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Rosicrucian Trilogy
Modern Translations of the Three Founding Documents
Translated by Joscelyn Godwin, Christopher McIntosh, and Donate Pahnke McIntosh
ISBN: 9781578636037
Book (Paperback)
Weiser Books
$22.95
6 x 9
192 pages
September 1, 2016


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The Rosicrucian Trilogy features modern translations of Fama Fraternitatis (1614), Confessio Fraternitatis (1615), and The Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreuz (1616) with 30 original illustrations by Hans Wildermann.

Four hundred years ago, the publication of these 3 anonymous documents launched the Rosicrucian movement. The story of Christian Rosenkreuz and his secretive order, as told in the Fama Fraternitatis, had political repercussions that continue to this day, while The Chemical Wedding is a landmark in European fantasy fiction. This present book offers the 3 founding documents in reliable, readable, modern English. Fully annotated and with modern introductions, these new translations explain the historical context, shed light on the beginnings of the Rosicrucian Order, and bring this fascinating material to a wider readership.

Joscelyn Godwin is a composer, musicologist and translator, known for his work on ancient music, paganism and music in the occult. He is the author of the first complete English language translation (1999) of one of the first illustrated printed texts, the incunabulum Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (1499). He teaches at Colgate University.
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Christopher McIntosh is a writer and historian specializing in the esoteric traditions of the West. He was for several years on the faculty of the Centre for the Study of Esotericism at Exeter University. He lives in Bremen, Germany.
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Donate Pahnke McIntosh is a scholar of religion and, as a lecturer at the University of Bremen, specialized in Gender Studies, Esotericism, and Ritual. She runs the Selene Institute for Ritual in Bremen.
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