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Arcade d’Orient Vial: From ‘Philosophie Naturelle’ – A Panorama Of Alchemy Throughout The Ages-Part II & Conclusion

Title page, ‘Philosophie Naturelle’ by Arcade d’Orient Vial * Today’s sharing from the Blue House of Via-HYGEIA is the continuation and conclusion of the ‘Panorama of Alchemy throughout the Ages’, of which we published the first part some time earlier,...

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A Little Antoinette Bourignon Sampler: Part 1- Introductory texts

Posthumous portrait of Antoinette Bourignon, engraved by Batterby & Son for the ‘Light of the World’ 1786 abridged edition, edited by Joseph Whittingham Salmon for the Society for Promotion of the Heavenly Doctrines of the New Jerusalem...

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Francis Warrain: From ‘La Théodicée de la Kabbale’–The System of the Scale-Part 3-Hierarchy

Francis Warain, picture frontispiece in ‘La Théodicée de la Kabale’, Editions Véga, 1949. * With today’s sharing from the Blue House of Via-HYGEIA, we continue our selections from Francis Warrain’s ‘La Théodicée de la Kabbale’, posthumously published by...

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A Little Antoine Madrolle Sampler: Part 1- A Marial Classical Genealogy & Exegesis

A portrait of Antoine Madrolle, origin unknown. * Today’s sharing from the Blue House of Via-HYGEIA, is part 1 of a planned sampler-series devoted to Antoine Madrolle (May 29 1791-April 14 1861) with excerpts from his seminal work, ‘Les Magnificences...

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A Little Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim Sampler – Part I

Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, a.k.a. Paracelsus. A 1927 reproduction of etching by A. Hirschvogel, 1538. In the collections of the Welcome Trust. * Today’s sharing from the Blue House of Via-HYGEIA, is a little rare treat, the first...

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A Little Guillaume Postel Sampler: Part 3 – ‘The Great Victory of the Women of the New World’

Sitting portrait of Guillaume Postel, French linguist, astronomer, Cabbalist, diplomat, professor, and religious universalist, engraved on a copperplate by Esme de Boulonois; from the book ‘Académie Des Sciences Et Des Arts’ by Isaac Bullart, published...

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Charles Mopsik – Of the Androgynous Nature of the Soul according to Jewish Qabbalah

Charles Mopsik picture by Marc Attali. * With today’s sharing from the Blue House of Via-HYGEIA, we offer the continuation of the excerpt devoted to the concept of soulmates with the thorough study of the concept of the androgynous nature of the soul...

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A Little Simone Weil and Classical Exegesis Sampler–Part IV: About Friendship

Simone Weil (1909–1943), a French philosopher, * Today’s sharing from the Blue House of Via-HYGEIA, the Sampler-Part IV, dedicated to the French Philosopher Simone Weil about ‘Friendship‘ and with a little more. Our little sampler’s text source is: ‘Intuitions...

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Henry Corbin & Suhrawardi: From ‘The Incantation of the Simurgh’ – About the Sakina & the state of Fana

‘Zal Rescued by the Simurgh’-Attributed to Sadiqi Beg (1533–1610)-Part of the ‘Shahnameh’ of Shah Abbas. In the collections of the Chester Beatty Library, in Dublin. * Today’s sharing from the Blue House of Via-HYGEIA, are chapter...

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Francis Warrain: From ‘La Théodicée de la Kabbale’–The System of the Scale-Part 2-Bilateral Balance

Francis Warain, picture frontispiece in ‘La Théodicée de la Kabale’, Editions Véga, 1949. * With today’s sharing from the Blue House of Via-HYGEIA, we continue our selections from Francis Warrain’s ‘La Théodicée de la Kabbale’, posthumously published by...

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A Little Guillaume Postel Sampler: Part 2 – The Doctrine Of The Golden Century

Sitting portrait of Guillaume Postel, French linguist, astronomer, Cabbalist, diplomat, professor, and religious universalist, engraved on a copperplate by Esme de Boulonois; from the book ‘Académie Des Sciences Et Des Arts’ by Isaac Bullart, published...

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From A 1754 Moravian Church Hymnal: The ‘Faith, Hope & Love’ Triptych

Engraving II from the French translation of David Crantz’s ‘Brève et fidèle exposition de l’origine, de la doctrine, des constitutions, usages et cérémonies ecclésiastiques de l’église de l’Unité des Frères, connus sous le...

