The Obsidian Mirror of John Dee and Edward Kelly

Using an obsidian mirror from Mexico, among other implements, John Dee and Edward Kelly developed the Enochian system of evocation.

English alchemist, mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, philosopher and magician. Dee was the court astrologer to both Queen Mary I and Queen Elizabeth I, and, according to legend, conjured a windstorm which resulted in the defeat of the invading Spanish Armada. Dee was the editor of the first English translation of Euclid's “Elements.” Dee, along with Edward Kelly were responsible for the Enochian system of magical intercourse with a hierarchy of angelic beings, a system of great importance in the magical technology of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and of Aleister Crowley ... Some believe Dee to be the true instigator of the Rosicrucian movement.

— From John Dee at The Invisible Basilica

Works

The John Dee Publication Project

These files are from The John Dee Publication Project, and are also mirrored locally with permission.

Mysteriorum

  • Liber Primus (PDF - 328 KB)
  • Liber Primus Notes (PDF - 48 KB)
  • Liber Secundus (PDF - 518 KB)
  • Liber Tertius (PDF - 396 KB)

The Sigillum Dei Aemeth (PDF - 180 KB) (GIF - 197 KB)

References

Links

Biographical notes about John Dee and Edward Kelly as gnostic saints at The Invisible Basilica of Sabazius X°.

A highlight at the British Museum about Dr. Dee’s Mirror.

Books

The Magic Seal of Dr. John Dee, The Sigillum Dei Aemeth

The Magic Seal of Dr. John Dee. The Sigillum Dei Aemeth by Colin D. Campbell. Published by Teitan Press in 2009, available from Weiser Antiquarian.

The Hermetic Library 2016 Funding Campaign

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