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August 2015 Book of the Month: Steganographia by Johannes Trithemius (1606)

Steganography, in modern usage, is the art of concealing a message – not just concealing its content, but disguising that a hidden message exists. Appropriately, although this book appears to offer instructions for magical communication with angels, it conceals a … Continue reading

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October 2014 Book of the Month: A True and Faithful Relation of What Passed for Many Yeers Between Dr. John Dee and Some Spirits by Meric Casaubon (1659)

The spiritual diaries of the mathematician and magus John Dee (1527-1609) were found decades after his death in a secret compartment. They contain his conversations with angels (facilitated by the clairvoyant Edward Kelley), through which Dee hoped to understand the … Continue reading

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