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Supervised by Louis M. With the publication of Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition Yates highlighted the hermeticism within Renaissance culture, rosicrucan spoke of the interest in mysticism, magic and Gnosticism of Late Antiquity that survived the Middle Ages.

The arguments surrounding this questioning of Yates include Lodovico Lazzarelli and the rival views of Antoine Faivrewho has proposed a clearer definition of esotericism.

Selected pages Title Page. Magic was a dominating factor, working as a mathematics-mechanics in the lower world, as celestial mathematics in the celestial world, and as angelic conjuration in the supercelestial world. Rsicrucian of Knowledge Michel Foucault.

Ross – – Studia Leibnitiana 5 2: Brent rated it really liked it Oct 23, Understanding Media Marshall McLuhan. By shedding light on this era, Yates also attempts a much more ambitious project: Wolfson History Prize Dalton Mortimer rated it did not like it Aug 06, In terms of balance, depth, enlihgtenment readability — Yates is the benchmark for studies of this type. Douglas – – The Classical Review 18 The Rosicrucian EnlightenmentVolume 4.


Retrieved from ” https: In the earlier Renaissance, the magi rosicrucia been careful to use only the forms of magic operating in the elemental or celestial spheres, using talismans and various rituals to draw down favourable influences from the stars.

I very much enjoyed this book and I look forward to reading Yates’ other books on Renaissance thought and ideas. Yates links early Rosicrucian manifestos as propaganda created to usher in the Protestant reign of Frederick V and Elizabeth Stuart of Bohemia. To ask other readers questions about The Rosicrucian Enlightenmentplease sign up. Francse Read Edit View history. A rosicruican book and an eye-opening introduction to the fascinating story of our hermetic heritage. Western Esotericism and Rituals of Initiation.

It took me 20 years to finish this book! Purity and Danger Professor Mary Douglas.

Common terms and phrases A. Jul 07, Nick Thomas rated it it was amazing. I very much enjoyed this book and I look forward to reading Yates’ other books on Renais I saw this book mentioned in a Brooklyn Rail article on “Green Hermeticism” and decided to pick it up. Historian of religion Henrik Bogdan asserted that Yates’ work was “instrumental in changing the attitude of historians of science and philosophy toward esotericism.

Upon Britain’s victory in the war, Yates was among a number of Warburg scholars who emphasised the need for pan-European historiography, so as to reject the nationalisms that had led to the World Wars; this approach, she believed, must be both international and interdisciplinary.

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It was during the early s that she began writing an autobiography, inspired by E. The seminal studies of Michel Foucault and Frances Yates, even if not fully persuasive in every aspect, have made it impossible for historians ever again to ignore the role of various forms of magical thinking and practice in the Renaissance understanding of the natural world. One cannot leave out the angels in this world view, however much it may have been advancing towards the scientific revolution.


He has stated it as an attractive paradox, the autonomous esotericism helping give birth to the scientific mentality that will be dismissive of its parent. I am not much good at painting, I am no good at all at music, so there is only writing left. So I will write. Yates suggested that the itinerant Catholic priest Giordano Bruno was executed in for espousing the Hermetic tradition rather than his affirmation of cosmic acentricity.

Description A history of the role that the occult has played in the formation of modern science and medicine, The Rosicrucian Enlightenment has had a tremendous impact on our understanding of the western esoteric tradition.

The Rosicrucian Enlightenment

Account Options Sign in. Highly enjoyable writing that sheds actual historical light on a topic that is mired in new-age dreck. These essays address the topic of medieval men and, through a variety of theoretical, methodological, and disciplinary approaches, significantly extend our understanding of how, in the Middle Ages, masculinity and identity were conflicted and multifarious.

The Imperial Theme in the Sixteenth Centurywhich collected together lectures that she had presented in the s. In this book, she emphasised the role of Hermeticism in Bruno’s works, and the role that magic and mysticism played in Renaissance thinking. Review quote ‘Zestful, stylish, full of suggestive ways forward, Yates’s bold reassessment of Rosicrucianism is provoking, exhilarating and indispensable.