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Bing was a close friend of Yates, and they often went on holidays together. Description A history of the role that the occult has played in the formation of modern enlighhenment and medicine, The Rosicrucian Enlightenment has had a tremendous impact on our understanding of the western esoteric yatex.

Interesting material but the writing is repetitious and covers too much too thinly. Yates’s reputation as the leading scholar of intellectual movements of the Renaissance period is well deserved.

Brent rated it really liked it Oct 23, Sometimes like a detective novel.

Being and Nothingness Jean-Paul Sartre. An amazing study that puts the Rosicrucian cosmic joke in a historical perspective and follows the joke’s impact.

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Apr 25, Kreso rated it it was amazing. Frances Yates in graduation robes, Interesting treatment of religion, society, and the occult, marred by Yates’ flights of fantasy and tenuous connections in the second part of the book. Admittedly, I picked up this book because of my general interest in Western occultism, thinking it might bring light to some of the weirder parts of the Rosicrucian manifestos.

A phrase I caught just before having a nap today roskcrucian Rosicrucian Enlightenment included a vision enlighetnment the necessity for the reform of society, paticularly of education, for a third reformation of religion, embracing all sides of man’s sic activity – and saw thi I read this just before bed for a lot of nights In the years leading up to the Thirty years war as Catholic and Protestant princes vied for control of the Holy Roman Empire in the heart of Europe the age was extremely polarizing and ideological.


But I am a Utopian. The intellectual progress of the west when reading a general overview looks like a straight line however when looked at more closely it looks like a zigzag and often goes off on weird tangents and strange interludes.

I very much enjoyed this book and I look forward to reading Yates’ other books on Renaissance thought and ideas. In an academic capacity, she taught at the Warburg Institute of the University of London for many years, and also wrote a number of books on the subject of esoteric history.

The Rosicrucian Enlightenment (Routledge Classics)

The Rosicrucian Enlightenment by Frances A. It is now said that Yates founded a paradigmor gave out a grand narrative.

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It took me 20 years to finish this book! There is a vast literature on Rosicrucianism which assumes the existence of a secret society, founded by Christian Rosencreutz, and having a continuous existence up to modern times.

The Rosicrucian Enlightenment by Frances A. Yates

A survey of some early modern thinkers, including pointing out how closely interconnected the study of magic and angels and science were. The Art of Memory. I very much enjoyed this book and I look franecs to reading Yates’ other books on Renais I saw this book mentioned in a Brooklyn Rail article on “Green Hermeticism” and decided to pick it up.

Jul 07, Nick Thomas rated it it was amazing. Frances Amelia Yates – – Routledge. In this book, she emphasised the role of Hermeticism in Bruno’s works, and the role rosicruccian magic and mysticism played in Renaissance thinking. Her works drew attention to the role played by magic in early modern science and philosophy, before scholars such as Keith Thomas brought this topic into the historiographical mainstream.

But thought-provoking in places, and an interesting alternate perspective on the period even after odd years. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Yates’ journals only allude to one potential romantic attachment, to a rosicruckan named Leonard, yatess there is no evidence that they had enilghtenment relationship. Paolo Rossi identified two key points in it: It did not prove as successful as her books published yatess the s. Views Read Edit View history.

In her diary, she wrote that she now “saw Hermeticism as the clue to Bruno and the whole view of Renaissance magic in relation to him. Supervised by Louis M. Regional, Critical, and Historical Approaches In the earlier Renaissance, the magi had been careful to use only the forms of magic operating in the elemental or celestial spheres, using talismans and various rituals to draw down favourable influences from the stars.

And when, as if often the case, the misty discussion of ‘Rosicrucians’ and their history becomes involved with the masonic myths, the enquirer feels that he is sinking helplessly into a bottomless rosicruciam.

Hanegraaff argued that the reception of Yates’ work was coloured by the Zeitgeist. The magic of a bold operator like Dee, aims beyond the teh, aims at doing the supercelestial mathematical magic, the angel-conjuring magic. Find it on Scholar. Writing and Difference Jacques Derrida. Winners of the Wolfson History Prize. Yates – – Philosophical Quarterly 17 This shadowy brotherhood which combined hermetic, cabali In the years leading up to the Thirty years war as Catholic and Protestant princes vied for control of the Holy Roman Empire in the heart of Europe the age was extremely polarizing and ideological.

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