Magic and Mysticism: An Introduction to Western Esotericism

Magic and Mysticism An Introduction to Western Esotericism Magic and Mysticism An Introduction to Western Esoteric Traditions is a concise overview from antiquity to the present of all the major Western religious esoteric movements Topics covered include al

  • Title: Magic and Mysticism: An Introduction to Western Esotericism
  • Author: Arthur Versluis
  • ISBN: 9780742558366
  • Page: 473
  • Format: Paperback
  • Magic and Mysticism An Introduction to Western Esoteric Traditions is a concise overview, from antiquity to the present, of all the major Western religious esoteric movements Topics covered include alchemy, Gnosticism, Hermeticism, Rosicrucianism, Theosophy and many Magic and Mysticism is ideal for students of Mysticism and New Religious Movements, as well as for gMagic and Mysticism An Introduction to Western Esoteric Traditions is a concise overview, from antiquity to the present, of all the major Western religious esoteric movements Topics covered include alchemy, Gnosticism, Hermeticism, Rosicrucianism, Theosophy and many Magic and Mysticism is ideal for students of Mysticism and New Religious Movements, as well as for general readers of Metaphysics and Esoterica.

    One thought on “Magic and Mysticism: An Introduction to Western Esotericism”

    1. Really this book just takes all the fun out of Mysticism. Academia has finally decided to stop snubbing an undercurrent of Western Civilization. At first I was excited about what that would mean, but now I am thinking it could ruin it. Academia, though it has its obvious purposes, still heavily steeped in its delusional objectivism can take any subject and absolutely sterilize it, nuetering it of all the awe and wonder. That is what this book does, it takes an otherwise fascinating subject and j [...]

    2. I might not be the perfect judge, never having approached the subject from a scholarly point of view before, but for me it was a very good introduction. It gave me a survey of the field and a lot to think and to read about.

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