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.
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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.
Their topics include motivations and strategies for protecting cuneiform scholarship in the first millennium BCE, the Torah between revelation and concealment in rabbinic traditions pertaining to the conquest of the Land of Canaan, ancient Greek patterns of knowledge transmission and the continuity in Gnostic esotericism, whether Qur'an 9:32 is a critique of late antique scholasticism, and techniques for guarding and restricting esoteric knowledge in the Ismaili Da'wa during the Fatimid period.
From his earliest days tagging the sides of New York subways, to his dizzying manifestos, to the drawings, paintings, music, performances, and farout cosmologies he created until his death in 2010 at the age of fortynine, Ramm (as he was called by most) fashioned himself as a conduit of esoteric knowledge. The intricate, nearly illegible graffiti lettering in an early ink drawing titled Maestro, 1979, was partly inspired by medieval illuminated manuscripts.
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.
Overall, however, Truitt convincingly presents automata as conceptual mechanisms that medieval Western society employed for thinking about a range of social constructs and categories, as well as natural philosophy, foreign lands, and esoteric knowledge. Given the many diverse themes presented throughout the book, it will prove useful to scholars studying art history, intellectual history, history of philosophy, and history of science.
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. They lead to complex narratives and provide the ingredients of oral story telling.
The work is inspired by the Nada Yoga and to esoteric knowledge, trying to lead the listener on a journey of awareness.
But the esoteric knowledge she acquired while helping to oversee garbage collection in the Peach State's largest city has not proven very useful in overseeing the day-to-day operation of one of New York's smallest cities until now.