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G. R. S. Mead and the Gnostic Quest

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ISBN-10: 155643572X

ISBN-13: 9781556435720

Edition: 2005

Authors: Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke, Clare Goodrick-Clarke, Clare Goodrick-Clarke

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George Robert Stowe Mead (1863-1933) was a major translator, editor, and commentator on Gnostic and hermetic literature and thus a pivotal figure linking the late 19th-century esoteric revival to 20th-century art, literature, and psychology. As a young convert to the new movement of theosophy, he served as private secretary to its co-founder, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, and after founding the European section of the Theosophical Society edited its London journal, "Lucifer, for many years. Mead's initial interest in theosophy and Hinduism soon blossomed into a lifelong and wide-ranging engagement with the texts of Gnosticism, neo-Platonism, and hermeticism. His editions and commentaries on…    
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 8/10/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Introduction: G.R.S. Mead: His Life, Works, and Influence
Universal Theosophy: East and West
The Unity of the Universe
The World Soul
The Task of Theosophical Scholars in the West
A Measure of What Theosophy Means to Me
Gnosticism
The Philosophumena
Valentinian AEonology
Mystic Cosmogony
The Theosophy of Simon Magus
Helen of Tyre
Abraxas
Hermeticism
The Shepherd of Men
Concerning "The Shepherd" of Hermes
The Mystic Cup
The Gnosis of the Mind
Esoteric Christianity
The First Book of the Pistis Sophia
The Sacred Dance of Jesus
Stray Notes on the Christ-Mystery
The Secret of Jesus
Initiation
Initiation
On the Way of the Path
The Heroic Life
On the Nature of the Quest
Bibliography
Notes
Index