The Rosicrucians: The History, Mythology, and Rituals of an Esoteric Order

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Weiser Books, 1997 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 162 pages
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This scholarly work traces the mysterious Fraternity of the Rosy Cross, from its inception upon the discovery of Father Christian Rosenkreuz's perfectly preserved body in a seven-sided vault to present-day organizations in America. McIntosh includes a survey of Rosicrucianism in America, exploring the latter day survivals of Bacon's New Atlantis. Perfect for students of the Western Mystery tradition who want an introduction to Rosicrucianism, with good resources for further study.

  

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Mostly history of the movement which is hidden within little known lives of people who practiced it. Read full review

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Only book I've found on the subject. Interesting read. Read full review

Contents

Ancient Doctrines Rediscovered
1
The Esoteric Tradition in Germany
9
The Tubingen Circle
19
The Aftermath of the Manifestos
31
The Spread of Rosicrucianism
39
The Search for the Philosophers Stone
51
The Golden and Rosy Cross
63
A Rosicrucian Monarch
77
The Golden Dawn Its Antecedents and Offshoots
97
The Rosicrucian Adept in Literature
107
Modern Rosicrucian Movements
119
Rosicrucianism A NeverEnding Story
137
The Rose Croix of Heredom Degree
141
Selected Bibliography
145
Index
157
About the Author
163

The Revival in France
85

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About the author (1997)

Christopher McIntosh is a distinguished author of historical biographies. In addition to this present work, McIntosh has written two books on the Rosicrucians and a biography of the French occultist Elphias Levi.

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