Originally published in 1919 as a multi-part series in "The New Age Magazine," this is a work sure to spark interest in not only Cagliostro, but also in a beautiful but near lost form of Masonry.
Author: Henry R. Evans
Publisher: Cornerstone Book Publishers
Category: Social Science
Few Individuals are surrounded in as much mystery as the Comte de Cagliostro. Was he a Masonic fraud or an innocent victim of the times? This reproduction of Henry R. Evans' inspiring work gives us reason to rethink any negative images of this Masonic wonderman. Originally published in 1919 as a multi-part series in "The New Age Magazine," this is a work sure to spark interest in not only Cagliostro, but also in a beautiful but near lost form of Masonry.
The Masonic Magician tells Cagliostro’s extraordinary story, complete with the first English translation of his Egyptian Rite of Freemasonry ever published.
Author: Philippa Faulks
Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The Masonic Magician tells Cagliostro’s extraordinary story, complete with the first English translation of his Egyptian Rite of Freemasonry ever published. The authors examine the case made against him, that he was an impostor as well as a heretic, and find that the Roman Church, and history itself, have done him a terrible injustice. This engaging account, drawing on remarkable new documentary evidence, shows that the man condemned was a genuine visionary and true champion of Freemasonry. His teachings have much to reveal to us today, not just of the secrets of the movement, but of the mysterious hostility it continues to attract.
two decades after the establishment of Melissino's rite in Russia, London saw the
appearance of another theurgic, Alchemico-Masonic rite which also employed the acacia in an entheogenic context: Count Alessandro di Cagliostro's Egyptian
Author: P.D. Newman
P.D. Newman's bold and daring theory provides a radical interpretation of Masonic symbolism. In the tradition of Wasson, Hofmann and Ruck, in ""The Road to Eleusis: Unveiling the Secret of the Mysteries"" (1978), and Heinrich's ""Strange Fruit: Alchemy, Religion, and Magical Foods"" (1995), Newman suggests that practical psychoactive pharmacology, rather than philosophy, lies concealed in the root of some of our allegories and mysteries. Admitting to being more than a mere theoretician, Newman draws from his own personal experiences, and a wide range of sources, in presenting his theory in a logical manner, which merits consideration. - Arturo De Hoyos, 33* Grand Archivist and Grand Historian Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction
This book offers a historical study of the Masonic "Rite of Memphis-Misraim", allegedly established in 1881. The "Rite of Memphis" and the "Rite of Misraim" were originally separate bodies that originated in the first half of 19th century France. The Rite often refers to Cagliostro (1743-1795), an Italian alchemist, Freemason, healer, and "a key figure of his time", who allegedly gave the organization the impulse necessary for its development. This Masonic system of "High Degrees" is sometimes known as "Egyptian Freemasonry" due to the invocation of Hermetic derived esoteric symbolism that is filled with alchemical, occult and Egyptian references. These degrees blend Christian, Kabbalistic, Neo-Platonic, Pythagorean mysteries, and beyond, within a single Rite of 90 degrees. "Of Memphis and of Misraim, the Oriental Silence of the Winged Sun" is one of the most comprehensive books of its type ever published in the English language. That's why this book is so engaging, with some 400 pages, unveiling the stream of Hermes that passes through Masonry, from the soul of Cagliostro onto the various Egyptian Rites today... Contents:1] FRANC-MAÇONNERIE - THE DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH GRADES IN FRENCH MASONRY DURING THE 18TH CENTURY2] ON THE ORIGINS OF EGYPTIAN MASONRY, CAGLIOSTRO 3] RITE DE MISRAÎM 4] RITE DE MEMPHIS 5] THE CARBONARI AND THE ORIENTAL RITE 6] JOHN YARKER AND THE ANTIENT AND PRIMITIVE RITE OF MASONRY 7] 1881 - THE ANCIENT AND PRIMITIVE RITE OF MEMPHIS-MISRAÎM 8] 1934 - THE EGYPTIAN RITE OF THE F.U.D.O.S.I 9] MEMPHIS-MISRAÎM - THE ORDER WORLDWIDE 10] MM; ITS SYMBOLISM & DEGREES and finally, the Appendix:I : The Egytian Rite of the Theosophists II : La Grande Hiérophanie and the Arcana Arcanorum III : The Magi of Memphis
xl He did actually exist, and founded the Egyptian Rite, patterning it after Freemasonry, as he was a Freemason himself. It is not known what happened to Cagliostro as he spent time in the dungeons of the Italian jail, but it is believed
that he ...
