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Neri and the Kabbalah

  Kabbalistic Sephiroth Tree,from Portae Lucis, Paulus Ricius (Trans.)Augsburg, 1516.Kabbalah is a form of mysticism practiced within the Jewish tradition. In the early seventeenth century, there was a great deal of interest in Kabbalistic...
From: Conciatore on 27 Jan 2021

New Humanist: Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald

It is like a scene from a Hayao Miyazaki anime: a French WWI pilot, gliding down at twilight over enemy lines, finds himself surrounded by a flock of swifts seemingly motionless in the air. They are asleep on the wing, so close by he might reach out and...
From: Mathew Lyons on 30 Nov 2020

Nat Turner’s slave revolt

Nat Turner was born into slavery on a Virginia plantation, on 2 October 1800. Convinced from an early age that he was a prophet, Turner taught himself to read and write. His spiritual path mirrors that of other mystics: he maintained an austere life apart...
From: Mathew Lyons on 25 Nov 2020

Hildegard of Bingen

The visions began when Hildegard of Bingen was young – perhaps as young as three. But unlike many mystical religious experiences, the visions did not come in dreams or ecstatic states; ecstasy, she thought, was a defect. They came like a cloud of...
From: Mathew Lyons on 17 Nov 2020

Neri and the Kabbalah

 Kabbalistic Sephiroth Tree,from Portae Lucis, Paulus Ricius (Trans.)Augsburg, 1516.Kabbalah is a form of mysticism practiced within the Jewish tradition. In the early seventeenth century, there was a great deal of interest in Kabbalistic teachings...
From: Conciatore on 9 Sep 2020

Neri and the Kabbalah

Kabbalistic Sephiroth Tree,from Portae Lucis, Paulus Ricius (Trans.)Augsburg, 1516.Kabbalah is a form of mysticism practiced within the Jewish tradition. In the early seventeenth century, there was a great deal of interest in Kabbalistic teachings...
From: Conciatore on 24 Feb 2020

Neri and the Kabbalah

Kabbalistic Sephiroth Tree,from Portae Lucis, Paulus Ricius (Trans.)Augsburg, 1516.Kabbalah is a form of mysticism practiced within the Jewish tradition. In the early seventeenth century, there was a great deal of interest in Kabbalistic teachings...
From: Conciatore on 29 Jul 2019

Public Lecture: Mystical visions of God in the 17th Century

Earlier in June I was delighted to launch my book, Mysticism in Early Modern England, with a public lecture at… The post Public Lecture: Mystical visions of God in the 17th Century appeared first on Theosophical Transactions.
From: Theosophical Transactions on 11 Jun 2019

Book Preview: Mysticism and Millenarianism

This blog post discusses elements of Chapter 5 of my forthcoming book due out in April 2019. You can find out more about the monograph here. The end of the seventeenth century in England witnessed a heightened belief in the imminent second coming of Christ....
From: Theosophical Transactions on 15 Apr 2019

Book Preview: Mysticism vs Rationality

This blog post discusses elements of Chapter 4 of my forthcoming book due out in April 2019. You can find out more about the monograph here. One of the most substantial discussions of mysticism in seventeenth century England concerned its apparent incompatibility...
From: Theosophical Transactions on 9 Apr 2019

Book Preview: Puritan Mysticism

This blog post discusses elements of Chapter 2 of my forthcoming book due out in April 2019. You can find out more about the monograph here. The phrase ‘Puritan mysticism’ has caused many scholars colossal headaches. Firstly, what exactly...
From: Theosophical Transactions on 1 Apr 2019

Book Preview: What is mysticism?

This blog post discusses elements of the introduction to my forthcoming book due out in April 2019. You can find out more about the monograph here. The term ‘mysticism’ is often met with scepticism amongst scholars. What exactly does the word...
From: Theosophical Transactions on 19 Mar 2019

Scholar Spotlight: Andrew Louth

Andrew Louth’s long and distinguished career as a scholar of Patristic and Byzantine studies means that no one article can offer a full review of his scholarship and impact. Instead, this spotlight will focus on his The Origins of the Christian...
From: Theosophical Transactions on 1 Feb 2019

Great Caesar’s Ghost

By Dr. John Langdon We have just reached that point where latest night bleeds into earliest morning.  A man paces restlessly in a tent in the middle of a military encampment, all his companions long since asleep.  The crucial battle looms ahead...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 23 Jan 2019

Neri and the Kabbalah

Kabbalistic Sephiroth Tree,from Portae Lucis, Paulus Ricius (Trans.)Augsburg, 1516.Kabbalah is a form of mysticism practiced within the Jewish tradition. In the early seventeenth century, there was a great deal of interest in Kabbalistic teachings...
From: Conciatore on 5 Nov 2018

Evelyn Underhill (Scholar Spotlight)

Biography Evelyn Underhill (6 December 1875 – 15 June 1941) was one of the most influential twentieth-century writers on mysticism and spirituality. Her work is largely credited with bringing mysticism to the masses, with enormously influential...
From: Theosophical Transactions on 29 Oct 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS: Decadence, Magic(k), and the Occult

Goldsmiths, University of London, 19-20 July 2018Keynote speaker: Professor Patricia Pulham (University of Surrey)Nineteenth-century Decadence coincided with a resurgence of esotericism, alternative religions, and a belief in magic as a rejection of secularism...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 19 Jul 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS: Medieval Mystical Theology in Dialogue with Contemporary Thought

An international conference on the occasion of the 750th anniversary of the death of Beatrice of Nazareth (1200-1268)KU Leuven, Belgium, 30 May-2 June 2018The annual conference of the Mystical Theology Network.Submit your abstractRegistration will...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 30 May 2018

The Kabbalah

Kabbalistic Sephiroth Tree,from Portae Lucis, Paulus Ricius (Trans.)Augsburg, 1516.Kabbalah is a form of mysticism practiced within the Jewish tradition. In the early seventeenth century, there was a great deal of interest in Kabbalistic teachings...
From: Conciatore on 25 Dec 2017

Ann Bathurst – Poet

Ann Bathurst (c. 1638-1704) was a theological and mystical writer. She was connected to the seventeenth-century dissenting religious group, the London Philadelphian Society, which was named after the church of Philadelphia mentioned in the Book of Revelation...
From: RECIRC on 15 Nov 2017

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