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  • n. Plural form of esotericism.


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  • As such, it behooves Americans to take a moment and familiarize themselves with the esotericisms of Islam.

    Jihad Watch

  • That was the year I read Elaine Pagels’s The Gnostic Gospels, Carlos Castaneda’s The Teachings of Don Juan, and other esotericisms popular in the New Age.

    Judith Lindbergh - An interview with author

  • Conversation, in other words, requires conventional behaviour, but in order to institute its own convention or meeting place; and this effort takes shape by neglecting what is colloquially known as conventional behaviour, all the multifarious speech acts which need not at all evidence exuberant escapes from the tyranny of the "natural" but may more likely embody repressions: institutional esotericisms requiring us to speak the language of some court or other, snobberies, social exclusion orders and so on which as much as playful liberties can so complicate any claim to get to grips with natural meaning.

    Post-Secular Conviviality


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