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- DescriptionFrom 1933 and for a period of almost seventy years, Italy's Lake Maggiore region was the gathering place for some of the world's foremost philosophers. Once a year, illustrious thinkers such as Carl Jung, Erich Neumann, Mircea Eliade, D.T. Suzuki, and Adolph Pormann gathered there for Eras - a meeting of the minds for elite intellectuals. Hans Hakl presents the only complete study of what is arguably the single most important gathering of scholars in the twentieth century. Eras chronicles the golden years of Jung, Corbin, Eliade, and Scholem, tracing the roots of the Ascona movement in Theosophy, its later branches, and many lesser-kwn but less fascinating figures. Distilling decades of archival research and interviews with Eras participants, Hakl illuminates the trialogue of religion, esotericism, and scholarship that began with Eras and continues to the present day. This finely crafted history shows how Eras played an important counterpart to the dominant spiritual and intellectual history of the twentieth century by encouraging freedom of thought and radicality. Detailing the development and influence of a movement that set the course of contemporary philosophical thought, Eras is a landmark volume that will draw readers interested in the history of ideas, psychology, religious and cultural studies, Jewish and Islamic studies, the history of science, mysticism, and the development of new age religions.
- Author BiographyHans Thomas Hakl is an independent scholar, co-editor of Gnostika, and foreign correspondent of Politica Hermetica.
- Author(s)Hans Thomas Hakl
- PublisherMcGill-Queen's University Press
- Date of Publication11/04/2013
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectHistory of Ideas & Popular Philosophy
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintMcGill-Queen's University Press
- Weight680 g
- Width155 mm
- Height231 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Translated byChristopher McIntosh,Hereward Tilton
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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