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Das Verspätete Wissen. Zur Epigonalen Disposition der Esoterischen Tradition

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This chapter presents an overview on the note on the transmission of traditions in the context of current modern Western Esoteric. The case of the neo-Alexandrian hermeticism is of particular interest with regard to the idea of transmission. Indeed, philologists have demonstrated in the early seventeenth century the writings attributed to Hermes Trismegistus. Pico della Mirandola was not trying to give a new Christian interpretation of Jewish Kabbalah and instead developed a hermeneutics of Christianity by using methods which were used by the Jews to discover hidden truths in the revealed texts. The current Rosicrucian says the seventeenth century is an example of tradition presented as a recent creation and specific by its designers themselves. Moreover, it is considered that 'tradition and transmission can be viewed as almost synonymous or equivalent without any misnomer. The original text of the chapter is in French.

Keywords: Christianity; Hermes Trismegistus; Jewish Kabbalah; modern Western Esoteric; neo-Alexandrian hermeticism



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