De Heptarchia Mystica of Dr. John Dee This digital edition by Joseph H. All rights reserved. It consists of excerpts, in handbook form, from Dr. There have been two other published editions of this text, one by Robert Turner, revised , and another by Geoffrey James, and

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John Dee The latter, of course, was used and elaborated on by the founders of the Golden Dawn, and has come to be known as Enochian magic. While very similar to De Heptarchia Mystica, to my knowledge this text has never been published or studied at length.

Nevertheless, I believe it has been worth the effort of editing, as it contains some valuable material not found elsewhere. Of special interest are the details it fills in from the lost beginning of Quartus Liber Mysteriorum, which provide insight into the mysterious Covenant Table, the ornate chair, and the globe used thereafter.

It also assigns planets to the Filij lucis "sons of light" and the Filij filiorum "sons of the sons". There is also a table of letters with 24 columns and 13 rows, which I have not identified in any other source, and may be unique. This text also allows us to fix its date, May 30, It was a time when few spiritual actions were recorded, while Dee was still on the Continent he returned to England in A few days earlier Dee recorded in his diary that Edward Kelley "did open the great secret to me, God be thanked!

My editorial notes, and damaged text filled in from Sl. About Author: John Dee July 13, - was a noted British mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, geographer, occultist, and consultant to Queen Elizabeth I. He also devoted much of his life to alchemy, divination, and Hermetic philosophy.

Dee straddled the worlds of science and magic just as they were becoming distinguishable. One of the most learned men of his age, he had been invited to lecture on advanced algebra at the University of Paris while still in his early twenties. In one of several tracts which Dee wrote in the s encouraging British exploratory expeditions in search of the Northwest Passage, he appears to have coined the term "British Empire.

He devoted much time and effort in the last thirty years or so of his life to attempting to commune with angels in order to learn the universal language of creation. A student of the Renaissance Neo-Platonism of Marsilio Ficino, Dee did not draw distinctions between his mathematical research and his investigations into Hermetic magic and divination, instead considering both ventures to constitute different facets of the same quest: the search for a transcendent understanding of the divine forms which underlie the visible world.

He served as an occasional adviser and tutor to Elizabeth I and nurtured relationships with her two leading ministers, Francis Walsingham and William Cecil. In his lifetime Dee amassed the largest library in England and one of the largest in Europe.


Compendium Heptarchia Mystica

Malalrajas Who art the first of the Twelue: Neyther shalt thow practise them in vayne. The 42 Ministers appeared, like bright people. This is the first knowledge. Lerne wisdome by my words.


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