Download e-book for iPad: A Dark Muse: A History of the Occult by Gary Lachman

By Gary Lachman

ISBN-10: 0786722843

ISBN-13: 9780786722846

The occult was once an important impact at the Renaissance, and it obsessed the preferred thinkers of the day. yet with the Age of cause, occultism used to be sidelined; in simple terms charlatans came upon any use for it. Occult principles didn't disappear, even though, yet particularly went underground. It constructed right into a fruitful resource of notion for lots of very important artists. Works of brilliance, occasionally even of genius, have been produced lower than its effect. In a gloomy Muse, Lachman discusses the Enlightenment obsession with occult politics, the Romantic explosion, the futuristic occultism of the fin de siècle, and the deep occult roots of the modernist move. a few of the writers and thinkers featured during this hidden background of western proposal and sensibility are Emanuel Swedenborg, Charles Baudelaire, J. okay. Huysmans, August Strindberg, William Blake, Goethe, Madame Blavatsky, H. G. Wells, Edgar Allan Poe, and Malcolm Lowry.

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Das ist einer der Gründe, daß viele Andreasberger sehr unfreundlich und muffelig gegenüber Fremden, und damit auch untereinander sind. Ursache ist die Habgier, das Hauptübel der gesamten heutigen Menschheit. Habsucht in Stagnation führt in den Geiz hinein, Habsucht in Verschwendung. Andreasberg zuviel Veränderung in Beides mit dieser zu neutralisieren ausgeprägten die ist Energie- Struktur besonders gut geeignet. ________________________________________________________ Wulf Dieter Alsen - Zeitlose Weisheit , Seite 30 Eine weitere Ausprägung dieser Energie ist die Sucht.

Und man lief den Strich entlang, sorum und sorum, und lernte dies und lernte das, zerfledderte sich und entwickelte Fähigkeiten von so mannigfacher Art, daß einer allein sie garnicht mehr realisieren konnte. So teilte man diese unter sich auf und schuf – damit verbunden – die Arbeitsteilung. ________________________________________________________ Wulf Dieter Alsen - Zeitlose Weisheit , Seite 53 Dann aber sammelte man sich doch ein wenig mehr in sich selbst, jeder Teilstrich, und richtete sich auf.

Doch gerade im Wandern/Spazieren brechen wir durch die äußere Bewegung die Macht der inneren Bewegungslosigkeit, also der Enge und der Erstarrung. Das merken wir deutlich im Wandergespräch, das viel offener und fruchtbarer ist als im Hause - wenn man für das Gegenüber offen ist... Verschlossenheit. Der Andreasberger ist weitgehend (es gibt sehr Mißtrauisch, angenehme verschlossen, Ausnahmen) „zu“. abgekapselt auch innerhalb der Familie und eigenwillig/-sinnig. Er traut seinen Mitmenschen - schon gar Fremden - nicht, weil er sich selbst kennt und sich selbst nicht traut.

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