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Metaphysics - Renaissance

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  • Sir Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727)
    Sir Isaac Newton FRS (4 January 1643 – 31 March 1727 [OS: 25 December 1642 – 20 March 1726]) was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist, and theol...
  • William Backhouse (1593 - 1662)
    From Wikipedia: William Backhouse (1593 – 1662) was a renowned English Rosicrucian philosopher, alchemist, and astrologer. He was born on 17 January 1593 at Swallowfield Park, some 5 miles sou...
  • Jean Weir (1597 - 1670)
  • Major Thomas Weir (1595 - 1670)
    Major Thomas Weir (Carluke, South Lanarkshire 1599 - Edinburgh 1670) was a Scottish soldier and presumed occultist, executed for witchcraft. Major Thomas Weir , who was executed in 1670, is remembe...
  • William Lilly (1602 - 1681)
    William Lilly (11 May [O.S. 1 May] 1602 – 9 June 1681), was an English astrologer famed during his time. Lilly was particularly adept at interpreting the astrological charts drawn up for horary ...

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 Renaissance.

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