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Generous Hermeneutics: Hans Thomas Hakl and Eranos
Religiographies 2:1 (2023)
An analysis of Hans Thomas Hakl's contribution to the study of the Eranos circle and its influence in the study of religion and esotericism. The core argument is that Hakl's work is based on a "Hermeneutics of Generosity" in contrast with the more common "Hermeneutics of Suspicion" that has informed scholarship on Eranos.
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.