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Thomas Bromley – Two Examples Of A 17th Century English Theosophical Exegesis Of The Bible

Biblical Patriarchs, Duomo Baptistry in Florence Picture by Matthias Kabel * Today’s sharing from the Blue House of Via-HYGEIA is an extract from Thomas Bromley’s ‘Journeys of the Children of Israel, as in their names and historical passages,...

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Francis Warrain: From ‘La Théodicée de la Kabbale’–The System of the Scale-Part 1-Fundamental Relationships

Francis Warain, picture frontispiece in ‘La Théodicée de la Kabale’, Editions Véga, 1949. * With today’s sharing from the Blue House of Via-HYGEIA, we are continuing our selections from Francis Warrain’s ‘La Théodicée de la Kabbale’, posthumously published...

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A Review of Ronnie Pontiac’s ‘American Metaphysical Religion’

The author, Ronnie Pontiac.   * * E PLURIBUS UNUM ‘E pluribus unum’ (‘From many, one‘) is the motto of the United States of America. It is also the driving force that composes Ronnie Pontiac’s latest ‘tour-de-force’,...

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Irene Vallejo – The Era of Anger, at the sources of the ‘Aeneid’

A 1750 painting describing ‘Aeneas fleeing from Troy’, by Pompeo Batoni (1708–1787) at the Galleria Sabauda in Torino, Italy. Source: Wikimedia commons. * Today’s sharing from the Blue House of Via-HYGEIA, is the English translation of...

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A Review of Peter Mark Adams & Christophe Poncet’s ‘Two Esoteric Tarots’

Today’s Via-Hygia Bibliotherapy-Book review is ‘Two Esoteric Tarots‘, a 2023 Scarlet Imprint Publication, which is the transcript of a discussion held online between two leading tarot experts, Peter Mark Adams & Christophe Poncet and...

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A Review of Tamra Lucid and Ronnie Pontiac’s ‘The Magic of the Orphic Hymns’

It is fascinating to discover a book on ‘The Magic of the Orphic Hymns‘ written by American experimental rock musicians, Tamra Lucid and Ronnie Pontiac and published by Inner Traditions (see link below), and one cannot stress enough how fitting...

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A Little Guillaume Postel Sampler: Part 1- An Introductory Triptych

Sitting portrait of Guillaume Postel, French linguist, astronomer, Cabbalist, diplomat, professor, and religious universalist, engraved on a copperplate by Esme de Boulonois; from the book ‘Académie Des Sciences Et Des Arts’ by Isaac Bullart,...

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Henri Coton-Alvart: About The Septenary

Henri Coton-dit ‘Alvart’, collection particulière, Editions Le Mercure Dauphinois. * 🌿Today’s sharing from the Blue House of Via-HYGEIA is another excerpt from Henri Coton-Alvart’s posthumous collection of writings, ‘Les Deux Lumières’ (The Two Lights),...

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Honoré de Balzac – A Foreword To The ‘Mystical Book’

Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850). Daguerréotype de Louis-Auguste Bisson (1814-1876). Paris, Maison de Balzac. * 🌿Today’s sharing from the Blue House of Via-HYGEIA, is a foreword written by Honoré de Balzac published in his edition of his ‘philosophical...

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Henry Corbin: About The Chivalric Service Of The Philosopher

‘Space and Time’, a painting by Bo Yin Ra * Today’s sharing from the Blue House of Via-HYGEIA is an excerpt from Henri Corbin’s ‘Man & his Angel’, Fayard_1983 from which we shared already with: ‘Some Convergences Between The Johannite...

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Charles Mopsik – About Soulmates According To Jewish Qabbalah

Charles Mopsik picture by Marc Attali. * Today’s sharing from the Blue House of Via-HYGEIA was prompted by the viewing of a movie released in 2020, ‘Hereafter’-also called ‘Faraway eyes’, starring Nora Arnezeder, Christina...

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A Little Emanuel Swedenborg Sampler: Part I-Of Divine Providence & The Celestial Spheres

Emanuel Swedenborg, a portrait by Carl Frederik von Breda (16 August 1759 – 1 December 1818) * 🌿Today’s sharing from the Blue House of Via-HYGEiA is the first part of a little sampler dedicated to Emanuel Swedenborg (29 January 1688 – 29 March 1772)...

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Francis Warrain: From ‘La Théodicée de la Kabbale’ – About Metaphysical Anthropomorphism

Francis Warain, picture frontispiece in ‘La Théodicée de la Kabale’, Editions Véga, 1949. * Today’s sharing from the Blue House of Via-HYGEIA, is an excerpt from Francis Warrain’s ‘La Théodicée de la Kabbale’, posthumously...

