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Invisible Hosts
Invisible Hosts (September 2017)
Performing the Nineteenth-Century Spirit Medium's Autobiography
Elizabeth Schleber Lowry - Author

Provides a rhetorical analysis of female spirit mediums’ autobiographies in the historical and social contexts of Victorian-era America.

Invisible Hosts explores how the central tenets of Spiritualism influenced ways in which women conceived of their bodies and their civic responsibilities, arguing that Spiritualist ideologies helped to lay the foundation for the social and political advances made b...(Read More)
 
 
Platonic Mysticism
Platonic Mysticism (September 2017)
Contemplative Science, Philosophy, Literature, and Art
Arthur Versluis - Author

Restores the Platonic history and context of mysticism and shows how it helps us understand more deeply the humanities as a whole, from philosophy and literature to art.

In Platonic Mysticism, Arthur Versluisclearly and tautly argues that mysticism must be properly understood as belonging to the great tradition of Platonism. He demonstrates how mysticism was historically understood in Western philosophic...(Read More)
 
 
Upstate Cauldron
Upstate Cauldron (June 2015)
Eccentric Spiritual Movements in Early New York State
Joscelyn Godwin - Author

Bronze Medalist 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the US Northeast – Best Regional Non-Fiction Category

HONORABLE MENTION 2015
ForeWord INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award in the Religion Category

A guide to the phenomenal crop of prophets, cults, and utopian communit...(Read More)
 
 
Talking to the Gods
Talking to the Gods (May 2015)
Occultism in the Work of W. B. Yeats, Arthur Machen, Algernon Blackwood, and Dion Fortune
Susan Johnston Graf - Author

Explores occultism in the writings of four authors who were members of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.

Talking to the Gods explores the linkages between the imaginative literature and the occult beliefs and practices of four writers who were members of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. William Butler Yeats, Arthur Machen, Algernon Blackwood, and Dion Fortune were all members of the occult organi...(Read More)
 
 
From Modernity to Cosmodernity
From Modernity to Cosmodernity (January 2014)
Science, Culture, and Spirituality
Basarab Nicolescu - Author

Offers a new paradigm of reality, based on the interaction between science, culture, spirituality, religion, and society.

The quantum, biological, and information revolutions of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries should have thoroughly changed our view of reality, yet the old viewpoint based on classical science remains dominant, reinforcing a notion of a rational, mechanistic world that allows for endless ...(Read More)
 
 
Arguing with Angels
Arguing with Angels (May 2012)
Enochian Magic and Modern Occulture
Egil Asprem - Author

An exploration of John Dee’s Enochian magic of angel contact, its reinterpretation over the years, and its endurance to the present day.

This fascinating work explores John Dee’s Enochian magic and the history of its reception. Dee (1527–1608/9), an accomplished natural philosopher and member of Queen Elizabeth I’s court, was also an esoteric researcher whose diaries detail years of convers...(Read More)
 
 
Eliphas Lévi and the French Occult Revival
Eliphas Lévi and the French Occult Revival (January 2011)
Christopher McIntosh - Author

A searching study of Eliphas Lévi and the French occult revival.

This classic study of the French magician Eliphas Lévi and the occult revival in France is at last available again after being out of print and highly sought after for many years. Its central focus is Lévi himself (1810–1875), would-be priest, revolutionary socialist, utopian visionary, artist, poet, and, above all, autho...(Read More)
 
 
The Rose Cross and the Age of Reason
The Rose Cross and the Age of Reason (January 2011)
Eighteenth-Century Rosicrucianism in Central Europe and its Relationship to the Enlightenment
Christopher McIntosh - Author

Examines the relationship between diverse iterations of Rosicrucianism and the philosophy of the Enlightenment.

This new edition of Christopher McIntosh’s classic book on the Golden and Rosy Cross order is eagerly awaited. The order stands out as one of the most fascinating and influential of the high-degree Masonic and Illuminist groups that mushroomed in Europe from the eighteenth century onward. Active...(Read More)
 
 
Western Esotericism
Western Esotericism (October 2010)
A Concise History
Antoine Faivre - Author
Christine Rhone - Translator

An overview of Western esoteric currents since late antiquity, with an emphasis on the last six centuries.

Widely received in France, this brief, comprehensive introduction to Western esotericism by the founder of the field is at last available in English. A historical and pedagogical guide, the book is written primarily for students and novices. In clear, precise language, author Antoine Faivre provides an overv...(Read More)
 
 
Western Esotericism and Rituals of Initiation
Western Esotericism and Rituals of Initiation (April 2007)
Henrik Bogdan - Author

Historical exploration of masonic rituals of initiation.

For more than three hundred years the practice of Masonic rituals of initiation has been part of Western culture, spreading far beyond the boundaries of traditional Freemasonry. Henrik Bogdan explores the historical development of these rituals and their relationship with Western esotericism. Beginning with the Craft degrees of Freemasonry—the blueprint...(Read More)
 
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