Franciscus Mercurius van Helmont

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Franciscus Mercurius van Helmont

Belgian / France 1614 – 1699

Teachers: Christan Knorr von Rosenroth; Jan Baptist van Helmont; Paracelsus; Jan Baptist van Helmont, his Father;

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

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; Johann Konrad Ammann; Charles II; Robert Boyle;

Enemies: Philipp Wilhelm, Elector Palatine;

Organizations: Cambridge Platonist school; 'the Lantern',; Quakers

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);

Comments: Neoplatonism; Qabalist; Rosicrucian; Quakers;

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