Esoterism

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Esoterism 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:

At any rate, it was something very much out of the; ordinary, even in the case of advanced occultists and masters of esoteric knowledge.
"Clairvoyance and Occult Powers" by Swami Panchadasi
He was, above all novelists, an esoteric author.
"Old and New Masters" by Robert Lynd
The religion of India, its esoteric, and especially its exoteric forms, has found wide acceptance and long-continued popularity.
"Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic" by Sidney L. Gulick
I have a horror of the Esoterical.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 101, September 26, 1891" by Various
An epicurean esoteric match for Truckles No.
"The Complete Book of Cheese" by Robert Carlton Brown
They were not possessed of any recondite and esoteric wisdom.
"The Religion of the Ancient Celts" by J. A. MacCulloch
There is, however, an esoteric side to the matter.
"The Life of Reason" by George Santayana
There was about it no esoteric mystery or other-worldliness.
"The Unity of Civilization" by Various
Whether the Jews had any distinct name for these esoteric works we do not know.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
In fact, the popularity of esoteric rituals was such that they were an important part of early Zen practice in Japan.
"The Zen Experience" by Thomas Hoover
A group of young men, united in a sort of esoteric adoration of the memory of Perk, collected around his name.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 8" by Various
This is not because these names are in themselves esoteric symbols.
"Dramatic Technique" by George Pierce Baker
This philosophy, it is evident, is not the exclusive, esoteric classroom discipline, the professional privilege of a few specialists.
"The Reform of Education" by Giovanni Gentile
Again, Theosophy claims to be Esoteric Buddhism.
"The Hearts of Men" by H. Fielding
The Greek mysteries implied secrecy; the rites were done in deep obscurity; the esoteric doctrines were muttered in the ear.
"The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon" by Alexander Maclaren
His friend Rodbertus said there was an esoteric and an exoteric Lassalle.
"Contemporary Socialism" by John Rae
Now, when we enter an old cathedral, we have scarcely a hint of the esoteric meaning of its stony symbolism.
"The Prose Writings of Heinrich Heine" by Heinrich Heine
That which is now esoteric will become exoteric.
"Etidorhpa or the End of Earth." by John Uri Lloyd
Listen to the esoteric sense.
"Chaitanya's Life And Teachings" by Krishna das Kaviraja
According to the Kabbalah all these esoteric doctrines are contained in the Hebrew Scriptures.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 6" by Various
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In poetry:

"Its tone's esoteric in force -
I trust that I make myself clear?"
MORELL only answered, "Of course,"
While POND slowly muttered, "Hear, hear."
"The Force of Argument" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

It's always sheer joy to hear The Esoterics .
ETHC's Splendid Show of Smokies Art Ranges From the Classic to the Esoteric.
We might have gotten a little esoteric this week with Have at It.
FOR some years now literature has been under siege by "theory" in its various incarnations: deconstructionism, post-structuralism, Marxism, cultural criticism, and historicism, among other esoteric isms.
Recent successes include Athenahealth's 2007 IPO and the acquisition of medical testing company American Esoteric Laboratories.
One of the city's most disarmingly personal spots is Joule , which resembles a petite Continental café that just happens to serve both esoteric sparkling sakes and Korean kimchi.
It can be hard to step back and focus on the more esoteric side of architecture when you're worried about your next paycheck.
It's always sheer joy to hear The Esoterics.
Obscura Day, "an international celebration of wondrous, curious, and esoteric places," is March 20.
Women stand to benefit from going out more regularly with the girls to see male strippers—this according to esoteric South Bronx crew the Juggaknots.
The esoteric procedure has drawn fierce protest from Republicans, who say Democrats are trying to avoid accountability.
Esoteric fun with PVC and the Blue Man Group.
Esoteric Astrology as news for week November 8-14, 2012.
Councilman Rick Wood raised the question, and as esoteric as it was, it nevertheless struck us as being somehow important in the long run.
I AM A SUCKER for esoteric statistics.
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In science:

We show that three generation vacua are not obtained in this manner, indicating that the geometrical structures underlying the free fermionic models are more esoteric.
On the Number of Chiral Generations in Z2 X Z2 Orbifolds
Over the last few years there has been a very interesting and rather exciting development in what is reputedly one of the most esoteric areas of pure mathematics: algebraic topology.
Persistent Homology for Random Fields and Complexes
We did our best to avoid to be too technical and esoteric in our presentation.
Experimental proposal for testing the Emergence of Environment Induced (EIN) Classical Selection rules with Biological Systems
The conditions of the Theorems 4.4 and 4.5 might seem a bit esoteric.
The Distribution of the Domination Number of a Family of Random Interval Catch Digraphs
This loophole is often misconsidered as esoteric, but we shall see that if not taken into account one can easily come to wrong conclusions.
Cloning Entangled Qubits to Scales One Can See
The intellectual content of science, understood in this SE way, tends to be technical, esoteric, unintelligible and unappealing to many pupils, students and members of the public.
Do We Need a Scientific Revolution?
We show how a team of hardcore neutron scatterers working in the rather esoteric field of quantum magnetism can greatly benefit from investing just a little of their time in crystal growth.
Crystals for neutron scattering studies of quantum magnetism
However, we strongly warn against using any of the more esoteric choices.
Think continuous: Markovian Gaussian models in spatial statistics
Although the Λ-CDM model with comparable amounts of Dark Matter and Dark Energy is rather esoteric, it is remarkable that different measurements converge to a ‘concordance model’.
Moriond Conference Summary: The Cosmological Model(s)
The nucleon is the most important hadron for the real world of the general public, but the nucleon’s role in the esoteric domain of particle physics is as “background” to the more interesting stuff.
Meson and Baryon Spectroscopy on a Lattice
Another example of esoteric behaviour of seemingly benign Newtonian system was given by Xia while solving the century-old intriguing problem of noncollisional singularities.
Zeno meets modern science
Unfortunately, the distributional aspect was not discussed separately from other details such as operator definitions etc. As a result, the understanding achieved in remained an esoteric knowledge. (I thank E.
Theory of asymptotic operation. A summary of basic principles
Some of the more esoteric connections – to algebraic geometry and representation theory – can also be seen in this context, via the Kirwan/Ness theorem (which we will also state).
The symplectic and algebraic geometry of Horn's problem
Basic to such an approach would be some way of understanding a black hole as a complicated version of usual matter states, and not as an esoteric new ob ject that must be added to a theory of “regular” matter.
The Quantum Physics of Black Holes: Results from String Theory
Feynmann-Kac theory is an esoteric result from the study of partial differential equations and stochastic calculus.
Weather forecasts, Weather derivatives, Black-Scholes, Feynmann-Kac and Fokker-Planck
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