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ESSWE 4: Western Esotericism and Health

  • 2013-06-26
  • 2013-06-29
  • Gothenburg, Sweden
ESSWE4 - The Fourth International Conference of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism

Western Esotericism and Health


26-29 June 2013, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Issues relating to health (understood in a broad sense) can be seen as an intrinsic part of the field of esotericism, but surprisingly little attention has been given to how health is understood and construed in esoteric discourses. The conference is thus as an attempt to fill an important lacuna in the study of Western esotericism. Suggested topics include (but are not limited to), esoteric notions and discourses on health, sexuality and well-being, "occult" causes for disease, "occult medicine", notions of therapeutic benefits of magic and meditation, alchemical approaches to health, alternative forms of medicine, etc.

Keynote lecturers include:


Peter Forshaw (University of Amsterdam)
James R. Lewis (Tromsø University)
Mark Sedgwick (Aarhus University)
Alison Winter (University of Chicago)
Conference Fee:

Full members of ESSWE: € 70
Student members of ESSWE: € 50

All other participants: € 90

Reduced fee for ESSWE members from economically disadvantaged countries:

Full members of ESSWE: € 40
Student members of ESSWE: € 30

Extra charge for:

On-site late registration: +€ 10 in all categories
Conference Dinner: TBA (optional)
Conference Concert: TBA (optional)

Payment methods

To be announced.
Conference Chairman: Henrik Bogdan (University of Gothenburg)

Conference Committee: Egil Asprem, Henrik Bogdan, Per Faxneld, Olav Hammer, Kennet Granholm, Asbjørn Dyrendal and Jesper Aa. Petersen

Address: Dept of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
Sweden

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