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The dark side of the enlightenment : wizards, alchemists, and spiritual seekers in the age of reason

Author: John V Fleming
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First EditionView all editions and formats
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In The Dark Side of the Enlightenment John V. Fleming shows how the impulses of the European Enlightenment, generally associated with great strides in the liberation of human thought from superstition and traditional religion, were challenged by tenacious religious ideas or channeled into the darker pursuits of the esoteric and the occult. His topics include the stubborn survival of the miraculous, the Enlightenment  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John V Fleming
ISBN: 9780393079463 0393079465
OCLC Number: 845349380
Description: xv, 414 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: The light and the dark --
Valentine Greatrakes, the stroker --
The convulsionists --
The Rosy Cross --
The Freemasons --
Three occult arts --
Cagliostro ascending --
Cagliostro declining --
Julie de Krüdener, mondaine --
Julie de Krüdener, dévote.
Responsibility: John V. Fleming.

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Why spiritual and supernatural yearnings, even investigations into the occult, flourished in the era of rationalist philosophy.  Read more...
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This is a book that sparkles with wit and learning and mischief. In place of a pale age of reason, John Fleming guides us through the witching hour of the Enlightenment, a time haunted by visions of Read more...

 
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