John Dee

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Dr. John Dee aka (perhaps) Agent 007 of Her Majesty's Secret Service

England 1527 – 1608

Comments: Enochian or Angelical Language; Scrying; Crystallomancy; Qabalist; Rosicrucian; Alchemy; was familiar with Arbatel De magia veterum (Arbatel: Of the Magic of the Ancients) and mentions it in Mysteriorum Libri; Mathematics; Astronomy; Astrology; lectured on Euclid in Paris, 1550; Enochain-like vision of The Four Castles, watchtowers against the Devil, received in Cracow, Poland @ 1584; may have sold the Voynich Manuscript to Rudolph II; Dee owned a copy of the never deciphered Book of Soyg; The "Language of the Angels" aka Enochian alphabet is more of a code than a living tongue, with each Angelic letter having a corresponding Latin letter, and obeying it's rough grammar; as a follower of Johannes Trithemius, Dee was well versed in codes for Military as well as Magical communication, and aware of Julius Caesar's alphabetic substitution "Soldiers Code" (move every letter up 3 spaces) and Steganographia, the hiding of messages in pictures and diagrams; Trithemius' Steganographia, (written c.1499 but not published until Frankfurt, 1606), was disguised as a system of Angel magic, but was actually a crytography text. Dr. John Dee's Enochain Angelic language may have been a similar code, a theory of Dr. Robert Hooke presented at the Royal Society, see see Stephen Inwood in The Forgotten Genius, Pg. 379 & Laurence Gardner's The Shadow of Solomon, page 251; Cryptologist; Secret Agent for the Queen in Europe;

Teachers: The Angels Uriel, Raphael, Gabriel and Angelic Spirits Ave, Medicina, Madimi, Galvah, Nalvage; Francesco Giorgi; influenced by Euclid, Copernicus, Basil Valentine; Marsilio Ficino; Giovanni Pico della Mirandola; Gemma Frisius; Peter Wileigh of Chantry School of Chelmsford; Robert Pember, Greek scholar; Gerardus Mercator; Cornelius Agrippa of Louvain; Johannes Trithemius; Giovanni Pantheus aka Giovanni Agostino Pantheo aka Joannes Augustinus Pantheus, author of Voarchadumia; Sir Francis Walsingham, head of Her Majesty's Secret Service; Pietro d'Abano aka Petrus De Abano aka Peter of Apona aka Petrus Aponensis aka Aponus; Rabbi Abraham Aben Ezra; Apuleius; Pythagoras;

