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Occult Science & Philosophy in the Renaissance


Bacon, Francis (1561-1626). Sylva Sylvarum: or, A Naturall History. London: William Lee, 1651. See Nature’s Secrets.

Berthelot, M., ed. Collection des Anciens Alchimistes Grecs. Paris: Georges Steinheil, 1888. See Ancient Origins.

Boyle, Robert (1627-1691). New Experiments Physico-Mechanical. Oxford: Thomas Robinson, 1662. See The Alchemical Quest.

Broutin, Narcissus (d. 1819). Commission, 1808. See Signs and Symbols.

Defoe, Daniel (ca. 1660-1731). A System of Magick; or, A History of the Black Art. Oxford: D. A. Talboys, 1840. See Science or Sorcery?

della Porta, Giambattista (ca. 1535-1615). Phytognomonica. Rotterdam: Joannes Berthelin, 1650. See Nature’s Secrets.

Francisci, Erasmus (1627-1694). Ost- und West-Indischer wie auch Sinesischer Lust- und Stats-Garten. Nuremberg: J.A. Endters, 1668. See Signs and Symbols.

Geber [Jabir ibn Hayyan] (ca. 721-ca. 815). La Somme de la Perfection, ou L’Abregé du Magistere Parfait, in William Salmon, Bibliothèque des Philosophes (Chymiques), Tome Second. Paris: Charles Angot, 1678. See The Alchemical Quest.

Gesner, Konrad (1516-1565). Historiae Animalium, Lib. I de Quadrupedibus. Zurich: Christoph Froschauer, 1551. See Fabled Creatures.

Glanvill, Joseph (1636-1680). Sadducismus Triumphatus: Or, A Full and Plain Evidence Concerning Witches and Apparitions. London: A. Bettesworth, 1726. See Science or Sorcery?

Hall, Manly P. (1901-1990). An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy. San Francisco: H. S. Crocker Co., 1928. See Signs and Symbols.

Iamblichus (ca. 250-ca. 325). De Mysteriis Aegyptiorum. Rome: Antonio Blado, 1556. See Ancient Origins.

Felgenhauer, Paul (1593-ca.1677). Jehi-Or. English manuscript, 17th century. See Nature’s Secrets.

Jonston, John (1603-1675). Beschrijving van de Natuur der Viervoetige Dieren. Amsterdam: J. J. Schipper, 1660. See Fabled Creatures.

Khunrath, Heinrich (ca. 1560-1605). Amphitheatrum Sapientiae Aeternae, 1609. Reproduced in Ian Macphail. Alchemy and the Occult. New Haven: Yale University Library, 1968. See The Alchemical Quest.

Lactantius (ca. 240 – ca. 320). Litera Pythagorae Y. Leiden: Sebastian Gryphius, 1536. See Ancient Origins.

Lilly, William (1602-1681). Monarchy or No Monarchy in England. London: Humfrey Blunden, 1651. See Written in the Stars.

Manilius, Marcus (1st century A.D.). Astronomicon. Leiden: Ex Officina Plantiniana, 1600. See Written in the Stars.

Nieremberg, Juan Eusebio (1595-1658). Curiosa y Oculta Filosofia. Alcala: Maria Fernandez, 1649. See The Sixth Sense.

Paré, Ambroise (ca. 1510-1590). Des Monstres, Des Prodiges, Des Voyages. Paris: Livre Club du Libraire, 1964. See Fabled Creatures.

Vallemont, Pierre Le Lorrain, Abbé de (1649-1721). La Physique Occulte, ou Traité de la Baguette Divinatoire. Amsterdam: Adrian Braakman, 1693. See The Sixth Sense.

Zahn, Johann (1631-1707). Specula Physico-Mathematico-Historica Notabilium ac Mirabilium Sciendorum. Nuremberg: Johann Christoph Lochner, 1696. See Nature’s Secrets and Fabled Creatures.