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Occult South Asia Workshop

Occult South Asia: From the 19th to the 21st Century. 23-24 November 2018 History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents (HHP), along with the Department of Religious Studies (University of Vienna), will be sponsoring a workshop on Occult South Asia to be held in Vienna in November 2018. This academic event will be the first…
ESSWE conference 2019

7th Biannual Conference ESSWE

7th Biannual Conference of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE) Western Esotericism and Consciousness: Visions, Voices, Altered States 2-4 July 2019 The deadline for the Call for Papers for the ESSWE7, to be held at the University of Amsterdam has been extended! The final deadline is now 1 November 2018. This…

Lecture: Victorian Occult Enlightenment

Mabel Collins, H.P. Blavatsky, and the Luciferian Public Sphere                           Dr. Christine Ferguson University of Glasgow Thursday, March 19th at 17:00 Bungehuis 0.04 Spuistraat 210 The abstract can be downloaded here

The Esoteric Space of Ideas: Spiritual Materialism in Deleuze and the Early Avant-Garde

Lecture by Joshua Ramey, the author of “The Hermetic Deleuze: Philosophy and Spiritual Ordeal” (Duke University Press, 2012) 27 June 2014, 14:00 Allard Pierson Museum Amsterdam, Nina van Leerzaal, Oude Turfmarkt 127 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————– Abstract: In his 1968 work of experimental metaphysics, Difference and Repetition, Gilles Deleuze articulated a theory of ideas, and a related theory of thought,…

SHAC Postgraduate Workshop: Geographies of Alchemy and Chemistry

Datum: October 24, 2014 For the first time, the annual postgraduate workshop of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry (SHAC) will take place outside the United Kingdom, at the University of Amsterdam. The workshop offers postgraduate students and early-career researchers the opportunity to share ideas, explore methodological issues and network in a…

Egil Asprem: Legatum Stolpianum winner!

The Dissertation of Egil Asprem, The Problem of Disenchantment: Scientific Naturalism and Esoteric Discourse, 1900-1939, has been awarded the Legatum Stolpianum. It is a prize awarded only every five years. The dissertation was written in the context of the Faculty of Humanities, the Institute for Culture and History,  the Department of Art, Religion, and Cultural…

Western Esotericism and Its Scholars

Western Esotericism and Its Scholars A Research Seminar by students in the Master Program “Western Esotericism” of the University of Amsterdam Time: 31 January 2014 Location: Universiteitstheater, Room 1.01A Nieuwe Doelenstraat 16-18, 1012 CP Amsterdam FREE ENTRANCE!!!!! Read the full program here