As an Academic Scholar on Western Esotericism, HENRIK BODGAN will be the first of a little series of personalities from that field to be interviewed on this podcast

Henrik Bogdan is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Gothenburg. His main areas of research are Western esotericism, New Religious Movements and Freemasonry.

He is the author of “Western Esotericism and Rituals of Initiation” (State University of New York Press, 2007), editor of “Brother Curwen, Brother Crowley: A Correspondence by Aleister Crowley and David Curwen” (Teitan Press, 2010); “Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism” (Oxford University Press, 2012), “Occultism in a Global Perspective” (Acumen/Routledge, 2013), “Sexuality and New Religious Movements” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), “Handbook of Freemasonry” (Brill Academic Publishers, 2014), “Kenneth Grant: A Bibliography” (Starfire Publishing, 2015), “Western Esotericism in Scandinavia” (Brill Academic Publishers, 2016), “Servants of the Star & the Snake: Essays in Honour of Kenneth and Steffi Grant” (Starfire Publishing, 2018), etc.

Bogdan is the editor of the Oxford Studies in Western Esotericism Book Series, co-editor of Palgrave Studies in New and Alternative Religions, and Secretary of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE).

 A few links to follow up:

Henrik Bogdan’s page on the Gothenburg University website


Oxford University Press – Studies in Western Esotericism

Music played in this episode

In Episode 3 I promised you that soon you will hear more music by Hassan Ismaili, back then I had presented his track  BABYLON GATE.

I am keeping my promise and play for you three more tracks from his Album “The Ancient” (2017)

Hassan is a Lebanese/Phoenician Artist born in 1993 in Sidon Lebanon,since he was 10 years old he had mysterious love for mysticism and God in search for truth to solve this mystery called life. Moral values where always on his path, as all of this shaped the music he plays today,

He is a self-taught artist that was able to discover his music through contemplation and being one with music.

Today Hassan resides in Phoenix Arizona US. He performs locally there and published three Albums so far, “The Ancient” 2017 , “Illusions” 2019, “Entropia” 2019.

You will be able to hear more of his music in a few weeks on this podcast.







(Track 1 starts at [9:06], Track 2 at [52:33], Track 3 at [1:33:34])



Intro and Outro Music
especially written and recorded for the Thoth-Hermes Podcast by Chris Roberts

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