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By Egil Asprem, Kennet Granholm

The learn of up to date esoteric discourse has hitherto been a mostly ignored a part of the hot educational box of Western esotericism. modern Esotericism presents a huge evaluation and overview of the advanced global of Western esoteric notion at the present time. Combining historiographical research with theories and methodologies from the social sciences, the amount explores new difficulties and provides new percentages for the research of esoterica. modern Esotericism experiences the interval because the Fifties yet makes a speciality of the final 20 years. the big variety of essays are divided into 4 thematic sections: the intricacies of esoteric appeals to culture; the position of pop culture, sleek conversation applied sciences, and new media in modern esotericism; the impression and impression of esotericism on either spiritual and secular arenas; and the new 'de-marginalization' of the esoteric in either scholarship and society.

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