Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Theurgy and Renaissance Magic Bibliography (in progress)





Towards the paternal Harbour
Proclean theurgy and the contemplation of the Forms
Robert van den Berg
http://www.kheper.net/topics/Neoplatonism/Proclus-theurgy.html

R. M. Van Den Berg
Proclus' hymns: essays, translations, commentary‎

"Proclus' Attitude to Theurgy"
Anne Sheppard
The Classical Quarterly, New Series, Vol. 32, No. 1 (1982), pp. 212-224


Iamblichus' De mysteriis: a manifesto of the miraculous‎
Emma C. Clarke

Theurgy and the Soul: The Neoplatonism of Iamblichus
by: Gregory Shaw

Iamblichus: De Mysteriis (Writings from the Greco-Roman World, V. 4.)
by: Iamblichus, Emma C. Clarke, John M. Dillon, Jackson P. Hershbell

J.dillon "Iamblichus' Defense of Theurgy: Some Reflections"
The International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 1 (2007) 30-41

The Greeks and the Irrational by: E. R. Dodds

Gregory Shaw "After Aporia: Theurgy in Later Platonism" in
Gnosticism and Later Platonism: Themes, Figures, and Texts (SBL Symposium Series, No. 12.)
by: John D. Turner, Ruth Dorothy Majercik

Offering to the Gods: a Neoplatonic perspective.(Critical essay)
Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft | June 22, 2007 | Butler, Edward P. |

Sarah Iles Johnston "Rising to the Occasion: Theurgic Ascent in its cultural mileu" in Envisioning Magic

ed. Schafer, Kippenberg

Riders in the Sky: Cavalier Gods and Theurgic Salvation in the Second Century A.D.
Sarah Iles Johnston
Classical Philology, Vol. 87, No. 4 (Oct., 1992), pp. 303-321

Witchcraft and magic in Europe: Ancient Greece and Rome
By Bengt Ankarloo, Stuart Clark

G. Luck, "Theurgy and Forms of Worship in Neo- platonism," in Religion, Science and Magic: In Concert and

in Conflict, ed. Jacob Neusner

Luck, G. (1985). Arcana Mundi: Magic and the Occult in the Greek and Roman Worlds.

Naomi Janowitz
Icons of Power: Ritual Practices in Late Antiquity (University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 2002)

The Chaldean oracles: text, translation, and commentary‎
Julianus (the Theurgist.), Ruth Dorothy Majercik - Philosophy - 1989

Hans Lewy The Chaldean Oracles and Theurgy

Garth Fowden The Egyptian Hermes

Pseudo-Dionysius and Theurgy
Shaw, Gregory, "Neoplatonic Theurgy and Dionysius the Areopagite"
Journal of Early Christian Studies - Volume 7, Number 4, Winter 1999, pp. 573-599

Dionysius the Areopagite and the Neoplatonist Tradition (Ashgate Studies in Philosophy & Theology in Late

Antiquity) by: Sarah Klitenic Wear and John Dillon

Coughlin, Rebecca. “Theurgy, Prayer, Participation, and Divinization in Dionysius the Areopagite.”

Dionysius 24 (2006): 149-174.

Burns 'Proclus and the Theurgic liturgy of Dionysius', Dionysius 22 (2004), 111–132.

The theurgical self: The theological anthropology of the Pseudo-Dionysius
by: Hotz, Kendra G., Ph.D.

Carine Van Liefferinge, La Théurgie des Oracles Chaldaïques à Proclus. Kernos Supplément 9. Liège: Centre International d'Étude de la Religion Grecque Antique, 199. Pp. 319. ISBN (ISSN) 0776-3824. EUR 40.00. reviewed here http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/2003/2003-07-40.html

Theurgy in Kabbalah

Kabbalah: New Perspectives by Moshe Idel

Bernd Roling "The Complete Nature of Christ: Sources and Structures of a Christological Theurgy in

the works of Johannes Reuchlin
in The metamorphosis of magic from late antiquity to the early modern
by Jan N. Bremmer, Jan R. Veenstra - 2002

Wolfson, Elliot R
Abraham Abulafia - Kabbalist & Prophet: Hermeneutics,Theosophy,Theurgy

Wolfson, Elliot R
"Language, Secrecy, and the Mysteries of Law: Theurgy and the Christian Kabbalah of Johannes Reuchlin,"

Kabbalah: A Journal for the Study of Jewish Mystical Texts 13 (2005): 7-41.

Seth Lance Brody, "Human hands dwell in heavenly heights: Worship and mystical experience in thirteenth century Kabbalah" (January 1, 1991). Dissertations available from ProQuest. Paper AAI9211913.
http://repository.upenn.edu/dissertations/AAI9211913

The Enlightened Will Shine: Symbolization and Theurgy in the Later Strata of the Zohar (S U N Y Series in

Judaica)
by: Pinchas Giller

Copenhaver, Brian P. “Number, Shape, and Meaning in Pico’s Christian Cabala: The Upright Tsade, The Closed Mem, and the Gaping Jaws of Azazel,” in Natural Particulars: Nature and Disciplines in Renaissance Europe, edited by Anthony Grafton and Nancy Siraisi (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1999), 25–76.


Peter Struck
"Pagan and Christian Theurgies: Iamblichus, Pseudo-Dionysius, Religion and Magic in Late
Antiquity," Ancient World 32.2 (2001): 25-38.
"Iamblichus, De Mysteriis, book 1," introduction, translation, and notes, in Religions of Late Antiquity
in Practice, ed. Richard Valantasis (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000), pp. 489-505.

also forgot to mention useful articles about John Dee and medieval theurgy in
John Dee: interdisciplinary studies in English Renaissance thought - Google Books Result
by Stephen Clucas - 2006

and there's also Deborah Harkness' book on Dee's angel magic (reviewed here)
http://www.esoteric.msu.edu/Reviews/harkness-review.html

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