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Esotericism or Esoterism signifies the haulding o esoteric opeenions or beliefs,[1] that is, ideas preserved or unnerstuid bi a smaa group o those specially initiatit, or o rare or unuisual interest.[2] The term derives frae the Greek ἐσωτερικός (esôterikos), a compoond o ἔσω (esô): "within", thus pertainin tae interiority or mysticism. Its antonym is "exoteric".

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  1. Chambers 20thC dictionary, 1972
  2. "Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary: esoteric". 2007-04-25. Retrieved 2010-01-31.