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The Russian CosmistsThe Esoteric Futurism of Nikolai Fedorov and His Followers$
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George M. Young

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199892945

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892945.001.0001

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The Russian Esoteric Context

The Russian Esoteric Context

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The Russian Cosmists

George M. Young

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses elements from Russia’s esoteric tradition that reappear in new form in the writings of the Cosmists. Topics include the search for “Deep Wisdom” in medieval Russia; popular superstition and folk magic; alchemy, Freemasonry, and Rosicrucianism during and after the time of Peter the Great; Theosophy, Anthroposophy, and other nineteenth- and twentieth-century esoteric movements.

Keywords:   Deep Wisdom, folk magic, alchemy, Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism, Theosophy

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