In this work, Fornari argues that "far from being a heretic and blasphemer, a compiler of riddles (as pop esotericism
would like), Leonardo was rather a tormented Christian, irregular by necessity but profound and impassioned.
Whereas other areas of law--contracts, property or torts--clearly have a significant impact on our social ordering, the broader perception of these is that they are esoteric and that, correlatively, theory about such esotericism
can only be esotericism
Because the rite of self-parody is "double-voiced," it is also a celebration of difference: Lawrence's acknowledgment of esotericism
in the linguistic incantation goes along with the fullest indulgence and reification of his style in Birkin's letter.
However diverse the above names and movements, all express elements of esotericism
and contribute something to its thrust.
Perversion and the Art of Persecution: Esotericism
and Fear in the Political Philosophy of Leo Strauss.
Topics include visual dynamics of (un)veiling in early modern Europe, secrets of nature between esotericism
and modern science, the secret amplification of power through castle architecture, secrets in the art of Michelangelo, Hebrew and hieroglyphics in Luudovico Mazzolino's devotional paintings, the Vatican palace, urban secrecy and the production of the gaze in 15th century Florence, trade secrets of early engravers, and alchemical interpretations of anatomical "flap" drawings.
The "Mysteries" of Qumran: Mystery, Secrecy, and Esotericism
in the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Puri notes a heightened degree of reflexivity within the musical materials as the integrity of nineteenth-century waltz characters is challenged by moments of fragmentation, esotericism
, and melancholy.
Her self-directed studies led her to ancient mythology, pagan fertility rituals, comparative religion, and eventually Tantra and other forms of Asian esotericism
But Strauss's arguments for recovering natural right are extremely difficult to judge definitively, since they are shrouded in esotericism
and in ambiguities about the viability of classical natural right.
Donahue has spent years mastering long serial poems that combine elements of mysticism, esotericism
, protest, and the alienation of the urban experience.
A presence in most major systems of belief, the mystic is often designated as one who dares to seek unity with the Divine, the Other, the Truth; whose revelations are so thickly swathed by the fabric of esotericism
that the uninitiated must squint to make out their form.