Thomas Vaughan

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Thomas Vaughan AKA Eugenius Philalethes AKA Eugenius Lover of Truth aka My Inner Genius aka Higher Self (St. Eugenius was a bridge between Roman and Arian Catholics @ 450 CE, a mediator) aka Theomagus

Welsh / England 1621 − 1666

Comments: Alchemy; Rosicrucian; never recovered from the loss of his wife and partner Rebecca;

Teachers: Dr. Robert Childe AKA The Phistian aka The Physician; Johannes Valentinus Andreae; Paracelsus; Cornelius Agrippa; Michael Sendivogius; Jacques de Nuisement; Andreas Orthelius; Johannes Trithemius; his teacher Libanius Gallus; and Gallus' teacher Pelagius of Majorca; Robert Fludd;Arnoldus de Villa Nova; George Starkey AKA Eirenaeus Philalethes, the peaceful lover of truth) aka Theomagia; Sir George Ripley; Jakob Bohme; Heinrich Khunrath; Jan Baptist van Helmont; William Chamberlayne aka W.C. Esq; John Frederick Helvetius, author of The golden calf which the world adores and desires : in which is handled the most rare and incomparable wonder of nature in transmuting metals, viz, how the intire substance of lead was in one moment transmuted into gold-obrizon with an exceeding small particle of the true philosophick stone; Gerber aka Jābir ibn Hayyān AKA Geber;

Students; Rebecca Vaughan, wife; Robert Samber AKA Eugenius Philalethes Junior, author of Long Livers, 1722; Edward Bolnest; Rudolph Steiner; J. Freake; William Newman, author of "Thomas Vaughan as an interpreter of Agrippa von Nettesheim";

Friends: Thomas Henshaw; Nathaniel Henshaw, MD; John Booker; Samuel Hartlib; Henry Vaughan, brother, poet; Sir Robert Moray, 1st Freemason; Sir Elias Ashmole, 2nd Freemason; William Salmon; George Thor; Robert Turner; William Copper, bookseller, publisher of Collectanea Chymica, 1684; Sir Kenelin Digby;

Enemies: Henry More; John Gaule; Edward Bolnest

Organizations; "Society of Unknown Philosophers"; mentions Masons;

Author: Anthroposophia Theomagica, a magico-mystical work; translated Fama Fraternitatis Rosae Crucis into English 1652; Coelum Terrae (available here; Lumen de Lumine, or a New Magical Light, containing A Letter From The Brothers of R.C. Concerning the Invisible, Magicak Mountain, and the Treasure Therein Contained, 1651, see it(; Enconium (on Cornelius Agrippa); Anthoposophia Theomagica, 1648-1650; Anima Magica Abscondita, 1650; Magia Adamica aka Magia Adamica, or, The antiquitie of magic and the descent thereof from Adam downwards, proved whereunto is added, A perfect and full discoverie of the true coelum terrae, or, The magician's heavenly chaos, and first matter of all things, 1650; Aula Lucis, 1651-1652; Euphrates, 1655; in response to attacks by Henry More, The Man-Mouse taken in a trap and tortr'd to Death, 1650; The 2nd Wash or the Moore Scour'd Once More, 1651; Long Livers, 1722; Euphrates or the Waters of the East, 1655;

Quotes: "Magic is nothing else but the Wisdom of the Creator revealed and planted in the creature" Anthroposophia Theomagica, pg 53, 1650

Resources:;; ; Solomon's Secret Arts: The Occult in the Age of Enlightenment by Paul Kléber Monod ; ; ;