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Oracles, Card Systems & Tarot | The Oracle of Dr John Dee by John Matthews, art by Wil Kinghan
    The Oracle of Dr John Dee by John Matthews, art by Wil Kinghan      
Following a life-long passion for the elusive and mysterious figure of the Elizabethan magus John Dee (1527-1609) John & Wil have once again teemed up to produce a new oracle deck based on the life and work Dee. The Oracle of Dr John Dee focuses on interrelated aspects of Dee’s work. It consists of a fold out chart, based on Dee’s Golden Talisman which may still be seen in The British Museum, and includes 30 cards which feature Dee himself and the many powerful; figures from the time and the distant past who both influenced his own work.

This fabulous character was the court astrologer to Elizabeth I and the deviser of the Enochian Alphabet, though which he was able to converse with angels. Alchemy, dreams, mathematics, geography and astrology were central to his occult knowledge, and he often assisted the great explorers of the time with maps and prognostications. Dee straddled the worlds of science and magic just as they were becoming distinguishable. He immersed himself in the worlds of magic, astrology and Hermetic Philosophy. Dee did not draw distinctions between his mathematical research and his investigations into Hermetic magic, angel summoning and divination. Instead he considered all of his activities to constitute different facets of the same quest: the search for a transcendent understanding of the divine forms which he saw as underlying the visible world, and which showed themselves as oracles – words of wisdom from angelic sources.
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Prod. code: T10 Price: UK: £22 Eur: £26.50 RoW: £30.50

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