Named after his esoteric symbol thought to be the basis of his magic, the Monas Hieroglyphica is the ultimate work of the 14th century sorcerer, John Dee.
Author: John Dee
Named after his esoteric symbol thought to be the basis of his magic, the Monas Hieroglyphica is the ultimate work of the 14th century sorcerer, John Dee. An esoteric work of seemingly rambling significance, the Monas Hieroglyphica outlines the concept of Enochian magic and the theories that Dee used in his spells. Dive into the hermetic world of John Dee's study and find out the truth behind his station as a magician. Hailed by many as one of the most influential works in all of hermetic and esoteric study, the Monas Hieroglyphica is one of the most unique and mystifying works in all of history.
In the Monas Hieroglyphica (1564) he distinguished his own scholarly endeavours from the general mass of practitioners who had discredited the name of ...
Author: Stephen Clucas
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Intellectual History and the Identity of John Dee In April 1995, at Birkbeck College, University of London, an interdisciplinary colloquium was held so that scholars from diverse fields and areas of expertise could 1 exchange views on the life and work of John Dee. Working in a variety of fields – intellectual history, history of navigation, history of medicine, history of science, history of mathematics, bibliography and manuscript studies – we had all been drawn to Dee by particular aspects of his work, and participating in the colloquium was to c- front other narratives about Dee’s career: an experience which was both bewildering and instructive. Perhaps more than any other intellectual figure of the English Renaissance Dee has been fragmented and dispersed across numerous disciplines, and the various attempts to re-integrate his multiplied image by reference to a particular world-view or philosophical outlook have failed to bring him into focus. This volume records the diversity of scholarly approaches to John Dee which have emerged since the synthetic accounts of I. R. F. Calder, Frances Yates and Peter French. If these approaches have not succeeded in resolving the problematic multiplicity of Dee’s activities, they will at least deepen our understanding of specific and local areas of his intellectual life, and render them more historiographically legible.
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Author: Nicholas Clulee
This is the definitive study of John Dee and his intellectual career. Originally published in 1988, this interpretation is far more detailed than any that came before and is an authoritative account for anyone interested in the history, literature and scientific developments of the Renaissance, or the occult. John Dee has fascinated successive generations. Mathematician, scientist, astrologer and magus at the court of Elizabeth I, he still provokes controversy. To some he is the genius whose contributions to navigation made possible the feats of Elizabethan explorers and colonists, to others an alchemist and charlatan. Thoroughly examining Dee’s natural philosophy, this book provides a balanced evaluation of his place, and the role of the occult, in sixteenth-century intellectual history. It brings together insights from a study of Dee’s writings, the available biographical material, and his sources as reflected in his extensive library and, more importantly, numerous surviving annotated volumes from it.
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Author: Various Authors
Reissuing seminal works originally published between 1916 and 1995, Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy (7 volume set) offers a selection of scholarship covering various facets of alchemical traditions. Some texts examine alchemy itself while some offer insight into the motives for alchemical research and others outlay portraits of people such as Giordano Bruno and John Dee.
Two translations of Dee's Monas hieroglyphica ( Antwerp , 1564 ) have been made into English : J. W. Hamilton Jones ( London : Watkins , 1947 ) ; and the ...
Author: P. Theerman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This volume, honoring the renowned historian of science, Allen G Debus, explores ideas of science - `experiences of nature' - from within a historiographical tradition that Debus has done much to define. As his work shows, the sciences do not develop exclusively as a result of a progressive and inexorable logic of discovery. A wide variety of extra-scientific factors, deriving from changing intellectual contexts and differing social millieus, play crucial roles in the overall development of scientific thought. These essays represent case studies in a broad range of scientific settings - from sixteenth-century astronomy and medicine, through nineteenth-century biology and mathematics, to the social sciences in the twentieth-century - that show the impact of both social settings and the cross-fertilization of ideas on the formation of science. Aimed at a general audience interested in the history of science, this book closes with Debus's personal perspective on the development of the field. Audience: This book will appeal especially to historians of science, of chemistry, and of medicine.
John Dee by no means applied the whole of the original cabbalistic system in his Monas Hieroglyphica and its theological implications are largely absent ...
Author: Urszula Szulakowska
This re-examination of alchemical engravings of the late Renaissance uses an innovative semiotic method in analysing their geometrical and optical rhetorical devices. The images are contextualised within contemporary metaphysics, specifically, the discourse of light, and in Protestant reformism.
The next subchapter will look at the Monas hieroglyphica, considering its sources and its importance as Dee's full-fledged manifesto for the study of magic ...
Author: Gyorgy E. Szonyi
Publisher: SUNY Press
A comprehensive look at the life and work of one of the towering figures of Renaissance mysticism.
Since Dee only wrote the Monas hieroglyphica in the twelve days prior to January 29 , 1564 , there was ample time for significant development of the basic ...
