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New Age religion and Western culture [electronic resource] : esotericism in the mirror of secular thought / by Wouter J. Hanegraaff.

By: Hanegraaff, Wouter J.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Studies in the history of religions: 72.Publisher: Leiden ; New York : E.J. Brill, 1996Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 580 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9004106952 (cloth : alk. paper); 9789004106956 (cloth : alk. paper); 9004106960 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9789004106963 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9047400127; 9789047400127; 1417540710 (electronic bk.); 9781417540716 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): New Age movement | Occultism | Nouvel �Age (Mouvement) | Occultisme | RELIGION -- Eckankar | BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- New Thought | New Age | Esoterisme | Zivilisation | Religion | New Age | Westliche WeltGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: New Age religion and Western culture.DDC classification: 299/.93 Other classification: 08.47 | 11.09 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Table of Contents; Introduction; Part One: ORIENTATION: MAJOR TRENDS IN NEW AGE RELIGION; Part Two: EXPOSITION: THE VARIETIES OF NEW AGE EXPERIENCE; Part Three: INTERPRETATION: NEW AGE RELIGION AND TRADITIONAL ESOTERICISM; Appendix: Primary New Age Sources (in alphabetical order); Bibliography; Index of Subjects; Index of Names.
Summary: Analyzing contemporary New Age beliefs, this work argues that the foundations of such beliefs lie in the Western esoteric traditions of the Renaissance. The modern New Age movement is seen as having emerged from the secularization of those esoteric traditions during the 19th century.
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Table of Contents; Introduction; Part One: ORIENTATION: MAJOR TRENDS IN NEW AGE RELIGION; Part Two: EXPOSITION: THE VARIETIES OF NEW AGE EXPERIENCE; Part Three: INTERPRETATION: NEW AGE RELIGION AND TRADITIONAL ESOTERICISM; Appendix: Primary New Age Sources (in alphabetical order); Bibliography; Index of Subjects; Index of Names.

Analyzing contemporary New Age beliefs, this work argues that the foundations of such beliefs lie in the Western esoteric traditions of the Renaissance. The modern New Age movement is seen as having emerged from the secularization of those esoteric traditions during the 19th century.

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