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In 1660, within a few months of the restoration of Charles II, a group of twelve men, including Robert Boyle and Christopher Wren, met in London to set up a society to study the mechanisms of nature. At a time when superstition and magic governed reason, the repressive dogma of Christian belief silenced many, and where post-war loyalties ruined careers, these men forbade tIn 1660, within a few months of the restoration of Charles II, a group of twelve men, including Robert Boyle and Christopher Wren, met in London to set up a society to study the mechanisms of nature. At a time when superstition and magic governed reason, the repressive dogma of Christian belief silenced many, and where post-war loyalties ruined careers, these men forbade the discussion of religion and politics at their meetings. The Royal Society was born and with it modern, experimental science.THE INVISIBLE COLLEGE is a fascinating study of the turbulent political, economic and religious background to the formation of the Royal Society - an era of war against the Dutch, the Great Plague and the Great Fire of London. It will make you reassess many of the key events of this period and will show how Freemasonry, supported by Charles II, was the guiding force behind the birth of modern science, under the cover of the Royal Society....

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ISBN : 9780747239772
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 405 Pages
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The Invisible College Reviews

  • Willow Redd
    2018-12-28 12:16

    This is a book I've been wanting to read for a while now. I've always been interested in Freemasonry, and have recently been reading up on the Invisible College and the Royal Society. While there was less about the Invisible College than I expected (meaning none at all), this was still a fascinating look at the origins of the Royal Society and its connections to the Scottish Rite.Robert Lomas was interested in finding out how, just after a bloody Civil War and the dismantling of Cromwell's Republic, could a group of science-minded men from both sides come together to work on the most puzzling mysteries of the natural world known at the time. Here, he goes into the history of the founders, the story of the Reformation, and even goes as far back as possible into the beginnings of Freemasonry and shows how all these things, through Sir Robert Moray, created the group responsible for the practices of modern science and the advancement of human knowledge.Definitely worth a read.

  • Gunderhaegg
    2019-01-16 11:04

    Some books just need an editor... Although the idea for the book is enticing and the amount of work behind it is impressive, I have to admit that book is lacking in a number of respects. I found the book to be repetitive and poorly organized, which unfortunately obscured the rather interesting story about the Royal Society and it's connections with Freemasonry.