Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Antoine Faivre
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  • ISBN-10: 9047403436
  • ISBN-13: 9789047403432
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1228 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released June 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2005

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Overview

This is the first comprehensive reference work to cover the entire domain of "Gnosis and Western Esotericism" from the period of Late Antiquity to the present. Containing around 400 articles by over 180 international specialists, it provides critical overviews discussing the nature and historical development of all its important currents and manifestations, from Gnosticism and Hermetism to Astrology, Alchemy and Magic, from the Hermetic Tradition of the Renaissance to Rosicrucianism and Christian Theosophy, and from Freemasonry and Illuminism to 19th-century Occultism and the contemporary New Age movement. Furthermore it 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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Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
Acknowledgments.
List of Contributors.
List of Entries.
1: Abellio, Raymond (ps. of Georges Soulès).
2: AE, (ps. of George William Russell).
3: Agrippa, Heinrich Cornelius.
4: Albertus Magnus.
5: Alchemy.
6: Alchemy I: Introduction.
7: Alchemy II: Antiquity-12th Century.
8: Alchemy III: 12th/13th-15th Century.
9: Alchemy IV: 16th-18th Century.
10: Alchemy V: 19th-20th Century.
11: Al-Kindī, Abū Yūsuf Yaʿqūb ibn Isḥāq.
12: Amulets.
13: Andreae, Johann Valentin.
14: Animal Magnetism/Mesmerism.
15: Anthroposophy.
16: Archontics.
17: Ariosophy.
18: Aristotelianism.
19: Arnau de Vilanova.
20: Arnold, Gottfried.
21: Ashmole, Elias.
22: Asiatic Brethren.
23: Astrology.
24: Astrology I: Introduction.
25: Astrology II: Antiquity.
26: Astrology III: Middle Ages.
27: Astrology IV: 15th-19th Century.
28: Astrology V: 20th Century.
29: Audians.
30: Augustine (Augustinus of Hippo).
31: Avicenna (Abū ʿAlī al-Ḥusayn ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn Sīnā).
32: Baader, Benedict Franz Xaver von.
33: Bacon, Francis (First Baron Verulam and Viscount St. Albans).
34: Bacon, Roger.
35: Bailey, Alice Ann.
36: Ballanche, Pierre Simon.
37: Barlet, François-Charles (ps. of Albert Faucheux).
38: Barrett, Francis.
39: Basilides, 2nd Century.
40: Bernard Silvester (Bernardus Silvestris).
41: Besant, Annie.
42: Blake, William.
43: Blavatsky, Helena Petrovna.
44: Boehme, Jacob.
45: Bogomilism.
46: Borborites.
47: Bourignon, Antoinette.
48: Bô Yin Râ (ps. of Joseph Anton Schneider, as of 1920 Joseph Anton Schneider-Franken).
49: Boyle, Robert.
50: Boys des Guays, Jacques François Etiennele.
51: Britten, Emma (Floyd) Hardinge.
52: Bruno, Giordano (Filippo).
53: Bulwer-Lytton, Edward George (Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer).
54: Burton, Sir Richard Francis.
55: Byzantium.
56: Cagliostro, Alessandro di (ps. of Giuseppe Balsamo).
57: Cainites.
58: Camillo, Giulio.
59: Campanella, Tommaso.
60: Canseliet, Eugène Léon.
61: Carpocratians.
62: Catharism.
63: Cayce, Edgar.
64: Cazotte, Jacques.
65: Cerdo, Before 150.
66: Cerinthus, ca. 100.
67: Champier, Symphorien.
68: Charbonneau-Lassay, Louis.
69: Chevaliers Bienfaisants de la Cité Sainte.
70: Christian Theosophy.
71: Clement of Alexandria (Titus Flavius Clemens).
72: Comenius (Komenski), Jan Amos.
73: Corbin, Henry.
74: Correggio, Giovanni Da.
75: Correspondences.
76: Court de Gébelin, Antoine (Antoine Court).
77: Crowley, Aleister (Born Edward Alexander).
78: Cryptography.
79: Cudworth, Ralph.
80: Cusa, Nicholas of (Niklaus Krebs).
81: Dante Alighieri.
82: Davis, Andrew Jackson.
83: Dee, John.
84: Deunov, Peter Konstantinov.
85: Dinter, Art(h)ur.
86: Dionysius Areopagita (Pseudo-), ca. 500.
87: Divinatory Arts.
88: Dorn, Gérard.
89: Douzetemps (or Douz[e]aidans), Melchior.
90: Dürckheim, Karlfried, Graf von Dürckheim-Montmartin.
91: Dutoit-Membrini, Jean-Philippe.
92: Eckartshausen, Karl von.
93: Egyptomany.
94: Elchasai/Elxai, ca. 100.
95: Élus Coëns.
96: Eriugena, Johannes Scottus.
97: Esotericism.
98: Essenes, Esoteric Legends About.
99: Etteilla (ps. of Jean-Baptiste Alliette).
100: Evola, Giulio Cesare (Julius or Jules).
101: Fabre d’Olivet, Antoine.
102: Fabré-Palaprat, Bernard-Raymond.
103: Falk, Samuel Jacob.
104: Fedeli d’Amore.
105: Ficino, Marsilio.
106: Fictuld, Hermann.
107: Flamel, Nicolas.
108: Fludd, Robert.
109: Foix-Candale (= Foix de Candale), François.
110: Fortune, Dion (ps. of Violet Mary Firth).
111: Fraternitas Saturni.
112: Freemasonry.
113: Fulcanelli.
114: Galatino, Pietro.
115: Gichtel, Johann Georg.
116: Giorgio [Zorzi], Francesco.
117: Gnostic Church.
118: Gnosticism.
119: Gnosticism I: Gnostic Religion.
120: Gnosticism II: Gnostic Literature.
121: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von.
122: Gohory, Jacques (Also Known as Leo Suavius).
123: Grail Traditions in Western Esotericism.
124: Grand Jeu, Le.
125: Guaïta, Stanislas, Marquis de.
126: Guénon, René Jean Marie Joseph.
127: Gurdjieff, George Ivanovitch.
128: Gurdjieff Tradition.
129: Hahn, Michael.
130: Hall, Manly Palmer.
131: Hamvas, Béla.
132: Hartmann, Franz.
133: Haslmayr (or Haselmayer), Adam.
134: Haugwitz, Christian (August?) (Karl?) Heinrich (Curt?).
135: Heindel, Max (ps. of Carl Louis Fredrik Grasshof).
136: Helmont, Franciscus Mercurius van.
137: Helmont, Joan Baptista van.
138: Hermes Trismegistus.
139: Hermes Trismegistus I: Antiquity.
140: Hermes Trismegistus II: Middle Ages.
141: Hermes Trismegistus III: Modernity.
142: Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor.
143: Hermetic Literature.
144: Hermetic Literature I: Antiquity.
145: Hermetic Literature II: Latin Middle Ages.
146: Hermetic Literature III: Arab.
147: Hermetic Literature IV: Renaissance – Present.
148: Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.
149: Hermeticism and Hermetic Societies.
150: Hermetism.
151: Heydon, John (Eugenius Theodidactus).
152: Hildegard of Bingen.
153: Human Potential Movement.
154: Huysmans, Joris-Karl (Charles-Marie-Georges).
155: Hymns and Prayers (Gnostic and Hermetic).