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Napoleon's sorcerers : the Sophisians

Author: Darius Alexander Spieth; Sacred Order of Sophisians.
Publisher: Newark : University of Delaware Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During Napoleon's rule, Freemasonic circles in France invented rituals that allegedly first took place in the temple structures of ancient Egypt. This book looks at the cultural environment and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Spieth, Darius Alexander, 1970-
Napoleon's sorcerers.
Newark : University of Delaware Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)654710233
Named Person: Isis, (Egyptian deity); Isis, (Egyptian deity)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Darius Alexander Spieth; Sacred Order of Sophisians.
ISBN: 9780874139570 0874139570
OCLC Number: 86117549
Description: 215 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Sophisians --
1. Some Sophisian --
Precursors: Comte de Cagliostro, Vivant Denon, and Benjamin de Laborde --
Vivant Denon --
Benjamin de Laborde --
Encounter in Naples --
Giuseppe Balsamo, Comte de Cagliostro --
Egyptian Freemasonry --
2. The Laboratory of Reason: Egypt from the Philosophes to Napoleon's "Oriental Dream" --
Egypt, an Enlightenment Project --
Esoteric Egypt --
The Sophisians in Egypt --
The Egyptian Campaign and the French Press --
3. Under the Pyramids of Paris: Sophisian Rituals and the Golden Book --
The Golden Book of the Bibliotheque Nationale --
Aspirants --
Scholar of Hieroglyphics --
Professorship of the Grand Mysteries --
Sophisian Syncretism --
4. The Sophisians on Stage: Boulevard Theaters and the Spell of Egyptomania --
Cuvelier de Trie and Revolutionary Theater --
Napoleon and the Parisian Stages --
The Ambigu-Comique Theater and the Cirque Olympique --
Freemasonry and Theater Life --
Melodrama and the Empowerment of Imagination --
Conclusion: Egyptosophy versus Anti-Egyptosophy --
Appendix. Members of the Sacred Order of the Sophisians.
Responsibility: Darius A. Spieth.
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