Interconnections of the Secret Societies, 1983

by: Roger Weir

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Interconnections of the Secret Societies

2 of 2 presentations available
Saturdays, Apr 9, 1983 to May 21, 1983

A series of 2 presentations which explore the connections, intersections, and relationship between the Freemasons, Rosicruscians, Pietists, and others.
  • Freemasons, Rosicrucians, Pietists, and Friends
    The similarities in the inner teachings of Rosicrucianism and Freemasonary. He will discuss the writings of John Dee and Sir Francis Bacon, bringing these most interesting concepts down to the present. There is a Fascinating parallel in the membership of these great organizations which also include famous men and Presidents of this country
      Recorded: April 9, 1983
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  • Early Pennsylvania Rosicrucians, Pietists, and Friends
    "The Holy Experiement, The Message to the World from Pennsylvania"
    So reads the title of a huge folio book of hand printed sheaves and full color plates in the PRS collection. The mystic background of Philadelphia, and especially Germantown, will be shown as perpetuating the utopian ideals of such great figures as Pico della Mirandola, John Dee, Francis Bacon, Johann Valentin Andreae, Christoph Schlegel, Duke August of Brunswick, Jakob Spener, Jakob Boehme, William Penn, Johannes Kelpius, and Benjamin Franklin. Slides will be shown commemorating the 300th anniversary of Germantown, Pennsylvania.
      Recorded: May 21, 1983
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