RASWE is a research association dedicated to the pursuit of innovative research and experimentation in the field of Western Esotericism and related currents. Through lectures, conferences and workshops we wish to create a multidisciplinary centre for dialogue amongst researchers and magical practitioners alike. Although the field of Western Esotericism is considered to be a niche it has in the course of time developed significantly. We believe this field to be a have for new bustling ideas and avenues of research that are exclusive to it.
The occult and the magical have always loomed inside our culture on various levels, a testament for our need for enchantment and inspiration. Whether it be in art, popular culture, technology, psychedelics, anthropology and laboratory experimentation our fascination with the other continues to have a grip on our imagination and interest for research.