John Dee (1527-1608) was a notable court advisor to Queen Elizabeth I of England. Public opinion of him remained divided throughout his life, he being alternately described as a magician and occultist by detractors, and a scholar and alchemist by those more favourably disposed.
The Key of Solomon is one of history's most famous grimoires and a fascinating artifact of the European Renaissance. It served as a treasury and guidebook of ceremonial magic, holding within it The Order of the Pentacles.
From the Latin meaning 'Winter Quarters', Hibernacula is a zoological term referring to the nests and burrows where creatures shelter during their seasonal hibernation, or during any period in which the outside world becomes inhospitable.
This idol is inspired by an ancient Babylonian sculpture known as Queen of the Night, circa 1750 BCE, housed at the British Museum. The true identity of the figure remains a mystery, but she is believed to depict Ereshkigal.