Today we’re happy to present another review in our current volume of Correspondences. Jay Johnston provides a critical examination of Sexuality and New Religious Movements, a book edited by Henrik Bogdan and James R. Lewis and released in 2014 by Palgrave. You can find the review in advance version in Volume 5.
We just published an advance version of James F. Lawrence’s article “Correspondentia: A Neologism by Aquinas Attains its Zenith in Swedenborg.” The article, which can be read in Volume 5 (2017), “performs a word history on correspondentia, a neo-Latin construction by Thomas Aquinas in Scholastic thought attempting to interpret Aristotle on the perception of truth, and then tracks succeeding circles of the neologism’s utility.” This study is important for both the Swedenborg enthusiasts as well as anyone interested in “Western esotericism” and cultural history.
We’re excited to release Wouter J. Hanegraaff’s research article “The Theosophical Imagination.” In this article, Hanegraaff examines modern Theosophy and its practice of clairvoyance. He not only explains what clairvoyance meant for Theosophists around the turn of the 20th century, but also how it worked and where the practice came from. Clarvoyant imagination, Hanegraaff writes, can be traced to a forgotten nineteenth-century author, Joseph Rodes Buchanan, whose theory and practice of “psychometry” is fundamental to the clairvoyant claims of all major Theosophists. The article is available now in advance form in Volume 5 (2017).