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Definition of Esoteric

Esoteric

  1. Designed for, and understood by, the specially initiated alone; not communicated, or not intelligible, to the general body of followers; private; interior; acroamatic; -- said of the private and more recondite instructions and doctrines of philosophers. Opposed to exoteric.
  2. Marked by secrecy or privacy; private; select; confidential; as, an esoteric purpose; an esoteric meeting.
  3. An esoteric doctrine or treatise; esoteric philosophy; esoterics.
  4. One who believes, or is an initiate, in esoteric doctrines or rites.

Esoteric Quotations

The basic Buddhist stand on the question of equality between the genders is age-old. At the highest tantric levels, at the highest esoteric level, you must respect women: every woman.
Dalai Lama

You know, the BBC had not been particularly generous in its deliverance of blues and esoteric kinds of music.
Keith Richards

I like the ritual, the liturgy of a well-crafted, emotional fashion show. I will never be jaded with this side of fashion. The catwalk is pure anthropology, something like an esoteric encrypted parade. It can totally be replaced but it will be missed.
Hedi Slimane

I believe that when we ask to be led, we are led, and there's nothing too small or esoteric for spiritual help.
Julia Cameron

Acting is kind of difficult to intellectualize - it's a far more visceral experience. It's really hard to be able to think about and then employ these kind of esoteric notions of this person's backstory and try to weave it in somehow. It's just kind of impossible.
Jesse Eisenberg
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Esoteric Translations

esoteric in German is esoterisch

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