Surveys the history and theology of Western esotericism and contemporary Paganism, including the Golden Dawn, Theosophy, Thelema, Wicca, and the flowering of contemporary Pagan traditions. We will consider the defining characteristics of esotericism, historical influences on the development of contemporary Pagan traditions, and current controversies in historical interpretation. T5560
Instructor: Jo Pearson
Class Meetings: Thursdays, 3PM ET
Granholm, Kennet & Asprem, Egil. 2013. Contemporary Esotericism. Sheffield, UK: Equinox
Fulfills: Fulfills one of the two required options in Area I for all MAL and TRH MDiv students.