esotericism

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es·o·ter·i·cism

 (ĕs′ə-tĕr′ĭ-sĭz′əm)
n.
1. Esoteric teachings or practices.
2. The quality or condition of being esoteric.

esotericism

1. the holding of secret doctrines; the practice of limiting knowledge to a small group.
2. an interest in items of a special, rare, novel, or unusual quality. Also esoterism.esoterist, n.
See also: Novelty
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Only she had lived for years with Juliana, she had seen and handled the papers and(even though she was stupid) some esoteric knowledge had rubbed off on her.
Its return to the Philippines in a staggering variety of decks, retaining traditional symbols but with designs emphasizing different facets of esoteric knowledge was welcomed by a new generation of spiritual seekers in an anti-war generation.
No doubt, there was esoteric knowledge, too, around spiritual matters, to be kept secret within a group, but it was still passed on to a select group.
Making Value, Making Meaning: Techne in the Pre-Columbian World provides a collection of essays by various contributors in the fields of art history and archeology on the concept of techne, a Mesoamerican term for socially purposeful skilled crafting, and how technology, production, artisan identity, and esoteric knowledge factor into material culture.
During the courses on noble esoteric knowledge (ariya-weizza), I'll give you, my royal sons and daughters, my Brave and Righteous-Commanders-in-Chief of the Propagation of the Buddha's sasana, military training and teach you how to form a military array and use good weapons with which you can really fight against and annihilate (hpyou-khwin) a variety of evil enemies, but only if you have thoroughly internalized the spirit of wishing to fight in military operations on the battle ground.
While Olaf appears steeped in esoteric knowledge and wisdom and enjoys a profound connection to nature, he lays claim to supernatural gifts and powers which Patricia concludes are largely illusory.
Powerful knowledge, esoteric knowledge, curriculum knowledge.
Proverbs are still prominent in West African cultures and steeped in meaning, much like the adinkra symbols on the gold weights of the Asante kingdom of Ghana, or the Bogolanfini cloth in the Bamana-speaking area of Mali, patterned with signs and symbols alluding to esoteric knowledge.
The work is inspired by the Nada Yoga and to esoteric knowledge, trying to lead the listener on a journey of awareness.
Thomas and Brown write of how compelling the pursuit of esoteric knowledge is within gaming environments.
We do not have to refer to speculations here since I am not talking about some esoteric knowledge.
Thus, in addition to describing how mystery language functions within the Qumran texts, Thomas has socio-historical aims, which are to describe how concepts of mystery and esoteric knowledge are employed within a social context as instruments for claiming authority and power.