Warenkorb
€ 0,00 0 Buch dabei,
portofrei
Bücher immer versandkostenfrei
The Magus of Freemasonry: The Mysterious Life of Elias Ashmole--Scientist, Alchemist, and Founder of the Royal Society als Taschenbuch
PORTO-
FREI

The Magus of Freemasonry: The Mysterious Life of Elias Ashmole--Scientist, Alchemist, and Founder of the Royal…

Sprache: Englisch.
Taschenbuch
A comprehensive look at the life of Elias Ashmole, who represents the historic missing link between operative and symbolic Freemasonry.
Taschenbuch

15,99*

inkl. MwSt.
Portofrei
Lieferbar innerhalb von zwei Wochen
The Magus of Freemasonry: The Mysterious Life of Elias Ashmole--Scientist, Alchemist, and Founder of the Royal Society als Taschenbuch

Produktdetails

Titel: The Magus of Freemasonry: The Mysterious Life of Elias Ashmole--Scientist, Alchemist, and Founder of the Royal Society
Autor/en: Tobias Churton

ISBN: 1594771227
EAN: 9781594771224
Sprache: Englisch.
INNER TRADITIONS

August 2006 - kartoniert - 303 Seiten

Beschreibung

A comprehensive look at the life of Elias Ashmole, who represents the historic missing link between operative and symbolic Freemasonry

- Explores the true role of occult and magical studies in the genesis of modern science

- Explains the full meaning of the term magus, which Ashmole exemplified

Elias Ashmole (1617-1692) was the first to record a personal account of initiation into Accepted Freemasonry. His writings help solve the debate between operative and "speculative" origins of Accepted Freemasonry, demonstrating that symbolic Freemasonry existed within the Masonic trade bodies. Ashmole was one of the leading intellectual luminaries of his time: a founding member of the Royal Society, a fellowship and later academy of natural philosophers and scientists; alchemist; astrological advisor to the king; and the creator of the world's first public museum. While Isaac Newton regarded him as an inspiration, Ashmole has been ignored by many conventional historians.

Tobias Churton's compelling portrait of Ashmole offers a perfect illustration of the true Renaissance figure--the magus. As opposed to the alienated position of his post-Cartesian successors, the magus occupied a place at the heart of Renaissance spiritual, intellectual, and scientific life. Churton shows Ashmole to be part of the ferment of the birth of modern science, a missing link between operative and symbolic Freemasonry, and a vital transmitter of esoteric thought when the laws of science were first taking hold. He was a man who moved with facility between the powers of earth and the active symbols of heaven.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Acknowledgements

Introduction: Ex Uno Omnia
The Great Man
The Magus
The Hermetic Magus
Alchemy
Lichfield
C.H. Josten

One: The Coming One
The Ashmoles
Formative Influences
Mother

Two: Lichfield--the Hidden Light of England
St. Chad and the Origins of Lichfield
Gaia
Childhood

Three: London Calling

Four: War
Astrology
The Intelligencer
Ashmole's Persona
Defending Oxford
Dreams and Spires
Women
Worcester

Five: Defeat and Rebirth: Freemasonry
Free Masonry
Secret Signs

Six: Return to London
Women Again
Lady Mainwaring

Seven: The 1650s (I): The Philosopher's Stone
Ex Uno Omnia
Fasciculus Chemicus
One Hieroglyph--New Being
The Theatre of British Chemistry
Ashmole and the Rosicrucians
The Rose Cross Fraternity
A Gathering Reputation
The Way to Bliss

Eight: The 1650s (ii): Study to Be Quiet
Secret Work
A Journey to Staffordshire
Contemplative Men and Antiquarian Recreation
The Tradescant Deed of Gift

Nine: The Windsor Herald
The Royal Society
The Antiquarian
The Masterpiece
Astro-Politics

Ten: Lichfield--the Reconstruction
Restaurator
The Loving Cup
Our Magus
Ashmole's Politics
Bills, Bills, and More Bills
Ashmole and the Mason's Company
The Origins of Freemasonry

Eleven: The Museum
The Tradescant Rarities
The Ashmolean
"Those Fatall Flames"

Twelve: Coming Home
Saving Dee
Sendivogius, Kelley, and Dee
Toward Home
Postscript

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Portrait

Tobias Churton is a world authority on Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism, Hermeticism and Gnosticism. Holding a Masters degree in Theology from Brasenose College, Oxford, Tobias is an Honorary Fellow of Exeter University and Faculty Lecturer in Western Esotericism.

Pressestimmen

"Reads like an adventure novel. Ashmole was one of the leading intellectual and spiritual lights of the time, an accomplished alchemist, and close friend to some of the most brilliant men in England. Churton has given us a compelling picture of Ashmole's life, the city in which he lived, and the guild structure of the time." Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, USA
Servicehotline
089 - 70 80 99 47

Mo. - Fr. 8.00 - 20.00 Uhr
Sa. 10.00 - 20.00 Uhr
Filialhotline
089 - 30 75 75 75

Mo. - Sa. 9.00 - 20.00 Uhr
Bleiben Sie in Kontakt:
Sicher & bequem bezahlen:
akzeptierte Zahlungsarten: Überweisung, offene Rechnung,
Visa, Master Card, American Express, Paypal
Zustellung durch:
* Alle Preise verstehen sich inkl. der gesetzlichen MwSt. Informationen über den Versand und anfallende Versandkosten finden Sie hier.
** Deutschsprachige eBooks und Bücher dürfen aufgrund der in Deutschland geltenden Buchpreisbindung und/oder Vorgaben von Verlagen nicht rabattiert werden. Soweit von uns deutschsprachige eBooks und Bücher günstiger angezeigt werden, wurde bei diesen kürzlich von den Verlagen der Preis gesenkt oder die Buchpreisbindung wurde für diese Titel inzwischen aufgehoben. Angaben zu Preisnachlässen beziehen sich auf den dargestellten Vergleichspreis.