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Category: Eclectic & Esoteric Religions & Belief Systems|
The author of the book: Christopher McIntosh
Edition: State University of New York Press
Date of issue: 01 Jan 2011
Format files: Epub, PDF
The size of the: 986 KB
City - Country: Albany, NY, United States
Full description of the book The Rose Cross and the Age of Reason:This new edition of Christopher McIntosh's classic book on the Golden and Rosy Cross order is eagerly awaited. The order stands out as one of the most fascinating and influential of the high-degree masonic and illuminist groups that mushroomed in Europe from the 18th century onward. Active mainly in the German-speaking lands, it recast the original Rosicrucian vision and gave it renewed vitality. At one point it became politically influential when the Prussian King, Frederick William II, was a member of the order. Historians have often perceived the Golden and Rosy Cross as having had a conservative PDF, anti-Enlightenment agenda, but this study - drawing on rare German sources - shows that the matter was more complex. The members of the order practiced alchemy and operated a degree system that was later imitated by later orders such as the Golden Dawn. Like the latter, the Golden and Rosy Cross exerted a wide and enduring cultural influence. Both the alchemy of the order and its powerful ritual system are insightfully described in Christopher McIntosh's clear and compelling style.
About the author Christopher McIntoshChristopher McIntosh is a faculty member at the Centre for the Study of Esotericism, University of Exeter, England. He is the author of Eliphas Levi and the French Occult Revival, also published by SUNY Press.
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