Esotericism Essays

  • Mephastophilis Influence On Dr Faustus

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    Faustus’ Inferno; Mephastophilis’ Influence on Faustus and his Damnation Measuring power and authority solely through titles like ‘master’ and ‘slave’ can be troublesome and superficial. In the play The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe, the character Dr. John Faustus sells his soul to the devil in return for the conditions he specified in a contract. One of these conditions is that the demon Mephastophilis will be his servant. Therefore, it could be argued that Faustus is

  • Western Esotericism In Religious Studies

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    It is the purpose of this essay to explore what Western Esotericism is, through its seemingly debated definitions, in specific reference to its place within the study of Religion. It will be argued that Western Esotericism should be studied within Religious Studies due to the fact that it provides a re-conception of religious study from a sociological, psychological and philosophical lens. Through the exploration of repressed and censored esoteric features marginalised throughout history, we see

  • Mysticism Religious Studies

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    Many Universities and research institutions openly discuss the definition of ‘Esotericism’ in order to decide whether it should be studied within religious studies or not. In this essay, it will first define the nature of ‘Esotericism’ and then the reasons of ‘Esotericism’ should be studied within religious studies. Western mysticism, also known as Western mysticism, Western mystical traditions, and Western Tantric traditions, is a term used to cover certain mystical customs including alchemy, astrology

  • Swedenborg's Rosicrucian Chemical Wedding

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    In the Age of Enlightenment, scientific knowledge of our immediate nature became a central concern of natural sciences, introducing Cartesian dualism into the modern thought. However, while esoteric thinkers and theosophers stayed true to the Gnostic principle of liberation from ignorance, and thus viewed science favourably, they also insisted on a relationship between matter and the invisible―a system incompatible with modern rationality. This esoteric reasoning is depicted in Rosicrucian Chemical

  • Night On The Batter Analysis

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    Over the course of the past year, I have been attempting to move my poetry away from a state of abstract otherworldliness, wanting to finetune the surreality into something more sensical, whilst maintaining an air of esotericism. My issue with poetry is and has always been my approach to it. I grew up with reading amateur internet poetry; unpublished and unpolished. I’ve always believed poetry to be little more than a collage of beautiful words that decorate the darkness of the subconscious. So,

  • Minimalism Vs Postminimalism

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    Jonathan Glazer raises an interesting point about how art can be created for a purpose and not for its own sake. By taking greater risks, music will changes over time and new genres can take shape. Modern day artists can take risks in their expression of music through the insertion of elements such as raising awareness of the implications of change and innovation through their work. One such scientific and technical innovation is cell culture. Cell culture and science in general has many parallels

  • Eastern Approach Vs Western Approach Essay

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    Within any cultural group when we speak of traditions we cannot omit the approach to medicine. The most distinguishable groups are Western and Eastern medical traditions which in the past were treated as two opposite clusters. Medicine in Western countries focuses on the theoretical and deductive methods and the Eastern approach uses the inductive method. The Western approach distinctly segregates the health of a person from the disease one suffers, hence the Eastern approach reflects health as a

  • Allegory And Symbolism In 'The Road From Colonus'

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    Introduction In his introduction to Collected Short Stories E. M. Forster writes: “These fantasies were written at various dates previous to the First World War, and represent all that I have accomplished in a particular line.”1 John Colmer observes: “Fantasy occupies a curious middle ground between allegory and symbolism. It establishes its own laws, revels in swift flights