Alternative Traditions & Esotericism Products

  • 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 – 2015-11-27 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2015-11-17 
    Routledge
    Gender, Theology and Spirituality

  • The Elder Brother

    A Biography of Charles Webster Leadbeater

    By Gregory Tillett

    A leading figure in the Theosophical Society, Leadbeater was a prolific author, writing on subjects ranging from Buddhism, Masonic history and the origins of Christianity through to the power of thought and the fourth dimension. Leadbeater was also the force behind Annie Besant, the discoverer and…

    Hardback – 2015-10-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • 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 – 2015-10-11 
    Routledge
    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 – 2015-10-09 
    Routledge
    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 – 2015-10-08 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2015-09-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • 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 – 2015-09-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Problem of Invented Religions

    Edited by Steven J. Sutcliffe, Carole M Cusack

    Invented religions have been described as modern religions which advertise their invented status and reject traditional strategies of authorisation. But what does it mean for a religious formation to be ‘made up’, and how might this status affect perceptions of its legitimacy or authenticity in…

    Hardback – 2015-08-25
    Routledge

  • Religion, the Occult, and the Paranormal

    Edited by Carole M. Cusack, Helen Farley

    The field encompassed by ‘Religion, the Occult, and the Paranormal’ is both fascinating and frustrating. The fascination stems from the contested nature of the content, and the multi-disciplinary nature of the existing scholarly literature. The frustration stems chiefly from the misunderstood and…

    Hardback – 2015-07-27
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

  • Occultism in a Global Perspective

    Edited by Henrik Bogdan, Gordan Djurdjevic

    The study of the ideas and practices associated with occultism is a rapidly growing branch of contemporary scholarship. However, most research has focused on English and French speaking areas and has not addressed the wider spread and significance of occultism. Occultism in a Global Perspective…

    Paperback – 2015-07-23
    Routledge

  • Women Writers and the Occult in Literature and Culture

    Female Lucifers, Priestesses, and Witches

    By Miriam Wallraven

    Examining the intersection of occult spirituality, text, and gender, this book provides a compelling analysis of the occult revival in literature from the 1880s through the course of the twentieth century. Bestselling novels such as The Da Vinci Code play with magic and the fascination of hidden…

    Hardback – 2015-06-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

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