1881: Apollonius Tyaneus and Simon Magus

In the “History of the Christian Religion to the year two hundred,” by Charles B. Waite, A.M., announced and reviewed in the Banner of Light (Boston), we find portions of the work relating to the great thaumaturgist of the second century A.D. – Apollonius of Tyana, the rival of whom had never appeared in the Roman Empire. “The time of which this volume takes special cognizance is divided into six periods, during the second of which, A.D. 80 to A.D. 120, is included the ‘Age of Miracles,’ the history of which will prove of interest to Spiritualists as a means of comparing the manifestations of unseen intelligences in our time with similar events of the days immediately following the introduction of Christianity. Apollonius Tyaneus was the most remarkable character of that period, and witnessed the reign of a dozen Roman emperors. Before his birth, Proteus, an Egyptian god, appeared […] Read More

1556: The Book of Lambspring

A Noble Ancient Philosopher, Concerning the Philosophical Stone; Rendered into Latin Verse by Nicholas Barnaud Delphinas, Doctor of Medicine, a zealous Student of this Art. PREFACE I am called Lambspring, born of a Noble Family, and this Crest I bear with Glory and Justice. Philosophy I have read, and thoroughly understood, The utmost depth of my teachers’ knowledge have I sounded. This God graciously granted to me, Giving me a heart to understand wisdom. Thus I became the Author of this Book, And I have clearly set forth the whole matter,  That Rich and Poor might understand. There is nothing like it upon earth;  Nor (God be praised) have I therein forgotten my humble self. I am acquainted with the only true foundation: Therefore preserve this Book with care, And take heed that you study it again and again. Thus shall you receive and learn the truth, And use […] Read More