This short talk right at the beginning of Esotericism in Freemasonry Conference 2021 was presented by Brother Jaime Paul Lamb to argue that, at least according to the accepted academic definitions, Freemasonry falls under the term “Western Esotericism”. Meant to be an introduction to the topic, Br. Lamb presents some basic definitions and then briefly outlines the important figures in the recent history of the study of Western Esotericism.
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