Aries (journal)

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DisciplineAcademic study of Western esotericism, religious studies
Edited byEgil Asprem
Publication details
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Aries
ISSN1567-9896 (print)
1570-0593 (web)
OCLC no.768086463

Aries: Journal for the Study of Western Esotericism is a peer-reviewed academic journal covering the academic and historical study of Western esotericism. It is published by Brill Academic Publishers on behalf of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism. From 2001 to 2010, the editor-in-chief was Wouter Hanegraaff. The current editor-in-chief is Egil Asprem. Two issues are published annually; in recent years the first one is a special issue, devoted to a specific theme proposed by a guest editor.


A predecessor to the journal was founded in 1983 by Antoine Faivre and Roland Edighoffer under the title ARIES.[1] This name was an acronym of "Association pour la Recherche et l’Information sur l’Ésotérisme".

In 2001, this journal was relaunched under its current title with Brill publishers.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Hanegraaff, Wouter J.; Brach, Jean-Pierre; Pasi, Marco (2022-06-22). "Antoine Faivre (1934–2021): The Insider as Outsider". Aries. 22 (2): 167–204. doi:10.1163/15700593-02202017. ISSN 1567-9896.