Dr. John Dee Sir Edward Kelley
Yesterday a scrying crystal and rare documents belonging to Dr. John Dee, philosopher, astrologer and consultant to Elizabeth I, were stolen from the Science Museum in London in what the scotsman.com calls a "daylight raid". Dee lived in the 16th up to the 17th century, and was a mathematician, scientist, and probably one of the greatest real magicians who ever lived. He is said to have hexed the Spanish Armada, causing bad weather and England's victory. He developed the British Navy, translated Euclid and was the first to apply Euclidean geometry to navigation and build Euclidean navigational instruments. You might have heard of Enochian magick? That would be Dee, and his magickal partner Sir Edward Kelley, recording their angelic communications. Or, possibly, a cryptographic scam perpetrated on Dee by Kelley. In any event, the Enochian keys are still in use by mages of today.
Ah, what i'd give to know the story around these thieves! The news reports value the items at nearly $100,000, but really they're priceless. Of course, i think the British Museum has the table and shewstone used in the enochian rituals, so those weren't the only Dee artifacts. But i'm dying to know who took them and why?