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Karl von Eckartshausen

Karl von Eckartshausen
portrait of Karl von Eckartshausen
Karl von Eckartshausen
Born (1752-06-28)28 June 1752
Haimhausen, Electorate of Bavaria
Died 12 May 1803(1803-05-12) (aged 50)
Munich, Electorate of Bavaria
Occupation essayist, philosopher
Nationality German
Ethnicity Bavarian
Subject religion, mysticism, magic, alchemy

Karl von Eckartshausen (German: ; (1752-06-28)28 June 1752 – 12 May 1803(1803-05-12)) was a German Catholic mystic, author, and philosopher.

Born in Haimhausen, Bavaria, Eckartshausen studied philosophy and Bavarian civil law in Munich and Ingolstadt. He was the author of The Cloud upon the Sanctuary (Die Wolke über dem Heiligtum), a work of Christian mysticism which was later taken up by occultists. The book was given a high status in the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, particularly by Arthur Edward Waite. It is known to have attracted English author and the founder of Thelema, Aleister Crowley, to the Order.[1] Eckartshausen later joined the order of the Illuminati founded by Adam Weishaupt, but "withdrew his membership soon after discovering that this order only recognized enlightenment through human reason."[2]

Von Eckartshausen was acquainted with phantasmagoria, and himself experimented with the use of magic lanterns to create "ghost projections" in front of an audience of four or five people. He died in Munich at the age of 50.

Contents

  • Publications 1
  • Notes 2
  • Sources 3
  • External links 4

Publications

  • Aufschlüsse über Magie. [Explanations Concerning Magic.] München [Munich], 1790.[3]
  • Aufschlüsse zur Magie aus geprüften Erfahrungen über verborgene philosophische Wissenschaften und verdeckte Geheimnisse der Natur. 4 vols., Munich. 1788-1792.
  • Die wichtigsten Hieroglyphen fürs Menschen-Herz. Leipzig, 1796.
  • Die Wolke über dem Heiligtum. [The Cloud upon the Sanctuary.]
  • Gott ist die reinste Liebe. [God is pure love.] Munich, 1791.
  • Magic: the principles of higher knowledge. (translated into English and edited by Gerhard Hanswille & Deborah Brumlich. -- Scarborough, Ont. : Merkur Pub. Co., c1989.)

Notes

  1. ^ Booth, p. 59
  2. ^ Harmsen
  3. ^ The work was translated by Josef Vratislav Monse into Czech language already in 1792 under name Czech: Odkryté Tagnosti Cžarodegnjckých Kunsstů k Weystraze a Wyvčowánj obecnjho Lidu o Powěrách a sskodliwých Bludech Sepsané w německé Ržeči od Pána z Eckartshausen

Sources

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  • Knowles, George. "Karl von Eckartshausen." Retrieved 15 June 2006.

External links

  • Aufschlüsse zur Magie aus geprüften Erfahrungen über verborgene philosophische Wissenschaften und verdeckte Geheimnisse der Natur From the Harry Houdini Collection in the Rare Book and Special Collection Division at the Library of Congress
  • Wolke vor dem Heiligthume From the Yudin Collection in that Rare Book and Special Collection Division in the Library of Congress
  • Verschiedenes zum Unterricht und zur Unterhaltung für Liebhaber der Gauckeltasche, des Magnetismus, und anderer Seltenheiten From the Harry Houdini Collection in the Rare Book and Special Collection Division at the Library of Congress


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