Monthly Archives: September 2011

Ngrams of Church of Light keywords

Thanks to Marc Demarest, yesterday I discovered this incredible new tool at Google books, which allows one to search the frequency of various words and phrases in literature over time.  If astrology, Tarot, and Hermetic are our three most significant keywords, … Continue reading

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Ghost Land, history, and propaganda

As indicated in my conference presentation in Albuquerque, most of my energy as a researcher will be focused in 2012-2014 on Sarah Stanley Grimke, Thomas H. Burgoyne, and Genevieve Stebbins. A chapter discussing Burgoyne and Stebbins will be included in a … Continue reading

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Anna Kingsford: Her Life, Letters, Diary and Work (1896) reprinted 2011

This book published by Edward Maitland in 1896 describes one of the foremost proponents of Hermeticism in the nineteenth century.  Anna Kingsford was also one of the more colorful eccentrics in the history of the Theosophical Society.  It is surely more … Continue reading

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Modernism’s Mythic Pose, by Carrie J. Preston (Oxford 2011) on Genevieve Stebbins

Genevieve Stebbins has been discussed at length in a new book from Oxford University Press, which makes the third scholarly work to recognize her significance within the past year.  Modernism’s Mythic Pose devotes an entire chapter to Stebbins, all of which is accessible … Continue reading

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The Light of Egypt Mystery

    The presentations at the June 24 history preconference sponsored by the Church of Light were recorded, and a DVD of all proceedings will be available to members.   I went into many different avenues not mentioned in this sketch … Continue reading

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