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Esoteric Schools

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The philosopher and Zionist activist Shmuel Hugo Bergmann (1883–1975) was the first director of the National Library of Israel, the first rector of the Hebrew University, and a key member of the Brit Shalom organization. In his numerous books and articles, Bergmann presented for Hebrew readers the main currents of Western philosophy. Alongside his political and academic activities, Bergmann was involved in the study and propagation of esoteric and spiritual schools of his day. He believed that the teachings of contemporary spiritual masters contained the keys to a new metaphysics, one derived from alternative states of consciousness. The essays collected here examine esoteric schools and spiritual teachers in which interested Bergmann found particular interest – Rudolf Steiner, founder of the Anthroposophical Society; the Sufi René Guénon, founder of the Traditionalist School; George Gurdjieff and his student P. D. Ouspensky, founders of the Fourth Way, the Indian philosopher and yogi Sri Aurobindo, and parapsychology. The essays are preceded by an introduction by Boaz Huss and Samuel Glauber that surveys Bergmann’s interest in the spiritual currents of his day, his call for the creation of a “courageous” philosophy that would expand the boundaries of human consciousness, and his contribution to the culture of alternative spirituality in Israel.
Esoteric Schools
Esoteric Schools Sale price64 ₪