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Westcott, William Wynn
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Westcott, William Wynn, * 17 Jan 1848 (Leamington), † 30 Jul 1925 (Durban)

One of the most prominent British occultists of his time, Westcott wrote many essays on a wide range of esoteric topics such as arithmology [→ Number Symbolism] (Numbers: Their Occult Powers and Mystic Virtues, 1890), → alchemy (The Science of Alchymy, 1893), → astrology (The Origin and History of Astrology, 1902), Jewish Kabbalah [→ Jewish Influences V] (An Introduction to the Study of the Kabbalah, 1910); and edited English versions of ancient and modern esoteric texts (such as the Sepher Yetzirah, 1887, or → Eliph…

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Pasi, Marco, “Westcott, William Wynn”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_377>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031



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