The Esoteric In Postmodernism

@article{Brnzeu2011TheEI,
  title={The Esoteric In Postmodernism},
  author={Pia Br{\^i}nzeu and Gy{\"o}rgy E. Sz{\"o}nyi},
  journal={European Journal of English Studies},
  year={2011},
  volume={15},
  pages={183 - 188}
}
Why should one study Western esotericism today, and why is it legitimate to devote an issue of the European Journal of English Studies to this subject? Esotericism is usually associated with secret systems of thought, usually of syncretic character, associating programmes of religious enlightenment (e.g. Gnosticism, or Pietism) and more practical forms of knowledge (alchemy, astrology). Although the scientific revolution dismantled the foundations of the esoteric world view, representatives of… 
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