Google ngrams yields fascinating data about Theosophy, Spiritualism, occultism over two centuries

In the last three blog posts at Marc Demarest delves into a new research tool that addresses precisely the kinds of questions discussed by Joe, Govert, June, and others in a recent thread.  Having seen a few of his search results, from the POV of the Church of Light I wanted to see how Hermetic/Hermeticism and astrology, the two keywords most relevant to us, compare to Theosophy and Spiritualism, two source traditions:

Adjectival forms yield a different picture in which Hermetic is clearly on the rise:

Madame Blavatsky and Mary Baker Eddy seesaw for predominance but finally converge from about 1970 onward:


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