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Godwin, Joscelyn

Overview
Works: 105 works in 434 publications in 6 languages and 9,356 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Librettos  Operas  Illustrations  Miscellanea  Manuscripts  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Performer, Author of introduction, Other, Dedicatee, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: PQ4619.C9, 853.3
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Most widely held works by Joscelyn Godwin
Mystery religions in the ancient world by Joscelyn Godwin( Book )

18 editions published between 1981 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hypnerotomachia Poliphili = The strife of love in a dream by Francesco Colonna( Book )

31 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is hard to believe that the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, printed by Aldus Manutius in 1499, one of the most famous books in the world, read by every Renaissance intellectual and endlessly referred to in studies of art and culture ever since, has never appeared in English. One reason, no doubt, is the length and difficulty of the text. It is a strange, pagan, pedantic, erotic, allegorical, mythological romance relating in highly stylized Italian the quest of Poliphilo for his beloved Polia. The author (presumed to be Francesco Colonna, a friar of dubious reputation) was obsessed by architecture, landscape and costume - it is not going too far to say sexually obsessed - and its 174 woodcuts are a primary source for Renaissance ideas on both buildings and gardens. In 1592 a beginning was made to produce an English version but the translator gave up after only a third of the text. Now, at last, the task has been triumphantly accomplished by Joscelyn Godwin, who succeeds in reproducing all its wayward charm and arcane learning in language accessible to the modern reader."--Jacket
Harmonies of heaven and earth : the spiritual dimensions of music from antiquity to the avant-garde by Joscelyn Godwin( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schirmer scores : a repertory of western music by Joscelyn Godwin( )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marco Attilio Regolo by Alessandro Scarlatti( )

6 editions published in 1975 in 3 languages and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pagan dream of the Renaissance by Joscelyn Godwin( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the revival of interest in the pagan, mythological imagination during the Renaissance, the influence on the arts of imagery based on classical mythology, and the troubled co-existence of this pagan culture with official Christianity
Robert Fludd, hermetic philosopher and surveyor of two worlds by Joscelyn Godwin( Book )

22 editions published between 1979 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fludd, Robert
Athanasius Kircher : a Renaissance man and the quest for lost knowledge by Joscelyn Godwin( Book )

14 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music and the occult : French musical philosophies, 1750-1950 by Joscelyn Godwin( Book )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is an adventure into the unexplored territory of French esoteric philosophies and their relation to music. Occultism and esotericism flourished in nineteenth-century France as they did nowhere else. Many philosophers sought the key to the universe, some claimed to have found it, and, in the unitive vision that resulted, music invariably played an important part. These modern Pythagoreans all believed in the Harmony of the Spheres and in the powerful effects of music on the human soul and body. Faced with the challenge of the rationalist Enlightenment, then with that of modern scientism, they adapted their occultism to the prevailing style ... A widely published musicologist and authority on esotericism, Godwin is able to give a clear and concise context for these philosophers' often surprising beliefs, and he demonstrates how this "speculative music" influenced composers such as Satie and Debussy, who were familiar with occultism. His long study of music and the Western esoteric tradition makes him uniquely qualified to unravel the strange story of these forgotten sages."--Publisher's description
Music, mysticism, and magic : a sourcebook by Joscelyn Godwin( Book )

20 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Athanasius Kircher's theatre of the world : the life and work of the last man to search for universal knowledge by Joscelyn Godwin( Book )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A major study of both the written and pictorial work of a neglected genius whose breadth of interest made him the last Renaissance man."--Provided by publisher
The theosophical enlightenment by Joscelyn Godwin( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Harmony of the spheres : a sourcebook of the Pythagorean tradition in music by Joscelyn Godwin( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Professor of Music at Colgate University and a widely respected musicologist, Godwin here traces the idea, held since ancient times, that the whole cosmos is in some way a musical or harmonious entity. "--Publisher's description
The multiple states of being by René Guénon( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlantis and the cycles of time : prophecies, traditions, and occult revelations by Joscelyn Godwin( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive study of the major occult writings on Atlantis.-publisher description
Arktos : the polar myth in science, symbolism, and Nazi survival by Joscelyn Godwin( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmic music : musical keys to the interpretation of reality : essays by Marius Schneider( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays af Marius Schneider, Rudolf Haase ogHans Erhard Lauer
Upstate cauldron : eccentric spiritual movements in early New York State by Joscelyn Godwin( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From 1776 to 1914, an amazing collection of prophets, mediums, sects, cults, utopian communities, and spiritual leaders arose in Upstate New York. Along with the best known of these, such as the Shakers, Mormons, and Spiritualists, this book explores more than forty other spiritual leaders or groups, some of them virtually unknown, but all of them fascinating. The author uncovers common threads that characterize these homegrown spiritualities, including roots in Western esoteric traditions, liberation from the psychological pressures of dogmatic Christianity, a preoccupation with sex, and involvement in the radical reform movements of the day. In addition to maps and photographs of surviving buildings and monuments, the book also features a gazetteer of sites listing 150 locations connected to these groups, which may be used as a helpful travel guide to the region."--Publisher's description
The golden thread : the ageless wisdom of the Western mystery traditions by Joscelyn Godwin( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Western Esoteric Tradition, including Hermeticism, Gnosticism, alchemy, magic, and theosophy, can be viewed as a continuous thread running beneath the surface of Western history. Those within the walls of traditional faith, and even more so those outside it, have all drawn upon its perennial wisdom throughout the ages. The Golden Thread traces the interconnectedness of esoteric wisdom in the Western world, from classical antiquity to contemporary Europe and America. Joscelyn Godwin lends personal perspective to an arrangement of text that is historical and wisdom that is
 
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Hypnerotomachia Poliphili = The strife of love in a dream
Alternative Names
Joscelyn Godwin British composer, musicologist and translator

Joscelyn Godwin Brits taalkundige

Joscelyn Godwin compositeur, musicologue et traducteur britannique

Joscelyn Godwin englischer Musikwissenschaftler, Übersetzer und Komponist

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Harmonies of heaven and earth : the spiritual dimensions of music from antiquity to the avant-gardeThe pagan dream of the RenaissanceAthanasius Kircher : a Renaissance man and the quest for lost knowledgeMusic and the occult : French musical philosophies, 1750-1950Athanasius Kircher's theatre of the world : the life and work of the last man to search for universal knowledgeThe theosophical enlightenmentThe Harmony of the spheres : a sourcebook of the Pythagorean tradition in musicAtlantis and the cycles of time : prophecies, traditions, and occult revelations