The History of Modern Western Esotericism

The History of Modern Western Esotericism

The History of Modern Western Esotericism

Approaching Religion, Vol 8, No 1 (April 23, 2018)

Publisher: The Donner Institute for Research in Religious and Cultural History

Guest Editors: Dr Tiina Mahlamäki and Dr Maarit Leskelä-Kärki

Editor: Ruth Illman, The Donner Institute, Finland

A new issue of the journal Approaching Religion with the theme “The history of modern Western esotericism” has been published.

AR is an open access journal published by the Donner Institute. Its purpose is to publish current research on religion and culture and to offer a platform for scholarly co-operation and debate within these fields. The articles have been selected on the basis of peer-review.

Table of Contents

  • Editorial

– The history of modern Western esotericism, by Tiina Mahlamäki and Maarit Leskelä-Kärki

  • Articles

– ‘The one and only true and salvational faith’, by Antti Harmainen
– Vera Hjelt and the calling of theosophical universal work, 1894–1904, by Marjo Kaartinen
– The Symbolist aesthetic and the impact of occult and esoteric ideologies on modern art, by Marja Lahelma
– Putting the spiritual into practice, by Julia Von Boguslawski and Jasmine Westerlund
– A relation of Swedenborgianism and anthroposophy, by Tiina Mahlamäki
– Esotericism in reverse, by Tomas Mansikka

  • Book Reviews

– Esotericism throughout the centuries, by Tommy Ramstedt
– At the borders of knowledge, by  Juuso Järvenpää
– A deconstructed guru, by Hippo Taatila
– The artist through a glass darkly, by Karen Inez Swartz Larsson


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