The Rosicrucians by Hargrave Jennings


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George Routledge & sons, c1887. Fourth Edition. 476 pages. Previous owner pen inscription to front-end paper, small booksellers label on inside board, some internal foxing. A very good copy. 

The Rosicrucians: Their Rites & Mysteries. 

'Hargrave Jennings was a nineteenth century English writer and occultist. His work joins the debates of the nineteenth century that sought to determine the relationships between modern science, religion, and the supernatural. Jennings believed that the doctrines of the Rosicrucians were derived from ancient phallic worship, and to a lesser extent fire and serpent worship. In this book, Jennings constructs elaborate and constantly shifting sets of correspondences. He tries to interrelate huge sets of symbols and objects in his search for the elusive Rosicrucians.

He spent two decades researching and writing this work, which is the first history in English of the Rosicrucians. This was his best-known book, in which the discussion extends to the Kabbalah, Gnosticism, the Druids, and ancient and medieval cultures; five editions were subsequently printed, and it was translated into German in 1912. It will interest scholars of the history of ideas, of the relationship of science and magic, and of the occult.'

Category Esoteric