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11-12 November 2011

Organized by

The Centro Incontri Umani

Ascona, Swizterland



T. Zarcone, CNRS – GSRL / EPHE, Paris

P. Khosronejad, Department of Social Anthropology, University of St Andrews, Scotland

A. Hobart, University College, London

With the participation of

The “Groupe Sociétés Religions Laïcité”

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

Ecole Pratique des hautes Etudes – Université de la Sorbonne

and of The Department of Social Anthropology, University of St Andrews     




19:00 Registration

19:30 Dinner


9:30 Opening: Angela HOBART (London University College / director of the Centro Incontri Umani)

9:45 Introducing the topic of the conference: Pedram KHOSRONEJAD (St Andrews University) and Thierry ZARCONE (CNRS – GSRL / EPHE, Paris)

Session 1: Musique, Songs and Nature

Chair: Angela Hobart

10:00 Razia SULTANOVA (Central Asian Forum, University of Cambridge, UK)

Devotional chanting in Uzbek and Kazakh Pilgrimages: (Shahimardan, Bukhara, Turkestan)

Pilgrimages in Central Asia accompanied by devotional chanting have not yet been the subject of sustained scholarly attention, but they occur on a regular basis and are significant

for the study of religions. Pilgrimage destinations in Central Asia are distinguished by various forms of performance, and the choice of chanting and narration relates to the different Sufi orders: Qadiriya in Shahimardan in Ferghana Valley, Naqshbandiya in Bukhara and Yasaviya in Turkestan. When, for example, you arrive in the mountainous region of Shahimardan in Ferghana Valley, you are surrounded by people singing and praying, performing suras from the Holy Quran as well as blessings and various Sufi ghazals. In Bukhara around the tomb of Naqshbandi, and in Turkestan in the region of the Khanaqa of Ahmad Yasavi, these chants build an essential part of devotional rituals. How are they performed? What is their origin? Who are their performers? These and other similar questions are examined in my paper.

10:35 Saskia KERSENBOOM (Amsterdam University, The Netherlands)

Lady of Great Bliss

In the hills of Northern Hungary pilgrims have for centuries travelled to sacred places where mother earth opens up miraculous stones, hills, rock-caves and, especially, healing water from divine wells. The focal point of their devotion are the female representations, whether they be in the ancient Maria, the newly founded temple for Buddhist Tara, or the nubile girls in UNESCO World Heritage Holloko village. All are to be found within the range of 20 km around the pilgrim site of Szentkut and its Holy Well. This presentation compares and analyses the performative strategies in the arts of storytelling, song and mimetic action that enable believers to turn their devotion into a sensuous, invigorating experience of the divine.

11:10 Morning Coffee

11:40 Richard BLURTON (Dept of Asia, British Museum, London)

Pilgrimage to Banggajang: lake-dwelling goddesses and their devotees in the eastern Himalayas

This paper discusses the previously unrecorded pilgrimage to a group of high altitude lakes located in the hills above the Se-La. This pass at 13,000 feet separates western Arunachal Pradesh from Tawang District and the onward route to Tsona in south-eastern Tibet. The lakes are imagined as the residences of the goddesses Dorje Phagmo and Palden Lhamo, while the surrounding landscape is impregnated with divine and cosmic presence – all of which is pointed out to pilgrims as they make the pilgrimage circuit. In this, the Banggajang pilgrimage fits into the same type as the much more substantial landscape pilgrimage that has been recorded to the east, at Tsa-ri, by Toni Huber.

The pilgrimage to Banggajang has both a historic and a present manifestation, and both elements will for the first time – and with some trepidation – be placed in an overview of the well-known Tibetan notion of mountain and lake veneration and the accommodation of this activity within a Buddhist world-view. There is some evidence that the pilgrimage acted not only as a spiritual activity but also as an economic and indeed a cultural activity, and this will be presented.

12:15 Charles RAMBLE (Oriental Institute, University of Oxford)

Objets trouvés’: The transformation of nature into art in Tibetan pilgrimages

Pilgrimage is one of the most widespread and popular activities among Tibetan Buddhists and followers of the Bön religion. Although a few pilgrimages are centred on man-made shrines such as the „cathedral‟ (Jokhang) of Lhasa, the majority entail arduous journeys to uninhabited mountain wildernesses. The trails and sacred sites at these locations are festooned with coloured flags printed with prayers, as well as white ceremonial scarves and sacred formulae sometimes carved into rocks, but the natural environment is otherwise hardly transformed; except, that is, in the imagination of the pilgrims. In the abundant „guidebook‟ literature associated with each pilgrimage route, topographic features are sacralized by being re-envisioned as a wide range of ritual items, animals, divinities and even social interactions. While this „denaturalised‟ landscape is sometimes transferred to painted scrolls, the true richness of the imagery is reserved for pilgrims who see these objects in situ, through the prism of prescribed religious vision.

