: Access to Western Esotericism (SUNY series in Western Esoteric Traditions) (): Antoine Faivre: Books. Access to Western Esotericism has 34 ratings and 1 review. Christopher said: This review concerns the first half of the book:Antoine Faivre’s “Approach. Western esoteric tradition.2 In a Chair of Christian Esotericism was established in Antoine Faivre, Access to Western Esotericism.
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The three Poor Clare communities of Rouergue were: Millau founded in ; Granayrac- moved to Villefranche-deRouergue ; and Mur-de-Barrez founded in Villefranche began as a rural contemplative monastery, but later moved to the city where they taught young girls and allowed elderly women to live with them.
Through the stormy history of the Calvinist revolt and the French Revolution, the Poor Clare communities were dispersed more than once, but they are re-established in Millau and Mur-deBarrez today.
Besides the political struggles, the Poor Clares of Millau had a long history of religious controversy and intrigue as well as glory. These women came to Rodez in Third Order religious congregations were the first to return to Rouergue after the dispersion of the French Revolution.
Saint Claire en Rouergue, well researched, adds another helpful fragment to the multi-faceted history of the followers of Francis and Clare.
Access to Western Esotericism : Antoine Faivre :
Valleyfield, Quebec Antoine Faivre. Access To Western Esotericism. State University of New York Press, Even the term “esotericism” is difficult to define, and is often confused or identified with occultism. He further refines the concept by insisting that the following four components must be intrinsic to every esoteric work: These attempts at definition are followed by a brief history of western esotericism.
Not surprisingly, examples of esoteric thought abound in the occult or pseudo-sciences: Unfortunatelyin his attempt to counter the smug scientism of the twentieth century, Faivre sometimes gives the impression of being an advocate rather than simply a chronicler of these suspect disciplines. Astrology, for example, may be “queen of the arts of divination,” but one remains skeptical that “it is on its accesss to obtaining its own status at the heart of the humanities” p.
This historical epitome contains Faivre’s only reference to Franciscan thought, which he views as a continuation and fulfillment of the analogical view of Nature that characterized the twelfth century: The second part of the book is comprised of specific studies of esoteric thought, including the activities of the Masonic order, and the esoteric movement in Germany.
Particularly impressive is the chapter on nineteenth-century German esotericism, “Love and Androgyny in Franz Von Baader” pp. A second essay on Baader pp. Other essays discuss the Temple of Solomon pp. Access to Western Esotericism concludes with fifty pages Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
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