Oragean Modernism: a lost literary movement, 1924-1953 (2013)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Oragean Modernism is a fascinating display of critical and scholarly detection. It shows, the extensive influence that G. I. Gurdjieff’s writing and teaching have had on 20th century American literature. I recommend it as irresistible for all readers with an interest in either American literature, Gurdjieff or both.

Visions of Enchantment: Occultism: Spirituality & Visual Culture

Reading Time: < 1 minute VISIONS OF ENCHANTMENT:   OCCULTISM, SPIRITUALITY & VISUAL CULTURE An International Conference at the University of Cambridge, 17-18 March 2014 THIS TWO-DAY CONFERENCE IS A COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY OF ART, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE AND THE ARTS UNIVERSITY BOURNEMOUTH AND IS ORGANISED IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF WESTERN … Read more

JOURNAL: RELIGIOUS SECRECY AS CONTACT. SECRETS AS PROMOTERS OF RELIGIOUS DYNAMICS invites contributions

Reading Time: 3 minutes The editors of the volume Religious Secrecy as Contact. Secrets as Promoters of Religious Dynamics would like to invite contributions concerned with any of the following areas: Islam, Tibet, Central Asia, India, Shamanism (in Asia or Europe). *Contributions on other areas of European and Asian religions would also be considered.* We are looking for articles … Read more

Nevill Drury’s “Pathways in Modern Western Magic” – reviewed by John Robert Colombo

Reading Time: 12 minutes Modern Western Magic Nevill Drury’s “Pathways in Modern Western Magic” is reviewed by John Robert Colombo This is a hefty and handsome piece of bookmaking, something of a tome, a trade paperback that measures six inches by nine inches. It is bulky for it is one and one-quarter inch thick, with pages glued together rather … Read more

MEDICINE – RELIGION – WITCHCRAFT: SAPIENZA UNIVERSITY OF ROME

Reading Time: 3 minutes MEDICINE, RELIGION, WITCHCRAFT Rome, 30 th November – 1st December 2012 SAPIENZA UNIVERSITY OF ROME DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY, CULTURES, RELIGIONS P.le A. Moro, 5  – 00185 Roma Rationale of the workshop Medicine, religion, witchcraft are three apparently different domains of ideas, knowledge, practices and beliefs, as well as three different domains of anthropological investigation characterized … Read more