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  1. Women Writers and the Occult in Literature and Culture

    Female Lucifers, Priestesses, and Witches

    By Miriam Wallraven

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    Examining the intersection of occult spirituality, text, and gender, this book provides a compelling analysis of the occult revival in literature from the 1880s through the course of the twentieth century. Bestselling novels such as The Da Vinci Code play with magic and the fascination of hidden...

    Published June 18th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Witchcraft Sourcebook

    Second Edition

    Edited by Brian P. Levack

    The Witchcraft Sourcebook, now in its second edition, is a fascinating collection of documents that illustrates the development of ideas about witchcraft from ancient times to the eighteenth century. Many of the sources come from the period between 1400 and 1750, when more than 100,000 people -...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  3. International Perspectives on Pilgrimage Studies

    Itineraries, Gaps and Obstacles

    Edited by John Eade, Dionigi Albera

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion, Travel, and Tourism

    Although research on contemporary pilgrimage has expanded considerably since the early 1990s, the conversation has largely been dominated by Anglophone researchers in anthropology, ethnology, sociology, and religious studies from the United Kingdom, the United States, France and Northern Europe....

    Published April 21st 2015 by Routledge

  4. Symbolism and Belief (Routledge Revivals)

    Gifford Lectures

    By Edwyn Bevan

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1938, this title presents the greater part of the 1933 Gifford Lectures in natural theology, given by Edwyn Bevan. The questions raised regarding the element of symbolism in religious conceptions takes the reader to the very heart of the religious problem, and addresses some of...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Occult World

    Edited by Christopher Partridge

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    This volume presents students and scholars with a comprehensive overview of the fascinating world of the occult. It explores the history of Western occultism, from ancient and medieval sources via the Renaissance, right up to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and contemporary occultism....

    Published December 18th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Spiritualism and Society (Routledge Revivals)

    By G K Nelson

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1969, this title explores the origins of Spiritualism as a religion movement. The first part is a history of Spiritualism, with a focus on its origins within America and the development of the organisation within itself. Next, Nelson considers the rise of Spiritualism in Britain,...

    Published December 4th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Gender and Power in Contemporary Spirituality

    Ethnographic Approaches

    Edited by Anna Fedele, Kim Knibbe

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    This book explores the entanglements of gender and power in spiritual practices and analyzes strategies used by spiritual practitioners to attain what to social scientists might seem an impossible goal: creating spiritual communities without creating gendered hierarchies. What strategies do...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  8. An Introduction to the History of Religion (Routledge Revivals)

    By F. B. Jevons

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1902, this book investigates the history and development of early religion from an anthropological perspective. Rather than dealing with religions that grew from the teachings of their original founders, such as Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism, Jevons considers those religions...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Alchemy in Europe

    A Guide to Research

    By Claudia Kren

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy

    This comprehensive annotated bibliography, first published in 1990, guides the user helpfully through where to find information on various elements on alchemy when researching. Divided into categories to aid finding the right area of interest, this book forms a unique reference tool....

    Published July 4th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Giordano Bruno

    His Life, Thought, and Martyrdom

    By William Boulting

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy

    This comprehensive book outlines the life and works of an important revolutionary intellectual of the 16th Century. This book follows Bruno’s life and the development of his thought in the order in which he declared it. Giordano Bruno was an Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, mathematician and...

    Published July 4th 2014 by Routledge