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RENSEP (Research Network for the Study of Esoteric Practices) is an unincorporated association whose mission is to promote and advance the interdisciplinary and comparative study of esoteric practices from a global perspective.

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Travelling between different Realities and Cultures: Esoteric Practices in the TV-Series “Undone”

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“To Reveal the Hidden Kingdom of Eld”: Steve Patterson and Jeff Howard Win the Tandem Paper Prize

We at RENSEP believe that the individual perspectives of scholars and practitioners can complement and enrich each other. As RENSEP wishes to break through habitual…

Tarot in Mexico: Between Global Esotericism and Indigenous Rituals

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Concealment and Secrecy: The Transmission of Yijing and Divination Techniques in Contemporary China

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“Živorad Mihajlović Slavinski and Occultism’s Evolution in Former Yugoslavia and Contemporary Serbia”: María Pinal Villanueva Wins RENSEP Fieldwork Grant

In June 2023 we announced the Fieldwork Grant, aimed at funding doctoral dissertation research that contributes to anthropological knowledge centred around the study of esoteric…

“Ghosts of the Great North Wood”: Natasha V. Moody Wins RENSEP Artist’s Award for Exploring Esoteric Ecology

In June 2023 the RENSEP Artist Award was announced in partnership with Arts University Plymouth. As part of the greater funding scheme the Artist Award…