Magic and mysticism: an introduction to Western esotericism

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2007 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 179 pages
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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Contents

Introduction
1
Antiquity
11
Hermetism Gnosticism Jewish Mysticism and Christian Gnosis
23
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Arthur Versluis is the editor-in-chief of Esoterica and the founding president of the Association for the Study of Esotericism. He is the author of numerous books, including Sacred Earth, Restoring Paradise, The New Inquisitions and The Secret History of Western Sexual Mysticism. He lives in Michigan where he is a professor of American Studies at Michigan State University.

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