Shambhala Publications, March 1978. Paper Back. Used - Good. Item #292169
'Removing Rosicrucianism from the realm of occultist studies, the author discusses the Rosicrucian Enlightenment as a stage in European culture intermediate between the Renaissance and the 17th-century scientific revolution--a phase in which the Hermetic-Cabalist tradition was influenced by the tradition of alchemy. Dr. Yates's book examines the mysterious Rosicrucian manifestos, documents published in Germany in the early 17th century. She ties these manifestos into movements stirred up by John Dee in Bohemia and with movements in Germany culminating with the short-lived reign of the 'Winter' King and Queen. Other themes and personalities discussed include Johann Valentin Andreae, Robert Fludd, Boyle's 'Invisible College,' and the rise of the Royal Society and of Freemasonry. Blending the histories of religion and philosophy, this book views Rosicrucianism as an attempt to meld spiritual illumination with intellectual and scientific advancement.' Covers mildly worn from handling; Spine-length creased from use; Pages free of markings, though some have been dog-eared; A great reading copy.