This is an important occult biography life of Elizabethan Doctor John Dee, one of the most influential magicians of European history. It traces Dee's life from childhood through death, and looks at his role in politics before focussing on his magical life in partnership with Edward Kelley, particuarly their adventures in Enochian, the language of the angels. But what is unique about this work is the fact that Louv goes on to explore Dee's tremendous influence on modern occultism, looking at length at how he served to inspire twentieth-century occultists like Aleister Crowley, Jack Parsons and Anton LaVey. Lavishly illustrated with 28 colour plates and monochrome reproductions.
Rochester, Inner Traditions. 2018. Hardback, xiv 528 pages. New.