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Title The astral H.D. : occult and religious sources and contexts for H.D.'s poetry and prose / Matte Robinson.
Author Robinson, Matte, 1976- author.
Publication New York : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Inc., 2016.
Description xviii, 193 pages ; 24 cm
Call # 811 HD R
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-189) and index.
Summary "Modernist poet H.D. had many visionary and paranormal experiences throughout her life. Although Sigmund Freud worried that they might be 'symptoms, ' she rebelled, educating herself in the alternative world of the occult and spiritualism in order to transform the raw material into a mythical autobiography woven throughout her poetry, prose, and life-writing. The astral H.D. narrates the fascinating story of how she used the occult to transform herself, and provides surprising revelations about her friendships and conflicts with famous figures-such as Sigmund Freud and the Battle of Britain war hero Hugh Dowding-along the way"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Machine generated contents note: "A word one should avoid using" -- Initiations -- "No experiment, a reliving" -- The great work -- The revisionist visionary -- Lustra -- 1."Blasted into consciousness": Majic Ring, Trilogy, Amen, and the Air Marshall -- Against the grain -- The nameless initiates -- The large star -- One or two Zs -- 2. Dans l'ombre Des Cathedrales and Hermetic Definition: Other Bodies, Other Initiations -- Initiation: The astral plane -- Stars of day -- The Sun -- The other presence: "Grove of Academe" and "Aegina" -- 3."Don't let me forget this, when I wake up": The Luciferian Doctrine -- Preamble: Irreconcilable worlds and monstrous birth in twentieth-century literature -- The Luciferian Doctrine -- Baphomet and Lucifer -- Vale Ave: Doubles, semblables, angels, demons, error, and love -- The esoteric doctrine of love -- 4. Theurgy, Helens, and the Nameless-of-Many-Names -- The last page of "Sagesse" -- Birth of the Ruach Elohim -- Egregors -- Practical magic, self-analysis -- Black Helen, dark Achilles -- 5. Synthesis, Conclusions, Applications.
Subject H. D. (Hilda Doolittle), 1886-1961 -- Criticism and interpretation.
H. D. (Hilda Doolittle), 1886-1961 -- Knowledge -- Religion.
Occultism in literature.
Modernism (Literature) -- United States.
H. D. (Hilda Doolittle), 1886-1961. (OCoLC)fst00029182
Modernism (Literature) (OCoLC)fst01024455
Occultism in literature. (OCoLC)fst01043154
Religion. (OCoLC)fst01093763
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
ISBN 9781501335839 (paperback) :
1501335839 (paperback)
9781628924176 (hardback)
1628924179 (hardback)
Standard # 40025727926

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