Dr. Samuel Jacob Falk: A Sabbatian Adventurer in the Masonic Underground

Part of the International Archives of the History of Ideas / Archives Internationales D’Histoire des Idées book series (ARCH, volume 173)


The secretive and controversial personality of Dr. Falk, the “Baal Shem” of London, presents unusual challenges for the historian who tries to trace his movement through the shadowy underground of international “illuminist” Freemasonry. As the following contemporary quotations reveal, Falk’s influence stretched from England to the far reaches of Russia, Algiers, and Italy:


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