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 alchemy, Gnosticism, Hermeticism, Rosicrucianism, Theosophy and many more.
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Hermetism Gnosticism Jewish Mysticism and Christian Gnosis
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