Item #70670 Ésotérisme occidental et rituels d'initiation. Henrik BOGDAN.

Ésotérisme occidental et rituels d'initiation.

Milan: Archè, 2010. First French Edition. Softcover. Large octavo. 280pp. Printed card wraps. Index & bibliography. FRENCH TEXT. A French language translation of Bogdan's "Western Esotericism and Rituals of Initiation" which was first publised in English In the 'SUNY Western Esoteric Traditions' series a few years earlier. Inscribed by Bogdan to Clive Harper on the title-page. An historical exploration of Masonic rituals of initiation. From the publisher: "For more than three hundred years the practice of Masonic rituals of initiation has been part of Western culture, spreading far beyond the boundaries of traditional Freemasonry. Henrik Bogdan explores the historical development of these rituals and their relationship with Western esotericism. Beginning with the Craft degrees of Freemasonry--the blueprints, as it were, of all later Masonic rituals of initiation--Bogdan examines the development of the Masonic High Degrees, the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn--the most influential of all nineteenth-century occultist initiatory societies--and Gerald Gardner's Witchcraft movement of the 1950s, one of the first large-scale Western esoteric New Religions Movements." From the collection of Clive Harper who is is well- known as the bibliographer of Austin Osman Spare, for updating the Aleister Crowley bibliography in the 2011 Teitan Press collection of Gerald Yorke's writings, and as someone who has lent his expertise to numerous other publications. Faint marks on fore-edge, otherwise a tight, sharp & clean near-Fine copy. Item #70670
ISBN: 9788872522936


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