The Rosicrucians: The History, Mythology and Rituals of an Esoteric Order. Revised edition.
by Christopher McIntosh
(Newburyport, Massachusetts: Red Wheel/Weiser, 1998)
This book traces the history of Rosicrucianism from its mysterious origins in 17th-century Germany up to the various revivals and offshoots and orders that have plugged into the Rosicrucian legend, such as the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.