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 Religions, Volume 1: Concepts for the Comparison of Dictatorships (Totalitarianism Movements and Political Religions)
2.  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)
3.  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)
4.  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
5.  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
6.  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
7.  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 (#6 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
8.  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
9.  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
10.  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
11.  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
12.  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
13.  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
14.  The Gnostic Religion by H. 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
15.  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
16.  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)
17.  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
18.  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)
19.  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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Sacralizing the Secular: The Renaissance Origins of Modernity
20.  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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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 above."
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Coming to Our Senses: Body and Spirit in the Hidden History of the West
22.  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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Natural Supernaturalism: Tradition and Revolution in Romantic Literature (Norton Library)
23.  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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The Drama of Atheist Humanism
24.  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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Deity and Domination: Images of God and the State in the 19th and 20th Centuries (Hulsean Lectures)
25.  Deity and Domination: Images of God and the State in the 19th and 20th Centuries (Hulsean Lectures) by David Nicholls
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  "Interesting companion volume to Burleigh's Earthly Powers (#7) and Sacred Causes (#8) above."
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Karl Marx, racist
26.  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
27.  Requiem for Marx by Yuri Maltsev
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  "Murray N. Rothbard's brilliant essay, "Karl Marx:  Communist as Religious Eschatologist," is the most powerful indictment of Marxism ever written.  Absolutely must reading!"
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God and the State
28.  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
29.  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
30.  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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Heaven on Earth: The Rise and Fall of Socialism
31.  Heaven on Earth: The Rise and Fall of Socialism by Joshua Muravchik
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  "Excellent companion book to Gray's The Socialist Tradition above."
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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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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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