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    JOHN DEE (1527-1608)

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    JOHN DEE

    ‘Mathematician, cartographer & astronomer. Prolific author, natural magician, alchemist.’

    ‘Alternative knowledge and methods of learning. ‘Conversations with Angels’. Human power over the world (neo-Platonism).’

    Dee was a Hermetic philosopher, a major influence on the ROSICRUCIANS, possibly a spy – astrologer and adviser to Queen Elizabeth I; he chose the day of her coronation.

    One of the greatest scholars of his day. His library in his home in Mortlake, London, contained more than 3,000 books.

    Greatly influenced by Edward Kelley (1555- 97), whom he met in 1582; from 1583-1589 Dee and Kelley sought the patronage of assorted mid-European noblemen and kings, eventually finding it from the Bohemian Count Vilem Rosenberg.
    In 1589, Dee left Kelley to his alchemical research and returned to England where Queen Elizabeth I granted him a position as a college warden; however he had lost respect owing to his occult reputation. Dee returned to Mortlake in 1605 in poor health and increasing poverty and ended his days as a common fortune-teller.

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    ‘Architect of civilisation’

    Medical sage, astronomer, mathematician, architect

    Architect of the first pyramid built during the reign of the second pharaoh of the Third Dynasty, with the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt.
    Came to be revered as a god of healing and identified by the Greeks with their own Aesculapius.

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