Antoine Faivre

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Antoine Faivre (born in Reims June 5, 1934) is a prominent French scholar of Western esotericism.wikipedia
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Western esotericism

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Antoine Faivre (born in Reims June 5, 1934) is a prominent French scholar of Western esotericism.
The academic study of Western esotericism only emerged in the late twentieth-century, pioneered by scholars like Frances Yates and Antoine Faivre.

Wouter Hanegraaff

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Until his retirement, he held a chair in the École Pratique des Hautes Études at the Sorbonne, University Professor of Germanic studies at the University of Haute-Normandie, director of the Cahiers del Hermétisme and of Bibliothèque de l'hermétisme, and is with Wouter Hanegraaff and Roland Edighoffer, the editor of the journal Aries.

Reims

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Antoine Faivre (born in Reims June 5, 1934) is a prominent French scholar of Western esotericism.

École pratique des hautes études

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Until his retirement, he held a chair in the École Pratique des Hautes Études at the Sorbonne, University Professor of Germanic studies at the University of Haute-Normandie, director of the Cahiers del Hermétisme and of Bibliothèque de l'hermétisme, and is with Wouter Hanegraaff and Roland Edighoffer, the editor of the journal Aries.

University of Paris

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Until his retirement, he held a chair in the École Pratique des Hautes Études at the Sorbonne, University Professor of Germanic studies at the University of Haute-Normandie, director of the Cahiers del Hermétisme and of Bibliothèque de l'hermétisme, and is with Wouter Hanegraaff and Roland Edighoffer, the editor of the journal Aries.

Germanic philology

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Until his retirement, he held a chair in the École Pratique des Hautes Études at the Sorbonne, University Professor of Germanic studies at the University of Haute-Normandie, director of the Cahiers del Hermétisme and of Bibliothèque de l'hermétisme, and is with Wouter Hanegraaff and Roland Edighoffer, the editor of the journal Aries.

Aries (journal)

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Until his retirement, he held a chair in the École Pratique des Hautes Études at the Sorbonne, University Professor of Germanic studies at the University of Haute-Normandie, director of the Cahiers del Hermétisme and of Bibliothèque de l'hermétisme, and is with Wouter Hanegraaff and Roland Edighoffer, the editor of the journal Aries.

Rudolf Steiner

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27–58(32), Brill publishing; Christopher Schaefer, "Rudolf Steiner as a Social Thinker", Re-vision Vol 15, 1992; and Antoine Faivre, Jacob Needleman, Karen Voss; Modern Esoteric Spirituality, Crossroad Publishing, 1992.

Hinduism and Theosophy

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Prof. Antoine Faivre wrote that "by its content and its inspiration" the Theosophical Society is greatly dependent on Eastern traditions, "especially Hindu; in this, it well reflects the cultural climate in which it was born."

New Acropolis

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Scholar of Western esotericism Antoine Faivre writes:

Christian theosophy

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Scholars of esotericism such as Godwin and Faivre differentiated the tradition of religious illumination from the religious system established in the late nineteenth century by Helena Blavatsky by referring to the latter with a capital letter as Theosophy, and the former with a lower-case letter as theosophy.

Theosophy and music

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According to Prof. Antoine Faivre, it is "difficult to discuss" musical esotericism without taking into account the opinion of the composers, in particular, stated in the work by Cyril Scott Music: Its Secret Influence Throughout the Ages.

Occult

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The scholar of esotericism Antoine Faivre noted that rather than outright accepting "the triumph of scientism", occultists sought "an alternative solution", trying to integrate "scientific progress or modernity" with "a global vision that will serve to make the vacuousness of materialism more apparent".

CESNUR

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Others in the boards of CESNUR and ‘’The Journal of CESNUR’’ include Luigi Berzano, Antoine Faivre, Jean-François Mayer, and Susan J. Palmer.

Academic study of Western esotericism

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In 1979 the scholar Antoine Faivre assumed Secret's chair at the Sorbonne, which was renamed the "History of Esoteric and Mystical Currents in Modern and Contemporary Europe".

Theosophy and literature

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In Prof. Antoine Faivre's opinion, Ghost Land, or Researches into the Mysteries of Occultism by Emma Hardinge Britten, one of the founders of the Theosophical movement, is "one of the principal works of fiction inspired by the occultist current".

Richard Smoley

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Smoley occupies a somewhat ambiguous position in regard to the academic study of esotericism, pioneered by Antoine Faivre at the Sorbonne and developed by such figures as Wouter Hanegraaff, Joscelyn Godwin, Arthur Versluis, and Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke.

Idris (prophet)

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Antoine Faivre, in The Eternal Hermes (1995), has pointed out that Hermes Trismegistus has a place in the Islamic tradition, although the name Hermes does not appear in the Qur'an.

Correspondence (theology)

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Antoine Faivre posits four fundamental elements, necessary conditions for a document, group, or movement to be eligible for consideration by scholars as esoteric.

What Is Theosophy?

In professor Antoine Faivre's opinion, that what Blavatsky called "Theosophy" was in fact only her own doctrine.