John Dee Interdisciplinary Studies in English Renaissance Thought

John Dee  Interdisciplinary Studies in English Renaissance Thought
Author: Stephen Clucas
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2006-06-18
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781402042461

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Intellectual History and the Identity of John Dee In April 1995, at Birkbeck College, University of London, an interdisciplinary colloquium was held so that scholars from diverse fields and areas of expertise could 1 exchange views on the life and work of John Dee. Working in a variety of fields – intellectual history, history of navigation, history of medicine, history of science, history of mathematics, bibliography and manuscript studies – we had all been drawn to Dee by particular aspects of his work, and participating in the colloquium was to c- front other narratives about Dee’s career: an experience which was both bewildering and instructive. Perhaps more than any other intellectual figure of the English Renaissance Dee has been fragmented and dispersed across numerous disciplines, and the various attempts to re-integrate his multiplied image by reference to a particular world-view or philosophical outlook have failed to bring him into focus. This volume records the diversity of scholarly approaches to John Dee which have emerged since the synthetic accounts of I. R. F. Calder, Frances Yates and Peter French. If these approaches have not succeeded in resolving the problematic multiplicity of Dee’s activities, they will at least deepen our understanding of specific and local areas of his intellectual life, and render them more historiographically legible.

John Dee s Five Books of Mystery

John Dee s Five Books of Mystery
Author: John Dee,Joseph H. Peterson
Publsiher: Weiser Books
Total Pages: 479
Release: 2003-01-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 1578631785

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Discovered in a hidden compartment of an old chest long after his death, the secret writings of John Dee, one of the leading scientists and occultists of Elizabethan England, record in minute detail his research into the occult. Dee concealed his treatises on the nature of humankind's contact with angelic realms and languages throughout his life, and they were nearly lost forever. In his brief biography of John Dee, Joseph Peterson calls him a "true Renaissance man"? detailing his work in astronomy, mathematics, navigation, the arts, astrology, and the occult sciences. He was even thought to be the model for Shakespeare's Prospero. All this was preparation for Dee's main achievement: five books, revealed and transcribed between March 1582 and May 1583, bringing to light mysteries and truths that scholars and adepts have been struggling to understand and use ever since. These books detail his system for communicating with the angels, and reveal that the angels were interested in and involved with the exploration and colonization of the New World, and in heralding in a new age or new world order. While Dee's influence was certainly felt in his lifetime, his popularity has grown tremendously since. His system was used and adapted by the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, and subsequently by Aleister Crowley. This new edition of John Dee's Five Books of Mystery is by far the most accessible and complete published to date. Peterson has translated Latin terms and added copious footnotes, putting the instructions and references into context for the modern reader.

A Discovery of Witches

A Discovery of Witches
Author: Deborah Harkness
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2011-02-08
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781101475690

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Book one of the New York Times-bestselling All Souls trilogy—"a wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy with all the magic of Harry Potter and Twilight” (People). Look for the hit TV series “A Discovery of Witches,” streaming on AMC Plus, Sundance Now and Shudder. Season 2 premieres January 9, 2021! Deborah Harkness’s sparkling debut, A Discovery of Witches, has brought her into the spotlight and galvanized fans around the world. In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782, deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates with her leading man, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont. Harkness has created a universe to rival those of Anne Rice, Diana Gabaldon, and Elizabeth Kostova, and she adds a scholar's depth to this riveting tale of magic and suspense. The story continues in book two, Shadow of Night, and concludes with The Book of Life.

John Dee s Conversations with Angels

John Dee s Conversations with Angels
Author: Deborah E. Harkness,Deborah Harkness
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 1999-11-13
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 052162228X

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This book is about Elizabethan England's most famous 'scientist' or natural philosopher John Dee and his 'conversations with angels'.

The Oera Linda Book

The Oera Linda Book
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 253
Release: 1876
Genre: Frisians
ISBN: UCLA:31158010762689

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Compendium Heptarchia Mystica

Compendium Heptarchia Mystica
Author: John Dee
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 38
Release: 2017-10-30
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1979285578

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De Heptarchia Mystica, or On the Mystical Rule of the Seven Planets, is a book written in 1582-83 by English alchemist John Dee. It is a guidebook for summoning angels under the guidance of the angel Uriel and contains diagrams and formulae. This book consists of detailed instructions for communicating with angels and employing their aid for practical purposes. Written in the form of a personal Grimoire, or handbook of magic, it consists of excerpts and elaborations from Dee's detailed records of his "mystical exercises" found in Mysteriorum Libri Quinque.

