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  1. Angels of Desire

    Esoteric Bodies, Aesthetics and Ethics

    By Jay Johnston

    Series: Gnostica

    The idea that the human body consists of 'subtle bodies' - psycho-spiritual essences - can be found in a variety of esoteric traditions. This radical form of selfhood challenges the dualisms at the heart of Western discourse : mind/body, divine/human, matter/spirit, reason/emotion, I/other. 'Angels...

    Published March 12th 2009 by Routledge

  2. Numen, Old Men

    Contemporary Masculine Spiritualities and the Problem of Patriarchy

    By Joseph Gelfer

    Series: Gender, Theology and Spirituality

    Since the early 1990s there have been various movements designed to encourage 'masculine spirituality'. All these movements share a concern that spirituality has become too feminine and that men's experiences of the spiritual are being marginalized. The task of masculine spirituality is to promote...

    Published March 1st 2009 by Routledge

  3. Paganism

    Edited by Barbara Jane Davy

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    Contemporary Paganism emerged in Britain in the 1940s and 1950s as a new religious movement, although practitioners understood themselves to be participating in a witchcraft tradition extending back into medieval—if not prehistoric—times. In recent decades, Pagan Studies has emerged through a...

    Published September 26th 2008 by Routledge

  4. Bastide on Religion

    The Invention of Candomble

    By Michel Despland

    Series: Key Thinkers in the Study of Religion

    Roger Bastide developed the theory of acculturation which provides a framework for understanding contact between different cultures and beliefs. 'Bastide on Religion' offers a clear introduction to the life and work of this influential scholar. The volume focuses on Bastide's study of...

    Published September 10th 2008 by Routledge

  5. Psychology and the Occult

    By C.G. Jung

    Series: Routledge Classics

    A fifteen-year-old girl who claimed regular communications with the spirits of her dead friends and relatives was the subject of the very first published work by the now legendary psychoanalyst C.G. Jung. Collected here, alongside many of his later writings on such subjects as life after death,...

    Published February 1st 2008 by Routledge

  6. Wicca and the Christian Heritage

    Ritual, Sex and Magic

    By Joanne Pearson

    What is Wicca? Is it witchcraft, Paganism, occultism, esotericism, magic, spirituality, mysticism, nature religion, secrecy, gnosis, the exotic or 'other'? Wicca has been defined by and explored within all these contexts over the past thirty years by anthropologists, sociologists and...

    Published April 30th 2007 by Routledge

  7. New Religions in Global Perspective

    Religious Change in the Modern World

    By Peter B. Clarke

    Peter B. Clarke’s in-depth account explores the innovative character of new religious movements and new forms of spirituality from a global vantage point. Ranging from North America and Europe to Japan, Latin America, South Asia, Africa and the Caribbean, it is the perfect introduction to NRMs such...

    Published December 22nd 2005 by Routledge

  8. New Religions and the Nazis

    By Karla Poewe

    This book sheds light on an important but neglected part of Nazi history – the contribution of new religions to the emergence of Nazi ideology in 1920s and 1930s Germany. Post –World War I conditions threw Germans into major turmoil. The loss of the war, the Weimar Republic and the punitive Treaty...

    Published December 1st 2005 by Routledge

  9. Western Esotericism

    A Brief History of Secret Knowledge, 2nd Edition

    By Kocku von Stuckrad

    Esotericism is the search for an absolute but hidden knowledge accessed through mystical vision, the mediation of higher beings, or personal experience. In Western cultural history esoteric approaches to religion have often been in conflict with - and suffered at the hands of - more established...

    Published October 31st 2005 by Routledge

  10. Western Esotericism

    A Brief History of Secret Knowledge

    By Kocku von Stuckrad, Nicholas Goodricke-Clarke

    A controversial issue of public debate during the recent years, esotericism can be described as the search for an absolute but hidden knowledge that people claim to access through mystical vision, the mediation of higher beings, or personal experience. In Western cultural history these claims often...

    Published October 1st 2005 by Routledge