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McIntosh, Christopher 1943-

Overview
Works: 41 works in 201 publications in 5 languages and 7,437 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Guidebooks  Cross-cultural studies  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator
Classifications: DD801.B387, 133.509
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Christopher McIntosh
The astrologers and their creed, an historical outline by Christopher McIntosh( Book )

9 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Swan King, Ludwig II of Bavaria by Christopher McIntosh( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Rose Cross and the Age of Reason : eighteenth-century Rosicrucianism in Central Europe and its relationship to the Enlightenment by Christopher McIntosh( Book )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Rose Cross and the Age of Reason deals with the interaction between two movements of thought in eighteenth-century Germany: the philosophy of the Enlightenment, and the complex of ideas known as Rosicrucianism. Dating from the early seventeenth century and drawing on Pietism, Freemasonry, Kabbalah and alchemy, the Rosicrucian movement enjoyed a revival in Germany during the eighteenth century. Historians have often depicted this neo-Rosicrucianism as a Counter-Enlightenment force. Dr. McIntosh argues rather that it was part of a "third force", which allied itself, sometimes with the Enlightenment, sometimes with the Counter-Enlightenment. This book is the first in-depth, comprehensive study of the German Rosicrucian revival and in particular of the order known as the Golden and Rosy Cross (Gold- und Rosenkreuz). Drawing on hitherto unpublished material, Dr. McIntosh shows how the order exerted a significant influence on the cultural, political and religious life of its age."--Publisher's description
Ludwig II of Bavaria, the Swan King by Christopher McIntosh( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1997 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eliphas Lévi and the French occult revival by Christopher McIntosh( Book )

19 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This classic study of the French magician Eliphas Lévi and the occult revival in france is at last available again after being out of print and highly sought after for many years. Its central focus is Lévi himself (1810-1875), would-be priest, revolutionary socialist, utopian visionary, artist, poet, and, above all, author of a number of seminal books on magic and occultism. It is largely thanks to Lévi that the Tarot is so widely used today as a divinatory method and a system of esoteric symbolism. The magicians of the Golden Dawn were strongly influenced by him, and Aleister Crowley even believed himself to be Lévi's reincarnation. The book is not only about Lévi, but also covers the era of which he was a part and the remarkable figures who preceded and followed him--the esoteric Freemasons and Illuminati of the late eighteenth century, and occultists Papus (Gérard Encausse), the Counter-Pope Eugène Vintras, and the writer Joris-Karl Huysmans, whose work drew strongly on occult themes. These people were avatars of a set of traditions which are now seen as an important part of the western heritage and which are gaining increasing attention in the academy. Christopher McIntosh's vivid account of this richly fascinating era in the history of occultism remains as fresh and compelling as ever"--Publisher's description, p. [4] of cover
Gardens of the Gods : myth, magic and meaning by Christopher McIntosh( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gardens of the Gods" reveals the symbolic language of garden design, exploring the gardens of China, with their moon gates and immortal rocks, the Zen gardens of Japan, the paradise gardens of Islam, those of Renaissance Italy with their richly mythological imagery, the landscaped parks of England, the gardens of New Harmony in the US and some striking, modern examples of symbolic gardens, including the Tarot Garden of the sculptress Niki de Saint Phalle in Italy. This illustrated book also includes a chapter with suggestions for creating a "garden of meaning" and a select
The Rosicrucians : the history, mythology, and rituals of an esoteric order by Christopher McIntosh( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This scholarly work traces the mysterious Fraternity of the Rosy Cross, from its inception upon the discovery of Father Christian Rosenkreuz's perfectly preserved body in a seven-sided vault to present-day organizations in America. McIntosh includes a survey of Rosicrucianism in America, exploring the latter day survivals of Bacon's New Atlantis. Perfect for students of the Western Mystery tradition who want an introduction to Rosicrucianism, with good resources for further study
The Rosicrucians : the history, mythology, and rituals of an occult order by Christopher McIntosh( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eranos : an alternative intellectual history of the twentieth century by Hans Thomas Hakl( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From 1933 and for a period of almost seventy years, Italy's Lake Maggiore region was the gathering place for some of the world's foremost philosophers. Once a year, illustrious thinkers such as Carl Jung, Erich Neumann, Mircea Eliade, D.T. Suzuki, and Adolph Pormann gathered there for Eranos - a meeting of the minds for elite intellectuals. Hans Hakl presents the only complete study of what is arguably the single most important gathering of scholars in the twentieth century. Eranos chronicles the golden years of Jung, Corbin, Eliade, and Scholem, tracing the roots of the Ascona movement in Theosophy, its later branches, and many lesser-known but no less fascinating figures. Distilling decades of archival research and interviews with Eranos participants, Hakl illuminates the trialogue of religion, esotericism, and scholarship that began with Eranos and continues to the present day. This finely crafted history shows how Eranos played an important counterpart to the dominant spiritual and intellectual history of the twentieth century by encouraging freedom of thought and radicality. Detailing the development and influence of a movement that set the course of contemporary philosophical thought, Eranos is a landmark volume that will draw readers interested in the history of ideas, psychology, religious and cultural studies, Jewish and Islamic studies, the history of science, mysticism, and the development of new age religions."--Publisher's description
The rosy cross unveiled : history, mythology and rituals of an occult order by Christopher McIntosh( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paris by Christopher McIntosh( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The devil's bookshelf : a history of the written word in western magic from ancient Egypt to the present day by Christopher McIntosh( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astrology: the stars and human life: a modern guide by Christopher McIntosh( Book )

5 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short history of astrology by Christopher McIntosh( Book )

2 editions published between 1969 and 1994 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lifelong learning & distance higher education( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coincidence in the work of Ian Hamilton Finlay by Christopher McIntosh( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gärten der Götter : Pflanzen, Farben, Elemente und ihre Bedeutung ; mit praktischen Tips zur Gestaltung des eigenen Gartens by Christopher McIntosh( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Rose-Croix dévoilée : histoire, mythes et rituels d'une société secrète by Christopher McIntosh( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosicrucian Trilogy Modern Translations of the Three Founding Documents by Joscelyn Godwin( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Rose Cross and the Age of Reason : eighteenth-century Rosicrucianism in Central Europe and its relationship to the EnlightenmentLudwig II of Bavaria, the Swan KingEliphas Lévi and the French occult revivalGardens of the Gods : myth, magic and meaningThe Rosicrucians : the history, mythology, and rituals of an esoteric order