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Wisdom Seekers : The Rise of the New Spirituality

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Wisdom Seekers: The Rise of the New Spirituality explores the origins and precursors of the New Age movement, its consolidation within the American counterculture of the late 1960s, and its development into an international spiritual perspective in contemporary Western society. The book considers the influence on the New Age of metaphysicians like Emanuel Swedenborg, Mesmer, Madame Blavatsky and Gurdjieff; pioneering thinkers like Freud, Jung and William James; and the contribution to New Age thought of Indian spiritual traditions and transpersonal psychology. Wisdom Seekers also describes the way in which the New Age paradigm has absorbed the most recent discoveries of quantum physics and consciousness research, and it explores the New Age focus on personal spiritual experience rather than formal religious doctrines.show more

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  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 137.16 x 215.9 x 22.86mm | 362.87g
  • John Hunt Publishing
  • O Books
  • New Alresford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1846945127
  • 9781846945120
  • 893,539

About Nevill Drury

Dr Nevill Drury has written widely on the Western esoteric tradition, visionary consciousness and shamanism, as well as on contemporary art. He is the author of over sixty books.show more

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Nevill Drury has written a wonderfully accessible and carefully researched review of the major historical and intellectual sources of the New Age. It is rich with detail, entertaining anecdotes, and thoughtful analysis. (Dr Douglas Ezzy, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Tasmania)show more

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