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Faxneld, P. (2018). Asian Traditions of Meditation. Edited By Halvor Eifring [Review]. Religious Studies Review, 44(2), 237-237
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Asian Traditions of Meditation. Edited By Halvor Eifring
2018 (English)In: Religious Studies Review, ISSN 0319-485X, E-ISSN 1748-0922, Vol. 44, no 2, p. 237-237Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36138 (URN)10.1111/rsr.13504 (DOI)000441251000089 ()
Available from: 2018-08-28 Created: 2018-08-28 Last updated: 2018-08-31Bibliographically approved
Faxneld, P. (2018). ‘Only Poets and Occultists Believe in Them Just Now’: Fairies and the Modernist Crisis of Authorship. In: Tessel M. Bauduin & Henrik Johnsson (Ed.), The Occult in Modernist Art, Literature, and Cinema: (pp. 93-110). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>‘Only Poets and Occultists Believe in Them Just Now’: Fairies and the Modernist Crisis of Authorship
2018 (English)In: The Occult in Modernist Art, Literature, and Cinema / [ed] Tessel M. Bauduin & Henrik Johnsson, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, p. 93-110Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

A fragmentation of self often informed the modernist quest for redefining the authorial self, a development explored in this chapter. The focus lies on the crisis of authorship as it manifested in the works of British writers and artists who claimed to have been inspired by fairies or even had their works produced by fairies. Occultist, antiquarian and artistic discourses concerning fairies could collide, as the chapter’s case study of William Butler Yeats shows. In a milieu where fairies were captured in photographs and cited as inspiration for paintings and literature, fairies could play an important role in experiments into fragmenting the authorial self, contributing to the modernist perception of the creative subject as passive and unstable, or even splintered, by ascribing artistic innovation to external entities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36459 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-76499-3_5 (DOI)978-3-319-76498-6 (ISBN)978-3-319-76499-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-09-27 Created: 2018-09-27 Last updated: 2018-09-27Bibliographically approved
Faxneld, P. & Sorgenfrei, S. (2017). Islamikat esoterism, islam och esoterism, esoterism och islam. DIN: tidsskrift for religion og kultur (2), 7-9
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Islamikat esoterism, islam och esoterism, esoterism och islam
2017 (Swedish)In: DIN: tidsskrift for religion og kultur, ISSN 1501-9934, E-ISSN 2387-6735, no 2, p. 7-9Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-33725 (URN)
Available from: 2017-11-21 Created: 2017-11-21 Last updated: 2018-08-31Bibliographically approved
Faxneld, P. (2017). Massimo Introvigne: Satanism: a Social History. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill, September 2016. [Review]. Reading Religion (March 7)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Massimo Introvigne: Satanism: a Social History. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill, September 2016.
2017 (English)In: Reading Religion, no March 7Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
National Category
History of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36516 (URN)
Available from: 2018-10-10 Created: 2018-10-10 Last updated: 2018-10-10Bibliographically approved
Faxneld, P. (2017). Moskébränder och förtryck av ädla påfågelsdyrkare: Islamreception bland några typer av svenska esoteriker. DIN: tidsskrift for religion og kultur (2), 88-118
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Moskébränder och förtryck av ädla påfågelsdyrkare: Islamreception bland några typer av svenska esoteriker
2017 (Swedish)In: DIN: tidsskrift for religion og kultur, ISSN 1501-9934, E-ISSN 2387-6735, no 2, p. 88-118Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

Artikeln diskuterar uppfattningar om islam i svenska esoteriska grupper med inriktning mot satanism och left-hand path. Den amerikanska bakgrunden till ateistiska satanisters synsätt skisseras och kontroverserna som omgivit black metal-låttexter med islamfientligt innehåll analyseras. Hyllandet av den islamikata minoritetsreligionen yezidism i Sveriges mest inflytelserika left-hand path-rörelse får exemplifiera esoterikers försök till interkulturell konkordans. Yezidier kan härvid lyftas fram av dessa som “Mellanösterns satanister.” Ett nyckeltema är esoterikers önskan att förbli opolitiska (eller åtminstone fjärmade från dagspolitiken). Detta, påvisar artikeln, ter sig dock i dag svåruppnåeligt när det gäller förhållningssätt till islam.

Keywords
Esoterism; islam; islamreception; yezidism
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34681 (URN)
Available from: 2018-02-27 Created: 2018-02-27 Last updated: 2018-08-31Bibliographically approved
Faxneld, P. (2017). Satanic feminism: Lucifer as the liberator of woman in nineteenth-century culture. New York: Oxford University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Satanic feminism: Lucifer as the liberator of woman in nineteenth-century culture
2017 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

