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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)
 
 
John Dee's Occultism
John Dee's Occultism (June 2005)
Magical Exaltation through Powerful Signs
Gyorgy E. Szonyi - Author

A comprehensive look at the life and work of one of the towering figures of Renaissance mysticism.

Delving into the life and work of John Dee, Renaissance mathematician and "conjurer to Queen Elizabeth," György E Szonyi presents an analysis of Renaissance occultism and its place in the chronology of European cultural history. Culling examples of "magical thinking" from classical, medieval, and R...(Read More)
 
 
Frithjof Schuon
Frithjof Schuon (October 2004)
Life and Teachings
Jean-Baptiste Aymard - Author
Patrick Laude - Author
Seyyed Hossein Nasr - Foreword by

A comprehensive introduction to the life and work of the preeminent expositor of perennial philosophy.

The first book in English devoted to the religious philosopher Frithjof Schuon (1907-1998) to appear since his death, this biography also provides an analysis of his work and spiritual teachings. Relying on Schuon's published works as well as unpublished correspondence and other documents, the authors highlight the o...(Read More)
 
 
Restoring Paradise
Restoring Paradise (May 2004)
Western Esotericism, Literature, Art, and Consciousness
Arthur Versluis - Author

Explores European and American esoteric traditions as reflected in literature and in art.

Focusing on how spiritual initiation takes place in Western esoteric religious, literary, and artistic traditions from antiquity to the present, Restoring Paradise provides an introduction to Western esotericism, including early modern esoteric movements like alchemy, Christian theosophy, and Rosicrucianism. The author arg...(Read More)
 
 
Alchemist of the Avant-Garde
Alchemist of the Avant-Garde (June 2003)
The Case of Marcel Duchamp
John F. Moffitt - Author

A fascinating book demonstrating the influence of alchemy and esoteric traditions on the mature art of Marcel Duchamp.

Acknowledged as the "Artist of the Century," Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968) left a legacy that dominates the art world to this day. Inventing the ironically dégagé attitude of "ready-made" art-making, Duchamp heralded the postmodern era and replaced Pablo Pica...(Read More)
 
 
Gnostic Apocalypse
Gnostic Apocalypse (December 2001)
Jacob Boehme's Haunted Narrative
Cyril O'Regan - Author

Argues that the discourse of Jacob Boehme represents the return of Gnostic thought in modernity after a thousand year hiatus.

Jacob Boehme, the seventeenth-century German speculative mystic, influenced the philosophers Hegel and Schelling and both English and German Romantics alike with his visionary thought. Gnostic Apocalypse focuses on the way Boehme's thought repeats and surpasses post-reformation Luth...(Read More)
 
 
Gnostic Return in Modernity
Gnostic Return in Modernity (July 2001)
Cyril O'Regan - Author

Looks at the influence of Gnosticism in modern intellectual history, philosophy, and theology.

Gnostic Return in Modernity
demonstrates the possibility that Gnosticism haunts certain modern discourses. Studying Gnosticism of the first centuries of the common era and utilizing narrative analysis, the author shows how Gnosticism returns in a select band of narrative discourses that extends from the seventeenth century G...(Read More)

 
 
Theosophy, Imagination, Tradition
Theosophy, Imagination, Tradition (February 2000)
Studies in Western Esotericism
Antoine Faivre - Author
Christine Rhone - Translator

A historical and interpretive study of three aspects of Western esotericism from the Renaissance to the twentieth century.

Not only does this book present the current state of research in esotericism, but it also explores three main aspects of the field from the Renaissance to the twentieth century. Previously published in French and now available in English for the first time, Theosophy, Imagination, Tradition traces the histor...(Read More)
 
 
Wisdom's Children
Wisdom's Children (October 1999)
A Christian Esoteric Tradition
Arthur Versluis - Author

The first book in English to provide an in-depth introduction to the Christian theosophic tradition that began with Jacob Bohme, Wisdom's Children brings us into a startling new world of experiential spirituality that is in fact the Christian equivalent of Sufism and Kabbalism. With biographic introductions to major theosophers and detailed discussions of theosophic authors such as John Pordage, Jane Leade, Dionysius Freher, and Johann Gichte...(Read More)
 
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