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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, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd printingView 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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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh B Urban
ISBN: 9780520247765 0520247760
OCLC Number: 886596555
Description: 336 Seiten : Illustrationen ; 24 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations Preface, Acknowledgments, and Apologies introduction Sex Magic, Modernity, and the Search for Liberation 1. the recurring nightmare, the elusive secret Historical and Imaginary Roots of Sex Magic in the Western Tradition 2. sex power is god power Paschal Beverly Randolph and the Birth of Sex Magic in Victorian America 3. the yoga of sex Tantra, Kama Sutra, and Other Exotic Imports from the Mysterious Orient 4. the beast with two backs Aleister Crowley and Sex Magick in Late Victorian England 5. the yoga of power Sex Magic, Tantra, and Fascism in Twentieth-Century Europe 6. the goddess and the great rite Sex Magic and Feminism in the Neo-Pagan Revival 7. the age of satan Satanic Sex and the Black Mass, from Fantasy to Reality 8. 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 Notes Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Hugh B. Urban.
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