The recent issue of Aries:the Journal for the Study of Western Esotericism focuses entirely on ancient esotericism (Volume 15, Issue 1, 2015; ). Edited by Gnosticism scholar Dylan Burns, the issue includes eight articles on topics such as esotericism in Judeo-Christian thought, deification and rebirth in theurgical practices, and theoretical models of scholarship.
Here is a listing of the journal’s contents:
Concealment, Pseudepigraphy and the Study of Esotericism in Antiquity
Kelley Coblentz Bautch
Secrets without Mystery
Ancient Esotericism, Problematic Assumptions, and Conceptual Trouble
Kocku von Stuckrad
Esotericism in Classical Rabbinic Culture
Joshua Ezra Burns
Esoteric Discourse and the Jerusalem Temple in the Gospel of Philip
μίξεώς τινι τέχνῃ κρείττονι
Dylan M. Burns
Ancient Hermetism and Esotericism
Christian H. Bull
Taking the Shape of the Gods
Those affiliated with a university or similar institution may have access to this issue through their library system (and if not, perhaps a request for procurement is in order!). For those who do not have such access, the issue is available for purchase online in its entirety, or per single article here.