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Theosophy across Boundaries
Theosophy across Boundaries (November 2020)
Transcultural and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on a Modern Esoteric Movement
Hans Martin Krämer - Editor
Julian Strube - Editor

Offers a new approach to Theosophy that takes into account its global dimensions and its interaction with highly diverse cultural contexts.

Theosophy across Boundaries brings a global history approach to the study of esotericism, highlighting the important role of Theosophy in the general histories of religion, science, philosophy, art, and politics. The first half of the b...(Read More)
 
 
Keys to the Beyond
Keys to the Beyond (August 2020)
Frithjof Schuon's Cross-Traditional Language of Transcendence
Patrick Laude - Author

Studies the original vocabulary of Frithjof Schuon, its relevance to comparative religion, and the status of metaphysical and theological terms in religion.

This book explores the work of the religious philosopher Frithjof Schuon (1907–1998) by focusing on the way he develops his own expansive adaptations of traditional religious terms. As a leading proponent of perennial philosophical and religious thought, Schuon borrows...(Read More)
 
 
Personal Religion and Spiritual Healing
Personal Religion and Spiritual Healing (February 2019)
The Panacea Society in the Twentieth Century
Alastair Lockhart - Author

A unique historical study of the personal nature of religion, spirituality, and healing in the twentieth century based on the letters of ordinary people from around the world.

The Panacea Society was a small religious community of women that was established in England in the early twentieth century. They followed the early nineteenth-century mystic Joanna Southcott, as well other emerging spiritual movements of the day, and deve...(Read More)
 
 
The Problem of Disenchantment
The Problem of Disenchantment (June 2018)
Scientific Naturalism and Esoteric Discourse, 1900-1939
Egil Asprem - Author

Challenges the conventional view of a “disenchanted” and secular modernity, and recovers the complex relation that exists between science, religion, and esotericism in the modern world.

Max Weber famously characterized the ongoing process of intellectualization and rationalization that separates the natural world from the divine (by excluding magic and value from the realm of science, and reason and fact from the re...(Read More)
 
 
Socratic Ignorance and Platonic Knowledge in the Dialogues of Plato
Socratic Ignorance and Platonic Knowledge in the Dialogues of Plato (May 2018)
Sara Ahbel-Rappe - Author

Argues that Socrates’ fundamental role in the dialogues is to guide us toward self-inquiry and self-knowledge.

In this highly original and provocative book, Sara Ahbel-Rappe argues that the Platonic dialogues contain an esoteric Socrates who signifies a profound commitment to self-knowledge and whose appearances in the dialogues are meant to foster the practice of self-inquiry. Ac...(Read More)
 
 
Invisible Hosts
Invisible Hosts (September 2017)
Performing the Nineteenth-Century Spirit Medium's Autobiography
Elizabeth Schleber Lowry - Author

FINALIST - 2017 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the Religion category

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 tha...(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 Versluis clearly 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 philosophical and religious...(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 communities that arose in Upstate New York f...(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)
 
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