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.
The John Dee Publication Project
- Liber Primus (PDF - 328 KB)
- Liber Primus Notes (PDF - 48 KB)
- Liber Secundus (PDF - 518 KB)
- Liber Tertius (PDF - 396 KB)
- In the Key of Dee: Sounding John Dee’s Monas Hieroglyphica by Phil Legard
- The Magic Seal of Dr. John Dee, The Sigillum Dei Aemeth by Colin D. Campbell. Published by Teitan Press in 2009. Also available from Weiser Antiquarian.