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)
1.  Modernity Without Restraint: The Political Religions, The New Science of Politics, and Science, Politics, and Gnosticism (Collected Works of Eric Voegelin, Volume 5) by Eric Voegelin
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  "Eric Voegelin was one of our most distinguished political philosophers.  This marvelous collection provides the best introduction to the study of gnostic political religions."
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Totalitarianism and Political Religion: An Intellectual History
2.  Totalitarianism and Political Religion: An Intellectual History by A. James Gregor
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  "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."
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Totalitarianism and Political Religions, Volume 1: Concepts for the Comparison of Dictatorships (Totalitarianism Movements and Political Religions)
3.  Totalitarianism and Political Religions, Volume 1: Concepts for the Comparison of Dictatorships (Totalitarianism Movements and Political Religions) by Hans Maier
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Totalitarianism and Political Religions, Volume II: Concepts for the Comparison Of Dictatorships (Totalitarianism Movements and Political Religions) (v. 2)
4.  Totalitarianism and Political Religions, Volume II: Concepts for the Comparison Of Dictatorships (Totalitarianism Movements and Political Religions) (v. 2) by Hans Maier
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Totalitarianism and Political Religions Volume III: Concepts for the Comparison Of Dictatorships - Theory & History of Interpretations (Totalitarianism Movements and Political Religions) (v. 3)
5.  Totalitarianism and Political Religions Volume III: Concepts for the Comparison Of Dictatorships - Theory & History of Interpretations (Totalitarianism Movements and Political Religions) (v. 3) by Hans Maier
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Perfectibilists: The 18th Century Bavarian Order of the Illuminati
6.  Perfectibilists: The 18th Century Bavarian Order of the Illuminati by Terry Melanson
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  "Definitive and expertly crafted scholarly study. This is not sensationalistic "conspiracy theory" but rigorously documentated factual analysis."
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Fire in the Minds of Men: Origins of the Revolutionary Faith
7.  Fire in the Minds of Men: Origins of the Revolutionary Faith by James H. Billington
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  "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."
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Earthly Powers: The Clash of Religion and Politics in Europe, from the French Revolution to the Great War
8.  Earthly Powers: The Clash of Religion and Politics in Europe, from the French Revolution to the Great War by Michael Burleigh
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  "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."
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Sacred Causes: The Clash of Religion and Politics, from the Great War to the War on Terror
9.  Sacred Causes: The Clash of Religion and Politics, from the Great War to the War on Terror by Michael Burleigh
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  "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."
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Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia
10.  Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia by John Gray
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  "At times very illuminating, at times very infuriating, John Gray's Black Mass is well worth careful study, despite several egregious factual errors."
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Apocalypses: Prophecies, Cults, and Millennial Beliefs through the Ages
11.  Apocalypses: Prophecies, Cults, and Millennial Beliefs through the Ages by Eugen Weber
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  "Excellent overview of chiliastic and millennial beliefs and their consequences."
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Utopia, The Perennial Heresy
12.  Utopia, The Perennial Heresy by Thomas Steven Molnar
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  "Attempting to create the Kingdom of God on Earth has led to a living Hell engulfing millions."
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Spirit Wars: Pagan Revival in Christian America
13.  Spirit Wars: Pagan Revival in Christian America by Peter R. Jones
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  "Courageous Christian theologian unmasks the neopagan pantheist Religious Left and its syncretistic, egalitarian vision of a Sophianic Millennium -- the deification of humanity."
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The Pagan Temptation
14.  The Pagan Temptation by Thomas Steven Molnar
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  "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."
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The Gnostic Religion
15.  The Gnostic Religion by Hans Jonas
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  "Brilliant scholarly analysis of the heretical world of ancient Gnosticism -- its literature, symbolic language, and principal tenets."
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The Nag Hammadi Library: A Translation of the Gnostic Scriptures
16.  The Nag Hammadi Library: A Translation of the Gnostic Scriptures by James M. Robinson
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  "Complete translations of the secret ancient Gnostic scriptures unearthed near the Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi."
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The Pursuit of the Millennium: Revolutionary Millenarians and Mystical Anarchists of the Middle Ages, Revised and Expanded Edition
17.  The Pursuit of the Millennium: Revolutionary Millenarians and Mystical Anarchists of the Middle Ages, Revised and Expanded Edition by Norman Cohn
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  "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."
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Spiritual and Demonic Magic: From Ficino to Campanella (Magic in History)
18.  Spiritual and Demonic Magic: From Ficino to Campanella (Magic in History) by D. P. Walker
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  "Groundbreaking revisionist work in Renaissance Studies on the heretical occult/magical worldviews of Ficino, Pico della Mirandola, Jean Bodin, Francis Bacon, and Tommaso Campanella."
