Elemental Quotables – John Dee talks in Circles about the Supernatural

It will not be absurd to represent the mystery of the Four Elements, in which it is possible to resolve each one into elementary form, by four straight lines running in four contrary directions from one common and indivisible point.

– MONAS HIEROGLYPHICA (‘THE HIEROGLYPHIC MONAD‘), by John Dee (1564 AD), Esotericarchives.com

LINK: Monas Hieroglyphica, by Dr. John Dee

The Four Cardinal Archangels and Directions in Judaism

The Holy One created Four Cardinal Directions in the world- East, West, North, and South. East, from where the light shines forth into the world…As the Holy One, blessed be He, created the Four Cardinal directions and four standards corresponding to them, so also did He set about His throne Four Angels- Michael, Gabriel, Uriel, and Raphael.

Midrash Rabbah, Numbers 2:7-10