エジプトの秘教:その西洋の知への影響(英訳)<br>The Secret Lore of Egypt : Its Impact on the West

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エジプトの秘教:その西洋の知への影響(英訳)
The Secret Lore of Egypt : Its Impact on the West

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 284 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780801438479
  • DDC分類 135.4

基本説明

錬金術、ばら十字、フリーメイソン-西洋の知の伏流に繰り返し現れる秘教的「エジプト」の系譜を、スイスのエジプト学の大家が遂に検証。
Translated from the German by David Lorton. Traces the influence of the esoteric image of Egypt, especially as it is manifested by the god Thoth, on European intellectual history since antiquity and finds it reasserted even today in the United States.

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Alchemy, astrology, and other secret sciences have Egyptian roots, and films, popular fiction, and comic books frequently draw upon Egyptian themes. Rosicrucianism, Mormonism, and Afrocentrism all share Egyptian-derived elements. Modern-day esoteric endeavors find an endlessly renewable intellectual reservoir in ancient Egyptian culture, Erik Hornung believes, and are almost inconceivable without Egypt. Although such persistence assures Egyptosophical ideas an extraordinarily widespread impact, the field of Egyptology has largely overlooked this phenomenon.In The Secret Lore of Egypt, Hornung traces the influence of the esoteric image of Egypt, especially as it is manifested by the god Thoth, on European intellectual history since antiquity and finds it reasserted even today in the United States. From Gnostic writings and Romantic poetry to Freemasonry and the Theosophist movement, Egyptian deities re-emerge in ever-surprising guises. Since ancient times, Egypt has been associated with esoteric practices and beliefs and regarded as the source of all secret knowledge-an association that, Hornung says, is only loosely connected with historical reality.

Table of Contents

Translator's Note                                  vii
Introduction 1 (4)
The Ancient Roots of the ``Other'' Egypt 5 (14)
Foreign Wonderland on the Nile: The Greek 19 (7)
Writers
Power and Influence of the Stars 26 (8)
Alchemy: The Art of Transformation 34 (9)
Gnosis: Creation as Flaw 43 (5)
Hermetism: Thoth as Hermes Trismegistus 48 (7)
Egypt of the Magical Arts 55 (9)
The Spread of Egyptian Cults: Isis and Osiris 64 (9)
Medieval Traditions 73 (10)
The Renaissance of Hermetism and Hieroglyphs 83 (9)
Travels to Egypt: Wonder upon Wonder 92 (6)
Triumphs of Erudition: Kircher, Spencer, and 98 (8)
Cudworth
``Reformation of the Whole Wide World'': The 106(10)
Rosicrucians
The Ideal of a Fraternity: The Freemasons 116(12)
Goethe and Romanticism: ``Thinking 128(13)
Hieroglyphically''
Theosophy and Anthroposophy 141(14)
Pyramids, Sphinx, Mummies: A Curse on the 155(18)
Pharaohs
Egypt a la Mode: Modern Egyptosophy and 173(16)
Afrocentrism
Outlook: Egypt as Hope and Alternative 189(14)
Chronology 203(4)
Glossary 207(2)
Bibliography 209(12)
Index 221