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Articles and Book Chapters 2018

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Mysteries of Sex in the House of the Hidden Light:

Arthur Edward Waite and the Kabbalah

Kabbalah: Journal for the Study of Jewish Mystical Texts 40 (2018), 163-182.

Here I argue that Arthur Edward Waite's understanding of the "mysteries of sex" at the heart of Jewish kabbalah was based upon events in his intimate personal life that found symbolic expression in an extremely rare book he published together with his friend Arthur Machen: The House of the Hidden Light.

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Hermes Trismegistus and Hermetism

Marco Sgarbi (ed.), Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy, Springer 2018.

This is a dictionary article about the "philosophical" Hermetica from late antiquity and the history of their reception in the Renaissance.

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Vorwort: Rudolf Steiner und die hellseherische Einbildungskraft

Christian Clement (ed.), Rudolf Steiner: Schriften. Kritische Ausgabe 8.1: Schriften zur Kosmogonie und Anthropogenese, frommann-holzboog: Stuttgart / Bad Cannstadt 2018, vii-xxii.

Based upon the argument developed in my article "The Theosophical Imagination" (2017), I argue that the visionary clairvoyance claimed by Steiner was grounded not in mesmeric/somnambulist techniques but in the "psychometry" developed by Joseph Rodes Buchanan and William & Elizabeth Denton. 

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Теософское воображение ("The Theosophical Imagination") 

Aliter 9 (2018), 3-37.

This is a Russian translation of my article "The Theosophical Imagination" originally published in Correspondences (2017).

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Запретное _знание: антиэзотерическая полемика и научное исследование” (“Forbidden Knowledge : Anti-Esoteric Polemics and Academic Research”)

Anna Korndorf (ed.), История искусства и отвергнутое знание: от герметической традиции к XXI веку (Art History and Rejected Knowledge : From the Hermetic Tradition to the 21st Century), State Institute of Art Studies : Moscow 2018, 8-36.

Russian translation of an article originally published in 2005. NO PDF AVAILABLE

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Религия и историческое воображение: Эзотерическая традиция и поэтическое творчество (“Religion and the Historical Imagination : Esoteric Tradition as Poetic Invention”, Russian translation)

Anna Korndorf (ed.), История искусства и отвергнутое знание: от герметической традиции к XXI веку (Art History and Rejected Knowledge : From the Hermetic Tradition to the 21st Century), State Institute of Art Studies : Moscow 2018, 8-36.

Russian translation of an article originally published in 2017. NO PDF AVAILABLE