John Dee's Obsidian Crystal Ball


John Dee


Obsidian Crystal Ball


Allows the user to see future dangers


Will make those in power susceptible to the user’s suggestions


Rubbing and thinking of a future date

Collected by

Warehouse 12







Date of Collection

February 23, 1910


Origin[edit | edit source]

John Dee was an astronomer, mathematician, occultist and royal advisor to Queen Elizabeth I. He spent much of his life devoted to the study of alchemy, divination and other occult arts. Dee taught advanced algebra and helped teach navigation to many of the British explorers entering the New World. At the same time, Dee dabbled in magic, astrology and Hermeticism. Later in life, he worked with fellow occultist Edward Kelley to try and find the universal language of angels. Both Dee’s scientific and magical ventures were in pursuit of communication with angelic beings.

Dee possessed one of the largest libraries in England at the time and played a large role in Elizabethan politics. He was the royal scientific and astrological advisor to Queen Elizabeth, choosing her coronation date himself.

The crystal ball was used to foretell the Spanish Armada's arrival and tell Elizabeth of their approach to shore.

Effects[edit | edit source]

When rubbed and a person, group or future date is thought of, it shows what that person does or what events happen on said date. It can be narrowed down to a specific detail or widened to all events on a global scale. Those in power, whether business or governmental, will become susceptible to the user’s suggestions about the future, whether they are true or lies.

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