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Swedenborg’s Prism: Applications of Swedenborgian Spirituality – 23-24 April 2022

Two day interdisciplinary seminar: Swedenborg’s Prism: Applications of Swedenborgian Spirituality This seminar invites scholars to explore the many prismatic intersections between Emanuel Swedenborg’s paradigm of spirituality and spiritual movements, thought, and applications. Swedenborg’s contribution to spirituality has captured the attention of many important thinkers since his writings first revealed his contact with the spirit world…

6 June 2021: Live Online Zoom Lecture by Dr. Manon Hedenborg White

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…

17-18 June online: Jung Graduate Symposium

On 17- 18 June 2021 an online symposium is created by and for graduate students researching all things Jungian, and who are looking to expand their academic network, gain experience and meet potential PhD supervisors. Image on homepage: Artwork by Carl Jung One of the organisers is Ninian Nijhuis, RMA student at the HHP Centre;…

18th Annual Conference of the European Association for the Study of Religions

18th Annual Conference of the European Association for the Study of Religions; Pisa, 30 August – 3 September 2021 RESILIENT RELIGION Resilience can be considered as the ability to counteract or absorb a process of transformation. It is also characterized by a capacity to endure changes without having to adapt permanently, an ability to find…

Deadline Application Master’s Programme: 15 May!

Tthe HHP Centre is part of the University of Amsterdam. The Master’s Programme we offer is called SPIRITUALITY AND RELIGION, and the application deadline is approaching. The Master’s programme includes a set of core courses and a number of elective courses. The core courses and the selected elective courses lead to a specific, coherent area…

International Congress: Western Esoteriscim in and from Latin America

From 9 – 11 August 2021 the Center for the Study of Western Esotericism of the Union of South American Nations (Centro de Estudios sobre el Esoterismo Occidental -CEEO-UNASUR) organizes an online international congress: Western Esoteriscim in and from Latin America. In august 2011, the Center for the Study of Western Esotericism of the Union…

Reading Group: Occult Sciences and Esoteric Traditions

This reading group is held at the Warburg Institute. In this class texts written in Arabic or Latin (especially texts which were translated from Arabic into Latin) on all branches of the occult sciences and esoteric traditions are read, translated and commented on; talismans and ceremonial magic, divination, alchemy, astrology, science of letters etc. A…

Night of Judaism – March 24

The »Night of Judaism« is the annual public event of the Jonge Judaici. The Jonge Judaici is an organisation by and for Young Scholars in the field of Jewish Studies that aims to serve as a platform for academic exchange and networking. This time, the programme is all about the crossover of Judaism x Magic…