Exploring the lineage of those who challenged dogmatic thinking, from the Renaissance and our modern day, Promethean Flame delves deep into religion, philosophy and the arts to explain the importance that the challengers of the past still have on our future. Covering everything from the earliest secret societies such as the Templars and Chaos magicians to Rosicrucian Society, The Masonic Order, and facts on fascinating key individuals such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Napoleon Bonaparte, The Hellfire Club and Sir Francis Dashwood, all the way up to to The Golden Dawn occultists, such as Arthur Edward Waite, and Aleister Crowley. Corvis links the works of scientists and creative thinkers like Aristotle, Plato, and Socrates to the cause. As well the lives and works of a multitude of Decadent Romantics such as Mary and Percy Shelly, Poe, and Lord Byron are examined. We peer into the concepts of Friedrich Nietzsche, Ayn Rand, and others, broadening our understanding of ourselves and the world we live in. By explaining and drawing insight from popular films such as From Hell and The Da Vinci Code and National Treasure, Corvis proves history holds secrets both fascinating and worthy of our attention. Promethean Flame is an excellent study into particular developments of magickal practice and esoteric spirituality. With determination, the author blends well-researched information about key figures known for their involvement in free-thinking magickal spirituality, and examines occult orders from ancient times to modernity, even illuminating significant concepts by linking historical details to modern cinema! From John Dee to Isaac Newton; from the Golden Dawn to the Illuminati; from Zeus to Baphomet, Promethean Flame documents a wide array of history pertinent to anyone immersing themselves in the magickal arts, be they a Hermeticist, Ceremonial magician, Witch, or esotericist. –~ Raven Digitalis Author: Goth Craft: The Magickal Side of Dark Culture (Llewellyn, 2007) Promethean Flame traces varied threads of free-thinking as practiced by rampant individualists, sorcerers, rogues, and creators as well as secret societies, also touching upon how their inextinguishable sparks continue to impact our contemporary culture in both cinema and music. It will kindle your desire to delve even more deeply into these fascinating people. –~ Magus Peter H. Gilmore, High Priest, Church of Satan
Exploring the lineage of those who challenged dogmatic thinking, from the Renaissance and our modern day, Promethean Flame delves deep into religion, philosophy and the arts to explain the importance that the challengers of the past still have on our future.