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"The Comte De Gabalis is considered a Sacred Text for Rosicrucians and spiritual adepts. It is composed of Five Discourses given by a Count or spiritual master to a student. It was anonymously published in 1670 under the title: Comte De Gabalis. The meaning suggests the Count of the Cabala as the text is cabalistic in nature. This is mentioned explicitly. The first English translation was rendered in 1680. Only in later publishings did the name Abbé N. de Montfaucon de Villars become attached to this work as being its author.
Nevertheless, the importance of who the Comte actually is, is hinted at and without saying more, it is Francis Bacon. As he rode westward to Germany--he is identified in the painting by Rembrandt at the beginning of the text as the "Polish Rider."
Because Rosicrucians and members of certain spiritual organizations, such as the "I AM" Activity or Saint Germain Foundation, believe that Francis Bacon wrote the Shakespearean Plays, it is thought that, as the Comte De Gabalis, he wrote the five discourses in the form of a dialogue in which he himself is both teacher and student." (Quote from wikipedia.org)
Table of Contents:
Publisher's Preface; The Book; AbbÉ N. De Montfaucon De villars; Discourse I.; Discourse ii.; Hermes; Discourse iii.; Discourse iv; Ancient Persian Monument; Discourse V.; Map Of The Horoscope; Harmony Of The World; Numbers Of Pythagoras; 1501 A.d. Jerome Cardan, 1576 A.d; 1126 A.d. Averroes, 1198 A.d; Discourse ii.; 429 B.c. Plato, 347 B.c; Benvenuto Cellini Sees A Salamander; Book Of Enoch; The History Of The Watchmen, (or The Angels) Written By Enoch The Patriarch; The Egg And Serpent Symbol; Those Reserved For Greater Things; Panic Terrors. Origin Of The Term; The Great Pan Is Dead; Ansenists; 1530 A.d. Jean Bodin, 1596 A.d; Moses And Elias Fasted Forty Days; Bacchus And Osiris The Same; 571, A.d. Muhammed. 632, A.d; King Saul; The Oracle Of Dodona; Divine Power Of Letters; 1450 A.d. Celius Rhodiginus, 1525 A.d. Louis Ricchieri Rhodiginus; Sambethe, Daughter Of Noah; Justin Martyr's Statement; Temple Of Hercules In Armenia; Plato On Man's Place In Nature; Sir Thomas Browne On Man's Place In Nature; Curtius Rufus; King Rodriguez Warning, 711 A.d; The Inmates Of The Cave, Or The Story Of The Seven Sleepers; Sleep; Behemoth And Leviathan; The Holy Language Described By Emmanuel Swedenborg; Moses An Initiate; Book Of The Wars Of The Lord; Sacred Fire; Noah, Vesta And Egeria; Prince De Mirande And The Cabala; Japhet; Nymph Of Stauffenberg; Magdalen Of The Cross; Cassiodorus Renius Or Reyna; Gertrude, Nun Of The Monastery Of Nazareth In The Diocese Of Cologne; Romulus; Servius Tullius; Hercules; Master Defined; Roman Worship Of A Supreme Deity Without Image Or Statue; Recent Tidings Of The Elementary Peoples?; Tyresias; Merlin's Prophecy Of The Conquest Of The Air And Of Aerial And Submarine Warfare; Cherubim; The Birth Of Jesus As Related In The Koran; Proclus On Prayer; Lord Of Bavaria; The Sabbat; Zedekias; Karoli Magni Et Ludovici Pii Christioniss:--capitula; Magicians Sent By Grimaldus, Duke Of Beneventum; Bishop Of Lyons; Seven Ancient Prophecies Of World Peace; The Magi's Prophecy Of World Peace And A Universal Language; The Sibylline Prophecy Of World Peace And The Reign Of Justice; Enoch's Prophecy Of World Peace And The Giving Forth Of Books; Micah's Prophecy Of World Peace And Freedom Of Religion; Elder Edda Prophecy Of World Peace And Return Of The Ancient Wisdom; Bible Prophecy Of World Peace Declaring The Manner Of Its Accomplishment; Merlin's Prophecy Of World Peace And Enlightenment; Muhammed's Prophecy Of Truth; Israels' Prophecy Of Justice; Prophecy Of The Messenger And Of The Stone That Shall Be Set Up In Egypt; Hymn To The Sovereign Sun; Endnotes
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"The unseen entities said to inhabit the four elements; they are composed of the finest essence of each element. The creatures of the air are called sylphs; of the earth, gnomes; of fire, salamanders; and of water, nymphs or undines. The Abbe de Villars (1635-ca. 1673) is often cited as an authority on the subject, since he published a treatise entitled Comte de Gabalis (1670), from which a good deal of what follows is drawn." (Quote from answers.com)
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Book Description Forgotten Books, 2008. Paperback. Condition: BRAND NEW. Seller Inventory # 1605064963_abe_bn