Academic publications

Monographs
Edited Volumes
Articles in Peer-Review Journals
Chapters in Edited Volumes
Online Publications
Book Reviews
Other Publications

 

Monographs
  • Dark Enlightenment: The Historical, Sociological, and Discursive Contexts of Contemporary Esoteric Magic. Leiden: Brill, 2014.
  • Embracing the Dark: The Magic Order of Dragon Rouge – Its Practice in Dark Magic and Meaning Making. Published PhD-thesis in Comparative Religion. Åbo: Åbo Akademi, 2005.

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Edited Volumes

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Articles in Peer-Review Journals
  • “Ritual Black Metal: Popular Music as Occult Mediation and Practice.” Correspondences 1/1 (2013): 5-33. http://correspondencesjournal.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/11302_20537158_granholm.pdf
  • “Esoteric Currents as Discursive Complexes.” Religion 43/1 [Special issue on discourse analysis in the study of religion] (2013): 46-69. DOI: 10.1080/0048721X.2013.742741
  • “Dragon Rouge: Left-Hand Path Magic with a Neopagan Flavour.” Aries 12/1 [Special issue on modern magic] (2012): 131-156. DOI: 10.1163/147783512X614858
  • “‘Sons of Northern Darkness’: Heathen Influences in Black Metal and Neofolk Music.” Numen. 58/4 (2011): 514-544. DOI: 10.1163/156852711X577069
  • “The Rune-Gild: Heathenism, Traditionalism, and the Left-Hand Path.” International Journal for the Study of New Religions 1/1 (2010): 95-115. https://www.equinoxpub.com/journals/index.php/IJSNR/article/view/8268
  • “’Worshiping the Devil in the Name of God’. Anti-Semitism, Theosophy and Christianity in the Occult Doctrines of Pekka Siitoin.” Journal for the Academic Study of Magic 5 (2009): 256-286.
  • “Left-Hand Path Magic and Animal Rights.” Nova Religio 12/4 (2009): 28-49.
  • “Symbolisk död och återfödelse i den vänstra handens väg. Den mörkmagiska orden Dragon Rouge och död/återfödelse.” In Finyar årsskrift 2006/2007 (2008): 35-51.

