Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Consulting John Dee

Investigating John Dee, a fascinating character from a time when alchemy, astrology and philosophy were respectable means of navigation through life as well as across the globe. Before GPS and the WWW people in power gained guidance and visionary wisdom through consulting amazing mathmatical texts as well as angels and the cosmos. John Dee used an obsidian show stone which came from the Aztecs/Mayansas as one means of divination in his consultation with Queen Elizabeth I and was inspiration for Shakespeare's characters Prospero and King Lear.
He laid plans for the British Empire and coined the term Britannia. He collected a personal library of 4000 books currently being made available on line by the John Dee Society.

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