Aries turns 20 this year. To celebrate the anniversary we release one article from each volume – twenty in total – for free open-access download for the duration of 2020.
This editor’s pick showcases some of the journal’s achievements over the past two decades, as well as the diversity of topics, periods, and questions explored on the journal’s pages over the years. From research articles on Russian Freemasons, medieval ritual magic, and kabbalistic spells to kill Adolf Hitler, to review articles on renaissance occult philosophy and recent debates on “nazi occultism”, the list offers well-established classics in the field side by side with lesser-known articles that deserve a wider readership and time-pieces that speak to the development of the field.
Download from the website and enjoy! https://brill.com/view/journals/arie/arie-overview.xml
20 Years in 20 Articles
Vol. 1: W.J. Hanegraaff, Beyond the Yates Paradigm
Vol. 2: György Szonyi, John Dee and Renaissance Occult Philosophy
Vol. 3: Cathy Gutierrez, From Electricity to Ectoplasm: Hysteria and American Spiritualism
Vol. 4: Maria Endel and Konstantin Burmistrov, The Place of Kabbalah in the Doctrine of Russian Freemasons
Vol. 5: Claire Fanger, Virgin Territory: Purity and Divine Knowledge in Late Medieval Catoptromantic Texts
Vol. 6: Kocku von Stuckrad, Visual Gods: From Exorcism to Complexity in Renaissance Studies
Vol. 7: Marco Pasi, Arthur Machen’s Panic Fears: Western Esotericism and the Irruption of Negative Epistemology
Vol. 8: Glenn Alexander Magee, Hegel on the Paranormal
Vol. 9: Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke, Ramon Lull’s New World Order: Esoteric Evangelism and Frontline Philosophy
Vol. 10: Monika Neugebauer-Wölk, Der Esoteriker und die Esoterik
Vol. 11: Egil Asprem, Pondering Imponderables: Occultism in the Mirror of Late Classical Physics
Vol. 12: Elizabeth Lowry, The Rhetorical and Material Culture of the Late Nineteenth-Century Spirit Cabinet
Vol. 13: Victoria Ferentinou, Surrealism, Occulture and Gender: Women Artists, Power and Occultism
Vol. 14: Nemanja Radulovic, Antoine Faivre and the Study of Fairy Tales
Vol. 15: Wouter J. Hanegraaff, How Hermetic was Renaissance Hermetism?
Vol. 16: Michael Bergunder, “Religion” and “Science” within a Global Religious History
Vol. 17: Yuval Harari, Three Charms for Killing Adolf Hitler: Practical Kabbalah in WW2
Vol. 18: Julie Chajes, Blavatsky and the Lives Sciences
Vol. 19: Eva Kingsepp, Scholarship as Simulacrum: The Case of Hitler’s Monsters
Vol. 20: Carole Cusack, The Enneagram: G.I. Gurdjieff’s Esoteric Symbol
PS Stay tuned for Volume 20 no. 2 which is currently in press!