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Index of persons

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This index section of the book Hidden Intercourse: Eros and Sexuality in the History of Western Esotericism presents a list of persons whose names occur in the book. From rumours about gnostic orgies in antiquity to the explicit erotic symbolism of alchemical texts, from the subtly coded eroticism of medieval kabbalah to the sexual magic practiced by contemporary occultists and countercultural translations of Asian Tantra, the history of Western esotericism is rich in references to the domains of eros and sexuality. The book analyzes the eroticism of the esoteric without sensationalism or cheap generalizations, but on the basis of expert scholarship and attention to textual and historical detail.

Keywords: Asian Tantra; eros; sexuality; Western Esotericism



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