When the European Network for the Study of
Islam and Esotericism (ENSIE) was established in 2016, it was a network of the
European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE). Since then,
ENSIE has worked well as a scholarly network, not only within ESSWE but also
independently, with three ENSIE conferences and one book.
The ENSIE management
committee has now decided, in agreement with ESSWE, that it would be better for
ENSIE to proceed as an independent scholarly association, still affiliated to
ESSWE, but independent of it. In some ways this means that nothing will
change--ENSIE will continue doing what it has been doing since 2016. However,
the change will also allow us to expand our activities, and we are about to
launch an expanded blog/newsletter and an additional ENSIE workshop in years
where there is not an ENSIE conference. It also changes financial arrangements.
Previously, there has been no fee for being a member of ENSIE, because it was
assumed that members of ENSIE were also members of ESSWE who had paid the ESSWE
fee. In fact, many ENSIE members were never actually members of ESSWE, and that
is now no longer required. Instead, we are asking ENSIE members in future to pay
a small annual fee (€10/£10/200TRY/US$10) to ENSIE to pay for administration
costs and support ENSIE initiatives. This fee will apply from January 1, 2023.
As a member of ENSIE, you will be able to attend ENSIE conferences and
workshops, receive the new ENSIE Newsletter, and vote for members of the ENSIE
board in future years.
If you are already registered as an ENSIE
member, all you need to do is pay the fee to one of the following accounts
before 31 December 2022. If you are unable to pay the fee because you reside in
a country that is cut off from the international financial system by sanctions,
please email the treasurer at email@example.com and we will offer you free membership.
If you do not wish to pay the fee, please email the secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org so
that we can remove you from the membership list and avoid sending you emails
requesting payment in future. If you are unable to pay the fee for some other
reason but wish to remain a member, please also email the secretary.
Payments may be sent to:
In euros, ENSIE, IBAN BE07 9674 3342 5466,
BIC TRWIBEB1XXX (address: Bank Wise, Avenue Louise 54, Brussels1050, Belgium),
in pounds sterling: ENSIE, sort code
23-14-70, account number 85764464 (address: Bank Wise, 56 Shoreditch High
Street, London E1 6JJ).
in Turkish Lira, ENSIE, IBAN TR02 0010
3000 0000 0049 4253 80, no other details required.
in US dollars: ENSIE, routing number
084009519, account number 9600009305579785 (address: Wise US Inc, 30 W. 26th Street, Sixth Floor, New York
For other currencies, please contact the