The Cloud Upon the Sanctuary

Karl Von Eckartshausen

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The Cloud Upon the Sanctuary is a book by 18th century German mystic Karl Von Eckartshausen. The author wrote extensively on esoteric topics, and this work is Christian mysticism veiled in hermetic code. Eckhartshausen was briefly a member of the Bavarian Illuminati, but withdrew his membership soon after discovering that the order only recognized enlightenment through human reason. He cryptically mentions a 'society of the Elect' which has existed from the very beginning of time, 'the invisible celestial Church.' He predicted that 'it is the society whose members form a theocratic republic, which one day will be the Regent Mother of the whole World.' The Cloud Upon the Sanctuary was given a high status in the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, particularly by Arthur Edward Waite, and is known to have attracted Aleister Crowley to the Order.

This book has 22,745 words, and 41 pages in the PDF version. This translation by Isabel de Steiger was originally published in 1909.

Production notes: This ebook of The Cloud Upon the Sanctuary was published by Global Grey in 2018, and updated on the 27th June 2023. The artwork used for the cover is 'The Saviour's Transfiguration' by an unknown artist.

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