Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The cheapest set of Enochian Chess pieces ever!


I proud to own the cheapest and cheesiest set of Enochian Chess pieces ever! Ok, maybe they are not the cheapest and cheesiest, but they have to be in the running, right? I created them with a couple cheap plastic chess sets from Target, with some model paint used to color code them (I used green for earth because brown on brown did not stand out enough for my tastes which leans towards gaudy; plus there is some ZAM and THAM teachings that support the color scheme). I am fairly sure that the coloring pattern is self-explainatory.

9 comments:

Frater A.I.T. said...

Haha, nice. I am all for "making it work", and using what's available!....That being said, that's got to be the worst I've seen. =)

Don't feel too bad-I'm currently building a set using Warhammer 40k figurines, re-purposed and painted according to correspondence, with the different Races divided up elementally by their humours.....Dreadnaughts for Castles, Terminator Marines for knights....and I'm almost certain it's blasphemy. I bet it still works, though.(I'm betting you're as big a nerd as I am, and have some idea of what I'm talking about!) We'll see.

I find the Warhammer 40k figures and mythology to be deeply evocative, and I'm full of unhealthy curiosity about whether I can use that deep connection I have with them to enliven the figurines and make them work magic. I'm theorizing that using the myth traditions I'm familiar with will be just as effective-if not more so-than using the classical Egyptian myths, which exist for me solely in magic, and not the heart. If that makes sense.

Not something I would ever instruct my students to do, but I think a little careful experimentation is good for magic of every sort.

Nice post Morgan!

AIT

Kate said...

Morgan,
One could even say that you are on the very cutting edge of modern art ;-). I like them.

Morgan Drake Eckstein said...

AIT: I will admit that I have considered obtaining some 40K figures to build a set with.

Kate: Hmmm, I did not think of labeling them modern art...I am not sure where the edge is in that field. Is that anything like the circle of coolness that Eddie Izzard does a bit about in his act?

Richard said...

Looking good to me, bro.. :)

That being said, enochian chess is something that intrigues me a lot, so.. This is exactly something i would do :)

Frater YShY said...

At least you are doing something, hmm, I think I might rip this idea off...

Morgan Drake Eckstein said...

Actually, I am hoping to see this concept spread out into the Golden Dawn community (provided of course, that I am credited with doing it first). In a couple of posts, I am going to be talking about why I think a set like this is a goood thing to own. (Unfortunately, my next post is going to be about a copyright violation.)

Mary Magdalena said...

you know that you can push this a bit further and buil a whole meditation system around each piece- as the colours look like movable tattwas - meditation in motion

Morgan Drake Eckstein said...

Hmmm...I did not think about the tattwas in connection with these. Cool idea. :)

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