Now available in one volume. This is the first comprehensive reference work to cover the entire domain of “Gnosis and Western Esotericism” from the period of. ‘The Dictionary of Gnosis and Western Esotericism is a brilliantly conceived and skillfully executed reference tool unlike anything the scholarly world has ever. Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism has 21 ratings and 3 reviews. Purnacandra said: An indispensable collection of information-rich articles on nu.
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Lorenzo rated it really liked it May 05, To balance the loss of so many documents, perhaps permanently, we have been blessed with new methodologies that help us tease information from the material we have.
The dictiionary and insightful articles, on nearly every related topic imaginable, are produced by an impressive array of renowned scholars, and usefully include up-to date bibliographies. Introduction to Gnosis Samael Aun Weor. Sign in to annotate. Six years in the making, this is a work that every student of religion, ancient and modern, will esotericismm want to own.
Finally, a few entries call attention to some ideas well known for their ubiquity throughout the Esoteric world. Esotericism in the Mirror of Secular Thought on 30 november cum laude. Dictionaryy Gnostic Workbook Michael Bertiaux. Delta marked it as to-read May 15, Much literature is still produced informally and circulated to a relatively few.
A few will be familiar, but many are quite unknown outside the still small community of Esotericism scholars. Hanegraaff studied classical guitar at the Municipal Conservatory at Zwolle and Cultural History at the University of Utrechtwith a specialization in alternative gonsis movements in the 20th century. John added it May 25, If the Dictionary has any shortcoming, it would be in its treatment of Freemasonry, not that there is anything wrong with the information offered, but that the single entry on Freemasonry is so short–a mere six pages compared to alchemy 46 pages or hermetics 70 pages.
In two massive volumes it covers every aspect of pagan, Jewish, and Christian religious discourses and phenomena traditionally labeled gnosticism, dicfionary, astrology, magic, the “occult sciences,” esoteric religion, and much more. Garrett Anderson added it Jun 04, Each entry is followed by an extended set of bibliographical references that will greatly extend the Dictionary djctionary usefulness as a desk reference.
Pistis Sophia George Robert Mead.
Secret Book of John Stevan L. Much has been written about Esotericism in the last two centuries.
The spectrum would include ancient Valentinians, medieval alchemists, and modern theosophists, and at every period that is the same gap between elite intellectuals and popular practitioners found in all traditions.
The detailed and insightful articles, on nearly every related topic imaginable, are produced by an impressive array of renowned scholars, and usefully include up-to date bibliographies. Brill- Reference – pages. Gnostic Bible Samael Aun Weor. GeneralBiblical Studies Status: Sign in to annotate.
Rey De Lupos added it Apr 10, There is no reference like it for its range and the objectivity of its coverage. Due to maintenance, the webshop is currently unavailable for orders. Six years in the making, this is a work that every dictilnary of religion, ancient and modern, will certainly want to own. Mozart the Freemason Jacques Henry.
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The reach of this work is truly astounding. Refresh and try again. My library Help Advanced Book Search. There is first and foremost ewotericism need to continue the gathering and preserving of the documents produced by the many contemporary Esoteric groups.
Rose of the Wildforces marked it as to-read May 23, This Dictionary is another sign that Esotericism will be an area of significant research and knowledge expansion in the years immediate ahead of us.
Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism by Wouter J. Hanegraaff
Hardcoverpages. First, Esoterics generally affirm a radically transcendent deity about which little esoteficism nothing can be said or known, and to whom personal attributes are inappropriate. Spectraz marked it as to-read Mar 24, Devon Dodd marked it as to-read Apr 07, Open Preview See a Problem?
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The Dictionary of Gnosis and Western Esotericism promises to be the pre-eminent reference work of its kind for many years to come.