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Comparison of Different Translations of John Dee’s Monas Hieroglyphica

Comparison of Different Translations of John Dee’s Monas Hieroglyphica

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Comparison of Different Translations of particular simpler theorems of John Dee’s Monas Hieroglyphica
Comparison of Different Translations of particular simpler theorems of John Dee’s Monas Hieroglyphica

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5/8/12 Title - Autho1/4www.jwmt.org/v2n13/appendix.html
 
Journal of the Western Mystery TraditionNo. 13, Vol. 2. Vernal Equinox 2007
Dee
(Latintranscribed)
Josten Hamilton-Jones Klein Turner and Burns
Theorema IPer Lineamrectum,Circulumque,Prima,Simplicissimaquefuit Rerum, tum,non existentium,tum in NaturælatentiumInuolocris, inLucemProductio,representatioque.Theorem I.The first andmost simplemanifestationandrepresentationof things, non-existent as wellas latent in thefolds of  Nature,happened bymeans of straight line andcircle.Theorem IIt is by the straightline and the circlethat the first andmost simpleexample andrepresentation of allthings may bedemonstrated,whether such things be either non-existent or merelyhidden under  Nature's veils.Theorem IDurch die geradeLinie und denKreis wurde imLicht die ersteeinfacheAbbildung undDarstellung der Dinge bewirkt,auch der nicht-existenten undunter denSchleiern der  Natuverborgenen.Theorem IBy means of thestraight line and thecircle, the first andsimplest productionand representationof things was madein the light, as werenon-existent thingsand those that arehidden behind theveil of Nature.Theorema IIAt nec fineRecta, Circulus;nec fine Puncto,Recta artificiosefieri potest.Puncti proinde,Theorem IIYet the circlecannot beartificially produced withoutthe straight line, or the straight line Theorem II Neither thecirclewithout theline, nor theline withoutthe point, Theorem IIWeder kann der Kreis ohne dieGerade noch dieGerade ohne denPunkthervorgebrachtwerden. Demgemäß Theorem IIThe circle without astraight line cannot be artificially created,nor a straight linewithout a point.Consequently, 
 
5/8/12 Title - Autho2/4www.jwmt.org/v2n13/appendix.html
 Monadisqueratione, Res, &esse cœperut primo: Et quæ peripheria suntaffectæ,(quantaecumquefuerint) CentralisPuncti nullomodo carere possuntMinisterio.without the point.Hence, things first began to be byway of a point, anda monad. Andthings related tothe periphery(however big theymay be) can in noway exist withoutthe aid of thecentral point.can beartificially produced. Itis, therefore, by virtue of the pointand theMonad thatall thingscommenceto emerge in principle.That whichis affected atthe periphery,however large it may be, cannotin any waylack thesupport of the central point. begann im Prinzipalles aus dem Punktund der Monas ( =Eins). Auch was mitdem Kreisbogen beginnt, ganz gleichwie groß es auch ist,kann keineswegsder Hilfe desMittelpunktesentbehren.everything, properly, began from the pointand the monad. Andwhatever is strivedfor by the peripheryof the circle, nomatter how big it is,can in no waysucceed without theministry of the central point.Theorema XDodecatemoriiArietis, omnibus Theorem X.The (almostdagger-like [?] Theorem XThefollowing Theorem XDas TierkreiszeichenWidder, das jedem Theorem XThe sign of thezodiacal Aries, 
 
5/8/12 Title - Autho3/4www.jwmt.org/v2n13/appendix.html
est notissima,quae est inAstronomorumusu (quasiAcioaedes,Acuminataque)figura ista:Ut et ab hoccaeli loco,TriplicitatisIgnae, notariExordiumconstat. Ad ignisergo ministerium(in huius PraxiMONADIS)requirisignificandum,Arietis adiecimusAstronomicamnotam. SicqueBreviter, nostraeMONADIS,UnamabsoluimusConsiderationemHieroglyphicam:quam sicvolumus, unicoContextuHierglyphico proferri.MONADISISTIUS, LUNAET SOL, SUASEPARARIVOLUNTELEMENTA,IN QUIBUSDENARIAVIGEBITPROPORTIO;IDQUE IGNISFIERIMINISTERIO.and pointed)symbol of thezodiacal divisionof Aries, as it isused by theastronomers, isvery well knownto all, and also isit well knownthat from this place in theheavens the beginning of thefiery triplicity iscounted. Wehave added [inthe symbol of our monad] theastronomicalsign of Aries,therefore, tosignify that (inthe practice of this monad) theaid of fire isrequired. Andso we have briefly broughtto a conclusionone way of hieroglyphicallyconsidering our monad, whichwe want to be put forth only ina hieroglyphicalcontext, as[here] follows:THE SUNAND THEMOON OFTHIS MONADDESIRETHEIR ELEMENTS, figure of thezodiacal signAries ,in useamongst theastronomers,is the samefor all theworld (a sortof erection both cuttingand pointed),and it isunderstoodthat itindicates theorigin of thefiery triplicityin that part of the sky.Therefore,we haveadded theastronomicalsign Aries tosignify that inthe practiceof thisMonad theuse of fire isrequired.We finish the brief hieroglyphicconsiderationof our Monad,which wewould sumup in oneonlyhieroglyphiccontext:
The Sunand the 
 bekannt ist, hat nach demBrauch der Astronomenfolgende etwas scharfe undspitz Form: [usualastrological glyph for Aries] , die an dieser Stelledes Himmels den Anfangdes feurigen Trigonsmanifestiert. Aus diesemGrunde haben wir dasastronomische ZeichenWidder hinzugefügt umdamit anzudeuten, daß beider praktischen Anwenungdieser Monas die Hilfe desFeuers erforderlich ist.Damit haben wir eine kurzeBesprechung unserehieroglyphischen Monasvollendet, die wir wie folgtin einem einzigenhieroglyphischen Satzzusammenfassen wollen:MOND UND SONNEDIESER MONASWOLLEN, DASS IHREELEMENTE, IN DENENDAS VERHÄLTNIS DER ZEHNHERRSCHT,GETRENNTWERDEN, WAS MITHILFE DES FEUERSGESCHIEHT.which is verywell known toeveryone, has,according to thecustom of astronomers,this (rather sharp-edgedand pointed)form: .And it is wellknown that fromthis place in theheavens, itmanifests the beginning of thefiery triplicity.For this reason,we have addedthe astronomicalsign of Aries inorder to signify,that (in the practical use of this MONAD),the ministry of fire is required.And thus wehave brieflycompleted onehieroglyphicconsideration of our MONAD,which we wantto express in asingular hieroglyphicconstruction asfollows:THE MOONAND SUN OFOUR MONADDESIRETHEIR ELEMENTS, 

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