Origin of esoteric
Examples from the Web for esoterically
Esoterically understood, his novel teaches a doctrine of mysticism, intuitionalism, and materialism combined.Balzac|Frederick Lawton
M. Bourgeat hazards the suggestion that esoterically it is the symbol of evolution—of which it carries none of the signs.The Illustrated Key to the Tarot|L. W. de Laurence
Esoterically, she is the daughter of the exalted God, and she is the soul.Sex=The Unknown Quantity|Ali Nomad
He desired that the Kabbala be taught only in secret (esoterically), and be not expounded in public.History of the Jews, Vol. III (of 6)|Heinrich Graetz
Word Origin for esoteric
1650s, from Greek esoterikos "belonging to an inner circle," from esotero "more within," comparative adverb of eso "within," related to eis "into," en "in" (see en- (2)).
In English, originally of Pythagorean doctrines. According to Lucian, the division of teachings into exoteric and esoteric originated with Aristotle.