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Gichtel, Johann Georg
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Gichtel, Johann Georg, * 4 Mar 1638 (Ratisbon (Germany)), † 21 Jan 1710 (Amsterdam)

Gichtel's life can be divided into three primary sections: from 1638 to 1664, when he had problems with the clerical authorities in Ratisbon; from 1665 through 1667, when he moved about, staying for a time with Friedrich Breckling (1629-1711); and from 1668 to his death in 1710, the time during which he lived, wrote, and taught in Amsterdam. Much of our information comes from this last period, during which he established his community of the “Brethren of the Angelic Life”, the Engelsbrüder, or “Angelic Bre…

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Versluis, Arthur, “Gichtel, Johann Georg”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 16 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_134>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031



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