Though no longer regarded as a ritual in Freemasonry, the Egyptian Rite is
available and all who read it will recognize its ... Court de Gebelin, the man who
confirmed Cagliostro's knowledge of Egyptian esotericism, was himself a
Author: Graham Hancock
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Social Science
A roller coaster intellectual journey through the back streets and rat runs of history to uncover the traces in architecture and monuments of a secret religion that has shaped the world.
The Asiatic Brethren continued to be associated with Egyptian Rite Freemasonry,
which had its origins with Count Cagliostro. Cagliostro, it is said, had been
initiated into the rite by the Comte St. Germain.73 Marsha Keith Schuchard
Author: David Livingstone
Publisher: David Livingstone
Far too ignorant of the histories of the rest of the world, being aware of only the accomplishments of Greece, Rome and Europe, Westerners have been made to believe that their societies represent the most superior examples of civilization. However, the Western value system stems from a misconception that, as in nature, human society too is evolving. The idea derives from the hidden influence of secret societies, who followed the belief in spiritual evolution of the Kabbalah, which taught that history would attain its fulfillment when man would become God, and make his own laws. Therefore, the infamous Illuminati gave its name to the Enlightenment of the eighteenth century, which claimed that human progress must abandon "superstition," meaning Christianity, in favor of "reason." Thus the Illuminati succeeded in bringing about the French and American revolutions, which instituted the separation of Church and State, and from that point forward, the Western values of Humanism, seen to include secularism, human rights, democracy and capitalism, have been celebrated as the culmination of centuries of human intellectual evolution. This is the basis of the propaganda which has been used to foster a Clash of Civilizations, where the Islamic world is presented as stubbornly adhering to the anachronistic idea of "theocracy." Where once the spread of Christianity and civilizing the world were used as pretexts for colonization, today a new White Man's Burden makes use of human rights and democracy to justify imperial aggression. However, because, after centuries of decline, the Islamic world is incapable of mobilizing a defense, the Western powers, as part of their age-old strategy of Divide and Conquer, have fostered the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, to both serve as agent-provocateurs and to malign the image of Islam. These sects, known to scholars as Revivalists, opposed the traditions of classical Islamic scholarship in order to create the opportunity to rewrite the laws of the religion to better serve their sponsors. Thus were created the Wahhabi and Salafi sects of Islam, from which were derived the Muslim Brotherhood, which has been in the service of the West ever since. But, the story of the development of these Islamic sects involves the bizarre doctrines and hidden networks of occult secret societies, being based on a Rosicrucian myth of Egyptian Freemasonry, which see the Muslim radicals as inheritors of an ancient mystery tradition of the Middle East which was passed on to the Knights Templar during the Crusades, thus forming the foundation of the legends of the Holy Grail. These beliefs would not only form the cause for the association of Western intelligence agencies with Islamic fundamentalists, but would fundamentally shape much of twentieth century history.
mass of absurdities than its author has collected and exhibited in his history of
this rite : and we believe we will render our ... four series, in manner similar with the rite called Egyptian, created by Joseph Balsamo,. surnamed Cagliostro,1
mass of absurdities than its author has collected and ex . hibited in his bistory of
this rite : and we believe we will render our ... into four series , in manner similar
with the rite called Egyptian , created by Joseph Balsamo , surnamed Cagliostro
The main influences in this transformation were Count Alessandro Cagliostro (
1743 – 95 ) and Carl Friedrich Köppen . ... Initiation rites of Free . masonry , given
an appropriately Egyptian setting in Die Zauberflöte , seem to owe a great deal to
Cagliostro always in - of the Egyptian Rite , burn the archives , sisted on the
moral and religious im - and be initiated ... all the others Renewed
correspondence took place , of Freemasonry , on the ground that it was but Cagliostro would not ...
