Correspondences is an international, peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to the academic study of esotericism. The editors acknowledge that the use of this umbrella term for a widely variant field of alternate scientific and religious ideas is problematic. Correspondences therefore maintains an openness toward varying interpretations of the boundaries of the field of esotericism and encourages submissions from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, including History, Sociology, Art History, Philosophy, History of Science, Literature, Musicology, and Cultural Studies. Subject areas of articles and reviewed books might include the following:
Alchemy, Anthroposophy, Astrology, Eco-spirituality, Esotericism in art, literature, and music, Freemasonry, Geomancy, Gnosticism, Hermeticism, Illuminism, Initiatory secret societies, Kabbalah, Magic, Mesmerism, Mysticism, Naturphilosophie, Neo-paganism, New Age, Occultism, Occulture, Paracelsianism, Rosicrucianism, Satanism, Spiritualism, Theosophy, Traditionalism, Ufology, Witchcraft.
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.
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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. Snail mail can be sent to 75b Hornsey Lane Gardens, London, UK, N6 5PA