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By Arthur Versluis

The time period "Western esotericism" refers to a variety of religious currents together with alchemy, Hermeticism, Kabbala, Rosicrucianism, and Christian theosophy, in addition to a number of sensible sorts of esotericism like cartomancy, geomancy, necromancy, alchemy, astrology, herbalism, and magic. The early presence of esotericism in North the United States has now not been a lot studied, or even much less so the indebtedness to esotericism of a few significant American literary figures. during this publication, Arthur Versluis breaks new floor, exhibiting that many writers of the so-called American Renaissance drew commonly on and have been encouraged by means of Western esoteric currents.

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