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He was again conscious of that esoteric disturbance in his temples.

The design of this cave-like aperture should betray its esoteric meaning.

There might be an esoteric book for the individual's own account of himself.

A key to some great and deep occult teachings, and esoteric mysteries.

Instruct him in the meaning of the Vedas,Reveal to him their esoteric sense.V.

Petuléngro, farrier, the esoteric Romany name of the Smith family.

It is difficult for the uninitiated to arrive at the esoteric meaning of these writings.

The question with us is, how can we get at this spiritual or esoteric interpretation.

The point is, you must do it; no "ism" or esoteric agency can do it for you.

The 'cellist with the hair—or the lady in Greek dress—or the esoteric Buddhist?

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, from Greek esoterikos "belonging to an inner circle," from esotero "more within," comparative adverb of eso "within," related to eis "into," en "in" (see en- (2)).

In English, originally of Pythagorean doctrines. According to Lucian, the division of teachings into exoteric and esoteric originated with Aristotle.

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