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Magia sexualis : sex, magic, and liberation in modern Western esotericism

Author: Hugh B Urban
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sexuality and the occult arts have long been associated in the western imagination, but it was not until the nineteenth century that a large and sophisticated body of literature on sexual magic - the  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh B Urban
ISBN: 0520247760 9780520247765
OCLC Number: 65407292
Description: xi, 336 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : sex magic, modernity, and the search for liberation --
The recurring nightmare, the elusive secret : historical and imaginary roots of sex magic in the Western tradition --
Sex power is God power : Paschal Beverly Randolph and the birth of sex magic in Victorian America --
The yoga of sex : Tantra, Kama sutra, and other exotic imports from the mysterious Orient --
The beast with two backs : Aleister Crowley and sex magick in late Victorian England --
The yoga of power : sex magic, Tantra, and fascism in twentieth-century Europe --
The Goddess and the great rite : sex magic and feminism in the neo-pagan revival --
The age of Satan : satanic sex and the Black Mass, from fantasy to reality --
Sexual chaos : chaos magic, cybersex, and religion for a postmodern age --
Conclusion : the lessons of King Lamus : religion, sexuality, and liberation in a "post-orgy" world.
Responsibility: Hugh B. Urban.
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