12:40- 1:15 Questions and discussion

13:30 Lunch Break

Session 2: Sacred Artefacts

Chair: Pedram Khosronejad

15:00 Michel BOIVIN (CNRS – CEIAS / EHESS, Paris)

Building a local culture in a Sufi centre: the kishti and other artefacts in Sehwan Sharif (Pakistan)

Sufism in the Indian Subcontinent is usually introduced through Imperial centres like Nizamuddin in Delhi or Muinuddin Chishti in Ajmer. The art and culture thus produced are therefore closely attached to imperial power, be it the Delhi Sultanate or the Moghul Empire. My contention, however, is that innovative clues can be adduced as evidence of regional and local approaches. My lecture focuses on the Sufi centre of Sehwan Sharif (Pakistan) where the Sufi Lal Shahbaz Qalandar (d. 1274) is buried. It will study a number of artefacts, usually represented as the Sufi‟s relics, as material goods embodied in a number of narratives. The artefacts are also ritual tools which reflect negotiations between different categories of local people such as sayyids and non-sayyids, Sunnis and Shias, Muslims and Hindus, men, women, khadras etc. Briefly, the study of the artefacts informs us on how a local ‟system‟ is working.

15:35 Alexandre PAPAS (CNRS – CETOBAC / EHESS, Paris)

Steles, relics and photographs in the Muslim shrines of Northwest China (Qinghai, Gansu)

In the provinces of Qinghai and Gansu (more precisely: Xunhua Salar Autonomous County and Jishishan Bonan, Dongxiang and Salar Autonomous County) live several Muslim minorities, namely Hui, Salar, Dongxiang, Bonan and Kargan Tibetan. Whether Chinese, Turkic, Mongolian or Tibetan speakers, they all venerate saints and perform pilgrimage on their shrines. Based on fieldwork conducted in 2010, this presentation introduces the main features of Islam and Sufism in the area. In a second step, I will focus on the specific shrines in which Qâdirî and Naqshbandî saints are buried, and where several material features appear repeatedly: 1) the granite steles composed in Chinese, which provide basic information to visitors; 2) the relics jealously preserved by the shrine custodians and shown at exceptional occasions; 3) the photographs taken by pilgrims and used as souvenirs of pious visits and mystical rituals. These three material aspects of Sufi holy places tend to multiply the narratives associated with pilgrimage, reconstructing the religious memory of Muslim minorities in north-west China.

16:10 Afternoon Tea

16:40 Sanjay GARG (SAARC Cultural Centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka)

Pilgrims’ memorabilia in the social landscape of India

India is a land of diverse religious faiths and practices. It is the place of origin of four religions – Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism – and a congenial abode for almost all the religions of the world, be it the oldest, such as Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Christianity, Islam, or one of the newest, like Baha‟ism. The shrines of these religions dot the cultural landscape of the country, and from antiquity these have served as pilgrimage centres for devotees. One of the traditions associated with pilgrimage in India is the carrying back of blessings of the sacred site in some tangible form. These range from holy prasād (eatables offered by a devotee at a shrine and generally returned after being blessed), sacred water and holy ash from incense, to charms, amulets, statuettes and jewellery. This tradition could be studied from a functionalist point of view, in which the memorializing of the pilgrimage and sharing of the divine blessings with one‟s kith and kin appear to be the prime objects of the pilgrim; or from a philosophical standpoint, in which the pilgrim seeks to associate himself permanently with the sacred site.

This paper will explore this tradition of „pilgrims‟ memorabilia‟ in the cross-cultural and inter-religious settings of India by focusing on the religious tokens commonly known as Rāmtankās (lit. „Money of Lord Rama‟). Previously confined to Hinduism, the prevalence of these religious tokens amongst the Hindu pilgrims has prompted Islamic, Sikh and other religious communities to devise their own. These tokens have provided not only a convenient and affordable medium of expression for the popular art and religious beliefs of the masses of India, but they have also served variously as objects of worship, talismans and mementoes, or indeed as a combination of all three. Finally, the paper will also attempt to address issues such as the motivations and expectations of the practitioners of this tradition, as well as the influence of their social background in their choice of memorabilia.

