Wisdom's Children: A Christian Esoteric Tradition
SUNY Press, 1999 M10 14 - 370 páginas
The first book in English to provide an in-depth introduction to the Christian theosophic tradition that began with Jacob Bo¬hme, Wisdom s Children brings us into a startling new world of experiential spirituality that is in fact the Christian equivalent of Sufism and Kabbalism. With biographic introductions to major theosophers and detailed discussions of theosophic authors such as John Pordage, Jane Leade, Dionysius Freher, and Johann Gichtel as well as a survey of their major theosophic cosmological and metaphysical teachings this book is an indispensable guide to the hidden history of Protestantism and its ramifications today.
With chapters discussing theosophy in relation to Gnosticism, magic, astrology, alchemy, and other Western esoteric traditions, Wisdom s Children is situated solidly in its historical context using primary works from the tradition itself. The book also provides unexpected insights into how this modern gnostic tradition speaks to us today, and suggests how this tradition could spark a new Renaissance to link spirituality, the arts, and the sciences in a new and encompassing vision.
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Prior to this book I didn't know much about early Theosophy nor some of the early Theosophists/Alchemists like Jacob Boehme, Conrad Beissel, and Johannes Kelpious. It's an incredibly well-written and ... Leer comentario completo
This is not intended as a review of the book, which I have not read.
Page 89 of the book says that Johann Kelpius was born in Denndorf, Germany.
I believe this is an error. Denndorf (Daia in Romanian)is a village that is now part of Romania. The village was founded by and made up of ethnic Germans, and remained populated primarily by ethnic Germans until the early 1990s. At the time that Denndorf was founded it was part of Hungary. Even though Denndorf was founded by and built by ethnic Germans, it was never part of Germany.
Again, i have not read the book as a whole, but wanted to to point out this factual error.
Johann Georg Gichtel and His Circle
The Visionary Science of Dr John Pordage
Jane Leade the Philadelphians and the Doctrine
Dionysius Andreas Freher Allen Leppington and William Law
Johannes Kelpius and Pennsylvania Theosophy
Christopher Walton and His Theosophic College
The Physiology of the Soul
Turning Wrath into Love
Penetrating the Merely Astral
Theosophy and Gnosticism
Alchemy and Theosophy
Theosophy and Chivalry
Theosophy Herbal Medicine Magic and Astrology
Theosophy and Modern Science
The Divine Emanation of Worlds
The Science of Imagination
The Eye in the Heart
Awakening Man from Gichtel Eine kurze Eroffnung 1696
Frontispiece from Bohme The Way to Christ from Theosophia
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