Monthly Archives: February 2014

Rosicrucians, Moravians and The Thirty Years War

Last week I talked about how Frederick V and Elizabeth wanted to create an ideal court based in Rosicrucian teachings, according to Frances Yates (The Rosicrucian Enlightenment). They moved their court from Heidelberg to Prague. The Protestant estates of Bohemia … Continue reading

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Yates and The Rosicrucian Enlightenment 2.0

One of the most revealing connections Yates makes in her book is the Rosicrucians were deeply involved with the attempt to overthrow Catholic and Hapsburg control over Europe. So were the Moravians, the group featured in The Star Family. But … Continue reading

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Frances Yates and The Rosicrucian Enlightenment

Frances Yates’ book on the importance of the Rosicrucians in the European Enlightenment became a critical part of my research for The Star Family. She helped deepen my conviction that several important Moravian church leaders were also part of the … Continue reading

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Moravian Writers’ Conference

I will be a panelist at the Moravian Writers’ Conference in Bethlehem, PA in June. My panel is called “Writing Moravians:  Stories from the Archives.” I’ll be talking about the research behind my novel The Star Family with writers from Lehigh … Continue reading

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Interview with Cynthia R. Richards

Please welcome fantasy and horror writer Cynthia R. Richards to the blog today. Tell us a little about yourself. My literary career began when I interned as a part-time columnist for a small entertainment newspaper in college (a long, long … Continue reading

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