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

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

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.

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

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)

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