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Romanticism and Transcendentalism, 1800–1900

Terryl L. Givens

in When Souls Had Wings: Pre-Mortal Existence in Western Thought

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195313901
eISBN:
9780199871933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313901.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Romanticism brings back the twinned concepts of preexistence and theosis. The revival of Plato (under Thomas Taylor's influence) sparks revival of interest in preexistence especially. William Blake, ... More


Decoding the Allegory of the ‘Theosophical and Western Eclogue’

Paul Cheshire

in William Gilbert and Esoteric Romanticism: A Contextual Study and Annotated Edition of 'The Hurricane'

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941206
eISBN:
9781789629439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941206.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter addresses what Gilbert intended to represent through the action of his poem. An evidently symbolic young girl, Elmira, is the sole survivor of a shipwreck. Her mother is drowned. Gilbert ... More


St Ninian's Isle Treasure: Lord Advocate v University of Aberdeen and Budge*

David L Carey Miller

in Scots Law Tales

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845860677
eISBN:
9781474406260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860677.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter explores the legal dispute between the University of Aberdeen and the Queen's and Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer (QLTR) of the Crown regarding the ownership of St. Ninian's isle treasure ... More


Platonism

Julie Chajes

in Recycled Lives: A History of Reincarnation in Blavatsky's Theosophy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190909130
eISBN:
9780190909161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909130.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 5 argues that Blavatsky’s works are an important site for the intersection of occultist thought with nineteenth-century Classicism. It shows that Blavatsky initially argued that Pythagoras ... More


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