Faculty of Humanities
University of Amsterdam

Winter course: Visions of the Occult – Introduction to Western Esotericism

Dictionary Gnosis & Western Esotericism

All programmes organised by the Graduate School of Social Science, including the programme of HHP, originally scheduled as summer course, will be offered as winter course in January 2021.

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Western Esotericism has long been neglected by academic research as a subject unworthy of serious consideration. However, it has been and still is one of the most significant components of Western culture. The fact that it has been often marginalized, or even persecuted at times, does not mean that it has been historically irrelevant, quite the contrary. Many major authors and movements in literature, the arts, philosophy, and science have been influenced or inspired by it.

For more information: Visions of The Occult: Introduction to Western Esotericism