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The Rosicrucian Enlightenment

Historian Frances Yates puts forth, through impeccable scholarship, evidence that ties together just such a fascinating story. He has stated it as an attractive paradox, the autonomous esotericism helping give birth to the scientific mentality that will be dismissive of its parent. Admittedly, I picked up this book because of my general interest in Western occultism, thinking it might bring light rosicrudian some of the weirder parts of the Rosicrucian manifestos.

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Definitely an interesting read about an obscure and misunderstood “movement”. Account Options Sign in. By shedding light on this era, Yates also attempts a much more ambitious project: Lists with This Book.

In an academic capacity, she taught at the Warburg Institute of the University of London for many years, and also wrote a number of books on the subject of esoteric history. She wrote extensively on the occult or Neoplatonic philosophies of the Renaissance. France’s Yates is a formidable scholar and remarkably capable writer. This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat She wrote extensively on the occult or Neoplatonic philosophies of the Renaissance.


Yates suggested that the itinerant Catholic priest Giordano Bruno was executed in for espousing the Hermetic tradition rather than his affirmation of cosmic acentricity. A survey of some early modern thinkers, including pointing out how closely interconnected the study of magic and angels and science were.

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Apr 25, Kreso rated it it was amazing. The Location of Culture Homi K. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. In this period famous for heresy and witchcraft trials a strange intellectual movement developed. They would subsequently be published by Routledge in as Shakespeare’s Last Plays: Protestant] revolution ofand all the miserable complications which ensued, deprived me of part of my natural and native inheritance as an English Catholic.

In terms of balance, depth, and readability — Yates is the benchmark for studies of this type. Walker – – History of Science Although some of her conclusions would later be challenged by other scholars, [99] Yates remains one of the major scholars of hermeticism in Renaissance Europe; [] and her book The Art of Memory has been named one of the most significant non-fiction books of the 20th century.


The magic of a bold operator like Dee, aims beyond the stars, aims at doing the supercelestial mathematical magic, the angel-conjuring magic. But, it is now said, there was no unitary esoteric tradition and that view is only tenable on a selective reading of the evidence. Madness and Civilization Michel Foucault. I recommend this book. It was during the early s that she began writing an autobiography, inspired by E.

Find it on Scholar. Retrieved 29 July Inthe First World War broke out; her brother joined the British Army, and was killed in battle in Through her research into Florio, Yates had become intrigued by one of his associates, Giordano Bruno.

Sadly, if you are trying to learn how to astral project or access your akashic records this is not the book for you. One-Dimensional Man Herbert Marcuse. Dec 26, Ivo Spigel rated it it was amazing. Winners of the Wolfson History Prize.

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