17:15 Thierry ZARCONE (CNRS – GSRL / EPHE, Paris)

Flags and ritual banners at shrines in Asian Islam (Central Asia, Xinjiang, India)

This presentation will examine the role played by banners or flags (tugh/tughaläm), major sacred artefacts in saint veneration and tomb cults in Turkic Islam. In particular it will consider the offering of banners, a notable ritual executed at the saints‟ tombs in Eastern Turkestan/Xinjiang (China) and, in a different manner, in India. My approach is both historical and anthropological. I will first show that the use of banners during pilgrimages at saint tombs in Central Asia has shamanic, Buddhist and Islamic origins. These three traditions have mingled over time and gave birth to a very syncretic practice. Also worthy of mention is the frequent identification, as shown in the written sources in Persian and Oriental Turkish, of the word „mazar‟, for the tombs of saints, with the word „tughaläm‟, a banner – a sign that the banner is a central element in the saint cult and gives him its legitimacy. One of the most compelling proofs of this, is that the Chinese administration of Xinjiang, when aiming to eradicate saint‟s cults and pilgrimage before and after 1049, forbade the banners at these places – a proscription that remains to this day. After this historical introduction, I will report on the rituals of the offering of banners that are performed nowadays at shrines in Xinjiang, along with the aesthetic and artistic dimensions of these artefacts..

17:50 -18:30 Speakers’s panel – Questions and discussion

19:30 Dinner


Session 3: Images and Representation

Chair: Thierry Zarcone

9:30 Hümeyra ULUDAG (Istanbul University, Turkey)

Shrines and the culture of pilgrimages in the Ottoman visual material

Shrines, which are the centres of popular pietism in Ottoman society, comprise one of the most significant dynamics of social life. These sacred locations, which substantially guide religious, social and psychological lives of people, are observed in Ottoman miniatures. This paper will concentrate on certain dimensions of the shrines that are reflected in the Ottoman visual materials, such as their architecture and setting, and the culture of pilgrimage and rituals. The way this topic is studied in visual terms and the modes of representation and the motifs in the miniatures will be also discussed.

10:05 Pedram KHOSRONEJAD (University of St Andrews)

Curtains of heaven: celestial and devotional mural paintings of Iranian pilgrimage

In this talk the author will present and analyze the creation and function of mural paintings of saint shrines in Iran since the Safavide period (1501–1736). The main emphasis will be on the relationship between such devotional depictions and the veneration of saints in Shiite Iran. This talk will be completed by a case study of mural paintings of shrines of saints which are located in and around Lahijan in the north of Iran.

10:40 Morning Coffee

11:00 Isabelle CHARLEUX (CNRS – GSRL / EPHE, Paris)

Sacred souvenirs of 19th-20th century Mongol pilgrimages to Wutaishan (China)

Mount Wutaishan was an important centre of religious shopping for Mongol pilgrims, who purchased there various kinds of objects, from rosaries, statuettes, good-luck tokens and mass-produced prints and maps up to expensive icons. Back home, these „relics‟ of the holy shrine served to maintain a physical connection with the charisma of the site. This presentation will examine three kinds of sacred souvenirs – maps, prints of Shakyamuni‟s footprints and thangkas – to question their different functions and uses, and the lasting influence they had on Mongol Buddhist art.

11:35 Speakers’s panel – Questions and discussion

12:10 Conclusion: Pierre-Jean LUIZARD (CNRS – GSRL / EPHE, Paris)

12:30 Closing: Angela HOBART; Pedram KHOSRONEJAD; Thierry ZARCONE

13:00 Lunch Break

All are welcome

For all inquiries, please contact:



Daimonic Imagination: Uncanny Intelligence

Daimonic Imagination:
Uncanny Intelligence

6th-7th May 2011
University of Kent, Canterbury



In this inter-disciplinary conference we will be addressing the question of inspired creativity. In many traditions the fount of creative vision and the source of divinatory insight is located in an intelligent ‘other’, whether this is termed god, angel, spirit, muse or daimon, or whether it is seen as an aspect of the human imagination and the activation of the ‘unconscious’ in a Jungian sense. From the artistic genius to the tarot reader, the sense of communication with another order of reality is commonly attested. Such communication may take the form of a flash of intuitive insight, psychic or clairvoyant ability, or spiritual possession. In art and literature many forms have been given to the daimonic intelligence, from angels to aliens, and in the realm of new age practices encounters with spiritual beings are facilitated through an increasing variety of methods including shamanism, hypnotherapy, mediumship, psychedelics, channelling and spirit materialisation. Theories of divinatory practices such as astrology, tarot or I Ching often assume a spirit or god-like intelligence at work in symbolic interpretation, and guardian angels abound in self-help literature.