The Complete Illustrated Grand Grimoire Or The Red Dragon

The Complete Illustrated Grand Grimoire  Or The Red Dragon
Author: Aaman Lamba
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2020-01-24
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1734517123

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The Grand Grimoire is a foundational book of magic from the 19th century. This translation is the most accurate ever, and is presented with parallel French & English text. A comprehensive introduction covers the development of magic, the history of the grimoire, the witch trials & the Inquisition, the themes & key insights, and much more. The complete translation of a contemporary novel that provides relevant social context to the grimoire is also included. The foreword is by noted author and occultist Baal Kadmon. This edition incorporates the seals and images of the spirits of the Grand Grimoire, many never seen before. This will aid the magician in concentration and visualization of the spirits, so that they may be evoked for practical purposes. The grimoire describes the process of evoking and making pacts with Lucifuge Rofocale, the 'Infernal Prime Minister," who is above the hierarchy of twenty-six other spirits in this book. The grimoire also contains a process of necromancy and a collection of spells. This is a comprehensive resource for scholars, occultists, practicing magicians, witches and wizards. It is a valuable work both for its historical value, and its magical use. Our introduction contains notes on the various items used in the Grimoire, such as the herb Verbena, the Bloodstone, the Blasting Rod, and the Magic Circle. We have identified the actual items referenced in the Grimoire, which will be a significant leap in scholarship and magical practice, and we believe, give this grimoire a reestablished significance in occult circles. While numerous translations exist, as this book is in the public domain, we have not found any translations that have rigorously researched the terms and translated all parts of the content, from the interspersed Latin, Greek and the base French text. The authors are practicing magicians and researchers. From the Foreword by Baal Kadmon, "The beauty of this translation is not only its accuracy, but also that it is in a clear interlinear format. This provides the reader with the opportunity to see the original text, side-by-side with the English translation, something that does not exist in any other edition of this text. This alone is an invaluable benefit to the reader. However, this is not a mere translation of the text. It is also groundbreaking in its scholarship. For centuries, certain items mentioned in the text were a mystery. Aaman and Arundell were able to decipher them, which is a historic achievement unto itself.Due to the nature of The Grand Grimoire, accuracy should be of the utmost importance to any Magician and Sorcerer who wishes to delve into the secrets and powers of this text. You, the reader, can rest assured that this is by far the most accurate rendition of this text to-date.I am confident that this book will be referenced for many years to come. I know I will certainly refer to it time and time again as I further my own research on the subject of Solomonic Magic."

The Madman s Library

The Madman s Library
Author: Edward Brooke-Hitching
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-10-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781471166921

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* BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK * 'Anybody who loves the printed word will be bowled over by this amusing, erudite, beautiful book about books. It is in every way a triumph. One of the loveliest books to have been published for many, many years' Alexander McCall Smith 'Quite simply the best gift for any book lover this year, or perhaps ever' Lucy Atkins, Sunday Times Literary Book of the Year 'An utterly joyous journey into the deepest eccentricities of the human mind… The most cheering, fascinating book I’ve read for ages' Guardian From the author of the critically acclaimed and globally successful The Phantom Atlas, The Golden Atlas and The Sky Atlas comes a stunning new work. The Madman’s Library is a unique, beautifully illustrated journey through the entire history of literature, delving into its darkest territories to hunt down the very strangest books ever written, and uncover the fascinating stories behind their creation. This is a madman’s library of eccentric and extraordinary volumes from around the world, many of which have been completely forgotten. Books written in blood and books that kill, books of the insane and books that hoaxed the globe, books invisible to the naked eye and books so long they could destroy the Universe, books worn into battle, books of code and cypher whose secrets remain undiscovered… and a few others that are just plain weird. From the 605-page Qur'an written in the blood of Saddam Hussein, through the gorgeously decorated 15th-century lawsuit filed by the Devil against Jesus, to the lost art of binding books with human skin, every strand of strangeness imaginable (and many inconceivable) has been unearthed and bound together for a unique and richly illustrated collection ideal for every book-lover.

Liber Salomonis

Liber Salomonis
Author: King Solomon
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 82
Release: 2016-02-15
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1530049032

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The Liber Salomonis, referred to in its own composition as the Sepher Raziel, claims to be a book given directly to King Solomon by a mysterious prince and sorcerer from the East. Actually written in the Renaissance or perhaps as early as the Medieval period, it synthesizes Kabbalistic and Hermetic lore together and is divided into seven treatises. The subject matter ranges from the high occult of invocation and the names of angels and of the Judeochristian god, to herbal medicine and the creation of incense for the calling of spirits, to the categorization of twenty four beasts and stones to coincide with the hours of the day. With the entire core of the work ruled over by seven angels and seven celestial bodies, the philosophy behind its somewhat apocryphal historical content is nonetheless of extreme interest and is here presented in modernized English for the modern audience. 82 pages.

