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Initiating the millennium : the Avignon society and illuminism in Europe

Author: Robert Collis; Natalie Bayer
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020]
Series: Oxford studies in Western esotericism.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work is devoted to the Avignon Society, which ranks as one of the most remarkable and influential initiatic societies in Europe between 1779 and 1807. Influenced by the burgeoning strand of illuminist high-degree freemasonry, the Avignon Society, nevertheless, developed a unique culture that incorporated strands of Western esotericism within a millenarian framework.
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(OCoLC)1104600561
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Collis; Natalie Bayer
ISBN: 9780190903381 0190903384 9780190903404 0190903406 9780190903398 0190903392
OCLC Number: 1131085675
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Contents: AcknowledgementsAbbreviationsIntroductionChapter 1In the Beginning was the (Holy) Word: The Foundationof the Initiatic Society and its early years in Berlin, Rheinsberg and Podolia,1779-1784Chapter 2In Search of Guidance: Grabianka, Swedenborgians and the Propheciesof Samuel Best in London, 1785-1786Chapter 3The Era of the Seven Brothers in Avignon, 1783-1790Chapter 4A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing? The Rise and Fall of Ottavio Cappelli in Rome,1789-1800Chapter 5Trials, Tribulations and Transformation: The Illumines d'Avignonin Revolutionary France, 1791-1802Chapter 6Light from the North: The New Israel Society Revived in theRussian Empire, 1802-1807Chapter 7The Legacy of the New Israel Society: The Pleshcheeva Circle,1807-1830sChapter 8The Prophetess Madame Bouche and the Triuneof Emperor Alexander, A. N. Golitsyn and R. A. Koshelev, 1810-1822ConclusionAppendixBibliographyIndex
Series Title: Oxford studies in Western esotericism.
Responsibility: Robert Collis, Natalie Bayer.

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