Enya: The Occult Connection

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From day to day, my journey,

The long pilgrimage before me.

From night to night, my journey,

The stories that will never be again

The above lyric is the English translation of the part of Enya’s Book of Days sung in Irish Gaelic.

The first time I heard this song on TV in 2004, even though I was a Christian, it resonated deeply with my sense of aesthetics. Four years later when a Christian friend introduced me to his Enya collection, I dived into them like an excited dolphin. I couldn’t get enough of her music.

Sometimes when I listened to Orinoco Flow, I felt a strange sensation in my spirit, like I was immersed in a body of water.

From experience, I knew what that implied, and I began to check out her lyrics. Right from the first one I read, I could figure out the deep witchcraft codes embedded in them and I made a clean break.

Enya Patricia Brennan is more than just an Irish singer and songwriter born into a musical family. To unwary Christians, Enya’s music is a potpourri of classical, church and folk music with poetic, nostalgic and calming sensations.

To the uninformed, Enya is simply a liberal Irish Catholic who, at most, beautifies her faith with mysticism. But to the discerning, she is on a journey; a long pilgrimage on the Old Ways: witchcraft.

In this article, which is a sequel to the one I wrote four years ago, I will be unraveling more occult connections in Enya’s music, showing that those who identify her as a New Age/occult singer, are not mistaken by any means.

According to a reference work, New Age music emerged in the midst of “the advent of all manner of self-awareness and higher-consciousness trends and fads floating about in the 1970s, and the increasing popularity of non-traditional ideas regarding health and well being.” [1]

New Age stores not only also sell occult books, ‘healing crystals’ and pagan artifacts, but also New Age music – relaxing music that serve as aural companions for whatever occult technique the customer is seeking. It all fits together.

In occult circles, guided meditation is often practiced, in which the practitioner connects with the spirit realm and the spirits therein through the aid of mantra, occult music or drugs.

This occult meditation is aimed at different purposes: relaxation, for pagan breathing exercises, inducing trances, healing and preparation for spell work and witchcraft.

The relaxing music is aimed at fostering mental passivity and mind control which are necessary conditions to get yoked to the demonic realm.

During a spell work, a witch/magick practitioner must be able to use his/her mind to visualize and direct his/her psychic powers to its destination. Thus, they need pagan/occult-themed music to stimulate their minds.

Such music genre could be classical, jazz, or ethnic (such as Celtic), but they are music composed by the initiated and for the initiated. One occult organization even described them as “music of the spheres.” Indeed, the spheres of darkness.

A few examples of such music are Ave Maria by Origen, Mystic Spirit Voices by Lesiem, A Place Without Noise by Wayne Gratz, a number of Yanni’s music and of course, Enya.

Many of Enya’s song weren’t relayed in English language. She also employed back masking so folks who don’t know about the occult wouldn’t notice that she was onto something sinister.

1. Afer Ventus (English translation: African wind) says:

Sea of the Clouds, Umbriel

(Each to their own. Each to it’s own)

Sea of the Rain. Ariel

(Me, myself. Each to their own is dear)

And we go to the stars …

Sea of the Tides. Io. Vela

African wind. Zephyrus

(Each to their own. Each to its own)

Volturnus. Africus…

Estesiarum. Eurus.

(Me, myself. Each to their own is dear).

Umbriel and Ariel, though names for moons of Uranus, actually refer to specific demons. Umbriel is an earth demon often depicted with black wings, while Ariel is a demon of the air.

In Satanism, Ariel is a fallen angel called the “archon of wings” and is said to connect the adept to other elemental spirits.

Io is the name of a female water spirit worshipped in ancient Rome [2]. It’s no accident that Enya says that she moves with the tides of the sea.

Vela is the name of a constellation. It also means “sails (of a ship)” in Latin. Vela represents the sails of the Argo Navis ship which was constructed by the goddess Athena and consecrated to the Roman sea god, Poseidon. [3]

Zephyrus is the Greek deity of the west wind. He has strong ties to Zepar, another deadly demon that is invoked in Satanism, especially by men who seek to bring women under the slave of lust.

Volturnus is the Roman god of the Tibre and is probably regarded as the god of all rivers. He also belongs to the class of Anemoi and is equivalent to the southeast wind. [4]

Africus is the Greek deity of the southwest wind. Estesiarum is a term describing the north winds of the Aegean Sea and Eurus is the Greek deity of the East wind.

