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Articles and Book Chapters 2005

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Lodovico Lazzarelli and the Hermetic Christ: At the Sources of Renaissance Hermetism

Wouter J. Hanegraaff & Ruud M. Bouthoorn, Lodovico Lazzarelli (1447-1500): The Hermetic Writings and Related Documents, Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies: Tempe, Arizona 2005, 1-104.

This is my long introduction to the Hermetic writings of Lodovico Lazzarelli and Giovanni "Mercurio" da Correggio that I published as a book together with Ruud M. Bouthoorn.

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Introduction - Champier, Symphorien - Correggio, Giovanni da - Correspondences - Esotericism - Imagination - Intermediary Beings IV - Jewish Influences V - Kerner, Justinus A.C. - Lazzarelli, Lovovico - Magic I / V - New Thought Movement - Novalis - Occult / Occultism - Roberts, Dorothy Jane - Tradition

Wouter J. Hanegraaff (ed.) in collaboration with Antoine Faivre, Roelof van den Broek & Jean-Pierre Brach, Dictionary of Gnosis and Western Esotericism, Brill 2005.

Seventeen entries for the DGWE NO PDFs AVAILABLE

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Forbidden Knowledge: Anti-Esoteric Polemics and Academic Research

Aries 5:2 (2005), 225-254

This article contains the first seeds of ideas that would finally lead to my book Esotericism and the Academy (2012).

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Idolatry

Rever: Revista de Estudos  da Religião 5:4 (2005) http://www.pucsp.br/rever/rv4_2005/

A quite fierce article questioning the monotheist rejection of animated statues as "idolatry".

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Spectral Evidence of New Age Religion:

On the Substance of Ghosts and the Use of Concepts

Journal of Alternative Spiritualities and New Age Studies 1:1 (2005), 35-58

About various theoretical and conceptual questions related to the notion of New Age religion. NO PDF AVAILABLE

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Swedenborg, the Jews, and Jewish Traditions

Peter Schäfer & Irina Wandrey (eds.), Reuchlin und seine Erben, Thorbecke: Ostfildern 2005, 135-154.

It has often been argued that Swedenborg's ideas come from the kabbalah, but in this article I question that assumption with reference to the anti-Judaism that is evident in his writings.  

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Human Potential before Esalen: An Experiment in Anachronism

Jeffrey J. Kripal & Glenn W. Shuck (eds.), On the Edge of the Future: Esalen and the Evolution of American Culture, Indiana University Press: Bloomington & Indianapolis 2005, 17-44.

In this article I explore predecessors in the history of Western esotericism to the notion of "Human Potential" that is central to the Esalen Center in Big Sur, California.NO PDF AVAILABLE

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New Age Movement

Lindsay Jones (ed.), Encyclopedia of Religion, 2nd edition, Thomson Gale: Detroit etc. 2005, vol. 10, 6495-6500.

Yet another overview article of the New Age movement.NO PDF AVAILABLE

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Channeling

Kocku von Stuckrad (ed.), The Brill Dictionary of Religion, vol. I, Brill: Leiden etc. 2005, 318-320.

Short dictionary article on New Age channeling (picture: the pioneering trance channeler Jane Roberts).NO PDF AVAILABLE

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Genezen door te sterven: Het medische dilemma van Justinus Kerner

Amanda Kluveld, Anne Hilde van Baal, Catharina Th. Bakker & Gemma Blok (ed.), Genezen: Opstellen bij het afscheid van Marijke Gijswijt-Hofstra, Amsterdam 2005, 149-162.

"Healing through Dying: Justinus Kerner's medical dilemma": Kerner was a physician who came to believe that his patient Friederike Hauffe was a born visionary who owed her talents to her illness. So should he try to cure her?NO PDF AVAILABLE

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Animisme - Antroposofie - Bijgeloof - Boehme - Channeling - Demonen - Emanatieleer - Geestverschijningen - Gnostiek - Healing - Heksen - Hermetisme - Holisme - Horoscoop - Magnetisme - Nag Hammadi - Neo-Platonisme - New Age - Nostradamus - Rebirthing - Rozenkruisers - Scholem - Tolkien

George Harinck, Wim Berkelaar, Albert de Vos & Lodewijk Winkeler (eds.), Christelijke encyclopedie, 3 vols., Kok: Kampen 2005.

Twenty-three short entries on esoteric topics for a Dutch "Christian Encyclopedia".NO PDFs AVAILABLE