The Shew-stone, a crystal which Dee alleged to have been brought to him by angels,was then placed upon this table, and the principal result of the ceremonial skrying ofSir Edward Kelly is the obtaining of the following diagrams, Plates III.-VIII.
He symbolized the Four-Dimensional Universe in two dimensions as a squaresurrounded by 30 concentric circles (the 30 Æthyrs or Aires) whose radii increase in a geometrical proportion.
The sides of the square are the four great watch-towers (Plates IV.-VII.) which are attributed to the elements. There is also a “black cross” (or “central tablet” according to the arrangement shewn—compare the black cross bordering the tablets in Plate III.
with Plate VIII.).6
Plate III gives the general view.
[The reversed letters which form the word PARAOAN are written in Enochian for convenience, as our A and O are not distinguishable reverse from forward.]
Plate IV. gives the complete attribution of the tablet of Air.
The 6th file is called Linea Patris.
The 7th file is called Linea Filii.
The 7th line is called Linea Spiritus Sancti.
This great cross divides the Tablet into four lesser (sub-elemental) Tablets, the left-hand top corner being Air of Air, the right-hand top corner Water of Air, the lefthand bottom corner Earth of Air, the remaining corner Fire of Air.
Each of these lesser Tablets contains a Calvary Cross of ten squares, which governs it.
Plates V., VI., and VII. are similar for the other elements.