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Title:
Thrice great Hermetica and the Janus age : hermetic cosmology, finance, politics and culture in the Middle Ages through the late Renaissance
Author:
Farrell, Joseph P., author.
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Publication Information:
Kempton, Illinois : Adventures Unlimited Press , [2014].
Physical Description:
xiv, 336 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary:
"What do the Fourth Crusade, the exploration of the New World, secret excavations of the Holy Land, and the pontificate of Innocent the Third all have in common? Answer: Venice and the Templars. What do they have in common with Jesus, Gottfried Leibniz, Sir Isaac Newton, Rene Descartes, and the Earl of Oxford? Answer: Egypt and a body of doctrine known as Hermeticism. In this book, noted author and researcher Joseph P. Farrell takes the reader on a journey through the hidden history of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and early Enlightenment, connecting the dots between Venice, international banking, The Templars, and hidden knowledge. He draws out the connections between the notorious Venetian "Council of Ten, " little known Venetian voyages to the New World, and the sack of Constantinople during the Fourth Crusade. The hidden role of Venice and Hermeticism reached far and wide, into the plays of Shakespeare (a.k.a Edward DeVere, earl of Oxford), into the quest of the three great mathematicians of the Early Enlightenment for a lost form of analysis, and back into the end of the classical era, to little known Egyptian influences at work during the time of Jesus." P. [4] of cover.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781939149336
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Book

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What do the Fourth Crusade, the exploration of the New World, secret excavations of the Holy Land, and the pontificate of Innocent the Third, all have in common? Answer: Venice and the Templars. What do they have in common with Jesus, Gottfried Leibniz, Sir Isaac Newton, Rene Descartes, and the Earl of Oxford? Answer: Egypt and a body of doctrine known as Hermeticism. In this book, noted author and researcher Joseph P Farrell takes the reader on a journey through the hidden history of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and early Enlightenment, connecting the dots between Venice, international banking, the Templars, and hidden knowledge, drawing out the connections between the notorious Venetian "Council of Ten," little known Venetian voyages to the New World, and the sack of Constantinople during the Fourth Crusade. That hidden role of Venice and Hermeticism reached far and wide, into the plays of Shakespeare (a.k.a. Edward DeVere), Earl of Oxford, into the quest of the three great mathematicians of the Early Enlightenment for a lost form of analysis, and back into the end of the classical era, to little known Egyptian influences at work during the time of Jesus.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Part 1 Hermetic, Or Occulted, History
1 Skeletons (or Was That Just Heads?) in the Closet: The Hermetic and Occult Aspects of the Knights Templarp. 1
A The Templar Cover Story and Its Implications and Incongruitiesp. 2
1 The Templar Timelinep. 2
2 A Necessary Catalogue of the Implications and Significance of the Templarsp. 8
3 The Cover Story and Anomaliesp. 12
B The Bizarre List of Charges Against the Templarsp. 18
1 King Philippe le Bel's Letter to his Seneschals and Bailiffs, and Its Accusationsp. 19
2 A Reconsideration of the Chargesp. 25
2 Genealogies and Metaphors: A Speculation on the Bloodline Hypothesis and the Tablets of Destiniesp. 31
A The Rex Deus Version of the Bloodline Hypothesisp. 32
1 "Michael" and the Rex Deus Hypothesisp. 33
2 Hopkin's, Wallace-Murphy's, and Simmans' Caveatp. 34
3 "Michael," Rex Deus, and the Temple Schoolsp. 35
