Aries Book Series

Texts and Studies in Western Esotericism

Published under the auspices of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE).

Aries Book Series: Texts and Studies in Western Esotericism is the first professional academic book series specifically devoted to a long-neglected but now rapidly developing domain of research in the humanities, usually referred to as “Western Esotericism”. This field covers a variety of “alternative” currents in western religious history, including so-called “hermetic philosophy” and related currents in the early modern period; alchemy, paracelsianism and rosicrucianism; Jewish and Christian kabbalah and its later developments; theosophical and illuminist currents; and various occultist and related developments during the 19th and 20th centuries, up to and including popular contemporary currents such as the New Age movement.

For the journal Aries - Journal for the Study of Western Esotericism please click here.

The series published an average of 1,5 volumes per year over the last 5 years.

Editorial Board

Editor in Chief:
Marco Pasi

Editorial Board:
Jean-Pierre Brach
Wouter J. Hanegraaff
Andreas Kilcher

Advisory Board:
Allison Coudert, Antoine Faivre, Olav Hammer, Monika Neugebauer-Wölk, Mark Sedgwick, Jan Snoek, György Szönyi, Garry Trompf.