Yeats, William Butler
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Yeats, William Butler, * 13 Jun 1865 (Sandymount (Ireland)), † 28 Jan 1939 (Roquebrune (France))

Modern Irish poet noted for his eclectic theories on the human personality, spiritual development, human history, and cosmology. Though known chiefly as one of the primary architects of the Irish Renaissance and as a tireless proponent for Irish independence, Yeats's posthumous appeal to a global readership concerns the poet's interactions with Western and Eastern esoteric traditions, which formed the foundation of…

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Gorski, William, “Yeats, William Butler”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 22 October 2018 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031

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