Volume 4 is released

We are happy to inform you that Correspondences 4 (2016) is now available in finalised form. We are very excited about this volume, which includes three research articles and six reviews, in addition to the editorial. Enjoy reading the volume!

Happy holiday 2016

The finalised version of Correspondences volume 4 (2016) will be released in January 2017. Happy holiday from the Correspondences crew!

The “Baphomet” of Eliphas Lévi

We’re happy to release Julian Strube’s research article “The “Baphomet” of Eliphas Lévi: Its Meaning and Historical Context” in advance form. The article demonstrates that a historical contextualization of the Baphomet leads to an understanding of its meaning that is significantly different from prevalent interpretations. You can find the article in Volume 4 (2016).

Christopher Plaisance reviews Handbook of the Theosophical Current

Christopher A. Plaisance’s review of Handbook of the Theosophical Current  is now online in advance form. You can find it in Volume 4 (2016).

Congratulations to Dr. Christian Giudice

We would like to congratulate Dr. Christian Giudice of the Correspondences editorial board who publicly defended his dissertation, “Traditionalism and Occultism: Arturo Reghini and the Antimodern Reaction in Early Twentieth Century Italy,” at the University of Gothenburg on 28 October 2016.

Burns’ review published in advance form

We’ve just published Dylan M. Burns’ review of Revelation, Literature, and Community in Late Antiquity, edited by Philippa Townsend and Moulie Vidas. The review can be found, in addition to our other reviews and article, in Volume 4 (2016).

Appointing Allan Johnson as Associate Editor

We are happy to welcome Dr. Allan Johnson from the University of Surrey on board as our new Associate Editor! Allan specialises in esoteric currents in modernist British literature and is currently director of the Magic, Language, and Society network at the University of Surrey. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and former Marjorie G. Wynne Fellow of British Literature at Yale University.

Associate Editor Wanted

Get involved with Correspondences!

We are looking for an Associate Editor to contribute to growing our journal’s scope, impact and long-term sustainability through web and media. The successful candidate will be an integral part of our small team of dedicated editors and will be encouraged to take up further editorial responsibilities over the course of their tenure.

Status: Part-time (volunteer)

Job Description:

The successful applicant will be primarily responsible for maintaining and developing the journal’s website and promoting its interests via social media. Over time, it is expected that the Associate Editor will have opportunity to perform other editorial tasks as well, including the acquisition of articles and reviews. It is expected that the successful applicant will have an important voice in the future direction of the journal.

This position offers excellent experience in an academic publishing environment, as well as opportunity for greater interaction with scholars working in research areas related to the study of esotericism. Both affiliated and independent researchers are encouraged to apply. In order to increase the social impact of our published research Correspondences does not charge fees to authors or readers. There is thus no financial remuneration available for this position.

Required qualifications:

  • Experience with third party web platforms (WordPress, etc)
  • Fluent in social media environment
  • Excellent communication skills; fluent in written/verbal English
  • Self-motivated and self-managed; ability to meet deadlines
  • Desire to contribute to group dynamic of editorial team
  • Familiarity with demands/criteria of academic publishing

Qualifications desired but not essential: 

  • Personal interest in the social objectives of open access publishing
  • Research experience in the field of Western esotericism
  • Web design or coding experience—html, etc
  • Fluent in additional language(s) (esp. German, French, Italian, Russian)
  • Experience in web or print publishing
  • Familiarity with OJS (Open Journal Systems) software


If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward a CV and short cover letter to info@correspondencesjournal.com. Please direct questions to the same address. Deadline 1 May 2016


All applicants will be notified of the results of their application.

Grant from ESSWE

Dear readers,

Via their Sponsorship Programme for Independent Scholarly Initiatives, the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE) has given Correspondences a generous grant to ensure web hosting and database subscription costs for the next three years. We heartily thank ESSWE for this support, which will grant Correspondences greater exposure and financial stability.


Jimmy Elwing and Aren Roukema
Editors, Correspondences


Volume 3 is released!

Dear readers,

We are delighted to inform you that volume 3 is finally released! You can find it here.


Jimmy Elwing and Aren Roukema
Editors, Correspondences