John Dee on Astronomy

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Gopi
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John Dee on Astronomy

Post by Gopi » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:37 am

Out here in New York State, I am studying a book called John Dee on Astronomy, translated by Shumaker and Heilbron, which I think has some interesting ideas. I'll try to list them here. According to Dee:

1. In the distance until the moon (approx 52 earth radii according to his calculations), there is an "envelope of fire".

2. Stars act as "magnets" whose magnetic fields are released like rays and act on earth and human beings.

3. These influences can be concentrated using parabolic mirrors. They also reflect off the interior of the Primum Mobile, as from a huge concave mirror.

4. Planetary powers have an interior resonance with specific elementals, which has to be found by experiment.

5. It is possible for effects to be inverted: a "gentle" touch of the planet is many times more effective than the conjunctions etc. Like the principle of homeopathy, less is more.

6. Line of sight is important.

The old english is not easy... thankfully the translators have helped a lot.

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Re: John Dee on Astronomy

Post by bperet » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:17 pm

Gopi wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:37 am
1. In the distance until the moon (approx 52 earth radii according to his calculations), there is an "envelope of fire".
Sounds like the thermosphere (80km to 600km). As we discussed before, it is unlikely that the thermosphere is composed of hot, UV charged gas but is simply a "thermal ionization layer" (much like the electric and magnetic ionization in the RS) that will cause ANY material entering it to jump to outrageous temperatures (4000F+).
Gopi wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:37 am
2. Stars act as "magnets" whose magnetic fields are released like rays and act on earth and human beings.
This sounds more like "thredules" of Nehru's comagnetism, literally magnetic rays moving in the ultra-high speed range.
Gopi wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:37 am
3. These influences can be concentrated using parabolic mirrors. They also reflect off the interior of the Primum Mobile, as from a huge concave mirror.
FYI, the Primum Mobile is from Ptolemy, who had a model of the Universe of concentric spheres to explain the movement of the heavens about the Earth. The Primum Mobile was the outermost sphere and would be analogous to the "unit space boundary" if the Earth were an atomic system.
Every dogma has its day...

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