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The Aries Book Series: Texts and Studies in Western Esotericism

A monograph series devoted to publication of textual editions and scholarly studies in the domain of Western esotericism. ESSWE members can order separate volumes with a 25% discount. To receive your discount please mention with your order the special code, which can be found in the 'Members only' part of the site.

  • The editor in chief of the ABS is Marco Pasi (University of Amsterdam). The editorial board is composed of the chair-holders of the currently existing chairs in the study of Western Esotericism: Wouter J. Hanegraaff (University of Amsterdam), Jean-Pierre Brach (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Sorbonne, Paris) and Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke (University of Exeter).
  • If you want to see the volumes currently in print and/or place an order, click Available volumes.
  • If you want to submit a manuscript, or order a review copy of a published volume, please contact Mr Maarten Frieswijk.


Published by Equinox Publ., London, publishes works of scholarly interpretations on esoteric movements, including the Gnostic, Hermetic, Manichaean, Theosophical, and related traditions. Contributions may include critical editions of texts, historical case studies, critical analyses, cross-cultural comparisons, and state-of-the-art surveys.

  1. The Gnostica series is edited by Garry Trompf (University of Sydney), Kocku von Stuckrad (University of Groningen), Iain Gardner (University of Sydney), and Jason BeDuhn (University of Arizona).
  2. If you want to submit a manuscript or discuss projects with the editors, please visit the Equinox "publish with us" site or download a PDF with guidelines for making a proposal.

Magic in History Series

Published by Penn State Press and sponsored by the Societas Magica, the Magic in History series explores the role magic and the occult have played in European culture, religion, science, and politics. Titles in the series bring the resources of cultural, literary, and social history to bear on the history of the magic arts, and contribute towards an understanding of why the theory and practice of magic have elicited fascination at every level of European society. For more information, click here.

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