The charmed magician
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Admitting that Prospero's magic can be associated with Dee's in a general way, there are noteworthy distinctions between the literary character and the philosopher. As a magician, Prospero is aware that magic is also a binary relation between a bonding agent and a bonding object and that the roles are interchangeable, if the bonding agent renounces to control the process. That is why after abjuring magic he delivers himself to those he had kept under his charms, with the plea to be released from his bands and not kept in this bare island by your spell. Their experiments illustrate Bruno's ideas about intersubjective magic as manipulation point by point, where Kelly is the charmer and Dee the charmed. As in Shakespeare's theatre, magic reaches its goal: though apparently he seems to be as self-confident as ever, Dee succumbs to the disorienting succession of enigmas, characters, contradictory messages, prophecies, becoming more and more a-mazed and bewildered.