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ROBERT W. BROCKWAYTHE ROOTS OF NEW AGE

Hermeticism and Gnosticism56

Hermeticism58

Gnosticism59

The Gnostic Cosmos62

Gnosticism, Judaism, and Christianity64

The Rise of Christianity65

Jesus as Exorcist66

Demonology and Satanism67

Satanism Today68

CHAPTER FIVE: THE RISE OF MODERN SCIENCE, AND GNOSTICISM70

The Geocentric Cosmos70

The Scientific Revolution74

The Enlightenment75

The Rediscovery of Gnosticism78

Gnosticism and the Tarot78

The Decline of Christianity79

The Eastern Religions81

Helena Blavatsky and Theosophy83

Aleister Crowley and Do What Thou Wilt84

The Mediums and Spiritualism87

The fin de siécle88

CHAPTER SIX: THE OCCULT IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY90

What is Spirituality?90

The Varieties of Religious Experience90

Hippie Spirituality92

Neo-Paganism94

German Neo-Paganism95

Neo-Paganism Reconstructed97

Wicca’s Origins97

Murray, Leland, and Gardner98

Gerald Gardner’s Invention101

CHAPTER SEVEN: NEW AGE IN THE PRESENT104

Atlantis, Lemuria, and Mu106

Channeling107

Angels107

Edgar Cayce, Jane Roberts109

The Books of Seth109

David and Ann Ramala, and Shirley McLaine110

UFO Cults110

Holism111

Ecology112

Feminism112

New Age Cosmology113

New Age Metaphysics113

The New Age, Christianity, and History115

What Does it All Mean?116

BIBLIOGRAPHY119

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

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