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Montag, März 06, 2006

Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism

Ein Muss für jeden, der nicht auf neognostische Umtriebe hereinfallen möchte:
Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism
Edited by Wouter J. Hanegraaff, in collaboration with Antoine Faivre, Roelof van den Broek and Jean-Pierre Brach
  • In print, 2005
  • ISBN 90 04 14187 1
  • Cloth with dustjacket (xxx, 1228 pp., 2 vols)
This is the first comprehensive reference work to cover the entire domain of “Gnosis and Western Esotericism” from the period of Late Antiquity to the present. Containing around 400 articles by over 180 international specialists, it provides critical overviews discussing the nature and historical development of all its important currents and manifestations, from Gnosticism and Hermetism to Astrology, Alchemy and Magic, from the Hermetic Tradition of the Renaissance to Rosicrucianism and Christian Theosophy, and from Freemasonry and Illuminism to 19th-century Occultism and the contemporary New Age movement. Furthermore it contains articles about the life and work of all the major personalities in the history of Gnosis and Western Esotericism, discussing their ideas, significance, and historical influence. Also available soon in unabridged one volume edition. [Brill Academic Publishers]
Leider nicht ganz billig. Besprechung heute in der FAZ. [Perlentaucher]

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