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John Dee

John Dee
John Dee (13 July 1527 – 1608 or 1609) was a mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, occultist, imperialist[5] and adviser to Queen Elizabeth I. He devoted much of his life to the study of alchemy, divination and Hermetic philosophy. In his lifetime Dee amassed one of the largest libraries in England. His high status as a scholar also allowed him to play a role in Elizabethan politics. He served as an occasional adviser and tutor to Elizabeth I and nurtured relationships with her ministers Francis Walsingham and William Cecil. Dee also tutored and enjoyed patronage relationships with Sir Philip Sidney, his uncle Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, and Edward Dyer. Biography[edit] Early life[edit] Later life[edit] By the early 1580s, Dee was growing dissatisfied with his progress in learning the secrets of nature and with his own lack of influence and recognition. Final years[edit] Personal life[edit] Dee was married three times and had eight children. Achievements[edit] Thought[edit]

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John Dee 1582 March 10 - John Dee and Edward Kelley start receiving the Heptarchia Mystica (John Dee became deeply involved in conversing with angels and spirits through Kelley and it dominated the latter part of his life)1582 March 20 John Dee and Edward Kelley receive the Enochian alphabet1583 March 29 John Dee and Edward Kelley start receiving Liber Logaeth1583 May 8 John Dee and Edward Kelley are foretold by the Angel Uriel of the death of the Queen of Scots (this occurred in 1587) and the coming of the Spanish Armada (this occurred in 1588)1583 - A mob destroyed a large part of John Dee's library at Mortlake1584 - John Dee and Edward Kelley move to Cracow1586 - John Dee and Edward Kelley move to Prague1589 John Dee returns to England1589 Edward Kelley stays in Prague and embarks on his public alchemical transmutations in Prague1595 John Dee became warden of Manchester College1595 Edward Kelley dies1605 Jane (Fromond) Dee and several of their children die of plague in Manchester.

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Winston Graham Winston Mawdsley Graham OBE (30 June 1908 – 10 July 2003) was an English novelist, best known for the Poldark novels, a series of historical fiction set in Cornwall. Biography[edit] Graham's father, Albert Grime, was a prosperous tea-importer and grocer. His second son, Winston, was born at 66 Langdale Road, Victoria Park, Manchester on 30 June 1908, at 8 a.m. Hazrat Inayat Khan Study Database When science and psychology arrive at a certain understanding, on that day knowledge will become complete. But then I use the word psychology in a specific sense, not in the sense in which it is generally understood. The psychology which is considered nowadays as a new philosophy is still in a primitive condition; what I mean by psychology is the bridge between material science and esotericism. But before going further into this subject I should mention that the terms matter and spirit are meant only for our convenience. As far as we perceive life as something tangible we call it matter; and what is not as tangible as a substance but is yet perceptible we call spirit.

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