Thomas Vaughan (philosopher)

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Thomas Vaughan (17 April 1621 − 27 February 1666) was a Welsh philosopher and alchemist, who wrote in English.wikipedia
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Henry Vaughan

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A Royalist clergyman from Brecon, Wales, Thomas was the twin brother of the poet Henry Vaughan, both being born at Newton, in the parish of St. Briget's, in 1621.
Vaughan had a twin brother called Thomas Vaughan, who became a philosopher and alchemist.

Fama Fraternitatis

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He was a self-described member of the "Society of Unknown Philosophers", and was responsible for translating into English in 1652 the Fama Fraternitatis Rosae Crucis, an anonymous Rosicrucian manifesto first published in 1614 in Kassel.
In 1652, Thomas Vaughan translated the work into English.

Rosicrucianism

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He was a self-described member of the "Society of Unknown Philosophers", and was responsible for translating into English in 1652 the Fama Fraternitatis Rosae Crucis, an anonymous Rosicrucian manifesto first published in 1614 in Kassel.
Seventeenth-century occult philosophers such as Michael Maier, Robert Fludd, and Thomas Vaughan interested themselves in the Rosicrucian world view.

Natural magic

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He is now remembered for his work in the field of natural magic.

Robert Child (agriculturalist)

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Vaughan later became involved with a plan of Robert Child to form a chemical club, with a laboratory and library, the main aim being to translate and collect chemical works.
At that time he was also setting up a group including Thomas Henshaw, Thomas Vaughan and William Webbe, to gather and translate alchemical and chemical texts.

Llansantffraed

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He became rector of the parish of Llansantffraed (St Bridget) Wales and took up medical studies, motivated by the lack of doctors in Wales.
Henry Vaughan's twin brother, Thomas Vaughan, became rector of Llansantffraed in about 1644.

Philosopher's stone

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He is reported as having confessed that he had "long sought and long missed... the philosopher's stone."
In the seventeenth century, Thomas Vaughan writes, "the first matter of the stone is the very same with the first matter of all things".

Henry More

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Vaughan quarrelled in print with Henry More.

Philosopher

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Thomas Vaughan (17 April 1621 − 27 February 1666) was a Welsh philosopher and alchemist, who wrote in English.

Alchemy

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Thomas Vaughan (17 April 1621 − 27 February 1666) was a Welsh philosopher and alchemist, who wrote in English.

Cavalier

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A Royalist clergyman from Brecon, Wales, Thomas was the twin brother of the poet Henry Vaughan, both being born at Newton, in the parish of St. Briget's, in 1621.

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A Royalist clergyman from Brecon, Wales, Thomas was the twin brother of the poet Henry Vaughan, both being born at Newton, in the parish of St. Briget's, in 1621.

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A Royalist clergyman from Brecon, Wales, Thomas was the twin brother of the poet Henry Vaughan, both being born at Newton, in the parish of St. Briget's, in 1621.

Newton, Brecknockshire

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A Royalist clergyman from Brecon, Wales, Thomas was the twin brother of the poet Henry Vaughan, both being born at Newton, in the parish of St. Briget's, in 1621.

Jesus College, Oxford

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He entered Jesus College, Oxford, in 1638, and remained there for a decade during the English Civil War.

English Civil War

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He entered Jesus College, Oxford, in 1638, and remained there for a decade during the English Civil War.

Albury, Oxfordshire

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Vaughan died at the house of Samuel Kem, at Albury, Oxfordshire.

Paracelsus

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Although he did not practice medicine, Vaughan sought to apply his chemical skills to preparing medicines in the manner recommended by Paracelsus.

Samuel Hartlib

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He corresponded with Samuel Hartlib, who by 1650 was paying attention to Vaughan as author, and established a reputation with his book Anthroposophia Theomagica, a magico-mystical work.

Kassel

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He was a self-described member of the "Society of Unknown Philosophers", and was responsible for translating into English in 1652 the Fama Fraternitatis Rosae Crucis, an anonymous Rosicrucian manifesto first published in 1614 in Kassel.

Allen G. Debus

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Allen G. Debus has written that a simple explanation of Vaughan's natural philosophy, in its mature form, is as the De occulta of Cornelius Agrippa, in an exposition coming via the views of Michael Sendivogius.

Three Books of Occult Philosophy

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Allen G. Debus has written that a simple explanation of Vaughan's natural philosophy, in its mature form, is as the De occulta of Cornelius Agrippa, in an exposition coming via the views of Michael Sendivogius.

Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa

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Allen G. Debus has written that a simple explanation of Vaughan's natural philosophy, in its mature form, is as the De occulta of Cornelius Agrippa, in an exposition coming via the views of Michael Sendivogius.

Sendivogius

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Allen G. Debus has written that a simple explanation of Vaughan's natural philosophy, in its mature form, is as the De occulta of Cornelius Agrippa, in an exposition coming via the views of Michael Sendivogius.