English | July 31, 2013 | ISBN: N/A | ASIN: B00E9JBY4O | 348 pages | MOBI | 16 MB
The present edition has been carefully revised, at the same time that it has been largely extended. It comprises, now, Two Volumes. The addition of new engravings — singularly suggestive — prepared with great care, presenting very antique and authentic claims, speaks for value.
The Authors can refer with pride to the numerous letters which reach them, if pride, or even particular gratification (according to ordinary ideas), could actuate in the statement of the fact. This is a serious treatise upon the “Rosicrucians.” Letters expressing great interest, some anonymous, some with names, addressed from all parts—from Germany, France, Spain, the West Indies; from India, Italy, and Denm ark, and from remote corners in our own country— these have multiplied since the work was first published. America has displayed unbounded curiosity. To all these communications, with a few exceptions, no answers have been (nor could be) returned. The volumes themselves must be read with attention, or nothing is effected. The book must be its own interpreter, if interpretation is sought. But interpretation does not apply in this instance.
With one word we shall conclude. The Authors of the “Rosicrucians” would quietly warn (for to do more would imply a greater attention than is due) against all attempts in books, or in print or otherwise, to subscribe with “letters ” or any addition (or affectstion), signifying a supposed personal connection with the real “Rosicrucians.” These haughty Philosophers forbade disclosure—this, of either their real doctrines or intentions, or of their personality.
We may most truly say, that in this work—as it now stands, care being taken to keep all reserves— will be found the best account of this illustrious and mysterious Fraternity.
CRITICS OF THE ROSICRUCIANS CRITICS
CHAPTER THE SECOND
SINGULAR ADVENTURES IN STAFFORDSHIRE
CHAPTER THE THIRD
CHAPTER THE FOURTH
INSUFFICIENCY OF WORLDLY OBJECTS
CHAPTER THE FIFTH
THE HERMETIC PHILOSOPHERS
CHAPTER THE SIXTH
AN HISTORICAL ADVENTURE
CHAPTER THE SEVENTH
THE HERMETIC BRETHREN
CHAPTER THE EIGHTH
MYTHIC HISTORY OF THE FLEUR-DE-LIS
CHAPTER THE NINTH
CHAPTER THE TENTH
FIRE-THEOSOPHY OF THE PERSIANS
CHAPTER THE ELEVENTH
IDEAS OF THE ROSICRUCIANS AS TO THE CHARACTER OF FIRE
CHAPTER THE TWELFTH
MONUMENTS RAISED TO FIRE-WORSHIP IN ALL COUNTRIES
CHAPTER THE THIRTIENTH
DRUIDIOAL STONES AND THEIR WORSHIP
CHAPTER THE FOURTEENTH.
INQUIRY AS TO THE POSSIBILITY OF MIRACLE
CHAPTER THE FIFTEENTH.
Can Evidence Be Depended Upon?—Examination Of Hume’s Reasoning
CHAPTER THE SIXTEENTH.
FOOTSTEPS OF THE ROSICRUCIANS AMIDST ARCHITECTURAL OBJECTS
CHAPTER THE SEVENTEENTH.
THE ROUND TOWERS OF IRELAND
CHAPTER THE EIGHTEENTH
PRISMATIC INVESTITURE OF THE MICROCOSM
CHAPTER THE NINETEENTH
CABALISTIC INTERPRETATIONS BY THE GNOSTICS
CHAPTER THE TWENTIETH.
MTSTIC CHRISTIAN FIGURES AND TALISMANS
CHAPTER THE TWENTY-FIRST.
THE “ROSY CROSS” IN INDIAN, EGYPTIAN, GREEK, ROMAN, AND MEDIAEVAL MONUMENTS
CHAPTER THE TWENTY-SECOND.
MYTH OF THE SCORPION, OR THE SNAKE, IN ITS MANY DISGUISES
CHAPTER THE TWENTY-THIRD.
OMINOUS CHARACTER OF THE COLOUR “WHITE” TO ENGLISH ROYALTY
CHAPTER THE TWENTY-FOURTH
THE BELIEFS OF THE ROSICRUCIANS—MEANING OF LIGHTS AND OF COMMEMORATIVE FLAMBEAUX IN ALL WORSHIP
CHAPTER THE TWENTY-FIFTH
THE GREAT PYRAMID