And The Occult Philosophy John Dee And The Faerie Queene

Ramon Lull Trees Jew Gentile Christian

Of the Elizabethan poets, the one who has been placed within a recognisable thought movement is Edmund Spenser, usually described as a Neoplatonist. This label, as formerly used, left out the Hermetic Cabalist core which modern scholarship has revealed within Renaissance Neoplatonism, as formulated by Ficino and Pico. Notwithstanding the immense literature on Spenser, his Neoplatonism has not yet been tackled on modern lines, though much has recently been brought to light of which the older...

The Occult Philosophy And Puritanism John Milton

The Elizabethan movement which we have studied, and of which Spenser's Faerie Queene was the epic expression, contained strong Puritan elements. We have seen that throughout its history from Pico onwards, Christian Cabala tended to carry with it reforming enthusiasms. Reuchlin connects it with the beginning of the German reformation Egidius of Viterbo hoped much from Catholic reform. In England, the Tudor reform took up Cabalist elements, and the English representative of the Christian Cabalist...

Christian Cabala And Rosicrucianism

At the end of the chapter on Francesco Giorgi in the first part of this book, the suggestion was raised that Giorgi's philosophy may be closely related to the philosophy of Rosicrucianism. It is certain that Robert Fludd's vast volumes on the universal harmony, the Utriusque cosmi historia published at Oppenheim in 1617 19, are heavily influenced by Giorgi and represent, in essence, the Giorgi philosophy in a later form.1 Fludd, as we know, was associated with the Rosicrucian movement.2 Was,...