Esotericism

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Esotericism Esoteric doctrine or principles.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n esotericism Esoteric doctrine or principles; devotion to or inclination for mysticism or occultism. Also esoterism.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Esotericism the holding of esoteric opinions
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. esōterikosesōterō, inner, a comp. form from esō, within.

Usage

In literature:

Mohammed, like all great mystics, had discovered or learnt many of the truths of esotericism.
"Reincarnation" by Th. Pascal
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In science:

Themes such as the occult, esotericism, science fiction and eastern teachings, however, are hardly explained by stating that the users interested in these topics are heavily concerned with the social impact of drug abuse, or actively spreading anti-propaganda.
Inference of the Russian drug community from one of the largest social networks in the Russian Federation
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