Magnússon, Gísli

Dr. Gísli Magnússon received his doctoral degree at Roskilde University, Demnark. He is part of a research project on cultural exchange between Germany and Scandinavia at Aarhus University, Denmark.

Esotericism and Occultism in the Works of the Austrian Poet Ranier Maria Rilke. A New Reading of His Texts
2014 0-7734-4287-1
For the first time, the true scope and relevance into the esoteric and occult aspects of Rilke’s work is made available, to his many English-speaking readers. Dr. Magnússon reveals an alternative interpretation by focusing on Rilke’s fascination with occultism, spiritualism and parapsychology as it plays out in his work, tapping into the culturally intrinsic nature of the work, in order to lead the reader to a deeper understanding of this widely read poet.