Episode 8 of Unorthodoxy with Witch Zaftig discusses the scholarly category of “Western Esotericism”: how scholars frame their discourse; what is or is not “esoteric”; what’s so western about “western” esotericism, and why is the distinction important?
The two main sources consulted are:
Western Esotericism: A Guide for the Perplexed, by Wouter J. Hangraaff;
And Western Esotericism: A Brief History of Secret Knowledge by Kocku von Stuckrad.
Originally aired on March 15, 2015.