|The Brotherhood of the Rosy Cross. History of the Rosicrucians. Arthur Edward Waite|
Some enlightenment on a quiet and cold evening...
Thanks to R.W. William Bianco of the Grand Lodge of New Jersey for sending this along to me. It has found a good and appreciative home.
""The Brotherhood of the Rosy Cross - A History of the Rosicrucians" is Arthur Edward Waite's study of the elusive Rosicrucians, a secret society which the first appeared to the public in Germany in the early 17th century. Arthur Edward Waite (1857 - 1942), more commonly referred to as A. E. Waite, was an American-born British mystic and poet. He wrote profusely on the subject of the occult and esoteric matters, and is famous for being the co-creator of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck. His work arguably constitutes the first attempt to systematically studying the history of western occultism, which he viewed more of a spiritual tradition than proto-science or pseudo-religion, as was the more common conception. Contents include: "Mythical Rosicrucian Precursors", "Militia Crucifera Evangelica", "Alchemists And Mystics Symbolism", "Of The Rose And Cross", "Fama Fraternitatis R C", "Confessio Fraternitatis R C", "The Chemical Nuptials", "Authorship Of The Chemical Nuptials", "Development Of Rosicrucian Literature", etc. Other works by this author include: "The Alchemical Writings of Edward Kelly" (1893), "Turba Philsophorum" (1894), and "Devil-Worship in France" (1896). Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork."