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Hermes in the Academy : ten years' study of Western esotericism at the University of Amsterdam

Author: Wouter J Hanegraaff; Joyce Pijnenburg
Publisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, ©2009.
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"Hermes in the academy" commemorates the tenth anniversary of the Center for History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents (GHF) at the University of Amsterdam. The center devotes itself to the study of Western esotericism, which includes topics such as Hermetic philosophy, Christian kabbalah and occultism. This volume shows how, over the past ten years, the GHF has developed into the leading international  Read more...
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Hanegraaff.
Hermes in the Academy.
Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)435633815
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wouter J Hanegraaff; Joyce Pijnenburg
ISBN: 9789048510597 9048510597
OCLC Number: 488594223
Description: 1 online resource (163 pages)
Contents: Table of Contents - 6[-]PREFACE - 8[-]Part 1. History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents: Origins and Development - 10[-]The Birth of a Chair - 12[-]Ten Years of Studying and Teaching Western Esotericism - 18[-]Part 2. Glimpses of Research - 32[-]The Pagan Who Came from the East: George Gemistos Plethon and Platonic Orientalism - 34[-]Astrologia Hermetica: Astrology, Western Culture, and the Academy - 51[-]The Modernity of Occultism: Reflections on Some Crucial Aspects - 60[-]Mathematical Esotericism: Some Perspectives on Renaissance Arithmology - 76[-]Danish Esotericism in the 20th Century: The Case of Martinus - 92[-]Part 3. Studying Western Esotericism in Amsterdam - 104[-]On First Looking into the Halls of Hermeticism - 106[-]An Unlikely Love Affair: Plato, the Netherlands, and Life after Westotericism - 108[-]Heterology in Amsterdam: The Academy Takes the Other Out to Dinner - 110[-]The Copenhagen Connection - 112[-]If You Seek - 114[-]Part 4. Western Esotericism in International Perspective - 116[-]From -the Hermetic Tradition to -Western Esotericism - 118[-]From Paris to Amsterdam and Beyond: Origins and Development of a Collaboration - 124[-]Western Esotericism in the United Kingdom - 130[-]From Talk about Esotericism to Esotericism Research: Remarks on the Prehistory and Development of a Research Group - 136[-]Seven Epistemological Theses on Esotericism: Upon the Occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Amsterdam Chair - 144[-]Hermes and his Students in Amsterdam - 150[-]CONTRIBUTORS - 158[-]REGISTER - 160
Responsibility: Wouter Hanegraaff, Joyce Pijnenburg, eds.

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