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Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic tradition
19.  Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic tradition by Frances A. Yates
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  "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."
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The Occult Philosophy in the Elizabethan Age (Routledge Classics)
20.  The Occult Philosophy in the Elizabethan Age (Routledge Classics) by Frances A. Yates
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  "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."
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Science, Pseudo-Science, and Utopianism in Early Modern Thought
21.  Science, Pseudo-Science, and Utopianism in Early Modern Thought by Stephen A. McKnight
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  "Excellent companion book to Sacralizing the Secular below."
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Sacralizing the Secular: The Renaissance Origins of Modernity
22.  Sacralizing the Secular: The Renaissance Origins of Modernity by Stephen A. McKnight
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  "How we got to where are today is not what most of us learned at university."
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The Apocalypse in English Renaissance thought and literature: Patterns, antecedents, and repercussions
23.  The Apocalypse in English Renaissance thought and literature: Patterns, antecedents, and repercussions 
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  "See especially Ernest L. Tuveson, 'The Millenarian Structure of The Communist Manifesto,' and M. H. Abrams, 'Apocalypse: Theme and Variations.'"
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Natural Supernaturalism: Tradition and Revolution in Romantic Literature (Norton Library)
24.  Natural Supernaturalism: Tradition and Revolution in Romantic Literature (Norton Library) by M. H. Abrams
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  "Romanticism, like Renaissance Hermeticism, was a secularized version of pagan pantheism, such as Hegel's gnostic Reabsorptionist Theology,  challenging Christian orthodoxy."
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Coming to Our Senses: Body and Spirit in the Hidden History of the West
25.  Coming to Our Senses: Body and Spirit in the Hidden History of the West by Morris Berman
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  "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."
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The Drama of Atheist Humanism
26.  The Drama of Atheist Humanism by Henri de Lubac
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  "Hegel, Nietzsche, Comte, Marx -- meglomanical creators of gnostic ersatz faiths."
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Karl Marx, racist
27.  Karl Marx, racist by Nathaniel Weyl
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  "The Marx No One Knows!  Exceptional portrait of the vicious racist and his demonic and apocalyptic vision of destruction."
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Requiem for Marx
28.  Requiem for Marx by Yuri Maltsev
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  "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"
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God and the State
29.  God and the State by Michael Bakunin
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  "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."
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The Socialist Tradition: Moses to Lenin
30.  The Socialist Tradition: Moses to Lenin by Alexander Gray
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  "This pioneering study of the nefarious roots of Socialism broke new ground and pointed many further researchers in important directions."
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The Lost Literature of Socialism
31.  The Lost Literature of Socialism by George Watson
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  "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."
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Counter Revolution of Science
32.  Counter Revolution of Science by F. A. Hayek
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  "Essential reading on the spurious scientistic roots of socialism and positivism by the distinguished Nobel Prize-winning scholar."
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The Ascendancy of the Scientific Dictatorship: An Examination of Epistemic Autocracy, From the 19th to the 21st Century
33.  The Ascendancy of the Scientific Dictatorship: An Examination of Epistemic Autocracy, From the 19th to the 21st Century by Paul Collins
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Revolutionary Dreams: Utopian Vision and Experimental Life in the Russian Revolution
34.  Revolutionary Dreams: Utopian Vision and Experimental Life in the Russian Revolution by Richard Stites
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  "A decidedly unorthodox look at the various utopian strands and components of the Russian Revolution."
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The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression
35.  The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression by Jean-Louis Panné
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  "Trenchant authoritative demolition of the Communist apocalyptic faith responsible for the deaths of over one hundred million victims by their deadly gnostic regimes."
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The Third Reich: A New History
36.  The Third Reich: A New History by Michael Burleigh
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  "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."
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Occult Roots of Nazism: Secret Aryan Cults and Their Influence on Nazi Ideology
37.  Occult Roots of Nazism: Secret Aryan Cults and Their Influence on Nazi Ideology by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke
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  "One of the best of the many books on the arcane subject, without the pseudo-scientific pretensions of most works."
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Hitler's Millennial Reich: Apocalyptic Belief and the Search for Salvation
38.  Hitler's Millennial Reich: Apocalyptic Belief and the Search for Salvation by David Redles
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The New Holy Wars: Economic Religion Versus Environmental Religion in Contemporary America
39.  The New Holy Wars: Economic Religion Versus Environmental Religion in Contemporary America by Robert H. Nelson
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  "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."
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The American Religion: The Emergence of The Post-Christian Nation
40.  The American Religion: The Emergence of The Post-Christian Nation by Harold Bloom
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  "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!"
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