9780190909130-0190909137-Recycled Lives: A History of Reincarnation in Blavatsky's Theosophy (Oxford Studies in Western Esotericism)

Recycled Lives: A History of Reincarnation in Blavatsky's Theosophy (Oxford Studies in Western Esotericism)

ISBN-13: 9780190909130
ISBN-10: 0190909137
Author: Chajes, Julie
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover 232 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780190909130
ISBN-10: 0190909137
Author: Chajes, Julie
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover 232 pages

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Acknowledged authors Chajes, Julie wrote Recycled Lives: A History of Reincarnation in Blavatsky's Theosophy (Oxford Studies in Western Esotericism) comprising 232 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0190909137 and 9780190909130. Since then Recycled Lives: A History of Reincarnation in Blavatsky's Theosophy (Oxford Studies in Western Esotericism) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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A sizeable minority of people with no particular connection to Eastern religions now believe in reincarnation. The rise in popularity of this belief over the last century and a half is directly traceable to the impact of the nineteenth century's largest and most influential Western esoteric movement, the Theosophical Society. In Recycled Lives, Julie Chajes looks at the rebirth doctrines of the matriarch of Theosophy, the controversial occultist Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831-1891). Examining her teachings in detail, Chajes places them in the context of multiple dimensions of nineteenth-century intellectual and cultural life. In particular, she explores Blavatsky's readings (and misreadings) of Spiritualist currents, scientific theories, Platonism, and Hindu and Buddhist thought. These in turn are set in relief against broader nineteenth-century American and European trends. The chapters come together to reveal the contours of a modern perspective on reincarnation that is inseparable from the nineteenth-century discourses within which it emerged, and which has shaped how people in the West tend to view reincarnation today.

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