Dictionary of Mysticism and the Esoteric Traditions

Dictionary of Mysticism and the Esoteric Traditions

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Baker & Taylor
Nearly three thousand entries cover the people, concepts, language, signs, symbols, and writings of Eastern and Western esoteric traditions

Book News
The title of the original edition, Dictionary of Mysticism and the Occult (1985), was more accurate: the emphasis is mainly on the popular occult topics, such as tarot, astrology, and witchcraft, with token mentions of the mystical traditions in the major religions, and a smattering of mythology. Well cross-referenced. The bibliography is slender and general, rather than specific to the articles. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
Explore the world of mysticism and magic with this collection of nearly 3,000 concise, cross-referenced entries on the people, objects, concepts, and language that make up the esoteric traditions. The dictionary covers the Eastern and the Western worlds; the mythical, the historical, and the contemporary; the familiar and the obscure.
Among the many subjects covered are signs, symbols, and secret rites; hauntings and psychic events; the nature of spiritual beings; leading figures in the field; religious and esoteric writings; and the occurrence of mysticism and magic in the folklore of the world.
A comprehensive guide to the unknowable and unexplainable, Dictionary of Mysticism and the Esoteric Traditions will reward its readers with a cornucopia of information.

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, [1992]
Edition: Revised edition
Copyright Date: ©1992
ISBN: 9780874366990
Branch Call Number: REF 133 DRURY
Characteristics: 328 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Notes: Revised edition of: Dictionary of mysticism and the occult / Nevill Drury. c1985


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