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The secret lore of Egypt : its impact on the West

Author: Erik Hornung
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, ©2001.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erik Hornung
ISBN: 0801438470 9780801438479
OCLC Number: 47644262
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: Originally published: Das esoterische Ägypten. München : Beck, c1999.
Description: viii, 229 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Ancient Roots of the "Other" Egypt --
Foreign Wonderland on the Nile: The Greek Writers --
Power and Influence of the Stars --
Alchemy: The Art of Transformation --
Gnosis: Creation as Flaw --
Hermetism: Thoth as Hermes Trismegistus --
Egypt of the Magical Arts --
The Spread of Egyptian Cults: Isis and Osiris --
Medieval Traditions --
The Renaissance of Hermetism and Hieroglyphs --
Travels to Egypt: Wonder upon Wonder --
Triumphs of Erudition: Kircher, Spencer, and Cudworth --
"Reformation of the Whole Wide World": The Rosicrucians --
The Ideal of a Fraternity: The Freemasons --
Goethe and Romanticism: "Thinking Hieroglyphically" --
Theosophy and Anthroposophy --
Pyramids, Sphinx, Mummies: A Curse on the Pharaohs --
Egypt a la Mode: Modern Egyptosophy and Afrocentrism --
Outlook: Egypt as Hope and Alternative.
Other Titles: Esoterische Ägypten.
Responsibility: Erik Hornung ; translated from the German by David Lorton.

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