Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism: I

Wouter J. Hanegraaff, Antoine Faivre, R. van den Broek, Jean-Pierre Brach
Brill, 2005 - 1228 pagina's
Covers every aspect of pagan, Jewish, and Christian religious discourses and phenomena traditionally labeled gnosticism, hermeticism, astrology, magic, the "occult sciences," esoteric religion, and more. Contains articles about the life and work of all the major personalities in the history of Gnosis and Western Esotericism, discussing their ideas, significance, and historical influence.

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Antoine Faivre, the most prominent scholar of esotericism to have appeared since Mircea Eliade, is Director of Studies at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes(Section des Sciences Religieuses, Sorbonne), University Professor of Germanic Studies at the University of Haute-Normandie, and director of the Cahiers de l'Hermetisme (Albin Michel). His other books in english translation include Access to western Esotericism and Theosophy, Imagination, Tradition: STudies in Western Esotericism.

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