Continuing the research that I've been doing on Enochian Magick and how it originally began, I ran across an interesting passage in the Book of Genesis which sheds some doubt upon who the supposed father of Enochian Magick actually was, instead of who we THINK it was.
First, let's look at a scripture found in Genesis 4:17 (KJV):
"And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch."
Second, let's look at another scripture found in Genesis 5:18 (KJV):
"And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch:"
So basically, we have not one but TWO Enochs listed in the Bible, one who is the son of Cain (Qayin), and the second who is the son of Jared, and who is the seventh generation from Adam in the lineage of Adam's son Seth. This second Enoch, the more famous one, is the same one who was said to have been translated because he pleased God, and so he never actually died according to the scriptures.
In occult teachings, this second Enoch is also said to have been transformed into the angel Metatron. He is ostensibly the one thought of when the term Enochian Magick is mentioned, but that identification may actually be in error, or at least not fully attributable to him. This post will explore that possibility.
THE ACTUAL FALL OF MAN REVISITED
One of the things which is glossed over (a politically correct term for "hidden") in the Genesis scriptures is the allegorical nature of the fall of man, ie Original Sin. We have been taught that Eve, due to the serpent's beguiling, ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and convinced Adam to do the same. Then they were tossed out of the Garden of Eden, and now everyone supposedly needs a savior (Christianity in a nutshell).
But, in occult circles, it is known that the interaction between Eve and the serpent (Samael) was actually of a sexual nature, and resulted in the birth of Qayin, who was NOT the son of Adam as the scripture said. Abel was the first son of Adam with Eve, but Qayin was the son of Samael and Eve.
So the sin was not simply "eating" from the tree, but was rather the mixing of divine (angelic) genetics with human genetics through a forbidden sexual act. When Adam "knew" Eve (allegorically written as him partaking of the same fruit from the tree) she basically showed him the same sexual acts which Samael had shown her. This is what got God so upset, and ultimately got the first family kicked out of the Garden of Eden.
Anyway Qayin, after his exile and travel into Nod, went on to build many cities (more than likely in the continent of what we now know as Africa), and so did his lineage, including Nimrod. He went out from the "presence of the Lord" so it's very likely that he embraced the presence of his father Samael. Qayin's firstborn son Enoch had the privilege of having Qayin's first city named after him. But after that we hear no more about this first Enoch, other than he died.
The second Enoch, as the scriptures say, walked with God and pleased him so much that he was translated so that he would not see death, and basically became Metatron.
HERE'S THE ISSUE I HAVE WITH THE WHOLE STORY
Since it's been established that the second Enoch was so righteous, and pleased God so much to the point where he was spared the sting of death, how is it possible that the magick we now know as Enochian came from him, or should be attributed to him? Even if God taught it to him as the myths allude, he probably forbade him from teaching it to anyone else. This reluctance to share knowledge is partially what got everyone else killed who didn't know this type of magick, as I'll get into in a moment.
If Shemiyaza and Azazel, among the other fallen angels, were the ones who taught men magick and all the building blocks of civilization, and were subsequently punished for it, then it stands to reason that the magick the angels taught COULD NOT have come from, and really had almost nothing to do with the second Enoch. (Even Dr. John Dee never called his revealed style of magick "Enochian" - that label came later. Dr. Dee called it Angelic Magick. As a matter of fact, Dr. Dee never even used this style of magick from what records we have, although I do have my suspicions about the whole Spanish Armada incident. But basically all he did was reconstruct it with the help of Kelley and the angels.)
Logically, it makes more sense that this form of original magick would have been taught to, and stemmed from, the line of Qayin and his son, the first Enoch, and would probably have been taught to them by Samael since they were his descendants. Some have called Qayin the Witchfather, so it's likely that he taught this form of magick to his descendants, and so it was passed down.
(As a side note, there are some speculations that Qayin and Azazel are one and the same, which would make Azazel the son of Samael. There are also speculations that Azazel is the firstborn of Lilith and Samael. So if we judge by both accounts, it's probable that Azazel is the son of Samael, but it's not clear whether he is actually Qayin, or simply Qayin's more-powerful brother.)
Enochian Magick must therefore originally have been the Magick of the Nephilim, or better yet, the Original Magick, which was probably known by both Enochs.
Let's look at the Book of Enoch for further clues. Here's Enoch 8:1-4:
"And Azazel taught men to make swords, and knives, and shields, and breastplates, and made known to them the metals of the earth and the art of working them, and bracelets, and ornaments, and the use of antimony, and the beautifying of the eyelids, and all kinds of costly stones, and all colouring tinctures.
And there arose much godlessness, and they committed fornication, and they were led astray, and became corrupt in all their ways.
Semjaza taught enchantments, and root-cuttings, Armaros the resolving of enchantments, Baraqijal taught astrology, Kokabel the constellations, ezeqeel the knowledge of the clouds, Araqiel the signs of the earth, Shamsiel the signs of the sun, and Sariel the course of the moon.
And as men perished, they cried, and their cry went up to heaven… "
So now by this scripture we've established that not only were men taught magick, astrology, constellations, and the watching of planetary bodies, etc., all of which are portions of Enochian and other later forms of magick, we can also see that not all men benefited from this knowledge. It's not a stretch to believe that if "men perished", then these victims were probably from the lineage of Seth and not Qayin. The lineage of Seth (typical humans) likely had no answer for the advanced knowledge, weaponry, and genetically-derived magickal powers of the line of Qayin, and so they were slaughtered (and eaten as described in Enoch Chapter 7).
Since Qayin and his offspring were out building cities and such, they probably warred against the sons of men for necessary lands and resources in order to set up those cities. It eventually got so bad on the earth, as those from the line of Qayin were wiping out those from the line of Seth, that God decided to flood the earth to kill off these extremely powerful Nephilim, and that's how the flood happened. It was a genetic war of demi-gods (Samael's lineage) and humans (Adam's lineage), and the humans were losing badly because they weren't taught the same things. They were "destroyed for the lack of knowledge" as it were.
Our further clue is found back in Genesis, where God pronounced judgement upon Adam and Eve for sinning. He said to the Serpent (Samael) "I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed." (Genesis 3:15 KJV)
So we can see the beginnings of the genetic or racial warfare between the race of demigods (Nephilim) and the race of humans (seed of Adam and Seth) in its inception from this scripture, and it all started because of God's curse and because of Enoch's reluctance to share his knowledge.
This is possibly why people (humans) fear those who practice magick so much; it's a primal fear and they just can't help it. I believe there's probably a genetic memory of the slaughter of humans (or "muggles" if I were to use the term from the Harry Potter books) by those who are of a higher and different seed stock or lineage (witches, sorcerers, and the like), and who possessed more knowledge than they did.
There's more I could add to this, including the Sumerians' take on this same story, but I won't for the sake of brevity.