The Eloquent Blood: The Goddess Babalon and the Construction of Femininities in Western Esotericism
Sunday, June 6, 2021
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Dr. Manon Hedenborg White’s book The Eloquent Blood: The Goddess Babalon and the Construction of Femininities in Western Esotericism focuses on the changing construction of femininity and feminine sexuality in interpretations of the goddess Babalon. A central deity in Thelema, the religion founded by the notorious British occultist Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), Babalon is based on Crowley’s favorable reinterpretation of the biblical Whore of Babylon, and is associated with liberated female sexuality and the spiritual ideal of passionate union with existence.
This lecture will take place virtually, via Zoom. Ticket sales will end at 12 pm EDT on the day of the lecture.