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Utopian Nightmares and Gnostic Political Religions

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Modernity Without Restraint: The Political Religions, The New Science of Politics, and Science, Politics, and Gnosticism (Collected Works of Eric Voegelin, Volume 5)
Modernity Without Restraint: The Political Religions, The New Science of Politics, and Science, Politics, and Gnosticism (Collected Works of Eric Voegelin, Volume 5)
"Eric Voegelin was one of our most distinguished political philosophers.  This marvelous collection provides the best introduction to the study of gnostic political religions."
Totalitarianism and Political Religion: An Intellectual History
Totalitarianism and Political Religion: An Intellectual History
"Gregor explores the seeds of totalitarianism as secular faith in the 19th century ideologies of Ludwig Feuerbach, Moses Hess, Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Giuseppe Mazzini, and Richard Wagner. He follows the growth of those seeds as the 20th century became host to Leninism and Stalinism, Italian Fascism, and German National Socialism — each a totalitarian institution and a political religion."
Totalitarianism and Political Religions, Volume 1: Concepts for the Comparison of Dictatorships (Totalitarianism Movements and Political Religions)
Totalitarianism and Political Religions, Volume 1: Concepts for the Comparison of Dictatorships (Totalitarianism Movements and Political Religions)
Totalitarianism and Political Religions, Volume II: Concepts for the Comparison Of Dictatorships (Totalitarianism Movements and Political Religions) (v. 2)
Totalitarianism and Political Religions, Volume II: Concepts for the Comparison Of Dictatorships (Totalitarianism Movements and Political Religions) (v. 2)
Totalitarianism and Political Religions Volume III: Concepts for the Comparison Of Dictatorships - Theory & History of Interpretations (Totalitarianism Movements and Political Religions) (v. 3)
Totalitarianism and Political Religions Volume III: Concepts for the Comparison Of Dictatorships - Theory & History of Interpretations (Totalitarianism Movements and Political Religions) (v. 3)
Perfectibilists: The 18th Century Bavarian Order of the Illuminati
Perfectibilists: The 18th Century Bavarian Order of the Illuminati
"Definitive and expertly crafted scholarly study. This is not sensationalistic "conspiracy theory" but rigorously documentated factual analysis."
Fire in the Minds of Men: Origins of the Revolutionary Faith
Fire in the Minds of Men: Origins of the Revolutionary Faith
"Rhodes Scholar, professor at Harvard and Princeton, Billington is presently Librarian of Congress.  This is his magnum opus on the occult origins of modern revolutionary movements."
Earthly Powers: The Clash of Religion and Politics in Europe, from the French Revolution to the Great War
Earthly Powers: The Clash of Religion and Politics in Europe, from the French Revolution to the Great War
"Excellent companion to Billington's Fire in the Minds of Men above.  Wide-ranging and authoritative in scope, Burleigh knows his subject as few other scholars do."
Sacred Causes: The Clash of Religion and Politics, from the Great War to the War on Terror
Sacred Causes: The Clash of Religion and Politics, from the Great War to the War on Terror
"The eagerly-awaited conclusion of Burleigh's two volume masterwork of the impact religion and politics have played on European society since the French Revolution."
Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia
Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia
"At times very illuminating, at times very infuriating, John Gray's Black Mass is well worth careful study, despite several egregious factual errors."
Apocalypses: Prophecies, Cults, and Millennial Beliefs through the Ages
Apocalypses: Prophecies, Cults, and Millennial Beliefs through the Ages
"Excellent overview of chiliastic and millennial beliefs and their consequences."
Utopia, The Perennial Heresy
Utopia, The Perennial Heresy
"Attempting to create the Kingdom of God on Earth has led to a living Hell engulfing millions."
Spirit Wars: Pagan Revival in Christian America
Spirit Wars: Pagan Revival in Christian America
"Courageous Christian theologian unmasks the neopagan pantheist Religious Left and its syncretistic, egalitarian vision of a Sophianic Millennium -- the deification of humanity."
The Pagan Temptation
The Pagan Temptation
"Excellent companion to Spirit Wars; Molnar charts the continuous pantheist pagan influence throughout 2000 years of Western history, and confronts today's assertive neopagan challenge."
The Gnostic Religion
The Gnostic Religion
"Brilliant scholarly analysis of the heretical world of ancient Gnosticism -- its literature, symbolic language, and principal tenets."
The Nag Hammadi Library: A Translation of the Gnostic Scriptures
The Nag Hammadi Library: A Translation of the Gnostic Scriptures
"Complete translations of the secret ancient Gnostic scriptures unearthed near the Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi."
The Pursuit of the Millennium: Revolutionary Millenarians and Mystical Anarchists of the Middle Ages, Revised and Expanded Edition
The Pursuit of the Millennium: Revolutionary Millenarians and Mystical Anarchists of the Middle Ages, Revised and Expanded Edition
"Impeccable scholarship marks what has become a modern classic.  Cohn was featured in the PBS Frontline documentary, Apocalypse! discussing Nazism and Marxism as modern totalitarian descendants of these Medieval and Reformation movements."
Spiritual and Demonic Magic: From Ficino to Campanella (Magic in History)
Spiritual and Demonic Magic: From Ficino to Campanella (Magic in History)
"Groundbreaking revisionist work in Renaissance Studies on the heretical occult/magical worldviews of Ficino, Pico della Mirandola, Jean Bodin, Francis Bacon, and Tommaso Campanella."
Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic tradition
Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic tradition
"Dame Yates' Giordano Bruno, together with Walker's Spiritual & Demonic Magic, form the pillars of modern Renaissance Studies concerning the heretical magic/occult worldview of Renaissance Hermeticism."