This conference is not concerned with ‘proving’ or ‘disproving’ the existence of such beings. Rather, we would invite papers that address the theme of how the ‘numinous other’ is conveyed and depicted, how its voice is heard, how it informs, and has always informed, human experience. We would like to engage the imagination and open up discussion, particularly around the subject of how researchers might best approach the study of such marginalised and culturally anomalous visions and experiences, and what their value might be.

The conference will be fully interdisciplinary, perspectives may include those from art, literature, divination, cultural studies, philosophy, theology and RS, spirituality, anthropology, classics, history, psychology, film studies and sociology. Presentations should be 30 minutes in length, to be followed by 15 minutes discussion.

Suggested themes:

  • The daimonic in art, literature, music, dreams, divination, psychotherapy
  • Philosophical, metaphysical, religious and transpersonal approaches to the daimonic
  • Spirit visions and mediumship
  • Spirits in shamanic and indigenous traditions
  • Jung and the unconscious
  • Paranormal encounters
  • The ‘otherworld’ and its inhabitants
  • Psychedelic encounters

Please send a title and abstract to:
William Rowlandson ( [1])

and Angela Voss ( [2])

co-directors of the Centre for the Study of Myth at the University of Kent
Monday 28th February 2011

Enquiries: +44 (0)1227 824717 or email MythConference  

 Check the    event website    for registration and list of confirmed speakers. 

University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NX

Esotericism Magic and Radicalism Conference June 2010

law Quod, Michigan

The Law Quod at Michigan State Univesity

Paper proposals are now welcome for the fourth North American international conference on esotericism, with a special focus on

Esotericism, Magic, and Radicalism

To be held June 17-20, 2010 at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

Jointly sponsored by the Association for the Study of Esotericism, the Societas Magica, and
JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism

The many and varied associations between esoteric religion, magic, and radical politics are all more urgently in need of study in an era of rapidly increasing globalization. However these associations are not new, and indeed have a long and complex history. The connections between esoteric religions and politics may be specular and fantastic (as in the accusations of conspiracy so often leveled at witches and heretics), or may be very real (as with the movement led by the Franciscan Bernard Délicieux to suppress the inquisition against the Cathars in Southern France; Bernard was later accused of political sorcery himself). From early Gnostic movements to Rosicrucianism to recent movements like Traditionalism and its offshoots, figures and groups within Western esotericism have been seen, variously, as progressive, conservative, or radical. Many esoteric movements, groups, and individuals have tended either to gain some autonomy from normative religious or political institutions, or to set themselves up as a rarefied elite within such institutions through their beliefs and practices. Often, such figures, groups, or movements are much more complex in their political dimensions than it may at first appear.

Although we will consider paper and panel proposals on the whole gamut of themes and topics under the rubric of Western esotericism, as outlined below, we are particularly interested in providing a venue to explore the interconnections between esotericism and various political and social movements. What are the political associations of figures and groups within Western esotericism? What does it mean to say that a given figure or group within Western esotericism is “radical”? How have charges of magical practice been allied with political accusations against minority groups, and in what ways? We expect that most papers will offer insight into some aspect of the history of Western esotericism, but we also are interested in papers from sociological, anthropological, literary critical or other academic approaches with an eye to political implications or controversies.

There are multiple publishing opportunities associated with the conference. We will publish a subsequent volume in our ASE book series Studies in Esotericism, on the conference theme of Esotericism and Politics, and some papers may also be accepted as articles in JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism or the journal Magic, Ritual & Witchcraft affiliated with the Societas Magica.

