ENOCHIAN CHESS originates from Dr John Dee, magus & astrologer to Elizabeth I. His powerful system of magic was later adapted by adepts of the Victorian Order of the Golden Dawn into "a complete system of training and initiation." Enochian Chess was originally taught to Candidates only after their having reached the exalted grade of Zelator Adeptus Minor, Z.A.M.
The game incorporates the whole outer order knowledge of the Golden Dawn hermetic order and subsumes other divination systems such as Tarot, Geomancy, and Astrology. Enochian (or Rosicrucian) Chess provides a complete method of self-initiation into the Western mystery tradition.You may use the game for practical ACTIVE divination, to alter & influence events as well as to simply predict, as opposed to PASSIVE (fatalistic) divination systems such as Tarot and Astrology where the questioner plays no positive role in determining the outcome of their reading