In a time when articles in the mainstream press highlight Steve Bannon’s occultism, what is the relationship between esotericism and politics? Can esotericism support human rights and social change, or is it inherently conservative — or inherently apolitical? Or does esotericism have the potential to undergird a liberating populist spirituality?
Notes on the Catechism of the Catholic Church’s statements on divination, astrology, and magic, and on how Christian theurgy is a licit form of spiritual practice.
The 1893 Parliament of the World’s Religions was the birth of the modern interfaith movement. It was also a milestone in Western esotericism.