STEGANOGRAPHIA: Hoc est: ARS PER OCCVLTAM SCRIPTVRAM ANIMI SVI VOLVNTATEM ABSENTIBVS aperiendi certa; AVTHORE REVERENDISSIMO. Translations and resources pertaining to the cryptologic and occult writings of Johannes Trithemius. Steganographia has 6 ratings and 2 reviews. Phil said: Nicely bound translation produced as part of McLean’s Magnum Opus series. Very nice translation, b.

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He had considerable influence on the development of early modern and modern occultism. His students included Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa and Paracelsus.

The byname Trithemius refers steganogrsphia his native town of Trittenheim on the Moselle Riverat the time part of the Electorate of Trier. When Johannes was still an infant his father Johann von Heidenburg died.

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His stepfather, whom his mother Elisabeth married seven years later, was hostile to education and thus Johannes could only learn in secret and with many difficulties. He learned Greek, Latin, and Hebrew. When he was 17 years old he escaped from his home and wandered around looking for good teachers, travelling to TrierColognethe Netherlandsand Heidelberg.

He studied at the University of Heidelberg. Travelling from the university to his home town inhe was surprised by a snowstorm and took refuge in the Benedictine abbey of Sponheim near Bad Kreuznach.

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He decided to stay and was elected abbot inat the age of twenty-one. He set out to transform the abbey from a neglected and undisciplined place into a centre of learning. In his time, the abbey library increased from around fifty items to more than two thousand.

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He often served as stegxnographia speaker and chapter secretary at the Bursfelde Congregation ‘s annual chapter from tothe annual meeting of reform-minded abbots.

Trithemius also supervised the visits of the Congregation’s abbeys. Trithemius wrote extensively as a historian, starting with a chronicle of Sponheim and culminating in a two-volume work on the history of Hirsau Abbey. His work was distinguished by mastery of the Latin language and eloquent phrasing, yet it was soon discovered that he inserted several fictional passages into his works.

His work as a historian has been tainted jihannes since, the invented passages proved by several scholars. However, his efforts did not meet with praise, and his reputation as a magician did not further his acceptance. He remained there until the end of his life. Trithemius was buried in this abbey’s church; a tombstone by the famous Tilman Riemenschneider was erected in his honor. It was damaged in the firebombing ofand subsequently restored by the workshop of Theodor Spiegel.

Notably, the German polymathphysician, legal scholar, soldier, theologian, and occult writer Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa — and the Swiss physician, alchemist, and astrologer Paracelsus — were among his pupils. Trithemius’ most famous work, Steganographia written c.

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Since the publication of the decryption key to the first two volumes inthey have been known to be actually concerned with cryptography and steganography. Until recently, the third volume was widely still believed to be solely about magic, but the “magical” formulae have now been ssteganographia to be covertexts for yet more cryptographic content. The preface to the Polygraphia equally establishes, the everyday practicability of cryptography was conceived by Trithemius as a “secular consequent of the ability of a soul specially empowered by God to reach, by magical means, from earth to Heaven”.

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