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The Rosicrucian Conference 2010: The Rosicrucian Tradition, Past, Present & Future

  • 2010-05-01
  • 2010-05-02
  • Bournemouth University, Poole, UK
The Rosicrucian Conference 2010: The Rosicrucian Tradition, Past, Present & Future 8-9 May 2010 Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus The aim of the conference is to clear away popular misconceptions and to clarify the historical origins and the philosophical and spiritual nature of Rosicrucianism – a movement that came to light in Christian Europe during the period following the Reformation of the sixteenth century, and which is a central feature of Western Esotericism. The speakers at this international conference are drawn from a wide spectrum of experts and authorities in the fields of Rosicrucianism and Western Esotericism, with two keynote papers to be delivered by Professor John Warwick Montgomery, author of The Cross and the Crucible, a seminal and magisterial study of J.V. Andrea’s The Chemical Wedding; and Wouter Hanegraaff, Professor of the History of Hermetic Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam, and President of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism. Professor Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke, Chair of Western Esotericism, Department of History, University of Exeter, is also addressing the conference. The full list of papers to be delivered is given below and a detailed programme will be available shortly from the sponsors of the conference, The Order of the Rose and Cross (http://www.orderroseandcross.org/home.html) in association with The Bournemouth Society (www.bournemouthsociety.org.uk). Please see these websites for further details, which will also be available from Dr. Robert A. Gilbert, ( ) and from Barry Seabourne ( ) Admission to the Conference is by ticket (senior citizen concession of 25%) : Advance weekend tickets £110, single day £65, inclusive of coffee/tea and lunch, available from the organisers or from Atlantis Bookshop in London. The following papers will be delivered at the Rosicrucian Conference: Rev. Allan Armstrong, Psychism or Spirituality: the Rosicrucian Dilemma Michael Buckley, Striving for a spiritual ideal: the story of the Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia Dr. Robert A. Gilbert, Rosicrucian and Mystic: the spiritual philosophy of A.E. Waite Professor Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke, Christian Rosenkreutz: myth and reality Professor Wouter Hanegraaff, Alchemy and Rosicrucianism in the Academic Imagination Rev. Martin Hauser, Magister Kelpius and The Woman in the Wilderness: the Rosy Cross on the Wissahickon Dr. Tim Hopkinson Ball, Glastonbury: City of the Rose and Cross Pierre Mollier, Masonic Rosicrucianism in France in the early XIXth century : Bro Noël and his theosophic manuscript Professor John Warwick Montgomery, Christianity and Rosicrucianism Ruth St. Claire, The Road to Damascus; Rosicrucianism and Spiritual Experience Today Dr. Vlad Sauciuc and Tudor Salagean, Rosicrucian influences in Transylvania in the XVIIth Century Barry Seabourne, Rosicrucian Initiation, Ritual and Practice Dr. Steven Sutcliffe, The Rosy Cross in the New Age: Rosicrucianism and the Legitimation of New Religions in the twentieth century There will be a panel of speakers after each session (a.m. and p.m. each day), plus general discussion if time permits Information on travel and accommodation: Location The conference is being held in the Lees lecture theatre, Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Wallisdown Road (A3049), Poole,
Dorset BH12 5BB Getting to Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus These links will take you to the transport information supplied on the university website, which is extremely comprehensive. http://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/about/transport_and_maps/getting_to_bournemouth_university.html Bournemouth Coach and Rail Station is on Wessex Way (A338) in central Bournemouth. The Talbot Campus is a short bus or taxi journey away. Information on train times between London Waterloo and Bournemouth will be found on this page of South West Trains website: http://www.southwesttrains.co.uk/timetables.aspx (The relevant printed timetable for South West Trains is No. 28) For National Express coach timetables, see their webpage: http://www.nationalexpress.com/destinations/timetables.cfm Accommodation in Bournemouth Bournemouth is well supplied with hotels and boarding houses. Full details of accommodation of all types can be found on the relevant page of the Official Guide to Bournemouth: http://www.bournemouth.co.uk/site/accommodation or Tel. 0845 051 1700 (all hotels, B&B etc. listed are regularly inspected by the local council). We will also gladly send by email, on request, a list of hotels recommended by Bournemouth University. Tickets Admission to the Conference is by ticket (senior citizen concession of 25%) : Advance weekend tickets £110, single day £65, inclusive of coffee/tea and lunch, available from the organisers or from Atlantis Bookshop in London.


For further information check the conference homepage at http://www.orderroseandcross.org/home.html

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