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Carl August von Eschenmayer and the Somnambulic Soul

Lukas K. Pokorny & Franz Winter (eds.), The Occult Nineteenth Century: Roots, Developments, and Impact on the Modern World, Palgrave MacMillan 2020, 15-35.

The first-ever article in English about a brilliant but unfairly forgotten German Naturphilosoph, pioneer of Romantic psychology, and advocate of magnetic somnambulism. Eschenmayer collaborated with Justinus Kerner on his book about The Seeress of Prevorst (1829), to the detriment of his intellectual reputation. He deserves to be rediscovered.

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Altered States of Knowledge: The Attainment of Gnōsis in the Hermetica

The International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 2:2 (2008), 128-163.

Based on close reading of Corpus Hermeticum I (Poimandres), C.H. XIII and "The Ogdoad and the Ennead", I argue that these central Hermetic treatises must be understood in terms of a spiritual praxis resulting in alterations of consciousness.