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beyond the understanding of an average mind

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confined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle

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Bodin alludes to the inherent artifice within esotericism in the beginning of Book V, when at a dinner party Coronaeus mixes artificial fruits with real fruits.
Lohr, "Basilides," in Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism, ed.
After this initially transparent characterization of esotericism, however, Melzer's use of the concept becomes increasingly elastic, as the term itself risks becoming empty.
Maimonides' point is to underlie the esotericism of divine science.
The only choice we are given is between positivism and esotericism, between mechanism and mysticism as if these were the only alternatives available to us.
4) Lawrence Vogel, also, passes up the chance to mention Jonas's thoughts on the use of deception in an article on Strauss and Jonas, where the topic of esotericism is discussed but only in relation to the former.
Unlike Havers, Gottfried recognizes how the principle of esotericism makes it difficult to know whether to take Strauss's celebration of universal American ideals at face value.
Tahan's inspiration for jewelry designing comes from religion, philosophy and esotericism.
Young's recent monograph The Russian Cosmists discusses such thinkers, working under the influence of Nikolai Federov, under the rubric of Cosmism, 'a highly controversial and oxymoronic blend of activist speculation, futuristic traditionalism, religious science, exoteric esotericism, utopian pragmatism, idealistic materialism--higher magic partnered to higher mathematics.
1) Como puede comprobarse en su anterior obra Concealment and Revelation: Esotericism in Jewish Thought and Its Philosophical Implications (Princeton University Press, 2007).
Laszlo goes on to say that it is also "branded extra-scientific in the modern world and is relegated to the shadowy world of spirituality, religion, esotericism.
Urban, Magia Sexualis: Sex, Magic, and Liberation in Modern Western Esotericism, Berkeley, University of California Press, 2006, 336 pp.
He is a brilliant gadfly who brings their simplistic dismissals of esotericism crashing down.
The "Mysteries" of Qumran: Mystery, Secrecy, and Esotericism in the Dead Sea Scrolls.
This chapter culminates with a marvelous if overstated lengthy section on the antinomian tendencies of Isma'IlI revolutionary esotericism.