John Dee

I have read several biographies of Dr.  John Dee, and  all of his diaries, including the transcripts of his angelic communications, which occupied a relatively small portion of his life. A biography I like is that of Charlotte Fell-Smith, published in 1909. I read it about 20 years ago; it…

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The Fiery Tongues of Angels

I have a perennial fascination with the angelic communications of Dr.  John Dee and Edward Kelly. Part of the reason for my interest has been the spontaneous eruption of quasi-gnostic symbolism in my own meditations, symbolism that seems related to the system of Dee and Kelly. Although my interest has…

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Weave World

A few years ago my geekier friends were showing me complicated shapes made out of a white, nylon-like plastic. They had been printed using the first generation of home 3D printers. There were wild claims that 3D printing would transform manufacturing. Perhaps it will. My son Dougie uses one for prototyping…

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Stromatolites on Mars!

Stromatolites sounds like a pious Byzantine librarian who wrote “I am offended by this!” in the margins of Neoplatonic discourses. But no … When I visited my son in Western Australia we visited an unremarkable lagoon with active stromatolites. They don’t look like much – mounds of stuff left behind by…

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20th. Anniversary

Twenty years. This year 2015 is the 20th. anniversary of Digital Brilliance. This site has been on the WWW longer than Google. In 1995 I bought my first personal computer and a domain name. The WWW was growing explosively, and one key factor was the release of Netscape Navigator in…

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Publication!!

I have spent several years working on a book about the Hermetic Kabbalah. I am very pleased to say it is now available through Amazon in the USA and in the EU. It is a large book of 464 pages and over 60 illustrations, and not only covers many aspects…

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Hermetic Kabbalah – the book

  I haven’t updated the site for some time because I have been working hard on completing the book I have been working on for the past eight years. I now have my proof copies (see picture), I’ve read through the proof, and it is nearly good-to-go. The blurb currently…

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Site Update – Don Karr

Don Karr updates his contributions to the site 2-3 times a year. I have just uploaded the new material, and you will find the updates here: Bibliographies: http://www.digital-brilliance.com/contributed/Karr/Biblios/index.php Hekhalot Rabbatai http://www.digital-brilliance.com/contributed/Karr/HekRab/index.php Kabbalah of Maat http://www.digital-brilliance.com/contributed/Karr/Maat/index.php Liber Salomonis http://www.digital-brilliance.com/contributed/Karr/Solomon/index.php

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Hello Spring

It is spring here in the UK. I have spent the winter working hard to complete The Book … which will be titled The Hermetic Kabbalah. It is nearly done, and I am currently completing the Index, something that has taken two weeks. The Book  is a substantial work running…

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The Four Zoas

Tarot card ‘the World’, Marseille Tarot est. 17th. century. Phanes, Orphic/Mithraic plaque, Modena 12th. century ivory tetramorph design, Cluny Tetramorph illustration Seventh century tetramorph design, Crypte Saint-Paul, Place Saint-Paul, Jouarre, France Four Mighty Ones are in every Man: a perfect Unity Cannot exist but from the Universal Brotherhood of Eden,…

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