Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism

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Edited by: Wouter J. Hanegraaff, in collaboration with Antoine Faivre, Roelof van den Broek and Jean-Pierre Brach

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Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism Online is the comprehensive reference work to cover the entire domain of “Gnosis and Western Esotericism” from the period of Late Antiquity to the present. Containing around 400 articles by over 180 international specialists, Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism Online provides critical overviews discussing the nature and historical development of all its important currents and manifestations, from Gnosticism and Hermetism to Astrology, Alchemy and Magic, from the Hermetic Tradition of the Renaissance to Rosicrucianism and Christian Theosophy, and from Freemasonry and Illuminism to 19thcentury Occultism and the contemporary New Age movement. Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism Online also contains articles about the life and work of all the major personalities in the history of Gnosis and Western Esotericism, discussing their ideas, significance, and historical influence.

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Galatino, Pietro

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Author(s): Morisi, Anna
Galatino, Pietro, * ca. 1460 (Galatina (Puglia)), † about 1540 (Roma) Galatino's surname derives from the town where he was born from a family of Albanian origin which, some time before, had reached the Italian coast under pressure of the Turkish expansion. According to one tradition, the name of the family was Colonna, according to other sources, Mongiò. While still young, Galatino joined the Observant Friars Minor in St. Catherine's monastery in Galatina; in 1515 he became Vicar of the Franciscan Observa…

Gemistos, Georgios

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