B The Topological Metaphor of the Medium, Genealogies, and the Mythos of Divine Rightp. 38
1 Rex Deus and the Discovery of the Pyramid Textsp. 38
2 The Topological Metaphor of the Medium, the Cosmic War, and Genealogyp. 41
a Mesopotamian Myth: A Primordial Trinity of Anu (Father Sky), Antu (Mother Sky), and Ki (Mother Earth)p. 41
b A Review of the Genealogical Version of the Metaphor in the Vedic Tradition and the Mayan Popol Vuhp. 45
c The Mesopotamian Father-Mother Sky, and Abzu-Tiamat: The Abyssp. 45
3 The Genealogical Version of the Metaphor: The Divine Right of Kings and Ancient Technological Activationp. 55
3 Hermetic Knowledge and Hidden Voyages: Templar and Venetian Exploitation of Hidden Knowledge?p. 59
A Venice and the Templarsp. 60
1 Revisiting the Fourth Crusade (1202-1204 CE)p. 60
2 Yet Another Veneto-Tempkr Undertaking: Secret Knowledge, Hidden Cartographic Traditions, Hidden Voyages, The Zenos, The Sinclairs, and the Templarsp. 66
a The Narrative Itself and Prior Voyages to North Americap. 71
1 Fishermen's Voyagesp. 71
2 The Zenos, Pyramids, and the Council of Tenp. 72
3 The Zeno Narrative Itselfp. 74
a Governors and Council Membersp. 74
b A Voyage of Exploration? Or Trade? A Personal Whim? Or Hidden Agenda?p. 75
c The Initial Encounter With Prince Henry Sinclair, and a Map "Rotten With Age"p. 77
d The Zenos, Prince Henry, and the Voyage Westwardp. 81
e To North Americap. 82
b The Map-Narrative "Blunders" and Corroborationsp. 84
1 Roman Shipwrecks and Coins in the New World, and Constantinoplep. 84
2 Egyptian Artefacts in the New Worldp. 85
3 The Knutson Expeditionp. 86
4 The Church "Corroboration": Bishoprics in Greenland Before Columbusp. 88
5 North American Corroborations: The Newport Tower and the Westford, Massachusetts Knightp. 89
6 The Zeno Manuscript's Unusual Nomenclature, and the Reference to the Volcanop. 92
B Some Significant Odds and Ends: the Zeno Manuscript's Publication in Elizabethan England, Its Delay in Publication in Venice, and the Sinclair-Templar Connectionp. 95
4 Bloody Intermezzo: Cathars, Templars, Treasure, Alchemy, Counterfeiters and... Yes, Nazis (Or Why Is There a Whole Lot More Gold Floating Around, Than There Should Be, According to Official Estimates?")p. 99
A The Templars and the Languedocp. 102
1 The Shepherd's Tale: Lucifer's Diadem, Stones of Power, the Lapsis Exillis, The Golden Fleece, and the Philosopher's Stonep. 102
2 Solomon's Treasure, and Byzantiump. 105
3 The Albigensian Crusade According to Rahnp. 109
a The Causus Belli: The Cathar Version of the Metaphorp. 109
b Rahn's Description of the Crusadep. 112
B The Templars, the Languedoc, the Cathars, and the Treasure Legendsp. 123
1 The Languedoc and the Templarsp. 123
2 The Templars and North Americap. 126
3 The Bezu Counterfeiting Episode: A Strange Case of Good Money Driving Out Bad, and Four Possible Scenariosp. 127
a The Counterfeiting Episode Itselfp. 127
b The Dagobert Family and the Mines That Didn't Minep. 129
c And the Strange Case of French Master Classicist Painter, Nicholas Poussinp. 130
d The Four Possible Scenariosp. 133
4 Pope Sylvester II And the Crusades: A Covert Quest for Hidden and Lost Knowledge?p. 134
C Aftermaths: Strange Loose Endsp. 134
1 The Nazi Expeditions to the Languedocp. 134
2 The Parsifal Grail Romancep. 135
3 A Curious Aftermath: Bonaparte, Egypt, and the Hautpoul Familyp. 136
5 The Columbus Conundrum: The Pope, the Prophecy, and the Templarsp. 139
A Columbus, the Templars, and the Problem of Americap. 139
1 Columbus and the Pre-Columbian Knowledge of the New Worldp. 139
2 Marco Polo and the Templarsp. 143
3 The Turkish Admiral Piri Reis Once Againp. 146
4 Spanish Documents Indicating a "Pre-Discovery" of the New World, and Queen Isabella's Strange Remarkp. 149
5 Giovanni Matteo Contarini's Statement Regarding Columbusp. 152
B Columbus and Esotericismp. 153
1 Columbus' Esoteric Signaturep. 153
2 Columbus' Esotericism Part Two: The Prophecy of Joachim of Fiore and the Apocalypse Agendap. 155
