Rosicrucianism
noun see Rosicrucian

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  • Rosicrucianism — The term Rosicrucian (symbol: the Rose Cross) describes a secret society of mystics, allegedly formed in late mediaeval Germany, holding a doctrine built on esoteric truths of the ancient past , which, concealed from the average man, provide… …   Wikipedia

  • Rosicrucianism — /roh zi krooh sheuh niz euhm, roz i /, n. the practices or principles of Rosicrucians. [1730 40; ROSICRUCIAN + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • Rosicrucianism — noun A theology of a secret society of mystics, allegedly formed in late medieval Germany, and using as their symbol …   Wiktionary

  • Rosicrucianism — The writings of Jean Valentin Andreae (1589–1674) relating the stories of one Christian Rosenkreuz and his dabblings in alchemy, astrology, and the cabbala, were not meant to be taken seriously. But secret societies devoted to the occult found… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • rosicrucianism — rosi·cru·cian·ism …   English syllables

  • Rosicrucianism — noun the theological doctrine that venerates the rose and the cross as symbols of Christ s Resurrection and redemption; claims various occult powers • Hypernyms: ↑theological doctrine * * * shəˌnizəm noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized : the …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hermeticism — This article is about the magical and religious movement stemming from the teachings attributed to Hermes Trismegistus. For other uses of the term Hermetic , see Hermetic (disambiguation). Part of a series of articles on Hermeticism Hermetic… …   Wikipedia

  • List of new religious movements — A new religious movement is a religious community or ethical, spiritual, or philosophical group of modern origin, which has a peripheral place within the dominant religious culture. NRMs may be novel in origin or they may be part of a wider… …   Wikipedia

  • Rosicrucian — /roh zi krooh sheuhn, roz i /, n. 1. (in the 17th and 18th centuries) a person who belonged to a secret society laying claim to various forms of occult knowledge and power and professing esoteric principles of religion. 2. a member of any of… …   Universalium

  • Christian Rosenkreuz — (English: Christian RoseCross) is the legendary, perhaps allegorical, founder of the Rosicrucian Order (Order of the Rose Cross), presented in the three Manifestos published in the early 17th century. The first anonymous public document on the… …   Wikipedia

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