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Esoterica: Journal of Western Esotericism

Primarily sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies at MSU, Esoterica was a peer-reviewed academic journal devoted to the transdisciplinary study of Western esotericism.

Esoterica is an academic, peer-reviewed journal, and our goals are to act as a means for communication among existing scholars in the field, to be a resource for those in academia encountering this field for the first time and considering introducing their students to it, to encourage new scholars in this emerging discipline, and to offer a reliable source of knowledge to all who are interested in esoteric studies.

Esoterica's primary emphasis is the scholarly investigation of esoteric spiritual traditions, with a special emphasis on Western esotericism. Western esoteric traditions are of a remarkable variety, and investigation in this field is by nature transdisciplinary, drawing upon such diverse disciplines as history, religious studies, and literature, without belonging solely to any of these.