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).
We just released Justine M. Bakker’s review of Paul Youngquist’s A Pure Solar World: Sun Ra and the Birth of Afrofuturism. It’s available in advance form in Volume 5.
We are very glad to inform you that we’ve just published a review article from Ethan Doyle White. In “Sympathy for the Devil: A Review of Recent Publications in the Study of Satanism,” Ethan examines Asbjørn Dyrendal, James R. Lewis and Jesper Aa. Petersen’s The Invention of Satanism (Oxford: Oxford University Press), Massimo Introvigne’s Satanism: A Social History (Leiden: Brill), and Ruben van Luijk’s Children of Lucifer: The Origins of Modern Religious Satanism (Oxford: Oxford University Press). The review article is available in advance form in volume 5.
We just published Stanislav Panin’s review of Lonny Harrison’s Archetypes from Underground. Notes on the Dostoevskian Self (Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2016). The review is available in advance form in volume 5.