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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 Secret Doctrine is the common property of the countless millions of men born under various climates, in times with which History refuses to deal, and to which esoteric teachings assign dates incompatible with the theories of Geology and Anthropology.
Helena Blavatsky

I remember in grammar school the teacher asked if anyone had any hobbies. I was the only one with any hobbies and I had every hobby there was... name anything, no matter how esoteric. I could have given everyone a hobby and still had 40 or 50 to take home.
Cormac McCarthy

Ideas do not need to be esoteric to be original or exciting.
Paul Rand

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

From a young age I was obsessed with the mysterious, the esoteric, the paranormal.
Drummond Money-Coutts
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Esoteric Translations

esoteric in German is esoterisch
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