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Publ.: Russ. Occultism & Erotericism (Eds Menzel/Hagemeister/Rosenthal)

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  • Andreas Umland
    The New Age of Russia: Occult and Esoteric Dimensions Edited by Birgit Menzel, Michael Hagemeister, and Bernice Glatzer Rosenthal München - Berlin: Verlag
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 4, 2012
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      The New Age of Russia: Occult and Esoteric Dimensions
      Edited by Birgit Menzel, Michael Hagemeister, and Bernice Glatzer Rosenthal
      München - Berlin: Verlag Otto Sagner, 2011.
      451 pp. 48 Euro. ISBN: 978-3-86688-198-3

      Occult and esoteric ideas became deeply embedded in Russian culture long
      before the Bolshevik Revolution. After the Revolution, occult ideas were
      manifested in literature, the humanities and the sciences as well. Although the
      Soviet government discouraged and eventually prohibited metaphysical
      speculation, that same government used the Occult for its own purposes and even
      funded research on it. In Stalin's time, occultism disappeared from public
      view, but it revived clandestinely in the post-Stalin Thaw and became a truly
      popular phenomenon in post-Soviet Russia. From cosmism to
      shamanism, from space exploration to Kabbalah, from neo-paganism to science
      fiction, the field is wide. Everyone interested in the occult and esoteric will
      appreciate this book, because it documents their continued importance in Russiaand raises new issues for
      research and discussion.


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      www.kubon-sagner.de/opac.html?record=6019
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