Francis Barrett

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Francis Barrett

England @1770-1780 to 1825

Comments: Magician; Scientist; Rosicrucian; Qabalist; really seems more of a compilation of manuscripts he put together than much organizing or original thought; Frederick Hockley met Barrett through Denley the bookseller;

Teachers: Pietro d'Abano; Cornelius Agrippa; Robert Turner; Ebenezer Sibly (1751-1799); Jan Baptist van Helmont aka Jean Baptiste von Helmont,; Giambattista Della Porta aka Giambattista Porta, author of Natural Magic; Zoroaster AKA Zarathustra; Appollonius of Tyana aka Appollonius Tyanaeus; Hermes Trismegistus; Blaise de Vigners, author of A Discourse of Fire and Salt: Discovering Many Secret Mysteries as well Philosophical and Theological. aka A Discovrse of Fire and Salt, discovering Many fecret Myfteries, as well Philosophicall and Theologicall ; Artus Thomas, Lord of Embry; Frederick Hockley;

Students: Dr. Michael Quinn; John Freake; Montague Summers; Joscelyn Godwin; John Denley, bookseller; Raymond Buckland; Rosemary Ellen Guiley;Eliphas Levi; Edward Bulwer-Lytton; Mary Anne Atwood, 1817- 1910, author of A Suggestive Inquiry into the Hermetic Mystery, with a Dissertation on the More Celebrated of the Alchemical Philosophers, 1850; John Parkins, the "Cunning Man of Lincolnshire"; Joseph Smith, Mormon prophet; Francis King; Jason Semmens; ; Timothy d’Arch Smith; Robert Blanchard aka Rozette Kryla-Budde ;

Friends : Johann Theodor de Bry, @ 1561-1623; Matthaeus Merian aka Matthew the Elder, author of Musaeum hermeticum, reformatum et amplificatum : omnes sopho-spagyricae artis discipulos fidelissimè erudiens, quo pacto summa illa veraque lapidis philosophici medicina, qua res omnes qualemcunque defectum patientes, instaurantur, inveniri & haberi queat - continens tractatus chimicos XXI, praestantissimos, 1593-1650;

Organizations: Academy of Magic in London (his own school for 12 students);

Author/ Editor: compiler, of The Magus A Complete System Of Occult Philosophy AKA The Magus - Celestial Intelligencer ; Golden Treatise Of Hermes, with Mary Anne Atwood; (probably) BIOGRAPHIA ANTIQUA; OR, AN ACCOUNT OF THE LIVES AND WRITINGS OF THE ANCIENT AND MODERN MAGI, CABALISTS, AND PHILOSOPHERS, DISCOVERING THE PRINCIPLES AND TENETS OF THE FIRST FOUNDERS OF THE MAGICAL AND OCCULT SCIENCES, etc. aka The lives of alchemystical philosophers : with a critical catalogue of books in occult chemistry : and a selection of the most celebrated treatises on the theory and practice of the hermetic art;

References:,; or read him here ; ; ; ;