2004 the original Dee
Crystal was removed from cabinet H30 and is now held indefinitely
in conservation in the basement of the museum.
John Dee, alchemist, astrologer, mathematician, kabbalist
and magician is a key figure in HEXEN 2039. John Dee was 'Queen's
Intelligencier’ to Elizabeth I and a close associate of Sir
Francis Walsingham, founder of the British Secret Service.
The crystal was originally used by Dee in the 16th Century
to foretell and provide political and military intelligence.
As an exemplar of the 16th Century military-occult compex
at work, Dee's activities link to aspects of both recent and
current military operational programmes, and the legacy of
his psychic investigations can be traced through narratives
of the occult and film production, from Aleister
Crowley in England, to Jack
Parsons in Pasadena, to MGM
part of HEXEN 2039 research a series of remote
viewing drawings were made in the presence of John Dee’s
crystal in the basement of the Science Museum.