The Mathemagician and Pied Puzzler

The Mathemagician and Pied Puzzler
Author: Elwyn R. Berlekamp,Tom Rodgers
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 266
Release: 1999-03-08
Genre: Mathematics
ISBN: 9781439863848

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This volume comprises an imaginative collection of pieces created in tribute to Martin Gardner. Perhaps best known for writing Scientific American's "Mathematical Games" column for years, Gardner used his personal exuberance and fascination with puzzles and magic to entice a wide range of readers into a world of mathematical discovery. This tribute

Aldaraia

Aldaraia
Author: Burt Clinchandhill
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2020-10-22
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1622536088

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The search for the biggest secret on Earth has begun. Matthew Bishop joins Jennifer Porter on a global search for a series of hidden scrolls destined to solve one of the world's greatest mysteries.

Source

Source
Author: Larry Austin,Douglas Kahn,Nilendra Gurusinghe
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2011-07-06
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9780520947375

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The journal Source: Music of the Avant-garde was and remains a seminal source for materials on the heyday of experimental music and arts. Conceived in 1966 and published to 1973, it included some of the most important composers and artists of the time: John Cage, Harry Partch, David Tudor, Morton Feldman, Robert Ashley, Pauline Oliveros, Dick Higgins, Nam June Paik, Steve Reich, and many others. A pathbreaking publication, Source documented crucial changes in performance practice and live electronics, computer music, notation and event scores, theater and installations, intermedia and technology, politics and the social roles of composers and performers, and innovations in the sound of music.

The Devil s Bible

The Devil s Bible
Author: Myrmydon Pontifex Maximus
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 50
Release: 2009-11
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 057803624X

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The Infamous 'Devil's Bible' by Myrmydon is finally available in print again in this, the 3rd and finest edition. Containing the same texts as the previous two publishings, this edition also contains never before released essays by P.M. Myrmydon written in 2008 and 2009. This book will make a fine centerpiece to any Devil Worshiper's Satanic Altar. Words to live by......

Lovecraft Country

Lovecraft Country
Author: Matt Ruff
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-02-16
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780062292087

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Now an HBO® Series from J.J. Abrams (Executive Producer of Westworld), Misha Green (Creator of Underground) and Jordan Peele (Director of Get Out) The critically acclaimed cult novelist makes visceral the terrors of life in Jim Crow America and its lingering effects in this brilliant and wondrous work of the imagination that melds historical fiction, pulp noir, and Lovecraftian horror and fantasy. Chicago, 1954. When his father Montrose goes missing, 22-year-old Army veteran Atticus Turner embarks on a road trip to New England to find him, accompanied by his Uncle George—publisher of The Safe Negro Travel Guide—and his childhood friend Letitia. On their journey to the manor of Mr. Braithwhite—heir to the estate that owned one of Atticus’s ancestors—they encounter both mundane terrors of white America and malevolent spirits that seem straight out of the weird tales George devours. At the manor, Atticus discovers his father in chains, held prisoner by a secret cabal named the Order of the Ancient Dawn—led by Samuel Braithwhite and his son Caleb—which has gathered to orchestrate a ritual that shockingly centers on Atticus. And his one hope of salvation may be the seed of his—and the whole Turner clan’s—destruction. A chimerical blend of magic, power, hope, and freedom that stretches across time, touching diverse members of two black families, Lovecraft Country is a devastating kaleidoscopic portrait of racism—the terrifying specter that continues to haunt us today.

The Complete Enochian Dictionary

The Complete Enochian Dictionary
Author: Donald C Laycock,Edward Kelly,Dr John Dee
Publsiher: Weiser Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2001-09-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 1578632544

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In 1581, Dr. John Dee, an advisor in the court of Queen Elizabeth I, began a series of experiments intended to explore the ability to contact the spirit world. With Edward Kelley acting as the medium in these experiments, Dee was able to record these communications as they were transmitted in Enochian -- the language of the angels. Donald Laycock has thoroughly analyzed the work of Dee and Kelley. In this volume, he recounts the history of their experiments. The rest of the work consists of a pronunciation guide for the twenty-one letters, significant to untangling both the meaning and the derivation of the messages handed down from Dee and Kelley, and a basic Enochian-English/English-Enochian dictionary. The result is a fascinating linguistic and magical mystery story, integral to any study of the Enochian tradition. Stephen Skinner's lucid Preface sets the tone and historical context for today's readers.