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Western Esotericism and Rituals of Initiation

Western Esotericism and Rituals of Initiation

Bogdan, Henrik

Paperback / Ingenaaid | Engels
Western Esotericism and Rituals of Initiation
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  • Uitgever
    STATE UNIV OF NY PR
  • Druk
    1
  • Verschenen
    jan. 2008
  • Bladzijden
    235
  • Genre
    Mens & maatschappij
  • Afmetingen
    229 x 146 x 13 mm
  • Gewicht
    354 gram
  • EAN
    9780791470701
  • Bindwijze
    Paperback / Ingenaaid
  • Taal
    Engels

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List of Tables
ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction 1(4)
Western Esotericism
5(22)
Introduction
5(1)
The Delimitation of a Field of Research
6(3)
The Research Paradigms of Western Esotericism
9(8)
Western Esotericism in Theory and Practice
17(3)
Western Esoteric Currents
20(3)
Western Esoteric Rituals of Initiation
23(2)
Concluding Remarks
25(2)
Rituals of Initiation, Secret Societies, and Masonic Initiatory Societies
27(26)
Ritual as a Field of Research
27(3)
Rites de Passage
30(5)
Rites of Initiation
35(5)
Secret Societies
40(4)
Secrecy and Masonic Initiatory Societies
44(5)
Masonic Initiatory Societies
49(1)
Masonic Rituals of Initiation
50(1)
Eighteenth-Century Masonic Terminology
51(1)
Concluding Remarks
52(1)
Historical Background
53(14)
Ancient and Medieval Sources
53(1)
The ``New Platonic Academy'' of Florence
54(3)
The Spread of Western Esotericism across Europe
57(3)
The Esoteric Missions of Giordano Bruno and John Dee
60(3)
Christian Rosenkreutz and the Rosicrucian Manifestos
63(2)
Concluding Remarks
65(2)
The Craft Degrees of Freemasonry
67(28)
The Emergence of Freemasonry
67(3)
Early Freemasonry and Western Esotericism
70(6)
The Pre-1730 Ritual Evidence
76(9)
The Master Mason Degree and the Ritual Enactment of the Hiramic Legend
85(8)
Concluding Remarks
93(2)
High or Additional Degrees of Freemasonry
95(26)
Introduction
95(1)
Templar and Ecossais Rites
95(5)
Egyptian Rites
100(3)
``Esoteric'' Freemasonry
103(4)
True Mason, or Academie des Vrais Macons
107(12)
Concluding Remarks
119(2)
The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn
121(24)
Introduction
121(3)
History
124(3)
A Note on Sources
127(1)
Description of the Neophyte Ritual
128(9)
Analysis of the Neophyte Ritual
137(6)
Concluding Remarks
143(2)
Modern Pagan Witchcraft or Wicca
145(24)
Gerald Gardner and the Birth of Wicca
145(3)
The Crowley Connection
148(5)
Gardner and the Witchcraft Rituals of Initiation
153(2)
First Degree: Witch and Priestess/Priest
155(2)
The First Degree Initiation
157(3)
Second Degree: High Priestess/Priest
160(4)
Third Degree: High Priestess/Priest
164(3)
Concluding Remarks
167(2)
Conclusions
169(4)
Appendix 173(2)
Notes 175(34)
References 209(16)
Index 225