By Frederick Hockley
Frederick Hockley (1809-1885), was once an enormous - if frequently neglected - determine in nineteenth-century occultism. He used to be an lively "seer" who engaged in scrying, and got interested in ritual magic, alchemy and spiritualism. He was once additionally a Freemason, who in later in existence was once linked to the Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia and different esoteric fraternities. as well as his personal writings, Hockley sought out and copied Grimoires and different magical, alchemical and kabbalistic texts that had lain hidden in inner most collections round England. a lot of Hockley's early manuscripts have been commissioned by way of the bookseller John Denley (who had obtained Ebenezer Sibly's gorgeous library, the resource of some of the texts that Francis Barrett utilized in compiling The Magus), while others have been for his personal use. After his demise Hockley's library was once dispersed, and is it identified that many Hockley manuscripts made their approach into the palms of individuals of the airtight Order of the Golden sunrise. Such used to be the excessive regard during which Hockley was once held, that of the group's founders, W. Wynn Westcott, not just wrote that Hockley's manuscripts have been "highly esteemed," but additionally posthumously claimed him as Adept of the Golden sunrise. "The Rosicrucian Seer" not just finds a lot approximately Hockley's existence and esoteric actions, but in addition offers helpful insights into the occult milieu of 19th century England that gave upward thrust to the Golden sunrise and encouraged its participants.
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S. L. three P. M. No. eighty four 1 The husband of Mrs Everitt (1825-1915) the most popular mediums focusing on actual mediumship and direct Writing. Everitt was once a tailor in Pentonville they usually begun maintaining "'Ances in 1855. Mrs Everitt's mediumship used to be referred to as into query in 1867 yet she was once vindicated (see religious Mago:zine, could and June 1869). 2 WilliamJames Hughan (1841-1911), the famous Masonic historian and writer. one of many founders of the Quatuor Coronati hotel No. 1076, the study resort which verified the genuine or medical . chool of Masonic historical past, he used to be additionally an early member of the Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia and contributed to early problems with the Rosicrucian Mago:zine. three Grand Stewards inn, of which Hockley used to be Secretary. four earlier grasp of British hotel No. eight, the inn during which he were initiated. 167 Liverpool highway, Islington, N. February 1872 My expensive Sir, I take the earliest chance of replyirig on your favors of the 4th and eighth inst. though my being very sick my time eighty taken up that i will scarcely get one evening per week to myself, and my correspondence is unfortunately in arrear. i'll resolution the final observe first. Mr Chevallier's! Crystal is certainly one of Burns'r egg formed 'Glass Receptacles' as they have been competently termed in contradistinction to 'Crystals' that are made up of ordinary rock crystal and beryl. the entire so-called 'Crystals' i've got visible at Bums being made up of universal glass are sheared and are very fatiguing to the eyes and certainly if a lot The Rosicrucian Seer used could very heavily impact them--even with reliable 'seers' i wouldn't suggest you to shop for it (of path this can be confidential). My factitious Crystals are made up of powdered Rock Crystal with Brass, the past due Earl Stanhope. ' gave Mr Slater" the Optician 4gns. every one for them. They have been made expressly for me, yet tho' nice lenses they're certainly not akin to the true article-my others are Rock Crystals. you spot Dr Dee's and a powerful Crystal from Japan with a [hexagram) in gold on it in Case No. 37 on the British Museum. Mr Chevallier wouldn't lecture on Crystal Seeing which he asserted used to be all fancy & mind's eye. One night he and Dr Danso' got here right down to my position & after taking a look greater than part an hour very closely, the Crystal getting fogged and suffused -: with pink strains which he attributed to the stress on his optic nerves. I begged him to depart off as i used to be afraid he may pressure his eyes. when Dr D. and that i have been conversing in regards to the ebook Chev. had simply released C. acknowledged that the Crystal seemed choked with sea water speeding approximately, and shortly a fish swimming and darting about-Dr D. requested 'Isn't that mind's eye' to which Chevallier responded 'Imagination no, how can it's mind's eye. i will be able to distinguish the white line down the dorsal fin, it's a species of carp. ' After a short time he had a imaginative and prescient of a human shape mendacity within the sand on the backside of the water with a skinny gentle vapory shape emerging from its head and [illegible] because it have been being drawn again back into the physique and within the air above the water winged spirits creating a strenuous attempt to alleviate and help its departure, this was once repeated numerous instances, finally he counted 1.