Sökning: "western esotericism"

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  1. 1. Frimurarna och religionen : En religionssociologisk studie av Svenska Frimurare Ordens plats i det samtida religiösa landskapet

    Uppsats för yrkesexamina på avancerad nivå, Högskolan i Halmstad/Akademin för lärande, humaniora och samhälle; Högskolan i Halmstad/Akademin för lärande, humaniora och samhälle

    Författare :Dina Bentelid; Olle Tellqvist; [2019]
    Nyckelord :Freemasonry; Christianity; religion; definition of religion; sociology of religion; western esotericism; Svenska Frimurare Orden; frimureri; kristendom; religion; religionsdefinition; religionssociologi; västerländsk esoterism;

    Sammanfattning : The aim of this study is to situate the locus of the Swedish branch of freemasonry, Svenska Frimurare Orden, in the contemporary religious landscape. The research questions are as follows: On what grounds can the Swedish branch of freemasonry be considered religious? If the Swedish branch of freemasonry is considered religious, how does it fit into the contemporary society among the plethora of new religious movements? In regard to the first question, a definition of religion is required, thus Bruce Lincoln’s theory with four domains of religion is used to decide to what extent the Swedish branch of freemasonry can be described as a religion or a religious movement. LÄS MER

  2. 2. Nekromantisk kunskap. En studie av kopplingen mellan de nekromantiska ritualer som beskrivs i Gustav A Reuterholms manuskript och västerländsk esoterism utifrån begreppen gnosis och absolut kunskap

    Kandidat-uppsats, Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion

    Författare :Minda Bennet; [2016-02-03]
    Nyckelord :Western esotericism; necromancy; ritual; gnosis; perfect kowledge; illuminism; enlightenment; 18th century Sweden; Gustaf Adolf Reuterholm; Duke Charles;

    Sammanfattning : This thesis explores the connection between the necromantic rituals that, according to manuscripts written by Gustaf Adolf Reuterholm, took place in the esoteric circles that formed around DukeCharles and King Gustav III in the late 18th century and Western esotericism as a field. The analysis is based on Wouter J Hanegraaff and Kocku von Stuckrad´s theories on gnosis and perfectknowledge, and their comprehension of claims of knowledge of theese types as an integral part of Western esotericism. LÄS MER

  3. 3. A Newer New Age. Irony and the Enchantment of Atheism in Syntheist Religion

    Master-uppsats, Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion

    Författare :Robert Wedin; [2016-01-29]
    Nyckelord :religious reconfiguration; contemporary esotericism; irony; atheism; discourse analysis;

    Sammanfattning : The purpose of this thesis is to study how the stipulations of religious thought changes as society gets increasingly digitalized, life become more virtual and people get interconnected through the internet. The thesis engages with the new religious movement Syntheism, which isconsidered to be an example of said changes. LÄS MER

  4. 4. Kaosets symfonier : En religionshistorisk analys av innehållet i Black Metalbandet Watains textkorpus

    Kandidat-uppsats, Uppsala universitet/Teologiska institutionen

    Författare :Hans Jonsäll; [2016]
    Nyckelord :Watain; Black Metal; Occulture; Satanism; Gnosticism; Apocalypticism; Eschatology; Western esotericism; Occultism; Left-Hand Path; Chaos-gnosticism; Anti-cosmic Satanism; History of religions; Reception studies; Corpus linguistics; Content analysis; Watain; Black Metal; Occulture; Satanism; Gnosticism; Apokalyps; Eskatologi; Västerländsk esoterism; Ockultism; Vänstra Handens väg; Kaosgnosticism; Anti-kosmisk satanism; Religionshistoria; Receptionshistoria; Korpuslingvistik; Innehållsanalys;

    Sammanfattning : With this essay my aim is to uncover the content in the discography of the Swedish Black Metal act Watain in respect to lyrically expressed religious themes revolving around the tendencies within occulture and the Black Metal scene. To investigate the matter I have combined quantitative and qualitative analysis methods from the fields of corpus linguistics as well as content analysis, which provided me with an array of key words and their respective concordances (Key Word In Context, KWIC) in the texts. LÄS MER

  5. 5. The Baphomet : A discourse analysis of the symbol in three contexts

    Kandidat-uppsats, Uppsala universitet/Religionshistoria

    Författare :Carl Karlson-Weimann; [2013]
    Nyckelord :Baphomet; Western esotericism; Satanism; occulture; discourse theory; Éliphas Lévi; Anton Szandor LaVey; metal music; culture; religion;

    Sammanfattning : This essay examines how the Baphomet symbol is understood in three different contexts.Firstly, the understanding of the Baphomet is analysed in the book Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie, written by the French 19th century occultist Éliphas Lévi. LÄS MER