DICTIONARY OF GNOSIS AND WESTERN ESOTERICISM.
Hanegraaff, Wouter J. (ed.) in collaboration with Antoine Faivre, Roelof van den Broek & Jean-Pierre Brach.
Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2006. FIRST EDITION. A FINE PREMIUM CLOTH COPY. The first comprehensive reference work to cover Western Esotericism from Late Antiquity to the present. Containing some 400 articles by over 180 international specialists, it provides critical overviews discussing the nature and historical development of all its important currents and manifestations, from Gnosticism and Hermeticism to Astrology, Alchemy and Magic, from the Hermetic Tradition of the Renaissance to Rosicrucianism, and Christian Theosophy, and from Freemasonry and Illuminism to 19th century Occultism and the contemporary New Age movement. Furthermore it contains articles about the life and work of all the major personalities in the history of Gnosis and Western Esotericism, discussing their ideas, significance, and historical influence. [xxix], 1229 pages. Tall 8vo. (Item ID: M1-15491)