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Access to Western esotericism

by Faivre, Antoine

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Published by State University of New York Press in Albany .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Occultism -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-348) and indexes.

    StatementAntoine Faivre.
    SeriesSUNY series in Western esoteric traditions
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBF1412 .F313 1994
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 369 p. :
    Number of Pages369
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1078774M
    ISBN 100791421775, 0791421783
    LC Control Number94002064

    The book concludes with an annotated bibliography, which makes it an essential resource for beginners and scholars alike. “A characteristically erudite, sweeping brief survey of the field of Western esotericism, at once accessible and bristling with details. A survey of Western esoteric currents since late antiquity, with an emphasis on the last six centuries. Widely received in France, this brief, comprehensive introduction to Western esotericism by the founder of the field is at last available in English. A historical and pedagogical guide, the book is written primarily for students and by:

    The European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE) is a learned society working to advance the academic study of Western esotericism in all its manifestations. ESSWE supports conferences, workshops, international scholarly networks, and publications in order to further the development of this interdisciplinary field. Western esotericism, also known as esotericism, esoterism, and sometimes the Western mystery tradition, is a term under which scholars have categorised a wide range of loosely related ideas and movements which have developed within Western ideas and currents are united by the fact that they are largely distinct both from orthodox Judeo-Christian religion and from Enlightenment.

    Esotericism is the search for an absolute but hidden knowledge accessed through mystical vision, the mediation of higher beings, or personal experience. In Western cultural history esoteric approaches to religion have often been in conflict with - and suffered at the hands of - more established. The study of Western esotericism is a comparatively new field of research that covers a wide range of currents, notions and practices from late antiquity to the present. Esotericism is often understood as the “rejected knowledge” of Western culture, which often centers on claims of absolute knowledge or gnosis. This chapter discusses four discourses that can be found in many esoteric NRMs Author: Henrik Bogdan.


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By Gary Lachman. Antoine Faivre is a professor at the École Pratique des Hautes Études, Religious Studies Section, Sorbonne; he is also University Professor of Germanic Studies at the University of Haute-Normandie and the author of several books, among them Access to Western Esotericism (SUNY Press, ), The Eternal Hermes (Phanes Press, ) and The Golden Fleece and.

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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.

Access to Western Esotericism consists of three parts. The first, “Approaches to Western Esoteric Currents,” contains a discussion of methodologies, a summary of some of the key concepts of Western esoteric thought, and a short but fairly comprehensive summary of the history of esoteric currents in the West from ancient times to the present.

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A historical and pedagogical guide, the book is written primarily for students and novices. Introduction. Kant distinguishes between two philosophical schools: one in which knowledge is the fruit of rational labor and the other in which it is rather a kind of ecstasy, the mysterious “apotheosis” of is in Plato that he finds the origin of the latter – referring to him as a “ Mytagogue,” the founder of a sect, addressing himself only to initiates.

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