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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)
 
 
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)
 
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