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Reading Group: Occult Sciences and Esoteric Traditions

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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 familiarity with Arabic or/and Latin is essential.

Please note that this reading group will now take place online, on Fridays, 2.00 pm – 3.15 pm (CET).

If you wish to take part, please contact Dr. Liana Saif before attending your first class. Reading material will be provided beforehand.