The Elizabethian mathematician, scientist, astrologer, astute business man, and magician Dr. John Dee (1527-1609), “had a famous ‘mirror’ by which he claimed to contact all manner of angels and dead spirits” (Dyer, 2010). Dee, had a variety of magic mirrors and crystals, a particular favourite was a flat obsidian stone, that is on display at the British Museum, and his scribe John Kelly “did all his feats upon The Devil’s Looking-glass, a stone…” (Butler, 1663). Zachary Grey commented on this verse, “This Kelly was chief seer… to Dr. Dee… and bred an apothecary, and was a good proficient in chemistry, and pretended to have the grand elixir (or philosopher’s stone) … He pretended to see apparitions in a chrystal or beryl looking-glass (or a round stone like a chrystal)” (Grey, 1806). The Sloane MS 3846 copy of Sepher Raziel, has been noted for its composition in handwriting similar to that of Dr. Dee’s scryer Edward Kelly, (Karr & Skinner, 2013).
At least two 16th century Grimoires that were in use in England at the time of Dr John Dee, prescribe cannabis for mirror scrying and to see spirits, ‘Sepher Raziel: Liber Salomonis’, and ‘The Book of Magic’, recently rereleased as ‘The Book of Oberon’, and we can be near certain that Dee would have been familiar with these manuscripts…..
continue at - [www.cannabisculture.com]
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12-May-18 03:26 by Chris Bennett 420.
|Cannabis, Magick Mirrors and Renaissance Magician Dr. John Dee||607||Chris Bennett 420||12-May-18 03:25|
|Re: Cannabis, Magick Mirrors and Renaissance Magician Dr. John Dee||81||drew||24-May-18 04:04|
|Re: Cannabis, Magick Mirrors and Renaissance Magician Dr. John Dee||68||Itatw70s||26-May-18 14:07|
|Re: Cannabis, Magick Mirrors and Renaissance Magician Dr. John Dee||65||Chris Bennett 420||27-May-18 00:15|
|And just a few days left...||65||drew||27-May-18 04:52|
|Re: And just a few days left...||53||Itatw70s||27-May-18 17:28|
|Re: And just a few days left...||51||drew||30-May-18 01:24|
|Re: And just a few days left...||56||Chris Bennett 420||27-May-18 20:19|
|Re: And just a few days left...||53||Itatw70s||28-May-18 17:50|
|Re: And just a few days left...||61||drew||30-May-18 01:34|
|Re: And just a few days left...||48||Chris Bennett 420||31-May-18 03:58|
|Re: And just a few days left...||68||drew||02-Jun-18 02:25|