Arthur Versluis, Magic and mysticism: an introduction to Western esotericism (book review)

Harrington, Melissa (2016) Arthur Versluis, Magic and mysticism: an introduction to Western esotericism (book review). Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies, 18 (1). pp. 104-107.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1558/pome.v18i1.28137

Abstract

Professor Arthur Versluis’ introduction to Western Esotericism provides a clear account of the historical antecedents of contemporary Western Esotericism, interweaving strands and transmission, and scholars who have illuminated this fascinating field. He engagingly explores millennia of history, theology and philosophy, magic, mysticism, esotericism, and the ground between, in a remarkably comprehensive guide. It is simply structured, easily readable and will appeal to a wide audience. Verslius’ discussions extend into many key questions about the academic study of esotericism, making the book a useful addition to any university library.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies
Publisher: Equinox Publishing
ISSN: 1743-1735
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Health, Psychology and Social Studies
Additional Information: Melissa Harrington reviews the book 'Magic and mysticism: an introduction to Western esotericism' by Arthur Versluis (Lanham, Md.: Rowan and Littlefield, (2007), 179 pp. $28 (paperback).
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 30 May 2017 15:01
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2017 08:39
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2971

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