It is hard, in fact, not to imagine the Angelic Conversations as a kind of Elizabethan sitcom—the records are as much a comedy of errors as they are fearsome divine revelation, with Dee and Kelley gossiping around their scrying board, angels drifting through the room and sternly lecturing them, political intrigues, an annoyed Elizabeth hovering, and walk-on bits from demons and European nobles, all set against the backdrop of the imminent Eschaton.

Jason Louv, The Angelic Reformation: John Dee, Enochian Magick & the Occult Roots of Empire

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