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Chapters in Edited Volumes
  • “Contemporary Esotericism.” In Christopher Partridge, Linda Woodhead & Hiroko Kawanami (eds.) Religions in the Modern World, 3rd edition. London: Routledge, forthcoming (2015).
  • “Anthroposophy in Finland.” In Henrik Bogdan & Olav Hammer (eds.) Western Esotericism in Scandinavia. Leiden: Brill, forthcoming (2015).
  • “Occultist Groups in Sweden.” In Henrik Bogdan & Olav Hammer (eds.) Western Esotericism in Scandinavia. Leiden: Brill, forthcoming (2015).
  • “Occultist Groups in Finland.” In Henrik Bogdan & Olav Hammer (eds.) Western Esotericism in Scandinavia. Leiden: Brill, forthcoming (2015).
  • “Theosophy in Finland.” In Henrik Bogdan & Olav Hammer (eds.) Western Esotericism in Scandinavia. Leiden: Brill, forthcoming (2015).
  • “Theosophically Inspired Groups in Finland.” In Henrik Bogdan & Olav Hammer (eds.) Western Esotericism in Scandinavia. Leiden: Brill, forthcoming (2015).
  • “The Sigil of Baphomet.” In Egil Asprem & Joyce Pijnenburg (eds.) Similitudes of the Sublime: Esotericism and Magic in Images. Seattle, WA: Ouroboros Press, forthcoming.
  • “The Pentagram of Set, and the Trapezoid as Used in the Church of Satan and the Temple of Set.” In Egil Asprem & Joyce Pijnenburg (eds.) Similitudes of the Sublime: Esotericism and Magic in Images. Seattle, WA: Ouroboros Press, forthcoming.
  • “The Occult and Comics.” In Christopher Partridge (ed.) The Occult World: 499-508. London/New York: Routledge, 2015.
  • “Sociology and the Occult.” In Christopher Partridge (ed.) The Occult World: 720-731. London/New York: Routledge, forthcoming (2014).
  • “Researching Esoteric Groups.” In George D. Chryssides & Benjamin E. Zeller (eds.): Bloomsbury Companion to New Religious Movements: 221-233. London: Continuum, 2014.
  • “Innovation.” In Kocku von Stuckrad & Robert Segal (eds.) Vocabulary in the Study of Religion. Leiden: Brill, 2014.“Two Symbols of the Magic Order Dragon Rouge.” In Egil Asprem & Joyce Pijnenburg (eds.): Similitudes of the Sublime: Esotericism and Magic in Images. Seattle, WA: Ouroboros Press, forthcoming.
  • “Satanism – History, Beliefs, Practices.” In Terry C. Muck, Harold A. Netland & Gerald R. McDermott (eds.) Handbook of Religion: 578-582. Ada, MI: Baker Academic Books, 2014.
  • “Satanism – Theological Exchanges, Current Issues.” In Terry C. Muck, Harold A. Netland & Gerald R. McDermott (eds.) Handbook of Religion: 583-587. Ada, MI: Baker Academic Books, 2014.
  • “Locating the West: Problematizing the Western in Western Esotericism and Occultism.” In Henrik Bogdan & Gordan Djurdjevic (eds.): Occultism in Global Perspective: 17-36. London: Acumen Publishing, 2013.
  • “Introduction.” With Egil Asprem. In Egil Asprem & Kennet Granholm (eds.) Contemporary Esotericism: 1-24. London: Acumen/Equinox Publishing, 2013 (links).
  • “The Secular, the Post-Secular, and the Esoteric in the Public Sphere.” In Egil Asprem & Kennet Granholm (eds.) Contemporary Esotericism: 309-329. London: Acumen/Equinox Publishing, 2013 (links).
  • “Constructing Esotericisms: Historical, Sociological, and Critical Perspectives on the Invention of Tradition.” With Egil Asprem. In Egil Asprem & Kennet Granholm (eds.) Contemporary Esotericism: 25-48. London: Acumen/Equinox Publishing, 2013 (links).
  • “The Left-Hand Path and Post-Satanism: The Temple of Set and the Evolution of Satanism.” In Per Faxneld & Jesper Aagaard Petersen (eds.): The Devil’s Party: Satanism in Modernity: 209-228. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2012.
  • “Metal, the End of the World, and Radical Environmentalism: Ecological Apocalypse in the Lyrics of Earth Crisis.” In Christopher Partridge (ed.): Anthems of Apocalypse: Popular Music and Apocalyptic Thought: 27-42. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2012.
  • “Introduction: Trajectories of Post-Secular Complexity.” With Marcus Moberg & Peter Nynäs. In Peter Nynäs, Terhi Utriainen & Mika Lassander (eds.) Post-Secular Society: 1-25. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2012.
  • “The Concept of the Post-Secular and the Contemporary Nexus between Religion, Media, Popular Culture, and Consumer Culture.” With Marcus Moberg (who is the principal author). In Peter Nynäs, Terhi Utriainen & Mika Lassander (eds.) Post-Secular Society: 95-127. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2012.
  • “Metal and Magic: The Intricate Relationship Between the Metal Band Therion and the Magic Order Dragon Rouge.” In Carole Cusack & Alex Norman (eds.): Handbook of New Religions and Cultural Production: 553-581. Leiden: Brill, 2012.
  • “The Serpent Rises in the West: Positive Orientalism and Reinterpretation of Tantra in the Western Left-Hand Path.” In István Keul (ed.) Transformation and Transfer of Tantra in Asia and Beyond: 479-503. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2011.
  • “Approaches to Nature in Contemporary Left-Hand Path Magic.” In Arthur Versluis et al. (eds.) Esotericism and Nature: 151-163. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press, 2010.
  • “Embracing Others Than Satan: The Multiple Princes of Darkness in the Left-Hand Path Milieu.” In Jesper Aagaard Petersen (ed.) Contemporary Religious Satanism: A Critical Anthology: 85-101. Farnham: Ashgate, 2009.
  • “The Sociology of Esotericism.” In Peter B. Clarke (ed.) Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion: 783-800. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008 (revised paperback edition in 2011).
  • “Post-secular Esotericism? Perspectives on the Transformation of Esotericism.” In Tore Ahlbäck (red.) Western Esotericism: Scripta Instituti Donneriani Aboensis 20: 50-67. Åbo/Stockholm: Donner Institute for Research in Religious and Cultural History, 2008.
  • “Inledning: Västerländsk esoterism och nya religiösa rörelser.” In Kennet Granholm (ed.) Perspektiv på esoterisk nyandlighet: 9-34. Åbo: Uniprint, 2008.
  • “Temple of Set.” In Kennet Granholm (ed.) Perspektiv på esoterisk nyandlighet: 79-93. Åbo: Uniprint, 2008.
  • “Dragon Rouge.” In Kennet Granholm (ed.) Perspektiv på esoterisk nyandlighet: 107-123. Åbo: Uniprint, 2008.
  • ”Harry Potter och det esoteriskas lockelse.” In Nils G. Holm, Anne Holmberg & Jan Svanberg (ed.) Kritisk läsning och ärliga ord: 49-60. Åbo: Uniprint, 2007.
  • ”Att forska med känsla?” In Ruth Illman & Lena Marander-Eklund (ed.) Känslornas koreografi: Reflektioner kring känsla och förståelse i kulturforskning: 77-91. Hedemora: Gidlunds förlag, 2007.
  • ”Den vänstra handens väg. Moral, etik och synen på ondska i en mörkmagisk orden.” In Maria Leppäkari & Jonathan Peste (ed.): Hotbilder – våld, aggression och religion: 37-50. Åbo: Åbo Akademi, 2006.
  • ”Diskursanalys.” In Lena Marander-Eklund, Ruth Illman & Blanka Henriksson (ed.): Metodkompassen: Kulturvetarens metodbok: 189-208. Åbo: Åbo Akademi, 2004.
  • ”Deltagande observation i teori och praktik.” (co-authored with Jan Svanberg) In Lena Marander-Eklund, Ruth Illman & Blanka Henriksson (ed.): Metodkompassen: Kulturvetarens metodbok: 71-91. Åbo: Åbo Akademi, 2004.

