July 13, 2023

July 13, John Dee Born. Hurray.

On July 13th 1527, the noted magician & astronomer, who studied at Cambridge, John Dee, was born.  He was a brilliant man who was accredited for being a Mathematician, Astronomer, Astrologer, Imperialist, Occult Philosopher, Diviner and so much more.  John Dee lived his life somewhere between Science and the world of Magic.

He served the court of, Queen Elizabeth I, as a consultant, and used his position to create the largest personal library in all the world.

John Dee spent his entire life studying the Occult and Magic.  While many tried to murder him for being of the devil, Queen Elizabeth I, made sure that their wishes of execution never happened.  While no one could burn him alive while the Queen lived, after her death in 1603, John Dee was instead forced to die as a pauper five years later in his home at Mortlake, after being shunned by James I, the Queen’s successor.   He at least was able to shut his eyes one final time among the many books and literary wonders he had spent his entire life collecting.

I've written about John Dee before, he was a man before his time brave enough to look beyond the empty religions of his day. 

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