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Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism

Henrik Bogdan and Martin P. Starr (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199863075
eISBN:
9780199979974
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863075.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book offers an examination of one of the twentieth century's most distinctive occult iconoclasts. Aleister Crowley (1875–1947) was a study in contradictions. He was born into a Fundamentalist ... More


Intermezzo: Contemporary Occultism and Thelema

Manon Hedenborg White

in The Eloquent Blood: The Goddess Babalon and the Construction of Femininities in Western Esotericism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190065027
eISBN:
9780190065058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190065027.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter functions as a bridge between the previous chapters, which dealt with the historical esotericists who have described Babalon (primarily, Aleister Crowley, Jack Parsons, and Kenneth ... More


“It All Goes in the Cup”: Receptivity and Unstable Polarities in the Contemporary Babalon Discourse

Manon Hedenborg White

in The Eloquent Blood: The Goddess Babalon and the Construction of Femininities in Western Esotericism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190065027
eISBN:
9780190065058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190065027.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter analyzes a central theme—the idea of Babalon, and femininity, as magically receptive (sometimes in relation to notions of active masculinity)—as found in my contemporary source material, ... More


Feminist Difference: Babalon and the Hope of an Alternative Femininity

Manon Hedenborg White

in The Eloquent Blood: The Goddess Babalon and the Construction of Femininities in Western Esotericism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190065027
eISBN:
9780190065058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190065027.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter analyzes how contemporary esotericists conceptualize Babalon as a challenge to hegemonic perceptions of femininity. As highlighted in previous chapters, the 1990s onward has witnessed ... More


Inhabiting the Uninhibited: Babalon, Sexual Politics, and the Liberation of the Desiring Feminine Subject

Manon Hedenborg White

in The Eloquent Blood: The Goddess Babalon and the Construction of Femininities in Western Esotericism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190065027
eISBN:
9780190065058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190065027.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter analyzes how feminine sexuality is articulated in the contemporary Babalon discourse. The idea that female sexuality has been repressed, and that women are in need of sexual liberation, ... More


Possession and Dispossession: Embodiment, Ecstasy, and Erotic Destruction

Manon Hedenborg White

in The Eloquent Blood: The Goddess Babalon and the Construction of Femininities in Western Esotericism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190065027
eISBN:
9780190065058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190065027.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter analyzes how bodily technologies are used to materialize a “Babalonian” body in written descriptions of rituals centered around Babalon. In several rituals, female esotericists utilize ... More


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