The Occult Philosophy in the Elizabethan Age (Routledge Classics)
The Occult Philosophy in the Elizabethan Age (Routledge Classics)
"Agrippa,  Dee, Spencer, Marlowe, and Shakespeare -- their relation to occult philosophy in the Renaissance and Elizabethan Age, is the subject of Dame Yates's concluding volume before her death."
Science, Pseudo-Science, and Utopianism in Early Modern Thought
Science, Pseudo-Science, and Utopianism in Early Modern Thought
"Excellent companion book to Sacralizing the Secular below."
Sacralizing the Secular: The Renaissance Origins of Modernity
Sacralizing the Secular: The Renaissance Origins of Modernity
"How we got to where are today is not what most of us learned at university."
The Apocalypse in English Renaissance thought and literature: Patterns, antecedents, and repercussions
The Apocalypse in English Renaissance thought and literature: Patterns, antecedents, and repercussions
"See especially Ernest L. Tuveson, 'The Millenarian Structure of The Communist Manifesto,' and M. H. Abrams, 'Apocalypse: Theme and Variations.'"
Natural Supernaturalism: Tradition and Revolution in Romantic Literature (Norton Library)
Natural Supernaturalism: Tradition and Revolution in Romantic Literature (Norton Library)
"Romanticism, like Renaissance Hermeticism, was a secularized version of pagan pantheism, such as Hegel's gnostic Reabsorptionist Theology,  challenging Christian orthodoxy."
Coming to Our Senses: Body and Spirit in the Hidden History of the West
Coming to Our Senses: Body and Spirit in the Hidden History of the West
"Uniquely captivating study demonstrating marvelous depth on the esoteric rituals and beliefs of the Gnostics, Cathars, Alchemists, Renaissance Hermetic magicians, and the Nazis of the Third Reich."
The Drama of Atheist Humanism
The Drama of Atheist Humanism
"Hegel, Nietzsche, Comte, Marx -- meglomanical creators of gnostic ersatz faiths."
Karl Marx, racist
Karl Marx, racist
"The Marx No One Knows!  Exceptional portrait of the vicious racist and his demonic and apocalyptic vision of destruction."
Requiem for Marx
Requiem for Marx
"Features Murray N. Rothbard's brilliant online essay, "Karl Marx:  Communist as Religious Eschatologist," the most powerful indictment of Marxism ever written. Absolutely must reading! mises.org/sites/default/files/rae4_1_5_2.pdf Karl Marx as Religious Eschatologist"
God and the State
God and the State
"Michael Baukunin's classic rant on militant parousiastic atheism and communist anarchism. As Karl Marx's chief adversary in the International for the minds and loyalty of working class revolutionaries, it is still essential reading."
The Socialist Tradition: Moses to Lenin
The Socialist Tradition: Moses to Lenin
"This pioneering study of the nefarious roots of Socialism broke new ground and pointed many further researchers in important directions."
The Lost Literature of Socialism
The Lost Literature of Socialism
"Examining the foundation texts of socialism, Watson provides a powerful indictment of their reactionary, racist and genocidal ideas. There is a direct line from Marx and Engels to Hitler and the Holocaust; to Lenin and Stalin and the liquidation of the Kulaks and the extermination of the Ukrainians; to Bergen-Belsen, Buchenwald and Auschwitz, and to Kolima, Vorkuta and Karaganda."
Counter Revolution of Science
Counter Revolution of Science
"Essential reading on the spurious scientistic roots of socialism and positivism by the distinguished Nobel Prize-winning scholar."
The Ascendancy of the Scientific Dictatorship: An Examination of Epistemic Autocracy, From the 19th to the 21st Century
The Ascendancy of the Scientific Dictatorship: An Examination of Epistemic Autocracy, From the 19th to the 21st Century
Revolutionary Dreams: Utopian Vision and Experimental Life in the Russian Revolution
Revolutionary Dreams: Utopian Vision and Experimental Life in the Russian Revolution
"A decidedly unorthodox look at the various utopian strands and components of the Russian Revolution."
The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression
The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression
"Trenchant authoritative demolition of the Communist apocalyptic faith responsible for the deaths of over one hundred million victims by their deadly gnostic regimes."
The Third Reich: A New History
The Third Reich: A New History
"In the grand tradition of Eric Voegelin, Burleigh has written our generation's most bold and extraordinary history of the aggressive imperialism, malignant racism, and base criminality of the Nazis."
Occult Roots of Nazism: Secret Aryan Cults and Their Influence on Nazi Ideology
Occult Roots of Nazism: Secret Aryan Cults and Their Influence on Nazi Ideology
"One of the best of the many books on the arcane subject, without the pseudo-scientific pretensions of most works."
Hitler's Millennial Reich: Apocalyptic Belief and the Search for Salvation
Hitler's Millennial Reich: Apocalyptic Belief and the Search for Salvation
The New Holy Wars: Economic Religion Versus Environmental Religion in Contemporary America
The New Holy Wars: Economic Religion Versus Environmental Religion in Contemporary America
"Today, environmentalists regard human actions to warm the climate as an immoral challenge to the natural order, while economists seek to put all of nature to maximum use for economic growth and other human benefits. Robert Nelson interprets such contemporary struggles as battles between the competing secularized religions of economics and environmentalism."
The American Religion: The Emergence of The Post-Christian Nation
The American Religion: The Emergence of The Post-Christian Nation
"The new Post-Christian American Religion is Gnosticism, according to distinguished Yale University literary critic Harold Bloom.  And I whole-heartedly agree with his analysis!"