Key to the Latin of Dr. John Dee's Spiritual Diaries
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The famous journals of Dr. John Dee—Hermetic scholar, royal astrologer, and Renaissance luminary—document his conferences with angels and spirits, the development of the Enochian language, experiments in alchemy, and more. The Key to the Latin of Dr. John Dee’s Spiritual Diaries translates more than 50,000 Latin words from Dee’s diaries. Latin passages and their English equivalent are featured side-by-side on facing pages.
This book is an ideal companion to Dr. John Dee’s Spiritual Diaries, the first reader-friendly, revamped, and corrected edition of A True & Faithful Relation of what passed for Many Years between Dr. John Dee . . . and Some Spirits . . . Together, they provide full access to Dee’s spiritual diaries from 1583 to 1608.
More than a magician, Dr. John Dee was also one of the most interesting and fascinating figures of the Elizabethan Age; his work with Edward Kelly has persevered for centuries. However, written in an obscure form of Latin, they are not readily accessible. Donald Michael Kraig describes the new tools available to those wishing to access Dee's work.
Demons, fairies, and saints—together? These are not three categories we think of together. In past eras, however, perceptions of the supernatural world were much more fluid. Magicians of the Renaissance would not be averse to calling upon whatever beings were available that could teach them secrets, acquire treasure, or gain the love of... read this article