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Higgins concludes that his observations:. Many persons have thought that this Pan related to what has been called Pantheism, or the adoration of universal nature, and that Pantheism was the first system of man. Taylor makes more effusive annotations.

The Duke of Sussex was well known for his support of such liberal political causes as catholic emancipation and the abolition of the slave trade. This developed into a study of all religions, and eventually became an investigation of the origins of language and nations. Higgins argued that the Druids were identical with many other ancient sects and that Christianity was a deliberate distortion of this ancient religion.

Higgins died before he was able to complete the final chapter on Christianity.

Pankaj Singh rated it liked it Jan 14, InHiggins was asked by some of the radical political unions in Yorkshire to stand for parliament, but he refused.

He decided to investigate the evidence for Christianity. As a result of his illness, he determined to devote himself to the study of philosophy. The first ceremony to be performed in the new masonic hall at Hull on 3 October was raising of Higgins to the degree of Fellow Craft, with Beverley in the chair.

An inscription by Higgins in the front of the volume states that the book was lent by him to his friends Robert Taylor and Julian Hibbert on condition that they return it when asked and that they do not permit anybody else to read it and only discuss it in the most general terms.


Mohammed Alfarsi rated it it was amazing Aug 27, It seems that this advance copy was retained by Hibbert, who himself died, apparently his own hand, inwhen it passed to Taylor.

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Averill rated it really liked it Oct 25, Open Preview See a Problem? Look up Pandeism in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.

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Robert Beverley staunchly supported the efforts anqcalypsis Humber Lodge to open its own hall, laying the foundation stone in May and six months later consecrating the new temple. The term related by Higgins refers to a secret sect of worshipers of these “Pans”, which was left in the wake of the collapse of an ancient empire that stretched from Greece the home of Anacxlypsis and Perseus to India where the Buddhists and the Brahmins coexist.

The straw appeared to be almost saturated with urine and excrement. One author writes of a contemporary religious group in Bali which is within the geographic realm of Pandeism described by Higgins:.

Anacalypsis (Volume 1 of 2)

The same investigator also alleged similar plagiarism in Madame Blavatsky’swork, The Secret Doctrine. The work is the product of more than twenty years of research during which Higgins tried to uncover “a most ancient and universal religion from which all later creeds and doctrines sprang.

Among these was his theory that a secret religious order, which he labeled “Pandeism” from Pans- or Pandu- referring to a family of Gods, appending with -ismhad continued from ancient times to the present day, stretching at least from Greece to India, and possibly having once covered the entire world.

He has been termed a “political radical, reforming county magistrate and idiosyncratic historian of religions” Wiki A problem that the reader may find in Higgins ‘ book is that the meaning of the title is unexplained.


The book was published in two quarto volumes numbering 1, pages, and contains meticulous references to hundreds of references. Eugene Wade rated it liked it Oct 14, However, this case does illustrate how Higgins undertook pioneering explorations into the masonic archive. Twentieth century author Alvin Boyd Kuhn and contemporary author Tom Harpurboth proponents of the Christ godfry theoryreference Higgins in their writings, particularly in Harpur’s best-seller, The Pagan Christ.

Godfrey Higgins was an English magistrate and landowner, a prominent advocate for social reform, godrfey, and antiquarian.

The campaign to expose the abuses at York is considered a turning point in the modern history of the treatment of mental illness. Among those who attended the laying of the foundation stone of the masonic hall at Hull was the Reverend George Oliver, who was a friend of Robert Beverley.

Nazim Uddin rated it liked it Nov 15, John Ervin rated it it was anacallypsis Aug 18, Books by Godfrey Higgins. Coty rated it really liked it Oct 07, Whereas Toland’s construction of pantheism was based on the Greek root words panmeaning all and Theosmeaning GodHiggins flips the construction around, stating:.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Anacalypais rated it it was amazing Dec 14, Waite and William Wynn Westcott. He persuaded his friend Godfrey Higgins that it was about time that he proceeded to the degrees of Fellow Craft and Master Mason. The whole volume represents almost a posthumous dialogue between Higgins and his later readers.

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