Caroline Myss

Myss, C.
(In 2008, she wrote the foreword to Kübler-Ross's revised version of "On Life After Death". ) She started giving medical intuitive readings in 1982 and co-founded a small New Age publishing company, Stillpoint Publishing in Walpole, New Hampshire, where she also worked as an editor in 1983. Next she began consulting with holistic doctors, which in 1984, led to her extensive collaboration with C. Norman Shealy, physician and founder of the American Holistic Medical Association, with whom she later co-authored AIDS: Passageway to Transformation, in 1987, followed by The Creation of Health: The Emotional, Psychological, and Spiritual Responses that Promote Health and Healing, in 1988.

Anthropology of religion

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Esotericism. Exorcism. Evil. Fertility rite. Fetishism. Genius (mythology). God. Ghost. Greco-Roman mysteries. Heresy. Icon. Immortality. Intercession. Kachina. Magic and religion. Mana. Mask. Miracle. Medicine. Modern paganism. Monotheism. Mother goddess. Mythology. Necromancy. New Age. Occult. Omen. Poles in mythology. Polytheism. Prayer. Principle of contagion. Prophecy. Reincarnation. Religious ecstasy. Ritual. Sacred food as offering. Sacrifice. Shamanism. Spell (paranormal). Supernatural. Supplication. Sympathetic magic. Theism. Totemism. Veneration of the dead. Western esotericism. Anthropological Perspectives on Religion. Archaeology of religion and ritual.

Book of Dzyan

Madame Blavatsky claimed to have seen a manuscript of the Book of Dzyan while studying esoteric lore in Tibet. She claimed this and other ancient manuscripts were safeguarded from profane eyes by the initiates of an Occult Brotherhood. The work had originally, according to Blavatsky, been written in the sacred language of Senzar. She wrote Therefore, the rejection of these teachings may be expected, and must be accepted beforehand. No one styling himself a "scholar," in whatever department of exact science, will be permitted to regard these teachings seriously.'' Max Müller and others have been skeptical.

Morris Krok

He also studied new age, occult, esoteric, yogic, spiritual and metaphysical writings from the East. Krok migrated to California to develop his work and writings, dedicating his life to the quest for knowledge about health, vitality and higher consciousness. A regular marathon runner, Krok died from cancer of the leg in 2005, blaming "his problem on his terrible diet in his youth and on cooked food temptations from family". Beliefs In the 1950s, a popular South African newspaper featured a story about Krok’s belief that fruit was the ideal food for humankind.

Rosemary Ellen Guiley

Rosemary GuileyGuiley, Rosemary EllenGuiley, Rsemary Ellen
Christian evangelist John Ankerberg criticized Guiley's understanding of intuition (as she described it in Harper's Encyclopedia of Mystical and Paranormal Experience – "intuition invariably proves to be right"), saying that with beliefs like those, rational thinking and spiritual discernment are often discarded. He also interprets from her book Angels of Mercy that she and other New Age writers of angel literature are unwittingly relating to fallen angels/demons.

Jack Parsons (rocket engineer)

Jack ParsonsJohn "Jack" Whiteside ParsonsParsons
New Age. Quantum mysticism. Scientology and the occult. UFO religion.

Watkins Books

Watkins100 Most Spiritually Influential Living PeopleHarvey was listed as number 33
Watkins Books is London's oldest esoteric bookshop specializing in esotericism, mysticism, occultism, oriental religion and contemporary spirituality. The book store was established by John M. Watkins, a friend of Madame Blavatsky, in 1897 at 26 Charing Cross. John Watkins had already been selling books via a catalogue which he began publishing in March 1893. The first biography of Aleister Crowley recounts a story of Crowley making all of the books in Watkins magically disappear and reappear. Geoffrey Watkins (1896–1981) owned and managed the store after his father.

New World Order (conspiracy theory)

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Paradoxically, since the first decade of the 21st century, New World Order conspiracism is increasingly being embraced and propagandized by New Age occultists, who are people bored by rationalism and drawn to stigmatized knowledge—such as alternative medicine, astrology, quantum mysticism, spiritualism, and theosophy.

