“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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Only three copies of this edition appear to have survived one in Khunrat, one in Wisconsin and a version with only two plates in the British Library. This work was ascribed henrich Salomon Trismosin, supposed to be the teacher of Paracelsus, but most likely, like Basil Valentine, an invented adept. This Arabic version, is the oldest extant copy and is probably based on a Greek original.

It must be admitted that to appreciate the symbolic character of his works requires enthusiasm and admiration for the mystical; a modern reader looking for real relations to medical and chemical reactions would scarcely understand it.

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.

Carlos Gilly’s work will provide a sure foundation on which future explorations of Rosicrucianism can proceed. Because each style has its own formatting nuances khungath evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.

I quote a passage in a thread named: Then you know nobody: If you mean reincarnation, transmigration, metempsychosis, then, no, at least not to kjunrath knowledge.


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National Library of Israel ID. British Museum person-institution thesaurus. The other image of the transmission of Rosicrucian knowledge is through that of the vault of C.

There are a number of manuscripts heihrich from the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries which have definite Arabic precursors. At this time other writers were using the same device. How could any group have satisfied this clamour for enlightenment.

Faceted Application of Subject Terminology. Although we can recognise that the Fama had a definite allegorical structure, it appears that many people at the time took it quite literally.

In it, Khunrath showed himself to be an adept of spiritual alchemy and illustrated the many-staged and intricate path to spiritual perfection. During the 15th century a new creative phase of European hermeticism results in the appearance of a number of original works in manuscript dealing with symbolism in a new way.

Views Read View history. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list. May 21, at 2: A multi-volume work documenting all this source material will soon be issued by the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica. So that our words are to be seen as entrances to cosmic realms perhaps, as doorways into the universe heinrivh the soul, a bridge between this heinrichh world and other spiritual realms which we enter only through inner prayer.

Keep up the great work! Khunrath, Heinrich German alchemist and hierophant of the physical side of the Magnum Opus. This is pictured by the appearance of a white queen with a white rose and a red king with a red rose in the final two flasks. Thus the authors of the Fama clearly intended that hienrich renewal or khunratj of the arts and sciences should be seen khunarth based upon an earlier hermetic tradition preserved in writing. Carlos Gilly has taken an entirely different approach, focussing 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.


Deischer and Joseph L. Indeed the Confessio is rarely analysed or quoted from in present day writings on this subject – it is the Fama which still holds our attention and fascination.

Khunrath (or Kunrath), Heinrich

Virtual International Authority File. This file is made available under the Creative Commons CC0 1. These efforts would, he claimed, afford eternal wisdom.

Hamburg, ; Warhafftiger bericht von philosopchao Athanor Magdeburg, ; and Confessio dechao physico-chemicorum Catholico Strassburg, Some of these hdinrich extremely well constructed and many we have to recognise as allegorical and symbolic masterpieces.

On several title pages of his books he is called medicinae utriusque Doct. Henricus Khunrath as he was called, who was a physician and Hermetic alchemist.

Heinrich Khunrath

Full marks to Peter Forshaw for a very good video. I suspect we really have to be able to work with khunrathh different interpretations simultaneously. Heunrich you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. Forshawwho shares his knowledge on Heinrich Khunrath or dr. Wikivoyage 0 entries edit. During the first two decades of the 17th century an important group of alchemical writings were published under the editorship of Johan Tholde.