The Doctrine of the Subtle Body in Western Tradition. An Outline of What the Philosophers Thought and Christians Taught on the Subject. G. R. S. MEAD.

The Doctrine of the Subtle Body in Western Tradition. An Outline of What the Philosophers Thought and Christians Taught on the Subject.

London: J. M. Watkins, 1919. First Edition. Hardcover. Small octavo. 148pp. Original green cloth with gilt title, etc. to spine. A study of the idea of the "subtle body" in Western spiritual traditions by George Robert Stowe Mead (1863 - 1933), an English historian and writer who was a member of the Theosophical Society, as well as the founder of the Quest Society. Mead's writings dealt mainly with the Hermetica and Gnostic religions and he is probably best known for his "Thrice Greatest Hermes", a massive landmark translation and collection of Trismegistic Literature. Cloth lightly rubbed, corners &spine ends lightly bumped and chafed, endpapers have a few finger smudges from handling, otherwise internally bright and unmarked. Overall tight, clean better than VG copy (no dust jacket). Item #64895

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