The Real History of the Rosicrucians

The Real History of the Rosicrucians

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by Arthur Edward Waite
     
 

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The author has essayed to collect the mass of material which exists for the elucidation of this curious problem of European history, and to depict the mysterious brotherhood as they are revealed in their own manifestoes. The work is clear in statement and replete with learning, and affords the first complete' and trustworthy account of the origin, development, and

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The author has essayed to collect the mass of material which exists for the elucidation of this curious problem of European history, and to depict the mysterious brotherhood as they are revealed in their own manifestoes. The work is clear in statement and replete with learning, and affords the first complete' and trustworthy account of the origin, development, and decay of Rosicrucianism ever published in English. This is the Fellowship Edition including an essay by Rosicrucian critic H. Gruber. Contents: Preface. Introduction. Chapter I. On The State Of Mystical Philosophy In Germany At The Close Of The Sixteenth Century. Chapter Ii. The Prophecy Of Paracelsus, And The Universal Reformation Of The Whole Wide World. Chapter Iii. The Fama Fraternitatis Of The Meritorious Order Of The Rosy Cross, Addressed To The Learned In General, And The Governors Of Europe. Chapter Iv. The Confession Of The Rosicrucian Fraternity, Addressed To The Learned Of Europe. Chapter V. The Chymical Marriage Of Christian Rosencreutz. Chapter Vi. On The Connection Of The Rosicrucian Claims With Those Of Alchemy And Magic. Chapter Vii. Antiquity Of The Rosicrucian Fraternity. Chapter Viii. The Case Of Johann Valentin Andreas. Chapter Ix. Progress Of Rosicrucianism In Germany. Chapter X. Rosicrucian Apologists: Michael Maier. Chapter Xi. Rosicrucian Apologists: Robert Fludd. Chapter Xii. Rosicrucian Apologists: Thomas Vaughan. Chapter Xiii. Rosicrucian Apologists: John Heydon. Chapter Xiv. Rosicrucianism In France. Chapter Xv. Connection Between The Rosicrucians And Freemasons. Chapter Xvi. Modern Rosicrucian Societies. Conclusion. Additional Notes. Appendix Of Additional Documents. A Rosicrucian Allegory. The Rosie Crucian Prayer To God.

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ISBN-13:
9783849604998
Publisher:
Jazzybee Verlag
Publication date:
12/13/2012
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452
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Ignoring Yate's The Rosicrucian Enlightenment, whose arguments and scope were comparatively narrow, A.E. Waite's two volumes on the Rosicrucian phenomena (Real History...(1887) and The Brotherhood of the Rosy Cross (1924) remain the only substantial general histories of the Rosicrucian furore in the English language. Of Waite's two volumes, this is the least useful, but remains significant for its sustained analysis and argument based on source documents. While occassionally impeded by chronic verbosity and a predilection towards mysticism, Waite nevertheless weaves some intelligent and plausible arguments around a slippery subject in this volume, although note that his opinions concerning Andreae's authorship of the manifestos changed dramatically upon his 1924 revisitation of the material. While the weight of recent research based on painstaking bibliographical enterprise renders much of this study obsolete, as in the works of Roland Edighoffer, Richard van Dulmen, and in particular Carlos Gilly, this is still an interesting and useful English language introduction to the major texts, characters and ideas of the Rosicrucian furore.