Monthly Archives: December 2012

The influence of Mary Baker Eddy

This week I have been rereading Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures for the first time in forty years. The ngram above shows that Eddy’s presence on the literary scene in recent decades, as measured in references to … Continue reading

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Esotericism and the Academy: Rejected Knowledge in Western Culture

Wouter J. Hanegraaff is a highly respected academic scholar of esotericism, whose work first came to my attention in 1998 when he wrote about Edgar Cayce with more serious attention than he had ever before received from the academy. His … Continue reading

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Minnie Higgin, Denver astrologer, predecessor of Elbert Benjamine

The official astrologer of the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor, later the Brotherhood of Light, Minnie Higgin died in 1909 creating a vacancy that was filled by Elbert Benjamine, who began the following year to write the Brotherhood lessons. In 1894 … Continue reading

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