Navigating Praxis: Pagan Studies vs. Esoteric Studies


  • Amy Hale Golden Gate University



esoteric studies, methodology, Pagan studies.


Pagan Studies and Esoteric Studies, while having somewhat different academic institutionalization patterns and methodological foci, are experiencing a greater convergence of subject matter and potential research approaches. This article compares the positions of the two fields with respect to their relationship to lived communities, academic objectivity and scholar activism, taking as a starting point the critiques of Pagan Studies made by scholar Markus Davidsen.

Author Biography

  • Amy Hale, Golden Gate University
    Amy Hale is an adjunct professor in the Department of Liberal Studies at Golden Gate University in San Francisco.


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How to Cite

Hale, A. (2014). Navigating Praxis: Pagan Studies vs. Esoteric Studies. Pomegranate, 15(1-2), 151-163.