Egil Asprem is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, in Trondheim, Norway. His research interests span widely, and include both historical and contemporary research issues in the intersecting fields of esotericism, religious studies, and intellectual history (especially history of science). Currently Asprem’s research interests are moving towards the contemporary political implications and uses of esotericism, and theoretical and methodological questions in the study of esotericism and religion. He is the author of Arguing with Angels: Enochian Magic and Modern Occulture (2012), the first academic monograph to cover the history of the Enochian system of magic from the origins in John Dee’s angel conversations in the late 16th century, to today’s magical discussion forums online. Together with Kennet Granholm, he is the editor of Contemporary Esotericism (2013). Asprem serves on the board of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE), and is currently the society’s membership secretary and treasurer.