Elias Ashmole

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Elias Ashmole AKA The English Mercury AKA Mercuriophilus Anglicus aka James Hasolle, Qui est Mercuriphilus Anglicus, an anagram

England 1617 - 1692

Comments: 2nd recorded Freemason, Warrington Lodge, Lancashire, initiated on October 16th, 1646, after Sir Robert Moray; Alchemy; Rosicrucian; identified the deposed, dethroned, beheaded King Charles the First with Hiram in the Freemason legend, proclaiming England his Widow and all True Englishmen the Widow's Sons; influenced by the Epitome of the Treasure of Health and it's 4 Philosophers Stones, Natural, Vegitable, Magicall and Angelicall Stones; used talismans to rid his house of rats, caste horoscopes; cast Alchemy as personal development more than external treasure; May have been using the search and refinement of the Philosopher's Stone as a metaphor for the restoration of the Stewards; Inspired the Eliasd Ashmole Society at Wyllys Sts. John Lodge # 4 in Hartford, Ct, 2016;


Teachers: William Backhouse; Francis Bacon; Johannes Valentinus Andreae AKA Christian Rosenkreutz; John Daston; Richard Carpenter; John Gower; Thomas Robinson; William Bloomfield; Abraham Andrews; Thomas Charnock; John Lydgate; W. Redman; Dr. Christopher Wren; Dr. John Wilkins; John Everard, Hermeticist; Dr. John Dee; Edward Kelly aka Edward Kelley (Ashmole's spelling); Arthur Dee, author of Fasciculus Chemicus aka The Chymical collections - expressing the ingress, progress, and egress of the secret Hermetick science, out of the choisest and most famous authors ... - whereunto is added, the Arcanum, or, Grand secret of hermetick philosophy; Thomas Norton, author of The Ordinall Of Alchimy, 1652; Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim; Lazarus Zetzner, compiler of Theatrum Chemicum, 1606; Johannes Petreius, author of "De Alchemia", 1541; Heinrich Petri of Basel ; Pietro Perna, 1561; Konrad Waldkirch; Robertus Vallensis; Johannes Chrysippus Fanianus; Thomas Mufett; Theobaldus de Hoghelande Mittelburgensis; Gerard Dorn; Bernardus G. Penotus; Bernardus Trevisanus; Dionysius Zacharias; Nicolas Flamel; Bernard Gilles Penot; Gaston Claveu; Aegidius de Vadis; Sir George Ripley; Johann Isaac Hollandus; Chrysorrhoas; Josephus Quercetanus; Lorenzo Ventura; Giovanni Francesco Pico della Mirandola aka Giovanni Pico della Mirandola; Roger Bacon; Richardus Anglicus; Albertus Magnus; St. Thomas Aquinas; Giovanni Agostino Panteo; Arnoldus de Villa Nova aka Arnold of Villanova; Aristotle; Efferarius Monachus; Raymundus Lullus aka Raymond Lull; Odomar; Johannes de Rupescissa; Giovanni Aurelio Augurello; Ewaldus Vogelius; Jodocus Greverus (aka Grewer); Alanus; Joannes Pontanus; Nicolas Barnaud; Artefius; Heliophilus a Percis Philochemicu; Hieronymus de Zanetinis; Thomas Arfoncinus; Nicolaus Niger Happelius; Venceslaus Lavinus Moravus; Fabianus de Monte S. Severini; Andreas Brentzius; Gaston Dulco; Michael Sendivogius; Thomas Vaughan; ; Johann Tholde who was likely Basil Valentine or Valentinus; Michael Maier; Daniel Stolcius; Giordano Bruno ; Paracelsus; Johannes Valentinus Andreae AKA Christian Rosenkreutz; Tobias Hess; Stephen of Alexandria aka Stephanus Alexandrinus, aka Stephanos of Alexandria; Theophrastos aka Theophrastus; Khalid ibn Yazid aka Calid rex aka King Calid; Jabir bin Hayyan aka Gerber; Pseudo-Gerber aka Paul of Taranto, perhaps; Ibn Sina aka Avicenna; Bernard, Earl of Trevisan; Francis Anthony aka Francis Antonie; Gabriel Platts; John Freench, 1605; George Starkey AKA Eirenaeus Philalethes; Thomas Tymme; Bolos (or Bolus) of Mendes; Zosimos of Panopolis ; Hermes Trismegistus; Zarathustra, AKA Zoroaster; Maria the Jewess; Democritus; Ostanes; Empedocles; Duke Humfrey of Gloucester; Sir Thomas Bodley; Photius; George Scholarios; Artephius AKA Aesculapius aka Artefius, author of Ars sintrillia, Clavis sapientiae or Clavis maioris sapientiae, and Liber secretus; Senior Zadith aka Ibn Umayl aka Muhammed ibn Umail at-Tamîmî, Arabic alchemist; Haled; Zohara; Abn Amil; Ibn Al-Hassan Ibn Ali Al-Tughra'i'; Bernard Caneseus; Wilhelm Baoldonus; Dr. Pierre Jean Fabre; Balsan the Arab; Daniel Sennert of Germany; Pearce, the Black Monke (Monk); Geoffrey Chaucer; Ralph George Algernon Percy, the 12th Duke of Northumberland; General Charles Rainsford, 1728-1809; Thomas Tymme; Robert Moray; Dr. Johann Isaac Hollandus;



