This illustrated alchemical manuscript, written in English and Latin on vellum, was long believed to have been created by the 15th-century canon and alchemist George Ripley
but is now thought to be a composite of various authors.
The 16th-century Ripley Scroll is a six metre-long manuscript that allegedly describes how to make the stone and it takes its name from George Ripley
, a priest and alchemist from Bridlington Priory, East Yorks.
The book looks in depth at the work of seven reformers of this era: Henry David Thoreau, George Ripley
, Horace Greeley, William B.
But, in fact, Liverpool-born Andrew George Ripley
wasn't only a fine rugby player, he excelled at canoeing, basketball, tennis and water-skiing, too.
At the heart of the book is Folly Wood, inspired by 15th Century English alchemist George Ripley
When other defenses failed, the Transcendentalists dismissed troubling German thoughts as overly speculative and "dogmatic," the critique launched at Schopenhauer by George Ripley
AMERICAN TRANSCENDENTALISM | PHILIP GURA: The 19th-century transcendentalists--Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Orestes Brownson, George Ripley
, Theodore Parker, and others--influenced wide-ranging thought and social reform in America.
HEAVYWEIGHT George Ripley
survived a bite from a deadly spider - because he is so FAT.
He adds transcendentalism to the religious landscape of the nineteenth century, noting the clerical backgrounds of many transcendentalists, like Theodore Parker, George Ripley
, and, of course, Ralph Waldo Emerson.
The success of Brook Farm required not only achieving what George Ripley
described as a "more simple and wholesome life," but also spreading the "universal and eternal laws" of Associationism and Fourierism, which condemned traditional institutions and promoted utopian socialism.
1422-61, 1470-71), and Sir George Ripley
, a canon of Bridlington and alchemist writing in the period between 1450 and 1476, were equally interested in the evolution of kingship as well as metals.
Emerson is, of course, everywhere about but marginally so, and the chief presences here are George Ripley
, the guiding hand of Brook Farm; Bronson Alcott, the paterfamilias of Fruitlands; Thoreau, the inhabitant of his hut; Charles Lane, an English social experimentalist; Charles Fourier, the formulator of the law of series, which Francis concludes to be 'the key to the whole intellectual, imaginative, and social endeavour' (p.