Item #68924 ARIES, Journal for the Study of Western Esotericism. Volume 12 - Number 2; New series. Wouter J. HANEGRAAFF, Antoine Faivre, Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke -, authors.

ARIES, Journal for the Study of Western Esotericism. Volume 12 - Number 2; New series.

Leiden / Boston: Brill under the auspices of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE), 2012. First Edition. Softcover. Large octavo. iii + 191- 306pp, iiipp. Glossy bright red wrappers lettered in yellow & black. Publishers' description: "Aries is the first professional academic journal specifically devoted to a long-neglected but now rapidly developing domain of research in the humanities, usually referred to as "Western Esotericism". This field covers a variety of "alternative" currents in western religious history, including so-called "hermetic philosophy" and related currents in the early modern period; Alchemy, Paracelsianism and Rosicrucianism; Christian Kabbalah and its later developments; theosophical and illuminist currents; and various occultist and related developments during the19th and 20th centuries, up to and including popular contemporary currents such as the New Age movement. Aries is a peer-reviewed journal publishing articles and book reviews in English, French, German and Italian." Contents: Essays: Andrei Vinius (1641–1716) and Interest in Western Esotericism in Early Modern Russia by Robert Collis; Gendered Haunts: The Rhetorical and Material Culture of the Late Nineteenth-Century Spirit Cabinet by Elizabeth Lowry; The “Language of Canaan”: Pietism's Esoteric Sociolect by Lucinda Martin; Essay Review: Reincarnating Gustav Meyrink: Three Recent Monographs by Amanda Boyd. Various book reviews. A hint of shelf rubbing else a tight, clean near Fine copy. Item #68924

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