Dictionary of Contemporary Esotericism (pre-prints)

On this page you will find preprint versions of entries forthcoming in the Dictionary of Contemporary Esotericism, self-archived by the authors. Please check back in as the list will be updated. The page is part of ContERN’s self-archiving initiative, CRESARCH. –ContERN

Dictionary of Contemporary Esotericism. Edited by Egil Asprem. Brill Esotericism Reference Library. Leiden: Brill.

Introduction (Egil Asprem)

Part I: Survey of Contemporary Esotericism

Currents and Concepts

Groups and Organizations


Part II: Locations of Contemporary Esotericism

Part III: Explaining Contemporary Esotericism

  • Cultic Milieu
  • Mediatisation (Ingvild Gilhus)
  • Occulture (Christopher Partridge)
  • Fiction-Based Esotericism (Markus Altena Davidsen)
  • Global Approaches (Julian Strube)
  • Critical Theory (Manon Hedenborg-White)
  • Commodification and Marketisation (Guy Redden)
  • Cognition (Egil Asprem)

Part IV: Accessing Contemporary Esotericism