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- Asprem, E. (2017). “Explaining the Esoteric Imagination: Towards a Theory of Kataphatic Practice.” Aries 17:1, 17-50.
- Asprem, E. and M. A. Davidsen. (2017). “Editor’s Introduction: What Cognitive Science Offers the Study of Esotericism.” Aries 17:1, 1-15.
- Asprem, Egil. (2016). “Esotericism and the Scholastic Imagination: The Origins of Esoteric Practice in Christian Kataphatic Spirituality.” Correspondences 4.
- Taves, Ann, and Egil Asprem. (2016). “Experience as Event: Event Cognition and the Study of (Religious) Experience.” Target article, Religion, Brain, and Behavior. DOI: 10.1080/2153599X.2016.1150327.
- Asprem, Egil, and Ann Taves. (2016). “Connecting Events: Experienced, Narrated, and Framed.” Religion, Brain, and Behavior. DOI: 10.1080/2153599X.2016.1150337.
- Asprem, Egil. (2016). “How Schrödinger’s Cat Became a Zombie: On the Epidemiology of Science-Based Representations in Popular and Religious Contexts.” Method & Theory in the Study of Religion.
- Asprem, Egil. (2015). “Reverse-Engineering ‘Esotericism’: How to Prepare a Complex Cultural Concept for the Cognitive Science of Religion.” Religion. DOI: 10.1080/0048721X.2015.1072589.
- Asprem, Egil, and Ann Taves. (2016). Building Blocks of Human Experience. <http://bbhe.ucsb.edu/>.
- Asprem, Egil. “A Theoretical Framework for the Generation of Experiential Knowledge in Western Esotericism.” Paper presented at the American Academy of Religion, Atlanta, Georgia, November 20, 2015.
- Asprem, Egil. “Overcoming Strategic Essentialism and Category Inflation in the Study of “Esotericism”: A Building Block Approach.” Presented at IAHR Quinquennial World Congress, Erfurt, Germany, August 23-29, 2015.
- Asprem, Egil. “Travelling Secrets: Reflections on the Epidemiology of Secretive Representations.” Presented at IAHR Quinquennial World Congress, Erfurt, Germany, August 23-29, 2015.
- Asprem, Egil. “How to make ‘esotericism’ fit for comparative research.” 5th International Conference of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism, Riga, Latvia, April 16-18, 2015.
- Asprem, Egil. “What to do with our contested categories? A brief introduction to the building block approach.” Final response given at mini-conference “Methods and Theory in the Study of Religion”, University of Amsterdam, December 5, 2014.
- Asprem, Egil. “Why ‘Esotericism’ Cannot Be Lived: On Dismantling and Reassembling the Experiential Building Blocks of a Complex Cultural Concept.” Paper presented at the American Academy of Religion, San Diego, CA, November 24, 2014.
- Asprem, Egil. “Reverse-Engineering Astral Projection.” Lecture at ESSWE Thesis Workshop: “Alterations of Consciousness”, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, May 10, 2014
- Asprem, Egil. “Schrödinger’s Cat Is a Zombie: How Minimal Counterintuitiveness Can Help Us Explain the Epidemiology of Scientific Concepts in Religious Contexts”. European Association for the History of Religion / Dutch Society for the Study of Religion: “Religion and the Pluralities of Knowledge”. Groningen, the Netherlands, May 11-15.