Enki Initiation

For initiating into the magical energies of planetary Saturn and the god Enki.


Stones and Metals: Chalcedony, Onyx, Black Coral, Jade, Jet, Sardonyx, Malachite, Lead

Numerical Value: 3, 40

Color: Black

Music: “Saturn” (Holst, The Planets), “Julia” from Sunken City by David Wirsig, Slow Heavy Metal Music, Trance, Anything that makes you think of caverns and underground rivers

Symbols: Dust, Formal Black Attire, Fish, Goats, Capricorn, Water

Day of the Week: Saturday

Scents: Civet, Alum, Musk, Asafetida, Sulfur, Poppy seed, Myrrh

Wood: Poplar, Alder

Herbs: Aconite, Hellebore, Mullein, Yew, Barley, Hemlock, Emmer, Nightshade, Woad, Beet, Henbane, Poplar, Spinach, Comfrey, Hemp, Ragwort, Bistort, Cypress, Holly, Sloe, Quince, Potato, Ivy, Tamarisk, Solomon’s Seal, Elm, Juniper, Thrift, Asafoetida, Fumitory, Knotgrass, Willow, Bistort, Cress, Mosses of all kinds, Houseleek, Mandrake, Nux Vomica, Horsetail, Dodder, Cocklebur

Beverages: Vodka, Dark Red Wine, Ports, Aperitifs, Jägermeister, Beer


  1. Gather a number of correspondences
  2. Lite 2 candles on the alter
  3. Sprinkle with holy water
  4. Pour out a corresponding scented oil into the oil cylinder
  5. Pour out a corresponding libation to Enki
  6. Perform initial steps of Enenuru-sig Aš-me
  7. Recite Hear Us, O Enki
  8. Use the scrying surface to perform scrying
  9. Thank Enki
  10. Perform finishing steps of Enenuru-sig Aš-me
  11. At the completion of the ritual, put out the candles using the blade of your knife
  12. Dispose of the contents of the offering bowl and cup (We mustn’t reuse what was given to a deity.)
  13. Clean up your area

Note: In the middle of the Babylonian period, Mercury and Saturn’s astrological alignment were switched, so as a result I’ve had to adapt the astrological alignment to match what fits for this rite

Works Cited:

Opus, Rufus. Seven Spheres. Nephilim Press, 2016.

Cunningham, Scott. Cunningham’s Book of Shadows: the Path of an American Traditionalist. Llewellyn Publications, 2009.

Cunningham, Scott. Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs. Llewellyn Publications, 2013.

Cunningham, Scott. Cunningham’s Encyclopaedia of Crystal, Gem and Metal Magic. Llewellyn Pubns., U.S., 2017.