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Ziegler, Leopold
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Ziegler, Leopold, * 30 Apr 1881 (Karlsruhe (Germany)), † 25 Jan 1958 (Überlingen (Germany))

Ziegler is an important 20th-century figure in the theosophic current [→ Christian Theosophy], not least because he sought to understand Asian religious traditions, particularly Buddhism, while developing a theosophically influenced Christian mystical perspective in a world context.

Ziegler was born to a reasonably well-off family; his father was a merchant. Relatively early in life he became friends with a number of artists, including the painter Karl Ho…

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Versluis, Arthur, “Ziegler, Leopold”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 27 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_383>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031

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