian, Dee would be able to unlock special magical powers. He and Kelly recorded the language—grammar, syntax, and vocabulary—in a book called Liber Loagaeth (“Book [of] Speech from God”) which was read from right to left just like Hebrew.
But were any of these stories from Dee and Kelly truthful? Better yet, were any of their claims biblical? Either they made everything up, were deceived by demonic spirits through the use of sorcery, or the language truly was used by God and his angels.
First things first, there is no evidence within Scripture that an angelic language was used or contained special magic powers. The Bible is God’s revelation of all things relating to Himself and His Kingdom. Any claims of special knowledge outside the pages of Scripture are highly suspect.
Secondly, the Bible forbids and condemns the use of divination. Leviticus 19:31 says, “Do not turn to mediums or necromancers; do not seek them out, and so make yourselves unclean by them: I am the Lord your God.”
Deuteronomy 18:10b-12a says, “…anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord.”
When King Saul panicked and reached out to a medium in order to gain direction, he was punished and condemned for it:
“So Saul died for his breach of faith. He broke faith with the Lord in that he did not keep the command of the Lord, and also consulted a medium, seeking guidance. He did not seek guidance from the Lord. Therefore the Lord put him to death and turned the kingdom over to David the son of Jesse.”
Whether Dee and Kelly purposefully made up Enochian for personal gain or they truly did contact the spirit realm, none of it was from God.