So, in this music alone, Enya invokes several “big guns” to take over the listener.

2. Exile (chorus)

I’ll wait the signs to come.

I will find a way

I will wait the time to come.

I’ll find a way home

My light shall be the moon

And my path – the ocean.

My guide the morning star

As I said home to you

Who then can warm my soul?

Who can quell my passion?

Out of these dreams – a boat

I will sail home to you.

You will notice that Enya keeps singing about being on a “path” or “journey.” Modern Witches believe their religion is the old path; and right from their initiation, each step taken upon this path leads towards a greater understanding of the natural world and the divinity that purportedly lives within them.

In witchcraft, the moon, through its phases and faces, is said to guide witches through the mysteries of life. It regulates nature and magick, and when they draw down the moon at their esbats, they are tapping into the pure white mystical light of the moon.

The “morning star” or “torch bearer” epithet is used for their goddess Hecate, Diana/Artemis, and in the Bible, it refers to Lucifer/Satan (Is. 14:12). So, the message Enya was conveying there is loud and clear.

3. Angeles

Angels answer me, are you near if rain should fall? Am I to believe, you will rise to calm the storm?

For so great a treasure words will never do. Surely, if this is, promises are mine to give you

Mine to give you …

Angeles, all could be

Should you move both earth and sea

Angeles, I could feel all those dark clouds disappearing … Even as I breathe comes an angel to their keep…

This lyrical content appears to be a conversation that is carried on with one seeking a guardian angel and promises (pacts) to cement the relationship.

In Wicca and the New Age, they regularly contact their “guardian angels” using altars, candles, oils, incense, crystals, beautiful fabric and statues. Of course, these are demons pretending to be angels.

A former satanist had this to say:

“These spirits of the air known as sylphs are the higher class of elemental forces that take the form of angels and deceive those that are in spiritual [occult] churches. When properly invoked by occult prayer, they could easily compel the lesser demon to evacuate the victim’s body for them to occupy. But as time goes on the victim continues to develop series of problems.

“These sylphs are in categories; some of them are attracted by white candles while others are attracted by coloured candles … These spirits … easily send visions to the mediums concerning governments, nations and people. They disguise themselves like angels of truth, often quote scriptures from the Bible, when the medium is possessed and using the name of Christ as well. Their mode of communication is by whispering in the medium’s ear or meeting them in their realm.” [5]

Occult meditation is the key to contacting these fallen angels and Enya’s reference to an angel visiting the listener as he/she “breathes” in sync with the calming sensation of her music is quite understandable.

4. Smaointe… (Thoughts…)

Listen to me, so sad forever

I am lost without you and your wife

The great love in your life

She guided me. Both of you, be with me always, day and night.

I cry at the great loneliness, tears so sad, and you sleeping in the quiet, green grave. In deep peace. There was happiness but it went away

You followed your husband, the great love in your life. He guided me. Both of you, be with me always, day and night.

From the lyrics, it’s clear that the song is directed to the “Lord and Lady” of witchcraft.

Many Wiccans are duotheists – believing in an eternal mother Goddess who rules over the earth, moon, sky and the sea and her consort, a Byronic Horned God who presides over the sun, hunting, sexuality and vegetation.

In Pagan myths, the horned god dies and is reborn each year, while the goddess descends to the underworld to mate with the Dark Lord. These themes are observed in Wiccan feasts and sabbaths:

“In mainstream Wicca mythology, the Autumn Equinox marks the time of the descent of the Goddess into the Underworld. With her departure we see the decline of Nature and the coming of winter. This is classic ancient mythos also reflected in the Sumerian myth of Inanna and the ancient Greek and Roman legends of Demeter and Persephone.

“In modern Celtic Wicca/Witchcraft, the Autumn Equinox also bids farewell to the Harvest Lord who in the mythos of some traditions was slain at the time of Lughnasadh (a festival marking the beginning of the Celtic harvest season).” [6]

Thus, non-initiates might not grasp the full meaning of what Enya was singing (and it’s not even in English language). Her lyrics also sound a lot like a chant seen on a popular Wiccan website:

“Goddess my shield, my encircler,

Each day, each night, each dark, each light … In my lying, in my standing, in my watching, in my sleeping. Goddess be my strength everlasting.”

5. China Roses

Who can tell me if we have heaven,

Who can say the way it should be;

Moonlight holly, the Sappho Comet,

Angel’s tears below a tree.

