"Adepts of the Western Traditions" Bundle
This bundle of two titles is Book 2 and Book 3 from Manly Hall's "THE ADEPTS in the Esoteric Western Tradition", "Orders of the Great Work: Alchemy" and "Orders of the Universal Reformation".
Orders of the Great Work, Alchemy:
Manly Hall continues here from East to West on the origin of Alchemy, its rise in Egypt as the secret doctrine of Hermes, its migration to Arabia, and its relation to the early schools of Christianity, from the Near East through the Byzantine Empire and into Europe. Through Alchemy’s travels many pioneers in the field emerged, including Roger Bacon, Raymond Lully, and Nicholas Flamel. The letters of Sendivogius to the Brotherhood of the Rosy Cross, almost completely unknown to the modern world, are also discussed.
ISBN: 0-89314-534-3 | Paperback. Illustrated. 108 pages
Orders of Universal Reformation Utopias:
The story of the Brotherhood of the Rosy Cross is set forth, including the origins of the Society, its program of reformation in Europe, and its final disappearance from the public stage. The landmarks of the Great School and its initiates during the era of the social experiments of the Western hemisphere are discussed.
The Utopians, and their program for a better world, Francis Bacon’s relationship to the Rosicrucians and his book, The New Atlantis, are examined; as are Andraea, Jakob Boehme, Elias Ashmole and other figures from the 17th century who sought to discover the secret of the Rosy Cross. Illustrated.
ISBN: 0-89314-380-4 | Paperback. 102 pages