Hans LEWY. CHALDAEAN ORACLES AND THEURGY. Mysticism Magic and Platonism in the Later Roman Empire. Troisieme edition par Michel TARDIEU. Aries – Journal for the Study of Western Esotericism 14 () 95– ARIES Book Reviews ∵ Hans Lewy Chaldaean Oracles and Theurgy. Hans LEWY. CHALDAEAN ORACLES AND THEURGY. Troisieme edition par Michel T A R D I E U avec un supplement «Les Oracles chaldai’ques .

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Indeed, a similarly wide-ranging, compendious study of theurgy and the Oracles which is built not upon the generation of Cumont but of Shaw or Athanassiadi is a desideratum. Suffering further from the absence of any apparatus, the first edition is at best occasionally untrustworthy, at worst unusable.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The reappearance of Lewy is therefore timely—and convenient. It was itself reconstructed from the unfinished writings and notes of its prematurely-deceased author, without whose care many typos and edi- torial errors slipped into the manuscript, and languished in obscurity after its publication.


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Until such a study appears, Chaldaean Oracles and Theurgy, for all its flaws, remains not just a classic in the history of scholarship, but essential reading for students of Neoplatonism, later Greek religion, and Western esotericism. Mysticism, magic and platonism in the later Roman Empire.

Their use not just in Neoplatonic but ancient Christian circles—including the Sethian Gnostics, whose apocalypses we know from Nag Hammadi—is now being explored: Trivia About Chaldaean Oracles A handy bonus to this edition is the inclusion of a highly comprehensive bibliography on both the Chaldaean Oracles and theurgy what else? Turner and Kevin Corrigan, 2 vols. Paperbackpages. Jason marked it as to-read Jun 24, Click here to sign up.

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In the meantime, the Oracles have continued to benefit from lavish schol- arly attention.

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