Interwoven with monarchical history are accounts of the rise of Rosicrucianism
and its connections to Masonry, the development of the Royal Society (its members mostly Masons), and Freemasonry's attempts to accommodate religious differences.
Besides being a viable practice in its own right, Cabala enriches other esoteric sprituality from Rosicrucianism
to Freemasonry and the even more recent development of theosophy.
Yet, more influential in the long run were various strands of European esotericism stemming from such varied sources as Hermeticism, Neoplatonism, the Kabbalah, and Rosicrucianism
Churton (Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism
, and Western esotericism; Exeter U.
Hornung proceeds from the Hellenistic and Roman eras to the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Baroque, the Romantic period, the later nineteenth century, and the modern age, touching on Hermetism, gnosis, Rosicrucianism
, Freemasonry, Theosophy, public enthusiasm for pyramids and mummies, the Tarot, Afrocentric history, and a wealth of other topics.
Hughes's study of anthropology led to a lifelong passion for mysticism, spiritualism and the occult: for a trashy hodge-podge of astrology and alchemy, black magic and witchcraft, Rosicrucianism
and Jungianism, Ouija boards, tarot cards, and seances.
The first two bibliographical certainties render the debates over Andreae's involvement moot and apologists who wish to preserve his pious memory unbesmirched by Rosicrucianism
defenseless; the textual variations in the last bibliographic detail help prove that Andreae's involvement was not limited to a share in writing the Fama in his youth.
He drank, he vomited, and he toyed with Rosicrucianism
Bridges admired Yeats's poetry, but thought his Rosicrucianism
and spiritualism stuff and nonsense -- as it was; for underneath everything the doctor-poet had a strong
Waite's life, starting from his late teens, moving from spiritualism to mysticism, with much about alchemy and the Q'abalah; and to histories of Rosicrucianism
and the hermetic tradition, especially the Q'abalah.
Kamil provides spacious, thorough, and imaginative accounts of Palissy's intersections with Paracelsus (Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim), Hermeticism, alchemy, the doctrines of Jakob Boehme, Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism
, geomancy, and various doctrines about memory, especially those of Robert Fludd.
These are the matters that have proliferated on the Romantic edges of the Platonic heritage and at the institutional margins of Judeo-Christian religiosity (for example, Gnosticism, Hermeticism, Kabbala, Rosicrucianism
, Freemasonry, Christian Theosophy, Mesmerism, Transcendentalism, and Spiritualism).
Her theoretical anchor was Rudolf Steiner, the mystic philosopher and founder of Anthroposophy, a heady metaphysical cocktail of Theosophy, Rosicrucianism
, Christianity, and the writings of Plato and Goethe.
In his chapter on heavenly magic, for example, Bach considers the question of Ephrata's Rosicrucianism
(a status ascribed to them by historian Sachse) and stakes out a well-reasoned middle ground.
Klein's ostentatious association with Rosicrucianism
and with the writings of its 19th-century popularizer Max Heindel (which he acquired by mail order from the Rosicrucian headquarters in Oceanside, California), as well as his subsequent induction as a knight in the order of Saint Sebastian, have an analogue in Beuys' alignment with the anthropasophy of Rudolf Steiner.