Alternative Traditions & Esotericism Products

  • Contemporary Challenges for Religious and Spiritual Education

    Edited by Arniika Kuusisto, Terry Lovat

    From being on the margins of scholarly debate for much of the past century and a half, religion is being recognized once again as an area of concern for scholars, politicians, and public policy makers, and thus, the role of religious and spiritual education has taken on a new importance. Apart from…

    Hardback – 2016-03-14 

  • Wonder and Skepticism in the Middle Ages

    By Keagan Brewer

    Wonder and Skepticism in the Middle Ages explores the response by medieval society to tales of marvels and the supernatural, which ranged from firm belief to outright rejection, and asks why the believers believed, and why the skeptical disbelieved. Despite living in a world whose structures more…

    Hardback – 2016-02-08 
    Routledge Research in Medieval Studies

  • Witches (RLE Witchcraft)

    Investigating An Ancient Religion

    By T C Lethbridge

    Clues to T.C. Lethbridge’s books lie in their subtitles. Witches: Investigating an Ancient Religion is no exception. In his study of the old pagan gods of Britain, Lethbridge believed that witch cults had their roots in prehistory and eventually became a religion of the suppressed…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 
    Routledge Library Editions: Witchcraft

  • British Poets and Secret Societies (Routledge Revivals)

    By Marie Mulvey-Roberts

    A surprisingly large number of English poets have either belonged to a secret society, or been strongly influenced by its tenets. One of the best known examples is Christopher Smart’s membership of the Freemasons, and the resulting influence of Masonic doctrines on A Song to David. However, many…

    Paperback – 2015-12-24 
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Kabbalah Unveiled

    The Kabbalah is an esoteric Jewish doctrine adapted by author S.L. MacGregor Mathers to form the Hermetic order of the Golden Dawn, an occult organisation. This volume includes three of the critical books from the Zohar, the fundamental work in Kabbalah, as well as Mathers' introduction explaining…

    Hardback – 2015-12-20 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires

    The History of Corpse Medicine from the Renaissance to the Victorians, 2nd Edition

    By Richard Sugg

    Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires charts in vivid detail the largely forgotten history of European corpse medicine, which saw kings, ladies, gentlemen, priests and scientists prescribe, swallow or wear human blood, flesh, bone, fat, brains and skin in an attempt to heal themselves of epilepsy,…

    Paperback – 2015-11-17

  • Christian Goddess Spirituality

    Enchanting Christianity

    By Mary Ann Beavis

    This monograph focuses on "Christian Goddess Spirituality" (CGS), the phenomenon of (mostly) women who combine Christianity and Goddess Spirituality, including Wicca/Witchcraft. Mary Ann Beavis’s study provides ethnographic data and analysis on the lived religious experience of CGS practitioners,…

    Hardback – 2015-11-02
    Gender, Theology and Spirituality

  • Modern Religious Cults and Movements (Routledge Revivals)

    By Gaius Glenn Atkins

    First published in 1923, this title explores the schools of religious thought and practice that sprung up towards the end of the nineteenth century and at the start of the twentieth: sects, mystics and spiritualists, theological sciences and scientific theologies, personal philosophies, and a huge…

    Paperback – 2015-10-15
    Routledge Revivals

  • Philosophical Approaches to the Devil

    Edited by Benjamin W. McCraw, Robert Arp

    This collection brings together new papers addressing the philosophical challenges that the concept of a Devil presents, bringing philosophical rigor to treatments of the Devil. Contributors approach the idea of the Devil from a variety of philosophical traditions, methodologies, and styles,…

    Hardback – 2015-10-06
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Religion

  • The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe

    4th Edition

    By Brian P. Levack

    The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe, now in its fourth edition, is the perfect resource for both students and scholars of the witch-hunts written by one of the leading names in the field. For those starting out in their studies of witch-beliefs and witchcraft trials, Brian Levack provides a…

    Paperback – 2015-10-05

  • Holy Images (Routledge Revivals)

    An Inquiry into Idolatry and Image-Worship in Ancient Paganism and in Christianity

    By Edwyn Bevan

    First published in 1940, this title presents four of the Gifford Lectures in natural theology given by Edwyn Bevan in 1933: ‘An Inquiry into Idolatry and Image-Worship in Ancient Paganism and Christianity’. Reference is made throughout all four lectures not only to the conventional disputes in…

    Paperback – 2015-09-29
    Routledge Revivals

  • Sibyls and Seers (Routledge Revivals)

    A Survey of Some Ancient Theories of Revelation and Inspiration

    By Edwyn Bevan

    The ancient world as a whole believed in the existence of a world of spirits beyond, or alongside, the visible, tangible world. They believed also that communications between these two worlds frequently took place: everywhere we find diviners and prophets, oracles and visionaries. First published…

    Paperback – 2015-09-29
    Routledge Revivals

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