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  • n. mystery; esoterics

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Mystery; esoterics; -- opposed to exotery.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Mystery; secrecy.


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  • It proved that genres other than reinventions, horror and esotery could find a home at the imprint.

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  • The unorthodoxy of Hermetic thought is often over - looked by scholars who detour the dark esotery of pre-twentieth-century thought by insisting that sym - bols of darkness and chaos, serpents, monsters, and the like, were readily Christianized (Walker, 1953).


  • We can study this process of cultural transfusion by focusing on one of the more effective systems of esotery used by Western writers, the Hermetica.


  • Perhaps we can say that innovators searching for a sense of balance in their conceptions of life and cre - ativity found in the esotery of the Near East, the


  • I seem to be instructed in one of the mysteries of erotic esotery, yet on my word I am no wiser.

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  • There is one book, the Book of Books, swelling rich and full with the wisdom and beauty and joy and sorrow of humanity -- a book that set humility like a diamond in the forehead of virtue; that found mercy and charity outcasts among the minds of men and left them radiant queens in the world's heart; that stickled not to describe the gorgeous esotery of corroding passion and shamed it with the purity of Mary Magdelen; that dragged from the despair of old Job the uttermost poison-drop of doubt and answered it with the noble problem of organized existence; that teems with murder and mistake and glows with all goodness and honest aspiration -- that is the Book of Books.

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