Correspondences is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the academic study of esotericism. We encourage submissions from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, including history, sociology, art history, philosophy, history of science, literature, cultural studies, history of religions, anthropology, and media studies. We welcome a variety of methodological and theoretical approaches to esotericism, and particularly encourage the development of new methods and frameworks with which to interrogate issues related to race, gender, sexuality, politics, and geography.
We maintain an open stance toward interpretations of the boundaries of the field of esotericism studies, or “Western esotericism,” and encourage definitional positions on this issue. We welcome submissions on a variety of esoteric currents, including, but not limited to:
alchemy, astrology, contemporary Paganism, Gnosticism, Hermeticism, initiatory societies, kabbalah, magic, mesmerism, modern Tantra, mysticism, New Age spirituality, new religious movements (e.g. the Five Percenters, Scientology), occultism, parapsychology/psychical research, Rosicrucianism, Satanism, Spiritualism, Swedenborgianism, Theosophy, witchcraft, yoga
In addition to an annual issue focused on a wide range of topics and issues in esotericism studies, Correspondences publishes one guest-edited special issue per year on a specific theme or subject. Potential guest editors are encouraged to contact the editors with issue proposals.
We are an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Correspondences does not charge submission or publication fees to authors, or access fees to readers. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.
Correspondences is indexed by the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), which promotes best practice in open access publishing and supports accessibility and openness across the sector. For more information on the aims of DOAJ and the open access movement visit https://doaj.org
Correspondences is also indexed by RelBib, an international, open access online bibliography which comprises more than 750.000 titles relevant to the study of religion. It is run by the Specialized Information Service for the Study of Religion at Tübingen University Library. For more information visit https://www.relbib.de
Correspondences is published annually with advanced pre-print versions of articles made available as soon as possible. The journal is funded entirely through third-party support; the ESSWE Sponsorship Programme for Independent Scholarly Initiatives funds hosting and database costs from 2016-2018. Correspondences is archived through the PKP Private LOCKSS Network to ensure the preservation of published material. In accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, authors hold the copyright of their work.
ISSN 2053-7158 (Online)
Correspondences is published by Aren Roukema in London, United Kingdom.