Introducing the Venerable Doctor John Dee, Scientist & Occultist
I’ve always been fascinated with the figure of Dr John Dee. He was both a scientist and occultism at a time when chemistry was still part of alchemy, and astrology was part of astronomy (or vica-versa). He wrote on science and communed with the angels. Fortunately we still have lots of his writings so we can get a real insight into a man who was looking a scrying mirrors and triganometry! Below is an image of the man in action showing his skills to Queen Elizabeth I. I took this image in the foyer the of Wellcome Trust…
For further reading I’d recommended:
– There is a biography of the man here.
– Links to lots of his writings and texts.
– There is a a good write up on him at Wikipedia. Also quotes by him on WikiQuote.
There is also quite a good documentary on him online (with contributions from Alan Moore!!):
And now an opera too by Damon Albarn: