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Introduction[-]Thirty red pills from Hermes Trismegistus[-][-]***[-][-]Aren't we living in a disenchanted world? [-](Egil Asprem)[-][-]Esotericism, that's for white folks, right?[-](Justine Bakker)[-][-]Surely modern art is not occult? It's modern![-](Tessel M. Bauduin)[-][-]Is it true that secret societies are trying to control the world?[-](Henrik Bogdan)[-][-]Numbers are meant for counting, right?[-](Jean-Pierre Brach)[-][-]Wasn't Hermes a prophet of Christianity who lived long before Christ?[-](Roelof van den Broek)[-][-]Weren't early Christians up against a gnostic religion?[-](Dylan M. Burns)[-][-]There's not much room for women in esotericism, right?[-](Allison P. Coudert)[-][-]The imagination= you mean fantasy, right?[-](Antoine Faivre)[-][-]Weren't medieval monks afraid of demons?[-](Claire Fanger)[-][-]What does popular fiction have to do with the occult?[-](Christine Ferguson)[-][-]Isn't alchemy a spiritual tradition?[-](Peter J. Forshaw)[-][-]Music? What does that have to do with esotericism?[-](Joscelyn Godwin)[-][-]Why all that satanist stuff in Heavy Metal?[-](Kennet Granholm)[-][-]Religion can't be a joke, right?[-](J. Christian Greer)[-][-]Isn't esotericism irrational?[-](Olav Hammer)[-][-]Rejected knowledge= [-]Do you mean esotericists are the losers of history?[-](Wouter J. Hanegraaff)[-][-]The kind of stuff Madonna talks about - that's not real kabbalah, is it?[-](Boaz Huss)[-][-]Shouldn't evil cults that worship Satan be illegal?[-](Massimo Introvigne)[-][-]Is occultism a product of capitalism?[-](Andreas B. Kilcher)[-][-]Can superhero comics really transmit esoteric knowledge?[-](Jeffrey J. Kripal)[-][-]Are kabbalistic meditations all about ecstasy?[-](John MacMurphy)[-][-]Isn't India the home of spiritual wisdom?[-](Mriganka Mukhopadhyay)[-][-]If people believe in magic, isn't that just because they aren't educated?[-](Bernd-Christian Otto)[-][-]But what does esotericism have to do with sex?[-](Marco Pasi)[-][-]Is there such a things as Islamic esotericism?[-](Mark Sedgwick)[-][-]Doesn't occultism lead straight to fascism?[-](Julian Strube)[-][-]A man who never died, angels falling from the sky= [-]What is that Enoch stuff all about?[-](Gy rgy E. Sz nyi)[-][-]Is there any room for women in Jewish kabbalah?[-](Elliot R. Wolfson)[-][-]Surely born-again Christianity has nothing to do [-]with occult stuff like alchemy?[-](Mike A. Zuber)[-][-]* * *[-][-]Bibliography[-][-]Contributors to this volume[-][-]Index of persons[-][-]Index of subjects

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Marco Pasi is Associate Professor for History of Western Esotericism in the Modern and Contemporary Period at the University of Amsterdam[-][-]|Peter J. Forshaw is Associate Professor for History of Western Esotericism in the Early Modern Period at the University of Amsterdam.|Wouter J. Hanegraaff is Professor of History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents at the University of Amsterdam.|Joyce Pijnenburg is a doctoral student at the University of Amsterdam and works at the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica, Amsterdam.[-][-]Robert: Newest bio:[-]Wouter Hanegraaff is Professor of History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents at the University of Amsterdam.

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