The Rosicrucian Enlightenment Revisited
In 1995, to honor the role of Central Europe in the spiritual history of the West, the New York Open Center invited students of Rosicrucianism and the Western Mystery traditions to the Czech Republic to discuss the historical backgrounds of Rosicrucianism. Two years later a second meeting was held in Prague to celebrate the Hermetic world of Rudolf II.
The result is this book: in which John Matthews addresses the relationship between the Grail and the Rose; Christopher Bamford speaks of the prehistory of the Rosicrucian reformation in the late Middle Ages--among women mystics, alchemists, Cathars, Franciscan spirituals, as well as in Luther and the great Paracelsus; Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke tells the wild tale of John Dee's mission to central Europe; Joscelyn Godwin unfolds the paradigmatic Rosicrucian life of Michael Maier; Claire Goodrick-Clarke recounts influence of Comenius; Paul Bembridge speaks of Rosicrucian Resurgence at the Court of Cromwell; Robert Powell describes the roles of Tycho Brahe, Johannes Kepler, and Rudolf II; and Christopher McIntosh speaks of the Rosicrucian Legacy.
Also included are the texts of the two Rosicrucian Manifestos--the Fama and the Confessio. Illustrated.
C O N T E N T S
Introduction by Ralph White
1. "The Grail and the Rose"
2. "The Meaning of the Rose Cross"
3. "The Rosicrucian Prelude: John Dee's Mission in Central Europe"
4. "The Deepest of the Rosicrucians: Michael Maier"
5. "Tycho Brahe, Johannes Kepler, Rudolf II, and the Prague Hermetic Renaissance"
6. "The Twelfth Adept: Michael Sendivogius in Rudolfine Prague"
7. "The Rosicrucian Afterglow: The Life and Influence of Comenius"
8. "The Rosicrucian Resurgence at the Court of Cromwell"
9. "The Rosicrucian Legacy"
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Introduction by Ralph White THIS BOOK emerged from two conferences , the first of which was entitled " The Rosicrucian Enlightenment Revisited " and took place September 1995 in the small town of Cesky Krumlov in southern Bohemia , the ...
The tower above the castle , itself rich in the hermetic symbolism of the period , gazed down on this small , sheltered world nestled in the wooded hills of southern Bohemia . Wandering its dimly lit and winding , cobbled streets at ...
Dee left England in 1583 to spend eight mysterious years in Bohemia . ... his interest in these matters , was closely associated with the figures involved in the events leading up to the Bohemian adventure of Frederick of the Palatine .
Frederick and Elizabeth had , in I6I9 , been offered the throne of Bohemia and were crowned in St. Vitus's Cathedral , Prague in the last official act of the Hussite clergy , the first reformed Church of Europe .
Michael Maier disappeared a few years later , Comenius barely escaped into exile , and the mystical Bohemian Brethren were outlawed . Emperor Rudolf and the Counts Rozmberk had been dead for some time . After a few years nothing ...
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A gathering of well-informed scholars provides a sober, sensible, and fascinating overview of the history of the Rosicrucian movement, still one of the most controversial and least understood byways ... Volledige review lezen