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PERI ERYTHROSTAYRYTOON HICTORIAI (B)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 14/11/17) CHAPTER I. ON THE STATE OF MYSTICAL PHILOSOPHY IN GERMANY AT THE CLOSE OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY. THE traditions of the Neo-Platonic philosophy, with its elaborate theurgical system, were to some extent perpetuated through the whole … Continue reading

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gnostics and religions (β)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 20/1017) PART I. GNOSTICISM AND ITS SOURCES Τουτοῦ με χάριν πέμψον, Πάτερ, σφραγῖδας ἔχων καταβήσομαι, Αἰῶνας ὅλους διοδεύσω, μυστήρια πάντα διανοίξω, μορφὰς δὲ θεῶν ἐπιδείξω, καὶ τὰ κεκρυμμένα τῆς ἁγίας ὁδοῦ, ΓΝΩΣΙΝ καλέσας, παραδώσω· Ophite Hymn, (Hippolytus, … Continue reading

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PERI ERYTHROSTAYRYTOON HICTORIAI (A)

Collegium Fraternitatis, from T. Schweighart, Speculum sophicum Rhodo-stauroticum [1604] (Public Domain Image) The Real History of the Rosicrucians This is Arthur Edward Waite’s study of the elusive Rosicrucians, a secret society of which the first public notice was in early … Continue reading

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gnostics and religions (a)

The Gnostics and Their Remains In the mid-19th century, eighty years before the chance discovery of a treasure trove of Gnostic manuscripts in a dump in Egypt, C.W. King collected what was known about the Gnostics in this book. At … Continue reading

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