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By Arthur Versluis

The time period "Western esotericism" refers to quite a lot of religious currents together with alchemy, Hermeticism, Kabbala, Rosicrucianism, and Christian theosophy, in addition to numerous useful kinds of esotericism like cartomancy, geomancy, necromancy, alchemy, astrology, herbalism, and magic. The early presence of esotericism in North the United States has no longer been a lot studied, or even much less so the indebtedness to esotericism of a few significant American literary figures. during this ebook, Arthur Versluis breaks new flooring, displaying that many writers of the so-called American Renaissance drew largely on and have been encouraged via Western esoteric currents.

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