Search for dissertations about: "occultism"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 6 swedish dissertations containing the word occultism.

  1. 1. Seeing the Word : John Dee and Renaissance Occultism

    Author : Håkan Håkansson; Avdelningen för idé- och lärdomshistoria; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Philosophy; mysticism.; metaphors; symbolism; alchemy; magic; Renaissance philosophy; occultism; Filosofi;

    Abstract : This study reassesses the occult philosophy of the British polymath John Dee (1527-1609). Focusing on his treatise Monas hieroglyphica (1564) and his notorious angelic conversations in the 1580s, it describes Dee’s philosophical career as a continuous search for a language which could yield knowledge of both nature and God. READ MORE

  2. 2. Occultism and Traditionalism: Arturo Reghini and the Antimodern Reaction in Early Twentieth-Century Italy

    Author : Christian Giudice; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : Occultism; Traditionalism; Religious Studies; Western esotericism;

    Abstract : The thesis will aim to analyse the interaction between occultism and different facets of modernity in early twentieth-century Italy, focusing on the figure of Arturo Reghini (1878-1946) as a case study. In his ´The Modernity of Occultism: Reflections on Some Crucial Aspects’, Marco Pasi convincingly evaluates the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn (est. READ MORE

  3. 3. As a Fire Beneath the Ashes : The Quest for Chinese Wisdom within Occultism, 1850-1949

    Author : Johan Nilsson; Religionshistoria och religionsbeteendevetenskap; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; western esotericism; Chinese religion; occultism; Daoism; Orientalism; Construction of tradition; Albert de Pouvourville; Aleister Crowley; René Guénon; Rudolf Steiner; sinology; textual bias; textualism;

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  4. 4. From Darkness to Light. Western Esoteric Rituals of Initiation

    Author : Henrik Bogdan; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Western esotericism; rituals of initiation; ritual studies; Freemasonry; Wicca; Occultism;

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  5. 5. The Eloquent Blood : The Goddess Babalon and the Construction of Femininities in Western Esotericism

    Author : Manon Hedenborg White; Mattias Gardell; Henrik Bogdan; Ulrika Dahl; Egil Asprem; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Western esotericism; occultism; magic; gender; sexuality; queer; queer theory; femininity; femininities; Thelema; Aleister Crowley; Ordo Templi Orientis; Babalon; Scarlet Woman; Luce Irigaray; Religionshistoria; History of Religions;

    Abstract : The study analyses the changing construction of femininities and feminine sexuality in interpretations of the goddess Babalon, a central deity in Aleister Crowley’s (1875–1947) esoteric religion Thelema. Femininity has occupied a problematic position in feminist theory, frequently associated with lack, artifice, and restriction. READ MORE