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The Fin-de-Siècle Scottish Revival: Romance, Decadence and Celtic Identity

Michael Shaw

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474433952
eISBN:
9781474477000
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433952.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

As the Irish Revival took shape and the Home Rule debate dominated UK politics, what was happening in Scotland? This book reveals distinct but comparable concerns with cultural defence and revivalism ... More


The Occult Revival

Michael Shaw

in The Fin-de-Siècle Scottish Revival: Romance, Decadence and Celtic Identity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474433952
eISBN:
9781474477000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433952.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that fin-de-siècle occultism was a key component of Scottish cultural revivalism in the late-Victorian period. Discussing a range of figures – including Patrick Geddes, S. L. ... More


Introduction Enchantment à la Mode

in The Place of Enchantment: British Occultism and the Culture of the Modern

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226642017
eISBN:
9780226642031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226642031.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This book is concerned with the emergence toward the end of the nineteenth century of a widespread engagement with occultism, mysticism, and quite literally, magic, and deals with the parameters and ... More


Modern Enchantment and the Consciousness of Self

in The Place of Enchantment: British Occultism and the Culture of the Modern

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226642017
eISBN:
9780226642031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226642031.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Occultism as it was developed at the turn of the century was deeply involved in an elaboration of self that worked to reconcile the secular and spiritual, just as the occult goal of perfect ... More


Occultism and the Ambiguities of the Modern

in The Place of Enchantment: British Occultism and the Culture of the Modern

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226642017
eISBN:
9780226642031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226642031.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Occultism was often represented as a science, and occultists played by the straightforward rule that specific magical procedures produce predictable and specified results. Occultists refused to ... More


The Revival of Magick: Aleister Crowley

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/9780226403533.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter turns to the infamous British magician Aleister Crowley, who overlapped with Frazer at Trinity College, Cambridge. This chapter shows that Crowley drew on the very text in which Frazer ... More


Drawing Forth Spirits

Justin T. Clark

in City of Second Sight: Nineteenth-Century Boston and the Making of American Visual Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638737
eISBN:
9781469638751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638737.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

A decade after establishing the Athenaeum gallery, reformers’ concerns about the sensualism of public art exhibition culture led them to promote yet another source of moral instruction: amateur ... More


Seer Stones and Western Esotericism

William L. Davis

in Visions in a Seer Stone: Joseph Smith and the Making of the Book of Mormon

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469655666
eISBN:
9781469655680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655666.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chapter One contextualizes Joseph Smith's use of a "seer stone" to compose the Book of Mormon within contemporary folk magic practices, the philosophies of Western esotericism, and Christian ... More


Currents of Early Modern Near-Death Discourse

Jens Schlieter

in What Is It Like To Be Dead?: Near-Death Experiences, Christianity, and the Occult

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190888848
eISBN:
9780190888879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888848.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter presents how discourse on experiences near death unfolded from 1580 to 1900 in the three religious metacultures (and occasionally in Naturalist metaculture). It takes its departure with ... More


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