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The Polaire Brotherhood was an occult society active in interwar Paris. According to the reports , there was also a branch operating in Belgrade in the 1930s. However, this has not previously been confirmed. Archive materials used for this paper attest to the existence of the Belgrade group for the first time. Its most important figure was Ksenija Atanasijević (1894–1981), a prominent philosopher.

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The research provides new materials for the history of Western esotericism. At the same time, it helps us get a better understanding of the history of Serbian intellectuals in interwar period.

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This page is a summary of: The Polaire Brotherhood (La Fraternité polaire) in Belgrade, Aries, January 2023, Brill,
DOI: 10.1163/15700593-02301005.
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