Esotericism and Gnosticism
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An Introduction to the Study of Mysticism
A comprehensive, concise, and easy-to-read introduction intended for undergraduates and general readers interested in the study of mysticism.
Theosophy across Boundaries
Offers a new approach to Theosophy that takes into account its global dimensions and its interaction with highly diverse cultural contexts.
Keys to the Beyond
Studies the original vocabulary of Frithjof Schuon, its relevance to comparative religion, and the status of metaphysical and theological terms in religion.
Personal Religion and Spiritual Healing
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.
Socratic Ignorance and Platonic Knowledge in the Dialogues of Plato
Argues that Socrates’ fundamental role in the dialogues is to guide us toward self-inquiry and self-knowledge.
Restores the Platonic history and context of mysticism and shows how mysticism helps us understand more deeply the humanities as a whole, from philosophy and literature to art.
Provides a rhetorical analysis of female spirit medium's autobiographies in the historical and social contexts of Victorian era America.
The Problem of Disenchantment
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.
Talking to the Gods
Explores occultism in the writings of four authors who were members of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.
A guide to the phenomenal crop of prophets, cults, and utopian communities that arose in Upstate New York from 1776 to 1914.
From Modernity to Cosmodernity
Offers a new paradigm of reality, based on the interaction between science, culture, spirituality, religion, and society.
Arguing with Angels
An exploration of John Dee’s Enochian magic of angel contact, its reinterpretation over the years, and its endurance to the present day.
The Rose Cross and the Age of Reason
Examines the relationship between diverse iterations of Rosicrucianism and the philosophy of the Enlightenment.
Eliphas Lévi and the French Occult Revival
A searching study of Eliphas Lévi and the French occult revival.
A survey of Western esoteric currents since late antiquity, with an emphasis on the last six centuries.
John Dee's Occultism
A comprehensive look at the life and work of one of the towering figures of Renaissance mysticism.
A comprehensive introduction to the life and work of the preeminent expositor of perennial philosophy.
Explores European and American esoteric traditions as reflected in literature and in art.
Provides an in-depth introduction to the Christian theosophic tradition that began with Jacob Bo¬hme, bringing us into a startling new world of Christian experiential spirituality that is the Christian equivalent of Sufism and Kabbalism.
New Age Religion and Western Culture
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.
Access to Western Esotericism
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 ...
This is an intellectual history of occult and esoteric currents in the English-speaking world from the early Romantic period to the early twentieth century. The Theosophical Society, founded in 1875 by ...
Traces the use of powerful gnostic visionary techniques from Hellenistic Gnosticism and Jewish merkabah mysticism, through Muhammad, the Ismaeilis, and theosophical Sufism to medieval neoplatonism, and renaissance alchemy.
Hadewijch and Her Sisters
Hadewijch, a thirteenth-century woman, describes her relationship with God as a mutual loving in which God and she affect each other personally and profoundly. This book presents in detail the account ...