Byways of Esoteric History

Hermetic Library Fellow John Michael Greer reviews The Theosophical Enlightenment and Arktos: The Polar Myth in Science, Symbolism and Nazi Survival by Hermetic Library Fellow Joscelyn Godwin in the archive of Caduceus: The Hermetic Quarterly. The relationship between modern scholarship and the Hermetic tradition has always been a complicated one, bedeviled by a radical difference […]

Summary for the week ending May 14, 2017

Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending May 14th, 2017. The Hermetic Library 2017 Funding Campaign is still going, and it runs through to the end of the month. There’s some great perks available, including featured blog and website link and graphic spaces, at significant discounts available only during the campaign. Plus other […]

The Theosophical Enlightenment

Hermetic Library fellow T Polyphilus reviews The Theosophical Enlightenment by Joscelyn Godwin. Many educated people “know” that the occultist and theosophical currents are fundamentally anti-rational, politically reactionary, and in opposition to the forces of liberalism and modernization. This wide-ranging history by Godwin demonstrates rather the reverse in many cases, with studies of the individuals and […]