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Metaphysics - 19th Century

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  • Samuel Liddell "MacGregor" Mathers (1864 - 1918)
    Samuel Liddell (or Liddel) MacGregor Mathers (8 or 11 January 1854 – 5 or 20 November 1918), born Samuel Liddell Mathers, was a British occultist. He is primarily known as one of the founders ...
  • Eliphas Levi (1810 - 1875)
    Éliphas Lévi, born Alphonse Louis Constant (February 8, 1810 – May 31, 1875), was a French occult author and ceremonial magician. "Éliphas Lévi," the name under w...
  • Marie Catherine Laveau, Voodoo Priestess (c.1801 - c.1881)
    BIRTH YEAR DEBUNKED Many sources say Marie Laveau was born in 1794 including her death certificate and tomb, but upon marriage of Jacques Paris in 1819, she was a minor, one month shy of turning 18. ...
  • Amos Bronson Alcott (1799 - 1888)
    Amos Bronson Alcott (November 29, 1799 – March 4, 1888) was an American teacher, writer and philosopher who left a legacy of forward-thinking social ideas. His status as a well-publicized figu...
  • Phineas Parkhurst Quimby (1802 - 1866)
    Extracted from Phineas Parkhurst Quimby (February 16, 1802 – January 16, 1866), was a New England philosopher, magnetizer, mesmerist, healer, and inventor, who resided in Belfast, Maine, and h...

Metaphysics is a branch of philosophy that deals with the nature of consciousness and existence. In popular usage the word refers loosely to a number of non-traditional belief systems and spiritual practices.

This project includes key metaphysical wirters and teachers of the 19th century.

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