Enochian, Rosicrucian or Elemental Chess|
William W. Wescott and McGregor Mather, the main instigators of the late 19th century Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn devised a special chess game, variously described as Enochian, Rosicrucian or Elemental chess. Below are the chessmen devised by Wescott. These were painted in the elemental colours onto flat card. Underlying these chessmen is a complex net of magical correspondences based on Egyptian, Tarot, elemental, and geomantic symbolism.
See article from 1921 Alpha et Omega, ZAM Ritual "Y" - Chess and Chaturanga
See Enochian/elementary chess pawns.
KING Fire - Air - Water - Earth
QUEEN Fire - Air - Water - Earth
KNIGHT Fire - Air - Water - Earth
BISHOP Fire - Air - Water - Earth
ROOK Fire - Air - Water - Earth
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