Academic Organizations for the Study of Magic

Included in this section are scholarly organizations and journals dedicated to the objective study of magic in culture and other subjects of interest to druids.

The Grey School of Wizardry
The best established non-denominational school of wizardry. The school is intended to matriculate students as young as eleven into a seven year program of study leading to a major in one of sixteen departments of magical study from beast mastery and herbology to ceremonial magic and healing. The school is online and a distance learning program supplemented by onsite gatherings. It has a distinguished faculty of wizards. Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, Headmaster.

The Society for the Academic Study of Magic (SASM)
Created to further communication and exchange among scholars interested in the study of magic throughout the world and encompassing all eras. Its range of concerns includes, but is by no means limited to, the history, sociology, philosophy, psychology, anthropology of magic, magical practices and theories of magic, as well as magical objects, artifacts and texts. We are avowedly cross-disciplinary and thus would be interested to hear from anyone in ANY academic discipline, and freelance researchers involved in studies of such subjects. Publishers of>JSM, the Journal of the Academic Study of Magic

Esoterica Journal
An online journal. Esoterica does not endorse any particular methodological approach to the study of esoteric traditions, but does discourage reductionism -- that is, the denigration rather than the study of esoteric traditions or figures. The scholarly study of esotericism as a field is still relatively new, and we encourage a variety of approaches to this rich field of inquiry as well as open discussion of methodological differences, while bearing in mind our common aim of broadening and deepening our understanding of the vast range of esoteric works and figures. This is an academic, peer-reviewed journal, and our goals are to act as a means for communication among existing scholars in the field, to be a resource for those in academia encountering this field for the first time and considering introducing their students to it, to encourage new scholars in this emerging discipline, and to offer a reliable source of knowledge to all who are interested in esoteric studies.