The Rosicrucians: The History, Mythology, and Rituals of an Esoteric Order

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Weiser Books, Sep 1, 1998 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 162 pages
Christopher McIntosh chronicles the obscure and often elusive history of the Fraternity of the Rosy Cross - the Rosicrucians, a sect established by the mysterious Father Christian Rosenkreutz, whose body, it is said, was discovered preserved in a seven-sided vault, 120 years after his death.
 

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Interesting material on Samuel Richter and the R & AC, links pietism, alchemy, rosicrucianism.

Contents

The Esoteric Tradition in Germany
9
The Tübingen Circle
23
The Aftermath of the Manifestos
31
The Spread of Rosicrucianism
39
The Search for the Philosophers Stone
51
The Golden and Rosy Cross
63
The Revival in France
85
Chapter 10 The Golden Dawn Its Antecedents
97
The Rosicrucian Adept in Literature
107
Modern Rosicrucian Movements
119
The Rose Croix of Heredom Degree
141
Index
157
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About the author (1998)

Christopher McIntosh is a writer and historian specializing in the esoteric traditions of the West. He was for several years on the faculty of the Centre for the Study of Esotericism at Exeter University. He lives in Bremen, Germany.

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