Students: Isaac Newton; Robert Plot, 1st curator of Ashmolean Museum: Richard Sanders; Timothy and John Gadsbury; Manly P. Hall; C. H. Josten; Rafal T. Prinke of Poland; Stanley Linden; Chuck Furnace; WB Justin D****; Arthur John Hopkins; John Read; Joseph Needham; Dr Leonard Polonsky; Nigel Wilson; Benjamin Kennicott ; William Kiessel; Jean D'Espagnet aka "the hermetic magistrate" aka “Penes nos unda Tagi;” aka the motto, “Spes mea in Agno est”, author of The Hermetic Arcanum, "The Summary of Physics Restored" aka "Enchyridion Physicae Restitutae", 1650 & "Secret Work of Hermetic Philosophy" aka "Arcanum Hermeticae Pilosophiae Opus" aka the Hermetic Arcanum; James Galloway, in “the Royal Arch of Jerusalem,” ; John Maclean, Jacobite;


Friends: King Charles the 1st of England, King Charles the 2nd; Bonnie Prince Charley; King James the II of England and Scotland; The Old Pretender James III; John Tradescant the Younger; Nicholas Stone; Inigo Jones; Dr. Levin Flood; Samuell Story, servant or friend?; Thomas Wale, warder in the Tower of London; Thomas Woodall; Robert Boyle; William Herbert, the 3rd Earl of Pembroke; William Lilly aka William Lillies, author of History of his Life and Times, from the year 1602, to 1681. Written by himself in the 66th Year of his Age, to his worthy Friend Elias Ashmole, Esq and Christian Astrology; his own doctor, Dr Joseph Blagrave, author of Introduction to Astrology, 1682; set Edward Chamberlayne to Stockholm to invest King Charles XI with the Order of the Garter, 1679;


Enemies: Philip Ziegler, "king" of the Rosicrucians in England 1652; Andrew Marvell; Samuel Butler; Merc Causaubon; John Heydon; Praise-God Barebone; Fear-God, his father; his son Nicolas Barbon aka If-Christ-had-not-died-for-thee-thou-hadst-been-damned Barebone; Jesus-Christ-came-into-the-world- to-save Barebone, Praise-God's brother; the Nominated Assembly (aka The Barebones Parliament); Henry Jacob; John Lathrop; Henry Jessey; Oliver Cromwell; Francis Rous; The Fifth Monarchists aka The Fifth Monarchy Men aka the "Fifth Monarchy" aka the "Fifth Kingdom" ; Robert Blackborne, Secretary of the Admiralty; Major-General Thomas Harrison; Christopher Feake; Vavasor Powell; John Carew; John Rogers; Major-General John Lambert; Thomas Venner, leader of Venner's Rising, 1661; Heinrich Khunrath aka Henry Khunrath;


Author: History of the Star and Garter aka The Institution, Lawes & Ceremonies of the most Noble Order of the Garter; The Way to Bliss, 1658; Theatrum Chemicum Britannicum, including the Hermetic Arcanum of Jean d'Espagnet, see it (http://www.levity.com/alchemy/harcanum.html) and (http://www.levity.com/alchemy/theatrum.html); translated The Glory of Light or a short treatise showing Urim and Thummim to be made by Art,etc (http://www.levity.com/alchemy/glory_of_light.html); edited Dr. John Dee's son Arthur's book Fasiculuc Chemicus: an alchemical posy, 1650 under the name "James Hasolle"; Fratribus Rosae Crucis Illuminatissimis (request for admittance into the RC); editor and translator of “ Fasciculus chemicus, or, Chymical collections - expressing the ingress, progress, and egress of the secret Hermetick science, out of the choisest and most famous authors - whereunto is added, the Arcanum, or, Grand secret of hermetick philosophy” by Jean d’Espagnet


Organizations; Order of the Garter; Freemason, initiated in July 1646; Academy of Sages, took root in Sweden; Rosicrucian, tried to contact the Order ; donated collection to start Oxford Ashmolean Museum


Quotes: "Magick is the Connextion of natural Agents and Patients, answerable to each other, wrought by a wise Man to the bringing forth of such effects as are wonderful to those that know not their causes";



Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elias_Ashmole; Encyclopedia of Freemasonry by Albert Mackey; see his introduction to Dr. John Dee's QUINTI LIBRI MYSTERIORUM here - http://www.esotericarchives.com/dee/sl3188.htm#preface; studied Dee's The 48 Claves Angelicae, Liber Scientia Terrestris Auxilij and Victoria; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theatrum_Chemicum; http://newtopiamagazine.wordpress.com/2012/10/15/the-intelligencers-and-the-fifth-moon-of-jupiter-alchemy-in-the-american-colonies/ ; http://asiya.org/asiya/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Ruby_Tablet_No_02.pdf ; http://www.finebooksmagazine.com/press/2015/01/penn-libraries-acquires-collection-of-18th-century-occult-and-alchemical-manuscripts.phtml ; https://uniqueatpenn.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/an-occult-and-alchemical-library/ ; http://dla.library.upenn.edu/dla/franklin/search.html?filter.author_creator_facet.val=Charles%20Rainsford%20Collection%20of%20Alchemical%20and%20Occult%20Manuscripts%20%28University%20of%20Pennsylvania%29 ; http://dla.library.upenn.edu/dla/franklin/record.html?filter.author_creator_facet.val=Charles%20Rainsford%20Collection%20of%20Alchemical%20and%20Occult%20Manuscripts%20%28University%20of%20Pennsylvania%29&id=FRANKLIN_6293531& ; http://dla.library.upenn.edu/dla/franklin/record.html?filter.subject_facet.val=Alchemy%20Early%20works%20to%201800&start=25&q=alchemy&id=FRANKLIN_1593738& ; http://sekhetmaat.com/wiki/Library/Sloane_Manuscripts ; Noble Order of the Garter https://mega.co.nz/#F!ldMnBSqb!FHEEzHqVDZIPa1r8O3tLGg ; https://archive.org/details/theatrvmchemicvm00ashm; https://archive.org/details/fasciculuschemic00deea; https://archive.org/details/waytoblissinthre00ashm ;