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Joscelyn Godwin

Joscelyn GodwinBorn: 16-Jan-1945
Birthplace: Kelmscott, Oxfordshire, England

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Historian of the esoteric

Author of Robert Fludd. Hermetic Philosopher and Surveyor of Two Worlds (and quite a few other works). Ambitious translator of Francesco Colonna's Hypnerotomachia Poliphili: The Strife of Love in a Dream, a work written in a unique Italo-Latin verbiage.

Wrote his Ph.D dissertation on "The Music of Henry Cowell".

    High School: Radley College, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England
    University: BA and MA Music, Magdalene College, Cambridge University (1965)
    University: PhD Musicology, Cornell University (1969)
    Teacher: Cleveland State University (1969-71)
    Professor: Music, Colgate University (1971-present)

Author of books:
Robert Fludd: Hermetic Philosopher and Surveyor of Two Worlds (1979, biography, on Robert Fludd)
Athanasius Kircher: A Renaissance Man and the Quest for Lost Knowledge (1979, biography, on Athanasius Kircher)
Mystery Religions in the Ancient World (1981, history)
Harmonies of Heaven and Earth: The Spiritual Dimension of Music from Antiquity to the Avant-Garde (1987, history)
Music and the Occult: French Musical Philosophies 1750-1950 (1995, history)
The Mystery of the Seven Vowels in Theory and Practice (1991, history)
Arktos: The Polar Myth in Science, Symbolism, and Nazi Survival (1993, history)
The Theosophical Enlightenment (1994, history)
Johann Friedrich Hugo Von Dalberg: Schriftsteller, Musiker, Domherr (1998, biography, with Michael Embach)
The Pagan Dream of the Renaissance (2002, nonfiction)
The Real Rule of Four (2004, criticism, debunks the novel The Rule of Four)

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