The Russian Esoteric Context

George M. Young

in The Russian Cosmists

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199892945
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199950577 | DOI:
The Russian Esoteric Context

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This chapter discusses elements from Russia’s esoteric tradition that reappear in new form in the writings of the Cosmists. Topics include the search for “Deep Wisdom” in medieval Russia; popular superstition and folk magic; alchemy, Freemasonry, and Rosicrucianism during and after the time of Peter the Great; Theosophy, Anthroposophy, and other nineteenth- and twentieth-century esoteric movements.

Keywords: Deep Wisdom; folk magic; alchemy; Freemasonry; Rosicrucianism; Theosophy

Chapter.  4188 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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