The Rosicrucians and Magister Christoph Schlegel: Hermetic Roots of America. Manly P. HALL, Ph D. Donald C. Kerr, A. Russell Slagle.

The Rosicrucians and Magister Christoph Schlegel: Hermetic Roots of America.

Los Angeles, CA: Philosophical Research Society, Inc., 1986. First Edition. Hardcover. Large octavo. xii + 250pp. Maroon faux leather boards, with gilt lettering to spine, b&w frontis and illustrations, endnotes. A study of the development of Rosicrucianism with a focus on Christoph Schlegel, his association with the Rosicrucians, and the role that German utopianism played in the foundation of America. Contents: Part I: In the Beginning; The Utopias; German Foundations; The Rosicrucian Manifestoes; Esoteric Foundations in England; Utopias in the Western Hemisphere; Christoph Schlegel, His Life and Times; Rosicrucian Landmarks of the Seventeenth through Nineteenth Centuries; The Fraternity of the Dedicated. Part II: Supplements. Commentary and Introduction to A. Russell Slagle by Donald C. Kerr; A. Russell Slagle Biographical Sketch; The Schlegel Family and the Rosicrucian Movement, by A. Russell Slagle; Father of the Fraternity, by A. Russell Slagle. Part I by Manly Palmer Hall (1901 - 1990), the Canadian-born occultist, mystic and author best known for his "The Secret Teaching of All Ages." Hall gathered together a world renowned collection of books and manuscripts on alchemy, mysticism, the occult, etc. which became part of the library of an organisation the Philosophical Research Society which he founded in 1934. Page edges slightly darkened - else a lovely bright and unmarked near Fine copy in lightly near Fine dust jacket. Item #63183
ISBN: 0893144223

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