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Welcome to ORAEDES


This site can be useful to you in many ways.

► Firstly, if you are looking for an encyclopedia allowing you to do research in the broad field of religious anthropology and esoterology, spirituality and religion in general and, more particularly, in the field of mysticism and Western esotericism.

● The encyclopedia is made up of two parts: Society and Signs each separated into three sections. In addition, it also includes a dictionary in which there are two sections: lexicon and mementos.

► Secondly, if you are looking for a database of contemporary artists, research articles and newspaper summaries dealing with the topics covered in the encyclopedia.

► Thirdly, if you want to have additional works and educational tools from our organization providing you maps, landmarks and compass in this very rich field.

● We indeed offer many lists of materials that we have used in the making of the encyclopedia or indicated in reference : besides a list of websites of value, we also offer an exhaustive list of organizations and various references that were useful to us, as well as more precisely, an index.

● Finally, because we never learn as well as with a dose of fun, we offer a board game to help you in your learning.

Our object is circumscribed and resources organized in a reasoned manner.

► Concerned to be part of a professional approach, we strive to verify, classify, synthesize, interpret and relay the various information that reaches us during our work and our research.

● We will endeavor to regularly offer you new content by enriching our projects or by producing new ones.

● Although Western spirituality constitutes the main subject of our project, we will widen our object to foreign spiritualities in the humble proportions that it will be possible for us to devote to this domain.

► We offer various tools to enlighten you on our approach and to facilitate your navigation on the site.

● For the general objectives of the organization, please refer to the introduction in the general notice.

● You will also consult the details of our methodology through documentation dedicated to the technical, archival and documentary aspects of the encyclopedia.

● If, on the other hand, you are seeking to be guided through a reasoned reading of the encyclopedia, consult the thematic guide or the chronological guide which constitue its spine.

● A panoramic view of the site is available on the right of this page : the "chronology" tab will allow you to review the history of the site and the "cartography" tab, its architecture.

● A Frequently Asked Questions where you will find comments on the purpose and the nature of this project is finally at your disposal.

You can help us, in the proportions and according to the methods that you deem useful.

► Finally, please note that the site is still under construction, constantly evolving and currently in the draft state, we offer the possibility for visitors to participate in the encyclopedia, the database or our projects by proposing by example, files, works or documentation.

● Quick contribution forms are first available in the side panel of each page of the encyclopedia. For a more elaborate or regular participation, requiring for example the sending of files, do not hesitate to contact us since we have a platform in the background dedicated to work on the encyclopedia.

● For those who would like to support us financially, donations are also possible.

► We take this opportunity to thank the contributors, internal or external to the organization. Those who gave us material, sources, reported misprint, errors, and advice. Many have helped us without knowing it : authors, academics, journalists, forum participants and bloggers ; they all have our eternal gratitude. We particularly salute the museums and libraries around the world who, through conscientious and patient work in archiving and digitizing their works, have greatly helped in the making of this encyclopedia by making the fruits of their labor available free of charge.

☩ We wish you a good visit, in the hope that this site will be pleasant & useful to you ☩

Past events

Last update : 14/06/2021.

Important note

● Only this homepage is translated into english. The rest of this website (including the following of this chronology) is in french.

● We apologize to our amiable international readership to which we can only suggest the use of an online translator.

● Feel free to contact us, we can answer you in english.


18 Juin 2020, 10:47
Early Access.

3 Novembre 2013, 12:21
Start of the project.

Cartographie du site