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34348366 Western Esoteric Ism a Brief History of Secret Knowledge by Kocku Von Stuckrad KnowledgeBorn Library

34348366 Western Esoteric Ism a Brief History of Secret Knowledge by Kocku Von Stuckrad KnowledgeBorn Library

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Published byUK: Equiuox Publishing Ltd.,
Unit
6,
The
Village,
101
Amies St., London
SWll
2JWUSA: DBBC,
28
Main Street, Oakville,
CT
06779
www.cquinoxpub.com
Plrst published
2005
<D
Kocku
von
Stuckrad
2005
All
rights reserved.
No
part
of
this publication may be reproduced
or
transmitted
in
any form
or
by any
means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or any information storage or retrieval
system,
without
prior permission in writing from the publishers.Library
of
Congress Cataloguing-in-Publication DataA catalogue record for this book
is
available from the Library
of
CongressISBN
18455303301845530349
(hardback)(paperback)Typeset by Forthcoming Publications Ltd
www.forthcomingpublications.com
Printed and
bound
in Great Britain by Antony Rowe Ltd,
Chippenham
 
CONTENTS
Foreword by Nicholas Goodrick-ClarkePreface
CHAPTER
I
INTRODUCTION:
WHAT
IS
ESOTERICISM?
Some
Scholarly ViewsReligious Pluralism and
the
'Esoteric Ficld
of
Discourse'
CHAPTER
2
ESOTERICISM
IN
THE
ANCIENT
WORLD
Philosophical Religion, Religious Philosophy
Hermetism:
The
Founding
of
a Tradition
What
is
'Gnosis'?Transmission
into
the
Middle
Ages
CHAPTER
3
THE KABBALAH: UNDERSTANDING THE HIDDEN
Vll
Xl
2
6
12
12
18
2326
IN
THE REVEALED
31
Prehistory:
Hekhalot
Mysticism and Esoteric Biblical Exegesis
31
The
Classical Kabbalah:
From Southern
France to Israel 35
CHAPTER
4
THE RENAISSANCE: RE-INVENTING THE
ANCIENT
WORLD
44
Esotericism in
the
Middle Ages 45
The
Birth
of
Modern
Esotericism 49
CHAPTER
5
ESOTERICISM
IN
THE CONFESSIONAL AGE
62
The
Mysteries
of
Nature:
Magia naturalis 62
Kabbalah and
Occult
Philosophy 70
Complex
Identities
81
Apocalypticism, Alchemy and
Natural
Science
in
Protestantism 94

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