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VMs: Sendivogius etc...
Interesting. I also see that you have come across him before and that he
appears to have had ties "...to the imperial court in Prague" through
Don't forget that Sendivogius is basically the "Kevin Bacon" of Renaissance
alchemy - everyone (and everything) seems connected to him (though
typically by one degree of separation rather than by six). :-)
And if you haven't seen it already, Rafal Prinke has posted a really
interesting article on Sendivogius' possible role as the missing link
between John Dee and the Rosicrucians:-
I think that if the VMS was in Prague when we think it was, Sendivogius
would have heard of it (100%), would have seen it (99%), and quite possibly
would have owned it too (??%). :-)
If you buy into the Dee-Kelly-VMS connection, don't forget that (as Rafal
mentions) Sendivogius bought some of Kelly's estate from his widow - and if
Kelly then owned the VMS, that too might have been part of the same deal,
Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....
PS: Rafal - the British Library has several copies of Harmonia, 2 in Latin,
1 in French, and 2 in English (search for "Nuysement" in http://blpc.bl.uk/
for the details). If you still haven't seen it yourself, is there anything
in it you'd like me to look for?
PPS: has anyone here seen Joachim Morsius' "Anastasii Philareti
Cosmopolitae Epistola Sapientissime FRC Remissa. Philadelphia: Harpocrates"
that Rafal's article mentions? If so, do you know if the "Philareti" in the
title has anything to do with the Italian architect Filarete, or is it just
some kind of obscure Rosicrucian wordplay? It would also seem unlikely to
refer to the Byzantine Saint Philaretus, but you never know. :-) More on
Morsius (in German) is here:-
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