l start the last quarter of the twelfth century, sees the light of the world who became a renowned scholar, astólogo, alchemist, occultist and accomplished magician. Would the time of Stupor Mundi , that is, the first third of the thirteenth century, during theMiddle Ages .
to the clan of Scots ,
who lived in
the border areas,
hence its name.
what does not
to the study of the occult.
then spent some time
in Bologna .
in addressing the splendid
court of the
Emperor Frederick II inSicily ,
Due to its brilliant erudition
won the title of
in Palermo .
of the Lord Emperor, as
stated in some manuscripts.
n the year of 1209 went towards Toledo , correlating scholars there with Arabs. A year later he finished writing a work entitled De Abbreviatio avicennae .Likewise studied and translated many treatises on astrology, philosophy and alchemy Arabs, as well as comments on the philosophy of Ibn Rushd (Averroes).
n 1220 returns to Palermo, where he engaged in the practice of medicine, achieving imperial and papal recognition . Thus in 1223, the wizard also PopeHonorius III repairs on it making him Archbishop of Cashel , in Ireland , but Michael declines to accept because they know the language of Ireland. Then the same Honorius appointed him Archbishop of Canterbury and later the infamousGregory IX in 1227 named in the same archdiocese, but this time he was opposed by the unwillingness of the clergy of the place. Honorius III
certain books of
from scholars about
physics and mathematics. "
to date of his death
is uncertain, but as
good science adept
was hidden, is accepted
generally as occurred
in 1234 , a number of
very curious cabalistic.
iertos his literary works dealing with astrology, alchemy and occultism.
mong his works are:
- Super Auctorem Spherae
- De Sole Et Moon
- Theatrum Chimicum
- From Chiromantia
- From Physiognomia Et De Hominis Procreation
to legend credited with stone become a coven of witches, identified as the Stone Circle Long Meg and Her Daughters . His most famous feat that used to have parties for your friends where you endlessly viands and delicacies were served from the royal kitchens of France, Spain and other European courts which were transported there by spiritual and invisible entities.
was reputed to mage shortly after his death, appearing in The Divine Comedy of Dante .Boccaccio dedicated his thing and also the even more famous occultist Pico della Mirandolahad to also work on astrology attack.Sienmbargo, Michael Scot was defended byGabriel Naud é in his Apology .
go Walter Scott tried to identify with his namesake Sir Michael Scott of Balwearie, who was sent by the crown as ambassador to Norway in 1290, but historians agree that it is very doubtful, (come on man, be an ambassador for 115 years, something big boy, for more magician out to those matters, right?) while not denying that they can have some kinship.
See The Lay of the Last Minstrel
by Sir Walter Scott.
fiction as modern works also have dedicated space:
- James Hogg - The Three Perils of Man
- Allan Massie - The Evening of the World and Arthur the King
- The Lord of Middle Air - Michael Scott Rohan , who claims to be a descendant of the magician ... (the same as me, look at you ...:-D)
- Jane Yolen - Tartan Magic
- Shoebox Zoo, a children's TV program.
- Katherine Kurtz and Deborah Turner Harris - The Adept
- John Bellairs - The Face in the Frost.
- John Buchan - The Three Hostages
- Erik Fosnes Hansen - Falketårnet "(Inglés:" The Falcon Tower ")
The Encyclopedia Americana, 1946.
Michael Scotus, Catholic Encyclopedia, Internet.
Espasa Occult Dictionary, 2001.
Michael Scot, Wikipedia.