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The Death of Professor Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke


This sad news has just come to me in a forwarded email:

It is with great sadness and regret that we must inform our ESSWE colleagues of the death of Professor Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke after a brief illness.  Nicholas was the director of the Exeter Centre for the Study of Esotericism at the University of Exeter, where together with his wife Clare he had built a world-class distance learning institute for postgraduate research in our field. He will also be well known to you all as the author of a number of insightful works on the history of Western esotericism, most notably his books concerning the relation of esotericism to fascist and far-right ideologies. Through his work Nicholas expressed his great love for the history, culture and peoples of both England and Germany, and in the course of a distinguished academic career he brought his considerable intellect to bear upon their respective esoteric traditions. With his passing we have lost a wise and much-loved teacher, an incisive scholarly mind and a jovial and kind-hearted friend.

Hereward Tilton (University of Exeter)

Wouter Hanegraaff (President of ESSWE)

[ link for ESSWE  www.esswe.0rg/ ]

The link below is to Professor Goodrick-Clarke’s Exeter University page

KABBALAH & CONTEMPORARY SPIRITUAL REVIVAL: Ben Gurion University, May 20-22, 2008

Kabbalah and Contemporary Spiritual Revival: Historical, Sociological and Cultural Perspectives
Research Workshop of the Israel Science Foundation and the Goren-Goldstein Center for Jewish Thought
Ben Gurion University, May 20-22, 2008
Conference Hall A (Ulam Knasim Aleph)

Tuesday, May 20th

1st session
Prof. Rivka Carmi, President of Ben Gurion University
Prof. Hayim Kreisel, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Director of the Goldstein-Goren International Center for Jewish Thought
Boaz Huss, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev : Studying Contemporary Kabbalah – Achievements and Challenges
Philip Wexler, Hebrew University of Jerusalem : Toward a Social Psychology of Contemporary Spirituality

2nd session
Chair: Philip Wexler, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Jonathan Garb, Hebrew University of Jerusalem : The Spiritual-Mystical Renaissance in the Contemporary Haredi World
Michel Rosenthal, University of Haifa : “Are you willing to cover your head?” Notes on the spiritual economy of blessings at Rabbi Amnon Yitzhak’s lectures

3rd session
Chair: Elliot Wolfson, New York University.
Wouter Hanegraaff, University of Amsterdam : Kabbalah in Gnosis Magazine (1985-1999)
Graham Harvey, the Open University, UK : Paganism: negotiating between esotericism and animism

4th session
Chair: Graham Harvey, Open University, UK.
James R. Lewis, University of Wisconsin : The Science of Kabbalah
Chava Weissler, Lehigh University: Performing Kabbalah/“Kabbalah” in the Jewish Renewal Movement

Wednesday, May 21st
5th session
Chair: Jody Myers, California State University.
Marianna Ruah-Midbar, Zefat Academic College : Jewish Spirituality in the New Age – Emerging Jewish-Israeli Phenomena in the Junction with New Age Culture
Joseph Loss, Haifa University: Transforming Experiences in the practice of Buddha Dhamma (the Path of the Buddha) in Contemporary Israel
Adam Klin-Oron, Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Messages for the End: Eschatological Thought in 20th Century Channeling and its Israeli Varieties

6th session
Chair: Zeev Gris, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
Zvi Mark, Bar-Ilan University : The Contemporary Renassaince of Breslov Hasidism—Ritual, Tikkun and Messianism
Jonatan Meir, Hebrew University of Jerusalem : The Revealed which Conceals: R. Shalom Sharabi’s Kabbalah, Esotericism and the Printing of Kabbalistic Books

7th session
Chair: Jim Lewis, University of Wisconsin.
Jody Myers, California State University : Kabbalah for the Gentiles: Diverse Souls and Universalism in Contemporary Kabbalah
Yaakov Ariel, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill : From Habad Emissaries to Kabbalah Centers: New Jewish Religious Movements and the Revitalization of Judaism in the later decades of the Twentieth Century.

8th session
Chair: Yakov Ariel, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Elliot R. Wolfson, New York University : Apocalyptic Transposition and the Status of the Non-Jew in Habad Mysticism
Yoram Bilu, Hebrew University of Jerusalem : Making the Absent Rabbi Present: Virtuality, Iconophilia, and Apparitions in Messianic Chabad

Dinner, Mateh Ba-Midbar

Thursday, May 22nd
9th session
Chair: Chava Weissler, Lehigh University.
Rachel Werczberger, Hebrew University of Jerusalem : Jewish Self-Healing – The Case of Jewish Spiritual Renewal in Israel
Shlomo Fischer, Tel Aviv University : Can New Individualist Spiritualism Also Coexist with Violence and Collective Commitments? New Spiritual Developments Among the Religious Zionist Community in Israel

10th session
Chair: Boaz Huss, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
Omri Ruah-Midbar, Bar Ilan University : A Comparative Study of Current Spiritualities through three Musical Versions of ‘Im Nin’alu’
Tamar Katriel, University of Haifa : Precursors to contemporary New Age spirituality in Israeli cultural ethos


May 4, 2008 at 5:48 pm



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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