Adepts and Sages— Alchymists and Goldmakers—The TrueHistory of Flamel— The Count de Saint Germain—Cagliostro— The art of making alchemical gold— Well-authenticated facts
Chapter Five—The Rosicrucian "Orders."
"History" of theRosicrucians— The Universal Reformation; the FamaFraternitaris and the Confessio— Truth and Fiction— TheChemical Marriage of Christian Rosencruetz— ValentinAndreae— The Sphinx Rosaceae— Andreas von Carolstadt—Theophrastus Paracelsus— Rosicrucian Literature
Chapter Six—Pseudo Rosicrucians. Impostors and Fools.
Mysticism during the Middle Ages— Secret Societies—Schroepfer— J. C. Woellnerand Bischofswerder— Political Influence— The Jesuits and theIlluminati— Weishaupt— King Frederic William II
The Principles of the Yoga-Philosophy of theRosicrucians and Alchemists
Chapter Seven—In the Pronaos of the Temple of the True Cross.
The Cross and the Rose— Rosicrucian Rules— The duties of aRosicrucian— The Secret Signs of the Rosicrucians—Rosicrucian Jewels— Rosicrucian Symbols—Signs from theHeart of the celestial Mother— Signs referring to the Divinechild.
The Science and Art of Alchemy—The Prima Materia— The Spiritus Universalis— The SecretFire— The fouralchemical rules—The five things necessary to observe in thepractice of Alchemy— Axiomata Hermetica
a number of books dealing with the "History of theRosicrucians" have appeared of late for the purpose of amusingand gratifying the curiosity of the mystery-loving reader; but itdoes not appear that they have proved to be very instructive, or