Nothing better than learning about Louis-Claude de Saint-Martin’s life, the Unknown Philosopher, through the words of someone who personally shared his experience. Jean-Baptiste Modeste Gence gives us a very synthetic view of Saint-Martin’s life and his works through this short biographical note.
It is, of course, far from being complete but it brings us very unique and little-known aspects of the Philosopher of Amboise's life by the vast majority of his followers and admirers. It is a note that gives us great pleasure and satisfaction in reading it, as well as filling some gaps in our knowledge about the life of the founder of Martinism.
In addition, the translator, Charles Lucien de Lièvre, a practicing Martinist par excellence, presents us with a Practical Supplement in the first part of this Note with the aim of encouraging true MEN OF DESIRE to remain persevering in their individual practices. In this Supplement, the translator presents, in addition to the exercises, all the benefits and difficulties that every serious practitioner experiences along the way, as well as advice and tips on ethics and Martinist conduct.