Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism

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1. Introduction

Primarily in Western esoteric contexts, but not exclusively there, a wide range of terms have been used to refer to the idea that there exists an enduring tradition of superior spiritual wisdom, available to humanity since the earliest periods of history and kept alive thro…

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Hanegraaff, Wouter J., “Tradition”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 25 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_364>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031

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