Cabbalistical Dialogue, an English translation of Fundamenta Cabbalae Aeto-Paedo-Melissaeae Dialogus by Franciscus Mercurius van Helmont (PDF)
Transcribed, annotated and introduced by Don Karr

Selections from Franciscus Mercurius van Helmont (PDF)
Containing Chapter IV of The Paradoxal Discourses. Also an appendix of Several Questions with their Answers Concerning the Hypothesis of the Revolution of Humane Souls taken from The Divine Being and its Attributes.
Transcribed, edited and introduced by Don Karr

Seder Olam: OR THE Order, Series, or Succession of all the Ages, Periods and Times of the World by Franciscus Mercurius van Helmont (PDF)
Transcribed, edited and introduced by Don Karr


FM van Helmont (1614 - 1699 CE) tends to be overshadowed by his father, the famous iatrochemist Jan Baptista van Helmont [1580 - 1644 CE], but he is remembered through his friendships with a wide circle of  European intellectuals that included Gottfried Leibniz, the English Platonists Anne Conway and Henry More, and Christian Knorr von Rosenroth. He edited and published his father's works, preserved and published the work of Anne Conway, and collaborated with von Rosenroth on the publication of the famous Kabbala Denudata, a large compilation of Kabbalistic texts (including sections of the Zohar) that were translated into Latin and formed a primary resource for subsequent generations of Christian and Hermetic Kabbalists in Europe.

[Colin Low 2006]


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