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Metaphysics - Enlightenment

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  • Marquis de Sade (1740 - 1814)
    Donatien Alphonse François, Marquis de Sade (2 June 1740 – 2 December 1814) (French pronunciation: [maʁki də sad] Audio) was a French aristocrat, revolutionary, politician and writer famous for his lib...
  • Emanuel Swedenborg (1688 - 1772)
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  • Marie Anne Adelaide Lenormand (1772 - 1843)
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  • 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 ...

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.

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