You talk of the break of morning

As you view the new aurora,

Cloud in crimson, the key of heaven,

One love carved in acajou.

One told me of China Roses,

One a thousand nights and one night,

Earth’s last picture, the end of evening

Hue of indigo and blue.

A new moon leads me to

Woods of dreams and I follow.

A new world waits for me;

My dream, my way.

This appears to be poetic, but even at that, she brings in some codes which her Pagan or Wiccan listeners can fully decipher.

The two archetypal forms of the horned god of witchcraft is: the Holly king and king Oak. In some traditions, the Holly king represents the bright form of the horned god.

“A thousand nights and one night” is an expression based on a Tarot emblem which typifies death.

Witches believe colour blue stands for devotion, harmony or love while indigo stands for wisdom, insight or spirituality.

Also, they believe the new moon signals new openings or beginnings. So, when Wiccans sight the new (crescent) moon, they begin their spells geared towards new pursuits.

6. May it Be

May it be an evening star

Shines down upon you

May it be when darkness falls

Your heart will be true

You walk a lonely road

Oh, how far you are from home

The evening star is a code for their goddess. She is also symbolized by the five pointed star or pentagram. A New Age and occult researcher, Deanna Conway, wrote:

“Pentacle, pentagram: five pointed star with one point up; symbol of the Goddess in all Her forms. In ancient Egypt, it was the star of Isis and Nephthys; in the Middle East, that of Ishtar. To the Celts it was the sign of the Morrigan. A sign of the Earth Element in Tarot … Repulsion of evil; protection.” [7]

7. La Sonadora

I; the autumn

I; the evening star

I have been an echo

I shall be a wave

I shall be the moon

I have been everything, I am myself

I; the summer

I; the ebony

I am the dreamer

Even though this was sung in Spanish, when you compare its English translation to a track titled “Deity” sung by Wendy Rule – who openly admits to being a witch – you can see the similarities.

It’s here

I’ve followed

A voice

To follow

I am the maiden

I am the mother

I’m the crone

I am the sea

I am the sky

I am the blood

I am the moon

This is not a coincidence. Both women drink from the same poisonous fountain of witchcraft.

8. Epona

Though this music is entirely instrumental, its title indicates who it was dedicated to.

Epona is the name of one of the dark forms of their goddess. Witches praise her as “the white mare, spirit of the wild” whose “hoofs beat on the sand.” A Wiccan scholar notes that:

“Among the Irish, a red horse signified death. Horse deities such as Epona, Medb (the goddess mare) of Tara, and Macha of Ulster (protector of horses) are chthonic divinities of the dead.” [8]

Many Christian fans of Enya – I expect – would argue that since they do not subscribe to pagan beliefs and their use of New Age music is only for the benign purpose of relaxation, these occultic influences can’t affect them. After all, Enya also has a song in which she made references to “God the Father”.

This line of argument may sound fine in theory, but practically, it is false and misplaced. Even in the light of the above evidence, such thinking is muddled and in denial.

The Bible expressly forbids the practice of enchantments (keshaphim) and trafficking in spirits in Deuteronomy 18:10-13.

The rendering of the Hebrew keshaphim is “muttered spells” or “incantations,” rendered “sorceries” in Isaiah 47:9 Isaiah 47:12 , i.e., the using of certain formulae under the belief that men could thus be bound.

God’s Word also forbids sorcery (Greek: pharmakeia) which includes physical objects or magick that impacts the human senses. Enya’s music (and the others like hers) are geared towards controlling people’s minds and bringing them in touch with the demonic.


[1] “New Age Music” https://www.encyclopedia.com/media/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/new-age-music

[2] Rachel Alexander, Myths, Symbols and Legends of Solar System Bodies, Springer: 2014, p. 190.

[3] https://www.constellation-guide.com/constellation-list/vela-constellation/

[4] Brian Campbell, Rivers and the Power of Ancient Rome, University of North Carolina Press 2012, p. 141.

[5] “I Refused Hell” transcript of Monday Romanus Ekeocha’s testimony. Christian Alive vol. 2 no. 14, (2006), p. 2.

[6] Encyclopedia of Wicca and Witchcraft, Raven Grimassi, Llewellyn, 2000, p. 37.

[7] Deena J. Conway, Maiden, Mother and Crone, St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn, 2003, p. 179.

