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Der Occultismus des Altertums

Der Occultismus des Altertums

Volume 2. Griechen, Römer, Alexandriner, Neupythagoräer, Neuplatoniker, Gnostiker, Manichäer, Germanen und Kelten


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  • Date Published: May 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108044370

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  • A leading German theosophical writer, Karl Kiesewetter (1854–95) published several influential works in the years just before his early death. They included a history of modern esotericism (1891), a biography of Mesmer (1893, also reissued in this series), studies of John Dee and of the Faust legend (both 1893), and this two-volume account of occult beliefs and practices in the ancient world (1895), which was completed by Ludwig Kuhlenbeck (1857–1920), a scholar of ancient philosophy and law. Volume 2 focuses on the civilisations of the Mediterranean (Greece, Alexandria, Rome) and northern Europe (the Germanic and Celtic peoples). Each general description is followed by more detailed investigations of particular aspects of that community, such as individuals (Socrates, Philo and Pythagoras), practices (divination, healing and oracles), and teachings (gnosticism, Manicheanism and creation, the afterlife), together with textual excerpts (in German translation).

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    • Date Published: May 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108044370
    • length: 482 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.61kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Sechstes Buch. Der Occultismus der Alten Griechen:
    1. Die jonischen Naturphilosophen
    2. Pythagoras und die Alt-Pythagoräer
    3. Die Eleaten
    4. Empedocles, Pherekydes, Epimenides von Kreta
    5. Die Geheimlehre der Mysterien
    6. Anuragoras
    7. Die Atomistiker, insbesondere Demokritos
    8. Sokrates und sein Dämonium
    9. Platon
    10. Aristoteles
    Siebentes Buch. Der Occultismus der Alten Römer:
    1. Einfluss der Etrusker auf die römische Religion
    2. Die Religion der Römer
    3. Unsterblichkeitsglaube und Jenseits-Vorstellungen
    4. Der Glaube an Magie und symbolische Handlungen
    5. Weissagung und Zeichendeuterei. Orakel. Sibyllinische Bücher
    6. Beobachtung der Himmelszeichen, Vögel, Blitze u.s.w. und Opferschau
    Achtes Buch. Der Occultismus der Alexandriner, Neupythagoräer und Neuplatoniker: Erste Abteilung. Die Alexandriner: I. Philo von Alexandria:
    1. Philos Leben und Lehrweise
    2. Philos Mystik
    3. Die Elemente der Gnosis bei Philo
    II. Die Terapeuten und Essäer
    Zweite Abteilung. Die Neupythagoräer. Appollonius von Tyana
    Dritte Abteilung. Die Neuplatoniker:
    1. Plotinos
    2. Porphyrius. Iamblichus. Proklus. Sosipatra
    3. Hierokles und sein Kommentar zu den goldenen Sprüchen des Pythagoras. Die letzten Neuplatoniker
    4. Synesios, der letzte Neuplatoniker, sein Leben und seine Lehren
    5. Die Gnostiker und Manichäer
    Neuntes Buch. Der Occultismus der Kelten und Germanen: Erste Abteilung. Der Occultismus der Kelten
    Zweite Abteilung. Der Occultismus der Germanen:
    1. Die Weltschöpfung der Edda. Yggdrasil
    2. Der Götterhimmel der Germanen
    3. Götterdämmerung und Wiedergeburt.

  • Author

    Karl Kiesewetter


    Ludwig Kuhlenbeck

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