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The Esoteric Origins of the American Renaissance
     

The Esoteric Origins of the American Renaissance

by Arthur Versluis
 

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ISBN-10: 0195138872

ISBN-13: 9780195138870

Pub. Date: 03/28/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The term "Western esotericism" refers to a wide range of spiritual currents including alchemy, Hermeticism, Kabbala, Rosicrucianism, and Christian theosophy, as well as several practical forms of esotericism like cartomancy, geomancy, necromancy, alchemy, astrology, herbalism, and magic. The early presence of esotericism in North America has not been much

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The term "Western esotericism" refers to a wide range of spiritual currents including alchemy, Hermeticism, Kabbala, Rosicrucianism, and Christian theosophy, as well as several practical forms of esotericism like cartomancy, geomancy, necromancy, alchemy, astrology, herbalism, and magic. The early presence of esotericism in North America has not been much studied, and even less so the indebtedness to esotericism of some major American literary figures. In this book, Arthur Versluis breaks new ground, showing that many writers of the so-called American Renaissance drew extensively on and were inspired by Western esoteric currents.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195138870
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1600L (what's this?)

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