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Monad of Dr. John Dee
This page is about the meaning, origin and characteristic of the symbol, emblem, seal, sign, logo or flag: Monad of Dr. John Dee.
Although this symbol dates back less than five hundred years, the components it consists of, as well as the meanings of those components, are significantly older.
Dr. John Dee was a 16th century English astrologer who served as a key adviser to Queen Elizabeth I. Although Dee did not invent the concept of the Monad- essentially referring to singular authority, intellect or “Godhead” (the word’s root, “mono”, is a strong indicator of these ideas)- in 1583 he created this representative symbol by combing the visual indicators for a number of other significant phenomena:
POINT WITHIN A CIRCLE: astronomical symbol for the sun
HALF-CIRCLE/CRESCENT: indicative of the moon
EQUAL-ARMED CROSS: representative of the four elements (fire, earth, air and water)
DOUBLE CURVE: alchemical symbol for fire (Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, is aligned with the element of fire)
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Asymmetric, Closed shape, Monochrome, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has crossing lines.
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