John Dee’s Five Books of Mystery: Original Sourcebook of Enochian Magic

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 lostDiscovered 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.
John Dee s Five Books of Mystery Original Sourcebook of Enochian Magic 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 h

  • Title: John Dee’s Five Books of Mystery: Original Sourcebook of Enochian Magic
  • Author: John Dee Joseph H. Peterson
  • ISBN: 0824297631781
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “John Dee’s Five Books of Mystery: Original Sourcebook of Enochian Magic”

    1. I've heard of John Dee. Basically he seems to be the basis for James Bond (he was a spy for Elizabeth I) and the basis for our image of wizards (Pictures of Merlin, and therefore Dumbledore, are remarkably like him). So I guess this makes my list of to read books

    2. The editor, J. Peterson, has produced a clear, readable transcription of a portion of the surviving "angel conversations" of John Dee, the Elizabethan natural philosopher. These "books" cover the period from 1581 to early 1583 and include his early forays into the "Enochian" alphabet and pseudo-language. I was very glad to have this material in a readable form, partly to satisfy a very long curiosity about it, partly because I plan to make a very odd use of some of it in a new book. I keep waver [...]

    3. These experiments could have been lost to history. Remarkable, indecipherable to myself. Talking with what he believed to be angels. Blood red letters, sword of flame, many names and yes, mysteries of the magical kind.

    4. john dee? sandra dee? hiram abiff? biff from back to the future? i don't know, i feel we choose our culture on some instinctive level accepting what jives as our own sheeeet, i guess i prefer alchemists mixing my martinis

    5. The original 5 source texts of Enochian Magick. This is the less known Heptarchical system, as well as the Dairies detailing the reception and construction of the temple furniture presented here in an easy to read and easily absorbent form. Required Reading for the Enochian Magician.

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