Occultism in a Global Perspective

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Henrik Bogdan, Gordan Djurdjevic
Routledge, 11 sep. 2014 - 288 páginas
The study of the ideas and practices associated with occultism is a rapidly growing branch of contemporary scholarship. However, most research has focused on English and French speaking areas and has not addressed the wider spread and significance of occultism. Occultism in a Global Perspective presents a broad international overview. Essays range across the German magical order of the Fraternitas Saturni, esoteric Satanism in Denmark, sexual magic in Colombia and the reception of occultism in modern Turkey, India and the former Yugoslavia. As any other form of cultural practice, the occult is not isolated from its social, discursive, religious, and political environment. By studying occultism in its global context, the book offers insights into the reciprocal relationships that colour and shape regional occultism.
 

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occultism in a global perspective
1
problematizing the Western in Western esotericism and occultism
17
3 The Magical Order of the Fraternitas Saturni
37
satanism in turnofthecentury Denmark and its use as a legitimating device in presentday esotericism
57
a short survey of occultism in former Yugoslavia
79
Tommaso Palamidessis Christian magic
101
7 Savitri Devi Miguel Serrano and the global phenomenon of esoteric Hitlerism
121
tracing the influence of G I Gurdjieff on Samael Aun Weor
135
the case of modern Turkey from the nineteenth century to the present time
151
the case of the Holy Order of Krishna
177
W B Yeats Izumi Kyôka and neonô as occultic stagecraft
203
Rosaleen Norton and her magical cosmology
231
Index
255
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Sobre el autor (2014)

Henrik Bogdan is Docent, History of Religions at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Gordan Djurdjevic lectures in the Department of Humanities at the Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, Canada.

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