During the 15th-16thc. in Europe, many of the great occultists - Marsilio Ficino, Pica della Mirandola, Henry Cornelius Agrippa, and John Dee - flourished.
John Dee was a renowned astrologer, mathematician, alchemist , occultist – and a direct consultant to Queen Elizabeth I. Considered one of the most knowledgeable men of his era, Dee lived at a time when the line between science and magic was blurred and often practiced both. He is famous for both his large library and his attempts to contact angels through scryer Edward Kelley. Read articles about John Dee below.