Author: Brian P. Levack
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Josten, “Dee's Monas Hieroglyphica,” 159. 108. See Michael T. Walton, “John Dee's Monas Hieroglyphica: Geometrical Cabala,” Ambix 23 (1976): 116–23; Clulee, ...
Author: Katherine Eggert
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
"Disknowledge": knowing something isn't true, but believing it anyway. In Disknowledge: Literature, Alchemy, and the End of Humanism in Renaissance England, Katherine Eggert explores the crumbling state of learning in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Even as the shortcomings of Renaissance humanism became plain to see, many intellectuals of the age had little choice but to treat their familiar knowledge systems as though they still held. Humanism thus came to share the status of alchemy: a way of thinking simultaneously productive and suspect, reasonable and wrongheaded. Eggert argues that English writers used alchemy to signal how to avoid or camouflage pressing but discomfiting topics in an age of rapid intellectual change. Disknowledge describes how John Donne, George Herbert, Henry Vaughan, John Dee, Christopher Marlowe, William Harvey, Helkiah Crooke, Edmund Spenser, and William Shakespeare used alchemical imagery, rhetoric, and habits of thought to shunt aside three difficult questions: how theories of matter shared their physics with Roman Catholic transubstantiation; how Christian Hermeticism depended on Jewish Kabbalah; and how new anatomical learning acknowledged women's role in human reproduction. Disknowledge further shows how Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, and Margaret Cavendish used the language of alchemy to castigate humanism for its blind spots and to invent a new, posthumanist mode of knowledge: writing fiction. Covering a wide range of authors and topics, Disknowledge is the first book to analyze how English Renaissance literature employed alchemy to probe the nature and limits of learning. The concept of disknowledge—willfully adhering to something we know is wrong—resonates across literary and cultural studies as an urgent issue of our own era.
49 I quote from the edition published by C.H. Josten, 'A Translation of John Dee's Monas hieroglyphica (Antwerp, 1564), with an Introduction and ...
Author: Leigh T.I. Penman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The Lost History of Cosmopolitanism challenges our most basic assumptions about the history of an ideal at the heart of modernity. Beginning in antiquity and continuing through to today, Leigh T.I. Penman examines how European thinkers have understood words like 'kosmopolites', 'cosmopolite', 'cosmopolitan' and its cognates. The debates over their meanings show that there has never been a single, stable cosmopolitan concept, but rather a range of concepts-sacred and secular, inclusive and exclusive-all described with the cosmopolitan vocabulary. While most scholarly attention in the history of cosmopolitanism has focussed on Greek and Roman antiquity or the Enlightenments of the 18th century, this book shows that the crucial period in the evolution of modern cosmopolitanism was early modernity. Between 1500 and 1800 philosophers, theologians, cartographers, jurists, politicians, alchemists and heretics all used this vocabulary, shedding ancient associations, and adding new ones at will. The chaos of discourses prompted thinkers to reflect on the nature of the cosmopolitan ideal, and to conceive of an abstract 'cosmopolitanism' for the first time. This meticulously researched book provides the first intellectual history of an overlooked period in the evolution of a core ideal. As such, The Lost History of Cosmopolitanism is an essential work for anyone seeking a contextualised understanding of cosmopolitanism today.
This text is inscribed on the title-page of Dee's Monas hieroglyphica (Pl. 10a), on which the theme of the descending dew (ros) uniting heaven and earth is ...
Author: F.A. Yates
First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
4 MONAS HIEROGLYPHICA [ 1564 ] THE Monas Hieroglyphica ( 1564 ) , dedicated to the Emperor Maximilian II , is Dee's most celebrated yet most inaccessible ...
Author: John Dee
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
"This anthology provides the general reader with a selection of Dee's writings illustrating his multifarious interests - from Hermetic and Cabalistic philosophy to mathematics, astronomy, astrology, and navigation. Drawing on such works as the Monas Hieroglyphica and the celebrated Preface to Euclid, as well as on the "Spiritual Diaries," Gerald Suster's selection reaffirms Dee's central position in the history of Renaissance esotericism and the development of Western Magic."--BOOK JACKET.
This English translation of John Dee's Monas Hieroglyphica is a companion piece to John Dee's original Latin, published by James Alan Egan.
Author: John Dee
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
This English translation of John Dee's Monas Hieroglyphica is a companion piece to John Dee's original Latin, published by James Alan Egan. As some of John Dee's cryptic clues get "lost in translation," it's useful to study both versions.To simplify cross-referencing, this English translation mirrors the layout and design of the original Latin version.In other words, both this translation and the original have the “feel” of John Dee's original work except for a few minor differences. Dee's original, printed in Antwerp in 1564, had a "stapled binding" whereas this version has a "perfect binding” (with a spine). Also, the cover of the original Latin version the same thickness as the paper stock of its interior pages.
inscribed on the title-page of Dec's Monas hieroglyphica (Pl. 10a), on which the theme of the descending dew (ros) uniting heaven and earth is visually ...
Author: Frances Yates
First Published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.