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Edwin Muir

Edwin Muir  

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(1887–1959)British poet, critic, and translator. He was awarded the CBE in 1953.Muir was born on Orkney and was brought up in rural Scotland until he was fourteen, when his family moved to Glasgow. ...
Georgei Ivanovitch Gurdjieff

Georgei Ivanovitch Gurdjieff  

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(?1874–1949),esoteric thinker and teacher, born in Russia. In 1922 he founded the Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man at Fontainebleau, where K. Mansfield died. His ideas influenced A. ...
Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky  

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(1831–91),a Russian who became interested in spiritualism in New York in 1873, and in 1875 founded, with Col. H. S. Olcott and W. Q. Judge, the Theosophical Society. It aimed to promote universal ...
Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse  

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(1877–1962)German-born Swiss novelist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946 and shortly afterwards the Goethe Prize in Germany.Born at Calw near Württemberg, Hesse was the son of ...
millenarianism

millenarianism  

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[Ge]Beliefs held by the members of certain types of religious movement, according to which cataclysmic changes will occur in the near future, heralding the arrival of a new epoch.
Religion

Religion  

The importance of religion in the African American experience cannot be overstated. Religion can be seen as both worldview and human organization, and from both perspectives, women have been at ...
Sociology of religion

Sociology of religion  

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The study of religion in its social aspects and consequences, undertaken in all parts of the world. Emerging as part of the 19th-cent. nomothetic ambition sociologists of religion have in ...
Utopian Communities

Utopian Communities  

Many religions around the world have an ancient myth that people once lived in harmony with nature, but sin expelled humanity from this Edenic environment. Similarly, inhabitants of industrial ...
Wrekin Trust

Wrekin Trust  

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A New Age movement established in Britain by Sir George Trevelyan (1906–96), who became an advocate of ‘alternative spirituality’ after hearing a lecture on Rudolph Steiner's anthroposophy in 1942. ...

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