The Roots of Modern Magick: An Anthology by A H Greenfield

By A H Greenfield

This is often an anthology giving glimpses into three hundred years of magical spirituality, from 1700 to 2000, with feedback for the long run. The genuine Magical culture is hard to pin down, however the writer has come nearer than might be someone in deciding on the actual culture within the crucial roots of magical spirituality this day, and for the next day to come. twenty years of analysis and forty years of expertise during this zone identifies the writer as a tremendous historian of the paranormal real culture.

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There was trouble also in the Hamburg branch of the order. Carl von Ecker applied for Masonic authorization from Duke Ferdinand of Braunschweig, who agreed only on condition that Jewish members be expelled from the group. Carl von Hessen proposed a compromise in which Jewish Asiatic Brethren would form a separate lodge called the Melchisedeck lodge, but the Hamburg Jewish members rejected this proposal and left the order. “(Ephraim Joseph) Hirschfeld, meanwhile, was having his own problems in the Schleswig branch, culminating in a legal battle which began when he sued Ecker for payment of a debt.

A knowledge of the qualities of drugs, vapours, minerals, electricity, perfumes, fumigations, and all kinds of anaesthetics... ” Emma Hardinge Britten, ART MAGIC, p. 57, section V 2 F OR a person who has not enjoyed the general recognition of the modern occultist movement , Emma Hardinge Britten obviously deserves, there are quite a variety of metaphysical movements which lay claim to her legacy, albeit selectively. She was present at the small gathering of occultists that constituted the birth of the Theosophical Society (about which I shall have more to say presently).

But, as I have demonstrated elsewhere, there is considerable evidence that the HB of L goes back, in one form or another, to the 18th Century (at least) as the Fratres Lucis and Initiated Brothers of Asia, and it is quite possible that Britten was a direct member of one of these societies. One might add that her association with George Henry Felt suggests an affiliation, particularly since, according to Guenon, it was through Felt that Blavatsky and Olcott came to be members of the HB of L. 15 The Roots of Modern Magick • 1700 ~ 2000 through Papus and, arguably, Carl Kellner, a profound influence on the central gnosis of the pre-Crowley Ordo Templi Orientis, and, ultimately, one can see much similarity between the ideas about the occult expressed in the 19TH Century by Britten and those offered in more detail by Crowley in the early 20TH Century.

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