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Metaphysics - Enlightenment

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  • Comte de Saint-Germain, (Fictitious) (c.1712 - c.1784)
    The Count claimed to be a son of Francis II Rákóczi, the Prince of Transylvania, possibly legitimate, possibly by Duchess Violante Beatrice of Bavaria. This would account for his wealth and fine educat...
  • Count Alessandro di Cagliostro (1743 - 1795)
    Count Alessandro di Cagliostro (2 June 1743 to 26 August 1795) was the alias of the occultist Giuseppe Balsamo (in French usually referred to as Joseph Balsamo ), an Italian adventurer. Origin The ...
  • Rev. John Allin, of Rye & Woodbridge (1623 - 1715)
    The Chymical Cleric: John Allin, Puritan Alchemist John Allin, the son of John Allin of Wrentham, Suffolk (c1605-1671) and his wife Margaret (died 1653), was born on 13 October 1623. His father, who ...
  • Emanuel Swedenborg (1688 - 1772)
    Emanuel Swedenborg ; born Emanuel Swedberg on 29 January 1688; died 29 March 1772) was a Swedish scientist, philosopher, theologian, revelator, and mystic. He is best known for his book on the afterlif...
  • Franz Friedrich Anton Mesmer (1734 - 1815)
    Franz Anton Mesmer (May 23, 1734 – March 5, 1815) was a German physician with an interest in astronomy, who theorised that there was a natural energetic transference that occurred between all animated ...

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 Englightenment.

Key Figures