Western Esotericism: A Brief History of Secret Knowledge

Western Esotericism: A Brief History of Secret Knowledge

by Kocku von Stuckrad, Nicholas Goodricke-Clarke
     
 

ISBN-10: 1845530349

ISBN-13: 9781845530341

Pub. Date: 12/28/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In this highly readable book Kocku von Stuckrad describes the impact of esoteric currents from antiquity to the present and pursues the continuities and breaks in a tradition that significantly influenced the formation of modernity.  See more details below

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In this highly readable book Kocku von Stuckrad describes the impact of esoteric currents from antiquity to the present and pursues the continuities and breaks in a tradition that significantly influenced the formation of modernity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845530341
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/2005
Series:
Religion In Culture: Studies In Social Contest And Construction Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.45(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Ch. 1Introduction : what is esotericism?1
Ch. 2Esotericism in the ancient world12
Ch. 3The Kabbalah : understanding the hidden in the revealed31
Ch. 4The Renaissance : re-inventing the ancient world44
Ch. 5Esotericism in the confessional age62
Ch. 6Esotericism, enlightenment and science99
Ch. 7Institutionalised esotericism : secret societies113
Ch. 8Pioneer of modern esotericism : the theosophical society122
Ch. 9Esotericism and modernity133

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