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. Magic and Mysticism is ideal for students of Mysticism and New Religious Movements, as well as for general readers of Metaphysics and Esoterica.
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I really disagree with the review below. Academic scholarship is not a bad thing at all. This book covers a lot, so it can not go deep into the people or movements it mentions. However, it does provide some commentary in most places, and has a list of books in the bibliography for further research. This book is good to start with.
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Magic and Mysticism: An Introduction to Western Esoteric Traditions
Limited preview - 2007