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RENAISSANCE

 

"The RENAISSANCE was due to the rediscovery of the Platonic tradition by the Florentines. When will we discover it?"

Robert K.G. Temple

The Sirius Mystery

 

"The most obvious lesson of the Renaissance is the  putting of the past to work."

-John Armstrong

In Search for Civilization

 

 

"One could write a plausible intellectual history in which the decline of sun worship, the religion abandoned by the Roman emperor Constantine when he converted to Christianity, was said to have produced the Dark Ages, while its subsequent resurrection gave rise to the Renaissance."

-Timothy Ferris

Coming of Age in the Milky Way

 

"What we call the Renaissance was merely the fruiting of a plant whose cult had been the cherished work of centuries. . .It was not an untended wild flower, but rather a plant rare and exotic, cherished by centuries of blood and tears."

Harold Bailey

A New Light on the Renaissance

 

"The works of Dame Frances Yates have spotlighted the ideal Renaissance type-so apparently distant from his post-Cartesian successor. It was the figure of the Magus who dwelled at the center and summit of Renaissance intellectual, spiritual, and scientific life. The Magus activated within himself an expanded humanity, allowing him to operate between the powers of earth and the active symbols of heaven."

-Tobias Churton

The Magus of Freemasonry

 

"It was the involvement of the entire community in the creative process that made the Renaissance possible. And it was not a random event, but a calculated conscious policy on the part of those who had wealth and power. The goal of the Florentines was to make their city into a new Athens."

Mihaly Csiksezentmihalyi

 

"The great mathematical and scientific thinkers of the seventeenth century have at the back of their minds Renaissance traditions of esoteric thinking, of mystical continuity from Hebraic or 'Egyptian' wisdom, of that conflation of Moses with 'Hermes Trismegistus' which fascinated the Renaissance. These traditions survived across the period in secret societies, particularly in Freemasonry."

Frances A. Yates

The Rosicrucian Enlightenment

 

"What is called the Renaissance was in reality, as we have already said on other occasions, not a re-birth but the death of many things; on the pretext of being a return to the Graeco-Roman civilization...."

-Rene Guenon

The Crisis of the Modern World

 

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Book: "The Waning of the Middle Ages: A Study of the Forms of Life, Thought, and Art in France and the Netherlands in the Dawn of the Renaissance" by J. Huizinga

Book: "The Civilization of the Renaissance" by Jakob Burchardt's

Book: "1434: The Year a Magnificent Chinese Fleet Sailed to Italy and Ignited the Renaissance" by Gavin Menzies

Book: "Cosimo de' Medici and the Florentine Renaissance" by Dale Kent

Book: "Renaissance Art and Architecture" by Gordon Campbell

Book: "Shopping In The Renaissance: Consumer Cultures in Italy, 1400-1600, by Evelyn Welch

Book: The Hutchinson Encyclopedia of The Renaissance...ed by David Rundle

Book: The Art of Florence by Glenn Andres, John Hunisak & Richard Turner

Book: Guides to Good Living for Renaissance Italians" by Rudolph M. Bell

Book: "Leonardo" by Martin Kemp

Book: "Renaissance Woman" by Gaia Servadio

Book: "The Magic Circle of Rudolf II: Alchemy and Astrology in Renaissance Prague." by Peter Marshal

Book: "The Secrets of Solomon's Temple:  discover he Hidden  Truth That Lies at t he Heart of Freemasonry' by Kevin L. Gest

Book: "The Renaissance" by Paul Johnson

Book: "The Lost Italian Renaissance: Humanists, Historians, and Latin's Legacy" by Christopher S. Celeriza

Book: "Lucrezia Borgia: Life, Love and Death in Renaissance Italy" by Sarah Bradford

Book: "Encyclopedia of Italian Renaissance and Mannerist Art" Ed. by Jane Turner

Book: "What Life Was Like At The Rebirth of Genius" by the eds. of Time-Life Books

Book: "The Art and Ritual of Childbirth in Renaissance Italy" by Jacqueline Marie Musachio

Book: "Renaissance Venice and The North: Crosscurrents in the Time of Bellini, Durer, and Titian" Ed. by B. Aikema & B.L. Brown

Book: "The Renaissance In Italy" by Jacob Burckhardt

Book: "Lucrezia Borgia: Life, Love and Death in Renaissance Italy" by Sarah Bradford

Book: "The Panorama of the Renaissance" Ed. by Margaret Aston

Book: "The Esoteric Origins of the American Renaissance" by Arthur Versluis

Book: "Chronicles Of The Renaissance" by C.F. Black et. al

Book: "The Renaissance Bazaar: From the Silk Road to Michelangelo" by Jerry Brotton

Book: "Renaissance Art & Architecture" by Gordon Campbell

Book: "The Last DAys Of The Renaissance: The March to Modernity" by Theodore K. Rabb

 

2007

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