from the INTRODUCTIONEx Uno Omnia
Lichfield has been considered by some to be the true spiritual center of England. And, as freemasons should know, “at the centre of the circle, a master mason cannot err.” Right at the center of that circle was Elias Ashmole, the privileged blend that is Renaissance Man, the British Hermetic philosopher par excellence
, the self-styled Mercuriophilus Anglicus
, and “Mighty Good Man.” And if Elias, the “expected one,” the harbinger of new arts and revealed knowledge, was indeed at the center, then Elias Ashmole was everything and everywhere....