AEON, the term Aeon comes from the Gnostic notion of AEons as emanations of the God, who come in male/female pairs (syzygies) ie., the AEon Wisdom: Sophia or Achamoth. - Aeon L. forever - Temporal aeon, an eternal frame of time, eternity - Platonic aeons, used to denote the eternal world of ideas, which he conceived was behind the perceived world.
Esoteric a. [Gr. interior, from within.] Private; an epithet applied to the private instructions and doctrines of Pythagoras; opposed to exoteric, or public. - Esotery n. Mystery; secrecy. [Little used.]
Ontology n. [Gr. from and discourse.] That part of the science of metaphysics which investigates and explains the nature and essence of all beings, their qualities and attributes - Ontologic a. [See Ontology.] Pertaining to the science of being in general and its affections - Ontologist n. One who treats of or considers the nature and qualities of being in general.
-- Philosophy: Ontology is a systematic account of existence; in AI and Information systems, ontology has a somewhat different interpretation: an ontology is not a theory of what exists, but what a community of practise believes to exist; this is close to the opinion that an ontology specifies things that we must assume to exist in order for our theories to be true - what people believe to exist is called a conceptualization; it represents an abstract, simplified view of the world. An ontology is a formal specification of a shared conceptualization.