Queen Elizabeth’s Magician

Oct 16, 2023 | History, Videos

John Dee was an extraordinary figure in 16th century England. He was a renowned mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, navigator, occultist and advisor to Queen Elizabeth I. His life was devoted to the pursuit of knowledge and understanding of alchemy, divination and Hermetic philosophy.

At the young age of 22 years, John Dee had been invited to lecture on advanced algebra at the University of Paris – testament to his immense prowess in mathematics. He also trained many of England’s most renowned navigators who would embark on their voyages of discovery.

As a polymath with an avid interest in science and magic, John Dee is best remembered for his association with Queen Elizabeth I. He was her loyal advisor and confidant over a period of two decades and this disctinctive relationship has been documented in various biographies about the life of the Queen.

For those interested in learning more about John Dee’s fascinating life and accomplishments, there is now an acclaimed documentary from French filmmaker Olivier Weber called “The Magician” which covers his story in great detail. It is an engaging visual journey that delves into the secrets behind Dee’s fascinating blend of knowledge from both science and magic. This documentary serves as a wonderful tribute to one of history’s greatest minds whose intellect could be regarded as nothing short of remarkable.

To anyone with an interest in art or science – or even if you are simply curious about learning more about one of history’s most important figures – we urge you to watch “The Magician” documentary on John Dee! It will undoubtedly leave an indelible impression on your mind long after it ends!

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