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The History of the Freemasons in Hong Kong

Patricia Lim

in Forgotten Souls: A Social History of the Hong Kong Cemetery

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099906
eISBN:
9789882207714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099906.003.0025
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the history of the freemasons in Hong Kong by looking at the Freemason symbols found on the graves of the members. There are, however, some freemasons who opted not to include ... More


The Mystical Life of Franz Kafka: Theosophy, Cabala, and the Modern Spiritual Revival

June O. Leavitt

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199827831
eISBN:
9780199919444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827831.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This book aims to show that the “Kafkaesque” in Franz Kafka may be immediate or residual impressions of the clairvoyance which Kafka admitted he suffered from: Those aspects of his writings in which ... More


Visionary Theatre—Apocalyptic Images

Susanne M. Sklar

in Blake's Jerusalem As Visionary Theatre: Entering the Divine Body

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199603145
eISBN:
9780191731594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603145.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The idea of Visionary Theatre arises from seventeenth century approaches to the Book of Revelation, which has affinities with Blake's Jerusalem. This chapter considers what visionary theatre is, and ... More


Shifting Settings—Building Projects

Susanne M. Sklar

in Blake's Jerusalem As Visionary Theatre: Entering the Divine Body

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199603145
eISBN:
9780191731594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603145.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter briefly considers Jerusalem's interrelating settings before discussing the antecedents and dynamics of the building projects within them. Los, the poem's fallible hero, has a great task, ... More


The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft

Ronald Hutton

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207443
eISBN:
9780191677670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207443.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This book studies the only religion England has ever given the world, that of modern pagan witchcraft, which has now spread from English shores across four continents. The book examines the nature of ... More


Freemasons and the Rose Cross

Nevill Drury

in Stealing Fire from Heaven: The Rise of Modern Western Magic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199750993
eISBN:
9780199894871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199750993.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Freemasonry and Rosicrucianism both played a pivotal role in the formation of the nineteenth-century Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn—a key organization associated with the modern magical revival. ... More


Respectability and Representation: Black Freemasonry, Race, and Early Free Black Leadership1

Chernoh M. Sesay

in Black Knowledges/Black Struggles: Essays in Critical Epistemology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381724
eISBN:
9781781382257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381724.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter traces the discourses of African Lodge No. 459, the first Black Masonic lodge in the US. It argues that as part of the ‘first generation of Black leadership’ in the post ... More


Negotiating with People and Culture

Mushirul Hasan

in Exploring the West: Three Travel Narratives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063117
eISBN:
9780199080199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.003.0028
Subject:
History, Indian History

The author describes the character of his friends in London and his mode of passing the time. He visits Greenwich and other places in the vicinity of the metropolis, presents an account of the ... More


Oaths and Secrets

Andrew Glazzard

in The Case of Sherlock Holmes: Secrets and Lies in Conan Doyle's Detective Fiction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474431293
eISBN:
9781474453769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474431293.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Organised criminality and violence appear frequently in the Holmes stories. A Study in Scarlet imagines Brigham Young’s nascent Mormon state as a tightly knit conspiratorial organisation, exerting ... More


UFOs and the Search for Scapegoats I: Anti-Catholicism and Anti-Masonry

Michael Barkun

in A Culture of Conspiracy: Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238053
eISBN:
9780520939721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238053.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

New World Order adherents can either ignore or adopt racist and anti-Semitic ideas, but their constructs have spread rapidly. Some New World Order ideas in ufology have been free of any overt racial ... More


“Equivalent to Israelism”: Inheritance, Freemasonry, and the Ancient Israelites

Dorman Jacob S.

in Chosen People: The Rise of American Black Israelite Religions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195301403
eISBN:
9780199979035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301403.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the narratives that circulated ideas of the ancient Israelites in the world that Bishop William S. Crowdy and others inherited. It considers the history of interaction between ... More


1801–1804

James G. Patterson

in In the Wake of the Great Rebellion: Republicanism, Agrarianism and Banditry in Ireland After 1798

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076930
eISBN:
9781781700822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076930.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter describes the movement during 1801–1804. Despite the lull in active resistance brought about by the cessation of hostilities between Britain and France in 1802 much of Ulster continued ... More


Prophets and Revolutions

Paul Kléber Monod

in Solomon's Secret Arts: The Occult in the Age of Enlightenment

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123586
eISBN:
9780300195392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123586.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter explores the suspicion felt by the loyalist public toward practitioners of the occult. Three causes can be cited as reasons for how this fear emerged: first, through the colorful history ... More


Unlikely Collaboration: Gertrude Stein, Bernard Faÿ, and the Vichy Dilemma

Barbara Will

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152631
eISBN:
9780231526418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152631.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In 1941, the Jewish American writer and avant-garde icon Gertrude Stein embarked on one of the strangest intellectual projects of her life: translating for an American audience the speeches of ... More


Canadien Identity, Nationalism, and Muscular Catholicism

Jack Lee Downey

in The Bread of the Strong: Lacouturisme and the Folly of the Cross, 1910-1985

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265435
eISBN:
9780823266906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265435.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the narrative of Catholic history in Canada, and particularly Québec. It begins with an overview of Québecois Catholicism under British rule and its adoption of many ... More


Faÿ’s War: Winners and Losers (1940–1946)

Barbara Will

in Unlikely Collaboration: Gertrude Stein, Bernard Faÿ, and the Vichy Dilemma

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152631
eISBN:
9780231526418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152631.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses Bernard Faÿ's role in wartime France. At the onset of World War II Faÿ worked under Pétain at the core of the Vichy regime, as the appointed head of the Bibliothèque Nationale ... More


Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Eden: The Architects, Slave Laborers, And Master Masons Of Freedom’s Temple

Zachary McLeod Hutchins

in Inventing Eden: Primitivism, Millennialism, and the Making of New England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199998142
eISBN:
9780199382415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199998142.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Chapter 7 moves from the Great Awakening to the Revolution and illustrates the important influence of edenic rhetoric on understandings of natural law in New England. The chapter suggests that ... More


Sapphic Sects and the Rites of Revolution, 1775–1800

Susan S. Lanser

in The Sexuality of History: Modernity and the Sapphic, 1565-1830

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226187563
eISBN:
9780226187877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226187877.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Focusing especially on the 1780s and 1790s, Chapter 6 asks how female intimacies became associated with fears and fantasies of power, exclusion, and secrecy in the era of the “rights of man.” At a ... More


| 1812–13 | 1812–13 Second Journey Abroad Berlin and Paris

Dan C. Christensen

in Hans Christian Ørsted: Reading Nature's Mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669264
eISBN:
9780191748745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669264.003.0027
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Ørsted joins a Freemasonic lodge and is endowed with a travel grant by the King to study the utility of science. In fact Ørsted ignores this purpose. The scant archival material to illuminate this ... More


Utopian Communities

Peter J. Hollida

in American Arcadia: California and the Classical Tradition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190256517
eISBN:
9780190256548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256517.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

The alienating milieu of modern industrial life in the Gilded Age compelled Americans to search for more authentic lives. Many of those longing for physical, intellectual, and spiritual regeneration ... More


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