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Yeats, Philosophy, and the Occult
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Yeats, Philosophy, and the Occult

Matthew Gibson and Neil Mann

Abstract

Yeats, Philosophy, and the Occult is a collection of essays examining the thought of the Irish poet W. B. Yeats and particularly his philosophical reading and explorations of older systems of thought, where philosophy, mysticism, and the supernatural blend. It opens with a broad survey of the current state of Yeats scholarship and examination of Yeats’s poetic practice through a manuscript that shows the original core of a poem that became a work of philosophical thought and occult lore, “The Phases of the Moon.” The following essay examines an area where spiritualism, eugenic theory, and crim ... More

Keywords: Philosophy, Occult, Poetry, W. B. Yeats, Mysticism, Hinduism, Dreams, Buddhism, Idealism, Spiritualism, Eugenics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781942954255
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781942954255.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew Gibson, editor
University of Hull

Neil Mann, editor