According to the Bible, Eve was the first to heed Satan’s advice to eat of the forbidden fruit. The notion of woman as the Devil’s accomplice is prominent throughout the history of Christianity and has been used to legitimate the subordination of wives and daughters. During the nineteenth century, rebellious females performed counter-readings of this misogynist tradition. Hereby, Lucifer was reconceptualized as a feminist liberator of womankind, and Eve became a heroine. In these reimaginings, Satan is an ally in the struggle against a patriarchy supported by God the Father and his male priests. The book delineates how such Satanic feminism is expressed in a number of nineteenth-century esoteric works, literary texts, autobiographies, pamphlets and journals, newspaper articles, paintings, sculptures, and even artefacts of consumer culture such as jewellery. The analysis focuses on interfaces between esotericism, literature, art, and the political realm. New light is thus shed on neglected aspects of the intellectual history of feminism, Satanism, and revisionary mythmaking. The scope of the study makes it valuable not only for historians of religion but also for those with a general interest in cultural history (or specific aspects of it like gender history, romanticism, or decadent-symbolist art and literature).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Oxford University Press, 2017. p. 566
Series
Oxford studies in western esotericism
Keywords
Satanism, feminism, witch, esotericism, decadent, romanticism, lesbian, religion, art, literature
National Category
History of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36460 (URN)10.1093/oso/9780190664473.001.0001 (DOI)9780190664473 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-10-10 Created: 2018-10-10 Last updated: 2018-10-10Bibliographically approved
Faxneld, P. & Sorgenfrei, S. (2017). Öst är öst och väst är väst, och aldrig mötas de två?: Västerländsk esoterism, österländskt material – några metodologiska reflektioner. DIN: tidsskrift for religion og kultur (2), 10-42
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Öst är öst och väst är väst, och aldrig mötas de två?: Västerländsk esoterism, österländskt material – några metodologiska reflektioner
2017 (Swedish)In: DIN: tidsskrift for religion og kultur, ISSN 1501-9934, E-ISSN 2387-6735, no 2, p. 10-42Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

Föreliggande artikel syftar till att överföra analytiska modeller från det akademiska fältet västerländsk esoterism, på ett empiriskt exempel ur den islamikata kultursfären, närmare bestämt yezidiska traditioner och den yezidiska gruppen under det osmanska rikets tid och styre mellan cirka 1200–1900. Sedan en tid pågår diskussioner kring begreppet “esoterism” och huruvida detta ska förstås som en kulturspecifik kategori, eller om det snarare är ett transkulturellt begrepp. Trots att artikeln inte primärt syftar till att skriva in sig i denna diskussion tangerar den ämnet, varför vi inledningsvis berör de resonemang som pågår. Vår huvudsakliga ambition är istället att undersöka hur teoretiska landvinningar inom det akademiska fältet västerländsk esoterism, kan överföras på och berika exempelvis forskning om religion i Mellanöstern.

Keywords
Islam; esoterism; yezidism; sufism
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-33677 (URN)
Available from: 2017-11-06 Created: 2017-11-06 Last updated: 2018-08-31Bibliographically approved
Faxneld, P. (2016). Förnuftet är en dålig guide: Sekularitet och andlighetsdiskurs inom östasiatiska kampkonster i Väst. Aura. Tidskrift för akademiska studier av nyreligiositet, 8(1), 57-89
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Förnuftet är en dålig guide: Sekularitet och andlighetsdiskurs inom östasiatiska kampkonster i Väst
2016 (Swedish)In: Aura. Tidskrift för akademiska studier av nyreligiositet, ISSN 2000-4419, Vol. 8, no 1, p. 57-89Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
FINYAR, 2016
Keywords
Kampkonst, kampsport, aikido, shorinji kempo, ninjutsu, kyudo, sekularitet, andlighet, nyandlighet, new age, buddhism, globalisering
National Category
History of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36173 (URN)
Available from: 2016-12-21 Created: 2018-09-05Bibliographically approved
Faxneld, P. (2016). Mona Lisa’s Mysterious Smile: The Artist Initiate in Esoteric New Religions. Nova Religio, 19(4), 14-32
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mona Lisa’s Mysterious Smile: The Artist Initiate in Esoteric New Religions
2016 (English)In: Nova Religio, ISSN 1092-6690, E-ISSN 1541-8480, Vol. 19, no 4, p. 14-32Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The article discusses the view, held by many nineteenth-century authors, of Leonardo da Vinci as an esotericist, and his La Gioconda as mysterious, sinister and filled with hidden signs. This “esoterization” of the painting and its creator was part of a broader tendency to view artists, both historical and contemporary, as magicians and mystics in some sense. Hereby, art became integrated into the endeavors of various esoteric groups and thinkers, and an originally secular Renaissance work was absorbed into a nineteenth-century “occulture” or “cultic milieu.”

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of California Press, 2016
Keywords
New religions, art, Mona Lisa, La Gioconda, Esotericism
National Category
History of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36174 (URN)10.1525/nr.2016.19.4.14 (DOI)000375733300002 ()2-s2.0-85018501194 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-12-21 Created: 2018-08-31Bibliographically approved
Faxneld, P. (2016). The Death of the Author and the Birth of the Luciferian Reader: Ur-images, Postmodernity and Semiotic Self-Apotheosis. In: Peter Forshaw (Ed.), Lux in Tenebris: The Visual and Symbolic in Western Esotericism (pp. 425-446). Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Death of the Author and the Birth of the Luciferian Reader: Ur-images, Postmodernity and Semiotic Self-Apotheosis
2016 (English)In: Lux in Tenebris: The Visual and Symbolic in Western Esotericism / [ed] Peter Forshaw, Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2016, p. 425-446Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2016
Series
Aries Book Series, ISSN 1871-1405 ; 23
Keywords
Postmodernity, postmodernism, apotheosis, Satanism, Devil, Books, Roland Barthes, Roman Polanski, Grimoires, Ninth Gate
National Category
History of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36175 (URN)10.1163/9789004334953_019 (DOI)9789004334946 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-12-21 Created: 2018-09-05Bibliographically approved
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