The Tessera of Antilia: Utopian Brotherhoods & Secret by Donald R Dickson

By Donald R Dickson

It is a research of the Protestant utopian move that all started in Germany, encouraged in huge degree via the writings of Johann Valentin Andreae and got here to England in the course of the efforts of the emigre Samuel Hartlib. the 1st chapters study Andreae's utopian writings, together with the Rosicrucian manifestos, as a part of his lifelong dedication to came across a Societas Christiana, a religious elite that will increase spiritual and highbrow lifestyles. His writings sparked a transnational stream in early sleek Europe. the main major of the German realized societies are mentioned: The Societas Ereunetica, Unio Christiana and Antilia. The latter chapters think about Hartlib's English circles and numerous utopian and realized societies within the 1650s. The textual content seeks to give a contribution to the knowledge of the function that "secret" societies and epistolary networks had within the republic of letters.

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27-28 [Selbstbiographie, pp. 42-43], described Hafenreffer as having the same qualities as his father and grandfather. Wilhelm Hoßbach, Johann Valentin Andrea und sein Zeitalter (Berlin, 1819), pp. 11-16, showed long ago that Turbo was an artistic rendering of the essence of Hafenreffer's Summa doctnnae Chnstianae. 27 Vita, p. 43 [Selbstbiographie, p. 67]. 28 Andreae, Vita, pp. 18-19 [Selbstbiographie, p. 29], says that of all his early works, his (not extant) Theodosius was the best. , in "Breviarum vitae Andreanae," a manuscript listing the major events of his life, Andreae dated the Chymische Hochzeit in 1605 (Kienast, pp.

11-16, showed long ago that Turbo was an artistic rendering of the essence of Hafenreffer's Summa doctnnae Chnstianae. 27 Vita, p. 43 [Selbstbiographie, p. 67]. 28 Andreae, Vita, pp. 18-19 [Selbstbiographie, p. 29], says that of all his early works, his (not extant) Theodosius was the best. , in "Breviarum vitae Andreanae," a manuscript listing the major events of his life, Andreae dated the Chymische Hochzeit in 1605 (Kienast, pp. 237-40, publishes a transcription); and in the Vita, pp. 26-28 [Selbstbiographie, pp.

It presented an inner and outer temple, symbolically Scripture and Nature, the two books of revelation. 43 More will be said about the rela­ tionship of the Rosicrucian writings to the "Naometria" below; suffice it to say that whoever wrote the Fama and Confessio was quite familiar with Studion's work. In addition to Studion, other esoteric writers with whom Hess was familiar included Julius Sperber and Aegidius Gutmann. 44 Sperber (d. 1615) wrote Der geheime Tractatus von den dreyen Seculis and Mystenum magnum, a theosophy of divine revelation.

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