We encourage submission of proposals for articles on subjects that belong to one or more of the following general categories:

1. Esotericism in Antiquity: Gnosticism, Hermeticism, and Platonism 2.History of Magic and Magical Practices from Antiquity to the Present 3.Medieval and Renaissance Esotericism 4.Early Modern Esotericism in Europe and North America a. alchemy, astrology; the history of science, technology, magic, and medicine b. folk magical traditions in North America (Pennsylvania Dutch, Appalachian, and other forms) 5.Nineteenth Century Forms of Esotericism:
History of Magic and Secrecy in Religion, Philosophy, Literature, Music, or Art 6.Twentieth Century Forms of Esotericism: History of Art, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Magic 7.New Religious Movements and the Contemporary Study of Esotericism 8.Asian Influences on European and North American forms of Esotericism 9.Methods and Approaches to the Study of Esotericism 10. Other paper subjects that pertain to Western esotericism, including the history of mysticism.

We welcome scholars from a wide range of perspectives, including anthropology, American studies, art history, history, history of religions, literature, philosophy, religious studies, sociology-the full range of academic disciplines and fields that bear upon this area of study. Papers should approach subjects analytically. This is an interdisciplinary field of research, and we believe everyone will benefit from the cross-fertilization of perspectives. We are also interested in panel discussions on interdisciplinary approaches to the field.

If you wish to submit a paper proposal for review and possible presentation at the conference, please send it by regular email to conference organizers at

No attachments, please: simply copy and paste your abstract into ordinary email. Please limit abstracts to one single-spaced page or less, and please also include a short c.v. or biographical paragraph.

The deadline for paper proposals is December 15, 2009, but we would encourage that proposals be sent sooner rather than later. Each proposal will be reviewed by an academic committee and because of time constraints, we can only accept a limited number of papers.
You should receive our response within four to six weeks.

The Association for the Study of Esotericism [ASE] For more information on the ASE and our conference, see our website at




La Rome astrologique depuis les recherches de Fritz S axl (1934) :
visite guidée de la villa Farnesina par David Juste vendredi 18 avril

Programme du colloque « Musique et ésotérisme : l’art et la science des sons face aux savoirs occultes »
« Musica e Esoterismo : L’arte e la scienza suoni si incontrano con i saperi occulti »
« Music and esotericism: Art and science of sounds facing the occult knowledge»

ACADEMIA BELGICA, ROME, 14-18 avril 2008

lundi 14 avril
16-17 h 30 Accueil des participants

mardi 15 avril
Astrologie, magie et musique de Proclus à Khunrath
Président : David Juste, Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Sydney

10 h Conférence d’ouverture, à déterminer.

10 h 30 Maël Mathieu, Polytechnicien, Belgique
« Musique, cosmologie et connaissance de l’Âme chez Proclus »

11 h 00 Karen Claire Voss, Lecturer, Fatih University, Istanbul
« The Tradition of Orphic Music »

11 h 30 discussion
12 h – 13 h 30 pause déjeuner

13 h 30 Charles Burnett, Professor, Warburg Institute, London University
« Arabic musical instruments and technical terms as an esoteric element in Latin texts ? »

14 h 00 Daniel Gregorio, Maître de Conférence, Université de Valenciennes
« Du mythe à la pratique, musique et magie dans l’œuvre alphonsine »

14 h 30 Amandine Mussou, Allocataire Monitrice Normalienne à l’Université Paris IV-Sorbonne
« Évrart de Conty et la musique : le médecin et les sons »

15 h 00 Peter J. Forshaw, Birkbeck, University of London
« ‘O harmoniam mirandam Macro & MicroCosmi Regeneratoriam!’: Alchemy, Cabala and Music in Heinrich Khunrath’s Oratory and Laboratory »

15 h 30 discussion

19 h Concert et conférence de Z’EV, musicien
« RHYTHMAJIK: Practical uses of Number, Rhythm and Sound »

20 h 00 buffet à l’Academia Belgica

mercredi 16 avril
Musical Esotericism in Renaissance Philosophy,
Esoteric Philosophy in Renaissance Music
Président : Charles Burnett, Warburg Institute, London

10 h 00 Stephen Clucas, Reader in Early Modern Intellectual History, Birkbeck, University of London
« Gradus quatuor super mundum supernum constituentium: harmony and Pythagorean numerology in John Dee’s Monas Hieroglyphica »

10 h 30 Concetta Pennutto, Assistante, Université de Genève
« Giambattista della Porta e l’efficacia terapeutica della musica »

