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Politics and Esotericism
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The difficulties inherent in the potentially unlimited field of politics, combined with the complexity of the definition of → esotericism, requires a definition of the method of approach used here. It includes both a reflection on institutions from the point of view of political philosophy, which opens up the question of the legal status of esoteric groups, and an anthropology of politics including its fields of representation and their variations in space and time. Another serious difficulty lies in the unconscio…

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Laurant, Jean-Pierre, “Politics and Esotericism”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 02 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_293>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031



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