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New book about John Dee from Teitan Press

By Psyche | January 10, 2010 | Print This Post | E-mail This Post | Comments Off

The Magic Seal of Dr. John Dee, by Colin D. CampbellTeitan Press has released a new book, The Magic Seal of Dr. John Dee: The Sigillum Dei Aemeth, by Colin D. Campbell.

From Teitan Press:

The Magic Seal of John Dee comprises a detailed examination of the history and structure of the Sigillum Dei Aemeth of the Elizabethan scholar and Magus, Dr. John Dee, as well as a study of its use in the practice of ritual magic. The appendixes include a new transcription and translation of Dee’s Liber Mysteriorum Secundus, and an important new translation of the section of the famous grimoire, The Sworn Book of Honorius, that gives details of what is clearly a precursor of the Sigillum Dei.

Teitan Press also cites its value for the practicing magickian with these aims:

to demonstrate the importance of the pattern established by Dee’s Sigillum Dei as opposed to its implementation, and to bring the Sigillum Dei out of the limited confines of the Enochian temple and into its role as a powerful magickal system in its own right. The recognition of the patterns established in the construction of the Sigillum Dei allow us to view the seal in a new light, not as a static framework decided once and for all hundreds of years ago in the study of a Rennaissance [sic] magician, but as one that can be reconstituted in the light of modern interpretation. Furthermore, the seal is, in essence, a system of evocation – the very same method of communication used by Dee & Kelley in its reception. This book explains the nature and method of this approach and how the practicing magician is able to use the Sigillum Dei in the manner in which it was truly intended – as a powerful system of planetary magick.

For pictures of a few of the inner pages of the book, check out Teian Press’s homepage.

As with many Teitan Press titles, this edition is limited, in this case to 777 numbered copies and is available from Weiser Antiquarian for 45$US, with a limited number of copies containing a bookplate signed by the author.

Update: OTO podcast Thelema NOW! just published an interview with Colin Campbell on January 15th, 2010. Thanks to Frater Puck for the heads up. Check it out here.

Psyche is the editor of and the curator for the occult resource, Psyche also operates a tarot consultation business, Psyche Tarot. She has been published in The Cauldron, Konton, Tarot World Magazine, among other magazines, and her essay “Strategic Magick” appeared in Manifesting Prosperity (Megalithica, 2008).

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