The autumn edition of Aries has just been released. This issue’s research articles deal with topics as diverse as “New Age Christianity” in Italy (Francesco Baroni), 19th century physics as context for occultism (yours truly), a report on a 15th century Christian text on magic (Damaris Gehr), and an article on Max Théon, Sri Aurobindo and “the Mother” (Peter Heehs). Perhaps the most interesting to many readers of Heterodoxology will be Christopher McIntosh’s short article, which announces a surprising discovery concerning the enigmatic “Fräulein Sprengel” and the origins of the Golden Dawn.
I shall write more about McIntosh’s discovery later. And I should also give a summery of the points I make in my own article on the intersection of the history of physics and occultism. For now, here is the table of contents, including the book review section. Links will take you to Aries online. Subscription needed to see the articles.
Author: Asprem, Egil
Author: Baroni, Francesco
pp. 189-217(29) Author: Gehr, Damaris
pp. 219-247(29) Author: Heehs, Peter
‘Fräulein Sprengel’ and the Origins of the Golden Dawn: A Surprising Discovery
pp. 249-257(9) Author: McIntosh, Christopher
Western Esotericism. Based on Papers Read at the Symposium on Western Esotericism, Held at Åbo, Finland, on 15-17 August pp. 259-264(6) Author: Asprem, Egil
The Secret Doctrine Commentaries: The Unpublished 1889 Instructions pp. 265-267(3) Author: Trompf, Garry W.
Storia d’Italia. Annali 25: Esoterismo pp. 268-271(4) Author: Baroni, Francesco
The Occult Mind: Magic in Theory and Practice pp. 272-275(4) Author: Hammer, Olav
Scolastique et alchimie. Philosophie et alchimie à la Renaissance et à l’ Âge classique pp. 276-280(5) Author: Gagnon, Claude
The Arabic Hermes: From Pagan Sage to Prophet of Sciencepp. 281-283(3) Author: Burnett, Charles