Rosicrucian Digest

Mystical Italy

Volume 96 Number 2 2018

In anticipation of the Rome 2019 AMORC World Convention, this issue of the Rosicrucian Digest explores Mystical Italy.

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Piercing Truths: Pythagoras, Western Civilization, and Hope
Steven Armstrong, FRC, MA, MDiv

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Image: Pythagoras Emerging from the Underworld, Pythagoreans Celebrate Sunrise

Pythagoras Emerging from the Underworld

Rosicrucianism and Stoicism
Grand Master Julie Scott, SRC

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Video: Rosicrucianism and Stoicism - A Discussion
Image: Zeno


Domina Rectina's Library: Herculaneum's Villa of the Papyri
Benefactor Taciturnus

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Image: Getty Villa, Villa of the Papyri Plan, Carbonized scroll

Getty Villa

Francis of Assisi
Elisa Cuttjohn, SRC

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Image: Statue of Francis, Francis of Assissi fresco

Francis of Assissi fresco

Hermeticism and the Philosophia Perennis
Christian Rebisse, FRC

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Image: Marsilio Ficino, Cosimo de' Medici

Marsilio Ficino

Leonardo da Vinci: Artist, Scientist, Mystic
Staff of the Rosicrucian Research Library

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Image: Presumed self-portrait of Leonardo da Vinci, Saint John the Baptist, Vitruvian Man, Design for a Flying Machine, Virgin of the Rocks

Presumed self-portrait of Leonardo da Vinci

Michelangelo's Piazza del Campidoglio
David M. Aguilera, FRC, PhD, ABPP

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Image: Piazza del Campidoglio sunrise, Michelangelo, Vittoria Colonna, Awakening Slave, Campidoglio engraving

Piazza del Campidoglio sunrise, Michelangelo

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The Golden Verses of Pythagoras: A New Translation
Steven Armstrong, FRC, MA, MDiv

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Image: School of Athens detail of Pythagoras

School of Athens detail of Pythagoras

The Glories of Norman Sicily
Betty Main, SRC

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Image: The Norman Palace, Robert Guiscard, Monreale Cathedral, Norman Palace statue, Cefalu Cathedral

The Norman Palace

The Neopythagoreans at the Porta Maggiore in Rome
Lisa Spencer, M.A.O.M., S.R.C.

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Images: Neopythagorean Basilica; Maenads with the Head of Pentheus;The Psyche in Transformation;Cupids with Butterflies; Eros and the Chariot; Liber Abbacci, Codice Magliabechiano Manuscript

Liber Abbaci, Codice Magliabechiano Manuscript

The Mystery of a Master
H. Spencer Lewis, F.R.C

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Rosicrucian Digest cover

Vitruvian Man and Divine Proportion

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Vitruvian man
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