Tag: magic

The Lost Library of John Dee
John Dee — astrologer, alchemist and magus, one of the great characters of Tudor England — had the greatest private library in the western world. But when he was off on a European tour, it was pillaged by “friends” and the contents were lost. Some turned up in other collections over the [...]
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Astrology of Now: Magic Is Real
The Sun, which brings light to us, and Neptune, lord of mystic revelation, are conjunct this week.  Magic is all around us, especially if we know how to look. To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity […]
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In February, we went to the big synagogue in Rome. Each seat is labelled with the name of a local patron. There are probably about 1000 seats, The one I sat in at random had a brass plate with the name Elias Astrologo engraved on it. Nice.
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Astrologer’s Serendipity
Martin Luther declares war on the Catholic Church. copyright Trustees of the British Museum. Serendipity – what a lovely word. I’ve just had a beautiful serendipitous moment. You find out one thing while you’re looking for something else. In this case, I looked into the past [...]
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