NE 0203694 NN CEY Evans , Henry Ridgely , 1861– Cagliostro , a sorcerer of the eighteenth century ; with a résumé of his Egyptian rite of freemasonry , by
Henry Ridgoly Evans ... New and rev . ed . New York , Macoy publishing and
The Freemasons Holy Office , Cagliostro was finally conhave changed the order
of these initials , and demned to death as a ... WHAT FREEMASONRY IS - AND
IS NOT By D. D. CAGLIOSTRO AND HIS EGYPTIAN RITE OF FREEMASONRY
These, in their turn, greatly influenced the modern versions of the Ancient & Primitive Rites of Memphis & Misraim. Previous to publication of this volume, information on the Rite of Memphis was scattered through many obscure works.
Author: Allen H Greenfield
The Egyptian Rite of Freemasonry was influenced by the Hermetic Brotherhood of Egypt in Cagliostro's 18th century Order, and profoundly impacted the 19th century Rites of Memphis and Misraim. These, in their turn, greatly influenced the modern versions of the Ancient & Primitive Rites of Memphis & Misraim. Previous to publication of this volume, information on the Rite of Memphis was scattered through many obscure works. This NEW EDITION collects under one cover, and explains in some detail the essential rituals and aspects of the traditional 97 degrees of the Rite, along with much historical data and supplementary material. Also included is an essay by T Allen Greenfield, detailing the Points Chauds (hot points) system for Scrying the Universe.
Author: Fernando GARRIDO (and CAYLEY (Charles Bagot))Publish On: 1876
JOSEPH BALSAMO , KNOWN AS THE COUNT OF CAGLIOSTRO ; HIS ORIGIN ;
TRICK PLAYED ON MARANO ; HE ... He had visited Rome as a Freemason , and
, apparently , as chief of the “ Egyptian Rite , ” at the beginning of 1789 ; and in ...
Author: Fernando GARRIDO (and CAYLEY (Charles Bagot))
For the Catholic Inquisition, who imprisoned Cagliostro as a seditious Freemason
in 1790, his unholy merger of Swedenborgianism and Falkian ... He “wished to
undeceive them, and to initiate them into the rites of his Egyptian masonry.
Author: M. Goldish
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The earliest scientific studies of Jewish messianism were conducted by the scholars of the Wissenschaft des Judentums school, particularly Heinrich Graetz, the first great Jewish historian of the Jews since Josephus. These researches were invaluable because they utilized primary sources in print and manuscript which had been previously unknown or used only in polemics. The Wissenschaft studies themselves, however, prove to be polemics as well on closer inspection. Among the goals of this group was to demonstrate that Judaism is a rational and logical faith whose legitimacy and historical progress deserve recognition by the nations of Europe. Mystical and messianic beliefs which might undermine this image were presented as aberrations or the result of corrosive foreign influences on the Jews. Gershom Scholem took upon himself the task of returning mysticism and messianism to their rightful central place in the panorama of Jewish thought. Jewish messianism was, for Scholem, a central theme in the philosophy and life of the Jews throughout their history, shaped anew by each generation to fit its specific hopes and needs. Scholem emphasized that this phenomenon was essentially independent of messianic or millenarian trends among other peoples. For example, in discussing messianism in the early modern era Scholem describes a trunk of influence on the Jewish psyche set off by the expulsion from Spain in 1492.
After an elaborate preamble , which included invocations of the planetary spirits , the ' Dove of the Rite ' - a young boy or ... Without its Grand Cophta , for whose
benefit it existed , the Egyptian Rite could not survive and when Cagliostro died ...
Since then, scholars have rediscovered the archives and found many documents
which had previously been ... there never existed 'bad', 'deviant' forms of freemasonry (as in the past such systems as Cagliostro's 'Egyptian Rite', Von
Author: Alexandra Heidle
Category: Social Science
This volume concentrates on two aspects of the participation of women in Freemasonry: Womena (TM)s agency (i.e. the power women gained and exercised in this context) and rituals (i.e. the role of man and women in changing and shaping the rituals women work with).
Cagliostro's next mission , in 1779–1780 , was to Germany , the Baltic , Russia ,
and Poland , where his first Egyptian lodge was founded in Warsaw.12 Then he
propagated the Egyptian Rite of Freemasonry on a grand scale in Strasbourg ...
Author: Joscelyn Godwin
Publisher: Suny Press
An enticing intellectual history of various esoteric currents from the early Romantic period to the early twentieth century. The author maintains that the Theosophical Society held a crucial position as the place where all those currents temporarily united, before diverging again.