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François-Jean Daillant de La Touche – About Emanuel Swedenborg & Animal Magnetism

1780 colored engraving describing a gathering of the ‘Society of Harmony’ founded by Anton Mesmer, consisting of patients and assistants to Mesmer’s animal magnetism therapy, showing use of the special tub at his clinic. From the French...

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Fernando Pessoa – Emperor Julian’s Last Winter In Antioch

Emperor Julian’s final campaign into Persia, to confront the Sassanid forces, would prove his downfall. Source: f.409v, ‘Commentaries of Gregory of Nazianzus’, Byzantine, 879-883AD, BnF Grec 510. * 🌿Today’s sharing from the Blue...

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Charles Mopsik – About the human body as a field of experience in Qabbalah

Charles Mopsik picture by Marc Attali. * Today’s sharing from the Blue House of Via-HYGEIA is an another excerpt from Charles Mopsik’s final work, ‘Le Sexe des Ames, aléas de la différence sexuelle dans la cabale‘, Editions de l’Eclat, Paris, 2003 &...

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Cesare Pavese – About Myth, Symbols And Other Subjects

Cesare Pavese, Fototeca Storica Nazionale, Getty Images * Today’s sharing from the Blue House of Via-HYGEIA is an article written by Italian writer Cesare Pavese between 1943/44 and published  in ‘Fiera d’Agosto‘ in 1946 by Einaudi in Turin, an heterogeneous...

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Emma Hardinge Britten: From ‘Ghost Land’- Celestial Epiphanies

‘Ghost Land’, Chicago Edition, 1897 * 🌿Today’s sharing from the Blue House of Via-HYGEIA, is our continuation of the (re)discovery of Emma Hardinge Britten’s seminal works, this time-as promised-from ‘Ghost Land’, which is a thrilling...

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Christopher Walton – The Ground & Geniture Of Deity & Nature

🌿Today’s sharing from the Blue House of Via-HYGEIA is a table of symbols and their explanations by Christopher Walton, found in his 1856 ‘Notes and Materials‘, ‘designed by the editor of the ‘Introduction to Theosophy, as First of Three...

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A Little Simone Weil and Classical Exegesis Sampler–Part III: The Lost Keys of Interpretation in Christianity

Simone Weil (1909–1943), a French philosopher, * 🌿Today’s sharing from the Blue House of Via-HYGEIA, the Sampler-Part III, dedicated to the French Philosopher Simone Weil with the sole subject of the ‘lost keys of interpretation in Christianity‘....

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Charles Mopsik & Isaac Luria – Tikkun Olam: Repairing of the World

Charles Mopsik picture by Marc Attali. * Today’s sharing from the Blue House of Via-HYGEIA, is an extract from Charles Mopsik celebrated opus, ‘Les grands textes de la cabale-Les rites qui font Dieu’ (The great scriptures of qabbalah-The...

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Henry Corbin & Suhrawardi: From ‘The Sufi Book of the Word’ – Chapters III-IV-VI-VII & VIII

16th century Persian miniatures, Isfandayâr and the Simorgh. * Today’s sharing from the Blue House of Via-HYGEIA, are chapter III, IV, VI, VII & VIII from Suhrawardi’s treatise, ‘The Sufi Book of the Word‘-(Kitab Kalimat al-tasawwof)-from...

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Dionysius Andreas Freher – The Growing of Vegetables with RESPECT to their YEARLY RENEWING in Spring-time, as described by Behmen

Portrait of Dionysus Andreas Freher, as designed and engraved by Jeremias Daniel Leuchter, for the frontispiece of the ‘Paradoxa Emblemata’ manuscript (BMS 5786), found page 104 of Charles Muses’ 1951 ‘Illumination on Jacob Boehme’. * 🌿Today’s...

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A Little Simone Weil and Classical Exegesis Sampler–Part II: About ANANKE

Simone Weil (1909–1943), a French philosopher, * 🌿Today’s sharing from the Blue House of Via-HYGEIA, the Sampler-Part II, dedicated to the French Philosopher Simone Weil with the sole subject of Ananke, Necessity, a key concept developed in Plato’s...

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Isabelle de Steiger Translating Karl von Eckartshausen: From ‘The Cloud upon the Sanctuary ‘ – Letter V

Isabelle de Steiger circa 1880 * Today’s sharing from the Blue House of Via-HYGEIA, is seminal Letter V, excerpted from Karl von Eckartshausen’s highly influential 1802 ‘The Cloud Upon the Sanctuary’-here in Isabel von Steiger’s...

