The Esoteric Origins Of The American Renaissance

The Esoteric Origins of the American Renaissance
Publisher Oxford University Press
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Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 240
ISBN 0195350049
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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The term "Western esotericism" refers to a wide range of spiritual currents including alchemy, Hermeticism, Kabbala, Rosicrucianism, and Christian theosophy, as well as several practical forms of esotericism like cartomancy, geomancy, necromancy, alchemy, astrology, herbalism, and magic. The early presence of esotericism in North America has not been much studied, and even less so the indebtedness to esotericism of some major American literary figures. In this book, Arthur Versluis breaks new ground, showing that many writers of the so-called American Renaissance drew extensively on and were inspired by Western esoteric currents.

The Esoteric Origins of the American Renaissance
  • Author : Arthur Versluis
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2001-03-08

The term "Western esotericism" refers to a wide range of spiritual currents including alchemy, Hermeticism, Kabbala, Rosicrucianism, and Christian theosophy, as well as several practical forms of esotericism like cartomancy, geomancy, necromancy, alchemy, astrology, herbalism, and magic. The early presence of esotericism in North America has not been much studied,

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The Secret History of the Jersey Devil
  • Author : Brian Regal,Frank J. Esposito
  • Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-07-30

A product of innuendo and rumor, as well as scandal and media hype, the Jersey Devil enjoys a rich history involving land grabs, astrological predictions, mermaids and dinosaur bones, sideshows, Napoleon Bonaparte's brother, a cross-dressing royal governor, and Founding Father Benjamin Franklin.

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Inhaling Spirit
  • Author : Anya P. Foxen
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020

"This book follows up on recent findings that modern postural yoga is the outcome of a complex process of transcultural exchange and syncretism and digs even deeper, looking to uncover the disparate but entangled roots of contemporary yoga practice. In doing so, it proposes that some of what we call

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Poe  Fuller  and the Mesmeric Arts
  • Author : Bruce Mills
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006

"Examines how the writings of Edgar Allan Poe and Margaret Fuller draw from representations of and theories concerning animal magnetism, somnambulism, or hypnosis rendered in newspapers, literary and medical journals, pamphlets, and books, and also includes discussion of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Lydia Maria Child, and Walt Whitman"--Provided by publisher.

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Plato s Ghost
  • Author : Cathy Gutierrez
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-09-03

In its day, spiritualism brought hundreds of thousands of Americans to s?ance tables and trance lectures. It has alternately been ridiculed as the apogee of fatuous credulity and hailed as a feminist movement. Its tricks have been exposed, its charlatans unmasked, and its heroes' names lost to posterity. In

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Essay and General Literature Index
  • Author : Minnie Earl Sears,Marian Shaw,Dorothy Herbert West
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003

Includes "List of books indexed" (published also separately).

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Introduction to New and Alternative Religions in America  Metaphysical  New Age  and neopagan movements
  • Author : Eugene V. Gallagher,W. Michael Ashcraft
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006

Annotation. Most new or alternative religious are gravely misunderstood by members of the religious mainstream. Labeled cults or sects, groups and their members are often ridiculed or otherwise disregarded as weird and potentially dangerous by the populace at large. Despite their efforts at educating the general public, the various anti-

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Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism
  • Author : Kathy D. Darrow,Russel Whitaker
  • Publisher : Gale / Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2007-08

Presents literary criticism on the works of nineteenth-century writers of all genres, nations, and cultures. Critical essays are selected from leading sources, including published journals, magazines, books, reviews, diaries, broadsheets, pamphlets, and scholarly papers. Criticism includes early views from the author's lifetime as well as later views, including extensive collections

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A Cultural History of Tarot
  • Author : Helen Farley
  • Publisher : Tauris Academic Studies
  • Release Date : 2009-08-30

The enigmatic and richly illustrative tarot deck reveals a host of strange and iconic mages, such as The Tower, The Wheel of Fortune, The Hanged Man and The Fool: over which loom the terrifying figures of Death and The Devil. The 21 numbered playing cards of tarot have always exerted strong

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America  History and Life
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005

Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.

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Religious Documents North America Annual
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007

Read online Religious Documents North America Annual written by , published by which was released on 2007. Download full Religious Documents North America Annual Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Aries
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007

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Secret Cinema
  • Author : Eric G. Wilson
  • Publisher : Continuum
  • Release Date : 2006-10

Wilson examines the relationship between Gnosticism and the cinema.

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Walt Whitman Quarterly Review
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001

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Ghosts  1820 1848   Religion vs Science   the debate updated
  • Author : Owen Davies
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010

The edition benefits from full scholarly apparatus, including a general introduction, volume introductions, headnotes, endnotes and a consolidated index in the final volume. The set is broadly interdisciplinary and will appeal to those researching Social and Cultural History, History of Science, History of Religion, Literature and History of the Supernatural,

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