“A work often dragged into the Rosicrucian camp is the Amphitheatrum (the Amphitheatre of Eternal Wisdom) of Heinrich Khunrath. This was written before It has not yet been proved that Heinrich was a brother of Conrad Khunrath; nor is it known whether he is identical with a certain Henricus Conrad Lips, who. Heinrich Khunrath was a physician, hermetic philosopher, and alchemist. He was also a sort of bridge between John Dee’s philosophy and Rosicrucianism.

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Heinrich Khunrath – Wikipedia

The full work was published inwith some additional large rectangular plates bearing symbolism which some writers have perceived as echoing that of the Fama – the heptangular fortress, the college of the mysteries, the gate of the Amphitheatre with a structure echoing the seven-sided vault. Frankfurt am Main, ; other eds.

Vara Sue Tamminga says: Robert Fludd used a similar image in his Summum Bonum of Some years ago I described this as the fourth Rosicrucian manifesto, really just to emphasise its importance in the sequence of Rosicrucian publications. Heinroch early work of alchemical symbolism is the Pretiosissimum Donum Dei the most precious gift of God. Heinrich Khunrath – The Emerald Tablet.

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He also held that experience and observation were essential to practical alchemical research, as would a natural philosopher. First let us try ehinrich place heinricg Chymical Wedding into this picture.

The Work of the Sun. Carlos Gilly has taken an entirely different approach, lhunrath upon the exclusively Rosicrucian material and he has now exhaustively documented the ‘Rosicrucian phenomenon’, showing the various personalities and the key texts that constitute the core of historical Rosicrucianism. During the first two decades of the 17th century an important group of alchemical writings were published under the editorship of Johan Tholde.

The appearance of the Confessio a year later inonly seemed to muddy things further, as it appeared rather to be a policy statement of the Rosicrucian Brotherhood, a more ‘secular’ work as opposed to the spiritual allegory and high inspiration of the Fama.


Heinrich Khunrath

Peter elaborates on the alchemical symbolism of 4 circular and 5 rectangular engravings integrated in the Amphitheatrum. Medical and chemical operations have to be undertaken, he stated, first under the guidance of God, then of Jesus Christ, and khunrahh through the three methods called Christiano-Kabalice, Divino-Magiceand Physico-Chymice.

Mon Aug 19 Khunrath was born in DresdenSaxonythe son of the merchant Sebastian Kunrat and his wife Anna in the year Amphitheatrum Sapientiae Aeternae is an alchemical classic, combining both Christianity and magic.

I have been able to find over 60 manuscripts of this work. Sorry not to be more help about the past lives.

Many people have tried to deconstruct the events and motivations of those caught up in the Rosicrucian furore and endeavoured to find a historical interpretation of the Rosicrucian phenomenon. Permission Reusing this file. It is a mystical treatise based on the wisdom of Solomon describing the seven steps leading to universal knowledge.

Dee and Kelly tell of their discovery of a red transmuting tincture at the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey, and it was this very tincture which they used to produce transmutations at Prague and Hejnrich.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. The Splendor solis is sometimes credited to Ulrich Poysel.

He died in poverty and obscurity in Leipzig on September 9, at age October 26, at Hi Alyssa, Okay first a response about the alchemy. There are to my knowledge only a handful of incunables directly relevant to hermeticism Ficino’s translation of parts of the Corpus Hermeticum of course, some works of Geber, Lull and Lactantius, and the allegorical mentions of alchemy in the Roman de la Rose and the Hypnerotomachiaso before alchemical ideas were transmitted only by means of manuscripts.

Despite the resonance with the use of music and imagery in the castle of the Chymical Wedding, the Atalanta fugiens has, I believe, no internal connections with Rosicrucianism, even though it is often held up as a key Rosicrucian work. There are eight petals to this rose, and it has Latin text set out so as to form eight concentric petals inside it. This work was ascribed to Salomon Trismosin, supposed to be the teacher of Paracelsus, but most likely, like Basil Valentine, an invented adept.


She told me that while she was researching the Rosicrucian Enlightenment a colleague had told her of the existence of this document and given her an idea of its contents, but she had not been able to locate it and consequently decided reluctantly not to mention it in her book.

In he issued his Themis Aurea the Laws of the Fraternity of the Rosy Cross – a work which does not really throw any new light upon the Brotherhood at all, but seems to be an extended commentary on elements from the Fama. Some elements of the Yates thesis, as it became known, now look decidedly shaky – she really did not give enough attention to the German origins of Rosicrucianism – and perhaps she rather expanded the term ‘Rosicrucian’ in her book, beyond its more narrow focus on the group of texts and writers that we can recognise as forming the early Rosicrucians, to encompass the wider pan-European hermetic current in the early 17th century, so that it became impossible for her to give a solid Rosicrucian history.

The most remarkable of his works, some of which are still in manuscript, is the Amphitheatrum Sapientiae! Frances Yates considered him to be a link between the philosophy of John Dee and Rosicrucianism. Schweighardt is apparently a pseudonym for Daniel Mogling. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository.

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