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Empirical Method in the Study of Esotericism

Method & Theory in the Study of Religion 7:2 (1995), 99-129.

This article has been much quoted, because it was the first theoretical statement for a consistently empirical/historical approach to the study of esotericism. As such, it broke with the dominant tradition of religionist approaches (and also, although this has been less noted, of reductionist ones).

From the Devil's Gateway to the Goddess within: The Image of the Witch in Neopaga­nism

Ria Kloppenborg & Wouter J. Hanegraaff (eds.), Female Stereotypes in Religious Traditions, Brill 1995, 213-242.

An overview article about the witch stereotypes, from medieval perceptions through the Malleus Maleficarum, and from Neopaganism to Satanism. NO PDF AVAILABLE

De jonge Krishnamurti: Van Wereldleraar tot "Vrijdenker"

Hans van der Kroft (ed.), Waarheid zonder Weg: 100 jaar Krishnamur¬≠ti, Mirananda: Den Haag 1995, 92-110.

"The Young Krishnamurti: From World Teacher to 'Freethinker'". A short article in Dutch about Jiddu Krishnamurti's development from a messianic worldteacher-to-be to an independent thinker who rejected all spiritual authorities and traditions. NO PDF AVAILABLE

Krishnamurti en het "Einde van de Tijd": De gesprekken met David Bohm

Hans van der Kroft (ed.), Waarheid zonder Weg: 100 jaar Krishnamurti, Mirananda: Den Haag 1995, 171-178.

"Krishnamurti and the 'End of Time': The Conversations with David Bohm". A short article in Dutch about the conversations between Jiddu Krishnamurti and nobel prize-winning physicists David Bohm.NO PDF AVAILABLE