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ex·o·ter·ic

(ek'sō-ter'ik),
Of external origin; arising outside the organism.
[G. exōterikos, outer]

exoteric

[ek′səter′ik]
Etymology: Gk, exoterikos, external
lying outside an organism.

ex·o·ter·ic

(eks'ō-ter'ik)
Of external origin; arising outside the organism.
[G. exōterikos, outer]
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Its current form can be traced from its first systematization by Alphonso X in the twelfth century through the imperial literature of the Renaissance in the sixteenth and to Spain's crisis in 1898--with the pressure from peripheral literatures that were then emerging, solved through the consolidation of Spanish philology on the basis of the work of Ramon Menendez Pidal and his followers--and down to the cultural reconstruction undertaken by national Catholicism in the period after the Civil War won by Franco, who strove to suppress all traces of the exoteric.
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The refinements in the Pure Land temples of Shaolin, which contained esoteric practices (Chinese: Mi Tsung, Japanese: Miyyko) and exoteric martial arts, further link fighting techniques with militant autonomy in popular Chinese lore.
Religion's objective as a whole, both exoteric and esoteric practice taken together, is human perfection according to the religion's existential worldview of the nature and purpose of humankind.
Exoteric teaching was open to all; it was therefore exterior (exo = outside).
Although this strategy is manifestly designed as a community 'gift' a chance to see these iconic pictures in context, with the men's descendents standing in for them--it is precisely the contextualisation, in particular the precise tone, postmodernist techniques and distancing strategies that suggest a meaningful exoteric reading.
93) Equally, Strauss is able, brilliantly, to rebut the criticisms of Platonism hailing from Nietzsche, Heidegger and Karl Popper as touching only Plato's exoteric position.
Another factor working in Aristotle's favor, to which Lucian alludes, arises out of the dichotomy between the esoteric and exoteric traditionally used to organize the Greek philosopher's corpus.
Poe's novel is an exploration of how particular hoaxes dupe into illusion while others are portals to the abyss" (193), and Pym even beyond Victor and Manfred is exoteric, imperialist, without insight or recognition of reality.
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Both, the esoteric and exoteric practices goes beyond imitation to embodying the Prophet's spiritual achievements.
Alchemy was thought to have a twofold nature, the exoteric side dealing with the purification of metals, and the esoteric dimension expressing mystical, philosophical, and theological beliefs.