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Eugène Canseliet – A Few Words About Karl von Eckartshausen

Eugène Canseliet, picture in I.n.c.n. magazine, volume 2. * 🌿Today’s sharing from the Blue House of Via-HYGEIA is the English translation of a small article by Eugène Canseliet about Karl von Eckartshausen, published in 1964 in ‘Alchimie-Etudes...

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Karl von Eckartshausen – A Christian Vision Of The Golden Age Restored

The ‘ Adoration of the Magi’, painting by Gentile da Fabriano. * Today’s sharing from the Blue House is a rarely seen text by Karl von Eckartshausen, ‘‘Heaven on Earth or Jesus-Christ in the heart of men’, published as an appendix to the ‘Cloud...

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A Little LOTUS DE PAINI Sampler – Part II

Artwork: School of Andrea Mantegna,  woodblock engraving by Jean Cousin and Jean Goujon for the 1553 Kerver edition of ‘Le Songe de Poliphile’, * 🌿Today’s sharing from the Blue House of Via-HYGEIA, is another selection from the collected...

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Emma Hardinge Britten: From ‘Art Magic’ – How Traditions Become Scriptures

‘Art magic’-1898 Chicago edition title page. * With today’s sharing from the Blue House of Via-HYGEIA, (as a immediate follow up to Henri Coton-Alvart’s study on the Zodiac just  published) we continue our discovery of Emma Hardinge Britten’s...

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Henri Coton-Alvart: The Alchemical & Chemical Zodiac

Henri Coton-dit ‘Alvart’, collection particulière, Editions Le Mercure Dauphinois. * 🌿Today’s sharing from the Blue House of Via-HYGEIA, is a substantial study by Henri Coton-Alvart, published in the 1999 collective publication, ‘Ces Hommes...

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A Little Jacob Boehme Sampler On Prayer

Engraving frontispiece from the ‘Alphabetum Divini Amoris’, published by the Carthulian Order, Jehan Petit-Paris, 1499. * 🌿Today’s sharing from the Blue House of Via-HYGEIA is a little Jacob Boehme Sampler on Prayer in 3 parts🌿’What...

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Jacob Boehme: From ‘De Signatura Rerum’ – Now wilt thou be a Magus ?

‘De Signatura Rerum’ frontispiece, for the 1730 third German edition, also called the second Gichtel edition * 🌿Today’s sharing from the Blue House of Via-HYGEIA is an key extract from Jacob Boehme’s ‘De Signatura Rerum’, John Sparow’s...

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A Review Of ‘Les Sârs De La Rose-Croix’ By Serge Caillet

Serge Caillet with a copy of ‘Les Sârs De La Rose-Croix’. * English Version This present book is the fulfilment of a long search and is the second edition of a book published forty years ago, in 1986, by éditions Cariscript, managed by the late...

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Henri Coton-Alvart: From ‘The Two Lights’ – Hermes, The Mediator

Henri Coton-dit ‘Alvart’, collection particulière, Editions  Le Mercure Dauphinois. * Today’s sharing from the Blue House of Via-HYGEIA is a excerpt from Henri Coton-Alvart’s posthumous collection of writings, ‘Les Deux Lumières’...

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Henry Corbin & Suhrawardi: ‘The Epistle Of The High Towers’ – Chapters I and II

‘Remember, even though you are mortal, that you rose by the contemplation  of nature up to the infinity of space and time‘. Artwork by Aurélien Lepage. “L’infinité de l’espace et du temps” (série “Les luminaires”),...

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John Pordage: From ‘Theologia Mystica’- Of The Opening Of The Inner Eye

Frontispiece for Jacob Boehme’s ‘ Way to Christ’, in the 1630 Gichtel Leiden edition. * Another sharing from the blue House of Via-HYGEIA, an extract from Dr. John Pordage’s ‘Theologia Mystica’, in the ‘Treatise of Eternal Nature, with...

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Henry Corbin & Suhrawardi: ‘The Epistle Of The High Towers’ – Chapters III and IV

From Jacob Bryant’s 1775 ‘Mythology’, volume 1, page 411. Engraving by James Basire. * Today’s sharing from the Blue House of Via-HYGEIA is an excerpt from one of Suhravardi’s treatises, ‘The Epistle of the High Towers’, chapter III and...

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