3 Columbus' "Hermetic Ecumenism"p. 158
C Giovanni Cybo, Innocent VIII, the Pope of the Militant Ordersp. 159
6 Conclusions to Part One: The Operational, Political, and Financial Complex of the Fourth Crusade, Venice, The Templars, and Hidden Knowledgep. 163
Part 2 The Hermetic Arts: Natural Philosophy, Art, Music, Literature, and the Magick Of Transmutation
7 "All the World's a Stage": The Magical Art of the Theater of the Globe: Theater as Memory Palace and Microcosmp. 175
A Dame Frances Yates and Her Incredible Volumesp. 176
B Vitruvius, Hermeticism, Fludd, and the Theatrum Orbisp. 177
1 Llull's Hermetic Ecumenism: The Magical Art of Analogy and Combinatoricsp. 180
2 The Elizabethan Magus and Adept, Dr. John Deep. 183
a The Venetian Influencep. 184
b The Magical Art and Architecturep. 185
3 Robert Fluddp. 187
C Edward De Vere, a.k.a. William Shakespeare, and the Playsp. 196
1 The Hermetic Elements of the Last Playsp. 196
2 A Brief Review of the Case of the Authorship of Shakepeare's Plays by the Early of Oxford, and Its Importancep. 205
a A Few Problems with the Stratford-on-Avon William Shaksperep. 205
b A Brief Review of the Facts Favoring Authorship by Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxfordp. 207
1 Codes and a Hermetic Influencep. 208
2 De Vere's Ancestry and Ambiguous Parentagep. 211
3 Edward De Vere, The Templar-Venetian Connection, and the "Provocative Merchant of Venice"p. 215
a Some Necessary Backgroundp. 215
b The Play Itselfp. 218
8 All the World's a Stage II: The High Hermetic Magical Politicsp. 231
A Dee and Agrippa: The Venetian Influence and Francesco Zorzip. 232
1 Francesco Zzorzi, 1466-1540p. 232
2 Henry Cornelius Agrippa, 1486-1535p. 234
3 Dr. John Dee, 1527-1609p. 237
B The High Hermetic Politics: The Marriage of Prince Friedrich von Wittelsbach V and Princess Elizabeth Stuartp. 240
1 The "Textbook Version" of the Wedding and Its Aftermathp. 240
2 The Wedding and the Hermetic Backgroundp. 244
a The Manipulation of Prophecy and the Rosicrucian Manifestosp. 244
3 The Strange Mathematical Connections: Descartes and Leibnizp. 251
4 The Counter-Reformation Expropriation of the Hermetic Symbols, and the Venetian Connection, Yet Againp. 252
5 Back to the Earl of Oxford, and "The Tempest"p. 254
9 The Magical Alchemy of Music: Afterthoughts on Algebraic Analysis and the Permutations of Alchemical Musical Philosophyp. 255
A An Aside: Descartes, Newton, and Leibniz on the Missing Ancient Technique of Mathematical Analysisp. 256
B Johann Sebastian Bach and the Alchemy of Counterpointp. 261
C Carl Philip Emanuel Bach and the Alchemy of Permutationp. 269
1 Critical Assessments of C.P.E. Bach's Musicp. 269
2 Non-Explicit Statements of the Rules of Emanuel Bach's Compositional Processp. 276
3 The Theory of Philip Barford and the Transformational-Generative Approach of the Remainder of this Chapterp. 279
4 A Catalogue of the Harpsichord Concert! of C.P.E. Bachp. 281
5 The Analysis of C.P.E. Bach's Transformational-Generative Compositional Process in Wq 23 in D Minorp. 285
6 Music, Mathematics, and the Alchemy of the Transformation of Informationp. 289
10 Conclusions to Part Twop. 291
Part 3 Egyptian Essenes
11 Essenes, Egypt, Esoteric a, and Excavations: The Templar Treasure... Againp. 299
A The Templars and the Dead Sea Scrollsp. 300
1 Pope Sylvester II and the Search for Lost Knowledgep. 300
2 The Damascus Document, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Egyptp. 301
3 John Allegro and the Egyptian Connectionp. 301
B Robert Feather and the Egyptian Hypothesisp. 304
1 Translation Difficulties: the Meaning of the Copper Scrollp. 304
2 The Scroll, the Essenes, and Egyptian Metrologyp. 308
3 The Venetian and Bloodline Connectionsp. 310
4 Curiosities, Miscellanies and High Speculationsp. 313
a The Qumran "Mount Rushmore"p. 313
b The Dead Sea Scrolls Secrecyp. 14
12 Conclusions to Part Three: Epilogue is Yet Another Prologuep. 317
Bibliographyp. 331

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