Some Characteristics of the Interior Church - I. V. Lopukhin (Author), Arthur Edward Waite (Introduction), D. H. S. Nicholson (Translator).
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Some Characteristics of the Interior Church, is I.V. Lopukhin's account of his exploration of the "inward spiritual man." Ivan Vladimirovich Lopukhin (1756-1816) was a Russian statesman, writer and philanthropist. He was one of the leading Freemasons and Rosicrucians in Moscow during the late 18th century and published many mystical, Masonic, and alchemical books. The idea of a spiritual "inner church" was a prominent theme in many of his writings. Arthur Edward Waite, provides the Introduction to this book and analyzes Lopukhin's work and his contribution to Hermetic literature.
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