Mysteries of the Rosie Cross: Or, The History of that Curious Sect of the Middle Ages, Known as the Rosicrucians; with Examples of the Pretensions and Claims as Set Forth in the Writings of Their Leaders and Disciples

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A. Reader, 1891 - Rosicrucians - 134 pages
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Page 34 - For she is the breath of the power of God, and a pure influence flowing from the glory of the Almighty : therefore can no defiled thing fall into her.
Page 14 - After he had gone on for some time in this unintelligible cant, I found that he jumbled natural and moral ideas together into the same discourse, and that his great secret was nothing else but Content. This virtue does indeed produce, in some measure, all those effects which the...
Page 33 - A palmer's amice wrapped him round, With a wrought Spanish baldric bound, Like a pilgrim from beyond the sea: His left hand held his Book of Might, A silver cross was in his right; The lamp was placed beside his knee.
Page 135 - CULTUS ARBORUM— A Descriptive Account of Phallic Tree Worship, with illustrative Legends, Superstitious Usages, etc. ; exhibiting its Origin and Development amongst the Eastern and Western Nations of the World, from the earliest to modern times.
Page 10 - For they say, any mortals may enjoy the most intimate familiarities with these gentle Spirits, upon a condition very easy to all true Adepts, an inviolate preservation of Chastity. As to the following Cantos, all the passages of them are as fabulous, as the Vision at the beginning, or the Transformation at the end; (except the loss of your Hair, which I always mention with reverence). The Human persons are as fictitious as the Airy ones; and the character of Belinda, as it is...
Page 29 - Upon the report of this adventure, the country people soon came with lights to the sepulchre, and discovered that the statue, which was made of brass, was nothing more than a piece of clock-work ; that the floor of the vault was all loose, and underlaid with several springs, which upon any man's entering, naturally produced that which had happened.
Page 29 - The man had no sooner set one foot within the vault than the statue erected itself from its leaning posture, stood bolt upright, and upon the fellow's advancing another step, lifted up the truncheon in his right hand. The man still ventured a third step ; when the statue with a furious blow broke the lamp into a thousand pieces, and left his guest in a sudden darkness.
Page 16 - ... admitted into their society; that they had the same knowledge then which they would have possessed if they had lived from the beginning of the world, and had been always acquiring it; that they had a volume in which they could read all that ever was or ever would be written in other books till the end of time; that they could force to, and retain in their service the most powerful spirits and demons; that, by the virtue of their songs, they could attract pearls and precious stones from the depths...
Page 23 - ... rendered insurmountable, and navigation totally forbidden. Cato, who seems to be the wisest of the party, wishes that God in his mercy would be pleased to wash away all women from the earth by a new deluge, and at the same time to introduce some new arrangement* for the continuation of the excellent male sex without female help.
Page 12 - For mystic learning wondrous able In magic, talisman, and cabal, Whose primitive tradition reaches As far as Adam's first green breeches; Deep-sighted in intelligences, Ideas, atoms, influences, And much of Terra Incognita, Th...

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