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University College LondonWarburg Institute. Published November 11th by Routledge first published Perhaps, even influencing the first natural philosophers in England as they form the Royal Society?

Includes some really great copies of Rosicrucian engravings and art. Beautifully illustrated, it remains one of those rare works of scholarship which the general reader simply cannot afford to ignore. She was awarded her BA with first-class honours in May By shedding light on this era, Yates also attempts a much more ambitious project: An historical journey into the occult roots of modern science and technology.

Yates’ scholarship was often criticised for using what she termed her “powerful historical imagination”; she put forward scenarios that could not be proved using documentary evidence, something that many other historians saw as a flaw in her methodology. Description A history of the role that the occult has played in the formation of modern science and medicine, The Rosicrucian Enlightenment has had a tremendous impact on our understanding of the western esoteric tradition.

She presents the argument that the manifestos of the early ‘s were likely an ex 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. Lists with This Book. The Best Books of Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.


Account Options Sign in. The seminal studies of Michel Foucault and Frances Yates, even if not fully persuasive in every aspect, have made it impossible for historians ever again to ignore the role of various forms of magical thinking and practice in the Renaissance understanding of the natural world. The first true historical look at the “Rosicrucian” movement in Europe.

Eccles, she was awarded her MA on the basis of it in Book ratings by Goodreads. The magic of a bold operator like Dee, aims beyond the stars, aims at doing the supercelestial mathematical magic, the angel-conjuring magic.

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It did not prove as successful as her books published in the s. Alain Vande putte rated it really liked it Mar 17, Other books in this ffances. Magic was a dominating factor, working as a mathematics-mechanics in the lower world, as celestial mathematics in the celestial world, and as angelic conjuration in the supercelestial world.

Highly enjoyable writing that sheds actual historical light on a topic that is mired in new-age dreck. Frances Yates – – Studia Lulliana 3 3: American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Spatial Formations Nigel Thrift No preview available – The Art of Memory.


Yates’ journals only allude to one potential romantic attachment, to a man named Leonard, although there is no evidence that they had a relationship. Thankfully, Yates ignores the black hole of trying to wrestle with the question of whether or not the Rosicrucians existed and instead traces the currents of thought that likely led to and from the three published works attributed to them.

Brent rated it really liked it Oct 23, A Journal of the History of Science Sign in to use this feature. This is a view that Wouter Hanegraaff has put forth, starting with Yates as the scholar first to treat Renaissance hermeticism, integrated with Rosicrucianismas a coherent aspect of European culture.

In a way, the Rosicrucian manifestos can be seen as one of the last vestiges of the magico-mathematical explorations of the Renaissance before the Enlightenment plowed all that nonsense over. Yates brings together strands of European history to make a compelling argument that the Scientific Revolution was frxnces an isolated event that happened in opposition to the magical and alchemical thinking of the past but was rather a development from it, the result of early 17th century thinkers who used ideas of alchemy and the search for perfect knowledge to imagine a enlightsnment world.

I very much enjoyed this book and I look forward 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 rosucrucian, Nick Thomas rated it it was amazing.

Certain treatises publish by the Brothers of the Rosy Cross, the Rosicrucians claimed to have tapped into ancient sources of knowledge.