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Welcome to Correspondences, an international, peer-reviewed online journal devoted to the academic study of esotericism. By providing a wider forum of debate regarding issues and currents in esotericism than has previously been possible, Correspondences is committed to publishing work of a high academic standard as determined by a peer-review process, but does not require academic credentials as prerequisite for publication. Students and non-affiliated academics are encouraged to join established scholars in submitting insightful, well-researched articles that offer new ideas, positions, or information to the field.

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The journal welcomes proposals for book reviews. 


European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism

L’Esotérisme dans l’Antiquité

Description et organisation

Un nouveau site web est en ligne pour tout ceux qui s’intéressent aux doctrines philosophico-religieuses qui nonobstant soient souvent considérées comme marginales dans l’histoire de la philosophie platonicienne de l’Antiquité tardive, ont joué un rôle très important dans celle-ci.

Voici les infos données dans l’onglet « About » : « Ancient is the website for the Network for the Study of Ancient Esotericism (NSEA), a thematic network associated with the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE). NSEA specializes in the study of esoteric phenomena of the ancient period and provides contact for specialists of ancient esoteric thought, history, and literature.

This website is intended as a resource for scholars and students. While the ancient sources (Gnostic, theurgic, Neoplatonic, Hermetic, etc.) of Western Esotericism possess enormous importance for the development of esoteric currents from the fourteenth century onwards, there remains only a minimum of interaction between the antiquity experts and their (proto)-modern colleagues. The Network therefore is intended to:

1) introduce scholarship on ancient esotericism to students of Western Esotericism,

2) serve as a forum in which to exchange ideas, notes and references, etc. outside of other professional bodies which are not concerned with esotericism per se,

3) to coordinate study and workshops with other working groups on the subject, such as the Society of Biblical Literature’s Section on Esotericism and Mysticism in Antiquity, and

4) (and most importantly) to provide a junction of the many resources online that can serve as aids in the study of this fascinating and difficult material (dictionaries, textual corpora, blogs, etc.) ».

Voici les onglets thématiques du site :