Henrik Bogdan


Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and
Visiting address
Bengt Lidnersgatan 7
412 55 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 200
40530 Göteborg

About Henrik Bogdan

Henrik Bogdan (b. 1972) is Professor in Religious Studies. His main areas of research are alternative forms of religion, such as Western esotericism, New Religious Movemenets, and Secret/Initiatory Societies.

Bogdan is a member of the Department Council (IR) at LIR, as well as a postgraduate education coordinator (FUK) for Religious Studies at LIR.

He is the author of Western Esotericism and Rituals of Initiation (2007), published in a French translation, Ésoterism Occidental et Rituels d'Initiation (Arché, 2010). Bogdan has edited several publications, including Brother Curwen: Brother Crowley: A Correspondence (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, 2014); Handbook of Freemasonry (Brill, 2014), and Western Esotericism in Scandinavia (Brill, 2016).

Bogdan is editor of the book series 'Oxford Studies in Western Esotericism' (Oxford University Press), as well as co-editor of the book series 'Palgrave Studies in New Religions and Alternative Spiritualities' (Palgrave Macmillan).

Bogdan is the Secretary of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE) since 2016.