The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception

Great Architect of the UniverseRosicrucian conception of God
Esoteric cosmology. Planes of existence. Rebirth. Subtle bodies. The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception (English online edition). أهداف جمعية الصليب الوردي و نشاطاتها. Internet Archive on-line library: the third edition of the Cosmo, 1911, digitized by MSN. Important Differences in the teachings of Heindel and Steiner.

Esotericism in Germany and Austria

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Since the 1980s, mainstream esotericism in German-speaking Europe has been dominated by generic New Age syncretism as it developed in the United States. * Giorgio Galli, Hitler e il nazismo magico, Biblioteca Universale Rizzoli, Italy, published in Rome (2005), pages 301, EAN 978881817006347. Karl Spiesberger. Ludwig Straniak. Wilhelm Wulff. A. Frank Glahn. Karl Maria Wiligut. Carl Reichenbach. Hellmut Wolff. Karl Ernst Krafft. Anna Bramwell. 1985. Blood and Soil: Richard Walther Darré and Hitler's 'Green Party'. Abbotsbrook, England: The Kensal Press. ISBN: 0-946041-33-4. Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke. 1985.

Max Heindel

Heindel, MaxCarl Louis von Grasshof
Occult Principles of Health and Healing (ISBN: 0-911274-81-2) www. Blavatsky and The Secret Doctrine, from his 1905/6 lectures (edited 1933; Introduction by Manly Palmer Hall) www, an addendum. New Age Vegetarian Cookbook, 492 pages. Christian Rosenkreuz. Afterlife - Life review - Silver cord. Age of Aquarius - Astrology - Epochs (Anthropogenesis). Alchemy - Astrology and alchemy - Rose Cross: Alchemy and Astrology. Bible. Clairvoyance - Memory of Nature - Music of the Spheres. Christ - Second Coming. Christian mysticism - Esoteric Christianity - Vegetarianism. Esoteric cosmology - Plane (cosmology) - Subtle bodies. Esoteric knowledge - Esotericism - Mysticism - Occultism - Theosophy.

Sri Aurobindo

AurobindoAurobindo GhoshSri Aurobindo Ghosh
Sri Aurobindo's close spiritual collaborator, Mirra Alfassa (b. Alfassa), came to be known as The Mother. She was a French national, born in Paris on 21 February 1878. In her 20s she studied occultism with Max Theon. Along with her husband, Paul Richard, she went to Pondicherry on 29 March 1914, and finally settled there in 1920. Sri Aurobindo considered her his spiritual equal and collaborator. After 24 November 1926, when Sri Aurobindo retired into seclusion, he left it to her to plan, build and run the ashram, the community of disciples which had gathered around them.

Outline of religion

Esotericism. Faith. Free will. Gnosticism. Goodness and evil. Holy Land. Humanism. Ietsism. Karma. Religion and LGBT people. Life after death. Mysticism. Mythology. Prophet. Reincarnation. Religious cosmology. Creation myth. Religious naturalism. Shamanism. Sin. Soul. Spirituality. List of spirituality-related topics. Supernaturalism. Tao. Theology. Agnosticism. Antitheism. Atheism. Deism. Deity. List of deities. Dualism. God. Henotheism. Immanence. Monism. Monolatrism. Monotheism. Nondualism. Nontheistic religions. Pandeism. Panentheism. Pantheism. Polytheism. Post-theism. Theism. Transcendence. Exclusivism. Inclusivism. Meditation. Memes in religion. Nonviolence. Pilgrimage.

Wouter Hanegraaff

Wouter J. HanegraaffWouter J[acobus] Hanegraaff
From 2002 to 2006 he has been president of the Dutch Society for the Study of Religion, and, from 2005 to 2013, president of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism. In 2006 he was elected member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, and he is now an hononrary member of the ESSWE. His dissertation New Age Religion and Western Culture: Esotericism in the Mirror of Secular Thought was published by Brill in 1996. Two years later a USA paperback version was published by State University of New York Press. This work constitutes one of the first non-polemical academic reviews of the New Age movement, presenting an analysis on the basis of its important texts.

