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  1. Access to Western Esotericism (Suny Series, Western Esoteric Traditions)
    Access to Western Esotericism (Suny Series, Western Esoteric Traditions)
    Access to Western Esotericism (Suny Series, Western Esoteric Traditions)
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  2. Access to Western Esotericism (Suny Series, Western Esoteric Traditions)

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This is the first systematic treatment of esotericism to appear in English. Here is also a historical survey, beginning with the Alexandrean Period, of the various esoteric currents such as Christian Kabbalah, Theosophy, Alchemy, Rosicrucianism, and Hermeticism. Common characteristics of these currents are the notion of universal interdependency and the experience of spiritual transformation. The author establishes a rigorous methodology; provides clarifying definitions of such key terms as "gnosis," "theosophy," "occultism," and "Hermeticism;" and offers analysis of contemporary esotericism based on three distinct pathways.

The second half of the book presents a series of studies on several important figures, works, and movements in Western esotericism--studies devoted to some of the most characteristic and illuminating aspects that this form of thought has taken, such as theosophical speculations on androgyny, rosicrucian literature, and Masonic symbolism.

The book is completed by a rich and selective Bibliography conceived as a means of orientation and a tool for research.

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Country
USA
Author
Antoine Faivre
Binding
Paperback
Brand
Brand: State University of New York Press
EAN
9780791421789
Edition
0
Feature
Used Book in Good Condition
ISBN
0791421783
IsEligibleForTradeIn
1
Label
State University of New York Press
Manufacturer
State University of New York Press
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
380
PublicationDate
1994-12-05
Publisher
State University of New York Press
Studio
State University of New York Press
ReleaseDate
0000-00-00
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