noun Date: 1846 1. esoteric doctrines or practices 2. the quality or state of being esoteric

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  • esotericism — n. quality of being intended for a select group of persons; privateness, confidentiality; writing or doctrine that is intended for a select group of persons …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Western Esotericism (academic field) — Western Esotericism is an academic field of research, scholarship, and education that focuses on the history of European and Middle Eastern Esotericism.As an academic field, Western Esotericism rose in 1970s in continental Europe and specifically …   Wikipedia

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