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Rejected Knowledge... So you mean that esotericists are the losers of history?
Wouter J. Hanegraaff, Peter J. Forshaw & Wouter J. Hanegraaff (eds.), Hermes Explains: Thirty Questions about Western Esotericism, Amsterdam University Press 2019, 145-152.
If Western esotericism is referred to as "rejected knowledge," does this mean we are complaining about the field being marginal and ignored? To answer that question, I argue we need to look at the status of esotericism in the context of academic identity politics.