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Yeats, Philosophy, and the Occult

Matthew Gibson and Neil Mann (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781942954255
eISBN:
9781786944160
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954255.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Yeats, Philosophy, and the Occult is a collection of essays examining the thought of the Irish poet W. B. Yeats and particularly his philosophical reading and explorations of older systems of ... More


Modernism and Magic: Experiments with Spiritualism, Theosophy and the Occult

Leigh Wilson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748627691
eISBN:
9780748684441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627691.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

While the engagement of modernist artists with the occult has been approached by critics as the result of a loss of faith in representation, as an attempt to draw on science as the primary discourse ... More


Introduction: A Glimpse of Structuralist Possibility

Tom Shippey

in Hard Reading: Learning from Science Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382615
eISBN:
9781786945167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382615.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

A further sub-genre of science fiction is “worlds where magic works”. This chapter demonstrates the root of the idea in Sir James Frazer’s The Golden Bough (first edition 1890), which argued that ... More


Introduction

Matthew Gibson (ed.)

in Yeats, Philosophy, and the Occult

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781942954255
eISBN:
9781786944160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954255.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In this piece, the editors justify both the title of the book and the reason for the particular stance which the book takes. Recalling G. M. Harper’s seminal collection of essays from 1975, Yeats and ... More


Revenge of the Magicians

Jason Ā. Josephson-Storm

in The Myth of Disenchantment: Magic, Modernity, and the Birth of the Human Sciences

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226403229
eISBN:
9780226403533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226403533.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter takes as its starting point various figures—from Giordano Bruno to Isaac Newton—who have been blamed for the rise of instrumental reason and the disenchantment of nature, and it ... More


The Black Tide: Mysticism, Rationality, and the German Occult Revival

Jason Ā. Josephson-Storm

in The Myth of Disenchantment: Magic, Modernity, and the Birth of the Human Sciences

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226403229
eISBN:
9780226403533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226403533.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Religion

"The Black Tide: Mysticism, Rationality, and the German Occult Revival,” shifts the focus back to the German-speaking world. It begins with Sigmund Freud’s references in The Interpretation of Dreams ... More


When a Bestselling Author and a West End Actress Made a Spiritualist Performance: Collaboration, Networks and Theatre at the Fin de Siècle

Catherine Hindson

in The Edinburgh Companion to Fin de Siècle Literature, Culture and the Arts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474408912
eISBN:
9781474445030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408912.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter offers a detailed reconstruction of the performance of a piece of avant-garde drama to highlights the prominent role of women in theatrical culture at the time, as both dramatists and ... More


Radiance from Halcyon: A Utopian Experiment in Religion and Science

Paul Eli Ivey

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680504
eISBN:
9781452948591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680504.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Opening with the emergence of Theosophy in American religious life, Radiance tells the story of a small but significant utopian moment, beginning with an interest in progressive politics based in an ... More


Dune Spirit, Harmony, and Dissonance: Music and Art at Halcyon

Paul Eli Ivey

in Radiance from Halcyon: A Utopian Experiment in Religion and Science

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680504
eISBN:
9781452948591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680504.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter Nine addresses the Temple’s experiments in music, including theatrical mystery plays written by Irish literary figure John Varian, and new music invented by Henry Cowell that heralded a new ... More


The Avatar Arrives: Spiritual Fulfillment and Scientific Advancement

Paul Eli Ivey

in Radiance from Halcyon: A Utopian Experiment in Religion and Science

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680504
eISBN:
9781452948591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680504.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter Ten witnesses the coming of the Avataric forces, the transition of the community from its charismatic phase to a more institutional one, and reveals the results of the stunning mix of the ... More


Conclusion

Paul Eli Ivey

in Radiance from Halcyon: A Utopian Experiment in Religion and Science

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680504
eISBN:
9781452948591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680504.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Provides closing words. Opening with the emergence of Theosophy in American religious life, Radiance tells the story of a small but significant utopian moment, beginning with an interest in ... More


Introduction

Paul Eli Ivey

in Radiance from Halcyon: A Utopian Experiment in Religion and Science

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680504
eISBN:
9781452948591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680504.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Provides an overview of the content. Opening with the emergence of Theosophy in American religious life, Radiance tells the story of a small but significant utopian moment, beginning with an interest ... More


Organizing Theosophy in the United States

Paul Eli Ivey

in Radiance from Halcyon: A Utopian Experiment in Religion and Science

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680504
eISBN:
9781452948591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680504.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter One outlines the organization of theosophical groups in the late 19th century as they emerged in American religious life out of schisms within the Theosophical Society. Physician William ... More


The Emergence of the Temple Movement in Syracuse

Paul Eli Ivey

in Radiance from Halcyon: A Utopian Experiment in Religion and Science

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680504
eISBN:
9781452948591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680504.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter Two explores the establishment of the Temple movement with the dual leadership of Dower and Francia LaDue, who began to channel messages from the Masters of the Lodge many theosophists ... More


The Esoteric Temple of Humanity: Temple Theosophy and Occult Science

Paul Eli Ivey

in Radiance from Halcyon: A Utopian Experiment in Religion and Science

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680504
eISBN:
9781452948591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680504.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter Three looks at the theosophical principle of duality of religion and science within the development of theosophical, New Thought, and Christian Science metaphysics. Temple ideas concerning ... More


Building Kinship: The Iroquois League and the Exoteric Work of the Temple

Paul Eli Ivey

in Radiance from Halcyon: A Utopian Experiment in Religion and Science

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680504
eISBN:
9781452948591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680504.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter Four studies the exoteric Temple organization known as the League of Brotherhoods, based on the group’s understanding of Hiawatha’s Iroquois League as an example of successful social ... More


Early Halcyon: The Temple Sets Its Foundations in the Golden West

Paul Eli Ivey

in Radiance from Halcyon: A Utopian Experiment in Religion and Science

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680504
eISBN:
9781452948591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680504.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter Five chronicles the group’s move to California and the grand plans they envisioned for a settlement, against the realities of growing a new colony, that began attracting attention as it ... More


The Temple Home Association: A Cooperative Commonwealth

Paul Eli Ivey

in Radiance from Halcyon: A Utopian Experiment in Religion and Science

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680504
eISBN:
9781452948591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680504.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter Six traces the growth and decline of the socialist experiments of the group’s Temple Home Association, a cooperative venture in property and mixed agriculture. Various departments of the ... More


An Architecture of Spiritual Forces: The Blue Star Memorial Temple

Paul Eli Ivey

in Radiance from Halcyon: A Utopian Experiment in Religion and Science

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680504
eISBN:
9781452948591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680504.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter Seven studies theosophical architecture in the United States and the erection of the Blue Star Memorial Temple of Science, Philosophy, and Religion, dedicated to the memory of Francia LaDue ... More


Forces of Nature and the Electric Panacea: Healing at the Halcyon Sanatorium

Paul Eli Ivey

in Radiance from Halcyon: A Utopian Experiment in Religion and Science

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680504
eISBN:
9781452948591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680504.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter Eight explores the group’s most successful venture, the Halcyon Hotel and Sanatorium, opened with great publicity and the demonstration of the first X-ray machine in the vicinity in 1904. The ... More


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