[8] Encyclopedia of Wicca and Witchcraft, p. 225


23 thoughts on “Enya: The Occult Connection

  1. What you are doing is VERY important!!!

    May the Lord annoint you more and fill you with heavenly wisdom and knowledge. May He share His secrets with you and speak in youre heart. May the Lord surround you with holy angels of Protection and Warfare

    May the Glory of the Lord rest upon youre life!

    I cover you under the “Blood of Jesus”

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    1. It’s very good work. Thank You. I’m disappointed because I really liked the music but I know that as a follower of Christ, I need to kick it to the curb and break all of its influence off of me in Jesus’ name. I also need to search for a good replacement that can help me to relax at night. 😕 Suggestions are welcome.

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      1. Personally, I like jazz, classical music and some nice soundtrack from movies that help me relax. There are also some worship contemporary music that help clear my head up. But I think with time, you will find what you like if you seek it. God bless.


      2. From a very disillusioned period where I was very close to slipping down the wrong deceptive rabbit holes… I’ve came out the other side in full appreciation of His Truth and recently been born again. God is so Merciful!

        That being said, I am now very sensitive and cautious of deception and it’s seductive guises. I’ve watched some of the videos on Doreen Virtue and Steve Bancarz’s youtuble channels.. they have left their New Age and come to Christ. There I learned about Sound in Worship which vets music against scripture. It’s been a helpful resource. https://www.soundinworship.com/

        It may help you.


  2. Enya’s sister Maire is a practicing Christian. She does still attend a Catholic church and leads worship at an evening service at a Protestant Evangelical Church. She also supports many christian ministries.


    1. There are so called Christian Witches as it so happens, and it’s not uncommon these days. Not to mention the long history of White Witchcraft that has been practiced by Catholics and others. One example of Christian witchcraft are the Amish Hexes that are used for myriad purposes. Yes there is witchcraft practiced by professed Christians; even though witchcraft is strictly forbidden by the Doctrine of the Bible.


      Micah 5:11-12 I will tear down your walls and demolish your defenses. I will put an end to all witchcraft, and there will be no more fortune-tellers.

      Samuel 15:23 Rebellion is as sinful as witchcraft, and stubbornness as bad as worshiping idols. So because you have rejected the command of the LORD, he has rejected you as king.”

      It also should be noted that secrecy is a precept that is commonly practiced among witches.


      In regard to putting forth a public persona for the purpose of presentation look no further than those that practice the masonic craft. Their true tenets are expressed by the members of higher degrees.

      Albert Pike, 33-degree Freemason and author of Morals and Dogma

      “That which we must say to a crowd is—We worship a God, but it is the God that one adores without superstition. To you, Sovereign Grand Inspectors General, we say this, that you may repeat it to the Brethren of the 32nd, 31st, and 30th degrees—The Masonic Religion should be, by all of us initates of the high degrees, maintained in the purity of the Luciferian Doctrine. If Lucifer were not God, would Adonay whose deeds prove his cruelty, perdify and hatred of man, barbarism and repulsion for science, would Adonay and his priests, calumniate him? Yes, Lucifer is God, and unfortunately Adonay is also god. For the eternal law is that there is no light without shade, no beauty without ugliness, no white without black, for the absolute can only exist as two gods: darkness being necessary to the statue, and the brake to the locomotive. Thus, the doctrine of Satanism is a heresy; and the true and pure philosophical religion is the belief in Lucifer, the equal of Adonay; but Lucifer, God of Light and God of Good, is struggling for humanity against Adonay, the God of Darkness and Evil.”

      vii. Albert Pike, “Instructions to the 23 Supreme Councils of the World” (July 14, 1889), as recorded by Abel Clarin de La Rive, La Femme et l’Enfant dans la Franc-maçonnerie Universelle (1894): 588

      Arthur Edward Waite, 33-degree Freemason

      First Conjuration Addressed to Emperor Lucifer. Emperor Lucifer, Master and Prince of Rebellious Spirits, I adjure thee to leave thine abode, in whatsoever quarter of the world it may be situated and come hither to communicate with me…I command and adjure thee, Emperor Lucifer, as the representative of the mighty living God, and by the power of Emanuel, His only Son…

      viii. Arthur Edward Waite, The Book Of Black Magic (Weiser Books, 2004): 244-245.

      So your statement even if it is true which I assume it is still does not prove that she is not involved in witchcraft, and I think I’ve given you elucidation as to why that is. Maybe she practices the craft or maybe she doesn’t. Truthfully as I’ve stated before many Christians do and even openly which is no surprise in these contemporary times. Weather or not you believe that is good,bad or hypocritical depends on you.