Students: influenced Edmund Spenser, author of The Faerie Queene and William Shakespeare, author of The Tempest; Barnabas Saul,1st scryer, who reputed the visions once charged with sorcery and witchcraft, 1582; Edward Kelly AKA Edward Talbot, Enochian scryer; Francis Nicholls, scryer; Bartholomew Hickman, scryer; Giordano Bruno, MacGregor Mathers; Aleister Crowley; Victor Neuburg; Heinrich Khunrath, 1589; Gabriel Naude; Polish Count Adalbert Laski; Miss Charlotte Fell-Smith, biographer; son, Arthur Dee, MD; Robert Cotton ; Horace Walpole; Nicholas Culpeper; Geofffrey James; Gerald Suster; Nevill Drury; Jerry Cornelius, whose Enochian Chess set was amazing!; W. P. Swainson; G. Hort; Richard B. Ince; Colin D. Campbell; Josh Norton; Christeos Pir; Fra:. Michael 111; Benjamin Rowe; A.E. Waite; C. H. Josten, translator; Joseph H. Peterson; J.W. Hamilton-Jones; Robert Turner; Geoffrey James; Elias Ashmole; Dr. Biggs (?); Alan Thorogood; Teresa Burns; Sir Horace Walpole, who got his obsidian shewstone or magic mirror for scrying; Lady Elizabeth Germaine; John Woodhall; Thomas Woodall, his son, who owned the chest with secret drawer containing the Enochain material; Robert and Susannah Jones, 1642; William Lilly; Sir Robert Cotton; Susan Bassnet; Peter French, author of John Dee: The World of an Elizabethan Magus; Dame Frances Yates; C.H. Joston; Karen de Leon-Jones; Vincent Bridges; S. Robert Wilson; Stephen Clucas, author of "John Dee's Angelic Conversations and the Ars Notoria"; Jan Backlund; Richard Deacon aka Donald McCormick, author of John Dee: Scientist, Geographer, Astrologer, and Secret Agent to Elizabeth I, 1968 ; Ian Fleming, author of James Bond, 007 and McCormick's mentor; Jörg M. Meier; Benjamin Woolley, author of The Queen's Conjurer: the science and magic of Dr. John Dee, adviser to Queen Elizabeth I; Bruce Janacek; Alan Thorogood; György Szönyi, author of "Paracelsus, Scrying and the Lingua Adamica: Contexts for John Dee's Angel Magic, in Clucas" ; Glyn Parry; Leo Vinci, author of GMICALZOMA! An Enochian Dictionary, 1976; Dr. Robert Hooke; Madeline Montalban; Sandra Tabatha Cicero ; Chic Cicero; William Shippen; J. W. Hamilton-Jones; Adam McLean; Thomas Rudd; David Rankine; Israel Regardie; Stephen Skinner; : Israel Regardie; Pat Zalewski; Gerald Schueler; Betty Schueler aka Betty Sherlin Schueler ; Sallie Ann Glassman; E. J. Langford Garstin aka Edward Langford Garstin, of Alpha et Omega; Evan Campbell; Jack Taylor; Pat Zalewski; Lon Milo DuQuette; Dr. Sigismond Bacstrom aka Sigismund Bacstrom; James Orchard Halliwell; Edward Fenton; Deborah E. Harkness; Donald C. Laycock ; Jeremiah Hobbs; Peter Mills; Sir Francis Dashwood of the Hellfire Club; Nicholas Clulee; Michael T. Walton; Graham Rees; C.H. Josten; Robin E. Cousins; Christopher Upton; Charles H. Cattell; Richard Deacon; Dr. M. H. Coleman; Peter J. French; E. J. Langford Garstin ;Ithell Colquhoun; G. M. Hort; Winfried Schleiner; Rhonda L. Blair; Michael Wilding, author of Raising Spirits, Making Gold and Swapping Wives. The True Adventures of Dr John Dee and Sir Edward Kelly; Benjamin Woolley; Timothy Willis @ 1615, author of Propositiones Tentationum, sive Propædeumata de Vitiis et Fœcunditate compositorum naturalium, 1615. & ‘The Search of Causes- containing a Theosophicall Investigation of the Possibilitie of Transmutatorie Alchemie, 1616; Dr. Thomas Smith; Maric Causabon, 1599-1671; Robert Oscar Lenkiewicz, 1941 – 2002; Urszula Szulakowska; Bernhard F. Schoz; Peter Vok of the Rozmberks, 1539-1611; Vilem aka William Vok of the Rozmberks, 1535-1592; Count Albert Laski; Egil Asprem, author of Arguing with Angels: Enochian Magic and Modern Occulture;

Friends: Queen Elizabeth I; Sir Philip Sidney, spymaster; his uncle Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester; Edward Dyer; Sir Christopher Hatton; Gerolamo Cardano; William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley; Polish nobleman Albert Laski; King Stefan Batory of Poland; Tycho Brahe; Sir John Cheke; King Edward VI; Duchess of Northumberland (related to Lady Jane Grey, The Nine Days' Queen, executed by her half sister "Bloody Mary"); Dr. Jerome Cardan; Barthlet Green, fellow prisoner in English prison; Bishop Bonner; Queen Bloody Mary had him imprisoned, but Bishop Bonner obtained his release; Sir Walter Scott; Emperor Maximillian II; Emperor Rudolph; Henry Billingsley,Euclid scholar; 1st wife, 1574, died within the year, name unknown, 2nd wife Jane Fromond,1576; Mr. Clerkson, who introduced Dee to Kelly under the assumed name Edward Talbot; Dr. Curtius of Prague; King Stephan "the Great" Bathori of Poland; Count Wilhelm Rosenberg, Viceroy of Bohemia; Adrian Gilbert; Queen Elizabeth's commissioners Sir John Woolly and Sir Thomas George; Archbishop Whitgift; Rev Matthew Palmer; Robert Cotton; John Pontios, Dee's executor; Francesco Pucci ; Joanna Kelley; Christopher Plantin, printer; Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II; Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II; Tadeáš Hájek aka Tadeáš Hájek z Hájku aka Thaddeus Nemicus, 1525 – 1600;

