James North. “Hermetica & The Renaissance” Audio Download
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The Ancient Wisdom was not just a philosophy or a religious belief. It was a completepractical system that underpinned the music, architecture, spiritual practice and scripturesof past civilisations. It was only in the time of the Ancient Greeks that religion and sciencebegan to move apart, and in the Christian era the wisdom of the Mysteries was preserved bysmall secret societies. At the beginnings of the modern scientific age, an esoteric movementknown as Rosicrucianism left tantalising clues to these mysteries in print, for the first time in the West. And the great philosopher Francis Bacon attempted to found the new scienceon the foundations of the Ancient Wisdom. Using newly recovered knowledge about sacredgeometry, Kabbalah and esoteric Christianity, this talk shows how the great mystics of the17th Century encoded their knowledge in the symbols of alchemy and Freemasonry andhow ancient music theory may help us develop a truly spiritual science.
James North has studied music, philosophy and the great esoteric traditions for 20 years.His academic research focused on Renaissance Hermeticism and Kabbalah; he is anexpert on the neo-alchemical science of Francis Bacon. He believes passionately thatthe Ageless Wisdom, particularly the traditions of Rosicrucianism and the sacred music ofOrpheus, are essential to keeping beauty and spirituality alive in the present era.
Filmed at the Eternal Knowledge Festival April 27th - 29th 2012, Suffolk, UK
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Event website: www.eternal-knowledge.co.uk
Directed by Jonathan Adams
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