Faculty of Humanities
University of Amsterdam

Summer course: Visions of the Occult is cancelled

Dictionary Gnosis & Western Esotericism

Programmes organised by the Graduate School of Social Science (including this programme) are cancelled for summer 2020 in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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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