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Re: VMs: Sendivogius etc...

Hi Nick,

> 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:-
>          http://main.amu.edu.pl/~rafalp/ART/sendi.html

Thanks :-)

> 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 (??%). :-)

It depends on how much publicity the VMS got in Prague.
Maybe it was just owned by the 2 or 3 people we know
(or think we know) who didn't tell anything about it
to others, hoping to read it and find the secrets 
of the universe in it? Or maybe the owners before Baresch
and Marci actually could read it and knew there was
nothing of interest there? 

> 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?

Thanks a lot. I have since seen it - and no longer think
it may be identical with Sendivogius's lost (or planned) work.
It was most certainly written by Nuysement and only later
attributed to Sendivogius by misunderstanding, I believe.

> 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? 

I think it is - just as the two British Philalethae (Eugenius
and Eireneus). But I am not quite sure what they were all
alluding to.

Best regards,

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