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  3. There was something always unsettling about Enya’s music. However, I was still hooked on it, and listened to it continuously. It was when I decided to look up the lyrics that shocked me. I don’t listen to her music anymore. I’m muslim and polytheism is a big sin. I appreciate the research you put in this. I always knew something wasnt right with enya.

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  4. I was such a huge fan of Enya, though yes, her music was unsettling..
    But the Lord pulled me out of it!
    Keep telling others! Enya is a demon-in-disguise!

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    1. Thanks for this. The Lord led me here so He can help me confirm the unsettling feeling I carry when I’m all soaked up in “enya’s Caribbean blue”. May God help her and save her dear soul before it’s too late. May the mercies of Jesus Christ save us all. Amen

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  5. I’m glad there are some real discerning Christians out here!

    I’m impressed! Well done.

    I was listening to a sermon and the preacher hinted that she was given over to darkness.

    I went to listen to one of her songs, though the music sounded good. My spirit kept saying “remember satan’s role in heaven”
    so I immediately knew what it meant. I started reading the comment section on YouTube and a lot of people kept saying “she is out of this world, she is an angel on earth, I’m sure she is a mystical being..”

    So yea the lady is heavily influenced.

    I watched a few of her interviews. She mentioned having a purple crystal in her studio that gives her inspiration and etc

    I will pray for her

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  6. I had a Christian warn me about Enya a couple decades ago. I think they recognize what they feel as the Spirit and since she’s not singing Christian hymns, they think its the devil’s imitation.

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    1. Excellent revelation! Thank you so much Victor for this. I know and abstain from any form of music that doesn’t glorify God- getting to hear her songs and knowing how compelling and powerful they are helped me know they were beyond just the conventional art of music and inspiration- a fuel and initiation for and into modern day spirit of iniquity and rebellion to the ways and systems of God.


  7. Thank you so much for this article. My husband bought me an Enya album many years ago and I absolutely loved it. Over time, however, I started to feel unsettled and told my husband that, as we couldn’t understand the words, how could we know for certain that what we were playing in our home wasn’t some sort of ode to Satan, especially as the music was so mystical and quite addictive.  We stopped playing Enya’s music but I always hoped I would one day be proven wrong. She came to my mind this week and I thought I would search online and see if I could find any clarification, which is how I found your article. Thank you. I will be looking for any albums I still have and destroying them. I also feel the need to repent for allowing myself to blindly play music that I don’t understand and so allowing Satan to be worshipped in my home.


  8. I was singing along with one of Enya’s songs, reading the lyrics. I stumbled on certain words that jolted my spirit. I decided to Google and I’m so thankful it brought me here. Wow! Wow!! I can’t believe seemingly harmless words are deeply steeped in witchcraft. God bless you sir.
    Just deleted all her music in my phone.

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  9. Everything else aside, you’re misquoting May It Be. It was written and performed first by Enya for the first Lord of the Rings movie and the lyric is “May it be an Evenstar” not “evening star”. It’s been misheard and mis-sung by so many others covering Enya’s original (because Evenstar is not a really common word outside LOTR fandom) that it’s become too widespread (look up mondegreen for more of this phenomenon). The Evenstar (so called because it’s a representation of a star that does not fade or brighten, ie its light is even and steady) is a jewel worn by the elf Arwen in the books by JRR Tolkein. A fictional story that has nothing to do with the occult or goddesses.


    1. It seems you are confusing Enya’s soundtrack with Evenstar by Howard Shore in Lord of the Rings. You should have Google searched the lyrics of ‘May it Be’ before accusing me of “misquoting.”

      And while you are at that, Google the term “evenstar” and find out its meaning. It’s not unfortunate that I have to school you on the basics of research, what is rather amusing is that this is the only “objection” you could muster.


    2. You are wrong. It is indeed EVENING STAR who is Earendil, the most beloved star of the elves. Although if the writer of this post has a problem, they should take it up with Tolkien. Enya may be of the occult, but ‘May It Be’ was written for the LOTR franchise.


  10. Thank you, Victor, for this well-researched article. I have been a fan of Enya’s since 1996 when I first heard Orrinoco Flow. After finding your article yesterday, I threw out my seven Enya CDs and two music books. This week, and prior to finding your article, I had listened online to less popular Enya songs and they left me with a weird, unsettled feeling. I have repented and will never listen again.


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