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Rene Daumal
Rene Daumal (March 1999)
The Life and Work of a Mystic Guide
Kathleen Ferrick Rosenblatt - Author

Demonstrates how Rene Daumal, author of Mount Analogue, (a study of Hindu philosophy and poetics) and the teaching of G. I. Gurdjieff combined with Daumal's early surrealist tendencies in determining the quality of his writing.

"It throws light on an at-present relatively unknown twentieth century literary figure whose writings have a great deal to offer to today's spiritual seeker, including the gro...(Read More)
 
 
Trithemius and Magical Theology
Trithemius and Magical Theology (December 1998)
A Chapter in the Controversy over Occult Studies in Early Modern Europe
Noel L. Brann - Author

An examination of Trithemius's "magical theology," which argued for the compatibility of magic and Christian doctrines, and its influence during the Renaissance and Reformation.

Through an examination of Benedictine abbot Trithemius (1462-1516), this book explores the intersection of the early modern debate over occult studies with a number of contemporaneous developments: late medieval mysticism, the revival of ancient...(Read More)
 
 
Alchemy of the Word
Alchemy of the Word (April 1998)
Cabala of the Renaissance
Philip Beitchman - Author

Explores the literary, philosophical, and cultural implications of Cabala during the Renaissance.

Alchemy of the Word is a study of the literary, philosophical, and cultural ramifications of Cabala during the Renaissance. Important intellectual figures from 1490 to 1690 are considered, including Agrippa, Dee, Spenser, Shakespeare, Browne, and Milton; Cabala's more recent impact is also discussed. Cabala, a hermen...(Read More)
 
 
Gnosis and Hermeticism from Antiquity to Modern Times
Gnosis and Hermeticism from Antiquity to Modern Times (November 1997)
Roelof van den Broek - Editor
Wouter J. Hanegraaff - Editor

Traces the historical development of Western Esotericism--religious traditions which emphasize the importance of inner enlightenment or gnosis.

"This collection presents in a clear and concise way a series of critical distinctions that collectively map the field: Hermetism, Gnosticism, gnosis, Manichaeism, Hermeticism, Catharism, Esotericism, Romanticism, and the New Age. These often confused and misperceived ph...(Read More)
 
 
New Age Religion and Western Culture
New Age Religion and Western Culture (November 1997)
Esotericism in the Mirror of Secular Thought
Wouter J. Hanegraaff - Author

Presents the first systematic analysis of the structure and beliefs of the New Age movement, and the historical emergence of "New Age" as a secularized version of Western esoteric traditions.

Recent years have seen a spectacular rise of the New Age movement and an ever-increasing interest in its beliefs and manifestations. This fascinating work presents the first comprehensive analysis of New Age Religion and its histor...(Read More)
 
 
The Only Tradition
The Only Tradition (February 1997)
William W. Quinn Jr. - Author

Examines the first principles of the perennial philosophy or ancient wisdom tradition as expressed in the writings of its great exponents, Rene Guenon and Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, and offers a critique of the West from the standpoint of traditional principles.
The Only Tradition
examines the first principles of the perennial philosophy or ancient wisdom tradition as expressed in the writings of Rene Guenon and Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, and t...(Read More)
 
 
The Dream of an Absolute Language
The Dream of an Absolute Language (July 1996)
Emanuel Swedenborg and French Literary Culture
Lynn R. Wilkinson - Author

Traces the reception of Swedenborg's doctrine of "correspondences" in French literature and culture from the late 1700s to 1870.

Taking as its point of departure the two poems, "Correspondances" by Baudelaire and "Les correspondances" by Alphonse-Louis Constant, The Dream of an Absolute Language: Emanuel Swedenborg and French Literary Culture traces the reception and popularization of several key Swedenborgian do...(Read More)
 
 
Visionary Worlds
Visionary Worlds (March 1996)
The Making and Unmaking of Reality
Lee Irwin - Author

Considers the role and significance of imagination and the myth-making processes that engage human beings in constructing a viable, living world of meaningful relations, beliefs and social interactions.

Visionary Worlds examines the role and significance of imagination and the myth-making processes that engage human beings in constructing a viable, living world of meaningful relations, beliefs, and social interact...(Read More)
 
 
Yeats and Alchemy
Yeats and Alchemy (January 1996)
William T. Gorski - Author

This book traces the development of alchemical discourse in the work of W. B. Yeats. His early essays and Golden Dawn transcripts demonstrate that for the poet, the alchemist was both artist and initiate. Gorski considers the themes of transformation, apocalypse, and futurity in relation to Yeats' alchemical representations of the 1890s. He uncovers Yeats' postmodern trajectory--to reconstitute the body, history, and material contingency which Yeats...(Read More)
 
 
Initiates of Theosophical Masters
Initiates of Theosophical Masters (August 1995)
K. Paul Johnson - Author

Examines the careers of the most distinguishes disciples of the Theosophical Masters profiled in The Masters Revealed, including George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff, Alexandra David-Neel, Anagarika Dharmapala, and Isabelle Eberhardt.

"Johnson is always interesting to read and the topic is central to the spiritual history of the twentieth century." --Jocelyn Godwin

The author examines the careers of t...(Read More)
 
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