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2nd Annual INASWE Conference

  • 2012-03-22
  • University of Haifa
Lux et tenebrae: Scientific & Demonic Dimensions of Western Esotericism

Second Annual Conference of the Israeli Network for the Academic Study of Western Esotericism (INASWE),

University of Haifa
22 March 2012.

10:00-11:45 Opening Session: Esotericism & Science

Chair: Boaz Huss
Greetings: Reuven Snir (Dean of the Humanities)
Ofra Meyseless (Dean of Education)
Reimond Leicht (The Hebrew University): Astrology Topic (TBA)
Yossi Ziegler (University of Haifa): Scientific Aspects of Latin Physiognomy around 1500

11:45-12:15 Coffee Break

12:15-13:45: Esotericism & Science II

Chair: Julie Chajes
Peter Forshaw (University of Amsterdam): Chymical Cabala: Early Modern Permutations in the Book of Nature
Yossi Chajes (University of Haifa): Kabbalah and Early Modern Science Reconsidered

13:45-15:00 Lunch Break

15:00-17:00 Demons, Past & Present
Chair: Chaim Hames
Tamar Herzig (Tel Aviv University): A Late Fifteenth-Century Controversy concerning the Invocation of Demons
Per Faxneld (Stockholm University): "Take Her Blood Out of Her Body" - On a Modern Curse Pot from the Sea of Galilee

17:00-17:30 Coffee Break

17:30-18:30 Keynote Session

Chair: Adam Afterman
Moshe Idel (The Hebrew University): Jewish Kabbalah & Western Esotericism (Title TBA)
Supported by: The President, Rector, and Deans of Education & the Humanities of the University of Haifa, The Wolfson Chair in Jewish Cultural History.

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