Magic MirrorsThere are quite a few fairy tale type accounts of the devices, which, with proper parallels drawn, could be understood today as Television Sets and Computers. I think this is pretty close to what we are witnessing in the texts.
Please examine the below 1829 account of the events which took place I do not know when, but way before the year of 1829.
Here is why I think there were devices a bit more advanced than just simple TV type image transmitters. In my opinion we could be facing a scenario similar to, "Siri, who is the fairest Lady in the World?"
The below 1791 text was kind enough to provide us with an example.
And one more excerpt from this 1835 book.
Built in 1575, the Medici Column was the first free-standing column in Paris. It was built at the request of Catherine de Medici as part of a royal palace that once stood behind it. While the decorative value of the 92-foot column is clear, Catherine’s true purpose behind building it has never been concretely established. While it is a lovely bit of stonework from the outside, the inside of the column is actually hollow, containing a spiral staircase that once connected Catherine’s personal apartment to a observatory/workshop at the top of the column.
- This workspace is thought to have been built for Catherine’s personal astrologer (some say sorcerer), Cosimo Ruggieri. The astrologer had been friends with the queen since childhood, and it is said that she consulted with him prior to making any big decisions. The space at the top of the column was there for him to consult the stars to make his predictions.
- While the palace the column was built for is no longer there, the column still stands, hiding its spiral staircase. The door to the interior is now closed, but visitors can still look up at the cage at the top of the column and wonder what astrological shenanigans went on up there.
KD: It is easy to dismiss accounts of this nature as some fairy tales. In my opinion we could be experiencing oversimplified descriptions of the high tech devices inherited by surviving generations.