An Essay Concerning Adepts: or, A Resolution of this Inquiry, How it cometh to pass that Adepts, if there are any in the World, are no more Beneficial to Mankind than they have been known hitherto to be, and whether there could be no way to Encourage them to Communicate themselves. With some Resolutions concerning the Principles of the Adeptists; And a Model, Practicable, and Easy, of living in Community

TitleAn Essay Concerning Adepts: or, A Resolution of this Inquiry, How it cometh to pass that Adepts, if there are any in the World, are no more Beneficial to Mankind than they have been known hitherto to be, and whether there could be no way to Encourage them to Communicate themselves. With some Resolutions concerning the Principles of the Adeptists; And a Model, Practicable, and Easy, of living in Community
Year for Search1698
AuthorsPhiladept, A [pseud.]
Date Published1698
PublisherPtd. by J. Mayos
Place PublishedLondon
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Presentation of a community on the Spartan model after a discussion of the Hermetic tradition. Everyone must be married but live separately. No men and women dancing together; “no range must be allowed on the Subjects of Love, nor drinking.” See also 1700 Annus Sophiae Jubilaeus and 1700 The Adept’s Case.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in Restoration and Augustan British Utopias. Ed. Gregory Claeys (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2000), 207-33.

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A Philadept [pseud.]

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1698 A Philadept [pseud.]. An Essay Concerning Adepts: or, A Resolution of this Inquiry, How it cometh to pass that Adepts, if there are any in the World, are no more Beneficial to Mankind than they have been known hitherto to be, and whether there could be no way to Encourage them to Communicate themselves. With some Resolutions concerning the Principles of the Adeptists; And a Model, Practicable, and Easy, of living in Community. London: Ptd. by J. Mayos. Rpt. in Restoration and Augustan British Utopias. Ed. Gregory Claeys (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2000), 207-33. L

Presentation of a community on the Spartan model after a discussion of the Hermetic tradition. Everyone must be married but live separately. No men and women dancing together; “no range must be allowed on the Subjects of Love, nor drinking.” See also 1700 Annus Sophiae Jubilaeus and 1700 The Adept’s Case.