11h Marjorie Roth, Assistant Professor, Nazareth College of Rochester, New-York
« Prophecy, Harmony, and the Western Esoteric Tradition: The Secret of Lasso’s Chromatic Sibyls »

11 h François Baskevitch, ingénieur en télécommunications, doctorant en histoire des sciences, Université de Nantes
« Phénomènes sonores mystérieux : ‘magie naturelle’ ou ‘effets spéciaux’ chez della Porta et Kircher »

12 h discussion

12 h 30 – 13 h 30 pause déjeuner

Musica e astrologia nel pensiero filosofico del Seicento
Président : Brenno Boccadoro, Université de Genève

14 h 30 Ornella Pompeo Faracovi, Direttrice del Centro Studi Enriques, Collaboratrice, dipartimento di Filosofia, Università di Pisa
« L’oroscopo del perfetto musicista secondo Mersenne »

15 h 00 Marta Moiso, Doctorande, Università di Turino
« Campanella e la musica: fra magia, medicina e superstizione »

15 h 30 David Juste, Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Sydney
« Théorie musicale et fondements astrologiques chez Kepler »

16 h 00 Brigitte van Weymeersch, Professeur, Université Catholique de Louvain
« Représentation ésotérique et pensée scientifique. Le cas de la vibration par sympathie chez les savants et théoriciens de la première moitié du 17e siècle »

16 h 30 discussion

21 h possibilité d’assister au concert de Krystian Zimerman, Auditorium Santa Cecilia, réserver ses places.

jeudi 17 avril
Classical and Romantic Perspectives in Music and Esotericism
Président: Paolo Gozza, Università di Bologna

10 h Giuseppe Iacovelli, Doctorant, Freie Universität, Berlin
« Manifestazione del soprannaturale nell’opera italiana fra Settecento e Ottocento »

10 h 30 Judith Crispin, Lecturer in composition and musicology at the University of Southern Queensland
« Evoking the mystical: the Esoteric Legacy of Ferruccio Busoni »

11 h Wouter J. Hanegraaff, Professor, University Amsterdam
« The Unspeakable and the Law: Music as Esoteric Language in Anton Webern »

11 h 30 Andrea Malvano, Università degli Studi di Torino
« L’ésotérisme du langage musical de Debussy »

12 h 00 discussion

12 h 30-13h 30 pause déjeuner

Esotérisme musical au XIXème et XXème siècles
Président : Steven van den Broecke, Professeur, K.U.B., Bruxelles.

13 h 30 Jacques Amblard, Maître de conférence en musicologie du XXe siècle à l’Université de Provence
« Quelques philosophes du XIXe siècle et la musique. La tentation de l’ésotérisme implicite »

14 h Anny Kessous Dreyfuss, Docteur en Musicologie (Paris IV) et titulaire du post-doctoral en sciences religieuses de l’Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes
« L’oeuvre de Charles Valentin Alkan, d’une lecture littérale à une lecture ésotérique ».

14 h 30 Gianluca D’Elia, Collaboratore scientifico, Università degli Studi “La Sapienza”, Roma
« Musica e Massoneria: da uso rituale ad uso celebrativo »

15 h 00 discussion
15 h 30 pause

16 h György E. Szönyi, Professor of English and intellectual history, University of Szeged, Central European University, Budapest
« Music, Magic and Postmodern Historical Metafiction: Helmuth Krausser’s Magische Melodien (1993) »

16 h 30 Jean-Jacques Velly, Maître de conférences Université Paris-Sorbonne
« Manfred Kelkel (1929-1999) et les différents systèmes compositionnels à
fondement ésotérique utilisés dans ses oeuvres, au travers des exemples de
Laterna magica, Tabula smaragdina et Castalia »

17 h Tim Rudbøg, PhD student, Exeter University
« The Mysteries of Sound in H. P. Blavatsky’s ‘Esoteric Instructions’»

17 h 30 discussion

18 h Walter Corten & Laurence Wuidar, Université Libre de Bruxelles, F.N.R.S., synthèse et perspective du colloque « Musique et ésotérisme : l’art et la science des sons face aux savoirs occultes »

18 h 30 coda musicale. Concert des œuvres de Judith Crispin : Garden of the Sufi (piano), Gurdjieff’s enneagram (piano)…

vendredi 18 avril
La Rome astrologique depuis les recherches de Fritz Saxl (1934) :
visite guidée de la villa Farnesina par David Juste


January 20, 2008 at 4:30 pm

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