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Kabbalah And Secret Societies In Russia (Eighteenth To Twentieth Centuries)

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After the establishment of the first masonic lodges in the middle of the eighteenth century, Russians became acquainted with various ideas and works related to kabbalah. The eighteenth century in Russia can be called the age of freemasonry. The study of the kabbalah in Russian freemasonry was interrupted after the prohibition of any masonic activity in the 1820s. At the same time, kabbalah continued to be a subject of continuous attention in the groups of theoretical masons, who worked underground until the last third of the nineteenth century. The aims pursued by the members of Russian esoteric groups were strongly determined by their occult background. The chapter briefly examines how Russian neo-Rosicrucians treated kabbalah without dwelling more on the historical context.

Keywords: esoteric groups; freemasonry; Kabbalah; masonic; neo-Rosicrucians; nineteenth century; Russia



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