Cambridge Centre for the study of Western Esotericism

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Current Academic Research: 2011

My research is now looking at two areas:

1.

Related to Gurdjieff studies:

Gurdjieff and Orage: the influence of the Work on American Literature in novels and short stories of the 1920s and 1930s. Preliminary research into this was given in a paper co-authored with Jon Woodson:

Conflation of Myths, and ‘Lawful Inexactitudes’ in Zora Neale Hurston’s Monkey Junk’ Kent University at Canterbury, May 2011.

http://www.kent.ac.uk/secl/researchcentres/myth/events/daimonic/cfp.html/

2.

Related to wider issues concerning practitioner-scholars of esoteric disciplines and related to the interaction of scholarship and personal experience. At the conference above the interest in how to effect an interaction between scholarship and personal experience was expressed as the necessity for a ‘bridge’ between the practice and the academic exploration of esoteric, spiritual, or religious teachings which explore and focus on the transformations of the self.’

See Bridge – Chasm – Ainoma

https://ccwe.wordpress.com/the-interaction-of-scholarship-and-personal-experience/bridge-chasm-ainoma/

Written by SOPHIA WELLBELOVED

August 1, 2011 at 4:55 pm

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