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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Mitch Horowitz' modern esoterica classics

Mitch Horowitz

Mitch Horowitz has posted a new article, "An Incomplete List of Must-Read Modern Esoterica." 

He lists 14 books, including The Rosicrucian Enlightenment and The Occult Philosophy in the Elizabethan Age by Frances A. Yates, a book often cited by Robert Anton Wilson.

None of Wilson's own books are cited, but I think we have to cut Horowitz some slack. He jokes on Twitter that the list "Comes with a coupon: 'What!! You didn't list____________?? Are you CRAZY?' "

Moreover, he's the guy publishing the new Robert Anton Wilson biography that's in the works.

1 comment:

fyreflye said...

Judging from the half of this list I've read it looks pretty good. Since it's incomplete I'd add "The Theosophical Enlightenment," by Joscelyn Godwin; suggest that you read all of Frances Yates' major books not just Horowitz' recommendations, plus "The Rosicrucian Enlightenment Revisited"; endorse Thaddeus Golas' "The Lazy Man's Guide to Enlightenment;" and pay attention to "Wanting Enlightenment is a Big Mistake, Teachings of Zen Master Seung San" and "The Mystique of Enlightenment," by U G Krishnamurti.