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|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||The Luciferian Public Sphere: Theosophy and Editorial Seekership in the 1880s (Forthcoming)|
|Citation:||Ferguson C (2020) The Luciferian Public Sphere: Theosophy and Editorial Seekership in the 1880s (Forthcoming). Victorian Periodicals Review, Forthcoming Spring 2020. https://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/victorian-periodicals-review.|
|Abstract:||This article demonstrates the development and practice of "editorial seekership" during the early years of the prominent British Theosophical journal Lucifer, when it was co-edited by H.P. Blavatsky and Mabel Collins. Rather than promoting a particular set of occult beliefs, Lucifer instead encouraged an open-ended and sometimes self-defeatingly anarchic mode of spiritual seekership perfectly aligned to the eclecticism, seriality, and topicality of the periodical form. In demonstrating the editorial team's production of a press-mediated form of spiritual identity, my article calls for a new recognition of the occult revival’s relationship to print capitalism, and of the importance of periodicals to esotericism studies more broadly.|
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