Franciscus Mercurius van Helmont

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Franciscus Mercurius van Helmont

Belgian / France 1614 – 1699

Comments: Neoplatonism; Qabalist; Rosicrucian; Quakers;


Teachers: Christan Knorr von Rosenroth; Paracelsus; Jan Baptist van Helmont, his Father; Dr. Johann Isaac Hollandus;


Students: Franciscus van den Enden; Juan de Cabriada; Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz; Anne Conway, Viscountess Conway; Georg von Welling;


Friends: Friends: Dr. Edward Fowler; William Penn; Henry More; Valentine Greatrakes; Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury; Adam Boreel; Serrarius; Benjamin Furly; John Locke, corresponded 1688; Johann Konrad Ammann; Charles II; Robert Boyle;

Enemies: Philipp Wilhelm, Elector Palatine;

Organizations: Cambridge Platonist school; 'the Lantern'; Quakers; Philadelphian Society, 1697;

Author: Alphabeti veri naturalis hebraici brevissima delineatio (in English, Alphabet of Nature) (on Hebrew); Cabbalah Denudata (1677)(translated by S.L. MacGregor Mathers as Kabalah Unveiled in 1912; Opuscula philosophica (1690); 157 alchemical canons (read it here http://www.levity.com/alchemy/157canon.html); Paradoxal Discourses, concerning the Macrocosm and Microcosm . . .(1685); – translated “Adumbratio Kabbalae Christianae traduit du Latin pour la première fois” by Christan Knorr von Rosenroth; Nouveaux Essais; Two Hundred Queries, 1684; the Quaedam praemeditatae et consideratae cogitationes super quattuor capita libri primi Moisis aka Premeditate and Considerate Thoughts , 1697, translated in English 1701; translated Boethius’ De Consolatione Philosophiae with Christan Knorr von Rosenroth aka Knorr von Rosenruth



Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franciscus_Mercurius_van_Helmont; http://www.sacred-texts.com/jud/tku/index.htm for Mather's translation of Cabbalah Denudata ; http://www.digital-brilliance.com/contributed/Karr/VanHelmont/fmvhCabDial.pdf ; http://www.digital-brilliance.com/contributed/Karr/VanHelmont/index.php; https://compossivel.wordpress.com/2007/12/25/franciscus-mercurius-van-helmont/ http://www.digital-brilliance.com/contributed/Karr/VanHelmont/fmvhCabDial.pdf (Cabbalistical Dialogue); http://www.alchemyguild.info/Archives/16%20Kabbalah/Burmistrov%2C%20Endel%20-%20Kabbalah%20Russian%20Freemasonry.pdf ;