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Online Publications

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Book Reviews
  • Olav Hammer & Mikael Rothstein [eds.] (2013): Handbook of the Theosophical Current. Leiden: Brill. In Chaos 61 (2014).
  • Hanegraaff, Wouter J. (2012): Esotericism and the Academy: Rejected Knowledge in Western Culture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. In Numen 60/5-6 (2013): 683-687.
  • Petersen, Jesper Aagaard (2011): Between Darwin and the Devil: Modern Satanism as Discourse, Milieu, and Self. Trondheim: Norwegian University of Science and Technology. In Chaos 59 (2013).
  • Sarelin, Mikael (2013): Krigaren och transvestiten: gestaltningar av mörker och maskuliniteter i finländsk black metal [The Warrior and the Transvestite: Portrayals of Darkness and Masculinities in Finnish Black Metal]. Åbo: Åbo Akademis förlag. In Ethnologia Scandinavica: A Journal for Nordic Ethnology (2013): 163-165.
  • von Stuckrad, Kocku (2010): Locations of Knowledge in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Esoteric Discourse and Modern Identities. Leiden: Brill. In Numen 59/5-6 (2012): 624-628.
  • Bossius, Thomas & Andreas Häger, Keith Kahn-Harris [eds.] (2011): Religion and Popular Music in Europe. London: I.B. Taurus. In Temenos 48/2 (2012): 116-119.
  • Bogdan, Henrik (2007): Western Esotericism and Rituals of Initiation. Albany: State University of New York Press. In Aries 10/2 (2010): 271-274.
  • Campbell, Colin (2007): The Easternization of the West: A Thematic Account of Cultural Change in the Modern Era. London: Paradigm Publishers. In Journal of Religion in Europe 3/2 (2010): 319-321.
  • Lewis, James R. & Jesper Aagaard Petersen [eds.] (2008): Encyclopedic Sourcebook of Satanism. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books. In Numen 56/4 (2009): 498-502.
  • Partridge, Christopher (2004 & 2005): The Re-enchantment of the West, vol I & II. London: T & T Clark International. In Temenos, 44/2 (2008): 347-349.
  • Lewis, James R. & Daren Kemp [eds.] (2007): Brill Handbook of New Age. Leiden: Brill. In Journal of Religion in Europe 1/1 (2008): 123-125.
  • Stuckrad, Kocku von (2005): Western Esotericism: A Brief History of Secret Knowledge. London: Equinox Publishing. In Temenos 43/1 (2007): 138-141.
  • Hjelm, Titus (2005): Saatananpalvonta, media ja suomalainen yhteiskunta. Helsinki: Yliopistopaino (nuorisotutkimusverkosto). In Uskonnontutkija/Religionsforskaren, 1/06.
  • Larsson, Göran [ed.] (2003): Talande Tro. Ungdomar, religion och identitet. Lund: Studentlitteratur. In Budkavlen 2005.
  • Lundgren, Britta & Lena Martinsson [ed.] (2001): Bestämma, benämna, betvivla. Kulturvetenskapliga perspektiv på kön, sexualitet och politik. Lund: Studentlitteratur. In Budkavlen 2003.
  • Hirdman, Yvonne (2001): Genus – om det stabilas föränderliga former. Malmö: Liber. In Budkavlen 2003.
  • Gudmundsson, Magnus (2001): Tarot. New age i bild och berättelse. Stockholm: Carlssons. In Budkavlen 2002.
  • Hammer, Olav & Catharina Raudvere [ed.] (2000): Berättelser om ondskan. En historia genom tusen år. Stockholm: Wahlström & Widstrand. In Budkavlen 2001.

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Other Publications
  • “Diskursanalys.” Article from Marander-Eklund, Lena & Ruth Illman, Blanka Henriksson (eds.): Metodkompassen. Kulturvetarens metodbok produced as an audiobook by Norsk lyd- og blindeskriftbibliotek. Oslo: NLB, 2006.
  • “Deltagande observation i teori och praktik.” (co-authored with Jan Svanberg) Article from Marander-Eklund, Lena & Ruth Illman, Blanka Henriksson (eds): Metodkompassen. Kulturvetarens metodbok produced as an audiobook by Norsk lyd- og blindeskriftbibliotek. Oslo: NLB, 2006.
  • ”Teosofiska Samfundet.” In Creutz, Karin & Nadja Johansson, Kim Wikström (eds.): Uttryck för tro. Religion för gymnasiet, kurs 4: 160-168. Helsingfors: Söderströms förlag, 2006.
  • ”Diskursanalys.” Article in method compendium for Folkloristics and Comparative Religion. Åbo: Åbo Akademi, 2001.

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