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13 Thus divination and cartography are not disconnected: the “projector” is in touch with the Ideas themselves that in turn inform and govern various places on the earth. The same relationship, he continues, is responsible also for the powers of “telesmatical” images or talismans. That is, the images bear the imprint and power of the Ideas or genii, and therefore embody them, channeling their energy into a particular place, for instance a temple. In this way, it is possible to change the reigning energy of a particular site.
Here, however, we are looking at the impact of theosophy on early American life, where we ﬁnd that theosophy represents the meeting point of all the esoteric currents discussed thus far, and was far more inﬂuential than one might at ﬁrst think. We have already seen, in the book of Daniel Leeds, Temple of Wisdom, that Böhmean theosophy was present in the English American colonies, and that Leeds’s book in particular included some astrological ramiﬁcations undoubtedly of interest for Leeds as an almanac compiler.
John’s day, or Johannestag, the time of their arrival, by building a ﬁre on a hilltop, and then set about building their dwellings. This wild area above the Wissahickon can in fact still be visited to this day, and there remains a place known as “Hermit’s Cave,” which is supposed to be where Kelpius went to meditate and practice alchemy in the wilderness. There is no question that this cave, facing east, with natural springs and in a high place above a river, could be regarded as a sacred site due to its geomantic situation.
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