North Atlantic Books

Genres published by North Atlantic Books include internal martial arts (through its imprint Blue Snake Books), somatics, homeopathic medicine, shamanism, Martian mysteries, alternative medicine, the history and philosophy of medicine, natural foods, New Science, Buddhism, parapsychology, Western esotericism, Sufism, deep ecology, gay and lesbian studies, conspiracy theories and Jungian psychology. In 1980, North Atlantic Books was incorporated within the Society for the Study of Native Arts and Sciences, a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization. They are a client of Random House distribution services.

Advaita Vedanta

advaitaAdvaita VedāntaAdvaitin
Advaita Vedanta has gained attention in western spirituality and New Age, where various traditions are seen as driven by the same non-dual experience. Nonduality points to "a primordial, natural awareness without subject or object". It is also used to refer to interconnectedness, "the sense that all things are interconnected and not separate, while at the same time all things retain their individuality". Advaita Vedanta is not just a philosophical system, but also a tradition of renunciation.


The Rosicrucian spiritual path incorporates philosophy, kabbalah, and divine magic. The Order is symbolized by the rose (the soul) and the cross (the body). The unfolding rose represents the human soul acquiring greater consciousness while living in a body on the material plane. Unlike the Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia, the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn was open to both sexes and treated them as equals. The Order was a specifically Hermetic society that taught alchemy, kabbalah, and the magic of Hermes, along with the principles of occult science. The Golden Dawn maintained the tightest of secrecy, which was enforced by severe penalties for those who disclosed its secrets.

A. E. Waite

Arthur Edward WaiteWaiteA.E. Waite
Waite, was an American-born British poet and scholarly mystic who wrote extensively on occult and esoteric matters, and was the co-creator of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck. As his biographer R. A. Gilbert described him, "Waite's name has survived because he was the first to attempt a systematic study of the history of western occultism—viewed as a spiritual tradition rather than as aspects of proto-science or as the pathology of religion." Waite was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States. Waite's father, Capt. Charles F. Waite, died when he was very young, and his widowed mother, Emma Lovell, returned to her home country of England, where he was then raised.

Gérard Encausse

PapusGérard Encausse, ''PapusHenri Papus
Encausse was also a member of the Hermetic Brotherhood of Light and the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn temple in Paris, as well as Memphis-Misraim and probably other esoteric or paramasonic organizations, as well as being an author of several occult books. Outside of his paramasonic and Martinist activities he was also a spiritual student of the French spiritualist healer, Anthelme Nizier Philippe, "Maître Philippe de Lyon". Despite his heavy involvement in occultism and occultist groups, Encausse managed to find time to pursue more conventional academic studies at the University of Paris.

Christian Kabbalah

Hames called "the first Christian to acknowledge and appreciate kabbalah as a tool of conversion", though Llull was not a Kabbalist himself nor versed in Kabbalah. Later Christian Kabbalah is mostly based on Pico della Mirandola, Johann Reuchlin and Paolo Riccio. After the 18th century, Kabbalah became blended with European occultism, some of which had a religious basis; but the main interest in Christian Kabbalah was by then dead. A few attempts have been made to revive it in recent decades, particularly regarding the Neoplatonism of the first two chapters of the Gospel of John, but it has not entered into mainstream Christianity.

Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn

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Some followers of the Golden Dawn tradition believe that the Secret Chiefs were not human or supernatural beings but, rather, symbolic representations of actual or legendary sources of spiritual esotericism. The term came to stand for a great leader or teacher of a spiritual path or practice that found its way into the teachings of the Order. By the mid-1890s, the Golden Dawn was well established in Great Britain, with over one hundred members from every class of Victorian society.


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The modern era of physical cosmology began in 1917, when Albert Einstein first applied his general theory of relativity to model the structure and dynamics of the Universe. Chronology of the Universe. Cosmic Calendar (scaled down timeline). Cosmic latte. Cosmos. Detailed logarithmic timeline. Earth's location in the Universe. Esoteric cosmology. False vacuum. Future of an expanding Universe. Galaxy And Mass Assembly survey. Heat death of the universe. History of the Center of the Universe. Illustris project. Multiverse (set theory) (Hyperverse, Megaverse or Omniverse). Non-standard cosmology. Nucleocosmochronology. Rare Earth hypothesis. Religious cosmology. Space and survival.