About us

ENOCHIAN CHESS originates partly from Dr John Dee, magus & astrologer to Elizabeth I. His Enochian system of magic was later adapted by adepts of the Victorian Order of the Golden Dawn into "a complete system of training and initiation." We have supplied Enochian Chess sets, books and software to the magical community since 1982, starting with help of a grant from HRH Prince Charles Trust. Some of our original 1980’s sets are still in pristine shape.


This is an historical martial art and board game of Japan in which you are graded based on your tournament performances. All shogi players are ranked by a dan system. In the current system, apprentice players become professional when they achieve the rank of 4-dan. Apprentice players aspiring to become professionals are ranked from 6-kyū to 3-dan. It is a wonderfully dynamic two-player strategy game, superior in my view to the more plodding nature of Chess. Setting up a fortress is more crucial than castling in chess.



Forming and breaking Alliances is part of the rich historical rules options that are built into the software. At the higher and analysis levels, I feel the software in pure strategy variants is unbeatable. There are delayed “time-bomb” moves because each player moves every fourth turn, unlike anything found in chess or shogi. 

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Magical Writings of Ithell Colquhoun
Non-Fiction, Bestsellers
Self-help book

Includes a series Tarot lectures that she gave to either the Golden Dawn, Masonic, OTO, Druidic or Gnostic Orders in which she was ordained. Also four essays on the Qabalah - "The Crown and The Kingdom." Other articles offer profound insights into Neoplatonic (Hermetic), Alchemical or Gnostic philosophy, The Cube of Space, Druidry, there is a Ma'at ritual, painted and hand-drawn illustrations, De Astris Interioribus - Western and Eastern Chakras, The Pilgrimage - a one-act play, Tattwas through the Day, Crowley - The Dying Kick of the Dying-God, Taro as Colour (surrealism & Yeatsian automatism), plus an Introduction by Steve Nichols, and Appendixes including Dion Fortune, impressions of Initiation Thoth-Hermes GD Temple, WB Yeats and Maud Gonne, and a brief Biography. Illustrated by Ithell's paintings, drawings and photos of ephemera, letters, documents and so on. This is a reprint of the 2007 edition with a few textual updates.

Brief history

Steve Nichols worked as a psychotherapist and NSHAP hypnotherapist in the UK, has an MSc in Neural Computation, MBPsS. Steve has worked intermittently as a games theorist, software developer and publisher since the 1980’s, was originator of primal eye theory in 1979, and started the posthuman movement in 1988.