(30) For more see Herevvard Tilton, The quest for the phoenix: Spiritual alchemy and rosicrucianism
in the work of count Michael Maier (1569-1622) (2003); and Gary Edson, Mysticism and alchemy through the ages: The quest for transformation (2012).
In the West, Hermeticism endured mainly through Rosicrucianism
. Rosicrucians are, so to speak, better known.
has always been an esoteric philosophy, but it was also associated with Protestantism and concerned with empiricism rather than dogma.
In previous essays I have contended that Western forms of magical praxes lying beyond the boundaries of orthodox religious law (such as Gnosticism, Hermeticism and Rosicrucianism
) represent a collision between the shamanic impulse which Winkelman describes as "an innate, human, biologically based drive with adaptive significance" (7) and the monolithic, usually monotheistic religions which branded such practices as heretical.
The show downplays odd trends like Rosicrucianism
and Theosophy as factors in the development of Symbolism, and meanwhile provocatively features several topflight artists not ordinarily classified as Symbolists--Claude Monet, for instance, represented by Haystacks, Snow Effect (1891).
This cryptic text acts as the inspiration for Kiefer's own hermetic works, which abound in mysteries of their own, referencing, amongst others, Paracelsus, the seeker of hidden knowledge, the secret mystic order of Rosicrucianism
, the Golem, the notoriously cruel Roman Emperor Heliogabalus who instituted the mystical cult of the sun god, as dramatised by Antonin Artaud, the chariot of Ezekiel, 'The Great Work' otherwise known as the search for the philosopher's stone, the Norse God Thor, the secret language of birds, and of course Tempelhof itself.
The Rose Cross and the age of reason; eighteenth-century Rosicrucianism
in Central Europe and its relationship to the Enlightenment.
Spiritism or Kardecism--as it is known in Brazil due to its founder Hippolyte Rivail's pen name, Allan Kardec (1804-69)--was a synthesis of many religious practices, such as Catholicism, Protestantism, and occult philosophies that flourished in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe, including Swedenborgianism, Mesmerism, Rosicrucianism
, Freemasonry and Theosophy.
Novikov' (A Rosicrucian utopia: Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism
, and Illuminism in 18th-century Russia: q]ae circle of N.I.
The importance of astrology in Kepler's work does not affirm Frances Yates's attempt to make Hermetism the foundation of modern science (for critiques of the "Yates thesis" see Westman and Maguire; Copenhaver, "Natural Magic"), and her call to reassess Kepler as what she called "a heretic from Rosicrucianism
" (The Rosicrucian Englightenment 281) has gone unanswered because Kepler was never a Rosicrucian.
Emphasizing the debate surrounding the rhetoric of Rosicrucian sorcery, Stark shows that, rather than emerging from Rosicrucianism
, the experimentalist philosophers reacted against the mystical movement's claims to linguistic magic.
By the early modern period, Rosicrucianism
and Freemasonry mingled in the mix.
This explains his years of travel from 1619-25 (he was spying), his presence at the coronation of the Emperor in 1619, his trip to Ulm (he was visiting Rosicrucians), his use of pseudonyms, his association with Rosicrucianism
in Paris in 1623, as well as his subsequent peripatetic life in the Low Countries (85).