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dc.contributor.authorKastlund, Maggie
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-12T08:18:25Z
dc.date.available2022-05-12T08:18:25Z
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2077/71637
dc.description.abstractThis thesis investigates descriptions of Tantra within nineteenth to twentieth century Theosophy. 34 accounts from two Theosophical periodicals, The Theosophist (1879–) and Lucifer (1887–97) published between the years 1879–1941 were analyzed by departing from thematic analysis and postcolonial theory. The analysis demonstrates that Tantra has been described as magic (most frequently), yoga, and science. It was further concluded that these descriptions were largely influenced by Orientalist discourse. A shift in discussions on Tantra within the Theosophical context was identified, where discussions on the subject largely ceased in the year 1900.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.subjectTantraen_US
dc.subjectTheosophyen_US
dc.subjectOccultismen_US
dc.subjectPostcolonial Theoryen_US
dc.subjectThematic Analysisen_US
dc.subjectLiterature Studyen_US
dc.subjectThe Theosophisten_US
dc.subjectLuciferen_US
dc.subjectHelena Petrovna Blavatskyen_US
dc.subjectArthur Avalonen_US
dc.title“On an ecliptic Tuesday or Saturday the Tantrik practises several black arts.”en_US
dc.title.alternativeA Thematic Analysis of Descriptions of Tantra in Two Theosophical Periodicals, 1879–1941.en_US
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dc.setspec.uppsokHumanitiesTheology
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dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Gothenburg/Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religioneng
dc.contributor.departmentGöteborgs universitet/Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religionswe
dc.type.degreeStudent essay


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