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Dr. Egil Asprem

Egil Asprem, Ph.D. is a scholar of esotericism, religion, and intellectual history, with a penchant for philosophy (mostly analytic).
He is currently a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Religious Studies at University of California Santa Barbara. Previously, he spent the better part of the past decade in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, as an MA student and later Ph.D. candidate at the University of Amsterdam’s Centre for History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents. He also had a short sojourn as Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim in 2013.
His first book, Arguing with Angels: Enochian Magic and Modern Occulture was published by SUNY Press in 2012. he is also the co-editor (with Kennet Granholm) of Contemporary Esotericism (Equinox, 2013), and author of a number of academic and popular articles on subjects ranging from the history of science, to occultism, parapsychology, ritual magic, and contemporary religiosity.
He’s been on the board of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE) since 2010, currently serving as the society’s Treasurer and Membership Secretary. Together with Kennet Granholm he runs the ESSWE-affiliated Contemporary Esotericism Research Network (ContERN).
Watch Introducing the Contemporary Esotericism conference. Read Religion in the Age of Cyborgs and An Interview with Dr. Egil Asprem. Read his blog Heterodoxology. Read his Academia profile and his LinkedIn profile. Follow his Twitter feed.