Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism

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1. Introduction

The idea that reality consists of multiple “levels” which in some manner mirror one another is extremely widespread in all traditional societies: it is basic to the various → divinatory arts, → magic, and → astrology; but can also be found e.g. in the architectural design of premodern villages, cities, temples and court complexes; in the ways that the orders of gods, angels or demons are imagined; in systems of → num…

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Brach, Jean-Pierre and Hanegraaff, Wouter J., “Correspondences”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 20 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_083>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031

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