Enemies: Samuel Butler (ridiculed him in Hudibras); Meric Casaubon aka Emericus Casaubon, published the papers discovered by Robert Cotton after he bought Dee's home, Mortlake, to ridicule his beliefs, and was the son of the Hermetic Scholar Isaac Casaubon; Thomas Seccombe; A.F. Pollard ;

Similar: Nostradamus; James Bonaventure Hepburn (1573-1620), author of Virga Aurea;

Organizations; Worshipful Company of Mercers; St. John's College, Cambridge; then taught at Trinity; University of Louvain's Cllegium Trilingue (3 languages, Hebrew, Greek and Latin); Warden of Christ's College, Manchester;

Author; The Rosie Crucian Secrets ; General and Rare Memorials pertayning to the Perfect Arte of Navigation, 1576; Monas Hieroglyphica aka "The Hieroglyphic Monad" Hieroglyphically, Mathematically, Magically, Cabbalistically and Anagogically Explained", 1564; Brytannicae reipublicae synopsis (1570); Liber Loagaeth or Liber Mysteriorum AKA Book of Mysteries AKA Spiritual Diary, Sextus et Sanctus (see it seems differnt from Quartus Liber Mysteriorum; Compendium Heptarchiæ Mysticæ (see it; De Heptarchia Mystica -read-; LIBELLUS VENERI NIGRO SACER, TUBA VENERIS (Trumpet of Venus) ; Tabula bonorum angelorum invocationes; The Holy Table by John Dee (engraving from Casaubon's True and Faithful Relation); A Letter Containing a Most Brief Discourse Apologetical; Mysteriorum Libri Quinque or, Five Books of Mystical Exercises ( aka Five Books of Mystical Exercises of Dr. John Dee - An Angelic Revelation of Kabbalistic Magic and other Mysteries Occult and Divine; a Supplication for the Recovery and Presentation of Ancient Writers and Monuments, his proposal to Queen Bloody Mary for a State Library; Enochain Invocation of John Dee (edited by G. James); Private Diary; the Compendious Rehearsal, his autobiography for Queen Elizabeth I; Brytannicae reipublicae synopsis (1570) (review of the Republic of Britain); Title Royal of 1580 claims early Welsh explorer Madog ab Owain Gwynedd had discovered America in 1170, so Britannia owns it all; A True & Faithful Relation of What Passed for Many Yeers between Dr. John Dee and Some Spirits, published in 1659 by Emericus Casaubon on Enochian or the Language of the Angels; Dr John Dee's Spiritual Diaries (1583-1608)- Being a reset and corrected edition of a True & Faithful Relation of what Passed for many Years between Dr John Dee...and Some Spirits..; The Enochian Evocation of Dr. John Dee ; A Treatise on Angel Magic - A complete transcription of MS Harley 6482 Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks No. 15, with Thomas Rudd; Practical Angel Magic of Dr. John Dee's Enochian Tables Tabularum Bonorum Angelorum Invocationes;

Resources:;;, his writings; see an ancient biography here (;;; THREE FAMOUS OCCULTISTS by GM Hort on Dr. [[John Dee], RB Inge on Franz Anton Mesmer and a third essay, by W. P. Swainson, on Thomas Lake Harris, no copyright date, private library; download PDF copies here: ; download them here - and here ; ; for a copy of True & Faithful Relation ; read more of the Enochian here - ; ;; see his Shrew Table here - ; see the Enochian Watchtower original instructions here - but read Dr. Israel Regardie's Big Red (not Big Blue), the Complete System of Golden Dawn Magic;, which may be an example of Johannes Trithemius's code; read him in modern-ish English here -; index of Enochian Angels here - ; see The Enochian Keys (or Calls) here -, z = zed, pronounce each letter fully when doing the Calls; on whether Enochain is Magick or Espionage, see ; ;  ; see the Keys and their translations here - ; ; ;