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Western esotericism : a guide for the perplexed

Author: Wouter J Hanegraaff
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloombury, 2013.
Series: Guides for the perplexed.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Western esotericism has been a pervasive presence in Western culture from late Antiquity to the present day, but until recently it was largely ignored by scholars and surrounded by misconceptions and prejudice. This accessible guide provides readers with the basic knowledge and tools that will allow them to find their way in this bewildering but fascinating field. What is it that unites phenomena as diverse as  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wouter J Hanegraaff
ISBN: 9781441187130 1441187138 9781441136466 1441136460 1441146741 9781441146748 1441188975 9781441188977
OCLC Number: 777652932
Description: vii, 211 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: What is western esotericism? --
Very short history --
Apologetics and polemics --
Worldviews --
Knowledge --
Practice --
Modernization --
Between the disciplines --
Sources and resources.
Series Title: Guides for the perplexed.
Responsibility: Wouter J. Hanegraaff.

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